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Recreation of original Metroid sprite in NES cartridges done prior to employment at Retro Studios. Later donated to the company, where it now resides.[2]

Matt Manchester is an environment artist who worked for Retro Studios.

Work at Retro Studios[edit | edit source]

In July 2005, Matt moved to Austin, Texas to work for Retro Studios.

Works of his in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption include Substations East and West, Gateway Hall, G.F.S. Theseus, North and South Jungle Halls, Fiery Airdock, Imperial Hall, Gel Processing Site, Main Lift, Main Docking Access, Powerworks, Concourse Ventilation, Main Docking Bay, Maintenance Shafts AU, CC, GP, OB and TR, Save Station B, Metroid Processing, Creche Transit, Phazon Quarry, Defense Access, and all Dioramas but the one depicting Meta Ridley. Some room features created by him include the celestial clocks, Zebetite-like tubes, Korba, ceremonial armor, and several backstories for features in rooms such as Metroid Processing and Imperial Hall. Some of these made it into the game, while most of it was scrapped.

Manchester implemented a Metroid larva in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, in the underwater portion of level 4-3, Amiss Abyss. It was discovered four years after the game was first released, and he was happy to see it had finally been found.[1][2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Here are several pieces made by Matt:

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Manchester, Matt (oracrest). "Congrats on finding my easter egg, Shane. I was hoping for as long as possible to find it, and even open to it never being found. But 4 years is a good run I think." 3 Aug 2018 12:20 p.m. Tweet.
  2. ^ Manchester, Matt (oracrest). "Thanks @Kotaku Metroid’s a cool dude, and deserves to be found." 3 Aug 2018 4:04 p.m. Tweet.
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