Super Metroid Leodix-Final 3
Release date: Apr 26, 2016
Author: Leodox
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (257 downloads)
Genre: Challenge [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Vanilla [?]
Average runtime: 2:42
Average collection: 93%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Halfhack of Super Metroid that forces a different route, some suitless Maridia and hell runs, changes around room designs. Some tech knowledge is required.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Sapphron on Apr 22, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
80% in 2:14
Changes up a lot from vanilla. New item progression, new boss order, not many hellruns, cool rooms, all that. It's actually a good hack. Tiny bit of suitless Maridia is required, by the way. Unfortunately there's a bit of potential for softlocks and there's some bad tiling, so it gets knocked down to 3 stars.
By Aran;Jaeger on Apr 22, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
101% in 3:00
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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 Apr 27, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
97% in 2:53
Had to think whether to give this 2 or 3 orbs but ultimately decided for 2.

It's not a bad hack at all but it also doesn't change much other than route, item progression and some altered tile arrangements.
Speaking of tiles, there was some very noticable bad tiling. I also didn't like the new look for some of the rooms.

Now the really annoying part was the required short charging. I'm not good at charging at short distances so this gave me some trouble.

Only recommended if you are fine with halfhacks and are good at short charging.

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