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It's unfortunate that Metroid was overlooked for some kind of 25th anniversary gesture. Overshadowed in the mainstream, I guess, by Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, to millions of gamers Metroid's music and characters are as instantly recognizable as any in the long history of Nintendo games, and groundbreaking in their own right.—Owen Good

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