The Official 2021 Reboot of Toad Goes to Outer Space, by yours truly
Captain Toad Goes to Outer Space is a SMW-styled episode inspired by episodes like ATWE, Return to Dinosaur Land, Frozen, Super Mario Zeal, and more! Join Captain Toad and the Toad Brigade in their big space adventure as they race to stop Mars from colliding with Planet Earth! More details will follow below after we get a brief history of its older iteration, Toad Goes to Outer Space!
Once upon a time, I worked on Toad Goes to Outer Space since December 2013. It had this old cliche plot of Bowser kidnapping Peach as per usual, but this time he has a space station in addition to using Princess Peach as a life force to power up a laser beam to destroy Planet Earth. Levels followed a Super Mario Star Expedition format, meaning you have to collect a star and return to the hub room to progress further. The hubs were also bugged, meaning you'd have to do the intro all over again after you quit and reopen the episode!
But in 2014, I lost motivation working on it. I left a lot of levels unfinished! When I looked back around SMBX2's time, it definitely didn't live up to the new standards that SMBX2 has set. And especially since this is a legacy SMBX 1.3 project that didn't follow up to new standards with SMBX2 on the horizon, I've decided to completely cancel this first iteration of the project and rework the entire episode into a SMW-styled adventure with SMBX2 content!
The original TGTOS thread can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=485
After Mario saved Princess Peach from Bowser's wedding on the Moon, peace was restored to Planet Earth once again. Our fellow plumbers and princesses went on a worldwide vacation across several kingdoms, and it's no doubt they've been enjoying the peace that was seemingly restored to them.
Or so do they believe. The Rainbow Exploration Agency has sent out a public service announcement around the world, and it's nothing more than bad news! Turns out they discovered that Planet Mars was pulled off from its orbit and is set on a collision course for Planet Earth! Strange things started happening across Earth, especially in the Mushroom Kingdom, as Mars gets very close to the home planet. As a result of these strange side effects, the Odyssey malfunctioned and is unable to fly our plumber heroes back to the Mushroom Kingdom just in time to stop the apocalypse!
All hope is not lost, though, when our fellow treasure-tracking adventurer, Captain Toad, has stepped forward to save the day! Equipped with Mario's spare jumping boots that Toadette has found for him somewhere, Captain Toad teams up with the Toad Brigade to reach Planet Mars and stop it from colliding with Earth. The journey may be a long and dangerous one for them, especially when a mysterious force gets in the way of their plans and forces the spaceship to crash, scattering all the Grand Stars, its main fuel source, across several nearby planets! It's up to Captain Toad and his fellow Toad Brigade members to find all the Grand Stars, race for Mars, and uncover who's been playing these apocalyptic cards all along!
DISCLAIMER! These screenshots are made during development and some content or details may be prone to change!
Prologue - Earth
Looking forward to more development updates on this episode? CTGTOS now has its own Discord server, which you can check out here! You might find me sometimes posting concept art! You can also suggest your ideas and music stuff here.