To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Metroid series, a Metroid II remake went up on the project’s page for download. Created by DoctorM64, Another Metroid II Remake is now completed and can be downloaded from his project blog. The game has been a labor of love for DoctorM64, who worked on this remake for six years. The final product released on August 6th, exactly thirty years after the original Metroid was released in 1986.
Another Metroid II Remake boasts a complete overhaul of the original. All the graphics, mechanics, enemies and more were remade from the ground up. On top of that, there are all-new areas to explore and enemies to fight!
In fact, the blog mentions many of the new improvements, which include Metroid: Zero Mission style gameplay, a map system, a stackable beam system and redrawn enemy and Metroid sprites. In addition, Another Metroid II Remake boasts a bevy of new content. These features include updated enemy AI, minibosses for each area, brand new areas to explore, a log system for a non-intrusive narrative and a high quality soundtrack containing a mix of remade and new tracks.
Another Metroid II Remake plays in a 4:3 ratio on any computer, has full controller support and button remapping as well. The game also has an unlockable gallery as a bonus! The soundtrack isn’t just remixed Game Boy tunes, but instead fully remade tracks. On top of that, there are many new tracks to listen to as you progress through the game.
Not a bad way to celebrate 30 years of Metroid. Happy anniversary, Samus!
As a Metroid fan, I downloaded Another Metroid II Remake and started playing immediately. Initial impressions are extremely positive. The music is great and the game plays very smoothly. The fact that this game is a fan project blows my mind, because it feels official. I can’t wait to play more and if you like Metroid or titles like it, give this one a shot!