The re-invention of the ageing but well loved saga. It was clever to say the least.
Though some people complained about the additional controls. What they did was genius & was fully explained in the intro level.. You could now dash & scale walls. This combined with properly scrolling screens (compared to the nes originals) added up to a much more dynamic
With the overhaul of the series also came upgradable weapons & armour. You had an idea of what was coming as you’d seen it being on the kick ass sidekick Zero.