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Best Nintendo 3DS Games – #17 Metroid: Samus Returns

Developer: MercurySteam

Release Date: September 15, 2017

Synopsis: In this retelling of Metroid II: Return of Samus, Samus must venture into Planet SR388 to destroy the Metroids menacing the planet. Along the way, she’ll pick up new suit and weapon upgrades and slowly uncover the mystery of the planet, as new features and secrets blend with the classic Metroid II styling that many will remember.

Why It’s One Of The Best Nintendo Games: Metroid: Samus Returns isn’t so much a retelling of Metroid II as it is a glorious tribute to 2D Metroids of all stripes. Though the story remains mostly the same, the game borrows design ideas from other Metroid titles, including more secret, branching areas to further exploration, and a wider roster of power-ups and upgrades. The most notable addition is the 360-degree Free Aim Mode, that allows Samus more combat versatility and control. Metroid: Samus Returns offers plenty of promise for Metroid fans who have missed the series for years, and is a must-play in the waning hours of the Nintendo 3DS.