Since my last thread is pretty old, I decided to start a brand new thread from scratch.
Anyway, the one world demo is finally here after very slow progress has been made over many months. Here's a few features of my hack in a nutshell.
- Nine brand new levels. The eight standard levels as well as the hidden extra level of world one are present. See if you can unlock the extra level!
- Edited boss fights for a new challenge against classic bosses. Both Burt the Bashful and Salvo the Slime have their battles slightly tweaked.
- There is a day and night cycle here. If you notice as you progress through World 1, the game shifts from early morning when Yoshi immediately departs after finding Baby Mario to late evening when you are on the rooftop of Salvo's Tower. Extra levels won't be affected by this though. Fun fact, the name of the hack came from the idea of that cycle. It is suppose to take days for Yoshi to reach Bowser's Castle on foot.
- Every extra level is going to have new Yoshi colors instead of the default green Yoshi. Also, each extra level will have a unique Yoshi color exclusive to the level.
Here are a few screenshots. Most of them are probably outdated though.
1-2: Fun with Platforms
1-3: Beware of Nep-Enut
1-4: Burt's Forsaken Fort
1-8: Salvo's Tower
Now comes the download link!
Demo 1 link.
Couple of things to go over:
First of all, please patch this to a version 1.0 (U)
Yoshi Island ROM. Most of you should know that by now. Finally, my special thanks goes to these people:
SNN: Inspired me to hack Yoshi's Island after beta testing a 4 world demo of his hack late 2006. Also, helped me get started with my hack as well as beta testing it. He was the only person I could really turn to until he introduced me to Golden Yoshi later on.
Golden Yoshi: Provided excellent feedback for my hack and is an excellent beta tester too. He helped me get rid of the vertical parallel glitch which would have caused a nightmare for perfectionists because this glitch makes flowers and red coins disappear if you leave the screen and come back later. The second half of world one was full of this glitch.
Squash Monster: Created Eggvine so he automatically earns a spot on the list.
Mattrizzle: He is here because of his contribution to the YI scene by finding a bunch of offsets for this game. He also helped Golden Yoshi install custom Yoshi colors in his hack who then taught me how to install the colors into my hack.
Romi: I have him on the list for finding out how to disable those annoying messages you get in World 1 when you start a brand new game. Stuff like explaining what a mid-ring does to collect the five flowers message no longer appear now thanks to him.
With that say, I hope you enjoy the demo. Comments are welcome.