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Questions tagged [metroid]

a 1986 science fiction action-adventure game by Nintendo, originally for the NES. Use this tag for the original game. For the series, please use [metroid-series]. The game's central character is bounty hunter Samus Aran who protects the galaxy from the Space Pirates and their attempts to harness the power of the eponymous Metroids.

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Why does the Metroidvania genre refer to Symphony of the night, rather than Simon's quest? [closed]

Based on the Wikipedia definition, the Metroidvania genre has roots in the Metroid and Castlevania series/games. Metroidvania is a subgenre of the action-adventure genre of video games. The term ...
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How can I get the second Ice Beam in Norfair after getting the first Ice Beam from Brinstar and the Wave Beam from Norfair? (Metroid NES)

So, when the Justin Bailey code is used, you start out with a very cool Ice Beam/Wave Beam combination weapon. I wanted to accomplish this during a normal campaign, so I collected the first Ice Beam ...
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Loading NES Metroid with full energy tanks

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 ...
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What are the requirements for the different endings in Metroid?

What are the requirements for each different ending in Metroid and what are the differences between each of them?