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Metroid Samus Returns Special Edition - Nintendo 3DS

Model: METROID SAMUSRETURNS SPECIAL ESKU: 5323100

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Metroid: Return to Form

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    Adam
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    Since Metroid: Other M in 2010, the Metroid series has fallen far from its graces of the 90's and mid-2000s. Whereas the former games were about platforming and exploration, Other M was more about combat and completely linear A-to-B style gameplay. On top of that, it had a story that was terribly written, and horribly acted. Metroid: Samus Returns is none of these things. This game goes back to the familiar platforming, exploration-based gameplay of Metroids of the past. The game itself is 3D, but movement is 2D sidescrolling. This is a remake of a 1991 Gameboy game, but it's so thoroughly redesigned that it may as well be an entirely new game. Gameplay follows the basic premise of, you enter an area ripe for exploration and obtain items as you search around which let you proceed further in the area until you're able to locate and defeat all of the Metroids in the area, which then opens a new area to explore. Throughout the course of the game, you'll constantly get items that open up new places in old areas, but the backtracking is never tedious thanks to teleport stations scattered throughout the planet. For veteran fans of the Metroid series, this game is a welcome return to form after the failed attempts from the past nearly decade. However, there's a bit less freedom in this than in older Metroid games; basically every item in the game is NECESSARY to beating the game. There's no item skipping or "sequence breaking" opportunities in Samus Returns. For fans of fast action adventure-type games, Metroid: Samus Returns would be a good addition to your library. It's certainly high on the list of best Nintendo 3DS games, regardless of whether you've played a Metroid game in the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible game--among the best in the series

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    solid207
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    Believe the hype, because Samus truly is back and boy is it a glorious return to form for the bounty hunter extraordinaire. This is easily one of the best in the series history and, in fact, if I had to rank it among the other 2D entries in the series, I'd say it's right up there along side the legendary Super Metroid. While playing through this game, it was obvious that MercurySteam and the big N put so much love and care into this title. They really captured the feel of a Metroid game, and it shows in all facets of the experience. From the stellar score and the fresh and exciting gameplay, to the immersive and detailed organic backgrounds (with a very impressive 3D effect to top it off), the whole experience just sucks you in, keeping you mesmerized and engaged throughout; it truly feels like you're all alone on this dangerous yet engrossing alien planet. Even the way Samus animates and moves about is done with such style, finesse and polish that it’s just a delight to take control of and really helps solidify her as the badass we knew she always was. All of this coalesces to form a game that not only meets, but in my opinion, exceeds the standards set by the "Metroidvania" genre it helped create. There's a good reason why many games seek to emulate this franchises' style and gameplay, and this game is proof that the grandfather of them all still has what it takes to reign supreme. There's a certain something about this series 2D entries, a certain polish if you will, that lends itself well to it being the epitome of it's namesake genre. I urge anyone who has even an ounce of interest in action-adventure platformers to give this a try--you won't be disappointed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My dream was answered!!! A Metroid 2 Remake!

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    dathip
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    When Nintendo Showed their Nintendo Direct during E3 and gave us two metroids-Metroid 2 remake and Metroid Prime 4; you could clearly see the reaction by majority of players. A 2D and a 3D metroid a little over a year apart is a dream come true. I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS, wanted a remake of Metroid 2 for any platform whether it was a handheld or on console; a remake was absolutely necessary. Its, because Metroid 2 on the original gameboy is so outdated, it should have been released on the SNES like super metroid if it were possible. Anyway, I have never finished Metroid 2 on the gameboy as I was too young to fully comprehend it at the time, but with the Remake nearly 20 years later, I can fully experience it they way it was meant to be played. I love this game and I can't wait for Metroid Prime 4(2018/2019). It will be amazing. The game includes Metroid: Samus Returns case and cartridge, and soundtrack that is on a compact disc. It includes a few soundtracks from EVERY metroid game from Metroid 1 all the way to this metroid. Yes.....Every single one-Metroid 1,super metroid, Prime 1, Prime 2 Echoes, Prime 3 corruption, Zero Mission, Fusion,etc. Make sure you also get the metroid amiibos to unlock the content in this game. 4 amiibos are Zero Suit Samus, Varia Suit Samus, Metroid 2 Samus, and Metroid Squishy Amiibo in the dual pack.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great introduction to metroid

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    Kotchbot
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    Having heard about the metroid franchise repeatedly referred to as one of the best platformers of all time, I was very excited to start this game. I had never played a metroid game before but I have played other metroidvanias such as Hollow Knight and Guacamelee. This game goes up there with those two easily in terms of mechanics and control. The bosses are extremely difficult and rewarding. The only thing I found lacking in this game was the story. The game chooses to use environmental devices to tell story with the only dialouge in the game happening in the first 2 minutes. I understand that this game is set between Metroid for the NES and Super Metroid for SNES and that this was a Game Boy game originally, but the lack of story and importance of this entry of the series shows. I enjoyed the game, but I want more story so I will be looking to play bigger entries in the series for more plot. Overall, I recommend this game for those who have a 3DS and want a game with a good challenge. In the end, you find yourself where I am, looking for Metroid games to play. Not a bad position to be in.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal remake.

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    Michael
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    This is a remake of Metroid 2: Return of Samus on the Gameboy, the last Metroid game in need of a remake. Whilst there is still something special and unique about the original Metroid 2, this version, in my mind, is the definitve way to experience Samus's metroid extermination mission on SR388, with the gameplay revamped to play more like Super Metroid/GBA Metroid games, a new melee counter which ramps up the action and the music also revamped with the original music getting amazing remakes, new music so befitting to Metroid, and remixes of Super Metroid/Metroid Prime music.This version has some new boss/enimies not found in the original, also abilities new to this game (from other games i.g. Super Metroid) and new Aeion abilities never seen in a Metroid game. If you 100% the game you'll unlock the full Chozo Memories which adds new lore to the franchise. Also by beating the game you'll get hard mode (differnt from fusion mode unlocked by the Metroid amiibo after beating the game). Overall a GREAT game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I missed this so much

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    RatedG
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    While Metroid: Samus Returns is technically a remake of the Game Boy game, Metroid II, this still feels like an entirely new game with how much expanding and elaborating the new version does to the original. This game is fun, challenging, and satisfying to play. I'm using an original 3DS and the game handles fine, so I can only imagine the improvements with a New 3DS. My only complaints are that some of the controls are a bit unwieldy, ex. trying to fine tune your aiming while firing rockets, the content that is inaccessible without the amiibo, and honestly, I wish this had been made for the Nintendo Switch. I was kind of not looking forward to returning to my 3DS, especially for a game that isn't Pokemon. But I've enjoyed it enough that it's been worth it. Please keep the proper Metroid/Metroid Prime games coming Nintendo.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quite the throwback!

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    squall1978
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    Ok, to give the proper review of this game. People should know a little about the original version on the Game Boy. Back in 1991 when this came out originally. It was revolutionary then for it's game play and style. This latest version is even better and gives that full nostalgic feeling of the original. You'll hear hints of the original music as you play and it's highly recommended playing this game with headphones and in the dark when possible. I don't want to give too much away but if you're familiar with the original map layout. You will have a slight advantage since certain key items and locations are in the same areas. This game is a remake so it shouldn't be too critical when it comes to similarities of the original Metroid II. A must have for old school fans and new!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy to Have Samus Back

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    Rick
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    It is very good to have Samus back in a more traditional Metroid experience. This is a good remake of Metroid II, which was a game that really needed a remake. The game features 2.5D graphics and has wonderful stereoscopic 3D. The gameplay keeps the original Metroid feel but adds new moves in such as the ability to aim more freely which works out quite well, as well as a melee strike attack that you can use to parry enemy attacks. This works well, however, I never felt that the game made good use of this feature. Parrying was a bore to do and was more of a waiting game. Over all though the game is a solid affair and any Metroid fan should jump in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous. Addictive. Metroid is Back!

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    PKThunder
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    As a longtime fan of Metroid this game surpassed my expectations. Samus controls beautifully, she has new abilities that freshen up the classic 2D gameplay, and the game is great for either speedrunning or taking your time and searching for items. Highly recommend playing on a 3DS system as the 3D effect works better than I've seen in any other game! (The special edition doesn't add anything amazing, just a sound CD with a pretty good selection of Metroid tunes, and some cute reversible box art that makes the game look like Metroid 2 on Game Boy. Whether that's worth paying extra is up to you. I like mine.)

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The game is great, the SE stuff is meh

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    SandwichVerbatim
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    This is a great remake. Nintendo has done a wonderful job of modernizing this game. I really hope they bring back some other games. They have a wonderful library to choose from. If you want a great action/explorer game with some pretty fantastic atmosphere, look no further than Samus Returns. If you google the EU version of the special edition, you'll see how a special edition should be done. The fact that the only thing that makes this version special is the coin is pathetic. The coin is great, don't get me wrong, but it's really meh. Nintendo should be embarrassed by this. I would recommend getting the regular version over this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Metroid is back with upgrades!

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    PokemonMaster
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    This is an awesome remake of the classic Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Nintendo Game Boy, except it has a few new twists and enhancements that make this game an entirely new game from the classic game!! Definitely recommend Metroid: Samus Returns 3DS to anyone that is a fan of the older style games and a fan of the Metroid series! The special edition especially is awesome since it comes with a selective soundtrack featuring different tracks from all the Metroid games, not just the Samus Returns game! It's also pretty sweet that it comes with a bigger box that holds the soundtrack and the game!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Samus Returns in a BIG way!

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    RoninAlchemist
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    Nintendo surprised the living daylights out of me when this was announced! I was immediately excited and preordered it the next day! When I opened the game up and turned it on, I was not disappointed at all! Samus is back in a huge way, as a fan of Super Metroid, I highly approve of this remake of Return of Samus. The original Gameboy had a whole bunch of limitations that just didn't let the game shine as it should have, and this 3DS remake smooths most if not all of those over and really gives us all the side-scrolling Metroid adventure we've been craving for more than a decade!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game, so happy to have a new Metroid

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    steveje
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    Amazing game. Perfect follow up in the series. The best use of 3D that I've ever seen on the 3DS. If you are use to the older 2D game design of Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission, you won't be disappointed at all with the new 3D design. The game is still played on a 2D plane and the old mechanics and exploration is just as it was. Of course new mechanics such as the melee has been introduced but it's all positive. My first playthrough was 15 hours, but that was taking my time and wanting to find everything. Looking forward to future playthroughs. I can't think of any faults with this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great dose of metroid.

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    STIman
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    Metroid Samus Returns is a great dose of the classic 2-D Metroid you have been missing for years. It claims to be a remake of Return of Samus for the Gameboy, but the only true repeating feature of the game design is hunting down the numerous hiding metroid scattered throughout the map. New weapons and abilities, vibrant graphix, and a great use of the 3D element gives the game its own identity. My completion was 100% in 15 hours of play. It was an enjoyable experience that I do not feel needs revisiting and can remain as a memory of a solid and fun romp through the Metroid universe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A return to form.

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    Jman
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    It has been far too long since Nintendo released a real Metroid game but I'm happy to say that Samus Returns is worth the wait. While technically a remake of Metroid 2, which came out on the GameBoy, Samus Returns has so much added and changed content, it's basically a brand new game. The game world is also the largest game world of the 2D Metroids, filled with tons of secrets. My only gripe is that so far, I haven't come across any true boss fights. I've hunted plenty of Metroids, which are kinda minibosses but the fights all play out the same, which gets repetitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Use of 3D Visuals

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    danger
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    “Samus Returns” is everything a side-scroller should be. This was a great move by Nintendo, and one of the best games that’s been released on the 3DS family of systems. There is a decent challenge level to it, and I imagine it will have replay value once I beat it. As a sidenote, this game is also the very best use of 3D I’ve seen on the 3DS. I’ve literally not found a single other game besides Majora’s Mask that the 3D was a worthwhile investment in. You won’t go wrong with this game. What a nice love letter by Nintendo for its fans.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic remake heralding the return of Metroid

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    Locarion
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    As a Metroid series fan, I have always preferred the 2D outings of Samus and this remake of Metroid II on the GameBoy represents a wonderful return of the great series. The music is awesome, the gameplay is tight, and the art direction is solid. One note is that, like the original game, this game is hampered very slightly by the repetitive nature of the boss fights. The music CD included with the special edition does make some odd choices on included tracks with arguably too many coming from the weakest Metroid game, Other M.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Metroid restored

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    Echoman83
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    Metroid 2 was my favorite game back in 1991(yes I’m old) and this remake has done a great job of keeping true to the original. Like the original you must explore a cavernous planet to hunt and destroy 40 Metroids. Each Metroid encounter is like a mini boss fight. New to the game is the ability to aim in any direction and a melee attack that knocks back enemies and lets you get some extra shots in. It becomes a crucial technique that must be used constantly. If you’ve never played a Metroid game this one is a good one to start with.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yet Another Metroid 2 Remake!

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    MarkTwainTimeTraveler
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    Not to be confused with the equally great "Another Metroid 2 Remake" or AM2R. This is Nintendo's finally unveiled remake of the classic Metroid II Gameboy game. A lot of great new features and utilization of the 3DS's capabilities. This is definitely not just a simple remaster. The story is the same, with small twists, where-as the map receives a generous upgrade and the gameplay itself also receives a noticeable upgrade. Bonus: The insert for the 3DS case is reversible with the original Gameboy cover on the other side.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A masterpiece

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    MrCoolKid1990
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    This game is amazing! Classic game for new comers and for us old school gamers! It is a pure genius game with phenomenal graphics! Nintendo sure did there job! Metroid Samus returns is an excellent adventure that will make you lose track of time. Very difficult puzzle challenges but it is sure worth the money! A great game! Go buy it yourself and you will know what im talking about!

    I would recommend this to a friend