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 ==== Metroid ==== ==== Metroid ====
-[[:metroid|{{metroid_nes_title.png | Metroid}}]] {{ editroid.png?250|Editroid}} The game that started the ball rolling, Metroid is the first game in the series. Released in 1986, Metroid is the second most hacked game, behind Super Metroid. However, it still has a good wealth of information around it and new advancements are being pushed forward, all of which are very exciting!+[[:metroid|{{metroid_nes_title.png | Metroid}}]] {{ editroid.png?250|Editroid}} The game that started the ball rolling, Metroid is the 1st game in the series. Released in 1986, Metroid is the second most hacked game, behind Super Metroid. However, it still has a good wealth of information around it and new advancements are being pushed forward, all of which are very exciting!
  
 [[metroid:manuals:editroid|Editroid]] is the tool of use for when hacking Metroid. It was created by [[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?action=profile;u=37|snarfblam]] in 2007 and is extremely comprehensive, even including a built in assembler for assembly tweaks located on this wiki. The editor is actively worked on by snarfblam and is continually receiving improvements to itself. For more information on Metroid hacking, please check the [[..:metroid|Metroid]] segment of this wiki. [[metroid:manuals:editroid|Editroid]] is the tool of use for when hacking Metroid. It was created by [[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?action=profile;u=37|snarfblam]] in 2007 and is extremely comprehensive, even including a built in assembler for assembly tweaks located on this wiki. The editor is actively worked on by snarfblam and is continually receiving improvements to itself. For more information on Metroid hacking, please check the [[..:metroid|Metroid]] segment of this wiki.
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 +==== Metroid II: Return of Samus ====
 +[[:return_of_samus|{{:return_of_samus:metroid2returnofsamus_gb_title.png | Metroid II: Return of Samus}}]] Samus' 2nd adventure in the Metroid series. Sadly, this one is the least hacked of all the 2D games...
 +Fortunately, There is [[https://github.com/liamnajor/ROSE | Return of Samus Editor (ROSE)]], a work-in-progress editor by Liamnajor. There is another work-in-progress editor named Yet Another Metroid 2 Editor (YAM2E) by Contendo.
 +There is a Metroid 2 hacking Discord server named [[https://discord.gg/HqvUjFfRSV|Metroid II Construction (M2Const)]].
 +With any luck, something may be popping up at some point! Stay tuned on the [[..:return_of_samus|Return of Samus]] segment of the wiki.
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 +==== Super Metroid ====
 +[[:super_metroid|{{:super:supermetroid_snes_title.png | Super Metroid}}]] {{ smile.png?250|SMILE}}Super Metroid is the 3rd game released in the Metroid series. Released in 1994, Super Metroid is the most widely hacked game due to its wealth of information that has been documented by MetConst, as well as its popularity with people as most people have fond memories of this game...
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 +Most of Super Metroid editing is done using [[super_metroid:manuals:smile2.5|SMILE]] (Super Metroid Integrated Level Editor). SMILE was created in 2003 by [[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?action=profile;u=32|Jathys]]; it features everything you would need to make a great ROM hack of Super Metroid, and what it can't edit is covered by the rest of the wiki in the [[..:super_metroid|Super Metroid]] segment.
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 +In addition to this, most people on [[https://discord.gg/xDwaaqa|Metconst Discord]] are comfortable with editing Super Metroid, so there is plenty of assistance if you require it.
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 +==== Metroid: Fusion ====
 +[[:fusion|{{:fusion:metroidfusion_gba_title.png | Metroid: Fusion}}]] {{ mage2.png?250|MAGE}} Metroid: Fusion is the 4th Metroid game released in the Metroid series, released in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance. Fusion is worked on by a few people over at MetConst. documentation is still in the process of being written up for this game, but hopefully soon this wiki shall be host to that information.
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 +Currently, the editor for Fusion is [[http://labk.org/mage | MAGE]]. MAGE is a new and improved editor by [[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?action=profile;u=28871|biospark]] and is currently in development. There is a Discord server for the game called [[https://discord.gg/WtekHKb|Metroid Advance Game Construction (MAGConst)]]. For more information please check the [[..:fusion|Fusion]] segment of the wiki.
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 ==== Metroid: Zero Mission ==== ==== Metroid: Zero Mission ====
-[[:zero_mission|{{metroidzeromission_gba_title.png | Metroid: Zero Mission}}]] {{ mage.png?250|MAGE}} Metroid: Zero Mission is the 6th Metroid game released in the Metroid series, released in 2004. Zero Mission is worked on by a few people over at MetConst. Documentation is still in the process of being written up for this game, but hopefully soon this wiki shall be host to that information.+[[:zero_mission|{{metroidzeromission_gba_title.png | Metroid: Zero Mission}}]] {{ mage.png?250|MAGE}} Metroid: Zero Mission is the 5th 2d gamereleased in 2004 for the Game Boy Advance. It is a remake of Metroid (1986). Zero Mission is worked on by a few people over at MetConst. Documentation is still in the process of being written up for this game, but hopefully soon this wiki shall be host to that information.
  
-Currently, the editor for Zero Mission is [[http://labk.org/mage/doc.html | MAGE]]. MAGE is a new and improved editor by [[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?action=profile;u=28871|biospark]] and is currently in development. For more information please check the [[:zero_mission|Zero Mission]] segment of the wiki.+Currently, the editor for Zero Mission is [[http://labk.org/mage | MAGE]]. MAGE is a new and improved editor by [[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?action=profile;u=28871|biospark]] and is currently in development. There is a Discord server for the game called [[https://discord.gg/WtekHKb|Metroid Advance Game Construction (MAGConst)]]. For more information please check the [[:zero_mission|Zero Mission]] segment of the wiki.
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 ==== Metroid Prime ==== ==== Metroid Prime ====
-[[:prime|{{:prime:metroid_prime_logo.png | Metroid Prime}}]] Metroid Prime is the 5th Metroid game and first 3D game in the franchise. Released in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube alongside Metroid: Fusion for the GameBoy Advance, Metroid Prime sees hacking attention from a smaller group of people. For hacking this game, tools include *[[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?topic=3855.0 | Prime World Editor]] for level editing and *[[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9MLV21H7SDvSjBIY3BKRkQyZlk/edit | STRG Editor ]] for editing string files. To learn more, check out the [[:prime| Prime]] segment of the wiki.+[[:prime|{{:prime:metroid_prime_logo.png | Metroid Prime}}]] Metroid Prime is the first 3D game in the franchise, it and its sequels fitting between Metroid and Metroid 2. Released in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube alongside Metroid: Fusion for the GameBoy Advance, Metroid Prime sees hacking attention from a smaller group of people. For hacking this game, tools include *[[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?topic=3855.0 | Prime World Editor]] for level editing and *[[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9MLV21H7SDvSjBIY3BKRkQyZlk/edit | STRG Editor ]] for editing string files. There is also a [[https://discord.gg/tQAdp3A|Discord Server]]. To learn more, check out the [[:prime| Prime]] segment of the wiki.
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-==== Metroid Prime Hunters==== +==== Metroid Prime 2: Echoes ==== 
-[[:prime_hunters|{{:prime_hunters:prime_hunters.png | Metroid Prime Hunters}}]] Metroid Prime is the 9th Metroid game and third 3D game in the franchise. Released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS, Metroid Prime currently sees hacking attention from a handful of hackers. A WIP disassembly of the game can be found [[https://gitlab.com/an-unknown/mph/ | here.]] The source code for a prime hunters room viewer can also be found [[https://github.com/hackyourlife/metroidprimehunters/tree/master/modelshere.]]  For more information, check out the [[:prime_hunters|Prime Hunters]] segment of the wiki. There is also a [[https://discord.gg/SUe7JTC MetroiDS Hacking Discord Server]] for those interested!+[[:prime2|{{:prime2:prime2.png | Metroid Prime 2: Echoes}}]] Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is the second 3D game in the franchise. Released in 2004 for the Nintendo Gamecube, Metroid Prime sees about the same amount of hacking attention as the first prime game, and uses the same tools: *[[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?topic=3855.0 | Prime World Editor]] for level editing and *[[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9MLV21H7SDvSjBIY3BKRkQyZlk/edit STRG Editor ]] for editing string files. There is also a [[https://discord.gg/tQAdp3A|Discord Server]]. To learn more, check out the [[:prime2| Prime 2]] segment of the wiki.
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-==== Metroid Prime 2Echoes==== +==== Metroid Prime 3Corruption ==== 
-[[:prime2|{{:prime2:prime2.png | Metroid Prime 2Echoes}}]] Metroid Prime 2Echoes is the 7th Metroid game and second 3D game in the franchise. Released in 2004 for the Nintendo Gamecube, Metroid Prime 2 sees about the same amount of hacking attention as the first prime game, and uses the same tools: *[[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?topic=3855.0 | Prime World Editor]] for level editing and *[[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9MLV21H7SDvSjBIY3BKRkQyZlk/edit STRG Editor ]] for editing string files. To learn more, check out the [[:prime2| Prime 2]] segment of the wiki.+[[:prime3|{{:prime3:prime3.png | Metroid Prime 3Corruption}}]] Metroid Prime 3Corruption is the fourth 3D game in the franchise for the Nintendo WiiThere is a [[https://discord.gg/tQAdp3A|Discord Server]]. There are currently no known editors for the gameFIXME
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-==== Metroid II: Return of Samus ==== +==== Metroid Prime Hunters ==== 
-[[:return_of_samus|{{:return_of_samus:metroid2returnofsamus_gb_title.png | Metroid II: Return of Samus}}]] Samus' second adventure in the Metroid series. Sadly, this one is the least hacked of all the games, because of how little documentation is available for this game, the state of the current editor not being the best, and the new one being too early on to be of much use..+[[:prime_hunters|{{:prime_hunters:prime_hunters.png | Metroid Prime Hunters}}]] Metroid Prime Hunters is the third 3D game in the franchise. Released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS, Metroid Prime currently sees hacking attention from a handful of hackers. A WIP disassembly of the game can be found [[https://gitlab.com/an-unknown/mph/ | here.]] The source code for a prime hunters room viewer can also be found [[https://github.com/hackyourlife/metroidprimehunters/tree/master/models| here.]]  For more information, check out the [[:prime_hunters|Prime Hunters]] segment of the wiki. There is also a [[https://discord.gg/SUe7JTC | MetroiDS Hacking Discord Server]] for those interested! 
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-But, with any luck, something may be popping up at some point! Stay tuned on the [[..:return_of_samus|Return of Samus]] segment of the wiki.+==== Metroid: Other M ==== 
 +[[:otherm|{{:otherm:otherm.png | Metroid: Other M}}]] Metroid: Other M is the 5th 3D game in the franchise for the Nintendo Wii. There are currently no known editors or sub-communities for the game. FIXME
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 ==== Metroid: Samus Returns ==== ==== Metroid: Samus Returns ====
-[[:samus_returns|{{:samus_returns:samus_returns.png | Metroid: Samus Returns}}]] The second 2.5D game and 14th in the franchise, Samus Returns is a Nintendo 3DS remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus for the GameBoy. In a similar state to Metroid Prime Hunters, very few metconstians have messed around with this game. However, those who have say it would be very easy to disassemble for those up to the challenge. For more information, check out the [[:samus_returns|Samus Returns]] segment of the wiki. There is also a [[https://discord.gg/SUe7JTC | MetroiDS Hacking Discord Server]] for those interested!+[[:samus_returns|{{:samus_returns:samus_returns.png | Metroid: Samus Returns}}]] The first 2.5D game in the franchise, Samus Returns is a Nintendo 3DS remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus for the GameBoy. In a similar state to Metroid Prime Hunters, very few metconstians have messed around with this game. However, those who have say it would be very easy to disassemble for those up to the challenge. For more information, check out the [[:samus_returns|Samus Returns]] segment of the wiki. There is also a [[https://discord.gg/SUe7JTC | MetroiDS Hacking Discord Server]] for those interested!
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-==== Super Metroid ==== +==== Metroid Dread ==== 
-[[:super_metroid|{{supermetroid_snes_title.png | Super Metroid}}]] {{ smile.png?250|SMILE}}Super Metroid was the 3rd game released in the Metroid series. Released in 1994, Super Metroid is the most widely hacked game due to its wealth of information that has been documented by MetConst, as well as its popularity with people as most people have fond memories of this game... +[[:dread|{{:dread:dread.png?220x110 | Metroid Dread}}]] Metroid Dread is the fifth main-line game in the Metroid series, released in 2021 for the SwitchIt is a direct sequel to the fourth main-line game, Metroid Fusion, released on the GBA in 2002. Dread is currently the latest game in the Metroid TimelineThere is a [[https://discord.gg/BvGheCv5JN|Discord Server]] available for you to explore Metroid Dread modding.
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-Most of Super Metroid editing is done using [[super_metroid:manuals:smile2.5|SMILE]] (Super Metroid Integrated Level Editor). SMILE was created in 2003 by [[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?action=profile;u=32|Jathys]]; it features everything you would need to make a great ROM hack of Super Metroid, and what it can't edit is covered by the rest of the wiki in the [[..:super_metroid|Super Metroid]] segment. +
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-In addition to thismost people on MetConst are comfortable with editing Super Metroid, so there is plenty of assistance if you require it. +
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-==== Metroid: Fusion ==== +
-[[:fusion|{{:fusion:metroidfusion_gba_title.png | Metroid: Fusion}}]] {{ mage2.png?250|MAGE}} Metroid: Fusion is the 4th Metroid game released in the Metroid series, released in 2002. Fusion is worked on by a few people over at MetConst. documentation is still in the process of being written up for this game, but hopefully soon this wiki shall be host to that information. +
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-Currently, the editor for Fusion is [[http://labk.org/mage/doc.html | MAGE]]. MAGE is a new and improved editor by [[http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?action=profile;u=28871|biospark]] and is currently in development. For more information please check the [[..:fusion|Fusion]] segment of the wiki.+
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 ===== What Assistance Can I Get? ===== ===== What Assistance Can I Get? =====
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 The main site also hosts a [[http://metroidconstruction.com/resources.php|Resources Page]] with lots of free resources for an aspiring hacker to use. All of these resources have been created by MetConstians to help you create the best hack possible. The main site also hosts a [[http://metroidconstruction.com/resources.php|Resources Page]] with lots of free resources for an aspiring hacker to use. All of these resources have been created by MetConstians to help you create the best hack possible.
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 ===== Conclusion ===== ===== Conclusion =====
 So, you might have started unsure about how you feel about ROM hacking. Maybe the word hacking intimidated you, or perhaps you felt like you needed to know programming to get somewhere, but now you feel confident about ROM hacking, and hopefully, want to get started on a game! So head back to the [[..:start|Start]] page and pick a game and get hacking! Happy hacking MetConstian! So, you might have started unsure about how you feel about ROM hacking. Maybe the word hacking intimidated you, or perhaps you felt like you needed to know programming to get somewhere, but now you feel confident about ROM hacking, and hopefully, want to get started on a game! So head back to the [[..:start|Start]] page and pick a game and get hacking! Happy hacking MetConstian!
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