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NOW WITH COMMENTARY
If you have known me before (Mostly pointing at Kyoseron since she's about the only one who tested this.) probably remember my SMW hack called... >-< Catsmack. Well recently, (If you call March 2009 recent) I have started a new hack. It isn't called/has Catsmack in the title, and the main character is myself. (Not really, since the only relation is the name- Snowshoe) First it started out around January, before I rereg'd at SMWC. I created a vanilla SMW hack, using the overworld for the Vanilla SMW Overworld contest. (BTW I never entered it, since I was booted March 16th) It was called: "The Golden Plunger" hey i needed some cliche mario thing so what you see is what you get
. I never worked on it during the summer, so it was on hiatus. Now I have revived it, and I have somewhat a plot, a new title, and a main character. Basic elements, right? Heh, I got the idea from Kyoseron reading my Rizon vhost as Walking.In.My.Shoes, but as you can tell, it isn't called that. The plot part came from my first hack. SMB2 for the NES.
Now for screenshots!
OLD Beta Title Screen
Please excuse the sloppy WALKING THROUGH THE SNOW text. I have yet to create some layer 3 for it. I'm also sorry it's small and a JPEG. If you wish to see higher quality screenshots I will use my photobucket. (This goes for all screens until I stop being lazy.)
Manick Village Overworld
I'm pretty sure this is finished for now. Looks good.
OLD Test Level
This is my test level. Notice the font used here, and the -THINKER'S WEEKLY- instead of -POINT OF ADVICE-. Yes pipes are cardboard boxes. Pipes and cats don't mix. Features include: Double Jumping, (Yoshi style) and an Ice powerup instead of Mario's Fire powerup. Going to remove time from the game, time limits and cats don't mix. Since I'm removing time, I might as well revamp the status bar, too.
I have added a little more stuff to the test level, yet it still is bland. I also added a GPS system, which tells you which level you are in. (Levelnames ASM) A ground pound attack has been added as well. I would show the GPS screenshot, but the name doesn't match the level, and you kinda get what I'm talking about anyway: -GPS- MANICK VILLAGE
I haven't done much to the OW, but I have changed the Title Screen a bunch. I also got this hack to work on my Nintendo DS!
Double Jumping into an enemy as "Small Mario" will allow you to double jump away from the floor when Snowshoe dies. However, it does not save you from losing a life, as when the death tune ends the screen fades out back to the OW... novelty I guess?
NEW! Title Screen
Here I used multicolored fonts and added lowercase letters for WALKING THROUGH THE SNOW like my message boxes. I turned the level BG completely black and made sure places where Snowshoe jumped out of frame were removed and looked the same as before. (Priority with the BG) Removed the clouds and some other enemies/objects. Changed the font on the MARIO files, too. A nice dark purple - D E M O - was added. Used the star like tiles from the OW here, as seen on the bottom, and my name in capital letters. I think it looks good:
I have two more tilesets done, underground and forest, be sure to see them when I post new screens!
[19:48:05] <+Snowshoe> the levelnames asm can be a GPS, like i mentioned before, but with a signal. I can make it so Snowshoe has the first world mapped out on his GPS, and once he leaves the next levels won't have names on the OW, he'd have to talk to an NPC sprite and get it mapped on his GPS. I can fake a "no signal" in levels and the OW, I can also fake "Good" "Best"...etc. The farther you go underground in a level destroys the signal. NPCs can also give you their GPS information one world at a time, since I can't code any of this, I will have to make some things required and loop my way around so it fits just right.
OPEN! Level Design
SMWC Custom Music
TAKEN Beta Testers
(Sorry, no spots for GFX, it's all me and my ExGFX, no rips.)
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NOTE: This was taken and modified from my original Neritic Net thread, as seen in my layout.
That's about it for now, please comment!