Backwards Mario World is an easier hack that parodies the storytelling/style in most rom hacks.
This hack features an interesting overworld design where you play through the events/levels as if they already occurred. Additionally start-select is enabled because Mario has technically beaten the game already. Good Luck!
-Fixed a major bug where using start-select made it possible to skip to a midway entrance in every level.
-minor changes to graphics in Xen's Castle
-Fixed a spawning issue in Dode River
-Changes to Credits
-Fixed some palette/graphical issues
-Minor changes to indicators
-Fixed a minor bug with RB's Shell Cavern.
-You can now switch the on/off blocks with L or R in Xen's Castle.
This is a really fun beginner hack. The manual on/off blocks in Xen's Castle was intoxicating. The F.L.U.D.D. section got me really frustrated though, but that was the only level that took me more than 20 minutes to beat. 5/5
This was the second kaizo hack I've completed if "learn to kaizo" counts, and it was fantastic. It was challenging but never felt impossible for me, and I'm not great at this. If you're pretty new to kaizo like I am, play this. It's wonderful
This was my first mario hack and was perfect for me to learn on. I really appreciate the work you did in this. For someone as new as me it was still a real challenge but I learned so much from it. Shell cavern was a necessary evil for me.
A great hack. This was only the second I completed and it had a fair amount of tricks across shorter levels which made the difficulty seem fair, but challenging.
It was great practice for various tricks that I was not the most consistent on before, but learned throughout.
As I was goofing around with the completed file I did find one oddity in the game. I had completed RB shell cave up until the pipe and then when to another stage. When I went back to shell cave the game started me above the level. It was not a soft or hard lock as I could navigate to the pipe to get to part 2, but it did present confusion the first time. Not sure what caused the issue, but I was able to fix it by completing the stage and then it started at the correct place and then replicated the issue a few more times by going to the midway and then start selecting out.