The Anatomy of Metroid II



The Anatomy of Metroid Vol. II: Super Metroid is available for purchase as a print-on-demand book on the GameSpite Blurb store and as a PDF on Gumroad.

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The second volume of The Anatomy of Metroid looks in-depth at the design (both mechanical and narrative) of one of the greatest video games ever made, Super Metroid. In total, it’s 66 pages of content devoted to a single masterpiece, including revised text from as well as new supplemental material.


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