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megaman vs. metroid
September 29, 2003 7:57 PM   Subscribe

megaman vs. metroid [Note: Flash]
posted by crunchland (19 comments total)

 
The only thing that would've made this perfect is a "You Got" weapon screen at the end. Great stuff.
posted by wanderingmind at 8:39 PM on September 29, 2003


I missed the little stuff. Like when you get to the top of a vertical room, get hit by something, fall to the bottom, and have all the enemies in the room come back to life.
posted by Pockets at 8:46 PM on September 29, 2003


Nicely implemented, but I feel like it's a waste that it's using other people's IP. Primarily Nintendo's and Capcoms. But the implementation of it is pretty damned nice (though the balance could use some tweaking as the final battle gets a lot harder and laggier than the rest of the game, probably due to the AI -- which, really, is kinda cheap).

And, to nit-pick, it should technically be MegaMan vs. Samus, as I did not see a single Metroid in the whole thing.
posted by mkn at 8:48 PM on September 29, 2003


And, to nit-pick, it should technically be MegaMan vs. Samus, as I did not see a single Metroid in the whole thing.

Bam! Kick it up a notch!
posted by The God Complex at 8:58 PM on September 29, 2003


Woohoo! Made it all the way through first time. </faith in inner geek restored>

The AI for Samus was better than what I had expected from a Flash game. She didn't feel cheap to me--I'm just glad she didn't ice beam me and then pelt me with missiles. Now that would've been a pain.

(Hey, if it works against the Metroids, it'd work against the Blue Bomber.)
posted by DaShiv at 9:24 PM on September 29, 2003


Did Anybody Else Get The Feeling That All This Game Is Missing Is Having A Zombie John Ritter As A Unlockable Character?

Guess Not...

On The Other Hand Im Having A Blast Making My Own Contra Levels Based Off Horrendously Bad Magnum PI Fan Fics I Found Off Usenet...
posted by Dreamghost at 9:28 PM on September 29, 2003


anyone else see the randomness of this threads title directly repeating the last one...or is it just "vs" night and i didn't get the memo?
posted by NGnerd at 10:07 PM on September 29, 2003


Samus really needs to find her Long Beam. I mean seriously.
posted by pnevares at 11:42 PM on September 29, 2003


I'll make sure you get a copy of the memo.
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 12:33 AM on September 30, 2003


Thanks, crunchland.
posted by nthdegx at 3:41 AM on September 30, 2003


Nicely implemented, but I feel like it's a waste that it's using other people's IP.

mkn, I think you've ignored the impact of nostalgia. Do you think this project would have survived/propogated if it used completely original sprites/concepts?

also, see creative commons for what you might think is a call for artists to 'waste'
posted by Busithoth at 5:39 AM on September 30, 2003


Am I the only one who couldn't take all the horribly long intro sequences? Too long. I got impatient after clicking "play" and having to wait through "s......a.....m......u......s....." Nope, not gonna play that one.
posted by slacy at 10:06 AM on September 30, 2003


shit that is cool
posted by Peter H at 10:26 AM on September 30, 2003


slacy - i didnt have that problem.
just looking at the old brightly pixellated metroid graphics is a delight, personally
posted by Peter H at 10:28 AM on September 30, 2003


Even with Mega Man's superior control, I still suck at finding my way in Metroid. The rooms are mostly the way I remember them, which is awesome. The AI for Samus is better than most of the MM Robot Masters after 3. This is totally great.
posted by kevspace at 11:14 AM on September 30, 2003


I actually found the AI for Samus to be very annoying... unlike normal MM bosses that have patterns you can work around, she just would jump up and home in on me wherever I was. Needless to say, I couldn't beat her and gave up...
posted by Hamusutaa at 11:47 AM on September 30, 2003


unlike normal MM bosses that have patterns you can work around, she just would jump up and home in on me wherever I was.

The key is to use the platform - when she's on the ground on the opposite side from you, shoot her, then wait until she heads for you while laying bombs. Jump over the platform, then turn around and shoot her again. Repeat, but don't stand on the platform for more than a second, or she'll hop up and shoot you.
posted by vorfeed at 1:08 PM on September 30, 2003


And make sure to charge up MM's shots to nail her on her way up, then get down from the platform immediately to dodge her incoming shot. Hop back on when she lands, charging the whole time, rinse and repeat.
posted by DaShiv at 2:11 PM on September 30, 2003


Thanks, I know of Creative Commons already. Last I checked, neither Nintendo nor Capcom released their characters under a CC license.
posted by mkn at 4:23 PM on September 30, 2003


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