Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Power ArmorCountdown #8!
An ancient armor designed by an alien race called the Chozo, the Varia suit is gifted to the young human orphan Samus. With it, she is free to pursue space pirates and Metroids. The term Metroid amused me as a youth because I thought it was a kind of inflamed alien butt pimple. Nevertheless, the Chozo suit is a marvel of pseudo future technology, allowing our space bounty hunting heroine to shoot beams, charge blasts, missiles, us a grappling tether, and roll herself into a ball. One wonders what exactly the Chozo had in mind when they were building this thing. It also has boosters which allow Samus to jump great distances as well as unleash surprising bursts of speed.