There are some video games that are just so well designed and immersive, that you wish they’d never end. Instead of just playing them over and over, some have decided to make their own unofficial sequels by hacking and changing the original ROM. One such game that fits these criteria for many who love the 16-bit era is Super Metroid. The game is flawlessly designed and full of secrets that are still being discovered years later.
Super Metroid: Zero Mission is the ultimate Super Metroid remake. Using tilesets and area themes from the Gameboy Advance Zero Mission, this version of the game plays like an obvious successor to the 1994 classic. With new enemies, new weapons and a world almost 3 times as big as the original’s, you will be kept busy for a long time.
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Sonic the Hedgehog is perhaps one of the most memorable and exciting games in console gaming history. As we’ve looked at the best Megaman Hacks before, I thought why not take a look at some of the amazing Sonic the Hedgehog hacks that are out there. These are just a few of the many great hacks out there for Genesis and other classic consoles. There’s even a 8-bit NES Sonic in the list!
You can grab a Sega emulator and get any of these games up and running without messing with patches or anything like that. I won’t go into Emulators too much here, but I do recommend Gens/GS if you don’t know where to start.
In the 2000’s there were a number of Sonic hacking/remake contests. Most of these games are winners or runners up from that awesome contest. You can find lots of info on these and other hacks over at sonicretro.org.
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