Samus Aran - Timeline
Tuesday14th Feb 2023
Guide Best Metroid Games Of All Time
Updated with Metroid Prime Remastered. Remember, this ranking is based on the games' User Ratings in our database and is subject to real-time change even now. If you haven't rated your Metroid collection, feel free to add your scores and potentially influence the order below. Enjoy! What's the best Metroid game of all time? The reveal and...
Saturday3rd Jul 2021
Soapbox Super Metroid Showed Me I Had The Right To Exist
Samus & Me
My first experience with the Metroid series was relatively unremarkable: I just bought Super Metroid for my SNES, back when a brand new SNES game was something you could just walk into a local shop and buy. I took its oversized box home, flipped through the glossy Player’s Guide, and noticed something odd — Samus Aran, the...
Sunday24th Nov 2019
Random Insomniac Discovers Gunship "Drift" Glitch In Metroid Prime
Years after its release
Metroid Prime was a massive game during the GameCube era, generating a huge following and a sequel on the same system. Despite this, one glitch in the first entry which has seemingly gone unnoticed over the years has now reportedly been discovered by a Reddit user known as angelar_ who suffers from insomnia. You see, one...
Thursday25th Aug 2016
News Samus is the Latest Hero to Get a My Nintendo 3DS HOME Theme
Orange is certainly a theme
The My Nintendo rewards to date have had some high-points, but it's probably fair to say that the loyalty programme is yet to blow the doors off and excite loyal members. Nevertheless, there is a little extra treat on offer in exchange for 200 Platinum Points. Currently available in Europe (and Japan), with a North...
Monday9th May 2016
Video Learn How to Make a Cool Replica of Samus' Arm Cannon
Sure, why not
It's been quite a while since we shared a video from the highly popular AWE me YouTube channel, which has a variety of shows including some where impressive real-life swords and weapons are made to represent fanciful video game counterparts. The DIY Prop Shop, though, shows how anyone - and not just specialists - can make some...
Monday22nd Feb 2016
Random Ronda Rousey "Always Wanted To Be Samus"
Giving Samus Aran for her money
It's no secret that former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is a video game fanatic - just watch her workout in a Pikachu onesie - so it comes as no surprise that the "baddest woman on the planet" revealed that she'd want to star as Metroid's Galactic bounty hunter, Samus Aran, in a video game movie. In...
Tuesday22nd Sep 2015
Random Blizzard Keeps Up The Nintendo Love By Including Samus Aran-Style Outfit In Heroes Of The Storm
Closest you'll get to a new Metroid game this year?
Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm is a big deal on PC right now, offering a MOBA experience which pulls in characters from the company's famous back catalogue of video games. As we've previously reported, it would seem that the guys at Blizzard are massive Nintendo fans, but if you require more...
Friday13th Mar 2015
Review Metroid: Zero Mission (Wii U eShop / GBA)
From zero to hero
First things first, Metroid: Zero Mission is not a straight remake of the original NES Metroid with GBA quality graphics. It's a complete retelling and retooling of Samus' first 2D space adventure, including remixed areas, new power-ups and over a decade of refinements added to the formula. Nintendo has freshened the experience...
Monday1st Dec 2014
Weirdness That Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Worth $2500 in the Mad World of eBay
Sold, to that crazy fan over there!
We've rather enjoyed the saga of the dual wielding Samus amiibo here on Nintendo Life, even if it has prompted opportunists to employ a little photoshop manipulation to figures — hello, Brown Yoshi — to seek attention. Last week we reported on the fact that it had popped up on eBay and reached an eye-watering...
Friday28th Nov 2014
Weirdness Samus amiibo Literally Opens Doors in Russian Metro Station
NFC it in action
Update: Eurogamer — naturally being a site frequented by many gamers from Europe — has been contacted by a reader in Moscow to explain that while amiibo does interact with the gates to the Metro, it doesn't actually open them up. You see the green light, though: The confusion here is that the gates in Moscow metro seem to be...
Thursday27th Nov 2014
Weirdness The Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Commanding Bids of Nearly $1000 on eBay
Some of you may recall that just recently we reported on a dual wielding Samus amiibo that showed off a rather humorous factory error. Though having arm cannons on both hands would make basic activities a chore for Samus, she sure would be more deadly. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the owner who nabbed this unique amiibo has taken to eBay...
Saturday22nd Nov 2014
Weirdness Factory Error Results in Dual-Wielding Samus amiibo
Can't grapple it
Factory defects usually have hilarious consequences, but one plucky Nintendo fan managed to get their hands on an amiibo unlike any other: [tweet 536084014193713152] No doubt this figurine will become exceedingly sought after if kept in its original packaging. Of course you could quite easily make your own by buying two of the...
Thursday20th Nov 2014
News Sakurai Explains Why Ridley Is Not A Playable Fighter In Super Smash Bros.
Wanted to provide an accurate portrayal of the space pirate
The recent reveal of Ridley in the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-fact extravaganza had Smash fans fooled for a brief moment thinking the well-known archenemy of Samus Aran was a playable character. As we now know though, this is not the case. In a re
Friday31st Oct 2014
News Here's A Fascinating Look At The Design Process Behind Bayonetta's Nintendo Themed Costumes
Finding common ground
Platinum Games really went all out with their port of the original Bayonetta to the Wii U. Giving Bayonetta the ability to cosplay as Princess Peach, Daisy, Link, and Samus Aran was a nice touch for Nintendo fans. The Mushroom Kingdom themed outfits replace combo-closing power strikes with Bowser's limbs, the Link costume...
Wednesday8th Oct 2014
Video You'll Be Able To Play As Metroid's Samus Aran In Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Bounty Hunter Ultimate
It has already been revealed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is getting some interesting crossovers, but this latest one is perhaps the best yet. Nintendo has posted a new trailer which shows Metroid's Samus Aran — in both her armoured and Zero Suit guises — kicking monster butt within the eagerly-awaited 3DS title...
Thursday21st Aug 2014
Talking Point A History of the Sexualisation of Samus
Exploring the long, complicated history of the bounty hunter's public image
Zero Suit Samus' alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Just this week, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed the new alternate costumes for Zero Suit Samus in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U: “From the ending of
Tuesday15th Jul 2014
News Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character
You'll want to hang Wil Overton's awesome art on your wall
Ever wondered what kind of appearance famed bounty hunter Samus Aran would sport if she'd been designed by Hanna-Barbera instead of Nintendo? Allow famed UK artist Wil Overton — formerly of Super Play and Rare fame — to show you. He's produced this amazing piece of artwork which is now...
Wednesday5th Mar 2014
Weirdness See Through the Eyes of Samus Aran in Metroid Prime with Oculus Rift
Check out this visor
If Metroid Prime wasn’t already immersive enough, YouTube personality Chadtronic has stepped it up a notch, sharing his own Oculus Rift experiences with Retro Studio’s now-classic 2002 GameCube title. After many requests and much troubleshooting, he was finally able to get the game up and running. Coming in just under 10...
Monday24th Feb 2014
Weirdness Samus Aran's Metroid Backstory Re-imagined as a Love Song
Samus does Glee
It seems that a number of Metroid fans quite like Samus Aran to be a largely silent, steely-eyed killer. Or, at least, they don't want her to be an emotionally unstable — swerving from distant monotone narration to being frozen by childhood trauma — young bounty hunter daft enough to slowly burn to death until given permission to...
Monday29th Aug 2011
News A Better Look at Those Samus Aran Statues
Last weekend saw some new Metroid: Other M figures revealed, and now we have some decent photos of the statues courtesy of Tomopop and Tokyo Hunter. Zero Suit Samus is stood next to a baby Metroid, whereas the poseable Power Suit version of the heroine just comes as-is ready to save the universe, presumably. We're sure some savv
Wednesday10th Aug 2011
Feature Samus Aran, Gaming's Leading Lady
We take a look at the famous female bounty hunter
Historically, just about every form of media has seen itself dominated by men, and gaming is as guilty as the rest. You could chalk it up to the playing population remaining largely scant of females for reasons too complex and debatable to delve into here, but that's only half the story. The...