Category: 30 Years of Metroid

Retro Spotlight | Metroid: Zero Mission

Metroid: Zero Mission brings the franchise back to its ambitious beginnings on the NES in a remake of the game for Game Boy Advance. Zero Mission reimagines the NES classic as if it had been developed on newer and more...

/ August 31, 2016

The Free Cheese Episode 159: Secret Garden

This week on The Free Cheese, we break hard drives! We talk about Hyper Light Drifter, the PS4 slim, and hot cards. Marc plays Nioh while Kyle flies through space after promising not to. Joe looks forward to a New...

/ August 25, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Metroid Fusion

Metroid Fusion released on Game Boy Advance the same day as Metroid Prime for the Nintendo GameCube. After an eight year hiatus, the series was both reinvented as a first-person action game and continued in its traditional 2D format in...

/ August 24, 2016

The Free Cheese Episode 158: Green Sweatpants

This week on The Free Cheese, Joe and Kyle try to understand discipline and attempt to balance their expectations with reality.

/ August 18, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Super Metroid

Super Metroid begins with some exposition that leads into a suspenseful action scene. Following the events of Metroid II: Return of Samus, Samus leaves the Metroid hatchling from the end of the last story with a group of scientists at...

/ August 17, 2016

The Free Cheese Episode 157: Metroid Crawling in the Dark

Kyle leaves for a National Treasure adventure to find a gorilla ghost so Marc and Joe try to uncover the secrets that were Metroid Dread.

/ August 11, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Metroid II: Return of Samus

Many successors to NES games took a clear departure from that of their predecessors. The top-down adventure The Legend of Zelda became a difficult side-scrolling platformer. The stage-based action platformer Castlevania became an equally compelling adventure game. Metroid II: Return...

/ August 10, 2016

The Free Cheese Game Club | Metroid: Zero Mission

Metroid: Zero Mission is a reimagining of the original NES classic. Combining the lessons learned in almost twenty years of creating Metroid games with the Game Boy Advance hardware, Zero Mission is an excellent celebration of the franchise. This month,...

/ August 5, 2016