Super Metroid: Hard Mode (Other M)
Release date: Jul 07, 2011
Author: Wildfire
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (1071 downloads)
Genre: Challenge [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Veteran [?]
Average runtime: 2:19
Average collection: 19%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
This hack is just a simple reworking of palettes, damages, and HUD. See if you can beat my time. 2:17. The max amount of items, should be about 20%.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
19% in 2:57
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Animals 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 Sapphron on Jul 14, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This hack was originally going to get two stars.
But, there was a fatal flaw that the creator did not account for.
Upon breaking MB's glass and re-entering the room like I did to refill on supers, the missile refill does not work.
Mother Brain 1 has too much health to be killed by 10 missiles and 10 supers. I saved before, and now I am softlocked.
You'd be so wrong assuming I'd go through another 4 hours to finish this hack. It is not worth it AT ALL. Do not play this. The hud is glitchy, you only have 99 energy throughout the entire hack, escaping LN is absolutely stupid, etc.
Use your time some other way.
By Syphon on Feb 22, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
19% in 1:41
I really didn't like this one.

Only having 99 health is fine for something that strives to be a challenge hack but the garbage HUD which doesn't allow beam stacking and completely getting rid of every item except for major ones + 1 extra Super Missile pack in the Wrecked Ship is making this a very unfun game.
Also the walljump physics are bad.

Giving it 1-orb because it was really not fun playing this, also the issue Sapphron mentioned which happened to me as well but fortunately I didn't save after leaving the room.

Don't play it.

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