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Eris by Digital_Mantra [SM Exploration], rated by mosul on Jan 22, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
94% in 5:12
Highly recommended, might write a full review when I feel like it.
V I T A L I T Y by Digital_Mantra [SM Exploration], rated by mosul on Jan 01, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
A truly exceptional hack. I have several complaints with this hack, but it's simply too special for me to give anything less than 5 stars.

I think the progression is rocky and I ended up not finding varia or gravity for a very long time. If you're actually reading this review before playing the hack I recommend you are very thorough in your exploration. Don't rush this experience.
Super Metroid: Subversion by TestRunner and AmoebaOfDoom [SM Exploration], rated by mosul on Jan 01, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
80% in 6:50
Hack of the year 2022.

Many unexpected and creative moments await you in Subversion. I particularly like the logbook.

My only real complaint is I wish there was some kind of fast travel system.

Highly recommended.
Metroid: Scrolls 6 by Conner, OneOf99, CaptGlitch, JRP [MZM Exploration], rated by mosul on Jan 28, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
86% in 1:44
A great hack, but too easy and simple for my tastes. The level design is pretty good but has some room for improvement.

Recommended for those who like Zero Mission.
Super Zero Mission by SBniconico [SM Exploration], rated by mosul on Jan 26, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
59% in 6:31
So Little Garden by MetroidMst [SM Exploration], rated by mosul on Jan 23, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
54% in 0:53
Problems holding this hack back from being 5 stars:
- Wall-jumping is removed.
- Bomb-jumping is removed.
- Rinka spam
- The SNES has limitations, you cannot put too many enemies on screen at once or the game will lag terribly. I'm not sure if this hack was tested on zsnes or what because the lag is so atrocious as to be impossible to overlook on console or semi-accurate emulators. This hack is from 2015, so it wouldn't surprise me.
- The bosses consist of spamming missiles and hoping you have enough ammo and energy to survive. Not fun or engaging.
- Too much grapple usage. I actually like grapple, and this hack had too much even for me.
- The map is misleading. Blank map tiles and filled-in ones look the same; only room borders are visible. This makes it very hard to read.
- There are too many large rooms. It feels unrealistic and makes the map hard to keep track of, especially with the map issues.
- If you die and reload your save, there is a map bug and the game freezes if you pause the game.
- Item cancel is mapped to switching your beams, but this is true even when you use it for its regular purpose. Some people actually like to use the item cancel button, so I had to go against my muscle memory and double-tap item select to deselect missiles instead of pressing item cancel.
- The hack is mostly too easy, except for some random difficulty spikes.
- Monstool Mash is one of the worst rooms in any hack ever.

I'd give this a 3.5/5 if I could. I recommend it overall.
Wibrarne by Taco [SM Challenge], rated by mosul on Jan 16, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
4% in 0:13
The creator added fast retry and removed fanfares but couldn't be bothered to remove the intro. The boss is also terrible and almost impossible without tools. Some challenges were creative but they were mostly repetitive.

Not recommended unless you really like challenge hacks and you're out of things to play.