I think it's pretty fun so far! I'm impressed. I know this is gonna seem like a lot of suggestions, but really they're mostly minor, I'm diggin' it overall. Loved the puzzle/platforming fusion which captures the spirit of YI well.
-I'd like to see more stars, all I saw besides the midring which comes much later was I think one cloud? Maybe hide some hidden clouds or even visible ones around, or a crate or tulip or 2, dunno up to you.
-So I do agree with people above that your previous palette was rather
odd-looking, but I still agree with you that I wanna see some PINK, and I think there's a way to achieve that without hurting people's eyes
This princess is obsessed with pink and that is the nature of this stage. Maybe talk to Lui about the custom palette through SPASM, cause he actually wrote something for that. All I will need at that point is your level_init code file along with your IPS.
-I kind of liked the notion 4-4 vanilla had about carrying multiple keys, if you'd like to use my 6 Keys
patch feel free, and have 6 keys you need to get or even just the original 4, toy with the idea, let me know.
These bullet launchers were a fun idea to gain height, but I feel like this trampoline mildly defeats that purpose. I get that you were aiming to help them reveal the flower, but then the trampoline doesn't actually aid them in getting it. I suggest just an UP ARROW object in the background to hint at the flower.
I had no idea that lava was beneath, maybe make a raised platform of lava right here so that it's obvious right away, and then it can slowly layer downwards (not necessarily diagonally but perhaps in "steps") to meet with the lower level you want for the bucket section.
I can just look up here and look back down and get the flower & red coins because the mildes "despawn", LOL. To prevent this, maybe make it not go so high.
These two spots are holes and I'm not sure why? They lead to death, maybe either put something there or just ground...cause the curiosity got to me
Is this room incomplete? First of all it's just a bunch of nothingness down below, so yea curiosity got me again. Plus, the red coins are really tough to get with only 6 eggs, might wanna put some way of obtaining eggs in here (up to you how).
Just for noobs, might wanna put a horizontal stair cloud across the lava, maybe not the whole way but just something in between. Like yeah I can flutter over it easily but some may have trouble.
I feel like there's not enough time that the arrow cookie lasts for this section. Either make it shorter somehow or maybe change to the fast cookie, not sure.
Door spawns a bit above, awkwardly drops down on Yoshi.
This section has three Super FX sprites when the trampoline is bouncing, including the pinwheel (even if it looks offscreen it's still drawing) and chomp rock, which causes SUPER LAG. Maybe space that stuff out more to mitigate that lag.
All these little issues aside, I really like what you have so far and please keep up the good work!