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Release Dates

08/15/87 Nintendo
08/06/86 Nintendo
01/15/88 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 198
Favorite: 10
Tracked: 2
Wishlist: 7
Now Playing: 2

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Metroid - Summary

The first installment of the immensely successful Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates' home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life forms known as Metroids.

Metroid has all the high-tech weaponry, creepy tunnels and crawly alien creatures that anyone could ask for. With its deep and complex game play, excellent music and a rare sense of setting, it establishes a frightening ambience that will haunt and entertain you for a very long time.



Shipping Total

2,730,000 Units
As of: December 31st, 2003

Opinion (11)

zzamaro posted 30/12/2011, 03:14
great game, had it as bonus unlockable in zero mission(or it was fusion?) on gba, too bad it didn't have a map, had to put the map as a wallpapers on my computer...that was about 6 years ago
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spurgeonryan posted 05/10/2011, 09:22
Very fun!
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Calmador posted 12/04/2011, 11:54
Errie... enjoyable when finding upgrades... exploration is fun... music is spot on.... and definitely one of the best NES games[period]
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PearlJam posted 26/04/2010, 10:35
Yup this game scared me too, it's a shame that to this day I have never beat it. I would just get lost every time.
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chris311 posted 16/03/2009, 04:26
still one of the greatest nes games of all time!!
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Voltaire posted 03/01/2009, 12:48
Its hard untill you find the Varia suit. Then its smooth sailing.
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