This is my first level after being inspired by ASMBXT. It's a short level and based around carrying a key from the beginning to end. The level is designed so that there is an easy way to do almost all the challenges as long as you aren't carrying the key such as crossing a pit by spin-jumping on saw blades or simply climbing a fence across. The level will likely be a mid-game level as it presents a challenge, but not an insurmountable one.

Download Link

Fun With A Key Download .


Music: Baryogenesis by Lifeformed from the Dustforce soundtrack

darkychao helped with some spritework


June 19, 2013: Fixed the music filepath so it would work properly

November 9, 2013: Updated level to conform to judgement standards. Added universal exit and changed SM3 leek to SMW leek.


Not bad, but I fell like it would be better just to have 1 exit rather than 2. My suggestion would be to turn the SMB3 Leek into the SMW Leek, then move the Tape in section 2 to a new section, and have a warp from both sections 2 and 3 to the new section with the tape ending. Otherwise, you're playing through the entire level twice.

All in all, not bad, but I'm not a fan of the ending, and  the fact you would have to go through it twice if you brought the key to the end on the first try. -SAJewers | 18:48 ADT, June 23, 2013

I personally agree with SAJewers on the ending, you should totally replace the SMB3 leek with the SMW one. And if you had gotten the SMW leek, than the key ghosts won't have revenge on you at the end-tape goal. One other thing I would mention is that the section with podoboos and fences, the top section is pretty bland and could use some other obstacles. I will approve after the ending is fixed, though you can fix it up anyway you want.

-sturgyman 3:04 PM 7/12/2013 (MDT)

I approve.  Easy level.  I didn't see anything really wrong with the level.  On the topic of playing the level twice, at least the trek was different with and without the key, so I didn't really mind that.


To me, it's not that different enough to warrent going through a second time if you complete it right the first time. -SAJewers | 12:33 ADT, July 25, 2013