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  • Summary: Who is the Galaxy's Most Elite Bounty Hunter? Before Metroid Prime Hunters, the answer was easy. Now that six other ferocious bounty hunters have gathered to challenge Samus, the title is up for grabs. Engage in intense four-player deathmatches either locally or against players from around the world with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Battle with seven elite bounty hunters, each with unique alternate forms and specialty weapons. Customize your multiplayer matches with over 20 expertly designed arenas and seven intense modes of play. Unlock multiplayer features by completing an all-new single-player mission in Adventure Mode. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 51 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. The game moves fluidly, with very little slowdown. The environments tend to repeat (even on the first planet I'd occasionally get lost because several corridors all looked the same), but the detail is surprisingly nice for a DS title.
  2. This title offers something that literally can't be found anywhere else; and fortunately, because of theextended development time, managed to improve upon Nintendo's Wi-Fi service as well.
  3. What the franchise loses in the transition from console to handheld, it makes up with intuitive control and the best multiplayer the DS has to offer. You'll be playing this one for a long time.
  4. While the single-player adventure falls just shy of the grandeur of some Metroid games, the new multiplayer game positively electrifies the experience. [May 2006, p.111]
  5. Don't buy this game expecting an experience like the GameCube Metroid Prime titles. This is Quake with a thin layer of Metroid paint. But hey, that's okay if you like Quake.
  6. The potential of the technologically disruptive DS is just beginning to be exploited. Metroid Prime: Hunters is a great game, and one that really should shift systems. Buy it, play it, and you’ll understand.
  7. 60
    This feels like yet another genre shoehorned poorly onto hardware that just isn’t equipped to handle it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 63
  2. Negative: 6 out of 63
  1. JasonL.
    Mar 2, 2007
    This is great! It's long and fun. Enjoyed it for about 60 hours! I give a 10.
  2. AJay
    Sep 2, 2007
    Great graphics, fantastic controls, solid single player, and one of the best miltiplayer games ever leave nothing to be desiered!
  3. Gamefreak
    Oct 4, 2006
    Its real good a great ending and the best first person shooter I've seen in years but its probably cause I just looooove Metroid.
  4. MichaelA.
    Sep 1, 2006
    A great Metroid game. The only downside is the story mode. Not saying that it sucks, but it can't compare to the Wi-Fi and local wireless multiplayer. One cool thing about having friends on Wi-Fi is the fact that you can literally talk to them through Wi-Fi by holding down the X button! I DO agree with Charlie N. with one thing. eye boss, tower boss, eye, tower, eye, tower. Can't they think of something different? Last thing, weapons and charcters. Once again, Nintendo's innovation knows no bounds. The characters having their own matching weapons! In my opinion, Noxus is the best. I almost forgot something. Metroid Prime: Hunters tries so much to be like Halo 2 in multiplayer. Defender in MPH is King of the Hill in H2. Nodes in MPH is Territories in H2. I think I've said enough for now. All I'm saying is that this is a game definitely worthy buying and definitely worth getting Wi-Fi for! One of the NDS's best. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2011
    I know , i know , the gameplay is painful and hard, but is too damn addicting the multiplayer. Starting with the story, is rewarding, while it lacks with almost no enemies in the adventure, there's a good time in it. The cut scene are great and looks detailed even for this little screen. A good arsenal of varied special attacks mixture the experience and add diversity. As for the multiplayer, even if it is offline is what i said in the beginning of the review. If you don't know what i meant for painful, is what Jaglur said, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the flaw in here, ouch, i think my fingers are destroyed. Expand
  6. DJT
    Dec 15, 2007
    This is a great playing great looking game! A good game on the system and a perfect addition to the overal Metroid franchise. The casual gamer should stay away... it's an action adventure, and if you aren't playing it everyday until you are finished it, you may forget about where you left off and it becomes a little tedious. Otherwsie, it's a great adventure! Expand
  7. AnonymousMC
    Jun 27, 2006
    Granted it doesn't deserve a straight out 0, but I want to bring down the score, it does in no way deserve that.
    It's boring, get
    to the end of the level shooting enemies, picking up keys and power ups, then running back to the begining of the level in a certain time.
    Do not buy

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