The internet is a great place. And by great, I do not only mean large, but also a fantastic source of information. Some of that information are tools or guides (examples, tutorials) how to make games. I’m talking about Game Maker, Multimedia Fusion and alike. These two game creation tools are commonly used by Metroid: Fan Mission.
Metroid: Fan Mission is the largest community on the internet when it comes to Metroid fangame creations. Most of these mentioned game creation tools are relatively easy to use for anyone, so there’s quite a number of interesting projects going on at MFM. Some of these look really cool. I’ll list a few which I really look forward to:
- Metroid SR388 by Vonrichter, a Super Metroid fangame. There is a very cool trailer video on his blog at Destructoid, which I highlyrecommend everyone interested in this topic to view it, if you haven’t done so already. Unfortunately, their official website (www.metroidsr388.com) has been down for a while, so we don’t really know what’s going on in there at the moment. The trailer is a must-see, though.
- Another Metroid 2 Remake (AM2R) by DoctorM64, a Metroid II remake. There are several video’s on his website, which all looks very cool too! Definitely seems to recreate the ‘Metroid II-feeling’. There’s even a tech demo on there, how about that?
- ZeroEngine by Zas, a Metroid Zero Mission fangame/engine. This one has very promising screenshots and a very cool trailer video, which looks very much like the original Metroid Zero Mission!