Super Metroid: Hard Mode Gamma
Release date: Apr 06, 2009
Author: reaper901
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (377 downloads)
Download: Version 1.0 [H] (338 downloads)
Genre: Unknown [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 1:41
Average collection: 59%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
this is a hard variation of super metroid but it has been done to make the enemys really tedious and the list of changes are:

enemy damage = doubled

boss enemy health = ???

item values = respectable for a hard mode

beam damages = halfed

misc damages = respectable for a hard mode.

i have also changed some enemy pallets.

all the hard modes of sm i've played havent been polished well, where as i am certain that this will give you a challenge.

hope you enjoy!
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 09, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
94% in 2:09
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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 Sapphron on Jul 18, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
34% in 1:23
This hack certainly does deliver as a bit of a challenge hack. Doesn't mean it's good though.
Health pickups are divided by 3, E-Tanks give you 50 hp, there are only 10 supers and powerbombs, etc.
Your beam is extremely weak at the beginning of the game so I recommend using missiles.
This wasn't very fun to play through as almost nothing in the actual game was changed to make it enjoyable, just tedious farming and dodging.
I was super bored throughout the entire time I played this hack. Don't play it.
Mother Brain 1 has 6,000 HP. Don't save after the baby with less than that amount.
By Syphon on Feb 22, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
49% in 1:32
Just another attempt at a hard mode hack. They all suffer from the same problem which is that the changes don't matter at all at some point if you're good enough at the game. This one is no different.

49% is the max.

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