I got a little knowledge behind the art of ROM-hacking, but I'm still pretty darn new to it.
For quite some time, I've been interested in remaking Mario Is Missing! on the NES and Super NES, although unlike many other attempts at remaking the game, I plan on doing so by keeping the game geography-based, while mixing it with the iconic Mario platforming qualities found in games such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World.
I'm curious as to the most convenient way to get started on pulling off such a game. I was considering along the lines of getting a perhaps more efficient hex editor than Hex Workshop. I'm also wondering if such a feat could be pulled off using certain utilities that already exist online.
For the NES version, I'm seeking a recommended utility for Super Mario Bros. 3 that supports adding sprites/graphics from Mario Is Missing! (NES) and Super Mario World (NES unlicensed) as well as custom sprites/graphics. For the Super NES version, I'm thinking of a utility for Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World that supports adding sprites/graphics from Mario Is Missing! (Super NES) and custom sprites/graphics.
For further information on the plot summary, gameplay ideas, and more I have in store for the game, check out this link I posted on SMW Central:https://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=89900
Any help on getting started with this project will be appreciated.