Metroid Prime Remastered Gameplay

One of the biggest shocks of the February Nintendo Direct was the digital release of Metroid Prime Remastered. The game features updated visuals for the original 2002 GameCube release, alongside a few other changes too. One of these changes is to the control schemes, with four different options now available. If you’re having issues with dissecting what each of these are, here is our guide explaining all controller options in Metroid Prime Remastered.

Metroid Prime Remastered: All controller options explained

To start off, in Metroid Prime Remastered, if you go to your options, you’ll see the controls tab. Within the controls tab you’ll find the four options for changing your control setup. Let’s go through each of them individually.

Samus Aran Metroid Prime Remastered

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Dual Stick controller options

The dual-stick control scheme is the default control scheme, which is what’s used as default in games today. The control method is, unsurprisingly, using the left stick to move while manipulating the right stick for the camera. If you’re used to modern shooters or first-person games, this is probably the control scheme for you.

Pointer controller options

This control scheme is the second option in the menu. ‘Pointer controller’ is similar to what was experienced in the Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Nintendo Wii. This controller option in Metroid Prime Remastered allows the use of motion controls, meaning you can aim by moving the controller or Joy-Cons. This control scheme is a good way to play id you experienced this game first on the Wii. 

Classic controller options 

Skipping ahead to the fourth option, as we need to explain this one before talking about the Hybrid controller option. This option is Classic, and it features the same control setup from the original game. The right stick doesn’t input anything, and you aim by holding ZR and using the left stick. There’s also the handy option of locking on to aim, which exists with every control scheme. 

Hybrid controller options

The Hybrid controller option in Metroid Prime Remastered employs elements of the Classic and Pointer control schemes. This version allows you to move while aiming unlike the Classic method due to implementing the motion controls from the Hybrid scheme when you hold ZR. This method takes some time to come to terms with, but if you enjoy this method, it could be a fantastic way of playing the game.

Metroid Prime Remastered is available to purchase digitally from the Nintendo Store.

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Jack Salter
Jack is an avid enjoyer of the medium of video games, particularly JRPGs. When he's not talking about Trails, he enjoys spending his time playing platformers, action games, and an array of other genres in the quest to one day finish his backlog.

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