A hack created by me and YoshiFan501. It features new levels, overworlds, graphics, sprites, blocks, patches, and hand-crafted music by yours truly. ;)
Included in the ZIP is:
- the IPS patch
- a soundtrack folder
- a readme
"After another successful battle against Bowser to rescue the princess, Mario returns to the castle with her only to find a strange note from someone unknown. He reads it and it oddly teleports him to a strange purple and black world, which begins his quest for retrieving the time crystals and saving everything..."
Have fun! :) fixme: music breaks on accurate emulators.
Not bad, but could've been much better from various points of view.
The design is more or less good. Kind of repetitive and flat if you ask me, but for a first world level, it suits. I would've made it less linear though; even if you want to make easy levels at the beginning, you can still make them more interesting to go through. What the authors did here was mainly a ground with a few enemies around and some obstacles. Not everthing is bad though, I liked the athletic stages with the rotating platforms. Not much more to say.
Aesthetic-wise, it's poor. You can tell by the screens that some levels, since they use layer 2, don't have a bg. If you don't use it properly, or put a layer 3 to enrich it, or just put some FG decorations, it will end up being very empty. Besides this, there is also some minor clashyness around (like the NSMB graphics you suddently decided to use). But overall, yeah, pretty empty.
- Music breaks on accurate emulators.
- Major slowdown in some sections.
Overall, it's not awful, but as I said before, this could've been much better.