Samus Aran, Pacifist!
Release date: Mar 29, 2018
Author: moehr
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (265 downloads)
Genre: Vanilla+ [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 1:29
Average collection: 100%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Release Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
Patch allows completion of Super Metroid without killing creatures or bosses. Find Orbs near the four main bosses; destroy the orb to cause the boss to abandon its post.

Changes made to vanilla rooms where necessary, mostly dealing with grey doors, but also with regards to Kraid, Phantoon, Botwoon, Mother Brain, and rooms in vicinity of Kraid, Phantoon, and Draygon.

Spoilers at the end of the README.

Thanks to JAM for FFEvents and Tubes patch, Scyzer, Jathys, and Begrimed for SmileRF, Begrimed and Kejardon for multiple documents, and the Metconst community for teaching me all the things.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 31, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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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 Syphon on Mar 06, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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It's an interesting idea but doesn't really change the way you play Super Metroid (unless you give yourself the challenge to not kill anything.)

I think this would have been better if it wasn't just "walk past the boss". Maybe penalize the player for killing stuff.

The "destroy orbs to skip boss" idea would probably be interesting in a hack that isn't just essentially vanilla Super Metroid.
By Sapphron on Jun 18, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Cool idea, but couldn't find a lot of the stuff unfortunately. Was too hidden.
Did not finish.
Do not recommend.

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