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Details for Shell's Retriever
Super Mario World Hacks - Shell's Retriever
File Name: Shell's Retriever
Authors: Cartesius
Demo: No
Featured: No
Length: 8 exit(s)
Difficulty: Kaizo: Light
Description: Do you wanna play cool shell levels but you're not nearly as good as GlitchCat or DaWildGrim?
Do you wanna juggle dead animal parts just for fun?
Do you wanna impress all the other kids with your amazing Super Mario World skills?

Then here is what you're looking for: Shell's Retriever

A kaizo hack that is entirely based on shell jumps and shell tricks that connect with each other making one fluid and visually pleasing motion. It's the perfect way to get started in this kinda level design since there's not too many options out there and the options are generally a little bit too hard.

It's not a easy game, but it's not brutal. It's fair, It's fun, it doesn't have any trolls and the levels are pretty short. It's a repectable challenge for a somewhat experienced SMW Player

I really hope you have fun with it

Tags: asm, boss, less exgfx, music
Rating: 4.5 (Votes: 6)
Download: Download - 190.78 KiB
Overall I felt this hack was really fun. I'm not really a fan of shell hacks after all my time in SMM but it was short simple shell levels that didn't seem to repeat the same tricks. Each level felt a little different which kept me playing. The difficulty spike from the first few levels to motor skills was quite the jump for me. (It was my first time playing a motor skills level). After I figured out the motor skills I went on to play it 2 more times in which I enjoyed it more each time. I'm not sure what your target audience is or was, so I won't say anything about the motor skills difficulty jump. To give you an idea though, it took me 45 minutes to get to the last level and 3 hours to clear the last level on my first play through. After that it decreased by 3 hours though. I'm not sure if you were aiming for 5 easier levels then a hard level or not. Overall I really enjoyed it and will recommend it to shell players.
Posted by: thtswutshesaidz -
Played on a Super NT and it crashed on the
Big Boo fight
. It died, then the game faded to black and locked up on the black screen.

The levels up to and including that one were somewhat fair once I figured out what the intended strat was and learned the muscle memory. Not bad for a shell hack, just wish it hadn't crashed. :(
Posted by: Svorass -
Fun hack!
The only problem i have in some levels, is the direction that the koopas etc. go when entering the level the first time. So I think the final level is not beatable when you enter it the first time because the red shell will despawn
Posted by: Goldberg3210 -
I couldn't figure out the pipe at the end of the last level
Posted by: louisluiz -
Posted by: B2De -
Really great job with this hack. Normally I'm not fond of shell hacks as they tend to be repetitive, but this hack somehow stayed fresh the entire way.

If you play this make sure you read the text file that comes with it. (which should probably be formatted better for easier reading) The color coded shells made everything easy to parse for the most part.

The only thing in game that I noticed were some minor spelling errors.

Easy recommend to anyone who doesn't mind playing some shell levels, and my favorite of this genre, Great Job!
Posted by: Linkdeadx2 -
Really fun shell hack, the levels are fair, and not as difficult as the ones Westslasher or Glitchcat make, making this hack more accessible to newer players. Everything was straightforward

I'm not sure how to get into that pipe under the secret level's goal, that if it leads anywhere in the first place, I've tried jumping off the shell, but I couldn't get in. Also it's worth noting that you can get out of the secret level as Big Mario, all you have to do is throw the shell up and collect it after the row of the sprite killing blocks.
Posted by: Nadir -
It's just a little annoying, is not a big deal though
Posted by: HLXY -
@HLXY Anything wrong with the secret level?
Posted by: Cartesius -
Nice hack! The tricks are great and I really had fun playing it!
Except for the secret level...
Posted by: HLXY -
Played through this and had a lot of fun. Lots of cool combos and shell tricks presented in a very fair, straightforward way. What issues there are are pretty minor. This is definitely a hack I would recommend for people looking for a solid entry point to shell levels. Excellent work, especially for a first hack.
Posted by: GlitchCat7 -
Pretty solid first hack, this has some unique levels including a platforming one which I think is nice to have for these types of hacks. There are some things to be improved upon for next time though mainly the overworld, and some of the setups are not very easy to understand.
Posted by: westslasher2 -

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