Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Provides an excellent source of platforming at a very moderate price tag. There can’t be enough good said about this title as it serves as a remake of one of the early titles that changed the face of gaming forever.
  2. A perfect primer for the rest of the Metroid series. [Dec 2004, p.148]
  3. A great game worthy of the Classic line, but the difficulty will turn off many prospective gamers.
  4. Frankly speaking, it's one of the best titles from the NES years. However, the game has been ported so many times that it hardly stands on its own as a stand-alone experience.
  5. 60
    The only reason to spend 20 bills on this one is if you have no interest in zipping through the awesome GBA remake, "Metroid: Zero Mission," or simply want to complete the Classic NES collection. It's not worth the purchase otherwise.
  6. It's easy to see how certain aspects of Metroid's design made it a classic, but 18 years later, the overall package just doesn't measure up to today's action adventure standards.
  7. 50
    For $10 more, you can get the exact same thing in the form of a free bonus [in "Metroid: Zero Mission"] with a top-notch remake of the game that brings its graphics, level design and story up to contemporary standards along with a cool bonus section that serves as a valuable prelude to the subsequent games. Now which one would you rather have? Think hard, now.
  8. If you want Metroid, get "Zero Mission" instead. [Dec 2004, p.100]
  9. You would be better off spending a few extra bucks and getting the "Zero Mission" game if you don't already have it. Otherwise I would be very hesitant to spend the twenty bucks on this old clunker.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 16, 2012
    10
    All the reviews on here are complaining about how this is already on zero mission.So what if it already on zero mission. This is a fantasticAll the reviews on here are complaining about how this is already on zero mission.So what if it already on zero mission. This is a fantastic game and needed a release as a stand alone game. The story this game started is amazing and fans of the series or the game. Full Review »
  2. May 25, 2011
    8
    If you missed out on the NES release of this, be sure to check this one out. Multiple weapons and massive levels make this a great game toIf you missed out on the NES release of this, be sure to check this one out. Multiple weapons and massive levels make this a great game to play in the car. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 2, 2005
    2
    Just buy metroid zero mission instead.