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A hack that feels as new as the old SMW

EDIT: FINISHED HACKS ONLY PLEASE

Hi. So do any of you remember when you first played the original SMW? I replayed it a few days back and it was as great as I remembered. Finding Star Road, struggling with Butter Bridge 1, getting lost in Forest of Illusion's paths, popping the bubbles and falling in a pit because I was rushing, classic right? But for whatever reason, most hacks I've played just don't give me that air of discovery and buzz. Not even TSRPR2 was able to capture my interest for more than 1-2 worlds. I know I'm not really a person who anyone feels a need to impress, but I'm begging you guys since you obviously know more.

Which hack feels like a worthy successor to the original SMW, and not in a "hack" sense?

To be honest, a few years ago I sat transfixed at a playlist of Brutal Mario's bosses... But it is still alas unfinished. They looked so professional and groundbreaking.
Now that's a tough question.

This and this you could check out but I can't guarantee that they'll be what you're looking for.
Super Demo World and TSRP1 are usually the first ones I think of, even if the later levels and brutal bonus levels in the latter 2 are Kaizo-lite. Maybe it's because I don't play too many hacks anyway, or maybe it's nostalgia filter but it's extremely difficult for me to have the same "new and exciting" feeling with most hacks newer than those.
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Super Mario Odyssey evoked that feeling for me. It started out very similar to the original SMW, but then after the first world
that rocket ship appears out of nowhere and the levels become very different and inventive.
The difficulty was also reasonable.
Honestly, I think TSRPR is better than TSRP2R. It's a very masterfully done thing, and the levels seem very well crafted. I recommend you go back and play the original instead of the sequel.

If you're fine with a shorter-but-sweeter experience, try COLORS by MolSno. It's controller-crushingly hard, but rarely feels unfair or Kaizo-ish, and it never feels like it overstays its welcome, while still being very fresh.
I've become very grumpy these last few years, and have been biting my tongue here in SMWC's forums quite a bit. I just want to let you all know that if ever I come off as harsh, I still care about you all. You guys are great.

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Originally posted by MelodicCodes
Honestly, I think TSRPR is better than TSRP2R. It's a very masterfully done thing, and the levels seem very well crafted. I recommend you go back and play the original instead of the sequel.

If you're fine with a shorter-but-sweeter experience, try COLORS by MolSno. It's controller-crushingly hard, but rarely feels unfair or Kaizo-ish, and it never feels like it overstays its welcome, while still being very fresh.


Yes, TSRPR is definitely the best hack to play if want to relive playing SMW for the first time, yet have something that also feels fresh and new.


Thanks everybody. I think This Hack Needs A Name is scratching my itch for now.