I've been working on this one in the background off and on for quite a while, and it's finally ready for a demo release. What is it, you ask?
And what on earth could this be?
It's one of the first ever Metroidvania Mario hacks, complete with:
- Working save system
- Respects save slots
- Works properly for erasing slots
- Saves location, lives, powerup, coins and switch palaces
- Metroid-style permanent powerups, in the form of coins you collect
- Saves to SRAM
- And last but not least, a whole new world with branching paths and varied environments!
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Now with video!
The demo contains three environments (grassland, caverns and desert), the Yellow Switch Cave, and the first poweup coin (plus a little something extra at the end, if you can figure it out!) and can be downloaded here!
Credit to Icegoom for the NSMB base, of course, and anyone else I can't remember; full credits will of course be listed in the final version, assuming the project does in fact run to completion.
Also note: I'm looking to make this somewhat of a team hack at some point, since I very much doubt I'll ever be able to finish this on my own.
P.S. If you figure out what to do with that number, hold down and press A in midair.