Metroid: Dreadnought is a love letter to one of the greatest video game franchises throughout the years, a partial conversion that brings Samus Aran, her weapons, and levels to the fray to wreak some havoc. Though designed primarily with the Zandronum engine, it is playable in ZDoom as well.
The aim is to combine the speed of Super Metroid with the hectic gunplay of Metroid Prime, resulting in frantic twitch-based gameplay and a massive arsenal to back it up. Fans of Metroid will be using familiar weapons such as the Boost Ball, Power Bomb, Spazer Beam, and Super Missile, executing spectacular moves in the blink of an eye--and there's a few interesting new weapons and techniques as well, just begging for someone to learn and master them.
Even for those who aren't a fan of Metroid, however, we've done our best to make a gameplay mod that is not only interesting, but does some new things. Traditional Doom gameplay is thrown almost completely out the window--sequence breaking is a proud Metroid tradition, and here you are given hundreds of extra tools in order to go through levels however method you want it to.
If a cliff looks too high up, you can jump, double-jump, and wall-jump up there. If there's a large gap between you and another section of the map, charge up your Speed Booster and leap over. If a set of bars separates you from your freedom, you can use the Morph Ball and slide between them. Or if you want to play fair and go through maps how the mapper designed, that's perfectly fine--there are no punishments for playing a levelset how it was intended to be.
Or perhaps you want something a bit more...competitive? This mod is also compatible with different gamemodes for unique PvP action--this works in Deathmatch, team Deathmatch, CTF, Last Man Standing, team LMS, and much more. Swiftly wipe out your foes with a stream of plasma and then quietly roll away to make your escape, or grab the enemy base's Metroid and deftly leap and dive through all counterattacks to capture the baby.
Whether you play in co-op and tear through endless hordes of monsters or play in deathmatch and tear through whatever friends or enemies challenge you, one thing's for sure--Samus Aran is about to have a very, very bad day.
https://github.com/TerminusEst13/ducking-avenger - The code-bank is hosted here online, for anyone to do anything as they see fit.
https://github.com/TerminusEst13/ducking-avenger/wiki - All of the console variables, for adjusting your playstyle as you want. (NOTE THAT AS OF 1.1, the cvars have the name met_* instead of metroid_*)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4p2zW ... sp=sharing - Metroid: Dreadnought .pk3 download. (16.41 megs)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4p2zW ... sp=sharing - Metroid: Dreadnought levelpack .pk3, one test PvE level and three DM levels. (9.26 megs)
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