**A new pack version (V 1.5 Custom Edition) is available as of 2/17/2021**
A trailer is available here: https://youtu.be/m7WqggitoS4
How to Videos:
-How to Setup Metroid: HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMBNTRN_IyQ&t=65s
-How to Customize Sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02cC889yUTs&t=439s
-How to Customize Graphics: https://youtu.be/yuqxgGnj2fc
-How to Customize Level Layout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnEgGEjZdmE&t=7s
-How to Create an HD Pack for Any Game Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwVH4y46Bbg
-How to Create an HD Pack for Any Game Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADJ_DnSSGv0
An HD pack is now available for the NES game, Metroid. This pack replaces graphics, sound effects, and music. It is a hack that builds upon many prior hacks and it uses Metroid mOTHER as a base (available at: https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1988/
). Credit should go to the original authors for work done on prior hacks.
The pack includes, but it not limited to, some of the features detailed below. Many of these features are carryover from prior hacks that have previously been developed for Metroid. Items denoted with an asterisk are brand new features that have been created exclusively for the Mesen pack.
• Increased resolution**
• Increased frame count for running**
• Scrolling backgrounds**
• Updated sound effects and music**
• File resources for alternate sound and graphics**
• New title and ending screen**
• New secret area in Brinstar**
• Animated environments
• Beam stacking
• Full health on startup
• Enemies disappear during door transitions
• Improved bomb laying mechanic
The README contains details the work performed by each author below that helped make the HD pack possible:
KYA, Sour, dACE, snarfblam, Infinity's End, DemickXII, Psyklax, Maximum Potion, VariaZim, WIP, Exaelart, Riklaionel, elgwen, strugglepoo, Luminist, Jorge Fuentes, Patricio Herrera, kottpower, PikaXRichMixer, mkwong98, Omegachaino, Rundas45, delta7890, P0ZN0, and Spooniest.
***HD Pack Download (Version 1.5 Custom Edition): http://bit.ly/Metroid_HD_V1_5
*Note: This is merely a mod and the download will not work all by itself. The pack must be used with a USA Metroid ROM that has a SHA-1 checksum of ecf39ec5a33e6a6f832f03e8ffc61c5d53f4f90b or it will not operate correctly.
#New for Version 1.5#
-Increased frame count for heat wave effects in Norfair and Ridley's lair.
-Most enemies now disappear during door transitions - No more cheap Rinka door deaths (special thanks to P0ZN0).
-More predictable bomb laying mechanic (special thanks to P0ZN0).
-Fixed glitch with the wave beam and ice beam icons shown at the file select screen (special thanks to delta7890).
-Fixed graphic glitch that occurs with frozen Rinkas when the player is using the Zero suit (special thanks to delta7890).
-Fixed graphic glitch that occurs with energy pickups in Tourian when the player is using the Zero suit (special thanks to delta7890).
-Fixed graphic glitch that occurs with red doors in Tourian when the player is using the Zero suit (special thanks to delta7890).
-Minor adjustment to music volume level.
-Minor pitch adjustment for "GotAnItem" sound file (special thanks to Spooniest).