Hey Pocket! And everyone who's helping him with the project, I literally made an account just to be able to talk about this and say how much this is one of the coolest project i've ever seen and didn't know I needed!
What makes this hack standing so much on the spotlight to me is that it's something nobody have ever thought about, people always tried making the games looking "better" or "modern" and made non necessary edits making them ugly to my standards.
THIS though, is making the games SHINE! It makes them to perfect state, to a state that is superior to Nintendo's official product! Going for BOOK ARTWORKS to design the whole games and your attempt to put the backgrounds fitting with all of this is pure beauty and it has amazed me very deeply to play the entire demo you posted even if it's not the final product.
SMAS, Zeldas on NES and Sonic 2 have been the VERY first games I have seen and touched, SMAS is very important to me and even if I love the game I always felt that something was wrong related to the sprites and all and recently I discover you and all of this and watch the images in the whole thread and am like *falls of the chair of wowing* literally!
I am so so excited to get my hands on the final product, I know many people would say that it's nothing to be excited about because it's the same game, but the energy and atmosphere your work adds to those games makes a HUGE difference on the quality and emotions felt during gameplay and not so many players understand what this is about and would think what I say is strange and crazy.
Anyway, I support you and your helpers, you all are doing an outstanding job on this! And it's been a while since I have been excited for something on hacking and know that you're making a happy person.