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- This action-packed, side-scrolling shooter has been completely remade with engaging and immersive 3D visuals and a rich, atmospheric color palette
- Classic Metroid II - Return of Samus gameplay is joined by a wealth of new content, including a set of brand new abilities that utilizes a mysterious energy resource called “Aeion,”
- A powerful Melee counterattack, and 360-degree Free aim mode.
- There are plenty of secrets to Find-and if you uncover enough of them, you may even start to unravel the mystery of planet SR388's past.
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A Classic Metroid Adventure Returns
Explore a hostile alien planet as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in a masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer revitalizes classic gameplay with stunning 3D visuals and a wide range of new content sure to please both new and veteran players.
Metroid II: Return of Samus has been completely rebuilt, with reconstructed maps, gear upgrades, new abilities that use a special energy called “Aeion,” a powerful melee counterattack, and 360-degree aiming. A wealth of hidden paths, power-ups, and secrets await—find enough of them, and you may even start to unravel the mysteries of Planet SR388’s past. A touchscreen-enabled mapping system and informative menus help new players brave the depths of SR388 and track their artillery and inventory while immersing themselves in the haunting isolation, deep exploration, brutal environments, and fierce battles that hardcore Metroid fans demand.
Explore a labyrinth of tunnels, ruins, and subterranean chambers filled with surprises and secrets as you battle your way to the heart of a menacing alien world and try to find and defeat the deadly Metroids.
Experience the haunting isolation, deep exploration, brutal environments, and fierce battles that hardcore Metroid fans demand with an adventure that’s a perfect entry point into the Metroid story line and franchise for new players.
Two new amiibo figures—Samus Aran and Metroid—will be released as a set alongside the game.
Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure. Samus Aran's arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to help her face the deadly surprises that await. This intense, action-packed, side-scrolling shooter is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and it's available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
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The only thing I can say as a warning is this: this is a difficult game. Even on Normal I have died WAY more than I ever do in the other games (okay, maybe Super Metroid wins in that category for now). It isn't difficult in a frustrating way though. Unlike other Metroid games, it lets you start a boss fight over again without returning you all the way to your last save point. This solves the frustrating 3 minute slog back to the boss you just failed to defeat over and over. This allows me to focus on memorizing the patterns and attacks of the boss, rather than wanting to throw my DS at the wall because I've spent more time walking to the boss than actually fighting him.
Even though I'm not finished with the game yet, I still felt I should write my thoughts on how much I already love it. The 3D environments are beautiful, even though you can only move side-scrolling. This reminds me of thr first time I ever got hooked on the old games, but with a beautiful and refreshing polish.
Samus has returned, and the wait has been worth it.
This is a remake of that game so I thought I'd pick this up. Although it's a remake don't let that fool you, the game is pretty good.
TL/DR: Parents, your kids will love it. Seasoned gamers will like it but may find it repetitive. Overall it's a good game.
The Sweet Parts -
1. Nice scenery, and flow.
2. Classic Metroid powerups (with a few surprises!)
3. Few, but hard bosses.
4. Amazing controls/gameplay.
5. The game is built around secrets and some of the puzzles are tough!
6. Again - the controls were nice. Most games are Unity games these days and are full of Lag. (this game uses a custom engine I've never heard of) I didn't feel any lag with this game. It was smooth and well done.
The Lame Parts -
1. "Go here, Collect DNA" gets lame (again,ugh) Seriously, like they couldn't think of any other kind of objective?
2. Repetitive minibosses - 3 kinds of Metroids to kill over and over are almost always the same..
3. I didn't understand the story.
Overall great platformer for 3DS, you won't regret it.
If you're a fan of old school Metroid or side scrolling games, I highly recommend! This was the first game I played on my new 2DS XL and it was perfect! I would suggest holding off on using the amiibos until after your first playthrough. They only give you extra tanks and such and I thought the difficulty without such things was very appropriate.
This game works best with the 3D on because the background plays a big part of this 2.5D game. The game is also hard and the enemies have extra health to force you to use the new counter move.
The scan Aion power dosn't work relay well and you still have to bomb every thing to show each block icon. The other Aion powers have better uses. The Ice Beam dosn't work for platform till you use a full charge from it with the charge beam.
This game dosn't use the super run / shine spark like SM and AM2R. I hated trying to get those moves to work so that's a big plus.
super missiles and bombs come so late it just feels like it was tacked on.
The developer did a good job of picking lower amount of polygons to help avoid the very bad aliseing the 3ds has.
However they mixed the fights up with all the metriods so even if your fighting the same form it would do other things like run away to another room etc. They also added some other bosses that weren't in the original game. I recommend this game to all 3ds owners.
This is defendant portable game of the year (since for some reason switch games don't count) and must have if you own a 3ds.
If you are a fan of Metroid or even new to the series, this is definitely a must play!
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