AKR3 Idea Blog #1: Combining Powerups

2017-06-23 19:41:40 by Lambtaco

Welcome to a new series wherein I discuss and detail ideas for the upcoming A Koopa’s Revenge 3. First I’ll be talking about an idea I’m probably not going to use but I think is interesting anyway: combining of powerups.

The idea is pretty simple, at least as an idea. You take powerup A and combine it with powerup B to create powerup AB a la Kirby 64. powerup AB would combine the aspects of both powerups into on super powerup.


For instance, koopa combing the winged power with fire power would become a koopa that can flap it’s wings and shoot fireballs with a spin attack. It gets a little more complicated when you combine two projectile powers though. Combining fire and hammer to get flaming hammers sounds cool, but their behaviour needs to be determined. In this case the flaming hammers might throw in a normal hammer arc but bounce upon hitting the ground like a fireball. And the flaming hammer wouldn’t be destroyed on contact with an enemy like a fireball.


As cool as it sounds I ultimately decided not to use it for two reasons. First, it would require a huge amount of art assets to have a different appearance for each combination for every playable character, as I won’t be using simple palette swaps. Second is that it conflicts with a different idea I have for powerups which I’ll be talking about in the next AK3 Idea Blog.


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2017-06-24 08:56:04

Wow that's amazing!
Are you start now AKR3?

Lambtaco responds:

Not yet. I'm still not ready to get the ball rolling. I'm still just in the idea phase.


2017-07-08 14:46:52

Hm, I guess I should give my 2 cents. My idea is to basically make it open world. It's recently become very popular due to Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey (along with other things). It could maybe be like "There's 8-9 levels, but those levels are extremely expansive and branch off into different sub-levels." I also have an idea where instead of the classic "reach the goal" objective, you could maybe do a collectible like Mario 64 or Odyssey, just to change it up. It doesn't have to be a collectible objective though, it could be like, do a certain task before you can advance. I don't know, just kinda throwing out some ideas.

Lambtaco responds:

Sounds more like Metroid. I think I played a game like that on NG years ago that used Superstar Saga sprites for Mario.

I think I'll be making it more open and less linear, but I don't think it will be quite such a departure from formula.


2017-07-27 10:31:11

I'm so sorry to say this Lambtaco. Adobe Flash Players will end in 2020. I wonder if you will work on games in 2021?

Lambtaco responds:

Well, I guess it's time to start a Let's Play Chanel.


2017-07-28 05:02:50

I hope that you will work on games in 2021.
What is a Let's Play Chanel?

Lambtaco responds:

I'll still work on games, maybe even still using Flash. They just won't be playable in browser.

A Let's Play Channel is a youtube channel where people play video games and make comments on them. I was making a joke.


2017-07-29 14:44:53

Sounds good!!!


2017-08-01 23:17:01

thats very clever i really like the idea and also i really like the AK franchise

Lambtaco responds:

Thanks, bro.


2017-08-08 13:20:22

Tom Fulp said me that Adobe Flash Player will refresh many and many things.


2017-09-09 21:18:52

that's a good idea. maybe fire flower+feather can be the lazer suit. if you don't know, there was an edited video that someone did about smw. he tried to make a super top secret area. on it, there was the lazer suit. maybe you can turn this fan-ower into a real power! if you attack, you will shot a lazer to one side and spin with the cape. you can fly with it. its lazer goes on a straight line. sarch lazer suit super mario world on Youtube.

Lambtaco responds:

It's interesting, but I'm not using this idea. And if I did fire and feather would just be fire and feather at the same time, that's sort of the point.


2017-09-09 21:20:40

i would love to see a secret star world and a SUPER top secret area hidden on AKR3. it must be very hidden.

Lambtaco responds:

I probably won't gate too much content behind secrets. But there will be lots of secrets.