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Electriking's Powerline [NEW LEVEL - FEEDBACK WANTED]

Postby Electriking » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:54 am

Welcome to my levels thread guys. Here you can see my aboninations. And I need your feedback. So please take a look at my levels.

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All levels require the latest version of SMBX2 to be guaranteed to work, unless you see one of the following nex to the name:
Image: SMBX 38A (1.4) Required
Image: Playable in SMBX 1.3.0.1
Below are difficulty indicators used for each level. You will find these under the names
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Difficulty indicators may changed based on public opinion and should only be used as a guide.

Name, version, difficulty indicators and download links will be outside spoilers. Description and screnshots will be inside.

SWITCH-IT UP DESERT
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Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8hqefyie89npg ... rt.7z?dl=1
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My level for The SMBX All-Stars Contest, which got 8th place. It is another level with switch blocks as its main gimmick
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WAR OF THE HEATED LAKE
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Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l8xk30fpiskz6 ... p.zip?dl=1
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Description: A battleship level in a lake of a desert oasis. You will have to fight your way through multiple troops including hammer bros and bob-ombs to fight Morton Koopa Jr. 2-Battleship from SMWaW
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SWITCH-IT PLAINS
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Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y2oc5899ywl3qvm/1-5.zip?dl=1
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Description: This is a level with flip-swap like blocks. 1-5 from SMWaW
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/44ic8l4o5xfx9 ... ns.7z?dl=1
So this was made because I did not have time to make a real level for GEx. Just leaving it here.
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Re: King of Eterity's Castle full of levels

Postby RhysOwens » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:41 pm

You should probably make the The Adventure Begins type Overworld/Underground because it has an Underground section.
Does the * mean it was included in your episode?

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Re: King of Eterity's Castle full of levels

Postby Electriking » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:07 pm

RhysOwens wrote:You should probably make the The Adventure Begins type Overworld/Underground because it has an Underground section.
Does the * mean it was included in your episode?
It means that you won't require LunaLua.
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Re: King of Eterity's Castle full of levels

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Re: King of Eterity's Castle full of levels

Postby An Untaken Username » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:30 pm

lookin' good!
the Zelda episode is going to have to wait, as i decided to work on a different project for the mo.
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I made a boss rush, setting up download!

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Re: King of Eterity's Castle full of levels

Postby Kley » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:03 pm

An Untaken Username wrote:lookin' good!

Substance and constructive criticism is key!

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Re: Electriking's Shocking Levels

Postby Electriking » Sun May 28, 2017 3:04 am

OK guys, got a new level that needs a few reviews.
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Re: Electriking's Shocking Levels

Postby Electriking » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:34 am

I will bump this because I need some reviews on what is good and bad about the new level.
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Re: Electriking's Shocking Levels [Switch-it Plains added]

Postby Electriking » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:36 pm

OK, new level added, please check it out as well as the others.
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Re: Electriking's Shocking Levels [FEEDBACK WANTED]

Postby Electriking » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:01 am

New level has been released but it is Nintendo Switch Plains, so yeah

What I actually want is feedback on my actual levels.
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Re: Electriking's Shocking Levels [MORE FEEDBACK PLEASE]

Postby regret-index » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:12 pm

War of the Heated Lake

Here's the death effect for SMB3 Hammer Bros from the community graphics pack.
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Solid, if a little short and plain. Despite being a flotilla in a desert there's not much that distinguishes it as either instead of an airship with a different background and no pits, beyond the Dry Bones- it feels like either element could be emphasized some more through, uh, Sidesteppers, or Snifit-sprite-swap Cobrats, or Nat the Porcupine's Fire Snake / Blockhopper lua, or even essentially-harmless Bloopers between the ships? Not to assert the level should change too wildly, of course, and possibly the main project's desert world has its own reasonable bits (though most other desert-like enemies don't quite fit the airship lake here).

The part right before the first Hammer Bros is a little awkward, as placing the enemies directly on the ship sends them walking rightwards on a long flat section and thus easily scrolled offscreen if one waits. I guess they should be above the ship? There's a few glaring expanses of flat ground, really- a slope or a block on the front of the Bom-omb ship would at least provide a little hesitation there, and a block between the first two Thwomps would differentiate the two instead of being just a generous lead-in for the denser Thwomp part.

Each new level piece mostly gets discrete spacing, and while this keeps the level simple and easy enough for an early airship it also feels like the level just ends without exploring them much. The Bom-omb cannons and Thwomps only appear once, with the former not even getting anything particularly noticeable in its usage, while there's some basic iteration for Hammer Bros and Bill Blasters- if nothing else, putting a Bom-omb cannon at the lip of the final ship and a Thwomp right before the door feels like it gets a little more use and combination of the elements. Could also put another Bom-omb cannon on the ship introducing them right by the block, since one might need to double-back there.

Morton's earthquakes and asymmetric arena are nice for trying to introduce a little complication to the standard basics Koopaling fight, but the steps on the right side of the arena allows easily avoiding him hiding in his shell- more wooden slopes instead of steps would help Morton some more. The fight also might benefit from the boat still moving while inside it, or a Bill Blaster, or some other just-barely-further mechanical complication. Pushing just a little further describes what the whole level could use, really- this feedback has mostly ended up being what I'd do to give it more texture because there's not much to critique or highlight. It's there, it isn't too much, it has a little variety and some competence, and that's it.

Switch-it Plains

Oh, this sort of set-up. Hrm. The default SMW tracks are really muted compared to the constant (possibly too loud) switch sounds- custom samples of all of them might be reasonable. The enemies here feel quite sparing at the start, even if that's rather reasonable for the gimmick presented here in a first-world set-up. If nothing else, at least a few more Galoombas in the midpoint section would make sense.

These graphics are, uh. A little much, honestly. Curiously dense and thick textures for background elements, used much too close to one another- less is more when it comes to decoration, and there's kind of a lot packed into the main section here. Everything from flowers to hills to berries are a little too visually close to one another and static for rather plain sections. One egregious part:

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If nothing else I kind of find the static berries uncanny and the hills much too filling. The majority of decorations disappearing in the second half would look better relatively-speaking if not for giant smiling static berry trees being the main decoration. The thin dirt terrain feel almost too thin, too, for some the irregular shapes- like, visual crinkle or something. Even if it's more generic, making parts like the cliff near the midpoint and around the pipe in the section following it thicker would look less off, I think.

The star room puts the complicated and dangerous part after the star, which is surely self-evidently weird (even if it obviously takes not getting hit to spin-jump onto it). The midpoint just floats in the air- placing it on the ground or rotating the midpoint graphics for the level to place it on the wall would look better. The 1UP part in the same section (and the very final part of the level, really) feels far too difficult relative to the rest of the level due to being based on abusing an ambiguously-activated flaw inherent to the mechanic's implementation, and I'd rather have normal alternating sections (or more falling platforms) instead.

Also, the final section having no switch blocks in sight makes sense in terms of a mechanical break but looks odd in not having any visible blocks reacting to the sound of the switch.

The second half in general makes things quite hostile, really- the single blocks out-of-place show some teeth. Overall there's a lot of decent iteration on the switch-jump mechanic, since that's a driving focus for the level compared to e.g. that airship. The level is quite nice in that fashion, mechanically coherent and diligent enough for a presumably early level's introduced mechanic, though there are a lot more details I'd nitpick. It still spares a little room for moving layers and Parakoopas despite such an investigation, too.

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Re: Electriking's Powerline [NEW LEVEL]

Postby Electriking » Thu May 03, 2018 12:43 pm

I have release my SMBX All-stars Contest, which got 8th place and a score of 70.3/100. Download is in the OP, so be sure to check it out.
Also, there is a new indicator for what version to play a level in (which can be seen in the key), so you know which version to play in.
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Re: Electriking's Powerline [NEW LEVEL - FEEDBACK WANTED]

Postby Electriking » Sat May 05, 2018 7:37 am

Due to spoilers being broken, I have removed them and changed the screenshots to links to the images and removed the descriptions. If you want to see the descriptions, they are in a spoiler titled 'Normal post format' so you will either have to open that (if you can) or quote the OP so you can see the things inside it.

Anyway, I would like some feedback on the new level.
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Re: Electriking's Powerline [NEW LEVEL - FEEDBACK WANTED]

Postby glitch4 » Sat May 05, 2018 2:00 pm

Review of Switch-it up Desert

I like the main gimmick, but its use was just done simply. Even though the level design is good, the gameplay was mainly just jumping from a block to the other block, which in my opinion removes the feel of challenge, I would like to see more variety of this gimmick. Also the level was kinda short - only one horizontal section, completing in 2-3 minutes. As for aesthetics, it was nicely decorated and it didn't had anything empty. Pretty good graphic use, but for the theme, it looked more of mountain-styled than desert. Overall, nothing to say about, it was just a decent level that it could expend more with variety of gimmick use. 5.5/10
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