Super Metroid Contamination
Release date: Sep 03, 2017
Download: 1.03 unheadered (3075 downloads)
Download: 1.03 headered (1624 downloads)
Genre: Challenge [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 1:30
Average collection: 28%
Read Me: Hint file
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Super Metroid Contamination: The Legend of Kraid

Higly suggested to go through this hack even if you decide to look up every solutions. This can teach you many tricks and mechanic you might have not know.
Hit me up on twitter @LioranWaters if you stream it.

Check out my first puzzle hack aswell: Containment Chamber

This is my second hack which is a follow up to "Super Metroid Containment Chamber" puzzle hack I made back in 2015.

-This is a puzzle hack, You can not proceed without finishing the next puzzle,There is no hidden items and no hidden path.

-All the mechanic used are native to the original engine.

-If at any point you think you forgot something and need to go back you are misunderstanding the hack.

-The hack is not meant to kill you, Recharge stations and saves are plenty full.

-Even if you believe this hack is too technical for you, it is good to go through the hack, it will teach you new things about the Super Metroid engine.

-If you get stuck and don't know what to do look at the readme/hint file. It contains hints and video links to the solutions.


Hack designed by Lioran

Puzzle ideas Aran Jaeger and Lioran

Music composition Kottpower

SM music conversion Metaquarius

Various assembly mods and help Smiley

Original music links:
Alternate Norfair
Alternate Green Brinstar
Alternate Red Brinstar
Alternate Wrecked ship
Alternate Crateria

Also random Metroid 1 song cameo
Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot
Ratings and Reviews
By kojakt on Feb 08, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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A hack anyone can play and (almost) nobody can beat blindly, Contamination is unique in a way matched only by its predecessor, Containment Chamber (which I would highly recommend playing before starting this one.) Basically a showcase of many of SM’s lesser known mechanics, (or rather an exploitation of its physics?) this hack will challenge every player, from the beginner to elite masters of the game, but does so without repeated death or demanding high-level execution. The challenge lies within solving problems and learning the game’s most obscure mechanical possibilities. Each room is a new puzzle that will leave you scratching your head for hours, making each breakthrough massively rewarding. The completely remade soundtrack perfectly compliments what feels like an entirely new SM experience. Lioran and Aran Jaeger show what can be done when an obsessively intimate knowledge of the game is combined with the vision, acumen, and ability of a high-quality hacker. If you think you know a lot about SM, this hack is here to prove you wrong. 9/10

Also, as mentioned in the hack description, I would recommend contacting Lioran if you do stream this hack. Having the author there to offer insight as you progress or advice if you get stuck adds an extra level of enjoyment and accessibility.
By Syphon on Oct 13, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Like I mentioned on Containment Chamber, this and the other hack are well worth it if you want to learn new tricks and techniques. Even if you are like me and have to look up all the solutions you will end up coming out of this as a better player.
By ptoil on Oct 22, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Just like containment chamber, an awesome hack to showcase SM's strange mechanics
By benox50 on Feb 01, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I like the concept but not my cup of tea, inaccessible generally, is for a specific target audience. Puzzles are more like glitches than puzzles, even knowing what to do I couldnt do it and it wasnt really fun. But thats also the point of this hack is to show all those obscures glitches exploits and it does a really good job at it. The hack knows how to block other ways to advance well and concentrate on the player knowing each specific SM glitches. At the end you will know more on SM which is super usefull information for both players and hackers. Tiling is servable, nothing fancy.
The other hack similar to this, Containment Chamber, I was able to advance more. I would recommend that other one first.
By Aran;Jaeger on Feb 14, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
28% in 0:00
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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 croissant bug on May 21, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Got stuck between a rock so I watched the whole thing on youtube 11/10
By Fercho on Aug 01, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
28% in 3:00
Mi tiempo es un estimado, mi archivo marca 2:21 y creo que me tardé como unos 20 minutos en los dos últimos puzzles pero como no estoy seguro pongo tres horas.
Primero que nada quisiera decir que si te atoras entre dos rocas y te frustras a tal grado de calificarlo muy bajo por ello, necesitas saber que este hack no es para ti. Es un hack que requiere del uso de muchos glitches y además hay varias partes que son muy difíciles por lo que también necesitas paciencia. Aunque considero este un muy buen hack yo le doy un 9/10 porque sí está más complicado que Containment Chamber, incluso con las pistas que te aportan.
By Pixel_Tiger on Jun 23, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Tried my luck on this. Started out with a *aha* and *oh* moment, had to abuse the pause screen (was expected) and beat levels up to E which had me cursing and looking into the hints... then stuck again on H (mostly because its a TIMING issue and not a real puzzle... like most of this challenge in the end :( )

Gave up when I reached L and got fed up with it after watching the video were even the creator had to try it A LOT to get right ONCE with their expertise. (why is this even in there if even YOU struggle on that???)

Souns great on paper, doesn't work as expected. Called it *puzzle* when in reality its more about timing and execution in total.

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