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Greetings for the New Year! I've been away from the site for awhile, but was working on a couple of projects over the fall. After finishing the ultimately incredibly disappointing (and somewhat angering) Metroid Prime: Federation Force, there really hasn't been any official Metroid news for awhile. What's more, there was basically zero enthusiasm for the game and thus not much encouragement on this end to continue reporting on it.
However, as resident music connoisseur, I did undertake the MASSIVE project of extracting and tagging the entire Metroid Prime: Federation Force soundtrack. That's 231 tracks that had no labels, no order, and most sounded pretty much alike, meaning it took weeks and weeks to organize everything by painstakingly digging through playthrough videos. But, if you are curious as to what the game sounds like, go no further than the Metroid Prime: Federation Force Soundtrack exclusively here! There's a "VS. Space Pirates" remix from the Prime series at the beginning and end of the game, as well as a couple audio cues for when Samus appears, but otherwise no mixes. The main theme and menu themes are good listens though. Oh yeah, there's also the Metroid Prime: Blast Ball Soundtrack.
On that note, we also got our hands on the remastered AM2R soundtrack in FLAC and MP3. You can download these to listen to on your own or add to update the music that you may already have in the folder that contains a certain piece of software that no longer exists on this website.
On the subject of Metroid II, there's been an awful lot of love for the game now that AM2R was released, although veterans like Jesse D and I have long loved the sadly neglected original. We recently got word of an indie game "Space Children" that is heavily inspired by the Game Boy original. You can pick it up for $3.99 on Itch.io.
Until next time...
For those close to the Metroid Hacking Scene, you would likely be familiar with Rogue Dawn, one of the most comprehensive (if not THE most comprehensive) Metroid NES hacks1 ever created! The game has been in development for several years, and resident hacker Grimlock has finally released the game to the public.
If you're looking for an extremely challenging new Metroid 1 game with completely overhauled level design, graphics, and music (YES, new MUSIC!), Rogue Dawn's got you covered! Congratulations to Grimlock and the rest of the contributors on this awesome hack. Expect every repro pirate in the world to now feed off of this brilliant game like it's going out of style.
- Note: The Metroid Database does not assist with acquiring ROM files or game patching. There are PLENTY of resources out there to find out how! [back]
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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