As it looks like, it's a demo transformation hack that has almost nothing with SMW in its gameplay and nothing AT ALL in its plot.
A kingdom named Chamalia was ruled by harmony and peace. But uncanny things started to happen.
The king and his three sons, Aurora, Russel and Sofia suddenly died.
Some people were sent to jail for weird reasons. As one of them, Rengi wanted to leave prision and find out who accused him of something he never did: Murder the Royal Family.
Some old screenies:
These are old indeed. Many things such as texts, graphics, font, palettes have been changed
And some NEW! screenies:
Even these ones are old either. Some other things have been changed.
I was a beta-tester of this hack, and I must say, it is awesome.
I'll make a small review here, because why not~
The gameplay is just great.
The new player's gameplay is awesome and very well done overall, and the levels explore well the different gameplay and are just very fun to play overall.
The graphics are well selected and fit well together, and they are overall pleasing to look at. The different palettes also help a lot, and fit with the atmosphere nicely.
The music is awesome overall, I really like how Arctic tried to be more original with the music selection and made a custom soundtrack for this. The custom compositions did fit well with the overall atmosphere of the hack and the place where they were used.
Overall this is a great hack, it's very unique and incredibly fun to play. Awesome job here, and I'm waiting for more!
Location: United Kingdom
Well, if we were judging by the hack old pictures, I really would say that he would need at least one or two weeks of work. Everything there looks pretty dry and bland, and the levels look very dull.
However, their new images really impressed and really surprised me. Everything is much more beautiful and elegant. However, I would love to have seen at least one video, as the images even though it has good graphics, leave the hack with the appearance of "difficulty simple." But since there is, I'll take a look at the demo.
The songs are also very interesting. I think my favorite is the Demonic Invasion. It is well simple but is an excellent theme of terror to some castle.
It's pretty awesome seeing a Tweeter(?) as a protagonist. Your palettes and graphical choices have also given this a dreary and somewhat nightmarish look, which is perfect for a game about a character from the dream-world. Good work, and will look forward to seeing more.
My only complaint is that the level layouts get pretty repetitive for me, from lack of variation in obstacles. The first level is a whole lot of spike beds with a few ball n' chains; the second starts with a slow autoscroll that has a lot of downtime; the third stage uses the same few enemies over and over and it starts to feel same-y pretty quickly.
That aside, I think you've done a pretty good job creating levels that work with the new moveset- in particular, limitations that prevent abuse of the fire attack and infinite jumps. There's also a strong, consistent mood and sense of environment, even if it makes for a pretty slow-paced beginning.
Oh, one other thing- the first time you exit the screen, it's off of the bottom, but if you try to follow the river off the bottom of the screen later on, you die, and I think that's a little inconsistent. I was expecting some sort of room, even if it didn't lead anywhere.
I love the amount of creativity in your hack, the concept and mainly the music (you also composed some tracks, extra points) and gameplay. It's one of the C3 projects I liked more, I'm still waiting for the final version of your hack, I know you'll get it done very well.