Hm, it has been awhile since I last had shown up here. I finally had that damned block-up in creation to resume work on this little creation of mine (that and watch videos of people play through my first Universe hack on AOL Video... *shake of head*). That, and working on fanfictions centered on anime/game, game/HP, anime/HP crossovers, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Okay, anyway... let's see... the title, how it looks on selection. Let's skip the beginning shot and go to showing what the map looks like...
The scenario intro this time... is something of an afternoon sunset-like scene. You may have noticed something different with the colors... that's cause of below.
I'm still working on it... had to work around a nasty little problem when I did the intro screening above this image. But I live what I had fixed and kept workable for this hack to keep living.
The Submaps are still being finalized, but I think I may have done all I can... yes I've noticed Mario's position is at the Magma Fortress (all fortresses are themed on a certain element), but that was for some testing grounds I needed to do.
I'm also working on "extending" that little bridge gap in the Bowser Submap, and still going over just how warped up I can make those final levels (you'll especially get a kick what lies beyond the six doors somewhere in Bowser's Castle).
The good thing is that this is separate from Universe and Universe II, so... yeah. But trust me, once I am fully finished with this, you'll probably enjoy the full release coming soon (that and wonder how I can come up with s*** like this, my wife does if her interests are perked enough).
Note: Just a question, how many can do sprite inserts, and are good with the whole business? Icegoom (whom from what I know so far, hasn't returned back) was my last provider in sprite inserts, but I can use another for helping me insert more. If you want to take this offer (and are good), PM me. Thank you.
With that out of the way, I'll just post a few screenies of the first level before allowing some positive/negative/constructive criticism feedback. I may have done another thread and if I did, I either can't find it or overtime it was switched off and then the MODs of the site deleted it off the forums.
Now, last week my wife was on the computer, when she called me over to check out this mini art comic about Luigi, a list of groceries by Princess Daisy, and her asking at the bottom of the list to buy some Magic Balloon condoms. Ironic that at the end of the art, Bowser is buying the same brand as well thus weirding out our man in green overalls... and me at how this shot above is similar to that DA art Rebecca found.
Yes, I finally join the long list of custom sprite hackers, starting with this Ptooie (I also have his land lovin' version further in the level). Must be strong to keep that spike-studded weight in the air...
A trap (!), so now you must backtrack...
I also now have use of Teleport Blocks... they're so easy to use now, just like Geico (damn, that was a horrible pun). Take notice of the Hammer Bro.
Well, that sure was a quick and easy pass...
Also, like my last hack, I take advantage of extra sprite exgfx to create more interesting mix-up sprite enviroments, so you should keep a sharp eye for things of the non-normal. Also, since it keeps me busy, whatever gfx from other games I rip into keeps me busy with the hard manual labor (helps keeping me occupied form time to time... those that I don't see here on this site).
We'll have more news, and maybe Diane's weight, after this...