Once you’ve unlocked the map editor in our latest Android platform game, Mazuna World, you can make anything you want with a little experimentation – but the game’s built-in editor contains many secrets to discover. In this post, we’re going to reveal 10 of the most useful tips for making the most of your levels…
1. Super-Size with Fire Fruit
Combine any enemy with a fire fruit to increase its size! Giant enemies can make your levels extra challenging, since jumping on their heads will not kill them. This is a good way to add mini-bosses – especially if you add a key to the tile directly above them. Experiementing with fire fruit will have all kinds of cool effects!
2. Bombs Away!
Adding items to your enemy spawners often makes them drop that item when dispatched, but combining bombs with certain enemies will cause them to throw bombs at you! Bats with bombs can be especially hard to avoid.
3. Frog Statues
Try adding enemies or items to frog statues, and you’ll see they can spawn almost anything! If you want to make things more interesting, we suggest you try fire-fruit to make them spit fire, or bombs to make them spit bombs at you. Clever use of spawners makes things way more challenging.
4. Fun with Spinners
Adding enemies or platforms within 2 tiles of a spinner will cause them to attach, and spin around like crazy! Spinners can be helpful or dangerous, depending on what you attach – and if that’s not enough, try attaching a spinner to a minecart track for utter chaos!
Tracks aren’t just for minecarts – placing platforms, spinners, items or enemies over tracks will cause them to follow the track. You can also stack enemies onto minecarts for exciting chase sequences and track-based puzzles.
6. Stacking Enemies
Enemies can be stacked on-top of each other simply by placing them on the tile directly above or below other enemies. You want a booga riding a dillo? Yep, you can do that.
7. Alternative Horizontal Platforms
Yellow platforms will usually move left-to-right and back again, but if you place 2 of them side-by-side, you’ll get one platform that moves right continuously when you step on it.
Blue platforms will move up-and-down, but if you place 2 of them vertically adjacent to each-other, you’ll get a platform that falls after you step on it. Useful for traps and spike-pits if you’re feeling devious!
9. Spinning Platforms
As we mentioned above, spinners can attach to anything – and for platforms, placing them 2 blocks away from a spinner will do the trick (see pic below). Blue and yellow platforms will spin in opposite directions.
10. Faster Minecarts
Combining a minecart with a fire-fruit will make it move much faster. This can be great for fast-paced levels with tricky jumps.
If you’re just starting with Mazuna World’s map editor, you should start with our post on Map Editor Basics before you try these tips. There are many more secrets to find, but we’ll leave it up to you to find them!