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Super Metroid: Subversion by TestRunner and AmoebaOfDoom [SM Exploration], rated by zb10948 on Sep 09, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Easily one of the most thorough hacks out there. A project of this scope actually feels hampered by its environment; this is one of the few hacks that would merit a more modern engine and fully original assets, it's good enough to be its own game.


The downsides are just a few. Although the new HUD item is crucial for one part of the game, it is seldom used throughout the rest. The soundtrack is OK, while having a soundtrack is certainly commendable (vanilla sound gets annoying after all these years), but I feel it's not up to par with the rest.
otherRotation by BuggMann [SM Vanilla+], rated by zb10948 on Aug 12, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
90% in 2:50
The hack achieves what it set do to, a modified experience of the vanilla game.

It needs some small polish to get rid of the softlocks around the normal route. Early game, entrance to Climb you can get stuck in kneel pose right away on the ledge if you try jumping forward. You need to carefully move forward. Late game, if you enter Mickey Mouse room from lower side, softlock due to the door remaining grey. So don't enter it by mistake.

The recurring theme is walljumping and everything around it. It presents a tougher but a fresh outlook on the same map. But it is very pervasive, so I wish author enabled respin. There is no skill involved in having to do same walljump antics twice just because you have to open the door from the jump.


Overall a fun hack and a recommended play.