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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by AndyXMAS » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:55 pm

I've been playing this tonight.

I had forgotten how good the 2D Metroid series was. I completed Super Metroid back in the day, but was never into Metroid Prime.

But this brings all the memories of Super Metroid back - even the music and sound effects sound memorable.

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by Green Gecko » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:22 am

I found the end of Zero Mission a cool surprise.

I've also discovered a sort of "feature" of Fusion. My memory got corrupted, twice (came up with the error one after the other for 2 save files after booting first time in years), so it bounced back to a "back-up" of those 2 files. So it seems the game actually stores up to 6 save slots - including 3 backups of the save before the last save(s). Strange. The next time I booted the game they had disappeared, and after that, came back again.. even after saving over one slot. wtf. I'm guessing the CMOS/memory controller is strawberry floating up.

Still interesting that they'd even have a save data mitigation routine.

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by Floex » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:45 am

This is one lovely looking set :wub:

Looking forward to starting it later

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by The Watching Artist » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:58 am

Mafro wrote:Been playing it with headphones on. The music is so good


I read one review which suggested the music had been taken mostly from Prime. Obviously not. :datass:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:It's arrived!!! :toot: :toot: :toot:

Legacy Edition is lush. :datass:

I need Master Metroids opinion on the game. :toot:

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by AndyXMAS » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:06 pm

Yes, this is a game which needs to be played with headphones on.

I'm not sure if it's just the New 2DS, but even with headphones on, and the volume maxed up, it's not loud enough for me.

If anything though, the music takes its inspiration from the SNES game...

I'd forgotten how maze-like Metroid games were - it's very easy to get lost.

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by Dick Thornburg » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:43 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:It's arrived!!! :toot: :toot: :toot:

Legacy Edition is lush. :datass:

I need Master Metroids opinion on the game. :toot:

It's fantastic. Much better than the original Metroid II, but still retains the same feel and structure.

It's borrowed liberally from other 2D Metroid games and it's managed to make it arguably the best 2D one since Super Metroid (Though it's not as good as that).

I'm only about 1/3rd of the way through the game as I've just cleared out Area 2 of Metroids (Got around 28 left on my counter) but the Quality of Life improvements make it a far more approachable game than it's progenitor. Just having a map instantly fixes the biggest problem that the GB original had.

As for the new additions they're all pretty decent. The Aeion Abilities have been useful enough but not game breaking. The fast travel is useful without being too disruptive to the games flow. The actual map has changed as well, but it still retains the general shape of the original. If you're familiar with the original game you'll recognise quite a few locations. Including fire cavern type rooms is new, but makes sense with the Varia Suit and helps to gate off certain places until you have it.

The counter-attack is really useful and is pretty much mandatory considering how much more aggresive the various enemies are. I like it though as it makes combat a little more interesting and challenging.

The Metroid fights themselves have been beefed up considerably and there's now more to them than just finding a good spot and spamming missiles at them.

EDIT: Yeah the music is fantastic as well. Quite a bit has been lifted from Super Metroid too, which is nice.

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by Dig Dug » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:02 pm

If you're only on area 2 then strap yourself in as things are about to pick up massively from area 3 onwards.

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by Mafrozen » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:32 pm

I just realised today that you can freeze stuff then smash them with the melee counter attack. Seems you can also block some projectile attacks too.

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by The Watching Artist » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:05 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:It's arrived!!! :toot: :toot: :toot:

Legacy Edition is lush. :datass:

I need Master Metroids opinion on the game. :toot:

It's fantastic.

:toot: I'll add it to my birthday list. And probably delay the Switch till Christmas then. :D

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by jawafour » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:37 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:It's fantastic.

:toot: I'll add it to my birthday list...

Fair play :toot: ...

The Watching Artist wrote:...And probably delay the Switch till Christmas then. :D

... :x .

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by AndyXMAS » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:44 pm

jawafour wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:...And probably delay the Switch till Christmas then. :D

... :x .


You should be happy - one less person to beat you on Switch Mario Kart ;)

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by jawafour » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:47 pm

AndyXL wrote:You should be happy - one less person to beat you on Switch Mario Kart ;)

I'm a regular on the podium on Switch Mario Kart Night 8-) .



Because hardly anyone plays.

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by Johnny Ryall » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:20 pm

Hopefully this looks better on the 3DS than videos on my 50 inch TV of it does. Wasn't digging the art style. Can't afford it for a while anyway so going through Super just now. Superb thing!

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by Green Gecko » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:18 am

I think the game will look more saturated on a TV, the 3DS screen isn't like that so I'm sure its more subdued.

For anyone interested, my Legacy Edition will go on eBay at 7pm torrow for 3 days, this link will be live then: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metroid-Samus ... 2758761649. My gecko is literally dying and I need to pay for her to see the vet, its been going on months. :(

It starts at 59.99 retail price and only 3 days so it won't sell for as much as other auctions before the hype. No reserve. Special delivery and double boxed for the AndyXLs out there.

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by Hyperion » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:44 pm

Come back from work to a freshly cleaned apartment and the Legacy Edition :datass:

Liking it so far. Free aim makes things interesting, but not a fan of this farting out a map every few rooms.

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by AndyXMAS » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:32 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I think the game will look more saturated on a TV, the 3DS screen isn't like that so I'm sure its more subdued.

For anyone interested, my Legacy Edition will go on eBay at 7pm torrow for 3 days, this link will be live then: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metroid-Samus ... 2758761649. My gecko is literally dying and I need to pay for her to see the vet, its been going on months. :(

It starts at 59.99 retail price and only 3 days so it won't sell for as much as other auctions before the hype. No reserve. Special delivery and double boxed for the AndyXLs out there.


Good luck - hopefully you'll get at least £100 for it, and make a decent profit.

I hope everything works out, and you have enough to pay for your vet fees - keep us updated on how it goes - I'm sure she'll make a speedy recovery :)

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by Mafrozen » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:21 pm

Got my squishy Metroid amiibo today :3

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by Green Gecko » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:49 pm

It brings me joy each time I spot it and think of its squishiness. It actually looks better under normal light, quite realistic. Hopefully it doesn't wear off.

No bids on the legacy edition yet :dread: I really need that money back. Got 3 watchers and no-one want to pull the trigger. The price is at cost ffs!

Can anyone "help" it along :shifty:, at worst you'll win it for retail price and have a money maker on your hands, or just someone else will get it.

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PostRe: Metroid: Samus Returns | Legacy Ed Sold Out on Nintendo Store
by Winckle » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:53 pm

Mafro wrote:Got my squishy Metroid amiibo today :3

Is the squishy one the one breaking out of a glass tube?

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by Mafrozen » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:09 pm

Winckle wrote:
Mafro wrote:Got my squishy Metroid amiibo today :3

Is the squishy one the one breaking out of a glass tube?

Yeah https://instagram.com/p/BZQzgBBl05i/

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