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Metroid Incursion

Hack of Metroid


Updates for Version 1.1

  • Minor changes to title screen
  • Corrected an issue with the Norfair level design. If a person falls to the bottom of the water/sewer falls without missiles then they won’t be able to acquire the high jump and get out of that area.
  • Corrected map (minor graphics) in Plus version
  • Modified the level design so you need to have the high jump to acquire the bombs
  • Added/Modified creatures in areas
  • Removed one perma-stuck spot
  • Minor cosmetic modifications

Included are 2 .IPS files, one with Snarfblam’s Metroid Plus improvements and one with the standard weapons and no mini map.

Metroid_Incursion.IPS = Original Weapons Gameplay

Metroid_Incursion_Plus.IPS = Added pause mini map, Wavy Ice weapon, Save game feature

Description of modifications:

  • All levels 100% redesign
  • New title screen graphics
  • New tile graphics - All levels (New level themes)
  • New creature graphics (A few classics will remain)
  • Animations created for all levels
  • Level design focused on fun factor, game play, attempt at minimizing frustration (There are some difficult areas).
  • Snarfblam’s save game and mini map hack applied

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Metroid (USA)- NOINTRO
  • CRC32: A2C89CB9
  • MD5: D77C8053168DA14B360BF5CAECCC5964
  • SHA-1: ECF39EC5A33E6A6F832F03E8FFC61C5D53F4F90B
  • SHA-256: E6E6B7014685ADAE447EBB3833242815747BC1E5DF83ADE79F693FB67CF565B6




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A Must Play

Reviewed By: MetroidMst on 04 Aug 2014

This review is based entirely off the original version. This does not cover the + version.

There are not many Metroid hacks that are, quite frankly, this enjoyable to play. Grimlock has done a masterful job of making a new world, and making it fun. There is not anything that is too difficult for the player, and exploring the world felt pretty natural.

There are a couple of points where you come across one-way paths, and thanks to some nice trickery and clever level editing, he manages to pull off the “going behind previous rooms” thing done sometimes in Super Metroid. What makes it more impressive is that Super Metroid has a second layer with which to make the second “behind” path obvious. Metroid does not, but it still felt fluid and made sense when playing it.


  • Brand new world that was not too difficult to traverse.
  • A lot of nice graphical edits to the level tiles.
  • Clever design allows for some very interesting exploration.
  • Bosses have paths behind them dropping the player off very close to the exit elevator.
  • Cons:

  • Bosses were a little too easy.
  • The entrance to Kraid might be a tad bit obscure.

To conclude, I thoroughly enjoyed this hack. Definitely a great find, and a game worthy of a few hours of your time. Props to Grimlock for making alternate versions too, as I believe some make the game easier if people do struggle with it.

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
A Must PlayMetroidMst04 Aug 2014N/AYes
A great looking hack for a classic game.mrrichard99930 May 2014N/AYes