Tip: You can use Lunar Magic's Overworld Layer 3 Editing system to edit or create your own layer 3 images (castle bricks, fish, rocks) and apply unique effects per level via the Layer 3 Bypass in the main editor.
This was the most fun I've had playing a kaizo hack yet. I play on console without states and it never got frustrated me like other hacks have in the past. IMO much more enjoyable than the other well known kaizo roms out there. GG Nexus!
Personally, this felt like one of the best kaizo hacks in recent memory. You used lots of gimmicks, that I've never seen before and other creative means to challenge the player.
The only thing I don't really understand is why recent Kaizo hacks feel like using the retry patch... not like I'm gonna play this savestate less you know?