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This Metroid 2 fan remake celebrates Metroid's 30th anniversary

Metroid is 30 years old as of August 6, and in the absence of any official Nintendo celebratory release (unless Federation Force turns out to be excellent), this Metroid 2 fan remake is worth a look.


The game, titled Project AM2R and now available as a free download (on Windows systems at least), takes Samus Aran's Game Boy adventure and updates it with Game Boy Advance-worthy assets.

The remake is modeled after Metroid: Zero Mission, the GBA remake of the original Metroid. It features:

  • Metroid Zero Mission style gameplay
  • Map system
  • Updated enemy AI
  • Minibosses
  • New areas
  • Challenging Metroid
  • Stackable beam system
  • Completely redrawn enemy and Metroid sprites
  • Log system with non-intrusive narrative
  • High quality soundtrack

Project AM2R is in no way licensed or endorsed by Nintendo, and there's every possibility that their lawyers will send the developers a cease-and-desist, especially since the original game is still available for purchase on the 3DS' Virtual Console.

EDIT: In fact, Nintendo is already sending out cease-and-desist notifications to some sites hosting the file:

With this in mind, it might be better to grab this sooner rather than later.

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