As I said before, I can kinda understand the C&D, as Nintendo was making their own remake, (and the fangame was reusing some graphics from “Zero Mission”) and they probably didn’t want the games to compete, or the free fangame to steal sales.
There was also drama over the Amiibo-locked bonus features, and the new Amiibo being hard to get. Which sadly also basically killed Amiibo, (along with drama over “Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival”) as fans began to see them as a “cash grab,” then a collectable figurine that adds more to a game. Ironically making Amiibo even more niche’ now.
That Amiibo drama also sullied “Samus Returns’” reputation. (I wish Nintendo would restock them more, I wanted the squishy Metroid.)
But as I said I don’t wanna get into the drama, and the fangame is apparently now widely available. Nintendo has relented on the C&Ds lately a bit now, so I wouldn’t continue being mad at them.
(Hell, Nintendo’s a saint compared to Blizzard, EA, or Activision. And let’s not forget Square/Enix killed that Chrono Trigger 3D remake fangame.)
I actually wanna beg fans to support “Metroid Dread,” because Metroid is a series that needs more support and sales. We need to show Nintendo we want more then Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon. (As much as I love those, I also love Metroid, StarFox, F-Zero, and such.)