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Classic Metroid Games, worth to buy?

Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by LevesqueIsKing, May 12, 2007.

  1. LevesqueIsKing

    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    I got into Metroid Prime when it was released, and am now deeply engrossed in the series. I am wondering if (when ninty releases one of them) I should buy Metroid from the NES/SNES/(was there one for 64?). Were they good games? Did they take a while to beat? Im obviously not expecting anything like 20 hours, but I was just wondering what you people that have played them thought of them. Obviously it wasnt too bad because it had already made a name for itself before prime.

    ALSO: Can someone PLEASE pm me if/when ninty releases the first metroid game. I dont check the Shop Channel or this part of the forums often, so it would be greatly appreciated.

    ANOTHER ALSO: Could someone please list all of the metroid games and what system they were on, just so I know how many there are and what the chances are that ninty will release one? Thanks.

    Thanks again everyone.
     
  2. Maximo

    Maximo Wii Fanatic

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    Metroid(NES)
    Metroid 2 Return of Samus (Gameboy)
    Super Metroid (SNES)
    Metroid Fusion (GBA)
    Metroid Prime (Cube)
    Metroid Zero Mission (GBA)
    Metroid Prime 2 Echoes (Cube)
    Metroid Prime Hunters (DS)
    Metroid Prime 3 Corruption (Wii)

    Thats everything in pretty much chronological order

    Unforunetly there never was a Metroid 64 although i was in development at one time it was ultimately scrapped before it seen the light of day (sadly)
     
  3. LevesqueIsKing

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    So only two have a chance of making it to the Wii? (aside from Corruption, of course)
     
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    Unless they do the Gameboy on VC thing yes only two btw they were side scrollers completely different from the Prime trilogy
     
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    Super Metroid Dubbed Best Game of All Time by EGM

    I have a great issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly with a list of the "Best 100 Games of All Time." It was issued circa 1999. Super Metroid was number one! 5 years after it's release. Followed by Tetris at #2, and I forgot #3 (Link to the Past?) That means Super Metroid was voted better than Mario64 or any Zelda game up to OoT by the staff of EGM. And I trust them. btw, I have beat it twice, it's awesome. Especially the end battle.
     
  6. LevesqueIsKing

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    Great so Metroid and Super Metroid are both good games? Worth $5 anyway? Oh, and fyi, yeah I knew that they were side scrollers.
     
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    wasnt there 1 on the n64 im sure i remember 1
     
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    cammy did you read my post at all...there was no Metroid for 64..it got scrapped
     
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    Worth Downloading? Very, very much! Especially Super Metroid, it's hard to get tired of that one.
     
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    those 2 games are worth begging, stealing, and borrowing.
     
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    Super Metroid is the greatest game of all time.
     
  12. mym6

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    For me it's between Super Metroid and the first Metroid Prime. Prime was just a great 3D experience of metroid.

    Super Metroid is a great game, I haven't played through it in years now but I do remember it being incredible. Super Metroid at the time was such a leap from the original. The sound, environment, mapping, it was all just incredible.

    If you have the means, I would suggest trying the original Metroid. If you prefer a mapping feature, look for a GBA and get Metroid Zero Mission. It is essentially the original metroid game + a bit of stuff that ties the original Prime game in. In Prime you're told that Samus was raised by the Chozo on Zebes. The original metroid doesn't have anything about the Chozo in it, but Zero Mission does. Ties it all together.

    Super Metroid is a must play though.
     
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    is there anywhere that explains the whole metroid lore?
     
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    Super Metroid is probably the game I've played through the most times. It's not a 20 hour game but it's not a 1 hour game, either.
    Zero Mission for GBA is pretty much a beefed up version of the original NES game. Extra areas and weapons. It's still worth playing the original NES game but Zero Mission is my favorite of the 2D games. I can't wait for Super Metroid on VC though.
    From what I remember, you can play the original NES Metroid as an unlockable in Zero Mission.
     
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    Actually I think on Gamespeedruns a guy gets 34 mins on Super Metriod. My best time was barely under an hour. It's 3-4 hours easily for the first time through. A great game with tremendous replay value. Dan Owsen does the voice of Samus in the intro. Don't ask why...
     
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    I love the old Metroid games that I've played. The first Metroid was a very early Nintendo game so don't expect many frills. But it is still a great game experience and one that I've replayed the most if only because the entire map of the game is still burnt into my brain from my younger years. I remember that being the first game that I mapped out on graph paper because there was no in-game map! The gameplay and control is just awesome.

    The SNES Super Metroid though is really a trip. It's a definite download safe bet for anyone who loves Metroid. The graphics and animation are great on the SNES and the gameplay was still as tight as the first one just with bigger and better sprites. I can't imagine beating the game in 3-4 hours much less 34minutes. It's length of play I guess is all dependant on how well you explore and whether or not you wind up dying a lot. If that game came out on VC tomorrow I'd have it downloaded the moment it was available.
     
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    Im guessing that both of these games will come out around the same time Corruption will. Makes sense, doesnt it? Because everyone will be on a metroid high so they will all want to play as much metroid as possible and that will boost sales. However, they will probably be released after corruption, because Im sure ninty would much rather us buy Corruption for $50 than Metroid for $5. Not that many people would do that, anyway, its just common sense.

    Anyone agree?
     
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    I've learned one thing about VC- don't try to predict anything about it.
    You expect good games... you get 3 Turbografx-16 games you've never heard of. You finally give up hope, they release something good. You try to ignore it completely, you see a news item that your favorite game has been rated by the ESRB. It'd be common sense, yeah, but that's not how they've worked so far.
    Super Metroid and TMNT IV are the 2 games I wanna see most and part of the reason is I never actually OWNED either game. I just rented them both for looooooooooooooooooooooong periods of time. I could easily open an emulator but it's really not the same feeling. VC really does give me the next-best feeling and makes it a little better even cuz I don't have to get off my couch to turn the system on/off or switch games lol
     
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    By the way... I'd say if you're anxious to play them, just pick up Zero Mission for GBA used somewhere. I'm sure you can get it around $20 easily a lot of places. And I checked after I posted, once you beat the game once it unlocks the original NES game anyway.
     

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