Yeah, I'm with you on everything. Though a Metroid: Super Mission also would've been nice.
Like Super Metroid you mean?
I played it for the first time on the Wii VC but gave up on it quickly, I found the whole world lay-out very confusing and I sucked at the bosses (I'm bad at 2D Metroid games). It has a great ending sequence though (which I looked up on youtube). I liked Fusion more because it was better/faster paced and it had a greater narrative/atmosphere. Not to mention better controls...
And call me a graphics whore, but I didn't like the graphics at all! Fusion and Zero Mission have imo aged much better.
"The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must" - Thoukydides