(GB / Game Boy)

Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB / Game Boy)

Game Profile

A Sinister Planet Threatens the Galaxy!

Space Hunter Samus Aran returns to battle a planet crawling with evil creatures bent on universal domination in this bigger than ever sequel to the NES classic Metroid.

Take control! Guide Samus through cavernous corridors, ancient ruins and alien traps. On the mysterious planet of the Metroids, you'll find artifacts of a lost civilization that grant amazing powers. Cut through the creatures in a buzz-saw blur! Roll through hidden tunnels and climb sheer walls!

A battery back-up allows you to save your progress as you fight to the heart of the planet and search for the merciless Metroid leaders. If you are a cunning explorer, you'll earn the best of several super endings.

Enter this exciting Metroid sequel and experience the thrills of the Game Boy like never before!

Game Review


Europe PAL Version

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Exploring colourless lands

When Metroid was first released it was a unique game: with a lot of exploring to do across a giant map and with plenty of hidden items and paths, those willing to spend the time to find everything were well rewarded. The original title has aged fairly...

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User Comments (17)



pixelman said:

Booya, Metroid! I find it a bit odd how so many GB games re-used sprites from their NES prequels. They look too huge on that tiny screen.

Still, I've heard good things about this game. I must give her a whirl some time.



BleachFan said:

You Should! This game was epic for me! I played it for hours without ever accomplishing anything! (Of course that was amazing, seeing as how my attention span as a little kid sucked...)



FinalFantisiac said:

If it weren;t for this game, we Metroid gamers wouldn't have saving capabilities in Metroid games for, say, the GBA.



MrArcade said:

i think i actually remember playing this and finding it tricky to navigate the whole area, it was just room after room after room (x1000). still a great game though



HawkeyeWii said:

Ooooooo, I can't wait until this comes to 3DS VC, when is it going to?. This is one of the only metroid games I haven''t played and really want to bad!!!!



Geonjaha said:

@8 Nah it wont. Nintendo arent releasing any of their GB games with the option of adding colour. It's either B+W or Green.

I tried out this game recently only to realise that I have played it before. Having the NES Metroid on my 3DS I can say that although it inspired a franchise, it really had many flaws. I'm not a metroid fan myself, but this game corrects a lot of the problems with the original and is overall just more fun to play. Having no colour actually has some disadvantage in this game as layers overlap, but overall it's good for a GB game. 8/10. Still not buying it though - I'm trying to keep my money to myself until Nintendo release some GBC games.



Shock_Tart said:

yet it has no release date for america, (not yet anyhow) you know i feel as if america is getting the shank of the gaming world here. a lot of the good titles arent coming here. it makes me sad,



Tare said:

It will.

Oddly enough, the original metroid 2 came out in America before it came out it Japan. Now NA is getting it last...
Maybe they're still jealous?



foxhunter85 said:

The best game yet to be released for the 3dsvc I hope the release some more Metroid games soon.



SkywardLink98 said:

What if for $2.99 extra (Making it $6.98) you would get color, backgrounds, and health-restoring save points making it a 3D Classic? That would be cool.

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