CanadianOwl's Ratings and Reviews
Super Metroid Nature by Jefe962 [SM Exploration], rated by CanadianOwl on Dec 29, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
34% in 0:55
(Time above is my first true speedrun, my first playthrough was over 2 hours IGT and 61%)

This hack is great, I blind raced it with a few people and while I was last (and had the wrong version), it was a lot of fun. I'm happy to say that I will try to continue to run this hack, and maybe try for sub hour any%.
Legacy by Banana Oyaji [SM Exploration], rated by CanadianOwl on Jan 15, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
For the first full-hack of the game, this is actually something cool. It has flaws for sure (the map being screwed up from a save is annoying), but it has good character. The split maridia is a double edged sword. While it's fun to completely skip East Maridia with speedrun tech, it also feels like a wasted part WAY out of the way, only visited in 100% runs.

The idea of required Spore Spawn is the mirror of East Maridia. It's nice that I'm forced to do a boss not normally done in vanilla speedruns, but it is annoying to do spore spawn with only missiles no matter what.

It does freshen up the game by tweaking the boss order, rearranging the expected places for items, and changing where does each area connect to. I recommend this to new people who want to play ROM hacks. It has vanilla physics, so you don't need to relearn anything about moving, and it just feels like a new map of Super Metroid, and I think that is the type of ROM hacks I like. New maps of similar difficulty.