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Metroid II: The Return of Samus (1992)

Metoroido II: Samusu no fukki (original title)
After stopping the threat on the planet Zebes, Samus Aran is asked to eliminate the entire remaining Metroid population of the planet SR388.
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After stopping the threat on the planet Zebes, Samus Aran is asked to eliminate the entire remaining Metroid population of the planet SR388.

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One of the few games in the series to not feature a "self-destruct" sequence. See more »

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When you get a new item/piece of equipment/etc., the game usually gives a prompt saying what the new item is. For reasons unknown though, this does not happen when you get the Spring Ball. See more »

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Followed by Metroid Prime: Hunters (2006) See more »

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It's an below-average sequel.
9 May 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is the game boy sequel to the NES classic, Metroid. It has some improvements over the first, namely the ability to kneel and shoot and the spider ball (lets you cling to walls). Other than that, there is NO graphics improvement (game boy is B&W...duh!!) and the sound is worse than the NES. I have no idea why another person commented saying it has better graphics and sound. That is just stupid.

Overall, it's not even half as fun as Metroid 1 because black and white caverns get REALLY BORING to see over and over again. It's amazing that they didn't create stranger, new looking areas. Nope, just plain boring rocks. There is little point to this game except to kill Metroids. Plus, if you miss one, you'll have to go looking around like a maniac until you find it. They're not even that difficult and require little effort to kill.

Stupidity continues with weapons in the game. If you get the spazer, you lose the ice gun. If you get the ice gun, you lose the spazer just like in the original making your gaming experience just a little more tedious. With no map mode like Super Metroid on SNES, it's more challenging. However, it doesn't quite match up with the difficulty, gameplay and replay value of the original Metroid.

I can't recommend this, try Metroid (NES) and Super Metroid (SNES).


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