How are you introduced to Metroid?

Image: The game of Nintendo Life - If you didn't know, tomorrow (Monday, August 15, 2015) marks the 35th anniversary of Metroids NES in North America. You should get 35 years now! Do you feel very old yet? Metroid is a franchise since 1987 (86 in Japan). Since its debut in 1987, the franchise has become a new feature.

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If you didn’t know, tomorrow, the 15th of August marks the 35th anniversary of the first metroids NES event in North America. That’s insane! 35 years! Do you feel too old yet?

In the years and decades since its debut in 1987 (86 in Japan), Metroid is becoming one of the Nintendo-inspired franchises; gaming is still unavoidable with the N64 and Wii U being released on nearly a hundred consoles, especially the WTI (Virutal console never counts). Despite earning a little lukewarm wierical success over Super Mario and Animal CrossingMetroid, it hasn’t yet earned its place in the hearts of Nintendo gamers in the world. There are only some people who react with the Nintendo announcement of Metroid Prime 4 to understand how impactful this franchise has been.

So, with that in mind, we thought we would share our introductions to the franchise; we want to hear your stories too! Which game did you start with? What did you get to it? Has a friend or a family member introduced you?

If you don’t have any other chance of playing the franchise, that’s okay! Several of us have big gaps in our Metroid history, so you can not take into consideration that one of us (me!) has only been involved in this project, with the Metroid PrimeTrilogy, which means we’ll be very productive here.

Ollie Reynolds, Staff Writer, “Skills Writer.”

I suppose I got into Metroid too late, all in all I wanted is thought. My first entry was in GameCube with Metroid Prime back in 2002. I remember reading it in NGC Magazine’s issue, and I was completely surprised by how brilliant it looked. In thinking of my current experiences, I not sure that when I finally realized that the franchise was an adventure series, it was that when I saw Metroid Fusion, and subsequently did an exploration of how the first-person view ended up being completely new.

I realized, in spite of the hardness of Metroid Prime, locations like the Phendrana Drifts and the Phazon Mines were among the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen and the balance between exploration and combat was just perfect. Well, naturally, I dove to the ground up in the franchise and played through the original Metroid, Metroid II and Super Metroid, then back up Metroid Fusion. Even though NES isn’t easy to play, I can see how the game was changing the franchise’s appearance.

It’s probably safe to say that Metroid is my favourite Nintendo franchise now, and I owe it all to Metroid Prime. When nothing else caught my eye, Prime was the game I was always watching. This is my delight when the PlayStation announcement that a fourth entry would be coming to the Switch Speaking of which, any updates on that, Nintendo?

Metroid Prime (2002) Image: Nintendo

Alana Hagues, editor for staff.

I’ve got the honor to go to Metroid a really long time now. This probably wasn’t helped by the fact that my first Metroid game was the GBA Classic NES Series release of the original Metroid. I hit up for it. But I really wanted to learn about the kind of cool, orange-cladded bounty hunter I had seen in the Super Smash Bros.

Then I began to look around online and Metroid Fusion jumped out at me. I managed to get an a copy, played through it even scared myself to death a few times and loved it. As a teenager, Fusions stalker-like foe SA-X pushed me hard on my bedsheets. I still had to say that I liked Metroid a certain time. I drew a few more attempts to play the original, using the Animal Crossing NES, as your tyres emoji. But now, the SNES Classic forced me to learn the highly revered Super Metroid in 2018. Now it’s a video game of immense reputation. But it turns out there is a reason for that its phenomenal. Even today, these atmosphere, map and progression sense are unmatched.

Everything’s the story. Super Metroid made me go back and replay Fusion, pick up Zero Mission, and even try the original Metroid and Metroid II again. Im still missing many gaps Prime, Samus Returns but Dread has also revealed that this series was one of my favorites. I was glad I kept doing what I could.

Kate Gray, a Staff Writer.

I haven’t actually played a metroid. Maybe I would really like them, but I don’t know. But I still have a Metroid story, well. I had to pass through a couple of tests and interviews as soon as they were finished reading the application.

The first was a phone call. Your quickest meal. I always talk. The second was the interview of the editors of the ONM and the general editor in charge of a bunch of magazines, a little daunting, but I did just that. That was the third, when I was working on a test, and I had to write a 300 word story in an hour; while Twitch Plays Pokemon was in its first few days back then, I only wrote about this. I was sure that after the final exam, I was in the final phase.

That was a Nintendo quiz, as you see it. When I was twenty-two, I didn’t get ready for university, and as far as it was a national game, I figured out how many games, from the N64, GameCube, Wii to 3DS and DS, some of these games was in the question. As for the questions concerning Layton, Ace Attorneyand Mario, I reacted embarrassingly, but when it came to F-Zero and Metroid questions, I didn’t have any idea. And people get really upset when they find out that a Nintendo writer hasn’t played a Metroid. I mean that no one gets frustrated if you haven’t played the Ace Act, despite it being a seminal work of whatever-that-genre-is. People always think of shooty games.

Thus, I was convinced I had blown it. I completely messed up due to the complicated knowledge of Nintendo blocks. I thought, could have fun and made some doodles. I drew Blathers in the bottom of this quiz; I wrote the F-Zero question, and a little Samus was drawn out of the place I did not answer. That seemed to be what caught me on work (well, in fact, the other way). The editor didn’t mind that I didn’t play all the games. You could teach someone to play a game. You can’t learn em to write as easily as you can.

I haven’t played a metroid yet, but this quiz taught me that the games I’ve played that don’t define me or diminish my value. It’s a good lesson.

Metroid (1986) Image: Nintendo.

Jim Norman, Staff Writer, etc.

Metroid always attracts me. I’m not a huge fan of this game. But because I have always loved platformers, I haven’t really sprayed away to them.

The first game that I have ever played to Metroid is now the GBA’s Metroid Fusion. It was in an era when I would buy all of the games I could get on regardless of what I had a say about them. This particular title has been drawn to me by my love for Super Smash Bros. Melee, which I always played in line with my friends GameCube. I always wondered who the badass on the gun was, so I could make a transition.

I can’t say that this first experience really stuck with me (so, what a way to open the site new feature), but I remember that I wasn’t completely blown away. The series has broken into a much-tidy relationship between me and the game, as well as a few Metroid Prime Hunters here and the Samus Returns there.

Perhaps contributing to this new feature will help me to get back into the series before I begin reading the newest series as a reader. I’m certain about that.

Gavin Lane, editor of the book, was there, was he?

I have the idea that, strangely, my film is based on DS. A Phat left me, but a slimmer Lite and one particular game tempted me to crack open my wallet and bought a nice black console and the Metroid Prime Hunters.

To return, the games looked very complicated, but when it was in my art, it felt like you would get more done. It’s no classic, but its bounty hunter-based battling (not to mention the magnificent Metroid Prime Pinball) erected me in the series door and made a further investigation.

I found a loose Zero Mission cart (I wanted something to play on my Lite, plus it was a remake of the first game, and it made a nice sense), and I hooked myself. I quickly became familiar with Super Metroid, then Fusion (in part of the 3DS Ambassador Program), then go back to Samus on GB, and then the 3DS remake, and finally Dread last year. All the best games, although my heart is the Zero Mission, which certainly ranks as the best version remade.

The Prime series isn’t completely unique after reading all of the above. Hopefully the rumours from a Prime 1 Switch remaster will be re-evaluable.

Metroid: Zero Mission (2004) Image: Nintendo

Goncalo Lopes, Reviewer.

In spite of most Nintendo IPs, Metroid came into my life by accident. When I got my brick game boy, it was a routine practice to trade cartridges with my high school buddies so we could play a wide range of titles. One such friend stuck on something called Moode II: Return of Samus. The name was familiar only with local television advertising for the NES version. I borrowed it and was really surprised to find a pocket Turrican-style exploration game with huge depth. But once you get the Spider Ball upgrade, you will be amazed. The staff credited me, he knew I had just played a Game Boy masterpiece for the age of a little. It took me thousands more years to discover that Turrican was the first one who sought inspiration in Samus galactic adventures.

Fast forward a few years later, I’ve got an eager desire to buy a Super Game Boy. The store has a large (silly) size. The Super Mario DVD that’s next to this: Super Metroid! Even though I’m limited to German-speaking players, I decided to give it my birthday income and to find out what that huge box is, and sharing this story with you for this. Stars Yero and FoxMetroid is also part of my Nintendo-like mission of science fiction escapism. The impact of the series on my life is quite evident.

There’s that, so here it is. We hope you enjoyed this little peek into the way each of us got introduced to the Metroid franchise.

So, we’d like to see how you were introduced.

Which game did you start with? (408 votes)

  • Metroid (NES)21%
  • Metroid II: Samus Return (7 %).
  • Super Metroid (SNES)18 %
  • Metroid Fusion (GBA)14 %
  • Metroid Prime – (GameCube) 15 %
  • Metroid: Zero Mission 3 p.m.
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GameCube) 1 %.
  • Metroid Prime Pinball (DS) 0% a piece.
  • Metroid Prime Hunters (DS)2%.
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)3%
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)2%
  • Shed: A single lady from the thirties has a little more trouble than the girl’s.
  • Metroid Prime: Three-distance repression contingent: 1 dollar dollar (2DS)!
  • Metroid: Samus returns 3DS.
  • Roughhold and abrasive use with no effect.
  • Table of Contents.

    • Ollie Reynolds, Staff Writer, Mayan.
    • Alana Hagues, staff writer.
    • Kate Gray, staff writer, wrote.
    • Jim Norman, Staff Writer, I.E.
    • Gavin Lane, writer, is the editor.
    • Goncalo Lopes, Reviewer, pygm.
    • What game did you start with in Metroid? (408 votes)