Super Metroid: Oblivion
Release date: Nov 29, 2009
Author: Gamefreq
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (20 downloads)
Download: Version 1.0 [H] (878 downloads)
Genre: Incomplete [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 1:45
Average collection: 94%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
This is a pro hack. It requires techniques known only to the true SM experts. It is designed as a test of your skills.

Completed and tested so far: First part of Crateria, Blue + Green + Pink Brinstar, part of Red Brinstar, Ceres, small part of Norfair.

Techniques required: CWJ, IBJ, KagoBall, MockBall, Gravity Jump, Mid-Air Morph + Accurate Bomb Timing.

This hack also will require the reset glitch for 100% completion (Ceres).


This is only a half-hack. In other words, it has a lot in common with the original. There are no new rooms, but you will navigate slightly differently or in a different order than the original.

Known issues: None?
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 09, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
95% in 1:43
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Quick Summary of the meaning of my SM hack ratings:
5 orbs: SM hacks within the 80% to 100% (90% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; SM hacks for outstanding wholesome playing experiences and at most minor inconveniences.
4 orbs: SM hacks within the 60% to 80% (70% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Well done SM hacks with noticeable design problems.
3 orbs: SM hacks within the 40% to 60% (50% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Normal decent average SM hacks.
2 orbs: SM hacks within the 20% to 40% (30% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Overall messy, confusing, or punishing SM hacks with some upsides.
1 orb : SM hacks within the 00% to 20% (10% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Ruthlessly unplayable, broken, or barely from the original game changed SM hacks.

Judgement parameters summary:
° Creative ideas and features, polished design, how enjoyable and fun the hack can be, lack of hard to find or cryptic required game elements, the difficulty, and if the hack can be finished without major guides or tools.
° Note that the length of a SM hack will not necessarily contribute to my rating of the SM hack, since instead the averaged out experience over the whole hack will be taken into account to get a relative comparison between SM hacks.
° Besides this, lack of impactful changes from the original SM game also went into the evaluation of SM hacks (otherwise one may consider them among the 3 stars hacks) as follows: Ultimately, for my ratings I consider a situation in which an SM enthusiast that already has, knows about and is familiar with the original game and its prominent mechanics could only choose 1 new SM hack to play and thus would really want to make sure he/she will get a fresh and fantastic experience or journey out of his/her 1 choice.

The goal of all these SM hack ratings is so that rather new players have an overview of the whole spectrum of SM hacks and how to sort them in, in relation to each other, where SM hacks that are rated lower might still be enjoyable for more experienced players.

Finally, sometimes for SM hacks it can be relevant that they may be significantly more enjoyable from a player standpoint at which the player is well practiced and familiarized with Super Metroid's game mechanics in general, and that in particular some of the best SM hacks may not be the outright best first SM hack choices to play otherwise because of this, and for beginner SM hack players this typically steers the best first SM hack choices towards some of the SM hacks that I rated with 4 orbs instead of 5.

Rating for some hacks may be off by 1 Star, but arguably not more, and ratings are not attempted to be provided within the precision of ''half orbs''.
By Sapphron on Aug 10, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
93% in 1:48
NOTE: .ips patch is actually for a headered rom, not unheadered like it says in the download.
This hack changes like nothing. It should totally be in the incomplete category.
The few things that are changed are hardly difficult and you get Gravity Suit so early on that any threat is negated. I ended up finding 2 Gravity Suits because creator did not modify WS at all.
Really, it's just a failed challenge hack. CWJ's not even required and neither is Gravity Jump.
Play Cliffhanger Redux or something. That's a really good challenge hack.
By Syphon on Feb 20, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
94% in 1:45
>This is a pro hack. It requires techniques known only to the true SM experts. It is designed as a test of your skills.

No, it's not. The few challenges early on aren't hard at all.

Seemingly incomplete since Norfair, Maridia and Wrecked Ship have no changes.

Not worth playing.

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