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Levelengine is a Let's Player who focuses on Super Mario World hacks, and has also built many over the years as well. Also speedruns Castlevania games and romhacks, and holds the WR for the Castlevania III US version's Alucard route.

Levelengine's videos contains examples of the following:

  • Berserk Button: Custom bosses, which was at its worst during and some time after Mario Endgame. However, he would eventually get used to some of the custom bosses and their attack patterns (since they're often the same publicly released custom sprites reused by many hackers), or adapt quickly enough to stand a chance.
  • Challenge Gamer: Obvious if you've seen him play any of Anikiti's SMW hacks, JUMP, Skye Goes to Town, Luigi of Shadow, Yoshi's Strange Quest, or anything from the Devious Four Chronicles series.
    • Or perhaps seen some of his Castlevania III livestreams where he is not just going for beating the game but is speedrunning it.
      • Also, he wants WR back for Alucard.
  • DVD Commentary: Creator's Commentary: Levelengine made several SMW hacks, some of which he played on the channel
  • Determinator: He will never use savestates unless necessary.
  • Epic Fail:


    Yoshi Gaming HD (much earlier in the stream, for context on this one): i'm a child I'm 12
    SMW Physicist (quote also included for context): Well you will eventually have to get a job
    LUMBER CLONE 99: i'm 14 I can't yet

  • Handy Feet: However, this was only ever seen once. Well he still beat one level in Super Mario World using only his feet.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Aside from SMW hack related content, he's also uploaded a lot of Castlevania-related content, and also a few videos about Minecraft, Magic the Gathering, reading forum posts, other retro games (like the Ninja Gaiden NES trilogy), Happy Wheels (he didn't continue to do any past 2012), YouTube Poops, and other random videos here and there.
    • Fast forward to 2018 and you can add game mods of Doki Doki Literature Club!, Hard Time, Geoguessr, and a few speedruns of Metroid Fusion here and there to the list.
  • Medal of Dishonor: Giving any game below 30% is considered this, especially Hammer Brother.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Has done this to Super Mario Kollision 2.
    • Before that, Syobon Action 3 (the SMW hack replica of the original game), A Super Mario Thing, Super Mario World: In the Galaxy, and Bolivia '96, just to name a few.
  • Sturgeon's Law: A lot of the Super Mario World hacks he's played are crap.

Levelengine's SMW hacks contain examples of the following:

  • Checkpoint Starvation: Happens on occasions, but is mainly a prevalent issue in Colossus. The last two levels (not counting the final bosses), A and L, can last at the very least 10 minutes long between a checkpoint/goal point. If you know the right way through those levels! Otherwise, you could even be walking in a circle!
  • Development Hell: Colossus's final release date was delayed by about half a year, with the main reason being how hard the last world was to playtest and beat. Bits and Pieces takes this further, as it was originally rejected from SMW Central for its high difficulty and a bug that can softlock the game. Plans were also made to add in a few extra levels with respects to fixing overworld event reveal issues if they were being done across different submaps. He was intending to release it for good by February 2017, yet almost no word of it has been mentioned since.
  • Marathon Level: Often occurs in the final levels of his romhacks. To name a few, there's the Generator Zone and the Leviathan in The Way of the M, the Norleras in Infinity Edge, the last two Colossus levels which are also by far the most labyrinthine, and the Fort levels in Bits and Pieces. However, the final final Bits and Pieces level, the Annihilator, takes the record by a landslide. Spread over two level tiles is a 200+ screen level that revisits nearly everything from the entire hack!
  • Nintendo Hard: Has a huge history of insanely hard difficult hacks to his name (Bits and Pieces being the most widely known one but Colossus is harder, though less known of in full). Was also part of the reason SMW Central added a Very Hard difficulty for SMW hacks on their site.
  • Platform Hell: Applies to some levels more than others. Also see Nintendo Hard.
  • Shout-Out: has its own page.

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