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Japanese Hacks Discussion Thread.
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This is the thread for discussion of Japanese hacks. Either playing them or following development of them.

This thread started as a basic discussion on the favorite Japanese hacks of SMWC, so the early pages are mostly about that. I eventually transformed it into general discussion thread for people who enjoy playing Japanese hacks.

Japanese hack submission website. Where most publicly available hacks are distributed and discussed among JP creators.
Vip and Wall Mix collaboration wiki.
Anikiti's website.
Carol's website.
Daigaidai's website.
Seawar's Uploader.

Japanese page on SMWDB. You can find pretty much every Japanese hack ever released here.
Brutal Mario. Despite poor graphical choices and sub-par level design, the ASM gimmicks were amusing to experience.

Haven't played many other Japanese hacks. A lot of them suffer from the same faults mentioned.
SMW Yeah, has good ASM gimmicks, maybe less impresive than brutal mario ones but they are used in a clever way with consistent vanilla feeling, level design.

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not so NEW progress! (56.25% done) [18/32]

... Why the first level of like every hack has a shooting pipe.
Some obscure hack I found called GM. It's ridiculously hard, and it's graphics garble up in the Mac version of ZSNES for some weird reason (like most recent Japanese hacks), but the ASM is awesome.

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The Luigi's Adventure series by Anikiti was definitely great. Although those hacks are extremely difficult, they're very well-made.

SMW YEAH was pretty awesome as well. It's pretty gimmicky but gets really awesome closer to the end, and I really enjoyed playing it.

Another one would be Scarlet Devil Mario, which - obviously - is Touhou-themed. It's a bit rough graphics-wise, and the later levels are obscenely difficult (which is to be expected, though), but it's still fairly good.
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I like the VIP and Wall Mix series. I'm not exactly sure why, I just do. I also like Brutal Mario. But really, those are the only Japanese hacks that I've played. I've seen more, however.

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Scarlet Devil Mario got stupid and repetitive after about three worlds. It was doing decently until then.

As for a favorite .. I don't know. The VIP series I guess, since most of the J hacks are just ASM showcases.
Brutal Mario and its latest demos (the "cheep" demo or something like that, the last boss demo, the FF5 bosses demo). It feels really nostalgic to me, since Brutal Mario was one of the first hacks I've ever played. The cheep demo is a really special favorite. I just love all the levels of it, and I find the music really beautiful for some reason (although they aren't accurate or really nice, it's just nostalgic). And I didn't even mention the excellent ASM...

The other pick would be SMW YEAH, this one had some awesome gimmicks, fun level design and great music.

My favorite upcoming (and probably to be released) Japanese Mario hack I'm waiting for would be Super Mario LD, I just tried some bosses and levels in the demos, and it's quite fantastic.
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Nah, in all actuality, I haven't played it yet, but from what I've seen, SMW Yeah would probably be my favorite.
Brutal Mario is pretty awesome, if boring in places.

Also, what's up with the no links rule? Is that ridiculous "no japanese hacks" rule still in effect?
Having played quite some Japanese hacks, Vip and Wall mix 4 is my favorite. Very long, and very difficult, exactly how i like it. I STILL haven't finished the Aim for Heaven normal exit... That level is ridiculous.

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Mine is the very first Mario Hack I ever played, Brutal Mario.

I love the custom bosses and I didn't really mind the level design, I loved the game, which made it my favourite Mario Hack, ever.

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VIP Series, Brutal Mario & Luigi's Adventure Series. Still, I am not SUCH a big fan of Japanese SMW hacks. Even if they have got some awesome ASM, most of them have horrible level design.


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Super Kitiku Mario. That's AMAZING HACK!!!!!!
Super Mario LD is my favourite Japanese hack, it's got excellent boss fights and custom sprites/ASM, and actually semi decent level design (compared to Brutal Mario anyway).

The VIP series is good, although the level design quality varies enormously from thoroughly awful to fantastic (as does the ASM), Luigi's Adventure is a well designed hack in general and what not.

I also like SMW Yeah, The Mario, Super Mario :p:p:p and GM, although they're too short and might rely too much of ASM for the level design.

Hyper Mario World/Hyper V/whatever raocow is playing is fantastic too, although it gets to Kaizo levels in the end game.

As for other stuff... dunno. Brutal Mario is okay, but has dull level design. Scarlet Devil Mario isn't... interesting enough for me, it uses mainly resources from SMW Central, and the level design basically repeats for each difficulty level, and Mario Fantasy, while good, is sadly forever unfinished.

For gaming news and Wario discussions, check out Gaming Reinvented and Wario Forums respectively.

As for Mario's Nightmare Quest? Well, it's currently on Fusion Gameworks, ROM or the GCN at the moment.
Well, i don't know any Japanese sites, so i can't say much, the only one i played was Brutal Mario, so... yeah.
Talking about it, anyone knows some japanese Mario Hack sites?

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I know pretty much all of the Japanese hacking sites, if anyone wants me to tell them via PM.

Or via post.

For gaming news and Wario discussions, check out Gaming Reinvented and Wario Forums respectively.

As for Mario's Nightmare Quest? Well, it's currently on Fusion Gameworks, ROM or the GCN at the moment.
I don't really see why the OP is attempting to enforce a "no links" rule that was never actually set into play here. Last I checked, the only thing the Japanese don't want is the rehosting of their stuff, which is somewhat understandable. Attempting to stop the linking of these all over the Internet would be futile on their part.

I see no reason why they can't be linked here.
Definitely Brutal Mario. The ASM nearly made me shit myself. Expecially the last playable level (in the demo hosted on the site). What I'd REALLY like to know is where to find the latest update. I want to see what carol has done.
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I see no reason why they can't be linked here.

The OP's thought process may have had something to do with this old rule. Discussing japanese hacks was a taboo for no well defined reason a while ago.
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