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One day, Mario and Luigi received a letter inviting them to a hip-happening party going down in the mysterious World 9. After a long journey filled with trials and tribulations, they began to notice the imposing veneer of a towering stronghold...in World 7.

This was the legendary Fortress of Solitude. No one who has gone in has ever come out again. Will you be the first to do so?



Castles - Masterpiece Set is a compilation of castle levels in SMBX by the RMN community. It isn't so much a game as it is a gallery of levels. The focus of this event was Level Design: To make castles that are more engaging via the obstacles and layout of each level rather than through atmosphere or graphics. It's pretty tough!


~TO INSTALL~
1. If you don't have it, download SMBX (it's free!).
2. Download the gamefile and extract the .zip to the SMBX "worlds" folder.
3. Start up SMBX, click "Start Game" on the splash screen, and you're ready to go!

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We's Gettin' a Let's Play!

As it just so happens, my good buddy Adamatrix has begun a Let's Play of this game. Why, you ask? Because...just because!!!

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http://www.twitch.tv/pyroflamegame

It won't autodetect the url unless the http is in the url as well. Alternatively you could use the url tags to force a link.
Isrieri
"My father told me this would happen."
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author=DarklordKeinor
I think I am going to Let's Play this game. It's short enough, challenging, and I have the time.


I support this wholeheartedly.
i've been playing for hours and i'm still not done yet. although i have been writing down notes for the review. it's pretty good overall. only 1 level got a bad score so far. *coughpyrodoomcough*
pyrodoom
I am Pyrdoom, Hedgehog of Fire and the Time Controller.
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author=Link_2112
i've been playing for hours and i'm still not done yet. although i have been writing down notes for the review. it's pretty good overall. only 1 level got a bad score so far. *coughpyrodoomcough*

-_- Not going to say it was my best level, but come on! Cut me some slack! Besides, you are going to say my level has a bad score, out of all the clashy levels in the game? Was it boring, too linear, too big? Seriously! SCREW the review, tell me now! Otherwise, i don't even think that I can live with myself that after so long of doing what I love that I still suck at it!
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
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@pyrodoom: Chill.

@Link_2112: Don't be rude. You've made your share of irritating levels before.
author=pyrodoom
www.twitch.tv/pyroflamegame

I'm streaming this game tonight! If you want to watch, then come over to my channel!
Edit:Why can't I link to the site?


Why no game sound or commentary?
Isrieri
"My father told me this would happen."
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So how far along are you Link? You haven't uh...gotten to the final level have you? o.o
it didn't flow well at all. just about everything was awkwardly placed and that last platform section was awful to traverse. there were some parts that were ok. the boss fight was an interesting layout but ultimately just plain annoying because the bombs pile up so fast on the platforms that they are pretty much a no-go. it's not the worst thing ever but my frustration of dying 20 times trying to climb to the boss with a single mushroom and figuring out a way to beat said boss made me hate it. plus the bright orange tiles didn't help but it wasn't just about graphics or clashyness. davenports last level was epically clashy yet was still interesting to play through. chill is right. being good at game design is not the meaning of life. and aren't you just a kid? just keep working at it, most people have been playing video games for as long as you've been born(and even longer in some cases) and that experience does wonders for knowing what good design is(and what bad design is).

really? not liking a mario level is being rude? so you saying i made irradiating levels is being rude. puh-lease.

i'm playing every level in order, generally speaking. did the first section then went in green pipes starting at the bottom and working my way up. doing that i finished farlon's level, but i actually skipped the 7 star door and ended my last play session with davenports levels.

:( if i submit this review my makerscore won't be 2112 anymore...
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
11399
from Link_2112
really? not liking a mario level is being rude? so you saying i made irradiating levels is being rude. puh-lease.

No, but calling someone out for making a level you didn't like is.

And yes, I did respond to rudeness with more rudeness. *coughbepolitecough*
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
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Everybody just relax. I'm sure Link will put useful criticism about Davenport's level in his review (that I'm looking forward to reading.)
author=Link_2112
so you saying i made irradiating levels is being rude. puh-lease.

Yeah Hali, that was uncalled for. I test-played that level and can assure you it contains no radioactive materials.
How come I can beat two levels rated 3/5 but I can't beat any that are rated 1/5?
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
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author=wildwes
How come I can beat two levels rated 3/5 but I can't beat any that are rated 1/5?

Difficulty ratings are bullshit opinions, that's why.
Also, I might lets-play this with a certain friend of mine who sucks Is not that good at SMBX for the Lolz. Then I'll take over =P
It's a maybe (26.3333333333% chance to be exact) that I'll do it due to recording software stuff.

Also,
author=Link_2112
:( if i submit this review my makerscore won't be 2112 anymore...

Nu D=

I'm just waiting for the reaction to my levels.
i was going to rag on the level in my review anyway. please don't push your polite agenda on me, friend.

haha solitayre, we're not making a fuss about davenport xD his levels were actually pretty good. i'm not going to try too hard to give useful criticism to davenport, btw. he's been getting it since day one and still we see crazy graphic hodge-podge(i use that term several times). but i don't take many points off for a few minor graphical infractions so overall his scores were high. the levels have shrunk down to a reasonable size, so at least there is improvement. overall i'm not consciously giving feedback, to anyone, because i don't believe i'm any kind of authority on the subject. i've been keeping out of loop.

nin8halos, i can't determine what you're trying to say :P even if i read it as sarcasm or non-sarcasm. i also can't determine how i'm supposed to pronounce your name.

i'm looking forward to seeing your levels, the overlord of such specific feedback. i'm expecting gold! i'm also looking forward to that megaman level i heard about. i will probably jump through a few levels tonight.

man, i hate how just about every one of my sentences start with "i". i needsomeone get me a thesaurus or something.
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
11399
from Link_2112
nin8halos, i can't determine what you're trying to say :P even if i read it as sarcasm or non-sarcasm.

He's making fun of your grammar. You wrote 'irradiating' instead of 'irritating'. Speaking of which...

from Link_2112
man, i hate how just about every one of my sentences start with "i". i need a thesaurus or something.
Are your shift keys broken, or can you really not be arsed to capitalize anything?

EDIT: No, they must work, 'cuz you capitalized the 'D' in 'xD'. -_-
oh haha didn't even clue in to my typo. even though you bolded it OH haha and i see now that it means exposed to radiation xD zing!

i really can't be bothered to capitalize when i'm writing informally. that way i can type faster and move on with my life. when i write a review or tutorial, i do capitalize. the volume dial on this keyboard is broken, however. sometimes it decides to turn the volume to min even though i didn't touch it :/ and if i try to use it spazes out. thanks for your concern though.

EDIT: and if shifts were broken i could use caps lock to make xD. a captiol there is crucial to the emotion conveyed
I'll check out any LP's of this game if they actually happen. I hope none of them are retsupurae quality.
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
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from Link_2112
i really can't be bothered to capitalize when i'm writing informally. that way i can type faster and move on with my life.

...nobody's time is that important. But, to each his own.
author=nin8halos
I'll check out any LP's of this game if they actually happen. I hope none of them are retsupurae quality.


You don't have to worry about that with my LP. I've already recorded footage, I'm just doing a lot of post op editing (removing excessive deaths, unnecessary footage, adding in additional commentary, etc.).

So far in my video, I've played through the entire first floor and am getting ready to play Davenport's levels for the second video. My video is currently about fifty minutes, but I haven't applied all of my edits yet.

With some of my deaths being properly edited, I should be able to trim the video down to about forty-five minutes to even a little less.

Anyway, some quick responses.

@Pyrodoom: Don't take any of Link_2112's critiques as attacks. He's only telling you these things so you can improve. It's constructive criticism, not deconstructive.

Also, no need to be melodramatic. Life does not end if a project or contribution doesn't come out as good as you'd like. Consider it an opportunity to grow. You have potential to do good levels, but freaking out isn't going to accomplish anything.

@Halibabica: I don't think Link2112 was that rude. He could've been more tactful about singling out Pyrodoom, but it is his opinion and he is entitled to it.

@Link2112: Best of luck to you on your review. Just try not to argue with Halibabica so much. The both of you have been at each other's throats since the completion of RMN3.
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
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author=DarklordKeinor
my LP-


WHAT DO YOU USE TO RECORD!?