Super Metroid: Y-Faster
Release date: Aug 25, 2016
Author: Metaquarius
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (2761 downloads)
Genre: Speedrun/Race [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 0:43
Average collection: 65%
Read Me: Readme
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Other Links: Teaser
  • Race To The Finish
Entry for MetConst Summer Contest "Race to the Finish"

Plot : A flying brain from another dimension is wrecking the galaxy, Samus has decided to put an end to this.
She has less than one hour to complete her task otherwise she'll die from heavy brain damage.

Goal : Defeat 4 main bosses in 4 distinct areas then head to the final area as fast as possible.
Each area can be completed in one run and in any order (no need to go back and forth between areas to progress).
There's a bit of exploration thrown in for good measure but for the most part, the main path is quite straightforward (I think?)
In case you're confused, look at the map - all area maps are available from the start.
Backtracking is usually needed when you're exiting an area to go the next one.
Most enemies has altered vulnerabilities, health and damage so you should be able to deal with them underequipped.
That includes bosses & zebetites weak to uncharged shots, etc.
Yet, as a general rule of thumb, bumping into everything (ie enemies, spikes) isn't the best way to progress.
Ratings and Reviews
By RT-55J on Sep 03, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
70% in 0:56
It's like somebody spiked my Metroid with just the right amount of Mega Man.
By Steel Sparkle on Sep 03, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
75% in 0:38
By foosda on Sep 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
57% in 0:48
This is the best speedrun-able hack to date, routing options are pretty extensive.
By Dynastyx on Sep 13, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
72% in 0:49
First time in, tried to explore, find some stuff. Then realized there is timer and died because of time up. Made it so much better to speed up instead of trying to find items like in most hacks. Good change of pace!
By Vismund Cygnus on Sep 29, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
By SacredHooves on Oct 09, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
65% in 0:47
For a quickie contest hack: Y-Faster is a brain child. It hits all the right cords when it comes to going fast: and the added incentive that you WILL need to rush is awesome. You will find a lot of stuff easy and you can find people attempting to cap a WR speed run on it. 5/5 would recommend to family and friends
By passarbye on Dec 07, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
One of the best Super Metroid hacks ever, it will keep you on your toes! Your time management and item finding must be top-notch to complete this, but it isn't anywhere near impossible.
Would totally recommend in a top 5 or top 10 list to anyone interested in SM hacks.
By Jefe962 on Jan 01, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
69% in 0:52
First of all, seizure warning. Second of all, jumping into this way after the contest, it wasn't really what I expected from Metaquarius. I understand it's a contest hack, but... there was some nice design and music... but it felt so wrong. Making a vanilla SM hack made me rather... disgusted... by a hack that does it so wrong in my opinion. Beating a boss did not feel rewarding, it just felt required for the ending, which I might add was a huge letdown. Furthermore, some items are just way too out of the way, especially in "Orangestar", which I found some of the items just before heading to "Finalstar". I even hardlocked on one of the gates, which was pretty absurd because I had to defeat Draygon again. Not fun. This hack definitely needs a polish to push its rating up.
By kojakt on Feb 11, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I love this hack! As of writing this, I've played roughly 30-40 hacks, give or take, and, for me, this is one of the two or three best. I'm sure it has its flaws, but I had way too much fun to give a damn. Possibly the most rewarding ending of any hack I've played. Not a major time investment at all. Go play this hack! 10/10
By Aran;Jaeger on Aug 25, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:33
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No animals to be saved.
By advancedpillow on Nov 28, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
One of the best, if not THE best, mini-hacks. The time limit forces you to step your game up. Keep pushing for that fast time. The level of quality is very high, a trait of Metaquarius. I always look forward to anything created by Meta. And that credits music, 10/10. I have a personal affinity / history with that track so it just blew my mind hearing it there. Lol! Great job,, Meta!
By sanojes on May 09, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
46% in 0:45
There should be more games with that idea. Recommended
By Ri2nOneRok on May 31, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
60% in 0:00
The re-instrumentation of the levels soundtracks along with a timer keeps you totally engaged. The visuals are also simple yet well done. Item grabbing is fun through out. The map is not too big, yet it is well done given the amount of time you have to finish it in. I keep playing this game over and over. One of top hacks out there.
By Croakomire on Dec 11, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
30% in 0:23
Amazing and speedrunnable hack, what else would I expect from a Metaquarius work. Routing goes every which way, perfect for replayability and racing.
Fun, Quick, Looks polished, Some rooms may induce epileptic attacks, All the things to make a worthwhile hack in my opinion, play this, won't regret it....
... Especially...
By SnakeLancer on Jan 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
56% in 0:51
NOT BAD! Definitly something to play once you know routes, but as a first it was kinda frustrating without save states :v nah all in all realy cool and well done!
By Nemesis on Jun 19, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:46
I didn't realize there was a timer... My first time playing I died after an hour and I realized all my saves were pointless and I'd have to go through the game multiple times to learn what I needed, where it was, and then kill the last boss... Maybe if I was younger I'd have loved the challenge and so remembering it would be more easy for me.

I ended up watching a speed runner beat the game and I just copied his youtube video every step of the way. I learned some new tricks and some of the things he did I did not understand how he did them.

Neat idea with cool map design though.
By Sapphron on Oct 06, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
92% in 0:51
Very nice speed-based hack. Palettes are good, level design is good, music is good, what more can you ask for? Walljumping is nice and Spring Ball is OP.
By Syphon on Oct 17, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
43% in 0:34
Gotta go fast.
By nodever2 on Apr 22, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
35% in 0:33
Completed this on my second attempt.
This was really fun! Really well made and I had a lot of fun, more than most others that I played.

I died to the timer once, but it wasn't that bad honestly, after I had explored for an hour I knew the layout of some of the areas a lot better and it was kind of an opportunity to go fast even on your first session of the hack.

Loved the bosses, the music, the level design. The only real thing preventing this from being 5 orbs is some bugs that I encountered, but they weren't even that major for the most part. 1 crash and some minor map things.

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