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Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby crazydev » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:06 pm

Just to discuss what types of levels you like to build and which ones you don't.

I like making desert levels and sky levels, but underwater levels are the bane of my existence.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby reghrhre » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:17 pm

My favorite... I don't have a specific theme but I like creating levels that have a lot of action going on in them, like tank levels I guess, except I'd do any theme.

Least favorite would be sky and underwater levels due to the lack of ideas/gimmicks

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby Magna DominXus » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:25 pm

I like to make levels with creative themes like Ruins/Canyon/sky or Beach/Sky/Grass/Sunset. My least favorite types are the ones that require to be too open.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby TLtimelord » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:32 am

I don't have a particular favorite or least favorite. But I'm rather fond of making grassland or regular overworld levels, but I have a distaste for making anything snow styled or desert levels.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby lakitu » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:57 am

My favorite level type is sky. Also I like mixing the level types and make an unseen level type.

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby ffffff » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:16 am

Forest,land,Maze Levels
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby FutureNyanCat2014 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:29 am

Factory levels. Yep, I had lots of ideas for gimmicks. (Magnetic Mayhem was an example)
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby Magician » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:51 am

My least favourite would be generic or monochromatic levels.

My favourite levels, I suppose, would indicate progression of a sort. The common appearance of that type would be a castle level, but I don't mean the castle theme specifically.

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby Darkonius Mavakar » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:58 am

I love factories and ice levels
i hate... uhm... i hate pipework levels

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby Eternity » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:31 am

Favorites: I generally prefer working on more unique level themes, or combining anything that seems to make no sense and make them fit somehow (e.g. Forest and Cave, Lava and Beach). I also really like abstract themed levels, mostly because the liberty they give to the designer.

Least Favorites: I'd have to say Ice/Snow levels, as I have some trouble coming up with decent gimmicks for those and it's rather hard for me to be creative with them.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby Keddy » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:53 pm

I don't make levels often anymore, but when I do my favourite types are the Snow/Ice, Jungle, Cave, anything involving a maze or puzzle. The ones that are my least favourite are Water, Mechanical, ... um...Water, I hate water levels...
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby Septentrion Pleiades » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:11 pm

My least favorite levels are cave levels with low ceilings, although that's more of a SMW problem than SMBX.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby Drluigi » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:39 am

I like to make weird combinations of levels, like ice/desert, and types of levels you wouldn't typically see in Mario, like city levels. I want my levels to stand out and be unique.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby silent_ » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:05 pm

Favorites - I have a tendency to frequently admire developing temple and beach-themed levels. As for an alternative, it could be a castle level. Those are addictive to construct, and there's a variation of gimmicks you could feature. Additionally, grotto stages are splendid, because it's like transporting Mario to a whole brand-new world. You could also combine a cave level with a lot of different themes, such as for instance a lava, forest, or grass theme.

Least Favorites - That's complicated to admit. I assume that maze levels are for one extraordinarily dull to create, because you keep constantly questioning yourself (does this fit? Will the Level Judges criticize this particular moment? Is this possible to triumph?), therefore it gets plain obnoxious. I don't mind water levels, but you're correct that they always eventually get repetitive as hell for a while. That's why I refrain from making them that much. Sky levels are terrible, too, for obvious reason. Conclusively, desert and ice levels are incredibly tough to invent, because there's a lack of actual neat gimmicks that you could put into them. They're my absolute least favorite, hanging barely below sky levels for the same reason.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby icemario12 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:06 pm

I'd say that open space levels are outta discussion, but dungeons, special challenges and undergrounds aren't too bad for me.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby Chill Pingu » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:22 pm

i like designing ice, forest, sky, mountain and beach levels. i also like factory levels but there are way too few graphics for factory levels.
i hate bonus levels and i can't design underwater levels.

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby pyroslasher » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:20 am

In all honesty, while I love making desert and ice levels, I can't for the life of me make levels based on greenery for some reason. Maybe I am gradually getting worse from loss of interest or something, but I use to be great at grass levels apparently, but then I began sucking...

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby ShadowStarX » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:38 am

Hi!
I like the forest, castle and airship levels, but hate the mountain and underwater levels.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby Shinbison-Kof » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:18 pm

I like to mix innovative themes XD
Exemple : snow factory, forest+factory+sky etc...
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Types of Levels to Make

Postby Enjl » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:25 pm

Mountain and Castle type levels are my favourites.
I can technically do every kind of level, but I really slack on those which I don't have good tilesets for.
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