Metroid 2: Metroid Purge
Release date: Aug 15, 2018
Author: Liam Najor
Download: hack (IPS) (90 downloads)
(516 downloads of previous versions)
Genre: Quick Play [?]
Game: M2
Difficulty: Beginner [?]
Average runtime: 0:11
Average collection: 83%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: hack thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
The space pirate collection team from sr388 were (predictably) destroyed en route home because of a containment breach, crashing into an asteroid. Years later, the GF has detected their cargo, and Samus must once again infiltrate the hive to purge the Metroids and their queen before they spread...
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Ratings and Reviews
By MetroidNerd#9001 on Aug 16, 2018 (Star Star Star Star Star )
50% in 0:13
This hack received a complete overhaul on March 13th, 2020, so I am redoing my review based on that version. The overhaul greatly improves the graphical blandness of the original version, though it still has problems. Most of the rooms are visually and structurally better, but the design is still very repetitive. Rooms are devoid of regular enemies still, (I don't know if enemy editing is possible yet.) but some of the Metroid fights are rather creative. I once again stumbled on the queen by accident, but I don't think the save prior trapped me, which is good. I had only killed 4 Metroids up to that point, so I lacked several extra items; as such, my percentage is once again an estimation. Keep up the good work! I hope to see more Metroid II hacks in the future!
By Cpt.Glitch on Jan 08, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:15
First real M2 hack however. Beatable, and short, definitely worth a play to see how M2 hacking has advanced.
By nodever2 on Jul 09, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
This hack has issues, but it's honestly really cool and has a lot of novelty for being the first exploration M2 hack. It was essentially put together in a rush for a contest, and that honestly really shows in the repetitive tiling and bugs galore, but I do think it's worth playing. It's been really cool to see Liam pioneering Metroid 2 hacking, and I believe that this is the beginning of a new hacking scene. I'm excited to see when Liam has the opportunity to make more polished hacks, because this shows me how much potential Metroid 2 has.
By SuperMetroidSamus on May 23, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Both versions are insanely broken and I love it because.
By Contendo on May 01, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:13
For the first M2 hack this is nice.
A lot of repeating screens make this pretty boring and some the of Zeta fights are really annoying.
A lot of graphical bugs happen because the wrong sprite graphics are loaded. Especially with the Save Station text.
Overall its good to see Metroid 2 Hacks.
By FANXINGPRIME on Apr 16, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
It's long but boring.
By Kriken Empire on Apr 27, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 0:08
Archaic but surprisingly fun. Ended up finding the Metroid Queen after only blasting a few metroids. Missed over half of them. With all the copy-pasted rooms it's almost impossible to know where you are but I got through no problem in spite of that. Had to reset a couple times due to the soundtrack stopping when I picked up an item, but otherwise no major issues. Wish there were more M2 hacks.
By RT-55J on May 05, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
% in 0:10
This is a very bizarre little hack. It all takes place in a single level bank, about 30-40 screens total in size, with less than half that many unique screens. Even with the tooling available at the time, having every screen in this hack be unique would have been within the realm of possibility. Of course, with this being made for a contest, it's clear that this was patched up and rushed out at the last minute to meet the deadline (been there). Either way, the effect this repetition brings is one of constant disorientation, and a feeling that you are always missing out on something (most likely, you are not). It's odd, but I can't bring myself to say it's bad.

As much as I am tempted to compare this to the unreleased hack I tried making in 2015 (I won RotW with it back in the day!), the fact of the matter is that this hack got released. My project never got finished because trying to edit the enemies or room transitions made me lose motivation, but this author managed to work past those difficulties. Make fun of the jank if you want, but Real Artists Ship.

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