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NES Metroid (USA PRG0) in 19:13.15 by Arc.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-02-15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 20.81 MB, length: 21:29)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is a historic movie, submitted and obsoleted before the creation of the database-based (and wiki-based) site engine, before July 2004.

It was inserted to the database in a history revival project by Bisqwit in autumn 2006.

As for the movie itself... it was among the earliest timeattacks on the site. Thus, the gameplay is very poor. It was played on a 20-FPS Famtasia at 70% speed without ever stopping the movie (i.e. mistakes that were accidentally saved weren't undone).

The movie is noted for being the first attempt at Metroid and for introducing the basic strategy that has been used in subsequent attempts (getting missiles from Kraid and then freezing a rio in order to gain access into Tourian).

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Added [Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Metroid (USA) by The8bitbeast in 07:57.38 (2018-04-02)
- obsoletes 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 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 NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 14:53.6 (2004-04-17)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 16:11.35 (2004-03-14)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 17:17.5 (2004-02-22)
- - - - - - - - - - obsoletes NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 19:13.15 (2004-02-15)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified][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 [Console-verified]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "100%" by Lord Tom in 33:25.7 (2009-07-05)
- obsoletes NES Metroid (USA) "100%" by Zoizite in 41:43.33 (2004-09-28)

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