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Super Metroid Turbo!

Hack of Super Metroid

Description:

Super Metroid turbo ! 7.35 version

Faster speed mode, based on Project Base 0.7.3 (Gameplay only), with Control Freak. what this patch does :

  • Faster Doors transition speed
  • Doors opening faster, from project base 0.7.3 feature
  • Faster Elevators speed
  • Remove fanfare music when collecting new item and replaces them with sound FX that don’t interrupt the BG music, thanks to Sadiztyk Fish
  • Hold down to make bombs explode instantly with no jump (only works on the ground), from project base 0.7.3 feature
  • Faster X-ray scope
  • Charge beam attracts energy/ammo drops from enemies much faster and smoother than before, from project base 0.7.3 feature
  • Samus’s suit palette in the ending will match the suit that was equipped when the game was beaten, from project base 0.7.3 feature
  • Morphball animation plays only if Samus actually moving, from project base 0.7.3 feature
  • Samus now has a fully drawn suit in the equipment pause menu, from project base 0.7.3 feature
  • Adjusted the energy and ammo drop rates for most enemies to be less stingy, from project base 0.7.3 feature
  • Most of demos on the title screen has been replaced (for watch them you have to wait few seconds on the title screen)
  • Display hours:minutes:seconds format when ending game (THE OPERATION WAS COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY CLEAR TIME) instead of hours:minutes. thanks to PHOSPHOTiDYL
  • Display gametime, and percent item collect to the Equipment pause Screen. thanks to scyzer and PHOSPHOTiDYL
  • Control Freak : Changes the control setup for the game, to something closer to the newer GBA Metroid games, thanks to Kejardon. more info for this patch : https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/405/
  • Add Hard mode difficulty in the options menu (Normal by default) thanks to PHOSPHOTiDYL

changes from 7.34 to 7.35 :

  • added an optional patch to restore default sound and message box item fanfare

Optional :

  • Patch for Ultra fast Elevators
  • Patch for Ultra fast doors : remove doors transitions (thanks to P.JBoy)
  • Patch for skipping intro & ceres : start directly to zebes on landing site.
  • Patch to restore default sound and message box item fanfare. Message box can be skipped by pressing a button, but the fanfare music continue to play entirely

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Super Metroid (Japan, USA) (En,Ja).smc
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 0736BA0EB631C0F45FBF9010AD9D3409C2094F0B
  • File/ROM CRC32: 4127BC97

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
begrimedHackingProject base
KejardonHackingControl freak
PHOSPHOTiDYLHackingASM hacks
SadiztykFish (Scyzer)HackingASM hacks
P.JBoyHackingremove doors transitions (speed up doors)

User Review Information

A "Just Right" Update

Reviewed By: lastdual on 31 Dec 2019

I love quality-of-life hacks that update a game in subtle yet impactful ways, all while preserving the overall feel of the original. Turbo does just that, and the updates here are so welcome as to make vanilla Super Metroid virtually obsolete (blasphemy, I know).

Past attempts at doing this usually altered the game a bit too much for my taste (or were lacking a needed addition such as Control Freak), but this hack hits that “just right” feel that makes it really hard to go back once you’ve experienced it. The optional patches are also appreciated.

Whether you’re doing your 200th run of the game of diving in for the first time, Super Metroid Turbo is sure to enhance your experience.

Version 7.34 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A "Just Right" Updatelastdual31 Dec 20197.34Yes
Welcome improvements for replaying the gameMattKimura17 Dec 20197.33Yes
The right touchandrewclunn07 Nov 20197.3Yes