2007-2012 • Super Mario World • cancelled
The first ROM hack I made (not counting a garbage attempt right when I discovered ROM hacking), and the one I stuck to the longest. The premise is a graphics swap of Mario with Pokey (the cactus) because I was dabbling in graphics editing at the time, though it soon evolved into what was going to be a multi-world epic.
I released a one-world demo in 2008, and in 2009, having vastly improved my hacking skills, I remade the whole thing from scratch. Neither attempt got very far, and I grew more and more dissatisfied with the hack, so in mid-2012 I gave up on it altogether.