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Episode 141 - Ranking the Bosses of Metroid Prime!

Episode 141 - Ranking the Bosses of Metroid Prime!

November 29, 2022

Our Metroid Prime celebration comes to a close in style this week, as Andy and Doom talk all things BOSSES in Metroid Prime! We're ranking every boss fight (and sub-boss fight too!) in the game, talking about what works to make these fights seem larger than life, which bosses could've used some extra spice, what battle soundtracks slap the hardest, and which celebrated boss neither of us really care for.

Come hang out, and get ready to celebrate Metroid Fusion over the month of December!

 

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Episode 140 - Definitively Ranking Metroid Prime

Episode 140 - Definitively Ranking Metroid Prime

November 22, 2022

Definitive Ranking makes its triumphant return to evaluate arguably the greatest Metroid game of all time - Metroid Prime! Andy and Doom dive deep into all ten categories, and no surprise, Metroid Prime scores high on almost everything!

Come play along, and as always, here’s the criteria for the Definitive Rankings:

  • World / Atmosphere (the vibe, the setting, the mood)
  • Art Style (design of Samus, the enemies, the graphics in general)
  • Story (what works, what doesn’t)
  • Pacing / Progression (are there any parts that really bog the player down, or is it still fun getting lost?)
  • Gameplay / “Gimmick” (what new or different gameplay aspects we like)
  • Items / Abilities (how are the powerups and are they cool and practical)
  • Areas (how does each individual area look, feel, play, etc.)
  • Enemies / Bosses (are they fun, creative, etc.)
  • Expansions / Powerups (are the expansions hidden throughout the world fun, creative, and enjoyable to collect?)
  • Music (are we humming along?)

Of course, all of these are subjective, and we’re putting our critics hats on, but we want to hear what you have to say on Twitter!

 

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Episode 139 - Looking Back on 20 Years of Metroid Prime

Episode 139 - Looking Back on 20 Years of Metroid Prime

November 15, 2022

Come and celebrate the legendary Metroid Prime with us over the next couple weeks as we honor the game on its 20th birthday. This week, Dak and Doom reminisce about their memories of Samus first 3D adventure, how the game impacted them as Metroid fans, how Prime reshaped the series and changed its identity, Retro Studios and their reputation before and after release, and the legacy that Metroid Prime leaves behind.

We're talking all things Metroid Prime, and we couldn't be more excited to show our love and appreciation to one of the best games of all time!

 

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Episode 138 - Islets: Inspired By Metroid

Episode 138 - Islets: Inspired By Metroid

November 8, 2022

Inspired By Metroid makes its triumphant return, this time focusing on Islets, a surprisingly wholesome Metroidvania. Andy is joined by Omega Metroid Reporter Daniel Hoctor to examine the story of a little mouse named Iko as he tried to reunite the five seperate pieces of his home island and restore his world! Does Islets rise to the occasion, or is this a Metroidvania that Metroid fans should let sink to the depths? Come find out!

Islets is available on all major platforms, and special shout out to our other Omega Metroid Reporter GameWyrm for suggesting this title!

 

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Episode 137 - Alien In Review: The Tragic Twists of Alien³

Episode 137 - Alien In Review: The Tragic Twists of Alien³

November 1, 2022

Alien In Review returns to tackle the third installment of the series that inspired Metroid: the much maligned Alien³.  Directed by David Fincher, Alien³ places Ripley against a single Xenomorph on the abandoned prison on planet Fiorina. Andy and Gooey Fame go over the troubled development of the film, what we thought of the movies big twist at the beginning, how the reveal at the ending was handled, the differences between the much-better Assembly Cut (or extended cut, which they watched) versus the theatrical release, and how Alien³ wanders back into horror-movie territory, but phycological horror!

Buckle in for a long one, cause there is ton to talk about! Alien In Review will return in 2023 to continue the saga! In the meantime, if you like Andy and Goo talking movies, check out their other podcast Virtual Theater, a podcast about video game movies and the stories that shape them!

 

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Episode 136 - Discussing the Creepiest Areas and Enemies in Metroid

Episode 136 - Discussing the Creepiest Areas and Enemies in Metroid

October 25, 2022

With Halloween fast approaching, what better time than now to discuss some of the franchises most bone-chilling areas and adversaries! We discuss what makes the GFS Valhalla so creepy, how the EMMI Zones could have been a bit more dangerous, look at how the limitations of the early games made for some haunting settings, discuss the difference between scary and tense, talk about Nightmare's sad face, and much more!

All this, PLUS we spend some time talking about the Bayonetta 3 voice acting controversy! Don't miss out!

 

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Episode 135 - Metroid Dread Retrospective: One Year Later

Episode 135 - Metroid Dread Retrospective: One Year Later

October 18, 2022

It's hard to believe, but it's been over a year since Metroid Dread released. This week, Andy and Dak are joined by Omega Metroid Website Reporter Griffin Olney to reminisce about their initial reactions to Dread being announced, the buildup towards the game and specifically whether or not Kraid should have been shown, how we feel a year later about some of the new powerups and features that the game introduced, see if our opinions on the story have changed, talk about areas that the next 2D Metroid could improve upon, and examine the state of the Metroid franchise in general one year after release.

We're diving deep, so come hang out with us and share your favorite memories of Metroid Dread!

 

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Episode 134 - Making a Metroid Movie: Our Pitches, Ideas, and Casting Choices!

Episode 134 - Making a Metroid Movie: Our Pitches, Ideas, and Casting Choices!

October 11, 2022

After a brief hiatus, the boys are back in town, as Andy and Doom get together to talk the most topical thing going around the net: the Super Mario Bros Movie trailer! We give our reactions to the trailer, Chris Pratt’s Mario voice, the animation, and more, and then shift over to what everyone really wants to talk about: what could a possible Metroid movie look like? Andy and Doom both have pitches for stories, submit their casting choices for who should play these iconic characters, whether or not this movie should (or would likely be) animated or live action, whether the story should be an original tale or an adaptation of a game, and so much more!

Come hang out with us and let us know who your casting choices and what your movie plots would be!

 

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Episode 133 - Reviewing the ROM Hack ’Super Duper Metroid’!

Episode 133 - Reviewing the ROM Hack ’Super Duper Metroid’!

October 4, 2022

Our recording schedules didn't quite line up this week, so instead of a new episode of the podcast, we're releasing a old episode that will be new to almost everyone! We've unlocked the previously Patreon exclusive series ROM Hack Reviews to go over the Super Metroid hack Super Duper Metroid! Super Duper Metroid, an incredible ROM Hack from Metaquarius and Daltone that reimagines Super Metroid with an emphasis on exploration and skill. Andy played the hack and has a ton of thoughts on the bosses, different map layout, improvements in items and displays, progression, and so much more! If you’ve never heard of Super Duper Metroid, check out the trailer here!

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Episode 132 - Frigate Orpheon: Mapping Metroid

Episode 132 - Frigate Orpheon: Mapping Metroid

September 27, 2022

Mapping Metroid returns, offering up a companion episode to our Tallon Overworld deep dive. This time, we're mapping two areas in one: the Frigate Orpheon! Come listen to us dissect the ship as it flies in space, talking about that Parasite Queen fight, the lore of the ship and what the Space Pirates are using it for, and how it serves as a perfect tutorial for players controlling Samus in 3D for the first time. AND THEN, we break down the Crashed Frigate, and how this dual purpose area offers an incredible platforming challenge, how this area was an example of the planet of Tallon IV fighting back, and that absolutely serene theme that plays while you're traversing underwater.

Come listen to the most in-depth deep dive into the Space Pirate Frigate Orpheon that's ever been done!

 

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