Metroid Prime's Coolest Concepts From The Cutting Room FloorS

What could Metroid mainstays Mother Brain, Crocomire and Kraid have looked like in the beloved Metroid Prime video games? See for yourself in some recently excavated art work from the artists behind Nintendo's first-person Metroid adventures.

My personal favorite may be the Galactic Federation super suit seen above, a concept sketch from artist Sammy Hall dug up by NeoGAF user Mama Robotnik. More images from Metroid Prime could-have-beens and beautiful artwork that you might not have seen before, courtesy of the Metroid Wikia and further portfolio snooping can be seen in the gallery above.

After seeing these and playing Metroid: Other M, I might be ready for another Metroid Prime. Perhaps on the newly-launched Nintendo 3DS, perhaps?

Metroid Prime's Coolest Concepts From The Cutting Room FloorS

A look at Metroid's mini-boss Kraid as he would have appeared in Metroid Prime.

Metroid Prime's Coolest Concepts From The Cutting Room FloorS

Crocomire from Super Metroid in many conceptual forms.

Metroid Prime's Coolest Concepts From The Cutting Room FloorS

Samus looks upon a Chozo statue.

Metroid Prime's Coolest Concepts From The Cutting Room FloorS

The vistas of Skytown.

Metroid Prime's Coolest Concepts From The Cutting Room FloorS

A trippy concept for Prime's version of Mother Brain, with mini-Samus to indicate scale.

Metroid Prime's Coolest Concepts From The Cutting Room FloorS

Spider tracks and Chozo power-ups.