Monday, February 15, 2016

Some screens

Here are the screenshots I promised.


Right before the main facility of area 5, Moheeks are pretty deadly underwater.

The water effects were redone, the blue tint is a lot less intrusive than before.

The upper part of area 5 isn't flooded. So it looks and plays like a traditional area.

The caves right before the final area.

This is the first normal metroid you encounter in the game.

Please bear in mind that things are improving all the time. The metroid sprite is made of smaller moving sprites, and still missing the electricity effect. It looks a lot better in motion.
Testing is still going on, now also including the late areas. The two big things that are going to be the final challenges in development are the Omega and Queen metroids, specially their AI and balance. 
I'll get back to coding, have a good week!

116 comments:

UltimatLif said...

It's so exciting to see so much progress going on with this game! Can't wait to see the next update and everything onward!

Anonymous said...

I am so stoked that my brain can't even word.

Drew P said...

*Excitement increases*

netsendjoe said...

I'm so excited as well as everyone else. Please release another beta test as soon as you feel comfortable doing so.

Anonymous said...

Cant wait, cant wait, cant wait, cant wait....

LinkAran GalacticHero said...

I'm waiting for the finished masterpiece and knowing how much effort you're putting into this project is simply moving :')

WiLL said...

I have this small inkling that the next beta will be the full game now.

Jack Court said...

Doctor is this
goong to be the final update or will there beore (1.6 etc)
Also hope you enjoyed your vacation

matt said...

yay first real metroid!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work! Can't wait until it's finished

Aaron said...

This looks awesome. I'm glad that you're taking the time to get everything right. I'm happy to wait as long as it takes if the finished product is as awesome as it looks like it's going to be :-)

ANDRE RODRIGUEZ said...

the game will be released for Android? thanks for reading

MetroidFan1991 said...

Sehr schöne Arbeit. Der Wasserfall sieht Klasse aus, auch die Luftblasen unter Wasser gefallen mir sehr gut. Freue mich schon auf den Rest des Spiels. Wieter so !

Metroid4ever said...

AMAZING! Absolutely beautiful design and colour scheme! You're almost there, Doc, just steamroll to the end so that the next demo is the full game (even if it needs modifying later on). Keep in touch and keep up the excellent work!

Restricted The Corde said...

This is amazing work!
Look at all those screen shots: they are so dang cool!
All the little effects and details!¨
I cant wait to see and play the Full Game!
I know that it is going to be so so so so so so so so so sooo cool and amazing!!!
Because the newest Demo 1.41 is pretty good too: it has the new area which is called Area 5?
That place looked pretty nice with all its details,lava,burned rock,enemies and the ambiance plus the amazing music!
And I think I know that were the final place is... or then it is just an unused area.
I really want to see how far the developer can take this game!
Because the Power Plant area and the Tank Prototype was pretty unexpected and the new area and the Zeta Metroid was so cool and nice sprites in it!
I really hope that the game will be released soon!!
Good work and complete it what you have started DoctorM64 !!!!!'

Austin Yow said...

thank you so much for this project. i know its hard as hell, but keep up the good work!

Vehrn321 said...

Looks good, just that Metroid can get a little improvement. Other than that, I like it, I'm hoping for the new update and keep up the good work, Doc!

Michael West said...

Aw yiss!

Doc, do us all a favor and NEVER SHOW US screenshots of Omegas or the Queen. Let those be surprises to us!

Pitri Hub said...

This looks absolutely great! I can't wait for the finished game! \o/
Of course, take all the time you need. A polished game which takes longer to finish is a thousand times better than a game that contains bugs because the game developer(s) had to rush. ^^

Ken said...

Looking awesome. So exciting to see the last areas coming together! Oh man I can't wait :D

Andrew MacFarlane said...

I cannot wait for the next update man! Keep on trucking man!

Miguel said...

Yussssssssssssssssss

So anxious to speedrun this gem!
Nice ones Doc, hope you had a good time in your vacation!

rogelio11 said...

awesome screenshots :D

cant wait for the next game update to try out or the final thing :)

Anonymous said...

Nice. Looking forward to the next public beta and whatever boss battle awaits the new area. Really hoping it's a giant metroid or a giant shark.

Austin Yow said...

i second that statement

metty said...

Thank you for bringing back my most loved game in a new vision. I cried at the end of m2 with the music,baby metroid friend the the end credits. Was my 1st beaten game, and I always played it again. That was me in 2nd grade always playing m2. It was more to me then just a pixel, it was my friend. Hope I dont tear up when I hear that baby metroid music and say goodbye to sr388 over again. Super metroid was a miracle to make such a trilogy. That brave big baby metroid. Thats what I want a metroid movie to do, make me care about the good monster.

Payton Small said...

Wow the Environments and Backgrouds look absolutely breathtaking. You are an awesome man doc keep up the amazing work!

zachThePerson said...

I started following this project every since your "A little sick..." post the summer before I started middle school. Here I am 2/3 of the way through my freshman year of college still excited as ever for the release of this game XD

Keep up the good work doc, I know the wait will be worth it

Anonymous said...

Looks good. Can't wait to play it.

NintyGalaxy | The Nintendo Galaxy said...

I really like the design of this water level. even the metroid looks pretty good. I really want to see the acheivements in AM2R.

also I can see why the gravity suit/Screw Attack was left out in 1.4. otherwise Samus would
be more powerful and the levels would be easier and not challenging which the Challenge
is worth it in the game. so It's always good to challenge US all.

I'm pretty hyped to play this update. though I might not make the video on-time on my channel.
Even if Doc, ever watch my videos. Hopefully it does help him patch certain exploits and things.


Great Job. on following this Update doc ^^
-Kevin (NintyGalaxy | The Nintendo Galaxy)

(Note, I hope this post was a first post on this and not a duplicate from my comment. I just got confused with Google+ Intregration with this when merging with this account.)

UncleSilverGaming said...

I'm trying so hard not to look at this game until it's done, but I'm so excited about it I can't look away! So gorgeous!

Hardy Nicolas said...

Can't wait to play it.Amazing job!

Ivan said...

So awesooooooommmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !

Jorjo NuCor said...

Tiene una pinta brutal. ¡Me encanta! ¡Animo, que ya queda menos! :D

Remix Rave said...

The new tint to the water somewhat reminds me of Metroid: Fusion (no comment on whether that's a good or bad thing as it just reminds me of it XD). I really can't wait for the final release or any future demo! :)

Jacob R said...

So enticing!

Carson Smith said...

I wonder how the Omega Metroid will look now?

zyad48 said...

The game's almost done and this looks awesome :DDD
Keep up the amazing work Doctor! Can't wait for the final product! :D

Jer Swoopla said...

The tile sets in the screenshots is incredible and makes the environment downright gorgeous, kudos to those who made it possible! Even the new metroid sprite is delightful to look at!

You and your creative team have came a long ways with this fan project, the progress has been rather impressive through out these years. I for one cannot say this for sure but it seems like you guys are drawing closer to this game's completion, and that is an exciting feeling. The future is looking promising, whither or not AM2R is close to being finish there is always room to polish the game and making sure it will be a great experience to the world!

Who knows what you guys will do once AM2R is done, perhaps there will be another fan game project? I don't know! Anyways, keep 'er steady guys!

-From one of your old followers.

Rockman Trigger said...

Por dios que eso se ve Asombroso, Siga asi doc! (un pequeño dibujo ASCII ^_^)

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AngryGrape1337 said...

That room with the columns reminds me of the Greek Temple from Castlevania: Bloodlines.

Michelle R said...

This is so cool can't wait!

Some Guy said...

Only 3 areas left guys, five, six, and seven! I just hope that Area 6 is made a lot bigger than it was, because it was way to small originally. I really loved the dark creepy feel of Area 6 right before the end with the low light visibility and the eerie darkness surrounding you.

Anonymous said...

Hm, the last screenshot doesn't quite convince me. It looks too much like "caves with revamped graphics" to it, rather than a more throrough reimagining of the area to keep the foreboding wrecked bio-facility feel of it. It's... slightly disappointing, when compared to the rest of the game and the buildup.

The original had a really heavy tone to the particular caves right before it. The different breeding grounds you made have probably closer direction to it, actually.

... Unless that's not actually the final area where that metroid is.

Polished said...

Man I am AMAZED someone went all this way to make this remake i am hopeful that this is going to be awesome! :D

Alberto Russell said...

Woooooooow el juego está quedando con una muy buena pinta
Espero y salga este año
Buen trabajo

Grey Fox said...

Was Queen Metroids meant to be plural or just for the Omega? If you're doing more than one Queen, I can't wait to see how you incorporate that

David said...

Genial, esta quedando muy bien! como siempre superas nuestras espectativas =O.

Soy MegamanZX51, estare esperando la version final con ansias para terminar la serie que estoy grabando en mi canal. buen trabajo!

Jonathan Wright said...

I really cannot wait till the next update those screen shotshot look really good doc! Keep up the good work.

Edic Ross said...

3rd that statement

jorge said...

it locks great keep it up doc

i gonna miss this game When it completed...

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! Best Project ever :D

ANDRE RODRIGUEZ said...

¿El juego será lanzado en android o no?, espero su respuesta doc m64, gracias por leer

The7thGuest said...

Wow !
Impressive Impressions !
Wont miss this masterpiece, following you so many Years now :)

Mattroid said...

Been following for a while; can't wait for a completed game. Would love to have you on my podcast to discuss the project and other awesome stuff: www.TheSciFiPodcast.com.

Contact me here: mattroid@thescifipodcast.com

Vince said...

We're coming up on the end, huh?

In a way, it's sad, because that means it's over.

On the other hand... Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!

Kenneth Bui said...

Give or take about three months ,at most, until the game is finished

I can't wait

Delifresh said...

You are a good man. Keep up the work, I love it!

Anonymous said...

Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine....
I wanna play!!!
This is awesome!!!!
The me cannot stop the smiling because of this pictures you show!
I can has best metroid in five years?

Anonymous said...

It would be great if gravity suit looked like "Other M" version

Flare790 said...

i can't wait for the release cause i wanna see momma metroid

Anonymous said...

YOU---MOTHER----FUCKING----GENIUS

Anonymous said...

This looks so gooood, I can't wait to see it finished!

Anonymous said...

Hm i want Nintendo to look at this to see how dumb they are for ignoring this game.But at the same time maybe they should stay ignorant so that they don't shut down this project. Either way it's looking great. I also gave the demo a try and it's pretty much what the next 2D Metroid should play like. Great work!

Anonymous said...

God damn, those pics are like porn.

Sky Night 12 said...

The best game I ever played

Miguel Pedraza said...

I just want to say that this is the best thing that could happen to such a wonderful game... however, it requires a lot of time and dedication to achieve such a level of detail... This kind of work deserves a donation since my point of view...

Anonymous said...

I love your work. please keep it up we love you

Anonymous said...

I literally cannot wait for this. Nintendo should be grateful to you for your attention to detail and preservation of the Metroid franchise while also exceeding expectations. This is how all games should be made, without pause and without deadlines. I love the work you do and am following it closely. Thank you so much for everything you do!

Rockman Trigger said...

Ya se cumplio una decada desde que empezaste este proyecto...

The last metroid is in captivity...The galaxy is at peace

~March/April/May of 2016~

Anonymous said...

I hope you get to finish this before anything bad happens. There have been a lot of waves in the Nintendo modding community lately... I love what you're doing.

Anonymous said...

Need a little help. How do you do a charge speed burst? There's the one green tank in the plant section (for lack of a better term) that I've seen done on walkthroughs but no idea how to execute it. Besides that, wonderful time playing this & can;t wait for the next update.

Anonymous said...

Keep it up.Your Doing a great job my firend

AntZilla3000 said...

thanks, for brining this game to a new light

Anonymous said...

a remix of Rocky Maridia would be very good in the last area ... :)

Unknown said...

Your work its so great!
That let me think when it gets released, is gonna be totally awesome, incoporating the gameplay even with a xbox 360 controller T.T tasting the full adventure in a super-duper-totally-cool remake of that classic game pocket : metroid II but no, this gonna be fully original, the design, music, but conservating the classic gameplay that everyone's love form this game saga XD.
We hope you finish so good to let everyone play n enjoy it !

Albert D7

LordLucario799 said...

It's been so long since you start to work in this project, and is going to end soon, thank you DoctorM64 for these years of all the HYPE :)

Nekoishi said...

Yo doc keep up the good work! You're almost there. It's gonna be unbelievably hype when you finish.

John DelZoppo said...

Please don't release any pictures of the Omega and Queen Metroid, I'd like to be surprised.

UTAKA said...

I have to comment again, it's been awhile. But I check you website every couple of months for updates. I have played through your demo's before 100%. I honestly have to say of all the fan projects out there I have had the pleasure to play, yours by far has remained the most true to the original. I don't know how else to describe it but I feel like this remake is an official Nintendo one and personally I feel they should be using this as a release in some manner while rewarding you for your efforts. Honestly, great work, amazing talent, awesome job! Claps* Claps*

This is how you so a remake, you hold true to the original and you add new to enhance the overall experience. just awesome!

jordan said...

Just a suggestion, I think it would be cool if you could add some kind of cutscenes throughout the game. I know you have already put a ungodly amount of time into the game and I'm not trying to sound like a jerk, its just a suggestion. Again, I have no idea how to make a game nor am I sure how you make a cutscene. I think like how zero mission on the gba had a short scene of mother-brain/ridley on your elevator ride to the next area. This showed that you were being watched and left that eerie suspense of going where you are not supposed to being a badass bounty hunter and killing everything. I think it would be neat in AM2R if during each tunnel area before you enter the next big area, there would be some scene which shows the queen metroid getting angry/desperate as you get closer and kill all the metroids. Or another scene which shows something about the research team that got mauled. Maybe another could show the alpha/gamma metroid evolving or the same with the zetas. Then maybe another about the omegas and how much of a terror they will be.These would help build suspense and make you feel truly like you are down in some dangerous cave and the metroids are a huge threat to samus. Again, this is just a suggestion and it would be awesome to have these in the final game. You are the best Doc and I can't believe what this game has turned into. It will be truly a masterpiece and cutscenes would make it seem all the more real. Thank you for all you have done and don't get burned out. Take your time and make this the way you want to. You have worked too long to just rush to the end. You are the best.

Anonymous said...

a tip : use a remix of Rocky Maridia for the fifth area

Robert Russell said...

I know it's not in the original, but I think it'd be cool to somehow include a fight with Ridley. It could even be in a simulator buried further under sr388, like the chozo always intended to train samus to take out Ridley, but they were decimated before they had the chance to train her. I just think a metroid hame isn't really a metroid game until we hear the unmistakeable Ridley theme. Otherwise, amazing job. Can't wait for the final product.

John Fox said...

Why would you add the electricity effects to the homeworld Metroids? I can see why it was done in Super Metroid, showing that Mother Brain was controlling them. But this is SR388! They should look more feral and natural looking on the homeworld! I'd say to not worry about making them look too extravagant. You want them to look more like wild Metroids!

That aside, this has been an amazing project! Been following this for.... Well, I'm not entirely certain? Since 1.34 maybe? I've been updating my game every time you come out with a new patch for it! I'm SUPER excited to see what the final product is going to look like! Keep up the good work!

Guilherme Violin said...

Doing a great job! CANNOT wait to play the final version!

Andrew MacFarlane said...

Everything looks amazing! I cannot wait to play it. Best Metroid game in ages. You have out nintendo at its own game. Why they never made a remake of this game is a wonder. All the metroid evolution fights are challenging an entertaining. I relish the thought of me first encounter with your omega metroid and the queen herself.

dan2465 cz/en said...

Screen shots looks interesting, I cant wait.

Anon22 said...

Hey what do you actually think of MP: Federation Force?

Ross Ethersee said...

This is sooooooo awsome can't wait dude

Watermelon Chicken said...

I forgot all about this, started following back in Summer of 09 iirc. Still glad you're going at it.

Dandeman31 said...

only discovered this till a week ago and playing the demo im impressed

Rockman Trigger said...

Se que lo dije Meses atras pero tienes pensando en poner a Sylux como un jefe secreto?

William Gorsuch said...

Is it sad that AM2R is more anticipated then the hot trash that Nintendo announced? I would pay for this way before paying for that monstrosity of a metroid game. The sad part is I will take AM2R as canon WAY before I take....that THING Nintendo calls a metroid game.

Andrew Agredano said...

Super great job, I got on this crazy awesome bus about a year ago and finally got around to playing 1.41.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happens, don't pull an Other M on us.

Anonymous said...

HURRY UP DOCTOR, ALL THESE DAYS THAT IM WAITING FOR THE FINAL RELEASE KEEPS MY MIND IN A STATE OF MENTAL INSTABILITY, AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF, I HAVE A CASE OF CHRONIC JIZZING DUE TO PLAYING THE GAME NUMEROUS TIMES. DOCTOR PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AntZilla3000 said...


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stack frame is
gml_Script_steps_to_time2 (line 0)
gml_Object_oGameSelMenu_Other_12

this came up in the error report of the 1.41 game. i'm not sure what happened but it won't allow me to play on my windows 10 laptop
if you can, please email me what i am doing wrong.

Dummie Account said...

Thank you so much for this, i can see you have a passion for Metroid and it shows. M2 was one of my first gaming experiences so this has a special place in my heart. Just finished a round in SR388 and searched for extras to do and found this gem. All the enemies are harder esp. the Metroids where their armor actually blocks missiles. Adding all the 'next-gen' power-ups is a nice touch. Also the original game mechanics add a spice to the series never seen before, like the water treatment plant was one of my faves. Can't wait for the full game, keep up the extraordinary work.

AntZilla3000 said...

back again, i had reset my computer while keeping all of the files. the game works better now. I can click off and back into the game at will now. Not sure what was up before, but whatever issue that was present before the reset seems to be absent now. anyways, Doc, thanks for allowing us to play such a glorious game. I look forward to the release of 1.5 and also to the final completion of the game.

Ross Ethersee said...

I made a special video for you DoctorM64 that I looking forward to full version my channel "roseth22" keep up the good work from Ross

Miguel Pedraza said...

Hi... again... I think that the music that sounds when you find an item, shuldn't be stopped by the user. The spider ball should be faster or the bomb timer should be slower because is very hard to crawl over the walls and set a bomb without being able to flee from the explosion... I know that the time that the bomb takes to explode in the original game is too much but it seems that is necessary. Awesome work indeed... I'm waiting for the final release. Thank you.

Rapea Sammakko said...

What if the bomb timer was slower only when Samus is in the spider ball?

Brian Terry said...

I'm really hoping the final stronghold music, (where you enter the final ruins) and see the egg and then the tempo change for the music when the final 9 metroids are detected isnt changed much, that music really sets the tempo as you fight your way to the queen. Keep it up doc!

kittykat said...

awesome awesome awesome.. only thing that could possibly make this any better which is not necessary its fantastic but to make it 3d

souturus said...

im waiting for an update doc!!!!

Miguel Pedraza said...

That's a good idea Rapea Sammakko...

01010010 01000001 said...

Please give us a new update and demo!!! :)

AntZilla3000 said...

I was thinking a bomb detonator function when in spider ball. You set the bomb, then press a button and it explodes

Sebastian J said...

monthly update?

Jason gesellschaft said...

I LOVE THE WATERFALL YOU ADDED it gives a new spice and new look to the game i'd love to see more stuff like that

Paola Feliciano said...

Cool! :D I can't wait to go to the new aquatic area! It's so lovely! ♡

Robert Arsenault said...

I haven't been playing this long, but I am already having so much fun with it. I can't wait until it's done!

Unknown said...

Will there really be 500 missles?

FrankLinck said...

After metroid II remake, super metroid remake? it will be awesome!

super metroid remake is the next step.

FrankLinck said...

SUPER METROID REMAKE

Pedro Garcia said...

esse Remaker ficou muito lindo, muito bom de jogar. eu e a comunidade Brasileira fã do game estamos esperando muito sair o jogo completo. bom trabalho galera.