August 6th, 1986 is a very important date for gaming. It was the release date of the original Metroid game, for the Japanese Famicom Disk System. 30 years later and Metroid is a well known franchise that has established itself as the benchmark for a whole genre of games. The tales of the Galactic bounty hunter Samus Aran have been enjoyed by both old and new fans throughout the years.
So it’s a nice surprise to see that AM2R has been released just in time for the anniversary.AM2R is a fanmade Metroid 2 Remake project that took several years to completion. It adds the features of newer Metroid games like Metroid Fusion and Metroid Zero Mission, and uses a new engine to bring an updated version of Metroid 2.
AM2R can be downloaded for free on the project’s website.
- Metroid Zero Mission style gameplay
- Map system
- Updated enemy AI
- New areas
- Challenging Metroid fights
- Stackable beam system
- Completely redrawn enemy and Metroid sprites
- Log system with non-intrusive narrative
- High quality soundtrack