Tip: If your level contains elements that temporarily change the music to a global song (such as a P-Switch or a Star), said music will not stop playing after the intended end time if the music bypass setting is set to 00.
This was very fun, though the difficulty curve was steep. My favorite part was the overworld, which was amazingly designed. I also like how you can choose a ton of different paths because of all the secrets.
A great vanilla hack, maybe one of the best I've played!
The design is well done. It kinda recalls the original SMW, which is probably what the author was aiming for. It did it in a great way, it really feels like a redone SMW. Despite it using only vanilla elements for gimmicks (like P-Switches and so on) this hack ends up being pretty entertaining. I particularly loved how the overworld has been made, giving you many different paths to choose. It was a good experience overall.
Aesthetics look good as well. I liked how the author used layer2 levels in order to avoid silly common cutoff. The atmosphere in this one is mostly like a common vanilla hack, with a few custom palettes here and there which made a nice addition to the hack. Nothing to complain here.
Overall, one of the best vanilla hacks I've played and which feels a lot like SMW. Those who are finding one to play must give this one a shot!