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Nintendo NES
Nintendo of America
Nintendo R&D1
UPC: 45496630348

Released: 8-01-86
Players: 1

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Platform, Side-Scrolling
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Sci-Fi / Futuristic

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Rating: 8.6
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Filesize: 60kb

Metroid Box Description

It's you against the evil Mother Brain in the thrilling battle of Metroid! You're inside the fortress planet Zebes. The planet of endless secret passageways where the Metroid are multiplying. Left alone the Metroid are harmless. But in the wrong hands they could destroy the galaxy. It's up to you to prevent the Mother Brain that controls Zebes from using the Metroid for evil purposes. But that won't be easy. You'll have to use your spacesuit to absorb valuable energy for your search to gain the use of power items like the Ice Beam, Wave Beam, High Jump Boots and Varia. If you survive, it will be you and your acquired powers against the Mother Brain.

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wow i beat the game for a second time.
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Metroid Review by: Marcmoney - 8.8/10

Metroid Review
Overall - 8.8

Metroid on the NES is kind of a good game to play.  Metroid has been around for so long now and it still is fun to play the games that are old.  This game is very interesting and it is a good classic game.  When I played it, it was so much like Mega Man and Kid Icarus put together, mostly Kid Icarus because it plays like a maze.  The game play is fun.  I guarantee you that this game is fun and it just never gets old.

Graphics - 8

The graphics are good, but Metroid herself looks funny.  You can tell how Metroid looks like with the orange suit and other things, but the orange on Metroid is a little too bright, just saying.  The effects looks similar to Mega Man and it is just what you would expect on an NES game.  It is very good for an NES game.

Sound - 9

The sound is very good.  It has songs that sound just like Metroid.  It is amazing how it would sound very good during the game play.  There is only one song that plays it when you are not around a boss and it can get annoying, but still, it sounds like Metroid and some may enjoy listening to it over and over again.  The sound effects are good too.  It is not annoying or stupid, it just sounds right in the game.

Addictiveness - 7

The game is fun.  I would play it some of the time when I have nothing to do.  Like I said, it does not get old.  Sometimes I would get tired of it because I would not know where to go and it is just a waste of time trying to find out what to do and where to go, but other than that, it still does not get boring.

Story - N/A

There is no story in this game.  When you turn on the game, it will bring you to the title screen to press start and it would say start new game or continue and it would just bring you right into to the game, not telling you anything about the game or the point of it.  What I think the story is, it could be Metroid trying to defeat Ridley.  That is all I think the point of the game is, but there could be more about it.

Depth - 7

The game does not have many things in the game.  It is like Mega Man from the start, you just start the game or continue where you left off.  Then it would play as Kid Icarus where you can go around finding upgrades for you that you can use during the game to help you.  Another thing about this game is that when you want to choose which weapon you want to use, your character would change colors.  That is what I like a lot about this game.  That is basically everything in this game cause there is not much you can do, it is just like Kid Icarus.

Difficulty - 5

The game is okay to play.  The enemies are not that hard, but to know where you need to go can take a long time to do.  What sucks is that when you are in a big level and it you get to the other side of the level, if you go back, the enemies will come back to life and it can be a pain in the butt to defeat them or avoid them all.  Other than that, the game is still fun.

Wrap Things Up...

Metroid can be fun and it can be awesome to play cause of the music and the game it is played.  I highly recommend trying this game out if you have not already.  It is fun and you can try playing the other Metroid games cause at first I thought that these games would not be so fun, but when I tried them out, I really seemed to like them a lot.  I am surprised the way the games are nowadays. :)

  Graphics 8   Sound 9   Addictive 7   Depth 7   Difficulty 5

Metroid Game Description

In the future, the Galactic Federation and the pirates of planet Zebes are at war. Pirates have stolen an unknown life-form, recently discovered on the planet SR388. The life-form, designated "Metroid", is in a state of suspended animation and, according to analysis, was the cause of the complete destruction of SR388. If the Metroid ever got loose, the alien could destroy countless other systems. It is up to the space bounty hunter Samus Aran to land on Zebes and find her way through the perilous terrains of Brinstar and Norfair, destroy the Pirates, as well as their alien enforcers, Ridley and Kraid, and rid the planet of the alien life form before the pirates complete their plans of world destruction.Using the cybernetic enhancements of her Power Suit, Samus can use a range of weapons and defenses to destroy the enemy. She can also absorb enemies powers into her Power Suit to increase her defense and chance of survival. Using her weapons and special abilities, she must find her way to the central chamber of Tourian and destroy the Mother Brain, the mysterious leader behind the Space Pirates.

Metroid Reviews

Overall 8.6    Graphics 8.2    Sound 8.5    Addictive 8.2    Story 7.7    Depth 8.6    Difficulty 7.5

“A lone bounty hunter...a mysterious land...and the fate of a federation!”   sonicthehedgeho..
You've just entered the domain of this planet specifically named Zebes, which is known to ...
  Graphics 7   Sound 7   Addictive 8   Story 9   Depth 7   Difficulty 9

      Review Rating: 4.8/5     Submitted: 09-16-13     Updated: 09-16-13     Review Replies: 6

Metroid   LegolasJJH
The original Metroid for the NES was one of the first games I ever played, so it holds a special pla...
  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Story 10   Depth 10   Difficulty 10

      Review Rating: 4.8/5     Submitted: 10-05-12     Review Replies: 4

Metroid   Kyle!
Now today, not 20 or 30 years Metroid is shunned, very few still like the game series that now has a...
  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Story 10   Depth 8   Difficulty 3

      Review Rating: 4.8/5     Submitted: 07-07-12     Updated: 07-12-12     Review Replies: 0

the m night shyamalan of classic sci fi adventure   bsnowotter
verall graphics sound addictiveness story depth: difficulties The game on the Nintendo Entertainment...
  Graphics 8   Sound 10   Addictive 8   Story 7   Depth 9   Difficulty 9

      Review Rating: 4.8/5     Submitted: 05-17-14     Review Replies: 2

A Different Type of Nintendo Game Similar to a Popular Movie   luigi25
Metroid is another classic, old school NES game released sometime in 1986 or 87. It is an action/sh...
  Graphics 6   Sound 8   Addictive 10   Story 9   Depth 9   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 4.5/5     Submitted: 01-29-18     Updated: 11-11-18     Review Replies: 2

The Battle of Sci-Fi and Bounty Hunter (retro edition)   darthyoda
Battle your way as Samus, the legendary Bounty Hunter, through the planet Zebes. Fight mini-boses to...
  Graphics 8   Sound 6   Addictive 8   Story 10   Depth 6   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 4.3/5     Submitted: 10-21-14     Review Replies: 1

Metroid Review   Marcmoney
Overall - 8.8 Metroid on the NES is kind of a good game to play.  Metroid has been around fo...
  Graphics 8   Sound 9   Addictive 7   Depth 7   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 4.3/5     Submitted: 10-16-11     Review Replies: 3

Metroid NES Review   billythekidmons..
Well this is what many consider to be a classic on the NES and frankly I can see why. Let’s s...
  Graphics 6   Sound 5   Addictive 4   Story 7   Depth 9   Difficulty 10

      Review Rating: 4/5     Submitted: 10-23-11     Review Replies: 2

Metroid (NES) Review   thetotherguy93
Overall: 8.4    Metroid is a fun and addicting adventure / shooter game from the late 80's...
  Graphics 8   Sound 6   Addictive 9   Story 7   Depth 10   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 3.8/5     Submitted: 06-14-12     Review Replies: 3

Metroid on nes   jlh
Overall: I gave this game a 9.5 because of the all around good things too offer from this platf...
  Graphics 8   Sound 9   Addictive 9   Story 8   Depth 9   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 3.2/5     Submitted: 04-12-12     Review Replies: 5

metroid review   megametroidmario
In this game, Metroid, the graphics were perfect! The color of Samus Aran's suit would depend on wet...
  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Story 1   Depth 9   Difficulty 4

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 05-27-13     Review Replies: 2

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Metroid Cheat Codes

Ending Test/Debug Code
A _ denotes a space must be entered in the code.


(Yes it's in all caps)

You start with 111 missles, the Ice Beam, Bombs, and 4 energy tanks.

You start with the ball, but can go fetch another one.

You don't have the Long Jump boots, but they aren't around to pick up.

The missle door to the long beam is open, but you haven't collected it yet.

Kraid and Ridley's statues have been activated(as well as the door to them opened), and you can get into Tourian. However, they aren't dead yet and can still be killed if it tickles your fancy.

Mother Brain can also fail to show up at all, however, if she is there you can scroll back and forth to make chunks of her sprites dissapear until the way is cleared. The text about getting the heck out will be there, but will be brown in the space that is usually occupied by MB. At any rate, you'll be able to leave at your convenience, without a timer. All but a couple Zebetites will have flown the coop, too.

Since you don't have the LJ boots available to you, you can't get the Varia.

Other misc. missle doors throughout the planet will be opened.
Same as Justin Baily except if you make it to the end without dying Mother Brain isn't there Samus_Beats_MotherBrain_
215 missiles, 5 energy tanks, all powerups, both mini-bosses dead X-z-uJ lls0W0 fVvweG 000WNr
255 missiles, but no missile tanks 000000 000000 03-200 000089
Another strange code, no Morph ball 222222 222222 UUUUUU UUUUUU
Atop Tourian M7---- --zOA0 2T-tfm a000d5
Begin with missiles but no missiles in Kraid's lair 000000 000000 080h00 0000gu
Begin with missiles, but no missile tanks in Ridley's lair 000000 000001 00F300 00008X
Best Ending X----- --N?WO dV-Gm9 W01GMI
Brgin in Nofair, Mother Brain killed, Maru Mari, Varia, 212 missiles ITs-JU ST-YOU ZIPO-- ----Ci
Everything except the Ice Beam at last boss JUSTIN BAILEY ------ ------
Fight Ridley 00U--- -u0000 0AFw9Y 1800sb
Gather energy untill all the tanks are full, then go straight up to Mother Brain. Gives you everything you need to beat the game. y54I04 0G9040 0B--00 0000YE
Invincibility and Infinite Missiles NARPAS SWORD0 000000 000000
No suit and All Weapons mMuiS1 II6-GE Jls?h0 m00WRM
Odd code, takes you to title screen 333333 333333 KKKKKK KKKKKK
Start as suitless samus with no items 000000 000020 000000 000020
Start at Tourian, fully powered, ready for the 2nd ending V - - - - - - r - e69 t?A00e 00M04p
Start at Tourian, fully powered, ready for the 3rd ending X - - - - - - - N?WO dVue08 001GL2
Start at Tourian, fully powered, ready for the 4th ending OV - - - - - - r - e6 9t?A08 000GTq
Start at Tourian, fully powered, ready for the 5th ending 7 - - - - - - zVw1Y T - YW01 - W5WCl
Start at Tourian, fully powered, ready for the best ending 5X - - - - - - - N?W OdVue0 0000iu
Start at Tourian, fully powered, suitless Samus, ready for the best ending 0iF - - - - - - w - q 3ax - 50 0000wx
Start in Tourian, with 1 energy tank and 48 missles. You have virtually no powerups and you are stuck. You are also playing as armorless Samus. XXXXXX XXXXXX KKKKKK KKKKKK
Start with 255 missiles 000000 000000 0Fy000 00003-
Start with Bombs (and Maru Mari) 000000 000000 4G0000 00000H
Start with Ice Beam 000000 000000 080000 0000Y8
Start with Long Beam 000000 000000 100000 000004
Start with Suitless Samus, 5 Missiles, All Upgrades, No Energy Tanks 000000 00000G 7?2ruA 005WFh
Start with Wave Beam 000000 000000 040000 0000X8
Starts Samus without suit with the wave beam no long beam no morph ball and both Kraid and Ridley statues open to Tourian l-aaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa
Starts you in the beginning with armorless Samus and no powerups. Can enter Tourian from the start. CONTIN UE_MY_ GAMEMI NIBOSS
Strange code, No varia, or mother brain 999999 999999 KKKKKK KKKKKK
Suitless Samus 00WX00 2W0000 41TW1o 0000(lower-case cursive L)D
Glitch: Climb up Walls
On most levels with the doors you shoot to cause them to open you can use a door to climb up many many walls/levels above. Simply shoot the door and stand with the front 1/2 of Samus wedged where the door will reform. After you are partially ''sealed'' by the door just quickly tap up and down on the control pad. You will slowly climb up the wall. It is possible to get stuck while using this trick.
Morph Ball Double Jump
Turn into the Morph Ball, and slide off a platform or any other surface that allows Samus to stand in the air as Morph Ball. While in mid-air, press UP, and Samus will now be standing on her feet without any ground below her (She will be doing this still in mid-air), then quicly press ''A'' to perform an jump from the standing position you were placed. This trick will only work as long as Samus's sprite is stationary, this means that if you hit the D-Pad from you standing position, you will not be able to Morph Ball Double Jump.
Skip Kraid and Ridley
You have to have gone far enough to get the Ice beam. Now go to the room where the bridge needs to be formed and there's the statues of Ridley and Kraid. Before you enter that room, have the winged enemy chase you and hit you as you are going through the door.
If done correctly, the enemy follows you into the next room. Simply freeze him and use him as a stepping stone to get across the gap - without beating Ridley or Kraid. You can theoretically beat the game in under 20 minutes by using this glitch.
Play as Suitless Samus Beat the game in under 2 hours, and then at the password screen press 'Start'.
Quick end
Any time in the game you need to quit fast press start on Controller one , Then press Up and A on Controller two at the same time.This code will end your game and go to the password screen.

Metroid Game Genie Codes

SXSGNVSE Minimum energy of 30
SZUILUVK Infinite rockets on pick-up
ZENSXLIE Gain 10 rockets on pick-up
YENSXLIE Gain 15 rockets on pick-up
YAXGVPLA Extra energy

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mlggamer 02-21-17 - 10:18 PM
Jordanv78 07-09-15 - 01:32 PM
 This is one of the best games on the NES. Especially considering it's release date. By far the most expansive quest of it's time.
Jordanv78 07-09-15 - 01:31 PM
 You can bomb yourself out of a
MajoraSkyward67 06-26-15 - 12:23 PM
Vanelan 01-18-15 - 06:46 PM
 I can't seem to get thru this Metroid. I just had to quit after getting sttuck in a hole somewhere...why is that even there?
TheElectricTroll 11-08-14 - 01:07 PM
 how dose one roll into a ball in this emulator
ScarTheScarab 07-26-14 - 10:23 PM
 What happens when time runs out when you are escaping from zebes? Screen becomes white and explosion sound is made, then you get game over XD
Neo Arcadia 05-14-14 - 02:29 PM
 solid classic Metriod game ^^ I enjoy it, and I've decided to give the series a shot !
gamemaster759 11-27-13 - 03:53 PM
 how do you type your name
Earthbound101 09-02-13 - 10:08 AM
 bill thats what I was gona say thanks for saying it thts not sarcasm
bill1986 08-12-13 - 02:35 PM
 the main characters name is samus not metriod
Jesuswell 07-13-13 - 07:52 AM
 How do you roll?
iN008 06-04-13 - 03:19 PM
 Also retro gamer you can always suggest a better review. I mean there is a fantastic review I've seen which i'm going to suggest since it is much better.
iN008 06-04-13 - 03:14 PM
 megametroidmario: Maybe you should cheat then xD
SuperCrash64 06-04-13 - 03:04 PM
 Of metroid I mean't
SuperCrash64 06-04-13 - 03:04 PM
 not really some problems as if you beaten the game. Samus is pratically the main character metroid
retrogamer20001 06-04-13 - 02:57 PM
 I found a few problems with the top review, such as the typical calling Samus "Metroid", and it said there's no story.If you wait a couple seconds, text shows up telling you to destroy the Metroids of Planet Zebeth. Sorry, but errors really annoy me.
megametroidmario 05-27-13 - 10:21 PM
 when i use the "NARPAS SWORD" password and head into tourian the game freezes
ZavierGonzo 05-15-13 - 01:59 PM
blobbyhead 03-16-13 - 09:57 PM
 actully lol nvm i just found it xD
blobbyhead 03-16-13 - 09:54 PM
 i know i might sound like a noob for asking this but in metroid on my pc i cant figure out how to go into ball mode for samus. can someone help me ?
Hylian Jim 03-05-13 - 01:15 AM
 Can you get someone else to do the review for this, this Marcmoney guy has no idea how to talk or anything about the game. Please.
mr.awsome 02-07-13 - 03:29 PM
 how do I get Game Genie for this game???
retrogamer20001 12-27-12 - 04:41 AM
 *Just to make this clear* The main character's name is Samus Aran. The jellyfish-looking thingies that follow you around and suck the life force out of you are called Metroids.
hola12345 11-24-12 - 02:59 PM
 dont be so hard, im sure the first time you play this game, you think her name was metroid also she was a "he", im wrong? you discover all those things later, in gameplay, its a surprise to know she is a woman, etc etc.. :)

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