SMChallenge
Release date: Aug 30, 2016
Author: SMILEuser96
Download: Version 1.0, Unheadered (2367 downloads)
Genre: Speedrun/Race [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Beginner [?]
Average runtime: 0:11
Average collection: 107%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Contest Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
--Mission Log 2K150802--
--Note 1--

I had been tasked to kill the animals on planet GDQ15. I succesfully eradicated them all except for one,
which pulled some hypnosis doo-hickey something or other on me. I have however managed to escape
its illusion, and now I have to hunt it down.

--The Dude Who Looks A Lot Like Samus in a Power Suit a lot like Samus's



So this is a direct sequel to SMContention if that wasn't obvious. Don't worry though, I haven't used any Flexglows in this
so your eyes should be relatively safe.
There's a lot of energy tanks and missiles all over the place, and some major upgrades here and there. You don't need to collect many of them, but you should still pick up some.
To progress, don't ever go left through a door.

No special skills are required to beat the hack, but walljumping might be a thing depending on your route.

I have intentionally given some items shared indexes, so sometimes you might see empty item pedestals or items not being there in other playthroughs.

Expected playtime is somewhere around 10-15 minutes.
Screenshots
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Jul 08, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
116% in 0:13
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No animals to be saved.

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 Sapphron on Jul 25, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
113% in 0:10
I LOVED this hack.
The items having ZERO fanfare was amazing and everything got straight to the point, item collecting was a breeze and being able to navigate so fluidly was so much fun.
The final boss fight. Oh my. I kind of feel bad for the little guy but he got what was coming.
10/10.
By MetroidNerd#9001 on Nov 25, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
104% in 0:12
This hack was an absolute blast. It is super fast to get into and extremely nonlinear, so the hack is very replayable. Nothing feels unfair due to the surplus of items, and collecting them is really fun. I highly recommend this hack if you want 15 minutes of fun!
By Syphon on Nov 26, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
110% in 0:08
Amazing hack. Loved collecting items.

Play it.
By ptoil on Dec 31, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
113% in 0:12
Hack got straight to the point. A relatively simple map, easy item collection, and an entertaining final boss make this hack awesome to play.
By Freyhia on Apr 26, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
136% in 0:15
Short.
Fun.
Play it.
By RT-55J on May 14, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
49% in 0:03
Quite a nice little mini-hack.

Did the opposite of saving that animal.

Minor complaint: Having to sit all the way through the credits to see my item collection rate is silly, given how short the hack is.
By Contendo on Jul 27, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
113% in 0:14
I dont really see the point of the hack but the final boss is gud
By DeviousB on Nov 26, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 0:17
By Kremit44 on Dec 09, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
It's a tiny hack with a weird but cool custom boss. It's not ambitious enough for me to really recommend but it's worth playing if you're looking for something short.
By shaktool7 on Sep 29, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
106% in 0:13
intresting looking squirrel ngl

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