US Gamer - Even though the people behind the Metroid series seem content to let their beloved creation lie dormant, independent developers are picking up the slack.
I truly believe the metroidvania genre is the pinnacle of game design. If done right it offers the perfect mix of tight 2d platforming and/or combat/shooter mechanics, directed yet partially open world adventure/exploration level design, meaningful rpg like character skill/uprade systems, and beautiful and or nostalgic 2d art. Side note; The fact that Blaster Master is not recognized as helping establish this genre saddens me. It is as good or better than the original Metroid IMO. It's came out 2 years later on the same system and IMO enhanced and significantly improved on the metroid formula. Everything; from being able to get out of your tank and explore isometric sections, the kick as tank power ups including the ability to hover and climb up walls and ceilings, the wildly original and diverse level design, it really is a phenomenal game! I'd even argue the music is as good or better than the original metroid, it's just so good! IMO, modern metroidvanias owe as much to Blaster Master as they do the original Metroid.
nintendo already did it . . others can elaborate all they want ALL points go toward nintendo < so lets just stop with the nintendid nintendont lol funny haters
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