There's no doubt that the Metroid series had a lot of awesome, pulse gripping boss battles, but what encounters stand out as your favorite? Like many, my first exposure to the series was the snes entry and honestly it did scare me quite a bit. Compared to other games I had played on the snes, like Super Mario and Zelda, the game had a very dark, Aliens atmosphere and I really felt a strong sense of isolation and loneliness in the game. I loved it! I enjoyed all the bosses really, but Crocomire affected me a lot as a kid. Namely the part where you kill him and he falls into the lava/acid, making pained dinosaur sounds as his skin melts away. I actually felt very bad for him, I was extremely sensitive and I had to stop playing for a while because I was so upset over the poor dinosaur thing, even though it had been trying to kill me. Now when I play I think its the most metal thing ever and laugh with glee when he falls into the acid because I'm evil.