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Metroid mOTHER

Hack of Metroid

Description:

This hack is the combination of three individual hacks. It was created to be the ultimate NES remake of a classic game.

The original palette has been utilized and the layout of the map is exactly as the original. The only exception is the room where you fight Ridley. To reduce flicker (as much as possible) I had to place Ridley above the doors.

I do not claim any credit for the actual content - only for the hard work of making it all work together.

All credits go to the below listed hacks and their individual authors:

Metroid + Saving (v 0.3) - snarfblam: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1186/

  • Minimap
  • Savefiles
  • Beamstacking
  • Better icebeam and bombs

MDbtroid - Infinity’s End: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1219/

  • Nicer titlescreen
  • Nicer endings
  • Updated run animation
  • Updated player sprite (suited and suitless)
  • Updated enemy sprites
  • Enlarged and updated Kraid and Ridley
  • Updated Mother Brain
  • Various updated tiles

‘Roidz - DemickXII: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1240/

  • Nicer background tiles
  • Animated lava, doors and elevators
  • Animated corridors
  • Animated Norfair (Ridley level)
  • Animated Tourian (Mother Brain level)
  • Various updated tiles

/dACE a.k.a Nitendo

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Metroid (U).nes
  • No-Intro Name: Metroid (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File SHA-1: 9901E0B53828475CD77B4B684E0590252CB762D8
  • ROM SHA-1: FDBFC7871962F72A1EF57E5A7E456164FB93430B
  • NES Cart DB ID = NES-MT-USA

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
dACEHackingCombiner of patches
snarfblamOriginal HackingOriginal hacker for Minimap - Savefiles - Beamstacking - Better icebeam and bombs.
DemickXIIOriginal Hacking'Roidz patch - Nicer background tiles - Animated lava, doors and elevators - Animated corridors
Infinity's EndOriginal HackingMDbtroid patch - Nicer endings, updated run animation, updated player sprite (suited and suitless),

User Review Information

Desperately needs a full health hack

Reviewed By: bgrunge on 12 Sep 2016

While this is the (as of yet) penultimate version of the original Metroid game due to its host of improvements, it still has some issues, the most glaring being the fact that the player still starts with 30 health and must farm to fill up the energy tanks every time the player dies and continues. This is a super punishing mechanic, given the scarcity of enemy energy drops and that there are no energy refill points, like in Super Metroid. The integration of the Metroid99 hack or implementation of the same functionality would make this a near perfect and absolutely mandatory hack for all NES Metroid players to have.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A definitive upgrade to a classic gameMattKimura12 May 20181.0Yes
The greatest Metroid hack, but can be improved with these extra hacksFateForWindows15 Feb 20171.0Yes
Desperately needs a full health hackbgrunge12 Sep 20161.0Yes
Excelent hack, but only two things missing would make it a lot better...Tsukiyomaru008 Jul 2014N/AYes
One of the greats!darkanx07 May 2014N/AYes
Great patch for those looking to make their own hack.mrrichard99907 May 2014N/AYes