Mario the Gaul
For a long time now I've have only been hacking SMW to make custom music.
I've never made a full hack in the almost 9 years (wow) I've been on this site. Time to change that.
Recently I've been inspired to get back into SMW hacking and make a full hack.
An idea I've had for a long time was to make a hack called Mario the Gaul
An SMW hack based on the pal SNES game Asterix and Obelix
. Based of course on the Asterix comic books
I briefly attempted to make this hack years ago. But never got far. Now that I'm older I feel like I have a better grasp on how ASM works. Granted I still have a lot to learn.
Now if I can actually finish this who knows. lol
New basic controls: WIP
Punching mechanic to defeat enemies instead of jumping. Regular punch and a charged punch.
Now I had started this back in the day and this is how far I got:
I've got most of this recreated already. Now I just need to make it actually do things instead of just animate Mario.
Along with that I've also changed Mario's walking/running speed and jumping heights so you cant just easily jump over all the enemies.
Draw new Mario poses: WIP
Punching / getting hurt poses.
Give Mario HP bar:
Make an hp bar for Mario like the original.
Make custom sprites:
Roman guards from the original game.
Various other enemies and objects from the original game.
Make FG/BG graphics:
Lots of stuff to draw.
Port original game's soundtrack: DONE
I did this years ago. lol
New SFX: WIP
Change Title Screen:
One file no file select. Might use the patch here on site.
Intro story screen from original:
Scrolling text with the story synopsis. Not sure what the story will be.
Remove / make new status bar:
Free up layer 3 for backgrounds.
More to things add later.
Things I'm not doing:
The original game had other mechanics like the rugby match and Olympic games. I don't feel like I'd be able to code all that. So just simple levels.
Might do the Olympic Games since it doesn't seem to complex. But I'll know when I get there.
Mario the Gaul