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Metroid - Dark Alliance

Hack of Blaster Master


Unlike most Metroid hacks that use the original Metroid as the basis, this Metroid hack is a complete overhaul of the game Blaster Master for NES. Guide Samus on this new journey as she crashes on an unknown planet, then quickly begins to realize the familiarity of the atmosphere. As always, enjoy and feel free to improve!

Original level design was taken from AJ Blaster Master.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Country: USA
  • Rom Name: Blaster Master (U) [!].nes (GoodNES 3.23b)
  • AFTER PATCH CRC32: F1682231




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
AlanJacobsOriginal HackingOriginal Level Design
pacnsacdaveGraphicsInsertion of Metroid graphics

User Review Information

Fans of Metroid and Blaster Master rejoice!

Reviewed By: Old_gamer on 22 Oct 2019

Metroid Master? Blaster Samus? This is Dark Alliance a unique little crossover into the Blaster Master universe.

The sprite work is well done as you use the gunship instead. You get different upgrades too. The Samus sprite in the overworld is nicely done and can even morph ball even if it is just for fun, it’s still nice and use of classic Samus sprite in the fortresses is a fine touch. The world design is straight ripped from classic Metroid to designs that go to other metroid games in 8 bit style. The music is blaster master straight up though and not a big deal really. Even the boss design is now more metroid!

My only drawback is the ship always looking at you regardless if you go left or right and shooting up looks kinda odd. And you cannot tell which direction you are aiming unless you fire. Thankfully not a big deal, but still little polish maybe.

There are no glitches present and this is playable all to the end. It’s a clever idea.

Version 2.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Fans of Metroid and Blaster Master rejoice!Old_gamer22 Oct 20192.0Yes
Great Gameamerk18 Nov 20161.0Yes