|I decided to go back to this save file and try to 100% complete it. First, I'm gonna get as close to 100% as I reasonably can without a guide, then I'll use a guide for the other stuff and comment on why those last few things were way too ridiculously well hidden.|
There's a LOT of stuff I'm missing... you really have to scour the entire map again after you get all the abilities. Most of the stuff I was missing is not obvious to find at all... I really just had to go around to all of the borders of the map, and bomb/power bomb/screw attack on all the walls to check for a hidden path to an unexplored green square... I'm finding quite a lot of interconnecting glass tubes between each of the regions, making it so you don't need to take the elevator back to the main deck that often.
Even though I think I'm being very thorough, there's still several items in each zone that elude me.
I fully cleared Sector 2, and almost fully cleared Main Deck, Sector 1, and Sector 4 and 6 I think... still barely started re-exploring Sector 5, and it doesn't look like I EVER re-explored Sector 3, as I even see an item on the revealed map I haven't got yet, and barely any green squares revealed.
Sectors 3 and 5 are insanely frustrating to re-explore... a bunch of doors are destroyed, making the paths blocked off.. and there's a bunch of those annoying speed-dash blocks that require you to go back and clear out a running path and stuff...
wtf, Sector 3's whole lower area is LITERALLY inaccessible now... unless there's some other interconnecting tube from another sector that I haven't found yet... I'm stumped.
alright screw this... going for 100% in this game isn't fun when you have to backtrack literally everywhere, and even then it's not enough, some of these hidden paths must be ridiculously well hidden.
On my own, I managed to get:
16/20 energy tanks
45/48 missile expansions
22/32 power bomb expansions
so... that's 83% item completion... just a bit more than what I managed to do in Super (and I might actually still be able to do more in Super)