Metroid games are so much better when the story is as subtle as possible. On this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss why.
The Amiibo Samus figure Redditor Adam "Adamantium126" Truesdale received from Best Buy might not be able to enjoy a cup of coffee or open manual doors, but who cares when you've got double the firepower?
Think back to when you first played Metroid to the end for the first time. Your mind was blown when you found out Samus Aran was a woman, right? But you couldn't do anything like, say, hit on her.
Remember how it blew your mind when you found out that the character you'd been jumping and shooting with in the first Metroid was a woman? Well, it turns out she was hiding a lot more than long, flowing locks under that Varia Suit armor.
How tall would Samus Aran be in real life? The seller on this eBay item claims that it's life-size so, if this crafty piece of artwork's to be believed, she'd be about 5'6" (165 cm, for you metric-heads). The sculpture's made from defunct Nintendo games from the Japanese publisher's legacy systems, like the Game Boy,…
Samus gets a loving / mind numbing Metroid kiss in this 25 year anniversary illustration by artist Drew Green. Check out more of his work here on Tumblr.
For the past month, artist Chris Furniss has been drawing a picture a day depicting Metroid heroine Samus Aran doing...different stuff. That month has now sadly come to an end.
The name of Metroid's star's name is Samus Aran. The name of soccer's greatest player is Pelé. But that's not his real name.
In 2007, Brooklyn's Michelle Perl was struck with tragedy. Her mother, sick with cancer, passed away. But in her mourning, Perl decided to do something. She decided to change.
Let's say, you had, I dunno, 179 worthless, old and broken video game carts just sitting around. What would you do?
Samus Aran is one of gaming's iconic female characters. She wasn't always a female, though. Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto explains:
Metroid series lead and co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto teaches us something we never knew we never knew. Intergalactic bounty hunter and Metroid: Other M star Samus Aran's ship—which bears a striking resemblance to her space suit—doesn't have a name.
How does Metroid producer Yoshio Sakamoto explain his Nintendo DS megahit Tomodachi Collection—still a Japan-only release—to the non-Japanese GDC attendee? By putting high-level Nintendo execs in weird Tomodachi Collection situations, including Sakamoto's own virtual crush on Samus Aran.
Normally, we'd recommend just about any piece of fan fiction that begins with Metroid bounty hunter Samus Aran coming out of the closet. But McSweeney's satirical rant from the Zebes native isn't even remotely sexy.
There's another great post at Vorpal Bunny Ranch, this one looking at the issue of female game protagonists and game violence — there seem to be different expectations placed on the reaction of female protagonists to violence that is par for the course for male characters. Oh, sure, violence may still be there, but…