Video: Metroid fan film made on a $200 budget


Video game fan films are becoming more and more of a common occurrence through the Internet. Some of these fan-made videos range from serious/pet projects to just a straight unabashed parodies. The common thread between these though is that each were made on a modest budget. Well, that is, a really, really, really modest budget that could be covered by one’s paycheck from a fast food joint.

The latest in the long line of small budget video fan films is Metroid: Encounter at Ceres Colony. The four minute short, created by a group of six friends at a budget of $200, tackles the story of Samus from the end of Metroid II all the way to her delivering the last infant Metroid to the Ceres Space Colony. As a parody, the film pokes fun at Samus’ constant encounters with Ridley and how one bounty hunter can destroy a deadly species in a matter of hours. With such a cheap budget and corny acting, this Metroid fan film is still worth a watch; the references are aplenty and chock full of classic Super Metroid soundbites.


Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.