NaCl10's Ratings and Reviews
Sort Oldest First or Sort Best First or View Tier List
Metroid: Desolation by jasinchen [MZM Exploration], rated by NaCl10 on Mar 28, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 1:08
I determine to rate this hack as my first review.

This is one of the best MZM hack I have ever seen. There is a feature, which appears in all hacks made by jasinchen, that all elevators can be connected without covering any piece of map. It means that the map can be considered as a whole. That can also be reflected in room design: In Karst, the water level remains consistent in upper rooms. That recalls the experience of Spooky Mission II.

The design of multiple endings caught my eyes on my first sight. Some of them are challenging, but I finally beat them. I think that is why this hack is classified into "veteran". Some of them are fun. Pay attention to "you can finish the game 'whenever' you want", and you will find one.

The following content may contain a few spoilers:

There are some micro details in room design. When you start the escape after Mother Brain, you could see the acid pool rippling in second room, because the rocks are falling down. Numbers on metroid rooms tell the number of metroid in this room. Lights in Bionicle and Acead are turned on after the explosion.

The design of bosses is also a brightened dot. Security Robot B.O.X. first appears in a MZM hack. Kraid and Ridley are strengthened in separated ways.

1:08:54 is my best time of 100% till now.

5/5 orbs. Highly recommended.