Over the years i played a lot of demos, some with some level of potential, others not so much. I was hoping that after some time they would be completed, but i came to the realization that this probably will never happen (often because the hack's author is inactive for a very long period of time), so, like the title asks, what demo you played that you wish it was completed?
super kitiku mario, also known as brutal mario is a Japanese hack that was pretty cool, and had unique asm and level design. sadly it was never completed, i think the creator just lost interest and decided to move on.
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Here are some demos that I liked. I haven't kept up with the SMW hacking scene for years (outside of what JUMP Team makes), so these are pretty old.
Mario's Lost World: This was the first hack I remember that used the Redrawn graphics. I liked the prehistoric theme it was going for, which it pulled off much better than the original game. I've always wanted to see this one finished.
Super Mario TKO: I recall this one having some strange music. This hack gave off some weird vibes, which I liked, and I wanted more of it.
Also, way back on the 2006 version of SMWC, I remember following a thread about a hack with Yoshi's Island graphics. Basically, it looked like YI translated directly to SMW and it looked amazing. I think you controlled a Yoshi and you could flutter? I'm pretty sure it was made by A Yoshi, but I don't remember the name of the hack or if there even ended up being a demo of it.
I wished Brutal Mario was completed back in the day. I know there's Kitiku Mario with its awesome bosses and all, but I really wanted an independent hack as a full experience.
Another hack that sticks out is Cool or Cruel. I remember the last finished level being Tubular, and it's been on an eternal hiatus ever since.
Super Mario World - Blue Flamingo is easily one that I really wished was finished. That hack had such a good aesthetic, and it sucks that it didn't get to reach its fullest potential.
i agree, truly truxton_md had a masterpiece on his hands....now i'll never know what happens to luigi.......
ALSO not sure if this counts (because it was never released lol) but I still wish that worldpeace had finished his SMW Loop2 project. This was one of the hacks I was most excited for back in the day, even now the design is still insanely impressive and inventive.