So I've been thinking about this hack for awhile, and decided that Luigi should be the star of the show, and that not every hack has to be the bros. defeating Bowser and rescuing Peach, so I came up with this.
Story: One day Mario got sick, and nobody knew why, and later that day, he was found... dead. Gallant Goldshroom (Mushroom kingdom God and protector) descended to the Mushroom Kingdom to uplift Mario's soul to Sky World (Mushroom Kingdom's Heaven). As Goldshroom flew away, he said: "Luigi, you are to take Mario's place in this world. Prove your worth as the new hero. "Good luck, be careful" Why was Goldshroom worried? Why is he testing luigi? And why did Mario die? It is up to Luigi to answer these questions.
This hack will have the levels themselves constructed from vanilla resources, but will be classified as chocolate because I'll be incorporating certain blocks and sprites such as 'pass with X Yoshi coins,' 'end level when no sprites are onscreen,' etc. I may also put it some custom music to make it more flavorful, and potentially the cutscene tool.
The hack will be a free progress, in which you must find a certain number of exits and or switches to reach new worlds, and eventually the final level. Some levels will have two exits. Most of the time, reaching the goal is the normal exit, and finding all Yoshi coins and heading through the Yoshi coin block is the secret. (There are exceptions.) Message blocks will be placed at each level's start to identify the goal, level name, certain gimmicks or restrictions, etc.
There will be 7 worlds total, 3 on the main map (Grassland, Water, Sky). The worlds are, in order of accessibility, and how to access:
Grassland world (from start)
Desert World (Beat Big Boo at Ghost house secret exit, and get 4 other exits [5 exits total])
Forest World (Find yellow switch in Desert World)
Water World (Find Green switch in Forest world)
Cave World (Find Blue switch in Water World)
Sky World (Find Red switch in Cave World)
(level) Final Level (Find X exits, and beat all regular Sky World levels the normal way)
Bonus World* (From start. Unlock levels in this world by finding X exits.)
*Bonus levels have side exits, and do not count toward total exits when beaten.
Enough of my babbling, here are some screenshots of my hack so far:
One of my levels: Desert Dunes.
A little bonus area.
Proof of conquered level.
Most recent update of desert/beach palette.
Another level: Koopa Crossing
Proof of conquered level + all Yoshi coins collected.
Comments would be greatly appreciated, especially about my level design, palettes, and story.
(No current projects, lost them all.....)
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