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Game Reviewed Super Mario Flashback - SAGE 2018 Demo, by Mors
Review Author TheBulletBot
Created Dec 23 2018, 7:17 PM

General Commentary and Game Overview
Honestly this demo is amazing the smooth controls, the good difficulty level, the downright AWESOME soundtrack, and the beautiful artwork. this is something I am going to be looking forward to the coming years. However, I wouldn't be writing this review if it weren't for some flaws and bugs.
For one, some of the hitboxes can be kind of dodgy. but eh, all mario games had this for me at least once.

but onto the real bugs.
if you move around at relative speed, the screen gets de-synced. You can see a part of the stage just teleport a few pixels forward.
Another major flaw is the shell hitboxes. The standing still koopa shell has no enemy hitbox. meaning goombas phase right trough 'em.
The falling from the ceiling buzzy beetle shells have no hitbox at all. You cannot interact with it at all whenever it falls from said ceiling.

one final personal nitpick is that mario is too still when standing still. give him some kind of idle animation.

Yes, that is all. For an alpha demo, this is very polished.
 
Pros everything except for the cons.
 
Cons still has some bugs/visual glitches.
 
Impressions
Gameplay
9 / 10
amazing. smooth, flowing controls that do not feel clunky
 
Graphics
10 / 10
absolutely phenomenal. The fact that every sprite is custom made and animated makes this so much better.
 
Sound
10 / 10
the soundtrack is bulls*** good. I absolutely LOVE listening to it.
 
Replay
8 / 10
even though having only three levels, (which is actually quite a lot if you think about the version of this game) I would play it again and again.
 
Final Words
9 / 10
This fan-project has to be the best 2D mario platformer since mario 63. It would be great to see this develop into a fully fledged game. Good luck Mors.

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