Plok's Ratings and Reviews
Hyper Metroid by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by Plok on May 17, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
93% in 7:30

This is the first Super Metroid hack that I've played and I made an account just to say how much I enjoyed it. I would like to start with a big Thank You for RealRed and his team for making this hack! I beat the game at 7:30 ingame time with 93% items collected. Playing through this was very much like reliving my nostalgia of when I first played Super Metroid. The map design/layout was phenomenally well done, complimented with the textures, colors, palettes really made for a great experience. It was said this hack was made through the author's depression and I could see that in how this hack was so well made. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of figuring out how to beat Golden Torizo and Ridley (I fought them both early through sequence breaking). With this being my first hack I can't compare it to others, but I would find it hard to believe that there are many that are up to par with this one. I look forward to more from RealRed and his team should they ever create more!

My few complaints would be:

-Bomb torizo got stuck in the pit to the right which was a hassle to deal with
-I don't think the current sound effect for going in and out of morphball fits. It sounds too loud/explosive to me. I think it would be better to either remove it or change it to something a little more mild
-There's the chozo statue in maridia that just really threw me off. I wasn't sure if it was a puzzle I was supposed to figure out but after a while I figured it wasn't. It seems so troll to have him there i just didn't see the point
-I think this hack could be difficult for people who have never played Super Metroid before. Some parts I don't think I would have gotten passed had I not played Super Metroid before/dabbled in SM speedrunning a bit (or maybe I'm just awful at SM).