This hack is dedicated to the Twitch streamer and speedrunner who got 2nd clear on my first kaizo hack, Wahnthac. This game is fairly easy overall with a pretty good difficulty curve that I think new and experienced kaizo players will enjoy. This is also one of, if not the only kaizo hack to feature intentionally placed skips or in this case speedrun skips which are harder methods for beating a level which will save time during a speedrun.
-Nerfed level 10 and removed cloud clipping.
-Balanced the music volume for some levels.
-Nerfed the final boss
-Changed some message boxes
-Fixed an invisible muncher in level 2
kaitri: actually you can save the game if you die and start it again. You can't enter the previous levels anyway, but check the slots at the title screen for the number of exits. Still though, do keep a backup savestate in case things screw up.
The hack seems pretty alright in its entirety. As said, the difficulty kinda varies at some points. To begin with, level 1 starts pretty empty and short, level 2 is also pretty short and composed of a cement block tileset which, while entirely your choice, would be rather avoided as it looks ugly, and the levels start to get difficult once I arrive to 1/5 of the hack. Level 10 was kinda clever though, but still pretty hard.
Level 8 didn't look as interesting as other levels [it just had 3 screens of performing the orb glitch, which by itself isn't that clever if you ask me].
Overall, not too much to say, it's a good hack and pretty user friendly.
let me start saying you will need savestates because you instantly start in the first level and when you finish it, you enter level 2 right away. you never end up on the overworld and thus never can save. if you turn the game off, your progress is gone. so savestates are required.
the first few levels were really easy. the easiest kaizo levels i ever played, very smooth and enjoyable.
halfway through the hack, the difficulty sky rockets up.
it turns to a "kaizo medium" hack and becomes a difficult challenge.
im glad to read that in version 1.1 the final boss got nerfed. it was really incredible hard and frustrating.
overall this hack has nothing new/special to offer, but is a really awesome kaizo hack.
i wasnt sure if i should give 5* or 4*, i think the difficulty going from 0 to 100 from one level to the next and a couple of frustrating things make it a 4* for me.
note: the first half of the hack is literally the best thing you can play if you are trying to get inzo kaizo hacks. such smooth and friendly levels.
Played the first three levels, and even for a trash kaizo player like me, the game is very friendly... Even for Kaizo standards. And since I suck in Shell Jumps (or Hell Jumps to me XD), I will not make the skip in the Ice level.