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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.


Hey everyone, I wanted to let you know that I just created a new page on the site: T-shirts. This page is a showcase of every Metroid or Samus-related t-shirt that you can get over at Once Upon A Tee. (The link to this page is also found under the Main submenu above.)


Once Upon A Tee’s site unfortunately doesn’t have a search bar or an easy way to find these unless you browse through each individual artist. This resolves that, making it super easy to view all the Metroid designs they have available. Enjoy~!


[Site: Tshirts Page]

Omega Metroid Podcast – Ep 20

Andy and Dak are joined by Metroid HQ founder Elias Thompson to answer all of YOUR Metroid related questions! 

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The Bosses – Upcoming Poster Print!

Note: Poster image will not be watermarked.

Today I’d like to unveil to you a very special new product. Anyone who’s been following our social media accounts should be aware of this print: The Bosses. I have been waiting for months to finally make this available to you and now it’s within our grasp. As of this writing, the poster is being produced at the printmaker and will be made available later this month!


You can see the listing for it at our store here.


Many of you have expressed a lot of excitement for this print and I can’t wait until it’s in your hands. At a whopping 18″x24″, the poster is massive and should be something any fan of Super Metroid would be proud to have hanging on their wall. Just make sure you put this baby in a frame! 


We’ll make another post everywhere when the print is available to purchase. The first run will be 100 prints but if there is enough demand, we may have more made. Until then, see you next mission!

Freeze Metroid Assist Trophies in Smash

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.