Metroid: Zero Mission

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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.


Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Shooting some familiar enemies
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance The remains of... something...
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Receiving a map of the area
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Mother Brain is watching Samus

Alternate Titles

  • "密特罗德:零点任务" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Mìtèluōdé: Língdiǎn Rènwù" -- Chinese title
  • "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" Game Boy Advance STU2 (72)
Though not as good as Metroid Fusion this is still much more than just another remake. Game Boy Advance Rensch (203)
The best 2D METROID game i've seen. Game Boy Advance Justin Bailey (10)
A gem of a game Game Boy Advance WWWWolf (422)
It's every bit as good as Fusion... perhaps better! Game Boy Advance Michael Raymer (140)
Keep'em coming, Nintendo! Game Boy Advance Lad Holyman (6)

Critic Reviews Game Boy Advance Feb 05, 2006 5 out of 5 100
1UP Game Boy Advance 2004 A 100
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Feb 06, 2004 5 out of 5 100
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Feb, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Apr 20, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Gamer 2.0 Game Boy Advance Apr 26, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The Game Boy Advance Feb 28, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Gamestyle Game Boy Advance Aug 08, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Nov 07, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Feb 05, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85


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1001 Video Games

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


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.


  • 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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