Super Metroid

Super Metroid (SNES)


Super Nintendo
Nintendo R&D1


Game Rating

User Ratings: 1,415

Our Review: 10/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 20th Aug 2007 (USA), 800 points
  • 12th Oct 2007 (UK/EU), 800 points
  • 20th Sep 2007 (JPN), 800 points

Wii U eShop

  • 16th May 2013 (UK/EU), £5.49
  • 15th May 2013 (USA), $7.99
  • 15th May 2013 (JPN), ¥800

3DS eShop

  • 10th Mar 2016 (UK/EU), £3.59
  • 14th Apr 2016 (USA), $7.99

Super Nintendo

  • 19th Mar 1994 (JPN)
  • 18th Apr 1994 (USA)
  • 28th Jul 1994 (UK/EU)
Metroid, Nintendo Switch Online
Samus Aran
Nintendo Switch Online, Metroid
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

Screenshots (9)

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  • 56

    New 3DS / SNES

    Review Super Metroid

    Superb Metroid

    Nintendo has certainly brought out the big guns for the opening salvo of SNES games on the New Nintendo 3DS, with classic game after classic game arriving on the portable. It won't last and there may even be mediocre spin-offs or complete dross in the future, but for now New 3DS owners should enjoy the brilliance that is Super...

  • 62

    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Super Metroid

    Superior Metroid

    It’s undeniable that 1994 was an extremely memorable year of videogame releases. Sonic 3, Earthworm Jim, Doom II, and the original Donkey Kong Country were just a few of the critically acclaimed games that had us chatting profusely on the playground. However, there was one game in particular that terrified and mesmerized us so...

  • 36

    Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo

    Review Super Metroid

    A true classic

    Metroid was very popular in the late 80s and early 90s. Despite only two games being released, players loved it for its unique atmosphere and construction: the whole game consisted of one gigantic overworld with many places to explore and items to find. On top of that, there were plenty of secrets: who can forget the fact that you get...

Super Metroid Guides

  • Guide Best Metroid Games Of All Time

    As ranked by you

    What's the best Metroid game of all time? The reveal and upcoming release of 'Metroid 5', better known as Metroid Dread, has had many of us going back to either revisit games in the franchise or catch up on ones we missed first time round. We compiled our personal ranking of the best Metroid games long ago with the sublime Metroid...

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.