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Metroid (NES)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box – NES (Germany):

    Rette die Galaxie vor den tödlichen Metroids!

    Wir schreiben das Jahr 2091! Unsere Galaxie lebt in Frieden und Wohlstand. Aber der Frieden ist gefährdet und nur Du kannst ihn bewahren! Skrupellose Weltraumpiraten haben von einem Forschungsschiff des galaktischen Bündnisses die extrem gefährliche Lebensform Metroid gestohlen. Diese häßlichen Kreaturen haben bereits sämtliches Leben auf dem Planeten SR338 ausgelöscht. Gelingt es den Piraten den Vermehrungsprozess von Metroid zu aktivieren, wäre das ganze intergalaktische Bündnis in Gefahr!

    Steh' Samus Aram, dem geheimnisvollen Jäger aus dem Alls bei seiner Mission zur Seite, Metroid in der labyrinthartigen Piratenfestung zu finden und zu zerstören. Ihr seid in die Festung eingedrungen. Sonderbare Kreaturen und versteckte Geheimgänge erschweren Euch den Weg!

    Hast Du den Mut weiterzugehen?

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Jul 21, 2008.

Back of Box – NES re-release (US):
    It’s you against the evil Mother Brain in a thrilling battle!

    More than a million courageous players have joined Samus Aran in the desperate fight against the alien Metroids. The demand for further adventures resulted in a hit Game Boy title. Now the original is back…and so is the Metroid menace!

    You’re inside the planet Zebes, a fortress of endless secret passageways where the Metroids are multiplying. Left alone, Metroids are merely dangerous, but in the wrong hands they could destroy the galaxy! Unfortunately, the Space Pirates who control Zebes have set up the Mother Brain for just that purpose. It's up to you to thwart their plans, but that won’t be easy. You’ll have to search out and gain the use of power items like the Ice Beam, Wave Beam, High Jump Boots and Varia. If you survive, it will be you and your acquired powers against the Mother Brain.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Jul 21, 2008.

Back of Box - GBA (US):
    Destroy the Mother Brain of Zebes and save the galaxy in the Classic NES game for the Game Boy Advance!

    Originally released in 1986, Metroid invented a genre and captivated a gaming generation. Now you can play this Classic NES sci-fi epic on your Game Boy Advance! The year is 20X5 and space pirates have stolen the dangerous life-forms known as "Metroids" and plan to use them to destroy the galaxy! Only the space bounty hunter Samus Aran has the power to overturn the pirates' evil plot and save the galaxy.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 11, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:

    Samus vs. the Mother Brain.



    The planet Zebes: Many enter. Few get out.

    The games that defined an era are ready to go on your Game Boy Advance!

    As Samus Aran, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates' home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life forms known as Metroids. Collect power items to attack enemies in new ways!

    Be sure to check out all the games in the second Classic NES Series: Castlevania, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Metroid and Dr. Mario. Each will be available at a special MSRP of $19.99.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on Jan 15, 2005.

www.classicnesseries.com :
    I am invincible. I am Samus.

    Samus Aran first took on the Mother Brain and her diabolical plan to enslave the galaxy with Metroids. Explore Brinstar and other classic Metroid sites, enhance her suit and unearth classic upgrades like the Round Ball and Ice Beam.

    Finish the game in less than three hours to see Samus without her helmet. Finish in less than two hours and she’ll remove her armor, too, revealing herself to be a woman. If you then continue your game, Samus will appear without armor!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 05, 2004.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):

    GALATIC PIRACY AND HEROICS



    The Galactic Federation Police are running scared. A strange life form, held in suspended animation and suspected of causing the destruction of an entire planet, has been stolen by space pirates. The pirates have hidden this "Metroid" deep within the fortress Planet Zebes where they plan to make it multiply, and use it to destroy galactic civilization.

    GAME PLAY: You are the greatest space hunter with a body surgically strengthened by robotics. Only you can penetrate the three zones of a fortress riddled with complicated mazes, booby traps, and enemies. Make a map to guide you. Build your own bridge. Blast through gates. Hit a Mini-Boss, and catch an energy ball to boost your energy tank. Start with a short beam but look for rooms with any of 10 power items. Collect them, and you can launch wave beams, screw attacks, bombs and other attacks. More than 20 enemies get meaner as you go--and the Mother Brain is the worst of all! Go for the energy source with missiles!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Mar 14, 2004.

Box Cover:

    It’s you against the evil Mother Brain in the thrilling battle of Metroid!

    You’re inside the fortress planet Zebes. The planet of endless secret passageways where the Metroid are multiplying. Left alone the Metroid are harmless. But in the wrong hands they could destroy the galaxy. It’s up to you to prevent the Mother Brain that controls Zebes from using the Metroid for evil purposes. But that won’t be easy. You’ll have to use your spacesuit to absorb valuable energy for your search to gain the use of power items like the Ice Beam, Wave Beam, High Jump Boots and Varia. If you survive, it will be you and your acquired powers against the Mother Brain.

    Two Player Alternating Game

    Contributed by Jeanne (75621) on Nov 12, 2002.