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Super Metroid Less Linear Edition

Hack of Super Metroid

Description:

This mod was created out of a long-lived frustration at how linear[limiting] the game is. While it was not to the extreme Fusion took linearity[which to be fair was for story telling reasons], SM still has a fair amount. This mod aims to remove as much linearity as possible granting the player the freedom to go nearly anywhere from the moment they set foot on Zebes.

Missile, Super Missile and Super Bomb triggered doors have been changed to regular doors. Some gray doors have also been removed. There have been many landscape changes in various locations, item movement and other tweaks to make the game more fluid and less irritating. These changes are not so dramatic as to change the “feel” of the of game to any great degree.

These changes might seem like they would make the game easier, but this is not true. You, the game player, will now have the freedom to go to areas of the game you might not be properly equipped for. This will present added dangers and risks. The landscape has been modified so that if you go to an area you needed an item to exit from, you will still be able to exit. In other words, the terrain has been changed to prevent players from getting stuck anywhere. Some enemies have been added to some select rooms but no damage/hp stats have been changed. Some items were moved to make room to account for or accommodate terrain changes. While infinite bomb jumping and other such ultra difficult tricks are not required either, they can’t hurt. Wall-jumping however is a skill you will need if the High-jump boots are not at the top of your list of items to get first. And Maridia without the Gravity suit will, as always, be a pain.

While not required, it is recommended that the Morph Ball and Bombs still be the first items acquired.

This mod was made out of a love of Super Metroid and the fun playing it. It is a sincere wish that everyone enjoys reliving this game with a different twist!

Should any bugs or problems with the mod be discovered, please reply at: http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,22903.0.html or through PM.

The author or someone else who worked on the project will happily look into the problem in a timely manner.

Update: Version 1.10 provides a few changes and refinements to the mod.

Special Thanks to Warrax, Chloe, tc, ZRM, Spangler & Shade.Usher for the post-release issue reports and suggestions.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Super Metroid rom, without a header.
  • File size: 3072KB[3,145,728 bytes]
  • CRC32: D22C4B35 or D63ED5F8

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
LexLuthermiesterHacking

User Review Information

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Very neat, but...Shade.Usher29 Oct 20161.07Yes