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Run, Jump, Shoot: Growing up Metroid [VIDEO]

Posted 16 June 2016 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

Metroid was the first videogame I ever owned. That alone should warrant some nostalgia, but mix with it the fact that my mother and father divorced with I was five, and Metroid was one of the few post-split gifts from my father, the game becomes more than just a game. It becomes a symbol of my confusing childhood.

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Sources/Credits

  • Metroid sound effects and music from from the original NES Metroid game
  • Yoshio Sakamoto interview: http://www.metroid-database.com/features/nomsakamoto.php
  • Horror movie clip: https://archive.org/download/thehorrorofitallreel2
  • For a text version of this video, please ready my essay “In Lieu of Emo I Listened to the Metroid Theme” http://www.calebjross.com/in-lieu-of-emo-i-listened-to-the-metroid-theme/
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