Want another new Metroid game? Check out Minitroid

Metroid: Other M may scare me, but that’s not because I’m sure the game will be bad. It’s just hard to know if something so different will live up to Metroid‘s illustrious history. That’s probably why I find Minitroid so comforting. It’s a Metroid 2-influenced game with new gameplay mechanics and super-low resolution graphics. While every game since the first Metroid has worked to give Samus an increasingly realistic look, Minitroid goes the other way, and it pays off big time. This is Metroid by way of Cave Story, and I’m loving it.

The project is clearly ready to play, but I haven’t found a playable build of it anywhere. It’s been in the works for a little while, as proven by this older video of the game in action, so I know it’s out there. We just need the game’s developer, someone named Tokinsom, to let us have it. If you’re reading this Tokinsom, I could help you get this game done. If you need a Spartan-suit Mario, Anthony Burch, Robocop, or Edgar Wright sprite sheet, I’ve already got you covered.

Minitroid– [Tiny Cartridge]

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes