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Super Metroid Live on Wii U eShop

by Zack Kaplan - May 15, 2013, 11:58 am PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: eShop

You can own the Super Nintendo classic right now on the Wii U Virtual Console, and for a discounted price to boot!

Super Metroid is now available on the North American Wii U eShop.

The Super Nintendo entry in the Metroid series is widely recognized as a highpoint in the series, and is currently purchasable for download on the Wii U eShop for a limited time price of 30¢. The game has you play as the intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran on an adventure exploring the planet Zebes.

This reduced price is a part of the Virtual Console Trial Campaign, a celebration of 30 years of Famicom, Japan's equivalent of the NES. Super Metroid will stay on sale from now until June 13. After the promotional period ends, the game will revert to a price of $7.99.

The previous game in the Virtual Console Trial Campaign was the NES title Kirby's Adventure, which will remain on sale until tomorrow. The next game coming in the promotion is the NES puzzler Yoshi (also called Mario & Yoshi), which is slated for availability on June 12.

Talkback

MagiteknightsMay 15, 2013

Truly the gem of the Wii U virtual console thus far!

RazorkidMay 15, 2013

Got it this morning! I haven't played this game in like 15 years. I'm gonna wait for a nice rainy day to curl up with my GamePad and headphones to relive this masterpiece.

KDR_11kMay 15, 2013

My cart is kinda busted (got it from a flea market, the battery save is kinda janky) so this is a good investment.

AdrockMay 15, 2013

Everything is coming up Milhouse!

StrikerObiMike Sklens, Podcast EditorMay 15, 2013

Best game of all time in my opinion. Don't miss this, especially for 30 freaking cents.

alegoicoeMay 15, 2013

the intro of this game is awesome

JRokujuushiMay 15, 2013

I'm still waiting for the Miiverse community to show up. Looking forward to all the crazy sequence breaking tricks people show off.

MackowlMay 15, 2013

From someone who has only Played the Metroid Prime trilogy and Other M, I think my next 24 hours are going  to be finding out about Samus' roots. Incredibly excited, good-bye outside world!

Mop it upMay 15, 2013

This is the only one of the 30-cent games that I would have really wanted, but oh well, my cartridge still works at least.

Pixelated PixiesMay 15, 2013

The greatest game ever made for 30p? Holy S*** that's a bargain!

ShyGuyMay 15, 2013

You don't have a Wii U yet, Mop it Up?

It's strangely exhilarating to finally be able to play this game without the gigantic, forced German subtitles in the opening of the PAL version. It's so much cleaner, another merit to having a US region Wii U.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMay 15, 2013

Quote from: King

It's strangely exhilarating to finally be able to play this game without the gigantic, forced German subtitles in the opening of the PAL version. It's so much cleaner, another merit to having a US region Wii U.

SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!?!?!
well played NOE
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Pixelated PixiesMay 15, 2013

Quote from: King

It's strangely exhilarating to finally be able to play this game without the gigantic, forced German subtitles in the opening of the PAL version. It's so much cleaner, another merit to having a US region Wii U.


I have never understood why those subtitles were there. I mean, were there any other examples of games from Nintendo which did that?

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMay 16, 2013

that is honestly the stupidest thing i've ever heard, part of me is disgusted that NOE would ruin the atmosphere of that game in that way and part of me wants to give them a high five for trolling people who played that game

Mop it upMay 17, 2013

Quote from: ShyGuy

You don't have a Wii U yet, Mop it Up?

Nope, and I'm not paying $350 to get Super Metroid!

Mop it upMay 17, 2013

I knew someone was going to do that.

But you're still wrong, it's $350.29. Plus tax. Unless I bought it online. But the 30 cents would still be taxed.

Pixelated PixiesMay 17, 2013

Quote from: ShyGuy

You don't have a Wii U yet, Mop it Up?


You say that like there's a reason to.

As far as I remember, she doesn't have a PS3 or a 360, and if that's the case there's a pretty good lineup of things she can't play at the moment.

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