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Tired of all the same old vanilla Mario hacks with the same old excuse plots? Here's a new, original hack you'll really enjoy.
Electra is a story-driven adventure hack that has nothing to do with Mario. No Koopalings, no princess-saving. Instead, you control Skye Electra, a hot-headed agent from the planet Skaylia. Your quest is to investigate and stop the evil Megacorp, who plan on harvesting powerful Energy from your captured friends. And it gets even more complicated than that -- but if I told you much more, I'd be spoiling it!
It's meant as an homage to a game called SuperSkye, created by a small team known as Runninriiz, that was cancelled years ago. The characters were great, the story and setting were colorful and interesting... but it never saw the light of day, and it was lost to the sands of time. What I mean to do here is pick up the reins, finish what the old team started, and finally give Skye Electra the great game she deserves.
Aside from that, another inspiration is the lack of great story hacks here on the Central -- for the most part, it's either excuse plots or hour-long cutscenes that take away from the platform experience. I'm going for a better balance here.
And lastly, another hallmark of this hack will be the graphics it uses. Almost all of it will be custom or modified; the vast majority of rips are done by hand, all by yours truly. I don't want this to end up like the majority of "chocolate" hacks that end up looking cluttered and jumbled. I want it to have a consistent style.
For inspiration, I must credit Super Mario Treasure Island (the hack that got me into hacking but, much like SuperSkye, was cancelled and faded away), the TSRP series (which I will always consider the greatest hacks of all time), and more recently K-16, Story of Steel (a SuperSkye-like hack that's inspired me very much, despite how many times I wanted to punch my computer screen while playing it).
And, of course, where would I be without my supporters? Your feedback helps me make the hack better, and your compliments help me stick through the long process of making a video game. Keep rockin', guys.
Be sure to check the most recent posts for the latest developments!
Ten years ago, Zyclon, the leader of the evil Megacorp, sent an invasion fleet to attack the peaceful Catholia System. The Catholian Interplanetary Fleet, unprepared, was almost crushed. But two brave men, Byron Langhorn and Mark Electra, formed a special, elite faction to battle the invaders: The Skaylian Resistance Force. Through their efforts, the invasion was stopped, but to take out the Megacorp mothership, Mark was forced to sacrifice his life. It was through his sacrifice that peace returned to the system.
But now, ten years later, Zyclon has sworn his revenge. He has returned with a stronger force than ever. But this time, Langhorn has prepared. He has assembled a new SRF, led by Mark's hot-headed, tomboyish daughter, Skye. Together they fight the Megacorp menace...
One day, Skye and the SRF were ambushed by Megacorp in the depths of space. Skye and her partner, Joan Hilsgoph, managed to escape in a small space-pod, but the rest of the crew was captured by the evil Megacorp, who hope to harvest their powerful life-force, Honouran Energy, and fuel a superweapon with the potential to rip the entire dimension apart. Skye, Joan, and Acer, the new guy at Tech Support, must put a stop to Megacorp and save the crew before the universe's fate is sealed! But if you think it's going to be easy, then you're sorely mistaken...
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tired: 'JOYCON BOYZ'
wired: 'The Fellowship of the Switch'