Do you like Metroid Dread? Here are 5 games with Samus that are perfect to do!

Game news Do you like Metroid Dread? Here are 5 games with Samus that are perfect to do!

Without wanting to offend Samus Aran, Metroid is now part of the “old” series of video games, the first episode of crazy adventures released in 1986. Fortunately, the hunter was able to take advantage of the development of his time while relying on strong foundations to always remain in tune with the times. The latest installment of his epic, Metroid Dread, met with critical and commercial success. If you have discovered Samus with Dread and want to know more about her universe, or simply find other excellent Metroid games, we have made a small selection for you.

Summary

  • Super Metroid
  • Metroid Prime
  • Metroid Fusion
  • Metroid Zero Mission
  • Metroid Samus Returns

Super Metroid

In the pantheon of Metroid games, we find Samus Aran in better shape than ever in Super Metroid. Released in July 1994 on the Super Nintendo and later on the Virtual Console, this action game led by Gunpei Yokoi, the creator of the Game Boy, was the work of about fifteen people. Written and directed by Yoshio Sakamoto, author of the first Metroid, This new adventure offers gameplay that has improved in the right direction compared to the first installment. We noticed for example the possibility of shooting in several directions while moving Samus, an improvement that changes everything when we walk through the corridors of the title. In addition, Super Metroid has a wonderful soundtrack composed by Kenji Yamamoto, who appears in the compositions of Prime episodes. Considered by many to be the best episode of the saga, Super Metroid however was a commercial failure when it was released in Japan, the fault of a poorly chosen launch window. In fact, Samus has never been better than before the release of the PlayStation and Saturn in the land of the rising sun. However, history will give Super Metroid masterpiece status. Simply, one of the best Super Nintendo titles. As a reminder, the game can be played on Switch if you have a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.


Metroid Prime

First part of the Prime trilogy, this episode released on the GameCube in 2003 revisited the world of Samus. With the mission to liberate the planet Tallon IV, the hunter finds himself for the first time in a 3D game. Finished the side view encountered so far, players now find themselves in the helmet of the hero!
Metroid Prime is an FPS sprinkled with adventure game, which is a bit of a revolution for the saga. The Retro Studio team in charge of this project took the major elements of Super Metroid by adding a first-person and third-person perspective to the Morph Ball tracks. There is also a scanning system, as well as infrared vision. This balance between action and exploration within environments as large as the best makes Metroid Prime essential to Nintendo’s console cube. Obviously we recommend two more parts that follow. And if you want to find Samus in different genres, Metroid Other M, a third-person action game close to beat’em up, developed by Team Ninja, may also interest you.


Metroid Fusion

It took no less than 8 years after Super Metroid for Samus to return to the center stage with this Metroid Fusion released in November 2002. The reunion between the players and the famous bounty hunter happened through this episode that released exclusively on the Game Boy Advance, before landing later on the virtual console. Metroid Fusion is especially loved by fans thanks to a twist-filled adventure featuring a parasite-infected Samus. The protagonist is endowed with new physical abilities, such as clinging to the edges of walls or jumping up stairs. He can also pick up parasites dropped by destroyed opponents. For others, the Metroid formula is respected while being strengthened. Rewarding exploration with its many secret passages, Metroid Fusion is a staple of the Game Boy Advance. Also one of the best episodes in the saga.


Metroid Zero Mission

Some may be surprised by the absence of the first Metroid in this selection. In fact, it is today, in a way, with its remake released in April 2004 on the Game Boy Advance (and later on the Virtual Console). Should we avoid Metroid: Zero Mission because it’s just a new version of the first title in the saga? No. The game is, above all, a kind of homage to the previous installments, especially Metroid Fusion and Super Metroid. Through the intelligent layout of the areas to explore, the many screens that tell the story, the memorable sequences like the countdown and confrontations against the big bosses, Metroid Zero Mission is a little bomb designed for fans as well as for those who have never experienced the construction phase.. The difficulty has been changed, new puzzles are in, and the level design has been refined. So all the ingredients are there to ensure an episode of high quality, even if it is “only” a remake.


Metroid Samus Returns

We end this selection with another remake, this time with Metroid 2, the sequel to Metroid originally released on the Game Boy. Metroid: Samus Returns takes a lesser-known installment of the series to make it one of the best 2D action/platformers on the 3DS, that. Developed by the Spanish studio MercurySteam, the title published by Nintendo is more than a remake, it is a new vision of history. True, Samus Returns takes the scenario and the basic framework of the software released on the Game Boy with the quest for metroids, but this remake brings many new ones. The addition of a point-blank counter, which was absent in the original, and the arrival of Aeion Abilities is a real plus. In addition, the fluidity of Samus’ movements brings a lot to the gameplay and recalls the good sensations encountered in Super Metroid. Yes, Samus Returns surpasses the original with innovations and many surprises. You see, there is almost nothing to blaspheme in this episode.

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