Giant metroid

Samus fighting a giant Metroid in Super Metroid

Metroid (JP) is a series of video games that debuted with the Nintendo Entertainment System sidescroller Metroid in 1986. The initial game was created by Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi and would spawn a multitude of sequels on various consoles.

The original titles were sidescrollers that infused an exploration aspect and shooting elements. All of the games star Samus Aran - the first major female human protagonist in all of video gaming. The primary antagonists of the series are the Space Pirates. The Prime subseries are first person games that take place between and Super Metroid

In all there are thirteen video games, with the latest being Metroid: Samus Returns, a remake of the Game Boy game. In all, the series has sold a total of over 16 million copies, with each new game earning a reasonable score (the highest rated overall are Super Metroid and Metroid Prime with a score of 96% on

Nintendo has also released the Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii, which includes all 3 Metroid Prime games on one disc. There are two other remakes; Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid: Samus Returns.

The series also includes a manga. Multiple action figures have been created as well.

List of Official games