This hack was dedicated to a Twitch streamer known as Glitchcat7. It's been a colossal collaborative effort from the members of his community, to create one awesome fun game starring his cat, Mallow! And, to accompany him on his journey should you choose 2 player mode, a purple feline known as Zs (based off one of his emotes) comes along for the ride.
Mallow the Cat just wants salmon, unfortunately there is no salmon at home, so he ventures out to go find the salmon! There's plenty of secrets and challenges, plenty of custom ASM, yet it keeps a homage to the classic Mario vibe.
We hope you enjoy the hack as much as we enjoyed making it!
V. 1.1 changes: fixed crash in Switching Up Dinos, fixed jank as well, and a minor aesthetic tweak in Sea of Stars
1.2 Updates: Fixed some jank, fixed bug where after 255 deaths in the kaizo world (not in this version, but applies to the master quest version) it reloads with a ghost house entrance then sends you back to the beginning of a level.
God, what to talk about this hack? I LOVED IT. I don`t even care for the streamer/youtuber, i only want`d to play because of the imagination and love that you created here. The gameplay is so good, the level design (i found some visual glitchs, but nevermind), the music. THE MUSIC. OH MY GOD. A lot of SMB1-2, SMW, DK remixes, so good. By far, the best map was ``Suicide Sanctum``, because i never saw that mechanic of dying and being revived by some kind of block? And why, why didn`t you put ``Bramble Blast`` from DK2, on the level ``Skytree``?
PS: Just played ``Learning the ropes``, i like the idea, but the fact that i`m colorblind really did a bad experience for me, to end the level... Had to use some save states there =/
EDIT: God, i really need agree with the water levels and slow scroll levels too, it`s basically 1 cool map, 1 really bad water level from now on, changing to 4.0/5.0, also the god damnit lags because of some sprites with some maps.
And.... really? On bleck mansion, you can go up all the way using the cape, and i got to a secret area, only to see a message: Cheater. Lol.
I can agree to most of that. The bleck mansion part I did leave subtle clues to where the two blocks were, however redesigning it would mean either making them less subtle clues, but nevertheless I've seen many people find it by accident as well. Nevertheless we'll take the criticism going forward!
This hack took a drastic turn for the worse in the second half. Multiple bland underwater levels, several slow autoscrollers, and a sharp difficulty jump in the last world make the second half not very fun to play. It's very unfortunate because the first half was decent.
The last few worlds also rely heavily on out of place gimmicks. You really didn't need a Tetris level or a mid-world King K. Rool boss. Those levels were the worst in the hack and should have been replaced with something more sensible. Bleck Mansion specifically was terrible as the entire gimmick was hiding necessary item blocks in the pitch black background with no way to tell where they are.