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  • Summary: The first installment of the immensely successful Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates' home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with theThe first installment of the immensely successful Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates' home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life forms known as Metroids. Metroid has all the high-tech weaponry, creepy tunnels and crawly alien creatures that anyone could ask for. Expand
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  1. Aug 27, 2012
    10
    This game is a masterpiece for its time. However, this is not a game for casual players. The difficulty will turn off casuals, but will moreThis game is a masterpiece for its time. However, this is not a game for casual players. The difficulty will turn off casuals, but will more than satisfy hardcore gamers. The graphics look great (again, for its time) and Samus controls perfectly. Otherwise, a great game. Try and beat it without internet - it will be a lot more rewarding that way. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2011
    9
    Another one of the many watershed games in Nintendo's history, Metroid is a classic in every sense of the word. Fans of the series who neverAnother one of the many watershed games in Nintendo's history, Metroid is a classic in every sense of the word. Fans of the series who never experienced the original NES platformer will find themselves lost in a world of secrets, danger and discovery. This is one of the few games that can still give me chills at times, and make me sweat as I rush through the frantic final stage. A great challenge and a lot of fun; a must-play on the Virtual Console if you don't already own another edition. Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2013
    6
    Without the internet you will have no clue what to do and while it can be fun to play at times you keep doing the same stuff over and overWithout the internet you will have no clue what to do and while it can be fun to play at times you keep doing the same stuff over and over again such as enter a room, get missles, leave and barely any of the rooms change. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2014
    4
    While the gameplay is good, in Metroid, your chances of getting lost are at 102%! Really! YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO! You start the game withWhile the gameplay is good, in Metroid, your chances of getting lost are at 102%! Really! YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO! You start the game with ONLY 30HP and a laser gun that can barely go 3 meters beyond you! You are so weak in the beggining! Trust me!

    Also, the continue system is just pathetic : each time you die, you restart at the beggining of the zone, guess what, WITH 30 HP left!
    All the screens are way too similar (Special honor for Kraid chamber!) which optimize the chances of getting lost!

    Finally, the game is too hard, even WORSE THAN CASTLEVANIA, CONTRA OR NINJA GAIDEN!
    The level design is brutal, there is too much hard-to-hit enemies and they attack too hard (20HP!).
    B.R.U.T.A.L.
    Well, at least the music is OK.
    But don't buy that ''classic'', I didn't aged well, AT ALL!

    I hate that acid lava, its IMPOSSIBLE to get out of it!

    There's also a frustrating glitch, like when an enemy hit you into a door, DEFENSELESS!

    Oh, BTW, There is NO MAP! IN A EXPLORATION GAME!
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