It's been a while, but we have done a lot since last time. We have gotten some solid additions to the team and the hack is really starting to shape up. We are not quite ready to show everything we have been working on, but for now I'd like to show off the most recent addition to our playable cast!
Luigi is here!
The green tornado himself finally joins the party. He is quite similar to his brother Mario, with some key differences!
As you can see, his acceleration is a little slower, but his run speed is the same. Standing jump heights are also the same, but Luigi gets a lot more air time due to his flutter jump. They also have the same running jump height. As you can imagine, Luigi gets significantly more air time from this. He also gets access to his highest jump before he reaches his max run speed, cementing him as a more aerial-based character.
Just like Mario, Luigi's size increases when he eats a mushroom. We have not yet decided whether he will use a fire flower or not. As you can see, Luigi has a heart meter, which is a little homage to SMB2.
In Extra Mario World, all characters have a special move they can activate with the A button. Mario has his spin jump, but Luigi has a different sort of spin.
This move has more utility than you might expect, since it can lift Luigi up. When combined with his jump, he has more aerial mobility than any other character in the game.
Additionally, this move can be used as an attack. Luigi is invincible during the finishing animation, and the last few frames have a hitbox on either side.
Here you can also see an early version of a fireball move. We may or may not keep this.
Luigi shines when he has enough room on the ground to build up P speed and enough space in the air to make use of it. Luigi can maintain P speed indefinitely as long as he doesn't turn around on the ground. He is still allowed to turn around in the air, which along with his very high air acceleration gives him great aerial control. Here are some examples:
If you paid really close attention, you might have noticed that Luigi can also fast fall. If you hold down in the air, his gravity increases to match Mario's. This is a bit of an advanced technique, but we believe it adds some depth to his movement and allows him to keep his spot as the number one air character even when taking the advanced tech of other characters into account.
Finally, he can also pick up and throw objects. I didn't know where else to put this, so here you go.
More updates coming soon ! We're still working really hard on this and will soon have some more actual content to show.