Tip: If you place a moon, midpoint, or dragon coin through Map16, it will always respawn whenever you reenter that sublevel. It will not respawn if you add it through the Add Objects/Extended Objects window.
"Brave New World" is a mostly-vanilla, glitch-heavy kaizo hack dedicated to BraveToazter.
I was inspired after playing ABC_ore's Takumi V and Tatsujin Mario Part 1, and xHF01x's Studies of a Broken Engine; I wanted to explore these glitches with different setups.
I ended up creating -- in my opinion -- a fun, fair, RTA-viable hack that showcases kaizo tricks and glitches.
There are 10 levels with 5-8 single-screen rooms each, a switch palace, and 1 secret level, totaling 72 rooms. There's a checkpoint after every room.
Not all rooms require the use of glitches; some require precision platforming, while others require technical execution (shell jumps, spring jumps, key jumps, wall-clip jumps).
NOTE: Many of the tricks require frame-perfect inputs!
Some rooms require obscure SMW mechanics, so you may get stuck if you are not experienced with glitch hacks (or even if you are!).
To help new and seasoned players understand how to clear each room, I have developed state-of-the-art "FIO" Technology (Figure-It-Oot):
Press the SELECT button in any room to reveal text & graphics that explain how to beat the room.
There is also a companion video guide hosted here: https://derv.us/guide
The video guide contains:
* A thumbnail for each room,
* A short video illustrating how to beat the room,
* An explanation of the mechanics in use,
* A step-by-step guide on how to beat the room.
* Tips for making the setups more consistent.
The hack is "Mostly-Vanilla" due to some noticeable quality-of-life patches:
* Retry System (fast prompt, not auto-retry)
* Player X Speed Fix (reduces speed oscillation jank)
There's also a banging soundtrack (borrowed from SMWCentral's enormous library) and custom pixel art which also make this hack not "feel" vanilla either.
You may find hard-to-reach 3-Up Moons in a few rooms -- these moons are for an additional challenge but are not required.
Good luck, and I hope you have fun in Brave New World!
Changes in v1.1:
* Besides: Nerfed keyjump room (Take a hint!). This was to allow for a Kaizo:Intermediate rating.
* Besides: Added 1F0 under the blue koopa to reduce tightness.
* Potent Throwables: Increased area around POW door to make midair key door entry less awkward.
* Goodnight Springton: Included crucial "Step 4" hint for Yoshi uptoss trick.
* Credits Fraud: "...now do some midairs" ellipses are no longer solid, won't kill player.
* Lots of minor changes to hints and messaging to improve clarity.
This hack is a blast, it takes a genre that isn't super accessible and somehow makes it approachable for players that don't know anything about kuso. The FIO Technology is a stroke of genius also! Everything in here is executed super well, my only complaint was that I wanted more to play when I finished it. Amazing work 5/5
Derv filled a void with this hack. There really wasn't a full-on glitch/tech tutorial that could set newer players up to take on other hacks in the same genre (shallow pits, takumis, minglee, studies of a broken engine, etc.). I really hope this gets picked up by a lot of newer players and they start down the path of playing some more "kuso" style hacks. Excellent work.
Great hack! I'm a total scrub at most glitches/tricks, but I still find them interesting, so this was the perfect way to get into them. Some glitches I knew already, some I could figure out through trial and error, but for the rest, the tutorials were invaluable.
I also have to mention that the aesthetics are great. Nice HDMA, colour palettes and music choices.
Hard recommend to anyone interested glitch stuff and precision tricks!
Very fun and creative hack that makes smw glitch tech approachable to everyone. If you've ever been interested in learning about this sort of thing, Brave New World is the place to start! Single rooms with hints and cp's after each keep the game forgiving and fun even when tricks get more precise. I may be a little biased, but I highly recommend this to anyone who loves glitch tech or wants to learn about it. Thanks Derv for all the hard work and love you put into this!
what can i say, beautiful music, loovely colors`n mood, cool glitches`n exploits, very well wrapped together.
And the instructions, for me who aint still to familiar in that teritory, it came really in handy in several occations.
Many creative varieties of hard tricks made very aproachable lined up in a way that makes them "easy enough" to execute
Great Job, Great Hack, Great Art.
Two thumbs, if i had more thumbs, i would gladly lift them up!