I present to you GoldPooka's Challenge or GPC as I like to call it because it sounds cooler. As I was playing some of the hacks around here, I noticed that some of them were a little easy. I know it's something called a difficulty curve, but I'm honestly not going to run through the easy levels to get to the hard parts. That's why I made a hack of my own. It's a short, hard hack appealing to those who prefer...Hard hacks. I'll clear this up right now, it's not one of those crappy Kaizo knockoffs (95% of all hacks submitted). It's actual legitimate difficulty. I'm planning on making it 15 levels long (7 main levels, 7 bonus levels, and one credits level), and I assure you, there's never a dull moment.
Enough of intros, let's get to the screenshots!
The story: After the defeat of Bowser, the Mario brothers knew they would have only a short time to rest before Bowser would return again. During this time period, Mario went on a vacation with Peach, leaving Luigi all by himself. Luigi, feeling left out, went on his own cruise, but the ship crashed near a mysterious island. Luckily, there's a castle up ahead. Maybe someone inside can help him out, but it's going to be a long way to the castle!
The story starts off at the ship. I call it "Arrival on the Isle".
The first custom block I ever made. I call it the First Aid Block. Exactly like the mushrooms of the original in that they are drugs that will help you greatly on your quest.
Oh yeah, the silver, now red, P-Switch doesn't remove any sprites on the screen at all. That would be too easy.
This room is my favorite. Things coming at you from all sides; ghosts from the sides, falling ceiling tiles from the top, and...water from below.
Yeah, I hope you're not claustrophobic. Luigi makes his way from the ship and into the water.
Then Luigi makes it out of the water and onto the beach, where he gets attacked by turtles...
...and finally onto the mainland where his quest can begin.
That's all I'll have for now, and I'll post more screenshots, and hopefully a demo, when the second level is completed.
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