Super Metroid: Chester Can't Find His Goggles
Release date: Dec 25, 2018
Author: Leodox
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (377 downloads)
Genre: Challenge [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Veteran [?]
Average runtime: 0:58
Average collection: 45%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Puzzle hack by Leodox that changes the route and includes some really neat puzzles.
(unknown release date)
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Ratings and Reviews
By Sapphron on Mar 24, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
41% in 1:00
Unique hack! Has a lot of cool puzzles in it. There's some tech that the average player might not know in this, but check out eternisedDragon7's video on this for hints to finish it.
Has some cool tiling and is not what I expected. Fun!
By Aran;Jaeger on May 19, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
54% in 0:57
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4 more Items technically can be collected without major glitches.
Animals 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 kojakt on Jul 06, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
One of my favorite challenge/puzzle hacks. Not much groundbreaking on the graphics or mechanical front. Just a really fun playthrough. Really creative puzzles. Being experienced with the mechanics of SM is a must, I rarely found myself stumped by the solution to a room, but to actually execute the techniques necessary to complete the rooms was often challenging but seldom frustrating. Fun for speedruns. I’d highly recommend this hack to veteran players. 8.5/10
By Sickwood on Apr 12, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
41% in 0:57
Really good challenge hack. Sort of like Containment Chamber and Kaizo Possible had a baby. Encountered a game breaking bug in a Norfair kaygo room that crashes the game if you kill any of the kaygos fully. Highly recommend, but play Containment Chamber or Contamination first if you haven't learned the prerequisite tech yet. 4/5 because I love challenge hacks, but the game breaking bug was irritating.

Edit: came back to playing this on console and the game breaking bug never happened. Got some garbled gfx early on in the metroid rooms, but overall was a much better experience. 4.5/5
By Pixel_Tiger on May 26, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Tried this, was fun at first and interesting but it went downhill since the creator decided to put a boss fight after a hell run.... then game breaking bug happens when you destroy kaygo (not sure if intended...) then... decides to HIDE a KEY ITEM for progression which you dont know IF IT might be there and proceed only to find out that you're now perma-stuck because of mentioned missing KEY ITEM... major oversight on creators side!!!!! Savestations also seem like they are placed randomly instead of helping you with your fear of losing progress... (they are rare and almost non-helpful!)

I should also mention that most rooms have the potential to perma-stuck you because of how the rooms are designed (for example glitch yourself into walls with grapple etc.)... all those combined make this a SHIT FEST at best and you should avoid this "puzzle" hack :(

PS: Gave up when I got stuck where you can find Ice Beam because of MISSABLE PROGRESSION ITEM WITH NO WAY TO RETURN AND GET IT :(

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