The level in question is called Penny-Pincher Quest III.
Level ID: RMP-MV4-TSG
I assume this level can be very hard for players that doesn’t want to invest time and energy to overcome some of the challenges that I’ve churned out. Still. I can claim, hand on heart, it’s not one of those crazy impossible kaizo levels. As a matter of fact, I can beat it every single time I play it–unless I make real efforts to play like a dumb. I’ll post a play-through video of my level to show the very easiness of it as soon as someone beats it.
I had a lot of fun designing this course. As a little background story, a decade ago I’ve released and sold an indie game called Eternal Eden with similar puzzle elements. The game garnered positive reviews with rpgfan.com rating the experience 9/10. I’m working on a remake of that same game, which I’ll start promoting sometime in the future. All I’m saying is that even though Mario Maker is a great distance from being a professional game development environment, I do my upmost to deliver a thrilling experience.
Here’s some precious hints to beat my level.
1-) Make sure you know the most basic and subtle behaviors from Mario Maker’s Super Mario World. For example, did you know you can wear some shells like an helmet?
2-) If you believe a certain segment of my level requires a lot of agility with Mario, then reproduce this part in the ‘course maker’ corner of Mario Maker to practice until you can repeat such sequence flawlessly.
3-) Playing my two other Penny-Pincher Quest levels, which are easier, can help to understand my level design approach.
It’s quite simple.
To be the winner of my contest, your profile must appear in the ‘First Cleared By’ slot of my level id RMP-MV4-TSG. In other words, you must be the very first player to complete the goal of my level.
Then, drop a comment here to let me know that you’re the winner. Important: make sure a valid email address is attached to your comment so I can contact you with further private details. Expect at least 24 hours to receive a reply; in case I’m sleeping or away.
To avoid impostors claiming the prize instead of the real winner, I’ll ask you to create a dummy course and then reproduce a very simple pattern that I will have shared with you; this way, I’ll know the winner contacting me is truly associated to the winner linked to my level. In other words, the dummy level with that special code-like pattern must be created by the same user that appears on the ‘First Cleared By’ slot of my level.
Claim your money prize
Payment can be done via:
- wire transfer (may take longer)
- paypal (pretty fast, stable)
P.S: If you’re an underage player, simply ask your parents; they’ll surely be proud of your feat and finally agree to the fact that spending lots of time playing video games can pay off once in a while!
Important final note
This contest is a first tentative. If it turns out well, I’ll make more of them. I don’t intend all my future levels to be prize-driven, so I hope you’ll also want to discover my other levels as well, including levels created by other makers that I share on my blog. Having said that, I would appreciate anyone playing my levels pushing the like/love button to help them rank better among the popular courses. Spread the word as well. It’s the only way I can organize more contests. Who knows, some of my next contests may have higher prizes than 250 USD, if there’s enough followers.
-Gamezopher, Dude from Blossomsoft