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Mario in Japan release! (SMWC Choco LDC Entry)
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Mario in Japan



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Introduction:

I thought I'd make a thread for this little hack, it's a full release after all.
So...here it is! :) After a good 1,5 months of hard work, it's done, it's finished, my entry to the SMW Central Chocolate Level Design Contest! Although it's not really outstanding, I could make it decent and quite unique, too. I wanted to bring a merely new environment to the SMW hacks, and according to that I haven't seen too many hacks with Japanese environment, my goal was pretty successful. :) (I know there's a Bonni's Quest by Ladida, but it's a bit different aspect, I think)

If you think that I went for the first place, yeah, you're pretty much thinking it right! I'm not sure if I'll get the first place or not, but I really hope a high ranking. It was a real challenge to find some free time to finish the hack (beside the harder and harder school stuff) before the deadline, but fortunately I could manage to do it.

An important question (or can be some kind of poll too): What do you think, would this hack be "worthy" to submit to the hacks section (not only uploading to the File Bin)? Kc submitted The Haunt too, and it was a contest entry after all...
So I need your opinions. I think it'd be great if this hack would be submitted to the Hacks section. :)

Story:

Mario and Luigi are at home, they live peaceful after some big trips. But isn't that boring after a while? Luigi wants to go on a vacation, see other countries and more adventure. In the end they decide to travel to Japan. Unfortunately, they can't enjoy their vacation there, because their old enemy has returned again...

Video:
The full playthrough of the hack.

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Screenshots:


The overworld (the shape is kinda familiar...right? :D)

The beginning of the story

Travel by ship

On the fields

Sunset on the fields

Almost at the temple

The temple

Inside



So that's it...I hope you'll have fun while playing through the level! And thanks for playing!! :D
Last edited on 2010-10-23 12:53:14 AM by Hadron.
magnificent job! I really liked the hack (And I think you win the contest)

I liked the idea, the songs were very nice, the graphics also, I hope that the hack has continued!
(Or the next time Mario visit Brazil LOL)

then ... I think it would be a great idea to send this hack to submitted.
Best thing I've played for a long time. The music is so damn catchy, I just stood there listening to it for a while. The GFX is perfect... Well, I just loved everything in that entry. The only thing that could been better is the level design.

You sir, will probably win. Fantasic job Hadron!
I did enjoy this little hack. The music and graphics were very nice, and the cutscenes were very well made. I had a bit of trouble with the boss battle, but that was probably due to me playing badly.

Overall, I think this has a great chance at winning the Choco Level Contest. However, I think it might be just a little too short to submit to the Hacks section. But still, you've done a great job here. :)
Originally posted by Tabuu
However, I think it might be just a little too short to submit to the Hacks section.


I think I've seen at least one hack about this length accepted to the Hacks section. Sure, it's only one level, but it's a decent length for a one level hack. I'd say to try to submit it.

Fan-freakin-tastic level you've got here. You have a pretty good chance at winning the contest. #w{=)}

... Hey, I recorded my first playthrough of this because I was bored. Mind if I upload it to YouTube?
You my friend, will win for SURE!!! That was the best one level hack i've ever played!
Wow! Thank you guys for all these great comments! :D I really appreciate them!
To speak about it a bit (I love this part :D), a little background information...
If you're interested, where is the idea from, it's easy, I just listened to the ports that I later inserted into the hack. I was thinking about, what kind of music should I use in my chocolate contest entry, then I thought, since AddmusicM can insert the most professional (as I know) ports right now, I could use some AddmusicM songs I've got! I have downloaded Dominator's BRR-ports a while ago then, and I noticed, that there are plenty amount of Japanese-themed ports. And on the top of that, I just finished The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (aka Ganbare Goemon 1, SNES) in those days, and honestly I really liked that game! So the inspiration is from here, I decided to make a Japan-themed hack for the choco contest. And it was a good choice for unique environment too, I think, since it's not a general "Mario-tastic" forest, cave, castle etc.

I tried to keep it as a secret, I showed only a few screenshots off in the Screenshots & Videos thread, and the nice and approving comments could give me a lot of more motivation to continue. As I already said, it was a real challenge to find some free time for the hack beside the school (ironic, now that I have finished and released it, school is a bit easier and we'll have a break soon). I had to plan every little minutes, even when I had a little free time to think (while sitting on the bus, for example), I tried to plan everything in my mind. I don't think I need to mention, but obviously the extremely huge and many ripping stuff took the most of the time.

Originally posted by Uhrix
The only thing that could been better is the level design.


Yeah, it's a bit hard to make a good variety of level design with these rips. I tried to spice it up with the different sections (fields, temple etc.), but obviously I can't do as many different landshapes and stuff with these FG rips as a vanilla hack, for example.

Originally posted by GoldenSonic15
... Hey, I recorded my first playthrough of this because I was bored. Mind if I upload it to YouTube?


Of course not!! :) Upload as many videos you want, I just love watching videos about my hacks and stuff! Don't even think on this, upload and spread the word! :D

Tabuu & GiantEyeBall: Thank you guys! I'm glad you liked my level too.

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Also, speaking of making videos...there is a top secret area in the hack...with merely different things...if you can find it, upload a video of it as fast as you can, and send it as a video response! The YouTube-name of the fastest user will be showed in the beginning of my video! Please don't use Lunar Magic to find the secret, it wouldn't be fair at all. :)
If nobody will send a video in a week, I'll show off the secret on my YouTube page.
Good luck everyone!! :D
Fun stuff.
So I recorded myself doing a "savestateless" run. I only saved after some stuff. But it got too hard, so I gave up at the ending part.

Part 1

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Part 2

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I played your hack!!
Good design!!
EPIC!!
Just when i found the Top Secret Area, I saw someone else already video responsed it... Well, let's say this is a unique Top Secret Area... Haha
Last edited on 2010-10-25 04:55:49 PM by GvS.
Awesome Cutszenes. Awesome Level Design. Awesome Graphics. Awesome Story. Awesome Boss. I love this hack :) nice work, keep it up ;D
That was a pretty neat little hack. I'd say you have a pretty good chance of placing very high in the LDC. The graphics and music were very well-chosen and fit the Japanese motif, plus the cutscenes were cool as well. As for the level design, it was a bit too linear and not very exciting for my taste. It was pretty much your standard move from left to right and dodge enemies deal, which kind of dragged down the originality you introduced with your cosmetic choices. I think some puzzle elements would've been welcome for this type of setting.

Nonetheless, nice work with this.
Thanks guys for the videos!
And thank you all for these awesome comments, they made me so happy. :D

Jacob: yeah, actually you're right. The level design isn't as interesting as I usually make it in my other hacks, but as I said, it was kind of hard to work with these tilesets, but true, I could've worked a bit more on it (I tried to spice it up with the ON/OFF blocks and such...but yeah, not too much). Well let's just say that I didn't have enough time/lust to "develop" a very exciting and non-linear level design, probably next time. :/
But I'm glad you liked it!

Also yeah...about the top secret in the hack: Glitch.Mr from YouTube (since he's banned now here) uploaded the video first, so he's the winner of this little contest. For those who are curious, I made a somewhat short video of it, here it is, enjoy. ;D

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Originally posted by Video descripiton
Yeah...I decided to upload this to my channel too, because why not.
I didn't make this for something that makes sense and really useful. I had a few days free time before releasing the hack, so I made this, just to test and practice (and have fun, too) ripping 16 color PNG images and not using the ExGFX Revolutionary patches for them (it was hard to find somewhat realistic pictures under 760 tiles). Actually, I wanted to use the Rervolution patches, but for some reason, I have no idea why, they broke the current levels when I patched them. I had the correct values, freespace, I asked for question too, nobody could help.
So I went for FG1-BG3 slots only, and 16 colors. Didn't turn out too bad in my opinion.

About the ecchi pictures (Japanese girl pictures): they aren't 18+ yet, so don't complain. :P And yeah, I got the "inspiration" from ghettoyouth's Hentai Palaces from the Panic in the Mushroom Kingdom series. These are just random images like the others, nothing better (or rather say: hotter xP) could come to my mind.
Hope you like it. ;D



edit: also, I decided to submit the hack to the hacks section (with minor fixes like grammar) after we get the results, like Kc did with The Haunt.
Last edited on 2010-10-27 12:30:04 PM by Hadron.
This is one of best hacks on here. If there were more levels this would probably be one of the top five hacks on this site. A very good job it is.
Just...WOW! It's one ofe the best hacks, i've ever played!
Originally posted by Ooroo
This is one of best hacks on here. If there were more levels this would probably be one of the top five hacks on this site. A very good job it is.


... What. He didn't upload it to the site. >.>
After looking over the hack, I must say I was amazed with what I saw. It was a perfect combination of graphics choices (which incidentally blew me away in how they were used) plus with exceptional music choices. I'm fairly certain that this will be one of the hacks to beat when it comes to the level design contest.
The first song is so amazing!

Is it on smwcentral?
Originally posted by Gwanto
Also yeah...about the top secret in the hack: Glitch.Mr from YouTube (since he's banned now here) uploaded the video first, so he's the winner of this little contest. For those who are curious, I made a somewhat short video of it, here it is, enjoy. ;D

*video*

Hadron, you are amazing at ExGFX ripping. Every single one of those rips in that video (especially the one at 1:11!) were awesome.
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