Hallow Eve
Release date: Oct 31, 2010
Author: Grime
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (2589 downloads)
Genre: Quick Play [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Veteran [?]
Average runtime: 0:05
Average collection: 20%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
  • Top Hacks 2010: Most Creative Gameplay
Major game overhaul in one-room form. Intro, title screen, menus, maps, colors, gameplay and sounds have been heavily modified. Difficulty level is somewhat challenging; savestates shouldn't be needed if you're careful.

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Ratings and Reviews
By Bloodsonic on Apr 04, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Badass. It's small, but very carefully constructed. Check points would be nice because not running low on health is very hard, but that's what savestates are for, huh? It's pretty difficult, so be aware.
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 )
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By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
24% in 0:04
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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 Pixel_Tiger on Jul 19, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 0:09
Really fun to play :3 and high quality as always, keep up the good work Grime!
By SnakeLancer on Mar 16, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
FINALY! Finaly got around to finish this hack and I can't belive how close to the end I was the last time lmao just had to hang in there a lil longer. Realy amazing dude for real, I love short hacks like I m all a short hack guy and this was frikkin amazing and entertaining!
By Freyhia on May 04, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
24% in 0:05
Good and well designed, but hard.
By Kandier on Jan 22, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Another piece of trash...! again!, I just wasted my time... again, this isn't Metroid
By Fercho on Mar 29, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Me morí varias veces porque no sabía cómo pasar la última parte, pero sí lo recomiendo aunque sea corto, la ambientación es muy buena.
By Kremit44 on Jul 22, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
24% in 0:07
It's very short and challenging but very impressive. It only took me probably 30 mins so I thought about a 4 but I'm giving it a 5 because it's just so unique and impressive. I really wish there was more. This is an outstanding mini hack and it's one of the very best very quick play hacks on the site. Great job, thanks to the author for a really interesting hack.
By Sapphron on Jun 12, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
24% in 0:03
Very cool challenge hack! Super short and very doable with a half hour to spare, gets really fun on repeat attempts as you get more confident and quicker. Would be a fun speedrun.


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