chriscauley's Ratings and Reviews
Ancient Chozo by Albert V. [SM Vanilla+], rated by chriscauley on Nov 21, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 3:02
I put off playing this because I didn't think I'd enjoy a vanilla+ rom hack. I was very wrong. The new graphics are great, the new routes are fun, and many of the old routes are streamlined so that you can fly through them at a million miles per hour. I kept finding myself suddenly recognizing what room I was in and immediately thinking "this makes more sense".

I also loved all the changes to the morph ball and the other mechanic tweaks I noticed. I'm definitely going to revisit this hack next time I want a vanilla experience.
Super Metroid: Z-Factor by Metaquarius [SM Exploration], rated by chriscauley on Sep 29, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 9:32
Really good classic Super Metroid hack. Nothing too earth shattering or revolutionary, but I definitely would have gotten lost for hours without the nordub.ca map. There were lots of morph ball jumps and one or two short charges so if it's you don't know what those things are you might struggle. I can't remember how many were necessary.

My play time is probably deceptive. I died a lot so it's more like 15hrs when you factor in restarting after walking all the way to the wrecked ship and realizing I needed another item first... again.