5 One of the best games ever madeleepatsy | 31/03/2008 | See all leepatsy's reviews (51)The first Metroid game i ever played was Super Metroid for the super nintendo and it really was a great game. However, there was no Metroid game for the N64 so it was quite a few years before Metroid Prime finally came out on the gamecube and it really was worth the wait. The Huge amount of extra power the Gamecube had over the N64 was put to brilliant use in creating metroid Prime. Its got to be one of the most intense and immersive game ive ever experianced. From the opening level on the space station to the moment your spaceship lands on planet Talon where your mission begins the atmosphere is amazing. The music and sound effects make you feel like your on a strange alien planet and the graphics are some of the best ever done on the cube with effects like rain and condensation hitting your visor. The weapons are also amazing with some awesome power ups to be obtained as you explore the maze like maps. Each new power beam you aquire has a strength that will be most effective against certain boss fights and some boss fight require the player to change weapon during the battle which is made quite easy to do with the amazing controls and Gamecube controller. The boss fights are easily the best boss fights i have ever experiance in any game and although they are tough and intense you end up feeling really proud and a strong sense of releif that its over. It makes the game an improvement in my opinion because the boss fights in super metriod were to easy but in this game they can really make you work for your new weapon. I cant really think of any bad points about this game and can only rate it as a masterpiece of a game. However if your not tough enough or your not much of a hardcore gamer then you may find the boss fights a bit hard. But if your determined to beat them and you get good enough on the controls you will soon begin to get used to the attack patterns that the boss enemies use against you. I highly reccomend this game to anyone. The sequel is just as good.