A Pure Vanilla Hack

2010 • Super Mario World • finished

"Vanilla", in the Super Mario World hacking community, means using few or no custom resources. A Pure Vanilla Hack takes it to an extreme and touches nothing other than level data. It's a short hack, only changing the first five levels of the game.

I made this hack to try out a tool released at the time that could transfer level data from a Super Mario World ROM to one of Super Mario Advance 2 for the GBA. This means that, with minimal effort, this hack doubles as a Super Mario Advance 2 hack.

As far as I know, this is the first hack of Super Mario Advance 2 — other than that, is probably the most forgettable hack I've made. The levels here are rather uninspired and nothing to gush over.