Bowser in the Horrible Nightmare
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By: soopakoopa
[NOTE]: There is currently a game-breaking design flaw in this version of the game. If you'd like to play the fixed version, check out this game's page on the message boards

http://forums.mfgg.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17643


The plot of this game is quite simple. Bowser's subconscious is trapped in Subcon, which has been taken over once again by Wart. In order to free himself, he must make his way to Wart's fortress and defeat him in battle. As he goes on, the dreamscape becomes darker and more treacherous.

The gameplay is also fairly simple. You have 4 worlds to traverse, with 6 levels each. There's a boss at the end of the third and 6th level of each world, and the level after every boss is a savepoint from where you'll continue if you get a Game Over.

What spices things up a bit is the inclusion of Dreamy Powers. Every time you defeat a boss or a miniboss, you get to select one out of three special powers inspired by some aspect of the boss, be it an attack or a passive ability. (Health upgrade DPs can be kind of boring, but personally I recommend picking them up when they're available.)


Controls:

X - Jump
Z - Run
C - Punch
V[tap] - Spit fireball
V[hold] - Fire breath
Arrow keys - Move Bowser/Aim fire breath
Completion: Full Game Genre: Action
Franchise: Mario

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[O] Created: Jan 10 2016, 5:10 PM
[O] Updated: Never
[O] File Size: 117.77MB
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[O] Downloads: 7914
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Willsaber
Jan 10 2016, 11:49 PM
This fangame makes me think of Bowser's Last Stand, but better.
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 11 2016, 1:13 AM
Quote (Willsaber on Jan 10 2016, 11:49 PM)
This fangame makes me think of Bowser's Last Stand, but better.

Bowser's Last Stand was actually a huge inspiration when it came to this game. In fact, it was originally going to be a lot more similar to that game than it ended up being.
 
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NintendoFanMPL
Jan 11 2016, 6:36 AM
Why does Bowser jump like he's on the moon?
 
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searingjet
Jan 11 2016, 2:04 PM
Finally
Doing A Video
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 11 2016, 2:41 PM
Quote (NintendoFanMPL on Jan 11 2016, 6:36 AM)
Why does Bowser jump like he's on the moon?

Because Bowser can actually jump REALLY high in a lot of the canon Mario games, ever since SMB3.

A lot of Bowser-oriented fangames just sort of treat him like fat Mario, a thing I was very much trying to avoid with this project.
 
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starmen ultra
Jan 11 2016, 5:21 PM
there's a bug in the game when I go in the room in world 1-1 that makes it unplayable.
 
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Cap'n Coconuts
Jan 11 2016, 8:52 PM
I guess I should download and review this thing! Here's hoping I'll have a good game to review after a period of reviewing mostly bad games.
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 11 2016, 9:13 PM
Quote (starmen ultra on Jan 11 2016, 5:21 PM)
there's a bug in the game when I go in the room in world 1-1 that makes it unplayable.

I've tested world 1-1 over and over, and I've never had any problems with it. Nobody else has had any trouble with it over on the forums, either.

It is, however, the first room that uses lighting surfaces; some computers are known to be incompatible with Game Maker's surface system. If that's the case, there's not much either of us can do.
 
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Willsaber
Jan 11 2016, 10:02 PM
Iirc, updating Direct X can sometimes help with shader issues in Game Maker.
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 12 2016, 12:52 AM
Quote (searingjet on Jan 11 2016, 2:04 PM)
Finally
Doing A Video

Be sure to link me to it when it's done!
 
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TheTwelfthRocket
Jan 12 2016, 1:39 AM
How did this surpass the filesize maximum of 50MB? Did the maximum size change?
 
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Cap'n Coconuts
Jan 12 2016, 2:17 AM
Files larger than the maximum size can be uploaded with some assistance from site staff.
 
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TheTwelfthRocket
Jan 12 2016, 2:52 AM
Quote (Cap'n Coconuts on Jan 12 2016, 2:17 AM)
Files larger than the maximum size can be uploaded with some assistance from site staff.

Ah.
 
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REDBIRD0305
Jan 12 2016, 1:01 PM
how do you beat 1-1???
 
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TrinitroMan
Jan 12 2016, 2:30 PM
Quote (REDBIRD0305 on Jan 12 2016, 1:01 PM)
how do you beat 1-1???

delete system32
 
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LangtonLion64
Jan 12 2016, 5:59 PM
Quote (REDBIRD0305 on Jan 12 2016, 2:01 PM)
how do you beat 1-1???

You have to break the floating stone at the end by punching it several times.
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 12 2016, 5:59 PM
Quote (REDBIRD0305 on Jan 12 2016, 1:01 PM)
how do you beat 1-1???

You have to punch the giant purple crystal orb at the end three times to break it. It's based on the nightmare chunks from M&L: Dream Team.
 
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Q-Nova
Jan 12 2016, 8:53 PM
Does anyone here know how do I damage the boss in 1-6? I tried everything I can think of, and they don't seem to work at all.
 
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TheTwelfthRocket
Jan 13 2016, 1:28 AM
Like 3 people told REDBIRD how to beat 1-1.
 
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NintendoFanMPL
Jan 13 2016, 1:38 AM
Quote (TheTwelthRocket on Jan 12 2016, 3:28 PM)
Like 3 people told REDBIRD how to beat 1-1.

Thanks captain obvious, that was totally needed to be pointed out.
 
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Mors
Jan 13 2016, 2:48 AM
Quote (TrinitroMan on Jan 12 2016, 2:30 PM)
delete system32

funney
and helpful
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 13 2016, 4:02 AM
Quote (Q-Nova on Jan 12 2016, 8:53 PM)
Does anyone here know how do I damage the boss in 1-6? I tried everything I can think of, and they don't seem to work at all.

Bait him into chopping the ground with his head by getting close then jumping over him. While he's stuck, punch the motor on his back. In the second and third phases, he'll stop trying to get you up close and will go for leaping chops perdiodically.
 
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Dog-Unlimited
Jan 13 2016, 5:41 AM
Amigo, saludos me encanta este juego. lo malo, es que al llegar al Nivel 1-2, no me muestra la pantalla completa solo un pequeño recuadro en los pies de Bowser. que hace imposible jugarlo. ya que cuando muevo a bowser el recuadro se queda alli no me permite ver el nivel completo. saludos desde venezuela..
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traducccion in English:

Friend, greetings I love this game. The downside is that to get to Level 1-2, shows me the full screen only a small box at the foot of Bowser.It is making it impossible to play. because when I move to bowser box it stays there not allow me to see the full level. Greetings from Venezuela.
 
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Friendly Dictator
Jan 13 2016, 2:10 PM
Quote (TrinitroMan on Jan 12 2016, 10:30 AM)
delete system32

wow !!! hilarious joke i loled so hard i died but was resuscitated
 
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Cap'n Coconuts
Jan 13 2016, 7:42 PM
My copy of the game is glitching after the boss fight in 1-3. After winning this fight, Bowser does his little victory pose, jumps out of the room and... instantly dies in the next room, presumably by bottomless pit.

By the way, is the boss room supposed to be the first room in 1-3? I don't remember it being like that in previous versions.
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 13 2016, 8:12 PM
Well, I guess I'm STILL not done with this...actually, there's no edit button for me on this page. If I fixed it, would I even be able to put the fixed version up on the mainsite, or would I have to just put a link to the forums in a comment or something?
 
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Q-Nova
Jan 13 2016, 8:36 PM
You can update the game by going to My Submissions, and then click at the name of your game. After doing that, I think you should be able to know what should you do at that point.
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 13 2016, 9:11 PM
Quote (Q-Nova on Jan 13 2016, 8:36 PM)
You can update the game by going to My Submissions, and then click at the name of your game. After doing that, I think you should be able to know what should you do at that point.

Will I be able to update it myself since it's already up, or will I have to contact an admin again to bypass the filesize limit a second time?
 
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TheTwelfthRocket
Jan 13 2016, 9:50 PM
Quote (NintendoFanMPL on Jan 13 2016, 1:38 AM)
Thanks captain obvious, that was totally needed to be pointed out.

HEY YOUR WELCLOM DOOD!!111 :soveryhappy: WONT ME TO PONT OWT MOR OBVS SUTFF?!?!?!!!! :DDDDDDd I WONT 2 B3 GENREL OBVIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 14 2016, 1:21 AM
There's a new, fixed version on the game's message board page here:

http://forums.mfgg.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17643

The link will also appear in the description soon. Please base any reviews or comments on the fixed version.
 
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Willsaber
Jan 14 2016, 2:31 AM
Playing a version downloaded from this source, I made it to 1-6, but then got another surface-error upon entering the level.
 
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starmen ultra
Jan 14 2016, 6:08 PM
Quote (soopakoopa on Jan 11 2016, 9:13 PM)
I've tested world 1-1 over and over, and I've never had any problems with it. Nobody else has had any trouble with it over on the forums, either.

It is, however, the first room that uses lighting surfaces; some computers are known to be incompatible with Game Maker's surface system. If that's the case, there's not much either of us can do.


Okay i'll try the fixed version then :)
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 14 2016, 7:58 PM
Quote (Willsaber on Jan 14 2016, 2:31 AM)
Playing a version downloaded from this source, I made it to 1-6, but then got another surface-error upon entering the level.

Impossible. I fixed the lighting object to only draw to the lighting layer if it already exists. There is literally no way it could do anything worse than not draw the lighting error.

Moreover, the lighting errors had never occurred before I released the final version, and the lighting code has changed little since the very first demo. AND some other people have already beaten world two in the demo versions (they managed to write the name of the big boss of world two...I highly doubt they could have guessed that.)

What exactly is going on here? How could any of this possibly be happening? Have I contracted some sort of strange fangame curse?
 
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AsteriskX
Jan 16 2016, 6:03 AM
It will probably be hard for me to write a review for this one...This game is incredibly hard due to the weird controls.
 
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Q-Nova
Jan 22 2016, 7:07 PM
So, I managed to reach the boss of 2-6, and I have a question. Does anyone here know how do I hurt that boss? I tried stuff like breathing fire at it while its about to sneeze, punching at it, and such, but none of them seem to just work at all.
 
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soopakoopa
Jan 22 2016, 9:24 PM
Quote (Q-Nova on Jan 22 2016, 7:07 PM)
So, I managed to reach the boss of 2-6, and I have a question. Does anyone here know how do I hurt that boss? I tried stuff like breathing fire at it while its about to sneeze, punching at it, and such, but none of them seem to just work at all.

I don't know what the problem with it is, you just have to breath fire into the vortex he makes when he breathes and then ground pound his head when he falls over. The timing is a bit strict though; you have to get quite a bit of fire into his mouth.
 
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TheTwelfthRocket
Feb 26 2016, 12:32 AM
Boy, it's been like more than a month and the review for this game still isn't up? What's going on over in the queue?
 
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soopakoopa
Feb 26 2016, 7:00 PM
Quote (TheTwelthRocket on Feb 26 2016, 12:32 AM)
Boy, it's been like than a month and the review for this game still isn't up? What's going on over in the queue?

I've kinda been wondering the same thing. I've been checking almost every day for Blutorus' and your reviews.
 
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TheTwelfthRocket
Feb 28 2016, 5:32 PM
Quote (soopakoopa on Feb 26 2016, 1:00 PM)
I've kinda been wondering the same thing. I've been checking almost every day for Blutorus' and your reviews.

I don't think I really have plans to review this game, just so you know. Didn't Cap'n Coconuts say he'd be reviewing this game?
 
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nextnathan
Apr 6 2016, 10:36 AM
when I get to Level 1-2,it shows me the full screen only a small box at the foot of Bowser.It is making it impossible to play. because when I move to bowser box it stays there not allow me to see the full level.
 
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