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Hacks, or often called Editions are customized versions of the official Super Mario Flash games, and are often created by the Level Palace community, to give users and level makers more level making and playing variety. Most hacks come packed with completely new tilesets, themes & music, allowing for more creativity and unique levels to be made by level designers.

Overview Edit

There are many types of hacks, ranging from simple tileset swaps to hacks changed to another game theme, like Wario Land Flash.

While most hacks are texture hacks, which only change graphics and music, there are also hacks that have edited Actionscript, but the amount of hacks using this technology is low at the moment.

History Edit

Trying to hack (2009) Edit

An old forum (called Super Mario Flash Extra) before Level Palace existed, once tried to hack the SMF series of games but failed because there was a lack of knowledge and technology for it. One user from this site, named Beglerbeg, was likely the first one to ever create a hack. This hack was called Fast Mario and it's a Super Mario Flash hack, featuring texture and music hacks. However, apparently a lot of people had forgotten about it, maybe because of the launch of Super Mario Flash 2 that came packed with a lot more content than SMF1. The existence of this hack was only later re-discovered in 2015, and unless someone comes across an even older hack and has proof of it being older, this hack currently stands as the first SMF1 hack in SMF history.

Early Days (2013) Edit

Many years later, April 14th, 2013 in particular, an user by the name of SPF180 has found out how to change SMF1's textures using a program called Sothink SWF Decompiler. The hack consisted of replacing a music song with 'Good Time' by Owl City, a forest background and a very simple title screen likely to be made with Microsoft Paint. The level featured this hack was later posted under the name 'Super Mario Flash Custom Music and Background'. Another user by the name of ZidaneZ with the help of SPF180 had created a simple SMF2 hack that just changes the default backgrounds, named Super Mario Muth and is actually the first SMF2 hack. Obviously these weren't professional hacks, but many users saw the potential in what this hacking method could be used for - just imagine the whole SMF2 being re-skinned in a brand new theme - causing the SMF community to look bright into the future, and a select few users immediately began working on the first "Major hacks", particularly BrokenAce and Popthatcorn14, which later resulted in the creation of Super Mario Flash 2 Aced and Super Pop Flash. Both these hacks haven't aged well nowadays, but they were revolutionary for its time - and in a short span of time, there were a ton of levels being produced in these hacks.

The rise of hacking (2014-2015) Edit

These years were gonna be the years for SMF hacking to become a mainstream part of SMF and level making, where many at the end of 2013 were expecting a lot of new hacks to be developed the upcomming year. And they were right, since in this year, there were constantly new hacks coming out, with an upped level of professionalism and quality; hacks that were very revolutionary still to this day came out in this year. Some examples are Super Mario Flash 2: Ultimate Edition, Cryogenic Edition, Enhanced Edition and the still praised Desert Edition. Texture hacks were at its prime in this time, and technology was still evolving as at the end of 2015, an user called TheRussian has found out a way to edit in-game text using a Hex Editing method. There were also attempts to add new things to the game, but the technology and knowledge wasn't there yet.

Updates, new features, new great hacks (2016-Present) Edit

At the end of 2016, a Japanese group consisting of a few people have done some revolutionary changes to the vanilla Super Mario Flash 2. In particular, an user by the name of Chairo, who is part of the Japanese SMF team, is the first person to ever figure out how to actually add new content to the game without causing glitches. Now going by the name Super Mario Flash Version C, this still being updated to this day vanilla SMF2 has gotten several new innovative features such as in-level background & music changers, custom music support (using .mp3), the ability to change a level's default settings (such as what item you start with in your inventory box), and an inclusion of tons and tons of new tiles and tilesets. Later, in 2017, SMF1 was also updated by Hiro. Of course, this caused a huge demand for updated SMF hacks, but due to there being so much content in the games now, hack development takes a lot of time and work nowadays, so SMF hacking has dramatically slowed down. There are only a select hacks out there that run on the updated version of SMF1 (Version E), and SMF2 Version C, which as of now are Super Mario Flash: Candy Edition, Super Mario Flash 2: Jungle Edition and Super Luigi Flash 2.

List of hacks Edit

Hack Name Engine Developer Short Description External Link
Blue Edition SMF2 2.1 Przem1994 Blue recolored version of the original. [Play]
Candy Edition SMF1 Ver.E Luigibonus Candy and chocolate

related themes

[Play]
Castle Edition SMF1 Mitja [Play]
Cave Edition SMF1 Mitja Several themes for underground levels. [Play]
Chaos Edition SMF2 2.1 ZidaneZ Dark, gothic and bloody

themes.

[Play]
Chocolate Edition SMF2 2.1 Popthatcorn14 [Play]
Corpse Edition SMF2 2.1 Mitja Horror themed. [Play]
Crash Bandicoot Edition SMF2 2.1 Luigibonus Based on the Crash Bandicoot games on the GBA. [Play]
Cryogenic Edition SMF2 2.1 BrokenAce [Play]
Desert Edition SMF2 2.1 MarioMaster7771 [Play]
Donkey Kong Country Flash SMF2 2.1 TheRussian Based on the Donkey Kong Country games for the SNES. [Play]
Egyptian Edition SMF1 Przem1994 [Play]
Super Mario Flash 2 Enhanced SMF2 2.0 MarioMaster7771 Re-textured normal custom 16-bit Mario themes. [Play]
Fast Mario SMF1 Beglerbeg Re-textured normal custom Mario themes. [Play]
Golden Edition SMF2 2.1 Popthatcorn14 [Play]
Green Edition SMF2 2.1 Przem1994 Green recolored version of the original. [Play]
Haunted Edition SMF1 Luigibonus Variety of ghostly themes and music. [Play]
Super Mario Flash Galaxy SMF1 Axew13 Space themed themes. [Play]
Jungle Edition SMF2 Ver.C (Build 38) Luigibonus [Play]
Super Mario Flash Land SMF1 Sir_BR Themed on Super Mario Land for the Gameboy. [Play]
Neo Edition SMF2 2.1 BrokenAce Futuristic themes, with original tilesets and futuristic forms of enemies. [Play]
New Super Mario Flash 2 SMF2 2.1 Luigibonus Re-textured normal custom 16-bit Mario themes. [Play]
Pyrogenic Edition SMF1 Luigibonus Hot (fire, lava, etc) themed themes. [Play]
Super Axew Flash SMF2 2.1 Axew13 Re-textured custom themes. [Play]
Super Cartoon Flash SMF1 Pichu Cartoon-like style and music. [Play]
Super Luigi Flash 2 SMF2 Ver.C (Build 38) Popthatcorn14 You play as Luigi instead of Mario. Luigi has edited physics. [Play]
Super Mario Bros Flash SMF1 TheRussian Super Mario Bros. 1 (NES) themed. Includes some SMB3 content as well. [Play]
Super Mario Bros 2 Flash SMF1 Mitja Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) themed. [Play]
Super Mario Bros 3 Flash SMF2 2.1 TheRussian Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) themed. [Play]
Super Pop Flash SMF2 2.1 Popthatcorn14 Recolored version of the original. [Play]
Super Toad Flash SMF1 BrokenAce You can either play as Mario or Toad, instead of Luigi. Has a NSMBWii style instead of keeping the original style. [Play]
Super Soviet Flash SMF2 2.1 TheRussian Soviet themed themes. [Play]
Wario Land Flash SMF2 2.1 TheRussian Based on Wario Land 4. [Play]
Ultimate Edition SMF2 2.1 BrokenAce SMB3 looking tilesets. [Play]
Urban Edition SMF1 BrokenAce Futuristic themes, with original tilesets and futuristic forms of enemies. [Play]

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