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Spelunky Metroid Mod Sends Samus into the Random Depths

by Ron Duwell | February 20, 2014February 20, 2014 11:30 pm PDT

Modder Joey4Tracks has left his mark on the world of Spelunky by re-skinning it to allow the galaxy’s baddest bounty hunter to become a playable character. None other than Samus Aran can now dive into new depths that might even shock veterans used to the game’s famous randomly generated levels.

The mod adds more than just a new character. It completely rebuilds the entire atmosphere. Cave walls have been changed to purple and other colors to match Super Metroid‘s color pallete, and the music brings back earlier tunes from the series. Samus’ pirate foes now populate the caves as both enemies and shopkeepers, and arrow traps have been replaced by the Chozo statues.

Fear not, though! Metroids do make an appearance once the ice world pops up, so don’t go thinking you’re off the hook just yet. Luckily, they aren’t half as hard to kill as in Metroid or Super Metroid.

The mod is still a work in progress, but keep an eye out for it if you are a fan of both Metroid and Spelunky.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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