Release date: Oct 18, 2007
Author: Fizzer
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (514 downloads)
Download: Version 1.0 [H] (443 downloads)
Genre: Challenge [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Expert [?]
Average runtime: 0:28
Average collection: 22%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Hi there, recently I've been working on this super metroid hack, n00bsmasher. I've made it as hard as possible without ruining it (well, most of the people who have played have said its enjoyable as well as soul crushingly difficult).

It's rather short, but should take a long time to finish compared to its size, a few of the techniques it requires are mid-air-morph, wall jump, one sided wall jump, mockball, quick thinking and knowing the original game well, well times jumps and amazing skill.

One thing i really like about this hack, but also what may make it too hard, is my deathtroids (ASM enhanced metroids; you will know when you see them), which await in tourian.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 09, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
23% in 0:37
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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 Multi-Man on Jul 10, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
22% in 0:29
I recommend only playing this if you hate yourself, or want to play a really hard metroid hack.
By Sapphron on Jul 11, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
23% in 0:38
Used some savestates, not too many. Not a very fun hack, the precision will make you want to tear your hair out and the deathtroids are certainly difficult.
By Syphon on Dec 08, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
22% in 0:20
Crateria was ok with the exception of that crumble jump sequence.
Norfair was ok but not fun.
All of Tourian was shit. Deathtroids are annoying and fighting Mother Brain with the Power Beam was dumb.

Escape sucked too. Speedballing from mid-air trying to land in the right spot was annoying.
If you fail at it the first time, which you will, you can pretty much reload the game because you won't have enough time. Manage to get through it? Cool, hope you like this short crumble bridge. Falling down means you'll have to redo the speedball part and at that point you can just reload because you don't have the time.

Not recommended.
By Forever on Mar 10, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
22% in 0:20
This was terrible everywhere, definitely worth a play if you hate using your time for something useful or fun. I used save states since the 3 saves in the hack are really spaced out, if you do this without save states you probably hate your life, tourian was definitely the worst part, deathtroids just about the absolute least fun enemy I could possibly imagine, Not Recommended to 100% of people, though I beat mother brain on my 1st try :)

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