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What Makes a Good Kaizo Hack?
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Stacked munchers are a problem, too...

But jumping between muncher after muncher is okay.

It can serve as quite a relief.

You know what bothers me more?

When the hack kills you on the first screen.

Living On The Edge starts by shooting me out of a cannon, and I have no idea how to avoid dying.

When I play a hack, I expect Mario to be standing and for the text box to come up.

NOT TO BE SHOT OUT OF A CANNON.

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Originally posted by Dipalon
But jumping between muncher after muncher is okay.

It can serve as quite a relief.

Except people find it very annoying and tiresome. The hack is supposed to have a bit of quality, not repetitive segments.

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You know what bothers me more?

When the hack kills you on the first screen.

Living On The Edge starts by shooting me out of a cannon, and I have no idea how to avoid dying.

When I play a hack, I expect Mario to be standing and for the text box to come up.

NOT TO BE SHOT OUT OF A CANNON.

That doesn't make a kaizo hack bad, though. Some kaizo hacks have some pretty good prologues and they rarely are transformed into a full level. Like E=MC Hammer. It does have a nice touch in the beginning by including a 1-UP at the entrance.
Originally posted by Dipalon
Living On The Edge starts by shooting me out of a cannon, and I have no idea how to avoid dying.

When I play a hack, I expect Mario to be standing and for the text box to come up.

NOT TO BE SHOT OUT OF A CANNON.

If you're not a skilled TASer, don't expect to get any farther than that in LoTE. It's one of those kind of hacks. If you don't know what kind of TAS tricks get you past the intro, I don't see you being able to, later on, ride a key bicycle or cape flying in one tile wide spaces.
Except for the original Kaizo series and hacks that turn the prologue int a level, I personally am not a huge fan of prologues that try to kill the player (unless it's turned into an actual level), tho I don't think that should be a Kaizo hack removal reason. More of a preference than a criticism. That is why Hertz Donut, MMD, and MMD2 do not kill you in the prologue. Combo Breaker and Eggplant (unreleased) are the only non-Kaizo hacks I know of that can kill the player in the prologue.
Originally posted by Dipalon
But jumping between muncher after muncher is okay.

It can serve as quite a relief.

Many people don't like it because it's often uncreative, repetitive, and overused.

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Wow this thread is still alive.

I've added a Q&A section to the information in the body post. This answers some questions that you may have and that a lot of new hackers have already had.

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