While mainly the past few years I have moved onto Indie and Commercial work
, I've had a renewed want to return to SMW Hacking/Lunar Magic for the past while. As a result, alongside a few friends back in March I started work on a (what ended up being rather ambitious) new project -- BS SUPER MARIO WORLD.
BS SUPER MARIO WORLD is a hypothetical "what if" - a proposed expansion of the original Super Mario World for the Japanese-Exclusive Satellaview. This makes it unique for a few reasons. Firstly, it utilizes a timer mechanic seen in most Satellaview games of that period. What that means for the player is that you have a limited amount of time to complete this "Broadcast"
. Specifically, 60 minutes are given to the player before being sent to a results screen and given a rank. Of course, if you complete the levels before that time limit, you reach that screen anyways, but at least you have some bragging rights ;). 60 minutes also may seem like a lot for this demo, but do note that each broadcast only gets harder from here! I also heard there's a new powerup or two...
Also unique to BS SUPER MARIO WORLD is it's entirely original OST that does not use SPC700
. That's right, BS SUPER MARIO WORLD is one of the first hacks to utilize MSU-1 alongside SA-1 to provide a unique experience compared to most hacks featured on this site. While this demo only contains a fraction of the final game tracks, the final OST will have 40+ tracks from familiar faces from this site alongside new surprises
. Of course, the trade-off is that this hack is currently MSU-1 exclusive, and as a result has a hefty filesize. For this demo, I have created a link off-site to download. OST versions of each track will be available after the demo launches.
Oh right, a demo you say? That's right, the First Broadcast
(ie the first two worlds) can be downloaded and played right now! There are some bugs still, do note (specifically for BSNES users, please do note that I am unable to test with BSNES given my PC Specs, so the game is most optimized for SNES9x Version 1.59.2 alongside any new version on this site) but overall we hope to provide you with a fun and polished experience. Please enjoy! Additional credits and information in the enclosed readme.
Download! (Version 1.06)