Tip: You can use Lunar Magic's Overworld Layer 3 Editing system to edit or create your own layer 3 images (castle bricks, fish, rocks) and apply unique effects per level via the Layer 3 Bypass in the main editor.
Even if incomplete, this should be in everyone's hack folder.
It's not until recently that I've begun playing harder hacks without much assistance, but I believe this should not discredit my validity as a reviewer. Most of the pastiche/Japanese hack references fall flat on me (except the musical choices, I remember them being in the VIPs), but I can appreciate this hack for what it is.
All the levels were cleverly designed, often using enemies in places they are uncommonly seen. If you can suspend your disbelief of Blargg existing in water, you can enjoy this hack.
The only level that feels out of place for me is the Mousuo Express. A level composed purely of sheer anger and hatred. I had to use a savestate to get past Fishing Boo's boocrap.
Verygood romhack! i rate 5 star. i liked the level "mousse expression" mostly, very brilliant level desing in that house, rip van fish is a fantastic and captivating obstacle that that makes for many fun momments, it is always your fault when you die.
only unfortunate flaw of hack,, you poorly represented my waifu, sagiri-chan, in hitlers grove. She isnt ORANGE u goofy fool.
i recomend this hack if you enjoy good fair levels with a friendly welcoming atmosphere.
A very fun pure platforming hack that nails the feel of classic hard japanese hacks. The level design is ruthless and sometimes trolly, but never to the point where you wanna give up. Each level has a well-thought-out difficulty curve and a smooth flow that help keep the player engaged as they slowly chip away at a level. That said, there were definitely parts of the hack that I didn't care for (especially Mousou Express), but I guess that's part of the true JP hack experience. At least beating those levels was satisfying.
The music choices fit the style of the hack well and the palettes show a good understanding of color theory, which is not something I see very often in hacks.