Metroid - Fusion X
Release date: Apr 15, 2016
Author: ShuiJing
Download: Version 1.0 (1293 downloads)
Genre: Exploration [?]
Game: MF
Difficulty: Vanilla [?]
Average runtime: 3:28
Average collection: 38%
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Description
A Chinese halfhack of Metroid Fusion that keeps the same map layout, but changes rooms drastically.
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Ratings and Reviews
By kkzero on Feb 29, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Just another retile of the rooms and nothing else. All it does it add unnecessary tedium to an otherwise normal Fusion. As such, I chose not to complete it. At the very least it seemed to be very functional, and it wasn't nearly as crazy with the masochism aspect as other Chinese halfhacks tend to be.
By Sapphron on Mar 01, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
51% in 2:49
Was actually a pretty good halfhack. Didn't switch around room locations which I like, because hacks that have done that are historically bad. Added a new feel of exploration to Vanilla. I liked it overall. Item locations have been changed and they're now harder to find. But not stupid hard. Sometimes they're above crumbles and hardly ever in the spots you expect them to be. Finding them all becomes extremely easy once power bombs are gotten, but what do you expect really?
Finished.
Recommend.
By TheGreatPikminZX789 on Apr 04, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
33% in 3:28
I was gonna time this for RTA, but I ended up getting stuck on a few parts of this hack, and ended up using savestates, not even bothering with the RTA anymore, so the time is based on IGT for the sake of completion states. I also ended up having to use MAGE to see some solutions to some rooms. Which, yeah, kind of ruins some point in a blind run, so that's just an issue with me not collecting enough items to the point of being able to trial and error some puzzles.

On with the actual hack itself, I enjoyed playing it. Sure, due to me going in blind and expecting item locations to stay, which obviously wouldn't, I had to deal with more deaths due to me not getting enough E-Tanks, but I managed to pick up some around the end of the game out of safety. Power Bombs makes finding them easy, just sometimes getting to them isn't as obvious. There's also one Missile Tank in Sector 1 that I just don't know how to get to, even with PBs. Given that it's just retiled rooms, I enjoyed seeing the changes in some sectors, while irked by some others. (i.e. Power Core Area when going to Yakuza has a maze for some darn reason, Sector 4 requires using speed booster to get to the elevator to the Main Deck.) Some bosses also gave me trouble from time to time, but the last few bosses at the end didn't prove to be troubling with their new room layouts.

Overall, probably one of the only good few Chinese hacks that doesn't go too crazy with tricks or room designs while still keeping to the vanilla map of Fusion.
By Metaquarius on Jun 19, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
-1 orb for being YACHH (Yet Another Chinese Half Hack) ie it's like someone has messed with MAGE for the first time and decided to make every single room more painful to navigate. And that's it. This one isn't more challenging nor unique than the others.

-1 orb for hiding main path/items constantly. You might remember, back in the day, that bad habit called "find the shot block" in Super Metroid hacking. That was terrible, right ? Guess what. Plus, every room or so is littered with invisible tiny holes in walls, ceillings, unhinted of course.

-1 orb for tasteless tiling. Just look at the very first room in the hack. It's made of screw attack blocks on a black background. Why ? For some reasons, severals rooms are like that, made of the same repeating tiles. It is indeed bad and break the vanilla feel of the hack. Some places are unnecesary busy with impeding platforms, crumble blocks everywhere. Fake items too. "Fun" considering how hard it is to get pick ups in the first place.

-1 orb for egregious false advertising. Wether that was done on purpose or not, it already had made people wonder if this is X-Fusion or not. Not to mention it is flagged as vanilla when it's clearly not, given the early game is brutal.

Play only if you are a Metroid Fusion master and love bonking your head at walls for 15-min straight to find the block/gap you need. Otherwise, stay away from this one.
By Frydi on Jul 10, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
29% in 4:07
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I played every Fusion hack, but this is the first one that I found incredibly boring to play.
As already said, it's a retile, like most ShuiJing hacks, but very basic (tbf it's an old hack). So vanilla room progression with items hidden in different spots, which is nice I guess until you get power bombs.

The hack might be suitable for someone who never played a Fusion hack as the difficulty isn't high. Otherwise it's only good for "We have X-Fusion at home" jokes. Time in RTA, 3:06 IGT

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