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Super Metroid: Redesign

Hack of Super Metroid

Description:

From Drewseph’s site:

Metroid: Redesign is a total overhaul of Super Metroid by Drewseph with major coding done by Kejardon, MathOnNapkins and Jathys. The Planet Zebes, now bigger than we’ve previously seen it, is filled with many mysteries. Sleeping within the depths of the planet is a secret heavily protected by the last standing symbols of the great Chozo race…

New Features:

  • Physics Changes
  • New Items
  • Abilities

The archive on this site contains both patches released by Drewseph, be sure to read the included Readme before attempting to apply a patch. This hack does not work with ZSNES 1.4x, all future versions of ZSNES will work.

ROM / ISO Information:

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

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
DrewsephHackingProject Leader and Level Designer
KejardonHackingMain Programmer
JathysHackingAdditional Programming
jman2050HackingAdditional Programming

User Review Information

Metroid on Steroids

Reviewed By: ParkerMcFly on 26 Jul 2018

I got myself a SNES Classic a few months back, and I’ve been modding it so that I can play all my old games that I have in cartridge form. This hack piqued my interest when I saw the reviews for it.

Everything is different, but it keeps that Metroid feel… instead of Samus being this all-powerful bounty hunter running and gunning through Zebes, you find yourself checking your surroundings and traversing with care.

You find yourself staring at an obstacle knowing exactly what you need to pass it, but don’t have the tool necessary to proceed forward. It’s that fact that drives you to plunge deeper and deeper into the planet.

This game is amazing. I highly recommend it to any old school 2D platform gamer. The game does have its quirks here and there (first part of Norfair comes to mind… it burns!!) but overwise, download this hack!

Pros:

  • Beautiful recreation of the world
  • Not a pixel perfect game; it doesn’t require quick saves and reloads to complete
  • Weapons are remixed in a way that makes it feel more like Metroid Prime than Super Metroid
  • Game feels more like a survival horror/exploration game now more than ever!

Cons:

  • That Norfair hell run… WTF. This is the biggest gripe I have for this entire game. It’s not “inexperienced player” friendly. The save stations throughout help a ton, though.
  • The escape after killing Mother Brain is so long. And don’t waste your missiles when you get them during this run! Else it is GAME OVER.

Notes:

  • Metroids. Do NOT let one of these suckers latch onto you. Game over in seconds.

TL;DR: Worth a play through if you’ve beaten Super Metroid a few times and want more of a challenge. Not recommended to new players. 9/10!

Version 2.1 FINAL Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Metroid on SteroidsParkerMcFly26 Jul 20182.1 FINALYes
Great, but very difficultjm10288709 Mar 20172.1 FINALYes
Not for sane peoplecoldcandor15 Feb 2014N/ANo
The Big OneMetroidMst02 Jan 2012N/AYes
I liked LEGACY moregdoddmeta360827 Dec 2011N/ANo
Worthy as sequel to meblargg15 May 2010N/AYes
Great Gamegeocache14 Feb 2010N/AYes
Very big…!crouteru23 May 2008N/AYes