The Metroid franchise began back in 1986 with a game on the Nintendo Entertainment System simply titled Metroid. It follows Samus Aran as she – a fact that was initially disguised from the player until much later in the game for shock factor – attempts to retrieve parasitic Metroid organisms from Space Pirates.
The game’s exploration and back-tracking style would prove so popular that it would shape an entire genre of games to come, a genre now known as Metroidvania. (We’ll cover the “Vania” part in a later gallery.)
To this day the series remains strong for Nintendo. The latest entry into the series came out on August 19th, 2016 and was titled Metroid Prime: Federation Force. We hope any and all Metroid fans who find themselves here enjoy the gallery below.