I finally get to talk about my second favorite Metroid game in existence. This game came out just as I was really getting into games and it was definitely one that I won't soon forget. This was my first GBA game and it showed me just how great a game can be.
Everything from the level design to the graphics in this game are great. It showed me just how good a GBA could be and really showed off the little device. Before this, I had been playing on a Lime-green Game Boy Color, so this was definitely something new to me.
The gameplay is the key piece to this. This is one that truly shows what a good Metroid game can be like. It has all the elements, like getting new powerups to get to new areas and increase what you can do. The bosses are well-thought out and often have a quirk or two that throw unseasoned players off. Sure fighting the cores was a pain, but it was justified.
The best memory I have from this would be the part where you are escaping from a certain enemy. It is intense to just drop into a room thinking it is just completely empty, only to see the big baddy there. A moment of fear that quickly leads into a rapid and desperate attempt to survive and escape your untouchable foe. I will never forget this moment for as long as I game. This is was a Metroid game should be like, this is what I will remember the series as.