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When I got back into doing more weeknight streams in late 2021, I decided to finally start chipping away at the list of Super Metroid romhacks I knew I'd wanted to try out. I also had the good fortune to come into contact with someone willing to part with their Zero Mission GBA cartridge, and I'd always wanted to return to that game as well, which I'd only ever gotten to play once.

In addition to Super Metroid (and maybe Zero Mission?) romhacks, I have a pile of other metroidvanias (such as Timespinner, Ori WotW, and the Blaster Master Zero series) that I want to get to eventually, so this genre ought to keep me occupied for a while - even moreso if speedruns become involved (I already spent a dozen hours learning Zero Mission any%).

Super Metroid Romhack Playthroughs

These are the romhacks I've played, or am planning to play next.

Note: any rows lacking game titles are alternate completions of the preceding row.

# Romhack Real Time Game Time % Animals
1. Super Zero Mission (2011) 20:05:14 13:09 53% RIP
2. Project Base 0.8.1 (2020) 03:02:40 02:20 100.00% Saved
3. Unhundred% (2021) 02:39:53 N/A DNF
01:41:48 01:09 0%
4. Hyper Metroid (2015) 12:17:51 08:04 77% Saved
5. Super Metroid Nature (2018) 07:49:04 05:39 86% RIP
08:18:37 05:39 86% Saved
6. Super Metroid Ascent (2019) 09:51:42 07:24 83.5% RIP
10:28:13 07:22 83.5% Saved
7. Super Metroid Subversion (2022) 13:00:05 08:15 68.8% RIP
13:48:36 08:37 69.6% Saved
25:30:46 14:31 100.0%+ Saved
03:17:21 01:41 34.4% RIP
8. Super Metroid Subversion (2022) [spoiler] 12:02:52 07:00 69.6% Saved

Game Playthroughs

These are vanilla metroidvanias I've played, or am planning to play.

Note: any rows lacking game titles are alternate completions of the preceding row.

# Game Real Time Game Time %
1. Metroid: Zero Mission 04:54:10 03:06:01 70%
10:28:24 06:37:57 100%
03:30:13 01:41:05 15%
2. Timespinner 09:27:28 09:28:28 98%
09:46:24 09:47:31 99%
12:24:21 12:24:04 100% + Lv.100
3. Ori and the Blind Forest (DE) 10:56:30 09:31:31 98%
4. Ori and the Will of the Wisps 16:04:05 15:18:01 86%
5. Blaster Master Zero 07:50:30 07:51:23 100%?
6. Blaster Master Zero 2 09:16:51 08:43:53 Not 100%
7. Blaster Master Zero 3 12:27:18 10:55:44 ?
8. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom 19:46:44 18:11:01 64.2%