Unfortunately, instant restore (running a VM directly from backup); will require the vADP which is only available in ESXi Paid Versions. On the other hand, you could also consider using Hyper-V to run the VMs.
However please note, when instant restore VM onto Hyper-V, there is a manual step involved during Finalization. Details as described here
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