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Metroid Prime

by Nintendo
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • This is the first 3-D game of the Metroid series.

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  • ASIN: B00008KTWH
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,727 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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This is the first of the three-part series.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Immersive and relaxing July 3, 2013
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
A rare game that knows gamers are not stupid and we don't all have ADHD. Metroid Prime doesn't rely on breakneck speed, but on attention to detail. It's a game that allows you to relax and use your mind to play as opposed to reflexive button mashing. Accompanying it are great visuals and an awesome soundtrack, all with well-thought out environments and in-depth explanations of the creatures inhabiting the game's world. The genius of this game is unsurpassed - an example of how video games aren't made to reward people for thoughtless action, but patient thinking.

As in all of the games in the Metroid series, you control the female bounty hunter, Samus Aran, on a quest to seek and destroy the space pirates. Unfortunately, if you are a newcomer to the series, this game won't teach you much about who Samus Aran is, but that's not a requirement to enjoy the game. It's unfortunate at times that Nintendo shies away from dialogue, as they do in this game, though sometimes dialogue in video games comes off as too cheesy and ruins a good experience. We do get to see how Samus is viewed by other creatures, such as the ancient Chozo and the space pirates. The lore of the Chozo see Samus as a prophetic being, and data entries from the space pirates reveal that they see her as a fearsome opponent with technology so advanced they have been unable to duplicate it. Unfortunately the game's story is sparse. You don't learn the plot details until much later in the game, which means you are unsure why Samus is attacking a pirate ship at the start of the game. An in-depth story certainly would have made this a much more enjoyable experience, but it is nonetheless great as it is.

The graphics, the effects, the sound, the level design are all perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!! January 21, 2004
All I have to say is, go and pick this game up if you haven't already. You're missing out on lots! This game has great graphics, great sound, and great gameplay. I was impressed! I would say this is a MUST OWN for the Gamecube. It's worth every bit of your hard earned dollars! Check out its review at [...]
It's definitely not a game that you can buzz through in record time as some of the puzzles can prove to be rather challenging, not to mention some of the bosses. I've logged in just over 20 hours of play. It would be more if you want to complete 100% of the game, which is fairly challenging. If you get stuck, then look up a guide on and you'll be on your way. I know I got stuck a few times in Metroid Prime.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great game, even as the years pass on April 23, 2013
By Ben
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I managed to pick this game up for $4 at gamestop with the case and everything. Everything was in good condition and let me say it's the best 4 bucks I spent in my life. The game is incredible. It's nearly as good as Zelda, with its own elements as well. Do yourself a favor, and get this game, if the price is reasonable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great game, but can be frustrating March 23, 2004
First of all, let me say that I agree with what the other reviewers have said so far. The gameplay is great, and the controls are fairly intuitive once you get used to them. (just a minor problem where I keep hitting the wrong button and switching into morph ball mode when I try to fire too fast)
The only problem I have with this game is that there are too many points at which you are left asking "now what? Where am I supposed to go?" it would have been nice if the hint system didn't point you to an area you can't reach 'til you get a particular upgrade. I wish it would point me to the upgrade first. But this game is definitely worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have December 29, 2004
By Vaio
This is a must have game for the Nintendo Gamecube system, the graphics are amazing, the game play is amazing, just overall this game is amazing. I was never a fan of the old Metroid games, but I had to try this once since it is in 1st person, and what a huge difference. Like other Metroid games you have to go around and collect things and upgrade your power suit to move on to the the next world. If you have a Nintendo Gamecube, you have to have this game (and the sequel)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The one that started the primes June 14, 2014
By Merc
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Prime is an example of building a narrative of sorts without any story telling, giving a clear example of whats happening with a hostile world to explore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Review of Metroid Prime April 22, 2014
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Metroid Prime is the first metroid game that brought Samus in the 3-D realm. Metroid Prime takes place on the plant Known as Tallon IV, much like other metroid games you lose all your upgrades such as: suits, beams, visors and missiles, so you'll need to find them again. The different suits you can find range from the Varia Suit, Gravity Suit, and the Phazon Suits, the beam upgrades you can find come in 4 different flavors, you can aquire the Power beam, Ice beam, Wave beam, and the Plasma beam. You have to aquire the morphball to get anywhere in the game, you can even find morphball bombs and power bombs. In order to reach the final area of the game you need the beat 4 bosses, once you beat the bosses you need to find all 12 chozo artifacts (you'll probably need a guide in order to find them) once you all find the 12 artifacts you can finally access the final area. Once you beat the final boss, metroid prime, you have about 3 minutes to escape the planet. Certainly anybody who loves first person shooters, or exploration games will love this game.
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