It must be one of those enigmatic laws of the universe, that if you shrink something, anything, then it instantly becomes cute. Thanks to three Metroid fans, that's exactly what they've done in their interpretation of the retro platforming series.
The Metroid Database has unveiled the Minitroid tech demo, developed by programmer Tokinsom, artist Betatronic, and audio composer Jamie Billings. Fans of the Metroid series will notice that Samus looks a little different, in fact, she looks little.
At 27MB, the tech demo can be downloaded for free but it will only run on a Windows PC. Take a look at the trailer and see what you make of it.
This >>> Other M! (Nice job, fellaz!)
Nintendo better crush this project before it kicks off.
So wheres Mini Zero suit Samus
http://metroid2remake.blogspot.com/ check out this Metroid 2 remake
Coolest thing ever. Pixels!! <3
/me agrees with zerky
So retro, and I LOVE it!
Downloading right now
Nintendo, hire this guy and bring it to 3DS-ware! C'mon, you did it with Cave Story!
Actually, this kind of reminds me of Cave Story... no wonder I'm so high on it... Metroid + Cave Story = Automatic Win.
G R E A T ! !
@2: I just knew someone is going to say that.
we can do without the insults, plz — TBD
It's looks so... cuuute! <3
Metroid: Cave Story Edition.
That's Freaking awesome!!!
Or should I say Awwwwsome.
Things like this remind me of the raw potential, and passion Nintendo used to have back when they were the underdogs designing the original Metroid. They're just kids (or kids at heart), Nintendo, and they're your biggest fans. Try not to kill 'em.
If nothing else, see what makes them tick and learn from them.
Melvin2898 brings up a good point- in order to defend their IP, this will probably get shot down.
@3 and 17: Protect their IP? Heh! Should've kept the franchise away from Team Ninja then. These guys look like they're doing a much better job.
i don't see how nintendo could not bring this under its wing, besides, how can you resist that helmet!
@Golgo Yoshio Sakamoto doesn't work for Team Ninja.
Nintendo would be smart to add this as DSiWare or 3DSware
Looks like it has 4-bit graphics. Awsome!
I'm going to try this out later.
And big N issues a cease and desist to another fan movie/game/etc. in 3... 2... 1...
Meh. Don't know why Samus' head is so big... Doesn't it irk anyone else? :S
I agree with MasterGraveHeart; if Nintendo were to team up and make a 2D Metroid game in the same style as this for 3DSWare, I would buy a 3DS JUST for that.
Samus was already really cute (well, in her Zero Suit).
That's the Awesomest.
Yeah its cute, but by God are the controls awful.
At 0.43. Couldnt stop laughing at samus running with her tiny little legs. This is awesome.
Love the design and music
@Gamesake: Fair point. The IP wrecking crew was a collaboration of 3rd party and in-house. That's much better, isn't it?
Awww, what cute little pixels.
Nintendo, license this game now and let them make this a WiiWare project! This looks awesome!
Am I the only one who thinks this looks ugly as hell? Way too low rez. The gameplay looks awesome though.
looks ! right up my alley design-wise
think i might be finished it. if there is only two energy tanks and two missile tanks then iv finished it
This is exactly what we need on DSi Ware/3DS Ware. This game is incredibly fun and mini! Soooooo RETRO! Not to mention the game is very cute!
Looks much more pixelated then the original Metroid, but awesome all the same!
Great, Looks like Gameboy Colour. In fact I like that everything is tiny because Metroid II Samus was too big, I would have preferred it more like this.
I'm glad that the "fans" are not making Metroid games. Otherwise we would play a slightly modified versions of Super Metroid for the rest of our lives.
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