Super Metroid

Super Metroid
System Super Nintendo
Developer Nintendo / Intelligent Systems
Genre Action / Platformer
Series Metroid Series

Samus brought the last Metroid to the Ceres research station. Their pioneering research discovered unique properties that could benefit civilization. However, Space Pirates steal the Metroid and flee to Zebes once again.

Samus must infiltrate the planet, acquire upgrades to her Power Suit and destroy the four Space Pirate leaders to open the path to the final battle in Tourian.

A new map system points you to target locations while Refill stations can be used to recharge and Save stations to save your game. Samus also has a wide range of new weapons at her disposal, including Super Missiles, Power Bombs, the Speed Booster and Grappling Beam.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan スーパーメトロイド Super Metroid 19 Mar 1994
US Super Metroid Apr 1994
Europe Super Metroid Jul 1994


System Japan U.S. Europe
Nintendo Power (SFC) 30 Sep 1997 - -
Wii Virtual Console 20 Sep 2007 20 Aug 2007 12 Oct 2007
Wii U Virtual Console 15 May 2013 15 May 2013 16 May 2013
New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console - - 10 Mar 2016


Buzzy Beetle


During the game you find a giant, shelled creature named Tatori who is fiercely protective of its children. Its children, Tatori Jr., strongly resemble the Buzzy Beetle enemies from the Mario series.

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