Metroid Prime (2002)

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A Space Pirate distress signal draws bounty hunter Samus Aran to Tallon IV, a world she discovers is being consumed by a terrible poison.

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Samus enters a mysterious derelict ship on the unexplored world of Tallon IV to investigate Space Pirate activities. She has thwarted their dastardly efforts before. She stopped them from amassing an army of Metroids and she kept Mother Brain from retrieving the last known Metroid larva. Now she must face the Space Pirates once again in an all-new adventure. Written by

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Evil must be exterminated. But first it must be found.


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18 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Some music from earlier Metroid games was remixed for this game. For instance, the Tallon Overworld theme is a remix from the Brinstar theme from Metroid (1986); the Magmoor Caverns theme is the same music that was played in Ridley's lair in Super Metroid (1994); and the Meta Ridley boss fight is a remix from the Ridley boss fight in Super Metroid (1994). See more »


Narrator: The Chozo's faith in Samus has been well rewarded. And now, a new star shines in the universe: the bounty hunter Samus Aran. What future and fate await her?
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Wow...... just wow.
4 August 2003 | by (Pine Valley, California) – See all my reviews

Eight years. That is how long we have waited for a new Metroid game. Eight freaking years. The only game we had to remind us that there was a Samus Aran was Super Smash Bros. But still, eight years. Would the magic that made the original games an instant hit still be there. As I immediately popped the disc into my Gamecube, I hoped that this would be the title everyone was waiting for.

I was not displeased.

The game is one of Nintendo's best games in the past decade, like Zelda: OOT, Mario 64, or the original super nintendo hits. Yes there isn't too much of a story compared to Metroid Fusion, but it has everything that made the first three games classics. The exploration. The power-ups. And of course, the huge, terrifying bosses. The 3D graphics help put these in a new dimension. Oh, and the 3D graphics are also about the best for any game in existence. Yes, better than ANY other game. Oh, and the music? Don't get me started. I'll spend an hour discussing how perfect it is. The best thing about Prime, though? The seemless transition of the 2D side-scrolling elements to a 3D first-person view. It is absolutely flawless. At times, you'll actually feel like you're playing a side-scrolling Metroid. I could talk about Prime more, but let's just close the topic with: the best game in existence.

BOTTOM LINE: You need to own a Gamecube just for this title. No, not Mario, not Zelda, this one. You will thankful for doing so.

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