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by Johnny Ryall » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:49 pm



I enjoyed that while it lasted.

I'm gonna replay Zero Mission now, it looks like ass on a TV screen emulated but I don't trust ebay for fakes. I might get a GBA everdrive next month...

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by Johnny Ryall » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:44 am

I forgot all about the fake ending of zero mission. Here was me thinking feck how have I finished without the gravity suit I can't remember the actual ending now but damn this is a great game.

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by Jazzem » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:25 pm

Johnny Ryall wrote:I forgot all about the fake ending of zero mission. Here was me thinking feck how have I finished without the gravity suit I can't remember the actual ending now but damn this is a great game.


The power dynamic switching once you get your suit back near the end is so gratifying :wub:

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by Mafro » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:31 pm

The last time I replayed Zero Mission I was surprised how short it was compared to the others.

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by Johnny Ryall » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:23 pm

Mafro wrote:The last time I replayed Zero Mission I was surprised how short it was compared to the others.



Yep exactly what I thought:



You can really just power through if you decide not to bother item hunting, I finished with 3 E tanks.

Still very good, while you guys are doing prime I'm having a wee 2D metroid week. :D I think I'll go back to fusion on my 3DS now.

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by Eat it Harvey » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:27 pm

Zero Mission is interesting, because if they'd just remade Metroid as it was, the QOL improvements (Maps, hints, better controls) and lower difficulty would have made the game last about 2 hours for someone who was even moderately competent. So the Zero Suit section is padding, but it's very well conceived and executed padding. :wub:

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by Johnny Ryall » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:27 pm

Holy smokes the SAX boss is way harder than I remember. Fusion may be linear but its bosses don't strawberry float around. I wish I hunted out more E tanks now.

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by Johnny Ryall » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:44 pm

Nevermind lol.



Man I love love love 2D metroid, I've never really messed around with the 8 bit ones because I find them really hard to go back to, is it even worth it? I have such a soft spot for those GBA games.

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by Eat it Harvey » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:47 pm

Johnny Ryall wrote:Nevermind lol.



Man I love love love 2D metroid, I've never really messed around with the 8 bit ones because I find them really hard to go back to, is it even worth it? I have such a soft spot for those GBA games.

The first one is really tough to get into (for me). Metroid II is worth playing I think, but there are some fundamental technical limitations that might make it harder to appreciate. That said myself and Hyperion both played and finished it 2 years ago without too much grief.

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by Johnny Ryall » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:49 pm

Yeah I don't think I'll bother Zero Mission and AM2R/Samus Returns are better games.

I'm now thinking about replaying Super but I already completed that last year, here's me on a week off with loads of unfinished 2017/18 games and I'm ploughing through old games instead. :fp:

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by Advent7 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:58 pm

Fusion was my first metroid game (although I watched a mate play some of super when that came out) thanks to the 3ds ambassador thing. Didn't finish it but it then encouraged me to hunt down the prime trilogy :wub:

In order I've played them:

Fusion - prime - prime 2 - super

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by Dig Dug » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:10 pm

Zero Mission is pretty short. My personal best:
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by Johnny Ryall » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:11 pm

Wow well done!

Just had to tear myself away from Super Metroid on retroarch argh.

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by Eat it Harvey » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:41 pm

Dig Dug wrote:Zero Mission is pretty short. My personal best:
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by Winckle » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:44 pm

I can't figure out how to get the Gravity Suit in Metroid Prime for the life of me.

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by Eat it Harvey » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:05 pm

Winckle wrote:I can't figure out how to get the Gravity Suit in Metroid Prime for the life of me.

If you're wanting a hint you should find it in Phendrana Drifts, in the frozen water areas after the Thardus boss fight arena.

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by Winckle » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:08 pm

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Winckle wrote:I can't figure out how to get the Gravity Suit in Metroid Prime for the life of me.

If you're wanting a hint you should find it in Phendrana Drifts, in the frozen water areas after the Thardus boss fight arena.

I'm in that area, the in-game hint system told me to go there, but I can't get passed any of the rooms there without more gear.

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by Eat it Harvey » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:18 pm

Winckle wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:
Winckle wrote:I can't figure out how to get the Gravity Suit in Metroid Prime for the life of me.

If you're wanting a hint you should find it in Phendrana Drifts, in the frozen water areas after the Thardus boss fight arena.

I'm in that area, the in-game hint system told me to go there, but I can't get passed any of the rooms there without more gear.

If the hint system is sending you there then you should have everything you need.

If it's the room I think, make sure and look up and shoot down any big stalactites.

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by Johnny Ryall » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:08 am

Wow metroid prime trilogy runs really well on dolphin! Cheers Devlin!

I forgot that holding the Wii mote awkwardly at a screen kinda hurts but I prefer it to the GC controls for sure. I'll get over it.

I really need to play these prime games considering how much I love 2D metroid.

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by Eat it Harvey » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:23 am

Johnny Ryall wrote:Wow metroid prime trilogy runs really well on dolphin! Cheers Devlin!

I forgot that holding the Wii mote awkwardly at a screen kinda hurts but I prefer it to the GC controls for sure. I'll get over it.

I really need to play these prime games considering how much I love 2D metroid.

Not a problem man. Glad you got it ok. You'll definitely get used to the Wiimote and find a comfortable position in time.

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