Those are Scuba Diving Goombas . It made its only appearance in Super Mario Land 2. In that game it walks on the bottom of the sea, and it moves as a regular Goomba, but with the underwater helmet.
I modified a bit the design to fit better. Now he swims with his feet.
Ohhhhhh, I can see it now (it's been a little while since I last played SML2). Would you consider removing the eyes, then adding the helmet and faceplate pattern from SML2 or keeping the eyes and adding a distinct Goomba mouth?
October 03, 2020, 10:19:20 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Ideas for the Third World (Skylands)
1 - the Plane could be replaced with Mario's plane from Super Mario Land 1, Wario's plane (possibly with Wario in it), or Roketons (SML)
2 - The Cyclops thing could be replaced with a Kyororo (SML2)
3 - The Cloud-like Ghost enemy could be replaced with a Flame Chomp (Mario 3), and it's lightning bolts replaced with Fire Balls
4 - The Flying Bat-Demon thing could be replaced with an Albatoss (SM2), as stated earlier in the thread
5 - The Fan Boost platforms could be replaced with those Spinning Spring-like Boost platforms from New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
6 - The Parachute Pigs could be replaced with Blue-Shelled Koopa Troopas (complete with Wings for descent instead of a parachute)
7 - The Plane platforms could be changed to look a little more like the planes from Wii Sports Resort (or could be changed entirely to small Airships from Mario 3)
8 - The Hammer Pigs could be changed to Spike from Wrecking Crew (https://www.mariowiki.com/Foreman_Spike
9 - Those Floating House-like platforms could definitely be changed to Airships (if you can manage to make them fit
10 - Those Green Emblems on the entrance to the bottom-of-the-island section (as soon as you come out of the door) could be changed to Phanto emblems
11 - The Robotic Pigs (inside of the island's caves) could be changed to those Koopa Troopas with the Mario Masks on (that change after you beat the Special World in Super Mario World)
12 - The Purple Adornments that hang on the outside of the castle could be changed to reflect either the Adornments in Bowser's Castle (Mario 3 or Mario World) or the Adornments in Peach's Castle (Mario 64, maybe?)
13 - The ceiling Flamethrowers could be changed to the Burners (from Mario 3)
14 - Maybe the Big Fans that are helping keep the Castle afloat could be altered a bit to look more like the Fans from the Mario 3 Airships? (that's up to artistic or personal preference though, they seem fine for now)
15 - The final boss (with the parachute) has got to be somebody like Wario or Boom Boom. I think Wario would make the most sense, considering the boss' body type.
16 - The enemies he throws out could easily be the Bomb-omb's with Parachutes from Super Mario World, that seems to be the most appropriate change that can adhere to the original sprites, plus, it would fit Wario's aesthetic, considering he likes to use those kinds of attacks and has even co-starred on a Bomberman game on Gameboy (Wario Blast).
Keep up the good work, Mr. Onion!
October 03, 2020, 05:21:40 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Ideas for World 5 (Outlands):
1 - The Sleeping Moon in the background can be changed to the one on the Map screen of SML2 (Moon Zone)
2 - The Mummy enemies could be changed to Dry Bones (or even Mummy-Me's from Captain Toad Treasure Tracker)
3 - Frankenstein could be changed to a Kurokyura (basically Dracula) from SML2, and the Bats can be changed to the bats thrown out by Kurokyura (or, alternatively, Swoopers (SMW) or Fangs (Yoshi's Island))
4 - The grave sprites can be altered to look a little more like the ones from Pumpkin Zone (SML2)
5 - The Rolling Pumpkin Head could be changed to Bob-ombs, Buzzy Beetles, or a Ganchan (SML)
6 - the Floating Skull Ghost could be changed to Boo Guys (Yoshis Island), Terekuribos (Boo Goombas - SML2), or Eeries (SMW)
7 - The Bag powerup could (albeit obviously) be changed to a (yellow) Star, as they both provide invincibility. HOWEVER, I know you already have the floating collectibles as Stars, so a Moneybag (SML2), would fit well too.
8 - The Axe Knights with Shields could be changed to Sledge Bros. (Mario 3), or Sumo Bros. (SMW)
9 - The ghost-like Fire Wizards could be changed to Magikoopas (and when they trwvale across the screen in flame form, their Sprite could be adjusted to look a little like F Boys from SML2)
10- The Witches (that shoot out Broomsticks) could be changed to Kammy Koopa or altered to look like the Witch from SML2
11 - The suits of armor in the background could be changed to Bowser statues (either the design from SMB3, SMW, or Mario Maker)
12 - Ok, this boss is HARD to think of anything to replace it. It's super creepy and IMO, doesnt fit with the Mario changes in aesthetic. However, the only thing I could think of is maybe Bowser Jr. In a Clown Car or one of the Koopalings hopping on the ball.
I'll end here on ideas for a while as I think two whole worlds (plus finishing World 3), is enough to keep anyone busy for a long time. As always, stay well and take whatever you want from my noggin