I have no Idea if a thread like this existed before, but I'm just curious what sprite others like most in SMW for how they work, look, their usability or uniqueness.
I really like the (who guessed it) digging chucks rock because it has so many different uses :3
What about you?
I've said in a similar thread I like ninjis, but since this is about sprites in general I'm just going to say I really like the orange platform that never disappears. Although it's slow, good gimmicks can be done out of it.
And maybe the "snake eater block" thing too. I've seen good stuff done with it.
I don't know if it's my favourite one, but grinders (specifically, line-guided) can be pretty fun. They have a lot of versatility, and they can be spinjumped off of, which adds a skill ceiling of sorts. (And also, I just like the spinjump mechanic. Who would've guessed‽)
As far as non-enemy sprites go, timed platforms are always fun, and are a great way to hide secrets, too.
Eating blocks (who would've guessed?). Although they're incredibly overused, there are infinite possibilities that can be worked with without detracting the whole fun. All the Chucks (with the exception of the one that throws footballs since they cause some pretty bad slowdown) are awesome too.
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Superior in control to the P-balloon and swimming, while being usable very well in later levels. Honestly, I'm shocked it's used as little as is in hacks as a level gimmick.
That thing combined with some Layer 2 motion and maybe a pitchin' chuck here and there could make for one hell of a mid-late game level.
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