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[[Image:Super Metroid - SNES - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American box art.]]
 
[[Image:Super Metroid - SNES - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American box art.]]
  
'''''Super Metroid''''' is an action adventure platformer released by [[Nintendo]] for the [[SNES]] in 1994. It is the third game in the [[Metroid (Universe)|Metroid series]] and takes place right after the events of [[Metroid II: Return of Samus]].
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'''''Super Metroid''''' is an action adventure platformer ([[Metroidvania]]) released by [[Nintendo]] for the [[SNES]] on 1994-03-19. It is the third game in the [[Metroid (universe)|Metroid series]] and takes place right after the events of ''[[Metroid II: Return of Samus]]''.
  
 
The first time I saw Super Metroid was from watching my brother and his friend (whom he was borrowing it from) playing an early stage of the game. I was very much impressed by it at the time, but we didn't beat it then. It wasn't until several years later in the early 2000s that I ended up beating it myself. I've never gotten good enough at it to see the best ending.
 
The first time I saw Super Metroid was from watching my brother and his friend (whom he was borrowing it from) playing an early stage of the game. I was very much impressed by it at the time, but we didn't beat it then. It wasn't until several years later in the early 2000s that I ended up beating it myself. I've never gotten good enough at it to see the best ending.
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* '''Overall:''' 9/10
 
* '''Overall:''' 9/10
 
* '''Best Version:''' SNES
 
* '''Best Version:''' SNES
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{{Spoilers}}
  
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
* The graphics, animation, and music are all wonderfully designed.
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* The graphics and animation are all wonderfully designed.
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* The ambiance of [[Kenji Yamamoto]] and [[Minako Hamano]]'s soundtrack really adds to the feel of the game.
 
* The game engine is very solid. Player control is top-notch.
 
* The game engine is very solid. Player control is top-notch.
 
* The world has become much more realistic than the previous games. Norfair feels hot, the Brinstar feels alive, Maridia feels clammy, the Wrecked Ship feels desolate.
 
* The world has become much more realistic than the previous games. Norfair feels hot, the Brinstar feels alive, Maridia feels clammy, the Wrecked Ship feels desolate.
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* Nothing.
 
* Nothing.
  
==Box Art==
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==Media==
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===Box Art===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Super Metroid - SNES - Japan.jpg|The original Japanese box art. Once again, Nintendo continues an unusual tradition of making the Japanese Metroid box art more adult than the USA. Samus appears to be running for her life away from the game's bosses. I prefer this art.
 
Super Metroid - SNES - Japan.jpg|The original Japanese box art. Once again, Nintendo continues an unusual tradition of making the Japanese Metroid box art more adult than the USA. Samus appears to be running for her life away from the game's bosses. I prefer this art.
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Documentation==
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===Documentation===
 
<gallery>
 
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Super Metroid - SNES - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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Super Metroid - SNES - Japan - Manual - Digital.pdf|Manual, Japan (digital).
Super Metroid - SNES - Player's Guide.pdf|Player's Guide.
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Super Metroid - SNES - USA - Manual.pdf|Manual, USA.
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Super Metroid - SNES - Nintendo Player's Guide.pdf|''[[Nintendo Player's Guide]]''.
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Super Metroid - Player's Guide (German).pdf|Player's guide (German).
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Super Metroid - SNES - Ad.jpg|Advertisement.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Maps==
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===Maps===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Super Metroid - SNES - Map.png|Simple spoiler map.
 
Super Metroid - SNES - Map.png|Simple spoiler map.
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Gallery==
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===Screenshots===
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<gallery>
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Super Metroid - SNES - Screenshot - Mother Brain.png|Meeting the final boss.
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</gallery>
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===Gallery===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Super Metroid - Samus Mask.jpg|Fan art of Samus seen through her helmet.
 
 
Super Metroid - SNES - Sprite Sheet - Samus.png|Sprite sheet of Samus.
 
Super Metroid - SNES - Sprite Sheet - Samus.png|Sprite sheet of Samus.
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Super Metroid - SNES - Noob Problems.jpg|Noob problems.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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===Videos===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5Qja04v8U youtube.com/watch?v=bs5Qja04v8U] - How Super Metroid gets it right.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2MXwplMZA youtube.com/watch?v=nn2MXwplMZA] - The world design of Super Metroid.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRdsqvkpU9g youtube.com/watch?v=ZRdsqvkpU9g] - How Super Metroid creates dread.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNL8rdn00IU youtube.com/watch?v=dNL8rdn00IU] - World record speed run progression.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB317FOcU0Y youtube.com/watch?v=yB317FOcU0Y] - Longplay, 100%, best ending.
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==Titles==
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Language !! Native !! Transliteration !! Translation
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| English || Super Metroid || ||
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| Japanese || スーパーメトロイド || Supa Metoroido || Super Metroid
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|}
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/super-metroid mobygames.com/game/super-metroid] - MobyGames.
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{{Link|MobyGames|http://www.mobygames.com/game/super-metroid}}
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Metroid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Metroid] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Metroid}}
* [https://www.gamefaqs.com/snes/588741-super-metroid gamefaqs.com/snes/588741-super-metroid] - GameFAQs.
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{{Link|StrategyWiki|https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Super_Metroid}}
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{{Link|GameFAQs|https://www.gamefaqs.com/snes/588741-super-metroid}}
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{{Link|TCRF|https://tcrf.net/Super_Metroid}}
  
  
 
[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
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[[Category: Video Game Prime Order - Adventure, Action, Strategy]]
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[[Category: Video Game Genre - Platform Shooter]]
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[[Category: Game Mechanic - Boss Tease]]
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[[Category: Game Mechanic - Playable Female Character]]
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[[Category: SNES Games]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Adventure]]
 
[[Category: Adventure]]
 
[[Category: Platformer]]
 
[[Category: Platformer]]
 
[[Category: Metroidvania]]
 
[[Category: Metroidvania]]
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[[Category: Suspense]]
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[[Category: Trope - Strong Female Character]]
 
[[Category: Games I've Beaten]]
 
[[Category: Games I've Beaten]]
 
[[Category: Favorite]]
 
[[Category: Favorite]]
 
[[Category: Favorite Games]]
 
[[Category: Favorite Games]]
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[[Category: Science Fiction]]

Latest revision as of 13:22, 7 October 2019

North American box art.

Super Metroid is an action adventure platformer (Metroidvania) released by Nintendo for the SNES on 1994-03-19. It is the third game in the Metroid series and takes place right after the events of Metroid II: Return of Samus.

The first time I saw Super Metroid was from watching my brother and his friend (whom he was borrowing it from) playing an early stage of the game. I was very much impressed by it at the time, but we didn't beat it then. It wasn't until several years later in the early 2000s that I ended up beating it myself. I've never gotten good enough at it to see the best ending.

Status

I own this game and have beaten it, though I don't remember my time or completion amount.

Review

  • Overall: 9/10
  • Best Version: SNES

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The graphics and animation are all wonderfully designed.
  • The ambiance of Kenji Yamamoto and Minako Hamano's soundtrack really adds to the feel of the game.
  • The game engine is very solid. Player control is top-notch.
  • The world has become much more realistic than the previous games. Norfair feels hot, the Brinstar feels alive, Maridia feels clammy, the Wrecked Ship feels desolate.
  • The game offers a good challenge, with some areas becoming very difficult, but it never seems unfair.
  • The little native lifeforms you meet that teach you the extra abilities of your suit are really cute. I also like that you can save them later in the game.

Bad

  • While I like the Varia suit, I miss the suit change from the previous Metroid games. Metroid allowed a suitless run, and in Metroid II: Return of Samus, Samus' look changed when you got the Varia. Super Metroid has the Varia and Gravity suits, they merely change the color palette.
  • Draygon is an annoying boss. He grabs you and then you sit there helpless as your energy is drained, and he's very difficult to avoid. I get that there is a puzzle element to beating him, but without ever having puzzle elements to bosses before in the series, it is unlikely to be considered.
  • Again, the game rewards the player by having Samus take off more clothes the better she does, but this time there is only one suitless ending, which makes it less like an adult stripping game that the original.
  • Samus has unfortunately been retconned to be blonde.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

Screenshots

Gallery

Videos

Titles

Language Native Transliteration Translation
English Super Metroid
Japanese スーパーメトロイド Supa Metoroido Super Metroid

Links

Link-MobyGames.png  Link-Wikipedia.png  Link-StrategyWiki.png  Link-GameFAQs.png  Link-TCRF.png