This looks like a prescient take on GMTK 2022. ;) (I will not repeat what other people said about the merits of the prototype; just that the Game-Boyness is awesome.)
The (meta-)idea feels great and attractive (although this may resonate less with non-nerdy people… Maybe not!), BUT I think there is still something to invent to make the mechanic more original gameplay-wise; as it stands, I think it is essentially akin to "Oracle of Seasons", with the current number replacing the season as the current state. Suggestion: every time some specific actions are performed, the cycle advances by one? So you have to figure out how (and in what order) to act, sometimes. And, some areas could fiddle with the cycle? Not sure about this one, but I am sure there is a way to surprise the player!
- By the way, is "Felix" a reference to something? I tried looking it up.
- Ironically, I noticed (through two different runs) that the champion’s required numbers (well, at least the first) is… random. XD I expected to get the same request, but did not (a 1 instead of a 6).