alexman25's Ratings and Reviews
Sequence Breaking Fusion by Kazuto [MF Vanilla+], rated by alexman25 on May 14, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
60% in 4:29
Good hack. Makes Fusion better. Great for a base hack. Recommended.
Metroid - Rogue Dawn by Grimlock, Optomon, snarfblam [M1 Exploration], rated by alexman25 on May 13, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Great graphics, great music, great level design, great hack.
Super Metroid Brinstar/Maridia by FaiskaBr [SM Exploration], rated by alexman25 on Mar 21, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
79% in 3:59
This is the absolute best hack I have ever played.
Metroid: Zero Mission - Chozo Hint Statue Removal by spiffy [MZM Spoof], rated by alexman25 on Feb 28, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Hack.
Super Metroid: Ascent by Benox50 [SM Exploration], rated by alexman25 on Jan 16, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Five orbs well deserved.
Super Metroid: Cristener Homenag 5 by Juan Dennys [SM Challenge], rated by alexman25 on Dec 18, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
82% in 2:20
Loved it. Best hack.
Metroid II EJRTQ Colorization 1.3 by Quantam [M2 Improvement], rated by alexman25 on Dec 17, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Makes the best game better.
Metroid: Oil Spill by Spedimus [MF Exploration], rated by alexman25 on Aug 15, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
39% in 1:40
Without a doubt the best Fusion hack to date. You did good Spedimus, I'm proud of you.

The non-linearity is great, all the palettes and tilesets look amazing, the layout is thought out, and I like all of the area themes.

The only thing I didn't like were a few places were a bit out of my skill level, but that's a personal problem on my end and I won't knock your score for it.
Deep Freeze by Cpt.Glitch [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Aug 14, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
42% in 0:27
The first Zero Mission hack that can be considered nothing less than great. The new palettes are very nice. The theme is spectacular, and the layouts are very good.

Everything looks very nice and feels organic, and brings back the feeling of just being able to explore a new map.

Being the first Metroid ROM hack I've played a few years ago, nostalgia certainly plays a part in my view on this hack, but I genuinely believe that it deserves it's praise.

While there are newer hacks that are arguably better, I think this one deserves that extra 5th star for helping kick off the Zero Mission hacking scene and indirectly bringing said hacks into existence.
Project Base 0.7.3 by begrimed [SM Improvement], rated by alexman25 on Aug 14, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
43% in 3:50
A very great hack well deserving of it's rating.

The new map is great, the physics changes don't feel bad, and the palettes are very nice.
Snowglobe by Scyzer [SM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Jun 07, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 0:20
A great hack for what it is. Well designed, looks pleasing, and has a neat story. It's long enough to feel significant, but not too long to overstay it's welcome.

I had issues with some of the advance tricks, but that's just from me being bad at Super Metroid.
Over the Moon by TestZero [M1 Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Feb 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
It's pretty good, with a unique aesthetic. I really enjoyed it! It's biggest strength is how open-ended it is.
Stargazer by Ing-ing [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Jan 09, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
One of the few good ZM hacks as of right now, and made in 24 hours to boot. I had a lot of fun when I played this. Exploration was fun but not frustrating, and has good sequence breaking iirc. Definitely recommended!
Metroid Mission II by Sapphron [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Jul 19, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
91% in 0:35
Was an okay hack.

Main issues were a few "surprise mother-fricker" type enemy placements, and the way some stuff was hidden. Due to the way the rooms were tiled in the first place, there was really no way to find expansions (one of which I think was required to progress) other than randomly shooting around.

Four orbs instead of three due to the time-frame it was made in. If given more time in the oven, the meontioned issues likely wouldn't exist to the same capicity.
Mintroid by Golden Warrior [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Jun 20, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:30
Nice hack. Good layouts, stuff was fun to find. Only complaints I suppose were a few meh room designs and ugly-ish palettes.
Metroid FreezeFlame by Conner [MZM Challenge], rated by alexman25 on May 25, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
92% in 0:33
Good hack, heat run was pulled off spectacularly. Metroid: Zero Mission 2: Echoes is definitely a game worth playing.
Oxide by Cyclamen32 [SM Exploration], rated by alexman25 on May 14, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
163% in 3:28
Good hack. Very unique at times.
Ancient Chozo by Albert V. [SM Vanilla+], rated by alexman25 on May 14, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
91% in 6:12
Seems very vanilla in layout to me, but extremely pretty hack that adds to the play-value.
Metroid Subzero by Conner [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on May 14, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
94% in 0:29
Good mini hack. Not amazing, just good.
Reimagined by SavageWizzrobe [SM Exploration], rated by alexman25 on Apr 21, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Good hack, play
One Room ZM hack (ing-ing) by ing-ing [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Jan 28, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 0:10
Good, small hack. Play it.
Metroid: Combat by Multi-Man [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Nov 19, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Good hack, play.
Metroid - Zebian Illusion by DragonEye Studios [M1 Unknown], rated by alexman25 on Sep 03, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Play if you like Christmas.
Metroid SR387 by OneOf99 and NathanTech [MZM Exploration], rated by alexman25 on Jan 18, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
73% in 1:30
A pretty decent hack in all regards. I'll start with the positives. The music was pretty good, and enjoyable throughout. The visuals were pretty nice as well. I liked having a new planet to explore, that had a great mix of nature and technology.

But as with all hacks, there's downsides. I'll start with my biggest gripe, the room sizes. A lot of the rooms seemed like they were large and obtuse for no reason other than "Because I can".

This wouldn't be too bad if it was limited to a few instances, but it's pretty much every room. It bloats the areas more than they need to be.

A lot of the rooms were large and hard to quickly navigate through, and this ended up making the shortcuts end up the only way I'd want to keep exploring the area. I don't think it's a good thing when I want to avoid traveling through rooms more than once in an exploration based hack.

Another thing is, it ended a lot sooner than I expected. It felt abrupt. Just walking then bam! Suddenly, final boss. The escape was also slightly disappointing.

All in all, a great Zero Mission hack with a few issues. 4/5, I'll be playing this again in the future.
AMNR - Nes Mission by The Brothers Crafters [MZM Exploration], rated by alexman25 on Jul 04, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 0:58
Just worse ZM for the most part. Stopped at pirate ship since according to others it's unchanged. Does some cool changes, Worth a play if you want a new experience, but not something too different.
ConCons first hack by Conner [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Mar 12, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
2% in 0:03
Not good at all, but worth keeping around for history's sake.

The green palette isn't atrocious, but far from pleasing to the eye.
Samus' Turkey Journey by Sapphron [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Dec 01, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 0:07
For a first attempt at a ZM hack and something only made in 10 hours, it could have been way worse.

Nothing was too hard to figure out, and everything at least made sense. A great start, and three orbs for effort.

(Completion in minutes:seconds)
Winter Mission by Ing-ing [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Nov 16, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
It was 'aight.
Zebes Returns by Crocomire [SM Unknown], rated by alexman25 on Aug 23, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
I like the name.
Escape from Metroid Zero Mission by uNsane [MZM Unknown], rated by alexman25 on Aug 14, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
39% in 6:04
It was good for it's time.
Metroid Action by Jumzhu [MZM Boss Rush], rated by alexman25 on Feb 02, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
It's a pretty great and enjoyable hack. A massive improvement on the old boss rush hack,
Metroid: Takeover by Spedimus [MZM Exploration], rated by alexman25 on Jan 31, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Certainly not the best hack out there, but pretty solid for (to my knowledge) a first attempt. The room design could use some work (a lot of tile errors/misuse and can be pretty blocky), and the map could use some work too. For a veteran difficulty hack, it's pretty easy too.

The most fun I had with the hack was traversing Norfair for the first time. The platforming was difficult and fun, and whenever I messed up it felt like it was my fault and not bad design. Going through the heat runs was pretty good too, but I'll admit I'm pretty sure I didn't get everything I was supposed yet to before I got into Norfair.

Overall, a decent hack, and I look forward to future hacks made by Spedimus.
Metroid - Birthday Mission by Metroid Violinist [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Jan 20, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
4% in 0:07
Time is in minutes:seconds.

For a hack made in less than a day, it's pretty good. And knowing the story behind it's creation is very heartwarming. A little more farming than I'd like, but it's really good for what it is.
HECKTROID by alexman25 [MZM Spoof], rated by alexman25 on Jul 31, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Bad hack don't play
Vermifugal by alexman25 [MZM Quick Play], rated by alexman25 on Mar 12, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
14% in 0:04
What was twelve year old Alexman25 (me, approximately four years ago) thinking?
Drugtroid by TheDruggedMetroid [M1 Speedrun/Race], rated by alexman25 on Nov 03, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Contrary to the other two reviews, this hack is in reality a masterpiece. It is a deep metaphor for our current world today, and our not so distant future of intergalactic psychedelic bounty hunting.
HECKTROID by alexman25 [MZM Incomplete], rated by alexman25 on May 05, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Bad hack don't play