The Brothers Crafters's Ratings and Reviews
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Deep Freeze by Cpt.Glitch [MZM Quick Play], rated by The Brothers Crafters on Sep 13, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
98% in 0:33
This is a perfect hack. My only complain is that one of all the endings is unchanged, but other than that, this hack is just fantastic.
Metroid FreezeFlame 2: Twisted Dimensions by Conner [MZM Exploration], rated by The Brothers Crafters on Jan 11, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
95% in 0:55
Really good hackthe theme of the intertwining of the most historical hacks of zero mission I really liked. Overall it was a lot of fun to play with and could be improved just a little, for example to get rid of the message in rtz you could try to create a room the same as that and redo the connections with the doors, it should work. Another thing in the stargazer link I found a strange glowing circle, fix it. Time is the in-game clock.
Edit: I am waiting for the sequel :)
Metroid: Lost Chozo by jasinchen [MZM Exploration], rated by The Brothers Crafters on Jul 26, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This is more 4 and a half orbs really.
Played for around 6 hours (completion time is IGT).
Some secret passageways (even progression ones) are too well hidden, making them really hard to find.
The level design was great though, and the map huge.
My only complain again was that the way forward is pretty hard to find.
Finished, recommended
Metroid: Odyssey of Aran Demo by Caldw3ll [MZM Incomplete], rated by The Brothers Crafters on Sep 09, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
42% in 1:15
Honestly for a first hack this was very good! There were some tile errors but the map design was very good. The intended item proggression wasn't that intuitive (at least for me) but there were some sequence breaks really fun to pull out that made the gampley even better. Overall a really good hack. Can't wait to see the finished version!
Metroid: ES Mission by Meinos Belfort [MZM Vanilla+], rated by The Brothers Crafters on Jul 15, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
[2.0 review]
I don't like giving 2 stars, but unfortunately this hack is not great:
The jump has been tweaked and now feels very sloppy, diagonal bomb jump is basically gone, early varia is not possible anymore because there is a super missile door protecting it for some reason, shinesparks are painfully slow and horizontal sparks are gone too. It promises a more exploration free world, but it is everything but that considering what I said before.
The void was an interesting and neat idea, though someone who doesn't know how to swj will get stuck there. Also using the void I went straight to Kraid without activating the rails and I got softlocked because of no horizontal shinespark. And at that point I didn't want to restart the game over.
I hope these issues get fixed in the next version, because there is some good stuff here, but the flaws outweigh the merits.
Retroid GBA Edition by powerwindows/buns [MZM Vanilla+], rated by The Brothers Crafters on Jul 31, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
53% in 0:43
To be honest, this hack has the worst tiling I've ever seen.
For being a NEStroid port, it is incredibly inaccurate to the original, in fact some room were kept vanilla for some reason. The scrolls are also terrible.
If you want a NEStroid port, go check out NES Mission: that hack is very accurate to the original and has good tiling.
Finished, recommend only if you want to hurt your eyes with bad tiling