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Metroid: Zero Mission

MobyRank MobyScore
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 Receiving a map of the area
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance What's a Metroid game without familiar boss monsters?
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance The map shows explored and unexplored locations, items, elevators and more
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Back on the surface

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)

The Press Says

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Game Boy Advance 2004 A 100
Snackbar-Games.com Game Boy Advance Feb 05, 2006 5 out of 5 100
G4 TV: X-Play Game Boy Advance Mar 27, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Kombo.com Game Boy Advance Feb 19, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Random Access Game Boy Advance 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
GamingTrend Game Boy Advance 2004 520 out of 600 87
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Apr 08, 2004 17 out of 20 85
Diehard GameFan Game Boy Advance Mar 02, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Boy Advance Apr 28, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
The Next Level Game Boy Advance Sep 01, 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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