Giovanni's Level Pack (Demo)

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by Giovanni, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Giovanni

    Giovanni Inactive member Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    Vercelli, Italy
    "Sup, everyone! I missed this place."

    Alright, now that I am back, I am here to present to you a quick demonstration of an upcoming hack that I started yesterday.
    This hack is a level pack which currently features a single level, but will feature six levels when finished. (Six different zones with a single act.)
    What you're going to see is Green Hill Zone, which has a new level design, a little easter egg (which is a reference to a past hack of mine) and a special surprise!
    I hope you will enjoy!

    Spin Dash
    Removed Life System
    A new level select, where you can pick your favourite level
    A new level
    And more...

    Here are some screenshots of what you're going to see:
    Screen 1.PNG
    Screen 2.PNG
    Screen 3.PNG

    Tools used

    SonLVL - MainMemory
    Sonic 1 Text Code Generator - Selbi
    Sonic 1 Github Disassembly - Hivebrain
    ReadySonic - Mercury
    SonMapEd - Xenowhirl
    HxD - Maël Hörz
    ConTEXT - ConTEXT Project Ltd.

    Downloadable ROM at the end of the thread.

    Attached Files:

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  2. Mr. Cat

    Mr. Cat The Holy Cat Jr. Member

    May 31, 2014
    I'm not a level designer at all, but man, that bottomless pit at the very start wasn't a good idea... replace it with a wall or something...
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  3. TheInvisibleSun

    TheInvisibleSun Visible Member

    Jul 2, 2013
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    There are some cool ideas here though, despite some rough edges.

    Regarding the boss, I honestly lost track of how many times I hit Eggman. I'm not sure it needs to be more than 8 hits, especially if it's that repetitive.
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  4. RaideinSlash

    RaideinSlash The fuck's a code Member

    May 10, 2013
    Some really neat ideas, but rough execution. I really liked how it starts out exactly like Sonic 1, but then throws you for a loop.
    This stands with the bossfight as well, I expected to just have to do the Sonic 1 boss once again but it caught me off guard once he started running away.
    The boss taking more hits is excusable, seeing as with good timing you can get 3 hits on him at once and quickly swoop in for the next.

    Additionally, bottomless pits typically aren't a first level thing - if they are, you'd have to really try to fall down them.

    nvm i hate it
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  5. Giovanni

    Giovanni Inactive member Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    Vercelli, Italy
    Hi, thanks for the feedback!
    So, the bottomless pit at the beginning was a reference to a very old hack of mine, but I think this reference might be very obscure, so I might change it with a wall or something.
    Also, speaking about the boss, the hits necessary to destroy it are 16. Honestly, now that I think of it, that looks like too much, so I might decide to nerf it in a future version.

    Anyways, I'm glad I've received this criticism. The second demo will be released when 3 zones will be ready.