Super Mario Logic is a ROM hack by Final Theory of the Nintendo classic Super Mario World, it changes the basic concept of the base game and turns it into a puzzle platformer.
Super Mario World was overwhelmingly critically acclaimed when it hit Western markets in 1991 and placed itself among Nintendo‘s all time greats and the best selling game for the SNES with its charming visuals and phenomenal replay value. The development team for this game was given much more freedom than previous Mario titles as Nintendo wanted to focus on the extra features and capabilities of the SNES. Interestingly, Yoshi was conceptualized well before this games release but only appeared here first due to hardware limitations.
New Game Features
This game has the following new features
- Extra Graphics
- Custom Blocks and Sprites
- Altered Gameplay Focus
If you want to see a video of Super Mario Logic in action, check out the video below.
Something like Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Logic focuses entirely ion solving the puzzles presented to you, however, in this hack, each one of the puzzles fits entirely on one screen.
The story has it that Kamek has cast a spell over the Mushroom Kingdom causing it to change into a very strange land. It is up to Mario to set out on an all new adventure, this time less about the Princess and more about the fate of the world as a whole. He must conquer Kamek’s dastardly gimmicks in order to break the spell and return the Mushroom Kingdom back to normal.
The hack is generally not very difficult, if one is looking for a challenge. In particular, long time SMW players aren’t likely to feel any sort of challenge when playing this one as the hack does not throw many tricks or overly complicated/difficult timing puzzles at the player.
This hack presents a significantly altered title screen as compared to the one provided by the original game.
Super Mario Logic makes use of a handful of custom sprites, backgrounds, and other graphics for the purposes of some of its puzzles. Everything appears to be well designed and falls right into the overall aesthetic and theme of the parent title.
Super Mario Logic focuses on puzzles. Each puzzles fits on one screen and utilizes a variety of familiar SWM features and abilities. Experienced SMW players will not be seeing anything new here but may occasionally be reminded of mechanics that were underused or own appeared once or twice in the original game. Overall, the puzzles range from press the button simple to horribly finicky timing or hitbox puzzles (which are less puzzles and more just an abuse of the game’s quirks).
There were no changes to music or the sound of the original game in this hack.
If you wish to play this game you can download the Super Mario Logic Rom by clicking here.
So is this game worth a try? Super Mario Logic seems to take a page out of Super Mario Maker‘s book providing players with a gameplay style more focused around the idea of solving puzzles to progress. There are tons of puzzles to entertain the player all with varying degrees of difficulty. This hack works as a sort of checklist for SMW players to either get them warmed up before playing another difficult hack or as a way to teach new players skills they will need if they are looking to get into some of the more challenging hacks out there.
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