Metroid II: Return of Samus

Metroid II: Return of Samus
System Game Boy
Developer Nintendo
Genre Action / Adventure
Series Metroid Series

After wiping out the Metroids on Zebes, Samus Aran is sent to the Metroid homeworld of SR388 to destroy every last Metroid and ensure the species could never be used again as a weapon. But the Metroids on the planet have developed into larger, more deadly forms.

You have a Metroid counter that displays the number of Metroids remaining. SR388 is a network of caverns. As you defeat Metroids, earthquakes are triggered that open up new paths, allowing you to progress.

Samus can upgrade her suit by collecting items left by the Chozo. You can save your progress at Save Points around the map.

Release Information

Region Name Release
US Metroid II: Return of Samus Nov 1991
Japan メトロイドII RETURN OF SAMUS Metroid II: Return of Samus 21 Jan 1992
Europe Metroid II: Return of Samus 1992


System Japan U.S. Europe
Nintendo Power (GB) 01 Mar 2000 - -
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 28 Sep 2011 24 Nov 2011 24 Nov 2011