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Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - never forget to beware of reznor

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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - the real smb3mix starts here

Postby Grounder » 5 days ago

FourteenthOrder wrote: What new stuff requires so much acclimation? For the most part so far it's just a few new enemies recreated from other games, and it's totally possible to introduce those in a different way. Like, you don't *need* to introduce the concept of Shy Guys with an exact SMB2 1-1 recreation.

Like was mentioned, Superb Demo Sisters is a good example of levels that are clearly SMB1-inspired without taking any actual design from the base game directly. It's totally doable.

This game is super fun and has a ton of cool ASM, but I really wish it would have done more taking-inspiration rather than taking-level-design. It would have been all the better for that imo.
Almost as if SDS and 3mix had two completely different goals in mind, and you want to compare apples to tomatoes.

They might look kind of similar at first glance, but it's pretty obvious that they're not after a single bite.
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - subcone

Postby Leet » 5 days ago

"It's impossible to pay tribute to something without copying it wholesale" "No it isn't" <-This is the conversation you are replying to, stop moving the point around.
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - subcone

Postby Grounder » 5 days ago

I won't stop being a dissenting opinion, Leet. If you think we're arguing in circles, that's one thing, but the impression I'm getting is that you just want me to shut up.

And no, it isn't possible to be a tribute that's accurate while also trying to be a clone centered around new level design at the exact same time.

EDIT: Since this is bound to come up in later worlds, I feel that 3mix's philosophy is accuracy until accuracy is no longer possible.
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - subcone

Postby CM30 » 5 days ago

Still, the game does get more interesting and creative in its level design further in.

Partly because you physically can't replicate Super Mario Sunshine and Galaxy on the NES without taking major liberties with the design, and partly because the author stops trying to do recreations of existing levels and mixes a lot more interesting ideas together.
As for the other topics here:

1. Yes you can have interesting level design with lots of creative ASM style gimmicks right off the bat, heck that's arguably what four step level design is in Mario 3D World onwards (and the Donkey Kong Country games from Returns onwards). Those games obviously got a fair bit fancier as they went on, but they didn't exactly start out without any interesting ideas.

I mean, this was in world 1 after all:




The only reason certain other games didn't have interesting 'gimmicks' and good level off the bat is because they either A: decided to focus more on making an ASM showcase, and put little effort into the level design or B: learnt more about programming as they worked on the game and didn't go back to edit the earlier levels.

2. You can also obviously make levels that represent other games and pay homage to them without being carbon copies or remakes too. Super Mario Bros 1X and 3X did this quite well. Hell, 3Mix does it, just later in the game.

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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - subcone

Postby FourteenthOrder » 5 days ago

Leet wrote: "It's impossible to pay tribute to something without copying it wholesale" "No it isn't" <-This is the conversation you are replying to, stop moving the point around.
Yeah, this is what I was saying, so the reply to my "no it isn't" with "these games have different goals" was kind of bewildering to me, I had to double-check that I didn't miss something. ^^;
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - subcone

Postby Ashan » 5 days ago

I also had a reply typed out that pointed out the exact same thing as Leet but I didn't post it because I was kinda bored of the argument.

But "I won't stop being a dissenting opinion" is such a comically strange non-argument that I figured I should say that now. In other words, 3 people all came to the conclusion that you changed what you're arguing, and when someone pointed it out you started acting like a martyr. Nothing about Leet's post could be interpreted as trying to shut you up, I have no idea what gave you that idea other than that you were backed into a corner and are arguing just for the sake of arguing.
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - subcool

Postby Awoo » 5 days ago

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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - subcone

Postby Leet » 5 days ago

I don't think anyone here actually dislikes this game, which is pretty key to the point here about genuine vs. ungenuine arguments. (I don't know about YT comments.) We're actually already getting into more interesting stuff right now, but up until now there hasn't been too much else to talk about.
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - subcone

Postby FourteenthOrder » 5 days ago

Yeah, no, this game is super fun. I started replaying it because of this~
I just find style references more interesting than straight remakes on a personal level, and think they're very doable.

(Also I'm a little worried that the remake-heavy nature of things is making things not that fun for raocow since he's played this sorta stuff a lot. Hopefully I'm wrong there, I've just gotten that feeling to some degree with some of his comments. :c)
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - extremely accurate mario 3 tribute

Postby Voltgloss » 4 days ago

i mean, i get the idea behind the "wrong" off-key music. and goddamn is it effective. maybe too effective. my ears, they bleed.
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - extremely accurate mario 3 tribute

Postby Leet » 4 days ago

I think the music sounds really good :sparklythings:
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - extremely accurate mario 3 tribute

Postby Ashan » 4 days ago

I'm curious what technique was used for this music, if the author manually modified the notes randomly, or if every note was shifted by a certain amount in a certain direction relative to its original note value.
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - extremely accurate mario 3 tribute

Postby Blivsey » 4 days ago

I'm starting to jive a little more with the game itself but uhhhhhh i actively hate everything about the music in today's video
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - extremely accurate mario 3 tribute

Postby raocow » 4 days ago

calling a lot of what I've experienced in world 3 inspired by mario land 2 is pushing it a bit, other than some of the tile sets and that one monster enemy
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - extremely accurate mario land 2 tribute

Postby Awoo » 4 days ago

I wonder if this game will have Bumptys, a-la this:


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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - extremely accurate mario 3 tribute

Postby freshtalk » 3 days ago

The music continues to be super weird by being just different enough from tracks I remember. ...I think I kinda like the effect it has though? Or maybe it has just scrambled my brain into thinking that.

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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - haunted smb3 cart

Postby Leet » 2 days ago

title (watching new one now)
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - the joke is it's not a ghost house it's a normal house

Postby freshtalk » 2 days ago

Love Bowser Jr's school theater project.

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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - the joke is it's not a ghost house it's a normal house

Postby warpio » 2 days ago

I wonder if it was a specific design choice to have the SMB2 recap levels feel so inaccurate in a lot of places. The game starts off giving you nearly pixel-perfect SMB1 remakes, and then in the SMB2 world it starts to mix things up a bit and the level design becomes more loose with how it represents the original game... and then when it gets to SML2, it just completely throws out the notion of levels being remakes at all anymore and it's only remixing some of the game's themes while doing more original levels.

It's almost like the game is evolving in its level design creativity at the same rate that the Mario series evolves. or idk maybe I'm reading too much into it. But I'm fully expecting this dinosaur world to be its own thing as well with pretty much none of it attempting to recreate SMW levels.

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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - the joke is it's not a ghost house it's a normal house

Postby SAJewers » 2 days ago

warpio wrote: I wonder if it was a specific design choice to have the SMB2 recap levels feel so inaccurate in a lot of places. The game starts off giving you nearly pixel-perfect SMB1 remakes, and then in the SMB2 world it starts to mix things up a bit and the level design becomes more loose with how it represents the original game... and then when it gets to SML2, it just completely throws out the notion of levels being remakes at all anymore and it's only remixing some of the game's themes while doing more original levels.

It's almost like the game is evolving in its level design creativity at the same rate that the Mario series evolves. or idk maybe I'm reading too much into it. But I'm fully expecting this dinosaur world to be its own thing as well with pretty much none of it attempting to recreate SMW levels.
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - the joke is it's not a ghost house it's a normal house

Postby Lockirby2 » 2 days ago

That boss actually looked pretty fun. Probably the best part of the hack so far IMO.

Also, I find it amusing that the ghost house in ghost world went for a double negative and ended up being the only straightforward level with no ghosty enemies.

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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - the joke is it's not a ghost house it's a normal house

Postby Paragraph » 1 day ago

warpio wrote: I wonder if it was a specific design choice to have the SMB2 recap levels feel so inaccurate in a lot of places. The game starts off giving you nearly pixel-perfect SMB1 remakes, and then in the SMB2 world it starts to mix things up a bit and the level design becomes more loose with how it represents the original game... and then when it gets to SML2, it just completely throws out the notion of levels being remakes at all anymore and it's only remixing some of the game's themes while doing more original levels.

It's almost like the game is evolving in its level design creativity at the same rate that the Mario series evolves. or idk maybe I'm reading too much into it. But I'm fully expecting this dinosaur world to be its own thing as well with pretty much none of it attempting to recreate SMW levels.
That's the case for many hacks, though. If the creator makes the levels from 1-1 to 8-4 (or whatever) in chronological order, then their quality and sophistication will evolve as the player progresses through the game. I think 8 Powers was a recent example for that.

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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - the joke is it's not a ghost house it's a normal house

Postby Sebby19 » 1 day ago

I feel it was a real missed opportunity that they didn't create 8-bit Yoshi for the SMB1 and 3 styles in Super Mario Maker (and have Goomba's Shoe/Stilleto for SMW and NSMB).

But with Super Mario Maker 2 being announced yesterday, hopefully that gets fixed.
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Re: Super Mario Bros. 3MIX - worldmix

Postby Leet » 1 day ago

All the remade World elements (all three of them) are pretty novel just because it's an nes game
ImageWell it is a decent hack but sometime its just too repetitif there no level that actually pop in your face and your like oh yeah that level they all ressemble themselves and just monster along the way.
Blood Ghoul wrote:Sometimes it seems my blood spurts out in gobs, as if it were a fountain's pulsing sobs. I clearly hear it mutter as it goes yet cannot find the wound from which it flows. Before I met you, baby, I didn't know what I was missing.


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