Big or small, she's our favourite bounty hunter

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.