After over two years of development, The Tale of Elementia - Demo 2 is here at last!
Mario is instructed to guard the castle from intruders while Peach and Toadsworth leave to meet with the Beanbean Kingdom. However, while searching the castle, Mario discovers a strange book...
The hack contains 27 full levels, 20 of which are brand-new, and 7 that return from the previous demo. It contains custom music, new, hand-drawn graphics, and plenty of custom blocks and sprites as well! The three worlds featured in the demo can be accessed in any order.
I hope you enjoy it! Please contact me if you have any questions/feedback!
Credit to Blind Devil for taking his time to port the hack to a new ROM and fix various issues.
Yes, the hack is cancelled. I just went through fixing this demo because it was a pretty nostalgic and inspiring hack for lots of people, myself included.
And since I'm at it, here's a brief review of mine: This was easily one of my favorite hacks due to how well the story was pulled of, with decent level design (apart from babysitting), decent handmade GFX, and the overall Zelda-esque feeling. It's an easy hack, but even so, it provides a good bunch of fun. I wish this project could be completed.
Honestly, one of a handful of hacks I really wanted to see continue.
Unfortunately, the best ones are the ones that get discontinued.
It may have aged some, but it's still a legitimate Mario experience.
Really a kind of boring hack, but it's excused because it was made almost a decade ago. I know a lot of people have nostalgia for this hack, but be aware that this hack didn't age very well. If you decide to play this, expect to see a lot of item babysitting-centered design and shoddy graphics. If anything, I can commend the hack for having a lot of charm and visible effort put into it, but ultimately it fails to live up to modern standards.