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Chocolate Level Design 2009: Discussion

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You should only submit one level. We won't be judging more than that.

As for the difficulty of the level affecting the score .. it depends. If your level is totally unbeatable, and all of the fun is sapped from it, the score will be lowered. If the difficulty makes the level fun, on the other hand, then it will be taken into consideration upon judging.

I should probably add a quick note that I never said you couldn't get other people to beta test your level. I'm sure most of you have been doing that anyway, but eh .. thought I'd throw it out there.
I wage war with those who join this contest...

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From description:
As SNN said it, it IS a no-hold-bar Contest, so I took it upon myself to make sure I win. I made a big checklist of what I need done and through the kindness of others, and some of my own knowledge, it will get done eventually. This is just a small taste of what I'm bringing, which will bring up some questions like, "Why does the 3-up moon only give you one life, or how did time stop for mario?". All shall be revealed in due time.

Credits so far:
Kaeru
Roy, Roy, ROY
Psuedonym
IceYoshi
SMKdan
I think Nekoh
Ladida
Schwa
Ersanio (I think)
and Kerign(sp?)
I wonder what a HFD opcode would do in ASM...
I have a question. I have the game set up so that based on your save file, you get sent to a different spot on the overworld. However, the overworld looks entirely the same, and the different levels are just different versions of each other. I really want to go through with this idea, so is it okay?

Originally posted by TLMB
I wage war with those who join this contest...

*video*

I will fight back!

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Note that the level has been extended as of now.
Now with extra girl and extra hacker
Seeing as people are putting there ASM things here, why not :3

OMG ONOZ

Take that! D:
Heh, that's pretty cool.

I'd be even better if you could make the ! block objects turn on when you press the switch, instead of when the level is reloaded.
I also wage war!



Shazaam!! Dart shooters!

Mine will have tons of neato asm stuff, but I can't make videos! Shazaam!
You people and your "war". SMB3 Style ftw! Behold!







This was a bitch to make because I used pac's hack as a base and had to remap all of Mario's animations back to their original places. I might edit the status bar.

All 1 level, btw.
I join in war!





I'm not gonna show much though. even though my level is quite long.
These are actually some really neat entries so far. I especially like some of the ASM you've implemented, TLMB, and most things linked look quite solid overall.

Guess I should get started on my level then. Time appears to be running out.
I've pretty much abandoned the idea of porting a second song for this. Not much time left and I've got code to write and a level to polish.
I think I have a pretty good level so far. Well, do we have to put the IPS patch on another website to make it work or can we just submit it directly? Also, will we not get a lot of points if we don't use ASM and things like that. b/c it seems like some people are using it, and I don't know how to do it, but I used a few custom sprites that I will show in a video. well, I might want to make one more room for my level, but I have 2 so far, and I think the level design is good so far, but let me know what you think. There is just a problem w/the Birdo's and tap taps not appearing sometimes. I don't know what's wrong b/c sometimes they appear, and other times they don't. It just seems to be random, but I'm not sure.


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I stopped it in the middle b/c I didn't want to give away the whole level.

Lespna1
So, this is SPARTAAAAA the war !
Okay !
*bomb screenshot rain*

Gusty Gardens style FTW !











But who's this boss ? Or what's this boss ? ;3
Interesting stuff so far, folks. Just remember that the deadline is September 23rd, meaning you have about two weeks to finish and submit your level.

I, as well as the other judges, look forward to playing them.
Erm...

Originally posted by me

I have a question. I have the game set up so that based on your save file, you get sent to a different spot on the overworld. However, the overworld looks entirely the same, and the different levels are just different versions of each other. I really want to go through with this idea, so is it okay?


I don't think anyone planned on answering my question, since so far two admins have posted and not answered my question.

I kind of really need this answered.
Now with extra girl and extra hacker
I'll try to clear this up for everyone for you noobish noobsticle. Okay, you have your contest level. But what if it's too easy and you want to play a harder version? You would then select the other save file for medium or hard. See? He wants a level with different versions of it for each save file. I'm not necessarily saying that he wants to have an option of difficulty. I hope I helped explain it better.
Well, since everyone else is showing some of their ASM stuff for the contest, I'll join in and show some of my stuff too.

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Enjoy the vid. :)
I am sorry, N.N. I must have missed that question.

I suppose you could do that, as long as the level is pretty much the same, and not three entirely different levels based on the save file. That would be fine.
Wow. Now I'm really hosed.

Well, my ASM stuff will probably fall through, but I hope I can still at least write enough custom music for it to semi-work....

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I'm working on a hack! Check it out here.
Originally posted by imamelia
Wow. Now I'm really hosed.

Well, my ASM stuff will probably fall through, but I hope I can still at least write enough custom music for it to semi-work....


Remember, while this contest is allowing us to use anything, it's still a LEVEL contest. If *picks Jimmy out of a hat* Jimmy's level is downright boring, it doesn't matter how fancy that ASM is. A good way to compare, Brutal Mario to Keytastrophy (sorry for the misspelling SNN). Brutal Mario is a nice HACK because of ASM. Some levels can prove to be very bland. Keytastrophy is quite different. It strives to make each level a challenging puzzle. If you were to compare the two on level design alone, I would bet you a 3 hour ban that Keytastrophy would be more popular.

Edit: If I didn't make it clear enough, I am not saying anything about Jimmy's level, I just needed an example.
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