• Metroid Fan


    October 1, 2010 by Metroid Fan

    I don't know if the article I made will be deleted, so I won't be working on that article any further. Instead, I suppose I'll just take what I wrote and post it here in this blog.

    Stacking is a feature in the Metroid series, which allows Samus Aran to retain the previous effects of any ability and use them in conjunction with the most recently collected upgrade.

    In Metroid, the Long Beam could be used in conjunction with the Normal, Ice and Wave Beam. However, neither the Normal, Ice, nor Wave Beam could be used simultaneously.

    Metroid II: Return of Samus lacked stacking.

    Unlike the previous Metroid games, Super Metroid implemented stacking on a higher level. All of the beams could be used simultaneously. However, if Samus was using the Spazer Beam, …

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    Ridley's Article is Messy

    September 19, 2010 by Metroid Fan


    "Next to nothing is known of his pre-military background (if in fact he even had any), but it is safe to say that he made his way up the ranks until finally he was designated leader of the Space Pirates in battle."

    I don't know why it needs to be assumed that Ridley needed to move up in rank. The Space Pirates seem to act feral if there is no one to direct them. Mother Brain mentioned to Samus in the manga that the Space Pirates are like worker bees. Anyway, in Metroid: Other M, there are four times that Little Birdie howls. I can only remember three right now.

    • When Samus first encounters the Griptians in the Biosphere, Little Birdie makes a howl. All of the Geemers and Wavers seem to disappear until after Samus defeats the Griptian…
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    This has to do with Metroid: Other M. You see, before the game was released, there were reviews already being made for it. It seems to me that some people have an earlier ownership of new titles so they can write reviews of games before the games come out. Before I bought Other M, which was three days after it was released in North America, I went ahead and read reviews from a few sources like X-Play, Destructoid, Game Informer (NA), and a few others. The scores I saw for Other M were just average or worse.

    I read these reviews, and I thought, "Perhaps there is something good in this game that can salvage it." I am happy to say that when I played Other M, I was not disappointed. There were a number of trivial things I felt were brought into…

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  • Metroid Fan

    When it comes to Wikitroid, I have two major issue, and these issues are:

    • Ignoring retcons when retcons are necessary.
    • Too much assumptions.

    Here is my example that I shall present, but it is not limited to just this.

    There seems to be the assumption that because the Fusion Suit is "lighter" than Samus' Varia Suit, that this is the reason why she was able to grab onto ledges and lift herself up. I am of the opinion that this is not necessarily the case. The Fusion Suit is sleeker in design compared to Samus' Varia Suit, but there is no evidence that she is able to lift herself up now because her suit is "lighter." This is pure assumption. So, I want to make note of a few things.

    • Metroid Fusion is the first Metroid game to feature Samus grabbing…
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