Sebby19 wrote:Those E-reader levels are actually unlocked if you get Super Mario Advance 4 on the Wii U Virtual Console.
Just something to know about, for copyright reasons.
Which is actually why it was removed from romhacking.net - it was Nintendo's "hack", so to speak! (It really was an upload of the Wii U's ROM file.)
This indirectly confirms that Nintendo's fully aware of romhacking otherwise, in case anybody was unconvinced by Mario Maker.
Yeah, I'm aware of the reason it was taken down, and of its dubious legality. Thing is, ROM hacks -- and heck, emulation itself -- are *also* of dubious legality. We don't think much of it these days, because it's not the 90s and emulation isn't lumped in with anime porn, online casinos, and "WaReZ" anymore, but they're still technically illegal. And, of course, it's not like raocow does all his LPs on actual hardware, or even tries to pretend he's not playing on emulators, after all. It'd also be much easier (I would assume) for him to record GBA footage than it would be for him to have to fiddle with trying to record through a Wii/Wuu. (Has raocow *ever* actually done an LP of a game that was neither a native PC game nor played on emulator?) Ultimately, though, it's his call whether he wants to LP these stages.
Regardless, I'm glad someone leaked this hack. Having neither Wii nor Wuu, and thereby no access to the Virtual Console, being able to play the e-Reader stages on emulator was very welcome indeed.