Well, I looked around the forum and couldn't find a hack request thread, and I'm not looking for a translation in first place. This topic seemed to be the closer of what I was looking for, so I guess this is the place!
Well, my hacking idea is somewhat simple, I guess... last year came out a DS puzzle game that I randomly discovered, and soon afterwards it became one of my favorite puzzlers ever: Picross DS
Fun, easy to pick up and perfectly suited for a portable game, it kept me (gladly) occupied for a looong time, and a year later I finally finished every puzzle on it.
Lurking around a bit more, I discovered the Picross series is around Nintendo systems for quite a long time, having two games on the Gameboy (Mario's Picross
and Picross 2
) and NINE games on Snes (Mario's Super Picross
and Picross NP Vol.1-8
I've tried the games out, and even though they don't really stray off the original formula, something kept bugging me... namely one or another gameplay element that has been upgraded in the DS counterpart. From my head I can remember only two, though (guess Picross fans will get this): the fact that you CAN unmark or X-mark a once correct-marked tile even on Normal Mode - something that's useful on Free Mode, but makes no sense whatsoever in Normal Picross except getting in the way. Another one is the fact that complete lines/columns won't give you any warning after they've been completed (on the DS version, the numbers became faded), though they can be manually-checked on Picross 2 GB.
So, I was wondering if any Picross fan who understands about romhacking more than me (
)would be interested in hacking any of these games, or only the Gameboy ones. The fading numbers on the completed lines/columns isn't even that much important, but I think making the right-marked tiles "unremarkable" would be a simple improvement that would make a GREAT difference in the whole gameplay, and (even though I don't know much about romhacking) I'd guess this really isn't something very hard to do.
Well, that's my idea. Hope there's someone out there who also cares about this series and would like to see it happen! Thanks for the attention!