Metroid Prime Hunters review video (DS)

Metroid Prime: Hunters for DSWho is the Galaxy’s Most Elite Bounty Hunter? Before Metroid Prime Hunters, the answer was easy. Now that six other ferocious bounty hunters have gathered to challenge Samus, the title is up for grabs. Based on the stunning 3D revision of the Metroid series by Retro Studios, Hunters features first-person action controlled largely with the DS stylus. Multiple control schemes take full advantage of the touch screen, giving all gamers an ideal way to play. The top screen displays the main game action in 3D, while the bottom screen doubles as a map and as a control “mouse pad” for the stylus.

Experience the ferocious first-person action of the Metroid Prime universe on the Nintendo DS. Hone your skills against a slew of enemies in single-player training modes like Regulator, Survival and Morph Ball. Unlock multiplayer features by completing an all-new single-player mission in Adventure Mode. Engage in intense four-player deathmatches either locally or against players from around the world with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Battle with seven elite bounty hunters, each with unique alternate forms and specialty weapons. Customize your multiplayer matches with over 20 expertly designed arenas and seven intense modes of play.

How does Samus hold up to her new competition? Find out in this Metroid Prime: Hunters video review.

To quote the video review: “Metroid Prime Hunters ventures into relatively uncharted territory for Nintendo by featuring intense first-person shooting action and a strong multiplayer component. It’s not the same Metroid that die-hard fans have been gunning for, but the changes suit the handheld format well. DS owners looking for one of the most complete Wi-Fi [online] games thus far in the DS library should train their sights on Hunters. In terms of bang for the buck, the game takes no prisoners.”

Story — 7.0
Design — 8.5
Gameplay — 8.0
Overall — 8.3