Volta
Release date: Apr 24, 2009
Author: FirePhoenix
Download: Demo [UH] (1272 downloads)
Download: Demo [H] (1087 downloads)
Genre: Incomplete [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Vanilla [?]
Average runtime: 0:42
Average collection: 38%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Forum Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays all! Enjoy Demo 2!
--FirePhoenix

Demo officially ends after getting Varia Suit, however there's lots more bonus stuff to search for. Varia is just the beginning. ;) Please note that after Varia, no major upgrades except for one of them are in their true locations.

Item Totals:
58 Missiles
11 Supers
9 Power Bombs
Morph Ball
Bombs
Ice
Varia
Speed Booster
Grapple
Spazer
Boost Ball
Power Bombs
High Jump
Charge Beam

Known issues:
Ice Beam's pickup palette has not been fixed yet so it looks a bit odd. Requires hex fixing I haven't done yet.
Hopefully all areas that you shouldn't enter are blocked off. Sorry if I missed a spot.
Always keep your Power Bombs close to full to avoid accidentally getting trapped in certain areas of Gaia Heights.

Small hint:
There is a point to entering the elevator room in Therma. ;)

I have no trailer, no release date, nothing, and I'm working at my own pace, which is probably a little slow compared to most. I won't make any predictions because even I don't know when this may come out. It's done when it's done and that's that. Feel free to comment, discuss, make suggestions, whatever. I'll read all the comments. In fact, I love getting feedback on my projects so feel free to make as many as you want, barring getting too off-topic. Thank you and I hope you'll all be looking forward to this. :D
Screenshots
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Ratings and Reviews
By squishy_ichigo on Apr 11, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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By Vismund Cygnus on Apr 20, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Echoing what a bunch of people below me said, super solid level design marred by the fact this hack is scrapped. Still worth a playthrough and see if you can't take any inspiration from it. I know I have.
By RealRed on Apr 21, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Fucking rock-solid level design cut short by having not been finished. Shame...
By GF_Kennon on Apr 21, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
One of them hacks I wish got finished, worth a play through still.
By retroknuckles on Apr 23, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This is amazing level design, This hack is an inspration to me saddly this never got finished. :/
4/5 for not being done if it would be pretty sure it would be 5/5
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 07, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
38% in 0:00
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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 Daniel94Gomes on May 06, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Sadly unfinished =(
By Fercho on Mar 12, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Tiene buen diseño de nivel y buena distribución de los items, el problema es que jamás fue terminado. Vale la pena jugarlo aunque sea una vez ya que tiene una gran cantidad de exploración.
By Sapphron on May 16, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 1:25
Really fun little hack, really has the old hack vibe to it. Colorful landscapes, fun rooms to progress through, this was a nice adventure. Shame that neither of the screenshots are rooms we get to play :(
Recommend.
time is rta

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