Metroid: Zero Mission (Nintendo), GBA; 6th installment of the Metroid series & an enhanced remake of the original Metroid game designed to retell the game's story. Samus Aran travels to Zebes after learning that Space Pirates are experimenting with Metroids in an attempt to duplicate them & use them for their own gain. Zero Mission uses a rebuilt version of the game engine used for Metroid Fusion so that it did not need to be built from scratch.
Metroid Fusion (Nintendo), GBA; 4th main installment in the Metroid series. Learning the Galactic Federations plans to capture the X Parasites for further study, Samus must destroy the space station to protect the Federation from the destructive power of the X Parasites. Metroid Fusion was developed by Nintendo R and D1: the same team who made '94's Super Metroid. It sold 199,723 copies in its first month with revenues of over $5m. The game has received near-universal acclaim.
Samus Aran; intergalactic bounty hunter. One of the first female protagonists in video games. She is nearly emotionless usually and her highest priority is protecting the universe. However, her dignified attitude illuminates her soft personal connections to people like her commander and the baby metroid that saved her life more warming and poignant. She has integrity and kindness, and she kicks some serious ass.
manalon: Day 22 of Villain Month - SA-X from Metroid Fusion. Before Alien: Isolation and Dead Space doing survival horror in space you had Metroid Fusion scaring the shit out of gamers with the SA-X encounters.