Metroid Challenge
Release date: Nov 16, 2002
Author: Quasius
Download: Version 0.87 (24 downloads)
Genre: Exploration [?]
Game: M1
Difficulty: Veteran [?]
Average runtime: 0:00
Average collection: 0%
Rating: Pending
Other Links: Site (Wayback Machine)
Apparently this incomplete hack was once "Voted 8th Greatest Hack of All Time." Does it still hold that place? You decide.

The readme claims that this hack is 87% complete, hence it being version 0.87. All areas except Tourian have been changed. The readme also claims that passwords do not work.

Two maps are included.

The release date is based off the "last modified" date of the readme. Although the date on the IPS file appears to be from 2005, looking at the Wayback Machine it's clear that this version was released in 2002 at the latest. There does not appear to be any evidence of a more complete version ever being released.

Caveat ludor.
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Ratings and Reviews
By RT-55J on May 22, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Charmingly garish and amateurish visually, but absolutely infuriating to play. As the title suggests, almost every single screen is an ordeal.

I was having a decent time despite the high difficulty, until I found out that the intended route to the high jump boots has you take nearly 3 energy tanks of forced damage, by having you to bomb a row of blocks at the bottom of the screen (where you take lava damage) to get around an impassable wall.

I looked at the editor and the path to the screw attack has the same thing, except it's 7.5 screens long. The detailed map says that you need nearly 400 energy and varia to make that trip.

Did not finish.

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