Welcome, Super Metroid Speedrunners!


Hello and welcome to Deer Tier! The aim of this site is to showcase the best of the best in the Super Metroid speedrunning community. Submit your records and see how you stack up against your fellow speedrunners!

If you wish to play any category on emulator, higan is the recommended emulator to use. Times should also follow SpeedRunsLive conventions. To paraphrase the rules, this means:

  • All files ... should start at 0:00 with the intro sequence completed so play begins in the Ceres station.
  • SNES9x 1.43 and ZSNES are banned.
  • Absolutely no emulator functions, such as savestates or speedups. No turbo-fire functions are allowed. No external devices such as game genie or gameshark. No scripts unless specifically allowed.
  • Save the critters at your own discretion.

In addition, the leaderboards operate on the honour system. Please do not attempt to pass off fake records as your own. If any times look suspicious, they may be removed. The best way to establish credibility is to hang out and race with the SRL Super Metroid community. A more detailed ruleset can be found here. With that said, enjoy the competition! Will you ascend to Deer Tier?


Check out the Super Metroid Speedrunning Wiki for all kinds of great resources on the game, including the full list of categories. This includes inactive categories that may be retired from Deer Tier.

You can also join our Discord server and chat with other Super Metroid speedrunners.


  • May 3, 2019
  • phantomsnake

Deer Tier has been migrated to a new host and the database has been restored from a backup taken on April 9, 2019. This is the most recent backup that I had, unfortunately. Records submitted between April 9 - 23 will need to be resubmitted. Any accounts created during this time will also need to be recreated.

If you missed the outage, Deer Tier was down from April 23 to May 3 due to a "service interruption" on our old host (you can read about it here if you're interested). The web server was restored after a few days but as of right now the database still hasn't been restored. I didn't want to keep Deer Tier offline any longer so I've given up and moved to a new host.

I'm very sorry about the lengthy outage and the lost data. I'll be setting up a better backup process.

Aside from the lost data I believe everything should be working. Please let me know if you notice any issues.

Past News


Your moderators are Belthasar, Feral5x, foosda, Jack879, Overfiendvip, Straevaras, total, WildAnaconda69 and zoast. If you have any questions about the times you or anyone else has submitted, please feel free to contact any of them in the #supermetroid channel on our Discord server.