Originally posted by Pixel-Gon Gamer
Well I released the only demo I'm gonna make for this hack, I'm wanting to keep the rest a surprise. Sorry it took a while, I couldn't make up my mind which level to use, and I was also working on the current version. Yes this demo is also a prototype. So I want you to play it and tell me what you think. I's 1 level long.
So, I played your hack, and it's off to an okay start! Anyways, here's what I have to say about it:
All right, it starts out okay enough, although the cave foreground and bushes are kind of jarring.
Mario, can you please make your hat stop changing colours?
What's that glitchy tile to the right of Mario? Other than that, it's fine. The OW is also fine, although you could reduce the number of Ice Bergs on the lake there. Also, the 2 floor castle may cause some problems with it being destroyed.
All right, then, makes sense, although the last sentence is worded weirdly. Also, the pallet is kind of Icky Iggy to me.
"SUBCONS' ISLAND 1"
I just barely started the level and I got a blue shell kicked right into Mario. At least in the original SMW's first level, it gave you far more time to avoid getting hurt by the sliding blue Koopa. Also, for some reason, his death animation has a blue mouth. I guess that's probably just a side effect of somehow warping to Subcon (Possibly in his dreams again).
I do like that you made a new custom backgrond, although it's kind of odd if you ask me with the stacked clouds. The level kind of feels like Yoshi's Island 1 with the Banzai Bill, actually.
Hill cutoff. Also, you may want to change Mario's ducking sprite.
It's now really, well, empty...
...Almost too empty. Like, as in the level lacks a Goal Post/Gate and its Goal Tape sprite.
You need those to be able to complete a level. Without those (Or at least a Goal Sphere or Key and Keyhole), a level is impossible to complete without cheats. I know you want it to be only 1 level long, but still. Also, I know you said you want to keep the rest a surprise, but people can easily check the rest of your hack via Lunar Magic. I did check it on there, and I do like the level layouts and new backgrounds and such, although the levels are mostly unfinished and/or filled with cutoff and/or blue tiles.
Anyways, there's my review of it. It's off to an okay start, although you may want to fix those issues and such.
--------------------I have a DeviantArt, if you do want to see my art on there. I don't really visit it much now, though.