Meinos Belfort's Ratings and Reviews
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Super Metroid: Subversion by TestRunner and AmoebaOfDoom [SM Exploration], rated by Meinos Belfort on Sep 03, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 6:25
[WIP Starting with 1.0 , switched to 1.1 right now]

This rom hack is by far the most advanced and ambitious i ever saw on super metroid till this day
the new ost is just incredible , a lot of stuff got added and the game has a good prime feeling by backtracking a lot in the game with i love searching (just don't play the rom hack if you are tired , you won't go this far)

[After Finishing the Game in hard more low % and 100%]

I'm not agree with Zhs2 even if everyone have their point of view about any rom hack
Even if the game is harder and way more longer than super , mostly in 100% run
it make a feeling of exploration like the 3D games with backtracking (Aka metroid prime) , mostly on the first play , the game have proper example / hint of how to use samus arsenal to going further into the game , even if sometime it wasn't said truly explicitely , mostly for a 100% run

Again if you aren't familliar with the metroid saga , Subversion is a great way to start , even on easy mode (Or project ZM / Project Base if you wanna try just the vanilla of ZM / Super Metroid) , since that room hack just break the limit what super metroid vanilla had , in the best way possible , even if the closing door after sometime is a bit annoying , it was the case since Nestroid , and way more logical in some way.

The biggest issue i could relate is the HARD MODE spike pit , if by mistake you fall on one , it's insta death if samus don't wanna quit the pit , making it insanely broken / Unfair and can ruin a run just because an emmenie push you on it , mostly in the beginning of the game , same for the spike at the top of some room who are less worse if you know how to get out.

That small little thing could disgust casual and even speedrunner in hard mode of the said game ig you could at least add a few more frame of invincibility for that it will be way more fair , so it lost 1 orb , for make me losing my sanity in the beginning of hard mode.
Super Metroid - Revamp by The Brothers Crafters [MZM Exploration], rated by Meinos Belfort on Jul 28, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
78% in 1:35
[Review 1.0]

A really neat "port" of super metroid in the GBATroid engine , the running animation is coherent with the original game , most of the area are almost the same as the original one with some arrangement and sequence breaking is possible IF the player found the way by themselve , mostly early powerbombs who was really harsh.

Sadly there is some flaw i noticed like the walljump who is still the same as zero mission (6 frame "lag") instead of the super metroid one who's near 0 , some music got cuted (like green brinstar who don't play unless you take a door) or don't loop (Lower norfair) , Crocmire is kinda ... off but you need to die on purpose to die crushed on the wall against him. unlike the GBA edition.

There is some missed opportinity to use the super metroid beam or fusion for ice GFX (Spazer and wave) and colors.

there is a soft lock i encountered on "purpose" the marindia glass tunnel is breakable right at the start if the early power bombs are aquired , but don't do this because it will just soft lock you if you fall down and don't have gravity or hight jump , which was my case with both items.


even with this little flaws , this port is truly well made and i didn't had major issue with collision , knock back etc. i just hope the newer version will edit at least most of these little flaws , graphical or not. as always keep it up the good work.
Super Metroid - GBA Edition by The Brothers Crafters [MZM Exploration], rated by Meinos Belfort on Jul 27, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
95% in 1:45
[4.0 Review]

It's more a 3.5 orb than 3

The port respect most of the original game on the SNES , the 1994 version.
however like some said i don't really like the way the game "force" you to take a path instead of the others , super metroid was kinda open for an old game , which is less the case in this version , mostly than some tileset wasn't good but not bad horrible (the low lava in crateria instead of acid like in the original game for example)

I join the point of Cosmic about the ship cosmetic , it's not really nice lookin at all.
The pirate shot deal way too much at the start of the game too (OH in hard mode if you aren't carefull)

There is some and others stuff that's bug me a bit , it's actually the wall jumping frame from zero mission who are still remaining , the super one was way smoother to exectute even if it will mean to remove the 2 frame for the 3 animation , but it will have almost the same felling as the original game.

even if it got discovered soon enough , the samus running and spin jumping animation don't fit really well , mostly than the ZM one don't fell natural at all unlike the Super one , even the fusion one.

And a last thing is the lack of the snes controls , for a "port" i guess it will be way better to add it in the later version.


However , even with this bunch of little flaw easy to edit. that rom hack as a lot of unexploited potential , and i suppose by "lack of time" (Maybe ?) 4.0 fixed the biggest issues but still some stuff are lacking / need to be edited. somestuff could be edited too (the elevator speed for example since the Gba one on game isn't the best at all.)

All of this for saying again , this port as a lot of potential , but sadly unexploited. and even more could be thanks to the community.
Retroid GBA Edition by powerwindows/buns [MZM Vanilla+], rated by Meinos Belfort on Aug 01, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
33% in 1:20
Yes , i finished this and sadly enough that made me wanted to play the original Nestroid even more.
it's feel greatly unfinished , Tiling is bad weird enemy position , stuff that wasn't on the original game ? and others stuff , i agree with TBC on a point And same for Tom , it's way better to play the original , Retroid SNES or The Nes Mission (even if i don't like it personally but it is may more interesting)

I hope but hightly doubt another version will fix this mess.

Finished
do not recommend.