Tundain's Ratings and Reviews
Eris by Digital_Mantra [SM Exploration], rated by Tundain on Oct 20, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
67% in 6:22
Placing this review because i never did and that way i can also review vitality without that voice in my head saying "and eris?"

I finished this hack like a year ago, so i don't remember everything.

I know that it's near perfection, every room is unique, and even with a one-area hack, it's great.
I just enjoyed travelling and searching for the rest of the items a lot.
Sad part to me is that you only get the main lore at the very end of the game, but nevertheless an
unforgettable experience.
there's just one hard boss part at the beginning you're not gonna like

But it stays a must-play!
Super Zero Mission by SBniconico [SM Exploration], rated by Tundain on Oct 08, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
85% in 12:45
The item collection is from my first playtrough, because i played this hack multiple times, it was that good.
All of the new graphics really make you feel like it's zero mission, but you can really feel how it's super metroid. Overall, it felt more like zero mission in super metroid, rather than a hybrid (the main map layout feels more like zero mission than super metroid, but that's okay). only at a certain (relatively short) moment you will recognize some of the sm terrain. This hack also features an element from metroid fusion, which was quite unexpected. Difficulty wise it was quite challenging, but i think that's because the author expects you to have mastered the original.
One of the things about this hack which brought this hack to my top 3, is the effort put into realism. Like, tourian ACTUALLY feels like a real lab and the pirate ship feels like and actual ship. Hard mode was also quite fun. Painfully hard, but it's not just the basic "buffed enemies" hard. He really changes a lot of terrain and item progression. It's not even completely linear, as there is one EXTREMELY hard (intentional) sequence-break, but with a huge reward.
Overall, this hack is a must-play, a piece of metconst culture, i'd call it.
However, make sure you've mastered vanilla if you don't want to suffer too much.