“Here, another chapter of that history will be written.”
As well as excitement, there was palpable trepidation when Nintendo announced that Metroid was going not only 3D, but also first-person – especially because it was being developed in tandem with an untested American team, Retro Studios. However, the resulting game – Metroid Prime – was received with almost universal praise. Leon, Brian, Karl and community correspondents recall the immersion and the atmosphere of Samus Aran’s first in-helmet outing, as well as analysing how its gameplay holds up, 20 years on.
Music featured in this issue:
1. Main Theme by Kenji Yamamoto/Kouichi Kyuma
2. Meta Ridley Boss Theme by Kenji Yamamoto/Kouichi Kyuma
Edit by Jay Taylor
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