BEST METROID game?

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#1 Posted by jettpack (3192 posts) -

What do you think is the best metroid game? or even just your favourite.

Mine is Metroid Prime hands down, then either super metroid, or metroid fusion. i love em all tho.

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#2 Posted by Bobbles (11678 posts) -
I go back and forth on this one between Super Metroid and Metroid Prime. I think they are about equal, but I'll go with Super Metroid.
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#3 Posted by jettpack (3192 posts) -

I go back and forth on this one between Super Metroid and Metroid Prime. I think they are about equal, but I'll go with Super Metroid.Bobbles

either of those are good choices. i mean, they are both full of so much win.

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#4 Posted by CTR360 (8452 posts) -
the first on game cube
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#5 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -
metroid prime. its the most immersive and fully realized metroid game made. its level of environmental storytelling makes super metroid look like child's play other m's cutscenes will be stuck in its shadow.
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#6 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

Metroid Prime is my favorite Metroid game. I do find it a little disheartening that Metroid Prime 3 is on the list, but apparenlty people like it. The pacing, the small levels, the lack of puzzles and the lack of variety in the overall game really made it seem like a less experience when compared to MP and MP2. Oh well.

The first Prime is just one of the greatest games ever created and that is not a topic open to discussion. It is to 3D games what Super Metroid is to 2D games. The atmosphere, the bosses, the puzzles, the design, the platforming: it all meshes perfectly. There isn't a single moment in MP I would change. I know some people are picky about hunting for the artifacts but it sure beats hunting for them in MP2 and 3. Those were terrible hunts. In Prime the artifacts held meaning to the story. I don't even remember why I had to hunt down those stupid tanks in MP3.

And the showdown with Meta-Ridley that led to the finale against Metroid Prime is just absolutely insane! And the Phendrana Drifts: yeah, we're talking one of the five greatest levels ever created. It's that awesome.

EDIT- I should mention that MP2's blatant key hunt was a little ridiculous. You spent the whole game hunting for keys. They didn't even hide it. :P

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#7 Posted by Zophar87 (4344 posts) -

Super Metroid isn't just my favorite Metroid game, it's my favorite video game of all time.

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#8 Posted by Bobbles (11678 posts) -

Metroid Prime is my favorite Metroid game. I do find it a little disheartening that Metroid Prime 3 is on the list, but apparenlty people like it. The pacing, the small levels, the lack of puzzles and the lack of variety in the overall game really made it seem like a less experience when compared to MP and MP2. Oh well.

The first Prime is just one of the greatest games ever created and that is not a topic open to discussion. It is to 3D games what Super Metroid is to 2D games. The atmosphere, the bosses, the puzzles, the design, the platforming: it all meshes perfectly. There isn't a single moment in MP I would change. I know some people are picky about hunting for the artifacts but it sure beats hunting for them in MP2 and 3. Those were terrible hunts. In Prime the artifacts held meaning to the story. I don't even remember why I had to hunt down those stupid tanks in MP3.

And the showdown with Meta-Ridley that led to the finale against Metroid Prime is just absolutely insane! And the Phendrana Drifts: yeah, we're talking one of the five greatest levels ever created. It's that awesome.

EDIT- I should mention that MP2's blatant key hunt was a little ridiculous. You spent the whole game hunting for keys. They didn't even hide it. :P

NeonNinja
Yeah MP3 is easily the weakest of the Prime games. I actually thought MP3 was better than MP2 until I recently played through all three games again. MP2 is actually really damn good and MP3 was just trying to expand its fanbase with its linearity.
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#9 Posted by Crystal-Rush (2274 posts) -

Super Metroid. I'm so glad that Metroid: other M is a sequel to that game.

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#10 Posted by sheepradish (2242 posts) -

Super Metroid.

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#11 Posted by jasonharris48 (21441 posts) -

Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion

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#12 Posted by Spire88 (4500 posts) -
they gotta remake fusion into the prime 3D.
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#13 Posted by almossbb (1979 posts) -

hard choice really. between super metroid and metroid prime

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#14 Posted by wooooode (16665 posts) -
I would say Prime followed very close by Super Metroid.
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#15 Posted by fabz_95 (15424 posts) -
I love Metroid Fusion and Super Metroid.
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#16 Posted by King-gamer (5633 posts) -
I'm can't decide between Super Metroid and Metroid Prime.... It's a difficult choice, but in the end I decided to go with Super :)
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#17 Posted by GabuEx (36552 posts) -

I don't know which is the best, but my favorite is definitely Metroid Fusion, which is one of the big reasons why I'm stoked as **** for Other M.

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#18 Posted by da_chub (3140 posts) -
Metriod 2 for gameboy. First one i ever played and replayed. Introduced me to metriod world, and i have a played all but fushion since.
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#19 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

Metroid Prime it had atmosphere and was tense to play but Super Metroid pushes it hard.

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#20 Posted by GameWatchBR (25 posts) -
Metroid Prime! I was already fan of the series back to NES era, but Metroid Prime blew up my mind.
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#21 Posted by TheSmitto (1898 posts) -

Super Metroid is what defined the series as first-rate, so I'll have to go with that. Prime was pretty revolutionary too.

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#22 Posted by jettpack (3192 posts) -

Super Metroid is what defined the series as first-rate, so I'll have to go with that. Prime was pretty revolutionary too.

TheSmitto

yeah, whats so cool about those 2 games is so many games have copied and used the framework they set down. Batman Arkham Asylum (stellar game) is based on the metroid prime formula when it comes to world design and sturcture, and there are countless games using the super metroid map and world structure as well.

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#23 Posted by ekalbtwin (1044 posts) -
They are all really good, but Metroid Prime was the first Metroid I really got into so I voted for that one, but I really like all of the 2D ones.
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#24 Posted by enrique_marrodz (2107 posts) -
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is the best to date. Best atmosphere, great story, and the best Samus's nemesis yet
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#25 Posted by elbert_b_23 (8247 posts) -
Super Metroid not only in the top 5 super nintendo games but one of the most epic 2d games ever made
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#26 Posted by raahsnavj (4895 posts) -
I replayed all of Metroid Zero Mission again this weekend. I then moved on to Super Metroid on the VC. While I always thought Super Metroid the best of all time, Samus moves very sluggish in comparison to Fusion and Zero Mission. That and Zero Mission has some super hard items to get and find (5 chained shinespark for an energy tank!) which just to pull off makes you feel really good. Zero mission also eliminates the need to ever play the original Metroid ever again. So that is my vote, Zero Mission. But I loved Super and Fusion just about as much.
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#27 Posted by Renegade_Fury (19681 posts) -

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

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#28 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29679 posts) -

Super Metroid is awesome.

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#29 Posted by unrealtron (3148 posts) -

Metroid Prime 3 and Super Metroid

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#30 Posted by Gorillanator (867 posts) -

Super Metroid, followed closely by Prime 2.

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#31 Posted by wiifan001 (18653 posts) -
Metroid Prime, but I give big props to Super Metroid, just barely following behind.
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#32 Posted by AmayaPapaya (9029 posts) -

It is between Metroid Prime and Super Metroid. I can see how anyone can go with either. They are both master pieces, nothing less. I'll choose Prime because it has a better (although not by a lot) atmosphere, and I love the different visors. Especially the scan visor:)

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#33 Posted by Half-Way (5001 posts) -

for me its harder to choose which metroid game is the best then choosing which zelda or mario game are the best.

Because the metroid series has many titles which i would consider equally good, simply because they dont do the same, but rather have a different approach on the metroid series.

i would say Metroid Prime, Super Metroid and Fusion being closest to nr.1

while Corruption is really really close second

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#34 Posted by Scythes777 (2796 posts) -

It is between Metroid Prime and Super Metroid. I can see how anyone can go with either. They are both master pieces, nothing less. I'll choose Prime because it has a better (although not by a lot) atmosphere, and I love the different visors. Especially the scan visor:)

AmayaPapaya

I agree, although I didnt like Super Metroid as much as Zero Mission as Fusion. I can see why people would like Super Metroid more though.

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#35 Posted by Darth-Samus (3995 posts) -

Metroid Prime is not only my favorite Metroid game, but my favorite game ever.

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#36 Posted by Litchie (20695 posts) -

I think it's a tie between Super Metroid and Metroid Prime. Both are flawless games..

Edit: And the poll is actually a tie too right now. :P Nice.

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#37 Posted by hyperjj3000 (974 posts) -

Super metroid is an awesome game!

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#38 Posted by Dave_Bonds (300 posts) -

I love Prime. I really enjoy the history in the Prime series as well as the idea, however the impact Super Metroid had on me was probably greater, if only by a hair, so it got my vote. The ghost ship was terrifying and the story was slightly more important.

As far as the best goes, I think we're all about to find out at the end of the month.

I am also very happy to hear that it takes off where Super Metroid left off.

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#39 Posted by chex81 (3661 posts) -

prime, but thats not to say all others arent fantastic

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#40 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25164 posts) -
Super Metroid (best game ever) > Metroid Prime > Zero Mission > the rest
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#41 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
Metroid Prime Pinball! :P
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#42 Posted by Bobbles (11678 posts) -

So, I guess Nintendo Power ranked all the Metroid games in their past issue (not including Other M) .

9. Metroid Prime Hunters

8. Metroid II: Return of Samus

7. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

6. Metroid

5. Metroid Fusion

4. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

3. Metroid: Zero Mission

2. Metroid Prime

1. Super Metroid

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#43 Posted by GamerForca (7203 posts) -
[QUOTE="NeonNinja"]

Metroid Prime is my favorite Metroid game. I do find it a little disheartening that Metroid Prime 3 is on the list, but apparenlty people like it. The pacing, the small levels, the lack of puzzles and the lack of variety in the overall game really made it seem like a less experience when compared to MP and MP2. Oh well.

The first Prime is just one of the greatest games ever created and that is not a topic open to discussion. It is to 3D games what Super Metroid is to 2D games. The atmosphere, the bosses, the puzzles, the design, the platforming: it all meshes perfectly. There isn't a single moment in MP I would change. I know some people are picky about hunting for the artifacts but it sure beats hunting for them in MP2 and 3. Those were terrible hunts. In Prime the artifacts held meaning to the story. I don't even remember why I had to hunt down those stupid tanks in MP3.

And the showdown with Meta-Ridley that led to the finale against Metroid Prime is just absolutely insane! And the Phendrana Drifts: yeah, we're talking one of the five greatest levels ever created. It's that awesome.

EDIT- I should mention that MP2's blatant key hunt was a little ridiculous. You spent the whole game hunting for keys. They didn't even hide it. :P

Bobbles
Yeah MP3 is easily the weakest of the Prime games. I actually thought MP3 was better than MP2 until I recently played through all three games again. MP2 is actually really damn good and MP3 was just trying to expand its fanbase with its linearity.

Completely agree, and I was the same way as far as liking MP3 more than MP2 until playing them again recently. MP2 has really grown on me. But Super Metroid is my favorite in the series. Marginally ahead of Metroid Prime.
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#44 Posted by yugiohfan99 (4298 posts) -

Super Metroid and Metroid Prime. Like many people.

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#45 Posted by gamefan67 (10034 posts) -

So, I guess Nintendo Power ranked all the Metroid games in their past issue (not including Other M) .

9. Metroid Prime Hunters

8. Metroid II: Return of Samus

7. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

6. Metroid

5. Metroid Fusion

4. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

3. Metroid: Zero Mission

2. Metroid Prime

1. Super Metroid

Bobbles
They got it very wrong....the original Metroid is not better than Prime 2 and Corruption should be number 6. I would personally put Prime 1 before Super Metroid since I enjoyed it more than Super Metroid and the atmosphere and story-telling and level design etc, kicks the crap out of basically any game put up against it. 10. Metroid Prime Hunters (never really got to play, but a lot of people say that the single player is a travesty and that should not be possible for a Metroid game). 9. Metroid 8. Metroid II 7. Metroid Prime Pinball 6. Metroid Prime 3 Corruption 5. Zero Mission 4. Metroid Fusion 3. Metroid Prime 2 2. Super Metroid 1. Metroid Prime that is how I would rank them.
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#46 Posted by GabuEx (36552 posts) -

10. Metroid Prime Hunters (never really got to play, but a lot of people say that the single player is a travesty and that should not be possible for a Metroid game).gamefan67

Metroid Prime Hunters should not even be on the list; it's not a Metroid game. :x

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#47 Posted by captkiwi (137 posts) -

Metroid Prime for me, followed by Super Metroid. I remember when I heard that metroid prime was going to be first person, I thought, "this is going to be terrible I want to see Samus from a 3rd person perspective". My statement was made false when I played the game, it totally won me over with its atmosphere, puzzles, and boss fights.

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#48 Posted by gamefan67 (10034 posts) -

[QUOTE="gamefan67"]10. Metroid Prime Hunters (never really got to play, but a lot of people say that the single player is a travesty and that should not be possible for a Metroid game).GabuEx

Metroid Prime Hunters should not even be on the list; it's not a Metroid game. :x

lol, but is has "Metroid" in its title:P
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#49 Posted by GabuEx (36552 posts) -

[QUOTE="GabuEx"]

[QUOTE="gamefan67"]10. Metroid Prime Hunters (never really got to play, but a lot of people say that the single player is a travesty and that should not be possible for a Metroid game).gamefan67

Metroid Prime Hunters should not even be on the list; it's not a Metroid game. :x

lol, but is has "Metroid" in its title:P

I could write "Metroid" on a brick; that wouldn't make it Metroid. :P

The game doesn't even have any metroids in it!

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#50 Posted by tequilero (9332 posts) -

Super Metroid hands down,then my 2nd favorite is Zero Mission.