Originally posted by daaa77
Originally posted by Lucas
Best autoscrolling level
Best upwards vertical level
Best small level (3 or 4 screens)
Best automatic level
Best SMB1 style level
Best level remake of a non-mario game
Best all original graphics level
Best level to match a certain custom song
At this point, why don't we just make a new section of the site for these in the forums, or better yet, a new site overall. In fact, I was thinking of making a SMW hacking contest once, but I didn't think it would be near as successful as this one. But in any case, we shouldn't get too carried away with these.
Having contests in a certain section of the site would be a good idea. Here's how it would work...
In the months of February and July, the contests section of SMWC would have many different contests about different things, sorta like the grand prix.
Every other month, the contest section would be an "archive" which held the levels of past contest winners.
It would be a great addition to the site, and I truly believe it would benefit the SMW hacking community greatly.
Sorry for being picky, but here are my comments to the contest Ideas made my daa77. Please don't be offended by this or anything, daa77.
Best autoscrolling level - great idea
Best upwards vertical level - great idea
Best small level (3 or 4 screens) - that doesn't really make sense, it's just... to short. It would be a good idea to have a contest with a set number of screens, but how about something like 7-10 screens instead?
Best automatic level - Sorry for being a total idiot, but I'm Not sure what this is. If you mean a level in which mario moves by himself, why not just make a movie? If you don't mean that, someone will have to explain to me what you do mean.
Best SMB1 style level - But how would this contest work? You couldn't have any set, written guidelines, as there's no clear cut definition of what an "SMB1 style" level is.
Best level remake of a non-mario game - Where's the creativity? Isn't that the point of hacking?
Best all original graphics level - Why make a level, why not just make graphics? Also, unfortunately, I would bet about $70 that either Icegoom or Ghettyouth would win that contest.
Best level to match a certain custom song - This MIGHT work, though I'm very doubtful. I can't quite lay my finger on the reason why I'm so doubtful though, and if I can't pinpoint my reason, I probably have no right to make a comment...
Here is my list of what contests we should have. I never said everything on this list was my idea, I'm just compiling all the ideas that I like, as well as adding my own.
01. Best level made using only LM as a tool.
02. Best auto-scrolling level
03. Best vertical level
04. Best level which is exactly 7 screens long
05. Best overall level, no rules involved
06. Best Music, (no level involved, just the .txt file.)
07. Best custom Boss (and a level for him to go in.)
08. Best custom sprite (no level involved, just the .asm and .cfg file.)
09. Best custom block (no level involved, just the .asm file with the relic offsets and such.)
10. Best overworld
11. Best level made using only one sprite. (the sprite which would end the level.)