I would like to thank the 12 people who managed to answer the call and make a 48-hour level for the contest. I think it's mostly because of the length and time constraints, but I managed to see a lot of variety in our entries, despite 90% of them using the same background.
Here are some interesting factoids:
-Not a single person used the SMB2 backgrounds available. What do you all have against SMB2? They're even some of the better backgrounds what the fuck?
-There were some people who used both SMW Night and SMW Desert Night and I'm wondering why they think using two backgrounds with noticeably different sky colors was a good idea.
-Most of you did a good job making use of restricted enemies, which makes me think I picked the perfect ratio the next time I want to restrict those overused jerks.
-There were actually levels that I played multiple times. Not because I had to double-take on how bad it was, but it was so fun to play the first time I wanted a better idea of how it flows. That's impressive.
-Two people used custom music. I wonder if some authors were listening to their own music while making the level and then picked something generic.
-There were two levels with optional sections, and not just distractions on the main course of the level, actual secret bonus sections.
Now then, let's begin. I didn't explain in the rules because it wasn't really relevant until now, but for me to consider your level for ranking, IT HAS TO GET AT LEAST A 1/10 OR HIGHER. If your score goes below that, or isn't a number at all, then it means I think your level was a complete waste of your time to make and I am not going to stack it up with other levels for various reasons.
Instead it goes here, to highlight how much of a fuckup you are. I was hoping everyone would be able to stay the hell out of this corner but nope. Surprise surprise. One idiot did this badly.
THE WALL OF SHAME
Now that we got that out of the way, we can take the rest of the entries seriously now. Here we go.
By the way, ties are broken by sneezing into a napkin and seeing which level resembles the snot the most.
1st place and the winner of DarkMatt's Vanilla Prompt Mini-Contest:
I'll write more later I am juggling several activities as I speak.