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Super Mario World Hacks → Crossfire

Submission Details

Name: Crossfire
Author: NeptuneNeon
Version History: View
Demo: No
Hall of Fame: No
Length: 22 exit(s)
Type: Kaizo: Intermediate
Description: This hack has been in the making since August 2019 and it was an incredible experience. I had a lot of fun making this hack, I hope you have fun playing it.

Crossfire consists of 22 exits and 4 switch palaces that do not count towards the exit count. It is a 50/50 mix of old-school vanilla kaizo with new school chocolate. Everything I find fun in kaizo mario hacks are put into Crossfire. There are no water or cape specific levels. However, you will find motor skills, an exploding plane and other various chocolate features.

I was heavily inspired by the level designs of Invictus and Grand Poo World 2. I chose to primarily focus on fast platforming, and tried new and creative ways to link them. I don't think I'm an accurate judge of my own difficulty, but I would not suggest this hack for beginners.

I want to thank everyone in the Kaizo Mario community for helping me put this all together and making it work, seriously you all are the most generous people I've known.

Special Thanks goes out to VLSkoot and Westslasher2, you took all my questions and did help for me out of your own will, and that I am deeply appreciative of, and I'm sure most of you will be too, as this hack would not be like it is without them.

Good Luck and Have Fun!

Version 1.2 update:
Changes and fixes are explained in the Readme file to avoid spoilers.
Tags: asm music vanilla
Comments: 12 (jump to comments)
4.6 (5 ratings)
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Comments (12)

 Pokemon Hacker Link
This hack has my favorite intro message
timeisart Link
super dope hack, had a lot of fun with this one! the 1-up shell palace was tough but felt great to beat, and this was the first hack I've played that had a
RNG final boss
, struggled with that but finally got it. great first hack NeptuneNeon, looking forward to what you come up with next!
Ilucuthen Link
Downloaded this a couple months ago and was pretty excited to play it. The first couple levels were great too. I'm not really sure what happened (other than one really, really poorly designed level in the middle) but I kinda lost my enthusiasm for it after a while. Maybe it was just too difficult for me? I did eventually beat it, but it just felt annoying after a while.
 Amethyst Link
Heya, I found a potentially serious break in the game in the secret exit of el-Saghria. I missed grabbing the key the last time at the end of the section, so I went into the pipe at the end to scout ahead for potential hazards. Said pipe is apparently a checkpoint, so dying didn't reset it. Unfortunately, unaware that it would instantly save to the overworld (kaizo players reading the readme, am I right?), I tried to start-select out to fix it and found that I had saved my softlock. So, uh, avoid going into the pipe without the key, or instantly reset if you do, I suppose.
 GlitchCat7 Link
Really fresh setups and a very polished hack overall. Cinematic, even. I don't have much critique or criticism for this one, I just liked it a lot. Great intermediate difficulty curve with fun surprises too.
WoxicTaste Link
Amazing hack.
Definitely one of my 2021 favorites so far. I had a lot of fun with this one.
Nice work!
Gabriel_Master Link
Amazing hack,very good, one of the best hacks i played in 2021!
Nice work!
Gabriel_Master From older version: Crossfire Link
Neptune did a good job.
Fantastic Hack is a Hot Story 5/5.
SteamyPanini From older version: Crossfire Link
Strong debut, great hack. 007 ftw #smw{:peace:}
PastaNoSauce From older version: Crossfire Link
A fun and chill intermediate hack. A couple of odd setups towards the beginning that had me not sure if I should trust the levels throughout my playthrough - which for anybody about to play this 95%+ of the levels worked for me with very balanced kaizo problem solving and good old fashioned tight platforming.

A+++ would recommend, except
the final boss rando rooms for those I demand a refund :(
superben1755 From older version: Crossfire Link
Awesome hack, hot lore, fun gameplay :)
VLSkoot From older version: Crossfire Link
neptune did a fantastic job with this one. a wonderful barrage of fun and challenging gameplay that is sure to provide hours of fun! this is a tricky one, especially in some key spots, but overall its a nonstop fun fest. can't wait to see whats next!