No future for AM2R

Nintendo of America, Inc. has filed a takedown request under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). I received the request on my personal email, so I'm complying with their requests.

There will be no more AM2R updates, and no more releases under any platform. 

Thank you for the support during all these years.

Comments

mirahsan2 said…
Doc, seriously. Let's try this: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-nintendo-from-abusing-its-fans

Similar sort of to Operation Rainfall or the Get Me off the Moon Megaman Legends group.

Who's with me?
Doc, you are obviously a VERY talented developer. This hurts, but you have a bright future in game design. Keep up this blog, or make another one, because we want to hear about what new projects you work on.
Amber said…
I've been following you for about a year and a half now after my brother first pointed me your way. And I've been impressed with everything that you've done. You and your team have a lot of talent! The music was so awesome-my favorite being the Distribution Center when it's active, but I also liked when it wasn't as well as the Nest, where the Throth was, that optional Genesis fight music and many others.

Not to forget that the gameplay was solid and the environments beautiful and well put together! I have shared copies of this game with others, as they weren't fortunate to grab it before it being taken down.

Everything in the game fits and it's an excellent combo of the 2nd Metroid games with some Prime stuff thrown in for good measure.

I'm also glad you were able to resolve the gravity suit glitch and add a warp to the final area.

Even though this seems to be the end, you could try to contact Nintendo like a couple others have said. Or maybe contact the dude that made Axiom Verge and see if you can't be hired to help with the sequel-that dude is a fan of Metroid and Axiom Verge is like a combo of Metroid and Contra. Hey couldn't hurt; it would suck if this was the end of any videogame making for you.

Best of luck for whatever your future holds!
This is truly depressing news to hear about.
I can't believe after almost a decade, your project gets shot down.
All i can say is that you've made a Metroid experience unlike any other, which really made the 30th Metroid anniversary that special for all of us.

I wish you luck.
Diones Classics said…
Haha You think this way, i will por this for XBOX and share for community, wait and see it, no ports for plataforms? hahaha, there´s a future for AMR2! Yes!
DrFluke Hawkins said…
Maudits soient les ricains avec leurs injonctions... Ils n'en ratent jamais une dès qu'ils voient un centime hors de leur poche. C'est écoeurant!
Je serais néanmoins curieux de connaître l'avis de Nintendo - mais la maison mère, japonaise - sur tout ce projet (outre Atlantique, j'leur demande pas, leur seule vision de la chose n'est que pécunière à tous les coups; on ne m'ôtera pas ça de la tête).

Bon, quoi qu'il en soit, encore bravo et merci quand même à toi, cher DoctorM64, et à tes partenaires, pour tout. Le projet AM2R restera une belle aventure malgré tout. ;)

Spore said…
Thank you for everything Doc. I followed this project for six years and was super excited for the release. Unfortunately, I guess Nintendo didn't feel the same way. At least you got the game out to the world, and now it will be impossible for Nintendo to take it down everywhere. I'll miss this project but at least I'll always have 1.1. Make sure to make a post on here about any future projects you start, I'd love to keep an eye on it!
Decompyler said…
Time to open source it man. They can't stop us all.
Anonymous said…
SHITendo has fucked us over for the last time! Not if, but WHEN the NX fails harder than the WII FUCK U and SHITendo closes up shop for good, I will happily piss and shit all over their fucking graves!

TLDR: Dear Shitendo, kill yourselves. Sincerely, planet Earth.
Justin Perazza said…
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GamesPerJustin said…

It's a real shame that this happened, but I'm so glad AM2R turned out as beautiful as it is. Minus not being able to see your completion rate in the game menu (which is just a small gripe), the remake it pretty much perfect. I never experienced any major glitches (or hell, not even any minor ones), and just about any issues I had were fixed with v1.1. So rather than be all upset over Nintendo going after your remake of Metroid 2 (I mean, they were in their legal right to do so), I'm just gonna say thank you DoctorM64, and thank you to the entire AM2R team. You truly went above and beyond to bring new life to a good but aging game, and even though Nintendo took AM2R down, I hope they've learned how passionate fans of the Metroid series are and take ideas from AM2R to create a true official Metroid game. Even if that happens, I'm still going to go back to AM2R for a very long time. To me, AM2R even rivals Super Metroid, one of my favorite games of all time. Be proud of what you've done, and use that pride to fuel your future endeavors. Thank you.
Anonymous said…
This is utter BS. Abuses of the DMCA like this are why some companies are hated now, and Nintendo is joining that list of companies hated.
Jer Swoopla said…
Thank you DoctorM64, thank you and your group of talented friends for all the hard work and dedication you've put into this project, it's been a fantastic journey, hasn't it?

It's always great to see a project receive it's closure, but sadly it ended on such a bad note though. I do understand that Nintendo is in their legal rights to aggressively send any DMCAs to protect their IPs, but.. was it really justified? You never asked anyone to donate you money to help support your project, you were fair and gave a beloved IP a superb treatment in a very respectful and honorable way as possible.

I'm not sure if there is anything else you wanted to fix, change or possibly add something else to the fan game. However if you don't have any more ideas to implement into your project then I am also content with the fan game being completed with it's last update. I do hope Nintendo will one day take to consideration that there can be good karma within the fan community that is filled with passionate and talented individuals like yourself who takes their time out of their days to make fan games, not for profits, but for love.

P.S- I'll be looking forward to seeing what kind of new project you want to tackle on next! Perhaps going far back to the 1993 Mario Bros. but turn it into a full open 2D underground exploration without the familiar power ups, but with tools like a wrench, plunger and hammer that you can store in your plumber tool box's inventory for opening and closing pipes, solving puzzles and thwarting enemies. Who knows!

See you next mission~
Simonsen said…
neim precisa de update,ja zerei a versao 1.0 e só apresentou o bug da gravity suit sem a cor roxa
Kevin Lee said…
Jer Swoopla:
Don't you mean 1983 Mario Bros.?
Anonymous said…
Seriously though, swap the character sprite and remove the word metroid: viola new game. Then I'd go one step further and sell it on steam. Why not? Fan made metroid-vania titles are a hot commodity right now and this is the best I've ever played-- even better than the excellent Axiom Verge and better than many of Nintendo's own Metroid titles!

This is a truly amazing game and I had a blast playing it. I go back and play Metroid every few years and now I'll be adding this to the rotation. It might not be "official" but I'll be considering this part of the series from here on out. Great work on an awesome game. Now go take my advice and stick it to the man.
RR said…
JSYK, The reason AM2R was taken down was actually due to the law, and that Metroid could become public property, and thus Nintendo loses all those exclusive rights to Metroid.

Regardless, they should at least give you compensation since you made a great fan creation and practically dooming any remake coming from Nintendo themselves since they'd most likely just copy you. At least give this guy some $100K for this and show that you actually would play this at Nintendo of America Headquarters.

Sanic Hegehog
Item Completion Rate: 86%
Energy Tanks: 9/10

Gracias DRM64 La verdad apoyamos su proyecto y que mal que Nitendo desmotive a sus fans, aunque las 2 versiones fueron excelentes, yo solo espero que algún día haya otra oportunidad para AM2R, pero por el momento quisiera que pusiera el soundtrack, seria genial.
Gracias de nuevo DRM64.
Joseph Collins said…
To be completely honest, if I were in your shoes, I'd just go about my business and fight Nintendo if it came down to it. But then again, you probably have a lot more to lose than I do, so.
arthurpprado said…
that's just too bad. I wish they'd reconsider their decision and let you at least distribute the game freely. Seriously, unless they're planning on releasing an official Metroid 2 remake, you're not interfering with their business. If much, you're promoting the franchise even further. Well, whatever. I hope that, after the immense success that was AM2R, they remember why they have Samus as one of their most iconic characters
Piotto97 said…
I'm gonna be honest with you: you did an excelent job... I didn't want to play the original game because I felt it was really slow (also, black and white didn't help that much...). But this remake was beautiful... Beat it with 95%, and I'm gonna 100% it. For real, if they don't give you a job offer, then they're really stupid... Btw, I loved the ending song :)
10/10
Carlos ALT said…
Buenas noches soy de latino américa exactamente de nicaragua estoy muy agradecido con usted por haber elaborado tan grande y genial remake AM2R. Me sentí tanto contento al saber que el fan de la saga de metroid quería realizar un remake, me dispuse a esperar y seguir el proceso de AM2R. Durante años espero el lanzamiento de este remake ya que fue una de mis títulos preferidos para la gameboy. Hoy me entristece ver lo que hace nintendo con el amor y la dedicación que tienen los fans a sus juegos. Es verdaderamente molesto. Ya que su trabajo representa el amor que tiene un fans a una de sus sagas preferidas. Ya que nintendo no fue capas de agradecer tan magnifico trabajo. Le quiero decir de mir parte muchas gracias por a ver traido a la vida un gran recuerdo de mi infancia, por todo el tiempo dedicado, las horas de trabajo en este juego a todos los colaboradores y principalmente a usted Milton. Se lo agradezco de corazón Muchas Gracias Por la dedicación. Le deseo muchos Exitos...
Anonymous said…
The character, setting, and some of the audiovisual assets may belong to Nintendo under various legal protections (copyright and trademark), but the scenario and the programming is yours. Nintendo doesn't have any claim to a game about a monster hunter clearing out a cave filled with deadly beasts; the concept is fairly generic.


I'd like to paint a picture for you: a genre shift into Fantasy.

A team of miners descended into a recently uncovered series of caves, but hasn't been heard from in several days. The local law enforcement sent a team of soldiers to rescue them, but again... no word. The sounds of roaring monsters cried out from the darkness and crawled towards the surface. At great expense, the city was forced to hire a professional dragonslayer--Bailey (Heh heh heh).
Clad in full platemail to protect herself from the flames and acid of her prey, Bailey wields a book of magic from which she launches eldritch blasts (replacement for the beam weapon) mounted on a crossbow which is needed to pierce the underhides of dragons since they are immune to magic (replacement for the missles). She also has a spell which transforms her into a small lizard (replacement for morph ball) which she uses to navigate small spaces. While transformed she can carve explosive runes into the ground with her claws (bombs) and can climb walls (spider ball), as well as 'interface' with ancient dragon ruins deep in the mines.
Bailey's armor is protected by a set of amulets made of solidified ether to deflect damage against her person (replacement for energy tanks). It can also acquire enchantments to protect against extreme temperatures (replacement for Varia) or magnetic fields (replacement for Gravity). Her goal? Kill all of the dragons in the mines to save the town above (although... a sneaky lizard slipped out and exterminated everybody; change the scavenger ship to a town hall and keep the same events up there).

You don't even have to remove the log with that scenario; just have her analyzing how dragons evolve from whelps to wyrms. Don't like dragons? Want to go with a different genre? Go for it!
That's just off the top of my head. I'm sure you could come up with something better with a little time and effort. The point is this: Metroid 2 didn't really have a story. Your game does. Tweak the story, possibly changing the genre in the process, and come up with new visual and audio assets to go with it. Then Nintendo will have no grounds to stand on, since it would legitimately be your game. Gameplay elements (platforming, destructible environments, having to kill X creatures to advance, control schemes) are too general to be copywritten; there have been plenty of games which capture the essence of a famous IP while telling their own story. AM2R could be the larval form of another game like that.
Text-only-Tech said…
Perhaps the greatest praise your work could receive is to be shut down by the holders of the IP. Many fan projects don't even get the "owners" to take notice, but to be seen as a threat? Kudos to you, good sir.

For people saying "Be more like SEGA" I suggest you look up SORR (Streets of Rage Remake). Shortly after v5 was released to the public, SEGA got the lawyers involved and it has officially been terminated, with only a 3rd party community maintaining it. Much like AM2R it was simply too good for its own, well, good.

Sadly this is just the way of business now. They could have (and should have) endorsed it, but there's so many complications when it comes to defending IP that this may well have been seen as the only viable option. Voting with your proverbial wallets won't change much, since the Metriod (and SoR) IP is more valuable than a few customers, thus more important for them to protect.

Regardless, this is the Internet - your work is out there now and it won't be disappearing. These comments alone should be proof enough that it wasn't in vain.
Rozunex Cobalt said…
Like the Anon above the one on top of my entry, you have the base game data, change the textures make new bosses with puzzle aspects that make you think and discover its damage point, make the game bigger and sure the new sprites will take time but they'll be your intellectual property once the game serves as fair use even if the game is similar to Metroid 2, but its internal aspects, characters, decypherable and entertaining story that could have its own uniqueness that I would support if you did continue your progress and surpass the Metroid thirst we fans have that game companies will not extinguish with all the development and testing time wasted. I gladly would give my ideas since I am poor in designing but great in suggesting innovation.
Rozunex Cobalt said…
Like the Anon above the one on top of my entry, you have the base game data, change the textures make new bosses with puzzle aspects that make you think and discover its damage point, make the game bigger and sure the new sprites will take time but they'll be your intellectual property once the game serves as fair use even if the game is similar to Metroid 2, but its internal aspects, characters, decypherable and entertaining story that could have its own uniqueness that I would support if you did continue your progress and surpass the Metroid thirst we fans have that game companies will not extinguish with all the development and testing time wasted. I gladly would give my ideas since I am poor in designing but great in suggesting innovation.
Milton, I regret that Nintendo hasn't allowed to continue development of the project.
I want to deliver the speech...
I carefully watched updates of the Project AM2R, I have played personally, I was delighted, it is the real masterpiece what couldn't create Nintendo earlier. I am sincerely sorry that DMCA has acted this way with your project. I is proud believed that in future AM2R will take the place of honor among games of the Metroid series and will develop further. I want to thank you for all efforts done by you in 10 years and never I will forget it.
I very much didn't want that everything has ended so sadly. All that now I can make it to attract attention of retro-gamers from Russia and to transfer AM2R, that they could estimate her. I have kept all your versions of AM2R and they will always be with me until the end of my days.

-Sincerely your loyal fan Achiro...
Anonymous said…
Thank you for this amazing game and all the work you put into it.
Thank you for reviveing a part of my childhood memorys.
Anonymous said…
Its been a wild past eight years, and I'm glad to have spent it watching this game grow and develop. You will be missed Doc.
Dylan said…
Nintendo is in wrong here and it violates terms of fair use. You do not make any profit and you do not make any competition with them and they suffer no loss from that, so nintendo has no reason to DMCA you. They clearly abuse and violate law.
Dylan said…
And besides, who you are to listen to them telling you what to do? You are not their employee.
Anonymous said…
I know that hundreds of people have said it before, but still - thank you very much for your immense effort and ingenious game.
I feel you brought many innovative ideas to a formula Nintendo let become stale (basically no change since Super Metroid).

I truly hope you have the opportunity to work on another game in the future and I'm sure your many fans would support you greatly, should you open up a kickstarter or patreon page - I know I would.
Gabriel Souza said…
otimo game'm very fam their work hope nintendo hire you !!!
Anonymous said…
TO everybody complaining about the fact that nintendo only NOW filed the DMCA then allow me to enlighten you.

Nintendo HAD TO. U.S. Trademark laws say that if they don't protect their IP, EVEN ONCE, then they lose ALL right to EVER defend it again. That means that as soon as this was published it forced them to act even though it was released for free. Talking about making it, even actually making it, DO NOT threaten the trademark. This is not Nintendo being a jerk. This is Nintendo guarding and protecting a likely multi-million dollar value IP.
Patrick Rivers said…
This sucks, man, however it's a good thing you created such a flawless, amazing, true to the original but better in every way game here. I hadn't experienced the invisible gravity suit bug before I got V1.1 but other than that, I have had ZERO issues with this masterpiece.

I played Metroid 2 when I was 13 or so when it came out on the original game boy and I've loved and played all the metroids not on handheld systems up until Metroid Prime 2. You did a VERY impressive job capturing the look, feel and sound of this world, right down to the great music interpretations of old classics.

Thank you for your time invested in this.

From; an old school Metroid fan
Anonymous said…
metroid es una franquicia tan antigua, en su aniversario nintendo DEBIÓ darnos un remake, pero NO, tu lo lograste, eres un héroe, tipos como tu hacen de los videojuegos grande.
David Katalinic said…
I can understand why Nintendo did this but I'm rather disappointed. After all there doesn't seem to be any similar action taken to the Mother 3 translation or Mother 4 project (Although to be fair those are different situations) At the very least I'm glad I was able to download the game before it was taken down. From what I've played of it it seems like a great game and it's a shame that people won't be able to experience it. I really wish there was some way for this game to continue to live on without Nintendo having to worry about defending their IP.
Anonymous said…
Playing "AM2R" reminded me of why I've enjoy the Metroid series so much, ever since I first experienced "Super Metroid" in 1994. It's a shame that Nintendo would not recognize the passion of the development team and that of the entire fan base by supporting this effort, but hopefully their tactics in these matters will change someday.

The selfish part of me wishes there could have been ONE MORE update to the game, but I also understand the desire to remove oneself from any legal crosshairs and simply move on to other life matters.

To the whole team involved, thank you for your efforts in bringing this project to life. Your passion and unwavering dedication are exemplary, and I wish you all the best of luck in your future projects.

Sincerely,

Another Metroid Fan
Lodus said…
Playing this game felt like I was playing an authentic GBA game like fusion. The controls are perfect, the difficulty is satisfying, the ambiance is amazing. I LOVE pixelart, and this is a perfect example of it. The environement, the enemies,the soundtrack. The A in AM2R should stand for Amazing.

Tenouttaten!

As much as I love Nintendo and sometimes defend their decisions more than I should, at this point I've had enough. They are hurting themselves more than anything by prohibiting fans to do any games, videos, even let's plays, which is where a lot of people discover games. I heard they are not doing any Metroid games because it is not the type of games the eastern prefers.

Metroid is my favourite Nintendo franchise, And they are doing nothing for it's 30th aniversary except a multiplayer spinoff.

Your game is amazing.
Hotshot said…
You've proven you're just as competent as nintendo's efforts. Rework this so that it's your own character and scenario. then make more games. I'll play them.
Anonymous said…
This must be hard for you, I'll bet. Just know that all your hard work and the effort you put into this was not in vain. You made the 30th anniversary spectacular.

Thank you doc, for everything.
Alberto said…
Farewell Doctor, it´s been a pleasure following the blog with you for 10 years.

The game, however, has been everything I wanted it to be and more, and now I can close this chapter of my life full of joy.

See you on the next mission Milton!
andy said…
Please accept my eternal gratitude for all your work. And keep us informed on your next project!
lobo said…
Take it as a compliment: Your game is so good, they see it as competition!

What this case shows is that it's better to release such games as open source.
Think of the situation, when you released the source code and assets on github simultaneously with your normal 1.0 release.
Dozens of forks would exist and the game would evolve and have further development.

Thank you for your work, I enjoyed the game very much!
Anonymous said…
dude if i were you i would continue updating this game its your creation and almost 10 years of hard work to be wasted in 2 days by these amateurs

you clearly proved you are better developer send them a "fuck you idiots im better than your whole pathetic company"

of course you will have to update this in secret :)

Anonymous said…
Thank you, Doc, and all those who helped along the way. AM2R is fantastic. Absolutely wonderful. You successfully made a Metroid game the caliber of Super or Prime. I wish I could express the feelings I got while playing your version of Metroid 2 (my first time playing through any version of M2), but all I can really come up with is, "Thank you."
Anonymous said…
This has impressions world wide. I only learned of it days ago and all things aside, this is a fucking good game! Made me feel things that only other masterpieces have. I own all the cartridge Metroids released here. The attention to detail without monetary oversight setting limits in AM2R and putting the bar as high as the best is a virtue that shows as a labour of love to be loved. Much as I'd believe the team was exploring the capabilities of the snes, enhancing the series, you've pushed limits here and re imagined this into something that also took it to the next level for me. This ranks very highly in my game playing experience and appeals directly to me in all aspects. I would pay for this but it's been 12 years since being marketed to like this as an older gamer. If only a 30th anniversary Metroid collection could be made available with some top tier included and endorsed fan art if you know what I mean, to mark the occasion, I'd be willing to spend some money to celebrate that. I really can't imagine Metroid 2 any better and gotta say kudos to all your self improvement in learning all the skills you and your team have over the years and demonstrated. The result in sharing has been so satisfying and fun.
Eirian Odalis said…
I'm sorry to hear you received a DMCA notice. But I want to say that AM2R is a fantastic game and I'm sure it will age well. I haven't enjoyed a 2D Metroid game since Zero Mission, so I'm more than happy to have experienced your remake. It's so nicely polished that I just cannot find any problems with it. I wish you the best of luck, and I hope you got Nintendo to finally realize that this is the kind of Metroid game the fans want.
James Quinonez said…
AM2R is amazing and I hope you get hired from nintendo to make more Metroid games because you did an amazing job! I wish I could pay you or give you something other than my sincerest gratitude for nearly 10 years of hard work.
Ridley said…
Thank you for making the best Metroid game ever, in my opinion.
It really sucks that they did not give you credit for all you've worked for.
We are looking forward for more projects coming from you in the future.
Seraphin said…
DAMNIT NINTENDO
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
Siegfried - said…
Que mal!
Muchísimas gracias por todos estos año!
Para mi, fue el mejor juego que he jugado, muchas gracias por haber brindado esa oportunidad!
No te preocupes por estas cosas, eres demasiado increíble por lo que seguro vas a tener mucho éxito!

Gracias por ser quien eres!
No te desanimes!
éxito!
Anonymous said…
Thank you for the great game. Best of luck and don't disappear in the world. I would love to hear updates on you on your twitter or on this website.

<3

You are a true metroid fan
Anonymous said…
This is such bullshit.
Jeweled Iris said…
I'm sorry this happened to you. I was once hit with a Cease and Dissist order over some star trek music suites. everyone be assured Nintendo has sealed their own doom. They will prolly never see this post but Nintendo's financial demise is certain. You DO NOT get to bully your fans and exhort your copyright IP protection like a tyrant. What goes around comes around.
Ian Fitzgerald said…
In 2008, a ten year old boy found a website saying that some guy was recreating Metroid II from the ground up. This filled his heart with joy because he wanted to play a good-looking version of Metroid II since the original was so hard to see and understand. He followed the blog religiously for years to come. He logged back onto the AM2R blog to check on the release after having not checked for about 2 weeks. His dreams were shattered.

I've been following this for eight years, waiting for the day it might be released. I guess I'll never see the finished product.
Thank you for the years of hope and excitement, for each smile I had when I opened up the website to see a new update or demo released. Thank you.
Anonymous said…
You know, part of me just wants to let this go and accept the circumstances. Part of me wants to say "well, Nintendo has every right to defend their IPs" and leave it at that.

But you know what? Fuck that.

Fuck you, Nintendo.

Fuck you for your terrible treatment of your fans, on which you've been called out for many times by your peers.

Fuck your region locking and your copyright strikes against YouTubers and fan game makers who have been giving you FREE promotion for years.

Fuck your executives with their idiotic business decisions and acting like they're king of the heap when the company has been on the bottom for years.

Fuck your overpaid, overrated and over-revered dinosaur designers who should have been replaced decades ago.

Fuck your endless soulless platformers, your 'freemium' BS and your overuse of the Pokemon franchise to the point where any day now I can expect designs based on toasters and toenail clippings.

Fuck your gimmicky, underpowered consoles that have made the company a laughingstock.

Fuck your inexplicable insistence on ruining franchises that needed no change and leaving franchises that desperately need innovation in a state of stale repetitiveness.

Fuck your alienation of third parties, which has led to your competitors making millions.

Fuck Sakurai and his bias towards his favorite franchises and putting garbage no one asked for in his Smash games and his hissy fits when fans don't like it.

And DOUBLE fuck your disgusting treatment of Gunpei Yokoi, a man who made the company what it was. He was smart enough to see that the Virtual Boy wasn't ready and WARNED you many times that it would be a bad idea to put it on the market. Yet you went ahead with it anyway and BLAMED HIM when it was a failure, even going as far as humiliating him in front of investors. Absolutely disgusting.

And fuck your self-righteous fan-drones who blindly defend you and criticize those who actually have the audacity to have high standards.

...but besides that, everything was great.
Anonymous said…
Thank you Doc and team. It's been a hell of a ride watching this for the last number of years.
I wish you all the best for you and yours in your endeavors.
Anonymous said…
Thank you for AM2R; the end result is a testament to the will, skill and determination you put into the release. Nintendo don't deserve anything from you, least of all an apology. They may have killed the Metroid franchise with their latest polished turd but it's people like you who keep it's memory alive with quality output like AM2R.
Take that same drive you put into this and make it into something original that's yours which nobody can take away from you.


(And to all the douche's that call this guy a pirate, thief and everything else you have thrown at him; Go work for Nintendo marketing and keep green lighting crap that nobody wants to play.)
Anonymous said…
https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/15759034/Another_Metroid_2_Remake_v1.1_-_Windows_Mac_Linux_Debian_Android
NINTENDO REALLY MESSED UP ON THIS ONE
NINTENDO HAS NO EXCUSE BECAUSE DOCTORM64 DID A REALLY GOOD JOB ON THIS GAME AND NINTENDO GIVES US NOTHING
Anonymous said…
https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/15573756
Megalo saurus said…
Doc.
Convierte esto en un juego con nuevos sprites y personajes originales. Estoy seguro que muchos estaríamos encantados de ayudar.
Anonymous said…
Ummm... Nintendo, there's an more peaceful answer to this: HIRE DoctorM64!!!!! He made a game that you guys made like 200 goddamn times better than your original one! if you don't want it out there then don't shut him out, TAKE HIM IN!!!! I bet he could do worlds more for your company.
MasterMarioMX said…
AAAAAAAAAAAAAND well, best metroid fan remake ever.
I feel sorry that this happened at last as I was going to ask if I can give you a translation file for spanish to review if it was good to go, but now watching this new it's breaking my heart...AND make sure this thing is VERY VERY protected by putting it in every backup conceibable.

Any way, why not do a Kickstarter to buy the rights and make this thing official in the 3DS and/or Wii U? If that fail, You still got the experience for something cool, I mean, you perfected an already cool game! why not start your own? Congratulations man! I am amazed of this remake and reeally sad this happened, but well, at least we enjoyed it.
Lazy Rich said…
The game is incredible, you should be very proud of yourself and your team.
Anonymous said…
Doc, you've done incredible work. But making a full-scale remake of Metroid II was a risk, and it's a risk you took. You were still able to deliver an incredible experience, but releasing "Metroid II but better" while Nintendo is still making money off the game via Virtual Console couldn't have been worse timing. Perhaps if the game came out sooner this would have been different, but I wouldn't want to final product any other way.
Anonymous said…
You could at least still make changes to the game with the patcher programs out there. I'm talking IPS stuff, which lots of rom hackers use to distribute their work. I realize that you may actually be done with the project now, though, and therefore there's really nothing left in terms of changes to distribute. I understand - Nintendo's sour reaction to a phenomenal fan project has lost them a lot of fans. I don't really stand by them as a company now.
I have learned of its existence from Kotaku if I'm not mistaken and hurried to see if I could get it.

I was lucky to get my hands on the v1.0 of the game and am glad I did : you did an excellent job, one that is beyond fanwork. It has the polish of a full and official Metroid game, everything from gameplay, ambience, music and style. It handles like a Metroid game, feels like a Metroid game from beginning to end and deserves to be a full-fledged release.

I'd say : talk with Nintendo of America, go to them and present your work to them. Show them what you've created and yes, since its development has stopped, make them understand THIS is a Metroid game that deserve recognition. If anything, make them accept this work of art much like a fan had his own fangame made of "Megaman Vs Street Fighter" with Capcom.

If your game released on the WiiU or the 3DS, Nintendo Shop, I would buy it, no hesitation. Even though I have already played it through once and doing so again now, I would buy it all over again and play it once more.

Nintendo might have given you a C&D but this game deserves to represent what Nintendo once brought to its fan : fun, creative games of high quality... and not horrible knockoffs that are barely playable or have no soul. If they're willing to have 3rd party developpers create upon their licences, BE that guy because you actually get how a Nintendo game should be done.

I tell you; reply to their email and arrange to meet them and show them what you made. You deserve Nintendo's Seal of Quality for making a quality Nintendo product.
Kevin Lee said…
Yeah, Nintendo doesn't seem to want to look at quality fangames like this (at least, now that Satoru Iwata is gone), but will happily give their Seal of Quality to the utter CRAP made by RCMADIAX!
Anonymous said…
Wow!!! I only found out about AM2R after it's official release -- it spread like wildfire all over social media. I was a huge fan of Super Metroid, Fusion, Zero Mission... but I have to say, AM2R was beyond godlike!! You did an amazing job on this one. This actually felt like it was released by Nintendo, it was that amazing. It's ashame Nintendo never thought of this, but I second some other suggestions that have been made, you should see if Nintendo may be interested in hosting this or making it available, maybe even on 3ds.
Unknown said…
You can't distribute the game, but is there anything in the law that prohibits you from creating and distributing patches for the game? Just saying.
patrick kelly said…
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patrick kelly said…
What about a possible ASMR? (A Super Metroid Remake as I dub it) Will that possibly be a thing? Please let me know! That would be HELLA tight if that were gonna happen.

#MetroidLivesMatter
#SpreadTheWord
#MetroidEqualityForAll
Anonymous said…
The original Metroid 2 was one of the first games I ever played, beat, and loved. Let me please say that you have created something beautiful here! You have brought back the original adventure, and succeeded in expanding on it's more primitive structure, while still remaining true to the spirit of Metroid. This is a truly amazing feat of creation, and I feel grateful to have had the chance to play it. My friend, you have honored us all :)
Anonymous said…
This sucks.

For years this game was available as a Demo. This Demo was also well known, also it had some videos on youtube were Nintendo does takes a lot against videos about their games.
Nintendo did nothing against AM2R.

Now this game is finished and they heard from it the first time? What.The.Hell? Did they sleep the last couple of years?

They had the chance to stop this project many years ago, they did nothing.
I do not understand this.
Now you were able to finish this game and they say "Hahahaha, you idiot metroid fan. All your work was in vain for all these years."

Fortunately, because of the rules of the internet, it was not totally in vain, you were able to release it, so this game will be ever downloadable. Thankfully.

A game from a fan for fans of the franchise, without any commercial intention and they take it down. Trademark issues sucks sometimes, because they show us all, that fans are not allowed, but only customers :(.

So i have to say, thank you for all your effort.
Anonymous said…
10 years of development are wasted... No doubt Nintendo will burn in hell for their greed.
Toby Harrison said…
I STRONGLY recommend you make your work an original IP as that way it's less likely to be sued. If you wanted to do a kickstarter I'd sure as hell back it.

Also, a massive thank you for such an AMAZING contribution to the metroid fan base. How ironic, fans have produced more in the last 5 years than Nintendo themselves...
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with this project, and this post may in fact be the first I've seen of it. But I can say this:
I am surprised at how badly you've been treated here, I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors, whether or not they involve this game, and I consider myself quite lucky to have discovered a large metroidvania that's actually complete. I look forward to playing it, an I intend to follow your works in future, if possible.
Will you still release the Soundtrack of Am2r..?
Anonymous said…
Do you know what would be a good idea, you should hand over the project to nintendo and you both should make it available on THIER website whilst you still develop the game. They get ad money and everybody gets to still enjoy the project. It's a no brainer really.
Eddy Colindres said…
Fuck you nintendo, they released that fuckin shit of federation force and you made and awesome game Its really amazing the game you made and finished it, a long time ago I have not played a pc game, thank you and fuck you Nintendo, The best metroid in years, other m was a bad game
jmo1link said…
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-took-down-no-marios-sky-fan-game-so-creators-1786244703?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow
Something to note Milton. ;)

But on a serious note, thank you for giving me the chance to play my favorite Metroid the way I've always wanted to play with Zero Mission's engine, words can't thank you enough though for the general public service you have done.
Fulgore MKIII said…
to the creators and those who gave us this fantastic indie Metroid...THANK YOU. thank you so much for all your hard work, all the countless hours you put in, and most of all for making me feel like i was a kid again plastered to the TV playing Super Metroid back in '94. you guys slayed this project, it may not be perfect with its bugs here and there, but ill take it. its far superior than what Nintendo has been feeding us for the past several years with Other M and this lousy new federation game.

i know you said not to hate nintendo, but i cant help but feel disdain for them regardless. they had so much time to stop you guys from completing this project before you put in all those hours. to me, that was just rude and cold hearted. i understand they must protect their property, but they couldve done so with much more tact and respect to all of you who worked on this. to shut it down during metroid's 30th anniversary was also another display of cold hearted behavior on their part and thus alot of their fanbase who support Metroid as well as your project were alienated in the process. still, i hope the happiness you all have brought to myself and to the other players of this wonder project will have given you some sense of accomplishment. good luck in your future endeavors!
Jonny#5 said…
Hey, just saw the news and I want to offer my sympathies. I played your game start to end and I have to say it was a masterpiece. I'm not kidding when I say that your labour of love is one of the best games I've played in years and that no matter what Nintendo did, all of your years of work wasn't for naught.

Thank you once again for helping put a big old smile on my face.
Anonymous said…
8 Years of progress ruined. Thanks Nintendo.....
Anonymous said…
Those pigs at Nintendo wouldn't know a good Metroid game if it kicked them in the ass. It's a damn shame, my man, especially for how long you were working on it. Hopefully you can use this experience to do even better things. Good luck.
Anonymous said…
I've recently wanted to make a metroid style game but I have little to no experience doing game design and it's waaay to much of a time consuming thing for me. Seeing things get take down notices is always disappointing and I can't think of how frustrating essentially loosing all that work is.
BUT
Take what you've learnt from this and try create your own metroidvania esque game. You obviously have the skills to pull it together and you never know it could become really well received.

Plus with the audience you've most likely gathered with this you'd have some people who would be interested in that.
Don't let dreams be memes
JUST DO IT!

- Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man
S. Lanham said…
As someone who played the original Metroid 2 until I was able to beat it in under 2 hours, I must say that AM2R was a joy and a priveledge to play. Nothing was more thrilling than following familiar paths and then finding myself encountering something new. The changes to the metroid fights alone were amazing, but the inclusion of non-metroid bosses blew me away.

Truly a sad day that this has happened to such an amazing fan tribute, though I hope this does not ruin your motivation.
Dragon-aire said…
im so sorry to hear about this.

im with the people who say that you could try to contact nintendo and make a deal with them to allow the game. it has worked on other companies so theres that small hope

Doc, the new Humble Bundle that just went up is all about GameMaker Studio Pro. You can get a legit license for the full version, including the IOS and Android module for only $15! I know you'd be interested in that because if I recall you don't actually have the IOS or Android modules for your license.

To anyone reading this please pass this message on to Doc. Thank you.
Anonymous said…
Nintendo can suck our dicks, we will continue to share ver1.1 on the piratebay. thank you so much for all your hard work and for giving us this precious gem of a remake. godspeed you unsung hero!
Dillon Lucas said…
Tis a shame, Doc. I really love this remake, even though I never finished the original. Don't worry though, as I'm sure you know, Nintendo can't remove this game from everything considering its now floating around on the internet. forever. Which is befitting of such a lovely passionate remake that Nintendo should have just ignored but choose not to because they're still a disgusting corporation. I say that with a heavy heart, and I know that not all of Nintendo is disgusting, just one of the most important parts of it is, and that would be marketers and sales reps. They don't have to take down the fan game as people who weren't planning on buying federation force may not buy it out of spite. I don't believe they think of all of the consequences of their deeds.

I also believe they have some of the stupidest out of touch executives in existence, just like most other game companies. Why not just buy the games assets and compensate Doc and his team and make a fortune off of only a small amount of cash given to the original REcreators?
Chris said…
Fuck you Nintendo. This is why nobody buys your shitty heartless games made for braindead six year olds, or your equally ridiculously overpriced, lackluster consoles. How you remain in business any longer is beyond me.... you're going the way of Capcom and Konami.....
Anonymous said…
Thank you for making this game. It's incredibly well done. My nephew saw me playing this and he now has Super Metroid on his 3ds. It's safe to say that because of this game, a new generation of gamers will have a better chance to enjoy Metroid like we do.

The younger gamers don't generally play old and stale games. Which is what Metroid had become prior to you breathing the life back into it. Something Nintendo hasn't bothered doing, or doesn't know how to do it.
Anonymous said…
Thank you Doc for everything. The years you spent building AM2R were not in vain. You've given the Metroid fans of the world a great gift and the internet will make sure your project lives on for years to come. I just hope Nintendo learns something from all of this. Highly unlikely but one can still hope right?
Anonymous said…
Thanks you very very much your remake, you maded an good metroid with love an dedication. really remeber my childhood then played my first time super metroid.

No lost your hope to work more games like metroid.
Anonymous said…
DrM64, your pretty inspirational. You were so positive after Nintendo sent the DMCA notice and pretty much showed that you can really do whatever you set your mind to. I mean, heck, you made a game probably worth $40. I could see myself going and buying it at the store it is so good. If I were Nintendo, I'd buy the game frome you and sell it that way everyone could be happy. Thanks for such an amazing game.
Anonymous said…
Good old Nintendo. Won't do anything good with half of their own IPs, stops anyone else from doing anything with them either. I LOVE Metroid. Even the original Metroid 2. It was one of the very first few games I got on my 3DS when I found the E-Shop. To see news that AM2R was finally released was an amazing thing. Instead, it gets shut down, because screw you for giving Metroid fans what they want, instead of shovelware and nothing for years.

It needs to be said, though. THANK YOU. Thank you for putting so much love into this game. Thank you for giving us something to cherish. And thank you for reminding us that someone out there still loves Samus as much as we do.
satvara said…
For me to merely say that AM2R is my "game of the year" couldn't possibly give it the distinction it deserves. What you and your team have done is exceptional and will be remembered by Metroid fans forever.

I'm sorry it had to end this way. No good deed goes unpunished, as they say.

Thank you so much.
Anonymous said…
Keep updating it and try to dialogue with nintendo.
Anonymous said…
Yeah!! the game is structurally complete but it lack a little bit of things.
Unknown said…
Shitheads are jealous that you've done better things with their IP than they've done in almost a decade. Hell, when they put Metroid II on the 3DS they didn't even bother giving it the Super Game Boy colors that make it visually serviceable. It's a shame you didn't get to your other updates, though at least you got a complete game out. In fact, a buddy and I are planning to rerun Prime, and we're going to lead into it with a run of AM2R.

I am curious as to what all you had planned to add to it. I know you had "features" in mind, but I'm wondering if you were going to add to the gameplay, or just tighten mechanics and menu functions, or what?
AH said…
I've noticed these things mentioned a couple of times. Metroid's copyright is owned by Nintendo. The DMCA was due to a copyright violation, NOT trademark. Nintendo won't lose the rights to Metroid if they allowed this game to continue to exist as it's copyright, not trademark.
They also have the legal right to do it as this game does NOT fall under fair use. Fair use isn't based on whether you make money or not, it's based on context. A full game doesn't fall under fair use.
Also to those saying he should just ignore Nintendo. That's easy for you to say when you don't have an email from a huge giant company who could sue you to oblivion.
At the end of the day, it would have been nice for them to be a bit more lenient. This did take close to a decade to make and clearly shows the want and need for more 2d Metroid.
The only thing I hope comes out of this is that Nintendo sees the popularity of a 2d sidescroller Metroid and decides to make something themselves. Though I doubt they will. Nintendo is a monolith that is slow to change. Unfortunately.
Kevin Lee said…
Actually, the game DOES fall under fair use.
Anonymous said…
If there'll be no more AM2R updates, why is this blog still active?
AH said…
Kevin Lee. How does it fall under fair use? Since when is making a full game with IP you don't own classed as fair use?
Marandahir said…
Thank you for all your work with the community all these years.

Everyone should go and support official Metroid games like Metroid II on 3DS. The only way we'll get high quality Metroid titles in a legal fashion is if Nintendo sees the franchise as profitable.
Nintendo continua matando os fun games... isso me deixa muito abalado
Anonymous said…
hi,first of all,thank you very much for your hard work,bringing this amazing game to life,very sad to hear the bad news,at least was good to polish the errors ang give fixes,sorry and apreciated forever.
Jarvis Miiverse said…
I whish I could play it aswell. As a HUGE nintendo Fan I am simply dissapointed and hope nintendo will hire you! Like Sega did with some people.
NFITC1 said…
This is not even slightly surprising. Nintendo has had a long history of this behavior. It's disappointing the fanbase to do this, but I understand their desire to protect their copyrights. If this makes me want to play it INSTEAD of paying for a virtual copy which...that's right! It DOESN'T EXIST!

No one said that Metroid II was bad. It wasn't. It was a great GB game that I spent many hours on. But if my cart gets damaged (it's in my attic so it's possible) then I'll never get to play it again and there's no way to get another one.

We should be grateful that this project saw even partial completion. Usually these get taken down before they get released in any form.
Marcos Maciel said…
I only discovered the project a few days after its release and was completely blown away by the quality. I seriously don't know how to express how amazing it is.
On the bright side...the game played perfect from begging to end so there should be no need to update it. And as we all know, once on the internet its in there forever and there is no taking it out. So your work will be there and be recognized as one of the best things on the Metroid series ever made forever :). Congratulations on the work a big thank you for the great game!
Hannibal Smith said…
Cause Nintendo is doing SOO MUCH with those assets and copyrights...
Hannibal Smith said…
I wonder how well the NX will sell now......
Anonymous said…
Doc,

I am truly sorry Nintendo has taken this action. The work you have put into this shows in spades. This is the game Nintendo should have been working on, not Federation Force. I was wondering, does this mean the Soundtrack release is now out of the question? That was the other release I was REALLY looking forward to as the music and arrangements you have created for this game is absolutely some of the best the Metroid series has to offer!
Anonymous said…
I just found out recently about this game, but man you did a freaking fantastic job.
Only one guy manages to pull a full quality 2d Metroid game? Now that's admirable.
Seriously man your project is an inspiration, good luck in the future man.
Jorjo NuCor said…
Me parece triste que se eche por tierra un trabajo de tantos años... Si al menos Nintendo daría alguna alternativa a tenerlo de forma oficial, pero no creo que les interese. Una pena. Aun así, yo personalmente te doy las gracias a ti y a tus compañeros de hacer posible este proyecto. ¡Gracias! :)
vale said…
Thanks so much for making this amazing game and releasing 1.1 anyway! I hope you will make more games!
Hathaway said…
Doc,

Thank you so much for giving us this game. I'm sorry that I doubted you along the way. This game is fantastic! You have done an awesome job with this.

Nintendo should pursue her missed opportunities if she wants to issue cease-and-desist orders!

My greatest compliments.
Anonymous said…
The game is already perfect and then some. DMCA notice or not, it'll live forever.
David Laus said…
Well then, I guess there is only one option...

BOYCOTT NINTENDO!!!
Tobias Svensson said…
R.I.P Hard Work.
Gj guys Nintendo should give youre guys a job to create something people want instead of what they are doing the past years.
Dylan Gundberg said…
What a dick move to wait this long just to take it down when it finishes.
Vegeta Sama said…
First, congratulations on the project, masterpiece, only a fuck team porderia have done ... a shame the nintendo not have known otherwise, the more we leave the game live on the net for people to know! thank you from the heart!
Anonymous said…
Wonderful job and game!
Torrents will keep your child alive among us!
All hail the DoctorM64!
Milton Guasti your name is printed in all Metroid Fan's Heart!
Thank You!
Yuri Fox said…
Man, you have been working so hard on it for basically ten years! It's not like they didn't know it. I just finished and goodness, this game is superb! The surprise element to get you in the mood, the new gimmicks to interact with robots and drills, the beacon system to the map (genius!), if anyone truly appreciate how great AM2R is, we should all wish and stand for Nintendo to hire you, you probably heard that many times, but you truly deserve it. See you in your next Mission, Doctor 64!
John Clark said…
Honestly you've succeeded where Nintendo came up short. There are several opportunities here. One is contacting Nintendo's marketing department and having them launch it on their platform and keep you as the developer. You could also find yourself with a job working for Nintendo, if you approach it correctly. I think Nintendo is missing out so I think you need to do some bargaining. Consider AM2R as your resume and apply for a job with them. There's a lot of potential here.
Will you release the full soundtrack?
Robert Young said…
I absolutely agree. This is a genuine Metroid "nintendo" masterpiece. If Nintendo wants it officially you should be handsomely compensated. I wish you ALL THE BEST!!
If they don't.... we all know where this goes. The game will go viral and live on for years and decades to come!! THE FANS WILL ALWAYS FUEL THE FIRE!!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING METROID HISTORY!!
TheProtoLink 21 said…
Blame Lawyers Of Nintendo Of America, Not Nintendo Itself.
Terumi Yūki said…
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Terumi Yūki said…
You should really just all the "Metroid" and "Nintendo" related stuff and make your own thing, you know? Worked for Freedom Planet and that game is such a love letter to old Sonics.
You could totally pull it off, don't let all the hard work die like this.
Anonymous said…
Just another comment with glowing praise. I've been following this project for around 5-6 years now, AM2R is every bit as good as the best moments of the Metroid series and you truly kept the essence of the original intact while making additions that only served to improve the experience.

I think I speak for everyone when I say, good luck on your future endeavors, and we're all very interested in seeing where your career takes you and the projects you come out with from here on.

I'd also like to say that, a long time ago, when I first heard of this project, I was still a teenager. Seeing your work made me interested in possibly developing my own game. Over the years mental illness and other personal issues got in the way, but seeing the game finally get a release, and playing it (my god, PLAYING IT. What a joy.) has really inspired me to get back into it. So thank you.
Anonymous said…
I say we petition this. Metroid fans have been disappointed for the last damn time. I gave nintendo a chance especiallyt when they gave us federation force. I'll be creating a petition real soon. Let us metroid fans show that THIS IS THE METROID GAME WERE LOOKING FOR!!! LETS ALL JOIN TOGETHER AND BRING THIS GAME BACK!!!
Anonymous said…
You gave us an amazing gift and we cant thank you enough. Nintendo is the equivalent of a child with no interest in its toy until someone else wants to play with it.
Kratos said…
You should be a "cara de pau", like brazilian says. Change the name for Wetroidy, change the color of the suit, the ship and another necessary things and re lauch the game. Like Motor Rock and Rock'n'Roll Racing. Justo for mantain the updates. But disponible a unnoficial path to adda the original features.
Grey Fox said…
Thank you for your devotion and diligence with this project. This is the best Metroid remake and side project I've ever played. Maybe talking to Nintendo might help inside, you deserve to see if you have a chance with them in some way
Orochimaru sama said…
I know you said we shouldn't hate on Nintendo because Metroid is their IP. While I fully agree with that statement, I do not agree the way the company has decided to give the cold shoulder to this series. People have been asking about 2d metroids and prime series and what do we get? The attrocious Metroid Other M. Now metroid celebrates its 30th anniversary and what does Nintendo do about it? Nothing, they give us "Metroid prime: Federation force" which sucks.

Then they silently put the Metroid franchise as a whole under the rug and worse than that, they tracked down your incredible amazing remake of Metroid 2 and instead of promoting it or giving you a job or something, they decided to shut it down. I really hate how Nintendo treats its fanbase like we don't have any voice at all. That's why Nintendo has lost the gaming race since a couple of years. I truly respect people like you and the guys that helped you, people that gave their absolute best to bring us this quality packed game.

I wish you the best in your future endeavors DOC, and fuck Nintendo.
Anonymous said…
Hi Doc, as I think, there won't be the no future for the AM2R, you have gained more than this remake itself.

From now on you can make your own life and career beyond it. And I hope you all the best in the future.

I will never forget the feeling when I touched this masterpiece with a true heart.

Regards
Finlay "Necrofear " Jackson said…
the best Metroid game ever. I'm not putting that lightly, but boy all of the surprises that were around every corner made me jump, laugh and shout "didn't see that coming!" every minuet of the way. Hopefully the exposure of this game will still get you a job somewhere at Nintendo as its in its own rights a masterpiece.
Nick Marcello said…
I don't thi I boycotting the NX is going to help the cause
Anonymous said…
I just hope we get to see some awesome speedruns of this game at the next AGDQ event.
bbr said…
Call it something else, and keep working on it.
Anonymous said…
Yeah, until you post the cease and desist notice publically, as far as I'm concerned this is a bunch of bullshit.
Bluestorm83 said…
Seriously, Doc, you should make your own indie Metroidvania game now, a totally new IP that you and ONLY you own. You could even name your indie company "AM2R Studios. Who cares what it stands for?
FuckFederationForce said…
Well, boo-hoo-hoo, Nintendo. AM2R WILL stay on the internet one way or another and people WILL download it and see how a real Metroid game plays like, and there's NOTHING you can do about that. Also, fuck you too.
Anonymous said…
They are lawyers, but companies need these lawyers to protect their copy written stuff.
Anonymous said…
Fuck you Nintendo.
Lugiarceus said…
You took the Metroidvania formula, and brought it to its limit. You made a -perfect- game. Be proud of yourself. Thank you.
Unknown said…
I can't believe this...i just found out about this when watching the game theory video channel, i couldn't believe what i was hearing.
So i came here and saw this...Metroid2 was a huge part of my childhood. Many years later when trying to get back into nostalgia, i found out about this and was overly joyed to see this being done, and in such a good way as well.

I am just glad i was able to play this once before it got taken down.

You said in your previous post that you a hired programmer, BUT if you still want to feel a bit of freedom game making, why not make your own game? It could be a spiritual successor to classic Metroid games, just invent a slightly new concept with new characters and Bam. You already have a fanbase, so people will enjoy it.
Chris Farley said…
I agree with the people who have said to alter the game a bit. Change Samus' sprite to something else, like that of a chozo. Make a few revisions here and there, change the title, something the effect of Chuzo's quest (I misspelled Chozo on purpose.) The rest of your game is so pretty it is already altered from the original. Use your creativity and boom; truly your own game and with a huge fanbase following. Grow your business. Your call, but I think you can legally save this. Change it enough and you have something way better than Axium Verge; maybe Nintendo will then even recognize it...
Alfredo Jurado said…
es una pena que nintendo se pusiera muy estricto con sus derechos aunque no me extraña de ellos, es una lastima sin embargo acabo de empezar tu juego y te felicito por la gran calidad que tiene , probablemente si nintendo hubiera sacado un remake de este juego no hubiera superado tu trabajo , ojala y se pudiera jugar en nuestro idioma el español ,me gusto mucho tu trabajo, saludos desde México y te deseo lo mejor en proyectos futuros que quieras realizar
Jose Sanchez said…
Great your work and thanks for you time for compilate this proyect sl2
Anonymous said…
Seriously... this is bullshit...
But, AM2R is an awesome game that i hope still alive on the next years...
i'm really sad about the notice...
See you next mission...
Anonymous said…
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GPR said…
That you finished this before Nintendo moved against you is an incredible personal victory, and a victory for Metroid fans. Thank you for your hard work and the wonderful game.
Samuraikill said…
I've been following this project since I first heard about it in 2008 on YoYoGames. Every day since then I've been checking on the blog to see if any new updates for the project would come out. Back then people were worried that this game would get hit with a C&D letter and it would never be finished. I'm so happy you won the race and got to finish the game before getting hit with a C&D, Thank you for an amazing game DoctorM64, I will be looking forward to your future projects!
ichocobo said…
Thank you so much for making this. Best Metroid game since Zero mission.
If there was justice in this world
Nintendo would hire you for a bunch of money and the guys from federation force would be fired immediately.
Anonymous said…
Awesome game better than actual Metroid game made by nintendo !

Thanks a lot, i just end it today and it's really good!

Pardon my bad english, i'm french.
Anonymous said…
No proof of a C&D notice has been posted. As far as I'm concerned, it is fake. Do not buy any games produced by this developer.
Anonymous said…
DoctorM64, you finished an excellent fan-game, now it's time to work on a more personnal project: it seems you are skilled enough to create another metroid-like 2d platformer with more unique idead ;) good luck for your future!!
Hola.

registrado en el foro, no puedo realizar ninguna función. todo me dice que no tengo permisos. alguien sabe algo ?
Anonymous said…
I sent Nintendo a nasty-gram. They should be ashamed of themselves, and obviously don't care about their fans.
Anonymous said…
From the sounds of it, a massive, collaborated DDoS/siege is being planned on Nintendo's services.
Anonymous said…
Can't stop the signal, Mal.
Anonymous said…
To the conspiracy theorist: Most of those legal notices have non-disclosure language that essentially copyrights the notice itself, so that the notice and/or it's exact wording cannot be shared without further exposure to litigation. In short, don't be a twit. If AM2R is any indication of what we can expect from this fellow and his team now that they'll be making games of their own, I can only say this to them: SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Darkstar100x said…
I'm surprised that Nintendo didn't buy your game outright and sell it and have you keep developing it. You have so much talent making video games and it's disappointing that Nintendo couldn't see that. Thanks for all the hard work you put in this.
Darkstar100x said…
I'm surprised that Nintendo didn't buy your game outright and sell it and have you keep developing it. You have so much talent making video games and it's disappointing that Nintendo couldn't see that. Thanks for all the hard work you put in this.
Nexus Kore said…
i actually wished for you to revive the old fsmr (First Super Metroid Remake) that died 6 years ago. maybe you can help continue it ;)
Anonymous said…
I have been following development of this from the beginning, this is SUPER sad to hear. But I also realize that last post is exactly what you needed to say. I hope it would be nearly impossible for you to stop about 10 years of work when you are literally 50 ft from the finish line....like others have said, name it the same file name as the last 1.1, put it on a flash drive, have someone else upload it! But if you are truly stopping, you have truly accomplished what so few have, and from one 2d Metroid fan to another, thank you Doc!
Cakemaphoneige said…
Another long time follower here, just wanted to say man you really made an awesome game. I followed the project since way back like 2008 and checked monthly for updates since, played a few demo's. Couldn't believe when you put the final countdown up, and when you released 1.0 i played it the whole day, and much more since. Thanks so much for making this.
So glad that you have background in music and let those skills shine in the game, the music in Metroid is a big part of the feel and you like took it to this new level, just this feeling of awe when i was playing through some of the areas and fights.
Even though Nintendo have shut you down man you have left your mark with an epic game that wont go unnoticed.
Tash Hunter said…
Send Me the game plz i don't care what Nintendo thinks. its not like u took clam of there old game and made $ off it we have a right to make fan based games for fun
Wolfpax said…
As much as it sucks, at least you got it out on the Internet in it's complete form, and once something is on the Internet it never truly goes away.
Anonymous said…
Well, that sucks.

Thank you for your hard work in making this game -- I'm glad I got to play it.
Anonymous said…
Well its a Damm shame that Nintendo(Nin-10-DOH!)came in like a bully and play the copyright card to shut you down DoctorM64. But the on bright side they waited or stayed ignorant about your project all these years that allowed you work on it to the point where you could at least put out a complete version of the game for a short period time. I have played your incomplete demos and I was blown away by what was accomplished thus far in those demos. I enjoyed everything that you have put in from the new and your remastered music from previous Metroid titles, to the updated look and updated game play mechanics, to the unique new areas and unique new enemies. I wanted to thank you DoctorM64, and all those that joined you, for all of your time and effort in producing this game into fully working version. If I find a finished copy of this game, I will gladly acquire the copy and play it.

To Nintendo, Shame on you! Why shut these people down? The last remake you did was back in 2004 (12 years ago since I'm writing this post) with zero mission. I'm sure that all who read this will agree that that was your best Metroid title to that date, and that a remake of GB's Metroid 2 should've been in the works by you, Nintendo, shortly there after, and I'm sure that the demand for that was there by people who played zero mission. I know I wanted it. But you chose not to go ahead with that project, let it fall to the wayside and allowed it to fade away over the years. In my books you abandoned this particular project and should have no right to claim copyright infringement. However if you did complete a remake of Metroid 2 and for whatever reason chose not to release it; why not work out a compromise with DoctorM64 and people. Buy the source code from DoctorM64 or allowed him a licencing for his AM2r and make it available for purchase over the internet and/or exclusively over your consoles' "eShop". I would very much Hate to see this project also fade away over time.
Anonymous said…
PETITION NINTENDO PEOPLE!! Change.org
GAVITRAX MZ said…
For you people that are saying "Fuck Nintendo" and "lets petition this", you aren't really helping the cause. Nintendo doesn't care what a dumb petition on the internet says, and Nintendo is just protecting it's IP. Why did they do this? Basically it's because AM2R might deter some purchases of the classic 2d Metroid games on the Eshop. However, I would say this is kind of a bad move. Sure, AM2R might steal some purchases, but you'd think that it would also influence a lot of people to buy and play through the older games again for nostalgia's sake. Not only that, but they made a lot of people angry, close to a couple thousand (I'm assuming the number). I doubt that these people are going to want to go buy anything from Nintendo for awhile. In conclusion, this was a poor decision by Nintendo, but they didn't do it out of spite or jealousy. It's not personal, it's just business.

Phew. I haven't even talked directly about the finished game yet. I'm still playing through it (Life is pretty busy right now), but I'll create a post with my full analysis of the game on the forum and put a link in this comment thread.
Anonymous said…
I once tried to make a Metroid game. I even asked Nintendo for permission. They even said yes! I was so happy about it that I immediately went into programing it. well two years later I finished it, and Nintendo forced me to shut it down. That was when I gave up on even trying to make games.
Anonymous said…
thank you very much for the game.
ShadowSadallah said…
Hi, I'm really sorry about this. Your game was great, you're a talented guy, you shoud start developing your own ideas into games, I know it sounds easier than it might be but, look at those 384 replies than back you up. Don't give up into this kind of obstacules, you'll make it far with your amazing skills.
Vextroyer said…
Hey doc, it's a shame for Nintendo doing this...
Maybe with your experience, you can work on this project, take a look:

https://www.facebook.com/beyondhumanproject/
bloodmoon0011 said…
Just beat the game 100%, and guys, this game was INCREDIBLE. Honestly, it's one of the best Metroid games I've played and I think it's a shame Nintendo didn't just offer to buy it from you and license it and sell it in the eShop. 10/10, fun design, challenging but not to the point of frustration, and the changes made were definitely in the spirit of innovation for the franchise. Wish I could see more of your work in the future, and if you ever decide to do a Kickstarter for an original production, consider me your first investor. Thanks a bunch for a fun game for a desperately neglected fanbase!
Anonymous said…
Hey Doc, can you make a full single out of the Unpowered and Powered Distribution Center? Rename it and experiment with making a longer and legendary song out of it, I got this area's song stuck in my head and it isn't annoying as lyrical music to me anyways.
Anonymous said…
That really sucks. I know there's the whole "Just make it not Metroid" solution, but the problem is, this is a remake of Metroid 2! A game that pretty much was screaming for a remake, a game that didn't age as gracefully as Super Metroid. And we all know that Nintendo has no intention of making a remake or any other Metroid game ever, all they want to do now is make New Super Mario Bros. over and over again, and consider "Having it on VC is enough". While there is a stigma about remakes, there are just some games that need them, mostly because they haven't aged quite as well. Super Mario Sunshine could use quite the remake (It still looks good and aged alright, but I'd love a remake with more content), but I doubt Nintendo will get to it... either that or they'll just make it HD and that's about it.

Metroid has pretty much met the same fate as Banjo Kazooie now, Federation Force (A spin off game no one wanted and was originally something else without Metroid. Even if it is okay, no one likes it because everyone waited half a decade for an actual game, and instead get a spinoff that's a slap in the face) didn't do well (What a surprise...), so that means there's not any financial gain to get from making another Metroid game.

Really sucks, Nintendo could be doing what SEGA is doing, and try working with those who make fangames, but no, Nintendo just wants to rot. Funny how just 10 years ago it was practically the opposite, SEGA was on the verge of rotting due to bad PR and Nintendo was seen as still golden, and now SEGA has pretty good PR, and now Nintendo has horrible PR.

I feel like boycotting, but there's really not much I can do, I'll probably end up buying some Nintendo product, not like it will help as a whole bunch of people buy that. All I can think is that we flood Nintendo's PR department with complaints about their actions and demand change... or we don't buy NX
Anonymous said…
I know you said to not hate on Nintendo, but this was the last straw for me. I have now placed Nintendo on my permanent boycott list (Apple is the other company on that list). I'm selling my 3DS and Wii U. I'm keeping my older stuff like Gamecube and Gameboy Advance. Not buying the NX, and I'll never see Breath of the Wild either.
magus1st said…
PLEASE LET THIS REACH THE EYES OF THE DEVELOPER!!

It is not over yet!
You need only to create a metroidvania game with the same consept, but different characters.

Please dont let your effort go to waste. This path will lead you to glory one day. Make sure to make your fans know what happened in the most legal way possible. This is your story
Anonymous said…
Whenever a fan game gets hit by some C&D or whatever threatening thing the authors usually comply. Why? Can you get sued if you ignore it? There is no legal merit for any of these stupid legal threats. Anyone with any kind of mental capacity knows this. SO basically you have no mental capacity. Yet somehow you programmed a game. That's interesting. Scientists need to study your brain. This could revolutionize humanity. For the millionth time. IF YOU ARE NOT SELLING ANYTHING, YOU CAN DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT!!!!
Anonymous said…
This isn't Nintendo's fault. It's your fault for being a faggot. Anyone knows that if you're not selling anything, you can do whatever you want. It doesn't matter if you're using intellectual property. Jesus fucken christ. Let us know what will happen if you ignore the request. Do you even know? TELL US! Tell us in the blog what is going to happen. Nintendo's lawyers will issue a court order in which you have to appear? or you'll have to pay a fine? YES OR NOT?? Idiot.
Anonymous said…
What a fine title. Nintendo should look at your game and take notes, because they clearly don't know what to do with Metroid at this point. You've made a fantastic game and I'm glad I got to be a part of it.

If you made a game with your own IP you can bet I'd follow it and eventually buy it, because you're an amazing dev and this is so shitty.

I'm really sorry for what's happened. After 10 years, this is the worst way it could go out, but rest assured you've got dedicated fans that will play this for years to come and will support you fully in future projects.
GAVITRAX MZ said…
Yes, it is still illegal to distribute a game using characters, assets, and concepts that are copyrighted by a different company. Even if you're not making money off of it, it can still effect Nintendo's income to a certain degree.

Don't get mad at Doc for not releasing the terms of his cease and desist letter. For all we know, it tells him not to post anything on the blog beyond telling his followers that game development has ceased. Not only that, but it may be in the terms of the cease and desist letter that he doesn't release any of the letter or information described by the letter.

Law does not always follow your sense of common sense, so educate yourself before you try to play lawyer.
NINTENDO, What the f*ck?
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Anonymous said…
Nintendo, if you read this, HIRE THESE PEOPLE!!! like seriously this is prob the 2nd metroid game ive loved to death (other 1 is Prime 1. I even 100%ed prime 1 for the 30th year.) you probably won't but still these guys can help you make possibly the next great metroid game. Other M, Federation Force, those are examples of failed games that shouldve been scrapped and redone (heck even Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon was going to be a metroid game at one point amd i might've bought it if it was still a metroid game!) but still hire these guys and also, don't screw up the NX kinda like you did with the U.
Thank you very much for your work. You'r a very talented and I admire you for make the 30th aniversary of Metroid special for all of us. Thank you!
i just have a question is it illegal to play the game. like if i found another download link and i download it is it illegal to download and pla after they shut it down

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