After serious consideration of how terrible and destructive the Metroid life form was, the Galactic Federation sent another research ship to SR388. This trip was to make sure there were no more Metroids left on the planet.
After a short time the Federation received an emergency notice from the research base. They had lost contact, and the research ship was missing. The base had already sent a search and rescue party, but after their initial contact, the rescue ship was not heard from again.
With this limited information, the Federation was positive that a Metroid must still be surviving, hiding deep in the planet underground. Even one living Metroid could easily wipe out an entire planetary civilization. So, the Galactic Federation called its members to an urgent conference to find a way to overcome this menace. They quickly came to one conclusion, which was unanimous and simple....Give Samus Aran the order to exterminate the Metroids!
The underworld of the planet SR388 is a complicated structure of multi-layered domes and space. Some of these contain the ancient ruins of some unknown civilization. These are home to many life forms living on the planet.
Samus' confrontation with the Metroids has started again. You must help Samus save the Galaxy from the Metroids!
--From the Gameboy Metroid 2: Return of Samus instruction manual.
This was the first installment of the Metroid series on a handheld. It was a pretty good game. If you like Metroid, you will definitely enjoy this game. It is played the same way all Metroid games are, you need to navigate through the mazes to find the missing pieces of your suit, and destroy any bad guys on the way. The graphics were pretty good for the Game Boy. The sounds and music were very reminiscent of the NES Metroid. My only complaint is that the controls were a little slow. The jump function is a little weird to use. Other than that it was a great game. If you like Metroid at all, you should definitely give Metroid 2: Return of Samus a try.
The directions are the same as most Metroid games, recover your suit and save yourself, and your world, from the Metroids.
|Select Button||Toggle Gun/Missile|
|Be sure to save your missiles for when you really need them. You will find it much easier to defeat bosses if you have missiles, and sometimes you have to shoot a door several times with missiles before they will open.|