Grand Poo World 2 is the sequel to one of the hardest Kaizo: Light hacks ever made. This game features challenging levels, custom music, secret paths and unique bosses. Unlike its predecessor, this game features both instant retry and a save block in Yoshi's house so that the player can now keep their midways when turning off their console.
The levels of Grand Poo World 2 were designed to emphasize tight platforming and unique design over item tricks involving shells and springs and such. Unfortunately, I am still a jerk; this game features trolls that at times will be funny, at other times cruel. I make no apologies.
This hack, like its predecessor, is dedicated to my good friend GrandPooBear. Extra special thanks to Kaizoman, Nexus, Dode, com_poser, DantheVP and Freakin_Ha for all of their efforts helping me make and playtest this beast. I couldn't have done any of this without you all.
I have been watching Barb on Twitch.tv and watched some of this SMB Rom Hack get made. Once I saw the finished game played through in its entirety I was very impressed at the work put into this game. I'm hoping to see more material from Barb and his team responsible for making this great game!
I want to say thanks -- Not necessarily for the gameplay (because I can't get past the first part of the first level), but because seeing something like this game in action caught my eye and dragged me deep into rom hacks in general, and for that, I thank you and everyone involved.
Maybe someday my hands will cooperate enough for me to have a fighting chance, but until then... staring at a bridge too far.
This is hands-down the best kaizo hack I have ever played. This game is gorgeous, the music was chosen and executed perfectly, and the levels are such treats. Thank you for making this Barb!
This is by no means an easy game, but if you are up to the challenge, you are in for a truly amazing game.
I was done with this game yesterday, this is the best hack I've ever played so far. The asthetics and music choices are great, it has a couple of some custom boss fights and every level have an identity.
Of course there were things I didnt like and some of them required lots of deaths to figure out what to do next, but that doesnt affect the rating for this hack by too much.
I wished the puzzle would have been optional and not a must do thing like a sidequest or something. After you beat the bad ending you are left with nothing. Looking for a track in the entire game was a bit tedious to me and my chat provided me some gentle hints.
A rare sequel thats so good it makes you remember why you got into Kaizo to begin with. This game is an achievement so exceptional the follow up shouldn't be called Gran Poo World 3; the follow up should be Grand Poo World 2: 2
Do you no longer value your physical and/or emotional well being? Have you ever considered inducing carpal tunnel as a way to self-flagellate for your worldly excesses? Have you wondered if anything could make you want to put your iBuffalo into a blender and drink it like a smoothie? If so, this is the hack for you! The hack oscillates its difficulty between highly unethical and the essence of pure, unadulterated evil. This is clearly the work of a madman and I look forward to the documentary filmed about his questionable legacy. Abandon all hope ye who enter this hack.
Kappa. This is a great hack and a work of Kaizo mastery. Not for the faint of heart, but oh so rewarding. Rarely does any game so live up to or exceed the hype leading up to its release. GPW2 has done that, and raised the bar to a higher level for subsequent hacks. I've enjoyed every level I've played, no matter how difficult. This is very much worth the pain (and there will be pain). Congrats Barb.
SonnenkindSA > that makes no sense. Nobody forces you to play them or even to go on their pages. Tell youself that if that Kaizo hack wasn't released, there wouldn't be a non-Kaizo instead, so it changes nothing, apart from adding a hack on the website. It doesn't take the place of another hack.
The screenshots make it look like this hack only has tight jumps due to death block placement and mostly stomping/spinjumping on enemies or shelljumps as obstacles. It looks like an usual boring/generic kaizo hack gameplay wise.
While it's not a masterpiece in terms of visuals, I really like how much care was put into the gameplay in this hack. It's a really challenging game but once you learn how to play it, it feels smooth and exciting to do. Not to mention it has a lot of secrets, easter eggs, funny and original trolls, and every level feels different.
Oh, and the soundtrack is really good. Nice job for all the composers who created the music for this hack.