Fun hack. I got to the end without save states, but more save points would be nice. I have up on beating the entire game and just went straight through to Bowser without worrying about secret exits or anything. Some of the bosses were really challenging, but the end boss was lame. I was hoping for a challenge.
This a very good hack ! I love the graphics and the very fun colors, took me back in time =]
There are original ideas, such as the fact that the state of Mario is mapped with his head in the HUD, even when Mario has a star. Yoshi coins becoming shines is also a good idea, and collecting all of them adds a pleasant challenge. Custom enemies and bosses are great too =]
I found all 71 exits without using any savestate as game has a very well balanced difficulty. Some custom bosses are quite tough, such as Piranha, Beetle or Twomp, but totally beatable after some study of their pattern.
Also, loved the overworld and the custom credits =]
For information, the game crashed a few times (played on zsnes), typically when losing a life or side-scrolling (softlock with only music playing).
I loved your work, thank you very much dude ! 10/10 (5 stars) =]
@roanrafael : Yoshi isn't present in this hack, so you must complete world 1-3 and all other levels without it =]
There's actually 71 exits instead of 69.
There's really not much to say. It's a decent chocolate hack with simple level design, nothing to gimmicky. Feels pretty traditional altough some of the sprites are a nice addition. One thing that annoys me is the afct that there are way too many blind drops, and most of them result in a death be it by falling in a pit/lava, or because of an enemy below it. The center scroll patch doesn't help to the issue. Also I hate how the midpoint in 8-Bowser is so lopsided. You put it almost at the end. It could really benefit of multiple midway points.