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I may be shooting myself in the foot here, but I felt like sharing this.
As many of you know, on the 9th of October, it will officially be 4 years since I released Super Mario bros Z episode 8 to the masses. It'll also be almost 19 months since I officially laid SMBZ to rest.
But, with the assistance of a friend, I was able to reacquire Flash and felt like trying out sprite animation again to see if I could re-ignite my passion to work on the series. As practice, I remade the first scene of the first episode of SMBZ. After a few months working on and off, this is the result.
Don't take this as confirmation that I will be working on the series again, but if I did, I would like to remake the series from the ground up. There were numerous things in the older episodes that I felt could have been done better. Namely the fight scenes, the story and the godawful dialogue. Here are some of the key changes I would implement.

1: Mecha Sonic will be replaced by Metallix.
For a supposed upgrade to Metal Sonic, Mecha Sonic was a visual downgrade. The design for Metallix just looks more imposing than the original faceless design. Metallix was going to appear later in the series anyway as Mecha Sonic's perfect form after he got all the Chaos Emeralds.

2: The Pipe maze episode will be removed
The whole episode in general was filler suggested by a fan of the series because I didn't know what to do for the 5th Chaos Emerald. With that said, I feel it was poorly executed on my part. It was too dialogue heavy. It spouted out unnecessary exposition that had no bearing on the plot. And who can forget the ridiculous Deus Ex Machina moment with Kolorado's stopwatch. The 8-bit parts were kinda cool, but to me it couldn't save it from being a bad episode.

3: Captain Basilisx won't be in the remake
While Basilisx was well received by fans, I feel he was shoehorned into the plot. He just showed up out of nowhere with no backstory or buildup. I feel that also distracted from the anticipation of Mecha Mario's appearance and would have undermined the upcoming battle against the Koopalings.

For the time being, these are just ideas. I want to make sure that I would be willing and committed to work on this series again. I don't want to cancel it twice. Until then, enjoy the practice animation.
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thunderslash Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
I can only say please... I want this to return, so... so badly... just please
The-Knight-Omega Featured By Owner 1 day ago
it would be great for the series to comeback and remade like that :D        i say go for it, you can do it :D
icekirbyixi Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I would cry if these started coming back. With happiness of course.
Another-Color Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo I'm guessing this is dead. Again.
WinterEmperor Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
It has been dead since years ago.
Another-Color Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, he was supposed to start working on it again from scratch, but I guess he gave up again to make more furry art.

Not that I blame him, he spent a lot of time and effort on something that was never going to get him any money (then again, he could have uploaded to Youtube and get a partnership...)
WinterEmperor Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
It was not that practical at the time, but now is a possibility and it would help him with that boring job of his.

He said that if he ever did the series again, he will heavily rewrite it. I feel that is a bad choice, not only you created this story for years, with fans who are interested in knowing how will end. That feels like a prima donna sort of thinking. Just finish the story already, don't talk about remakes, you will only piss people that have been waiting YEARS for a resolution off.

So yeah, its better canceled if Alvin is thinking in remakes/reboots already.
lightning--blast Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Okay, getting a complete Terminator feel from this! Was that intentional?!
Devollution Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hi there good sir. I apologize for my earlier comment on this page begging for you to start this up again. I was curious if you are involved with this new channel planning to bring back your legendary series.…
XFireMHDev Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
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