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Metroid: Zero Mission - Chozo Hint Statue Removal

Hack of Metroid: Zero Mission

Description:

This patch completely removes all upright Chozo ‘Hint’ Statues in your immediate path on all three difficulty settings. The player can now explore the first half of the game on their own without any significant interruption or unnecessary hand-holding (the game is arguably linear enough as it is).

Two rooms have also been altered as a way of complementing these deletions. First, the 1×1 room with the second statue that shows you the location of the Ice Beam is now an exact copy of the ‘transition hallway’ that separates the first and second vertical shafts in Brinstar (the room just felt a bit too barren and meaningless with the statue gone, hopefully its replacement doesn’t feel too tacky). Second, the 1×2 room that previously contained the statue pointing towards the Varia Suit now shares the same BGM with all the regular rooms in Norfair (since there’s no longer a statue there, obviously).

Also included is an optional version of the patch with Trunaur68’s Item Toggle/Menu Hack already applied.

Hope you enjoy!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Metroid - Zero Mission (U).gba
  • CRC32: 5C61A844
  • MD5: EBBCE58109988B6DA61EBB06C7A432D5
  • SHA-1: 5DE8536AFE1F0078EE6FE1089F890E8C7AA0A6E8
  • SHA-256: FC94F65380B65B870A30B9B04B39CCA1DC63D6E46A4A373D3904ADC0912EBC37

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Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
spiffyHacking
Trunaur68Original HackingCreator of the 'Menu Hack/Item Toggle' patch
biosparkOriginal HackingCreator of the 'Disable Chozo Statue Hints' patch in MAGE

User Review Information

Almost perfect, but makes Varia Suit nigh unobtainable.

Reviewed By: Jacksaur on 30 Jun 2021

I enjoyed the game much more exploring at my own pace and finding things on my own, the removal of the statues certainly helped! But I feel like the one in Norfair that reveals the location of the Varia Suit probably should have stayed. I spent a good hour or so trying to find places I could reach with the new high jump boots before finally giving up and checking a walkthrough to progress. There are zero markings or any other indicators showing the breakable ceiling that leads to the Varia suit, making that Chozo statue the only possible way to discover it legit, other than shooting every surface in every room constantly throughout the game.

Any chance you could make a version with just that statue remaining?

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
The best way to play Zero MissionKirill Heroes13 Aug 20211.0Yes
Almost perfect, but makes Varia Suit nigh unobtainable.Jacksaur30 Jun 20211.0Yes
The Game Became 50% Better!Rokim2121 Oct 20181.0Yes
Great patch!Peepus16 Jan 20181.0Yes