She’s back. After one of the most famous gender discoveries Samus Aran is on a new adventure to eradicate even more Metroids, this time with her gender known all along, and you’re the one that’s supposed to take her there.
The game plays as the first Metroid game, but with better controls, new weapons and power-ups etc. You start off choosing your save file. The save files are labeled as “Start 1”, “Start 2” and “Start 3” which confused me initially, but I quickly understood how to Erase a Save File (I chose Start 1 for simplicity’s sake) and start the game.
Now, I haven’t read the story behind the game yet, but judging by the self-explanatory status bar there are 40 (?) Metroids you’ll have to hunt down. The controls and mechanics of the game are obvious not only for old-time Metroid gamers but also for newbies.
The music so far is alright, having that creepy kind of tunes in the areas and the sound effects are typical for the Gameboy system.
It’s said to be a difficult game, and one particular gamer posted his own map in a post about the game (the game doesn’t provide a map, making it very difficult to navigate through):
You can find his post here: Link
I’ll update when I’ve reached certain milestones. So far I’ve killed about 8 Metroids, which shows that I’ve just started playing the game.
First image from Wikimedia.com, second from http://www.listal.com/viewimage/1464061