The Search for Salmon is an expert-level Kaizo. The aim of this hack isn't to troll or torture the player, but rather to provide an extremely difficult challenge in a fair and interesting way. Players will need to employ a wide range of Kaizo and Item Abuse skills. Shell, spring, and p-switch tricks are used alongside tight platforming and jump control. Beginners will likely be very frustrated, but seasoned players will hopefully find a fresh, fun challenge. There are however, a few Kaizo boxes (both marked and un-marked) and few tricks and traps along the way. The game also features optional coins to collect for "100%" runs, and some secret rooms and surprises to discover. There's even a checkpoint-save room so console players can rest without fear of losing any progress! Extensive play-testing has been done by myself and others to confirm that the entire game is indeed RTA-viable. I hope you enjoy it!
Edit - Had to fix a few more potential music problems that would lead to crashes. Everything should be solid now. Documentation included - version 1.2
This is an extremely difficult kaizo hack, definitely one of the hardest I have ever played. The design reminds me of old kaizo if old kaizo hack shell jumps and spring jumps sprinkled in.
I felt both joy and rage playing through this hack. Joy coming from the fast paced and exciting platforming. Levels like Ultrafuzzy and Gardener's Falls were magnificently designed and very fun to play.
Rage came from the extremely tight platforming and very unforgiving sections that usually happened right before the midpoint or goal. Trying to hit that P switch in Barrington Bay or Disco Sucks was enough to have me throwing my controller.
That being said... most issues I have with this hack are aesthetic design choices. Palettes and death block choices could have been chosen better and there is significant cutoff throughout the entire hack. Using almost anything besides cement would help appeal visually. I found myself accidentally running into death blocks that seemed to blend in with the rest of the level.
That being said I think the design is solid enough to overlook the graphical decisions. If you are looking for some extreme kaizo look no further.
This game is probably just as fun to watch as it is to play. Despite glitched backgrounds and some glitched textures, which are acceptable and give the impression that this is a hack, I think skilled kaizo players can definitely enjoy this! Even watching pro players is definitely PogChamp worthy. 10/10!
The backgrounds of some levels look a bit glitched - for example, the very last part of Below Skytree. Everything else about the hack was good though. This is definitely the hardest Kaizo: Light hack I've played.