Artist Eric Ridgeway started a fan project with classic heroes, and how they’d look beyond the Game Over screen, after being defeated.
But the end result is totally worth it.
The Samus Amiibo that accidentally shipped with two arm cannons instead of one wasn't just an exercise in maximum firepower. It's also proof that "defective" toys are often the most valuable.
Nintendo's Amiibo figures use near field communication (NFC) to work. Know what else uses NFC? A lot of public transport ticketing systems.
Remember PaulyU, the Wii U owner that documented his troubles with Super Metroid on Miiverse? He was the guy that wondered "y cant metroid crawl." Well, it looks like Pauly got a shout-out in the latest Smash Bros.
Browsing German artist HeavyMetalHanzo's gallery and realizing how much potential some video games and video game worlds have as Western cartoons or comics makes me sad. Most of these will probably never get such a treatment, and these amazing pieces remain the closest things.
If you ever needed an illustration of why Samus' Zero Suit (and now heels) outfit is so stupid - at least when it's so prominent in a game's marketing - look no further.
Metroid's Zero Suit Samus and Samus in her power armor, combined into one amazing fan-art by the talented Wen-JR. A wonderful tribute to the series!
If this Metroid Lego project idea gets 10,000 supporters, Lego will consider making an official Lego set. Vote for it here—by the way, the set would include Samus' gunship. (Thanks, Christian!)
No matter how full the internet is with Metroid fan art, there's always someone topping it with something special. Here's an injured Samus Aran with some awesome coloring by DeviantART user muju. Could look at this all day.
It always baffles me when people go out of their way to make Metroid's Samus look "beautiful". As if that matters. There's a reason her gender was kept secret for the first game, and that's because the point was she was a badass, not that she was a she.
Video games in the 80s only depicted a certain amount of pixels on the screen. Fortunately, that didn't hold developers back from pushing the limits of the available hardware to play with our imagination by creating beautiful, handsome characters.
DeviantArt user Elemental79 did a crazy job converting a screenshot from the classic SNES game Super Metroid into HD using only Photoshop. He recorded the whole procedure in this speed up video to show us how much work something like this needs.
There's a bit of Pinocchio in Mega Man's story, what with the kindly father figure creating a "son" out of artificial materials. And, yeah, there's some melancholy in there, too. Melancholy that digital artist Madec Brice captures in his beautiful portrait of the Blue Bomber.
The internet is drowning in Samus fan art, but this beautiful image, complete with subtle redesign, might just be my new favourite. It's like a cross between a Nintendo game, a rock poster and early 80s anime. In other words, the perfect picture.
Nintendo's sci-fi action franchise will be debuting in miniature form on the Wii U, as an attraction of the Nintendo Land game. A demo today showed one player controlling Samus with a Wii Remote and Nunchuk and another steering a spaceship via the Wii U GamePad. Players will need to hold off advancing waves of…
Samus Aran is iconic. So are the Metroid heroine's outfits. Yes, outfits—plural.