** GALAXY ALERT **
Evil space pirates have killed members of a exploration
team to get a secret
life form named Metroid. Destroy the Mother Brain before
the bad guys can
use it as a weapon!!
And that is all the prelude you need to begin playing
Samus on the
8-bit classic, Metroid. Ah, the glory days of the old
Nintendo make me weep
with nostalgia. Find the bad guy and stop him. No "interactive
to sweep you into a deep coma from boredom. No "deathmatch
to offer frustration and humiliation at the victory of
Do I make it sound like Metroid was uncomplicated? Hah!
It was complicated
all right, in the right ways. That was this game's
Although it was very small in memory size, especially
compared to the 34 CD
playstation games that gobble cash and give miniture
value in return,
Metroid gave players what they really want.
A FUN challenge!
Massive mazes. Strange, unique monsters. There are
certain feelings the
atmosphere gives you in this game I've seen in few else.
Your thumb still
trembles when you descend into Touran, knowing you will
have to face wave
after wave of dreaded Metroids until you finally meet
your last adversary.
Think you're in the clear after you beat her off? Think
again. Mother Brain
has a little surprise for you, just to put the cherry on
top of a perfect
The only thing I really didn't like about Metroid was
the fact that it was
TOO easy to lose. When you did lose, and decided to quit
for awhile, you had
to write down your stupid password. When you wanted to
pick up where you
left off, you had to key it in again, through the clusmy
controller, letter by letter. By the time I beat this
game, I never wanted
to see another password again. It would have been nice if
have put a battery pack in the
re-release version, but that probably would have meant
redesigning the whole
That's a small compromise to make for such a great game.
You don't see too
many made with quality like this one. Your owe it to
yourself to grab a copy
off Funcoland and see the end yourself. It sure surprised
a lot of people
back in the '80s. (Eat yer heart out, Lara Croft.)