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Omega Metroid Podcast Ep 43 – Cut Content from MP3

Eight years ago in 2012, a NeoGAF forum goer by the name of Mama Robotnik created a massive thread, covering cut content from the entire Metroid Prime series – In this episode, Andy and Dak go through MP3C. Follow along with their assessment of these lost images by reading the thread.

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Ultimate Quiz SUCCESS!

The Quiz is over and all the results have been graded and emailed out to the participants.

We had ~240 entries. A few were disqualified, but that matters little. Here’s a breakdown of the averages:

Prize winners have all been emailed, so please get those prize choices into us ASAP!

Thanks again to everyone who entered and we’ll definitely consider doing this again some time in the future! Happy new year everyone!

Metroid Database ULTIMATE QUIZ!

Today we reveal our ULTIMATE QUIZ! Think you’re a Metroid fan? PROVE IT!
The top 3 scorers will be eligible to receive prizes – we will contact the winners directly so make sure you’re following us. Feel free to share with anyone who you think might be interested!
Entries must be finished and turned in by tomorrow, Jan 1, 2021 at 11:59pm, CST.
Good luck and happy new year!

Omega Metroid Podcast – Episode 39: Should Samus Returns Have Been Released on the Switch?

Ep 39 brings us into hypothetical territory as Andy & Dak discuss what could have been: Samus Returns on Switch. Would it have been a more successful title? Would it have brought about a new age of Metroid fandom? Find out the juicy details on the latest episode of Omega Metroid Podcast!

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And in case you missed the last 6 eps:

New NEStroid Hack: Super Mochtroid

New hacker on the scene P0ZN0 has released a brand new hack recently called Super Mochtroid.

On occasion we like to show off some hacks that are special, and the reason you may be interested in this one is because Samus’s proportions have been given the Super treatment:

Which also means she can now crouch.

Yes, you read right – crouching / kneeling is now a thing in Metroid 1.

P0ZN0 has done amazing things to the original game but overall, the level design remains almost completely in-tact.


Here’s a few other of the incredible quality of life changes he’s done to the game:

  • Additional frames for smoother running animation.
  • Crouching function for single tile-high shooting.
  • Somersaulting ends upon contact with the ground rather than jump origin.
  • Bombs can be placed at anytime during bomb jumps.
  • Adjusted areas to fit samus.
  • Some physics changes.
  • Most enemies don’t update as you are going through doors. (No more unfair rinkas)
  • Minibosses are now larger with a new look as well.
  • Ridley fight was overhauled.
  • Ice beam functions much like it did in super metroid.
  • Beam overhaul: beam combo with overall damage adjustments. (Missiles aren’t instakill)
  • Noss health adjusted with this change.
  • New ending sprites.

Not to mention there’s also new Suitless Samus sprites as well!

So if you were ever interested in playing Metroid 1 with a Super-sized Samus, give Super Mochtroid a shot. Thanks for making such an awesome hack, P0ZN0!

Note: The Metroid Database will not provide assistance for acquiring or patching game ROMs.

MDb 24th Anniversary

No big fanfare or commemorative giveaway this year, folks. (However, we may have something lined up for you later in the holiday season; stay tuned for that.) Just wanted to give a huge thank you to my staff members – Sagi, Lillith, Rue, and Jacob – and of course all of you, for supporting our site and making us your number 1 destination for anything Metroid on this huge place we call the internet. I definitely want to play more games and focus on streaming on Twitch. Let’s hope I can uphold that promise.


I am looking forward to Metroid Prime 4 just as much as everyone else, however I am not holding my breath. I don’t expect we’ll get any footage until summer of 2022 at the earliest. But hey, you never know. I wish the team at Retro Studios all the best and have full confidence they’ll provide us Metroid fans with the Prime game of our dreams.


Until next time, see you next mission. Let’s hope year 25 is a good one.

Omega Metroid Podcast – Ep 32

Welcome to another week of cut content analysis! This week we’re looking at two games that never were: Metroid Prime 1.5 and a Retro Studios remake of Metroid II! What exactly was 1.5? Why did it never get made? What concepts went on to live in other Metroid games? And was there ever any serious consideration to Retro remaking Return of Samus? All this, PLUS we touch on Axiom Verge 2’s delay, the Smash Bros. update, and what Halloween movies we’re watching! Come listen, and be sure to follow along here!

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30% off your MDb store order

October is here! That means MDb anniversary on 10/16. To celebrate, use code – BIRTHDAY – for a whopping 30% off your order on https://metroiddatabase.storenvy.com/ Thank you all so much for your continued support of our site & social media. Code is good through the 17th.

Omega Metroid Podcast – Ep 27

This week on OMP, A&D discuss the incredible history of Retro Studios and their journey to making Metroid Prime. Listen to learn all about Retro’s rocky past including:

  • Sleazy rockstar game dev execs
  • Embezzlement
  • Soul-destroying crunch
  • Massive layoffs
  • Three canceled games! (Not to mention Prime almost followed suit.)

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New Giveaway & Metroid Cosplay Celebrates 34th Anniversary

This post may be a day late, but better late than never. Yesterday on social media we announced our Metroid 34th Anniversary Twitter Giveaway featuring a smattering of great prizes. Here’s the official details:


If you want to enter, simply head on over to our Twitter page and follow the rules. Giveaway submissions end on August 14th, 11:59pm, so get those in by the end of next Thursday if you want to enter!

Next we have an amazing video courtesy of Metroid Cosplay. The 17+ min long video features over 50 different Samus and other Metroid creatures cosplayers from around the world. The video is a very touching tribute to Metroid and all fans should not pass it by. The format of the video is a fun meme used frequently among TikTok users, where they “pass the brush” (in this case a Metroid) and transform into costume using a simple cover up the lens transition. Check it out below.

Congratulations to all the cosplayers and everyone involved in making this super awesome video. I will admit I got a little choked up seeing all the love for Metroid so strongly featured in this video. And thanks to “sprite cosplayer” Dan Cattell for his undying passion and organizing the video.

If you’re also a Metroid cosplayer or simply a cosplayer spectator and want to join in on this growing community, check out their Linktree.