New course uploaded over the weekend and updated to OP. This is one of the courses that I mentioned I had been working on for a while now. I was able to put some time into it this weekend to finish it up and polish it before uploading. While working on another course, I began creating an elaborate "title card" screen for it involving pixel art. This led me to think about creating a complete course based around pixel art, rather than just one screen of it. As usual, rather than just follow the pattern of other pixel art courses I have seen, I was determined to put my own spin on it. The idea I came up with was to create an interactive NES Guidebook. For each game, I used one screen to create a large "screenshot" of the NES game and then posted my own comments into the screen detailing info and tips about the game. On the next screen, I recreated a smaller version of the previous screenshot that the player would actually play that screen of the game. Next to this play area, I added the initials of the game accompanied by my own pixel art versions of characters/enemies/or items from that game. Due to the limitations on available doors, I was limited to a total of 7 games (could have been 8, but I used a set of doors for the large sized Elevator Action screenshot). I'm thinking of recreating a version of this course in the original Super Mario Maker on Wii U using Amiibo costumes before the server closes on 3/31 (2 days from now!). One of the inspirations for this course, and for the course title was "The Official Nintendo Player's Guide" that came with the NES that I got for Christmas in 1988.
Official Nintendo Player's Guide
Course ID: PY6-JJT-D1H
Description: Explore an interactive NES Guidebook featuring 7 games released on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Each game is covered by a two page spread with a large screenshot of the game accompanied by info about the game (game title, developer, year of release in North America) and tips on how to play on the first page. The second page features artwork from the game and another smaller but interactive screenshot from the game. The featured games include: Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man, Elevator Action, The Legend of Zelda, Kid Icarus, & Super Mario Bros 2. Now You're Playing With Power!
Played By: 6
Clear Rate: 22.22
First Clear: ambe bamb
World Record: 0:56.368 (JoeToadPro)