I didn't play Super Metroid till fairly recently (about 4 years ago). Looking back, I realized what I missed! The original Metroid was one of the best NES games, and kept me busy for hours at a time. I don't remember it being very difficult, but it sure was fun. Super Metroid took the game to a whole new level. The map was larger, the power ups were better, and the game was more difficult. I rank Super Metroid thrid or forth in the hierarchy of SNES classics. How many of you have played this game a thousand times and still love it? I downloaded it onto my WII, and it has not become any less enjoyable.