A list of some of our favorite spin-offs that ended up being sort of better than than mainline series that they came from.
The Prime series of Metroid is debatable. I still think Super Metroid was the best game in the series, with Fusion being second best. The Prime games certainly were amazing in their own right though.
I think prime 1 was all around the best followed by super Metroid
Does Perfect Dark count?
special mention to Zero mission... I just love that game.
Zero Mission was awesome as well!
Prime 1 is outstanding... I'm a massive Metroid nerd, 3 and Prime are on par
Yes it most certainly was. Prime 1 was incredible, I can still vividly picture a lot of the areas from that game to this day. Super Metroid just has a special place in my heart though.
Everyone should try Prey:Mooncrash. I know it's not strictly a spin-off, but man, I am having so much more fun with it than I did in the main game. The new Roguelike game mechanics make it feel like a whole new game. Edit: SkillUp knows what I'm taling about https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Yeah Heard a lot of good things about Mooncrash
Does Metroid Prime really count as a spin-off??? I mean it still revolves around Samus and the space pirates and metroids and mother brain just in a FPS setting instead of side scrolling. To me a spin-off is something derived from the main series and able to stand on it's own. Halo ODST is a spin-off because it does not center around MC but rather other UNSC troops in a setting that is parallel to that of Halo 3. Half Life Blue Shift is a spin-off because it takes place in parallel to Gordon Freeman but you play the role of the security guard. Metroid prime you are just in a different story / setting of the series but still playing as Samus so I don't feel it counts in the same sense. Jeffersons were a spin-off from All in the family. A different world is a spin-off from Cosby show... you get the idea.
What makes Metroid Prime a spinoff compared to other mainline installments in other series that made the jump to 3D?
Prime isn’t a spin-off sorry
Prime is Def not better than original Metroid
Love Prime. I need the trilogy for the switch already.
It's all about nostalgia; ie what you played first. I played Metroid Prime having never played another Metroid in the past and its one of my favorite games of all time. I recently played Super Metroid via Wii U virtual console and thought it was decent at best : p
I'm gonna have to disagree. I didn't play Super Metroid until three years ago myself, on the Wii U. I thought it was abselutely amazing. Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion is now one of MY favourite games of all time.
I also have Metroid Fusion on my Wii U. I'll definitely check it out after I knock out Minish Cap — another gem from the past that I bought for Wii U but just never got around to : D
I don't even consider the Prime games spin offs. They are more mainstay than the old Metroid games. Other M is a spin off. Calling Prime a spin off, is like calling Super Mario 64 a spin off.
Woah woah, the Prime games were pretty good but none of them come close to the awesomeness of Super Metroid.
New Vegas was the best in the series.
Not that it was better than the running series, but i thought halo wars was a great strategy game. UC lost legacy was great too!
Metroid Prime was great no doubt but Super Metroid is still untouched as the best Metroid game ever created so far, sadly will never see a true Super Metroid level of awesomeness by Nintendo again, only maybe until a true Metroid fan developer appears and creates a game with similar lore and mechanics for other gaming consoles.
Depends on what you call a spinoff. Donkey Kong Country? Super Mario bros would be considered a spinoff of the original Mario Bros game. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker was a proper spinoff and very good. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle probably would be considered a spinoff. Super Mario Maker.
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