Super Metroid: Soup
Release date: Apr 17, 2008
Author: Cardweaver
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (1324 downloads)
Download: Cold Soup (21 downloads)
Genre: Vanilla+ [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Expert [?]
Average runtime: 3:28
Average collection: 64%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
This hack is the final hack in the Gravy, Puddin, Soup series, and as such, it is similar in nature. However, it is less brutal and more forgiving than its prequels. That isn't to say it's less difficult, but you won't find low energy hell runs or early unavoidable spikes here. Prepare yourself for suitless underwater, speedbooster puzzles, and tough boss fights. As with the prequels, savestates are highly recommended.

Author's note: I personally find this hack to be the only one of the three in the series that is still enjoyable to play.

Edit: Added a link to ColdSoup, which is more playable without savestates than the original
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Ratings and Reviews
By squishy_ichigo on Apr 11, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
81% in 3:28
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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 PHOSPHOTiDYL on May 09, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
46% in 3:29
I played the more recent "Cold Soup" found on the metroid2k forums.
Based on the two videos of the original, it seems a bit easier.

Anyways, vanilla half hack that makes you use your head.
Tons of small puzzles, mockball abuse everywhere.
If you can't short mock for the life of you, you're not gona get anywhere with soup.

You're going to take a ton of acid baths, & when you think you're done, it's time for another.
Maybe you shouldn't have looked @ the keyboard typing today.

There were some panic events, like I'm about to die can you get me out already.
Maridia was my favorite, suitless underwater & quicksand grapple course.

I enjoyed it, thanks for the hack.
By Sickwood on Jul 11, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Having played Gravy and a bunch of other old half-hacks recently, I wasn't expecting much. It was actually quite good up until a certain point. The Vanilla grapple area has a really cool puzzle that was worth it alone, probably the best puzzle in that area I've seen.
After Draygon you acquire an item that opens up 90% of the game and it becomes a marathon item cleanup and starts to get stale after that. Very worth it for a unique half-hack experience until post Draygon.

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