MARIO AND THE STAR ROAD QUEST
This is my newest hack, and the first one I plan on finishing.
Plot: Mario visits Yoshi at his summer home a few years after his adventure on Dinosaur Island. He finds a note from Yoshi, who has gone to the Yoshi Nursery. He finds out a star has falled from Star Road and Mario must go on a journey to find why the Star Road is falling apart.
What to expect:
-SMW Redrawn base
-Minor hex editing
-Fair amount of ExGFX
-My patented "save-state free difficulty level"
What happened to Super Mario Globe? and SMB3 Lost Levels? (oh please like you remember them) Well SM Globe is cancelled right now, but my favorite levels will be back as secret levels coughStarWorld1cough. SMB3 LL is staying seperate, but on hiatus.
Here are screenshots of the first world, Genera Isle.
This is the first submap. First world? No! First HALF of the first world! I plan on five main worlds at least 50% bigger than the original's.
Seed Haven, the first level. Short and easy, populated with Wigglers and Koopas.
Sprout Lake. It uses Layer 3 water. This prevents vertical scrolling, right? Wrong! Custom sprites allow complete vertical freedom. Paratroopas allow you to reach higher places.
Wicked Woods is the third level and has a secret exit. Hidden foes in the trees make this level the first real challenge. Find the P-Switch to cross the huge gap!
Root Caverns is the fourth level. Very reminiscent of Brinstar, right down to the music. Look out for Buzzy Beetles and stay on your toes.
Genera Fort is the midway point for world 1. Look out for the undead roaming the lava filled halls. Don't get lost in the canvas maze! Ends with an encounter with the Bomb Bros. Harder than it looks!
Can you find the Azure Block Fort? More minigame than bonus is what I'm aiming for. I'm surprised no one uses this sprite this way...
These levels are still in the testing phase, so only a few screenies.
Genera Highlands is where you meet Yoshi. Not Yoshi Yoshi but a Yoshi. Not A Yoshi the hacker, just some Yoshi. Is that too confusing? What I mean is that this Yoshi is not the one he met a few years back, okay?
Canopy Castle is the World 1 finale. Starts off with dangerous jumps and ends with a puzzling... um... puzzle. Is the background okay? I think it gives a nice atmosphere along with the mist.
Icegoom for Redrawn
Delmaru for agreeing to help me with the music
Darklink898 and Reini for the ExGFX
I unfortunately will not be working on this hack too quickly because I have wwwwaaaaaaaaayyyyy too much homework to get any more of it done except on weekends. I would love to hear some feedback and constructive criticism. I will also accept ideas for the next few worlds.
EDIT: Expect a demo this X-mas break. By then I will have the first world completely tested. I may allow some people to test, but I won't accept requests for the moment.