EDIT: UPDATE TIME EVERYONE
-If you have already viewed the intro message once, you can skip the intro message by pressing A or B while the message is on screen (great for speedruns!)
-There's a new message box in that mysterious room in Yoshi's Lodge... for those that are a little crazy, there's now
an easier way to activate sadistic mode! Simply press L and R at the same time on the overworld before entering the first level. Note that you must still be on any difficulty but easy (thanks to Seathorne for this neat recommendation)
-Some issues in Seasons of Change have been fixed! Namely, goal post cutoff and lag
-An extra donut was added in Outdoor Dining.. and no, not just because they are delicious. This allows players to investigate the donuts blocks in a safe environment (thanks for the suggestion Seathorne!)
-Added a message box in the second level that explains that you cannot pause in midair in the hack
That's all for now. Hopefully you all don't discover any disastrous bugs and v1.1 will be the last update, but who knows. Have fun!
Hey everyone! MiracleWater and I are happy to present Nachos and Fried Oreos!
Nachos and Fried Oreos is a 15-exit "vanilla with ASM sprinkles" hack. The levels are short and sweet with a focus on action-packed platforming. However, this hack is not your typical platformer. In Nachos and Fried Oreos, a game-over is truly a game-over
! If you lose all your lives, your save file is deleted and you must start from the beginning. This sounds daunting, but allow us to explain. We truly believe that, for those that enjoy a challenge and like the idea of a lives mechanic, Nachos and Fried Oreos will provide quite a unique experience for you.
When you begin your adventure, you will have the option of choosing between easy, normal, hard, and insane.
By choosing easy, you will have infinite lives. This means you can play as much as you would like without worrying about a game over. On normal, you will have 15 lives, 5 with hard, and 1 with insane. As you can see, insane mode is locked. The way to unlock this mode is simply by beating the game on any other mode (including easy!).
In addition, every level has 5 dragon coins and a moon. While these items are typically "collectables" only, they serve a very different function in this hack. The dragon coins and moons are placed so that you must make a conscious decision whether you want to take the risk
to collect them or not. In a way, playing this hack is a lot about risk and reward analysis. On one hand, you will be rewarded valuable lives for pursuing them; on the other hand, you risk losing your already valuable lives.
In Nachos and Fried Oreos, the dragon coins and lives will result in higher life gain than a regular hack. On normal mode, collecting all 5 dragon coins results in gaining 5 lives, and a moon earns you 3. On hard, 5 dragon coins nets you 3 lives, while a moon provides 2. On insane, you will gain the least
amount of lives from the dragon coins and moons; on this challenging mode, you will only gain 1 life for both. We expect that this change in SMW's life mechanic will provide a richer experience for whatever difficulty rank you decide to use on your adventure. For an even more extreme challenge, perhaps check out that strange door in Yoshi's Lodge...
Now, you may be familiar with the "creativity-first" design that MiracleWater and I typically use in our CLDC/KLDC levels and other hacks. However, don't expect this type of design here. This hack is truly a pure platforming hack; you'll be jumping, dodging enemies, and parsing action-based obstacles. With that being said, the hack is also very speedrun-friendly if you are interested in that.
Since both puzzles and trial-and-error have been removed from the design process, we expect that playing on hard or insane will be very rewarding for highly skilled players. If you consider yourself a fan of intense SMW hacks, and you love the adrenaline and excitement of beating a challenging segment, then playing on normal/hard/insane is for you!
Now, if you are a casual player and you would never touch a "hard" or "very-hard" hack, that's okay! That's exactly why we have created the easy mode. With infinite lives, you can enjoy the hack at your leisure and still have fun. Still, be aware that this hack is pretty tricky, even on easy mode.
Nachos and Fried Oreos features three action-packed worlds, lots of custom music, and unique ASM in nearly every level! The hack features a series of adventerous and awesome overworlds created by Lazy!
MiracleWater has focused intently on creating lots of unique ASM to give you a more interesting experience. Some levels feature entirely new ASM gimmicks, while others include brand new tweaks on sprites you may have seen on SMWC. In addition, some enemies from SMW that you know and
love have been greatly tweaked to make them more interesting and fun, such as MiracleWater's greatly enhanced fishin' boo. I think you'll find that there's a lot of content packed into only 15 levels, and many things may surprise you.
So give Nachos and Fried Oreos a try! Play on easy, normal, hard, or insane. Decide whether you want to be a risk-taker and grab those dragon coins and moons! Or play it safe and play cautiously with your limited life counter! Or, go wild with easy mode and explore to your heart's content. Regardless, we hope you have fun playing this hack, as we certainty had a blast making it. Thanks for stopping by our C3 thread!
Special thanks to Lazy for helping us out with a bunch of stuff and testing, and to Blue Leaf, ft029, SnoruntPyro, and cozyduck for testing.