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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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halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
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from DarklordKeinor
@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.

There's no tactful way of singling someone out. It's the sort of thing one simply shouldn't do. Thumper's rule is too often ignored in this big internet of ours...
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
5400
There are things that have to be said.....
Though the line of what to say and not to is extremely thin.
Isrieri
"My father told me this would happen."
5735
author=halibabica
Thumper's rule is too often ignored in this big internet of ours...


"Eating greens is a special treat..."
pyrodoom
I am Pyrdoom, Hedgehog of Fire and the Time Controller.
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author=nin8halos
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?

You were watching. Thanks. The reason for no game sound was because I haven't been able to set it up. I literally tried! Didn't work. Sorry.
No game commentary? There was the occasional "Crap", or explanation, but besides that, I noticed at the start, it wasn't doing to good for me to commentate, I felt I had nothing to say. I'm about to start streaming again soon, since the "AfternoonSleepingGod" isn't on Project Spooky right now. So yeah...
Another reason for no commentary is because I watch a lot of videos. I tried commentating once...and it didn't turn out as I planned. XD It was random, I was cursing left and right for some reason, and I never realized my Mom was behind the door, listening. Right now, and last night, my Dad was behind me watching Start Trek. Was I really going to chance it?
I'll try and do more commentary tonight, but sadly no game sound. :(

Pyroflamegame Super Mario Seasons Playthrough
author=seiromem
author=DarklordKeinor
my LP-
WHAT DO YOU USE TO RECORD!?

I use a registered version of Hypercam 2, which you can get for free, legally from the company, here.

They used to offer Unregistered Hypercam 2, but thankfully they've removed it and now offer the licensed version for everybody.
author=halibabica
from DarklordKeinor
@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.
There's no tactful way of singling someone out. It's the sort of thing one simply shouldn't do. Thumper's rule is too often ignored in this big internet of ours...

Well, you've got a point there. I personally don't see it as a big deal, but that could just be me.

author=Pyrodoom
Another reason for no commentary is because I watch a lot of videos. I tried commentating once...and it didn't turn out as I planned. XD It was random, I was cursing left and right for some reason, and I never realized my Mom was behind the door, listening. Right now, and last night, my Dad was behind me watching Start Trek. Was I really going to chance it?
I'll try and do more commentary tonight, but sadly no game sound. :(

I'll try and address your no sound issue. You need to enable stereo mix, or download it in some cases, on whatever OS you're using. Also have a working microphone. That should solve your problem.
author=DarklordKeinor
I use a registered version of Hypercam 2

No "Unregistered Hypercam 2" banner? Awww.
author=nin8halos
author=DarklordKeinor
I use a registered version of Hypercam 2
No "Unregistered Hypercam 2" banner? Awww.

There's always worse. I could try recording the screen with a camcorder. That'd be Retsupurae bait.
Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
12652
*groan* I GUESS I can try again with the Kult Klassic boss, but I honest can't stand an end-game like boss when (1) The stage isn't even that difficult to compensate for it (I LOVE your level except for that boss!) (2) Other bosses in the compilation aren't as difficult.

By the way, the easiest way to beat Dr. Toadly is to just dodge his attacks and wait for him to kill himself.

pyrodoom
I am Pyrdoom, Hedgehog of Fire and the Time Controller.
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author=DarklordKeinor
author=halibabica
from DarklordKeinor
@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.
There's no tactful way of singling someone out. It's the sort of thing one simply shouldn't do. Thumper's rule is too often ignored in this big internet of ours...
Well, you've got a point there. I personally don't see it as a big deal, but that could just be me.

author=Pyrodoom
Another reason for no commentary is because I watch a lot of videos. I tried commentating once...and it didn't turn out as I planned. XD It was random, I was cursing left and right for some reason, and I never realized my Mom was behind the door, listening. Right now, and last night, my Dad was behind me watching Start Trek. Was I really going to chance it?
I'll try and do more commentary tonight, but sadly no game sound. :(


I'll try and address your no sound issue. You need to enable stereo mix, or download it in some cases, on whatever OS you're using. Also have a working microphone. That should solve your problem.

I have a working microphone, AND I USE IT. But I know I have stereo mix, it just won't show up as an option for either Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder or VHCapture. So, we're all kind of screwed there. BTW, if you see the video that was made from the stream I had Kentona, sorry. :( It wasn't your fault, I gave no reason to why I said you sucked. I even apologized in the video. Please forgive me.
author=Pyrodoom
But I know I have stereo mix, it just won't show up as an option for either Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder or VHCapture.

It isn't supposed to show stereo mix for either of those programs. This site should show you how to bring it up.

Otherwise, if you do have it and it isn't working, then change what you record with. I put up a link to Hypercam 2 on one of my past comments. I'm recording my let's play with it and am able to capture the sound and video reliably.

Regardless, I hope this helps you. Best of luck to you on your videos.
Have you tried using Fraps or Camtasia for recording? The latter works wonders for me when I do my playthrough and commentary videos.
masterofmayhem
I can defiantly see where you’re coming from
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author=Ratty524
*groan* I GUESS I can try again with the Kult Klassic boss, but I honest can't stand an end-game like boss when (1) The stage isn't even that difficult to compensate for it (I LOVE your level except for that boss!) (2) Other bosses in the compilation aren't as difficult.

By the way, the easiest way to beat Dr. Toadly is to just dodge his attacks and wait for him to kill himself.


Ratty I may have discovered why you’re having such trouble with the boss and I don’t. There one element I didn’t take into account when I made the level. I use a control pad.

I know that keybords don’t like have lots of keys pushed at once so pressing Jump+Up+Right while also holding down Grab may be too much for the keyboard to handle. So it’s no wonder the shell doesn’t go where you want it to go.

If that is the case though there’s really nothing I can do about it, other than saying you might have o go into the editor and drop Bowsers platform down a few levels to make things more manageable.
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
5400
I use a keyboard. It's really simple and I think better than a control pad for me.
author=seiromem
I use a keyboard. It's really simple and I think better than a control pad for me.


I prefer using a keyboard too, though I do have a gamepad for a second player.
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
11464
I had a boss where you had to kick shells up in the air before, and I never had any trouble on my keyboard. It's a difficult thing to pull off if you're not used to it, though.
Here's a quick update on my let's play of this. I'm still editing the video and am adding in post commentary. Considering I have a college schedule and am forced to write papers and do excessive reading on top of everything, I'll have the first part of the LP (which looks like it will be about 43 minutes in length) around Friday.

Well since I obviously failed at making a level let's see if I can fail at playing them too! :D
masterofmayhem
I can defiantly see where you’re coming from
3105
Ohh... Friday damn. I don’t know if I can wait that long.