Overall I think this was a solid game. Of course there's a lot of room for improvement, though. Adding a bit more punch to the sound effects would help give the player's actions more weight, and improve the overall game-feel.
The basic platforming controls are okay, but not great, and I think with a bit more tinkering you could make them much tighter.
Also I like the simple retro approach to the graphics, and I think they mesh very well with the cool lighting effects you've included.
I think this is great for a first effort, and though there's definitely room for improvement, I think that you're definitely on your way to making some truly great games. Keep going, and keep getting better. I wish you all the best.