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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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author=Pyrodoom
SMBX isn't illegal, because it didn't cost money to get it.

It doesn't cost money to download illegally either. That point doesn't prove the legality of anything.

author=pyrodoom
It also means that this Castles - Masterpiece Set AND Super RMN Brothers is illegal, just because we used this program.

The answer to that is a little bit of yes and no. They went after Redigit because he "violated" their copyright. We're using an abandonware engine and it is highly unlikely Nintendo is going to go out of their way to do anything about our use of it.

Anyway, emulators are fine to link. If you want roms, it's called Google or Yahoo search.
I like the idea of dropping the whole piracy point. tl;dr don't link directly to roms. Now back to your regular scheduled posting about this project!
author=GreatRedSpirit
I like the idea of dropping the whole piracy point. tl;dr don't link directly to roms. Now back to your regular scheduled posting about this project!


Yep. Let's drop it. How did me saying I've never played SMW lead to this big discussion about emulators being illegal?

*checks previous comments*

Oh. Yeah...

Umm... Good game! It's hard though...
I need a nerd - english dictionary calculator for half of that I swear
author=DarklordKeinor
They went after Redigit because he "violated" their copyright. We're using an abandonware engine and it is highly unlikely Nintendo is going to go out of their way to do anything about our use of it.


I heard he was making money off ads on his SMBX website, which technically means he was profiting from Nintendo's copyrighted material. I think. Desmo would probably know what happened.

Anyway, why hasn't someone reviewed this game yet?
Isrieri
"My father told me this would happen."
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I think Link wants his 2112 makerscore. (But I'm dying to see what he's written.)

Maybe Deckiller can review the game too, since he's a Mario savvy guy. Someone should request the game on that forum topic of his.
author=Isrieri
I think Link wants his 2112 makerscore. (But I'm dying to see what he's written.)

Maybe Deckiller can review the game too, since he's a Mario savvy guy. Someone should request the game on that forum topic of his.


He has a forum topic for review requests? I should check that out. I'm 0 for 4 on game reviews.
Quick announcement: my let's play is going to be delayed for a little while longer. I'll have the next part up as soon as possible.

Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
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author=nin8halos
author=DarklordKeinor
They went after Redigit because he "violated" their copyright. We're using an abandonware engine and it is highly unlikely Nintendo is going to go out of their way to do anything about our use of it.


The story I heard was actually that Redigit was sick of working on SMBX and tried to claim Nintendo shut him down as an excuse to stop working on it.
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
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from nin8halos
why hasn't someone reviewed this gameRMN All-Stars yet?

Mysteries of the universe, man.
author=Solitayre
The story I heard was actually that Redigit was sick of working on SMBX and tried to claim Nintendo shut him down as an excuse to stop working on it.


ha i heard a story like that, except the guy faked his death. the internet eventually searched him out.
Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
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... And in the end, even after all the complains, Redigit never bothered to put in an Undo command. >_<
Yeeeeah, the story that Redigit got shut down by Nintendo is somewhat fishy for a number of reasons. Posts like this made on the unofficial Super Mario Bros. X forums:

http://knuckles96.prophpbb.com/post145981.html#p145981

Don't really help to aid his authenticity.

But I digress.
Does anyone know the name of Darklordkeinor's avatar? I need to know soon.

Nevermind. I got it.
Finally beat it. -_-" This level pack is tough as all hell. The last level almost made me smash my keyboard. Outstanding work, though. ^^ Love some of the level designs, and the music choices were almost always great!
author=Grovfu
Finally beat it. -_-" This level pack is tough as all hell. The last level almost made me smash my keyboard. Outstanding work, though. ^^ Love some of the level designs, and the music choices were almost always great!
Deckiller
Just a random RMNer once again.
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I am downloading this and will get around to playing it as soon as I have a block of free time (oh what an elusive thing).
I'm collecting terrible levels! If anyone has any, or can tell me where to look for them, that'd be appreciated!

EDIT: Message me if it makes you more comfortable. Wouldn't want to offend anyone.
kentona
One of RMN's Top 10 Admins of all-time
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1-5
2-2
2-5
3-2
3-5
3-7

These levels I made were so bad that I refused them...
To be honest every one, 1-1 to 3-8 were terrible...