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Mario the Gaul
By ggamer77.

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

To do:

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

Punching sfx.
Enemy sfx.
Various sfx.

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.

EDIT: Might do the Olympic Games since it doesn't seem to complex. But I'll know when I get there.

Mario the Gaul
Not a bad idea. You do got a long way to go. But through time and patience, I'm sure you can do it!


What-A-Blast has been cancelled...
**Layout by Erik557

The video looks silly because the attacking is broken (against normal sprites?) but I really like the idea. Though I'm curious, would the sprite graphics (e.g Roman Guard) be made to look like SMW or directly ported from the original game?
Considering you're done with the music I think that's already the best part if it uses (predominantly) custom instruments. Tbh I've grown tired of hearing the default SMW.
Well Mario's sprite is much smaller than Asterix's and Obelix's.
So having Mario with the larger original sprites would look strange.

Ill probably redraw the sprites to be 16x32 or something like that.

Mario the Gaul
I like the idea, and the fact that you have a plan ahead of time. I'm not really familiar with Asterix (though I do vaguely recall the games back in the 90s). It is always nice seeing projects which take Mario out of Mario World.
SMWC members who have helped make Ganymede the hack I want it to be
Here's the story so far:

Just a basic story.
Mario finds himself whisked through a magic portal,
landing in a Gaulish village in the year 50 BC.
The last village in Gaul to withstand Roman rule in fact.

Mario is approached by the villagers and informed that they have
called him here to rescue their friends.

Asterix and Obelix have been taken prisoner by the Roman dictator
Julius Caesar.

Mario agrees to help and sets off to venture the Roman Empire
and rescue the two heroes!

Mario the Gaul
Heh, i remember watching the films.
Seems like a pretty unique concept.
Finished Hacks

In progress

What I've got so far:

Need to finish the gfx for the first level. Also gotta HDMA the background.

Mario the Gaul
Wow, those modifications are massive.
Gameplay doesn't look very appealing right now, but it seems to have the potential to become a good beat 'em up.

Everything can be hacked.
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