Metroid II: Return of Samus (JP) is a video game for the Game Boy handheld. It is the second game in the very popular Metroid video game series. The game's protagonist, Samus Aran, must once again traverse through large caves and defeat plenty of enemy aliens. This game is a lot more linear then the first game.The game was available in Virtual Console  if you was a gold member of the Club Nintendo in 2012.


The story of Metroid II follows the protagonist and playable character Samus Aran, who has been hired and sent on a mission to exterminate all the Metroid creatures from their home planet SR388 before the antagonistic Space Pirates obtain and use them. Driving deeper and deeper into planet SR388 Samus finds many new evolutions of Metroids and has to gain new power ups to be able to defeat the increasingly powerful enemies. And as she finally digs deep enough Samus encounters the Queen Metroid, the mother of all Metroids. Can she defeat it and save the galaxy?


The game is a sequel to the frist metroid game. You have a variety of weapons to help you win. The game has added two new weapon's that are new to the series, the special laser beam and the plasma beam. You can only equip one beam at a time. Metroid 2 has a new suit enhancement called the space jump. There are two new ball transformations the spring ball and the spider ball. The spring ball gives samus the ability to jumb in ball form. And the spider ball gives you the ability to climb most walls and ceilings.


  • The game was featured on the cover of Nintendo Power V31.
  • The game won 4 awards in the 1991 Nintendo Power Awards: Best Graphics and Sound (Game Boy), Best Challenge (Game Boy), Best Play Control (Game Boy), and Best Overall Game Boy Game.
  • Metroid 2 is a lot more non liner then the frist game.

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