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8 months ago

Feature: Castleprime

The 14 Best Metroidvania Games On PC

The Metroidvania is perhaps one of the more tricky genres to nail down. With its very name coming from an amalgamation of two actually quite different Nintendo-based game series - Metroid and Castlevania - quite what qualifies is always up for debate. Hence, we suspect this could be one of the more controversial lists, when it leaves out a favourite game that someone else might…

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1 year ago

Metroid 2 fan remake dev now working on Ori sequel

One year and a day ago, and after a decade of work, one Metroid fan released an unofficial PC remake of Nintendo's Metroid II. AM2R [official site] was its name (Another Metroid 2 Remake), and being pretty great was its game. Alas, Nintendo's lawyers shut AM2R down within days. This was unpleasant but unsurprising. The anniversary of the launch, however, has brought far better news.…

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2 years ago

Feature: Another Metroid 2 Remake

Have You Played… AM2R?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. AKA 'Another Metroid 2 Remake' [official site], rather a self-effacing title for what might just be the best Metroid game in years. Trouble being, Nintendo weren't involved - quite the opposite, in fact, as the blighters shut down this fan project soon after…

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Fan-made Metroid II Remake Shut Down By Nintendo

A fan-made remake of Metroid 2 has been scrubbed off the internet just two days after it was released, when Nintendo sent the developers a takedown order. It was finished and offered as a free game on Saturday on the creator’s website, Project AM2R, but quicker than you could say “legal team” Nintendo had sent a DMCA order to those responsible. The creators have since…

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10 years ago

Metroid 2, Remade For PC

Also on a free tip is this polished, determined demo of a fan remake of one of the old Metroid titles from the original Gameboy. I'm generally not that much of a classic Nintendo kinda guy - give me X-Com over Zelda any day - but have always had a massive soft spot for the elaborate and affectingly maudlin platforming'n'puzzling of the 8/16-bit Metroid game…

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