The Original Metroid Is Being Recreated On The Game Boy


Homebrew developer LOO-E is porting the original NES Metroid to the Game Boy, it has been revealed. M2NES: Zebes Revisited is actually a ROM hack which is built on the framework of Metroid II: Return of Samus, a Game Boy exclusive sequel released in 1991, which was later remastered for the 3DS as Metroid: Samus Returns. It remains to be seen if this hack flies under the radar of Nintendo; it famously took the excellent AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) down via a DMCA in 2016. The fact that it's a ROM hack should be enough to avoid any legal action. The original NES Metroid was famously ported to the Game Boy Advance as Metroid: Zero Mission. The most recent entry in the franchise is Metroid Dread on the Switch. Metroid Prime 4 is currently in development.


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