Metroid: Return to Zebes
Release date: Dec 24, 2018
Author: alexman25
Download: Version 2.3.1 (307 downloads)
Download: (OLD) Version 2.2 (86 downloads)
Download: (OLD) Version 2.1 (58 downloads)
Download: (OLD) Version 1.0 (60 downloads)
Genre: Quick Play [?]
Game: MZM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 13:44
Average collection: 25%
Forum thread: Development Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
A Metroid: Zero Mission hack I've been working on for about a year. Version 2.0 is a complete revision, rebuilt from the ground up. Future updates will probably only be bug fixes.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Metroid Violinist on Jan 19, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
26% in 53:43
Overall a pretty fun hack, although I wish there was more. There were a couple of tiling errors and there, and some of the bosses were a bit too difficult for me, I found that this was an overall fun hack.

One last note: That music was AWESOME!...

-See you next mission-
By jumbohotdogs100 on Jan 28, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
2% in 0:00
i want to play more than what i have, but one critical thing made it unplayable for me: the speed you move through the air. i can see some scenarios where that COULD be useful, but overall it makes going where i want to go a nightmare. i only just got the powergrip, which made things a little easier, but i still found myself mostly incapable of reaching the top of the vertical drop. until this is fixed, i'm afraid i am simply incapable of enjoying this to it's intended potential
By Tipherath on Jan 31, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
30% in 0:43
So, I've played both the 2.1 and 2.2 versions. While it looks like Samus' speed in the air is uncomfortable for some people, I admit that I was surprised by it too, but learned to enjoy it, it takes me back to a boosted somersault in SM. The Morph Ball physics were amazing too, I spent most of the playthrough in the Morph Ball just for the fun of it. The only thing that dragged my experience a little bit was that after defeating Ridley I didn't know where to go, completely forgetting that that was the mission of the game, but that's just me being a dumb-dumb.

Version 2.2 gets rid of all the minor errors, making the experience better. Overall, a pretty solid game. The only reason I don't give it a 5/5 is that the battle with the Chozo Guardian is pointless.
By Spedimus on Feb 02, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
25% in 0:30
I've played every version so far. 2.2 is definitely the best. It fixes many minuscule bugs present in previous versions. The physics were also fixed from 2.1.

The hack itself is fairy short, but that's not a bad thing. Each room is packed so that no section feels useless or empty. I love the amount of sequence breaking potential. The exploration felt great. I was constantly keeping mental notes of previous places I couldn't get to.

Some Specifics:
The Spore Spawn-ish boss was neat and the build-up was great. Definitely not something I would have thought of doing. I'm also glad there was still Maridia to explore after Ridley. Also, that Gravity Suit palette. 10/10 in my books. Unfortunately, the music in certain areas (Brinstar in specific) can get a little... crunchy. Also, the Chozo Guardian fight is pointless. This is just more of a personal preference, but I found it disappointing that the only boss you actually need to fight is Ridley. I actually stumbled into the Varia Suit room by accident, oddly enough.

I thoroughly enjoyed this hack. I just wish there was more.
By Cpt.Glitch on Feb 02, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
28% in 0:54
A very pretty hack! The speedup in movement is nice (takes a bit to get used to) and level design is neat. I found it slightly disappointing when I fought some bosses only to get rewarded with the item I had just picked up before the boss. (I apparently sequence broke). All in all, it's a solid hack. I loved the "beam missile" take on charge beam.
By SuperMetroidSamus on Jul 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
30% in 39:30
one of your best hacks. You managed to make a Super Metroid layout. I always wanted to make those. Also heres the dropbox link you asked for on scratch:
Second Playthrough And I Roasted kraid And Ridley
By DeadSkullzJr on Aug 16, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I remember playing a very old demo version of this hack a while ago, recently played v2.2 and now the new version 2.3.1, I can honestly say this hack is progressing really well. I like how the game references some of the aspects of Super Metroid, the areas themselves also reference Zero Mission quite often, giving it the feeling like things have definitely changed since Samus's last mission. The game doesn't feel overly difficult yet in some ways it doesn't feel too easy either, though if you are a veteran to the vanilla game it may be a tad bit too easy. Love the new suit designs, feels more natural with how the theme of the game is. I can't wait for the new updates to start rolling in, definitely will replay this!
By Syphon on Dec 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
32% in 0:52
Great hack.

Exploration and level design was great.
SM music was nice, especially Lower Norfair. That one sounded amazing.
Maridia being in the hack was cool.

Really enjoyed it. Recommended.

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