Metroid Fusion

released on Nov 17, 2002

The famed Metroid series makes its return on the Game Boy Advance with Metroid Fusion. After Samus' exploits in the Super Nintendo classic Super Metroid, the intergalactic bounty hunter becomes infected with a parasitic life form known only as "X". Samus is rescued and revived by Metroid DNA only after undergoing some major changes in her body and suit, resulting in a drastic change in her appearance, and a new ability to absorb and assimilate the abilities of the "X" virus. Experience a new and enthralling chapter in the Metroid series, and relive the timeless gameplay and exploration that made the series a legend.

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As someone who has never played a Metroid game I have to say…this was actually really gripping.
If you’ve read my hollow knight review…I’ve tried metroidvania’s before and never massively liked them till now. So for me to enjoy the franchise that basically created the term is really really cool and I’m happy I enjoyed it. There are a lot of secrets scattered around everywhere and the boss fights were quite challenging but also really impressive. The story was also pretty interesting.
Overall, this is a metroidvania that I would advise giving a go, especially for those that have Nintendo switch online and feel like they want to try out a Metroid game.
Loads of secrets, challenging boss-fights, and the SaX was brutal

It’s Metroid Dread but good. While both games are focused on the player following the golden path, Fusion has a sense of focus that Dread sorely lacks.

The consequences of Samus’ actions directly causing the issues in this game is a great starting premise, and the story, while quick and blunt, was pretty enjoyable to me.
The atmosphere of the research facility was mostly on point, and there were more than a couple set pieces that landed well for me
The SA-X felt a bit like wasted potential to me. I don’t expect something like the EMMI for an early aughts GBA game but only one sequence of actual player driven avoidance from the so called deadly creature before you fight it was disappointing.
The level design started out good but in my opinion takes a large dip in the latter bit of the game.
The upgrades did not excite me as much as usual Metroid upgrades do.
All of this and more amounts to a game that I can appreciate, and I had a pretty good time with, but ultimately doesn’t fully feel like the Metroid I’ve come to love.
Next up, Metroid(1), and Zero Mission

Éste juego me recuerda a mi infancia.
Claro que puedo ver la pérdida del factor de exploración debido a la linealidad que le dan a este juego, pero prefiero mil veces una buena historia. Eso es lo que éste juego nos da una historia bastante genial y una atmósfera de terror que recuerdo que me cagaba de miedo de morro.
La música hace un perfecto ambiente de misterio, de persecución, de que estamos solxs contra algo completamente desconocido y poderoso. Ese algo desconocido y poderoso es nada mas y nada menos que un reflejo de nuestro antiguo ser: SA-X.
SA-X creo que es lo más disfrutable de este juego, cada que aparece te pone los pelos de punta y de deja al filo de tu asiento, pues desarrollan muy bien al personaje, mostrándonos su poder desde temprano en el juego, plantando la semilla de que no podemos contra eso, cosa que repetirían en Dread, ¿Por qué? POR QUE FUNCIONA!!
Este juego siempre será de mis favoritos, tristemente lo disfruté más que Super Metroid. Pero bueno, soy débil contra una buena historia.

El punto debil de los Metroid siempre han sido los jefes y por desgracia no es una excepción, pero la movilidad y diseño de niveles es tan buena como siempre.

Esse ano eu tive o prazer de terminar pela primeira vez na vida, um jogo da franquia Zelda e outra da franquia Metroid.
E o mais incrível é q os 2 pertencem a galeria de jogos do GBA.
Eu gostei muito do Metroid Fusion,tem uma gameplay bem legal, soundtrack boa e uma historia bacana, sem contar q tem uma atmosfera muito boa e com a SA-X sempre pelo mapa,vc fica com medo de dar de cara com ela, quando entra em alguma sala.
E cuidado com os ouvidos viu,pq o Ridley nesse jogo vai te deixar surdo.