Useless/Amazing Nintendo Tool/Toys
January 13, 2007 2:49 PM   Subscribe

Metroid Cubed...Squared! It was linked a couple years ago, but since then the site has undergone a major overhaul and added a bunch of cool stuff. [Flash Warning] In addition to the now classic voxel 2.5D conversion of Metroid (playable and interesting), there is now a robust Metroid world-editor, a Marble Madness-like prototype using the voxel engine, a StarFox level editor and model viewer (Spoiler: gfx not as good as you remember), and numerous others worth checking out: Hyrule Planetoids (comme Le Petit Prince) and a OpenGL Zelda room viewer, a Mario 64 Explorer, and numerous Super Mario Bros demos. It's all quite useless/amazing.
posted by BlackLeotardFront (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
bleh, too bad it's all shockwave based.
posted by delmoi at 2:52 PM on January 13, 2007

I'd also like to take this opportunity to direct you to to the latest Speed Demos Archive runs of Blaster Master, Sonic 2, and the controversial and utterly stunning Super Metroid 32-minute single-segment run. 32 minutes, hello?
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 2:53 PM on January 13, 2007

This is awesome. Loving the Zelda one.
posted by iconomy at 2:58 PM on January 13, 2007

It asked me to install Shockwave 10.1 and I did. Then it proceeds to crash in all my browsers -- both FireFox 2 and IE 7 -- after it spent a bunch of time loading.
posted by bhouston at 3:10 PM on January 13, 2007

Thanks for the reminder about Metroid and the speedruns. I think I've seen the Blaster Master one but missed the other two. Great post.
posted by bob sarabia at 3:33 PM on January 13, 2007

Boy, I didn't think Shockwave was so touchy...
They all work flawlessly for me, although I am on XP here and I had trouble on the old site on my mac...
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 3:39 PM on January 13, 2007

Yeah I was going to install shockwave, but Firefox declared that the "auto install failed" and I would have to do a manual install, and so I just gave up.

I wish they had used Java.
posted by delmoi at 6:23 PM on January 13, 2007

The Blaster Master speedrun was posted here recently, I think.

It makes me weep with nerdly nostalgia.
posted by loquacious at 7:03 PM on January 13, 2007

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