Zhs2's Ratings and Reviews
Hyper Metroid by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 21, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I'm biased because I like RealRed's hacks, but here goes: this hack is one of the most fun least difficulty hacks I've ever played. Fuck Oxide and vanilla, vanilla especially because there are items hidden in stupid places in that hack.
Metroid + Saving by snarfblam [M1 Improvement], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 01, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
The best assembly hack ever made, hands down.
Oxide by Cyclamen32 [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 01, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Oxide looks like your average Super Metroid. But wait! Look at all of these missiles you just got! Wow, you're going to have a lot of fun trying to run out of those! No kidding! The only downside to this hack is a bit of backtracking, but I had too much fun spending missiles to care.
Searching for Items by Terimakasih [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This hack makes you feel good about yourself in the worst way possible, e.g. being as good as the hack author in terms of finding items - because they aren't hidden or hidden creatively, at all. If you want a short, easy romp, play this hack.
Phazon Hack by A_red_monk_called_Key [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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You thought Revolution EX was bad about needing to shoot enemies repeatedly until they die? This hack is going to knock you into next week, buddy. Still, it's not bad at all - the graphics are stylish (and obviously Photoshopped), the progression chain is clear-cut, and there's fun to be had even if you have to expend all of your ammo to have it! Definitely a good hack for veteran players.
Ice Metal Uninstall by Crys [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 01, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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I liked this hack a lot. It wasn't too difficult to find items, and it didn't railroad you; that might be good in some people's books, some bad, but to me I didn't find it too much of a problem since I don't remember a point where I was dropped on a boss without sufficient gear to kill it - not everyone will have the same experience thanks to how open-ended this hack is, and I think the forum thread proves that. Still, four item balls from me.
Super Metroid: Z-Factor by Metaquarius [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I'm bringing down the rating on this one. Know why? It's not the god-like hack some people might tell you it is. It has the open-ended exploration of Ice Metal, but not the assurance of mind that you won't get dropped into a stupid situation at any door you deign to enter. It has a cut-out sequence of progression, but good luck trying to find your way forward at certain points in the game - more than likely you'll find yourself lost in a sea of hallways and dead-ends that contain nasty slip-ups capable of sending you back ten, twenty minutes of progress, or more on a death. I'm fairly sure I reached all the way to Gravity, personally, but I'm still not sure if I actually completed the hack in its entirety; that's a testament to the far-reaching complexity only the hack's author seems to understand. It was still an effort on his part, though, and something to be explored if you have both the time and the patience!
Super Metroid: Redesign by Drewseph [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 01, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
It's the granddaddy of major hacks, alright. The physics fight you, there are great places to get stuck X-Ray won't help you out of, and Sidehoppers will try to shank you with impunity. Still, it's worth checking out as a solid release and a experience you will likely never forget - good and bad. Watch out for Metroids!
Super Metroid Revolution EX by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 01, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Pretty good, if you don't mind spending the time shooting Space Pirates repeatedly with separate beams. (As in, completely separate - Ice, Wave, Spazer, etc. alone. Configured the normal way through the pause screen.) Fairly solid work otherwise.
Super Metroid: Dependence by Black Telomeres [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on May 08, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
87% in 5:27
I wanted to say this hack was kind of cool and did some neat things, but... it didn't. It's an old grandpappy decade-charged fart of a hack made of terrible tiling and even more terrible design decisions. It's alright if you love rooms with like 8/5000 tiles made of shot blocks that you need to shoot to proceed and fun grappling sequences, I guess. In summary, Black Telomeres would get fired really quickly if he was a building architect.
Super Zero Mission by SBniconico [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
You think it might be like the official Nintendo release of Zero Mission, but you quickly find yourself very, very wrong. Still, even for the difficulties in playing, there are a few good moments to it. Complete this only if you hate yourself.
Airy by Cyclamen32 [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 01, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Not as good as its big brother Oxide. This one took more effort to complete and didn't feel that great.
Super Metroid: Pantheon by squishy_ichigo [SM Exploration], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 01, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
ORANGE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
So Little Time by MetroidMst [SM Spoof], rated by Zhs2 on Apr 01, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Shit. Avoid.