Lord only knows how many hours I spent playing Metroid. I must have beat that game 30 or 40 times and it just kept feeling better and better to defeat the Mother Brain.
It is a well-known fact among Metroid players that if one could complete the game quickly enough without saving and without dying, Samus would remove a piece of clothing. And the cheat code to get her started (down to a bikini) is also well known - "JUSTIN BAILEY" What isn't as well-known, though, is that if one plays long enough Samus will be left absolutely naked. When one completes the game and she's in this state there is quite the little surprise. I'll leave that for you to find out.
To help you along your way here is one of my save game codes for that far along in the game.
As you can see, Samus naked isn't even nearly as exciting as a lot of you were probably hoping. I'm sure in a higher-resolution game Samus would have been a babe to contend with Lara Croft or whatever her name is. However remember we are dealing with the 8-bit NES here.
Trust me, though, the final ending of the game is really worth it.
I did the captures for this one myself.
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