Release date: Aug 29, 2015
Author: SMILEuser96
Download: Version 1.1, Unheadered (1875 downloads)
Genre: Spoof [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Vanilla [?]
Average runtime: 0:15
Average collection: 82%
Read Me: Readme
Forum Thread: Contest thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
  • The Alien Vista
Alien Vista contest entry (and winner! :D)

This hack will cause permanent brain damage. You have been warned.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:16
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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 Nov 27, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
61% in 0:12
It's a nice, fun, short hack that is easy to get into. Unfortunately, it is also easy to wander into death. You can go straight to the final boss from the get-go, and you will die. Most of the major upgrades that are almost required are hidden in random locations. You can probably still find them, but don't be surprised when you enter a room and die rather quickly. Be prepared, and you will enjoy yourself.
By Syphon on Dec 24, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
69% in 0:11
Very good hack.

Exploration is advised otherwise you end up underpowered at the final boss.

By benox50 on Oct 18, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
awww yeaa... duuuude... look at the sky duuude, it has unicorns in it
By Daniel94Gomes on Nov 22, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
96% in 0:13
I Play The Version 1.1
By Sapphron on May 18, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
92% in 0:14
Very fun hack. Some hard hitting enemies, be careful in the seizure section. Really easy to get underpowered at the end boss like Syphon said. Lot of secrets too!
By Insomnia Speed on May 20, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
80% in 0:27
fun short hack
By Kremit44 on Jul 08, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
76% in 0:18
Foxes are awesome. It's neat but kind of pointless. lol

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