Welcome to the WIP Thread for Super "Mario" World 3-Mix.
What is this you ask? Well its the long overdue conclusion to my hack series I started way back when I first started hacking.
That was 10 Years ago to the date of this post.
It's been a great experience been on the site for this long and I must say I am thankful for the community I have come to be a part of.
I originally started working on this once S"M"W2 had finished but with a lot of stuff going on in my personal life I did not get it done.
I have started many projects which have mainly been used to get more experience with making levels and trying out new tools etc.
This time the level formula and core mechanics will be getting a overhaul as well as several tweaks. It'll play like my other two "Mario" hacks but with more additions and only a few subtractions.
The 3-Mix title really comes into effect once you see how "Mario" will be getting around these levels.
I plan on making the hack be around 6 worlds long and focusing more on making well thought out and solid levels rather than trying to shoe-horn in too many gimmicks.
I feel as if now I have a good knowledge for design and hope to make this my "magnum opus" of hacks.
Progress & Development:
The hack is still in early days but with nearly most of it planned out on paper.
I have my vision set on what I want to create its not just a matter of putting it into effect. I want people to get involved and test the early progress to see if what I am doing works and if "Mario" feels good to control in the levels I'll make.
I am going to be looking for a few testers once I finish the testing level so if you are interested in testing it out then just let me know.
The more feedback the better as I want everyone to enjoy the hack as I know I got way too evil in my older hacks when it came to end game difficulty.
Plot & Setting:
The Plot is nothing too extraordinary but I hope it will be enough to give reason for "Mario" to go explore the world.
I'll get into more details later about characters and the locals you'll be exploring but its a somewhat fresh take so I hope it works out well.
Here is a list of general features that will be present in the fully finished hack.
I'll go into these more in depth when the time is right so for now they'll act as teasers.
6 Fully Finished Worlds
4 Worlds Accessible From the Start
2 Playable Characters (Play as Luigi as he was left out in the past)
New Moveset for "Mario"
Secret Exits = End Game Content
More Open & Large Levels
Minigames For Extra Lives
There will be more to come but for now I'll showcase some actual progress.
I made an Obstacle Course to show off the new movement options.
Levels won't be this constricted however.
You can jump twice after your initial jump giving you 3 Jumps.
You can even change it mid-jump if you want to either spin or normal jump on enemies or certain blocks.
I hope this post gives a good idea of what I am working towards making. Updates might be slow at the start but I plan on giving this project my all and actually finishing it.