Nice little easter egg found in Smash Ultimate. Apparently you can freeze the Metroid assist trophy and destroy the Metroid if you have access to a freezing weapon of any kind. There are 4 characters in the game that have freezing attacks: Lucas, Ice Climbers, Mr. Game & Watch, and Hero.

 

All other characters can use the Freezie item (pictured) and throw it at the Metroid. After being frozen, Samus takes 4 normal Missiles or 3 Super Missiles to destroy it.

 

 

Props to Jon Cartwright of GameXplain for bringing this cool easter egg to light.

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Andy & Dak have a lot to say about Metroid Prime Federation Force and why it ended up being so forgettable. Come listen, PLUS hear our thoughts on some of the games announced at Day of Devs and hear what we think of Min Min joining SSBU! Give it a listen or click the banner below. You can also follow the podcast on Twitter, @omegametroidpod.

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Traverse Hyrule in style with these three excellent mods, created by Yainskofso. These Metroid Mods allow new models, outfits and music, from the Metroid universe, to be integrated into the Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The mods are accessible trough a Wii U with custom firmware, or via Cemu (Instructions at the end of this post).

 

 

Samus Saves Hyrule, in this Awesome Metroid Mod

Features of the Samus Mod:

 

Replaces Samus (without armor) over Link, with voice replacement too

9 costume sets are featured, also dyeables in each color shown in the game:

  • The power suit from Metroid other M over the Ancient armor
  • (this one has a downloable standalone file, for other character usage)
  • The zero suit from from SSB4 and Metroid other M over Of the Wild set
  • The sport outfit from Metroid Zero Mission over the Climber set
  • A Warm Jacket designed from a Metroid other M militar outfit
  • A new design for the Champion tunic based on the Chozo design
  • A custom set based on the female travelers (UMii) over the Hylian set
  • A custom set designed from the Worn set
  • A new designed Barbarian set
  • A custom Switch shirt with 3 designs (WiiU, CemU and Switch) (The download come individually, so you can choice one)

Also, a baby Metroid design replaces the paraglider.

 

 

Transform Link’s motorbike into

Samus’ iconic Ship

 

The Gunship Mod turns Link’s Master Cycle Zero motorbike into Samus’ trademark ride. The Gunship, of course, is limited to the same actions as the Master Cycle and its design is smaller and very reminscent of the Gunship in Metroid Blast from Nintendo Land (Wii U).

 

 

More Metroid Goodness Awaits…

Whether its riding on the sky on a baby Metroid glider, fighting bosses with the iconic Super Metroid boss theme blaring (with the Metroid BGM Mod), or exploring the countryside in the Zero Suit, these awesome mods will further increase the replay value of the classic Breath of the Wild. Thank you Yainskofso for your stellar work!

 

See & Hear the Mods in Action!

Getting Started with Mods

Cemu Wii U Emulator

Mod Installation Instructions

 

The Metroid Mods are separated into three parts:

  1. Samus Mod
  2. Metroid Soundtrack Pack
  3. Gunship Mod

 

 

 

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Omega Metroid Podcast starts a new feature today: Inspired By Metroid! Of course, not every week is filled with Metroid news (or games for that matter), so we’re gonna point people towards then next best thing: games inspired by Metroid! First up: Axiom Verge. Give it a listen or click the banner below. You can also follow the podcast on Twitter, @omegametroidpod.

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Metroid Other M. A very polarizing game in the community, which will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary in August. Over the last 10 years the game has received countless criticism online and has been talked about in great length by many YouTube documentarians. Some of it good, some of it bad, and some of it downright incendiary and exaggerated. Anyone who knows Metroid, knows Other M and the blight it brought onto the series. Some people may think its criticism has been talked about to death, but I believe there’s always more.

 

Today we bring you a special video that was released a couple days ago. The author reached out to me several months ago about using some of our assets and I gladly obliged. He’s created a video that ALL Metroid fans should watch. It breaks down the deep flaws within the localization of the game’s script, which likely contributed to its overall negative reaction. When you communicate an idea, it’s imperative that you do it clearly or else you’re going to alienate your audience. After watching this video, I’ve come to realize how many times the dialogue was watered down for English speaking audiences, which made the game’s metaphors, hyperbole, and clever (yes!) scriptwriting within the Japanese version completely disappear.

 

This doesn’t absolve the game’s sins completely; it lets us understand that the game could have been better understood and not misinterpreted as something which made many fans believe was a display of Samus’s submissiveness – a personality trait which we’ve understood she is the absolute furthest from.

 

I highly recommend taking ~50min out of your day to watch this eloquent, masterfully organized video which breaks down Other M‘s many aspects that were lost in translation and why it caused the English version to not be the Metroid game that everyone had hoped it would be.

 

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First news of the morning! Nintendo announced a brand new game in the Paper Mario franchise, Paper Mario: The Origami King. Watch the trailer below and stay all the way til the end.

You’ll notice there’s a big ol’ Metroid reference where Samus’s helmet falls on Mario’s head. A lot of rumors mulling about with this seemingly random cameo. People have stated online that this confirms that Nintendo has been creating a Metroid Fusion remake (assumedly for Switch). We don’t like to post a lot of rumors on this site very often, but all we can say is don’t believe it until it happens.

It’s-a me…Samus?

The second bit of news is we have been shared this awesome metal-style remix of Metroid Prime’s opening title theme c/o musician Adrien Gonzales. This track uses the actual samples from the game. Oh how I wish it was barely longer than a minute!

Check out more of Adrien’s work at his Bandcamp. Thanks for sharing, Adrien!

 

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LEGO builder LDiEgo created this elaborate LEGO Metroid set and it gives us a glimpse at the possibilities of the new Nintendo & LEGO partnership. This Metroid set was submitted to LEGO ideas, which is a place where members of the LEGO community can create and share ideas and have LEGO community members support it. If the idea reaches 10,000 supporters it has a high probability of being produced, after expert review, as an official LEGO Ideas set. This Metroid set is currently at 873 supporters. Once it hits the 1,000 supporter milestone, it gets a 6 months extension to reach 5,000 and another 6 months after that, to reach its goal of 10k. With your help, this LEGO Metroid set has the possibility of being a real product!

 

From the LEGO Ideas page:

 

Based on the classic “Metroid” videogame franchise from Nintendo, this building toy features the bounty hunter’s most recognisable vessel, as well as some key elements from the entire series.
  • Carry the jar with the Metroid in suspended animation inside the cargo hold.
  • Move the Technic liftarm to drop Samus inside the gunship to restore health and ammo. Then withdraw the axle at the back to exit the gunship via the lower hatch.
  • Remove the windscreen to access the cockpit.
  • Flaps can be open to reveal some inner details.
  • Modify the exposed intakes to conceal them.
  • Includes two moveable stud shooters.
  • Adjust the three bottom pads to land in any surface.
  • Open the secret door to drop Samus as a Morph Ball.
  • Includes a minifigure of Samus Aran’s iconic Power Suit.

 

Make sure you support this awesome project on the LEGO ideas page and help make it a reality!

 

You can also visit LDiEgo’s Flickr account for more HD photos of this awesome Metroid set.

 

 

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Special episode this time! Andy and Dak invited me to join them on their podcast. We discuss Nintendo’s performance on how they’ve marketed the series. Could Metroid be elevated to “mega-franchise” status? Or has it been constantly cursed with missed opportunities? Give it a listen or click the banner below.

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This Power Suit was made in just 3 days! A sample of the process below. Incredible!

Make sure to check out the video, in the tweet above, to see the suit in action.

It looks, surprisingly, light and agile! Amazing work @11Vadu

 

 

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