This was a very fun playthrough, super chill beginner friendly any%. The 100% steps it up slightly in the difficulty. Overall, it's well balanced, looks great, definitely has replay value. Awesome work!
I tend to like a lot of fun, simple platforming so I really enjoyed this hack. I think this hack is very suited for beginners, with a nice, smooth difficulty increase towards the later levels. Great first hack!
This is a really, really fun hack, and I believe it's one that'd be suitable for beginners or someone looking for a relaxing time. I cleared it in about an hour for moderation, if that helps you gauge the difficulty as well.
My only minor concern with any of the levels/setups is that, in the second section of "Motorhouse," that first koopaling you jump up to from the saw might be one tile too high. I adjusted quickly enough, but I worry about actual beginners to kaizo coming to that setup. That said, it's at the beginning of the section, so you get lots of tries.
Ohterwise, the only thing I noticed is cutoff on the overworld (mismatched tiles that ruin the verisimilitude of the setting. The hills in the special world having the shadow cut off on the their bottom tiles is a good example. Another one is the random extra event stuff when you clear the any% castle. Ultimately, the hack is wonderful and that kinda thing doesn't makke a good ahck bad, but just a heads up.
Also, I adjusted the exit count to 17. The switch palaces don't crush or trigger an event on the overworld when you clear them, so the game does not count them as exits.
Just some minor, nitpicky stuff. The overall experience was A+.