After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...
Keep on the move just like you would playing a twin-stick shooter.
Smash as many crates as you can early on to find extra health.
It's worth grinding to get the cash for your evolutions, otherwise you'll end up stuck.