Starting today, for the next thirty days or so, you’ll have the opportunity to own one of the greatest games ever made for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. Pick up Super Metroid from the Wii U Virtual Console now, for the very humble asking price of $.30, before the offer ends and it gets jacked up to it’s normal $7.99.
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From left to right:
Metroid — NES (1986)
Metroid II: Return of Samus — Game Boy (1991)
Super Metroid — SNES (1994)
Metroid Fusion — Game Boy Advance (2002)
Metroid: Zero Mission — Game Boy Advance (2004)
Metroid II is one I always forget about, have never played, and should probably pick up from the 3DS eShop.
So the story behind this one is a cute one: Mike Mika and his 3-year old daughter often play video games together, and her favorite just happens to be Donkey Kong. After playing as Princess Toadstool in Super Mario Bros. 2, she naturally assumed she could do the same thing in Donkey Kong, and was bummed out to learn you can’t. So, in an act of super daddery, Mike put in a long night and hacked the ROM, replacing Mario with Pauline as the hero. I think a good “Daaaaaaaaaaaaw” is in order.
If you have the ROM and XDELTA, then you too can enjoy the fruit of Mike’s labor and download the Pauline patch here.
Normally, the word “beautiful” and the N64 controller have nothing to do with each other, but this ultra-lacquered piece of sexy plastic most certainly bucks the trend. God I just want to lick it.
More custom controllers can be seen at the artist’s deviantART page, and they’re every bit as shiny.
Custom NES themed N64 controller [~zoki64]
With the last Metroid in captivity, and the galaxy at peace, Samus resorts to some unusual stuff to help make ends meet. Apparently saving the universe doesn’t guarantee a good pension.
Samus second job [r/gaming]
As part of Nintendo’s slow roll out of the Wii U Virtual Console, F-Zero is now available for download at the cost of a mere thirty cents. For the next month, and the next month only, you will be able to snag the SNES classic at this very special price; I already got mine, suckaz. Don’t miss out! Despite my preference for the Wii U Pro Controller, the game plays beautifully on the Wii U GamePad.
F-Zero follows Balloon Fight as the most recent offering in Nintendo’s 30th Year Anniversary promotion. Also promised, but yet to come, are Punch Out, Kirby’s Adventure, and Super Metroid (!!), among others.
Clearly, they were wrong.
Thanks to the internet, we can freely reminisce about commercials gone by, such as the one above for the Nintendo Game Boy. This is some straight late-80s shit – awesomely kitschy by any measuring stick. My only regret is that I never had a chance to use the revolutionary video link and thusly blow my opponents away.