Retro Dust
Release date: Jun 06, 2014
Author: Retroknuckles
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (1207 downloads)
Genre: Quick Play [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Beginner [?]
Average runtime: 0:02
Average collection: 2%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
So this was the first hack i made. I made it for a contest and i had to do it fast so its not very good. ;) But i think its worth playing its one room hack and fun :D
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Ratings and Reviews
By SMILEuser96 on Mar 29, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
2% in 0:03
Very short and very easy. The room is really plain and the puzzles can hardly be called puzzles.
There are no blatant tiling or BTS errors though, so props for that.

Nothing special, nothing bad.
By Cpt.Glitch on Mar 30, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
2% in 0:03
Very small one room hack. The room is very plain and the puzzles aren't very challenging. Not bad at all for a first hack, but there is little to no replay value. 2% is the max percentage. Again, not bad for a first. Just a bit too plain.
By FullOfFail on May 18, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I would rate this higher, but I think Retro was still new and the level design was pretty basic. Good puzzles, though.
By JAM on May 19, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
2% in 0:04
Not bad. Not good enough, but not bad.
By TheBabyMetroid on Oct 20, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
2% in 0:03
I love its simplicity. I really love one room hacks and I wish there were more.
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
2% in 0:01
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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 Syphon on Nov 19, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
2% in 0:02
Eh, it's alright. Just not enough to give 3 orbs.

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