It was a really nice hack you have there! All of the levels in the hack were well-assembled and brought a lot of fun to actually beat the hack. It's not overbearing on the difficulty as to not make the fun factor seemingly low.
However, there are some flaws in the level I need to bring up in terms of the gameplay, such as the first couple of ledges having incorrect corner pieces in Plain Plains. Other examples of minor flaws in gameplay are a couple boss battles where you actually go far right to the screen and you beat the boss; one was Thwomp's Revenge and the other one at Bowser's Castle.
And then you have more cons for the hack itself due to some flat and boring overworld map design, along with the levels too. There were Yoshi coins that were too easy to collect and they were placed in areas that are not flat at all. Last but not least, piranha plants should NEVER pop up and hurt Mario, even when Mario is right on top of the pipe!
On the plus side, I loved the graphics and music, as it reflects beauty and flashbacks to the good times! This is a perfect hack for those who are casual gamers and want to beat the hack in roughly one hour!
To be fair, this is a decent hack, and I liked some certain aspects of some gameplay. However, the mediocrity in level and map design may have been the bottom line. If you correct those with better Dragon Coin placement, I would improve the star rating.
Why the piranha plants come out of the pipes, even when mario is standing on them? That is normal to happen? I thought that if you are standing on them, they don`t appear.
Well, it`s seems that bowser final battle is kinda glitchy? If you press all the P switchs and manage to made him fall in lava, nothing happens, and if you walk a little bit to the right, he spawns again, making this a soft lock. The only way to beat that is:
> Get the coins in the middle. Press one P-Switch, get all the coins from above, wait for the P-switch to run out, then press the gray one, get the coins that were enemies, wait again, then press the final P-switch, and 5 seconds later, the game ends. And there`s no sound in the ending.
a hack that has very beautiful graphics backgrounds etc, but lacks in gameplay variety.
great music with nostalgia feelings <3
21 exits but still doable in 1 hour.
has cape but removed the flying ability. (yea thats a good thing or else i'd be flying around trying to break stuff)
very flat and boring.
yoshi coins are always in plain sight or in the only area that is not flat.
every level before the special world has nothing to do with "marios adventure in the dream world" because the levels look like any other normal levels.
overworld is as flat and boring as the levels. and ugly aswell.
neutral thing: in the bowser fight i was standing in the location that the pipe spawns without knowing that it will spawn on top of me. it killed me. made me laugh but was a bit annoying.
overall a 3/5.
do i recommend the hack? yes if you want a short casual hack and dont mind the flat design.
like i mentioned, graphic wise its a really great hack.
This hack was good. The level design was really great and had good gameplay. It was fun to play, and it wasn't difficult, can be finished in less then 1 hour. But then, this hack minor flaws in gameplay.
It has one linear path to the end, all levels are without secret exits. The overworld wasn't too bad, some islands were really flat with a few decorations and some of the colors change instantly between green and brown.
In Plain Plains, the first two ledges had the wrong corner tile on at the right side.
In Thwomp's Castle, there are big doors that looked like you enter them from middle, but it didn't worked.
In Big Boo's Castle, the boo blocks have wrong sprite palette when they are moving.
In Bumpty's Bounce, the spikes are bound to dirt (?) instead of a grass ledge
You can finish the boss in Thwomp's Revenge by going off-Screen to the right.
In Sweet Dreams, the cloud background has two different colors, even see on Picture 8 of this hack.
In Bowser's Castle you can also off-screen Bowser to softlock or finishing the game without beating him.