Super Metroid: Black Plague
Release date: Oct 10, 2012
Author: JamieWebb16
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (1538 downloads)
Genre: Quick Play [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 0:13
Average collection: 21%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Forum Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Samus is trapped in a wrecked facility and has minimal chance of survival, you must lead her out of there with only her available items to escape. This is a really short hack, and will be expanded in the near future. Hope you enjoy!
Credits go to Grime for Project Base, and Charmander106 for bug testing.

Skillsets needed to learn are Wall Jumping and Short Charge.

-3 Energy Tanks
-Morph Ball
-Charge Beam

-20 Missiles
-10 Super Missiles
-4 Energy Tanks (Since you start out with 3)
-Morph Ball Bombs
-Grapple Beam
-Spazer Beam
-Gravity Suit
-Speed Booster
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Ratings and Reviews
By Vismund Cygnus on Apr 20, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
21% in 0:00
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No animals to be 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 MetroidNerd#9001 on Jul 04, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
21% in 0:27
This hack is an enjoyable experience. It looks cool, it has a nice atmosphere, and it's fun. The physics changes are a bit weird, and some enemies do too much damage at the beginning, but it's pretty fun. I hope that the finished version comes out at some point, but unfortunately, it does not seem likely.
By Ri2nOneRok on Jul 06, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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The design is pretty rad. Worth downloading and patching, but I dont even remember if I beat this game.
By benox50 on Oct 18, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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My internet killed my review :d
By drr3member on Dec 23, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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I enjoyed the demo for the project this was intended to be. I really enjoyed the creepy atmosphere and dark corridors. For some reason it gave me Amnesia: The Dark Descent vibes.

Some issues were the spike damage, holy crap it kills you quick. Spo-Spo's room stops spawning spores after a while so I couldn't get any missile refills. And then the floor in Botwoon's room has water, so that's kind of annoying.

Other than those minor things, this hack was really good. I enjoyed exploring the area and it will be cool to see what Version 2 has to offer (the author posted back on May 5 a screenshot of a new room for Black Plague, so they're probably working on something...).
By Kandier on Jan 27, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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It's not interesting, I don't wish more
By ZeroSuitSammy on May 03, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Black Plague was a really cool hack. It was dark, eerie, and kinda quiet. You truly felt the solitude aspect of Metroid in this hack. I also liked the palette changes in the game itself, the color changes before the game starts (the menu), and the game over text having a bit of the artist's (what I assume to be) humor. There were too many spikes and grapple wall jumps, and Phantoon was too difficult for me. I probably could've beat him eventually, but, call me a casual, no one really has all day. I could've gone full gamer mode devoted the next hour to trying to beat him, but it wouldn't be a quick play anymore, now would it?

Anyway, nice hack. It IS interesting, I DO wish more (-_-)
And while I didn't finish it myself, I definitely recommend you give it a shot.
By Zincoshine on Jul 18, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Well, First of all this is a demo for a mod that was never made. Second, only a minute after playing I end up trapped in some hallway at the bottom of the room so either the mod is glitch-gated or I don't know what's going on.... The tiles are hard to see.
By Sapphron on Jun 12, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
21% in 0:00
Good atmosphere, fun little hack. Physics changes aren't too bad and it's not difficult, good to play if you wanna waste 20 minutes.


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