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A Mario Level like Nintendo(es)

This is my level for Super Mario World, made using the level editor Lunar Magic. My intention was to make a Mario level using the Nintendo level design philosophy. I’ve also wanted to have fun by making an fun and hard level for myself! This video got a commentary track that explains it all. It took around 3 days to make this level with the video.

Of course, this level isn’t perfect: it’s a bit hard, some moments could be cut or tweaked and the conclusion could be better. But the goal wasn’t to make a level “ready to play for everyone”: my goal was to learn the nintendo level design direction and making this level really helped me why Nintendo does that: it’s about how “less is more” can be way more rewarding for the player. By focusing one concept, Mario levels let the player master one idea at the time, making it easier for the player to enjoy the game and feel joy.

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