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Ten fun facts about Metroid Prime


1. A Classic Game Re-Released on Nintendo Switch

Metroid Prime is an iconic first-person adventure game developed by the renowned Retro Studios and Nintendo. It was released in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube and was the first 3D installment in the Metroid series. Metroid Prime was critically acclaimed for its innovative gameplay, immersive atmosphere, and stunning visuals. It was also the first game to use Nintendo's "Scan Visor" feature, which allowed players to scan objects in the environment to gain more information about the game's world. Metroid Prime was a commercial success, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide and becoming one of the best-selling games on the GameCube.

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2. "Metroid Prime Scrapped: Controller Unsuitable"

The critically acclaimed video game "Metroid Prime" was originally created for the Nintendo GameCube, but there were plans to develop a version for the Nintendo 64. Unfortunately, the creator of the game was not satisfied with the controller of the Nintendo 64, so the idea was scrapped. This decision was ultimately beneficial for the game, as the Nintendo GameCube controller was much more suitable for the game's controls.

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3. Still One of the Best Games of All Time

In 2002, Metroid Prime became one of the most successful video games of the year, selling millions of copies and becoming one of the best-selling games on the GameCube console. It was praised for its innovative gameplay, immersive 3D graphics, and captivating storyline, and was the first game in the Metroid series to feature a 3D environment. Metroid Prime was a critical and commercial success, and is still considered one of the best games of all time.

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4. " One of the Greatest Video Games of All Time"

Metroid Prime is widely regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time, despite initial doubts about its first-person perspective. Critics praised the game for its innovative gameplay, immersive atmosphere, and stunning visuals, which made it a revolutionary title in the gaming industry. Its success was further bolstered by its unique control scheme, which allowed players to seamlessly transition between first-person and third-person perspectives. Metroid Prime's success has since spawned a successful franchise, with multiple sequels and spin-offs.

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5. " Innovative Gameplay Praised by Fans and Critics"

In the groundbreaking game "Metroid Prime", players are presented with a unique challenge: Samus, the protagonist, does not start with any of her usual power-ups. This means that players must find alternative ways to progress through the game in its early stages. This innovative approach to the Metroid series has been praised by fans and critics alike, and has become a hallmark of the franchise.

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6. Metroid Prime Trilogy is a critically acclaimed trilogy of games

The Metroid Prime series is a critically acclaimed trilogy of games, beginning with the original Metroid Prime. This game was followed by Metroid and Metroid 2: Return of Samus, both of which were met with great success and critical acclaim. The Metroid Prime series is renowned for its innovative gameplay, immersive atmosphere, and captivating story, making it one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time.

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7. How Metroid Prime Became a First-Person Game

When the producer of Metroid Prime initially proposed the game, it was to be a third-person shooter. However, Retro Studios, the developers of the game, were not keen on creating yet another first-person shooter game. As a result, the producer decided to switch the game to a first-person perspective, making Metroid Prime the first 3D Metroid game to be played from a first-person perspective. This change was met with much enthusiasm from fans of the series, and Metroid Prime went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time.

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8. A Game of Exploration

In Metroid Prime, exploration is key. Players are encouraged to explore the game's expansive world, uncovering secrets and uncovering new paths. While the game is designed to be accessible to all players, the battles and bosses can be challenging. With a variety of weapons and enemies to face, players must use their wits and skill to overcome these obstacles and progress through the game.

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9. Wii console releases Metroid Prime Trilogy

The Wii console released a compilation of the Metroid Prime series, aptly named Metroid Prime: Trilogy. This collection included the original Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime: Echoes, and Metroid Prime: Corruption, all of which were critically acclaimed for their innovative gameplay and captivating story. The Trilogy was a must-have for any fan of the Metroid Prime series, and it was praised for its ability to bring the three games together in one convenient package.

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10. Extra Scene Explains Samus's Role in Metroid Prime 2 and 3

After completing Metroid Prime, players who have collected all of the items are rewarded with an extra scene after the credits. This scene explains Samus's role in the next two games in the series, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. It provides insight into the story of the games, giving players a glimpse of what's to come and a better understanding of the Metroid Prime universe.

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A first person adventure video game developed by Nintendo and Retro Studios.

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