Is Metroid /m/?
If so Metroid Thread
Who elses favorite game is fusion?
>the Prime Trilogy is also totally awesome
man, I have that sweet edition with the metal box for the Wii that comes with the 3 games
I think the most memorable boss was Quadraxis
Fuck, I wish I had that. I saw it once and decided to wait till it dropped in price a bit. Little did I know it was ACTUALLY limited production, and they weren't bullshitting. I don't think I've ever seen a copy for less than $100 since then.
the same happened to me, I saw it in a mall, it was the last copy and I knew it was a limited edition, so I went ahead and bought it
why were the Space Pirates such idiots in these games?
all of their plans were ridiculously stupid
>HEY GUYS, LETS USE THIS HIGHLY DANGEROUS AND UNSTABLE PHAZON MUTAGEN IN OURSELVES AND SEE WAT HAPPENS!
Storytiming some 4koma because they're cute as hell.
see what I like about Metroid is that unlike Nintendo's other big franchises it's not the same fucking thing every damn game. and by same thing I mean not rescuing the same princess from the same pig/turtle over and over and over again.
whoever in charge here got how serialized adventure is supposed to be and there's no retarded timeline shenanigans that don't make sense
If we talk favorite bosses in the prime series
I'd have to say
>Meta & Omega Ridley
I put in the Parasite Queen because that boss is forever burned in my memory and the introduction it gave me to the Prime series. Like holy fuck my 12-year old mind couldn't handle it.
Luminoth have some pretty cool robots, though they're all in that cyber fortress of theirs.
I wonder if they made more of them after Samus blew up the ing.
You exchanged friend code voucher things across the WFC (necessitating knowing someone else's friend code), so it's more than just having two Wiis.
So, you shitcan the medium through which the FC exchange works, and what happens? It doesn't work.
You can download save files that have all the green tokens you need already unlocked on it.
That's the only way to unlock them now. At least till they remake MPT for the wii-u or something.
the ship sprouts metroid fangs out the bottom to dock with a giant robot Samus to make the head of the robot
Yeah, it's annoying. Supposedly there's this replacement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqFtklrXY9M
No idea if it works for MPT. And of course you can download the save files that have all the green tokens unlocked.
Also, pic always related.
Speaking of this, did anyone ever play that Aliens game for DS a while back? Aliens: Infestation IIRC. It was a light metroidish game where you played as a squad of marines in an alien infested location. Was pretty fun, if short.
Why do people ALWAYS start threads with "is this /m/?" It almost always fucking is and it leads to zero discussion. One thread last week started with "is asimove /m/?" and it died within 5 posts because that isn't a good way to start a discussion. I've seen one of these shit threads every week for the past 7 years and it fucking pisses me off. At least OP had the decency to add an actual discussion question rather than just leave it with a rhetorical question.
What are you talking about it's a good way to start threads and you're probably from /v/ getting butthurt unnesscerary to get butthurt over.
I was asking if metroid was /m/ because it's just Samus' power armor because I'm unsure if there are a lot of aspects that are really /m/ or not mainly because the enviorments are full of wildlife.
Super Metroid is one of my favorite games of all time.
The level design, progression, atmosphere, just everything is perfect.
Fucking Boost Guardian.
Pretty sure there was a story about how even the devs couldn't beat the thing.
Also best Metroid manga, coming through.
SA-X is more Terminator than the Terminator. They really nailed the atmosphere and the sense of being hunted by something that totally outclasses you.
THERE ARE NO FEWER THAN TEN SA-X'S ONBOARD THE STATION.
I don't understand why so many people had trouble with the boost guardian. I beat it as a kid but could never get past the spiderball guardian, that was my biggest hurdle.
Then again I don't understand why the Capra Demon gives people so much grief either
That first scene is perfect because Metroid was never really big on cut scenes, and if a cut scene happened Samus always in it.
But that moment right there breaks that, it's such a departure that you'd never see it coming.
If Prime 3 had a less linear objective progression and a bit more emphasis on free-form exploring, it would have been perfect. They did a fantastic job with everything else in that game.
Prime 3 is the best 3D game, Zero Mission is the best 2D game.
>THERE ARE NO FEWER THAN TEN SA-X'S ONBOARD THE STATION.
That line still gives me chills. Say what you will about Fusion's linearity, its tone and atmosphere were done so damn well.
High damage from the boss's attacks + constant health drain. I love Prime 2, but Primus did that mechanic become tedious quicker than one would like. Sure you get the Dark Suit early enough, but still...
Everyone has a boss like that. For me, it was this guy in Kingdom Hearts 2.
Everywhere I look, all I see is people going on about what a difficult boss he is. The very first time I fought him, all I did was mash buttons and before I even knew what was happening, the battle was over and I had won. Go figure.
>THERE ARE NO FEWER THAN TEN SA-X'S ONBOARD THE STATION.
>That line still gives me chills. Say what you will about Fusion's linearity, its tone and atmosphere were done so damn well.
>Playing the game the first time
>Oh shit this SA-X is fucking scary
>FUCK ITS CHASING ME
>Jesus christ that thing is relentless
>Good thing theres only one them
>*That line comes up*
And thats when I shat bricks
>Say what you will about Fusion's linearity
It's kind of wierd that game with completely the same platform gameplay and controls can be so different from the rest of the series, and still be a perfect example of it's genre.
So, whilst it's true you can't speedrun or routeskip in Fusion (if you want that, you get Zero mission*) what you CAN do in Fusion is low percentage runs. Which are BANANAS because roughly 45 minutes in you will be facing regular enemies that take half of an energy box per hit.
Essentially a low percentage run in Fusion means NEVER getting hit by anything ever.
*Which has several such routeskips and shortcuts built in, as well as allowing for several skill based skips which aren't, like skipping getting the tether beam by using Diagonal Bomb Jumps, or "witchcraft" as I call it.
Alien Isolation taught me to never again ask for such things, because honestly it truly is terrifying having an enemy operating on its own terms like that.
I mean, after a while you get used to it and it's rather cute interacting with the AI, but god damn until then it's just stressful. Imagine if the SA-X could break into save stations! It'd be horrifying!
Not him, but he's probably talking about the excessive linearity. It doesn't bother me that much, but I can see how it would get annoying.
The scripted SA-X encounters also lose a lot of their impact on subsequent runs. Knowing where to expect it takes out a lot of the soul-crushing terror.
I'd love a spinoff game with these dudes like Republic Commando, leading raids against Space Pirate forces and having to survive all the hostile alien lifeforms that Samus stomps so easily.
I must've spent ten minutes or so using the charge beam and shooting a wall just to be amazed at her reflection.
Prime's graphics at the time blew my 2002 self away.
part of why I enjoyed Echoes and especially Corruption is that we finally got to see some of the wider Metroid galaxy with actual technology and civilization instead of crumbling ruins or underground death caverns. Those dudes were fuckin cool as well as the rest of the Federation forces.
A couple of peeves of mine:
>Space station designed for lab coat-wearing scientists, need a Power Suit to navigate
>SA-X can permanatly blow open/seal doors with YOUR OLD WEAPONS that were never able to before
>Zebesian life-forms (including unexplained space pirates and Ridley) on an SR-388 research station
>Get bitched at for releasing Level 4 security without permission if you go the way you're forced to, get told "Congratulations! Now go release Level 4 security doors and get the missile upgrade we shouldn't have sent" and still get bitched at if you manage the Shinespark trick to technically follow your orders
>and still get bitched at if you manage the Shinespark trick to technically follow your orders
That was pretty clearly a joke message from the developers, not an actual conversation with your ship.
I suppose you could use some kind of cheating device, if they even have those for Wii, or homebrew to just give you the amount of Friend Tokens you need.
I only have Prime 3 and have been meaning to do that myself.
They didn't actually announce they were making anything right? I thought they just said they were interested in both 2D and 3D Metroid. That doesn't mean they're actually making anything.
>you will never play a Space Pirate Science Team game
Borrowed Echoes from a friends back in grade school. Never beat the game because of this fucker.
Echoes is the only metroid game i played and never made it the whole way 4+ times
>Not the Light Suit
>Not the PED
>Not the Fusion
>Prime 3 that low
>Super that high
m-muh fusion tho
How do you even stock that shit if it can turn even fucking rocks into killing machines?
I wish Metroid were more /m/
The cool tech is what sets it apart from other Nintendo franchises and it feels like that aspect of Metroid is getting less and less attention with each new game.
Samus used to have a suit that made Iron Man armor look like caveman shit.
Now she's quaint :/
This thread is seriously lacking in
I always like to investigate/try "old" things that inspire current good things that came afterwards, and since I was quite fond of the metroidvania games on GBA & NDS (+symphony of the night), I had to give Samus a chance. And I finally did this year and boy I do not regret it.
I played (sadly by emulation) Super Metroid, Zero Mission and I'm in the middle of Fusion. I freaking loved the first two.
I don't know what to do about the Prime Trilogy, since I don't plan to own a WII (it's expensive here, believe it or not) and I'm not sure how accurate the emulation is.
Damn I want that figma now.
Well in theory the first two Primes shouldn't be much a problem, provided Dolphin cooperates.
Dunno what you'll do about the third, since that enters wagglan games territory and while Dolphin supposedly can sorta do that, I'd only assume it'd play like ass if slaved to mouse input, and god knows what hooking a wiimote to a PC entails.
On a side note
>that moment you realize you fucked your chances for 100% scan in Prime 2 because you didn't scan that one stupid boss you fight in the morph ball tunnels before killing it.
You people don't keep up with news do you?
Oh hey, just the thread I was hoping to find. Thanks for being cool, /m/.
On that note, I've been having the biggest Metroid boner today.
I kinda figured.
Man, Fusion was my first Metroid. I should replay it for the thousandth time sometime soon.
>Exploring planet with squad
>Forced to split up
>While exploring, you suddenly hear the horrified screams of one of your squadmates. Since his position is marked on your map you run to help him
>By the time you get there, the only thing left is a gray, dry shell which crumbles to dust with a sickening whine
Metroid: Federation Marines when Nintendo?
If they keep up with the Alien parallels, you could get a prequel game focused on the Chozo, discovering things like Phazon for the first time.
Or you could go with a post-Fusion story, always more Space Pirates to smash and another Ridley to kill for the seventh time.
I wish someone could do a hack of Fusion.
You're able to turn power ups on and off like in Super, which will require new beam sprites at least.
You can encounter the SA-X anywhere
even during boss fights.
You can kill them.
When you do you either get the ice beam early or maybe a random power up, not sure.
There are at least 10 to kill, maybe more.
>and god knows what hooking a wiimote to a PC entails.
It's actually surprisingly simple.
Step 0: If your PC doesn't have built in bluetooth, buy a USB dongle and set it up.
Step 1: Turn on Dolphin.
Step 2: Detect Wiimote
Step 3: Turn on Wiimote.
Step 4: Play with the Wiimote!
Two SA-X appear at the same time.
You travel a dangerous road, anon.
I suggest you turn back before it's too late.
I don't go to /v/ so I'll ask here; was Other M well-received in Japan? Is that what they want from Metroid? Heavy storytelling? I'm not even going to go into the quality of the writing, I just think it's weird how they don't seem to like Prime over there and would rather make something like Other M.
Some of these colours look great on her regular suit though.
Yeah, there's a lot of things to hate about Other M but the slick as hell suit design sure isn't one of them.
You think they'll release alternate color Amiibos? I'd totally get one for each suit.
I did. Finished it in like two days. It had a lot of good ideas and was a decently solid game, it just needed to be longer and a bit more polished. I really dug the Marine permadeath mechanic and how each one had a distinct personality.
Why is 90s Samus the best Samus?
High-cut bikini, boots and bracelets. Not only is it sexy in itself, it's also the perfect outfit for a pulps-era female space adventurer. But more 80s.
I'd kill to see her in a sword-and-sorcery-in-space setting. You know, the kind of setting where the protagonist's space rocket crashed on an alien planet full of purple mushroom jungles and blue-skinned muscular raygun-wielding barbarians who only wear a loincloth and a silly helmet. There's mist everywhere, the sky is black even in full daylight, and tigers have eight legs. And the bad guy is a chinese-looking douchebag allied with a space dragon, and the protagonist has to kick all their asses with a raygun that's slowly running out of ammo, and a big motherfucking sword.
Except more 80s, so obviously the blue barbarians have spikes on their helmets, the chinese bad guy is really androgynous, his plan involves drowning the world under hordes of mutant demons, and the space dragon looks like a xenomorph.
And in the final segment the bad guy's castle turns out to be a spaceship and it's taking off while the protagonist is still inside against hordes of mutant demons and the space dragon.
When the fuck will Nintendo just let Retro work on metroid again?
It doesn't have to be a Prime like game even, they've already showed they're very capable of doing tight 2D action games with DK
>When the fuck will Nintendo just let Retro work on metroid again?
I don't think Nintendo was "forcing" them to go for Donkey Kong. They likely went for it since it had higher sales numbers. Tropical Freeze kind of bombed though, so they'll probably go for something different again now.
Yeah but is it likely to be Metroid? If you actually look at the profit numbers for that franchise, Metroid actually never did as well as the other big Nintendo names.
I wonder if we might get a new F-Zero game instead.
...which is also pretty /m/ now that I think about it.
Now I'm not gonna say that I don't want a new Metroid game, because I really do.
But if Samus happened to show up in a new F-Zero game racing in her Gunship? I'd be totally okay with that.
Honestly, I'd like to see what Sakurai and co could do with it. Sure it would probably be a slight deviation from the classic Metroidvania's exploration focus or even the Prime series', but I think they could pull off a good Metroid experience.
Well, if James can show up as a racer...
>but the slick as hell suit design sure isn't one of them.
The design, in theory, looked OK. Smash 4 shows that with a little tweaking it's sexy as fuck.
But the execution in Other M was pretty bad. Most of that can be chalked up to the horrible lighting and textures all over the place, but the proportions are off as well. There also wasn't enough going on with the suit. Smash 4 has vents and stuff around the place where there were previously just lines. It's why I don't like the Figma, because they didn't even paint in the lines, they just molded them on.
Funnily enough, the in-game Other M suit looks nothing like the concept art at all. The concept art looked more feminine, but was actually a somewhat interesting design.
>But the execution in Other M was pretty bad.
You know, it would save us a lot of time in these threads if everybody would just use this one line instead of posting pretty much everything anybody ever posts about Other M.
I think Prime 3 is my favourite suit design. It's sleek, sharp, yet retains a lot of the signature bulkiness.
>Pirate Log (excerpt): "Aran's Power Suit technology remains a mystery, especially the curious Morph Ball funciton. All attempts at duplicating it have ended in disaster: four test subjects were horribly broken and twisted when they engaged our Morph Ball prototypes. Science Team wisely decided to move on afterward."
some of these entries were just too rich
>you will never cuddle with Samus under a warm blanket, barely having any room left because she's too big for your bed
>she will never cling to you for comfort because the thunder scares her, crushing your ribcage in the process
Maybe you're not afraid of thunder...
BUT ARE YOU AFRAID OF SPOOKY CHOZO GHOOOOOOSTS?!
I used to be. I avoided the Chozo Ruins all the time when I first played Prime back in the day. Collecting the artifacts and setting their spirits to rest was super satisfying by the end of it all.
The Prime series? In order to make the ball sections visible, the places Samus explores end up filled with tubes where it can conveniently fit in, without obstructing the camera.
That thing is still one of the scariest things I've encountered in a game. During my first playthrough as a kid that first close-up made me nope the hell out of the game for a solid week.
As for OP's question, haven't really thought about it. Nothing is really fresh in my mind but for a top three of sorts in no particular order:
- Prime 2
- Other M
Initially thought Prime 2 was bad due to the ammo system but in my second play through via Trilogy it was actually my favourite. Also Dark/Light Suit.
Completely ignoring story bullshit; I had fun with Other M's gameplay and liked the visuals. Deal with it.
From old /v/ metroid threads several years back around the time Other M was released.
Along with what others have mentioned before, some of the ms paint drawings are also inspired by Prime's pirate's crew logs and general game play interactions throughout the series.