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Super Metroid - Revamp by The Brothers Crafters [MZM Exploration], rated by Azagroth on Dec 09, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
75% in 2:14
I absolutely loved this hack. Extremely well made recreation of SM in ZM. I thought it could not be better than Super GBA edition but The Brothers Crafters absolutely made it a spectacular upgrade which improves everything over the original. The only thing I can give as an idea is to put Arachnus in the bomb room so you have a boss there, if you are able to add him in.
Metroid: Extraction by Conner, Exister, Raygun [MZM Quick Play], rated by Azagroth on May 24, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:43
I loved it. I kept forgetting I can use the returning item from M2, which led to 10 minutes of being lost.
Metroid: Scrolls 6 by Conner, OneOf99, CaptGlitch, JRP [MZM Exploration], rated by Azagroth on Mar 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
85% in 1:57
This is the most impressive one in terms of ZM. The music and bosses are awesome.
Super Metroid - GBA Edition by The Brothers Crafters [MZM Exploration], rated by Azagroth on Feb 09, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
73% in 1:47
Played 2.0 and 3.0 and I have to say that I loved it. Really nicely done. Requires wall jumping to beat.
Metroid: Takeover by Spedimus [MZM Exploration], rated by Azagroth on Jul 26, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
80% in 3:20
I took a lot of time to just walk around this one as it felt special like no other hack has. The world is huge and a lot of fun to explore, puzzles are nicely hidden and some quite challenging (mostly the speedbooster ones). If you like speedbooster you'll love this hack, the large areas are a lot of the times built around speeding like a madman.

In terms of challenge it felt ok, where the blend of enemies and hidden paths forward would push you to search everywhere. This can sound annoying but it isn't as for the most time upgrades are flowing at a nice pace, which I did not expect in a huge hack, most feel like they space things out too much.

In terms of exploring it I will say that you need to know bomb or wall jumping to not get stuck.

In terms of the negatives of this hack - well tiling can use some work and the special boss has a weird hitbox at times, but it is nothing too major.

I wholeheartedly recommend this one to any players looking for an experience that would feel like ZM revamped.
Metroid: Return to Zebes by alexman25 [MZM Exploration], rated by Azagroth on Jul 26, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 1:05
Pretty much a perfect hack. Gameplay changes were ok with me, I got used to the new jump relatively fast. New suit palletes are awesome. In terms of custom music this is perfect - pretty much being the Super Metroid OST, you can't go wrong there.

A few more bosses if possible would be an awesome addition and also a Varia suit switch to the final suit look so it is more in line with suit transformations in Super or Metroid 2 but those are not needed to enjoy this hack.
Metroid Fusion Repalette by MollyAncalime, Doc 4non & JKMaxx [MF Improvement], rated by Azagroth on Feb 17, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Visually incredible. My only issue is the new text that can be very cheesy imo.
Metroid: Oil Spill by Spedimus [MF Exploration], rated by Azagroth on Aug 17, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
60% in 1:54
Really solid hack with some great level design that does allow for really challenging boss fights which are the best and worst part for me. Fighting bosses in the nerfed state actually made me feel like a kid again - I was scared of Nightmare and Yakuza for the first time in over 10 years. On the other hand that is also a part I was not super keen on as I am not one for challenging hacks. Still I have to give credit where credit is due - this is one of the most impressive hacks for a number of reasons and it is a Fusion one at that. I wish to note that my finish items were around 60% on my first run (I only post first run stats, realistically I beat this 3 times as of writing this).

- diffifcult;
- non-linear;
- fun areas;
- new SA-X chase;
- Varia looks crisp;
- I really enjoyed how the music was used;
- takes away a key upgrade which makes you reconsider how you approach exploring (to an extent it does not turn it 180)

- difficulty - if you are not looking for it look away from this one;
- some tiles were messed up;
- ending is a bit random.
Metroid SR387 by OneOf99 and NathanTech [MZM Exploration], rated by Azagroth on Jul 26, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
60% in 1:25
Item collection is placeholder, I forgot mine. In terms of the actual hack - really solid one, has great exploration and environments. Mostly my issue is a preference one and that is the custom music - I am not a fan of the theme of the first area. Other than that one of the best for ZM. Needless to say - the Phazon suit looks great