Hello there guys. I'm a new level designer in training. I've heard about Lunar Magic for months, and being the Super Mario World fan that I am, I wanted to be able to create my very own levels on Super Mario World. However, I only got Lunar Magic (and my copy of the Super Mario World ROM) about a month ago, and while I've since learned about how to make new levels, change the GFX, and insert custom blocks using Block Tool, there's still alot that I don;t know about (including ExGFX, what ASM hacks are exactly, how to create new music for my hacks, how to insert custom music into my hacks, etc.)
Some things about me:
1st off, I grew up while playing videogames, and platforming games are one of my favorite genres. I'm particularly fond of the Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and Sonic the Hedgehog serieses, and I'll be borrowing some design methods from those games when creating new levels. Here are the reasons why I'm so fond of these games:
Super Mario World/Super Mario Bros. 3/New Super Mario Bros.: Those games have a branching overworld, so levels aren't always completed in a linear fashion. Also, some levels have particular themes that occur throughout the world.
Donkey Kong Country/Land series: Takes level themes to a new level, with many levels having unique challenges to complete that take up the entirety of a level. Also, the difficulty level isn't as easy as in the Mario or Kirby serieses.
Kirby series: I love how versatile this little pink puffball is, what with being able to transform into different forms by sucking in enemies. Also, the minibosses (like Bonkers or Bugzzy) are a cool addition to standard levels, and the music is something that I'd LOVE to put in my hacks. Shame that levels are designed more on the easy side.
Sonic the Hedgehog series: The gameplay can get pretty fast, which, depending on your playing style, could be exhilirating or downright frustrating. Me? Well, I use Sonic's speed whenever I need to, so I sometimes play through levels a bit slowly. Anyways, some of the music is pretty cool as well. (Chemical Plant Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is one of my favorites.)
My birthdate is 05/10/1986, so I'm currently about 22 1/2 years old (at the time of this posting).
I enjoy playing some other genres of games as well as platforming games, including the fps, kart racing (as in racing games like Mario Kart and Crash Team Racing), and rts genres.
Hope to enjoy my time here (and to finish my hack, which currently consists of only 2 levels out of dozens of planned levels), though I doubt that I'll be posting here very often. Still, once I'm ready, I'll upload my hack to the site.
I'm currently taking an indefinitely long break from ROM hacking to play World of Warcraft again. Anyone may check out my user bio
for more information on what I'm planning for Rainbow Legends: S********'s Adventure