Metroid - Rogue Dawn
Hack of Metroid
Metroid - Rogue Dawn
Hack of Metroid
|Released By||Grimlock, Optomon, snarfblam|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Hack Release Date||14 January 2017|
|Last Modified||20 March 2017|
(Updated to Version 1.21 - See “readme” for change log)
Metroid: Rogue Dawn is an unofficial prequel to the original Metroid game released in 1986. 30 years later, we bring you the events that unfolded before Samus’s famous “zero” mission on planet Zebes.
The original Metroid manual tells us about a deep-space research ship that was attacked. The Space Pirates seized a capsule said to contain a previously unknown life form in a state of suspended animation. Rogue Dawn surrounds these events that led up to the theft of the capsule, which ultimately placed the Metroids under the control of Ridley and the Mother Brain. The mission to acquire the capsule was placed in the hands of one of Ridley’s best-kept secrets: a rogue human agent, trained and manipulated by Ridley from a young age…
Taken as a child from a Galactic Federation colony obliterated by Ridley’s faction, she was initially just another test subject slated to undergo horrific experiments. Ridley decided to instead manipulate and mold her into a weapon, his first human servant and dark agent. Primed yet untested, she is sent out on her own “zero” mission. She will retrieve a newly-discovered biological specimen in the possession of a Federation research crew orbiting planet SR388 and prove her worth.
Her name is Dawn Aran.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Metroid (USA).nes - NOINTRO
- CRC32: A2C89CB9
- MD5: D77C8053168DA14B360BF5CAECCC5964
- SHA-1: ECF39EC5A33E6A6F832F03E8FFC61C5D53F4F90B
- SHA-256: E6E6B7014685ADAE447EBB3833242815747BC1E5DF83ADE79F693FB67CF565B6
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|Grimlock||Production||Project Lead, Graphics, Level Design, Project Concept|
|snarfblam||Hacking||ASM Programing, Game Editor Development, & Additional Graphics|
|Optomon||Hacking||Custom Sound Engine Modifications, Sound Effects, and Track Development|
|Kenta Kurodani||Hacking||Additional Programming|
|M-Tee||Graphics||Hive Easter Egg Characters|
|MrRichard999||Graphics||Provided extracted font from Shadow Brain|
User Review Information
Simply Exceptional! [No Spoilers]Reviewed By: lexluthermiester on 24 Jan 2017
This is a hack that exudes quality and attention to detail! There is no part of this hack that is lacking in any way. It creates a whole new game experience while at the same time keeping the familiar “feel” of the original intact, which can be a serious challenge with hacks as extensive as this one.
The general storyline respects the canon of the series and indeed compliments it. The visual aesthetics are very eye-catching and are a joy to behold. The new music and modified sound-effects are equally enjoyable and compliment every section of the game well. The overall refinement and quality of this hack surpasses the original in many ways.
The creators have made something worthy of putting on a resume, not that they’d likely need to. I personally believe the late Gunpei Yokoi would be proud of this grand effort!
In my opinion, this hack is so extensive and yet of such quality that it belongs to a class of efforts that are very rare. The hack “Legend of Link” immediately comes to mind.
If you are a fan of the original Metroid, or any entry of the series, take the time to play this game. It will be time WELL spent!
Version 1.10 Recommended - Yes
|This is Professional Work, Folks||firedropdl||16 Nov 2018||1.21||Yes|
|A very good hack||scipion3||03 May 2018||1.21||Yes|
|You're not one of the good guys, Aran||vivify93||15 Nov 2017||1.21||Yes|
|Modest and Confident||rainponcho||30 Mar 2017||1.21||Yes|
|Simply Exceptional! [No Spoilers]||lexluthermiester||24 Jan 2017||1.10||Yes|
|Epicly Epic! (May contain spoilers)||SacredHooves||23 Jan 2017||1.10||Yes|
|A Masterpiece!||Sephirous||22 Jan 2017||1.10||Yes|
|Sets a new standard for NEStroid.||kagerato||21 Jan 2017||1.10||Yes|
|Excellent||liraman||17 Jan 2017||1.10||Yes|
|Incredible||8-bitBishop||15 Jan 2017||1.10||Yes|