I've actually wanted to do a hack called Super Luigi Land since 2013, but that ended up being the Year of Kamek's Island. After that, several other projects followed, and the Super Luigi Land name was tossed on the back burner for 4 years. Now, with Super Mario Bros: The Early Years finished, and having been given a Luigi version of the Mario Physics Modifier patch by Dynastylobster, I decided to go ahead and make Super Luigi Land now.
Super Luigi Land is a chocolate-leaning choconilla hack that takes place during the events of Super Mario Land, which sort of explains the name, as well as Luigi's absence from that game. The plot is pretty simplistic, with Bowser deciding to attack the Mushroom Kingdom while Mario's away in Sarasaland. The hack will feature 8 themed worlds and will attempt to have a more SMW-like Overworld with plenty of branching paths.
This is the main map in Lunar Magic. It's still WIP, which explains the emptiness to the left and on top of the mountain.
Here's a closer view in-game.
Anyway, the Worlds will be:
WORLD 1: Grass (Flora Fields)
WORLD 2: Beach/Water (Cookie Coast)
WORLD 3: Forest (Walnut Woodland)
WORLD 4: Cave (Cola Cavern)
WORLD 5: Desert (Sesame Sands)
WORLD 6: Mountain/Sky (Cocoa Cliffs)
WORLD 7: Ice (Sugar Snowfield)
WORLD 8: Dark/Fire/Haunted (Koopa Krater)
So far, I have 4 levels of Flora Fields done.
FLORA FIELDS 1
Shells can do more than kill enemies and break blocks in this hack. They can collect coins!
Just your average bonus room. Luigi jumps a little higher than Mario, so he can grab that Yoshi Coin up there.
Taking the high road may net me more coins, but it'll make me miss the Yoshi Coin.
FIRST-EVER LUNAR MAGIC TIMELAPSE
Originally, this was going to be a Let's Make video with commentary, but the Backstreet Boys music in the background caused the second video to be invisible to the public. Yes, I listen to Backstreet Boys. Don't judge me!
THE LEVEL VIDEO
FLORA FIELDS 2
This level introduces Goomba-generating pipes.
The keyhole kinda gives away the fact that this level has a secret exit. I won't tell you where to find the key though.
The giant flowers are actually platforms that Luigi and enemies can stand on. They're a more flowery version of the mushroom platforms seen in many athletic stages of Mario games.
FLORA SECRET 1
Getting the secret exit of Flora Fields 2 brings you to this bright little area that introduces Monty Moles.
It also introduces Venus Firetraps, all of which only spit a single fireball when out of the pipe. Double-spitters probably won't show up until Cookie Coast.
Wall-Jumping to snag a Yoshi Coin...Yep, wall-jumping is a thing in this hack, as well as straight fireballs.
COOKIE COAST MAP
FLORA SECRET 2
Due to being on Cookie Coast's submap, this level has some tropical elements, like the Cheep-Cheeps and palm trees.
I wonder if there's something up there...
Rather than having Switch Palaces or Switch Zones, this hack has Switches hidden in otherwise normal red-dotted levels. Levels with Switches will be marked with a (!) next to their name on the Overworld.
Time to fight fire with fire!
"You painted my paint job! PREPARE FOR SURGERY!"
- Knockout ~ Transformers Prime "TMI"