Super Metroid: Gelid
Release date: Mar 01, 2017
Download: Version 1.0, Unheadered (1365 downloads)
Genre: Quick Play [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Beginner [?]
Average runtime: 0:05
Average collection: 5%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Contest Topic
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
This is a small (but not really) one-room hack collaboration entry by myself and Grime. Grime built the room and graphics and made the whole thing look awesome, while I did all the yuck ASM and made new enemies/boss and stuff.

The story is pretty much told in-game.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Jul 08, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
5% in 0:05
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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 Cpt.Glitch on Oct 06, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
5% in 0:04
Had some neat concepts, but it was lag and bug infested. For what it was made for, (a contest) it's alright. The boss is neat, the little crystal hunts allow you to see all of the level design, and the HUD gimmick is real slick. If it wasn't for the bugs and lag, I would have enjoyed this much more.
By Sapphron on Jul 11, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
5% in 0:08
Decent for a contest hack. Came across a hardlock caused by death and a crash on one of the crystals. You can't adjust your controls so you have to play with default, which knocked a star off by itself because it's so uncomfortable for me to play the way I'm forced to.
And a really weird ending + lag everywhere.

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By Daniel94Gomes on Dec 19, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
5% in 0:05
I Play The Version 1.0
By OmegaMalkior on Sep 01, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
3.5 star in reality, but points for effort in the concept department

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