Ridley's Challenge
Release date: Apr 01, 2008
Author: squishy_ichigo
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (335 downloads)
Download: Version 1.0 [H] (370 downloads)
Genre: Unknown [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 0:35
Average collection: 28%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
A non-linear one room hack that will have you scanning the area for as many items as you can find before fighting Ridley!

-Short Charge
(Maybe more)

ITEMS: 25 in all
Screenshot Screenshot
Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
28% in 0:00
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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 MetroidNerd#9001 on Jul 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I wanted to try and finish this hack, but it's absolutely atrocious design made me quit. I was glad I did. I looked at the hack in SMILE and saw the absolute garbage it tries to make you do to progress. Parts that I experienced included:

- Wall Jumping around 60 damage spikes with no E-tanks and an energy refill that's annoying to get to.

- A morph maze requiring Mockballing through a tight gap that also randomly had solid blocks, hiding progression behind random blocks being shootable or bombable.

- One of those mazes where every square looks the same, but some are actually different. Some of them drop you into lava where you most certainly will die.

- Terrible puzzle Design.

Overall, the tiling is ok, but everything else is excruciating. Do not play this.
By Sapphron on Jul 12, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 1:10
The beginning is really bad, and well to be fair most of it is. The items are in extremely stupid spots and hidden where you'd never find them, crumble jumping under lava with speed, 60 damage spikes EVERYWHERE, etc.
Not a fun hack.
time is rta (finished, end is a tunnel loop)

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