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super_etecoon said:
DanneSandin said:

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.

lol I'm not even close to a boss fight! This game is relentless ^^



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Happy Birthday to one of my favourite video games of all time! In fact, it's my second favourite game of all time, just right behind Metroid Prime :D



   

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“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

Porcupine_I said:
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I missed the funny here.  Help?



super_etecoon said:
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Mr Khan said:
super_etecoon said:
Porcupine_I said:
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yeah...I thought that was what the poster was going for.  Meh.

 

In other news...Super Metroid will be 20 all year long.  Long live this thread.



Definitely my favorite Metroid and one of the best games Nintendo ever created.  

I too wouldn't mind a HD - 2D Metroid for the Wii U in the same vein of Super M.  

C'mon Nintendo, stop holding that Metroid in captivity and make a new game!


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I'm quite surprised that so many people here didn't play this gem until much later but it just goes to show how old I am I guess, lol.

My favorite parts were the Crocomire battle and the outstanding final battle. Oh, and I love how they paid homage to the original Metroid by having another "fake" Kraid before you fight the real one.

Amazing gameplay, atmosphere, and level design, Super Metroid is easily one of my favorite games ever made.



d21lewis said:
That's 24 megs old Killer is up against. Nintendo's biggest game, ever!!

I got this back in 1994 and beat it on New Year's Eve for years!! It became traditional. 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!!!

i would read this but im too drunk to fuck.

yay metrood

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archbrix said:
I'm quite surprised that so many people here didn't play this gem until much later but it just goes to show how old I am I guess, lol.

My favorite parts were the Crocomire battle and the outstanding final battle. Oh, and I love how they paid homage to the original Metroid by having another "fake" Kraid before you fight the real one.

Amazing gameplay, atmosphere, and level design, Super Metroid is easily one of my favorite games ever made.

I'm also always surprised about how many people haven't played this game.  When the Wii VC version came out I must have spent over $100 gifting this game to my friends on here that had never played it.  Some of them even took the time to actually beat it.  

It's a tough game for modern gamers.  For some reason, people get frustrated not knowing where to go.  It's as if they think the game is laughing at them or they feel like it is highlighting a deficiency in their understanding of the game.  Obviously that's not true; the game just wants you to work for it.  You have to crack the code, finish the maze, uncover the secrets before it will let you pass on.  Does it want you to retraverse the area over and over again to do it?  You bet it does.  

And yes, this game is a complete homage to NES Metroid.  Who expected to come in the back door of one of the most amazing boss battles of the time in the first 2 minutes of the game?  Who expected then to take an elevator down to the opening sequence of the original title.  But once we were there, we knew exactly what we needed...and where it would be: turn left for the morph ball.  This sequence of events told us instantly that what we were playing was brand new, and classic all at the same time.

Sadly, Metroid fans haven't gotten to quite feel that moment again (barring Zero Mission, I suppose).

Has anyone ever noticed the artifacts in the room that leads to the missile recharge right before the real Kraid?