Super Metroid (Super Nintendo Entertainment System, 1994) - European Version
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About this product
- Product InformationThe third installment in the series, Super Metroid for the Super NES once again puts you in the role of Samus Aran, a female bounty hunter. Your mortal enemies are the Metroids, which are quick to reproduce and can engulf living creatures and absorb their energy.
In the first game, Metroid for the NES, Galactic Federation researchers discovered a new form of airborne life on planet SR388. They dubbed these dangerous jellyfish-like creatures Metroids and captured a few for later study. Unfortunately, as the crew sped toward Galactic Federation Headquarters, space pirates attacked the vessel, stole the Metroids and took them to their home planet, Zebes. Soon the Mother Brain created an evil Metroid force. Samus's job was to eliminate the space pirates and destroy the Metroids.
In the sequel, Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Game Boy, Samus was sent to planet SR388 to make the Metroids extinct once and for all. Her final battle was against the Metroid Queen.
According to Super Metroid lore, after destroying the queen, Samus discovered a Metroid egg, which she procured and took with her to the Space Science Academy on the Galactic Federation Space Colony. Here scientists could examine the Metroid larva and understand its special organic structure. Naturally, those pesky Zebesian space pirates and their leader, Ridley, stole the larva and too it back to their rebuilt home planet. Samus promptly received an emergency directive from the Federation, ordering her to follow the pirates and save the hatchling. When she lands on Zebes, she finds that she must now take on an entire legion of space pirates as well as a new Metroid force.
The planet Zebes is made up of six huge sections: the surface area, which is under a constant deluge of rain, is called Crateria; Brinstar is a jungle area with a heavy maze of foliage; an underground water world called Maridia is full of killer crustaceans and ferocious fish; deep below the surface of the planet lies the unbearably hot Norfair; the remains of an astronaut crash comprises the Wrecked Ship; and Tourian is the control center for the space pirates and Mother Brain. Throughout the game, you must break down color-coded doorways that were designed to prevent intruders from roaming into restricted areas.
As you run, jump, spin, roll and shoot your way through twisted, threatening passageways of this game, you can fire upon Chozo Statues, which will reveal special items that will help you in your mission. You can collect missile tanks, power bombs, a grappling beam (which enables you to swing into certain areas), an x-ray scope (which allows you to see hidden passages) and energy tanks. When you destroy enemy creatures, they sometimes leave behind missiles and energy balls.
At the beginning of Super Metroid, Samus is equipped with a normal beam. You can increase her power by collecting the following enhanced beams: Ice, which freezes enemies for a short time; Wave, which sends out a charge in a wavy pattern; Spazer, which is a three-beam attack; and Plasma, the most powerful beam of all. Two special suits of armor, the Varia Suit and the Gravity Suit, are available for use. The former suit cuts damage from enemy attacks in half and allows you to explore in high-temperature areas while the latter reduces damage from attacks to one fourth and lets you explore freely in water-filled zones.
Special boot items you can find will help you reach higher places, jump continuously, fly through open areas and run at super high speed while invincible. Superpowers you can acquire for use in turning yourself into a living weapon include: morphing ball, bomb, spring ball and screw attack. The screw attack enables you to somersault into enemies and blast them into oblivion.
In addition to battling space pirates, you must face a barrage of freakish creatures and numerous traps. You'll ward off clawed Geruta, fireball-spitting dragons, cacti needle
- PublisherNintendo of America, Inc.
- GameSuper Metroid
- PlatformSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
- ESRB RatingE - Everyone
- GenreAction, Adventure,Shooter
- ESRB DescriptorMild Animated Violence
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1
- Release Year1994
- Game SeriesMetroid Series
Most relevant reviews
- momofspoiledchi...Dec 31, 2015by
Best Metroid Game there is
One the all time great Metroid games. Love the side-scrolling action and exploration. Fun finding power ups that Samus can use to enchance her armor and give her special abilities making the game even more fun. Also love the game save feature. This game is hours of fun!
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- boysfan4life88Oct 07, 2015by
Eerie tone, you are all alone.
I recommend playing this game in the dark, alone. This will help set the tone. You start out with eerie music and realize that you are indeed, ALONE. There is no one to help you find where to go or how to get an upgrade or how to beat a boss (or even how to find a boss). Take heart, for once you learn the game, it is one of the most replayable games ever made. It is perfect for speed running, and once you learn how to mock ball and do horizontal shinesparks, you will have a ton of fun racing your friends. I highly recommend this game. Be ready to backtrack some, but also know that you can get around almost any obstacle without many of the upgrades. Hint: Learn to wall jump!
- ratredkrmMar 23, 2015by
Super Metroid is a must have for any SNES fan!
I've heard so much hype over the years about how Super Metroid is the greatest SNES game or even the greatest game ever, so I have been interested in playing it. After beating it I gotta say it is a fantastic game and lived up to the hype and expectations. One of the most amazing aspects of the game to me is the exploration and the way the makers funnel you in the right direction without you even knowing it. I never once felt like the game was pushing me cause the area seems so large. I also appreciate that they gave the player some credit and don't just put a marker on the screen showing the objective. That one aspect which isn't rare for SNES games was utilized in the most perfect way in Super Metroid. I've heard people for years rave about how great Super Metroid is, and I don't want sound like I just jumped on the bandwagon... but the game is IMO as good as advertised. If you are into modern generation games like COD and Halo and like fast paced, put the objective on the screen so I can go shoot up some people, and aren't really a patient problem solver this game might be frustrating, boring, and not very fun to you. I love it and recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the SNES.Read full review
- nathan_transOct 30, 2013by
There's a reason why this game is on everyone's top 10 SNES games list
This is my favorite game of all time hands down. There was a time when I didn't play this game for a few years simply because the music scared me as a kid. As soon as the intro music started playing, I was like "Oh hell no! F*ck this!" *Turns it off* It was when I was in middle school that I finally appreciated this SNES classic. It has great graphics, well-established atmosphere, and awesome soundtrack. Also, the controls are very precise once you've given yourself enough time to grok it. I mean, there's nothing left to say than to play this game. Once you finish it, you will know why this game is on everyone's top 10 SNES games list. Like all classic games, it performs best when played on a CRT TV.
- wonderlandgunNov 07, 2012by
A truly AMAZING game that can never be over rated! Never sell it!!
A true classic from start to finish! If my brother hadn't stolen my copy I wouln't have spent days trying to find the best deal on this game.
I was 8 when this game first came out and of course we had to beg my mom to buy us a copy. My brother sat there for 5 hours and proceeded to beat it from start to finish and I remember every battle looking extremely amazing... of course those graphics were top quality at that time. I couldn't wait to try it! From finding the missle upgrades to suit upgrades it was quite the challange for me but I was determined. Never having beat it in 5 hours myself, I always enjoyed trying!
There's just something about the way this game makes me feel that the other metroid games haven't quite captured. If you're a true fan, you'll understand this.
There wasn't a thing about this game that I didn't love. It was fun and yet it held its own obstacles. I always had a problem viewing the 2 dimensial maps but that wouldn't ever make a great game lose kudos, that's just my own issue.
What's not to love?
Classic 16-bit soundtrack/noises
Classic funny looking bosses
Save feature (wow, a life saver -for me.)
Manual game glitches
This game was a true inspiration to other game creators out there. If a game that came out nearly 20 years ago can still sell for $40.00... of course it's always worth buying to check it out. -or to replace your old copy. : )Read full review