Polarity
Release date: Mar 17, 2021
Author: Oi27, Moehr
Download: v1.45, unheadered (735 downloads)
(94 downloads of previous versions)
Genre: Exploration [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Vanilla [?]
Average runtime: 2:31
Average collection: 79%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Release Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
Full release of SM Polarity! Several areas have been reworked from the contest version, the magnet item has been improved, and there's been a lot of bug fixing.
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Ratings and Reviews
By kkzero on Mar 23, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
58% in 1:23
Pretty well-done hack. Great custom soundtrack, cool aesthetic, excellent nonlinearity, nice concept. The whole magnet thing was a bit weird sometimes, the rows of trails in particular somewhat throwing me off, but it's still quite a neat idea. As for the whole thing with the Xeno parasites, I was puzzled as to what exactly they were there for other than potentially allowing more of them to spawn from enemies (I think that's how it worked? Could be wrong though).
Overall though, I think this hack is worth a play. You'll definitely need to understand how to utilize the magnet stuff, even if it seems unappealing to you, but yeah, if you like SM hacks and haven't tried this one, I suggest you do.
By Insomnia Speed on Mar 26, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
84% in 3:16
A very interesting hack. Didn't use the new item magnet too much, but still a pretty creative design. BGM in the game is a little boring. Aesthetic is very unique. Recommend.
By Kremit44 on Apr 06, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
68% in 1:17
Really interesting little hack. I wish there was more but it's got a lot of creativity and it's a well polished hack. I thought the music and graphics were interesting but they weren't great either. The music is rather odd but i didn't find it irritating either. The magnet concept is neat and largely optional. It's neat and a great quick play. Thanks for the cool hack.
By Grayfox82 on Apr 14, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 4:01
I like the aesthetic, but one track smash my brain. Sometimes i feel like I can see a bad dream of samus. Nice hack but please change the track of credits, it's overwhelming.
By Sapphron on May 06, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 1:47
Excellent hack. Super creative use of room elements, custom music, graphics, etc. It's definitely an aesthetic hack, and it's good for what it does. Story was a little odd and some of the rooms made no sense moehr-style, but that's okay. Especially the xenoparasite rooms and the outbreak system...given that it's a contest hack, I give it 5 stars for the speed and the effort put into it.
By albert v. on May 19, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Very interesting mechanics! game feels fun with those gravity effects!
By ocesse on May 22, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
70% in 3:24
Very good Hack, I liked his music, in certain places it makes you feel scared. I really appreciate the creators who try something new, for that reason the magnet item seems interesting to me. It has good graphics and good level design, I did not see an error in tiling, only an enemy that walked upside down. I'm going to play it again to try to get 100% of items. I really enjoyed this game and for me, it deserves 5 magnets!!
By Pixel_Tiger on May 24, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 0:00
Magnet mechanic is interesting but a bit inconsistent. A bit short. Graphics were nice to look at but MUSIC was bad.
By Sickwood on Jun 07, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
One of my favorite contest hacks. The eerie music and black and white graphics were great. I preferred having to work to find bombs in the original release, but understand why it was changed. Like others have said, the magnet is often slower than basic movement tech, but is insanely cool ASM that could be the basis of another hack. Exploration was a lot of fun and found everything but 1 power bomb. Great job Oi27 and Moehr

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