Hey Googie, good to see ya around
Been working a lot on the final Bowser fight.. in the original SMU, the focus wasn't really on the bowser fight, the challenge was more getting through the final level twice without getting hit. The idea was to extend the gameplay more and add difficulty, but really it just made it annoying and not fun.
Now the whole "run thru the level twice" concept has been dropped, but you still need fire to beat Bowser. Now the fight is in stages.. for a while Bowser is on screen, then he leaves and Podoboos show up, and a fire flower will come out of the pipe at the top of the screen. Also when Bowser's hit points get low enough he starts throwing hammers in addition to fireballs
I added some custom music to the Bowser fight too.. doing so I realized Dr. Floppy was a madman and hacked the music engine to pieces, he needs more credit for his work on this hack
Anyways a screen shot.. super close to being done, mostly doing icing/extra type stuff. With so much free time I keep coming up with new ideas