Aikner's Ratings and Reviews
Metroid - Rogue Dawn by Grimlock, Optomon, snarfblam [M1 Exploration], rated by Aikner on Sep 12, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 5:04
This hack is really amazing. It improves upon the original in many ways and feels more satisfying to explore and complete. Especially the beautiful soundtrack leaves a lasting impression.
Temporus by Grime [SM Unknown], rated by Aikner on Sep 13, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
47% in 3:13
A sometimes a bit tedious, but overall creative hack with a captivating dark atmosphere. The changed physics were a nice touch.
Super Made In Metroid - Attack Of The Rinkas by pontarou [SM Unknown], rated by Aikner on Sep 13, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
MockingBird Station by Xaggoth [SM Exploration], rated by Aikner on Sep 13, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
51% in 10:53
Even though the entire hack takes place on some kind of station and looks very mechanical, it doesn't get boring or repetitive. The layout of the sectors gets more intriguing, challenging and menacing, the deeper you go. The above mentioned super missiles and an energy tank in a spiral block maze respawn on save reload.
Super Metroid: Redesign by Drewseph [SM Exploration], rated by Aikner on Sep 13, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 48:52
This is the first hack that I played many years ago and I still remember it giving me the same excitement as playing the original for the first time again.
I remember it being pretty difficult and huge and checking back on my save file the play time shows 46 hours ... did it really take me that long to finish?
I know back then I was trying to get 100% but couldn't do it because it required advanced techniques. But today with the help of savestates I was able to achieve it.
Metroid: Wart's Invasion by AlexAR [M1 Unknown], rated by Aikner on Sep 17, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 2:30
It's an interesting experience to play with the Mario visuals but it looks kinda odd sometimes and gameplay gets a bit tedious in some places.
Cliffhanger by Digital_Mantra [SM Challenge], rated by Aikner on Sep 13, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
155% in 19:30
I played this hack some years ago, but I don't remember much about it. I guess it was rather average.
Exia by Acheron [SM Challenge], rated by Aikner on Sep 13, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
7% in 0:30
Why did I play this again? It's just a grapple beam challenge and I don't even like grappling. It has nice graphics but the map layout doesn't leave much room for immersion and only serves its purpose as posing a challenge.