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I'm building a Retro Pie for each of my twin sisters for Christmas. While it can emulate PS1 and up to Dreamcast, my sisters were gamers during the NES, SNES, Genesis and N64 era. I have enough space to put all the original game they played from those systems on my 32 GB USB stick so I'm looking for hack suggestion on those systems.

My sisters were really into the Mario games, Disney stuff, some Zelda and some platformers like kid ICarus, Mega Man, Battle Toad, Bubsy, etc. I'm looking for good (but not hardtypes) hacks on those series and hacks from other games that are original and well made. Stay away from shooters, sport games and RPGs.

I have little ROM hacking knowledge outside FF6 so any suggestion is welcome!
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If they ever played River City Ransom, I'd totally include Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigekidayo on there. It's been fan translated as "Technos Samurai". It's basically RCR set in feudal Japan.

Link's Awakening is also one of my favorite Zelda games, and the hacks (excepting the hardtype hacks) on RHDN for the DX version are all neat little improvements.

Zelda ALltP has a bunch of cool improvements/mods that aren't complete remodels, too. Not the least of which, the MSU-1 hack.

There's also the BS Zelda versions which were recently completely translated. It basically looks like the original Zelda remade in a Link to the Past's engine.

Also, I know you said no RPGs, but Crystalis is really more of a Zelda-like. Tongue It has some nice improvements, too.
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For me, of all the hacks I've tried of super mario world. The best one is Secret of the 7 golden statues. It really changes things into a much greater experience of a mario game than the original ever was imo.
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What an awesome gift!

SEGA:
Sally Acorn in Sonic the Hedgehog: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1020/ (Sonic the Hedgehog hack)
Sonic 3 and Amy Rose: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1042/ (Sonic 3 hack)
Some Russian hack that looks kinda like Bubsy: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/727/

SNES:
SMW2+: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/19/ (Yoshi's Island hack)
SMW2+2: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/395/ (Yoshi's Island hack)
Mario Kart R: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/162/ (Super Mario Kart hack)
Super Baldy Kart: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2460/ (Super Mario Kart hack)
Quest On Full Moon Island: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1913/ (Super Mario World hack)
Oh No More Zombies Ate My Neighbors: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/623/ (Zombies Ate My Neighbors hack)
Where they into MLP? If so they might like this: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1973/ (Earthbound hack)

NES:
Super Mario Bros. Peach Addition: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1229/ (Super Mario Bros. hack)

Also, not hacks but be sure to get them Aladdin for the Genesis and Lion King for the SNES. Chip and Dale for NES...Duck Tails also. And Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. And Kirby Superstar. And I could go on and on probably so I'll stop here!


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The best hack i ever played about super mario was brutal mario world, still i don't know how to classify about difficulty...
I mean, it has nothing to do with Kaizo-like hacks... it's more about stunning new gimmicks and awesome new graphics


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BNW is great of course, but you already know about that one. Tongue

The 8th Vanilla Level Design contest has some great levels in it, although it isn't a cohesive game in the traditional sense. I think the level of difficulty is probably appropriate, although it may swing too far sometimes. https://www.smwcentral.net/?p=section&a=...s&id=11254. Most of the SMW hacks that stand out to me are the more difficult ones (like JUMP) though, so it's hard to recommend other good ones. Brutal Mario might fit, but it's on the edge.

I really wish there were some in depth LTTP hacks that focused more on exploration than difficulty. It's hard to recommend any big ones here.

Despite being on Insane Difficulty, FFIV The Darkness Within is worth a look for this. I know that you know about Unprecdented Crisis already though.

Oh, and this is a pretty good option: https://youtu.be/awtf_lKNaNw?t=28s


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i'll second Lockirby2 on the last one.


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Thanks to everyone for those suggestions! I'll look into these in the upcoming weeks. I posted a similar thread on RHDN so hopefully I'll get more nice hacks suggestions!


(11-15-2016, 10:38 PM)Lockirby2 Wrote: Oh, and this is a pretty good option: https://youtu.be/awtf_lKNaNw?t=28s

So is this a tool assisted only level / hack? No human can possibly do this with only a controller...
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i can confirm that: it was another pit the one i tried... no matter how much i tried(with savestates of course) after a short time it was just impossible for a human, they kinda exist just to be TASed and impress the watchers


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