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File Name: Darkstar
Version History: View
Authors: MDBattleFrog
Demo: No
Featured: No
Length: 18 exit(s)
Type: Kaizo: Light
Description: DISCLAIMER: A boss does not work with the bsnes core on retroarch, so use a different core or don't play 100%.

After a year of off and on work, I'm happy to present you with my first hack, Darkstar!

This platforming challenge of 18+2 exits will test the mettle of beginners and seasoned kaizoholics alike. Don't expect any altered physics here- while many custom sprites were used, I prefer to keep the core mechanics of SMW in place, and even the custom sprites are just modified versions of their vanilla counterparts. The only exception are the Wendy here.

The focus here is on platforming and atmosphere, but you can also expect:

-Better Platforms- sprites will interact with platforms and springs
-4 bosses and a 5th for the bold
-A cape level
-A water level
-Custom music
-Custom palettes
-Minimal trolls
-A whole lot of dead Marios


-Overall moderate to severe nerf (depending on level) through spike, muncher, and sprite is still very hard.
-Several musical tracks have been changed by request
-All kaizo blocks (aside from a select few meant for decheese) have been removed from the hack
-Sections in Prickerbush and Sawtree no longer have movement based lag spikes
-Ending of Dino Crisis rebuilt, it is no longer free
-Flipper's Flight secret exit loosened up to mitigate bad hitbox deaths
-Switch Boss can no longer be cheesed by spawning 3 keys off the left wall
-At request, Ourang Medan has been nuked from orbit, including the complete removal of the second room.
-Fixed spawns in Sweet's Switcharoo as well as empty message box
-Items thrown upwards while spin jumping now release from the center of Mario, this is only really relevant for one trick in Sawtree
-Added a Midway Save block in the Darkstar portrait room, 100% attempts now no longer require playing the level again
-Decheesed 100% real final level
-Credits typo
-Overall graphical cleanup, including some cutoff, color and portrait art

-Added death blocks in cape, can no longer get above the level
-Saw despawn in Sawtree should be fixed, as it is now the original setup brick for brick
-Added a wall of on/off blocks in the last room of The Fifth Room

This will be the final version.

Tags: asm, bosses, music
Rating: 5.0 (Votes: 5)
Download: Download - 1.48 MiB
Moichumoi +1
Posted by: muzzl - | Link
Well dang, thanks.
Posted by: MDBattleFrog - | Link
Darkstar is a masterpiece and a work of art. This is by far my favorite hack of all time. I played on V1.0 for the higher difficulty and for the original, unaltered vision of the creator (I also prefer the v1.0 songs). I was not disappointed.

Aestetics, musical choices, graphics, all are 10/10. Level design is extremely creative and I really love the tightness of the setups. Makes for a hard challenge that's really rewarding. There is so much creativity packed into these levels, it's mind-blowing. Everything flows so well and is so freakin fun to execute. Makes me feel like a god at smw playing and completing these levels. There isn't a better feeling. :D

Midway through the hack, I was already replaying multiple times the levels I had already beaten because they were so fun.

After 100%ing the hack, there honestly isn't one exit I didn't fully enjoy. I'm not lying when I say Darkstar is perfect to my eyes. Every level's design is just perfect to me.

You get nothing but praises from me, MD. You're a genius creator in my book. :D

Colina de Fuego, Sawtree and Skyblazer are the most creative and fun levels i've ever played. They feel soooo freakin good to play.

Posted by: Moichumoi - | Link
Along with the first boss not working on bsnes RetroArch core, it also won't work on SNES Classic. :(
Posted by: SirMystic - | Link
Without a doubt one of the all-time hardest kaizo hacks. But the creativity on display here is practically unmatched — if it's technically prohibitive, it's also frequently brilliant.
Posted by: SJandCharlieTheCat - | Link
Absolutely loved this hack and the challenge it offers. Everyone who is searching for an advanced kaizo hack, look no further.
Posted by: orka-bln - | Link
Because of OURANG MEDAN, I still suffer from nerves today ... I will check out this incredible hack someday ..., but from what I saw, it is a beautiful hack ... 5/5 !!! excellent job, MDBattlefrog !!!
Posted by: Noob - | Link
Great hack!!! One of my favorites yet! =)
Posted by: nF_Kick-Ass - | Link
Bom , jogarei esse hack incrível novamente, ( só porque a fase Ourang Medan não está aí... O autor colocou toda raiva do mundo naquela fase!!! #w{xD}
Posted by: Noob - | Link

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