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Speedrun photo
Speedrun

Hey, let's watch someone clear Metroid Prime in 55 minutes


That 'escape' music in the opening sequence still stresses me out
Jul 21
Mmm, Metroid Prime. One of my all-time favorites, and yet it's been far too long since I've last played it. For that matter, I don't know that I've ever watched a speedrun of the game in its entirety. This 55:53 single-segme... read
Metroid photo
Metroid

Corey 'Reyyy' Lewis re-imagines Samus as a nature photographer


New comic from former Rival Schools artist
Jul 19
Way back when, Corey "Reyyy" Lewis wrote and drew a comic for Udon based on Capcom's cult classic fighting game Rival Schools. It was canceled before the final issue saw print. The fact that it never got a proper resolution h... read
Metroid photo
Metroid

Ex-Rare concept artist reimagines Metroid as a Hanna-Barbera cartoon


Love it!
Jul 14
As a kid, I was lucky to have parents who showed me things that came before my time. One such medium was Hanna-Barbera cartoons. I watched hours upon hours of Hong Kong Phooey, Snagglepuss, and Wacky Races alongside... read
Metroid photo
Metroid

This Mayan-styled Mother Brain painting is amazing


Pretty freaky, no?
Jun 27
Okay, this might very well be one of the most amazing pieces of video game art I've ever seen. It's a Mayan-styled painting by Redditor NotSureHowItGoes' wife, who is obviously quite the skilled artist. I'm immediately drawn ... read
The future of Metroid photo
The Prime style and traditional 2D
Every year at E3, Metroid fans patiently wait for news on a new game -- whether it's 2D or 3D -- it doesn't matter. But for the most part, they don't really get their wish, including this week. According to Shigeru Miyam... read feature

Metroid: Zero Mission photo
Metroid: Zero Mission

Metroid: Zero Mission coming to Wii U Virtual Console


Japanese fans getting a real treat
Jun 11
Rejoice, Metroid fans! One of the greatest entries in the franchise is making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console, and it could be slated for a North American release if we're lucky enough. Metroid: Zero Mission is headed fo... read
Farts 'N' Crafts photo
Using a Varia-ed Suite of condiments
Because you demanded it, dear viewers, this week Max is doing some amazing Samus Aran fan-art using condiments and macaroni. My god this show is idiotic. read feature

NES Remix 2 reviewed photo
A better remix with stronger samples
NES Remix was able to scratch an itch for many retro enthusiasts out there, but it lacked a certain spark that made it a must-buy for the average gamer. It would be hard to really consider half of the selections "classic... read feature

Metroid photo
Metroid

Let's celebrate 20 years of Super Metroid with fan art


Someone's got to
Mar 19
If you're counting the game's original Japanese release, it's Super Metroid's 20th birthday today! As much as I'd be content to mope around given that Nintendo isn't doing much to please series fans right now, we should inste... read
Music photo
Music

Brentalfloss brings you Metroid: Fight for Love


Fan film/music video features original animation
Feb 24
Brentalfloss stretches his musical theater muscles in his newest video, Metroid: Fight For Love. In the video, Samus belts out a here-to unknown backstory of...a boyfriend? While some may not like the direction of the song's... read
AGDQ Metroid photo
AGDQ Metroid

This AGDQ Metroid race is an excellent teaching tool


All four runs shown at once
Jan 13
Awesome Games Done Quick just raised over one million for charity, and one of the most interesting events had to be the four way Super Metroid run. In short, speedrunners Garrison, Krauser, Zoast, and Ivan all "race" ea... read
Carter's Quest: Metroid photo
Carter's Quest
[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 Hear... read feature

Xenoblade, Metroid pricin photo
Xenoblade, Metroid pricin

GameStop to sell Xenoblade, Metroid Prime Trilogy for $40


$40 each, of course
Oct 18
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... read
Hip Tanaka photo
Hip Tanaka

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes


Famed Nintendo musician pays respect to his old boss
Sep 23
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... read
New Smash Bros stage photo
New Smash Bros stage

New Super Smash Bros gets a Metroid stage


...From The Other M
Aug 26
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... read
Super Metroid photo
Super Metroid

This fan made Super Metroid animation is amazing


But y can't Metroid crawl?
Aug 13
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... read
Super Mario Crossover photo
Super Mario Crossover

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out


Work on the team's original game, Super Retro Squad, is progressing slowly
Aug 03
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 a... read
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

Nintendo increasing staff to forge more games and new IPs


Shigeru Miyamoto explains the future of Nintendo's game development
Jun 22
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... read
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Samus doesn't mind having no game at E3 this year


It's nice to take some time off
Jun 16
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... read
Metroid vs. Donkey Kong photo
Metroid vs. Donkey Kong

Reggie asks Retro why they're doing another Donkey Kong


Retro Studios head explains their reasoning directly
Jun 13
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... read
Donkey Kong vs. Metroid photo
Donkey Kong vs. Metroid

Retro chose Donkey Kong over Metroid for the Wii U


I don't think I could choose, personally
Jun 12
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 ... read
Club Nintendo photo
Club Nintendo

Mario Bros. 3 headlines Club Nintendo's June rewards


Also, F-Zero X, Link 'n' Launch, Metroid II: Return of Samus
Jun 04
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... read
Videogame dolls photo
Videogame dolls

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


Aren't they just the snuggliest?
May 24
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 ... read
Super Metroid photo
Super Metroid

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


Guys, why can't Metroid crawl?
May 17
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... read
Super Metroid photo
Super Metroid

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


Discounted from May 15th through June 14th
May 15
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... read
Club Nintendo photo
Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo offers refunds for Super Metroid purchases


If you redeemed it before it was $0.30, check your email
May 09
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... read
Metroid photo
Metroid

Zero Suit Samus figure making a comeback as well


Link, Samus, and Zero Suit Samus!
May 05
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 ... read
Link & Samus figmas photo
Link & Samus figmas

Link and Samus figmas to be restocked this winter


Get your wallets out!
May 04
"Remember me?" It's our old friends: Max Factory's figma Link and figma Samus! These sexy poseable figurines were all the rage when they released last year, and they quickly sold out. If you missed that window, it was off to ... read
Kickstarter photo
Kickstarter

Calling all Metroidvania fans: Check out Valdis Story


Latest update adds A.I. teammates
May 02
It's hard to keep track of all the Kickstarters out there, but I regret not reporting on Valdis Story: Abyssal City because it's shaping up nicely. A year after Kickstarter funding ended, we now have more footage of the Metr... read
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner


Third major version of the star-studded fan game coming in May or June
Apr 28
Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this da... read
Dj CUTMAN photo
Dj CUTMAN

NeverEnding Story and GoldenEye chip mixes plus more


MOONCHILD!
Apr 10
Atreyu! Falcor! Atreyu? Falcor? Game music remixer Dj CUTMAN has organized a bunch of tunes that he's produced for the video group Underbelly into a nifty pay-what-you want pack. Underbelly Beats & Remixes contain a few s... read
Super Metroid Symphony photo
Super Metroid Symphony

Super Metroid turns 19, gets a fan-made symphony


Download Super Metroid Symphony by Blake Robinson TODAY
Mar 19
On March 19, 1994, one of the best Super Nintendo titles -- and one of the best games of all time -- made it's debut in Japan. Super Metroid was and still is the perfect combination of atmosphere, exploration, and action, bu... read






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