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Super Metroid - Oxide

Hack of Super Metroid

Description:

Oxide is a small hack. It is weird. It has a single Missile expansion that gives you a real concussive load. Items progression is very odd. Area names are quite interesting, and exploring is a big focus. Short, small, and on the easy side. But still a very good hack. And of course, there is Barf Kraid.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Super Metroid (JU) [!].smc - GOODSNES 2.04
  • CRC32: D63ED5F8
  • MD5: 21F3E98DF4780EE1C667B84E57D88675
  • SHA-1: DA957F0D63D14CB441D215462904C4FA8519C613
  • SHA-256: 12B77C4BC9C1832CEE8881244659065EE1D84C70C3D29E6EAF92E6798CC2CA72

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Cyclamen32Hacking

User Review Information

Craziness Ensues

Reviewed By: MetroidMst on 03 Apr 2013

Oxide is a mixed bag of weird and wacky, but it is all fun. This hack is very goofy, but in a good way. There is a single Missile expansion, the world names are extremely interesting. (Easy Norfair is an actual name in this hack.) The hack is not difficult at all, but I definitely recommend it. Your Super Metroid hack playing is not complete unless you play Oxide.

Pros:

  • Very goofy in a good way
  • Doesn’t take itself too seriously
  • Great use of original music to cause crazy sounds
  • Hack is just fun to play

Cons:

  • Perhaps a little too easy
  • Not too much substance as far as exploration goes
  • Too many doors are locked and only opened by all the enemies being destroyed

First things first, this hack is fun. That is the biggest thing I took away from it. Oxide quickly became one of my favorites after playing it due to its quirky and goofy style. And really, what more do you want from a hack than to enjoy it?

Oxide is full of silly little things, and one of the most memorable is the music choices in boss fights. Because some of the bosses use instruments from the song being played for their roars, changing those up caused some very interesting results, which include Barf Kraid as mentioned in the description.

Other things are just crazy as well, which means that overall, if you want a serious hack to play, don’t bother with Oxide. It is fun, it has some really good ideas, but it is anything but serious. It is also pretty easy and does not provide much in the difficulty area. Exploring can be another matter, as there are some paths decently hidden.

Overall, this hack is just goofy and fun. Nothing serious about it. I highly recommend playing it and seeing for yourself.

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Craziness EnsuesMetroidMst03 Apr 2013N/AYes