Release date: Dec 25, 2009
Author: Scyzer
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (1855 downloads)
Genre: Quick Play [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 0:16
Average collection: 5%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
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Ratings and Reviews
By squishy_ichigo on Apr 11, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
By FullOfFail on May 18, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
A fun, gimmicky hack. I enjoyed playing it on Christmas when it was released.
By Vismund Cygnus on Feb 23, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
5% in 0:25
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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 kojakt on Feb 11, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
A fun little hack with minimal time investment. You won't encounter much stress, if any, and it will likely put a smile on your face. 7.5/10
By Pixel_Tiger on Jul 19, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 0:25
oh boi what a day
By Mar99troid on Oct 08, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Nice hack. Sometimes you really have to think on how to get the hats and what you can do with the equipment you have at the moment. Since there isn't much time investment, I recommend this to everyone who has half an hour to kill. Just the last hat is a little bit too difficult for beginners in my opinion, but you should get it after a few tries.
By alexman25 on Jun 07, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 0:20
A great hack for what it is. Well designed, looks pleasing, and has a neat story. It's long enough to feel significant, but not too long to overstay it's welcome.

I had issues with some of the advance tricks, but that's just from me being bad at Super Metroid.
By Sapphron on Jul 03, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
5% in 0:06
i was able to murder an animal so this gets a thumbs up in my book
Pleasant music too.
By ptoil on Dec 25, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
5% in 0:18
Awesome music, glad I played this today
By Daniel94Gomes on Nov 30, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
5% in 0:06
I Play The Version 1.0
By Kremit44 on Dec 19, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I played it with my wife at Christmas. It's ridiculous but that's the point. I played it many years ago when hacking hadn't brought us all these unreal games over the past 10 years and I recall being frustrated as a casual player. It's not for everyone but it's an amusing addition to any hack collection.
By Fercho on Mar 14, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Está bien para pasar el rato, pero no siento que sobresalga excepto por la música.
By ZeroSuitSammy on May 03, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
"Woooo!" isn't an accurate description of this hack and while it is short, it's 100% a spoof, don't even try and hide it. I walked into this expecting a short Metroid game, but this is just one of Santa's little helpers collecting his hats in Samus's power suit, that's all.

False advertising aside, for what this hack actually is, it's not terrible I guess. It's cute, but it's not exactly a fun experience to play or even to listen to ('cause the 8-bit Frosty the Snowman track on constant repeat gets very old very fast). It's really not even that nice to look at. "What if SM took place on a cold planet with trees, caves, snow, and ice?" Oh okay, so you put trees in Phendrana, here's your medal. Look, call me the Grinch or whatever, but this really isn't impressive. The gameplay concept is that you use your powerups and abilities acquired throughout the short map to get the 8 Santa hats. That's it. Notice how your health is at zero? It's because you'll never need it. It's all movement based skills and tricks to collect 8 key items throughout the map, but it isn't in any way interesting or exciting (so again, "Woooo!" doesn't fit). I guess this is meant to be a way to take a load off and play a nice, peaceful little minigame, but I didn't see it as such. I saw it as an intrusion on what Metroid is: exploration and survival in a hostile environment where the fate of the world, or even the galaxy, depends on the success of your mission. If you wanted peaceful, why'd you come to Metroid?

Couldn't be bothered to finish, but
Would recommend...

you play a game from a different series.

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