(GCN / GameCube)

Metroid Prime (GCN / GameCube)

Game Profile

Samus first stopped the evil Space Pirates and Mother Brain from amassing an army of Metroids on the planet Zebes.Then she was called on to finish the job on SR388, ultimately ridding the universe of all but a single Metroid larva.

In Super Metroid, for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Samus thwarted Mother Brain's attempt to snatch the captive Metroid larva from the scientists on Ceres. Now, Samus is once again called to investigate Space Pirate activities on the unexplored Tallon IV. Her adventure begins as she enters a mysterious derelict spaceship.


  • Traverse a crippled spaceship and explore the vast worlds of Tallon IV in an all-new first-person perspective!
  • Take advantage of Samus's many powers using new suits that enable her to gain new abilities and revisit earlier worlds to uncover many hidden secrets.
  • Master Samus's combat, scan, and visors - elements crucial to your success.
  • Explore each area to find many familiar weapons, such as the Wave Beam and Freeze Beam, and some all-new ones as well.
  • Choose the right weapon or ability carefully for the situation at hand. Samus will need to use all of the suit and visor abilities as well as many specialized weapons to navigate deadly Tallon IV!

Game Review


USA USA Version

Posted by Jacob Crites

Prime cut

You know the story. By now, everyone does. In 2002, a new Metroid game was released after nearly a decade of silence, and it was done by a little studio in Texas that no one had ever heard of. Oh, and it was 3D. And first person. It shouldn't have worked,...

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User Comments (13)



garfreek said:

i found it for ten buck this weekend!
never played it (only the advance and snes games.

it takes a bit getting used to at first (i never played anything in first person) the tension is awesome and the puzzles can really get you thinking, reminded me a bit of the feeling 3d zelda's give me sometimes.
so absolutely get it when you can _



Pastry said:

Oh man, this game is worth playing just for that weird Hornet boss.

Edit: No, wait... is this the one with the snow world?



Collinhall said:

I got this used with the echoes bonus disc for 3.99 at my local gamestop, amazing game, worth more than 3$



Terave said:

Definitely worth the full price and this rating. One of the best GCN games I've played.



Varia01 said:

Why 10/10 no no it deserves 100/10. It beats dual analog sticks and triggers. These proved the Metroid is still one of Nintendo's finest projects. Thumbs up to Nintendo Life for the review, thumbs up for Retro for creating it, and double thumbs-up for NIntendo delivering it. Best Gamecube Ever!

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