Metroid

Metroid

1987

System
NES
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo R&D1

7.4

Game Rating

User Ratings: 70

Our Review: 7/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Adventure
Release Date

3DS eShop

  • 1st Mar 2012, $4.99 (USA)
  • 15th Mar 2012, £4.50 (UK/EU)
  • 29th Feb 2012, ¥500 (JPN)

Wii Shop

  • 20th Jul 2007, 500 points (UK/EU)
  • 13th Aug 2007, 500 points (USA)
  • 4th Mar 2008, 500 points (JPN)

NES

  • 6th Aug 1986 (JPN)
  • 1st Aug 1987 (USA)
  • 15th Jan 1988 (UK/EU)

Wii U eShop

  • 11th Jul 2013, £3.49 (UK/EU)
  • 14th Aug 2013, ¥500 (JPN)
Series
Metroid
Characters
Samus Aran
Controller Support
All

Screenshots (8)

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Reviews

  • 44

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Metroid

    By Zebes, it’s Metroid on the Wii U

    The NES section of the Wii U's Virtual Console expands by another notch with the addition of Metroid, regarded by many as one of the best entries that amazing series has to offer. The great news is that it's every bit as wonderful as you remember; the bad news is that it's no more interested in holding your hand...

  • 80

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Metroid

    The classic that inspired so many still holds up today

    The NES section of the 3DS's Virtual Console expands by another notch with the addition of Metroid, regarded by many as one of the best entries that amazing series has to offer. The great news is that it's every bit as wonderful as you remember; the bad news is that it's no more interested in...

  • 20

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Metroid

    Where it all started

    More than 20 years have past since Metroid first blew away NES owners with its clever mixture of platforming, exploration and character upgrades. It went on to become spawn many sequels over the years, becoming a much-loved franchise for Nintendo fans – but nostalgia aside, is Metroid still high-quality by today’s standards?...

About The Game

Metroids – the most dangerous creatures in the galaxy – have fallen into the hands of Space Pirates! As bounty hunter Samus Aran, battle through the depths of planet Zebes to take out the pirates' leader Mother Brain and restore peace to the galaxy.

The original NES classic Metroid introduced gamers to a unique mix of action and exploration that has become the series' trademark. Use Samus's Morph Ball ability to search every nook and cranny, and uncover power-ups like the Ice Beam, Varia Suit and Screw Attack.