Wakana's C3 thread
Welcome in my C3 thread!
Since this year I have way less ports than usual, I'm going to make only one thread, containing both the thingies I want to relase for you.
I hope you don't mind the tiny bits of CSS lol, I recently made an exam about it and I enjoy fancying stuff with it so much.
Anyways, without further ado, let's get into the actual core of the thread shall we?
Super Wakana Land is a full-chocolate SMW hack which started more than three years ago. Originally, it was a small hack which I used to mess around with, while also developing Touhou Mario 2. During the years, me and Vitor got more and more busy with our lives, and after losing almost all the motivation for it, Super Wakana Land took the main priority.
The story is rather silly: Wakana is a sort of goddess/youkai/shrine maiden/w/e thing, and owns a small temple which common humans can visit and give donations. One day, she goes off to relax in the nearby hot springs, since nobody was visiting her most of the day... and when she gets back, the donations box isn't anymore!
Despite Wakana isn't too attracted to money, the donations box itself is very special to her, since it was a gift from her ancestors. And so, without thinking twice, Wakana starts her adventure, meeting monsters, SMWC users and friends, obstacles, weird gimmicks and boobs.
The moment it was created, Super Wakana Land aimed to have like 20 exits or so. During the years, I learned ASM while developing this, and ended up adding more and more levels, some of them containing gimmicks made entirely by me with UberASM Tool. As you see from the hack page, now it has a total of 69 exits. Its main goal kept unchanged during the years though: give to you, SMW community, something that's drastically different from the everyday vanilla Mario hack. I immediately state that the aim wasn't to be perfect in level design
, so don't expect this to be a JUMP-quality hack. The aim was to make a different game, with as many different things as possible, starting from the original SMW.
I must also point out, that the hack contains some levels which may be extremly frustrating to get done. The hack page says it's "Hard", but this, because levels go from baby easy to inhuman hard. The hack also is very, VERY demanding to 100%, due to tons of secret things to discover, while it shouldn't be too hard to finish the main story only (around 20-30 exits if you go with the shortest route).
Many people helped me so much during the developing of this hack, but I feel like mentioning someone in particular: Sariel
. I can't hide that testing was overall very disastrous: many of my testers, for some reasons or others, quitted testing the hack, not even reaching halfway. Sariel has been the only one which kept supporting me day and night for the development of the hack, testing the hack fully more than once, and giving great support. If today you're able to download and play this hack, you should also thank Sariel, for the amazing and wonderful job he did during the last months of developing. Thank you so much, Sariel!
Last, very important thing to mention, before you start playing this: the hack isn't for everybody!
It contains NSFW content, disturbing imagery, bad words, sensible topics (like weed), epilepsy inducting levels, and so on. I personally don't recommend you playing this hack if you're not atleast 18 years old. The hack page also warns you, as well as the readme inside the .zip, so if you get disturbed by something while playing it, you can't complain since I warned you everywhere.
Said this, I really hope the rest of you enjoy this hack as much as I enjoyed
swearing to god due to random stuff exploding for limited space
Wakana's C3 Ports!
DOWNLOAD - YOUTUBE PLAYLIST
This year's pack is different from the other years' ones. Infact, everything (except Shooting Stars) has been ear-ported!
Ear-porting means pretty much... porting with your ears. This is the first C3 I attempt this: in older C3s, all the ports I did had a MIDI made from other people, and I only had to make it fit in 8 channels. Now, even MIDIs have been made by me!
Here's what's in the pack:
- Bad Riders - Shooting Stars
- Castlevania: Curse of Darkness - The Visitor in the Silk Hat
- Duck Tales - Amazon (arrangement)
- The Simpsons: Hit & Run - CELL-OUTS
- Wario: Master of Disguise - Count Cannoli boss battle
To whoever wants to attempt ear-porting, perhaps I could share some tricks I use all the time:
- Always take an .mp3/.wav/.etc of what you're earporting.
Comfyness is the first thing, you don't want to search up for the song in Youtube all the time;
- Audacity is great!
I always use two effects to make my life a bit easier when getting notes by ear. Said effects are: "TEMPO CHANGE
", so that you can slow the song down without messing up with its pitch. This is great for nailing fast notes better. The second effect is "AMPLIFY BASS
", this is great whenever the bass of your song is muffled and you can't get the notes of it. It was the case in some parts of my CELL-OUTS port, and it helped greatly.
Oh, do note that I also put MIDIs I made inside the .zip as well, just to show you how I made them. Obviously, some of them may sound a bit half-assed in some parts. My aim was to have a solid base, which later on, I used to make the actual ports.
I hope you enjoy, both the ports and my tips!
Whew, and another C3 is done. I hope you enjoyed my content.
Happy C3 to all of you, have fun!