PLOT: The Delightful Children from Down the Lane (The antagonists from the cartoon Kids Next Door) kidnapped the Princess Peach and forced her to bake a delicious cake for their birthday and not sharing the cake for anyone. It's time to Luigi rescues her and save the world.
UPDATE: 07/08/2019: (A1 Version) Fixes the cutoff in the summer hill and other things...
This hack is decent, however there are a few issues that I'm gonna address in this comment.
-There's a softlock in the
Bowsette boss fight
where if you slam the ground with a cape you kill the boss without triggering the event for the level end and you're forced to reset. However, since a normal player is very unlikely to encounter this during normal gameplay, I'm inclined to let this one pass. Still, it needs to be fixed for the final version.
-There's a bit of slowdown in some levels, primarily some castles and water levels, where sprites clutter a bit.
-Levels are way too long and stretched out, this leaves room for improvement on the level design side that I would like to see fixed in the final version.
-Almost all of the cutscenes had poor english, I'd recommend getting a friend to proofread and correct those for you.
As a side note, I want to say that moderating this huge hack was a chore and I would rather not see this updated UNLESS it is a final version. Please do not submit an update to this as a DEMO, thanks.
quite liking it so far. the things that bother me tho are:
-too much slowdowns. many levels have a handful of laggy sections. (using zsnes)
-only one midwaypoint in the longer levels.
-the longer levels... they are TOO long sometimes. played through the first worlds so far and the hack never gets super impossible hard, but having to do minutes of gameplay again just because i missed a jump in the last setion of a huge level is ... dumb.
-secrets exist almost always just skip a level. in my case (as far as i played) 2 of them led to a switch palace, which is cool. but why only 2 of them lead to a new level? missed chance.
now ofc the stuff i like:
-overall pretty good level design. not too repetetive, even with the sometimes WAY TOO BIG levels. that's a huge +
-tons of new sprites. tons, really tons of new stuff. one of the reasons the hack keeps beeing quite fun.
-the bosses acutally don't suck and have patterns almost impossible to dodge. that's a BIG plus. most of the hacks i played with custom bosses, had just the old ones made a bit harder, or dumb pieces of crap that can go to hell with their unfair attacks, bad hitboxes, and sometimes slowdowns right from hell. yea, ur bosses are nothing too special, but quite fun to play against them and always fair. (at least as far as i played)
-to get to the secret exits, sometimes u have to do something unique. makes it even more sad that they almost always just skip a level.
not giving a rating yet, played i guess the half of it now. but so far it pretty much looks like a 4 star hack for me. very, very good work.