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Rom Hack Roundup: Zelda-Like SNES Fan Translations

We all wish there were about 10 more Zelda games for the SNES. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is still one of the most stunning and solid SNES titles available. While there are some great hacks we’ve covered before, there are also a lot of fan-translated games in the same vein you can check out. Many of these games were not released since the Nintendo 64 was about to come out as they came out in Japan, and Nintendo had already set its sights on the new 64-bit market.

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As usual, just follow our handy patching tutorial to get these legally obtained ROMs up and running in English.

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Romhack In-Depth Review: Super Metroid Zero Mission

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.

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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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Megaman 2 Recreated From Scratch on Sega Master System

In an era where hit games almost always only came on Nintendo or Sega’s 8-bit systems, it was often intriguing to think about what your favorite game would look and sound like had it come out on the rival console. Well, some talented programmers are building the Capcom NES classic Megaman II on the Sega Master system, and so far it’s looking very promising.

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The Best Metroid Games You’ve Never Played

Metroid is a franchise that has a legacy defined by one word: quality. Especially the early years. Rom Hacking one of these games is like covering a famous song – it has to do something new but somehow pay homage to what made the original great. These ones hit the spot, though.

Metroid is not a casual platformer. From day one, it’s been an immersive and serious experience requiring time and dedication. The games often invoke a claustrophobic alien feeling like few others. Check out these games for hours more of xenophobic exploration that’s fresh yet familiar in all the right ways.

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