Super Mario Star World is an upcoming SM64DS romhack. It is a remake of Skelux's Super Mario Star Road : New Super Mario Bros Universe 2, and is being developed for the Nintendo DS, rather than the Nintendo 64. In addition to the improved graphics supported by the Nintendo DS, Super Mario Star World will feature plenty of brand new content. It is currently in development, but the project can be found here.
Super Mario Star World is being developed by Skelux, the creator of the original Super Mario Star Road romhack. Development on Star World has gone on for more than six years; Star Road was finished in four.
It is currently around 85% (?) complete. Skelux has stated he plans to add 10 new and modified minigames, as well as modified, colored Yoshi's - each having unique abilities, similar to Super Mario World (blue Yoshi's may be able to fly, etc.)
Other planned features include a costume shop system, new moves such as rolling (added in from Super Mario Odyssey), time attack mode, which would replace the 100 coin stars, etc. It will also include a 16th course, which will be themed around a city; more courses are being hinted at.
This will be one more course than any standard Super Mario 64 (DS) game or hack. Skelux aims to make this the largest Super Mario title of all time with more stars than any other Mario game (including Super Mario Odyssey's 999 moons), and also replacing all vanilla content with new features and adding better control schemes. However, Skelux has also recently gone on to say that gameplay hours for the game will be about 5 to 10 times longer than the original Super Mario Star Road.
Though it is broken up into two arcs with the first being the story taken from the original Super Mario Star Road. While the second arc has been taken from the canceled game Super Mario Star Road 2 which Skelux was making. This second arc has been announced very recently while this is being written and Skelux says the first arc is finished and the second is about 1/30 complete.
Skelux also does optimizations in this hack, so it can be played on a real DS without noticeable lag. His goal is to push the DS to it's limits.
There are also other controls in this hack, if you want to download them, simply click here . And speaking about control. Skelux managed to code "Odyssey-like" controls in the hack, except no Cappy.
Art Gallery Edit
You can find a complete art gallery here.
Follow The Project Edit
To follow the project click here.
Previews can be found here.
The demo/prequel for Star World is called Mario's Holiday which has 3 levels and a hub area. It has 26 stars however there may be more as Skelux hinted at the possibility of more stars being hidden.
New & Improved Power-Ups & Playable CharactersEdit
Double Cherries EditThe Double Cherries will be making a reappearance back from Super Mario 3D World, they will make a clone of the player appear and behave similarly to the ones in 3D World.
Rainbow Star Edit
Once again another old power-up shall be returning: it's the Rainbow Star from the Super Mario Galaxy series! It will have the standard invincibility and speed boosts, but now gives you the ability to walk on water that Luigi had in SM64DS.
Vanish Mushroom Edit
A new Vanish Mushroom that turns you transparent replacing the Vanish Cap but with the same abilities such as going through certain walls. However Skelux also stated that he designed it with eyes because it is a different power-up than the Boo Mushroom power-up found in Super Mario Galaxy.
Mega Mushroom Edit
The Mega Mushroom from New Super Mario Bros will make an appearance replacing the Super Mushroom and working like in the original Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros.
Gold Flower Edit
The Gold Flower will be making an appearance from New Super Mario Bros. 2 now replacing the Metal Cap but still being able to walk underwater, with the additional ability of shooting golden explosive Fireballs similar to it's New Super Mario Bros. 2 incarnation.
Wing Feather Edit
The Wing Feather will also return behaving the same as in the original game.
Also, there will be a ride-able Yoshi in the game, which will be replacing his playable role. Different colors of Yoshi will be in the game and found in colored eggs. The way to obtain the eggs is currently unknown.
Playable Characters Edit
- Unknown Third Character
|Sky Land Resort||Yes||16|
|Piranha Plant Pond||Yes||16|
|Colorful Coral Caverns||Yes||16|
|Large Leaf Forest||Yes||16|
|Mad Musical Mess||Yes||16|
|Melting Snow Peaks||Yes||16|
|Colossal Candy Clutter||Yes||16|
|Fatal Flame Falls||Yes||16|
|Bob-omb Battle Factory||Yes||16|
|TBA City Level||Yes||16|
|Mushroom Mountain Town||Yes||2|
|Sandy Slide Secret||Yes||2|
|Sky Fortress Level||Yes||2|
|Creepy Coast Cave||Yes||1
|Bowser's Slippery Swamp||Yes||2|
|Retro Remix Castle||Yes||2|
|Bowser's Rainbow Rumble||Yes||2|
|Hidden Palace Finale||No||1|
Areas Inside Of LevelsEdit
|Cave||Large Leaf Forest||Yes|
|TBA Sub Level||Colossal Candy Clutter||Yes|
|TBA Sub Level||TBA||Yes|
|Clone Chamber||Starlight Runway||Yes|
|TBA Yoshi Boss Arena||TBA Yoshi Level||No|
|Chilly Chomp Area||Frosty Fair||Yes|
|TBA Wario Boss Arena||TBA Wario Level||No|
|TBA Bowser Boss Arena||Bowser's Slippery Swamp||Yes|
|Blueberry Bully Arena||Bowser's Retro Remix Castle||Yes|
|Final Bowser Boss Arena||Bowser's Rainbow Rumble||Yes|
|0 Live Area||Yes||0|
Skelux has considered adding new unlockable mini games playable through arcade machines. The minigames will have themes based on the levels they're unlocked in such as the Chucking Competition from Chuckya Harbor.
Things Unknown OfEdit
- Hidden Areas
- Easter Eggs
- Exact Release Date
- Exact Amount of stars
- Length Of The Game
- New Levels