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Retro Encounter 328 – Super Metroid

Retro Encounter 328 Super Metroid

A couple weeks ago, we kicked off Metroidvania March with an episode on Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Today we turn our attention to what is, in many ways, the true origin of this sub-genre of adventure games, and the first half of its name before “-vania” would be added in subsequent years: Super Metroid.

We don’t actually cover Metroid here, but it’s impossible to understate its influence on adventure games — especially since Metroidvanias have exploded in popularity thanks to the likes of Hollow Knight, the Ori titles, and of course, most Castlevania entries since 1997. So with all that in mind, four RPGFan editors sat down to discuss their feelings on one of the SNES’ best titles, whether this was their first playthrough, or their twentieth.

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Jono Logan, Cory Tischbein, Josh Louis; Edited by Michael Sollosi

Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri

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Mike Salbato

Mike Salbato

Mike has been with RPGFan nearly since its inception, and in that time has worn a surprising number of hats for someone who doesn't own a hatstand. Today he attempts to balance his Creative Director role with his Editor-in-Chief status. Despite the amount of coffee in his veins, he bleeds emerald green.

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