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The Metroid Thread

ElendilElendil Registered User regular
edited April 2007 in Games and Technology
Okay, while anxiously (though vainly) awaiting Super Metroid to grace the Wii Virtual Console's presence and hoping that Metroid Prime 3 drops in sometime this century, I've been playing some of the other games--currently Prime 1 and Fusion (I like it a hell of a lot more now that I've beaten it and am no longer confined to a tiny area.)

I have a question with Fusion; namely, the shinespark. I know to get a speed boost, then press down and boost in whatever direction you need. However, I've run into a number of rooms where this isn't enough--exactly how do you change direction, or really just control it in a more advanced way?

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    NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Make this thread awesome. Put in a chronology and screenshots and shit.

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Make this thread awesome. Put in a chronology and screenshots and shit.
    I can get screenshots, but I'm not too learned about the series' story.

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    NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid_%28series%29

    Well then learn yourself, man!

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    scootchscootch Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    super metroid is the only one that I can keep coming back for repeated play through. it had emotion that others in the series lacked.

    what a fantastic game.

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    MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Samus > Master Chief

    m i rite?

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    4rch3nemy4rch3nemy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    MikeRyu wrote: »
    Samus > Master Chief

    m i rite?

    Yes. So very right.

    Boobs > Totally retarded floaty jumping in a FPS

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Metroid practically invented the "adventure" genre, differentiating it from the straight up "action". It is any wonder that it was aped by Castlevania and became it's own genre, Metroidvania?

    Edit: Forums have spellcheck? Spellcheck doesn't recognize "spellcheck" or "metroid" or "castlevania" or "metroidvania"... Gaming dictionary, go!

    Edit Edit: In before amazing fanart

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited March 2007
    Where the hell is my sidescrolling Metroid DS? :x

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    NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Metroid practically invented the "adventure" genre, differentiating it from the straight up "action". It is any wonder that it was aped by Castlevania and became it's own genre, Metroidvania?

    Edit: Forums have spellcheck? Spellcheck doesn't recognize "spellcheck" or "metroid" or "castlevania" or "metroidvania"... Gaming dictionary, go!

    Edit Edit: In before amazing fanart

    you sure that's not firefox doing the spellcheck? If you use that, of course.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Metroid practically invented the "adventure" genre, differentiating it from the straight up "action". It is any wonder that it was aped by Castlevania and became it's own genre, Metroidvania?

    Edit: Forums have spellcheck? Spellcheck doesn't recognize "spellcheck" or "metroid" or "castlevania" or "metroidvania"... Gaming dictionary, go!

    Edit Edit: In before amazing fanart

    you sure that's not firefox doing the spellcheck? If you use that, of course.

    Could be. I didn't really give it much thought. Now... let's make this thread awesome.

    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l1/delzhand/Zero_Suit_Samus_by_fallout161.jpg

    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l1/delzhand/norfairdepthsbytransfusmh7.jpg

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    Now let's make it sexy.

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Elendil wrote: »
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    I am giggling entirely too hard at this picture.

    Also, yes, Metroid 2-D DS pls.

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    TingleTingle __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    Metoid's a girl?! o_O

    Seriously though, when are they finally gonna give Metroid II the Zero Mission treatment? And is Metroid Dread still coming? 2D Metroid > 3D Metroid!

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    ColtColt .45 ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I need to break out the old game boy and play some Metriod now...

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    bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I finally got around to beating Super Metroid about 3 weeks ago. Well worth it.

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    MetatradMetatrad Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    1. I like Prime 2 more than most people do. I've come to love the different art direction style.

    2. Prime 3 is the game that will motivate me to buy a Wii, moreso than Mario.

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    ColtColt .45 ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    There was a comic...but it is in Japanese. Mother fark.

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    LoneIgadzraLoneIgadzra Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm totally stuck in Super Metroid, and due to the game's design, referring to a walkthrough is utterly unfeasible. (I'd be reading from the beginning for weeks while retracing my steps until I finally came to whatever I missed.)

    As far as I can tell, I've got just about every significant suit upgrade, finished the very deep and dangerous areas below norfair (or was it maridia?) that involves air-jumping and so forth, and cleaned out brinstar, maridia, norfair, and the crashed ship (though IIRC there are areas in the crashed ship I can see but can't get to). And yet I still haven't reached the end of the game, and can't figure out where to go next. I also see some areas on the other sides of the east walls of Norfair that I can't get too, and believe me I have been through every room with the x-ray specs at this point.

    Side note: A lot of old games I never got I've been waiting on the Wii for, like Chrono Trigger or Majora's Mask (though the latter more because I can't stand how blurry and choppy it is on the N64), but for Super Metroid I caved and ebayed the cartridge for about $20. My roommate and I played constantly for several weeks.

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    GinsaneGinsane Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Colt wrote: »
    There was a comic...but it is in Japanese. Mother fark.

    What about the Nintendo Power version?

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    Dodge AspenDodge Aspen Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Echo wrote: »
    Where the hell is my sidescrolling Metroid DS? :x

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Colt wrote: »
    There was a comic...but it is in Japanese. Mother fark.

    It was translated into english, but I have no idea where I found it. It was a long time ago. It's fairly good, though you can generally understand what's going on just by looking at the pictures.

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    ColtColt .45 ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Colt wrote: »
    There was a comic...but it is in Japanese. Mother fark.

    It was translated into english, but I have no idea where I found it. It was a long time ago. It's fairly good, though you can generally understand what's going on just by looking at the pictures.

    I get the jist of it but I would like to read it. If you find in english, post it up.

    EDIT: Vol. 1 and 2 are here. MDb apperantly has them too but I cant find them.

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    Dodge AspenDodge Aspen Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Can someone tell me what the hell Metroid: Dread is/was? Was it actually an officially announced title that got cancelled, or what?

    EDIT: accidental smiley

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    elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Can someone tell me what the hell Metroid: Dread is/was? Was it actually an officially announced title that got cancelled, or what?

    Metroid Dread was 2D-Metroid project for DS. Originally the plan was that it would be announced during 2005's E3. Unfortunately, Nintendo decided on last minute that Metroid Dread wouldn't be shown, as there wasn't enough showable / good quality material. Six months later, anonymous Nintendo rep. said that project was canned, probably so that Nintendo could focus solely on Metroid Prime: Hunters.

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Metroid Dread is not coming, as it was never really an annouced game. They never planned to have it come out.

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    QuintileQuintile Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm totally stuck in Super Metroid, and due to the game's design, referring to a walkthrough is utterly unfeasible. (I'd be reading from the beginning for weeks while retracing my steps until I finally came to whatever I missed.)

    As far as I can tell, I've got just about every significant suit upgrade, finished the very deep and dangerous areas below norfair (or was it maridia?) that involves air-jumping and so forth, and cleaned out brinstar, maridia, norfair, and the crashed ship (though IIRC there are areas in the crashed ship I can see but can't get to). And yet I still haven't reached the end of the game, and can't figure out where to go next. I also see some areas on the other sides of the east walls of Norfair that I can't get too, and believe me I have been through every room with the x-ray specs at this point.

    The easiest thing you could do to figure out what you're missing is look at a list of powerups in a FAQ, then look at the list of powerups in your inventory, and see what's missing.

    What bosses have you beat?

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    Original RufusOriginal Rufus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Quintile wrote: »
    I'm totally stuck in Super Metroid, and due to the game's design, referring to a walkthrough is utterly unfeasible. (I'd be reading from the beginning for weeks while retracing my steps until I finally came to whatever I missed.)

    As far as I can tell, I've got just about every significant suit upgrade, finished the very deep and dangerous areas below norfair (or was it maridia?) that involves air-jumping and so forth, and cleaned out brinstar, maridia, norfair, and the crashed ship (though IIRC there are areas in the crashed ship I can see but can't get to). And yet I still haven't reached the end of the game, and can't figure out where to go next. I also see some areas on the other sides of the east walls of Norfair that I can't get too, and believe me I have been through every room with the x-ray specs at this point.

    The easiest thing you could do to figure out what you're missing is look at a list of powerups in a FAQ, then look at the list of powerups in your inventory, and see what's missing.

    What bosses have you beat?

    I was once stuck for quite some time before I realized you could power bomb your way out of those glass tubes to get into the heart of Maridia.

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    QuintileQuintile Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I was once stuck for quite some time before I realized you could power bomb your way out of those glass tubes to get into the heart of Maridia.

    Yeah, I remember back in the day when it first came out, it took me forever to find the gravity suit. A reeeeaaally long time.

    I think it's possible that the only thing LoneIgadzra has to do is visit the statue of the bosses, because it's never an obvious destination to those who don't know the game.

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    DHS OdiumDHS Odium Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Quintile wrote: »
    I'm totally stuck in Super Metroid, and due to the game's design, referring to a walkthrough is utterly unfeasible. (I'd be reading from the beginning for weeks while retracing my steps until I finally came to whatever I missed.)

    As far as I can tell, I've got just about every significant suit upgrade, finished the very deep and dangerous areas below norfair (or was it maridia?) that involves air-jumping and so forth, and cleaned out brinstar, maridia, norfair, and the crashed ship (though IIRC there are areas in the crashed ship I can see but can't get to). And yet I still haven't reached the end of the game, and can't figure out where to go next. I also see some areas on the other sides of the east walls of Norfair that I can't get too, and believe me I have been through every room with the x-ray specs at this point.

    The easiest thing you could do to figure out what you're missing is look at a list of powerups in a FAQ, then look at the list of powerups in your inventory, and see what's missing.

    What bosses have you beat?

    I was once stuck for quite some time before I realized you could power bomb your way out of those glass tubes to get into the heart of Maridia.

    If he's beaten all the bosses, then he needs to go to the statue/shrine room so it crumbles and leads into the next area.

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    Si SenorSi Senor Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Tingle wrote: »
    2D Metroid > 3D Metroid!

    don't make me cut your balls off

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    mantidormantidor Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Elendil wrote: »
    I have a question with Fusion; namely, the shinespark. I know to get a speed boost, then press down and boost in whatever direction you need. However, I've run into a number of rooms where this isn't enough--exactly how do you change direction, or really just control it in a more advanced way?


    After pressing down you jump, right? thats the way to get the shinespark in any direction, it gives you a few seconds to press any of the eight directions you want to go. Also, slopes can be used to "recharge" the boost if you are shinesparking horizontally, keep pressing right or left depending on the direction of the shinespark and if samus hits a slope in this condition she will go back to boosting. The gameplay footage shown at the start screen of the game shows this if I'm not mistaken.

    I just checked and this is indeed shown in the gameplay footage that appears if you don't press start at the title screen, is the last segment of the second group.

    note: I really don't know if this is correct terminology, but I call boost when Samus is running like mad but you still can control her, and shinespark when she's just flying and so is out of your control until she's stopped by a wall.

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    DHS OdiumDHS Odium Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I need a Metroid II remake like Zero Mission, with added content and story, on the DS, sidescrolling, but in 3D like NSMB; it needs to play on the bottom screen, have a map at the top, and needs to be in my hand today.

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    QuintileQuintile Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    DHS Odium wrote: »
    I need a Metroid II remake like Zero Mission, with added content and story, on the DS, sidescrolling, but in 3D like NSMB; it needs to play on the bottom screen, have a map at the top, and needs to be in my hand today.

    yes.

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    mantidor wrote: »
    Elendil wrote: »
    I have a question with Fusion; namely, the shinespark. I know to get a speed boost, then press down and boost in whatever direction you need. However, I've run into a number of rooms where this isn't enough--exactly how do you change direction, or really just control it in a more advanced way?


    After pressing down you jump, right? thats the way to get the shinespark in any direction, it gives you a few seconds to press any of the eight directions you want to go. Also, slopes can be used to "recharge" the boost if you are shinesparking horizontally, keep pressing right or left depending on the direction of the shinespark and if samus hits a slope in this condition she will go back to boosting. The gameplay footage shown at the start screen of the game shows this if I'm not mistaken.

    I just checked and this is indeed shown in the gameplay footage that appears if you don't press start at the title screen, is the last segment of the second group.

    note: I really don't know if this is correct terminology, but I call boost when Samus is running like mad but you still can control her, and shinespark when she's just flying and so is out of your control until she's stopped by a wall.
    Ah. I'll have to watch that.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Metroid 2 needs a Zero Mission style remake... badly.

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Quintile wrote: »
    DHS Odium wrote: »
    I need a Metroid II remake like Zero Mission, with added content and story, on the DS, sidescrolling, but in 3D like NSMB; it needs to play on the bottom screen, have a map at the top, and needs to be in my hand today.

    yes.
    That sounds awesome, but screw the 3D part. Just put in some high-quality 2D. NSMB was gorgeous, but only for the Mario style. Don't know how well it'd translate to Metroid.

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    KaputaKaputa Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Every time I see a Metroid thread, it makes me want to finish the original Metroid. Then I actually try to play it and remember why I stopped.

    The rest of the series is great, though.
    Zilla84 wrote: »
    Quintile wrote: »
    DHS Odium wrote: »
    I need a Metroid II remake like Zero Mission, with added content and story, on the DS, sidescrolling, but in 3D like NSMB; it needs to play on the bottom screen, have a map at the top, and needs to be in my hand today.

    yes.
    That sounds awesome, but screw the 3D part. Just put in some high-quality 2D. NSMB was gorgeous, but only for the Mario style. Don't know how well it'd translate to Metroid.
    Agreed.

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    LemmingLemming Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I really wanna play Metroid II anyway

    I may do it sometime

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited March 2007
    Kaputa wrote: »
    Every time I see a Metroid thread, it makes me want to finish the original Metroid. Then I actually try to play it and remember why I stopped.

    I feel exactly the same. The first game just... isn't very good.

    I do <3 the rest of the series to death though.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Kaputa wrote: »
    Every time I see a Metroid thread, it makes me want to finish the original Metroid. Then I actually try to play it and remember why I stopped.

    The rest of the series is great, though.
    Zilla84 wrote: »
    Quintile wrote: »
    DHS Odium wrote: »
    I need a Metroid II remake like Zero Mission, with added content and story, on the DS, sidescrolling, but in 3D like NSMB; it needs to play on the bottom screen, have a map at the top, and needs to be in my hand today.

    yes.
    That sounds awesome, but screw the 3D part. Just put in some high-quality 2D. NSMB was gorgeous, but only for the Mario style. Don't know how well it'd translate to Metroid.
    Agreed.

    If you want to run through the original Metroid real quick without having to worry about the old school extreme difficulty, use this password

    NARPAS SWORD0
    000000 000000

    (Which stands for North American Release Password, if you were curious)

    It gives you invincibility, infinite missiles, and you can go straight to Tourian if you like, but Ridley and Kraid are still alive to be killed if it floats your boat to go hunt them down.

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    KaputaKaputa Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    If you want to run through the original Metroid real quick without having to worry about the old school extreme difficulty, use this password

    NARPAS SWORD0
    000000 000000

    (Which stands for North American Release Password, if you were curious)

    It gives you invincibility, infinite missiles, and you can go straight to Tourian if you like, but Ridley and Kraid are still alive to be killed if it floats your boat to go hunt them down.
    Eh, I don't think I'd be any more satisfied with a victory from cheating than I am without a victory at all.

    I don't really mind a high level of difficulty in games, it's just the whole "start out with 30 life and empty E tanks" thing that annoys me. It essentially means that I have to farm enemies for a while every time I want to go get killed by Kraid, which is kind of tedious.

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