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MetroidSo I finally, after months of off-and-on playing, finished Metroid Fusion. Even though it was actually easier than I thought it would be, it was a fun game. It didn’t knock my socks off like Metroid Prime did, but it was an enjoyable game. Playing it on the DS was a treat. It looked so beautiful on the bright DS Lite screen. So pretty.

Anyway, now that I’ve finished it, I’ve decided to go back and play through the original Metroid again (prompted in no small part by this post by Jeremy Parish). The question is which “version” of the game should I play? I still have my old-school NES hooked up in the basement, complete with a copy of Metroid. The main thing that stops me from taking the retro route are the codes that would have to be entered in time and time again. So it comes down to the Metroid Classic or Zero Mission (on the GBA, of course). I’d also like to grab a copy of Metroid II for the Game Boy and of course Super Metroid. Super Metroid may prove more difficult but I never finished it back in the day. But those are topics for another post.

So, any suggestions? Right now I’m leaning toward picking up a copy of Zero Mission. I like the idea of an updated version of the classic game. I finished the original game years ago but still have the Metroid bug. Going back through it should be a fun trip down memory lane.


  1. I liked Zero Mission more because it was less frustrating than the original…

  2. I’d say Zero Mission just so you can experience the classic with a face lift.

  3. The Salesman says

    I agree with Will, but then again i don’t see why you wouldn’t want to get Zero Mission *just ignore those reviews saying it was a bit “short”, it’s a load of monkeys*

  4. zero missoin is in also pretty short, like fushoin

    super metroid is hard, too lazy to tell how hard, mainly becuase i severly sprianed my finga today, it’s ina splint, sprains take longer to heal, and hurt worse than breaks (acording to the doc anyway)

  5. The Salesman says

    So…. yh my comment basically meant… BUY ZERO MISSION! MWAHAHHAHAA *HACK* *SPLUTTER* ehem. It’s a great remake and i’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

  6. If you can unlock Metroid in Metroid Prime via the Fusion to Gamecube link, you can play it on the TV in its original fullscreen res, and it’ll save the password for you. Other than that Zero Mission is the best choice and is a must.

    I haven’t played through an entire game so many times in the same month I got it. Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission for me are games that can be beaten in 1-2 days, but they’re worth every minute. Zero Mission can be appreciated a bit more if you play the original Metroid to see what they changed.

  7. Mak – I hadn’t even thought about the GC/GBA option. Thanks for reminding me.

    So maybe I’ll do the classic Metroid on the Gamecube and pick up Zero Mission for the updated version.

    Thanks for the advice, y’all.

  8. I have to disagree with Flamingsquirrel. Super Metroid was not hard at all. It was a fairly balanced game in terms of difficulty.

  9. The Salesman says

    *gasps* I’m a hardcore metroid fan and i STILL haven’t played Metroid: Return of Samus (Game Boy) AND Super Metroid (SNES), i hope it’s an unlockable on Metroid Prime 3: corruption!

  10. The Salesman says

    What am i SAYING?! It’s gonna be downloadable for the Wii anyway! lol

  11. The Salesman says

    Well Super Metroid atleast.. dunno about Metroid: Return of samus… 🙁

  12. use an emulator

  13. The Salesman says

    I feel that i’m cheating then, i mean, starfox 2 (SNES – unreleased in the rest of the world apart from Japan) is a bit dodgy with an emulator on the pc, its not the same as when ur playing it on a SNES for real…. lol that sounds dodgy “for reeeeal!”

    ehem. :S

  14. Metroid II was pretty easy as well. It’s very straight forward (kill metroids, repeat), but it has the tight controls that Super Metroid has. Good game. I like Metroid II more than the original Metroid.

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