I finished all of Mario and Luigi's big sprites for Lost Levels. I think I should re-work Luigi's swimming sprites. For some reason the swimming sprites give me a lot of trouble. Doesn't help that for no reason Mario and Luigi share a sprite for their legs while swimming. Next is small Mario and Luigi. I've started on Small Mario already but I don't know how i'm feeling about it.
And I think i've finally finished Lost Levels enemies. It's not the most exciting decision, but for Bullet Bill, I've based the special version on Super Mario Land, and Koopa Troopas simply stand upright. I've also migrated the new Hammer Bros sprites to Lost Levels vanilla. The SMB1 hammer Bro will be slightly modified versions of those sprites resmbling the Hammer Bro on the box art. Piranha Plants are now based on the SMB1 versions of Munchers from Mario Maker.
All that's left for both versions is finding a way to differentiate Toad, Peach, and Bowser from SMB1. I'll have to hold off on the special version, since it's going to require Palette editing. I already said I'm going to turn Special TLL Bowser into Blue Ox Bowser, but for Peach and the Toads, I was thinking of basing them off of this:
With the Princess as a true Toadstool and Toad based more on those mushroom soldiers. This would require me to draw that giant sprite of the Princess kissing the player at the ending and that's a daunting task, so we'll see. Perhaps I'll leave Peach and the Toads the same... Maybe change her to Daisy instead?
For vanilla, I've already decided the Toads are just going to have blue spots instead of red. But I've got nothing for Bowser and Peach. But I've gotta do something for Peach at the very least, she had a new unique sprite in the original Lost Levels after-all.
Honestly, the only real change would probably be the option to play as Mario OR Luigi in single player
Unless i'm wrong, I think that could only be achieved by disabling multiplayer. If that is something people would be okay with, I would be open to it as an optional patch. Sadly, there's not a lot of multiplayer in my life, especially for retro games, so I wouldn't mind it myself.. especially if we could get Luigi's Lost Levels physics working in SMB1, 3, and World.
That's all up to outside help of course, but i'll add it to the list of things I would like help with in the OP. Once this is nearing a more complete version I might make a post in the help wanted board to see how much we can get from that list.
Haven't replied in a while, this WHOLE thing is turning out perfectly! WOW!!!!! Do you still need someone to change the names in the credits etc?
Editing text in the game is easy as pie!
I do. I need to change "Clawglip" to "Clawgrip" in the ending sequence of SMB2. And I believe earlier in the thread someone mentioned something about combining the ending of the English and Japanese releases of SMB3. The only one that's important is Clawgrip imo, so if we can't combine the two SMB3 endings then i'll just opt to leave it unchanged.