Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date

Super Nintendo

  • JP 19th Mar 1994
  • US 18th Apr 1994
  • EU 28th Jul 1994

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 20th Aug 2007, 800 points
  • EU 12th Oct 2007, 800 points
  • JP 20th Sep 2007, 800 points

Wii U (Wii U eShop)

  • EU 16th May 2013, £5.49
  • US 15th May 2013, $7.99
  • JP 15th May 2013, ¥800

New Nintendo 3DS (3DS eShop)

  • EU 10th Mar 2016, £3.59
  • US 14th Apr 2016, $7.99

Nintendo Switch Online (Subscription)

  • Available Now
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About The Game

With the last Metroid in captivity, the galaxy is at peace. But when Space Pirates snatch the larva for their own evil purposes, bounty hunter Samus Aran must spring into action once again!

Return to the labyrinthine underworld of Planet Zebes and explore deeper than ever before, using new abilities like the Grappling Beam and X-Ray Scope, and battle massive bosses with an awesome arsenal of beams, missiles and bombs.

Super Metroid is renowned as one of the greatest 2D action games ever made, and paved the way for the Metroid Prime series with its innovative map system, diverse range of weapons and suits, and wealth of secrets to discover.