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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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Mike4top Featured By Owner 1 day ago
SMBZ was one of the best animations i've ever seen. I'm sure seeing it again would make a lot of people really happy.
simpsonofan Featured By Owner 3 days ago
If you can, do it! But if you don't want, don't force yourself. I loved that series and seeing it coming back would be awesome. Even four years later, I remember and still love it.
SqualEleven Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pythonz42 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Do want!
Dark-Astral-0 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DatMetalSawneek Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Man,we would love to see you sprite again. Almost ever Mario/Sonic fan knewn about this back in the day. It was amazing and one of the best sprite series out there. Alot of people liked it and kt would be nice if you sprite,and remake every episode as you said.
JustcallmeLel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Daxter305 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
luigi needs to do the death stare… that would be amazing.
colemac45 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
if you can man please do this look here people are BEGGING for it showing ENORMOUS support and praise just look at it its glorious how many fans you still have after the years and how many people want more of smbz it was by far one of the most popular sprite series ever it was a real shame when you quit..especially since you had lost the spark to animate meaning you really wouldn't do anything else with sprites...but it was completely understandable you were overworked and constantly hounded by people who wanted more NOW and as really couldn't continue. and i and alot of other people are glad your trying to get back into the game  so please rukashio tell us are you going to go through with this? either way i believe that what you decide is best 
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