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Metroid Fusion GBA Review – The Road To Metroid Dread, Ep. 04

After the release of Super Metroid in 1994, fans of the series couldn’t really be any happier. If only they knew the years of pain they’d be suffering soon after, as while Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda made their own critically-acclaimed jumps to the 3D space via the brand new Nintendo 64 console; …

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Super Metroid Review (SNES) – The Road To Metroid Dread, Ep. 03

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“The last Metroid is in captivity. The Galaxy is at peace”. Never before has a videogame opened with such an unusual statement. After all, what is Super Metroid, the third game in the series, without its titular alien species? Lucky for you, me and gaming history, that statement is thankfully a short-lived one. But, it …

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Metroid 2 Return of Samus Review – The Road To Metroid Dread, Ep. 02

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The Space Pirates of Zebes have been defeated, but the threat posed by the deadly lifeforms known as Metroids is still a real one. It falls upon the Bounty Hunter, Samus Aran to travel to their home planet of SR388 under the orders of the Galactic Federation. Her mission: To exterminate every Metroid on the …

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Metroid Nintendo Game Review – The Road To Metroid Dread, Ep. 01

The road to Metroid Dread begins as it should – At the very beginning. 1986 was a pretty landmark year for Nintendo. The Japanese release of the Famicom Disk System add-on for their 8-bit console was the original home for many a classic series that started this very year. The Legend of Zelda debuted here, …

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Super Star Wars: Return of The Jedi SNES Review

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Naturally, in 1994, a year after the release of Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the final movie in the Original Trilogy would find its way to Super Nintendo (and other consoles, but that’s a story for another time: Hint Hint). Sculptured Software would once again take development duties, and for what it’s worth, it feels like lessons have definitely been learnt after the flaws of the prior titles.