Super Metroid: So Much Hell Apocalypse "Q"
Release date: Feb 17, 2018
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (358 downloads)
Genre: Challenge [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Expert [?]
Average runtime: 3:38
Average collection: 89%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Release Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
The Hard Mode of 2016's Hack Of The Year, So Much Hell.
Houston's trapped in Hell, Samus' gotta save him.

Edit: The uploader, Sapphron, had to change the escape's Landing Site music to make the game beatable as it crashed upon entering credits sequence (fading to black). Nothing else was changed, and the hack is beatable in its updated form.
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Ratings and Reviews
By LexyChan on Jan 16, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
69% in 3:14
Fun hack if you hate yourself and want to see lots of spikes, and acid, and spikes...and acid.
If you don't want to abuse savestates then don't play this.
Otherwise have fun since Sapphron fixed the landing site so this is beatable.


PS: You happy now sapphron? I rated it. :(
Now leave my sanity in peace!
By Syphon on Mar 08, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
99% in 3:04
It's not worth it.
By Sapphron on Jul 20, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
91% in 3:12
Beaten cheat/savestateless except for 1 rewind in the escape. ~43-44 deaths
Draygon is fucking frustrating.
Not dignifying this with a review.
Finished.
Do NOT recommend.
#MSTSucks
By ClaireDiviner on Sep 11, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
98% in 4:39
I've had some time to reflect on this. Initially, I was going to give this a 1/5, like the others, but upon looking back on this game... Yeah, it's a pretty bad hack. It's not without its merits, though.

For starters, this game is what you get when you have most of the bad design ideas in a Mario Maker game slapped into a Super Metroid hack, including spike spam, and rooms that's filled with nothing but lava and/or acid... WITH spikes, because "Ha ha! You died, scrub! lul!" Despite this, there were some parts that I genuinely liked overcoming. Once you get the Daemon Armor (Gravity Suit), the game becomes much easier, until it doesn't anymore, which I'll elaborate more...

SPOILER AHEAD:

For starters, the rooms that are acid-filled, or rooms where acid fills quickly are pretty harsh, to say the least, but can be overcome with proper movement, and shinesparking (in the case of the Pillar Room). However, the Ridley fight, which has no platforms on which to stand, and is a room that is nothing but spikes, with an acid bath at the bottom was just ridiculous. Practically speaking, you will need to find every bit of ammo and E-Tank you can find. The bosses' health has been buffed, so you're looking at way more than 35 Supers to take Rodney down.

You would think that Ridley would be the hardest fight, because it's Ridley, and he has the most health, but no... There's Botwoon, with a room full of acid instead of water, with spikes everywhere, and then Draygon, which is pretty much like Botwoon, except there are turrets that cannot be destroyed. You WILL be hard-required to use well-timed Crystal Flashes throughout the fight to even survive (the ammo provided up to this point allows no more than 4 Crystal Flashes, so use your ammo and CFs wisely).

END SPOILER:

Where I give this a 2/5 instead of a 1 is the challenge that I think is pretty fun, all things considered, with the exception for what I mentioned in the spoiler section. Also, the custom Metroid sprites looked pretty dope too, so those get a point as well.

Clearly not a hack for everyone, so only play this if you're morbidly curious, believe you have the skill to persevere, and/or are purely a masochist.
By Kirarin on Jan 11, 2024 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 4:05
Yes, this hack has a lot of jank and people (me included) usually despise spike spam romhacks. But, but, but, the way I consider challenge/expert romhacks, either they have to deal with difficult or obscure puzzles and game mechanics, and/or the game is bullshit hard, like this one!

Did exploration felt rewarding? Yes. Since is a halfhack, you know where most items are, so you can counter the bs difficulty by having game knowledge, this lends you the suits, extra (required) e-tanks... In a way, this is like some hard hacks out there, starts stupid and very hard, then it gets chill until two certain boss fights as the user above said.


I have this 3* because exploration was useful, despite being hard as hell, could beat it without needing to use difficult tricks, aside playing very very well, rng on my side and knowing Crystal Flash, and the palettes and room design fitted the hack well imo. I did enjoy this hack better than SMI, for example. This was beatable, different than some super hard romhacks on the site.

Still, Botwoon and Draygon are ass and super ass, respectively. Only recommend this if you're feeling playing a bs-tier difficulty halfhack.

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