I saw Nintendo's Switch presentation and was super bummed that they still haven't announced a new Metroid game.
Practically I am waiting since 13 years for a new 2D installment and since Metroid Prime 3 which was released 10 years ago for another great 3D part (Prime 4, preferably developed by Retro Studios).
I am just not pleased how much care they gave to the franchise, so I made this, just to see how a new metroid 2D game could look like.
Restrictions: This Animation is 1.5 times the size of Super Metroids Sprite, so at a height of ~70 pixels. Which further means the sprite would be opptimized for a tilesize of 24x24 pixel. The sprite a lso is done with a 32 color palette, so it'd be optimized for current handheld screensizes and smartphones, while maintaining the looks of classical 2D Metroids.
Have you played AM2R? It was made by a super fan and C&D'd, but definitely on line in quality with Fusion and Zero Mission and provides 6-8 hours of gameplay for the first run, if you want to get all items.
3D or 2D doesn't matter a whole lot to me, I just want an exploration game again. It's one of the few series where I like both gameplay formulas. But Prime was just excellent in terms of art direction and world design.