Metroid is a franchise that has a legacy defined by one word: quality. Especially the early years. Rom Hacking one of these games is like covering a famous song – it has to do something new but somehow pay homage to what made the original great. These ones hit the spot, though.
Metroid is not a casual platformer. From day one, it’s been an immersive and serious experience requiring time and dedication. The games often invoke a claustrophobic alien feeling like few others. Check out these games for hours more of xenophobic exploration that’s fresh yet familiar in all the right ways.