About the Project


Metroids. The most dangerous species in the galaxy.
One of the most important moments of the Metroid storyline happened in SR388, after a titanic battle between Samus and the mighty Queen Metroid. Memories of that event start to fade... it was long ago.


Now you can experience Metroid 2: Return of Samus again. With improved graphics, gameplay, and new areas. Join Samus in her most dangerous adventure within the depths of planet SR388, all the Metroid evolutions are waiting for you...


Project AM2R aims to recreate Metroid 2 with updated graphics and gameplay. Taking elements from newer Metroid titles: the fast paced gameplay of Metroid: Zero Mission, the atmosphere and solitude of Super Metroid, and adding new game mechanics, AM2R is one of the most ambitious Metroid fan games.

FEATURES

  • Metroid Zero Mission style gameplay
  • Map system
  • Updated enemy AI
  • Minibosses
  • New areas
  • Challenging Metroid fights
  • Stackable beam system
  • Completely redrawn enemy and Metroid sprites
  • Log system with non-intrusive narrative
  • High quality soundtrack
You can play a DEMO of the first area of the game right now!
Just visit the AM2R Demo section, and you'll find updated download links.

47 comments:

BSLceresHawkins said...

you should include an explanation of why Samus has less equipment than at the end of MZM

Anonymous said...

Well chronologically it would be why she has less equipment than at the end of metroid prime 3 because zero mission happens just before the prime trilogy with metroid 2 following some time after the trilogy.

Anonymous said...

@BSLceresHawkins: ACtually, Metroid 2 takes place after the Prime Series

tekgeekster said...

No real need. Hes leading off from the origional story, and thats decent enough

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work guys.
This game looks amazing.

joserro said...

at first: that's a great work, the original game is a hell for me -.-U

secondly, @tekgeekster, oficially prime trilogy is in the original history and is after metroid 2, it's said by nintendo in the bonus disc of metrid prime 1 (or in the 2nd, i'm not shure xD)

Cody Wilson said...

Seems pretty easy to me if you've ever seen the ending of Prime 3. At the end, the Phazon corruption leaves her, and she's seen in her standard power armor, not Varia or Gravity suit, giving the thumbs up to the fleet commander during her flyby.

Her equipment was predominantly tied to the functions of her PED suit, which was rendered non-functional due to the lack of Phazon being produced. All of her key weaponry in that game - the beams and ice missiles, were received through incorporating the other hunter's weapons systems into her own. All of the other hunters were producing Phazon and utilizing PED armor.

Things that can't be directly explained, but could still make sense of her shedding as a result of shedding the PED modifications to her power armor, are the Space Jump and Screw Attack modifications, and her morph ball bombs. Given their appearance in Prime 3, it's probable that the bombs were Phazon in nature.

Therefore, at the beginning of Metroid 2, Samus has her morph ball, and a small compliment of missiles. Things that would have been compatible without the PED suit.

Anonymous said...

hey cody know im late saying but great explanation i have beaten all metroid games but i never thought of it that way, thats a great explanation. But, i think it was varia suit at the end... i dont remember, it been a while since i played prime 3. but it makes perfect sense, now why on super metroid did samus not have all the items, same with prime 2, dark suit and light suit were shedded and all luminoth teck so that would make p 3 correct a m2 and p 1 but not sm or p2. oh well metroid is metroid and ridley is ridley. metroid good no matter what. unless you make another mph. good game , but my least fav.

Sergio López said...

¿Ya mero sale la versión final?

Matthew said...

If they were to make another Metroid Prime Hunters I am sure it would be for the 3DS, which would help out quite considerably, due to the fact moving around, aiming, and other things with the XABY (as I call them) buttons, and the R button. L would be able to easily be hit as your left hand should always be on the machine. With 3DS's Gyro, they would use that for the aiming, and you can keep hands on system at all times.

Honestly, figuring out the timeline and why everything is disappearing. It gives the idea why in the Primes, while silly as they may seem taking damage to "lose equipment" when I know Samus endured alot more damage then they gave.


Metroid or Metroid Zero Mission both are supposedly the same story line. Prime you start off with Varia a handful of missiles (no where near as much as you would if it was based of the original Metroid [NES] as you got a boatload of Missiles from just killing Kraid/Ridley)

Then sustianing an Electrical Shock, malfuctions the suit loosing power ups. Leading to Prime 2, having Varia, handful of Missiles loosing them to the Ing (they stole them). To Prime 3, I don't rememer. and as was stated, losing the PED suit likely lost most of your latent abilities.

Going to II: Return of Samus. You have the abilities that would be normal to the suit. Going to Super (III), why you lose all of your stuff, I theorize that as you get back to HQ (yes this was a Galactic Federation Mission), You may have a break and that you remove your suit for updates, to log information gained from SR388, the Metroid Home world, so having to regain the abilities.

Leading into Other M, screw you Adam Malkovich, not allowing us until the split second before we get screwed. and then Fusion, the X parasite, and the Metroid Vaccine.

I didn't count Pinball/Hunters, and I haven't beaten or really played them. Hunters, I can't entirely play due to me being left handed and using the stylus in that hand.


On a side note: Awesome Work Doc, can't wait for the finished product, loved II: Return of Samus, I will love this more.

This Guy said...

If this makes it to the 3ds somehow I will take back every bad thing I've said about Nintendo (and that is a lot).

Nobody knows this said...

in response to mathews post... In hunters it comes after prime 1, and you start out with power/charge beam, missile/super missile, varia,morph ball,boost ball, and just about what you had at the end of prime other than gravity that wass used in hunters, and at the end of hunters if you get the secret ending by deafeting the second form of goria and obtaining the omega cannon,whitch once you get the omega cannon you lose all your other sub-weapons but omega cannon is basicaly hyper beam, you see samus in space, with a bunch of luminoth looking sliens. presumubly they took the omega cannon. and prime pinball is just a oinball version of prime 1. and by the way at the end of prime 2 the luminoth took their tech back.

Anonymous said...

And it was Varia at the end of prime 3.

cody lakard said...

do you know when you think you be able to release the game?

deseraimp said...

Just played through your demo. Impressed beyond words. Keep up the good work.

Lucas Jory said...

I think this is coming along great. If you need music, feel free to contact me at soundcloud.com/detramentalofficial and if you want a sample of what I will make check out my electronic remix of the Metroid Theme at https://soundcloud.com/detramentalofficial/metroid-detramental-original , but please keep in mind that this song was made 2 months ago, so my productions have are much better. I hope you enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I just played demo v1.1 last night and I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved it! I had more fun playing this than all of Metroid: the other M. I absolutely can't wait for more. Keep up the amazing work!

Anonymous said...

Could this be cooked into a rom for a GBA or SNES emulator. LOOKS AMAZING!!!! I a Mac and am dying to try it out. My PC is outdated. :( Keep up the good work.

Markus Banda said...

I just finished playing the latest demo. It is unbelievable! I cannot believe this is a fan-made project! It's so well done and I love all the little details you added into the game like the logs and updating Samus's gear and abilities to the ones on Zero Mission but that weren't there in the original Metroid 2.

I wish I knew more about developing so I could help you guys in someway to finish this amazing project! I feel the impulse to contribute in someway to help you guys with your awesome work!

Unknown said...

Awesome project! the creator of this rocks!

Ten Grand said...

hey so i got the demo version of this and i was able to get past the start screen by pressing enter but at the file select screen i couldn't actually select anything and i have already tried all the keys on the keyboard when highlighting what i wanted to select and the pressing the mouse buttons. It should also be noted that i was able to scroll through the different file slots. I was just wondering if i had to get some sort of plug-in controller or gamepad or if i'm supposed to be doing something that i'm not. really sorry to bother but i'd really appreciate it, thanks

Jameson Waltman said...

I know you can't make money selling this game or anything due to legal reasons, but would donations provide a workaround? Because if so, please take all my money. This game is very near and dear to me.

Brendan said...

DUDE! When is this gonna be done!?

Anonymous said...

If you collect 100% of the items, then when you beat the game you should be able to play a special Ceres level with all of your gear.

Anonymous said...

dude this game is the TITS!

Jack said...

Have you consider to ask Nintendo to release this game as an indie developper. I know it might sounds crazy but why not. I would be glad to play this game on a wii u gamepad AND i would definitely be paying for it ! Metroid 2 is the only game that still looks pretty old. Having a remake of this quality getting an official releases (with your credit of course ) would be awesome as we could now play the whole Metroid series without going back to black and white animation that makes your eyes bleed. Seriously, i would really consider doing so.

Thank you for this Really great job !

Actuallee said...

This is the greatest idea. Metroid 2 paved the way for Super Metroid by I trouncing so many elements for Metroid that became regular things. It was/is such a great game that was just hindered by the tech of the time. This may be a stupid comment, but Nintendo is really pushing indie devs for 3ds right now. Have you looked into actually proposing this to them as a sort of dsi ware?

Youri said...

I've played through the demo a couple of times and I love it, everything was a little on the easy side first time around, but with the addition of Gamma's the game is much more of a challenge.

Loving the auto-morph and spider ball custom settings, and that you made the charge beam act as in Prime, drawing in pick-ups.

Caryl Redcliff said...

This Game is Absolutely awesome, so, forgive me for asking but, when is it going to be completed???

'w' i'd shure do love to add this game to my very own list of:
"GAMES PLAYED"

Brendon Hahn said...

Just Had to pot: this is so awesome! i love the remake, even though its only a demo, you guys are genius's, GENIUS I TELL YOU

tupe12 said...

Theres a bug with the seconed mutation of metroids where thier redicilisly hard even on easy, still a great game though.

Anonymous said...

I have to say, I played every single Metroid game BUT Metroid 2: return of samus. I was gonna get a emulator and actually play the original, until... I saw this project about 1 year ago and i got very hyped. so keep this amazing project going. 1 question, not sure if anyone asked but is this compatible to Linux users?

Alex Capper said...

This game is freaking awesome! keep up the good work!

Sub Zero said...

Thanks to God for this project, God bless you, i am happy and waiting for the final version!!!!

Cliff Campbell said...

An excellent and sorely needed remake of one of the best and nearly forgotten Metroid games. It improves upon every aspect of the original and then some. Keep up the great work!

Chris Eck said...

The fight with Arachnus was simply amazing, the sprite looked extremely similar to the one from Fusion, the particles and effects were outstanding and the way you had to defeat it was ingenious. I'm looking forward to the full game, as i'm sure the rest of these people are. Anyway, best of luck with the project, and here's hoping Nintendo hire's you for the next 2D Metroid game or Metroid game in general.

Gilbert Lozano Farjat said...

I want to give you my most sincere congratulations! You've managed to recover the essence of this wonderful game, excellent graphics, the flawless gameplay, it made me relive great moments from super metroid, and more amazing is that you've accomplished this with fewer tools than the developers of nintendo. I hope that the big N note your great talent for a next title game.

Anonymous said...

I just ran into this site and I think what you are doing is wonderful. I've always wanted to play the second game, but always hesitated because of the B & W. I will definitely play this once it's finished. The fact that you made it playable with an actual controller is fantastic. I almost feel like starting a petition for Nintendo to acknowledge this somehow, maybe put it on one of their systems. Only if you would approve. keep up the great work. I really appreciate it.

Shiroi-Ren said...

I admit that I am not too familiar with the Metroid series but only am a watcher; however, I see you have the project doing nicely.

The project AMR2 looks much better, some areas look harder than in its original counterpart which give it a bit more challenge, the stages look much larger if not exactly sharp to again its counterpart, the soundtrack has some good unique remixes not heard before which is quite a surprise, and the enemies/bosses are stronger than before too.

I hope to see this one succeed as perhaps if by some chance it's finished, it may be the first of Metroid series I might try out for once ever. Oh also have you decided to port a version of this to the original developers as well as a indie game? It has lots of potential.

Furthermore to that, you should also add your side-project "Confrontation" as its training mode or an unlockable in the full version as well just for fun.

Anonymous said...

Wow,i'd like to thanks all the team for this awesome remake of Metroid 2. This is really a great job and i'd love to play. Can't wait for the last 2 areas. Keep working so great!!

Anonymous said...

This is simply AMAZING! I'm impressed by the overall quality and polish of the project. The controls feel so nice (with rumble!!), it really looks like a professional product, even though its not finished yet. This is simply great, I'm sure Nintendo would be impressed. Great work!

Anonymous said...

Metroid 2 is the only game within the series that I haven't played (besides other M). This is amazing, especially the sound track! Will this be a remake or will there be new content, like zero mission did with the first one? You should add the original return of samus as an unlockable just like what zero mission did with the nes version.

I also have an easter egg idea. Make it so there is an optional short cutscene with a metroid absorbing an x parasite, a short homage to fusion. I believe this should work, lore wise, since metroids hunt the x, and they wouldn't be completely gone, otherwise fusion wouldn't happen.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful demo. It is obvious the amount of work and time you put into it. Very polished.

I did notice that when enemies come out of tubes though (the ones that keep coming), they continue to come, regardless of whether they drop an energy unit / missle. Was that intentional?

samusisbeast5 said...

When will am2r be available on mac?

Krakarot said...

That was amazing. I ran through this waiting for it to end as it was clearly labeled a demo. I just kept playing and playing and ended up getting three hours of entertainment and frustration out of it. Out of the DEMO.

I can't remember the last time I beat anything this long in one sitting, and for this to only be the demo shows tremendous promise.

Keep it up. This is awesome.

Anonymous said...

I really liked the game, an android version would be highly appreciated! :)

Anonymous said...

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THERE ARE CLONES OF SAMUS I MEAN WITH PRIME 3 AFTER KILLING DARK SAMUS AND THE PLANET GOING TO BLOW UP HOW DOES SHE GET OF IT SO FAST AND SHE DON'T MAKE IT BACK WITH THE FLEET SHE COMES BACK FROM A GREAT DISTANCE I THINK THERE A MORE THAN ONE SAMUS ARAN LIKE WITH THE SA-X THE WERE SOMETHING LIKE 17 OF THEM I THING MAYBE I DUNO BUT IS THAT A WAY TO SAY THAT'S HOW MANY METROID GAMES THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE