I was quietly doing something similar, aiming for a "Metroid Redux" kind of treatment months, if not a year ago.
I was using Snarfblam's Map+Save latest unofficial build (as well as some more stuff, like 7 Energy tanks and others), and also implemented animated graphics for lava based on Rogue Dawn.
Give me a few days and I'll upload everything I had on this.
Just let my crappy slow-ass Gentoo machine finish updating and I'll give you all I had, you can even name the project Metroid Redux if you want, as I don't really see myself going back to this anytime soon.
Sure, sounds good. Send me a PM or hit me up on Discord. Grimlock#7135
I'm very open to anyone who wants to contribute, especially with the music. It could remain as the original but I know there's some talented people out there that could do some really nice remixes of the originals.
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Taking this project to the next level? Coooool! Can't wait to see what it is you are planning. This might be a weird question, but will there be rain like in Rogue Dawn? That was probably my favorite thing in that entire hack, haha. Since you used that as a base for this, I was just curious if it remained.
Also, will you be announcing anything soon about your Mario project? That sounds intriguing, as well!
Hey, sorry, I missed your message. The Mario project is a merging of Mario and Metroid. It's nearly to the stage where level design can begin but the features of the modified game engine as well as the art by a very talented pixel artist on our team are looking pretty fantastic.
Regarding the rain, I think it's a good idea, I might consider it if it doesn't feel like too much of a departure from the original Metroid environments.