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Level Contest Japan

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Re: Level Contest Japan - importing contests form overseas

Postby ShadowTurtle » 2 years ago

raocow wrote: you have to consider the editing though!
Actually yeah. that forgot to consider the editing. i'm glad you liked my level anyway you weird cow guy.

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Re: Level Contest Japan - importing contests form overseas

Postby Grounder » 2 years ago

Please, please, please stop submitting old levels for contests, it's lazy and goes against the spirit of things.

On a mostly unrelated note, the shadow level had a few (mostly small) genuine issues with visibility, which is something you need to look out for when making everything the same one color. Also, yeah, the down arrow trees weren't exactly clear, either.
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Postby underFlo » 2 years ago

The shadow level had some interesting setups but the problem is the lack of an explanation - ie the arrows on the trees showing where the ground is. You should always present them in a safe environment before using an element like that.

Also killing those big Piranhas isnt really all that engaging and could just as well be cut entirely.
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Postby Mata Hari » 2 years ago

Silhouettes are basically raocow's Man Getting Hit By Football

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Postby alleightbits » 2 years ago

Both these levels were finicky in mildly irritating ways.
The second level did excel at what it does, but hitboxes.

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Postby Ometeotl » 2 years ago

Please stop making shadow/silhouette levels. They aren't interesting, they haven't been novel for at least ten years and they just plain lead to bad decisions most of the time.

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Postby Lockirby2 » 2 years ago

I had some stupid deaths in Sunset Athletic from misreading the obstacles, but I consider those on me to some extent, especially because raocow didn't have issues in the same places.

I liked the jellyfish level, honestly. It required thinking ahead and it was pretty fair. Not a very big-friendly level, but it compensated for that by giving two powerups at once most of the time so that you could skip straight to fireballs.

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Postby Sebby19 » 2 years ago

So I noticed the Jellyfish level didn't award a star at the end.
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Postby 7NameSam » 2 years ago

Sebby19 wrote: So I noticed the Jellyfish level didn't award a star at the end.
It wasn't required for your level to end in a star
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Postby kitikami » 2 years ago

The start+select to exit levels is a cool addition, but it seems to be a bit finicky regarding the timing/order you have to hit the buttons to get it to work. raocow ended up having to sacrifice his reserve item to get it to work, which doesn't seem ideal.
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Postby Enjl » 2 years ago

kitikami wrote: The start+select to exit levels is a cool addition, but it seems to be a bit finicky regarding the timing/order you have to hit the buttons to get it to work. raocow ended up having to sacrifice his reserve item to get it to work, which doesn't seem ideal.
Yeah there is a small quirk with it, but dropping the reserve powerup isn't required.
The reason for this quirk is that I don't let the player start-select out while the game is paused because it kept crashing the game.
What you CAN do is hit pause, then unpause and hit select while still holding pause.
I agree it would be nice for it to be more straightforward, but I thought losing a powerup is a pretty minor loss compared to the game crashing at random or tossing you into limbo (a not fully-loaded version of the world map).

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Postby Grounder » 2 years ago

cool tech today

boss hitbox was too big though, and the high possibility of getting hurt by that first attack a few times is lame
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Postby Lockirby2 » 2 years ago

I feel like you need to get hit a few times to learn the mechanics of this level, but it's worth it for the payoff of how this levels plays out. I think the boss should have ended one phase earlier so that you'd win right after the chase segment. It would have made for a more impactful finish IMO, and I think the boss would have benefited from being slightly shorter. But this level was great and really fun to play!

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Postby FourteenthOrder » 2 years ago

So is the naming gimmick this time "first enemy raocow defeats", then? I'm a little uncertain.
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Postby FrozenQuills » 2 years ago

I've played this level ahead of raocow and it's really neat imo.
It's too bad that it's too unforgiving/long in both halves, but the gimmicks and puzzles are quite clever. It'd be nice to have more platforms at the boss so you can bait it higher easier (or have boss's flame catching hitbox be larger)
Luckily, there are quite a few levels that are incredibly creative and didn't fall into this execution trap later on...
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Postby raocow » 2 years ago

FourteenthOrder wrote: So is the naming gimmick this time "first enemy raocow defeats", then? I'm a little uncertain.
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Postby The Destroyer of Worlds » 2 years ago

Ghostville was one of my Favourite Levels of the contest.


But not my all-time favourite one. You'll know that one when you see it - it's awfully purple.
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Postby Lockirby2 » 2 years ago

I really like the presentation in the first level, but there isn't much meat to it. I never felt threatened by the boss at all. I feel like it goes beyond "easy" to the point where it isn't remotely dangerous, and it doesn't ramp up much, unlike the excellent Elder Flame fight.

The second level reminds me of the colossal SMB2 level from one of the MAGLs, but with Precambrian flavour. Enemies weren't placed as carefully though IMO.

That time stop gimmick is really unfun when combined with rinkas and tightish platforming. Rinkas usually force you to move quickly, but you can't do that here. It's a shame because the rest of the level is really fun. I like the bite sized chunks of level that you have to complete in one iteration of the time stop.

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Postby Dragon Fogel » 2 years ago

As usual, the main problem with rinkas is spawn rate. If you had to deal with one rinka per time stop, they wouldn't be so bad, but by the time you dodge one, another gets spawned.

When you actually have time to breathe in between rinka spawns, they're not a major problem even in large numbers. (As long as those large numbers are spawned all at once, rather than staggered.) On the other hand, a single rinka shooter can be a huge annoyance if it's spawning too often and you have other obstacles to deal with. And the time stop in this level is a pretty major obstacle.
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Postby Mata Hari » 2 years ago

When I rule the world I'm going to make Touhou SMBX levels illegal. And basically nobody would understand what it means except for all of YOU

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Postby Pyro » 2 years ago

The reason why Deflation looks like Mechdragon's MaGLX level is because litchh doesn't know what making an original level means.
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Postby Ivy » 2 years ago

It should be illegal to use those assets in any SMBX level. Although that level's looks belie its pretty OK design, with an especially concise boss!
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Postby Alice » 2 years ago

What was the overworld music at the end of the video? Sounded a lot like a Super Meat Boy track remix but I couldn't hear it clearly enough to make sure.

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Postby alleightbits » 2 years ago

Alice wrote: What was the overworld music at the end of the video? Sounded a lot like a Super Meat Boy track remix but I couldn't hear it clearly enough to make sure.
Seems like a remix of Forest Funk.

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Re: Level Contest Japan - surprise-a!

Postby glitch4 » 2 years ago

man, and I thought mechdragon's maglx1 level was unfun


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