Awesome / Super Metroid

  • A great example of an awesome moment happens near the end of the game. After the Super Metroid sacrifices its life to protect Samus and gives her the Hyper Beam, Samus starts destroying Mother Brain for good firing massive rainbow beams of death. Because the player gets to feel helpless against Mother Brain, tipping the weight over the player's favor have never felt so good.
    • What makes this even better is that, if you avoid shooting her, you will see Mother Brain move around and shoot at you much more frequently. It doesn't make the fight any harder, it's just another nice attention to detail - Mother Brain knows full well what Samus has taken from her and, after having killed the baby metroid, is rightfully terrified.
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