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I grew up in the glory days of of Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion. I have been replaying them both for nostalgia's sake and am close to finishing ZM on Hard with 100% Collectibles for the first time. It's made me realize how there hasn't truly been a redeemable side-scrolling Metroid since then. Posting this thread for general appreciation and discussion of all things loved about Metroid!
Posted 12/10/15
I've only played Metroid Fusion when I was younger, couldn't beat the last boss though. Was way too hard for my 7 year old brain.
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I've only played Metroid Fusion when I was younger, couldn't beat the last boss though. Was way too hard for my 7 year old brain.


Haha, I was that kid on the playground who took his Gameboy everywhere and played those games relentlessly. To this day most of the collectibles, boss strategies, and map layout are practically ingrained permanently as I'm now discovering in my nostalgia replay.
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I grew up in the glory days of of Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion. I have been replaying them both for nostalgia's sake and am close to finishing ZM on Hard with 100% Collectibles for the first time. It's made me realize how there hasn't truly been a redeemable side-scrolling Metroid since then. Posting this thread for general appreciation and discussion of all things loved about Metroid!


Side scrolling gaming, ain't you a little young to be pining for those days of gaming kid?
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UnRavel1 wrote:

I grew up in the glory days of of Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion. I have been replaying them both for nostalgia's sake and am close to finishing ZM on Hard with 100% Collectibles for the first time. It's made me realize how there hasn't truly been a redeemable side-scrolling Metroid since then. Posting this thread for general appreciation and discussion of all things loved about Metroid!


Side scrolling gaming, ain't you a little young to be pining for those days of gaming kid?


It never crossed my mind that I needed to be a certain age. I'm usually the latter majority when it comes to picking up games, and this was when I was too young to comprehend the age of things I owned. In terms of side scrolling, I'm mainly referring to Metroid's history, since those are the types of games I have the fondest memories of. I've always wanted to play the Prime series but I've never owned a Game Cube.
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It never crossed my mind that I needed to be a certain age. I'm usually the latter majority when it comes to picking up games, and this was when I was too young to comprehend the age of things I owned. In terms of side scrolling, I'm mainly referring to Metroid's history, since those are the types of games I have the fondest memories of. I've always wanted to play the Prime series but I've never owned a Game Cube.


I guess, it's just someone like you who was born in 97 had to have had a Super Nes with about a foot of dust on it by the time they got around to playing it, unless some older family member kept the thing dusted for ya. Though keeping console in working order like twenty years after it's hey day for possible posterity is an oddball choice.

Well as far as side scrollers go Metroid was one of the better ones
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UnRavel1 wrote:

It never crossed my mind that I needed to be a certain age. I'm usually the latter majority when it comes to picking up games, and this was when I was too young to comprehend the age of things I owned. In terms of side scrolling, I'm mainly referring to Metroid's history, since those are the types of games I have the fondest memories of. I've always wanted to play the Prime series but I've never owned a Game Cube.


I guess, it's just someone like you who was born in 97 had to have had a Super Nes with about a foot of dust on it by the time they got around to playing it, unless some older family member kept the thing dusted for ya. Though keeping console in working order like twenty years after it's hey day for possible posterity is an oddball choice.

Well as far as side scrollers go Metroid was one of the better ones


I apologize for the confusion. I've never actually played beyond the prologue of Super Metroid (and I'm doing myself a disservice but the price for a SNES and a copy of Super Metroid is through the freaking roof), but I've heard so much about it being a revolutionary Metroid. I have bought and am currently working on Metroid 2, but that's a pretty dated game. Metroid truly is one of the better Nintendo titles at least by my preference. Never liked Mario, Zelda is like a close second.
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Now that I think about it, I was actually a decent fan of Metroid when I was younger. I had this Meteoid game for Gameboy that was so fun. And I had this FPS on the GameCube that was called Meteoid Prime if I'm not mistaken. Fun times.
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I apologize for the confusion. I've never actually played beyond the prologue of Super Metroid (and I'm doing myself a disservice but the price for a SNES and a copy of Super Metroid is through the freaking roof), but I've heard so much about it being a revolutionary Metroid. I have bought and am currently working on Metroid 2, but that's a pretty dated game. Metroid truly is one of the better Nintendo titles at least by my preference. Never liked Mario, Zelda is like a close second.


Unlucky you. My childhood revolved around the Atria 2600, The original Nintendo, The Super Nintendo, The Sega Genesis, The Sega Saturn, The Sega Dreamcast, The PlayStation One, The Play Station 2..Now that I think about it the only console I don't own is a Wii U...and my childhood revolved around rifles as well but that is another topic for another day.

Super Metroid, the game the screenwriter of Jarhead thought had nine levels when in actuality it does not. I gotta dig out my copy of it now.


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Now that I think about it, I was actually a decent fan of Metroid when I was younger. I had this Metroid game for Gameboy that was so fun. And I had this FPS on the GameCube that was called Metroid Prime if I'm not mistaken. Fun times.


Personally the best moment of Metroid was the original reveal that Samus was a chick, probably the original bad ass female protagonist.
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I'm a huge Metroid fan and it kills me the first new game in years is some ugly-looking chibi multiplayer game. I've played all the games aside from the two Wii ones due to not owning a Wii. Now I got a Wii U and Prime Trilogy so I'm looking forward to finishing the trilogy. Just after I finish XenobladeX in, like, half a year.

The first Metroid is pretty good for the time and definitely broke boundaries with its ending reveal. Especially since IIRC the manual lies and says Samus is male.

Metroid 2 I hate. All the areas look the same so it's super hard to figure out where you are without a guide open, the Metroids are missile sponges, and there's only one piece of good music in the game. In fact there's probably only one piece of actual music, the rest is just spastic beeps.

Super Metroid's pretty great. I only paid $5 for it thanks to an ignorant old man at a flea market. I never beat it, I only managed to reach Ridley and hit a brick wall there. Then my brother who owned the SNES moved out and took the games I bought with it. And he told me earlier this year he sold the SNES and all the games at a garage sale. Wish he had asked me if I wanted anything, he probably sold Super for like $5. Fitting, I suppose.

Prime is my absolute favorite in the series and likely my GOAT game. God-tier music, amazing atmosphere, great lore, cool enemy designs. The reptilian Space Pirates with the reverse swords are my favorite Pirate design in the series. Only game in the series I've gotten around to 100%'ing

Echoes is kind of a mixed bag imo. The enemy design remains cool, though I hate the Pirate design in this, the music is great in the Light World, forgettable in the Dark World. The Nintendo trope of Light/Dark Worlds is used pretty well. The difficulty spike between Prime and Echoes is ridic tho. I've only ever beat Echoes once and that was because I hate fighting the Spider Guardian. He's not fun and punishes even the slightest mistake which sucks since he's a PUZZLE BOSS.

Never played Corruption, but it's on my list once I replay Prime and Echoes.

Hunters was w/e. FPS on the DS isn't a good idea and it repeats itself far too much.

Prime Pinball was the same. Don't care for pinball that much and it just repeats Prime's story.

Fusion I liked as a kid but dislike as an adult. The story is bad and screws up by making a "final point" in the series timeline that shakes too much up and is never going to get resolved. It also lays the framework for Other M and is almost the exact same game. The game is far too linear, only opening up at the very end. The other games are quasi-linear, but they're never like "GO TO THIS OBJECTIVE EXACTLY" like this one. The music is entirely forgettable. I do like the artstyle used for enemies and such, but the Fusion Suit is ugly. Also the whole "I'm now part Metroid part X part Chozo part Human" thing is dumb as hell. So is Samus going "I'm irreparably scarred now" only to unlock artwork of her wearing booty shorts and a sports bra.

Zero Mission is a pretty good remake of the original. It falters in a few places (Chozo Statues being largely worthless after the first playthrough but semi-mandatory and the garbage stealth segment) but is good overall. The music does its best for being on a GBA chip. I love its rendition of the title screen music. I also appreciate the design of the Zero Suit, though a lot of people bitch and moan about it being too fanservicey. Which is a stupid thing to say since she's worn much less in almost every other 2D game's artwork and there was a code to play in her skivvies in the original game.

Other M is absolute trash. Retarded story, completely stupid Ridley concepts, hilariously dumb treatment of Samus, awful forced linearity, the only "good" music in the game are crappy remixes of past themes, and mediocre everything else. I remember how hype everyone was on the old NSider boards after that trailer with the black guy going "REMEMBER ME" only to find out no we don't remember you because you're a 100% new, forgettable character.


I just want a new Metroid, either an old-school sidescroller or another 3D game that shakes up the formula like Prime did. Maybe make it a third person game and hire FROMSOFT to make it, or do a big open world ala XenobladeX. Anything but a generic multiplayer game with bad art.
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