Metroid is a game featured on Top 5 Friday.
Metroid is a 1987 action-adventure platforming game developed by Nintendo R&D1 and Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo and is the first entry in the Metroid series. Set on the planet Zebes, the story follows Samus Aran as she attempts to retrieve the parasitic Metroid organisms that were stolen by Space Pirates, who plan to replicate the Metroids by exposing them to beta rays and then use them as biological weapons to destroy Samus and all who oppose them. Metroid focuses on exploration and searching for power-ups used to reach previously inaccessible areas.
Metroid's varied endings for fast completion times has made it a popular game for speedrunning. The game was also lauded for being one of the first games to feature a female protagonist, though the player must complete the game in under 5 hours for this to be revealed.
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