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Super Alicorn Sisters: Return of the Tantabus (A Super Mario World ROM hack)

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I'm currently working on a My Little Pony-themed Super Mario World ROM hack. It's called Super Alicorn Sisters: Return of the Tantabus, but now I'm working on turning it into something different and much more ambitious. The last 3 images are sneak peeks of this "something different". Stay tuned to find out what it is.

I plan for the game to have 10 worlds and 120 exits. The current demo has 3 levels implemented.

You need a Super Nintendo emulator that's NOT ZSNES, an American Super Mario World ROM, and this tool to play.

If you want to learn more about this game, or chat with me, come join my Discord server. I'm more active there. I have other projects there, too, including a short My Little Pony RPG I made in RPG Maker, a few canceled My Little Pony-themed Super Mario World hacks, and more.

Also, the developer of My Little Pony: Rise of the Clockwork Stallions, ChurchCrusade, is in there. I made a strategy guide for My Little Pony: Rise of the Clockwork Stallions and he sent me an all new 2020 version of My Little Pony: Rise of the Clockwork Stallions and some bonus content about the game to host in there.

(That black rectangle on the third to last image is a censor. The rest is the actual game.)

So what do you guys think of this game? Do you like it? I want feedback.


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Oh hey, this looks cool!

I'm curious too how the playable characters don't look like the standard 16x32 Mario and Luigi shape. I'm always loving how people push the game farther with edits. (If you haven't already, check out a fairly recent game called Mario's Mystery Meat, that does a lot of things I've never seen SMW edits do. The game is a homage to Vinesauce, so it may seem incomprehensible if you don't get the jokes, but it's impressive anyway. One stage even turns into a level from the SNES game UN Squadron, a horizontal shooter game!

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There are some things that I forgot to mention in my first post.

I plan for this game to be a sort of spiritual successor to My Little Pony: Rise of the Clockwork Stallions and will take a lot of inspiration from that game as well as having aspects of Super Mario World and the Kirby games. One thing about the "something different" is that not just Celestia and Luna will be playable, but Chrysalis, Tirek, Cozy Glow, the Main 6, Spike, and maybe a few other characters will be playable and their Desktop Ponies sprites and animations will be used. Yes, that includes Celestia and Luna.

However, one thing that I REALLY need is pixel artists, particularly ones who can edit Desktop Ponies sprites and animations as well as make new characters that haven't been made yet. Since this game takes place after Season 9: Episode 26, I'm going to need Desktop Ponies sprites and animations of more modern characters such as Cozy Glow, Luster Dawn, Queen Twilight Sparkle, Adult Spike, and possibly Grogar. If anyone wants to help, feel free to join my Discord server and DM me either there or on MLP Forums. I'd prefer Discord, though.

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1 minute ago, You said:

I can't believe the last 3 things can be done in SMW. :wau:

What last three things?

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On 10/20/2020 at 7:25 AM, DPBOX said:

I want feedback.

I am actually going to ask you how you did this?

I know the Super NES is incredible when it comes to graphics performance, but I never expected you to capture the colors of the show so well. Did you just change game assets, or did you have to program in new things yourself?

Ponies are not easy to make as a 2D side-scroller because they are wide, and I know SMW has some platforms and slope tiles that might be troublesome to deal with. Have you solved these problems?


I am a developer myself, and have worked on GBA and Nintendo DS games. The hardware is not as strong, especially when it comes to DMA and HDMA. But the CPUs are much faster. I have stayed away from SNES because I think its CPU is difficult. If you are programming yourself, then I am quite impressed!


I am looking forward to see you tackle and beat the main difficulties of pony 2D games! The art is fantastic so far!

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@Splashee®, well, for one, the Super Mario World hacking community is one of the most advanced video game hacking communities in the world. And, yes, I am going to program several things myself.

Here's another little snippet of what I've done. This is for a different hack that I'm thinking about canceling, but I'm going to use the knowledge I gained from making those attacks and that flying system to make attacks and other things in Super Alicorn Sisters: Return of the Tantabus, or rather, the "something different" that I'm turning it into. My Discord server has more things that I've done.


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