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  • NES cartridge

    17 65.38%
  • Famicom Disk System

    4 15.38%
  • Gameboy Advance - Classics NES Series

    0 0%
  • Gameboy Advance - Zero Mission unlockable

    2 7.69%
  • Metroid Prime unlockable

    1 3.85%
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Thread: Playing the original Metroid - which is the best format?

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    Default Playing the original Metroid - which is the best format?

    Metroid Prime 3 has given me the urge to play the original Metroid. I've never beaten it, or really played far into it at all. I did beat and enjoy Metroid: Zero Mission, but never the original.

    So, if I want to play the original Metroid, what is the best format to do so? Why?

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    NES all the way. Actually FDS would be even better. No passwords to deal with.

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    Second the NES, with an Advantage joystick for good measure!
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    NES without question.
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    Emulator with save states because rebuilding your energy after loading a password is a waste of time. Unless you can beat the game in a single sitting, don't bother with the NES.

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    Actually, I'm gonna have to go with the Famicom, on this one.

    It used the better save system. I detested those passwords. But only if you're not wanting to use cheats - if that's not the case, I'd go with the NES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bratwurst View Post
    Emulator with save states because rebuilding your energy after loading a password is a waste of time. Unless you can beat the game in a single sitting, don't bother with the NES.
    Hmmm... good point. Problem is - I hate using roms, I never enjoy the games as much. But wouldn't the Wii VC version allow you to quit and save your exact progress? I know it does with other NES games.

    Thanks for the continued input everyone

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    Either Famicom Disk System or Game Boy Advance (Classic NES Metroid or Metroid: Zero Mission), so you don't have to write down long passwords.

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