Retro Uprising
Scoop This section contains interesting stories found on the web, mostly to do with retro gaming.
Donation Goal
Goal amount: 5000 USD, Received: 569 USD (11%)
Donate Now
When we reach the current donation goal all software on Retro Uprising will be replaced with a new superior method for playing games online that will support all browsers, play many more games and consoles and fix errors in existing games. This will be a massive site upgrade. The largest in our history. Please help us reach our goal as soon as possible.

Retro Uprising relies on donations from users like you! List of Donors

Register to enable more features such as high score recording.


Go Back   Retro Uprising > Other > Scoop

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-26-2010, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Kugyince's Avatar
Gao Gao Gao
Donor
Administrator
13,084 posts
Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 63
Points: 111,263, Level: 63 Points: 111,263, Level: 63 Points: 111,263, Level: 63
Level up: 3%
Level up: 3%, 18,787 Points needed Level up: 3% Level up: 3%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
Looking back: Metroid II

After the original Metroid, the series did not see a new release until 5 years later when Metroid II: Return of Samus was launched for the original Game Boy. Following a more linear game design than either its predecessor or sequel, Metroid II was considered to be a weaker entry into the series and is arguably the least popular core Metroid title.

And yet, Metroid II remains the most influential game in the series, contributing not only new elements destined to reappear in later releases, but laying the foundation for Metroid's longest running meta-plot. Metroid II is the least popular Metroid, but its legacy is the farthest reaching.

Sometime after Samus blew the bajeezus out of the Space Pirate base on Zebes, it was decided by the Galactic Federation that the Metroid species was simply too dangerous to be left alone. In a moment of extreme anti-environmentalism, they contracted Samus to head to the Metroid homeworld, SR388, and exterminate them. Once Samus arrived planetside, she set out to accomplish exactly that by traversing a mostly linear series of bland, nearly identical looking tunnels. I suppose there was only so much that could be done with a black and white palette. However, while the limitations of the Game Boy's graphical capabilities resulted in a dull looking environment, those very same limitations inspired a design choice that has become iconic to the series and the character of Samus Aran. I speak of course, of the Varia Suit.

N-Sider.com: Looking back at Metroid: Legacy of a baby Metroid
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote

Old 08-27-2010, 08:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
joz's Avatar
6,651 posts
joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 49
Points: 40,908, Level: 49 Points: 40,908, Level: 49 Points: 40,908, Level: 49
Level up: 45%
Level up: 45%, 942 Points needed Level up: 45% Level up: 45%
Activity: 20%
Activity: 20% Activity: 20% Activity: 20%
 

   
Re: Looking back: Metroid II

That was a fun read. I never played Metroid II because I never owned a Game Boy. But RU can rectify this for me.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 09:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
Winnebagel's Avatar
IS THE CHEESIEST!!
5,607 posts
Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 61
Points: 77,506, Level: 61 Points: 77,506, Level: 61 Points: 77,506, Level: 61
Level up: 36%
Level up: 36%, 13,044 Points needed Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
Re: Looking back: Metroid II

Quote:
Originally Posted by jozman3000 View Post
That was a fun read. I never played Metroid II because I never owned a Game Boy. But RU can rectify this for me.
Yeah, it's a great game. It took the Metroid franchise to the next level.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote

Holy Jacket of Smite!
Old 08-27-2010, 09:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
joz's Avatar
6,651 posts
joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 49
Points: 40,908, Level: 49 Points: 40,908, Level: 49 Points: 40,908, Level: 49
Level up: 45%
Level up: 45%, 942 Points needed Level up: 45% Level up: 45%
Activity: 20%
Activity: 20% Activity: 20% Activity: 20%
 

   
Re: Looking back: Metroid II

I really missed out on some great games back then. Good thing I found RU huh?
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 09:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
Winnebagel's Avatar
IS THE CHEESIEST!!
5,607 posts
Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 61
Points: 77,506, Level: 61 Points: 77,506, Level: 61 Points: 77,506, Level: 61
Level up: 36%
Level up: 36%, 13,044 Points needed Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
Re: Looking back: Metroid II

Quote:
Originally Posted by jozman3000 View Post
I really missed out on some great games back then. Good thing I found RU huh?
True. I'm the same way. I have played many many gamers over the years, but there are still some gaps in what I have played. I am still working on the Final Fantasy series for the first time, and it's all thanks to RU.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote

Holy Jacket of Smite!
Old 08-27-2010, 01:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
Kugyince's Avatar
Gao Gao Gao
Donor
Administrator
13,084 posts
Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Kugyince has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 63
Points: 111,263, Level: 63 Points: 111,263, Level: 63 Points: 111,263, Level: 63
Level up: 3%
Level up: 3%, 18,787 Points needed Level up: 3% Level up: 3%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
Re: Looking back: Metroid II

It's also really important to the story and a great, emotional juxtaposition near the end.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote

Old 08-27-2010, 01:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
joz's Avatar
6,651 posts
joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 49
Points: 40,908, Level: 49 Points: 40,908, Level: 49 Points: 40,908, Level: 49
Level up: 45%
Level up: 45%, 942 Points needed Level up: 45% Level up: 45%
Activity: 20%
Activity: 20% Activity: 20% Activity: 20%
 

   
Re: Looking back: Metroid II

Now I really have to play it. It's now been bumped up my "must play now" list.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 01:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
Winnebagel's Avatar
IS THE CHEESIEST!!
5,607 posts
Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Winnebagel has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 61
Points: 77,506, Level: 61 Points: 77,506, Level: 61 Points: 77,506, Level: 61
Level up: 36%
Level up: 36%, 13,044 Points needed Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
Re: Looking back: Metroid II

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenser View Post
It's also really important to the story and a great, emotional juxtaposition near the end.
Agreed. It's what took Metroid to the next level storywise.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote

Holy Jacket of Smite!
Old 08-27-2010, 02:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
Seahawk's Avatar
Regular Poster
4,153 posts
Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!Seahawk has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 60
Points: 62,826, Level: 60 Points: 62,826, Level: 60 Points: 62,826, Level: 60
Level up: 25%
Level up: 25%, 7,624 Points needed Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Activity: 20%
Activity: 20% Activity: 20% Activity: 20%
 

   
Re: Looking back: Metroid II

Quote:
Originally Posted by That article View Post
Following a more linear game design than either its predecessor or sequel, Metroid II was considered to be a weaker entry into the series and is arguably the least popular core Metroid title.
*boos*.

Metroid II is a huge improvement over the first, laying down many of the powerups, themes, and storyline of all future Metroid games. The music in the game fits the atmosphere perfectly without being annoying and loopy like the first, and the ending scenario and final boss are the most epic on the early Gameboy.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Metroid: Other M Kugyince All Other Games 8 09-23-2010 06:26 PM
Stand Back! There's a Hurrikane comin back! Hurrikane Introduce Yourself 25 10-17-2008 12:48 PM
Metroid: SR 388 Timber Wolf All Other Games 17 09-29-2008 02:04 AM
MOVED: Stand Back! There's a Hurrikane comin back! sabby Chat 0 09-01-2008 12:16 PM
Metroid or Super Metroid? nesplayer2299 Chat 9 10-14-2007 12:11 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:56 PM.

vBulletin® ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. » vBadvanced CMPS