- Metroid Prime
Samus redefined what it meant to be a heroine in video games with her first adventure on the NES. In the original Metroid title, in one of the most iconic surprise twists in gaming history, it was only after beating the title that you realized the person inside that mech outfit had been a woman all along. IT only seems fitting that Samus would help redefine the sixth generation of consoles in her updated on the GameCube, Metroid Prime.
Taking inspiration from the original’s platformer elements, while updating it for the new generation, Metroid Prime blended puzzle solving, fast paced first person shooting, and grand boss battles to create one of the most highly praised titles available on the Nintendo GameCube. Winning numerous “Game of the Year” awards back in 2002, and getting two equally successful sequels in the process, Prime‘s popularity lead it to be ported to Nintendo’s next console, the Wii, in the form of The Metroid Prime Trilogy. If you haven’t found the time to play this sci-fi action adventure quite yet, we recommend you get on a roll and finally prime yourself for the experience. – Donald Strohman