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100% Series Retrospective: Metroid photo
100% Series Retrospective: Metroid
by Chris Carter

[Read on for a description of every Metroid game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2013.]

As 2012 came to a close, I really enjoyed my opportunity to tackle every Resident Evil, Tony Hawk, Kingdom Hearts, and Wario game ever. In 2013, I took on Mega Man Classic, Mega Man X, Devil May Cry, God of War, and the two new Zelda games.

Before I embark upon the journey of gaming in 2014 however (and all of the Quests that it entails), I have one more Carter's Quest to share with the world.

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5:15 PM on 10.18.2013

GameStop to sell Xenoblade, Metroid Prime Trilogy for $40

Just a couple months ago, GameStop was selling copies of Xenoblade for upwards of $90. The retailer has exclusive rights to the title, you'll remember. This monopoly and price hike raised a number of issues, especially when i...

Steven Hansen

2:00 AM on 09.23.2013

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt fo...

Tony Ponce

8:00 AM on 08.26.2013

New Super Smash Bros gets a Metroid stage

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed another of the upcoming Wii U/3DS game's stages on the Miiverse, not to be confused with the Dafoeverse. This time, it's the Pyrosphere from Metroid: Other M. The past game...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 08.13.2013

This fan made Super Metroid animation is amazing

If there's one Nintendo franchise that I could never get tired of, it's Metroid. Although the series is fairly popular (especially if you include Metroid Prime in the equation), there actually haven't been a whole lot of gam...

Chris Carter



Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out
by Tony Ponce

Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now available for your pleasure. Head on down to developer Exploding Rabbit's site to give the new revision a spin.

New to 3.0 are the levels from Super Mario Bros. Special, a Japan-only port / remake for the NEC PC-8801 and Sharp X1; a difficulty system that drastically alters level layouts; and more skins for levels and characters to make them look like various other games on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and so on. More tweaks and skins are planned for the future, but this is likely the last big update.

Exploding Rabbit is now hard at work on Super Retro Squad, which follows the style of Super Mario Crossover only with original characters and levels. While originally looking like an NES game, the graphics have been beefed up to a more detailed 16-bit style, though it looks like there may still be skins to "downgrade" the look to 8-bit and handheld styles. The game will also feature four-player online and local co-op. You can check the new screens below.

Super Mario Bros. Crossover 3.0 Released [Exploding Rabbit]

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6:00 PM on 06.22.2013

Nintendo increasing staff to forge more games and new IPs

Would you like to see a new Metroid, Wave Race, or Star Fox game? Perhaps some Chibi-Robo love? Hell, maybe even a new IP? Well, apparently nothing is out of the question with Nintendo as they look to build and strengthen the...

Wesley Ruscher

11:45 AM on 06.16.2013

Samus doesn't mind having no game at E3 this year

In a sectioned off outer space section of E3, I bumped into none other than Samus Aran. She was keeping it really, doing whatever, and having a pretty good time. I figured she'd feel left out, what with Nintendo ignoring her...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 06.13.2013

Reggie asks Retro why they're doing another Donkey Kong

Remember when I said Reggie would be watching you on social media? Well it turns out he wasn't joking, as he sat down with Retro Studios' Michael Kelbaugh to ask the question many people were thinking: "why is there going to...

Chris Carter

7:30 AM on 06.12.2013

Retro chose Donkey Kong over Metroid for the Wii U

When Nintendo's Satoru Iwata informed us that we'll be seeing what Retro Studios was working on at E3, we all assumed the best possible outcome: Metroid. But what we actually got was an announcement for a follow-up to Donkey ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 06.04.2013

Mario Bros. 3 headlines Club Nintendo's June rewards

If you haven't played Super Mario Bros. 3 yet, you can pick it up on the Wii Virtual Console for 150 Coins by way of Club Nintendo. Outside of Mario, F-Zero X (Wii VC) is 200 Coins, Link 'n' Launch (3DS) is 150 Coins, and Met...

Chris Carter





10:00 PM on 05.24.2013

Too cute! Mega Man, Mr. Saturn, and Samus crotchet dolls

D'AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW!!! Etsy member Sam Wilding loves making pixel art. Sometimes, his partner in crime Natasha will take Sam's pixel art and transform them into "amigurumi," crotchet dolls whose sole purpose is to sit there ...

Tony Ponce

8:00 AM on 05.17.2013

Wii U owners don't know how to play Super Metroid

If you're a jaded hardcore gamer, and if you've ever complained that the new generation of "dumbed down" console gamers are the bane of life, prepare to feel justified. The arrival of Super Metroid on Wii U demonstrates the d...

Jim Sterling

10:30 AM on 05.15.2013

Super Metroid is on the Wii U Virtual Console for $0.30

If you have a Wii U, run, don't walk to your GamePad and pick up Super Metroid on the eShop for $0.30 -- it should be live later today, unless Nintendo delayed it until the eShop update tomorrow. A timeless classic, Super Met...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 05.09.2013

Club Nintendo offers refunds for Super Metroid purchases

Recently, Club Nintendo offered up Super Metroid for 150 coins -- a modest offering, right? There's only one problem: the game was set to go on sale for $0.30 on May 15th. As a result, Nintendo is offering up a 150 Coin refun...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 05.05.2013

Zero Suit Samus figure making a comeback as well

Last night we told you that the Max Factory figma Link and figma Samus figures are getting reprinted. The good news keeps on rolling on through as the Zero Suit Samus figure based on Metroid: Other M is also coming back! The ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz