Topic: Metroid vs. The Legend of Zelda vs. Super Mario Bros. vs. Kirby's Adventure

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Title says all. What was you're favorite if you got all of them back in the day?

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I like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Kirby, and Donkey Kong.


I have all of them on VC and 3D Classics, I have to say Kirby's my favorite. Mario's great, but somewhat bland compared to Kirby. Metroid is fun, but it gets irritating since every place looks exactly the same. Zelda 1 just never held my interest for very long.

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Where's Star Fox and F-Zero? Meh, I'll pick Star Fox and F-Zero.

Seriously, I'll pick Super Mario Bros. It was the game that open the door to video games for me when I was just 4 years old, my whole family has played Super Mario Bros before I was born, and I have bought nearly every Mario game ever since. The countless times stepping on Goombas, secret warp, hidden lives, and the speed runs my family use to do.

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I'd have to say either The Legend of Zelda or Kirby's Adventure. Of the choices Kirby's Adventure really stands out with its vibrant colors and the many advances in design as a game from the end of the NES' life. The Legend of Zelda is just... I don't know. Maybe it's the music, or the top down perspective, or the dungeons, but I love it. Also, it plays a bit better with the map that was packaged in. I don't know if that makes a difference or not to others, though.



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Here's how I would rank them
4 Metroid
3 Super Mario Bros.
2 Legend of Zelda
1 Kirby's Adventure
The top 3 are very close, but I like Kirby's Adventure the most. Its the best looking one, it wins in variety, and I find that Kirby's Adventure has aged the best (but then again it's tough to say whether it has aged or not when you've only played a certain few Kirby titles).

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I've played all four, but was only engaged enough to see Metroid to completion. That said, that completion is due to having a printed map right beside me. Without the map, I probably wouldn't have finished Metroid either.

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Kirby's Adventure but going back to it earlier this year the slowdown is...unfortunate.

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Kirby's Adventure, it's really an amazing change of pace from all of your other NES sidescrolling, complete with some of the system's best visuals and music, it's really not to be missed. Zelda 1 is pretty close for me, though. SMB is fun, but SMB3 just improved on the formula so drastically. Metroid 1 though, is a little bit of a miss for me, though. It's not bad or anything, but Super Metroid just feels so similar but so much better, and Zero Mission is literally pretty much the same thing but better.

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Super Mario Bros > Legend of Zelda > Metroid >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pink Marshmallow sucker


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Wow, some mixed replies.
Here's my rankings:
1. The Legend of Zelda
The game is so much fun to explore. Giving yourself objectives is fun to do to pass the time like getting to the location of the magical sword or finding another extra heart container. A great and unforgettable experience and I'm still replaying like a 3rd time today.
2. Kirby's Adventure
This game was revolutionary at the time. Sucking in enemies to use their powers? BRILLIANT! It made playing the game a very enjoyable experience and only made it better with seven different worlds with lots of fun mini games, too.
3. Metroid
Although this has the same open world factor as The Legend of Zelda it still makes a great new experience for fans of this genre. Going around Zebes, looking for upgrades while dodging/killing tough and not-so-tough enemies with great background music is definitely a pleasuring experience.
4. Super Mario Bros.
It may be at the end of the list but it doesn't mean it's bad. After all, this game saved videogaming. The reason this game is last is because all the other games had much more to them than simply running and jumping through a simple 8 worlds while avoiding baddies and fighting the same exact boss at the end of each world.

I like to play Nintendo games (for a living :P)
I support Wii U.
I love my brother.
I like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Kirby, and Donkey Kong.


1. Legend of Zelda
2. Super Mario Bros.
3. Kirby's Adventure
4. Metroid

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You can't really compare the almost-next-gen (at the time) Kirby's adventure to the others though. It's almost-unfair.

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Kirby's Adventure is my favorite of that bunch.

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Going to have to go with Super Mario Bros. It's the grandaddy of all modern platformers, and for a good reason.

Legend of Zelda and Metroid are both among my favorite franchises of all time, but I felt that the original games really didn't pan out very well. Both took more than one try to get the formula right, Super Metroid for Metroid and Link to the Past for Zelda.

I've actually never played a Kirby game, so I can't comment on that.

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Super Mario Bros. was all I needed as a kid. It wasn't until later in life when I realized that there was more than just stomping goomba's faces in. There was a little green tunic wearing elf that weilded a sword and roamed the countryside of hyrule and crawled dungeons and collected tresure. Then I saw that gaming was complete.

Kirby.... meh
Metroid.... meh.



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