Super Metroid: So Much Hell
Release date: Feb 24, 2016
Download: Jan2016 update (1083 downloads)
Download: Feb2016 update (1189 downloads)
Genre: Spoof [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Veteran [?]
Average runtime: 2:21
Average collection: 88%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Forum thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
A half-hack with recolored palettes, lots of spikes, lava, and acid.

Items are moved around, and it's recommended the player explore as much as possible for items because they'll be taking lots of damage throughout the game.

Bosses are also stronger.

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Ratings and Reviews
By Cpt.Glitch on Mar 06, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Needs more acid and red things.
By MetroidMst on Mar 06, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
85% in 2:19
The only appropriate question is why was this never made earlier. A true masterpiece in every sense, as all your sense will be overloaded by RED MONSTER SLUDGE POWERS and generally leaving you like you were just impaled by a dump truck sized spike overlord.
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
91% in 2:23
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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 kojakt on Feb 11, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
The name is pretty accurate. I believe that this hack accomplishes what it sets out to do, which is to just make the player's life miserable, so I'm kind of torn between giving this a 2 or 3 rating, but I had to settle for a 2, though I'm not fully satisfied with it. I actually liked the crazy color pallets, to be honest, but even the most sadistic SM player would probably want some variety to the ways they'll be tortured for the duration of the game. And some tangible reward beyond surviving said torture. If you want a challenge, this certainly is one, but you probably won't get that dopamine release to keep you going through the whole thing. 4.75/10
By OmegaMalkior on Sep 02, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
It wouldn't be called So Much Hell if it didn't really feel like it. Masterpiece at doing what it promises to do.

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