Fan Team Remakes Game Boy’s Metroid II: Return of Samus Improving Graphics and Gameplay


Fan developer team AM2R has released a remake of Nintendo’s Metroid II: Return of Samus, celebrating the franchise’s 30th anniversary.

Nintendo’s Metroid II: Return of Samus debuted in 1991 as a sequel to 1986’s Metroid. Although Metroid was part of Nintendo’s 8-bit NES library, Metroid II was developed for the Game Boy. The 25 simultaneously displayed colors of the NES are outdated when compared to today’s standards, but even they outperform the 4 shades of gray the Game Boy can display, making Return of Samus a prime candidate for a colorized remake.

AM2R’s remake was 8 years in the making and includes the aforementioned improved graphics as well as refined gameplay, and new areas among other features. The game is available for download for systems running Windows, but a Linux build is planned. The AM2R team notes that this is not the definitive version of the game, as lots of improvements and features are planned for the near future.

Are you ready to take control of Samus? You can download Metroid II: Return of Samus from AM2R’s website.

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