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Game Reviews / Metroid 2: Return of Samus
Publisher: Nintendo
Rated: Everyone
Released Year: 1991 (GB) / 2010 (3DS)
- Nintendo Gameboy
- Nintendo 3DS
  • Metroid's first portable Metroid game. After the Pirates' defeat, the Galactic Federation decided that the extermination of the Metroid species on SR388 must be carried through. After several attempts on their own, Samus Aran was contracted to finish the job herself.
 Contributor: Meeptroid

Overall Rating: 5.35

"The black sheep of Metroid games"

Plot / Concept: 5 / 10   

So, the story is a bit more developed than its predecessor, but not by much. Your going to the Metroid Homeworld, SR388 to destroy all Metroids, but you soon learn that they evolve on their homeworld. They now come in many different flavors, Alpha, Gamma, Zeta and Omega.
Gameplay: 6 / 10   

The gameplay is fairly simple. Alot like the old one, except for the fact that its one hell of alot more linear. It might turn alot of people down, but it's honestly not a huge deal for me, the games fun either way. There are also many more items, such as the Spazer Lazer Beam, which is more commonly refered to as just the Spazer Beam, Plazma Beam, and of course the infamous Space Jump.
Controls: 7 / 10   

These controls are very solid. In addition to Samus's old abilities, she can now crouch, shoot straight down, and can do alot more with the aforementioned new items at her disposal.
Music: 1 / 10   

The reason this is pitiful, it has VIRTUALLY NO MUSIC, usually its the weird noises. Although, when there is music, I will give it a 4: Fair, as it is kinda immersive and eerie.
Sound Effects: 3 / 10   

The sounds are ok for the Game Boy, not much else I can say here.
Graphics: 8 / 10   

The graphics are a huge step up for Metroid, and should be quite revered.
Replay Value:
All in all, if your just looking for a good time, go and pick this game up, its a blast if your expectations aren't too high, but if you had very high expectations for this game, then you will be severely disappointed, but, the game is a blast if you don't have them high!

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