System NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Action / Adventure
Series Metroid Series

In the year 20X5, a deep-space research vessel discovered a dangerous parasite on the planet SR388 named "Metroid". The research vessel was attacked by Space Pirates who stole the Metroid for use as a bio-weapon. All assaults on the Space Pirate fortress planet of Zebes failed. As a last resort, a lone Space Hunter named Samus Aran is sent deep into the planet to neutralise the threat.

Samus must explore the cavern mazes of Zebes, powering up the Power Suit to reach new areas and take down the leaders of the Space Pirates. Only then can Samus face the Mother Brain and her army of Metroids in a battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan メトロイド Metroid 06 Aug 1986
US Metroid Aug 1987
Europe Metroid 1988


System Japan U.S. Europe
Classic NES Series (GBA) 10 Aug 2004 25 Oct 2004 07 Jan 2005
Wii Virtual Console 04 Mar 2008 13 Aug 2007 20 Jul 2007
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 29 Feb 2012 01 Mar 2012 15 Mar 2012
Wii U Virtual Console 14 Aug 2013 11 Jul 2013 11 Jul 2013

Ports & Remakes

Game Boy Advance Metroid Zero Mission

Also available to play in:

GameCube Metroid Prime
Game Boy Advance Metroid Zero Mission