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NekoBaron

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Wario Land 2 Extended (Wario Land 2 rom hack)
« on: June 28, 2020, 12:28:27 pm »



Wario Land 2 Extended (or Extra, maybe just EX?) is something I've been working on quietly on and off for the last few years and aims to be a full set of new levels for Wario to bust though made with the WL2 editor made by evmatter

This project has been a lot larger than I had though and should hopefully be soon released as 25 brand new levels out of the original 51 making it a complete normal 25 level play through and hopefully if there's enough interest perhaps complete it at later date and finish off the whole 51 levels.


Features
  • 25/25 Levels Currently complete
  • A more challenging but accessible level of difficulty for all Wario Fans
  • Uses more of the available level data giving a longer adventure
  • Every level borrows from its original theme but rebuilt from scratch
  • Tweaked boss rooms
  • Extended tilesets, pallets, tweaks and a few custom tile graphics
  • Plenty of coins to collect and treasure rooms to find
  • Secret exits can still be located but the doors will be blocked off for now

Currently this hack has only been play tested on emulator but should be fully compatible.
I sadly don't have a ETA yet as with current pace I've sat around tweaking a single room for over an hour at a time to create a challenge but would love to release the 25 levels in the next few months.

Additional Media (May spoil certain levels)
In game screen shot
Chapter 1 - 3 Let the water out!
Chapter 4 - 2 Over the rooftops!

Feel free to ask any questions you might have or say what you think so far, I am not looking for testers at this time but I have a few people who are interested in testing in mind so when its released it should be fully tested independently by then.

Update: Has now been released https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5350/
« Last Edit: September 01, 2020, 03:25:20 pm by NekoBaron »

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Re: Wario Land 2 Extended (Wario Land 2 rom hack)
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 06:36:03 am »
This look fun.   Look forward to see it.
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Re: Wario Land 2 Extended (Wario Land 2 rom hack)
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 08:57:35 am »
I love Wario land 2 (and 3) so I'm definitely looking forward to this.

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Re: Wario Land 2 Extended (Wario Land 2 rom hack)
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 07:48:34 pm »
Looks great to me! Been hoping for some more Wario Land series hacks for a while now, especially with people like Blanchon and SSP doing great work on Wario Land 3 and 4 respectively.

Seeing a full length Wario Land 2 hack will be awesome.

Regardless, have you also considered mentioning it on Wario Forums, its Discord or the Wario subreddit? Think quite a few people may be interested in learning about this project there...
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NekoBaron

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Re: Wario Land 2 Extended (Wario Land 2 rom hack)
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 08:57:35 pm »
Regardless, have you also considered mentioning it on Wario Forums, its Discord or the Wario subreddit? Think quite a few people may be interested in learning about this project there...
I may at the time of release but just wanted to get it all sorted in one place for now instead of worrying about keeping track of multiple places, I felt stressed enough just announcing its existence but wanted to so I have a push to finish the last few levels and give me somewhere to link people to who are interested.

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Re: Wario Land 2 Extended (Wario Land 2 rom hack)
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 05:20:15 am »
It's great to see an almost complete hack of a wario land gb game. Will you try to tweak the game's code or are you keeping it simple ? It would give you more freedom if you could change the order of each levels or even the paths themselves, and since it's more straight-forward and enclosed than WL3, it might be less of a nightmare to realize.

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as with current pace I've sat around tweaking a single room for over an hour at a time to create a challenge

And finally someone understanding the pain I feel !  :banghead:  :beer:

NekoBaron

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Re: Wario Land 2 Extended (Wario Land 2 rom hack)
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 08:46:18 am »
Will you try to tweak the game's code or are you keeping it simple ?

I would love it if I could to do some tweaks for blocks and gamelogic (such as holding an enemy while on a conveyor belt doesnt actually move you) but even with my own knowledge of programming I wouldn't know where to start with disassembling it (plus I've broken the editor quite a few times already), I may consider it for the later 25 levels if I get around to it as it would let me create a few more layouts/puzzles for them.

I am messing with as much as I can at the moment since WL2 by default doesn't quite use all its potential.

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Re: Wario Land 2 Extended (Wario Land 2 rom hack)
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2020, 09:11:53 am »
Hello again NekoBaron ! I'm playing the WL2 you just released a week ago, and I cannot figure out how to end the 2nd level : I'm stuck in the end room, right before the faucet.

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I thought first that I had to throw violently the goon on the left platform onto those pots to destroy them, but it didn't work. Is there something I'm missing ?
« Last Edit: September 02, 2020, 06:51:49 am by Blanchon »

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Re: Wario Land 2 Extended (Wario Land 2 rom hack)
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2020, 03:20:44 pm »
Hello again NekoBaron ! I'm playing the WL2 you just released a week ago, and I cannot figure out how to end the 2nd level : I'm stuck in the end room, right before the faucet.



I thought first that I had to throw violently the goon on the left platform onto those pots to destroy them, but it didn't work. Is there something I'm missing ?
Check the left side of the room, you should see stairs you can roll on and smash though the pots.

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Re: Wario Land 2 Extended (Wario Land 2 rom hack)
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2020, 06:33:25 am »
Thank you for the advice, it worked ! I thought these stairs were just stairs and nothing like a slope ... Too much WL3 made me forget slopes don't have to be extra smooth to be slopes. :crazy:

Enjoyable levels so far, it's more demanding but still has tolerable difficulty (as you described it).  :thumbsup:

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In the 3rd level, in the large room where you have to do a bunch of rolls on platforms above water current, this door has a water tile behaviour (the upper part I think, since you can still enter the door normally).
« Last Edit: September 02, 2020, 06:52:32 am by Blanchon »