Metroid Prime Gamecube vs. Metroid Prime Remastered, Compared

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The classic game Metroid Prime is making a comeback on the Nintendo Switch, with a remastered version now available for purchase in the eShop after many years of speculation. While fans had hoped for a trilogy re-release on Switch, Nintendo has not announced any plans for the two sequels, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The original Metroid Prime and its sequel were released on GameCube in 2002 and 2004, while the third game in the franchise came to Wii in 2007. A Metroid Prime Trilogy collection was later released for Wii, offering updated visuals and motion control support. Most recently, Metroid Dread was released for the Nintendo Switch.

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What is the difference between Metroid Prime on Gamecube and the Remastered?

The recent remaster of the game has brought a significant change in terms of control options. The dual stick controls, which were not present in the original release, are now a feature that players can use. The GameCube's c-stick previously controlled Samus' visor, but players had to strafe to get around. With the new control scheme, players can enjoy playing the game in a more modern, first-person shooter style. For those who want to stick to the original game, there is an option to enable the classic control scheme.

More than anything, fans can enjoy much smoother gameplay alongside much more dynamic lighting. Beyond that, players should be satisfied with the aforementioned improved graphics as they faithfully adhere to what we all remember from the Gamecube version.

For more about Metroid, check out How to beat all bosses in Metroid Dread only on Pro Game Guides.

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