I'm playing the original Metroid on an emulator. I don't want to have any advantages that I wouldn't have on a real NES, so I don't want to use savestates.
I have two energy tanks. After dying, I get my password, and inputting this returns me to the nearest elevator with all my items, including the E tanks... but they're empty. Since I'm about to go fight Kraid, cue fifteen minutes of farming enemies for HP. This promises to be super fun as I accumulate tanks.
Is there a legit way to load my game with my energy tanks full? Or are you actually intended to have to farm for health every time you load the game?