Release date: May 12, 2005
Author: Banana Oyaji
Download: Version 1.06 [UH] (1229 downloads)
Download: Version 1.06 [H] (503 downloads)
Genre: Exploration [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Vanilla [?]
Average runtime: 3:47
Average collection: 92%
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Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
This is a complete Super Metroid hack, that alone makes it worth playing. It features new maps, layouts, item placements, and enemy placements. The areas in the beginning are similar to the originals, the farther you advance the more it changes. The difficulty is about the same as the original, and the puzzles are decent. There is a minor glitch where parts of the map won't be displayed when reloading your save.

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Ratings and Reviews
By Bloodsonic on Mar 30, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 2:24
Legacy is more or less the granddaddy of all super metroid hacks. As far as I'm aware, it's the first full hack to ever come out. Detail-wise, Legacy's constantly minimal design hasn't aged well, but that does NOT take away from the excellent simple and vanilla gameplay. I recommend this hack to everyone, but most especially to new hack players. Its excellent difficulty setting makes it a good foot-in-the-door for newer players.
By thedopefish on Mar 31, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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A quality vanilla-ish hack that due to its age is missing some of the small touches we take for granted these days, but still holds up. It's relatively small and not very difficult, but still manages to give you freedom to explore.

Just... don't try to race it. It will end badly for you, trust me :(
By MetroidMst on Apr 06, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
93% in 2:01
Legacy is probably THE hack to get into playing Super Metroid hacks in general. There is not another hack out there which is so close to the original game in difficulty and length. It has aged pretty well for being one of the old hacks, because it kept to similar concepts of the original game. There is a silly map error, and some things might be a little obtuse to find, but otherwise it is a definite play.
By squishy_ichigo on Apr 11, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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By Elminster on Apr 19, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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The oldest hack worth playing. If you want to rediscover Super Metroid and feel like you're playing it again for the first time, this is the hack to do it with. It's very good for what it tries to be, but don't expect anything new or fancy. Only complaints I really have are that the level design is a bit blocky, and there is a little less potential for sequence breaking.
By Vismund Cygnus on Apr 20, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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I tried to enjoy you Legacy. I really did. Too many contrived puzzles and stuff that ruins the flow of gameplay. The whole thing seems very obnoxious in the end.
By Cirno on Apr 26, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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While it's not the best overall in quality.. Legacy is still something I'd highly recommend to anyone who wants to play Super Metroid hacks. It's perfect for newer players.
By Black Luster Soldier on May 10, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 2:16
Great hack for those who want to get into playing Super Metroid ROM hacks. Just don't expect too much change from the original game (especially since this hack came out about a whole decade ago).
By Sheoldred on Aug 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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I never could understand what the author was going for with this hack as far as level design. Super Metroid comfort food perhaps. It's got a rearrangement of the rooms, but no significant changes in the way Super Metroid's graphics assets were used originally and many rooms are extremely simple in that regard. For some this may be a plus since it is very close to the original game in design philosophy, but I don't like when a hack is close to retread of the original even if it does have a different layout. It's also unexpectedly short for a hack with a new map. I'd play it if it was my first time trying a Super Metroid hack before I knew of the other things which were possible, but not after.
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 2:24
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By Syphon on Feb 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
85% in 3:59
One of the first hacks I played about 6 years ago. Very nice entry hack together with SM: Nature.

Play this if you are new to Metroid hacks, like vanilla-style hacks or are interested in seeing what a 2005 hack looks like.
By JamieWebb16 on Sep 17, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 4:50
A Decent hack for it's time, and worthy of the name legacy. Definitely worth a play-through.
By caauyjdp on Nov 11, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
81% in 7:11
Map doesn't save, so I'd recommend trying to apply that patch before playing if you can't play in one sitting(or use save states). Not going to rate it worse because of this specifically, tho it did greatly inflated the playtime.

Tons of one way paths for seemingly no reason. Lots of fake walls with no hints(and hints of fake walls where there are none). No hint for path to grapple? Sudden area changes from regular door transitions. Terrible multisegmented maridia. Path to draygon not hinted as far as I can tell. Forced mockball to access lower norfair for no reason? Lots of rooms recognizably vanilla despite extensive changes, usually for the worse.

No spikes use tho, and some of etanks were placed nicely to give you a refill exactly when you might need it.

Wouldn't recommend completing it, but playing till you'll get frustrated might be worth it.
By PHOSPHOTiDYL on Dec 27, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
79% in 5:17
Legacy is one of the best hackz out there. Paths are pretty hard to find though...
Highly recommend it. Thankz for the hack!!
By CanadianOwl on Jan 15, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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For the first full-hack of the game, this is actually something cool. It has flaws for sure (the map being screwed up from a save is annoying), but it has good character. The split maridia is a double edged sword. While it's fun to completely skip East Maridia with speedrun tech, it also feels like a wasted part WAY out of the way, only visited in 100% runs.

The idea of required Spore Spawn is the mirror of East Maridia. It's nice that I'm forced to do a boss not normally done in vanilla speedruns, but it is annoying to do spore spawn with only missiles no matter what.

It does freshen up the game by tweaking the boss order, rearranging the expected places for items, and changing where does each area connect to. I recommend this to new people who want to play ROM hacks. It has vanilla physics, so you don't need to relearn anything about moving, and it just feels like a new map of Super Metroid, and I think that is the type of ROM hacks I like. New maps of similar difficulty.
By nodever2 on Apr 22, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Very good for it's time. As a piece of history, I'm glad we have it.
But would I recommend anyone play this now? Not really, unless you've already played many of the other great hacks on here. There are a lot of little things in the level design that frustrate me that add up quickly, and it in my opinion doesn't do enough new things to justify that frustration. (Not that I'd blame the hack for it, again there just wasn't the resources nor the years of hack design iteration that we have now in hindsight, and again I respect the hack for what it did with the resources it had, it's just that nowadays you could make better use of your time, I think).

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