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Happy Birthday to my favorite game of all time, and thanks for making this thread.

This game is the reason for my screenname. Therefore, without this game I would not exist!

I first played/beat this game in a single 16 hour sitting, having rented it from my local video store. My friend and I pulled an all nighter and completed the game probably at around 65%. Needless to say I was blown away. Metroid on the NES had been my favorite game up until that point and this sequel did not disappoint.

Several years later in college my household (two guys/two girls) rediscovered the title and went about searching for all the items. This was before the internet, or just as the internet was taking off and we were determined to find everything without help from strategy guides or phone calls to Nintendo's help line. Of course we were able to find everything and celebrated this victory by trying to get the lowest time.

My person records are 1:31 100% ending and 1:11 any % ending.

I'm still waiting for a remake or re-imagining of this title, although I'd probably prefer a brand new game with the same graphical design.

Happy Birthday, Super Metroid. May the etecoons forever frustrate the novice initiate, teach the apprentice, and guide the masters to more sequence breaks than we'll ever know!



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DanneSandin said:
I've never played it either, but I'm looking forward to it!

However... I am playing the ORIGINAL game om my 3DS... and holy shit, it's hard man! Were ALL games back in the 80's this hard??


In different ways, yes.  But this game was especially hard considering it always dropped you back in the game with 30 health points after you died. Depending on the area you are in farming for life can be suicidal at times.  Get strong, stay strong, don't fall in the lava.  And get screw attack as soon as you can.



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NiKKoM said:
d21lewis said:

The fact that 20 years has passed depresses the hell out of me. What have I done with my life? Watch porn and eat bacon. That's it. I really need to get it together. Such wasted potential. Maybe go back to school and get my degree? Get married? Time is running out! I think I'm going through a mid-life crisis. Happy birthday, Super Metroid!!!

You have an awesome daughter...


I guess she counts.  All she does is treat me like poop in Nintendo Land, though.



Twitter: @d21lewis

super_etecoon said:
DanneSandin said:
I've never played it either, but I'm looking forward to it!

However... I am playing the ORIGINAL game om my 3DS... and holy shit, it's hard man! Were ALL games back in the 80's this hard??


In different ways, yes.  But this game was especially hard considering it always dropped you back in the game with 30 health points after you died. Depending on the area you are in farming for life can be suicidal at times.  Get strong, stay strong, don't fall in the lava.  And get screw attack as soon as you can.

Yeah Ive decided to not look up any maps or walkthrus for this game, so I have no idea where to find the screw attack ^^ I have idea where to go!



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2nd best game of all time !



DanneSandin said:
super_etecoon said:
DanneSandin said:
I've never played it either, but I'm looking forward to it!

However... I am playing the ORIGINAL game om my 3DS... and holy shit, it's hard man! Were ALL games back in the 80's this hard??


In different ways, yes.  But this game was especially hard considering it always dropped you back in the game with 30 health points after you died. Depending on the area you are in farming for life can be suicidal at times.  Get strong, stay strong, don't fall in the lava.  And get screw attack as soon as you can.

Yeah Ive decided to not look up any maps or walkthrus for this game, so I have no idea where to find the screw attack ^^ I have idea where to go!


As it should be.  The biggest mistake I made as a kid playing this game is that I always went to the wrong boss first.  Later I realized my mistake and found the game much easier.  There are so many paths to go by in the game, and even more in the sequel.  Keep at it, don't give up.



This is one of my all time favorite games.



super_etecoon said:
Happy Birthday to my favorite game of all time, and thanks for making this thread.

This game is the reason for my screenname. Therefore, without this game I would not exist!

I first played/beat this game in a single 16 hour sitting, having rented it from my local video store. My friend and I pulled an all nighter and completed the game probably at around 65%. Needless to say I was blown away. Metroid on the NES had been my favorite game up until that point and this sequel did not disappoint.

Several years later in college my household (two guys/two girls) rediscovered the title and went about searching for all the items. This was before the internet, or just as the internet was taking off and we were determined to find everything without help from strategy guides or phone calls to Nintendo's help line. Of course we were able to find everything and celebrated this victory by trying to get the lowest time.

My person records are 1:31 100% ending and 1:11 any % ending.

I'm still waiting for a remake or re-imagining of this title, although I'd probably prefer a brand new game with the same graphical design.

Happy Birthday, Super Metroid. May the etecoons forever frustrate the novice initiate, teach the apprentice, and guide the masters to more sequence breaks than we'll ever know!

I have been saying they need to make a sequel to this game, like they did the Mario bros. Nintendo however needs to add a achievement system. This would add life to the Wii U.



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