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|Nintendo-published action adventure with a heavy shooting slant, created for Japan's Famicom Disk System. Though it wasn't deemed a huge success in its homeland, Metroid and its sequels inspired millions of gamers in the west and east alike. As bounty hunter Samus Aran, players explore a planet that consists of interlinking tunnels and secret passages. Along the way, Samus picks up new gadgets that unlock new abilities and in turn open up new areas. The game was later released in cartridge format.|
|Platform||Famicom Disk System|
|Number of Players||1|
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Samus Found his way into our house thru the Back Door. I went by the Hospital To have a blood work done back in 1987 My Wife Was out in the Parking lot having a Cigarette. This was back then when we still smoked. Sitting on the low wall of a walkway was this Cartridge that said Metroid On it. My Wife and I are both people who enjoy Sci Fi not to the point of dressing up as someone from star trek or Star Wars. Still we must have a hundred Sci-Fi Books around the house. We now have five gaming systems all the way from the NES to the latest and greatest by Nintendo and Microsoft XBOX along with game boy and gamecube. Metroid has been the start of it all. If their is a book on Metroid or a game with Metroid or Samus on it we own it. All because of this first disc. Yes we still play this one not as three Dee as the new version but still one we like to the max. It was the first one and we still can dig it out and run from start to finish with out getting lost or having to look things up in the cheat sheets that all games have. That says a lot as we must have two hundred Cheat sheets on file for our games. We have one whole section of a file cabinet that has nothing but cheat sheets for every game we own. That is the only way I know of to find all the really cool hidden goodies in each of these games. I will always think of Metroid as the very first shootem up game out there so I would have to go buy this one even now if I did not already own it. spins dray
Metroid (メトロイド Metoroido?) is a series of science fiction action-adventure video games by Nintendo. It chronicles the missions of bounty hunter Samus Aran who protects the galaxy from the depredations of the Space Pirates and their attempts to harness the power of the eponymous Metroids. It is noted for having one of the first female protagonists in a video game and for its nonlinear gameplay. Metroid combines the platforming of Super Mario Bros. and the exploration aspect of The Legend of Zelda with a decidedly darker atmosphere.
As of 2011, the Metroid series consists of eleven games, with releases on every Nintendo home and portable console except the Nintendo 64 and the Virtual Boy. As well as being one of Nintendo's most financially successful franchises with over 16 million games sold, it is also one of the company's most highly acclaimed series, with a GameRankings average score of 85% across all eleven titles.
Samus travels through the caverns of the planet Zebes to stop the Space Pirates from exploiting the Metroid species for galactic domination. She confronts the cybernetic lifeform Mother Brain, as well as its guardians, Kraid and Ridley. The 2004 remake Metroid: Zero Mission has an addendum to the storyline: After defeating Mother Brain, Samus is ambushed by Space Pirates and her ship crash-lands back on the surface. Stripped of her Power Suit and her ship destroyed, she is forced to infiltrate the Space Pirate mothership to find a way off the planet, armed only with an emergency pistol. She finds a fully powered armor suit deep within the Chozo ruins, then goes on to defeat the Ridley Robot and escapes from the mothership before it self-destructs: great!!
The classic NES Metroid stands as one of the pinnacle games on any system created by Nintendo, five platforms together. As far as the gameplay goes, for the 2 people in the world who would be interested but have not played metroid, this Metroid is an action adventure. At the start you are armed with a small gun connected to your arm and you are able to roll into a small ball and maneuver through a futuristic planet. As the game progresses you armorer and weapons advance while finding secret passage ways that bring you closer to destroying the final boss: the Mother Brain. This game can be difficult to find your way through but with a few helpful guides you will have no problem. If you find Mario Brothers difficult then this game with easily be an impossible challenge. In the end your character is still the smoothest space pirate fighting babe in history, yes I did say babe.
I remember playing this weird but addicting game 20 years ago. It was full of mystery, adventure, and assumed the player was intelligent enough to figure out many things on their own. And there were more secrets hidden throughout the game than any other title I had played before it. When I finally did get to the final face off with the mother brain it was like I was going head-to-head against a truly evil and worthy nemesis. And that's what made me decide to grab this game again for another try at this retro classic. Thumbs up from me.