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Castle in the Sky and Castle in the Sky Co-Op (SMB1 hack)

Hack of Super Mario Bros.

Description:

Castle in the Sky: Journey through the mysterious world of Laputa in this hack and help Pazu to rescue Sheeta and the pirates from the evil hands of Muska. Based on the incredible animated movie, Castle in the Sky, this hack takes place entirely on the floating castle itself. You can run through the castle gardens, its walls, its massive forest, and the weaponized underbelly itself to defeat all of Muska’s minions and save your friends. Almost every graphic has been changed to fit the Castle in the Sky aesthetic and incorporate its wide array of varied enemies. The world is counting on you, Pazu!

Custom Box art can be found here (for NES classic users and people who like visual distinction): https://imgur.com/gallery/YzyE7ns

Changelog:

Version 1.2:

  • Fixed Castle Enemies’ Palettes (fixed them all to match overworld palettes)
  • Fixed Castle Pipe Palettes (fixed them to match overworld palettes)
  • Fixed Title Screen Selection Icon (mushroom) to Sheeta’s Necklace

Version 1.1:

  • Fixed Soldier Sprite to reflect yellow clothing of original art
  • Fixed Clouds in Bonus Level to match the aesthetic of the rest of the changes

Version 1.0 - Finished all sprite edits and replaced most graphics

Castle in the Sky Co-Op: This version of the Castle in the Sky hack allows for simultaneous multiplayer, where a friend can join in on the action along with Pazu! (Based on Corpse Grinder’s original hack that can be found here.)

Custom Box art can be found here (for NES classic users and people who like visual distinction): https://imgur.com/gallery/y2zwDjq

Version 1.0 - Ported Everything Over From Original Hack (V1.0 of Co-Op hack is comparable with V1.2 of the original hack)

Known Limitations and Bugs:

  • The Title Screen is “squished together” due to Supergamerguy’s unfamiliarity with the Co-Op hack’s code rearrangements, though he had previously been able to get everything the same as the original Castle in the Sky hack, except for the top right hand corner and the right side of the “Title box”.
  • In the original Co-Op hack by Corpse Grinder, Luigi’s pallettes was edited to be tied to the pallette of the enemies, which holds true for this hack (since Supergamerguy’s coding skills are almost nonexistent), so sadly, Patwo will not be colored like he was in the original Castle in the Sky hack, and is tied to the enemies’ pallettes instead.
  • Some of the enemies in their overworld states (namely Buzzy Beetles and Bullet Bills), are also tied to the Goomba’s pallette, so they are now colored differently than the original Castle in the Sky hack.

If anybody with more SMB knowledge or better coding skills would like to fix these problems, PLEASE feel free to do so! You can either send Supergamerguy the “update” through RHDN’s Forum PM’s (and be assured that Supergamerguy will give proper crediting) or upload your own version on RHDN (but please credit Supergamerguy as the original hacker).

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castle in the Sky:
  • Database match: Super Mario Bros. (World)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: EA343F4E445A9050D4B4FBAC2C77D0693B1D0922
  • File CRC32: 3337EC46
  • ROM SHA-1: FACEE9C577A5262DBE33AC4930BB0B58C8C037F7
  • ROM CRC32: D445F698
  • Castle in the Sky Co-Op:
  • Database match: Super Mario Bros. (W) [!].nes
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: EA343F4E445A9050D4B4FBAC2C77D0693B1D0922
  • File CRC32: 3337EC46
  • ROM SHA-1: FACEE9C577A5262DBE33AC4930BB0B58C8C037F7
  • ROM CRC32: D445F698

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
SupergamerguyGraphicsAll graphics editing and testing
Corpse GrinderOriginal HackingOriginal Makers of the Co-Op hack
TiOriginal HackingOriginal Makers of the Co-Op hack

User Review Information

It feels amateurish, and passionate

Reviewed By: CryinOnion on 27 Jul 2020

SMB1 for Nintendo NES is for many the “A-B-C” of hacks, cause it’s graphically simple, but it has everything a good platform game needs.

This project still feels quite amateur, probably because it is, but you can also feel the passion with which it’s made, and the effort to recreate even tiny details that remind the Ghibli classic (although in some cases I had to force my imagination to recognize them, sorry XD).

As a Ghibli fan, this project has my support, although I encourage its creator not to abandon it until he gets what he has in mind. Who knows, maybe after this we’ll see a hack of “Talespin” inspired by Porco Rosso.

PS.If you want some laughs, you should know that the name “Laputa” was altered in the Spanish dubbing, because it sounds like something totally inappropriate for children. Just google it.

Version 1.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
It feels amateurish, and passionateCryinOnion27 Jul 20201.2Yes