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River Song

Super Mario World Hacks → River Song

Submission Details

Name: River Song
Author: Monkeyfist
Added:
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Demo: No
Featured: No
Length: 18 exit(s)
Type: Kaizo: Beginner
Description: A Kaizo light hack for beginners!

The tricks and set ups start very easy but tend to get a bit more difficult further on.

I have tried to ensure it remains easy and accessible by having short sections, normally around 3 obstacles between checkpoints and goals.

Features:

- No hidden coin blocks
- 3 switch palaces with 3 different secret exits to find
- A very easy "puzzle" required to beat the game
- No water levels!
- Cool disco dance room
- Levels are linear and clear of what is required

I hope you enjoy playing!

Update: Minor graphics fixes and nerfed blue switch palace
Tags: music
Comments: 39 (jump to comments)
Rating:
4.8 (13 ratings)
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Download 211.61 KiB | 1,791 downloads

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Comments (39)

deporteed Link
i loved this hack!
super well made and just fun
great job Monkeyfist
my condolences
you and your family
Rest in Peace River
GrumpyWalrus Link
I absolutely loved this hack. This was a ton of fun to play and complete, and should be a must play for any kaizo player regardless of skill.

A very touching tribute. I hope the joy this hack brings others helps you and your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
SACHi_ Link
Very fun hack ! this was the 12th kaizo hack I was able to complete , I had a really fun time with it ! I have to say, the disco shell section where it climbs on the pink triangles was incredibly tight and difficult for me ! Everything else felt fun and doable but that part felt like luck a lot of the times ! Every other section was really really well designed in a way that made it clear and simple to understand what to do, and the checkpoints were close enough to make the progress engaging !

I hope that even a small amount of the happy times this hack gave me and many others im sure ( judging by rates and downloads ) makes its way to her <3
SEBASTIANJ93 Link
Man what a great hack, enjoyed it very much.
Schlafkopf Link
Just registered only to tell you it was an awesome Hack. I just started with hacks but so far it was the best for me!!!
May River rest in Peace.
Grenader Link
I am having issues with double bounce house the 3rd koopa keeps getting killed by the shell as its entering the screen. Anyone else have this issue?
kurb kid Link
Was fun, but I don't get the 5/5 ratings. I guess there is a high demand for beginner kaizo. I agree more hacks should fill this gap.
What I disliked most was the slippery dip level. It had too much slide and pray for the right speed. Even with knowledge and regrabs it remained wonky.
Some parts I really enjoyed though. But some levels were pretty ugly too.
3.5/5
viniciuskombat Link
5/5
12AngryBirds Link
This was such a fun play through. Hope to see more from you soon!
timeisart Link
Fantastic hack, you can feel the love that went into this. Hope to see more hacks from you Monkeyfist!
 Alex Link
Great hack dude, I really enjoyed it. Lovely work.
Btw, in the level Cheese Stick Bridge you can do the rope glitch before the midway, and skip all the obstacles in the level.
Anyway, 5/5.
WiseAnorak Link
An awesome game
with a very sad ending. May River rest in peace. #tb{''}
. Perfect for beginners like me. Thanks for all your time expended on it.
VillainousWolf Link
This is a great hack. The music is really good and the levels are fun and not too challenging. Good for beginners. 8/10
adsorbator Link
awesome hack!
as a beginner I can just say: Perfect!

thanks for the work you've put into!
callmedoor Link
Great hack. Was able to beat it in 2 relatively short sittings so if you're a beginner I would consider this.

Note two things before going into it as a beginner though:

- You need to understand regrabs for one of the levels
- You also need to know a couple of specific types of shell jump that other hacks can teach you

I had a great time with this. I believe Nexus pointed out that the two jumps after the midway in Slippery Dip don't need the tricks associated with them to make the jumps. Minor cheese.

Good work. I liked pretty much every second of it.
Zalzion Link
Had a blast with this one. Great work Monkeyfist!
Illmatic Link
short and sweet
MazkoMac Link
Originally posted by anthonypasha
Amazing hack! I'm having a hard time in the yellow P-Switch level with the three pipes. Any hints?


the solution is hidden in an information block in a previous level
anthonypasha Link
Amazing hack! I'm having a hard time in the yellow P-Switch level with the three pipes. Any hints?
MazkoMac Link
Really awesome Hack. I've beat quite a few of the well known beginner Hacks out there so thought I'd try my hand at this. Managed to 100% in about two hours so can confirm this is a perfect beginner hack or for someone approaching intermediate wanting a quick test. Great job, would recommend anyone to play.
jquery861 Link
Just finished this one. Had a blast from start to end. Thank you for the romhack and the lots of work and love you put into every level.

Recommended if you're starting kaizo, you'll have fun and nice challenges from start to finish. If you have a bit more experience, you'll enjoy it as well.

Thank you so much and all the best for you, monkeyfist! <3
Reyreyhdz Link
I really like it 😃😄
Monkeyfist Author Link
Originally posted by gresh
i have cleared the first palace but absolutely nothing has happened. do i have to find the secret exit to progress? or is there something wrong? :P


Hey man, check the ghost house forr a secret exit. A blue door will appear with a pswitch use
gresh Link
i have cleared the first palace but absolutely nothing has happened. do i have to find the secret exit to progress? or is there something wrong? :P
Monkeyfist Author Link
Originally posted by GiraffeKiller
Outstanding hack. Loved every moment.


Thanks for playing GiraffeKiller. Really enjoyed watching you play it on stream!
GiraffeKiller Link
Outstanding hack. Loved every moment.
Monkeyfist Author Link
Originally posted by NeXuS15
Amazing beginner hack, was a lot of fun to play through, good job.

I found 2 minor things you should fix if you want to update this hack again.
1) After the Midway in Slippery Dip you are able to just jump up onto the platforms and dont need the vines as seen here
2) Some blocks in the SEKRET of Pokey Paradise act as 25, making you fall through them. If you end up changing that, make sure to put a muncher somewhere because you could softlock otherwise (even if its unlikely)


Hey Nexus, thanks for playing through.

I will make a change to Slippery Dip to prevent that cheese but probably not for a while or unless a major issue shows up.

As for the act as 25, that's just to ensure that no-one does get softlocked in that room. They might think they have been but aren't.

Thanks once again for playing, I hope you enjoyed! :)
NeXuS15 Link
Amazing beginner hack, was a lot of fun to play through, good job.

I found 2 minor things you should fix if you want to update this hack again.
1) After the Midway in Slippery Dip you are able to just jump up onto the platforms and dont need the vines as seen here
2) Some blocks in the SEKRET of Pokey Paradise act as 25, making you fall through them. If you end up changing that, make sure to put a muncher somewhere because you could softlock otherwise (even if its unlikely)
Letsmangle From older version: River Song Link
Pretty good hack for beginners.

I did run into one issue on the double bounce switch palace. The last koopa to kick a shell sometimes died by the shell it is supposed to kick. Happened multiple times.

Other than that no problems and congratz on making something nice.
SuperBeastGN From older version: River Song Link
Fantastic hack! I liked the short levels. Difficulty increase over the span of the game was very fair. Music selection was great! I would definitely recommend this hack for both beginners and pros.
lazy_star From older version: River Song Link
Thanks for the game, i had a good time and loved it.
MrBread Link
Hey, your hack is in the moderated/approved files, you can update your romhack there instead of a new submission!#smrpg{:D}
Well deserved I must say.
Monkeyfist Author From older version: River Song Link
Originally posted by faloppa
I really enjoyed it a lot! There's something odd with the custom vines when I'm on them, I jump and try to grab it again but it doesn't work, the only way to work is to move de D-pad a little to the left or to the right in order to work as it is intended, idk tho if this is intentional. Besides that, this is a great hack!


Hey thanks for playing.

I looked into the vine issue and it seems I had them acting as nets rather than vines. I will update the file with that fixed along with some other stuff soon.
faloppa From older version: River Song Link
I really enjoyed it a lot! There's something odd with the custom vines when I'm on them, I jump and try to grab it again but it doesn't work, the only way to work is to move de D-pad a little to the left or to the right in order to work as it is intended, idk tho if this is intentional. Besides that, this is a great hack!
MrBread From older version: River Song Link
Originally posted by Monkeyfist
Originally posted by MrBread
First of all, this is a great romhack, really enjoyed it, good music, good stuff.
There are minor stuff that I found that could be fixed pretty easily too:

-You can get p-speed here, and reveal the pipe before, so you can skip the next section.


-Also, you can see some cut-off here.


-And here, in the same area.


-You can skip this jump with p-speed, and get to the saw.


-barbWut #smrpg{gasp}

-In "Spoopy house" you don't need the spring to get up. You can use the stone ghost.
-If you get enough lives, you die in the overworld.

Good luck mate, and hope everything is allright for you! #smrpg{y}


Hey thanks for playing.

Didn't realise all those cut-offs could be seen, I'll fix them. And the pipe skip I am well aware of. Its just something I don't think people will see on the first play thru.

I knew about the p-speed skip on the castle, its just much slower and the stone ghosts. The ghosts I left in as a "safety net" or 2nd chance for the player. Perhaps I should remove them if its considered to be against kaizo level design.

Can you explain what you mean about getting enough lives to die on the overworld?

Appreciate the feedback mate.




That, I assume it' s because of gaining lives #smrpg{gasp}

Yeah, most of stuff I said aren't problems, but maybe you wanted to know, who knows! #smrpg{:D}
Monkeyfist Author From older version: River Song Link
Originally posted by GiraffeKiller
Having fun with this! Don't really care for the Low Bounce House but I just suck at those kinds of jumps. So, I guess also, thanks for helping to make me better. Lol.


Thanks for playing mate.

Yeah I've had feedback from some others that it's a bit difficult. There is always the other path to take and come back when you feel ready. I may even nerf it a bit, we shall see.
Monkeyfist Author From older version: River Song Link
Originally posted by MrBread
First of all, this is a great romhack, really enjoyed it, good music, good stuff.
There are minor stuff that I found that could be fixed pretty easily too:

-You can get p-speed here, and reveal the pipe before, so you can skip the next section.


-Also, you can see some cut-off here.


-And here, in the same area.


-You can skip this jump with p-speed, and get to the saw.


-barbWut #smrpg{gasp}

-In "Spoopy house" you don't need the spring to get up. You can use the stone ghost.
-If you get enough lives, you die in the overworld.

Good luck mate, and hope everything is allright for you! #smrpg{y}


Hey thanks for playing.

Didn't realise all those cut-offs could be seen, I'll fix them. And the pipe skip I am well aware of. Its just something I don't think people will see on the first play thru.

I knew about the p-speed skip on the castle, its just much slower and the stone ghosts. The ghosts I left in as a "safety net" or 2nd chance for the player. Perhaps I should remove them if its considered to be against kaizo level design.

Can you explain what you mean about getting enough lives to die on the overworld?

Appreciate the feedback mate.
GiraffeKiller From older version: River Song Link
Having fun with this! Don't really care for the Low Bounce House but I just suck at those kinds of jumps. So, I guess also, thanks for helping to make me better. Lol.
MrBread From older version: River Song Link
First of all, this is a great romhack, really enjoyed it, good music, good stuff.
There are minor stuff that I found that could be fixed pretty easily too:

-You can get p-speed here, and reveal the pipe before, so you can skip the next section.


-Also, you can see some cut-off here.


-And here, in the same area.


-You can skip this jump with p-speed, and get to the saw.


-barbWut #smrpg{gasp}

-In "Spoopy house" you don't need the spring to get up. You can use the stone ghost.
-If you get enough lives, you die in the overworld.

Good luck mate, and hope everything is allright for you! #smrpg{y}