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Metroid + Saving Unofficial Update

Hack of Metroid

Description:

VERSION 0.5.2 IS OUT! It now runs on Nestopia even with the RNG, and the aforementioned palette issue is hopefully gone. It also fixes a health bug on the (very short-lived) 0.5.1 version, and makes missile pickups more abundant

An update to the famous Metroid + Saving hack initially designed by snarfblam. Based off the well-hidden 0.4 version (which included wall jumping and a corner map), this version tends to improve some of the graphical issues of that version and add in new content on top of that.

New content includes:

  • Reductions in missile door cost (5 missiles to 1 with red doors and 10 to 5 with yellow/purple doors)
  • Manual saving via Up+A
  • Restored Japanese RNG
  • Sped-up door transitions
  • Morphball glitch initially not seen in original game fixed
  • Continuing refills all of your health, including energy tanks, instead of starting off at 30 HP every time.
  • Missile pickups now drop more frequently and give 5 missiles instead of 2.

You’re allowed to use this hack as the base of your own hack or on other, already existing hacks (please keep in mind that the ROM of the hack must be expanded). If you would like to leave feedback on the project, please do so. This project was done with the idea of making Metroid a much more enjoyable experience, so if there’s any issues with the current version you’d like to see fixed, feel free to leave feedback or critiques in the review section. Special thanks to snarfblam for making the original + Saving hack.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Metroid (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File SHA-1: 166A5B1344B17F98B6B18794094F745F8A7435B8
  • ROM SHA-1: FDBFC7871962F72A1EF57E5A7E456164FB93430B

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
DannyPlaysSomeGamesHackingAdded in the new features
snarfblamOriginal HackingCreated the original Metroid + Saving patch

User Review Information

As described, but some glitches

Reviewed By: G30FF on 17 Mar 2020

This patch does everything it sets out to do, and I especially like that it moved the mini-map to the right hand corner instead of keeping it on the left side of the screen, like in the 0.4 version. It’s hard to go back after experiencing the fast door transitions. The changes will even work with Metroid mOTHER, if you create a diff patch between Metroid + Saving 0.3 and this version, and then apply that diff patch to Metroid mOTHER.

The palette glitches seem to have been fixed, from the brief testing I did, and given that, I can now wholeheartedly recommend this hack.

Version 0.5.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Would not play Metroid without this patch!MattKimura19 Jun 20190.5Yes
As described, but some glitchesG30FF17 Mar 20200.5.2Yes