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4.22 stars 4.22/5 Stars Average score of 9 user reviews spread across 12 releases and 0 DLC

New Suit, New Direction 0

Yoshio Sakamoto returns to his classic game series after a long hiatus.  Metroid Fusion is the first Metroid on the GameBoy Advance, and it’s a stunner.  The manga-style intro makes it clear that Samus has been infected by a mysterious virus code-named “X”.  After ramming her famous yellow spaceship into an asteroid belt, Samus is rescued and her infected suit is surgically removed at a special research station.  Ironically, the thing that saves Samus is a vaccine derived from the recov...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Metroid Fuses Core Gameplay with Interesting Rennovations 0

    While escorting a team of scientists Samus is infected by an organism that causes her suit to become corrupted.  The organism creates a copy of Samus and it's up to her with her newly acquired fusion suit as well as her ship's computer to eradicate this new threat.  What we're left with is a satisfying Metroid experience.  The game plays like a classic Metroid game but with some key differences.  In terms of game play, Samus' new fusion suit allows her to absorb all the enemies as health or ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This is how you bring back a franchise. 0

The ShortPros- Brought Metroid back to its 2D Exploration roots- Did something clever and unique with the Metroid formula in terms of combat and weapons- Fantastic music and atmosphere, the staple of Metroid games- A large space station to explore that opens up quickly- Beautiful graphics- The first Metroid game to actually have a "story" that was told to you rather than you making your ownCons- The story was a bit overdrawn and presented through long text scrolls- Game could be a bit more linea...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A relic of a bygone era? 0

 I cannot criticize old games in a vacuum. That is, I cannot play a game from five, ten, fifteen, twenty, or twenty-five years ago without looking at it from a modern perspective. When writing a summary of my thoughts on any given game, then, I am judging the game from a modern standpoint: how does this game hold up today, and is it playable today? Has it aged terribly, or has it aged well? I have played through Metroid Fusion once before this most recent instance. While I am certainly no ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A very solid 2D Metroid adventure 0

I recently replayed Metroid Fusion for the Game Boy Advance. In terms of graphics the game still holds up nicely, it doesn't look quite as good as say a Castlevania on the NintendoDS, but as far as the GBA is concerned it is definitely one of the better looking games. Sound and music are also pretty good. The controls are a bit overloaded due to the lack of buttons on the DS, but work overall quite nicely. The L button lets you aim up or down in a 45 degree angle, holding R lets you shoot ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Imitation is the highest form of flattery 0

Metroid Fusion was the first 2D entry in the series since Super Metroid, and because of that fact alone, the game had big shoes to fill, even on a weaker platform like the GBA. Metroid Fusion largely does not disappoint, with much of the requisite Metroid elements present and accounted for. Despite the hand-holding of Samus' new ship's computer, Metroid Fusion still manages to offer all the challenging exploration, memorable bosses, and engaging puzzle-solving Metroid fans expect. The game's pre...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Whether a Metroid novice or veteran, you should play this game 0

To be entirely truthful, Metroid Fusion was my first real experience with the Metroid franchise. I played Super Metroid back in the day, but until recently it didn't have an impact on me. When I finally got bored of Zelda and Mario Kart and ran out of games to borrow from other people back in early 2004, I figured Metroid Fusion would be a good bet; at least it had some connectivity features with Metroid Prime. Oh, did it have so much more than that. Chronologically, Fusion is the last Metroid, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Metroid Fusion is a great hand-held game. 0

Metroid Fusion is a side-scrolling Platform/Adventure/Shooter game developed by Nintendo for the GameBoy Advance, and it's the fourth game in the Metroid series (but in chronological order Metroid Fusion is set after all the other games in the series). Metroid Fusion won hand-held game of the year in 2002 and was a big game with fans and critics alike.Like all the other games in the series, it's centred around Samus Aran. She gets sent by the Galactic Federation to the Biologic Space Laboratorie...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Metroid Fusion is short, but quite an impressive game. 0

  Metroid Fusion is the first Metroid game to be released on the Gameboy Advance, and it can only be summed up with one word: awesome. Metroid Fusion, unlike other Metroid games, is hugely story based. The game starts off with Samus on planet SR-388, and she comes across a creature--a parasite--called the X-Virus. This parasite really hurt Samus, causing her to become unconscious. After recovering miraculously due to a cure, she goes to a space station to see the commotion going on. The story ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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