The Golden Mushroom was stolen by Bowser! Mario must defeat him and retrieve it to return to the Mushroom Kingdom!
This newest version of the hack (V1.1.4) fixes issues such as skippable and enterable unrevealed levels, HDMA gradients showing up during transition black screens and the music staying sped up after beating a level with the time below 100 seconds.
And cutscenes are now skippable and the final boss is now easier.
A Portuguese (Brazil) langauage version is also included.
pretty good, if less-than-adventurous, hack overall. some levels suffer from Tiny Screen Syndrome and the music is all over the place in style and quality but it's entirely playable and a pretty chill experience.
i felt the cutscenes were entirely superfluous - there's no real plot progression to speak of and the banter between mario and the bosses is pretty weak. mario responding to bowser's generic villain rambling with "Really? Let's fight!" as though he were asking an old friend to spar was pretty funny but probably not intentionally so.
also the penultimate level was incredibly frustrating and was definitely missing a checkpoint. it probably could have even been cut in half but even just a check point would have made it less frustrating - i ended up using a savestate roughly where i thought a checkpoint would have logically made sense to keep myself from going insane.
the secret level of world 4 was pretty iffy too. tiny, horizontally oscillating, falling, slippery platforms are more annoying than challenging, and that's really just the fault of an unfortunate combination of physics and sprite choice. the rest of the ice levels were fine and that particular sprite would be less annoying to deal with if it weren't for the ice physics.
that aside...3/5 seems fair. nothing spectacular but it's only really offensive in one place, it's entirely serviceable if you're looking for something easy to wind down to
This hack was so much fun all around, and I thought the final fight was super creative. There were some challenging parts for sure, but nothing too horrible - if things were too easy, they wouldn't be fun imo, so the difficulty of this hack is perfect.
I highly recommend this hack to anyone looking for a 2-3 hour hack that's fun, graphically pretty, and creative. Great job
I played the first version and couldn't beat it due to a very hard Bowser. The one in this version is a way (maybe too much ?) easier ^^
I may gave miscounted but, in the first version, I found more than 60 exits. This version seems smaller as there are 42 exits, however it is totally OK as the game is very well designed, with wonderful pallettes and funny ASM hacks. Overworld is very polished too =]