Out of many PM's I get on this site and my Youtube page about MGU3, I can officially confirm it is a real thing. So yes. This will be a full length, 95 (or is it 96? I forgot) exit hack with 9 worlds. So after around ~3-ish years I re-opened my Lunar Magic folder, and have been pushing harder than my previous 2 versions of the MGU series. I can say myself I find this hack so far to be higher quality than MGU2.
Since I have a ton of custom sampled music in this, I will have a soundtrack list available once the hack is released so I won't be asked what music is in it.
Story? I'm keeping it simplistic but won't spoil it. If you played through (or watched an LP) all the way to the end of MGU2, you'll notice it ends at Bowser's castle. This hack continues on from the very last screen you see of the previous hack, where it says 'THE END'. So since I tried to keep the graphics similar to that overworld, here's what the last world looked like if scrolled to the right.
Mario Gives Up 2 end --> Mario Gives Up 3 start
My progress isn't too terribly far at the moment. I'm at World 3 so far, so don't expect this hack to be out in the near future. However I have gotten to World 3 quite quickly, even with the burden of University. I don't have an estimated release date because I just have no clue. Let's see what the progress is...
22/79 levels completed at the time of writing this. So I am 27.8% complete. Not bad.
I'm making sure this hack is tip-top for me. There is a bonus star world, also some challenging (but not unfair) special levels that are accessible when all regular exits are found, and one extremely unique level when all those exits are complete.
So here's the interesting part: screenies. Oh yes, and Mario is a Ninja now.
I also have some older videos here and here.
I know I said I wasn't going to make any more full length hacks after MGU2, and I stuck by that for 3 years. But with the upgrades to Lunar Magic, tools, and demand I figured I could give it another shot. It's nice to know I still got it.
Anyways, I hope you liked the series so far, and be ready for MGU to become a trilogy!
On a side note: I will need beta testers for this once I'm finished. Idk who wants to, but just let me know and I'll pick a few.
Have a good holiday and enjoy the rest of C3!
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