UPDATE: I've uploaded a version without safe spots, making it quite a bit harder, but hopefully more rewarding. Thoughts on the change are welcome.
I just tried it, and dunno, but the safe spot where you start is still available afterwards.
About the game:
The artwork is top notch of course! you recreated the oldschool feel perfectly.
On another note, even though, playing with the Keyboard is more fun IMO, is way too easy with it, and playing with the mouse made it a bit more challenging, tho, there's no button for stealing..soo...yeah.
Even though the game is super simple, it's kind of addictive!, "i kept saying, okay, just one more" till' i closed the damn window at around 28 coins.
An online score board would be tight, it might kind of break the oldschool feeling tho.
Lovely work on it! congrats