The Wicked Star Story
Super Mario Bros. - The Wicked Star Story is the project I've been working on ever since I first became interested in this ROM modification scene.
I had originally intended to have a demo prepared for SMWC3 May 2009, but I was unable to get a product finished in time. With luck, though, I should have something ready soon. Until then, this thread is where I will post updates and such.
For the time being, I wanted to go ahead and show the progress I've made so far with some of the earlier levels. Several months ago, I decided to reboot my hack completely by starting with a clean, fresh ROM and getting better organization from the start. I think if you compare what I have below with what my project used to look like, there are some pretty clear differences.
I've been trying hard to keep track of all of the people who have assisted me with this project, but I am sure that I am forgetting several people. If your name is not on the list below and you know it should be, please send me a PM so we can get that fixed. I could not have done this without any of the following people.
..., Anikiti, Atma, AtomicShroom, BD132, Bio, Bloodstar, Blue Rabbit, Boingboingsplat, Broozer, BusterBeetle, Buu-Huu, Carol, Davros, Delmaru, Dispari Scuro, Dotsarecool, edit1754, Ersanio, FPI, Ghettoyouth, Golden Yoshi, heisanevilgenius, HuFlungDu, Icegoom, Iceguy, Ice Man, imamelia, InvisibleCoinBlock, Ixtab, Jimmy52905, Kaeru, Karasz, KilloZapit, Kyoseron, Mattrizzle, MidiGuy, mikeyk, MiOr, Nameless, Nanashi-SW, Pac, Romi, Roy, Schwa, Shigeru Miyamoto, Shy-Hi, smkdan, SNN, Soul2Limbo, Supertails, SWR, Techokami, WhiteYoshiEgg, xIque, YoshiCookieZeus
Super Mario Bros. - The Wicked Star Story is a game based largely around the games Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, and 3, with elements of the later games thrown in for fun. I've tried my best to combine good level design with appealing graphics and fun gameplay, along with a story that will unravel as the adventure continues.
The Mario Bros. wake up one morning and receive a letter from Princess Peach. Yoshi Island is under attack by an army of Shy Guys. At the same time, Goombas and Koopa Troopas are roaming Toad Road in the Mushroom Kingdom. Once again, Peach calls on the Mario Bros. to save the day. Meanwhile, something is wrong with the night sky - it just doesn't look right anymore. Could these strange incidents all be connected somehow? Only time will tell...
[?] Miscellaneous Helpful Hints
If I moderated your hack, there was apparently a 90 percent chance it was rejected.