|Reviewer: john diehl, jr||Date: Nov 6, 2003|
|Galactic peace has been shattered by the villianous Space Pirates and now intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran must step forward and brave the perils of the Zebesian underworld as she races to stop the manical Mother Brain.
The backgrounds, though often repeated, convey the feeling that you are in an alien underworld though it is often difficult to know your exact position. The character and enemy animation are basic but convey the sense of hunter and prey.
The music is often fun and energetic. The sound effects are average but at least when Samus dies you don't have to hear that gut-wrenching cry that she has on the Gamecube Metroid Prime.
The difficulty is insane but not unbeatable. Weaponary and upgrades are spread around the massive underworld and you have to hunt them down. The bosses are pains but not unbearable. It's like an intergalactic game of hide and go seek. The programmers have hidden numerous items for you to find and now you have to go and seek them out.
Metroid may not be the prettiest game on the market but it is a fun and challenge science fiction epic. I would have given it an overall of 8 but it gets an extra point for being one of the first video games to feature a female main character.
Over the past 17 years, Metroid has gained quite a massive following. Samus' saga currently spans four systems and five awesome games. If you haven't given the original Metroid a try yet...do so now. You'll be glad that you did.
|Reviewer: MK23||Date: Jun 25, 2003|
|If you haven't played any game in the series, I must ask "WHAT ROCK HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING UNDER SINCE 1986?" This is the epitome of ALL sci-fi platform games. I suggest you play this for a little while at least. If you're not hooked, then there's something seriously wrong with you.
The graphics are excellent for a NES game. Perhaps my vision is clouded by the Far superior Super Metroid, but this game was the best of it's age. Crisp graphics, excellent animation, all rolled together into one awesome package.
The music is good, but the sound seemed sub-par. I'm sorry, it just does.
Excellent. Just the right pace, lots of exploring, plenty of shooting, many hidden passages, and lots of fun. You can get lost for HOURS inside the planet Zebes.
A nice, solid package. If you're fans of this genre, then you've already played this game. If you haven't played it, DO IT NOW. I guaruntee you'll be hooked.
|Reviewer: Tommy Arcade||Date: Apr 4, 2003|
|Hey guys! This is Tommy Arcade. I wanna chill about this game that has been a classic for a long time, METROID. This was one of the few Nintendo games then that went on to Video Game History. This game set the bar for all alien hunting games yet to come. Its a game where u are an alien hunter name Samus and u are sent to the planet of Metroid. You go through a huge area collecting weapons, bombs, blasting enemies and bosses to get to the evil MOTHER BRAIN! Good storyline and it really pulls together.
Beautiful graphics. Nintendo did something right with this. The characters are crisp, concise for this system. The area is bigger than life and Mother Brain looks so good (not in that way you sick perv).
The sound is really nice. The soundtrack goes really good with the game. Makes it sound like ur really blasting and killing Metroid scumbags.
This is the part where it really counts for me. Ive played this game and it is a challenge and a half! If youve heard about me, I loooooove a great challenge. The storyline goes with it and the game moves on and it is one pitfall and peril after another and t never ends. From the little metroid creature to the Mother Brain. The gameplay kicks major Schimmy!!!
Great Game. This was a classic to remember. A legendary game in the making. This is one of the few games that actually succeeded the first time in making. This game evolved to better games like Metroid 2 for Game Boy, Metroid Fusion for GBA and Metroid Prime for Gamecube. This is a game to get in great with. I stamp my TOMMY ARCADE SEAL OF APPROVAL on this game.
Metroid will still live on for Video Generations to come. Samus is the hero that will stand tall alongside Mario, Link, Simon Belmont, Megaman, and all the other heroes that stand tall today. Until next time, GAME IT UP!!!
|Reviewer: Kenneth||Date: Sep 1, 2002|
|Metroid. What else can I say? This game is one of the pure classics of the NES, heck, one of the greatest games of all time. This ranks right up there with the Super Mario Bros., the Final Fantasy(s), even the Mega Mans.
Hats off to Nintendo for a great game!
|Reviewer: Nathan||Date: Apr 26, 2002|
|Metroid is about a ""cyborg"" space bounty hunter by the name of Samus Aran. She was sent by the Galactic Federation Police to (singlehandedly) destroy the Space Pirates, their leader, Mother Brain, and the Metroid infestation. The basic plot to the game is about finding powerups, exploring secret areas on planet Zebes (They misspelled it ""Zebeth"" on the game's introduction) destroying the Space Pirate Mini-Bosses, Ridley and Kraid. Destroying them enables you to go down to Toruian. I am not one to give away endings, so I will leave you to play it for yourself to see how it ends.
This game has a great story to it and will always be in my number one game, as well with Metroid II: Return of Samus, and Metroid 3: Super Metroid. I am still on the edge of my seat waiting for the release of Metroid 4 for Game Boy Advance and the prequel to it all: Metroid Prime! In closing, happy Metroid hunting!
|Reviewer: Jake||Date: Nov 8, 2001|
|This game brings back many memories... of getting my ass kicked. I was only 6 years old when my brother bought this game, and I sucked at it. Most of the time, I would watch my brother play it. Now that I'm finally at an age where I can play these games and win, I can review this little bundle of joy.
The basic premise is simple.. go to an alien planet, and stop Mother Brain from using Metroids (life-sucking parasites... think of the face-huggers in ""Alien."") to take over the galaxy, or something to that effect. Of course, you don't know any of this unless you have the instruction manual in your posession, which is the case with most of the old nintendo games. All you get from the title screen is a brief message stating that you must go to the planet ""Zeebeth"" (which is supposed to be ""Zeebes"") and destroy the metroids.
You land on the home world (of course, you appear in a symbolic spot, between to symmetrical pillars), and the game begins. The first thing that old NES gamers were surprised at was the fact that, unlike the original ""Super Mario Bros.,"" you could travel to the left of the screen, as well as thr right. Wow. I guess that's not such a big deal today.
Metroid has created a huge following over the years, with two increadible sequels (one for Game Boy and one for Super Nintendo), a fourth installment headed for Game Boy Advance, and the awesome 'prequel' that's coming to the GameCube. I, like many others, am a loyal fan. I own all three games, and I just may buy a GameCube, in spite of my Playstation 2, just so I can play ""Metroid Prime.""
|Reviewer: michael Bearden||Date: Sep 27, 2001|
|Metroid aghh the game that could it began in 1988 when I played this outstanding masterpiece the game rocked. The story stars Samus a bounty hunter that has to go to planet Zebes and destroy the space pirates the Metroids and the Mechanized Space Pirate Leader Mother brain as an reward you got to see the true Identity of Samus Aran if you beat the game in 45 minutes. I give this game a 10 out of 10 stars|