Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Super Metroid Ported to PC

The master crafted video game art piece known as Super Metroid is now available as a port on Personal Computers (PC).  Like Zelda Densetsu Kamigami no Triforce (The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past) released a few months prior.  Super Metroid is now in the same position being available to play via extracting its game assets in conjunction with the github materials and subsequent compilation.

This is done by essentially taking the Assembly code used when programing the game for the Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, and compiling or translating the code if you will into a C based language suitable for modern computer operating systems (OS).  Those OS supported options include Windows, MacOS, and Linux.  Though please keep in mind that this project is still in the early stages of development.  The game is playable albeit limited in controls, and will take further development to see its true potential.

However if precedence from previous works are anything to heed from, i.e. like the Mario 64 PC port.  Then a great deal of enhancements and playability options could be in store in future updates and/or project forks.  Perhaps even an eventual possibility of combining Link to the Past with Super Metroid to make a PC port of the Combo Randomizer???  Check out the github page if you are interested in the links below.



github Super Metroid main page    |

github Link to the Past main page  |

youtube video                                 |

GBAtemp News Article                   |