Let me start by saying that this port of Metroid is veeeerry pointless. You can get Metroid on the Wii Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console, 3DS Virtual Console, the NES cartridge, on Metroid Prime if you can manage to beat both Metroid Prime and Fusion and find a gameboy advance/ gamecube link cable, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, its available when you beat Metroid Zero Mission, which is a far superior game to the original (its a remake of the first game) on the GBA that has the original game for free basically, if you want a GBA version of the first game, I highly suggest buying Zero Mission and saving your money, or you know, the original cartridge. But Metroid 1 is..........outdated, I mean its really fun and influential, and it is so gratifying getting powerups in the game because you REALLY DO NEED THEM, but maaan is this game unforgiving, it is easily the hardest Metroid game in existence, even harder than Prime 2 and Metroid 2. The games controls aren't as fine tuned as the later titles, which makes sense, but it makes killing enemies a bit problematic, especially since the game has a very tubular design and enemies bounce you around which makes you fall down a lot. You also start with no defense whatsoever. This is a thing with other Metroid games too, but not to this extent, every single time you die, and when you start the game, you have 30 health which means after a few hits you die, and enemies deal heavy damage in this game, even when you get Energy Tanks, your health is lowered to 30 every time, so you better not die or else the game is going to be nearly impossible. Its a fun game, but there are some design aspects that really strike to me as flawed or outdated, but it is the first game in the series and of a new sort-of sub-genre, so I can't complain too much. Again I highly suggest either picking up the original NES cart, or Zero Mission, Zero Mission is actually a far superior game, and I would play that one over the original, but this game is worth owning if you love the series like I do.
No: I don’t recommend this product