Metroid Celebrates its 25th Anniversary Today

A quarter-century of hunting bounties

25 years ago today, 6th August, Samus Aran took her very first steps into the gaming world in Metroid on the NES, and she never looked back.

To celebrate we have a great week of content planned, but for now let's recap on some of our past Metroid coverage.

Want to know which game rises above the rest? We have reviewed every game, spin-off or compilation, and proudly present for your consideration (in release order):

Metroid review
Metroid II: Return of Samus review
Super Metroid review
Metroid Fusion review
Metroid Prime review
Metroid: Zero Mission review
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Metroid Prime Pinball review
Metroid Prime: Hunters review
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption review
Metroid Prime Trilogy review
Metroid: Other M review

While we've already reviewed Metroid Prime Trilogy we have individual retro reviews of Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes on the way too.

If that doesn't satiate your desire for intergalactic Space Pirate-hunting action, check out some of our Samus-related features:

Metroid's Metal Makeover — Music maestro Jon Wahlgren talks to US band Metroid Metal about their love of the series and the difficulty of turning video game music into heavy metal.

Don't Touch My Samus: Metroid's Controversial Turn — Jacob Crites investigates the commercial and fan reaction to Samus's divisive appearance in Metroid: Other M.

Samus Narrates a Trip Down Metroid Memory Lane — Need to catch up on your Metroid history? This video is for you.

It's hard to believe that Metroid all kicked off 25 years ago. Here's to another 25 years of intergalactic hide-kicking from everyone's favourite lady bounty hunter in a Power Suit.

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