Tip: If you make a change to your ROM that you regret, just go to File > Restore > Restore ROM to Previous State in the menu. From there, you can select a restore point and revert your ROM to a previous state.
Super Mario Pants World is my first Super Mario World romhack, originally dedicated to speedrunner/streamer Linkdeadx2. It has 7 exits (+ castle) and the difficulty is much higher than the original game, although not on par with Kaizo Mario World and other hacks of that style. You can expect infinite lives; retry system; Lunar Dragon route (moons + Yoshi coins in all levels); Linkdeadx2 references & memes
I agree with Romano that this is an entry-level Kaizo: light hack. It does not require a lot of so-called Kaizo techniques like shell jumps and regrabs. Instead, the obstacles are reminiscent of older Kaizo hacks, and require very high-precision jumping, swimming, and net climbing, with the occasional Chuck gate and disco shell ride.
In terms of difficulty, I found most of the levels in this hack harder than most of the levels in Quickie World, another entry-level Kaizo: light hack.
MESSAGE FOR ANY POTENTIAL PLAYER:
Looking back at it, it is more of a Kaizo Light difficulty. The lower end of Kaizo Light, but still. I think it's a good way to start playing Kaizo, before moving on to harder games like Korosu, Kaizo MW1,...
white_moth > thank you white_moth!
Monsieur Paresseux > I love the expression "cute baby Kaizo hack"! I think it fits perfectly! Difficulty curve might be indeed a bit shaky, and the desert level is easier in some ways. The thing is, I actually struggled on the desert level because it is stuff I'm not really good at. It seemed harder than it is! And looking back at it, you are right!
Plain Bowser because it's tough to modify, and I was still discovering LM!
A cute baby kaizo hack. Pretty run-of-the-mill level design, but still enjoyable. The difficulty curve wasn't entirely consistent (for instance, the desert level was oddly easy compared to the neighboring levels). I was disappointed that the final boss is just plain SMW bowser.
Overall good job though