therealsusan's Ratings and Reviews
Ancient Chozo by Albert V. [SM Vanilla+], rated by therealsusan on May 10, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
72% in 2:35
Really pretty. Probably the best vanilla hack out there. Seems like I was forced into doing sequence break tricks to gather certain items & some of the high damage in the beginning was annoying, but enemies were plentiful with drops.
Super Metroid: HISHE by Scyzer [SM Unknown], rated by therealsusan on May 08, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
0% in 0:01
Super Metroid: Hidden by TN [SM Unknown], rated by therealsusan on May 06, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
83% in 6:03
I spent maybe 20 minutes (including using fast forward) watching geemers traverse walls, looking for notches in the wall while hunting bombs... Did lead me to a few missiles, but I ultimately had to look up where to find bombs.

Afterwards, I felt a little dumb & from there on I had a better understanding of the author's style... Ultimately I can't fault a hack called Hidden for hiding things really well.
Super Metroid: Ascent by Benox50 [SM Exploration], rated by therealsusan on May 06, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
70% in 6:00
My second playthrough a couple months later I did it in 4.5h with 65%

The first time I spent waaayyyy too much time figuring out that puzzle where the rippers break the blocks (you know the one)

The damage/heal zones are pretty cool (the main reason I'm giving 5* instead of 4*)... But I found in my second playthrough I was MORE hesitant to go into the heated rooms in favor of searching around more and getting more prepared...

Anyway, it's definitely a top notch hack.
SMConflict by SMILEuser96 [SM Exploration], rated by therealsusan on May 06, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
75% in 0:45
Wouldn't have even played this, except I watched someone else play it on YouTube (just didn't think spoof category would interest me)

Thank god I don't have speakers on my computer lol

Really surprised nobody else has used the shop mechanic from this game in another hack.

Only complaint is it was too short.
Hyper Metroid by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by therealsusan on May 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
84% in 5:16
Really enjoyed this hack. Exploration was fun since the level design really stood out and finding items was really intuitive... The back tracking might have been a chore, but I played it in two sittings so it didn't bother me.

The only thing I really struggled to find was power bombs... I had almost all the items and most of the E tanks before I found them.

Making all the ammo under the same pool was neat. Makes every pickup worth grabbing, but there really wasn't much of a point having them different pick ups except for the first one you get.

Edit: forgot to say this has by far the best escape sequence of any hack I've played!
Super Metroid Ruin by personitis [SM Quick Play], rated by therealsusan on Jun 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
60% in 0:19
Short and sweet. Really liked the graphics. Final boss was the only difficult part. Not a big fan of the health bar, but I won't knock the hack for trying something new.
SM Weekend III by dewhi100 [SM Quick Play], rated by therealsusan on Jun 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 0:26
Had to look up where spore spawn was, and momentarily got lost before Kraid. Personally thought the acid did too much damage.

Overall fun hack
Super Metroid: Advent by Shadow96 [SM Quick Play], rated by therealsusan on May 18, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
29% in 0:48
Absolutely love the look.

Saving at the ship crashes the game, can reset and it'll work fine except it resets your map.

The first unmapped save station would've been a stroke of genius had the other save stations worked.

Seems to have been made to showcase the beam door feature, but ultimately the hack was too short to really do it justice.

Might open it back up and see if I can find some more hidden stuff. *Edit: found 3 more e-tanks and spring ball, completion 1:06 33%> lot of grayed out doors still*
Super Metroid Exertion by Mentlegen [SM Improvement], rated by therealsusan on May 11, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
34% in 0:58
Really fun hack. Color scheme made it difficult to tell when you could shine spark.

The minor glitches (embedding into floor on room transition, map tiling, laggy last area) Wouldn't stop me from recommending the hack.
Super Metroid: Arrival by Jefe962 [SM Exploration], rated by therealsusan on May 11, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
93% in 3:00
Completion stats are for the first time I beat it a few months ago.

Just playing it again- your 100% in the description is wrong, I'm sitting on 130 missiles. Have basically everything else, but never found power bombs, except some that were blocked by PB tiles. (Bailing on this playthrough because of it)

Fun hack. Main complaint is the running back and forth between areas. Most of the physics changes were easy to adapt to except for space jump, highly considered turning that off.
Temple of the Winds by Moehr and Albert V. [SM Exploration], rated by therealsusan on May 08, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
78% in 2:21
Probably the prettiest hack out there. Coolest map I've seen to go with it. Only time I've seen mode 7 in a hack. 5/5* in that department.

Gameplay is decent. Confusing at times. Often clunky. Some trolly enemies. 3/5* here.
Super Metroid Gathering by Leodox [SM Exploration], rated by therealsusan on May 08, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Made it to Ridley & apparently missed charge, plasma & more than half the E tanks... Didn't have enough ammo to take him out & didn't feel like hunting.

Cool hack, though. Fun puzzles. Map was entirely broken, not that it was necessary. Some scrolling issues in wrecked ship, but nothing major.
B2-TW by Grime [SM Quick Play], rated by therealsusan on May 08, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:05
Cool hack. Bomb jumping kind of breaks it, though.

I also had a weird glitch where after a couple retries Samus' starting position (in the first room) would shift a character width to the left just as you start falling
The Adam Virus by Crystal_Knight [SM Unknown], rated by therealsusan on May 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
60% in 0:13
There's a glitch in the left side ceiling of the third room where Samus gets stuck if you jump up there.

That happened in the first few seconds of gameplay, so I used save states at checkpoints after.

Moderate, but enjoyable difficulty. Unusual invisible item pick ups... Did not expect to see different percentages in the reviews
Eris by Digital_Mantra [SM Exploration], rated by therealsusan on May 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Really wanted to like this hack more. The graphics are pretty cool, even though you can't always tell where the floor is.

Lot of running around in a big loop & some very easy to miss progression points. I got really lost at one point and leafed through a playthrough video.

Turns out the artifact chozo in the limestone ruins was glitched out (there was some black invisible box preventing me from getting into its hand), so I couldn't complete.

Played the version where powerbombs lock you out of evasion... Would've been nice to have that on spore spawn. Most frustrating spospo fight ever (only had one e-tank)
Super Metroid Weekend by dewhi100 [SM Unknown], rated by therealsusan on Jun 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
3% in 0:07
Super Metroid Weekend II by dewhi100 [SM Quick Play], rated by therealsusan on Jun 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
7% in 0:19
Tiling was horrible. Hard to see what you were doing a lot of times, though oddly I thought that kind of worked in Maridia.
Ice Metal Uninstall by Crys [SM Exploration], rated by therealsusan on May 06, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Hack starts off ok. New sprites tiles are always a plus, even though these look like a rush fab (only created the 90°s&45°s causing everything to look really blocky)... The sewer looked like the tiles were ripped from a Wario game.

Little confusing on where to go. Items weren't the easiest to find. Lot of odd holes that look like you should be able to go into but can't. Back tracking was a burden.

I was having an ok time, despite the map errors, until the water area. A blind playthrough, hah! There's a graphics layer above all the sprites so I couldn't see what was going on... Somehow wandered into Tourian. The thought of traversing back through that travesty cause me to pave forward (wave, spazer, varia, all HUD items, lot of health)

Nearly impossible bosses at that point. Had to dodge every rinka because they did way too much damage. Finding charge at that point and the heat damage on top of it was insult to injury. Could not escape even with abusing save states.
Super Metroid Weekend 4 by dewhi100 [SM Quick Play], rated by therealsusan on Jun 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Will change the rating if it's fixed.

Downloaded and applied the patch twice, doesn't work.