Cpt.Glitch's Ratings and Reviews
Metroid 2: Challenge by RT-55J [M2 Spoof], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Jun 13, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Hack of the year.
Project Base 0.7.3 by begrimed [SM Improvement], rated by Cpt.Glitch on May 16, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Super Metroid, only better. The many versions makes PB suitable for all occasions. Using this as a base (hence the name) for your hack will make for some great gameplay. I.E: Hyper metroid. Tons of shortcuts, physic changes, new pallets keep the game feeling fresh even though it is the same as vanilla layout and objective wise.
Super Metroid: Cristener Homenag 2 by Juan Dennys [SM Vanilla+], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 25, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Glory
Vacation by Jathys [SM Spoof], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 24, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
About time Samus takes a break.
Hyper Metroid by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 19, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
84% in 6:08
This is by far the awesomest hack I've ever played, but like every hack hack there, there's always a few cons.
PROS:
-Great Level Design
-Good Resprites
-Possibly the most exciting Escape sequence ever
-Non-linear
-HUD and Ammo System was very well done
-Even the READ_ME was impressive
-Custom Into movies
-Custom Credits, I don't know if other hacks have done this, but it is really excellent
-Good Use of Project Base. This hack blew out of the water the potential that Project base has for a hack.
-Easy IBJ for easy sequence Breaking
-Tourain Gate system was nice. Not once did I get frustrated while looking for them. Hints are placing in many spots to tell you where to look.
-Fast Paced
-Mini-Phantoon
-Most bosses were fun to battle
-Spazer + Plasma
CONS
-WS after beating phantoon before getting varia was very annoying. The WS ghosts were a hassle.
-Draygon was a joke.
-Were a couple bugs, but none really worth noting.
-A WHOLE LOT of enemies during the escape.

All in all, amazing. While WS and Draygon made me very frustrated, this is a 5 star hack. Many times I came across something and said "What was he thinking by doing this?" Only to come back later and discover why and call it genius. The mprphsound wasn't really annoying to me, but having the item jingle for major upgrades would be nice. Great job RealRed, amazing hack! It almost makes me want to give mine up because topping this is not possible. (Don't worry I 'm not giving up, I said almost.) Can't wait to see you next hack.
Super Made In Metroid - Attack Of The Rinkas by pontarou [SM Unknown], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 07, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 0:09
Yes, you can beat this hack. It is so unique. You'd think a one room hack would be horrible in general, but not this hack. Even when locked in a 1x1 area this hack has tons of replay value. The three difficulty modes keep the challenge fresh once you master one of them. You win by killing rinkas and collecting the drops the give. But beware, its not as easy as it sounds. 1000 pts to win!
Stardust by Tyjet66 [SM Quick Play], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Mar 31, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
37% in 0:25
A very short, non-linear hack. Item everywhere, lots of places to explore. Has quite a bit of palette changes, but other than those, it is very vanilla like. Good hack to play to kill some time and is very fun to run through again and again to try and get the best route and time when speedrunning.
Metroid + Saving by snarfblam [M1 Improvement], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Mar 30, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I may actually be able to beat this without cheating now.
Metroid SR387 by OneOf99 and NathanTech [MZM Exploration], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Jul 09, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
76% in 0:56
A very pretty and well designed hack. It was updated during the contest to fix most of the bugs that existed. However there is still one music bug that exists when going through an area transition when custom music is playing. The hack is large, but sadly too much so. Many rooms felt empty and pointless, which made exploration boring and almost annoying, considering that most of the rooms were massive. Regardless, it is a fun hack to play. The research area was by far my favorite part of the hack.
Stargazer by Ing-ing [MZM Quick Play], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Jun 26, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 37:35
Completion time is in minutes:seconds. Most hacks made within a day are borderline unplayable and feature an unchanged layout. Ing-Ing breaks this pattern with Stargazer. Ing-Ing tested his hacking ability, and ultimately proves himself as a hacker through this experiment. The hack is short (it was made in 24 hours after all), but features an entirely new layout, tilesets, music, and many ASM patches to boot. (even though you didn't credit me for mine :P ) The hack is surprisingly well suited for even novice Zero Mission players, which is rare for an Ing-Ing hack. Even still, his room design, puzzles, and enemy usage (reos and Imago are never neglected) still show that it was Ing behind all of this. If Ing-Ing made an entire hack with enjoyability of this caliber, it'll be a hit without a doubt. Now for the few cons.

The hack does have various sound effect bugs that can be easily fixed, and has one particularly weird boss fight due to room design. I only noticed a few tiling errors (only one of which I actually noted on stream) but it was otherwise pretty solid in terms of quality.
Metroid: Operation Save Thanksgiving v1.1.1 (No Longer Broken) by Nodever2 [SM Quick Play], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Dec 25, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
88% in 0:26
(Review is for contest version)
For Nodever's first hack, this is really well done. It has that classic "vanilla" feel that a lot of older hacks have, like stardust, for example. You can tell he started with crateria first and then moved on to brinstar, as his level design improved up to that point. Items are given at a nice rate, making the player never feel under-equipped. It's a decent size for a contest entry, and was rather fun to play through. The boss of the hack is quite amusing as well. I recommend at least one playthrough. I am eager to see what nodever does in the future.
Super Metroid: HISHE by Scyzer [SM Unknown], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Oct 08, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:01
Great story, great game-play. -IGN
Super Metroid Arcade : Endless mode by Lioran, Tewtal [SM Quick Play], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Oct 06, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This is pretty neat. There are some bugs that need squashing, but this hack is very unique and NEVER ENDS. Great twist on an old classic. It's fun to "race" this with others as well.
Super Metroid: Cristener Homenag by Juan Dennys [SM Vanilla+], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Feb 03, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Follow the ways of the nag.
So Little Garden by MetroidMst [SM Exploration], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Feb 03, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
One of the best hacks by Mst. It features many interesting bosses that are all shaktool related in some way or another (except one). However the grapple physics are wonky and racing this hack is a fun, but painful experience.
Super Metroid: Ridleys Revenge by Prime Hunter [SM Unknown], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:04
This hack give you all items from the start. Features some rather nice AI coding for ridley and a much larger room to battle him in. Making this one boss hack a decent challenge. Once you beat it though there isn't much replay value.
Super Metroid: Redesign by Drewseph [SM Exploration], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
The hack that got me into hacking. While the difficulty and physic changes may turn you away, this hack is very well made. Looking for super metroid cept different? This is the hack to play. Looking for heat runs that will take 20 tries to pass? This is the hack for you.
Phazon Hack by A_red_monk_called_Key [SM Exploration], rated 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.
So Little Collab by MetroidMst/Vismund [SM Exploration], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Mar 30, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
The ripped graphics from SM All Stars was really nice and well done. There are plenty of secrets to find, as well as a new song used as a boss theme to go along with a custom boss.

Only things I disliked about the hack is how easy it is to get lost during a first playthrough. Also the map has some bugs, and the sun is a very hard thing to avoid. Never the less, still a fun hack, and the pyramid/desert theme is consistent throughout the entire hack.
Over the Moon by TestZero [M1 Quick Play], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Aug 14, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 3:50
Time is based off my stream length. This is a pretty neat hack. The graphic design is very well done. General level design is pretty good as well. There isn't too much to say other than it was pretty rough in the beginning because I needed to explore better. I made pretty steady progress afterwards though. My biggest gripe is the final area. I flat out did not enjoy it. The gimmick with the zebitites was pretty neat, but the maze-like structure overstayed it's welcome to me. I spent way too long trying to figure out how to get the last zebitite in particular. However, I will say that can attributed to me being bad. My biggest problem with it however, is the stupid amount of rinkas and the unfixed drops. The rinkas would often spawn on top of me before I knew they were there, hit me in doors, and combo me for 2 to 3 etanks at a time in very particular spots. The lack of a refill system or fixed drops is also REALLY annoying. Running out of ammo is punished with having to go all the way back to a refill bug in order to farm properly. I feel as these two things made me almost dislike the hack. They certainly made me despise the final area. Otherwise, it's pretty solid. Good work.
Super Metroid: Darkholme Hospital by Cloud12 [SM Quick Play], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Jul 12, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I only finished this because I did a blind race of it with a few people. (Though not everyone was playing blind.) Playing it in such a setting makes large sections of the hack less memorable already, so my review may be a bit skewed as a result.

The hack has great atmosphere and gets darker as you progress. Progression feels very rewarding and is not too challenging by itself. There are very few enemy/boss encounters unlike typical metroid games. As a result, the few existing enemies are dangerous and force you to be cautious in order to survive. Exploring and surviving is key. The last area and certain flooded portions of the hack were very annoying though. (insta-kill enemies are almost always dumb). The enemy that OHKOs at the end is also one that actively targets the player's position. Despite this, it's a pretty neat hack. Definitely one of the most atmospheric hacks out there.
Zero Challenge by Ing-Ing [MZM Challenge], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Jul 09, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Only play if you want to hate yourself or think ZM is too easy.
Metroid Fusion: Google Translate Edition by kkzero [MF Spoof], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Jun 24, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
0% in 1:17
Yes, I 0%'d this. It's as good as you'd expect. No level design or aesthetic changes, just text alterations. Some are pretty darn amusing. Good for a one time playthough, has little replay value though.
Quantum Deluxe Boogaloo by CanOfWorms [MZM Unknown], rated by Cpt.Glitch on May 21, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Never completed. Needs work. Spent hours looking for just 1 tourian room after ice, never got it. Still pretty fun to play through.
Metroid Action by Jumzhu [MZM Boss Rush], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 28, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
29% in 36:26
This hack was very interesting. Some hex tweaks and clever design allowed for new uses for bosses and allowed some basic enemies to be bosses. As expected, there are some troll and unfair spots in this hack. There are some very interesting route deviations I encountered, and plan to go back and explore them. If you like ZM and are relatively good at it, give this a try. Be prepared for some pain though.
Odd Mission by Ing-ing [MZM Vanilla+], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Mar 28, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
41% in 1:47
If you've played an Ing-Ing hack before, you'll know what to expect. Meme item messages and names, obscure paths and item placement, punishing enemies, some lame and some good puzzles, and of course, CRUMBLE BLOCKS. THERE ARE SO MANY.

Early game is by far the worst part. You can go two different ways at the start. Going one way prevents you from going back until you grab a certain item. The non-linearity is something I like though, so good on you for that. There is a lot of softlock potential though. A multitude of ammo doors close behind the player where there isn't a steady potential of refill. Now it's unlikely a player will get softlocked there unless they intentionally do it but it still should be prevented. Also a softlock exists on the Kraid-Norfair area connection. If one speedboosts through that hallway they will hit speedblocks in the floor and clip inside the floor. Also it's a half-hack. Those are bad.

Later during the hack (once I had more than 1 e-tank) it turned from a grind to a breeze. Difficulty dropped pretty significantly. There are a lot of items I missed, so I will try to get those. It's a fun hack for sure. Just be prepared to suffer a bit in the beginning and get trolled in other places.
Super Metroid: Gelid by Scyzer / Begrimed [SM Quick Play], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Oct 06, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
5% in 0:04
Had some neat concepts, but it was lag and bug infested. For what it was made for, (a contest) it's alright. The boss is neat, the little crystal hunts allow you to see all of the level design, and the HUD gimmick is real slick. If it wasn't for the bugs and lag, I would have enjoyed this much more.
Winter Mission by Ing-ing [MZM Quick Play], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Mar 10, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
1.0 Review

Have yet to play 1.1, so this review is based of 1.0. One of the first actual ZM hacks out there next to Deep Freeze. It contains a radical story, an awesome room state concept that fits the freezing/thawing theme of the contest it was submitted for, and tilesets from other games which give the game a new feel. Level design is okay and fits the challenge theme Ing-Ing was going for, however the design coupled with some enemy placements made for a frustrating time. 1.0 doesn't have an actual ending but I know 1.1 and any updates after that do. Enemies hurt and you have a small reserve of energy and ammo so use caution. The hack is a bit unfair in certain rooms but I believe most of these are fixed in 1.1 and the coming 1.2. 3/5 is my rating. A great hack, especially for a first hack and the first ZM hack, but needs some work.
Super Metroid Frostbite by Jefe962 [SM Exploration], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Mar 03, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
70% in 0:20
A decent hack for the winter contest. Throws a boss and high health/damage enemies at you early, but starting items and room state things make up for it. Not too interesting visually but it fits the freezing and thawing theme really well. Also ends kind of abruptly but that's not bad. A good quick play hack.
Super Metroid: So Much Hell by The Monster of Surrealton [SM Spoof], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Mar 06, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Needs more acid and red things.
Super Metroid: Green Peace by JAM [SM Spoof], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 25, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Save the animals!
SM Redesign: Axeil Edition by Drewseph [SM Exploration], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 19, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Big improvement to the first Redesign. Though the very few save stations and high damage dealing enemies makes savestates almost needed.
So Little Time by MetroidMst [SM Spoof], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 17, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
If I didn't rage so easily, I'd give this four stars. I enjoyed pretty much all of Mst's hacks. Guess I like silly hacks.
Grand Prix by Daltone [SM Speedrun/Race], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Nice short racing themed hack. Title set was nice and fits well. Not much skill is required unless you want to get to the "faster" routes. Racing wise I was a bit disappointed because those "faster routes" don't seem all that rewarding. Never the less, a good short hack for racing or speedrunning.
So Little Room by MetroidMst [SM Spoof], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Mar 30, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
9% in 0:01
Despite the frustration and potential seizure causing rainbow bubble effect, this is a nice hack to kill a minute or two. No real skill is needed other than patience. Once the boss is defeated, you will enter a maze that really has no hint at all. Just keep going and you'll beat it.
Super Mega Easy Metroid by jailsonmendes [SM Vanilla+], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Feb 03, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Not much of a hack...
Vismund Presents: Spikes!! by Vismund Cygnus [SM Unknown], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 25, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
More of a troll hack. Not supposed to be "good." But none the less it is still bad.
Super Metroid: Golden Dawn by Black Telomeres [SM Exploration], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 24, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
CRE everywhere. Bad level design. Forced player damage. Random air blocks.
Super Metroid: Draygon Challenge by crimsonsunbird [SM Challenge], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 03, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
No suits or energy Vs draygon is nope.
Super Zero Mission by SBniconico [SM Exploration], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Mar 31, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
While I enjoyed the hack for a while, I never came to complete it. The difficulty (even on the "standard" version, ramps up at an almost idiotic rate. While it does have great new enemies, graphics, physics, and is a remake of the first metroid game I've ever played, (Zero Mission obviously), the difficulty was just too much to bear.

This is a very large and good hack, but it came more of a frustration rather than an enjoyment due to high difficulty early on.
Retro Dust by Retroknuckles [SM Quick Play], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Mar 30, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
2% in 0:03
Very small one room hack. The room is very plain and the puzzles aren't very challenging. Not bad at all for a first hack, but there is little to no replay value. 2% is the max percentage. Again, not bad for a first. Just a bit too plain.
Super Metroid: Kraid Challenge by jailsonmendes [SM Challenge], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Feb 25, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Any hack author that completes a hack KNOWING that there are perma-stucks in it (and does nothing to fix it/is content with them) is one who clearly didn't try very hard to make it (Unless it's a contest hack).
Super Metroid: ZigZag by jailsonmendes [SM Challenge], rated by Cpt.Glitch on May 16, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Why do people make things like this.
Super Metroid: Lunatic Insane Hard by jailsonmendes [SM Challenge], rated by Cpt.Glitch on May 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Even the name sucks.
Super Metroid: Gate Bug by jailsonmendes [SM Challenge], rated by Cpt.Glitch on May 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This guy literally made a hack about every single stupid thing that he could think of.
I Wanna Be The Metroid by Maxg26 [SM Challenge], rated by Cpt.Glitch on Apr 25, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
The description says enough. Avoid. Spike everywhere? No. Not fun.