***If you are not a fan of sprite flashes, kindly take your business elsewhere.***
Yes, it's finally done. Future episodes will NOT... err... probably will take this long. When the majority of the files on your hard drive are lost, including your sprites, music, sfx, AND your newest episode of SMB: The Mushroom Hero, things take time. :P So yeah, I lost pretty much everything in early April and had to try my best to get it done within a reasonable amount of time. If some parts seem a little rushed to you, that's why.
This episode is mostly plot development, but there's definitely some action in there as well. By the end, the stage is pretty much set for the final battle of this arc. And best of all, with summer on its way, the next episode shouldn't take nearly as long as this one did.
And I might as well mention that the series' name has been changed. to SMB: The Mushroom Hero. So if you're looking for SMB: Prelude to Terror or SMB2: The Arrival, you've come to the right place. Enjoy!