Metroid! All Right!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tyler @ 7:49 pm April 16, 2010

What was the first game that allowed the screen to scroll left? Metroid! What was the first game with a female lead? Metroid! What was the first game that blew the minds of the entire human race? Metroid! Are space pirates, genetically engineered organisms, a bounty hunter with an awesome Varia suit, and charged beams from an arm cannon exciting? Of course they are! Metroid games rule! Nobody can deny that!

In video gaming history, there is only one person out there who can wield an arm cannon better than Mega Man. That person is Samus Aran, intergalactic bounty hunger. She’s blonde, but she’s not stupid. She’s armed with a Varia suit, a one of a kind suit of armor that’s the best a bounty hunter can have. Her arm cannon can fire a single shot or charge up and shoot a huge beam. She can even switch between multiple beam varieties, such as ice or fire. It can also fire concussive missiles. That’s crazy, right? Well just wait! There’s more! Her suit can roll her up into a morph ball so Samus can fit quickly and easily into tight spots or escape whn the enemies have her surrounded, which happens a lot with those conniving, shameless space pirates! When in her morph ball, she can also lay bombs down, which can prove useful destroying obstacles in her way while rolling through tight spots.

Samus Aran is the definition of girl power. She’s a man eater alright! If you don’t believe it, just pick up any Metroid game and find out for yourself. The most recent is Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii which includes all three Metroid Prime games: Metroid Prime 1 and 2 from the Gamecube and Metroid Prime 3 from the Wii. It also takes the Wii controls from the thrid one and applies them to the first two. It’s great fun, and a great example why Samus Aran is a better woman than Fergie, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna combined!