The Best Video Game Ever: “Super Metroid”

Sam Wilkinson

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  1. Glyph says:

    Thanks for the soundtrack link, I am enjoying it.

    Not being a gamer I have no other comment – except to say that no matter how great this game is, I don’t see how it can possibly surpass the existential terror of Burger Time.Report

    • Glyph in reply to Glyph says:

      @ 20 min. – “Brinstar”, apparently? Neat.Report

    • Snarky McSnarkSnark in reply to Glyph says:

      Seconded with respect to the music.

      I used to really enjoy playing the original Metroid (on the 8-bit NES system), baked, with headphones on. It was the music, in particular, that hooked me.

      Is Super Metroid appreciably cooler than the original? Enough so to be worth the $300+ that the game costs on Amazon right now?Report

      • kenB in reply to Snarky McSnarkSnark says:

        If you have a Wii, you can get it on Virtual Console for $8.00. If you don’t have a Wii, you can buy one and add the $8.00 and still be substantially under $300.

        FWIW, I had played the original Metroid on NES and loved it, but I didn’t play Super Metroid until a couple of years ago (after having played the whole Prime series). I enjoyed it a lot, but of course it’s a different experience playing it nowadays than it would’ve been when it first came out.Report

    • Plinko in reply to Glyph says:

      No discussion of the soundtrack to Metroid (or Super Metroid) is complete without listening to the Minibosses’ cover of Kraid’s theme. It’s also pretty darn good.