Review: Metroid—Samus Returns (3DS)

On top of this, for once living in the UK has had a slight advantage. Due to the popularity of the Metroid series in Europe (and possibly due to the developers being European) the legacy edition contained a number of extras designed for those who like to keep their collectibles in the box and never ever enjoy them for fear of losing their value.


The collection contains a lot of additional content you have come to expect from things like preordering games or buying from a particular store. Samus-themed pin badges and a morph ball-shaped keyring (I was really trying to go a whole review without mentioning the morph ball!) are nice little trinkets. Add them to a 40-page art book with some stunning landscapes and concept art, and a soundtrack CD designed for my commute to work, and you have the makings of a nice little collectors edition, though still a little pricey at £60.


However, the real crown jewel in the legacy edition is the steelbook. Designed to look like the original Game Boy cartridge in both color scheme and shape, this makes the collection a no-brainer for anyone who is a collector of steelbook cases. The case also includes a download code for the original Metroid 2 which, assuming you already have it, is a good way to get a friend hooked into the franchise.

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Gareth Tucker

Residing in the UK, I spend my free time working through an ever growing back catalogue of new and retro titles. I love RPGs of all types and generally go for games that have a rich story behind them.


  1. John Canary on November 13, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    There was a version called AM2R, which was not officially licensed by Nintendo, so they got ticked. But from the play through I watched, it looked great.

    • Zero Tolerance on November 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

      We will be publishing about that in the next 24 hours.

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