This was one of the first games I got for my GBA and I've had more fun playing it than most of the others. Like the previous metroids it begins by rendering samus without the use of most of her equipment and therefore unable to access certain areas of the map. As you journey through the space station you uncover a plot that adds new depth to the ongoing story of the metroid series. The gameplay is smooth, the graphics are a match for the system and story keeps your interest from start to finish. A great way to pass a few hours, whether it's your first time playing it through or your sixth.