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Metroid Fusion

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
90
4.1
Nintendo 3DS
...
4.5
Wii U
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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 Ball Ability
Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance The morph ball is still one of the most useful items.
Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance This shows up during the intro
Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance Samus' "evil clone" - better stay clear for now.

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 Game Boy Advance x0n1c64 (14)
One good try to make the METROID storyline progress... Game Boy Advance Justin Bailey (10)
Brilliant for Metroid newbies as well as long-time fans Game Boy Advance Rensch (203)
This one turned a handheld-critic to a handheld-fan! Game Boy Advance Felix Knoke (136)
A weird - but welcome - part of the Metroid series Game Boy Advance WWWWolf (422)
A must have for any metroid lover Game Boy Advance Jester236 (39)
Crumbling blocks steal the show Game Boy Advance Pagen HD (81)
The best Metroid game yet! Game Boy Advance Exodia85 (2167)
There's some actual plot this time around! Game Boy Advance Idkbutlike2 (23)

The Press Says

GamesFirst! Game Boy Advance Jan 12, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Game Boy Advance Apr 03, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Snackbar-Games.com Game Boy Advance Feb 06, 2006 5 out of 5 100
Mygamer.com Game Boy Advance Aug 16, 2004 9.8 out of 10 98
Christ Centered Game Reviews Game Boy Advance Jun 01, 2005 94 out of 100 94
Eurogamer.net (UK) Game Boy Advance Nov 26, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Nov 25, 2002 18 out of 20 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Game Boy Advance Apr 13, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Insert Credit Game Boy Advance Nov 27, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Pocket Gamer UK Game Boy Advance Oct 22, 2005 8 out of 10 80

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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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