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How do you rate 'The Crystal Orbs'?

10: Perfect!
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9: Amazing
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8: Very nice
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7: Quite good
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6: Average
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5: Not good enough
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4: Just bad
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3: Really bad
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2: Rubbish
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1: AAARGH!
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0: Do I have to rate this?
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The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:37 pm

Welcome everybody! This is an episode that I made a while ago. It has been made in SMBX 1.3.0.1 and it has more than 50 levels, including an intro and some bonus levels. You can play it with Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad. Please tell me if you find bugs or other things that are wrong. Have fun playing!

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On Link's birthday, Bowser attacks the Mushroom Castle to find a black ball of glass. This ball contains a mixture of liquids that can activate a huge machine in space. This machine will destroy Marioland when activated. Mario has to find seven colored balls of glass, which can stop the machine working, but he has to hurry, because Bowser is building a rocket to reach the huge machine and destroy whole Marioland!

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The levels and the world are made by myself. I mostly used default graphics and some of default episodes, The Invasion 2 and Peach Cliche, from which also comes some music. I made a few graphics myself, too. Some levels are inspired by The Invasion 2.

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Important note: you have to start the game with 1 player, because with 2 players the intro can go wrong.

Second important note: this game is often reviewed as pretty hard, so some experience and skills (and sometimes patience) are probably required to play it.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Bowser God » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:04 pm

Wow, a good 1.3 episode in a LunaLua era...
This is very good, not just a terrible Boss Rush like all the 1.3 episodes are now.

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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Eri7 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:31 pm

Eyy its here, finally something relaxing to play that can bring out the nostalgia i had for smbx!
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Scroll » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:16 pm

Finally there's something similar to that nice vanilla style of The Invasion 2 and The Princess Cliche. Good job!
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:28 am

Thank you all! I hope you enjoy playing.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby TheLeavingDead24 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:30 am

Wow, it looks like it was made by Redigit!

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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Ludwig_von Koopa » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:49 am

TheLeavingDead24 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:30 am
Wow, it looks like it was made by Redigit!
Why should it look like it was made by Redigit?
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Eri7 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:19 am

Ludwig_von Koopa wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:49 am
TheLeavingDead24 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:30 am
Wow, it looks like it was made by Redigit!
Why should it look like it was made by Redigit?
Probably because it has a similar style to The Invasion because it's all vanilla and simple?
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Scroll » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:54 am

Ludwig_von Koopa wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:49 am
TheLeavingDead24 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:30 am
Wow, it looks like it was made by Redigit!
Why should it look like it was made by Redigit?
Because looks similar to The Invasion 2 and The Princess Cliche. In fact, I think the same
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Eri7 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:34 am

VanillaDude, there is no need to copy paste my reply, it is already enough.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Ludwig_von Koopa » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:59 am

Eri7 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:19 am
Ludwig_von Koopa wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:49 am
TheLeavingDead24 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:30 am
Wow, it looks like it was made by Redigit!
Why should it look like it was made by Redigit?
Probably because it has a similar style to The Invasion because it's all vanilla and simple?
Okay, but just because it is vanilla it isn't like it's made by Redigit...
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Eri7 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:03 am

Ludwig_von Koopa wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:59 am
Eri7 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:19 am
Ludwig_von Koopa wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:49 am


Why should it look like it was made by Redigit?
Probably because it has a similar style to The Invasion because it's all vanilla and simple?
Okay, but just because it is vanilla it isn't like it's made by Redigit...
I also said it is simple which means the level design/aesthetics were simple as well and it reminds me at least of the old episodes like The Invasion.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Ludwig_von Koopa » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:57 pm

Eri7 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:03 am
Ludwig_von Koopa wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:59 am
Eri7 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:19 am


Probably because it has a similar style to The Invasion because it's all vanilla and simple?
Okay, but just because it is vanilla it isn't like it's made by Redigit...
I also said it is simple which means the level design/aesthetics were simple as well and it reminds me at least of the old episodes like The Invasion.
Yes, but even Redigit's episodes were pretty much like the old Super Mario Bros. games.
I would rather say they are like Super Mario Bros.3 / Super Mario World than call them "Redigit-like".
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Natsu » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:33 pm

You're taking this way too personal for some reason, Ludwig. He isn't attacking anyone.

As for this episode, it has been a long time since just by looking at some screenshots I feel like playing what I'm presented with. I may give this a go some time later.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby cina1 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:43 am

I love episodes like this. You don't have to download 200 MB of data to play it!

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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Cedur » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:45 am

200 MB shouldn't be a problem under any circumstances but yeah enjoy playing a "classic" episode.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby MegaDood » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:19 am

Ooh, I've gotta try it out. I like these 1.3 episodes.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby MegaDood » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:58 pm

Uh, so in the third world, there's a cave level with koopa shells, an axe that destroys a bridge and blocks that activate other blocks. I can't seem to figure out what to do. Does anyone know what to do there?
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:05 am

AmazingCarl2002 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:10 pm
This was **WAAY** too hard for me. I had to use GodMode and NoClip because sadly there is no video anywhere.
But ignoring that, this was easily the best SMBX 1.3 episode i played. What is up with the 1x1 pixels in the texture dithering though?
I think the 1x1 pixels are there because I used Paint for making graphics, which caused bad quality colors.

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:58 pm
Uh, so in the third world, there's a cave level with koopa shells, an axe that destroys a bridge and blocks that activate other blocks. I can't seem to figure out what to do. Does anyone know what to do there?
Hm, I have looked at it and discovered that there is something wrong with the events, which makes the level only possible to complete with Peach, I think.
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When the koopa shell hits the blue switch block at the left, the bridge shouId reappear.
I have fixed it now and it should work. Should I put the new version in a new download link with the episode in the post?
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:30 pm

I have replaced the download link and it should work properly now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The level may still be hard, but now it should be possible to complete it. If you find any other bugs or if it still doesn't work, I would like to hear it.
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