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Poll: Favorite Metroid Games

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  • Metroid

    Votes: 29 12.8%
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus

    Votes: 19 8.4%
  • Super Metroid

    Votes: 161 70.9%
  • Metroid Fusion

    Votes: 83 36.6%
  • Metroid: Zero Mission

    Votes: 76 33.5%
  • Metroid: Other M

    Votes: 14 6.2%
  • Metroid Prime

    Votes: 141 62.1%
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    Votes: 44 19.4%
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    Votes: 31 13.7%
  • AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake)

    Votes: 23 10.1%
  • Metroid Prime Pinball

    Votes: 8 3.5%
  • Metroid Prime Hunters

    Votes: 4 1.8%
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Metroid: Samus Returns

    Votes: 26 11.5%

  • Total voters
    227

Bonfires Down

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I like polls.

 

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Voted for Super, Prime, Fusion and Zero, but I have a soft spot for the latter two.

Also missing the official Metroid 2 remake for better or worse.
 

kunonabi

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1. Super Metroid
2. Metroid: Other M
3. Metroid Prime
4. Metroid
5. Metroid II: Return of Samus

Don't like any of the other titles.
 
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AJUMP23

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Super Metroid
Metroid (NES)
Metroid Prime


Metroid on the NEs was so good. I remember loving every minute of it. Making maps and my mom commenting on how cool the game looked. My brother and I being blown away at the ending of Samus with her helmet off.
 
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I'm more into the 2d games than the 3d ones, Fusion being my overall favorite. As for the 3d ones, even though the story was mostly trash I enjoyed Other M more than the Prime games gameplay wise.
 
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The whole pulse thing in Samus Returns felt not Metroidy, I thought the point was finding things yourself with subtle environmental clues, not just "doing a giant bong" every 2 seconds. I don't mind that in other games but it felt wrong here.

*Sci-fi BONG noise*
 

iconmaster

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Super Metroid
Samus Returns
Zero Mission

and I'd play Other M again before slogging through another Prime game.
 

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aah nostalgia hit.
my selection:
1. Super Metroid
2. Metroid Prime beat it 100% like so many times, so good.
3. Echoes was epic but bit hard.
4. Metroid Zero Mission
Special mention:
-Metroid Other M I liked it because it took an idea on perspective switch I had years before it.
 
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My picks are Fusion and Echoes. I think that all games from the first one to Zero Mission, as well as the three Primes, are great games. AM2R as well, fantastic game. All others don't exist to me.

I like Fusion and Echoes in particular as these games pushed boundaries and brought us many new elements, rather than rehashing the same things again and again.
 
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my fave is probably Fusion. With Prime being a close #2.

Super Metroid didn't do it for me. Maybe because i played Fusion first?
 
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Metroid on NES aged like milk. Metroid II was never that great, to begin with. The series didn't start to become good until Super Metroid, although it hit an absolute home run with that game. Kinda a travesty seeing Other M higher than Prime 3.

Anyways..

1) Metroid Prime
2) Super Metroid
3) Metroid Fusion
4) Metroid Prime 3
 

Rat Rage

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The first Metroid (NES) is really good, if you take into account at what time it was made. Hardware was limited and you only had 2 buttons. Yet, it manged to deliver a complex and atmospheric gameplay experience.
 
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The first Metroid (NES) is really good, if you take into account at what time it was made. Hardware was limited and you only had 2 buttons. Yet, it manged to deliver a complex and atmospheric gameplay experience.
It was influential and unique for the time, but as of today it is not worth it anymore and Zero Mission made it obsolete anyway as it improves on everything from the original and gets rid of the flaws. It is exactly like a remake should be.
 

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It was influential and unique for the time, but as of today it is not worth it anymore and Zero Mission made it obsolete anyway as it improves on everything from the original and gets rid of the flaws. It is exactly like a remake should be.

I feel a bit different. Even today, I am suprised by just how well Metroid NES still "plays". This makes it special and relevant for me even today.
 
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I've actually never beat a Metroid game but like most people, I think they're awesome. Samus is such a cool character. I actually bought the Prime Trilogy off the Wii U eshop the other week, put a few hours into Corruption. I'm determined to finish it this time around.
 
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NeoIkaruGAF

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Super and Prime are the absolute best. Two of my favorite games ever. It's impossible to explain how incredible Super was in 1994. The final battle is "cinematic" gaming at its finest, and without the need for dialogue, VA, or QTEs.

The rest are mostly good to excellent (I didn't play Hunters though). I never finished FF, but in multiplayer it's not the disaster the Internet (GAF especially) said, and Other M is acceptable if you can gloss over the fact that's an officially-sanctioned bad Metroid fanfiction.

Zero Mission is one of the worst remakes in video game history. It disrespects the Metroid IP much more than Other M ever did. No matter how many times I tried to like it, it just sucks. Disappointed me in every way it could, and some more. The only good (?) thing to come out of ZM is ZSS, but even that backfired with the rise of woke culture.
 
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Zero Mission is one of the worst remakes in video game history.


Well, that's certainly a hot take you don't see any day. It's the exact opposite and almost universally agreed upon that it made the original obsolete because it is that good of a remake. AM2R is based on Zero Mission's design and mechanics.
How exactly is it disrespectful to the source material if it did improve the original in all aspects (music, graphics, control, progression, level design) and gave it some much-needed quality of life changes like a freaking map for example!?
 

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Well, that's certainly a hot take you don't see any day. It's the exact opposite and almost universally agreed upon that it made the original obsolete because it is that good of a remake. AM2R is based on Zero Mission's design and mechanics.
How exactly is it disrespectful to the source material if it did improve the original in all aspects (music, graphics, control, progression, level design) and gave it some much-needed quality of life changes like a freaking map for example!?

These were actually step backs. It's not as big a slap in the face as Samus Returns but it's close.
 
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These were actually step backs. It's not as big a slap in the face as Samus Returns but it's close.
Not really. You marked a few things, but I don't see any of the step-backs, like at all... The controls are much better in Zero Mission. Zero Mission is the best controlling game in the entire franchise (2D titles) because it took Super Metroid's control scheme and improved it even further by improving wall jumping, introducing ledge grabbing (although that was already in Fusion), and just generally making everything responsive and snappy. The original by comparison seems super limited. The original's level design is at times super cryptic, often scenes look near identical to each other, and therefore it's super repetitive. Clear improvement for Zero Mission, as it cuts the filler bullshit and doesn't require you to draw a freaking map. Progression is also a day and night difference between the two. Zero Mission progresses very naturally.

Also, the ice beam in the original has to be the worst upgrade ever seen in a game as it literally makes you worse and makes the game exhausting to play. The ice beam in the remake or any of the later games is a huge improvement.
 
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