Metoroido (Video Game 1986) Poster

(1986 Video Game)


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Followed by 

Metroid II: The Return of Samus (1992) (Video Game)
Super Metroid (1994) (Video Game)
Metroid Prime (2002) (Video Game)
Metroid 4 (2002) (Video Game)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004) (Video Game)
Metroid Prime: Hunters (2006) (Video Game)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007) (Video Game)
Metroid: Other M (2010) (Video Game)

Remade as 

Metroid: Zero Mission (2003) (Video Game)


Captain N: The Game Master (1989) (TV Series)
Mother Brain from Metroid was the main villain in this show.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016) (Video Game)
A Metroid spin-off.


Alien (1979)
Female protagonist; rocky planet; aliens that eat your head; an organisation that plans to use the aliens as bioweapons; miniboss called Ridley (Ridley Scott was the director of Alien); boss called Mother Brain (Mother was the ship's computer in Alien); countdown and self-destruct at the end

Referenced in 

Tetris (1984) (Video Game)
Hikari shinwa: Parutena no kagami (1987) (Video Game)
Some enemies are a reference to the Metroid enemies from that game.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Being from Another Planet (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I was up to the third level of 'Metroid.'"
Galactic Pinball (1995) (Video Game)
Appearance of Samus Aran.
Kirby Super Star (1996) (Video Game)
Appearance of Samus Aran.
Hoshi no Kâbî 3 (1997) (Video Game)
Appearance of Samus Aran.
Super Smash Bros. (1999) (Video Game)
Cameo appearance of Ridley.
Halo (2001) (Video Game)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) (Video Game)
Samus is a playable character.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003) (Video Game)
its one of the levels
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (2003) (Video Game)
Contains a microgame based on NES Metroid
Samurai Jack: Episode XLIV (2003) (TV Episode)
Princess Mira is inspired by Samus Aran
WarioWare Twisted! (2004) (Video Game)
Two of 9-Volt's minigames are based on this title.
Strongbad_email.exe (2004) (Video)
In "Invisibility", one of the Tandy's displayed phrases is, "Justin Bailey ****** ******". This refers to a cheat code for this video game, which causes Samus Aran to be dressed in a skimpier outfit than her normal armored suit when input as the continue password
Karnov (2005) (Short)
A character named Samus Aran.
Chibi robo! (2005) (Video Game)
Chibi's blaster is based off of Samus's blaster.
Geist (2005) (Video Game)
Samus' helmet is seen in a women's locker room
Jarhead (2005)
On the airplane to Saudi Arabia Swoff jokes with another Marine about sitting at home and trying to beat Metroid.
The Gene Generation (2007)
Club Metroid
The Angry Video Game Nerd: An Angry Nerd Christmas Carol: Part 1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Samus Aran appears in the opening credits.
Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu (2008) (Video Game)
Samus appears as a playable character.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: CD-i: Part 1 - Hotel Mario (2008) (TV Episode)
A Metroid poster is visible in the background.
Game Boys (2008)
Scott and Ray say Art jerked off to Samus until he found out Samus was a chick. Also, Richardson bought the yellow label version of Metroid from Carter in euros.
Board James: Weapons & Warriors (2009) (TV Episode)
Board James is wearing a Metroid cap in some scenes.
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.6 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of the collection Metroid Prime Collection
Board James: Fireball Island (2010) (TV Episode)
Board James is wearing a Metroid cap.
Board James: HeroQuest (2010) (TV Episode)
Board James is seen wearing a Metroid hat.
Death Battle: Boba Fett VS Samus Aran (2010) (TV Episode)
Samus Aran is one of the combatants
Hard Corps: Uprising (2011) (Video Game)
One of Krystal's color palettes resembles Samus Aran
Mad: The Straight A-Team/Gaming's Next Top Princess (2011) (TV Episode)
Samus Aran is one of the contestants for "Gaming's Next Top Princess"
The Angry Video Game Nerd: R.O.B. the Robot (2011) (TV Episode)
game is visible on shelf
Dead or Alive Dimensions (2011) (Video Game)
Samus and Ridley are featured as assist characters.
Nostalgia Critic: Superman: The Animated Series (2011) (TV Episode)
"He's attacked by a Metroid monster..."
Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012) (Video Game)
The Komayto creature reappears and feature a AR card Komayto!
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Schwarzenegger Games (2012) (TV Episode)
Metroids were mentioned.
James & Mike Mondays: Mario Paint (2013) (TV Episode)
A drawing of Samus Aran is shown on Mario Paint.
Guacamelee! (2013) (Video Game)
Statues that resemble Metroids and Chozos. Also Guacamelee's game mechanics are based on those out of Metroid.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Toxic Crusaders (2013) (TV Episode)
A fan art of Ridley & Zero Suit Samus watching the Nerd play a game was shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (2013) (TV Episode)
Listed among the good NES games according to the Nerd.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: AVGN Games (2013) (TV Episode)
"The game's in the style of Metroid..."
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Wish List: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
The game was seen in one of the old Christmas cataloge books.
James & Mike Mondays: NES Remix (2014) (TV Episode)
James comments he would love to play the compiled version of Metroid on NES Remix, but he and Mike would need to win 130 stars in order to unlock it.
Mario Kart 8 (2014) (Video Game)
One of the unlockable Mii costumes is a Samus costume.
Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Nintendo 3DS (2014) (Video Game)
Samus is a playable character.
Previously Recorded: Guacamelee (2014) (TV Episode)
used to describe Guacamelee as "Metroid + brawlers"
Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Wii U (2014) (Video Game)
Samus is a playable character
Living in 8 Bits: The Game Master (2014) (TV Episode)
Mother Brain was mentioned.
Best of the Worst: Alienator, Alien from the Deep, and Hands of Steel (2015) (TV Episode)
Jack suggest that Alienator took some cues from the Metroid game series
Honest Game Trailers: Bloodborne (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Geeks Who Drink: Eric Christian Olsen VS. Scott Porter (2015) (TV Episode)
an image from the "Metroid" game is shown
Super Mario Maker (2015) (Video Game)
A Samus costume is unlockable.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Video Game Consoles (2016) (TV Episode)
The box art is shown.
Tadpole Treble (2016) (Video Game)
In the Gusty Rapids level, in the Badger temple, some badger statues can be seen in the background sitting in the same pose as Chozo statues in the Metroid series, holding an object.
Bear with Me: Episode Two (2017) (Video Game)
A metroid was seen in a jar at Tigren's home.

Featured in 

The Wizard (1989)
Troldspejlet: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1994) (TV Episode)
Super Game Boy version reviewed + footage used
Metroid Prime (2002) (Video Game)
The original Metroid can be unlocked to play by hooking this up to a completed copy of Metroid Fusion via the Gamecube/Gameboy Advance cable.
Metroid: Zero Mission (2003) (Video Game)
The original Metroid can be unlocked in this game.
Strongbad_email.exe (2004) (Video)
One of the NES Endings in "Japanese Cartoon."
WarioWare Touched! (2004) (Video Game)
its a minigame
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Computerspillets historie (2005) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann recaps The History of Video Games + clip shown
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Ways to Die (2006) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Power Glove (2006) (TV Episode)
The Nerd plays this game
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Nintendo Power Memories (2007) (TV Episode)
Music from the game is heard.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Alien (2007) (TV Episode)
The enclosed space ship interior of alien was compared to the levels of this game.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 NES Games (2007) (TV Episode)
The #3 pick.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 OMG WTF?! Moments in Gaming (2008) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
The Irate Gamer: Top 5 NES (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Gamer as another game he really enjoyed
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Best and Worst Power-Ups (2009) (TV Episode)
The Screw Attack is the #2 pick in the best category.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Hardest NES Games (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Video Game Vault: Trojan (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Pop Fiction: Going Up (2011) (TV Episode)
Game footage is shown
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Scariest Retro Enemies (2011) (TV Episode)
The metroids are the #5 picks.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Aliens (2013) (TV Episode)
James says this game drew inspiration from Aliens
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien³ (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips of the game are shown.
G-Man and Carl: G-Man and Carl Play Metroid (2013) (TV Episode)
Footage featured
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Headlines of 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Video Games: The Movie (2014)
Gameplay shown
Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Wii U (2014) (Video Game)
A demo is included as part of "Masterpieces" mode.
Ultimate NES Remix (2014) (Video Game)
"Ultimate NES Remix" features challenges from this game.
Honest Game Trailers: Mario Party 10 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Nintendo Quest (2015)
Game is aquired by Jay.
James & Mike Mondays: Metroid (NES) Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
James & Mike play this game.
James & Mike Mondays: Metroid (NES) Part 2 - James Solo (2015) (TV Episode)
James play this game.
The Best Ever!: The Worst Ever! Plot Twist! (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 5 Best & Worst Nintendo Consoles (2017) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.

Spoofed in 

WarioWare Twisted! (2004) (Video Game)
There is an unlockable parody version of this game.

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