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[Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) in 13:31.1 by Arc.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-07-16)
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Submission #102 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #18 (14:14.4)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Metroid is a game that is very hard to play perfectly fast because the jumping is so slow.

This movie is 43.3 seconds faster than the previous version.

Selected comments from the author:
Main improvements in this version:

  • Almost every room played more precisely
  • The first vertical shaft is many seconds faster
  • Missiles are used more aggressively early
  • Vertical shaft from Hell (Kraid's Lair) improved again
  • Sped up clearing the blocks in the small vertical shaft leading to Kraid's Lair
  • Shortcut into Tourian is the most improved section timewise
  • The 5 Zeebetites were destroyed quicker
  • New strategy against Mother Brain

Most Metroid speedruns used to be about 30-40 minutes long.

We recommend reading the author's comments of this movie.

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Added [Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Metroid (USA) by The8bitbeast in 07:57.38 (2018-04-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Lord Tom in 08:19.32 (2008-07-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by hero of the day in 08:52.18 (2007-05-02)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by Zoizite in 09:26.42 (2005-04-29)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA) by Arc in 11:45.42 (2005-01-02)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by Arc in 13:31.1 (2004-07-16)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by Arc in 14:14.4 (2004-06-05)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 14:53.6 (2004-04-17)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 16:11.35 (2004-03-14)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 17:17.5 (2004-02-22)
- - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 19:13.15 (2004-02-15)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" by Lord Tom in 11:08.78 (2010-01-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" by sgrunt in 11:45.46 (2009-12-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA) "low%" by Zoizite in 11:51.08 (2004-11-14)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "100%" by Lord Tom in 33:25.7 (2009-07-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA) "100%" by Zoizite in 41:43.33 (2004-09-28)


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