shaktool7's Ratings and Reviews
Sort Oldest First or Sort Best First
Super Metroid: Hotlands by MetroidNerd#9001 [SM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on Dec 27, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Short, sweet and simple. Good custom music, level design (as expected from metroidnerd) and grafix.
Some of the pirate bosses mnerd does feel a bit too claustrophobic for my liking but that's not much of an issue.
Metroid: J.R.P. by Cpt. Glitch [MZM Challenge], rated by shaktool7 on Dec 24, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This is good, Play this. Short, Sweet, and simple.
Project Base 0.8.1 by begrimed [SM Improvement], rated by shaktool7 on Dec 12, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
a project which is objectively based
Super Duper Metroid by Metaquarius, Daltone [SM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on Dec 10, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Hack Of The Year 2021.
SMChallenge by SMILEuser96 [SM Speedrun/Race], rated by shaktool7 on Sep 29, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
106% in 0:13
intresting looking squirrel ngl
Metroid Fusion: Special Edition by Lostglaceon [MF Vanilla+], rated by shaktool7 on Aug 08, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
53% in 3:15
(Review for v1 below)
Achieves what it wants to rather nicely, Isn't really feature heavy at this point and has some bugs, so I'd rate it 'Ok' as of now.
(As of v4.20)
Really cool hack ngl.
Super Metroid: Y-Faster 2 Fast by Metaquarius [SM Speedrun/Race], rated by shaktool7 on Jul 20, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
53% in 2:17
(Spoiler Warning?)

What a work of art, had so much fun playing this, meta is a legend.
Overall, Baby don't hurt me out of 10
2fast4me
Metroid FreezeFlame by Conner [MZM Challenge], rated by shaktool7 on Jul 15, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
75% in 0:50
(Played on Green Whale Mode)
ConCon's freeze flamer makes the freezes and flames in your hack freezier and flamer than freezes and flames in other hacks' freezes and flames thus making an objectively freezier and flamier experience.
2hot4me
Highly Recommended, better than So Little Bubble.
So Little Bubble by Conner [MZM Quick Play], rated by shaktool7 on Jul 15, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
93% in 0:15
(Played on MST Difficulty)
ConCon's bubble bubbler makes the bubbles in your hack bubble harder than bubbles in other hacks bubble thus making an objectively bubbler experience. BUBBLES
Highly Recommended, better than FreezeFlame.
Super Zero Mission by SBniconico [SM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on Jul 12, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
52% in 10:16
Lacking Important Feature: An Actual difficulty curve for heaven's sake

But given how absolutely polished the rest of the hack truly is, I'll assume the difficulty choices were intentional and the rest of the hack does make up for it.
Regarding the stealth section, BAD BAD.

Highly Recommended, if you can handle the heat.
Super Metroid: Darkholme Hospital by Cloud12 [SM Quick Play], rated by shaktool7 on Jul 09, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
60% in 3:50
not enough plague doctors [87
Super Metroid: Federation Force by Metaquarius [SM Spoof], rated by shaktool7 on Jul 01, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
One of the best hacks of the decade 202X. A fun time. Play this. Highly recommended.
Consider making wave beam more apparent.
Metroid: Return to Zebes by alexman25 [MZM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on Jun 26, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 2:34
Very fun hack. Could use just a little bit more polish. Highly Recommended.
Super Metroid: Y-Faster by Metaquarius [SM Speedrun/Race], rated by shaktool7 on May 28, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
73% in 0:58
lmao this hack thinks it's funny
Recommended.(Unless you are photosensitive)
Metroid FreezeFlame 2: Twisted Dimensions by Conner [MZM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on May 08, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
78% in 0:58
Ratings below are based on only having played subzero and scrolls 6 before.
FreezeFlame: 3/5
Subzero/DeepFreeze: 4/5
SR387: 5/5
RTZ: 2/5
Scrolls 6: 5/5
Stargazer: 3/5
Super Metroid Nature by Jefe962 [SM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on May 07, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
99% in 4:27
Very Accesible, except for a few flaws:
a) The entrance to mini-kraid's room blends in too well.

b) The tiling makes it look like there's more secrets than there are, every other crevice looks like it might be morph tunnel, this might just be me. This was very apparent trying to 100% and i'm still a reserve short.

c) Could have tried making Beam Burst more apparent(?)

Would rate this 4 and a half. Other than the aforementioned flaws this is a great starting point for hacks. Recommended

04:27
99%
Animals Abandoned
Metroid: Scrolls 6 by Conner, OneOf99, CaptGlitch, JRP [MZM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 20, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
88% in 2:11
Much Cool Hack.

Solum: 3/5
Litore 5/5
Mons: 4/5
Turrim: 5/5
Silva : 4/5
Arx: 5/5
Soundtrack: 5/5
Samus Goes To The Fridge To Get A Glass Of Milk II by kkzero [M2 Spoof], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 19, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 0:10
credits were cute, 11/10 would melk again, better than the vanilla game
Samus Goes To The Fridge To Get A Glass Of Milk by kkzero [MF Spoof], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 19, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
peak of fusion hacks
Metroid: Recovery Mission by alexman25 [MZM Spoof], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 19, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
gum
Super Metroid Exertion by Mentlegen [SM Improvement], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 19, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
34% in 1:02
Cool hack. Can use some polish. Final boss track was cool.
01:02
34%
Animals Abducted
Time is IGT.
Project ZM by Cosmic [MZM Improvement], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 17, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
fun and simple physics and other qol+ changes, recommended. wished the name wasnt a ripoff off project base though.
Metroid Subzero by Conner [MZM Quick Play], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 17, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Cool (pun intended) little hack. liked it, only problem was the 2 main big hub-kinda rooms were kinda samey-looking which threw me off, if memory serves right.
Hyper Metroid by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 17, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Recommended.
Super Metroid: Ascent by Benox50 [SM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 17, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
74% in 6:52
Nothing to criticise much in this, It's ambitious but not over the top at most times.
SM Redesign: Axeil Edition by Drewseph [SM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 14, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
65% in 18:31
Recommended if you can 100% vanilla. Not the best but certainly up there. Also the largest coherent sm hack.

65.5%

Travelled 458.58
Energy Lost 68923
Enemies Killed 4029
Shots Fired 33156
Doors Traveresed 3022
Super Metroid: Y-Faster 2 Furious by Metaquarius [SM Speedrun/Race], rated by shaktool7 on Dec 13, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Good hack, not so good y-faster hack, it's near impossible for me to beat it because of how much time I waste at the slower areas/puzzles but I appreciate the effort which went into this, 2Fast is better with the timer because most parts of the game are fast-paces, while AFC and SYL drag me down in 2Furious.
ConCons first hack by Conner [MZM Quick Play], rated by shaktool7 on Jul 15, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
3% in 0:05
2con4me
conner's magnus opum really
Ancient Chozo by Albert V. [SM Vanilla+], rated by shaktool7 on Apr 17, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Been some time since first playthrough, But the electric water is stupid.
Oxide by Cyclamen32 [SM Exploration], rated by shaktool7 on Sep 09, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
So, sit down with me as I try to be "that guy" which poos on a hack the rest of the reviews like. It's like a small hack suffered a last minute decision of being made 4 times bigger in the worst way possible. There's way too many kill doors in big hall-like rooms. Ridley was a pain to find because of needing to go through seemingly solid walls. The escape sequence has the same thing with which door you need to and which door you don't. All the area aesthetics were, "intresting" exepct ridley's lair, but the hack lasts too long for what it can do in that time. To me this just wasn't what the other reviews seemed to promise. Quit after dying in the escape.