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Played Super Metroid for the first time ever...

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Podings said:
I think breaking the glass and entering Maridia is what is clearest in my mind.

Yeah, I remember that quite clearly too. It was the only part of the game in which I had to use a walkthrough (sigh)...

The way this game goes, it's quite an achievement to beat it without any sort of help, so for me that was a terrible moment.



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super_etecoon said:
First off...thanks for taking the time to try out this game and ignoring the game based on hype alone as many people do.

Secondly, you hit the nail on the head as far as "growing into the hero" is concerned. That is my favorite think about a "MetroidVania" and something that Super Metroid does better than most: it makes you feel, both through your own personal abilities and through the items you acquire, that you are becoming a god.

My favorite moment of this game...and probably any game, isthe reason for my screen name. When you attempt to go for an energy tank you fall through the floor and end up near a save station. Like many, I saved. I saved and then found myself at the bottom of a very large shaft with no way to get back up. And the whole time these little pesky creatures kept laughing at me, and jumping off the walls. Bastards.

Of course, those creatures were Etecoons and their only mission in the game is to teach you of your inherent ability to wall jump. That's right...you can wall jump without any items, once you master the mechanic. Games just don't do this anymore...they're so focused on creating am accessible avatar and gameplay system that they neglect to give advanced gamers new mechanics that they can use to sequence break. For this reason, and many others, Super Metroid IS the best game of all time.

I actually found that part pretty annoying, since walljumping is pretty technical, and no guidance is given on what buttons or timing to use. Esoteric special moves were the only part of the game the drove me to read a FAQ.



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mZuzek said:
Podings said:
I think breaking the glass and entering Maridia is what is clearest in my mind.

Yeah, I remember that quite clearly too. It was the only part of the game in which I had to use a walkthrough (sigh)...

The way this game goes, it's quite an achievement to beat it without any sort of help, so for me that was a terrible moment.

I only needed help in Norfair after Crocomire, where you have to use super speed and then jump, but not the special jump. I didn't know you could that and thought I was supposed to leave. I don't even think it should have been possible, but I left, twice.



Super Metroid Is the best Metroid game you can get.

I remember doing the shinespark by accident i was so amazed by that move, in fact, i still am!



I played it last year! It's the best 2D game of all time in my opinion. Just so gooooood.

Now my friend. There is a certain trilogy of games you need to play....




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Puppyroach said:

I know, I get that alot :).

I just found SEGAs arcade approach more satifying, and I found alot of Nintendos offerings a bit... boring dare I say. But remember, I saw those games through the glasses of a fanboy, so I aim to revisit some of them :).


Oh trust me, when I was a little kid, I was definitely a "Nintendo kid", and I hated the Genesis, purely on the basis that other little kids who were "Sega kids" would talk shit about Nintendo, and say how their system was so much better. LOL

Such a sad thing really, as both camps were missing out. I do contend that the SNES overall had a better library than Genesis, and the NES to me is the best system of all time. BUT, in my teens and later adult years, I was able to try many Master System and Genesis games, and realized that, you know what, Sega really did have some great games too. So I hear where you're coming from. I'm sure if I had also had a Master System or Genesis as a kid, I would have liked it too. Hell, I had actually never even heard of the Master System, in the pre-internet era, until about 1992, when I got a special year's end holiday EGM issue that had a retrospective comparing all the consoles of the time (NES, Master System, Game Boy, Game Gear, Lynx, TG16, Genesis, SNES, Neo Geo). I had never heard of it because the small-ish town I spent part of my childhood in never had one in any of the stores.

Some of my favorite Sega games, or games that were on Genesis, are Golden Axe II & III (1 is okay but the sequels are better), Streets of Rage II & III (ditto), High Seas Havoc, Rockey Knight, Shinobi III, Columns III, Chakan (even though it's harder than fuck), and of course the Sonic games (Sonic 2 mainly).