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Metroid Fusion (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Metroid Fusion is the direct sequel to 1994's Super Metroid. The game begins as Samus Aran is sent back to planet SR388 to assist a Biologic Space Labs investigation team. While on the planet's surface, Samus is infected by a previously unknown parasite, known as X. The X parasite nearly kills Samus, but fortunately she is saved by a vaccine made from the Metroid she saved on Zebes. Shortly thereafter, an explosion rocks the Biologic Space Labs. Now Samus must investigate the Space Labs, which are orbiting SR388.

This game is similar, in terms of gameplay and structure, to the classic side-scrolling Metroid games. The game consists of a large inter-connected environment. As Samus learns a variety of new moves and weapons, she is able to explore new areas of the Space Lab and unlock the secrets of the X parasite.

Screenshots

Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance Death animation
Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance New ability acquired
Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance First boss-fight
Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance Spider-like boss

Alternate Titles

  • "密特罗德 融合" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Metroid 4" -- In-Game Introduction Title
  • "メトロイドフュージョン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Samus' last adventure is certainly not a silent one x0n1c64 (14) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
One good try to make the METROID storyline progress... Justin Bailey (10) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Brilliant for Metroid newbies as well as long-time fans Rensch (203) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
This one turned a handheld-critic to a handheld-fan! Felix Knoke (136) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
A weird - but welcome - part of the Metroid series WWWWolf (422) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
A must have for any metroid lover Jester236 (39) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Crumbling blocks steal the show Pagen HD (81) 2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars
The best Metroid game yet! Exodia85 (2167) unrated
There's some actual plot this time around! Idkbutlike2 (23) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

GamesFirst! Jan 12, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Le Geek Sep, 2004 5 out of 5 100
GamingTrend 2002 593 out of 600 99
Nintendojo 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Super Play Dec, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Mar 19, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 26, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Nov 15, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
HonestGamers Apr 24, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Oct 26, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Metroid Fusion appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Ending

In the ending, Samus asks herself how her ship could've gotten her off the planet when it could only be operated manually. The ship's CPU then responds and says "They lent me a hand". The game then shows a picture of the Etecoons (the little gremlins from Super Metroid that teach you how to wall jump), and the Dachola (the ostrich-looking creature that teaches you how to Super Jump, also from Super Metroid).

References

When you fight Ridley and when you're escaping the station at the end, the music that plays is the boss/escape tune from Super Metroid.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)

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quizzley7 (21214) added Metroid Fusion (Game Boy Advance) on Nov 24, 2002
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