+IP3NIX I don't plan to quit now. It's going quite well, actually. Thanks to Paraxade's help we've manged to get that first top section in the 2D area to work now. Plus the stage now has it's vertex coloring in-tact, so it'll look more like the original. Should be having a bit of an update soon, but I can't give an exact date.
Since many of you seem to really want this still, my semester of college is coming to an end in about 2 weeks, so I may have a bit more time to sit down and look at this. No promises, though, but we'll see what happens.
It looks perfect! Just finish it up. Add some more enemies, try to make the octopus move, and fix the spring glitch where you can see through it. After that, it looks so awesome! Hope you can finish it!