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[FEATURED] Super Mario World: Return To Dinosaur Land by RAGB
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This is one of the hacks with the higher voting we host in the section. You probably heard about this hack atleast once, especially in those threads where people asked suggestions about which hack to play. In particular, a hack which felt like a revisited Super Mario World, with new gimmick ideas, world extensions, and more. Many times, the suggestion fell on this hack.

What the hack is about is pretty simple: no custom stuff, music, graphics, custom gimmicks, etc... This hack differs from the original only from the level design. What the author does, though, is to play with the design in a similar way to how the original Super Mario World does. It's not a lazy edit, of course! That would be lame. This hack, instead, revisits the original game in an interesting way: we have new gimmick ideas, like the twin ghost houses, new world themes, like the ice/frozen world, and more.

The fact this hack is appreciated a lot is because of how it is inspired to smw, in a creative way, extending ideas and creating more just using what the original vanilla smw has to offer.

The only downside I see of this is how some levels end up being a little bit boring: see the urchin sea levels for example, or, in general, all those levels which have an exhaggerated linearity, which doesn't make them as enjoyable as the rest of the hack. Although, if we look at the original smw today, we'd probably get bored of certain levels too. This means that this hack succesfully manages to feel like a revisitation of smw, adding even some elements that today's players could find boring.

If I had to choose, I'd probably be more for a feature.
What's your opinion instead? Let me know it!

Deadline: 31st October
This was the first hack i ever played from smwc and i really think it's very nice, it cares more about the level design and limits itself to vanilla entirely. i'd go for feature!

I'm quitting smwc goodbye it has been fun meeting you guys
One of the first SMW hacks I played. Very enjoyable.

The thing is the hack doesnt try to be crazy and over do things like other hacks. The focus of the hack is level design, and it more than delivers in that department. There a lot of memorable levels, and sure there are a few mediocre ones, but the good HEAVILY out the bad.

The overworld is also nicely done, and while very linear, there are a few interesting uses like the twin ghost houses in world 2. It is a clean and appealing overworld that does the job perfectly.

Everything else in the hack is pure vanilla, to the point where there arent even custom palettes (aside from a few slightly adjusted ones in a couple stages). And it adds to the charm of the game.

I vote for a FEATURE! 9/10!

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Check out - Super Mario World: Vanilla Revitalized
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And it's a FEATURE!
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