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'''''Metroid''''' is a series of games, manga, and more. I first experienced the series when I played the original [[Metroid]] game somewhere around 1990. I have only played the 2D Metroid games, not the Prime series.
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'''''Metroid''''' is a series of games, manga, and other products and a pioneer of the [[Metroidvania]] genre of video game created by [[Nintendo]]. I first experienced the series when I played the original [[Metroid]] game somewhere around 1990. I have only ever played the 2D Metroid games, none of the Prime series.
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While I admire the game designers for making the main character of the Metroid series a women, I don't like how they've objectified Samus through the years. As early as the first game, they have used a "women as reward" trope, and by the third game, they ret-conned Samus to be blonde.
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Samus's suit has undergone some design changes over the years. In the first game, she wears a power suit, and, in the second game she starts with the power suit, but, upon finding the varia, her suit changes to an increased armor level. This suit adds large orbs on her shoulders which I think are kind of stupid looking, and certainly impractical for a fighter since they would impair her vision. Super Metroid continues the large shoulder ball design, and they get even worse in Metroid Prime. The Fusion suit returns her to a less-ridiculous suit.
  
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
* [[Metroid]]
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
* [[Metroid II: Return of Samus]]
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! Title !! Release Date !! Original Platform !! Rank !! Beaten
* [[Super Metroid]]
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* [[Metroid Fusion]]
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| [[Metroid]] || 1986-08-06 || [[Famicom Disk System]] || 5 || Yes
* [[Metroid: Zero Mission]]
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| [[Metroid II: Return of Samus]] || 1991-11-?? || [[Game Boy]] || 4 || Yes
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| [[Super Metroid]] || 1994-03-19 || [[SNES]] || 1 || Yes
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| [[Metroid Fusion]] || 2002-11-18 || [[GBA]] || 2 || Yes
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| [[Metroid Prime]] || 2002-11-18 || [[Game Cube]] || ||
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| [[Metroid: Zero Mission]] || 2004-02-09 || [[GBA]] || 3 || Yes
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| [[Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]] || 2004-11-15 || [[Game Cube]] || ||
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| [[Metroid Prime: Hunters - First Hunt]] || 2004-11-21 || [[Nintendo DS]] || ||
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| [[Metroid Prime Pinball]] || 2005-10-24 || [[Nintendo DS]] || ||
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| [[Metroid Prime: Hunters]] || 2006-03-20 || [[Nintendo DS]] || ||
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| [[Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]] || 2007-08-28 || [[Wii]] || ||
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| [[Metroid: Other M]] || 2010-08-31 || [[Wii]] || ||
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| [[Metroid Prime: Federation Force]] || 2016-08-19 || [[Nintendo 3DS]] || ||
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| [[Metroid: Samus Returns]] || 2017-09-15 || [[Nintendo 3DS]] || ||
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|}
  
 
==Books / Manga==
 
==Books / Manga==
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* [[Metroid (Magazine Z)]]
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* [[Metroid: Hissho Tekunikku Kan Peki-ban]]
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==Film==
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* [[Captain N: The Game Master]]
  
==Gallery==
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==Media==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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Metroid Prime - Fan Art.jpg|Fan art of Samus in an exposed Prime suit.
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Other M - Closeup of Samus Mask.jpg|A close up of Samus on the cover of Other M.
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Metroid - Fan Art - Ivan Flores - Samus Aran.jpg|"Samus Aran" by Ivan Flores.
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Metroid - Fan Art - Ivan Flores - Norfair Depths.jpg|"Norfair Depths" by Ivan Flores.
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Metroid - Fan Art - Samus Injured.jpg|Fan art.
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Zac Gorman - Metroid - Samus.gif|Comic by Zac Gorman.
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Metroid - Fan Art - Samus Armor.jpg|Fan art.
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AstorAlexander - Fan Art - Bounty Hunter, The.jpg|Fan art by Ástor Alexander.
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Metroid - Fan Art - Prime.jpg|Fan art.
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Metroid - Fan Art - Samus Liquid Armor.jpg|Fan art.
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Metroid - Samus' Suits.png|Pixel art version of Samus' various suits.
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Metroid - Fan Art - ChetRippo - Pray For a True Peace In Space.png|Every suit Samus wears. Fan art by ChetRippo.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid] - Wikipedia.
 
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/metroid-series mobygames.com/game-group/metroid-series] - MobyGames.
 
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/metroid-series mobygames.com/game-group/metroid-series] - MobyGames.
  
  
 
[[Category: Universes]]
 
[[Category: Universes]]

Latest revision as of 12:41, 14 December 2018

Metroid is a series of games, manga, and other products and a pioneer of the Metroidvania genre of video game created by Nintendo. I first experienced the series when I played the original Metroid game somewhere around 1990. I have only ever played the 2D Metroid games, none of the Prime series.

While I admire the game designers for making the main character of the Metroid series a women, I don't like how they've objectified Samus through the years. As early as the first game, they have used a "women as reward" trope, and by the third game, they ret-conned Samus to be blonde.

Samus's suit has undergone some design changes over the years. In the first game, she wears a power suit, and, in the second game she starts with the power suit, but, upon finding the varia, her suit changes to an increased armor level. This suit adds large orbs on her shoulders which I think are kind of stupid looking, and certainly impractical for a fighter since they would impair her vision. Super Metroid continues the large shoulder ball design, and they get even worse in Metroid Prime. The Fusion suit returns her to a less-ridiculous suit.

Games

Title Release Date Original Platform Rank Beaten
Metroid 1986-08-06 Famicom Disk System 5 Yes
Metroid II: Return of Samus 1991-11-?? Game Boy 4 Yes
Super Metroid 1994-03-19 SNES 1 Yes
Metroid Fusion 2002-11-18 GBA 2 Yes
Metroid Prime 2002-11-18 Game Cube
Metroid: Zero Mission 2004-02-09 GBA 3 Yes
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes 2004-11-15 Game Cube
Metroid Prime: Hunters - First Hunt 2004-11-21 Nintendo DS
Metroid Prime Pinball 2005-10-24 Nintendo DS
Metroid Prime: Hunters 2006-03-20 Nintendo DS
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption 2007-08-28 Wii
Metroid: Other M 2010-08-31 Wii
Metroid Prime: Federation Force 2016-08-19 Nintendo 3DS
Metroid: Samus Returns 2017-09-15 Nintendo 3DS

Books / Manga

Film

Media

Links