This is a project I have been working on for a long time. Sadly I don't have much time to work on it anymore so this hack remains way shorter than I had planned. But it is a lot of fun and not uploading what I have would feel like a waste seeing how much work went into it.
"Hack for a dying culture" is a fangame where mario's physics have been drastically changed.
A few things to know:
-you can ground pound
-you can change your type of jump in midair (motorskills)
-midairs with all kinds of items (including shells!) are required. But due to the modified physics it is very easy! You have to do the inputs slightly earlier than normaly and the timeframe you have is very big.
This is a very hard hack and requires dedication. But once you get the hang of it, it is way more fun than you probably think :)
Having watched others play this hack and must say that my previous comment is an exaggeration. I myself only beat 4 levels without save states due to my lack of motivation to continue playing. Although it took me a while, when I went back and played them again I realized that it is not all that bad. Turns out I was just rusty at Super Mario World, apparently. Very special and unique hack, definitely not for everyone though
After beating 2 levels and a half with save states, I have to say that I imagine it would take much more than just 20 hours to beat this hack tool-less. Even for very skilled and experienced players, this hack is definitely going to be a huge grind
This hack is extremely hard without save states. I played through this with save states and had a blast. Insanely cool setups and creativity. Definitely worth playing and a shame that it can't get finished.