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New area, and progress

This is the approximate progress of the project.

Game Engine
Physics, states, behaviours - 100%
Abilities - 100%
Powerup System - 100%
Weapons - 98% (some balance and testing still needed)
Enemies - 70%
Map System - 100%
HUD - 100%
Sound FX - 60%
Music - 30%

Level Design - 75%

Still to do: Omegas nest, Queen´s lair, new area and the tunnels connecting those places. Also, some of the done areas still need tweaking and scripting.

Metroids
Alpha - 95% (some cosmetic details left)
Gamma - 90% (could use some more animation frames)
Zeta - 60% (needs a lot of sprite work, and is still missing the fireball attack)
Omega - 0%
Queen - 0%

About the new area. It was kinda frsutrating to have a new place to unleash my level design creativity at such a late part of the game. By the time you reach this place, Samus is a walking tank, with a lot of health and all the abilities of the game. The only item that can limit the exploration is the Power Bomb, since it´s aqcuired there. But once you get them all the yellow h…

Zeta Metroids

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So, NCFC is over. It was even cooler than last year, and AM2R was given again the "Best Metroid Booth" award. I was sure the award was going to be given to the guys of Project Prime (BTW, check it out if you haven´t). Thanks to all the great people at NCFC!

Here´s the trailer I made for the event, and some new pics:


There are mixed oppinions about the Zetas.
First of all, this is a Work In Progress sprite, and I decided to show it just for the NCFC. The animations are unfinished, and there are details to tweak about the overall apprearance.
Second, I took a slightly different approach in the design. The original Zeta seemed to be designed within the limits of the sprite size, and it´s a good middle step between the original Gamma and the original Omega designs displayed in-game.

In my case, Omegas will be fairly smilar to the ones in Fusion, in terms of size and proportions. If I were to use a more "traditional" design, there would be a major evolutionary difference wih…