Metroid Prime Hunters review

Full-featured, online shooters just went portable

We could gush on and on about Hunters' freakishly posh multiplayer, but there is a single-player game tucked away as well. Instead of a constant head-to-head, you take Samus through the galaxy alone, searching for the aforementioned artifacts. The six alien bounty hunters, however, are always on your tail, ready to crack your faceplate open and steal whatever goods you've uncovered. If they do, you've gotta take 'em down to get the treasure back.

It's much like an actioned-up Metroid Prime from the GameCube. While this solo adventure isn't as ornately detailed as the console games, the same item-scanning, corridor-scouring gameplay is intact. The only real downside is the lack of location - you basically bounce from one planet to the next, and back again. You've got the fire planet, the ice world ... yawn. Non-hunter boss battles are a rehashed toss too. As a secondary diversion, however, the solo mission is a hardy addition that makes Hunters a must-have title.

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DescriptionThe first handheld shooter that delivers everything the big, bad console boys offer - and it's all free on the Wi-Fi Connection.
US censor ratingTeen
Release date20 March 2006 (US), 5 May 2006 (UK)