I've got a few questions about this contest that are making me slightly tempted to enter with the first level from world 7 in my hack, so...
1. How well (approximately) would a level work in this contest if it had the automatic running sprite (I have a working copy) in it (as long as the whole design of the level was good, no matter the difficulty of the level), making the level have a twist on the Automatic Mario concept? With this sprite, a few things come into play, for starters, the player cannot slow down, stop moving, or turn around once they are under the "spell" this sprite creates, and running into a wall is deadly (with my version anyway). Fortunately, I found that both teleport blocks and a goal sphere that makes the player stop moving in a horizontal level can be used in conjunction with the automatic running sprite.
2. In order to submit a level to this contest, does it have to be on a rom where the only modified level is the one in question that the author wants to submit, or can it be on a modified version of the rom it's currently on, as long as only that particular level is accessible on the OV map?
3. Are dynamic sprites allowed in this contest?
Anyway, thanks in advance.