Metroid

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The list author says: "Metroid is a series of science fiction action-adventure video games conceived by designer Makoto Kano and artist Hiroji Kiyotake and primarily produced by Nintendo. Metroid chronicles the missions of bounty hunter Samus Aran who protects the galaxy from the depredations of the Space Pirates and their attempts to harness the power of fictional organisms such as the eponymous Metroids. It is noted for having one of the first female protagonists in a video game, and for its nonlinear gameplay. Metroid combines the platforming of Super Mario Bros. and the exploration aspect of The Legend of Zelda with a decidedly darker atmosphere.

As of 2011, the Metroid series consists of eleven games spanning most Nintendo consoles, from the Nintendo Entertainment System to the Wii. It is one of Nintendo's most successful franchises with 16 million games sold, and all of the Metroid games have received some level of critical acclaim. Samus Aran is featured in many other Nintendo-produced games along with secondary characters such as Mother Brain and Ridley. Nintendo has adapted several Metroid games into manga, and a live-action movie has been considered.

The name "Metroid" is a portmanteau of the words "metro" (as in rapid transit) and android, and was meant to allude to the mainly underground setting of the first game as well as its robot-like protagonist."
Metroid
1.  Metroid by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "1986 on the Nintendo Entertainment System
2007 on Wii VIrtual Console"
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Metroid II
2.  Metroid II by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "1991 on Gameboy"
$399.99   Used & New from: $9.00
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Super Metroid
3.  Super Metroid by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "1994 on the Super Nintendo
2007 on Wii Virtual Console
Intended to be the End of the series by the creators."
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Metroid Fusion
4.  Metroid Fusion by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "2002 on the Gameboy Advance"
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Metroid Prime
5.  Metroid Prime by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "2002 on the Nintendo Gamecube"
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Metroid: Zero Mission
6.  Metroid: Zero Mission by Nintendo
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  "2004 on the Gameboy Advance.  Its  remake of the original NES game except with a new ending mission added on."
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Metroid (Classic NES Series)
7.  Metroid (Classic NES Series) by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "2004 on Gameboy Advance"
$13.80   Used & New from: $9.35
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Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
8.  Metroid Prime 2: Echoes by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "2004 on Nintendo Gamecube"
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Metroid Prime Pinball
9.  Metroid Prime Pinball by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "2005 on the Nintendo DS"
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Metroid Prime Hunters
10.  Metroid Prime Hunters by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "2006 on Nintendo DS"
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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
11.  Metroid Prime 3: Corruption by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "2007 on the Nintendo Wii"
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Metroid Prime Trilogy: Collector's Edition
12.  Metroid Prime Trilogy: Collector's Edition by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "2009 on Nintendo Wii (is comprised of the 2 Gamecube games and the Wii game, all enhanced to work with Wii remote)."
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Metroid: Other M
13.  Metroid: Other M by Nintendo
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  "2010 on the Nintendo Wii"
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"METROID" PRIME & FUSION: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS.
14.  "METROID" PRIME & FUSION: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS. by Kenji Yamamoto/Minako Hamano
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Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii): Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Official Game Guides)
15.  Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii): Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Official Game Guides) by Prima Games
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Metroid: Other M: Prima Official Game Guide
16.  Metroid: Other M: Prima Official Game Guide by Fernando Bueno
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Metroid: Zero Mission: Game Boy Advance: The Official Guide from Nintendo Power
17.  Metroid: Zero Mission: Game Boy Advance: The Official Guide from Nintendo Power by Inc. Nintendo of America
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1" Nintendo "Metroid Changed My Life" Button/Pin
18.  1" Nintendo "Metroid Changed My Life" Button/Pin 
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Peace in Space T-shirt
19.  Peace in Space T-shirt by Splitreason
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Metroid Other M Wii Game Fabric Wall Scroll Poster (16"x21") Inches
20.  Metroid Other M Wii Game Fabric Wall Scroll Poster (16"x21") Inches 
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Metroid Prime Zero Suit Samus 1/6 scale Statue
21.  Metroid Prime Zero Suit Samus 1/6 scale Statue by Metroid Prime
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Metroid Prime Gun Ship Statue
22.  Metroid Prime Gun Ship Statue by Metroid Prime
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Kid Icarus
24.  Kid Icarus by Nintendo
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  "NES Game, often considered a companion game since it was developed simultaneously with the original Metroid by the same Team and shares many elements that at the time were unique."
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25.  Alien (The Director's Cut) DVD ~ Sigourney Weaver
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  "Although the creators claim the connections to this movie were a coincidence, they openly admit that this series has influenced all their future games since the original."
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28.  Alien Resurrection (Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Sigourney Weaver
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  "This movie took something from Metroid 2 (the baby Alien becoming attached to our female lead thinking she's the mom)."
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Super Smash Bros.
29.  Super Smash Bros. by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Features Samus"
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30.  Super Smash Bros Melee by Nintendo
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  "Features Samus"
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31.  Super Smash Bros. Brawl by Nintendo
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  "Features Samus"
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Metroid Prime trilogy screams HD remake on WiiU! 4 Feb 17, 2014
is this game for christians 24 Feb 19, 2013
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Important to play the first two? 0 Sep 14, 2012
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$4.99 This Week at Best Buy... 1 Jul 24, 2012
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Question on Metroid Prime Trilogy availability? 24 May 6, 2012
Overpriced 2 Apr 5, 2012
multiplayer only? 0 Mar 3, 2012
 
   

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