Sniggerbobble's Redemption: The Crystal of Disaster (SR:TCoD) the sequel to Bowser's Ultimate Labyrinth, takes place 15 years after its predecessor. Bowser has kidnapped the Princess once again and as ransom wants the omni-potent Jewel: The Crystal of Disaster. The Mushroom Kingdom have no other choice but to oblige. However, on the night that they decide to hand it over, the temple where the Crystal was layed to rest was completely obliterated by an unknown force. Mario must now work in order to find out what happened to the Crystal, and to stop Bowser. But is there more to this story than what meets they eye...?
Welcome to the Teaser Demo of SR:TCoD! Although it's short and little in the way of story, it's going to outline what the game's going to be about, and show you what it's going to be like. Have fun in the 7 levels provided!
WARNING: The game has some strong language and may contain spoilers for those who have not yet played BUL. Play at your own risk.
(Also includes bonus Soundtrack) fixme: music breaks on accurate emulators.
What penalized this hack most is the design, which is extremly flat and not interesting. Every level felt the same, almost no new gimmicks and same-y sections. The only memorable level was a section of the castle with the layer 2 spikes, even if not executed this well, since some hits are nearly unavoidable. In terms of difficulty it's very weird, mainly because some parts of the castle are too hard (like the final battle and the already mentioned layer 2 part). Last but not least, the annoying item babysitting which is quite frequently throughout the whole hack. Overall, very bad.
Aesthetic-wise, it's not any better. The BG is most of the times with screwed up colors, while the FG is really weird looking and extremly clashy with the rest (mostly that FG grass). It's pretty meh overall.
- Music breaks on accurate emulators.
- Some slowdown in a few sections.
- You're most likely to screw up in Bowser's battle if you don't notice the spawned door when you press the P-Switch at the bottom of the bridge.
Overall, a nice beginning of a deep story. The game itself though...