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    Ahhh, Super Metroid.

    Considered the best installment in an overall stellar series by most gamers I know, as well as one of the top titles for the SNES.
    About time someone on here Let's Played it.

    And that one would be me. I've been wanting to do an LP of some kind or the other for some months now, but have never found the right game.
    Until now that is.

    What you can expect from this thread:
    - Gameplay video with audio commentary by me and maybe some friends down the road
    - Updates about once a week, more often if I manage to churn these out quicker
    - A semi-skilled playthrough of Super Metroid on the SNES
    - 100% items
    - Some (pretty ineffective*) sequence breaking
    - As fast as I can manage (hint: not that fast, I fear...)

    *Ineffective because while I know some of the techniques for sequence breaking, mainly the infinite bombjump trick, I have absolutely no clue on WHEN to actually use the tricks. Hilarity will ensue**
    **Let hilarity equal "watching me bumbling around"

    I have never managed to get 100% in this game. In fact, even though I played it more times than I am willing to admit, I have managed to beat the game exactly twice. Mostly because of THAT ONE AREA. You'll know when I get there.

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    So, without further ado:

    You've got Chozo in your Jellyfish: Let's Play Super Metroid

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    Episode 01 - Let The Bumbling Begin | Solo | Blip.tv
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    Episode 02 - Bombjumping And Kraid, Oh My! | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 03 - In Which I'm Getting Lost | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 04 - You Spin Me Right Round | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 0All Water Down The Drain | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 06 - I'm Afraid'a No Ghosts | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 07 - Trainwrecked | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 08 - The Gravity Of The Situation | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Intermission 01 - In Which Technology Fails Us! | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 09 - Dive Right In | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 10 - Sea Of Love | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 12 - Hot On The Pot | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 13 - Wrapping It Up | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv
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    Episode 14 - Whatever Happened To The Chozo? | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv[/table]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoracle View Post
    - 100% items
    - As fast as I can manage (hint: not that fast, I fear...)

    I have never managed to get 100% in this game.
    "Fast" and "First time 100%" do not mix that well in Super Metroid unless you're restarting frequently (and thus don't count total time played, but total time saved) and using a 100% speedrun walkthrough...
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    In fact, even though I played it more times than I am willing to admit, I have managed to beat the game exactly twice. Mostly because of THAT ONE AREA. You'll know when I get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    "Fast" and "First time 100%" do not mix that well in Super Metroid unless you're restarting frequently (and thus don't count total time played, but total time saved) and using a 100% speedrun walkthrough...
    Yeah, but I could have at least upped my walking speed. If I didn't know better, I'd say I was half asleep when I made that first video, and my reactions are just so dang slow...

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    It's Maridia, isn't it?
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    Naturally. Somehow Maridia always saps the will to trudge on out of me. I get there, and suddenly everything else is waaay more important than playing... which is why Maridia's the point where I will have a guest commentator, come what may. Someone has to kick me through it...

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    huh. I usually go pick up the charge shot before going through Spore Spawn, but I don't suppose it makes much difference if you've got enough missile packs to handle it regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyckspoon View Post
    huh. I usually go pick up the charge shot before going through Spore Spawn, but I don't suppose it makes much difference if you've got enough missile packs to handle it regardless.
    Yeah, I almost never do that. Mainly because I have to actively make myself go down in the pink room. I don't know, somehow it's a bit of a blind spot for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoracle View Post
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    ...which is why Maridia's the point where I will have a guest commentator, come what may. Someone has to kick me through it...
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    I'd be up for that. Never played any of the Metroid games myself. And there's the timezone advantage.
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    Domo, I'll hold you to that. In fact, you've got a PM ;)

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    So you inspired me to replay Super Metroid. When I started, I was like "I don't know what he's talking about, Maridia isn't that bad." Apparently this is one of the places where my otherwise near-perfect memory of Games I've Played Too Many Times has edited something out, because I just got there and..

    Man, *expletive deleted* Maridia. The layout and room pathing is just obnoxious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyckspoon View Post
    huh. I usually go pick up the charge shot before going through Spore Spawn, but I don't suppose it makes much difference if you've got enough missile packs to handle it regardless.
    I usually farm resupply items from its spores, making my actual missile count moot. But that's only because I haven't built up the skill to use the tricks to bypass the blasted thing completely.
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    Default Re: You've got Chozo in your Jellyfish: Let's Play Super Metroid

    Well, you are not constantly going 'umm' and 'durr' in your first video like some let's players and this is supposed to be a good game my 'why get anything other than a PC when there's still plenty I haven't played on it?' mentality led me to pass by, so I will probably stay tuned for the next installment.
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    Default Re: You've got Chozo in your Jellyfish: Let's Play Super Metroid

    Wait, you can skip Spore Spawn? How?

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    Spore Spawn's purpose is to block access to your first Super Missile pack. If you can sequence break access to another one somewhere, there's no need to ever go through his room.

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    {table="head"] Title | Commentary | Videolink
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    Episode 02 - Bombjumping And Kraid, Oh My! | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv[/table]

    New Episode!

    Action!
    Adventure!
    Midget Bossfights!

    Also, some actual progress is made,I show off bombjumping, and we get our first bit of (verbal) fanservice, courtesy of Domochevsky.

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    Default Re: You've got Chozo in your Jellyfish: Let's Play Super Metroid

    So, to get some discussion going:

    Where should I go next? What have I missed? How can we improve? Who am I, and if yes, how many?

    Also: Next Episode is scheduled for tomorrow night, afterwards I'm going to play further.
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    New Episode!

    Backtracking Through Hell!
    Some Actual Progress!
    Putting The Item-Time-Continuum Back Together!

    After a delay due to a turbulent weekend, I slog back through the burning place(tm) and manage to get the items I foolishly skipped earlier. Also, Domo laughs at my SUPERB platforming. He's jealous that way.

    Now with the incrediboulous Percentagecounter!
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    Your platforming is... special, yes. Let's stick with that.
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    I'm definitely going to be following this.

    Doing good so far.

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    When I saw the whole "one area" bit I wondered which one and then I saw this

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    It's Maridia, isn't it?
    and I am like "Oh yea, THAT area" lol
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    {table="head"] Title | Commentary | Videolink
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    New Episode!

    Going In Circles!
    Item Extravaganza!
    Going In Circles!

    We're doing the big lap around the parts we've already explored today and snatching up items we missed earlier.

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    {table="head"] Title | Commentary | Videolink
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    Episode 05 - All Water Down The Drain | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv[/table]

    Since Blip won't let me upload an Episode and not publish it, some of you have already seen this one. I'm away over the weekend in the barren wastelands where there is no devcent internet connetion (read: Bavaria), so this one comes early. Episode 06 will be online somewhen around monday...ish. Have fun!

    Also: Polling time: Do you guys want download links for the episodes, or another mirror, or is blip/streaming only OK?

    New Episode!

    Bullet Time Jumping!
    Tubes!
    Super Mario Impressions!!

    We're stumbling upon Maridia this time, although we don't get to the bad part just yet.

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    Want more Spinesharking.

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    Huh. I would have just turned around and kept looking for the Grapple Beam.. (it's in Norfair, IIRC.) Going through any parts of Maridia without the Gravity Suit is just not worth it.. although I think on the route you're going you'll wind up taking the back door into the Wrecked Ship anyway? I have no idea if that door opens from the 'wrong' side or not.

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    Yeah, I considered going back, but I was kinda going with the flow here. Also, by that point I had enough of Norfair, tbh. Gotta break up the monotony a bit.

    As for the wrecked ship... we'll see.
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    I always thought it was odd that most people go through the tube first. Is it possible to get to wrecked ship through the backdoor without the gravity suit?

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    {table="head"] Title | Commentary | Videolink
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    Episode 06 - I'm Afraid'a No Ghosts | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv[/table]

    New Episode!

    Commentator Continuity Crash!
    Ghosts!
    Technical Problems!

    We're taking on the wrecked ship. From BEHIND! Phantoon has to go, and so does Domo, once his hard disk was full. Also, listen to me getting confused over when the video was actually starting.

    Item Collection Percentage: 39%

    Also: I've added your fanart to the OP, malmo, so everyone can bask in its glory

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    Episode 07 - Trainwrecked | w/ Domochevsky | Blip.tv[/table]

    New Episode!

    Recording Software Crashes!
    Missing Savegames!
    Nautical Tons Of Items!

    We're trekking through the ol' country again, getting items I skipped earlier, and make our way back towards something better than a snorkel.
    Item Collection Percentage: 50%

    Please excuse the occasional out-of-sync problems. My PC acted up, I lost 10 minutes of voice and had to cut the remaining segment from 3 seperate tracks. This will be fixed next episode.

    Also, I've added download links for the Episodes to the OP.
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    Default Re: You've got Chozo in your Jellyfish: Let's Play Super Metroid

    At about the halfway mark of video seven, the audio starts arriving about half a minute earlier than the video.
    Brewing a new setting (3.5 ed D&D). The setting is complete and ready to play.
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    I know. Like I said, we had some technical issues, and I couldn't sync the rest of the audio better than that. Sorry.

    It'll be fixed next video, though.

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    Default Re: You've got Chozo in your Jellyfish: Let's Play Super Metroid

    Half a minute, hm? That's quite a gap actually. All the valuable content gets spoilered!

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