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Super Metroid -- Nintendo

A long-awaited sequel to the Nintendo 8-bit classic, Super Metroid pits players as Samus Aran--bounty hunter extraordinair. The evil space pirates have returned to seize the alien metroids for their own diabolical purposes. Over 100 hidden items, secret rooms and other challenges await players in this side-scrolling action-adventure game for the Super NES.

Ferrari Man
When was the last time that you turned on a game, and before you were even finished watching the intro were running to find your friends to show them the hottest title to reach the SNES to date? It has been along time for me, but this game brought it all back. Pump this game through a large screen TV, a HUGE stereo, and play until you think you may actually be Samus. The graphics and sound are seamless, not a glitch in my book. The game play is smooth and accurate. Nintendo would be wise to consider this as a new flagship game instead of Mario. A must have for any SNES owner. As a last note, anyone who has played the first one may want to bone up on their old maps, because as a true sequel, you will be seeing some of the exact same territory again!

Samus Aran is back and ready to trash some more of Mother Brain's space pirates. The graphics on this cart are some of the best I have seen on the SNES. The music is perfect for the game, giving it that eerie feel. Those who have played Metroid for the NES or Metroid II for the GameBoy will find that the play control is about the same. The storyline is very good and ties all the Metroid games together. Depending on how quickly you solve the game, you get a slightly different ending. This is definitely one for your video game library and is destined to be a classic!

The best Metroid to date and one of the best SNES games to boot. If you haven't played this cart yet, you're doing yourself a great injustice. This game captures the true essence of the Nintendo experience in my opinion.

I am strongly considering tattooing Samus on my body.

>>>>> 97.0/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.5 5.0 5.0 4.5
Sound 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Gameplay/Control 5.0 4.0 5.0 5.0
Longevity/Playability 4.5 5.0 4.5 5.0
Overall 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Total 24.0 24.0 24.5 24.5

Originally appeared Vol 2, Iss 5 (11-12/94)