By Kimberly Reyes
Updated January 24, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST


(Nintendo; Game Boy Advance; Everyone) The latest in this popular Nintendo series integrates its arcade-ready graphics into the small-screen, four-button world of Game Boy Advance. Fusion finds Samus, the Ripley-like host body to the galactic germs that serve as both her scourge and sustenance, trying to contain the parasites overrunning her research facility — with only her ship’s contentious computer to aid her. This engrossing mission is less a test of hand-eye coordination than it is a mind-bending quest full of challenging labyrinths and exercises in strategy.