Tip: Only use a few different kinds of enemies per level. Overdoing it can make your level feel disjointed and clunky.
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Welcome to SMW Central!
Welcome! SMW Central aims to be the Super Mario World hacking site, hosting everything you will ever need in order to create your own hack. We have sections with tons of content including graphics, music, sprites and more - ready to use in your own projects! We also host a big selection of completed hacks, so if you need some inspiration or simply just came here to find something to play, you will surely be satisfied, as well. Over the years, we have built up quite a large community, so if you need help with anything or feel the need to chat with other Super Mario World enthusiasts, be sure to check out our forums where you can join hundreds of friendly users in the discussion of a big variety of topics. Enjoy your stay!
Help getting started
The Getting Started section of our F.A.Q. contains general information about SMW hacking, ROMs and emulation. In order to play a hack from our hacks section, you will need to know how to use BPS patches. If you ever want to create your own hack, be sure to read all the F.A.Q. sections. They contain lots of helpful information! You should also check out our tutorials section where you will find tutorials to help you with many different aspects of SMW hacking.
The latest version of Lunar Magic is 3.11, released on February 9th, 2020. You can download it here.
Latest News: 72hoKaizo #1!
You've heard of 24hoSMW? Well, meet it's new cousin, 72hoKaizo.
Participants had 72 hours to make a Kaizo: Light level using, essentially, VLDC rules. 3 days later, 56 levels were entered into this first contest of hopefully many to come in the future. The rest now lies in the hands of our judges.
Thank you to all for participating, and check back for results!
We're kick-starting a big project to make sure our Tutorials forum is brought up to date! And we need your help identifying what needs updating right now, because you guys are smart and staff aren't smart.