Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Metroid Series



What I really like about the Metroid games is the way the games don't rely on story to bring you through the game.
Maybe you see a short intro "cutscene" of you landing on a planet but that's it, you don't need anything more.

"Here, that's you, that's your ship, you're in space, go explore."

You walk a little and eventually you'll come by a powerup. Using this powerup you often can proceed to new areas in which you'll find more powerups. But the powerups aren't a mere alternative to keys, no, they're also fun to use. The rockets for example, great way to access new areas and at the same time give you a strong weapon against bosses. Or the grappling hook, I'm not even going to bother talking about it here.

Anyway, if you havn't already checked out the Metroid games, do it. My recommendation is to start with either Super Metroid or Zero Mission (kind of a reimagining of the NES Metroid).

Can't recommend Metroid for the NES though.

15 comments:

  1. Super Metroid was definately my favourite of the franchise. No love for Prime?

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  2. I really love metroid!! samus is a great character

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  3. @Geoffrey
    I really enjoyed Prime but this post was more about the 2D Metroids.

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  4. Megaman... Such an awesome series.

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  5. The 2D Metroid games are amazing.

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  6. oh no, man... u make my cry

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  7. Super Metroid for the win! <3 Also, its so awesome Samus is a girl - not only that, she's also a blonde! Take that, blonde joke creators!

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  8. I remember the first time I saw Samus take the helmet off. It blew my mind.

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  9. These games bring back some memories! This blog is fantastic, all the old games I used to play are on here. Another thing, the soundtracks for these games are always amazing.

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  10. Love the old Metroid series, but ever since Prime, I cannot bring myself to play it :(

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  11. Awesome can't fault these old school games.

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  12. I LOVE Metroid SO MUCH. Samaus was also, imo, the best Easter egg ever.

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  13. I know this is kind of queer, but the first thing that attracted me to these games was the fact that Samus is a female. Love me a good, strong female protagonist

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