B2-TW
Release date: Sep 07, 2013
Author: Grime
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (2925 downloads)
Genre: Quick Play [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 0:07
Average collection: 15%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Awards:
  • Top Hacks 2013: Most Creative Gameplay, Best Quick Play
Description
BALLS TO THE WALL.

A short, linear hack that has Samus in ball form the entire time. This also sets up the possibility for a much longer hack to be built off of this one in the future, since it doesn't play much like a traditional Metroid game.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Vismund Cygnus on May 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
5% in 0:03
This hack is probably the best minihack I've played. Level design is interesting, the premise is unusual (you're stuck in morph ball. Have fun!), and the way the mechanics are altered makes for a really unique experience. It's long enough to have fun, and short enough that it doesn't overstay it's welcome.
By FullOfFail on May 18, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
A shockingly fun adventure as the morphball. Wouldn't sound very fun on paper, but it is.
By JAM on May 19, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:07
This hack morph your balls from the very start and will hold it like that for the entire game. And you'll like it. A bit more hard that original game, so I'd give it Veteran difficulty.

This hack even have the boss battle and it's epic.
By TheDruggedMetroid on Oct 17, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 07, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:10
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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 SnakeLancer on Jan 07, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:06
Awesome! For a change this is realy good xD I wish there was more levels though, it ended realy quick I hope you gonna work on it more!

Now this was a real Metroid Blastball huh!?? :P
By Mumu_Didi on Nov 01, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:03
That's another great hack that Grime made ! I really like the morph only physics ( even if i found some stand up glitch, but a game without glitchs isn't a good game :p ) and the Alttp enemies in a lot of rooms ! :)
(RTA timing)
By Mattmatician2002 on Dec 16, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Good concept, could be longer, overall good hack
By nodever2 on Feb 04, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:07
Really cool idea, with good execution to boot. Fun challenges/puzzles with the morph ball, coupled with good visuals, led to a fun experience that I'd recommend.

I kept dying at the speed booster part while trying to figure everything out, but that was the only issue I had.

The boss was very creative as well, that put a smile on my face.
By Ri2nOneRok on May 31, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:00
Very fun hack. Must play. Short, sweet, fun.
By Oi27 on Sep 12, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:09
Fun, short hack. Could stand to be longer, morphball-unique stuff is a cool concept.
By TypoThePotato on Feb 03, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
highly enjoyed even though it was a weird hack.
By Nemesis on Jun 19, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
11% in 0:11
A neat idea, with the first room being the hardest.
By Syphon on Oct 20, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:06
Very nice!
By ptoil on Oct 22, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:06
Short and sweet
By Nyan on Mar 30, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
9% in 0:10
cute morph ball hack owo
By Freyhia on May 04, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:10
Great lil hack with alttp sprites.
By Daniel94Gomes on May 13, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:06
I Play The Version 1.0
By DramaticMarquinh0svi on Oct 17, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:10
Unique idea,cool funtionality,ends out of nowhere,and the thing that makes it 4 out of 5 it's because of the difficulty,and a perfect speedboosting part,that randomly the effect stops,and save state is essencial
By pentagramic on Dec 23, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:09
Best hack I've played so far. Super fun. I never felt frustrated, it was always clear what was next, but everything was novel, too, because of the morph-ball-only format. I'm a noob, and I thought the difficulty level was perfect. I died twice, but mostly it was not too hard. Beat the whole thing pretty quickly. I hope someone adds on to this with some more rooms! (and maybe an escape sequence?)

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