Greetings! I'm thrilled to see this is finally out after being so long in the making.
The look and gameplay is better than I would have imagined,
but an old problem is giving me trouble. I'm playing the 1.13 patch. Every time I pick up an Iowa Piece, the associated counter flashes up to 1 and then goes back to 0. I must have picked up at least four Iowa Pieces, but it didn't add to my life meter. The counter at the character selection screen, as it happens, is a garden-variety death counter.
I'm using Nestopia v1.4.1, in case it matters.
--EDIT!!-- Since I haven't been here in forever, I looked back at some of my recent messages, more for fun than anything. Good thing. The "Load recent" feature in Nestopia had thrown me off again; I had made the same fapping mistake and was actually playing an older patch somehow. With the new patch, the Iowa Pieces work fine. Forget everything I posted that wasn't breathless praise.
Although, some of those flashing meth lab rooms are going to give somebody epilepsy......