Project AM2R - Another Metroid 2 Remake
(The real name will be used when the game is done)
This is my version of Metroid 2, I’ve been working on it for about 2 years. Now it’s starting to get quite good. Right now I’m working on a trailer, so you can see how it plays. A tech demo should follow soon.
Here are some screens:
The game will be as linear as the original. No open exploration, you HAVE to kill the Metroids of each area like in the original. However, I’m thinking of adding a Time Attack mode, with a lot more freedom to explore.
Right now it plays a lot like Zero Mission. The upgrades available are the following:
SpeedBooster (complete with Shinespark)
You may be in luck if something called ‘ENIGMA’ pulls through, then you can compile it! Hopefully.
Anyway, check out 64Digits, it’s a cool GM community, and people would like to hear about your game, I’m sure.
Oh, and tell people I referred you, and I’ll get a prize!
OMG, you know what, I always wanted to do that. Though I suggest the enemy sprites originally from MII should be redone in an MZM style (the spitting chozo heads should melt in your bg,really). Rocks under lava, should be alphad, the ship should be a redone MII ship, chozo statue should be MF or MZM. Apart from these niggling details, well done! It looks really good! I can’t wait to try it. Oh, could you put custom keys in the game? I’ve a french keyboard, and that’s a bit of a problem.
I would be keen to help with sprites. I would understand if you decline the offer.
I really suck at spriting, but I drew all the Metroid 2 enemies so I could use the sprites as placeholders. I prefer to code the AI (more animation frames could be needed) and then put more work on the sprites. I tried the rocks under lava, but it’s really hard to see. Since I’m adding Gravity suit to the game, I wanted to make the lava easy to navigate through. BTW, no, you won’t be able to skip sections using the Gravity suit, it’s gonna be found really later in the game, just before the last omega metroids and the queen.
I follow their project, I really like their view of the game. Their last demo is really atmospheric, you really feel alone there. My version focuses on action, It’s a lot more arcadey and fast paced. The atmosphere and desperation will appear at later stages, when omega metroids appear.
Right now I’ve completed all the features listed at the top of this post. I still have to code most of the enemies, tweak beam damages, add the menus, and complete the levels. Right now I’m tiling the big cave just before the second ruins.
Hey, is it possible you could make this compatible with PSP, I mean, after your done with the fist version and take a nice long break. This looks really cool, and I’d love to play it on my PSP. I’m in no hurry, so if you are willing to do it, you can take as much time as you need.
on another (more on topic) note
This looks really good, just beautiful, I’d NEVER be able to two years and make a game this gorgeous (unless of course I was being payed ). Keep it up, can’t wait to see the final product.
Yeah, just imagining Metroid 2 with Zero Mission sprite styles almost makes me want to build a time machine, threaten the entire universe in case of a time paradox, go into the future, and get this when it’s completed.
Looks really great so far! Though I’m kind of iffy about the use of Samus’ SM ship in a MZM tileset… just looks a bit too dark.
There are a couple glitches in RoS that I really liked. The secret worlds and the morph ball glitch-jump were fun, and the glitch-jump immediately after getting hit helped me get around. Will those glitches be in your remake? They’d add a lot to the sequence breaking element, which is a necessity in every Metroid game. 'Cept for maybe Echoes and Fusion.
I don?t have plans to include those glitches. There are ways to sequence break, since infinite bombjumping feels and behaves just like in Zero Mission, that actually opens a lot of item skipping chances.
Anyway, here?s the trailer I promised. It looks quite choppy at 30fps, but it?ll give you an idea of how it plays. Enjoy!