A lot of cool stuff went down at Awesome Games Done Quick last week (and over the weekend), but one of the best was a “2P1C” world record on Super Metroid. Where 2P1C stands for “two players one controller”.
You may well have played Super Metroid. But when you did, you played it the way Nintendo wanted you to play it.
Metroid: The Sky Calls is an 11-minute, fan-made short film that shows Samus having a very bad day at the office. It is—relative to the scope and budget—very, very good.
You’re looking at Super Metroid, but you’re also look at Metroid Fusion. Slowly but surely, the two Metroid games are becoming one, thanks to an intrepid modder.
The world is not short on quality Samus cosplayers, even with all the work that goes into the armour, but a zombie Samus Aran? That's awesome.
The bad news: we haven't seen a Metroid game in almost five years, and that's not looking to change any time soon. The good news: Xeodrifter, which came out earlier this month for PC and 3DS, is a fine enough substitute. Well, it's an OK substitute. A decent enough substitute. It's margarine, basically. It's I Can't…
It's been a little over two decades since Super Metroid debuted on the Super Nintendo, and it's lost none of its power in the intervening years.
The Mother Brain is just as intimidating as a Mayan God on Sita-Cardenas Navas' reimagination of the classic scene from Super Metroid. Finally, an ancient stone carving that might be evidence for extraterrestrial life!
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!)
Four people race through the Super Nintendo classic Super Metroid. Who wins? Also, how in the world do they do this stuff?
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.
The latest screenshot from Super Smash Bros. Wii U, shared by Masahiro Sakurai, raises a few questions. Compared to the other female characters, shouldn't Samus be much taller and more robust? And what on earth is Peach doing at the end of the line?
Last time we checked in on Miiverse, some players were having trouble with Super Metroid. We shook our heads. We snarked about them damn spoiled kids. But at least one of those folks— PaulyU—persevered and finished the game. Here's the spoilery proof.
SNES classic Super Metroid went on sale for under a buck earlier this week, the combination of price and the game's status obviously resulting in a massive influx of new players.
It's a jam-packed Nintendo Download this week, with Level-5's The Starship Damrey for 3DS, Super Metroid on the Wii U Virtual Console, The King of Fighters '99 for the regular old Wii and so much more.
By the end of the 90s, the 16-bit era ended and 3D took over. With the PlayStation and 3D graphics cards out there allowing for new possibilities, narrative and gameplay, the 90s produced some of the most attractive characters in video game history.
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.