Originally released in 2002 for the Nintendo Gamecube, Metroid Prime was the first 3D title in the series, changing the perspective from sidescrolling third person to first-person view, with third-person being used on the Morph Ball gameplay. The game starts with protagonist Samus Aran receiving a distress signal from Space Pirate Frigate Orpheon. After an accident causes the ship to be destroyed.
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Released in 2004, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes continues from the events of the first Prime, and featured a multiplayer mode. Samus is sent to rescue Galactic Federation Marines from a ship near Aether, a planet inhabited by a race known as the Luminoth. There, she discovers that the troops were slaughtered by the Ing, an evil race that came from an alternate dimension of Aether created by a Phazon meteor.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Released in 2007, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was the first title in the series to be released on the Wii. While fending off a Space Pirate assault, Samus and her fellow bounty hunters are attacked by Dark Samus. After Samus loses contact with the other hunters, the Galactic Federation sends Samus on a mission to determine what happened to them.
Developer(s) - Retro Studios, Nintendo
Publisher(s) - Nintendo
Composer(s) - Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma, Minako Hamano, Masaru Tajima
Metroid Prime: Trilogy was released to critical acclaim. GameSpy's Phil Theobald praised it for being the compilation of three great games for the price of one.
Matt Casamassina of IGN awarded Trilogy a score of 9.5 out of 10, citing the "fantastic gameplay" and "brilliant presentation values", while Martin Kitts of NGamer UK complimented the addition of achievements system, and said the package had a good money value, calling it a "massive amount of gameplay per pound".
Eurogamer's Kristan Reed thought the new implementations made it attractive to newcomers and old-time fans, and declared that "not since Super Mario All Stars in the SNES era has Nintendo taken an opportunity to unite one of its great series in such an
1UP.com's Jeremy Parish liked the implementation of the new control scheme, stating that "the smooth precision of the Wii Remote makes the older games well worth revisiting"
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