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Metroid

An Action-Adventure game for NES by Nintendo in the Metroid series

Metroid box art

It's you against the evil Mother Brain in the thrilling battle of Metroid! You're inside the fortress planet Zebes. The planet of endless secret passageways where the Metroid are multiplying. Left alone the Metroid are harmless. But in the wrong hands they could destroy the galaxy. It's up to you to prevent the Mother Brain that controls Zebes from using the Metroid for evil purposes. Don't forget to recruit Justin Bailey to assist in your quest.

Trivia
  • Although Kid Icarus is a more linear title in the majority of its 13 stages, overall both titles feature remarkably similar gameplay as they utilize the same game engine. They were released on the same day in America, and a big selling point for both titles was its use of passwords. Although titled "Sacred Words" in Kid Icarus, the password system is identical in both games. Kid Icarus even features Metroids as enemies in Level 3, the Skyworld, although they do not behave the same as they do in Metroid.
  • According to director Yoshio Sakamoto, the word "metroid" is a portmanteau of the words "metro" and "android".
  • Although only Nintendo staff members are credited as working on Metroid, Sakamoto has gone on record as crediting Intelligent Systems with some of the coding1
Notes
  1. Nutt, C 2010, The Elegance Of Metroid: Yoshio Sakamoto Speaks, Gamasutra, viewed 30 April 2012.

Box Art

Title
Metroid
Platform
NES
Release date
6 1986
Metroid box art for NES
Title
Metroid
Platform
NES
Release date
15 1987
Metroid box art for NES
Title
Metroid
Platform
NES
Release date
15 1988
Metroid box art for NES
Title
Metroid (NES Classic Series)
Platform
NES
Release date
30 Nov 1991
Metroid (NES Classic Series) box art for NES
Title
Metroid (Classic NES Series)
Platform
Game Boy Advance
Release date
25 Oct 2004
Metroid (Classic NES Series) box art for Game Boy Advance

News & Blogs

Kid Icarus and Metroid

Kid Icarus and Metroid

Kid Icarus and Metroid for NES share several similarities. For one, they feature remarkably similar gameplay, though Kid Icarus is a bit more linear. More importantly, they both utilize the same game engine and were released on the same day in America, and a big selling point for both titles was its use of passwords. Although its called "Sacred Words" in Kid Icarus, the password system is identical in both games, though you can't recruit Justin Bailey in your quest to save Angel Land.

Kid Icarus even features Metroids as enemies in Level 3, the Skyworld, although they do not behave the same as they do in Metroid. Some screenshots recently released at E3 2011 reveal that these Metroid-like enemies, called "Komayto", will return to fight again in the upcoming Kid Icarus: Uprising.

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"While under the player's control, she is exactly the Samus of old, fearlessly dusting off dozens of enemies at once, all without losing her cool. The moment a cutscene begins to roll, however, she is transformed into someone completely new and unrecognizable. Someone who is insecure about what a former employer thinks of her, gets hurt when called an outsider, has serious daddy issues, and even, at times, chokes in the face of fear. The duality of her character within Other M is confusing in and of itself, and only lends to the feeling that the Samus of the cinema scenes simply doesn't belong..."

Metroid Game Music Soundtracks

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