Several years ago, DahrkDaiz made a Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) hack, in which he changed all the cherries to coins, to behave more like the other Mario games.
Apparently, from what people have said, the hack is no longer around. So, unless someone who has it comes forth with it, it is one of those "lost" hacks.
I had someone requesting me to remake it, and I believe there are a few others that have an interest in this kind of hack.
I'm in the beginning phases of my next project, but I suppose I could postpone it and do this hack, since I don't imagine it would take too long, or be that hard to do.
However, I need some input.
How should I do this?
For instance, in the original game, I think it was 7 cherries that gave you a star. If I turn the cherries to coins, then I would no longer make the coins give you a star. Instead, I would make 100 coins give you a 1-up, like in other Mario games.
- However, since there are not going to be anywhere near 100 cherries in a level, I would have to come down on that number. More like between 10-20 coins (cherries) would give you a 1-up.
- And if I do that, how would you get the star?
- Also, would the new coins be allowed to be used for the bonus chance game? Or would they be seperate from the coins you collect from the ground?
- Or do I decide to let the 7 coins still give you a star, not make them count towards the bonus chance, and simply have beween 10-20 of them give you a 1up?
I don't know how DahrkDaiz did this back then (I don't even remember playing it to be honest with you), but if I'm going to re-create it, I could use some feedback on how it should be.
Also, do you guys mind if I tag this hack with a title (adding text, my name, and year on the titlescreen), or do you prefer this to just be a simple patch that does a simple conversion, so you can use this as a base for your hacks?
I need your feedback. And the higher the quantity of people that want this hack, makes it more feasable for me to do. If only one or two people want this hack, I'd rather not waste my time, since I have other projects to do, and my time is limited as it is.