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USstreamer: Head Back to Zebes With the Original Metroid [Archived]

For this Retro Thursday stream, Jeremy travels back to where it all began: Planet Zebes and Metroid for NES. Watch it at 5:30 ET/2:30 PT!

Column by Jeremy Parish, .

Nintendo may have forgotten about the Metroid series, but its legacy lives on in the hearts of fans and indie developers alike. (Have you checked out Axiom Verge yet? You should check out Axiom Verge.)

Metroid and I go way back; it was the first game I ever bought for the first game console I ever owned... more years ago that I care to contemplate. It took me quite a while to get the hang of it, but once I did I was hooked — not only on Metroid, but on both platformers and games about exploration as well. I've recently been replaying its controversial (but much better than many people give it credit for) sequel Metroid Fusion, and that has put me in the mood to revisit the original game. Here! On live Internet television!

It's been a few years since I last played Metroid, so my reflexes and memories may be a little fuzzy. Bear with me, though! We'll get to the end together... if not today, then in a future stream. In fact, if this goes well, we may just have to do the entire Metroid series, if only so I can o to bat for poor Metroid Fusion. The journey begins this evening at 5:30 p.m. for you East Coast types, or those visiting our shore for PAX East, and 2:30 p.m. for those on the other side of the country.

Watch the stream here on USgamer or on our Twitch channel this afternoon! I'll try for the "just in bailey" ending, but no promises.

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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #1 cldmstrsn 2 years ago
    I have never played through the first Metroid but I did get it on my Wii U with Nintendo club coins. I will probably start it this summer.
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  • Avatar for LBD_Nytetrayn #2 LBD_Nytetrayn 2 years ago
    Sure, I'm in.

    Been wanting to get this on Wii U VC, if only so I can easily avoid the hassle of grinding to refill energy.
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  • Avatar for ProfAmaretto #3 ProfAmaretto 2 years ago
    Zebes please, we must have a Metroid disease.

    I'll show myself out.
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  • Avatar for Granbar #4 Granbar 2 years ago
    You're a good streamer, Parish! Do it more. Also, a webcam would be cool.
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  • Avatar for jeremy.parish #5 jeremy.parish 2 years ago
    @Granbar Thanks! And no thanks on the webcam. That's not something anyone wants to have to see.
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  • Avatar for DogNozzle #6 DogNozzle 2 years ago
    I really enjoyed this stream. The combination of history, design analysis, and gameplay makes this worthwhile and never boring.

    If you keep making these sorts of streams, I will keep watching them.
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