why no metroid n64 ?!?!?

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Jun 28, 2011

why no metroid n64 ?!?!? by coolness at 8:07 PM (2,038 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. coolness
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    why have there never been a metroid n64 game created by retro/nintendo?
    but only on nes snes later gba and gamecube etc?
     


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    You don't wanna know...
    It's a conspiracy. Thats all i'm allowed to say...
     
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    ahaha xd and now a serious answer [​IMG]
     
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    My guess is this:

    They were not ready to step into 3D yet for Metroid on the N64. They still had the 2D mindset, since the N64 wasn't capable of great 3D graphics that would compliment the game (think about it for a second).

    They most likely tried it out, and got a drab game with dark colours and wonky controls and said, "Fuck it, man, just do one on the GBA when it comes out". They most likely just couldn't make it work to be pleasing to themselves.

    MY QUESTION is... WHY have they not made a 2D Metroid since Zero Mission and Fusion? I mean WHAT THE HELL -- I am one of MANY huge fans of the 2D Metroid games (I like Prime, too, by the way) and really wish they would go back to their roots.


    My opinion: OTHER M SUCKS. And it is NOT a 2D Metroid game. Nuff' said on the matter.

    @Tagzard: LOL @ your +1 post. [​IMG]
     
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    Agreed, hradware limitations.
     
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    From Yoshio Sakamoto, it was rumoured that the company approached was Rare.

    It was said many times by Nintendo that they didn't want to make a sequel just for the sake of having one, it would have been the first 3D Metroid title and had to live up to the first 3D entries of Mario & Zelda. Nintendo didn't have any ideas that they felt worked at the time.

    To me they are 100% right not to do a game if they didn't feel it was right and its one of the reasons I do still have respect for Nintendo. When it comes to their core series they do tend to do games because they either have a story to tell or an interesting idea...might not always work out to be good (like Other M) but at least they stand by that ethic to this day aside from spin offs of course.

    I'm good about not having a N64 Metroid game, if that happened then we may have never had the excellent Prime series.
     
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    ow okey i wish there was 1 maybe, It could be a beautiful game but too bad that they didnt have ideas at that moment [​IMG]
     
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    Wasn't Prime first planned for the N64 and then moved to the GC?
    I think I read it on Unseen 64 or somewhere.
    Anyway I hope Nintendo will do something for Metroids 25th Anniversary,on the E3 it seemed like they'd only care about Zelda.
    I mean Mtroid will be 25 in some months,I know it's not a franchise as big as Zelda,but it's still well known.
     
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    I actually though it went the way of Mother 3, it was being devolped for the n64, but was never released.

    Though Hadrian is right.
     
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    The sauces supplied prove the Wiki, so don't say "OMG WIKIPEDIA GROW UP" lol.

    So yeah, My guess was kind right. They just couldn't think of an efficient way to produce a good Metroid game with the N64's hardware.

    LOL Hadrian got it first. [​IMG] I agree with him completely by the way. Why would you WANT a game that they would half ass or not see as the perfect game they want to produce? Let the guys do their work; because DAMN, when the Metroid team DOES THEIR WORK (without Team Ninja cough cough) they do it SO GOD DAMNED GOOD. [​IMG]
     
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    Or Retro! If I was Nintendo I'd get Retro to do Zelda, that series is getting a tad stale and samey.
     
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    I remember from my old N64 magazines that a Metroid 64 game was planned.
    I'm not sure, but I think it became Metroid Prime

    Apparently, there's never been any game in production.

    http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/Metroid_64
     
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    Hahaha, I meant to say Retro too. [​IMG] I LOVE the job they did with Donkey Kong Country Returns; that was really good (I was afraid it'd suck).

    FUnny enough I have been playing through Super Metroid and Zero Mission the past few days. [​IMG]
     
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    ever heard of metroid dread it have also never be released but than on the NDS
     
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    Yeah, it was just a rumoured game. There was no concrete evidence it ever existed, nor any info on if it ever was even developed lol (besides gossipy magazines making fake release dates).

    METROID 2 FOR 3DS VC!!!
     
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    here is a picture of metroid dread that its almost completed?!?
    and here a fake box art just for fun
    and this was some news from ign
     
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    The closest you'll get to an N64 Metroid game is Super Smash Brothers, which featurs a 64 bit Samus.
     
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    life is a bitch ikknow how you feel xd (no homo)
     
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    Yeah, coolness; they picture you posted is ACTUALLY a screenshot from Prime 3: Corruption. That is where a lot of the Dread rumours had started...

    Everything else you posted is just for lulz. [​IMG] Like I said, the only "evidence" was that scene in Prime 3, and the info gathered by magazines and such (YOU CAN'T SPELL IGNORANCE WITHOUT IGN [​IMG]).

    By the way, that text was different in the Japanese version, to avoid confusion.

    http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/Metroid_Dread

    Seriously; IGN fucked up hard with that article... I dunno where they get their "facts" from half the time.
     
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    ow ok too bad those 2 games never get released on NDS and N64 because it where great systems and there where somuch things and also they could ask a fan for ideas for metroid N64.
     

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