alexman25's Ratings and Reviews
Metroid: Combat by Multi-Man [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Nov 19, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Good hack, play.
Drugtroid by TheDruggedMetroid [M1 Speedrun/Race], rated by alexman25 on Nov 03, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Contrary to the other two reviews, this hack is in reality a masterpiece. It is a deep metaphor for our current world today, and our not so distant future of intergalactic psychedelic bounty hunting.
Metroid: Oil Spill by Spedimus [MF Unknown], rated by alexman25 on Aug 15, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
39% in 1:40
Without a doubt the best Fusion hack to date. You did good Spedimus, I'm proud of you.

The non-linearity is great, all the palettes and tilesets look amazing, the layout is thought out, and I like all of the area themes.

The only thing I didn't like were a few places were a bit out of my skill level, but that's a personal problem on my end and I won't knock your score for it.
Deep Freeze by Cpt.Glitch [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Aug 14, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
42% in 27:09
The first Zero Mission hack that can be considered nothing less than great. The new palettes are very nice. The theme is spectacular, and the layouts are very good.

Everything looks very nice and feels organic, and brings back the feeling of just being able to explore a new map.

Being the first Metroid ROM hack I've played a few years ago, nostalgia certainly plays a part in my view on this hack, but I genuinely believe that it deserves it's praise.

While there are newer hacks that are arguably better, I think this one deserves that extra 5th star for helping kick off the Zero Mission hacking scene and indirectly bringing said hacks into existence.
Project Base 0.7.3 by begrimed [SM Improvement], rated by alexman25 on Aug 14, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
43% in 3:50
A very great hack well deserving of it's rating.

The new map is great, the physics changes don't feel bad, and the palettes are very nice.
Snowglobe by Scyzer [SM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Jun 07, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 20:26
A great hack for what it is. Well designed, looks pleasing, and has a neat story. It's long enough to feel significant, but not too long to overstay it's welcome.

I had issues with some of the advance tricks, but that's just from me being bad at Super Metroid.
Metroid - Birthday Mission by Metroid Violinist [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Jan 20, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
4% in 7:53
Time is in minutes:seconds.

For a hack made in less than a day, it's pretty good. And knowing the story behind it's creation is very heartwarming. A little more farming than I'd like, but it's really good for what it is.
Stargazer by Ing-ing [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Jan 09, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
One of the few good ZM hacks as of right now, and made in 24 hours to boot. I had a lot of fun when I played this. Exploration was fun but not frustrating, and has good sequence breaking iirc. Definitely recommended!
Metroid - Zebian Illusion by DragonEye Studios [M1 Unknown], rated by alexman25 on Sep 03, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Play if you like Christmas.
Over the Moon by TestZero [M1 Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Feb 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
It's pretty good, with a unique aesthetic. I really enjoyed it! It's biggest strength is how open-ended it is.
Metroid SR387 by OneOf99 and NathanTech [MZM Exploration], rated by alexman25 on Jan 18, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
73% in 1:30
A pretty decent hack in all regards. I'll start with the positives. The music was pretty good, and enjoyable throughout. The visuals were pretty nice as well. I liked having a new planet to explore, that had a great mix of nature and technology.

But as with all hacks, there's downsides. I'll start with my biggest gripe, the room sizes. A lot of the rooms seemed like they were large and obtuse for no reason other than "Because I can".

This wouldn't be too bad if it was limited to a few instances, but it's pretty much every room. It bloats the areas more than they need to be.

A lot of the rooms were large and hard to quickly navigate through, and this ended up making the shortcuts end up the only way I'd want to keep exploring the area. I don't think it's a good thing when I want to avoid traveling through rooms more than once in an exploration based hack.

Another thing is, it ended a lot sooner than I expected. It felt abrupt. Just walking then bam! Suddenly, final boss. The escape was also slightly disappointing.

All in all, a great Zero Mission hack with a few issues. 4/5, I'll be playing this again in the future.
Samus' Turkey Journey by Sapphron [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Dec 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 7:03
For a first attempt at a ZM hack and something only made in 10 hours, it could have been way worse.

Nothing was too hard to figure out, and everything at least made sense. A great start, and three orbs for effort.

(Completion in minutes:seconds)
Winter Mission by Ing-ing [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Nov 16, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
It was 'aight.
Zebes Returns by Crocomire [SM Unknown], rated by alexman25 on Aug 23, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I like the name.
Escape from Metroid Zero Mission by uNsane [MZM Unknown], rated by alexman25 on Aug 14, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
39% in 6:04
It was good for it's time.
Metroid Action by Jumzhu [MZM Boss Rush], rated by alexman25 on Feb 02, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
It's a pretty great and enjoyable hack. A massive improvement on the old boss rush hack,
Metroid: Takeover by Spedimus [MZM Unknown], rated by alexman25 on Jan 31, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Certainly not the best hack out there, but pretty solid for (to my knowledge) a first attempt. The room design could use some work (a lot of tile errors/misuse and can be pretty blocky), and the map could use some work too. For a veteran difficulty hack, it's pretty easy too.

The most fun I had with the hack was traversing Norfair for the first time. The platforming was difficult and fun, and whenever I messed up it felt like it was my fault and not bad design. Going through the heat runs was pretty good too, but I'll admit I'm pretty sure I didn't get everything I was supposed yet to before I got into Norfair.

Overall, a decent hack, and I look forward to future hacks made by Spedimus.
HECKTROID by alexman25 [MZM Incomplete], rated by alexman25 on May 05, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Bad hack don't play