Well, I recently completed the episode (missing 1 star)
And I'm going to say what I liked and what I disliked, and trust me, I'm going to say everything I feel, is that or explode from the rage this episode caused to me
The episode is short, but complex, I really liked how some levels were designed, a good choice of graphics and a unique gimmick to every level, I think the level with the best executed gimmick was the Bonus 4 (Clifftop Mountains I think it's name, it's one of my favorite levels even when I got a lag attack when I got in the cave section and I had to use cheats... don't judge me, if you like to suffer like a smashed goomba play that level with my computer, I got lag even when I disabled the frameskip to the point I couldn't even know where I was going)
The levels are great, some of them harder than the previous one, I loved to collect the stars, even if sometimes I got a breakdown trying to get some of them
I liked how the storyline was done, it's one of the most original stories I've seen... well, just a little, there's clichés here and there but it keeps cool until the end
Now, that I mentioned the good things... let's go the the bad things, the reasons that made me nearly stop playing the episode
Before that I'm going to mention some levels of the episode...
Thwomp Ruins (or was cave? I don't remember, but it's my favorite level)
Pirate Paradise (the place where I had my first breakdown, seriously, it goes to my list of most hated levels, the first 2 sections are like a walk in the springs, until you reach the section where you have to fly in a blue shoe, I just won Pirate Paradise becaude of a bug while flying in the blue shoe)
Thorny Forest (I think that was the name, it's awful, the level is well done but definitely not a place for casual players, everything there can kill you, and you can lose even if you are careful, I still can't count how many times I lost there, and I was relieved when I beat it with every star, goodbye Thorny forest, you go to the list of my most hated levels)
(There's one more level, and I will mention it after I say what I don't like)
Ahem, first of all, some levels are... hard, but when I say hard I mean HARD, to the point the levels can become annoying, frustrating and can possibly stop you from play the episode, and I won't mention which levels made me realize that because I mentioned them before (Thorny Forest, Pirate Paradise, "the last level I will mention after this"). This episode is easily comparable to Megaman due to the difficulty so congratulations, Super Mario Legends is possibly one of the hardests episodes made in the story of SMBX
... I think that's the only thing I disliked, that some levels are hard to the point you can get easily frustrated, I lost over 28 lives because of some levels
Now, it's time to say what I've been holding, so be prepared because I may get a bit... "crazy" saying this...
The last level I didn't mention before, my most hated level in the story of SMBX: Interestellar Adventure
Is the semifinal level, I hated it... I hated it... I don't hate the owner of the level, he's cool, but I hate with all my soul the level he did... I got a great headache and a legendary ragequit playing it
The level started okay, the first section was a walk in the 1-1 grasslands
And then I reached section 2, I liked the gimmick, I liked these climbable NPCs that make you go up, even if they were frustrating in some parts of the level
After several tries (because I died 3 times in that section) I reached section 3 and from there to section 4, and was there when the pain started, I went through that section easily, then I reached the section 5, a place where I died several times due to the lava, you have to use the propeller blocks to fall slow and avoid the lava, okay, and after that you have to go up, I died 2 times there because it's a bit hard to dominate these climbable NPCs
And then, I reached section 6, it was easy, at least until some random thunders started to fall, they were easy because they tell you where they are going to fall... or well... they tell you "sometimes"
But I lost in he section 6 and I had to restart the level again, after many deaths in section 2, 4 and 5 I reached that section again, and I lost again because of the lava, 2 times
And I restarted again, dying in the previous sections over and over and over, I had to restart the game again and again and again and again and again!
After a fight I managed to say goodbye to section 6, yay! and then I reached section 7 and from there to section 8, it was kinda hard but not that much like the previous ones... however, I died there 3 times, and the routine continued, restarting over and over and over and over
Thst level was so damn hard and long! I felt like I was playing one of "some SMBX player who does very long levels", and I hated it, I spent 2 hours trying to clear the level, I even used cheats and I lost with them anyway!
I played the level again (without cheats of course) and I finally said goodbye to section 8, I reached section 9, and wanna know what? it's a little error, but even when I felt relieved that section had the thunders again, and wanna know what? one of these thunders hadn't a signal telling you where that thunder was going to fall, I was surprised by a random thunder and I lost again! not even Megaman and Contra are this cruel, not even Ninja Gaiden last level was this cruel
Again, cheats, they make everything easy
I left that troll thunder back and I turned off the "donthurtme"
And I felt relieved but yet again, the disgrace fell in me again
I used Toad because I noticed that the level wasn't that hard if you had Toad with a leaf and knew how to properly use the double jump, yay! solutions!
Now, the most legendary ragequit in my entire life:
I reached section 10, a place where you have to run from the lava, and what was there? a fire flower, I ignored it because I didn't wanted to lose my leaf because the level wasn't that hard with a raccoon toad, I ignored it and jumped over it, and what happened? I GOT A RUNTIME ERROR 9! subscript out of range! and I was like "what the hell!? what happened!? why!?" and then I noticed it, I noticed that was the fault of the fire flower, it got burned in the lava and caused the error that made my game crash! wanna know what? the section 10 is near to the end of the level and my game was crashed because of that flower! near to the end of that hellish level!
And what I did? play everything again? to this point I don't care if someone says "you killed the experience of the level" but I opened the editor, removed the flower, removed the default player 1 position and put it at the beginning of section 10, the lava wasn't activated this time and I thought I was going to clear the section easily but in that section there's also thunders and they aren't activated unless the lava is activated, so I used the "needablackegg" and "needashell" and I said goodbye to that section
And everything went well, a wild section 11 where you had to climb, it was kinda hard but I died there 1 time, and hey, I hadn't to start the level again, player 1 in section 10, I said it before
After beating section 11 I managed to reach section 12, took the star and I said goodbye to that hellish level, got the dragon coin star? no, and I won't do it, I completed the episode, defeated the final boss and now I'm happy to say that it was a great episode
I never played something so hellish like Interestellar Adventure, and I hope I don't do it again
hard? it was
funny? just in some parts
I liked it?
Even after that f*cking level
I can say I liked this one
It's a shame that the Part 2 was cancelled
If someday this returns..........
I hope they don't make Interestellar Adventure 2.0