Help for my rejected item

Hi everyone. My first upload got rejected. I really didn’t expect the standards to be so high - I’ve had a look through the forums and it appears that a lot of really good stuff gets rejected for really minor reasons.

I’ve had a think about it and a few things that I could improve on come to mind, but I’m wondering if anyone can give me some more feedback on what I sent in - whether it’s the style, mix, instrumentation/midi sounds used etc.

The email I received says: “Unfortunately, after reviewing your item ‘8-bit ’ we found that it’s too far off the standards we require, so you’ll be unable to submit it again.” But surely if I make changes to it I could try to send it in again, no?

Here is a link to the mp3 of the sample I sent in. Thanks for any help and feel free to be critical.

Hi I seem to remember in the submissions guidelines when I joined that they didn’t want 8-bit styled music or something along those lines. Probably that.