Ceres
Release date: Aug 30, 2004
Author: Jathys
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (588 downloads)
Download: Version 1.0 [H] (496 downloads)
Genre: Unknown [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 1:47
Average collection: 96%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
Only ceres, but it has stuff inside. Play Ceres as if it were a regular area, complete with enemies.
As the name implies, Ceres is all you *can* play in this short mini.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
96% in 1:47
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1 more Item 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 Ri2nOneRok on Jun 12, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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tried downloading ips unheadered no luck patching :(
By Sapphron on Jul 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Cool idea, but if you die you just end up in the normal game. Download does not work, got it from a different source.
By Megabrainz 357 on Apr 21, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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It’s Ceres, but as an area. The second room gives you morph. The third gives you X-Ray. It reveals a passage above the area where the door is (no door) that takes you to the next room. It’s the same, except there’s a wall at the end and you have to find the fake block. The last room is a morph tunnel with Metroids beneath it and in the bottom left of the room is Etecoons. Ridley is the same. You get 10 seconds to escape. Escape is not Etecoons. They’re Power bombs. You inevitably die from metroids on your way out of the Etecoon area, and when you restart, the first room acts as though you’re escaping, and when you try to move, it counts as having escaped. After that, you end up in the regular game. The idea is very neat, but it needs some work to achieve that potential, particularly on the escape.
By ClaireDiviner on Feb 13, 2024 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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The Ceres station was somewhat almost interesting, but there was nothing too special. Making the fake wall with the morph tunnel unviewable with X-Ray Scope was a tad bit of a dick move, but I've seen worse cases of this. You're given 10 seconds to escape, which isn't enough time to do so. Even if it was, you're trapped in a room with Metroids that will give you the succ. Upon reloading the game, the Ceres station will still have the escape flag on, allowing you to instantly escape at the elevator. After that, it's literally vanilla Super Metroid. I went as far as Varia, to see if the suit colors were different, at the very least, but they sadly were left unchanged. You're free to finish the game proper, but seeing as Ceres is the only point of this hack, there's no reason to play what is basically OG Super Metroid again beyond Ceres.

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