Another Metroid 2 Remake: Return of Samus

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Another Metroid 2 Remake: Return of Samus
Another Metroid 2 Remake: Return of Samus cover
Developers
Milton "DoctorM64" Guasti
Engines
GameMaker
Release dates
Windows August 6, 2016
Another Metroid 2 Remake: Return of Samus at Wikipedia
Metroid
Metroid: Confrontation 2012
Another Metroid 2 Remake: Return of Samus 2016

Key points

Another Metroid 2 Remake: Return of Samus is a free fan-made remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Game Boy.
Features various control style options based on Metroid II: Return of Samus, Super Metroid, and Metroid: Zero Mission.
No longer available for download due to Nintendo's DMCA takedown, preventing any future updates, bugfixes, and other platform releases.[1] An unofficial patch, however, is available.
Both Mac OS X and Linux versions are unofficially released.

General information

Official website
Official forums
Wikitroid - A Wikia for the Metroid franchise.

Availability[edit]

This game is no longer available.
The soundtrack is available for free at higher quality than in-game here.

Essential improvements[edit]

Unofficial AM2R Patch[edit]

Requires a zipped archive of the official v1.1 of the game (AM2R_11.zip) originally distributed by DoctorM64 prior to the DMCA takedown.
Adds the following improvements:
  • New game modes, extra unlockables, and some of the planned but canceled features.
  • Implements the remastered, high-quality soundtrack originally planned for a v1.2 update.
  • Option for PlayStation and Nintendo SNES/Switch controller prompts; only applies to XInput-based controllers.
  • Various bugfixes and tweaks.
How to install Unofficial AM2R Patch[2]
  1. Download the latest patch here.
  2. Extract the contents of this zip file to its own folder somewhere it can be easily accessed on your computer.
  3. Drag and drop the official AM2R_11.zip archive onto the Drag-and-Drop AM2R_11.zip onto Here!.bat file included in the patch. A prompt will also appear if you wish to install the remastered soundtrack during the patching process, if desired.
  4. After successfully patching the game, a new AM2R_* folder should appear where you extracted the patch's folder, containing the game with the latest patches.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\AM2R\
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\AM2R\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Save files from previous versions may not be compatible with the latest updates from Unofficial AM2R Patch.

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Upscales from 320x240 between 1x-4x or stretched to aspect-ratio in fullscreen using nearest neighbor scaling.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
Windowed
Can be toggled with Alt+ Enter or from the Options menu under Display Options.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Advanced control settings.
Advanced control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse not used at all.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput supported.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
For XInput controllers, movement is bound to both left analog stick and D-pad. For DirectInput controllers, movement can be assigned to either left analog stick or D-pad.
Controller sensitivity
Deadzone and analog movement option available.
Controller Y-axis inversion
2D game.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Use DS4Windows.[3]
DualShock button prompts
Install Unofficial AM2R Patch, then go to Options → Display, then under Notifications set Controller Tips to PlayStation.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Numbered button prompts when using a DirectInput controller. For Nintendo button prompts, install Unofficial AM2R Patch, then go to Options → Display, then under Notifications set Controller Tips to Nintendo Pro or SNES Colored.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Only for XInput controllers.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Game switch dynamically switches between keyboard and controller prompts.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
No speech outside of ending.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 90 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 90 MB
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 90 MB
Other Following dependencies are required for Ubuntu/Debian distributions: libgcc1:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libopenal1:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxrandr2:i386 libxxf86vm1:i386 zlib1g:i386

References

  1. Project AM2R - Another Metroid 2 Remake: No Future for AM2R - last accessed on September 2, 2016
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on June 22, 2018
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on June 23, 2018