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Secret of Evermore 25th Anniversary Balance Patch

Hack of Secret of Evermore

Description:

Secret of Evermore was originally released on October 1, 1995. 25 years have passed since, during which time people have called it on its share of issues, one of which is broken balancing. Focus on its problems, however, while they are significant, is ultimately a gesture of people being glass half-empty, something you just know is the case when I’m pointing out as much, and it shows when Secret of Evermore still has its share of inspirational gameplay.

The 25th Anniversary Balance Patch is designed to highlight this very same inspirational gameplay to the best of its ability while curbing the game’s biggest balance issues with the design philosophies in mind. There’s even some core changes involved; try out the Axes, for example, because their damage output against defensive brick enemies might just surprise you.

This is only for the non-headered US version (as the ROM Information below would indicate), and compatibility, effective or otherwise, with other patches such as the 2 Player Edition Patch has not been tested. (It’s likely the 2 Player Edition works simultaneously without issue, but better safe than sorry.)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Secret of Evermore (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 79E7738630FFF5699217EF58ECC421BC8FCBCD89
  • File/ROM CRC32: A5C0045E

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Master Knight DHDesignPrimary hacking and ASM work
assassin17Original WorkCertain patches used

User Review Information

Good ideas but still poorly balanced.

Reviewed By: Frostyn on 23 Jun 2021

The hack has some balances and some nice QoL improvement, but spell’s costs are WAY TOO HIGH for the damage they’re outputting. I was pretty much finishing the game (If wasn’t for an error on Omnitopias’s Greenhouse - i’ll explain later) with only my dog hitting charged attacks and the good and old support spells. I did not need ANY offensive ones, since it needs a lot of griding to level them up, and, even after that, their damage would still very low. So, for me, it became a quest for letting my dog alive while it unleashes his chargeds. Obviously, Verminator fight became a shit nightmare since spells are too expensive and deal no damage at all.

About Omnitopia’s Greenhouse crash:

The moment I entedered it with lights off, any interactions that I had (chests or getting the teleport up) brought me to a hardlock. The screen just froze and well, nothing else I could do.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Good ideas but still poorly balanced.Frostyn23 Jun 20211.0No
Needs more work.Echoherb25 May 20211.0No