I can add one more game to my list of “games I’ve beaten as a grown-up:” Metroid Prime.
The unfortunate thing is that the final battle was fought while my children slept. They’re going to be sad enough for having missed it that I expect they’ll require me to go back and beat that final bad-guy AGAIN. The good news is that I copied my save off to another memory card for just that occasion.
Now it tells me that “hard” mode is unlocked. Bah. Way to make me feel like a wuss, there. I’m not planning to play again. I’m itching for Metroid Prime II…