Metroid Features

A Metroid Cartoon Proposal Made Samus a Man, Embodying Everything That was Terrible About Video Game Cartoons in the '90s

Anyone who says licensed cartoons were better in the '90s has vapor for brains.

The 10 Best Cosplays We Saw at PAX East 2019

Welcome to PAX East. Normal clothing is entirely optional.

Metroid Art From Castlevania's Animation Director Causes Me to Reflect on Samus' True Nature

Samus is 32 years old, and I dare say none of us really know her.

Ridley Already Feels like a Dominant Force in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

NEW CHALLENGER SPOTLIGHT | We begin our look at Smash Bros. Ultimate's new challengers with a much-requested fan favorite.

Every Single Metroid Game, Reviewed

We look back on every Metroid game and separate the Dachoras from the Etecoons.

Metroid: Samus Returns Preview — Remember Me?

Metroid: Samus Returns is shaping up to be a great classic side-scroller, if that's what you're looking for.

Why Metroid II: Return of Samus is Way Overdue for a Remake

Metroid: Samus Returns should've been in our laps over a decade ago, but better late than never.

USgamer's Best of E3 2017 Award Winners and Community Picks

You've seen our nominees and voted for your own. Which games reigned supreme in a crowded E3?

Archie's Metroid Comic: What Could Have Been, and What Should Be

Samus is a troubled character in more ways than one. How should she be depicted in a comic?

USgamer Community Question: What Other Franchises Should Nintendo Bring to Mobile?

Mario, Fire Emblem, and Animal Crossing are coming to mobile devices. What other Nintendo franchises would you like to see on your phone?

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Makes a Lousy First Impression, But It Gets Better

Seriously, it's not as bad as its reputation would suggest.

This Week's Streaming Schedule: More Super NES Celebrations

We have a full week of streaming planned. Join Jeremy today at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT for a look back at USgamer's 24th favorite SNES game, Super Bomberman 2! [Over!]

More Than Just a Reference, ReCore's Metroid Prime Link Improves on A Classic

Microsoft's upcoming shooter comes by its connections to classic greats naturally, and it invests its inheritance smartly.

Captain N: The Game Master Captured the Highs of NintendoMania, and the Lows of Kids' Entertainment

Just as "Nintendo" became a household name, DiC's creation set out to capitalize on this new fad—leaving an embarrassing legacy in its wake.

Nintendo's Live-Action Films: Who Should Play Who?

Mike looks at the best Hollywood actors available for live-action adaptations of Nintendo's franchises.

Retronauts Prays for a True Peace In Space

The podcast returns at last to the topic that launched its inaugural episode nearly 10 years ago: Nintendo's Metroid series.

Blog: Learning to Let Go

Will all long-running game series eventually run out of steam? And is that really all bad?

Video Game Cheats 'N Beatums #35: Metroid Mondays

(But it’s actually Wednesday.)

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #26: Metroid Comix

My favorite bounty hunter Metroid is back at it again.

USstreamer: Head Back to Zebes With the Original Metroid [Archived]

For this Retro Thursday stream, Jeremy travels back to where it all began: Planet Zebes and Metroid for NES. Watch it at 5:30 ET/2:30 PT!

Does Metroid Have a Future?

One of gaming's defining works has been without a sequel for five years. Has the series run out of steam?

Game Dev Recipes: Axiom Verge

Metroid and Contra are obvious influences, but what else inspired the design of Axiom Verge? We asked its creator.

With Metroid, Indies Do What Nintendon't

Even though the people behind the Metroid series seem content to let their beloved creation lie dormant, independent developers are picking up the slack.