KaptenR's Ratings and Reviews
Super Metroid: Ascent by Benox50 [SM Exploration], rated by KaptenR on Oct 21, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 6:30
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This was an amazing hack!
Top Level design!
Some new interesting mechanics, refreshing.
Colorful and clear environments!
Just the perfect challenging, not too easy, but not crazy hard either.
Some nice puzzles too.
Everything I love about Super Metroid this hack got!

I give it 5/5. Definitely play this one!
V I T A L I T Y by Digital_Mantra [SM Exploration], rated by KaptenR on Apr 30, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
64% in 5:07
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I just finish this Hack, and I love it, it was a fantastic hack, I give it 5/5. Very creative and interesting. Story and looks are brilliant! A bit different from other SM hacks, which is refreshing. I didn't find the hack to be too hard, which is good for newer players, but it still got its challenges, so every SM fan can and should play this one!

Hm maybe one small complaint would be that you can get into the last part/zone and still have a lot to explore and find in the other zones. But maybe that was intended?
Super Duper Metroid by Metaquarius, Daltone [SM Exploration], rated by KaptenR on Jan 14, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
84% in 4:35
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This was absolutely a really good hack. Clear that a ton of time went into this! Excellent level design. The hack is really open, but yet you do not get lost so easily (at least I didn't). The rooms are always nicely looking, you don't get bored with how it looks.
I did not find the hack to be so hard, I think probably quite new players can beat this.

There also seem to be a lot of replayability! With both the random items option, and the mirror option.
but there is also the hidden challenge, where you do NOT pick up morph ball! This makes for an insane challenge! Very cool!

I give the hack 4.5 / 5. It was great! :D
Hyper Metroid by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by KaptenR on Aug 07, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
83% in 7:15
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Very great hack! Very well made overall. Cool looking sprites and clear that the environment and details have been worked on a lot! Level design is great and some nice puzzles too!
I did not find the hack to be so hard, I think it is beginner friendly. Although beginners should probably play original and maybe project base first before trying this one. Oh and the best escape ever, very epic!

The one thing I didn't like was the "where the heck do I go?" The world was just too open! I needed to explore the whole world and go anywhere, some players might like that, but for me this was annoying, I don't want to have to look around the whole world to be able to progress, some exploring is ofc fine, but this was in my opinion too much.
I give the hack 4 / 5. Definitely play it!
Super Metroid Containment Chamber by Lioran [SM Challenge], rated by KaptenR on Jun 17, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
16% in 2:30
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This was a nice Hack! Though it can be very very hard if you are beginner. I strongly recommend to use the "Read Me" (Hint List), which you can get on the download page. Without it this would have been extremely tedious, if you did not know the trix from before. I also used save states, to make things speed up more, which I would recommend for this Hack, I don't see any point in not doing so. But the hack is good, it teached me some new trix, I give it 4/5.