- Number of Players
- Single Player
- Release Date
- 1st Mar 2012 (USA), $4.99
- 15th Mar 2012 (UK/EU), £4.50
- 29th Feb 2012 (JPN), ¥500
- 20th Jul 2007 (UK/EU), 500 points
- 13th Aug 2007 (USA), 500 points
- 4th Mar 2008 (JPN), 500 points
- 6th Aug 1986 (JPN)
- 1st Aug 1987 (USA)
- 15th Jan 1988 (UK/EU)
Wii U eShop
- 11th Jul 2013 (UK/EU), £3.49
- 14th Aug 2013 (JPN), ¥500
- Metroid, Nintendo Switch Online
- Samus Aran
- Nintendo Switch Online
- Controller Support
Wii U eShop / NES
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...
3DS eShop / NES
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...
Wii Virtual Console / NES
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?...
Ranking Samus' adventures
What's the best Metroid game of all time? Well, we're about to tell you just that with our list of all Metroid games ranked from worst to best. As is the case with all our All Time lists, we've taken all the opinions of Team NL along with a host of other variables, put that data into a blender, mixed it into a delicious...
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.