|One cool thing about Metriod is the ability to see some slightly different,
but very innovative endings (5 endings in all) depending on your performance
and if you didn't get the good ending at first then you easily go through
the quest again plus you get to keep your weapons and items. Just to give
you a idea on how to get the game's surprise endings you need to finish the
game in under three hours to learn the real identity of this guy behind the
mask (please don't ruin the ending for somebody else if you already know)
and if you want a real challenge, you can go for a even better ending if you
can somehow finish the game in under a hour. Now how that's for incentive
to play this game again and again, eh? I would like to dedicate this review to the late Gunpei Yokoi, one
of the produces of this superior game. Yokoi not only helped to create the
first three Metroid games but he was also the man behind the original Gameboy,
the underrated Virtual Boy, and many more popular games. Gunpei Yokoi died
in a car accident in 1997 just shortly after he left Nintendo of Japan. I
just thought I would remember the original 'Man of Metroid' who gave me hours
of entertainment during my childhood. Rest in Peace.
This is not an easy game, the levels are huge, the enemies can be overwhelming, and sometimes there could be a lot of dead ends as well but it's not impossible and Samus gets stronger with each power up this guy finds. Even in it's old age, Metroid is still an excellent action/adventure gaming experience with a huge amount Easter eggs to keep players wanting more and the graphics and sounds were too bad either! Whether you play it on a NES, GameCube, Emulator or E-reader, Metroid is a must for any generation!
Here is my video of Metroid:
*500 points to download on the Nintendo Wii
overall rating: 97/100
Find Metroid on eBay here!
For 1 player only
graphics: 6 .............. play Metroid Prime then this.
sound: 9 .............. perfect sci fi music for this game.
gameplay: 9 ............. explore, destroy, and discover!
(Ryan Genno) 2003
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