GoldenTorizo's Ratings and Reviews
Hyper Metroid by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by GoldenTorizo on Aug 03, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 1:36
This hack was totally worth the wait!

First time I played this hack, I could never figure out where to go or what to do next. I even landed myself going up against the Gold Torizo statue while underpowered. Even going back and forth from Norfair and Maridia trying to find Power Bombs and other power-ups.

I eventually found out that this hack can be easily sequence broken because you can get items like High Jump Boots, Spazer, Wave Beam, Space Jump, and even the Gravity Suit early (if you know how to use the Super Missile propelling technique to propel yourself upwards).

One thing I really like was the use of the gates. Going on a wild goose chase to find and unlock the 15 gates blocking your way to Tourian as well as 5 random gates blocking your way to the Screw Attack upgrade.

All in all, Hyper Metroid was a really fun hack to play through and I will be recording a play through of this hack soon once I get a good feel of the hack and know everything about it.

5/5.
Super Metroid: MINI by Mr. Hiryu [SM Unknown], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 09, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
85% in 1:47
Let me be the first one to say this: This hack kicked ass. What I really loved about this hack was the orchestrations of the music. The reorchestrated music sounded sexy. For most the songs in the hack, I sat there saying, "Man, sometimes I wish the music were like this.". This hack was simply amazing.
It's too bad I could never find Spazer anywhere.
Project Base 0.7.3 by begrimed [SM Improvement], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 09, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
104% in 0:56
Is it just me, or do these updates to this hack get better and better? As an speedrunner in training, this hack is any speedrunner's dream.

Best rom hack I have ever played. Great job, Grime!
Ancient Chozo by Albert V. [SM Vanilla+], rated by GoldenTorizo on Jun 08, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
94% in 1:37
Ya know, for a hack built on the Project Base engine, this is not that bad. I like the tile sets, especially in Maridia, the rework on Samus' sprite; I like the idea of being able to activate crumble blocks by performing a backflip. I also like the faster charge beam, helps make some boss fights go by faster. However, I have some complaints with this hack like that one room with the Turtle and the giant statue in Maridia. Why is that a thing? I needed over 30 Supers in order to get that E-Tank and on top of that the little "eye" doesn't really drop Supers and it doesn't help the fact that it takes a lot of Charge Beam shots to even "kill" it. I think that was a very bad idea. I didn't like the whole finding X-Ray during the escape sequence. It was redundant IMO. I don't know why Spo-Spo's room needed to be filled with water. At least it wasn't like Super Metroid Wet Dream where there is dark water EVERYWHERE! It made an already tedious boss fight even more tedious and drawn out which is why I opt to skip Spo-Spo in the original Super Metroid. Another problem I have with this hack: Spikes. Spikes everywhere. There are spikes in certain rooms and in certain parts that one would never go and it's even worse when you can't tell if the stalactites are spikes or not. It makes this even more frustrating at the start of the game since spikes hit you for 60 points of health. I might be nitpicking, but this is what I think about the hack.

I want to give this a 3.5/5, but I don't know how... It's a great hack, but nowhere near the best.
Wet Dream by Crys [SM Unknown], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 15, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
One of my favorite hacks.
Super Metroid Revolution EX by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 11, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Not bad, not bad at all.
Super Metroid: Hydellius by TROM [SM Unknown], rated by GoldenTorizo on Nov 01, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
The Good:
- The twin door idea.

The Bad:
- The constant running around in circles and backtracking from one place to the next just to collect 1 item to reach one other area where you can unlock a gate.
- The physics takes some getting used to.

Overall: Fun and nice looking hack, but it gets very tedious after a while and anyone can get lost if you're not careful.
Zebes Returns by Crocomire [SM Unknown], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 15, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Meh, nothing really worth talking about with this hack. It was still kinda fun recording.
Searching for Items by Terimakasih [SM Exploration], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 15, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I dunno if I patched it to a bad rom, but being unable to save makes it extremely difficult for me to record.
AngryFireChozo by DSO [SM Quick Play], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 11, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
The floaty mechanics this hack has makes it one of the most annoying hacks out there. Don't get me wrong, it's still a pretty good hack nonetheless.
Super Zero Mission by SBniconico [SM Exploration], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 11, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
The only thing that keeps me from rating this hack a 4 or a 5 is the item locations. Some of them are near impossible to get without using some kind of tricks used in TAS speedruns. So me getting 100% on this hack is out of the question.
Super Metroid: HISHE by Scyzer [SM Unknown], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 09, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Nice alternate ending.
Super Metroid: Ridleys Revenge by Prime Hunter [SM Unknown], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 09, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 3:15
Not really much too this hack. It's just Samus fighting against Ridley with better AI coding and a lot more health. So easy for me to record and upload to Youtube.

3/5.
Super Metroid: YPR by YP [SM Unknown], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 09, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Well... at least it's better than the Cristener Homenag hacks. That's about it. Nothing much to say about this hack.
SM Redesign: Axeil Edition by Drewseph [SM Exploration], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 09, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Hack is an extremely toned down version of Redesign. There were too many issues I had playing this hack. Unless you've played the original Redesign, I would not recommend this hack to you.

2/5. Sorry Drewseph. :(
Super Mega-Metroid X-2 by FullofFail [SM Challenge], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 10, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
1 hit deaths? No thank you. >_>
Super Metroid: Cristener Homenag by Juan Dennys [SM Vanilla+], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 09, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I'd rather play Metroid: Other M than play this hack ever again. I urge you to never download this hack because there are better hacks on the Metroid Construction forum and this is definitely not one of them. You know what? This is good in its own little way. It's good because it shows those who want to make hacks how not to make a Super Metroid hack. Don't do it how this guy did it.

1/5. Whoever made the Cristener Homenag trilogy of hacks need to stop. -_-
Super Metroid: Cristener Homenag 2 by Juan Dennys [SM Vanilla+], rated by GoldenTorizo on Oct 09, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This hack is not even worth facepalming at nor is it worth anyone's time.

1/5. It's hacks like these that give Super Metroid a bad name.