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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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Juanfi Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
I respect you. Im your fan since years ago. And let me say this in the less offensive way possible. Obviously i would prefer you to continue the story from the point you left it last time. But if you dont want to, its ok, i'm also excited to see how awesome will be this remake!. But dont change all those things that made this series so charming and great. Mecha sonic is threatening, is cool, and look like need the upgrade from the emeralds, Metallix no. Plus the dialog wasn't so bad neither xD. Dude you are awesome, you were my inspiration for becoming a sprite animator years ago, and i wish you to come and show all the new people in the business how it s does correctly. I really hope you read this, thanks!. (Yes i put this in Newgrouds too, but this page had better feedback :3, plus i dont iven use NG anymore xD)
latyjon Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I'm so happy.  This is literally my childhood logging onto newgrounds and hoping for another super mario bros Z to come out.  You can do it Alvin, you have the full support of your fans!
vipexplosion Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
holy mother of all Goomba! this is amazingly EPIC! you have my full support!
Naruto-Gaiden Featured By Owner 5 days ago
came here once again to say the pipe maze and 8 bit was the best out of all, if you remove that let someone else take over the series since you died to the fans for removing something a fan wanted, and how is it filler. Filler means none manga related this has nothing to do with manga this is made by you. Sorry to say you grew up to be an egghead to lose respect from fans 
Nintendogamer1985 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Looks to be pretty awesome!
Spiritfighter16 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Okay, that was cool!  Oh man would I like to see this series make a comeback!
Axel-Letterman Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Oh man, for someone who hasn't used flash for a quite a while... You've made something amazing.

A remake would sound like a great idea, it's up to you on how you do things.

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TVnGames Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question: IF the series were to be remake, would the rest of Mario's friends would take part in fighting against bad guys? Ex. Geno, Vivian, etc.
Tharkon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I only discovered SMBZ today while randomly browsing Youtube but immediately was stuck at my pc for 2 hours watching it dropping other stuff I had planned to do. I really hope you will either finish or remake and then finish this series.
Jangoett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I believe you can do it we all believe in you THE FANS HAVE YO BACK
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