Phazon Hack
Release date: Jun 20, 2011
Download: Version 0.3 [UH] (2412 downloads)
Genre: Exploration [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Veteran [?]
Average runtime: 8:28
Average collection: 75%
Forum thread: Forum Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Super Metroid Phazon is a full hack of Super Metroid.
This hack has new rooms, items, enemies, and new graphics.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Cpt.Glitch on Mar 31, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
73% in 5:11
This is a huge hack. My first playthrough went 9:16. New enemies, graphics, and items make this hack very unique. My only issue is the insane amount of damage certain enemies do early on and even later in the hack. There on no major physic changes, and item collection is fairly linear. There is the secret and devastating Phazon beam that once acquired, makes you feel like a total bad-ass.
By Zhs2 on Apr 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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You thought Revolution EX was bad about needing to shoot enemies repeatedly until they die? This hack is going to knock you into next week, buddy. Still, it's not bad at all - the graphics are stylish (and obviously Photoshopped), the progression chain is clear-cut, and there's fun to be had even if you have to expend all of your ammo to have it! Definitely a good hack for veteran players.
By Bloodsonic on Apr 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Super Metroid Phazon Hack is like if Ice Metal tried to be serious, and tried to be Redesign.
An endless supply of new graphics and new levels sounds awesome in its own right, but phazon hack spreads itself too thin in terms of content and is really just an over-sized hack with muddled quality in every area.

The graphics are either ripped or obviously imported from photoshop with no evidence of an artful hand in any of the areas, with frequently dull palettes that do no justice.

New features, like the navigation room, seem innovative, but really just end up being make-up measures for the oversized, directionless world that you simply can't navigate yourself.

Samus's movement and physics are no different, which is fine, but feels clunky and irritating when considering the hacks open source contemporaries, like Project Base. It feels like there's no reason to not at least have spinjump restart.

All of the weapons are so obnoxiously weak, it makes ice and wave beam on redesign look like plasma beam in the original.
The enemies are frequently indestructible and do trillions of damage per hit, making later game navigation frustrating bullshit.

Finally, permastucks. Stupid ones, too, like red gates leading to one-way areas, or cages made out of respawning speedbooster blocks. It's like they were intentional.

When I think about it, the only good quality about this hack is that it's done. Lots of other hacks have managed this, and they didn't receive their good rating simply for that.
Others enjoy it, but I hate this hack. Don't play it. There are much better ways of spending your time right here on the hacks page.
By MetroidMst on Apr 06, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
63% in 5:46
The first and most obvious things you notice about this hack are that just about every sort of graphical object has been touched in some way, which is impressive in itself no matter how it was done. You are offered a massive world to explore, and to help guide you there are some boards scattered about in specific areas. The thing I enjoyed most about the boards are that they showed the area and general location of the next item, but nothing else. It gives you a general sense of direction, but without holding your hand.

There are reasons to knock this hack though. Once again, a hack completely disregards Beams being useful. Enemies go from taking a crap ton of shots to destroy, to slightly less than a crap ton of shots to destroy. Ice Beam is once again made completely useless by actually weakening the beam combo overall. Beams don't feel like rewards, which is a shame because they should feel like some of the biggest in whatever hack they're in. The one saving factor here is that you don't have to pause to change your beams around to damage enemies. (Not that it would matter.)

In any case, this is still a hack worth playing. There is a lot of area to explore through, and plenty of new things to keep your interest throughout.
By squishy_ichigo on Apr 11, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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By Elminster on Apr 19, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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I enjoyed my time with this hack. The complete graphical overhaul kept me interested, and I wanted to keep playing more and more just to see what was done with the next areas, bosses, and items. It does have issues with lack of direction at times, and some enemies take too many shots to kill and break the flow. The final area is a bit too long, and the ending has some potential but is anti-climactic. The promise of a lot of new custom things is what made it worth playing for me.
By Vismund Cygnus on Apr 20, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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By Cirno on Apr 26, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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It's a complete graphical overhaul and uses areas that aren't the standard Super Metroid ones, which is already a huge bonus in my book.
By Steel Sparkle on Jul 31, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 2:07
This game looks amazing. I love the GFX choices and how it is a huge reference to the prime series. I loved and enjoyed this hack through and through and love the reward for those who are of the collecting type :3
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 11:22
No animals to be saved.
All 50 Phazon Particles collected.
By BFrobber on Mar 05, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Great graphics and gameplay, but I have no idea where I'm going
By infinality on Mar 30, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This hack gets a gold star for being unique. It has a different feel than most of the other ones. I played through half of it before I realized I wasn't on the most recent version, and converting over the latest one was... interesting. But at least the map fills out now and remembers the rooms you've been in.
By Pixel_Tiger on Jun 26, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
89% in 12:34
Ok, lets see...

This hack was somewhat frustrating at the beginning but that was my own fault. I just got this hack without reading the forums and didn't navigate through the planet with the help of the MAPS the hack does provide!

The difficulty is average and you don't really need to know that many tricks. The only downside many people already mentioned is that it takes some time to beat fierce enemies like 'pirates' and so on. Most of the time you will flee - looking for a safe corner and shoot enemies from there. Getting hit by everything else than small enemies is like getting hit by a truck. YOU WON'T SURVIVE several hits.

I liked the design and tiles and it had some nice details. Another thing that I want to point out, like others said, is that having the full beam combo is not the best option to deal damage. As soon as I didn't need DARK BEAM, I deactivated it for the sake of dealing SOME damage!

Last thing I want to critizise is... WHY ARE YOU NOT ABLE TO SCROLL THROUGH THE WHOLE MAP? (Got stuck for a significant amount of time finding my way to the end....)
By Shadow96 on Jul 22, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Fantastic hack, one of the greats.
By jumbohotdogs100 on Sep 03, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 14:21
this hack is certainly one of the best that ive seen thus far. it is super difficult for most anyone who doesn't know what to expect out of it, but a few hours in this game will change how u play and how u take it. this hack is incredible and completely beatable, despite its ridiculous difficulty. I will tell u that, if u plan to play for 100%, u better check places u swear u thought u checked. that said, please try to enjoy this hack and give some love to the creators of it, they deserve it :)
By PHOSPHOTiDYL on Jan 07, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
0% in 8:00
Wonderful hack. Been playing it for years.
However there's always been a problem when playing on psp w/snes9xtyl.
012B48 to C2 fixes the equipment screen freeze bug.

No idea how every other emulator runs the WDM opcode...

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