Play Classic Metroid Game Online - Fun Retro Space Ship Games
Metroid is a classic single player space ship shooter game. In this classic online html5 game you are a bounty hunter named Samus Aran, and you must venture through the planet of Zebes and defeat numerous enemies (metroids) along the way. The planet is a maze like fortress, and many sections were initially out of limits to Samus. As the space ship game progressed, the finding of new power ups would allow our heroine to enter the previously inaccessible areas of the world. Have fun!
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How to Play Metroid Game
Enter to start. Move with the arrow keys, jump with the Z key and shoot with X key. You can see more detailed control description within the game, and you can also change the controls if you like to.
The History of the Metroid Space Ship Game
Metroid was the first in a successful line of video games to be released for Nintendo Famicom System. The system itself had a rather unsuccessful start in the console market due hardware problems, and many of them had to be recalled. Not to be deterred by this setback, Nintendo's pursuit for dominance over the market continued. The dominance was helped by the release of recognisable games like Metroid, that still have a huge fan base today. Developed and published by Nintendo and released for the Japanese console market in 1986, Metroid was designed by Yoshio Sakamoto and Gunpei Yokoi. In this classic space game you are a bounty hunter named Samus Aran, and you must venture through the planet of Zebes and defeat numerous enemies (metroids) along the way. Dotted throughout the world were various health and weapon upgrades, that would aid Samus on her quest. As well as power ups, Samus had a rather neat signature move, of morphing into a sphere which allowed her to enter parts of the world that would be inaccessible by any other means. When reaching the end of the game Samus faced a boss character called Mother Brain. Although defeating the boss wasn't exactly hard, it was what happened after that would surprise and challenge the gamer. Upon the destruction of Mother Brain, the player would then have to escape the fortress of Zebes in 3 minutes. If successfully escaping, the gamer would then be awarded an ending depending on the time spent completing the game. The Metroid video game has been released for most of Nintendo's consoles to date, the last version was released for the Wii virtual console. Metroid has had three main sequels to date which are; Metroid 2: The Return of Samus, Super Metroid, and Metroid Fusion. The Metroid game also has many spin-offs form the true sequels including; Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime Hunters, Metroid Prime Hunters 2:Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.