Metroid – Rogue Dawn is a ROM hack that deals with an event hinted at in the original Metroid’s instruction manual, dealing with how the Metroids were first stolen from a deep space research facility.
Players act as Dawn Aran, an agent trained by Ridley from a young age after he stole her from a destroyed Federation colony. As the first test of her abilities, she has been sent to the deep-space research facility to bring them back the strange life form they have in suspended animation there: the Metroids.
Metroid – Rogue Dawn builds upon the original game, offering new music, visuals, items, story, and other modifications to make Dawn Aran’s journey into a whole new Metroid experience.
Metroid – Rogue Dawn can be downloaded for free from Romhacking.net.