I was so hyped to play this ever since I saw the beta test of it in what 2011? Anyway, what happened to SMWCP2? Did it get cancelled or are they testing the HELL out of it before they release it? Because I think they're done with everything, they're just bug testing now... right?
I gave over leadership to Lightvayne at the end of 2012 so I could finish my last year of university without the burden of this on my shoulders. I still oversee the project and have input on decisions/whatnot, but pretty much all of the "bug fixing" phase and the recent stuff has been thanks to Lightvayne.
I figured... I'm not that type that does ASM coding or bug testing, looks like hell to do. All I do is make hacks, show bits of preview of it, and then cancel it. You guys are determined that this hack has no glitches... props for that. =D
From what I saw, you get to choose which worlds you want to play. I noticed that based on whether you go left or right in Castle 1 and Castle 4, you can end up in either of two worlds. So there are two world-2's (forest and oriental) and two world-5's (carnival and sky)
People complained about SMWCP not having much in the way of "secrets", so that's why the split paths are in effect here (as well as ways to skip a bunch of levels if you find some really devious secret exits). The exact order/numbering is something like:
World 1: Grass/Industrial
*World 2: Forest
*World 3: Oriental
World 4A: Water/Beach
World 4B: Desert
*World 5: Carnival
*World 6: Sky/Blimp
World 7: Fire/Ice
World 8: Factory
World 9: Dream