Heres my first hack, Super Mario Hell.
The story is that bowser has stolen the princess yet again, but knew mario would come after them, so killed himself and the princess. Mario killed himself so he could make chase and ended up in hell.
[note: the cloud follows you around as a bad luck omen]
I've got another idea: They die, but since the princess is good, and Bowser evil, they should start in the respective sections of the afterlife. Bowser gathers some minions and launches an all out attack at heaven. Mario then kills himself, and he ends up in limbo to be judged. The first submap could be Limbo, and the levels could be trials. By the time that Mario actually arrives in Heaven, it's in ruins. Mario fixes Heaven up by rekilling the evil bad guys, and he travels down to Hell to rekill Bowser.
Well this sounds like an offshoot of the famous Greek Mythological tale of Orpheus rushing to save his bride from Hades using his flute.
I personally like some variety, and this looks a whole lot better than Mario's Trip to Hell for example, one of the horrible hacks that is not hosted on here. What I mean by the variety is that the snow level is OK, perhaps Mario crosses all of the circles of Hell and is in a Paradise Lost kind of atmosphere? Hell shouldn't be just a fire level after another, but rather an introspective surrealistic voyage almost like a psychedelic fantasy.
Good concept for a game, great if done beyond changing a few palletes on the OW.
I also appreciate that this hack isn't named for difficulty but for a sense of realism. Whenever somebody puts "hell" in the title of a SMW Hack it usually means "ramp up the difficulty so that nobody survives the onslaught". I am looking forward to this one.
-------------------- I am not a hacker by trade, I am an observer and I can be very observant. I tend to lurk around here to prolong the good experience of playing the original SMW. Whatever can add onto it is something that I will definitely do when I am bored which is often. And I will rarely post and give praise when needed to the hacks that may make me interested to relive memories.
My worst enemy in Mario isn't Bowser but my controller that keeps on getting disconnected from the inside. Might be my memory count.