WitlessJ Right on- As a kid, I adored the unsettling immersiveness of Metroid II.
Old_Zircon Anyone who thinks OG Metroid is anything less than awesome must not have been there.
Quad9Damage "Super Metroid" to me is the second best Metroid, and original "Metroid" is the best.
I hated all the handheld Metroids I played. "Fusion" was distressingly linear, "Zero Mission" was a huge disappointment (I was expecting "Metroid" to be retooled into a GBA "Super") and "Metroid II" was the same caverns and textures over and over with a descending lava lake that existed to limit exploration until a section was cleared.
On the other hand, I played an extensive amount of "Super Metroid" before I ever touched any of the previous games.