Metroid Prime

Metroid Prime

Compatible with GameCube™ (GC)

For JPN/Asian systems, use Freeloader for other.
Get informed when this item is in stock by using our Personal Agent from the right.

sold Out of print / Out of stock.

Compatible With GameCube™ (GC)
Get informed when this item is in stock by using our Personal Agent from the right.
sold Out of print / Out of stock

save for later

Track it down!

This item is currently unavailable. If you are interested in buying it, we can try to track it down for you.To have us tracking down your wanted items, we need you to login or create an account

Click on a thumbnail to see more pictures for Metroid Prime
Metroid PrimeMetroid PrimeMetroid PrimeMetroid PrimeMetroid PrimeMetroid Prime


If you're a fan of Nintendo's classic Metroid franchise, you know you deserve this. You've waited much too long to be denied. Super Metroid was released in April of 1994, and since then there has been a nagging question in the back of your mind: When will Samus return? Don't fret. Open season on Metroids has begun.Metroid Prime is a first-person adventure game. Players control a bounty hunter named Samus Aran who must unravel a mystery behind the ruined walls scattered across Tallon IV.The game opens just as Samus' spaceship docks on a Space Pirate vessel orbiting the planet. Immediately, the beautiful graphics slap you across the face. Trust us, it's a firm slap. A silky-smooth framerate accommodates razor-sharp visuals of efficient machinery and foreign architecture. Meanwhile, a cinematic soundtrack sets the mood and eerie sound effects thicken the alien atmosphere.By far, the most effective visual effect is that everything you see is viewed through Samus's visor. The entire screen has a convex look, and a digital display provides information ranging FROM current energy levels to ammunition data. The most effective ideas are sometimes the most simple, and the visor view in Metroid Prime makes a huge leap forward in immersing players in the first-person perspective.Samus uses a Power Beam to shoot a series of locked switches, and eventually enters a cylindrical corridor very similar to the passageways found in the original Metroid titles. When Samus strides by broken pipes spewing steam, the visor becomes smeared with condensation. Later in the demo, the visor is splattered with the internal juices of ruptured enemy carcasses. Yes, life within Samus' gravity suit is a beautiful thing.Weapon effects are equally pleasing. Hold the A Button to juice up the Charge Beam, and you see the corridor glow and warp as the blast travels through space. Enemy animation is delightfully disgusting, whether it's a giant parasite queen squirming from the ceiling or a swarm of blood-thirsty critters gushing from a dark hole. Take note: the word "swarm" has been misused in video game reviews for years. With Metroid Prime, we can use the word "swarm" and feel perfectly justified. The screen fills -- FILLS -- with baddies, and the framerate doesn't even blink.

others also bought

Ikaruga (Japan)
US$ 167.99

further info

Original Name  メトロイドプライム
Official Release Date Feb 28, 2003
Genre Shooting
Version  Japan
PAX-Code PAX0000046478
Catalog No.  DOL-P-GM8J
Item Code  4902370506433
Players  1

Recommended for you

customer reviews

Average rating:  (5 out of 5)
Total votes:4

If you are familiar with Metroid Prime, why not let others know?

Please note that opinions expressed in any review are those of our customers and do not necessarily match those of the team.

melon_jaywalk (17) on 26, Sep. 2009 13:14 (HKT)
No title
Great game. Though, there is now a Wii version. I suppose unless you really care about the now removed Metroid Fusion connection bonus which was a fully playable original Metroid, then the Wii version is probably the better one to get. Or both, like I did.
[Do you think this review was helpful? ]
slick rick on 14, Oct. 2005 22:54 (HKT)
all time favorite!!!
[Do you think this review was helpful? ]
dakloos_69 (3) on 29, Apr. 2005 01:27 (HKT)
Man crying
This is the first time I ever cried when completing a game. If you play it you\'ll undestand me. This is one of the best games EVER.
[Do you think this review was helpful? ]
Anonymous on 14, Apr. 2005 08:37 (HKT)
to show support of this gem, i already have the pal and us versions. i will import the jap version as soon as i get my next paycheck!

PRIME is easily the best game i have played in many many years
[Do you think this review was helpful? ]

Log in or create account to post your own reviews.

personal agent

Please send me an E-Mail when ...

Our privacy statement

tell a friend

Tell your friends about us. Enter as many E-Mail addresses as you like (separated by ";").

Please login first

Our privacy statement

SN: 224 | 1007 { 58 } | 41965 | WS: 1 |