Now Playing: Metroid 2: Return of the Badass Metroids

Metroid-II-Logo

I’ve played some more. I’ve got 26 Metroids left to vanquish, I’ve picked up the Varia Suit, the High Jump Boots, the Spring Jump, an extra Energy Tank, a few Missile Tanks and the Wave Beam. You can only have one beam at a time if I recall correctly, but the Wave Beam is much better than the Ice Beam, one can hit more targets and it seems stronger overall.

The Metroids aren’t weaklings anymore. They evolved from puny Alpha Metroids into Gamma Metroids:

Bigger, badder, more lethal than before. Dang.

Bigger, badder and more lethal than before. Dang.

I also defeated a mini-boss, Arachnus, for the Spring Jump powerup (jump while in morph ball). It was only susceptible to bombs and was more difficult to beat when compared to the other Metroids. It reminded me of Mini-Kraid from Metroid 1:

That's him there, that little thingy to the right really does pack a punch.

That’s him there, that little thingy to the right really does pack a punch.

And that’s where I currently am right now in the game. 26 more to go, until the end or whatever plot device the game will present to me next. I’m glad I’m playing them on my GBA SP, the color and backlight really helps out.

And here is a scan of the actual map from Nintendo Power. It's a huge game, for being on the Gameboy that is.

And here is a scan of the actual map from Nintendo Power. It’s a huge game, for being on the Gameboy that is.

First image from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Metroid-II-Logo.png

Second image from: http://metroid.retropixel.net/metroid2/metroid_gamma.gif

Third image from: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hkJg3C5wWFs/T8zuavBd2GI/AAAAAAAARpo/9BSwcBfYXRA/s320/Metroid+2+-+Return+of+Samus_41.png

Fourth image from: http://metroid-database.com/m2/m2map2.jpg

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4 thoughts on “Now Playing: Metroid 2: Return of the Badass Metroids

  1. From what I have heard, the Metroid games are rear with adding elements of surprise, and get harder and harder during the game, but in a balanced way.
    And yeah, what would we do without the SP? 🙂 I remember playing GameBoy to the occasional lights of oncoming traffic on the Freeway as a kid. It didn’t go well!

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