Before playing Metroid Dread, 7 tips to get off to a good start in Nintendo’s new hit

The latest installment of the saga brings us puzzles, labyrinths and imposing enemies.

The last installment of the Metroid saga has been made to beg, they have had to happen 19 years from Metroid Fusion for the long-awaited sequel, and the result could not have been more satisfactory, with a masterful Metroid that is undoubtedly among the best in 2D. The game has not only been a critical success, it has also managed to break records for the franchise in the UK and Japan, even boosting sales of previous games in the series.

Some basic notions to start with Metroid DreadMetroid Dread came to Nintendo Switch on October 8 accompanying Nintendo Switch OLED, the new console of the Nintendo Switch family that stands out for its fantastic 7-inch OLED screen. But if you still haven’t gotten around to it or you’re still a bit lost in its early stages, we wanted to bring you a series of advice and recommendations to make Samus’ journey easier for you.

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Although we already have speedrunners finishing the game in less than 2 hours, for all of us without superpowers, the game can be difficult in many moments and we can even see ourselves lost or stuckthat is why we want to give you some tips so that you have some basic notions about what you are going to find and how to start facing the challenges of your adventure.

For when you are already involved in matter, remember that you have available our guide for Metroid Dreadwhere you will find the location of all collectibles of the game.

The solution is near

The solution is near Metroid Dread is a big maze, and it is likely that at some point you will get stuck, at this point you should keep in mind that the solution is probably closer than you think. In many moments, the game will give you a new skill to be able to continue advancing and a common mistake is to search in remote or inaccessible places, while the game is designed so that the next step is close to the achieved skill.

Don't stop placing markers

Don’t stop placing markers The Metroid Dread map is expansive and there comes a time when it becomes really huge, at this point, it will be difficult to remember those that we have left behind, therefore, it is important that you place markers regularly that will serve to remind you of those areas that you have left behind. that you could not access. If you are ordered, you can use each marker for different indications, for example, the red ones for high temperature areas, the exploration will be much easier.

Impossible bosses?

Impossible bosses? One of the great walls that we will have to cross in the game will be that of its imposing final bosses, challenges that can become frustrating if you are not well prepared. Each boss will have very specific mechanics that we must solve to survive, but our advice is that, if you have endless attempts and there is no way to overcome the challenge, collect candles, charge vital energy or increase the missile arsenal and come back better prepared .

The counter attack

The counter attack MercurySteam introduced in Metroid Samus Returns a mechanic that has become an essential movement and hallmark of the installments developed by the Spanish studio. An elegant movement that plays with risk rewards, combining the deflection of the enemy attack with a direct return shot that also rewards us with more resources after the death of the enemies with this technique.

EMMI robots

EMMI robots EMMI Robots are one of the great novelties of this new installment. His presence serves to increase the atmosphere of terror with an enemy that is unstoppable and invincible. Each of the EMMI that you will find in each sector will present you with a challenge that you must solve, finding a way to avoid it and finding the device that will allow you to power up Samus’ cannon to disable it with a precise shot.

exploration is everything

exploration is everything Don’t stop exploring. It seems obvious, but at some points in the adventure, you can find yourself in a situation where you simply do not know where to go. In those cases, keep calm and keep in mind that the solution is not always obvious. Keep in mind that you can find both destructible walls and floors, having this clear is already an important step, access to an area may not be in front of your eyes, be thorough and explore every corner.

The fastest metroid

The fastest metroid If you are fans of the franchise, the first thing you will notice are the changes in the mobility of the game. It is the fastest Metroid and its speed is a set of all the elements that the title has kept from the saga and those that it has added. Forget those static and cautious shots, because the game will allow you to launch a whole series of attacks, both shots and melee counterattacks, while running, sliding and jumping at full speed.