Tip: After editing your overworld, make sure to use an EMPTY save file, as save files with progress may load Mario's position based on previous versions of the overworld. Note that altered level flags will also only take effect on new save files.
HYPERION is a chocolate hack featuring expanded graphics, extra and modified sprites, fresh palettes, and a custom soundtrack.
This game focuses on platforming rather than trick-heavy setups, so you will find limited item abuse or shell techniques here (there is a light sprinkling of kaizo trolls though).
The overworld paths are branching with the secret exits and switch palaces being necessary to complete the game, but your movement is sped up and your progress auto saves as you move. (Note: switch palaces do not count towards the exit total.)
There are also a handful of secret shout outs and easter eggs throughout the game for exploratory players. HYPERION is my first hack and my labour of love for the past year, I hope you enjoy.
DISCLAIMER: there is at least one known compatibility issue with SNES Classic.
- 1.0 release version
- 1.0.1 fix exit-breaking yellow switch palace pipe
- 1.1 quality of life fixes, smoothed out some level readability and flow issues, adjusted a boss
- 1.2 ironed out some minor pain points and fixed some unintuitiveness in a few levels
Absolutely incredible level design, aesthetics, and overworld pathing. Each level was so unique and a joy to play. A great hack for intermediate players to gain some knowledge with set ups, chocolate mechanics, and phenomenal design!
Really well made hack. Fun levels that never overstay their welcome. Nice "expanded vanilla" look to a lot of the graphics as well as some custom details that really stand out. Highly recommend as a step up after the Quickies. No crazy tech that will really stump a newer player just good solid platforming for the most part. My favorite level was probably
Clearly a lot of work went into this. It shines aesthetically, where there's quite a bit a very creative stuff. Creative gameplay, too, though I found some parts a little rote/unadventurous. Music choices honestly didn't do much for me, though that's a pretty minor complaint.
Overall a solid hack, and I'm definitely looking forward to more from you, AmperSam!
Really great experience with Hyperion. I can definitely see the love and care you put into the design. Loved the visuals and music choices in the entire hack. My favorite levels was the ghost cave, the vertical section in beta particles, and the final lvl and boss.
I just finished this hack and I absolutely loved it! It was just what I needed to de-rust SMW. There are a few nitpicky things I didn't like here and there. Biggest one is if you hit exit on the final level after clearing a room and getting a checkpoint (before boss CP at least) you lost the CP and have to start from the beginning again. That could be frustrating for newer players.
This is one of favourite hacks! I had a blast. The design, graphics, palettes, music, graphics, world map, everything was on point. I thought the final boss was a little on the easy side, but the first room of the final level more than made up for it IMO. Thanks for making this!