advancedpillow's Ratings and Reviews
V I T A L I T Y by Digital_Mantra [SM Exploration], rated by advancedpillow on Oct 17, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
15% in 1:31
Digital Mantra has pushed what is possible within the medium of Super Metroid with VITALITY. He has innovated the graphics in ways never seen before, cleverly utilizing background/transparency layers to create movement, animation, blending colors, etc (a painstaking and time-intensive process). He has enhanced replay value by decreasing linearity and reliance on items (what is the lowest Capacity you can beat the game with?!), while still subtly guiding the player on the main path. Most of all, he tells a story that affects long after the game ends; like all great Science Fiction, VITALITY sticks with you.

VITALITY is overflowing with environmental storytelling — every room is designed for an in-world reason. Planet Auriga is alive, and has been before Samus arrived. Can you hear the voice of Digital Mantra, guiding you to clues...to secrets...to the lore? Gamers with big imaginations, you will love this aspect!

VITALITY is a masterpiece, on all fronts. And its long road to completion is a massive achievement. It earns a spot on “Best SNES Games of All Time” lists.

Thank you, and congratulations, to Digital Mantra for creating this game! We all now live in a post-VITALITY world, and I for one am feeling inspired. I hope many others feel it too!
Eris by Digital_Mantra [SM Exploration], rated by advancedpillow on Nov 28, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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My personal favorite hack of all time, and, my first. The world feels entirely new, which is a tricky thing for most hacks to accomplish. Feels like it could have been a Super Metroid 2. The level of detail is astonishing. Wait until you see the final areas! Amazing experience.
Metroid + Saving by snarfblam [M1 Improvement], rated by advancedpillow on Nov 28, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Finally. Thank you so much.
SM Redesign: Axeil Edition by Drewseph [SM Exploration], rated by advancedpillow on Mar 28, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
74% in 11:45
I played version 1.52. Drewseph has listened to the critiques and now Redesign Axeil has been further balanced for a much fairer experience. It is fun and still difficult, but in a good way. It is no longer truly punishing. Outstanding game. Strap in and get comfy; it's a huge adventure!
Hyper Metroid by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by advancedpillow on May 12, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
88% in 8:16
Flawless. Transcends hacks and becomes one of the best games ever made. I can't put it plainly enough.
Super Metroid: Y-Faster by Metaquarius [SM Speedrun/Race], rated by advancedpillow on Nov 28, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Project Base 0.8.1 by begrimed [SM Improvement], rated by advancedpillow on Nov 28, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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It honors Super Metroid, while, at the same time, reaching legendary status itself. A must-play for any fan of Super Metroid. Just be aware many of the changes make the game way too easy.
Super Metroid Arcade : Endless mode by Lioran, Tewtal [SM Quick Play], rated by advancedpillow on Nov 26, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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