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  • Sep 26, 2010
Seen as one of THE titles on the old NES and time has looked at it badly. Too ambigous to play without a guide for a first timer and some parts are just cruel to get through.
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review by . July 27, 2010
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This is certainly a Nintendo classic, but the 8-bit graphics look a bit dated. It just pales in comparison even to the SNES Super Metroid (much less the Prime series). If you want side-scrolling Metroid, I'd recommend just getting Super Metroid, or Metroid: Other M when it comes out.
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Metroid A video game cover. A person in a powered exoskeleton fires a projectile at a monster.
North American box art Developer(s) Nintendo R&D1 Publisher(s) Nintendo Producer(s) Gunpei Yokoi Designer(s) Hiroji Kiyotake
Yoshio Sakamoto Writer(s) Makoto Kanoh Composer(s) Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka Series Metroid Aspect ratio 4:3
3:2 (GBA) Native resolution 480p (Virtual Console)
480i (NES)
160p (GBA) Platform(s) FDS, NES, GBA, Virtual Console Release date(s) Genre(s) Action-adventure Mode(s) Single-player Rating(s) ESRB: E (Everyone) (GBA, VC)
PEGI: 3+ (GBA) Media Disk Card, 1-megabit cartridge, WiiWare Input methods NES controller

Metroid (メトロイド, Metoroido?) is an action-adventure video game and the first entry in the Metroid series. Developed by Nintendo Research & Development 1 and published by Nintendo, the game was released in Japan in August 1986, in North America in August 1987, and in Europe in January 1988. It was re-released for the Game Boy Advance in October 2004, and for the Wii Virtual Console in Europe in July 2007, in North America in August 2007, and in Japan in March 2008. Following a series of commercially successful video games released by Nintendo in the early 1980s, the company began developing Metroid alongside its sister game, Kid Icarus ...

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ESRB: E
Number of Players: Single-player
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo R&D1, Intelligent Systems
Console: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: August 6, 1986[
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