A Kaizo Hack is a hack that pushes the difficulty to the limits of human capabilities, while also trying to be fun to play. The word Kaizo comes from Kaizo Mario World.
Excessively hard hacks, that go very far beyond human skills, are called pit hacks. Those hacks are made only to push the difficulty in Mario to its limits. These contain no traps, only frame-perfect tricks and glitches.
A Kaizo Trap is any trap that was either used in Kaizo Mario World, or a variation on one of its traps. Now, it more commonly refers to any trap that is meant to annoy the player. These include, but are not limited to:
Original Kaizo Trap
A pit after the goal point which requires a P-switch or a certain status to avoid death, namely one that is out of sight from the initial crossing point.
Kaizo Combination Lock
An invisible coin block that is placed near a pit with the intention of making the player fall to his or her death.
Kaizo Block Trap
Placement of invisible coin blocks to trap the player in an inescapable area, especially after luring the player with something like a 1-up mushroom; also known as the Jackpot Trap.
! Switch Block Trap
Instant death upon starting a level, unless the correct Switch Palace has been cleared.
A pipe leading to a death room.
A door leading to a death room.
A Cheep Cheep that falls out of the sky or from a block that tries to kill the player.
Notable Kaizo Hacks
|Super Mario Bros. 3|
|Super Mario World||
Banzai Mario World • Claustrophobia • Grand Poo World • Kaizo Mario World (1 • 2 • 3) • Korosu Mario World (2) • Legends of Mario • Mario is Screwed • Mario Must Die (1 • 2 • 3 • 4) • Salty Sagan World • Storks and Apes and Crocodiles • Super DoDe World • Super Dram World (2) • Super Kuso World • Super Panga World • Super Riff World • Super Ryu World (2) • Super Sheffy World • Super Wahnthac World • Quickie World
|Super Mario 64|