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Old 08-30-2010, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking Back: Super Metroid

Super Metroid is considered to be one of the greatest games ever made. It consistently lands within the top ten on greatest hits lists and is no stranger to the number one spot. What is it about this game, released in 1994 for the SNES, that earns it such universally high praise?

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: Super Metroid

This was the first Metroid game i ever played, about 2 years ago.t's fun to figure out ways to sequence break. I also started a walkthrough on it, but only got about 1/4 of the way done until my computer crashed.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: Super Metroid

Not really a Metroid fan, but I liked Super Metroid. I'll play it here on RU when I get a chance.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: Super Metroid

This is one game I'm still planning on playing one day...the Metroid series I've never really gotten into to be honest but I did like Metroid Fusion.
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Re: Looking Back: Super Metroid

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Super Metroid is considered to be one of the greatest games ever made.
It is? That's news to me.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sarcasm I hope.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: Super Metroid

Nope. I know it's considered to be a really good game but I don't remember ever hearing it's "one of the greatest games ever made". I'm not saying anything negative about the game, I'm just questioning that one remark.
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Re: Looking Back: Super Metroid

Yeah, it's consistantly placed high on nearly all "greatest games" lists.
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Re: Looking Back: Super Metroid

I guess I glossed over it and forgot. Again, not trying to bash the game at all.
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Re: Looking Back: Super Metroid

It is one game I am surprised Nintendo never re-released or remade on a newer platform. Gameboy Advance or even the DS seemed like natural fits to me.

I remember sequence breaking. Always had trouble with "Mount Doom" when trying to do that.though.
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Re: Looking Back: Super Metroid

Definitely, an excellent game. That along with Actraiser and multiple RPG's really are the Pinnacle of what the SNES could do.
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I found out how to get the power bombs before going anywhere near Norfair. It involves heavy use of the wall jump.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I managed to bomb my way up the cliff to the right of the ship before getting the vertical jump.
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