Winter09
Release date: Dec 25, 2009
Author: GF_Kennon
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (1042 downloads)
Genre: Quick Play [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Vanilla [?]
Average runtime: 0:04
Average collection: 14%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
This used to be called Christmas Metroid, but it was called that because it was released on Christmas, but otherwise this hack didn't actually have its own name so I plan to simply call it winter09, its just a hack I made in 30 minutes, so understandably it will lack in some areas.

You need to put the custom .SRM into wherever your saves are located, otherwise you will die when loading the game, I was trying to be fancy with it throwing you right into the game.

The hack itself was really a way to try and get some resources out to the community, while showing them off in game, you can likely find all the GFX used on the Resources page for your own use.

So while the hack is mostly polished, it was still made in 30 mins, this includes the time it took to draw the GFX in the ROM, I think thats 7 unique tilesets I did from scratch, but some people wanted me to enter the competition that year, so :P
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
14% in 0:05
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No animals to be saved.

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 Jul 05, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
14% in 0:06
Really nice graphics in some rooms and a BT + Kraid fight, but nothing special to really see here. Tons of open spaces and enemy-locked doors. Wasn't too bad though, considering it was made in 30 minutes!
By Multi-Man on Jul 10, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I like the graphics of the hack, though it is far too short.
By Daniel94Gomes on May 09, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
14% in 0:02
I Play The Version 1.0
By Fercho on Jun 06, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
14% in 0:06
Creo que para estar hecho en 30 minutos esta muy bien, sin embargo, no lo vale pero agradezco el esfuerzo del autor.

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