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Super Metroid

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Reviewed by Kejardon There's tons of classics out there in the gaming world. Some are immortalized, maybe with a help of a sequel or something, and some are left buried with a lot of other games. But they're real gems. This game would be somewhere between those. It's a game you will run into people that know about it, but it's not famous. The upcoming sequel and prequel may change that, though.

Graphics: 10 out of 10

Do you remember any of those games on the Nintendo that had to be a Super Nintendo game in graphics? This just did the same thing. The details are amazing in this game. Actually, I think that's very important in this game, because it makes it flow so well. The animations seemed to be drawn perfectly. For a Super Nintendo, it's definitely gone beyond average. Even when compared to some newer platforms it still looks good.

Music and Sound: 9.5 out of 10

The music was great, that's true. Some newer tunes, VERY good ones, and some remakes of old ones, but did they *have* to skip Kraid's Hideout? That was probably my favorite song from Metroid I, and it's nowhere to be found in Super Metroid. Still, the music is overall great. The sound was great. That's all there is to it.

Game Challenge: 12 out of 10

I'm serious on the score. Newbies can play this game, and have a decent challenge to test them, but still be able to beat the game eventually. Experts can take the game and do things that are supposed to be impossible. Or at least they can try. Sometimes they wind up really trying to do the impossible(I did once... 14% is just 1% too low. Intermediate players can work on their times and percents. Everyone of any skill can find an area of the game to challenge themselves in, but still have a good chance of succeeding. And it's VERY satisfactory to accomplish a difficult feat.

Game Play-Fun: 10 out of 10

There are too few games that are similar to this. The closest I can think of would maybe be Castlevania. These types of games have you hunting for tons of items, each with it's own normal use, and almost bound to have 3 or 4 other uses that the game developers didn't expect. With so much to do, this is a hard game to be bored with.


Unfortunately, this is also extremely frustrating at some points. Sure, it can be very satisfying once the answer is found, but often people quit long before they find it. I know a common frustration is just outside Norfair. It seems there's no place to go next, and there's no clues (except for the fact that there's a slightly strange elevator room, but the difference usually isn't noticed)

Replayability: 10 out of 10

Remember the Game Challenge part? Basically, that's all the stuff you'd be doing every time you replay this game. Trust me, it's a LOT more than you think.

Game Value: 10 out of 10

The game is easily worth the price. The price is very low, and the quality very good.

Glitches: 9 out of 10

This is more of a bonus category than a normal one. Glitches are still being discovered, and it's 2002, 8 years after it was released. Glitches make a game fun, funny, and provide much more to do. Let me tell you, with all the little glitches and bugs and loopholes I've found, I'm not going to quit this game anytime soon.

Overall: 10 out of 10

Overall? Just read the above parts. If you like Adventure games, get this!

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