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Alternative Names

メトロイド アザーエム


Nintendo SPD Production Group 1/Team Ninja



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Release Dates

08/31/10 Nintendo
09/02/10 Nintendo
09/03/10 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 443
Favorite: 33
Tracked: 26
Wishlist: 185
Now Playing: 12

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Metroid: Other M - Summary

For decades, Samus Aran has been known as one of the first female protagonists in video games, and one of the most enigmatic. Having traded her haunted past for the solitary life of a bounty hunter, Samus finally tells her own tale in this revealing, personal story of her failings, her flaws and ultimately her motivation. Metroid: Other M is an unprecedented collaboration that blends the slick, action-packed production of the world-renowned Team Ninja development team with the game design talents of the creators of the original Metroid. Metroid: Other M is a dramatic new direction for a legendary franchise and a bold new blend between cinematics, storytelling and the best in interactive entertainment.

  • Metroid: Other M takes the best elements of 1st-person and 3rd-person gaming to create a seamless blend between gameplay, story-telling and dynamic cinematography, that feels like a movie the player can control.Players hold the Wii Remote controller sideways while navigating and battling in 3rd-person. However, at any moment, players can switch immediately to Wii Remote pointer controls to examine and explore the environments in 1st-person perspective.
  • Metroid fans know more about Samus’ suits and weapons than they do about what drives her. That’s about to change. The story begins immediately following the events of Super Metroid, when a baby Metroid gave its life to protect Samus. With voice acting and a rich story, players learn the engaging backstory of Samus as she weaves through an action-packed adventure aboard the Bottle Ship, a decommissioned space facility. As she hurtles into this new adventure, Samus will encounter her first mentor and Commanding Officer of the Galactic Federation, Adam Malkovich.
  • The development of Metroid: Other M is an exciting collaboration between Nintendo’s Yoshio Sakamoto and Team Ninja. Sakamoto was the director of Super Metroid in 1994. Team Ninja is the renowned action developer of Ninja Gaiden. Metroid: Other M pairs Sakamoto’s expert level design and exploratory focus of the classic Metroid series with Team Ninja’s signature stylish, no-holds-barred action.

Legacy Sales History

Total Sales

Opinion (321)

1 47,587 174,276 27,441 35,222 284,526
2 11,055 60,020 10,009 12,221 93,305
3 5,026 32,662 5,746 6,699 50,133
4 3,389 16,461 6,217 3,389 29,456
5 2,388 11,468 5,505 2,537 21,898
6 2,095 7,036 4,918 1,786 15,835
7 2,150 4,879 4,527 1,405 12,961
8 1,626 6,532 4,825 1,697 14,680
9 1,441 8,007 5,886 2,076 17,410
10 1,377 5,644 2,927 1,280 11,228
foxmccloud64 posted 29/01/2022, 09:16
Currently waiting to see the numbers on Dread, and came to see how this fared in the end, not only is as Roar_Of_War said it years ago, as I also saw this in the bargain bin, but this nearly 1.4 millions show that Nintendo overshipped this when they thought they were reinventing the wheel with Metroid(instead they killed it for a decade) since I remember it being stale at 800k for years.
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fedfed posted 26/06/2017, 12:45
this game is still selling decently... and the gap with prime 3 isn't that big now!
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goldmario79 posted 14/10/2016, 06:54
Making a metroid game where you ping pong back and forth between 1st person shooter and semi-3d platformer is an interesting concept. Unfortunately, its kind of disorienting to do so and takes a bit to get used to it. If they would have just left as 2.5d platformer with neat tricks... would have been better. Take all of Klonoa's tips and tricks on manipulating back/foreground and use it for Samus.
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Pavolink posted 10/03/2015, 04:48
I love this game!
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tripenfall posted 22/08/2014, 08:20
I picked up this game brand new for $15 the other day. I was not sure if I would like it as I'd heard negative internet buzz about it but after playing it through I have to say I was blown away! This is a great addition to the Metroid Series....
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DarkRPGamer007 posted 14/07/2014, 03:16
Don't see why this was so hated. It's really a let down after the greatness of the Prime series but this story was pretty epic. It felt like more of a cinematic experience though than a gameplay experience.
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