Last July 2019 we posted a story about electronic musician SynaMax tracking down the exact instruments and sound patches used in the Metroid Prime series music. Just yesterday, SynaMax released a music patch for Metroid Prime (GC) that (via the Dolphin GameCube emulator on PC) creatively alters the music for:

 

VS. Metroid Prime (Spider)

Phendrana Drifts

VS. Parasite Queen

Artifact Temple

Planet Tallon IV

Tallon IV Overworld

 

…with more songs to be released as well. Now you may be asking yourself, “why would I change the perfect tracks that Kenji Yamamoto already made for Metroid Prime?” Why? These new tracks sound amazing! Just check out this trailer and see how well they mesh with the game:

 

 

Make sure to check out the video on his YouTube channel for detailed instructions on how to get the music mod running on the Dolphin emulator  and for a direct link to the free patch. Subscribe to his channel and check out his other awesome Metroid remixes and musical alterations. Awesome job SynaMax!

 

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Hey folks, we’re proud to announce an exclusive promotional announcement! We are fortunate to announce a new podcast called the Omega Metroid Podcast, produced by Zelda Dungeon‘s Andy Spiteri with co-host Dakota Lasky.

The crew promises to release the podcast in regular, weekly episodes – every Tuesday. While this first episode doesn’t go too deep beyond some high-level introductory stuff, I do believe it has a lot of potential. Note that we are not producing this show, but we do intend on being on the show at some point in the near future.

Thanks to Andy and his co-host Dak for reaching out to us about this and we wish them the best of luck in their future eps. Next week’s topic: Metroid Prime 4 predictions! Check it out on Podbean by clicking the above banner.


Official Press Release:

Introducing the Omega Metroid Podcast – the first weekly show on the internet dedicated to all things Metroid! Join hosts Andy Spiteri and Dakota “The Rapture” Lasky as every week, they dive into a different topic surrounding the series. Everything from in-game lore to real world situations surrounding the Metroid series and Nintendo, to news and announcements will be covered in this new show; serving both as a retrospective and forward looking Metroid show, the podcast will bring you unique insight and perspective from two long time Metroid fans.
Produced and hosted by Andy Spiteri, the Omega Metroid Podcast will serve as a sister show to Zelda Dungeon’s Zelda podcast, The Champions’ Cast. Spiteri has been hosting The Champions’ Cast for two years now, turning it into one of the biggest Zelda podcasts in the world, while simultaneously serving as Zelda Dungeon’s Editor-In-Chief, responsible for all the content and creative direction of the website. Hoping to give back to a community which at times has seemed underserved, Spiteri wanted to bring a similar style of fun, insight, and thought provoking to the Omega Metroid Podcast as he did with The Champions’ Cast.

 

To this end, his teaming up with Lasky was the perfect way to make this happen.

 

Dakota “The Rapture” Lasky brings his vibrant personality known to esports fans from his broadcasting in Smash Bros. and Overwatch to the Omega Metroid Podcast. Seasoned both in front of a camera streaming or behind a camera offering color commentary and analysis, Rapture never shies away from giving his opinions on anything and everything, from Ridley to Other M. Rapture brings the perfect blend of Metroid knowledge and passion to compliment Spiteri, and the chemistry between them was instant and obvious to both.

 

The Omega Metroid Podcast launches on March 3rd and is available on Podbean, iTunes, and most other major podcast apps! Subscribe over at https://omegametroid.podbean.com on Podbean and https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/omega-metroid-podcast/id1500697965 on iTunes and follow on Twitter for the latest updates over at https://twitter.com/omegametroidpod .

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A bummer that Samus was completely obscured on her own strategy guide. They just lazily slapped that title in there.

 

Twitter user @ArtofNP shared:

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VGC reports that Texas based Retro Studios has hired New Super Lucky’s Tale designer Mark Capers, who was also designer on Epic Mickey and its sequel. Retro’s second new hire is designer James Beech, known for his work on Crysis 3 (Senior Level Designer), DC Universe Online and the planned (and scrapped) sequel to Silicon Knights’ Eternal Darkness 2. He comes to Retro Studios as an Environment Designer.

 

From VGC, of interesting note:

 

 

Here’s hoping these new design hires talents are used for the upcoming Metroid Prime 4 and we can get some game info soon!

 

A special thanks to videogameschronicle.com for their reporting.

 

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Instagram user Otaku_Tokusatsu has created a fully posable, custom Ridley action figure by cleverly combining a NECA ALIEN Xenomorph figure with a Marvel Legends Sauron figure. After some paint and detail, the finished result looks killer!

 

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Now, if only Nintendo could be gracious enough to give this legendary villain its own official figure.

Check out Otaku Tokusatsu’s instagram page here to see more awesome custom creations.

 

 

 

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Slow going on this site lately. We don’t have a dedicated webdev anymore, and haven’t for quite some time. If you’re interested in volunteering, please feel free to reach out. The job comes with absolutely no compensation other than the love and admiration you’ll receive from the Metroid community at large, and the satisfaction of making one of the best Metroid websites on the internet that much better.

 

In other news, our old Fan Fiction page has been reinstated. Similar to fanart, we aren’t accepting any more fan fictions moving forward, but you’re free to read our old archives if you’re looking to nerd our hardcore. The section can be accessed easily from the Media menu at the top.

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      (Artist: Methuselah3000)

 

There’s a slew of amazing Metroid articles out there and these KOTAKU articles in particular deserve to be revisited. Even though they were written in 2013, they still stand out as some of the best explorations of the Metroid lore to date with sourced references to distinguish lore from speculation and credited artwork that bring the (often understated, yet complex) Metroid story to life.

 

This is an amazing read and a quite a feat of exceptional detective work that could only come from a hyper-dedicated Metroid fan, Mama Robotnik.

 

Kotaku:

Nothing beats the passion of a true fan writing about something they love. That’s what you’re about to see here: one of the richest, most amazing tributes to a great gaming series that we’ve ever run on Kotaku

 

 

The Spectacular Story Of Metroid – PART 1

 

The Spectacular Story Of Metroid – PART 2

 

 

 

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