Miranda Gemini's Ratings and Reviews
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V I T A L I T Y by Digital_Mantra [SM Exploration], rated by Miranda Gemini on Oct 17, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
53% in 4:12
I genuinely can't overstate how great this hack is.
Without spoiling the experience: DMan has presented an absolute master class on world design. There's flashier hacks for sure, but I don't think anything has come close to being as engrossing as V I T A L I T Y was simply by the way the world tells its story. There's so many moments where I literally just stopped to take in what I was seeing. I'm a sucker for a pretty hack, but honestly V I T A L I T Y goes beyond just looking good. There's a certain... feeling of actually being on an alien world that no other hack really achieves.

As someone who's been playing hacks for like... 10? 12? years now, you get a little jaded. Every once in a while something comes along and gives you a little bit of drive to keep going with them, but V I T A L I T Y really hits different. You can feel the love and dedication DMan put into crafting not just a hack, but a world and a story. Everything is so meticulously, carefully designed to be exactly what he intended, and that care reflects on the player. Some hacks give a little reminder of what's to like about SM, but V I T A L I T Y has genuinely reinvigorated my love for the medium.

Play it.
Super Metroid Clocktoberfest by Aran;Jaeger, moehr [SM Exploration], rated by Miranda Gemini on May 13, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Unique =/= good. Exploration is hard when everything is painful to even look at. This legitimately gave me a headache. There is enough good stuff about this hack to warrant the extra star but I still can't recommend it to anyone with real human eyes.
Metroid Depression by Silver Wing [SM Exploration], rated by Miranda Gemini on Oct 18, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Do you enjoy:
- Palettes that assault your retinas?
- Extremely poor tiling?
- Walking into a room, immediately getting hit by an enemy, and dying?
- Random camera snaps?
- Falling out of bounds?
- Getting softlocked in a 2 tile high gap because you don't have morphball yet?

Well, we might just have the hack for you! Otherwise I'd avoid this one.

It's clear that this was someone's first attempt at learning to hack, and while that's cool and all, and the author is correct that Super Metroid is hard to hack... I mean, I probably wouldn't have published it.
420 spike landing site cre edit insta death barf kraid grapple clip hack by H A M [SM Spoof], rated by Miranda Gemini on May 15, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Letting you people submit your own hacks was a mistake.
Metroid II EJRTQ Colorization 1.3 Beta by Quantam [M2 Improvement], rated by Miranda Gemini on Oct 06, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Why would you play this when when you can play the full version instead?
Super Metroid: Cristener Homenag 5 by Juan Dennys [SM Challenge], rated by Miranda Gemini on Dec 23, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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