Why hello there everyone! A select group of people are working on a hack to help less experienced SMW players play better called "Super Mario World For Dummies". It is designed to be an easy, helpful experience for new players. It was started by Devann, mockingod, and HyperShadow32. Here are some screenshots of the first level:
Hey, I can climb on vines!
I found a secret vine! Cool!
Hey, there's a Yoshi coin up here!
Better be careful so I don't fall!
Cool, I'm big now!
Holy crap, a Banzai Bill! What do I do?
Wow, I sure am lucky that hole was there!
Aw man, a block maze! Looks pretty easy though, thanks to my new skills!
And that's all we have so far for the first level. Questions and comments appreciated!
EDIT: Images fixed.
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A video of the title screen should be coming shortly. Also, we will add some finishing touches to the hack at the end, like custom palette, asm, sprites, blocks, patches, and most importantly, music.
Just to say who is making the hack and stuff:
Devann- is the main level designer and boss.
HyperShadow32- is a secondary level designer, and also will add some finishing touches, and has made some palettes.
mockingod- Is the main beta tester for the hack, and gives good ideas for it, and also explains how to do some stuff.
MarioEdit- is the ASM guy, he add's all the patches and codes stuff.
FUGGNUTZ- basically did what he did right here >_>
Synchronizer- (im not really sure if he made an account here on smwc yet. >.<)
Nice looking hack! Looks helpful for people like me who fail at playing SMW!
Only thing I would recommend is decorating your levels a bit more..
A bit of eye-candy like a bush never hurts, as a break from featureless areas of land.
That's just my personal preference though! I'm sure others don't mind it too much!
Other than that this looks good! I'll make sure to keep my eye on this project!
For the moment, We are currently working on getting level 1 as simple as possible. We are trying to get more than 2 info boxes per level.
It's kind of hard to have a tutorial hack if the levels have to be long, because you use those 2 real fast...
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Here's more updated screenshots of the first level. We added a portion of the title level to put a little more variety. Also, thanks to the coders on the team, we have messages that appear under certain circumstances to give it a more tutorial feel. Screenshots:
Intro to the hack
Intro to the first level
Mario gets a mushroom
The player learns to clear gaps
Mario gets a fire flower
The player prepares for his first challenge: Banzai Bills
Mario reaches the midway
That's all for now. We'll keep you updated.
Fakeedit: Maruhai just stop by #dummies on the IRC if you want to contribute.