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. (It was made for that purpose and not much else.) Other than that, it's probably the most forgettable hack I've made.