• Description: Hello, this is the first level I've ever published on this site, and it is also the 1st level I ever finished making for SMC. A basic but hopefully decent level.

    EDIT: Since 8/1/2020
    I Have been updating the level to fix many issues and changed things people have stated, to improve the level. Thank you so much for the kind words and constructive criticism :)

    Music used: Bossfight "Leaving Leafwood Forest"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1isQVgBHDQ

    Enjoy!
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What Others are Saying

LazorCozmic5 | 93/100

This may go down as one of the best beginner-friendly levels, it's even better now that you've applied the leaf effect. There's little else to point out since everyone just about said everything.

08/11/20 at 5:12 AM

LY_MCon | 85/100

The scenery and game play were good. However, there were some flaws. First, the music was loud (but it was cool). There were some cutoffs in this level, and when Mario touches the very end of the level (without cutting the tape on the goalpost), he warps to the beginning.

08/05/20 at 11:08 AM

ben123 | 70/100

It's way better than my first level great scenery great challenges I rate it 70%

08/04/20 at 2:10 PM

kowalski | 81/100

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08/02/20 at 10:18 AM

creator | 88/100

Pretty good for a first level! The challenges are pretty good, it starts of like the generic first level. but then it goes to a forest, this noteblock section with bullet bills, jumping from piranha plant pipe to piranha plant pipe.
It's pretty nice to see that kind of variety in a first level. I do think that the piranha plant part was a bit too repetitive and long, tho.

I really like the background and the music, they both create a good atmosphere. The only problem I have with the music is that it may be a bit too loud. You can fix this by doing
this:
The tiling was good...for the most part. It's got a few cutoffs here and there, like the bush cutoff at X90. If you wanna know how to, check out some other grassland levels with bushes or just ask me. Despite that, the scenery did still look beautiful overal, and it was plentiful too!

So yea, pretty good level. Let's see what the score will be:
-5 repetitive challenge
-2 too loud music
-2 a few bush cutoffs

Alright, 88/100 it is. Keep on making those levels!

Creator

08/01/20 at 8:52 AM

MarioConstructor | 90/100

This level is very beautiful!
Everything about level BG is perfect.
Enemies placement is okay.
But your custom music is little bit too loud.
Next times make the custom music less loud.
Final Score 90/100 (Very Beautiful)

08/01/20 at 4:42 AM

Adyj | 87/100

Congrats on your first SMC level! Let's see how you did.

Gameplay
Yeah, I'll be honest. The gameplay here is definitely on the more basic side. Much of this level is just jumping over enemies, and while there may not be something obviously wrong with that, it does get a bit boring at times when this is all you're doing. A level like this usually has bonuses, like dragon coins to keep the level interesting in terms of gameplay, and while your level had its fun, it didn't really have that stuff.

There are few sections I do want to go over. First, the note block section (X:206 to X:250). This part didn't feel the most thought out, as if you kinda just put them in random places and then added bullets and a bit bullet just to make some "obstacles", which I didn't like because it's not that hard to dodge them, especially since you're on note blocks and can just jump over them.

The other section to go over is the piranha pipe section (X:371 to 401). This is just piranha plants in most of the pipes, requiring the player to wait for piranhas if they don't want to make precise jumps next to the piranha (which I do, btw). Again, not really much of a challenge here, and feels kinda lazy.

Other than that, the gameplay was okay. I'm not going to take too much off for "boring gameplay," since that would be dumb.Maybe add some platforming next time just to spice it up a bit.

Visuals/Atmosphere
You do not disappoint here. I liked a overall atmosphere of this level, having the night background with the foresty trees in front of it, which adds a lot of layers to how this level looks. There are a lot of bushes here, which I liked. The music was a bit cheerful for a nighttime level like this, but I liked the music, so I'll let it slide.

As for where to improve, that note block section didn't look that good visually either, because of how random everything seemed. Also, I'm not really a fan of groups of blocks (X:326). I think they look a bit clumped together. Only having the top two blocks for each clump would look a lot cleaner.

Overall
It's decent for a first level. The atmosphere is good. I would recommend a bit more creativity on the gameplay. This will be getting an 87 from me. Not Gold, but still pretty good.

Final Difficulty: Easy
Final Rating: 87/100

07/31/20 at 6:42 PM

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