Metroid Prime Remastered Controls Explained

Metroid Prime Remastered Controls Explained

Written by 

Dani Cross

Published 

14th Feb 2023 17:04

Metroid Prime Remastered has some changes to its controls that differentiate it from the original. It still has the original control scheme, but some improvements have been made to the options available to players in the new Metroid Prime remaster. Here are the control schemes in Metroid Prime Remastered explained.

Metroid Prime Remastered: Control Schemes

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One of the biggest changes in the Metroid Prime remaster is the controls. A new Dual Stick movement/aiming system has been implemented to make moving and aiming easier.

However, Classic controls are still available as an option for players. These controls allow players to use the original controls from the GameCube version released back in 2002. So, if you know the original well and you want to use the old controls, you can.

Most new players will probably prefer the new Dual Stick control scheme though. They're much more accessible and play similarly to other modern FPS games.

Another option is "Pointer" controls, which are motion controls for camera movement and aiming. This is similar to the controls from Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii.

Lastly, you can use Hybrid controls. These combine the Classic control scheme with motion controls.

Metroid Prime Remastered: What Else Is New?

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So, there are plenty of options available for players with the controls, but what else is new in the remaster?

For the most part, the game is unchanged. Metroid Prime is one of gaming's true classics, so it's smart not to overhaul the gameplay.

The biggest thing that changed is the graphics. The visuals have been enhanced, making Metroid Prime Remastered one of the prettiest games on Switch.

Explosions close to Samus will show her reflection in her visor, and rain drops off her arm cannon. It's great how much detail has been packed into the game in this remaster.

Additional accessibility options have also been added, including a hint system and colour assist.

Dani is a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She graduated from university with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, then worked as a freelance writer before joining the GGRecon team as a full-time writer in 2023. In her opinion, the best game of all time is Elden Ring – but her favourite is Halo: Reach, a game that created lifelong friendships and somehow started her down the path to a career in media. She’s also way too invested in Pokemon cards, and a big fan of guinea pigs, cats and other cute creatures.

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