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Metroid Fusion

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Metroid Fusion
メトロイドフュージョン
Metoroid Fyūjon
Metroid Fusion NA box.jpg
Developer(s): Nintendo R&D1
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Category: Action-adventure
Players: 1
Predecessor: Super Metroid
Successor: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Copyrights: N/A
Release dates
N. America:

November 17, 2002

Japan:

February 14, 2003

Europe:

November 22, 2002

Australia:

November 29, 2002

Ratings
CERO:

A

ELSPA:

3+

ESRB:

E

OFLC:

G8+

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Metroid Fusion is a 2D Metroid game released for the Game Boy Advance in 2002. Originally rumored to be in development before being unveiled at E3 2001, the game is a follow-up to Super Metroid, being referred to in-game under the title "Metroid 4", and in the series' canon, Metroid Fusion is the latest game to chronologically occur. In North America the game was originally released on the same day as Metroid Prime.

Blurb[edit]

Box[edit]

Samus Aran returns in an all-new Metroid adventure!

While lending mission support on planet SR388, interstellar bounty hunter Samus Aran is attacked by an X parasite, an organism with the ability too mimic the abilities of any creatures it infects. Near death, Samus™ is saved by a vaccine made from the DNA of the last Metroid–he X parasite's only natural predator. When the X spread to a research station in orbit around SR388, a weakened Samus is forced to exterminate them all...or die trying.

  • Search out the X! Experience classic Metroid game play as Samus explores the secret passages of a massive research station teeming with hostile life forms.
  • Live and learn! Samus must master new moves: clinging to ledges, leaping to high ladders, and firing new weapons like Diffusion Missiles. Along the way, collect classic power-ups like the Morph Ball, Screw Attack, and Wave Beam.
  • There's nowhere to hide! The SA-X, an unstoppable X mimicking Samus, is on the loose, and it could be just around the corner...

Nintendo website[edit]

Investigate the research station and destroy the X parasite and its army of copies!

While lending mission support on planet SR388, interstellar bounty hunter Samus Aran is attacked by an X parasite, an organism with the ability to mimic the abilities of any creature it infects. Near death, Samus™ is saved by a vaccine made from the DNA of the last Metroid--the X parasite's only natural predator. When the X spread to a research station in orbit around SR388, a weakened Samus is forced to exterminate them all...or die trying.

Experience classic Metroid game play as Samus explores the secret passages of a massive research station teeming with hostile life forms. Master moves such as clinging to ledges, leaping to high ladders, and firing new weapons like Diffusion Missiles. Along the way, collect classic power-ups like the Morph Ball, Screw Attack, and Wave Beam. All these skills will be useful when you encounter the SA-X, an unstoppable X mimicking Samus, which is on the loose and could be just around the corner...

Nintendo eShop[edit]

While lending mission support on planet SR388, interstellar bounty hunter Samus Aran is attacked by an X parasite, an organism with the ability too mimic the abilities of any creatures it infects. Near death, Samus™ is saved by a vaccine made from the DNA of the last Metroid--the X parasite's only natural predator. When the X spread to a research station in orbit around SR388, a weakened Samus is forced to exterminate them all...or die trying...

Experience classic Metroid game play as Samus explores the secret passages of a massive research station teeming with hostile life forms. Master moves such as clinging to ledges, leaping to high ladders, and firing new weapons like Diffusion Missiles. Along the way, collect classic power-ups like the Morph Ball, Screw Attack, and Wave Beam. All these skills will be useful when you encounter the SA-X, an unstoppable X mimicking Samus, which is on the loose and could be just around the corner...

My Nintendo website[edit]

Download and play Metroid Fusion on your Wii U console. First released for Game Boy Advance, this action game features bounty hunter Samus Aran investigating an explosion at the Biologic Space Laboratories station. Explore the station, gather power-ups, and terminate the X Parasites!

Story[edit]

During an investigation mission in SR388, Samus is attacked and infected by X Parasites, life forms which can duplicate their host while killing them afterward. which quickly multiply inside her and endanger her life. The Galactic Federation is able to recover Samus, surgically removing infected pieces of her Power Suit and developing a vaccine using the cells of the infant Metroid, Metroids being the only natural predators of the X. Samus survives the procedure, and ,now clad in the "Fusion Suit", is tasked with investigating the BSL Research Station after a sudden explosion. With help from her ship's computer, nicknamed "Adam", Samus finds that she must eliminate the X onboard the station, while also avoiding SA-X, X parasites that have taken on the form of Samus's fully-armed power suit.

Gameplay[edit]

Metroid Fusion plays similarly to Super Metroid, while running on the same engine. The B.S.L. Research Station is divided into six sectors that can be explored, while also featuring a more linear style gameplay in which the player is ordered by their ship's computer, nicknamed "Adam", to investigate certain parts of the station after reaching a navigation room, due to the game's more prominent focus on storytelling. Samus still obtains power-ups as the player progresses, though this time they are either downloaded from Data Rooms or are given after defeating bosses by absorbing a "Core-X". Occasionally, the player will encounter the SA-X, which they must find ways to avoid.

Because of the Fusion Suit, Samus is more agile than in previous games, as she is able to grab ledges, and can wall jump easily. However, certain items from previous games such as the Ice Beam cannot be obtained in this game. The Metroid cells in Samus' body also allow her to absorb X Parasites released from defeated enemies to restore health and ammunition.

Both Metroid Fusion and Metroid Prime can be linked together using a Game Boy Advance - Nintendo GameCube Link Cable; in Metroid Prime players unlock the Fusion Suit as a skin, while in Metroid Fusion players unlock the original Metroid. Metroid Fusion can also be linked to Metroid: Zero Mission to unlock a picture gallery for Metroid Fusion.

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details
Media

Game Boy Advance Game Pak
Digital download (Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)

Download size

3DS: 76 blocks
Wii U: 136.4 MB

Supported features

Game Link Cable (GBA), Off-TV Play (VC)

Input / compatible controllers

GBA: Game Boy Advance
Nintendo 3DS: 3DS
Wii U: Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote (+ Nunchuk)

Other releases[edit]

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
Metroid Fusion Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) 2011 A direct port of Metroid Fusion for Nintendo 3DS, released to early adopters of the system as part of the Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors Program.


Metroid Fusion Wii U (Virtual Console) 2014 A direct port of Metroid Fusion with Virtual Console emulator features.


Trivia[edit]

  • Within the game files for Metroid Fusion are test rooms containing leftover block graphics from Wario Land 4, suggesting they use the same engine. Nintendo R&D1 also developed both games.

External links[edit]


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Main series Metroid (Classic NES Series • Zero Mission) • Metroid II: Return of Samus (Samus Returns) • Super Metroid • Fusion • Other M
Metroid Prime
Cancelled Metroid Dread
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