Metroid Review | November 2, 2014 Nintendo Exclusive Title
Metroid is a shooter and 2Dplatformer It was originally an NES or Nintendo Entertainment System exclusive in 1986. It is a single player and you are a bounty hunter named Samus Aran. You have one goal defeat the Metroids of planet Zebes and destroy the Mother Brain, the mechanical brain controlling everything. This order comes directly from the Galaxy Federal Police, M510. The Metroid creatures were stolen and exposed to beta rays in order to make them more powerful and used as weapons. If Samus is to destroy the Metroids. She must first find weapons and power ups hidden all over the planet before she will have a chance against the space pirates.
Metroid is a perfect example of getting a game right the first time. It is so good that even the newly updated version that is available on the Virtual Console for the Wii U it is pretty much just the exact same game as the original with better graphics. There is very little story and no voice talent but this game does not need it, Metroid does not feel like it is missing anything without these two elements. Metroid is as good or even better than you remember and that is our favorite thing to say about classic video games. It is better because you can save anywhere at any time during the game thanks to the Nintendo Virtual Console save system. This is a big deal if you played it on your Nintendo back in the late 1980’s. You die a lot in this game and then you would lose all of your progress because of how far you have to travel to save. You can find a map online, so no more time wasted exploring areas that go nowhere. Metroid does not have a map in the game at all and that includes the new versions. Now you don’t have to play the whole game by memory ever again.
It took us about 7 hours to get through the game the first time. That amount of game time does not change even if you played it when it first came out or it is your first time. You can speed run through the game in a couple of hours but that is no fun to do your first time. The replay value is pretty good because there is a version of a new game plus mode. You don’t get to keep your energy or missile packs but you do get to keep all of you weapons and armor upgrades. This makes the game easier and adds some more fun because when you first start out is still pretty difficult. At $5 on Nintendo eshop it is worth the money for all types of gamers and it does not matter if you still have your original gray game cartridge or it is your first time playing. It does go on sale under the $3 mark every once in a while and that is a MUST BUY PRICE!