Oi27's Ratings and Reviews
Super Metroid: Ascent by Benox50 [SM Exploration], rated by Oi27 on Jul 02, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
77% in 5:11
Great hack, great puzzles. Favorite one was limited PB radius, it was pretty clever.
B2-TW by Grime [SM Quick Play], rated by Oi27 on Sep 12, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:09
Fun, short hack. Could stand to be longer, morphball-unique stuff is a cool concept.
Ancient Chozo by Albert V. [SM Vanilla+], rated by Oi27 on Aug 22, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
84% in 3:28
Best hack I've ever played. A bit more difficult than the vanilla game, and sequence breaking is harder, but this hack looks gorgeous. Project Base integration makes gameplay smooth, and a lot of thought is put into the level design. Would be nice if there were fewer spikes that limit walljumping, which are usually the things that limit sequence-breaking, but Escape Sequence is the only real low point; it seems to have unavoidable acid dives that would make it impossible on low%. The rest of the game is fun for casual playthroughs, and I still can't get over how great the tilesets are!
Oxide by Cyclamen32 [SM Exploration], rated by Oi27 on May 10, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
170% in 2:31
Cool hack, but not perfect. Finding Kraid was difficult, and there's only 1 location to pick up your first power bombs. Aside from that, lots of drops, fairly easy, interesting level design. Too many "kill all the enemies" rooms, and one during the escape sequence(!), which the hack would be better off without.
Overall: 7/10
Super Metroid Nature by Jefe962 [SM Speedrun/Race], rated by Oi27 on Dec 27, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
79% in 3:22
This hack was amazing. The item placement stuck fairly close to the original, and advanced techniques allowed a lot of things to be gotten early, or in a different order. There are a few minor gripes here and there, for instance I think the escape sequence was a little too strict, and there didn't seem to be any animals to save. There were some significant acid dives in lower Norfair as well.
The rest of the level design was a joy to play through, and everything else was about vanilla difficulty.
Quality hack; 4.5/5

EDIT: The animals are in Bomb Torizo's room, like usual, but the timer makes saving them a lot harder.
Super Metroid Arcade : Endless mode by Lioran, Tewtal [SM Quick Play], rated by Oi27 on Sep 12, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Cool hack, played for a few hours and I keep coming back to it. Lots of replay value.
Super Metroid Ruin by personitis [SM Quick Play], rated by Oi27 on Aug 18, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:57
Very nice hack. Early-on challenges are jarring, being late-game bosses (Fight Golden Torizo with no missiles and the Power Suit!?!) but once you actually fight them, you find that the difficulty has been adjusted accordingly. Not terribly hard to 100% either; though one item is really obscure.
Wet Dream by Crys [SM Unknown], rated by Oi27 on Jul 29, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
73% in 3:35
Great hack! Not horribly difficult, but harder than the vanilla game. Advanced skills like wall jumping are required. It changes up the items a lot, but leaves the level design more-or-less intact.
The real draw of Wet Dream is how it changes the physics. Samus jumps really high and fast underwater, but sinks very slowly. It's a bit like doing a gravity jump in the vanilla game, except higher maybe. Usually her momentum stops if you exit the water while crazy jump acceleration, but I had a few instances where she kept the speed. All the underwater changes work in a really strange way, but it's a welcome change from the usual. The changes in level design play around the physics in interesting ways; it's very well-designed, save for a few rooms that have "don't touch the ground" gimmicks.
The other major change is that the timer on morph ball bombs is shortened a lot. They explode almost immediately, so you can just mash the button for infinite BJ, and it lets you hover above the ground when used underwater. It's weird, but it's a fun mechanic that the level design takes advantage of.
Wet Dream is definitely worth a play; it's one of the more unique hacks I've encountered. I loved it!
Super Metroid: Depth by Tedicles [SM Quick Play], rated by Oi27 on Jun 27, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
9% in 0:30
The atmosphere was interesting, and the item placement allowed for some skipping (looking at you spring ball). Maybe overused Metroids, since I only found 1 energy tank, and getting attacked by one killed me pretty quickly. The compact map offered several ways of approaching rooms, which was good and bad, mostly during the escape sequence. Good first hack!
Super Metroid: Recovery by MetroidNerd#9001 [SM Exploration], rated by Oi27 on Dec 31, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
82% in 3:40
The intro sequence of picking up the morph ball and bombs is laid out in a very unique way, which sets the tone for the rest of the hack. Unique, and good for the most part.
Norfair is an exception to the "good" part; doors that put Samus under lava, enemies that deal loads of damage, confusing design, the works. Not enough refill/farming spots. Still unique though, I thought it was interesting to merge upper and lower Norfair using rooms in addition to using an elevator, even if it meant the player could accidentally go to lower Norfair way earlier than they would want to.
The rest of the game is well put-together, and the Tourian is a great example of where the hack shines. Despite being a half-hack, the room design and layout is vastly different from the original game, adding a few interesting new rooms and setpieces that give it its own flair. The escape sequence was another interesting bit, since it was so different from the original. You get more than enough time though, so you won't die even if you make a few wrong turns, and the hack is better for it.