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Metroid: Samus Returns

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Reimagined Gameplay
Fresh Mechanics
Polished Presentation

Summary: A step beyond the normal remake, Samus Returns takes the Game Boy original and turns into a magnificent new 2D adventure that does everything a modern update should do and then some.

General Information

Available on:Nintendo 3DSSep 15, 2017

Developer: Mercury Steam

Publisher: Nintendo

Genres: Action, Platformer

Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy™ adventure. Samus Aran's arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to help her face the deadly surprises that await. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and it's available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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No Recommendation / Blank

Metroid returns with an enjoyable if underwhelming remake of a famously divisive game.

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8.5 / 10.0

While it's been marketed as a remake of Metroid II: The Return of Samus for Game Boy, Metroid: Samus Returns is more of a much-needed reboot of the 2D Metroid games we know and love. It's a safe, modern take on Super Metroid, one of the greatest games of all time. Aside from some repetitive boss fights and hand-cramping controls, it's nearly everything I could ask for as a fan of old-school Metroids.

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Metro GameCentral

9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A superb remake of Metroid II and the best 2D entry since Super Metroid, that doesn't compromise at all in terms of challenge, complexity, or atmosphere.

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Metroid: Samus Returns - Official Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2017

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