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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 title screen
  • 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

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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

Makes Metroid 1 finally worth playing

Reviewed By: Supergamerguy on 02 Jul 2021

This hack introduced me to the wonderful franchise that is Metroid. I’d always been mildly curious to give the series a shot, and wanted to play all of the 2D games in release order, but never committed to doing so because of all the problems the original NES game had. But this hack fixes so much of that! The biggest additions were the ability to beam stack and an in-game map. The in-game map helped me so, so much when trying to figure out where I should go next, and the beam stacking really helped out in the latter half of the game against the stronger enemies and some of Mother Brain’s attack. And the new graphics made the already vastly improved experience even better! Now that the game looks and plays great, I can finally recommend it to anybody who hasn’t yet given NEStroid a try.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Makes Metroid 1 finally worth playingSupergamerguy02 Jul 20211.0Yes
I finally finished Metroidvlike2party08 Aug 20201.0Yes
Get Metroid HD, it's the ideal way to use this hack and play Metroid.eskimo4409 Apr 2020Metroid HDYes
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