RBO Insane
Release date: Aug 20, 2008
Author: aigamerds
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (457 downloads)
Download: Version 1.0 [H] (432 downloads)
Genre: Unknown [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 5:00
Average collection: 79%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
I don't think this hack could get more crazier than that. This is my third hack. After many months I worked on, it have finally complete. It's Super Metroid RBO Insane. For those who have already beat Super Metroid RBO Impossible and wanted more challenge, you got it! This hack was mixed with suit patch and speed booster patch thanks to Bloodsonic and Drewseph.
RBO = Reverse Boss Order
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 6:06
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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 May 04, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
58% in 3:54
A massive shitstain of a hack that does not deserve the reward of existing on the main site.
Beetoms are instakill, bosses are instakill for the most part, the escape is bar-none the WORST one I have EVER seen in a hack. It's 10 minutes long and you need all of them.
Enemy vulnerabilities suck, the design is bad, the game is way too unfair for anyone who plays it. I had to resort to savestates a few times. Death count? 71.
Do not recommend.
By dagit on Feb 15, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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I was unable to complete this hack even with save states.

This hack is meant for people that want a really challenging and maximally frustrating experience, but it also includes a lot of level edits that more annoying than anything else. Like in Ceres station, the bodies of the dead scientists now have collision so you have to jump around them. You can't just walk/run through rooms. It's just really awkward. With savestates it took me over 10 minutes just to do ceres station.

I spent the next 10 minutes trying to figure out how to get out of landing site and other 5 minutes just getting the first item. The level edits are punishing and obtuse.

I almost liked the way they changed BT's room, but the fight itself went on way too long.

I gave up when I reached a hellrun and after several attempts realized that I probably missed at least one item and didn't feel like going back for it. The hack just didn't draw me in enough and it really felt too similar to RBO and RBO Impossible.

I spent about 4 hours on this hack in total. Maybe some day if I run out of hacks to play I'll revisit it, but I doubt it.

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