A New Mission
Release date: Nov 17, 2011
Author: snipereighteen
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (372 downloads)
Genre: Quick Play [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Vanilla [?]
Average runtime: 0:26
Average collection: 13%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Release Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
A full hack on the short side that takes you through icy caverns and new rooms.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Sapphron on Mar 18, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
13% in 0:28
Excellent hack!
Has some really nice repalettes, and good level design. Some quirky stuff to be found, I liked it. However, there are quite a few permastucks at points and if you don't have 2 or so e-tanks by the hellrun, good luck.
By Syphon on Mar 19, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
13% in 0:30
It's alright.
Lacks polish. Some permastucks here and there and the escape was kind of a mess at the end.
Palettes look good though.
By Aran;Jaeger on Mar 19, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
13% in 0:22
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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 OmegaMalkior on Aug 31, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
11% in 0:26
In reality a 3.5 star hack but site doesn't let me rate it that. Not really 4 stars since it is really a weird hack. I got speed booster by clipping so many times and the perma stucks doing so didn't help much either. Apart from that it was pretty ok overall
By Sickwood on Mar 08, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
13% in 0:25
This was kind of fun actually, but way too short. The beginning progression is a little deceiving, but eventually you find a very linear path with the necessary items laid out along the way. Interesting boss fight towards the end that can be totally cheesed. My only complaint is the near infinite permastucks that can occur from a combination of curiosity and bad slopes, reset several times at the beginning. Overall, not really recommended, but I'll try anything and had fun for 30 minutes. Had a little Revolution EX vibe to it.

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