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You fight a range of different aliens to get to new rooms and gain power-up upgrades. It's frantic action at times, but once the enemies are dead the play switches to exploring and mapping the room-based environments. It's a simple loop that is used to build tension and discovery. With a foreboding soundtrack and often dark visuals, you make your way forward against the odds.
Metroid games have endured over the years with over 18 million games sold. The original side-scrolling platform games are:
- Metroid (1986) NES, Gameboy Advance
- Metroid II: Return of Samus (1991) Gameboy
- Super Metroid (1994) SNES
- Metroid Fusion (2002) Gameboy Advance
- Metroid: Zero Mission (2004) Gameboy Advance
- Metroid: Other M (2010) Wii
- Metroid: Samus Returns (2017) 3DS
The series moved into 3D platform games with the Metroid Prime games:
- Metroid Prime (2002) Gamecube, Wii
- Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004) Gamecube, Wii
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007) Wii
- Metroid Prime Hunters (2006) DS
- Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016) 3DS
- Metroid Prime 4 (TBA)
Metroid II: Return Of Samus
Metroid Prime Hunters
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Metroid: Other M
Metroid: Samus Returns
Metroid: Zero Mission
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Metroid games have ranged in PEGI rating from PEGI 7 to PEGI 12 for different levels of violence. Metroid: Samus Returns is rated PEGI 7 for violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like and fantasy characters, and pictures and sounds likely to be scary to young children. Features mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like characters. Protagonist Samus flickers when hit by attacks, as do all the fantasy enemies. Enemies quickly disappear when defeated. There are some cinematic boss battles that feature tense and dark moments. The game sports a sci-fi setting that may be scary to young children.
Metroid has been rated between ESRB EVERYONE and TEEN. Metroid: Samus Returns is rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes. From a side-scrolling perspective, players run and jump through platform environments while battling various alien creatures. Players use an arm cannon to shoot laser projectiles at enemies; players can also use a slashing melee attack to defeat stronger enemies. Alien creatures generally cry out in pain then disappear when defeated. Some hand-drawn images briefly depict dead aliens on the ground. One scene briefly depicts an alien corpse in a puddle of green blood. Depending on how fast players complete the game, Samus is either shown wearing her full suit, her suit minus the helmet, or a leotard underneath the suit at the elapsed time-completion screen.
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