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Metroid

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  • Developed by Nintendo (1986) on NES, FDS, Game Boy Advance
  • Action Adventure
  • It's you against the evil Mother Brain in the thrilling battle of Metroid! You're inside the fortress planet Zebes. The planet of endless secret passageways where the Metroid are multiplying. Left alone the Metroid are harmless. But in the wrong hands they could destroy the galaxy. It's up to you to prevent the Mother Brain that controls Zebes from using the Metroid for evil purposes. But that won't be easy. You'll have to use your spacesuit to absorb valuable energy for your search to gain the use of power items like the Ice Beam, Wave Beam, High Jump Boots and Varia. If you survive, it will be you and your acquired powers against the Mother Brain.
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Samus Aran

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Ridley

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Kraid

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Mother Brain

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Metroid Review written Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 05:50 pm.

8.0Great

Metroid single handedly popularized the 2D exploration genre, and in my opinion, it still holds up today. A lot of people say that the original Legend of Zelda aged better, but I disagree. That's because while they're both ridiculously convoluted, Metroid doesn't punish you as much for not knowing where exactly to go. Some people that the confusing nature of Zelda only amplifies the feeling of adventure, but it doesn't. At least Metroid gives you unlimited bombs. How are you supposed to know which areas to bomb in the first Zelda when you could waste precious items in doing so? That's why I prefer Metroid - it encourages exploration more by giving players the tools for the job at the beginning, making it fun the whole way through.

Metroid Review written Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 11:30 am.

10Classic!

Classic!

Metroid Review written Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 02:46 am.

9.0Fantastic

Virtually impossible. Virtually irresistible.

Metroid Review written Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 01:35 pm.

4.5Average

Revolutionary and also kind of shit.

Metroid Review written Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 02:28 pm.

--unrated

Completely unplayable today, but kind of incredible back then.

Metroid Review written Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 01:25 pm.

8.5Fantastic

One of the only NES games i can still play and love. I Highly recommend playing the GBA reboot.

Metroid Review written Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 10:49 am.

8.5Fantastic

Brilliant game, inspired many other games

Metroid Review written Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 06:39 pm.

10Classic!

Set a number of benchmarks for 2D platformers and side-scrollers, remains playable even today and holds up better than most NES titles.

Metroid Review written Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 04:53 pm.

8.5Fantastic

What can I say about Metroid? This game talks by itself. It's incredible the sense of immersion here, you are some type of humanoid (or android) on some type of planet, is hard to understand the history at the beggining. Suddenly you are battling for your life, searching for the Metroid and discovers that you are actually a woman, an mercenary woman, in a epic history with graphics and sounds perfects for that time. The game is a bit confusing, but it doesn't kills the gameplay.

Metroid Review written Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 02:51 am.

6.5Good

Pretty tough to play nowadays but established much of the Metroid experience the series is now known for.

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