Event Horizon Demo
Release date: May 30, 2010
Author: DSO
Download: Alpha [UH] (1429 downloads)
Genre: Incomplete [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Veteran [?]
Average runtime: 0:00
Average collection: 21%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Forum Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
This is a demo of a hack I was working on back in the day. It's very puzzle oriented and requires you to know a few movement tricks to get through certain sections. Expect dangerous enemies, lots of underwater and secret passages!

The total collections possible in the demo are:
Morph - Bombs - Charge - 28 missiles - 4 Etanks
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
21% 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 Syphon on Mar 13, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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I absolutely loved the aesthetics in this hack. The water reflections in particular were amazing.
The areas are very atmospheric. I liked the custom graphics.

Area names at the top are nice. I suppose this is where the authors of So Little Garden and Ascent got the idea from.

Definitely worth checking out.
By Sapphron on Jun 21, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Absolutely incredible graphics. Gameplay is interesting, but it really shines graphical-wise. Saving at the high-gravity zone causes you to hardlock for whatever reason (you can't get out no matter what).
Did not finish.
By Fercho on Mar 20, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Graficamente esta super, además de que tiene muchas cosas interesantes. La única razón del porque le puse 3 es porque al salvar en la área con gravedad aumentada te atora al recargar y porque es una demo; aunque sí tiene muchas cosas que ofrecer.
By Kremit44 on Jul 25, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Interesting but not that fun. It's impressive for it's time but I found too many solutions cryptic and annoying to execute. It could have been something great with some more polish but it's really nothing special in 2021 IMO.

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