Metroid: Zero Mission

Critic Score User Score
Game Boy Advance
90
4.1
Wii U
...
5.0
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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 Exploring the Chozo Ruins
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Shooting some familiar enemies
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance The remains of... something...

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" 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

GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Game Boy Advance Feb 06, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Game Vortex Game Boy Advance 2004 95 out of 100 95
Cyber Gaming Network (CGN) Game Boy Advance Feb 20, 2004 4.75 out of 5 95
Gamer 2.0 Game Boy Advance Apr 26, 2004 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers Game Boy Advance Feb 14, 2004 9 out of 10 90
IGN Game Boy Advance Feb 06, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Bordersdown Game Boy Advance Mar, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GamingTrend Game Boy Advance 2004 520 out of 600 87
Diehard GameFan Game Boy Advance Mar 02, 2004 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Feb 06, 2004 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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