Metroid Prime Hunters (2006)

by Christopher
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Metroid Prime Hunters is an action-adventure game for the Nintendo DS, featuring both single-player and multiplayer modes. Players take on the role of bounty hunters competing to find artifacts left by an extinct race.


Metroid Prime Hunters brings the beloved Metroid series to the Nintendo DS, offering both single-player and multiplayer experiences. Players take on the role of various bounty hunters, including Samus Aran, in a quest to uncover ancient artifacts.


“Metroid Prime Hunters” is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo Software Technology and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. The game was released in North America in March 2006, with other territories following later.

The story of Metroid Prime Hunters takes place between the events of Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Players assume the role of series protagonist Samus Aran, who investigates a mysterious message that originated from the Alimbic Cluster. This message leads Samus into contact with a legion of bounty hunters.

The game contains more first-person shooter aspects than previous titles in the Metroid Prime series, emphasizing various multiplayer modes with Wi-Fi and voice chat capabilities. It introduced new bounty hunters with unique weapons and alternative forms as well as the ability to travel to different planets with Samus’ gunship. These concepts were later expanded upon in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

The game’s events follow those of Metroid Prime. Beyond the bounds of the Galactic Federation’s controlled universe lies the Tetra Galaxy, where the now-extinct Alimbics once ruled. The region under the Alimbics’ reign was and is still known as the Alimbic Cluster.

The Alimbics ruled with much force, but were also efficacious in their decisions. One day, however, all of the Alimbics suddenly disappeared without any warning or explanation, leaving behind many relics and ancient, valuable objects, some of which are quite powerful.

Now something in the Alimbic Cluster is eerily communicating with powerful bounty hunters and other intelligent animals, telepathically uploading a message. “The secret to ultimate power resides in the Alimbic Cluster” is the sentence that played back mysteriously in the minds of hunters Sylux, Spire, Noxus, Kanden, Weavel, and the feared Trace. This simple message tempted many to make their way to the Alimbic Cluster, frantically and violently, to reach their own goal of obtaining an unknown source of ultimate power.

The adventure follows bounty hunter Samus Aran as she attempts to recover mysterious artifacts all the while being challenged by six other hunters also in search of them.

Metroid Prime Hunters is a game that combines action, adventure, and first-person shooter elements to create a unique gaming experience. The game’s plot is intriguing and offers players a chance to explore different planets and face off against a variety of enemies. Whether you’re a fan of the Metroid series or new to the franchise, Metroid Prime Hunters is a game worth checking out.


Samus Aran (protagonist), other bounty hunters (rivals), and various enemies encountered throughout the game.


Gameplay involves exploration, puzzle-solving, and combat. The game makes use of the Nintendo DS’s touch screen for aiming and shooting. Multiplayer modes add a competitive element, with players battling each other in different arenas.


Metroid Prime Hunters is a noteworthy addition to the Metroid franchise, successfully adapting the series to a handheld format while introducing engaging multiplayer gameplay.

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