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[WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:40:29 am »
After nearly 7 years since Toad's World was released I decided to finally make a sequel to it: Toad's World 2!
The hack mostly follows the graphical style but with alot of improvements, new levels, enemies, bosses, gimmicks and more!

So far I have completely finished world 1. World 2 is nearly done as well.
All of the graphics have been done so far, just need to finish all of the levels and eventually fix remaining bugs.
Once I think I can release a full version I may ask people to beta test for me. :)

But enough talk, have some screenshots of what's done and how it looks like. :)

Intro & Title:
https://imgur.com/a/j7b08op

Overworld:
https://imgur.com/a/YZreBnD

World 1 (Grass Hills):
https://imgur.com/a/iHJr36Q

World 2 (Beach & Lake):
https://imgur.com/a/NgeWtsQ

World 3 (Desert & Pyramid):
https://imgur.com/a/lf5wUZA

World 4 (Water Caves):
https://imgur.com/a/myclXZ5

World 5 (Spooky Forest):
https://imgur.com/a/ZfDj6ox

World 6 (Frozen Snow):
https://imgur.com/a/MyZzyk9

Wotld 7 (Sky & Airship):
https://imgur.com/a/BsJerdC

World 8 (Mountain):
https://imgur.com/a/N8esXd8

World 9 (Underworld):
https://imgur.com/a/0an0Nas

World 10???? ;)
-no screenshots-


I'm open for any critism, suggestions and comments!

A release won't be any time soon sadly but progress is being made!
« Last Edit: October 10, 2020, 02:34:34 pm by Ice Man »

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Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 01:25:10 pm »
Toad's one of my fave Mario characters so it's always nice to see him get some love. I really liked your original Toad's world hack, I played it to the end.  I did have a lot of issues even reaching the end, a lot of the hit boxes on enemies were deceptively bigger than their sprites. Those giant piranah plants near the beginning that demanded pixel perfect jumps over them were especially brutal.. I got killed a lot by things I clearly didn't touch.  So if you're using the same hack as a base, might I suggest refining that a little bit?

As for what you've shown so far in these screenshots, if you're asking for criticism, it does look good, but at the same time every environment looks like it was ripped out of New Super Mario Bros, this is just my own personal taste but those games have one of the blandest art styles in the series, I kind of liked how the first Toad's World incorporated a lot of Yoshi's Island style into it.
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Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 03:35:46 pm »
Those screenshots look really cool, I played the first game and I beat it, so this'll be a treat to play when it's released.  :D :thumbsup:

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Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 04:35:15 am »
Thanks. :)

@pocket: I never had any issues with Toad's World's hitboxes at all. I just read your review about it.
I do agree that some Wild Piranhas could've placed better. Also the ending scroll bug you mentioned. Nobody else had it. Perhaps it's fault of your emulator? Because I tested the game on a real SNES in a cartridge and no issues.  I even retested it in an up to date accurate emulator. No issues.

Aside from that. Toad's World 2 is not based on it but a complete new game.
Also, it's mostly NSMB graphics and YI(DS), SPP and Castlevania. :)

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Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 05:27:19 am »
I love what I've seen in screenshots and videos of this hack so far, it looks absolutely amazing and nails the DS game esque style you're going for here.

The overworld looks great too, especially with the custom sprites and effects you've added here.

However, I'll have to actually test the game a bit to make a judgement on how well the level design holds up here. That's always been a weaker element of the first Toad's World, and while the screenshots you showed me elsewhere look more promising, it's not easy to tell without actually playing a few levels.

Either way, good luck with the game!
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Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 04:20:37 am »
Thanks. :)

@pocket: I never had any issues with Toad's World's hitboxes at all. I just read your review about it.
I do agree that some Wild Piranhas could've placed better. Also the ending scroll bug you mentioned. Nobody else had it. Perhaps it's fault of your emulator? Because I tested the game on a real SNES in a cartridge and no issues.  I even retested it in an up to date accurate emulator. No issues.

Aside from that. Toad's World 2 is not based on it but a complete new game.
Also, it's mostly NSMB graphics and YI(DS), SPP and Castlevania. :)

maybe it also depends on which version of the original Toad's World game that pocket was playing.
I have both the 1.1 & 2.0b versions of that game (stored on a usb flash drive) as well as the "final" version from august 2014 that works on real snes hardware & accurate snes emus

hope the 2nd Toad's World game would be completed before year 2020 ends.  if not by end of 2020, I can wait a while until it is ready
« Last Edit: October 10, 2020, 04:28:14 am by erpster2 »

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Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 08:34:59 am »
I highly doubt it. My progress on levels is very slow. But some time in 2021 should be possible.

Finished world 2 now, too.

Previewing some underwater in action: