Hey, I'm of the people who contributed to the improvement hack. It's nice to see that the old translation was finally posted here without the modifications for purists here even though it took about two years after the official release.
I'm alright with people adverting their stuff on here but when they only sign up to advertise irks me a bit. If the only reason the user signed up was to advertise their stuff and never post again, they're just taking advantage of a forums popularity and aren't contributing to the community in the least bit. My suggestion is that a user can be able to advertise if they have 10 posts or more. The thread that started this little rant.
As for ideas for "monsters" Rival Gang members, Undocumented workers, Mexican mafia types, Street punks, drug addicts. What about "icky" monsters like garbage, vomit, poop. could be left over from homeless.
Better yet, make the poop look like Dragon Warrior slimes!
This has been bothering me for a while, the HP border doesn't have a wooden texture. Do you have an extra palette at hand or a brown to use? What's also bugging me is that the coin palette in the HUD shares the palette with the health meter, meaning the coin constantly changes color. I assume you're low on color :-/
I've seen speedrunners and hardcore gamers use that technique mostly so that they can mash a button and use the other button as well. This is mostly useful for games like Silver Surfer where it's button-mash-palooza.
This is an interesting hack. Judging by the title, I thought this was going to be badderhacks quality, I was wrong! This hack is surprisingly beautiful. I will say that the Russian symbols on the title screen look great but could use a little work. Try adding some shading with red because right now the black makes the shading too harsh. The star isn't symmetrical either. Despite these things, you did a great job on it, including your hack. Can't wait to play!
- Hitler's head exploding (Bionic Commando) - Burning a baby alive in an incinerator (Sweet Home) - A man slowly dying while being on fire (Sweet Home) - Beating up hippies (Earthbound) - A plumber eating magical mushrooms (Mario)
If you ask me people should put these ASM sources on datacrystal as it's more relevant to the site's purpose; to help ROM hackers. Though there isn't a section yet for it, there should be one added. This addition will also boost traffic to the wiki as it doesn't have much as it is.
I guess I'll chime in on this topic. I think hacks that help people develop hacks are a good thing, it helps improve the quality of ROM hacks, especially for newbies. I believe there should be a developer ROM hacks section or category, one that improves a game beyond what can be seen. This can include mapper hacks and disabling anti-piracy that may be triggered when hacking. For example, hacks that allowing animated backgrounds in Super Mario Bros. would be nice to host on the site. I've seen quite a handful of newbies request these.
tl;dr Add a separate section or category for hacks for hackers not players.