Super Metroid Nature
Release date: Dec 25, 2018
Author: Jefe962
Download: Nature V1.03 UH (1134 downloads)
Genre: Speedrun/Race [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Vanilla [?]
Average runtime: 3:58
Average collection: 79%
Read Me: Nature Readme
Forum thread: Nature Forum Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
SUPER METROID NATURE
By Jefe962
It's finally here. The "Finish Nature" jokes can finally be put to an end.
Super Metroid Nature is a full-sized hack of the popular game Super Metroid. The design of the world, palettes, enemies and atmosphere is entirely different to the original story of Zebes.
The difficulty will resemble that of the original, but a tad harder in sections.
Nature, while resembling parts of the original, is a whole different experience, with new items, rooms, and ways to play.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Lenophis on Dec 24, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
You know what, he finished Nature. He deserves 5/5. Nicely done, Jiff.
By MetroidNerd#9001 on Dec 24, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
92% in 2:46
This hack is really good. It keeps the feel of vanilla with unchanged physics and mostly similar tiles, but it freshens it up with new palettes, music, and a whole pile of beautiful looking rooms to explore. This hack looks amazing, but it also plays very well. I had fun wandering around, sequence breaking, and seeing how well designed parts of this hack are. You never feel like you're being forced the way you're supposed to go. It's very open and fun to explore. I had a few annoyances along the way, but nothing made me want to stop playing the hack because a lot of it was me sequence breaking and trying too hard to get where I'm not supposed to go. The hack allows for it, but it won't always be easy, and that's good. This is a joy to play. 10/10 would recommend. Give this hack a run through. You won't regret it.
By personitis on Dec 25, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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I'd liken Nature to a modern day 2018 (Super) Metroid Legacy. Nature plays and feels just like vanilla Super Metroid but with graphical touch-ups in both palettes and room designs while also bringing generous distribution of expansions to the table. There are very minimal changes to the enemies themselves as well, usually banking on their placement to add difficulty to them. This makes the romhack lean toward the easier side of the spectrum; more around the original game's difficulty.

Experienced Metroid players may find that a lot of stuff looks suspicious when it otherwise isn't. I think that's okay here because Jiffy (the author) has done a fair job at signaling important areas and tucked away expansions. So much so that the player shouldn't have much reason to suspect any sneaky items after a while (there may be a few "Momma Turtle Missiles" hidden around that I've forgotten about though).

A few extra things:
- Super Metroid's Samus has always felt really smooth to control to me and the changes to her animations makes her look just as smooth as she controls.
- That sweet, sweet Red Brinstar remix. While it's out of place compared to the rest of the vanilla music, having custom audio is usually a plus. Not to mention I had many times left the game running in the background just because it's so chill to listen to.
- There's a new item which gives Power Bombs some extra functionality. Quite fun to use and shreds through enemies, adding to your classic Metroid power-trip.

Nature is an enjoyable and easygoing experience for anyone who likes the original Super Metroid and wants some more.
By Sapphron on Dec 25, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
93% in 3:09
Hands down, the best vanilla hack that I have played. Go check this out now, it'll be worth it.
By Digital_Mantra on Dec 26, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 4:05
Merry Christmas
By Mentlegen on Dec 26, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
86% in 4:30
Super Metroid Nature was an eye catching journey that was visually appealing from start to finish. All of the main areas have been given a fresh coat of paint that synergises with the vanilla aesthetic, along with various graphical variance throughout Zebes.

Well done Jiffy
By mccad on Dec 26, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
76% in 3:54
Another quality hack from Jiffy.
This hack does a pretty good job at remaking and redesigning the original game, with improvements along the way stylistically, graphically, and in game design. Overall, it's definitely worth a shot.
However, no hack is perfect, and this is no exception to that rule. There is a lot of room for improvement in Nature's level design, and lots of nitpicky little errors. My biggest gripe with the hack, overall, is the lack of loops in the level design. There are lots of areas with rooms that, on the map, seemingly loop back to previous rooms. However, in practice, they rarely do. This can cause a lot of annoying backtracking where it isn't really needed. This is, however, never enough to seriously detriment from the overall enjoyment of the gameplay, and only really becomes annoying once a player decides to do item cleanup.
All in all, this is a wonderful hack with lots of love and time placed into it. I highly recommend this hack to both new and experienced players, as it has a lot to offer for either skill group.
By BFrobber on Dec 26, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
70% in 3:12
By SnakeLancer on Dec 26, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
64% in 2:35
AWESOME HACK, LOVED IT.
By PHOSPHOTiDYL on Dec 26, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
93% in 6:51
Thanks for the hack!!
By Metroid3D on Dec 27, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
68% in 3:16
FINISHED NATURE.

Great hack, definitely recommend for anyone looking to get into Romhacks! There are a couple of minor difficulty bumps(Lower Norfair, Escape) but overall it's great!
By SeanCass on Dec 27, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
73% in 3:07
super fun to play :>
By Oi27 on Dec 27, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
79% in 3:22
This hack was amazing. The item placement stuck fairly close to the original, and advanced techniques allowed a lot of things to be gotten early, or in a different order. There are a few minor gripes here and there, for instance I think the escape sequence was a little too strict, and there didn't seem to be any animals to save. There were some significant acid dives in lower Norfair as well.
The rest of the level design was a joy to play through, and everything else was about vanilla difficulty.
Quality hack; 4.5/5

EDIT: The animals are in Bomb Torizo's room, like usual, but the timer makes saving them a lot harder.
By ažder on Dec 28, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
57% in 2:03
This was amazingly fun to play through. The graphical changes were very refreshing, the rooms were aesthetically varied and fun to move through without being too simple or too annoying, and the hack had its significant challenge points that gave me the taste of difficulty I was looking for, but without being over the top and inaccessible to newer players. I appreciate that surviving the escape is reasonably tough, but not frustratingly so.

I feel very comfortable recommending this to people who are new to romhacks or SM in general, which I think says a lot given how a lot of hacks are made.

One particular thing that others have also mentioned is that a lot of things seem minorly suspicious but really aren't. I found myself bombing a lot of odd-looking places "just in case" but was quickly trained not too expect too much, but I also never got the feeling that any of the suspicious spots were unfairly baiting me. I think Lunaria, for instance, is of the opinion that these suspicious spots should be more commonplace and not necessarily lead to anything, which I would agree makes the world seem more organic. This is very hard to actually do well in practice though, and I mention Lunaria because this is something Ice Metal tried to do, but there were too many useless spots that stuck out too much, and you could tell it was just for the sake of looking suspicious. Ice Metal turned me off of the concept a bit, but I think Nature has accomplished it in, while not perfect, a much more balanced way.
By CanadianOwl on Dec 29, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
34% in 0:55
(Time above is my first true speedrun, my first playthrough was over 2 hours IGT and 61%)

This hack is great, I blind raced it with a few people and while I was last (and had the wrong version), it was a lot of fun. I'm happy to say that I will try to continue to run this hack, and maybe try for sub hour any%.
By Daniel94Gomes on Dec 29, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
86% in 2:32
Nice, Nice & Nice
By Dessyreqt on Dec 31, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
64% in 3:21
Some odd design choices, and by the time I finished I was ready to be done. Fun hack, but some minor frustrations in many places. Escape needs to be reworked IMO.

3.5/5
By Lojemiru on Jan 03, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
123% in 13:37
IT HAS BEEN FINISHED.

THE MEMES WILL NEVER BE.
By caauyjdp on Jan 06, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 5:10
Very well made but unfortunately nothing memorable. No challenging rooms in terms of enemies or hazards, and no interesting puzzles. Only things that stuck in memory are design oddities with optional items: needing 3 supers to get another super, needing pb to get a not hidden super, needing a super to get a missile, having to do a speedball to get a missile.
By MetroidMst on Jan 15, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
84% in 2:34
The hack itself I recommend. It's a very solid vanilla hack. But unfortunately, that also really holds it back. It is far too vanilla for my tastes. It doesn't take risks, doesn't try anything new really. It has one item and one sequence that is exceptional, and the rest is almost like playing a halfhack.

Now, this was the author's intention, to make a very vanilla hack, and in that he definitely succeeded. If you want to play something that feels new though, this is not going to do it. I find that incredibly disappointing personally.

However, that being said, I still recommend this. It's well made and fun, just won't fill the "new hack" void in your heart. I look forward to Jiffy putting this kind of effort into doing some more risky things and trying to branch out away from the vanilla footprint.
By Derxu on Jan 19, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
77% in 3:07
One of the best hacks I ever played. It felt really fresh, but was still a hack following the classic Metroid-Formula.
Pretty much vanilla in terms of difficulty, some slightly higher difficulty-spikes and some slight changes to the game's mechanics.
Very straight forward most of the time, with some opportunities to sequence break, which gives an interesting opportunity of routing.

In general the game built up a very nice atmosphere while I was playing it.
My only down points are that you need to use some advanced techs for certain items (correct me if I'm wrong) and an imo too tight escape timer to save the animals (didn't really try it a second time tbh), but in terms of creating a nice tension right at the end, it does a great job.

Again, very nice hack which I can recommend to everyone who likes vanilla-ish ROM-hacks.
Good job!
By Syphon on Feb 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This is a nice gateway hack recommended for everyone new to romhacks or fans of vanilla hacks.
By Shenjoku on Feb 03, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
72% in 3:18
Really fun hack. Has a fairly obvious progression that was easy to follow for the most part, which is always nice to have. I did fall into a few traps thinking I was soft locked when I was really wasn't since the exit wasn't obvious at first, but I eventually figured it out. Really dig that custom music :)
By BlacklyoN7M on Feb 22, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
86% in 6:00
A really good hack, I enjoy it very much, I did spend a lot of time running around the Zebes but It was pretty much my fault. It is definitely one of the best vanilla hack I have played yet

Thank you so much!!!

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