Super Mega-Metroid X-2
Release date: Sep 04, 2017
Download: Version 1.11 [UH] (745 downloads)
Genre: Challenge [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Expert [?]
Average runtime: 1:17
Average collection: 12%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Release Notes
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
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This is an updated version of the original hack that adds save stations throughout the game and fixes various bugs and mistakes in a lot of rooms. The biggest fix is the ability to save at all. Previously, saving would corrupt the map data and make you fall out of bounds. Now saving works perfectly, and you will also no longer get stuck in an infinite death loop after dying. Good luck :)

Also has instant respawns and a death counter.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Apr 28, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
12% in 1:19
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More Items technically can be collected without major glitches, and in particular, both individual Springball Items can be collected (with reasonable efforts).
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 Syphon on Dec 18, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
11% in 1:16
Heavy savestate usage is recommended (unless you don't value your free time) despite available save stations. It took me like 4-5 hours to beat this hack with savestates.

1 HP throughout the entire game which is filled with deathtraps. You also fight all bosses with 1 HP.
The challenges are actually extremely well done. You can tell a lot of thought and effort went into it.

I originally wanted to give this 2 orbs but honestly if you play it with savestates it's bearable and also kinda fun. The tilesets also look really nice. It's a high quality challenge hack. Can't give 4 orbs though since the difficulty was frustrating at times.

Recommended if you have the patience and precision. I'd even say it's worth checking out just to see the creative challenges.
By Jeetkundo on Apr 28, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
amazing Hack

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