Having played Metroid: Zero Mission first, as well as nearly the entire series, I feel that I can give an honest review of the game that began it all. Specifics aside, the original Metroid has an incredibly "lonely" tone. It is very non-linear. It is a somewhat short adventure, probably due to hardware limitations of the NES. Finally, every small mistake could prove to be fatal. If you are new to the series, I highly recommend that you play Zero Mission first. If you are a veteran of the series, the original is a must-have.
Reviewed by: Z from Earth on 8/18/2018