GBAtemp Recommends Revival # 005

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by luke_c, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

    Jun 16, 2008
    Land of England

    Welcome to the 5th issue of the GBAtemp Recommends Revival Project! This project is a weekly magazine feature where we share our favorite games and applications with you. The things we recommend may be "old school" titles, a Homebrew, a ROM hack, sleeper hits, an application, etc, but one thing's for certain, we think they are fantastic and deserve your attention!

    GBAtemp Recommends!
    Metroid: Zero Mission​

    Metroid: Zero Mission is a 2D side-scrolling Action-Adventure game for the Gameboy Advance, which retells bounty hunter Samus Aran's epic story to destroy the embodiment of all evil, Mother Brain. It is the sixth game in the Metroid series and was published in the US in February 2004, Europe in April 2004 and Japan in May 2004.

    Zero Mission, despite some beliefs, isn't just a simple graphical update of the original NES Metroid. It is an entirely new and enhanced remake which features a completely new retelling of the story, dozens of new and advanced refinements, new power-ups, new boss-battles and much, much more. In comparison, Zero Mission is a completely different game to the original.

    The story follows Samus Aran, the inter-galactic bounty hunter, who is sent to the Space Pirates home world of Zebes. Samus' has just one mission in mind: eradicate the Metroids, artificial organisms which feed on the 'life energy' of their prey, created by the highly-advanced Chozo race. These Metroids are being used by the Space Pirates as biological weapons to destroy any being that dares oppose them. It's up to the player to destroy the planet and it's guardian that we've all come to know too well, Mother Brain.

    If there is one minor problem with the game, it would have to be the length. It'll only take most players about 6 hours to complete even on the highest difficulty level. Even so, those hours of play are golden, and furthermore, there is a lot of replay value. Zero Mission will definitely keep you occupied for a while. Besides the three levels of difficulty, the original Metroid game for the NES is an unlock-able and playable extra.

    Metroid Zero Mission would have no trouble passing for an entirely new entry into the highly popular Metroid series. Despite being a remake, it plays and feels like an entirely new game. Whether you loved the original Metroid, have never played it, or even if you maybe disliked it, this is definitely a game you don't want to miss.

    Also Check Out:
    Some of the hacks for the game:
    [​IMG] Metroid: Pro Mission
    [​IMG] Metroid: Disturbance
    [​IMG] Metroid: Origins
    [​IMG] Space Pirate's Anger

    Genre: 2D Action-Adventure
    Type: Retail Release
    Developer: Nintendo R&D1
    Release Date: February 9, 2004
    ROM Size: 64 Mbits
    System: GameBoy Advance

    If you enjoyed this weeks edition of GBAtemp Recommends! please leave a comment in the thread. This helps us monitor feedback and ensures we keep posting these magazine articles in the future. If you want to write for the GBAtemp Recommends, please PM a topic idea to Another World. Be sure to include a brief description and why you feel it is software appropriate for the Recommends Revival.

    [​IMG] GBAtemp Metroid: Zero Mission (U) Release Thread
    [​IMG] Metroid: Zero Mission Wikipedia Entry
    [​IMG] Official GBAtemp Recommends! Mini-Page & History
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  2. Gamer4life

    Gamer4life I am the Orange Gamer

    May 13, 2009
    United States
    i gotta say i played and replayed this game so much i loved it so this is a dang good recommendation
  3. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Im not a huge fan of the metroid series but i played this one, and i really liked it!
  4. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    some of the hacks for this game are excellent and worth a play, especially the boss rush hack.

    good pick luke!

    -another world
  5. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    probably the first metroid i played (or was it fusion) and it was great and not too difficult too. fantastic game completely.
  6. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

    Oct 11, 2010
    Away from you.
    These are getting more popular :D

    Msg me when you would like me to write another one. I'd honestly love to.
  7. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

    Apr 1, 2009
    The lands of nether
    One of the best GBA games ever, and one of the few that I own.
  8. zachtheninja

    zachtheninja Honorary Ninja

    Aug 28, 2011
    United States
    I didn't own a GBA untill the end of its popularity,
    but thanks to "GBAtemp Recommends", I've found a use for the DS Lite's SLOT2.
  9. Tripp

    Tripp GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 17, 2006
    United States
    South East Florida
    love these articles ...
  10. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran, Tehran.
    I second it, one of best GBA games I ever played.
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