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Digital Cube by Cloud12 [SM Challenge], rated by Derxu on May 15, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
43% in 0:19
A nice little hack, very nice idea, many traps, and a way through.
I had fun drawing a map and taking notes, while dying multiple times and starting all over.
if you wanna play this hack, you need some capacity for frustration, but getting finally through gives you the rewarding feeling of victory.
Super Metroid Nature by Jefe962 [SM Exploration], rated by Derxu on Jan 19, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
77% in 0:00
One of the best hacks I ever played. It felt really fresh, but was still a hack following the classic Metroid-Formula.
Pretty much vanilla in terms of difficulty, some slightly higher difficulty-spikes and some slight changes to the game's mechanics.
Very straight forward most of the time, with some opportunities to sequence break, which gives an interesting opportunity of routing.

In general the game built up a very nice atmosphere while I was playing it.
My only down points are that you need to use some advanced techs for certain items (correct me if I'm wrong) and an imo too tight escape timer to save the animals (didn't really try it a second time tbh), but in terms of creating a nice tension right at the end, it does a great job.

Again, very nice hack which I can recommend to everyone who likes vanilla-ish ROM-hacks.
Good job!
Super Metroid: space Junk (Not Contest Ver.) by Crystal Knight [SM Exploration], rated by Derxu on Aug 26, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
91% in 1:19
Overall a very good hack with some small issues. There was one room that stopped scrollingat a certain point, and I confused the game once because I entered a screen transition while the screen was still scrolling. Also the Missile refill right before Crocomire doesn't work.

And don't spacejump up at the landingsite, once I hit the ceiling, I was teleported into another room somewhere out of bounds.

Very fun to play, some places where you can sequence break, I really enjoyed exploring the quite small but open environment.

Finished with an IGT of 1:19 and an item percentage of 91.1%, didn't find any animals to save.
SM:Decision by JoshShoeWah [SM Exploration], rated by Derxu on May 14, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 1:35
Just finished this hack.
I really loved the idea to decide between several items to continue different ways to beat the game.

Difficultywise, everyone who can beat the vanilla game can complete this hack, you don't need hard tricks to finish.

Very natural roomdesign in most of the rooms, no "who-the-hell-would-find-that-out"-rooms.

I really would've liked to see more rooms that you can only beat with the item you chose, that fell a little short imho, but still a very solid and fun to play hack.

Seeing a decimal in the percentage made me smile :D

Very well done!

Finished in 1:35 IGT with 90.2% item percentage.
Animals saved.