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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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XFireMHDev Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not asking about the series, but can I get a opinion on a original sonic sprite work I did?


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darksymphony777 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
i would like to pay my hand and say that i respect you for doing this now if you continue the series or reboot it i'll be a happy camper if you stop i'll understand and honestly if i could help you i would because i like your series that much
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JDarkAngel Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
so is "fire" sonic still gonna be a thing in the series? I sure hope so.
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lukeover9000 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Where are the updates man?! :(
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Omnikrystal Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Please don't pressure him. The constant requests for updates were part of the reason he stopped the series in the first place.
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JEWTzilla Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Looks Great!
Worthy of Alvin-Earthworm himself! :3
(f.y.i., be prepared for a swarm of his Trolls, once they see this they'll start to pester you relentlessly.)
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gigaus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
First, awesome animations, a lot smoother and detailed.

Second...Are you Alvin-Earthworm? ow0  I didn't quite expect another furry to be behind this series. 
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Omnikrystal Featured By Owner 2 days ago
He is indeed alvin earthworm. Formerly anyway.
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Ray915 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Not bad, it gonna take YEARS of work but good job man!
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marioandsonicseries Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  New member
it's been ages i'm upset because i know he wont do it
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