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Metroid: Zero Mission (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Pirates have stolen an unknown life-form, recently discovered on the planet SR388. The life-form, called Metroid, is in a state of suspended animation and, according to analysis, was the cause of the complete destruction of SR388. If it ever got loose, the alien could destroy countless other systems.

The pirates have taken the being to the planet Zebes and are fending off the Galactic Federation's attacks. It is up to the space bounty hunter Samus Aran to find her way into the planet's core, destroy the pirates, and take back the alien before the pirates complete their plans of world destruction.

Zero Mission takes Samus back to her first battle with Mother Brain, expanding on the original story line and action from the original Nintendo classic, Metroid, with updated visuals, new puzzles to solve, and cut scenes filling in the personal story of Samus.

The player can perform moves taken from the original game, along with additions taken from the last GBA mission, Metroid Fusion, including the power grab. This game can also be linked to Metroid Fusion to unlock special extras.

Screenshots

Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Back on the surface
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Samus en route to planet Zebes.
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance What's a Metroid game without familiar boss monsters?
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Mother Brain is watching Samus

Alternate Titles

  • "密特罗德:零点任务" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Metoroido Zero Misshon" -- Japanese Romaji title
  • "メトロイド ゼロミッション" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Metroid: The Director's Extended Cut - "Going Back To Where It All Started" STU2 (72) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Though not as good as Metroid Fusion this is still much more than just another remake. Rensch (203) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
The best 2D METROID game i've seen. Justin Bailey (10) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A gem of a game WWWWolf (422) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
It's every bit as good as Fusion... perhaps better! Michael Raymer (140) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Keep'em coming, Nintendo! Lad Holyman (6) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) 2004 A 100
Game Vortex 2004 95 out of 100 95
N-Zone Apr 20, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Gamers.at Apr 20, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Kombo.com Feb 19, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 08, 2004 17 out of 20 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr 28, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Super Play Apr, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PCMag.com Oct 05, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Modojo Jan 31, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Metroid: Zero Mission appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Endings

Like the rest of the Metroid games, it has a different ending image depending on how long it took the player to complete the game.

Extra Content

The original Metroid for NES can be played once the player has finished the game.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #4 GBA Game of the Year
    • 2004 – GBA Adventure Game of the Year
    • 2004 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • Joystick Game Awards
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