ROM Hacks: Manall's Waluigi RPG 1.0 Release

Started by RHDNBot, May 15, 2022, 06:18:25 PM

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Update By: Manall

Ever wanted to see Waluigi in a game that didn't involve golf, tennis or party board games? Are you tired of Nintendo intentionally neglecting a charismatic antihero with loads of untapped potential? If you answered 'Yes' to either of the above, then this mod is for you. Super Mario RPG is still a great game, so why not have a Waluigi RPG?

While Waluigi RPG takes place in an alternate timeline, that is merely a headline lacking details. Not only are Mario and Toadstool away on a lengthy vacation when alt-Exor comes crashing, but Daisy of Sarasaland is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Her royal tour of the Mushroom Kingdom is cut short when she is abducted by a love-starved Bowser, who wasn't invited to Mario's latest sunshine-filled odyssey.

To some, Waluigi may be nothing more than a cheat with powerful abilities. But in a parallel universe more fortunate than ours, he's given plenty of chances to prove that he is more than meets the eye. He's certainly not foolish enough to squander the girl of his dreams, and he'll go along with whatever amount of craziness in Mario's world in order to win her back!

  • The challenge has leveled up in order to keep you awake! That said, this is a gradual effect that gives you plenty of time to prepare.
    [li]The script has been appropriated for Waluigi and Daisy, and all party members serve a greater purpose throughout the game.
    [li]Since battles are more dynamic, you'll want to think about who to swap at the table much more often.
    [li]Healing, items and money are more valuable (read: far less handouts)
    [li]Many new and improved/retooled items, weapons and spells
    [li]Less-played minigames have been brought up to balance standards to give a greater variety of options and replay
    [li]Tooltips retain their original personality while providing much-needed clarity as for what things do or don't do
And of course, this wouldn't be a Ma...Waluigi game without lots of secrets, along with new takes on existing puzzles. And what's up with that secret Vault? Anybody know how to unlock that thing?!

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This looks like it has the sort of personality and creativity that Nintendo themselves seem to have shied away from showing for a while - they've definitely been squandering characters like Waluigi!