I am working on a Final Fight 3 romhack, but I am very new to Romhacks.
The idea is to make a version that has the quality of life improvements one would expect from a 2021 game, while addressing some of the core criticisms.
What I'd ideally like to have is the following:
• Infinite Continues - It's 2021, I don't think continues are really needed... And it gets in the way of something mentioned next.
• Lower life count start on continue (from 5 down to 3) - One issue people had was that it was too easy, meaning it took quite a while to use up a continue and be able to switch characters. If the life counter per continue goes down, it'll make it easier to switch characters more frequently.
• Enemies do more damage - This will make the game more difficult, and more satisfying, I believe.
• When playing coop with the AI, it stays with you until the end of the game. - Basically a fix for what shipped in the game.
• Improve enemy AI - I know some people have figured this out, and it'd be cool to have it here too.
• Import sound effects from Final Fight 1/2. - I've heard that a lot of people prefered the sound effects from Final Fight 1/2. I personally do not, but I wouldn't mind helping make it a possibility.
Things done/partially done:
• I've hacked in 99 continues, with functionality wise, is close enough to infinite.
• I've also figured out how to make the AI coop buddy stay with you the entire game. That being said, it's currently only available as a different rom, as it would also effect player 2 if you played normal coop.
Things not done:
• Lower life count start on continue (from 5 down to 3)
• Enemies do more damage
• Improve enemy AI
• Import sound effects from Final Fight 1/2.
If anyone would like to help me, I am sorta hitting my limit of what my experience can help me figure out. I don't mind uploading what I've done, but I'd love to 'finish' this modernization of this. If anyone is even remotely interested, let me know!