Before I delve into this game review, I want to say that I've never played a Metroid game before this year. Considering how much I loved the later installments of the Castlevania games (i.e. the IGA-Vania titles), I decided to give this series a try. Granted, I started off with Metroid Fusion, which isn't the most ideal game to start off with considering how difficult it is. But I played Zero Mission and eventually Super Metroid and fell in love with the series.
Anyways, Super Metroid is the third installment in the Metroid series. Initially released on March 19, 1994, Super Metroid was developed and published by Nintendo, with Makoto Kano producing the game. Super Metroid was the largest game on the Super Nintendo system at the time of its release with its 24-megabit cartridge size.
In Super Metroid, Samus Aran exterminates the Metroids on SR388, spare one baby Metroid. Scientists discovered that the Metroids could be used for the benefit of society. After hearing a distress call, Samus fights Ridley, who is holding the baby Metroid captive. In the process, the Space Pirate base has been rebuilt with the hopes of gaining a greater power.
I fell in love with this game the moment I turned it on. Super Metroid has easy-to-learn controls for the most part (although the space jump is rather finicky). Super Metroid does a great job of walking you through the controls and how to play the game. The boss fights are another great thing about Super Metroid. You can just pump the bosses full of missiles or you can use alternative methods to take them down (for example, using the grapple beam on the charge portal in the Draygon fight).
There's one thing that I truly loved about Super Metroid: the music. The most ambient music, yet the most chilling music can be found in Super Metroid. When you're underwater in Maridia or inside the wrecked ship, you feel either at ease or like a greater danger is lurking. That's a part of what makes Super Metroid awesome to play. Super Metroid's music is also great for putting yourself to sleep since it's so soothing.
Play Super Metroid if you want a foot in the Metroid door. I guarantee you won't regret it and will play this game over and over again.
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