Depending on how big a Metroid fanatic you are, you may or may not have heard of AM2R, which stands for Another Metroid 2 Remake. That’s exactly what it sounds like, too.
AM2R stands out from the rest of the fan-remake crowd however, owing to its engine, which attempts to recreate the feel of Metroid: Zero Mission on the Gameboy Advance.
As you can tell from the screenshot, the game’s art is being redone entirely in the Fusion/Zero Mission style. Some new features that should help the game’s pace (see Youtube video below) are being added to the remake as well.
The game’s designer is also working on an original Metroid fangame, titled Metroid: Confrontation.
While AM2R won’t be available for download for a while, you can check out an in-progress version of Confrontation to see how it’s coming along, and for an idea of what to expect. I quite liked the music, which is a neat remix of the Metroid theme.
The best part? The games’ creator is no programmer. This is all the result of trial and error using and modifying Martin Piecyk’s Game Maker engine.