Lost World
Release date: Dec 20, 2015
Author: TROM
Download: Version 2.0 [UH] (90 downloads)
Genre: Exploration [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Vanilla [?]
Average runtime: 14:52
Average collection: 104%
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Forum thread: Release Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Other Links: Map by GPuronen
Description
The Story: At the end of the known galactic systems, lies an abandoned planet for the civilization that was there, now is extinct… Called “Lost World”, this planet is still wild and nature has grown free from dominate species, pollution or whatever could modified it…

But, watch satellites have detected “Hunters” spaceships movements around the area of XELIA, it’s veritable name. Some “hunters” are supposed to capture creatures to sell them. Maybe some trapped species are used to be slaves or forced to serve in galactic circus.

The high galactic federation called the famous detective Samus Aran to investigate on planet XELIA for stopping the traffic immediately!

Our heroine is brought in a new adventure full of danger : a whole new planet to explore filled with hostile and wild creatures where “hunters” are ready for all to continue their lucrative traffic!

The Hack: new planet, enemies, huge areas… Must know wall jump and mid-air morph but not a hard game… For ALL players! Have fun!
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Ratings and Reviews
By jamablues on Nov 08, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
99% in 0:00
I can not believe no one has rated this game!? Awesome stuff here! Warp stations...all new worlds... key doors that have to be unlocked. Game is hard AF, but still awesome. You will about die when you finally find the first super missile that can be obtained with out a SM :( not sure how long i spend but it was over the course of 3 weeks at least. Great job!

Lot's and lots of animals saved lol
By Syphon on Nov 11, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
107% in 15:22
This review is for version 2.0.

----Original Review (TL;DR I got softlocked and quit. Since I didn't give it a fair chance before I played through it completely and finished it. Skip to the new review below.)----

Alright, I did not finish this.

This hack has softlocks in the sense that you can access areas (without using advanced techniques so it's not really sequence breaking) you shouldn't be in without required items and a few unmorph permastucks in some cases. Seriously, did he not have any testers?

Entering the Mountains area means you can't go back in case you missed CHARGE BEAM (easy to find but can be missed) which you need for a certain boss since you don't have enough missiles to beat it.

Same area, some time after you get Power Bombs, you fall down a shaft with a morph tunnel on the left with a blue gate that wasn't properly blocked off I guess? If you go this way you will be softlocked. The author expects you to have Grapple Beam in that area so you can get Speed Booster to get out.

I quit there because I unfortunately saved at the Save Station in the Grapple-required area and did not feel like doing everything over again especially since there are likely even more places to get softlocked. Really made me angry.

I cannot recommend this hack in this state. You will possibly get softlocked or permastuck at some point because the author didn't polish/test the hack despite it being 2.0. It's a shame too because what I played up to that point was pretty decent.

EDIT: In response to Sapphron: Especially since it is an Exploration hack I expect that normal exploration without sequence breaking will not get the player softlocked. Even if you allow the player to enter areas that they shouldn't be in you should at least let the player go back.
A polished hack should be expected if it is already at version 2.0.

----Review after completion----

I finished it! To my surprise those two soflock situations mentioned above in my original review were the only major ones I found. There are a few unmorph permas and you can also get permastuck when getting the Thermo Suit if you grab it from a weird angle.

Anyway, this hack is really good. Exploration-wise it really is one of the best. Afaik this is the second biggest hack to date. Really impressive. Only Metroid Mission Rescue is bigger but I can't stand that one.

The areas are massive but pretty easy to navigate. I like that the map has icons that show you important locations where Grapple Blocks, regular gates, and Speed Boost blocks are.

Plenty of places to get items early if you know how to IBJ.
Lots of secrets. Items are hidden very well.

The custom graphics are nice.
Level design like was good and like I said easy to navigate and many secrets.

The game teases you with Super Missiles and Super blocks all the way through until you finally get them.

Some things I didn't like:
-Invisible Grapple blocks. Like in Hydellius they only exist to give X-Ray a purpose and even then sometimes they can't even be revealed with X-Ray or bombs. That goes for some items and secrets paths too.
-Speaking of Grapple blocks, don't make them only stay broken for a second. It's a slight annoyance.
-The solution for the Light Gate in the Hilly Swamps should have a hint. You basically only find out by randomly trying.
-The extreme backtracking one has to do for those endgame doors. That's my biggest critique for this hack. Really tedious even when you are fully loaded and practically invincible. Even more tedious when you just backtracked to get all those Super Missiles and have to go the same paths again.
-I wish there would have been a proper escape.
-Ridley was hard. I said the same in my Hydellius review. I'm bad at fighting him though so that didn't help.

The difficulty isn't too hard but I disagree with the author's statement that Hydellius is easier. I also believe the difficulty should be put under "Veteran".
Enemies hit hard and the exploration difficulty is much higher here.
If you are familiar with Super Metroid hacks and know some tricks this hack should be beatable.
I believe Short Charge was required once or twice.

Lost World is an impressive hack. The effort that went into this hack paid off. If you are fine with lenghty hacks, don't mind backtracking a lot and love exploration hacks this is worth checking out. Just be careful with those softlocks and unmorph permastucks I mentioned above in the early game.
By Sapphron on Nov 12, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
106% in 14:22
Damn good hack, one of the best exploration hacks.
This hack has some great design and graphics, and pretty good level design for the most part. However as Syphon mentioned, there are a few problems with the hack. It's an exploration hack though, what do you expect? Permastucks in a lot of places too, but that's typical TROM. You get used to it honestly.
The door hunt at the end of the game is quite obnoxious though. The map that's included makes it a lot less painful though.
Also, maximum percentage is 117%.

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