Nintendo has released the second of two announced updates for Metroid Dread on Friday, offer Boss Rush mode promised in Nintendo Direct in February. However, the free update doesn’t just include your standard Boss Rush mode; Two more difficult Boss Rush-style modes are also included, as well as a practice mode.
Metroid AweThe game’s new Boss Rush mode follows a familiar format: face all of the game’s bosses in a row while trying to do so in the shortest time possible. Here are the other rules, from Nintendo’s website: “At the end of each battle, your rockets will be restored, but any damage you have taken will carry over to the next boss battle. Each battle can add up to the player a maximum of Rockets, Energy Pots, and Power Bombs, depending on where the boss is in the main game. ”
If Boss Rush is simply too easy for you, there’s also a Survival Rush mode, which challenges players to defeat as many bosses as possible before time runs out. Plus, “Every boss you defeat adds a bit of time to your clock. And if you can defeat a boss without taking damage, you’ll get more time into your meter. In this mode, rockets and health do not heal between bosses”.
Dread Rush overcomes the difficulty to the extreme. Like Extremely Challenging Dread Mode Released in February, Dread Rush is basically Boss Rush with one kill. Twelve bosses await Samus in Dread Rush, and a single hit from one of them means “game over”.
Finally, there’s Practice Mode, which sounds ideal for perfecting your tactics against boss #11 in that 12-boss gauntlet in Dread Rush.
Metroid Awe was released for Nintendo Switch in October. Polygon named it one of the best games of 2021called Samus Aran’s long overdue new adventure “thriller”.
“Awe reinvents the Metroid format with confidence and care, and at the same time, it trusts players to make leaps and bounds along the way.” we said in our review. “While following the intertwined path of epic boss battles, satisfying upgrades, and otherworldly environments, all I can think of is that this is the Metroid game I’ve been waiting for.”