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We've released 4 episodes about Metroid:

117: Year in Gaming; 1986

In this episode we continue our recurring segment where we discuss the most important and interesting games of a particular year. In episode 106 we covered 1985. This episode we take a look at the games of 1986.

Games discussed:

  • All the Smash Bros characters
  • Dragon Quest
  • Castlevania
  • Space Quest
  • Out Run

104: Game Club - Metroid II: Return of Samus

In this Game Club we continue our exploration of the Metroid series, which we last covered in episode 68. This time, it's the Gameboy classic; Metroid II.

068: Game Club - Metroid

In the second half of this episode there are some glitches on Sefran's audio. Apologies, we're investigating!

In this episode of Octal FM we discuss the NES classic, Metroid.

018: Is the 3D platformer dead?

In this episode of Octal FM we try to decide: Is the 3D platforming video game genre dead? Games we discuss:
  • Arcade games such as Donkey Kong, Mario Bros
  • Croc
  • Metroid and Castlevania
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Rogue-likes such as Spelunky and Rogue Legacy
  • Puzzle-platformers like Super Meat Boy and N+
  • Is Yooka-Laylee the return of 3D platformers?
  • Snake Pass
Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion Outro music: Juan Medrano - Mega Man 2 "Dokuta Wairi, Rival to the Light"

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