Thank you so much for the feedback!
I'm still figuring out what's causing the load problem. It works fine when I run it straight from C2, just not from the link.
I don't have any specific events to balance the loading - I guess I'll look into it?
And thank you for playing! About the boss shot issue, it was kinda intended - I made the absorption hitbox one pixel wider than it seems to be, so that the overall gameplay is more comfortable.
Since you've brought it up, maybe I'll tweak the height of the platforms, or maybe of the boss itself.
Quick question: were you able to figure out that you had to shoot the boss in the mouth?
I'm wondering if I should leave some clues about it - most of my playtesters (i.e. school buddies) couldn't work it out.