Samus Aran returns to the brooding planet Zebes to recover the last metroid from the Space Pirates.







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Dan Owsen ...
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After her last mission (from Metroid 2), Samus Aran finds a Metroid offspring just as she was escaping from Planet SR388. Samus Aran reports the metroid larva to the Ceres space station. But as they were studying it, a fearsome dragon, Ridley, exterminates everything except the larva. This is where Samus finds out about the ressurection of Planet Zebeth. Written by Jenova Synthesis <>

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The last Metroid is in captivity. The galaxy... is at peace.


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12 May 1994 (USA)  »

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First game in the series to refer to the Chozo (the original bird-like race inhabiting Zebes) by name in the game's manual. Their statues were seen in-game in both Metoroido (1986) and Metroid II: The Return of Samus (1992), but were nowhere identified as of Chozo origin at the time. According to behind-the-scenes stories, the Japanese manual of Super Metroid made references to "chojin-zoku", meaning "bird-folk race", but this was misinterpreted as "chozo", which means "bird statue". The word Chozo was subsequently chosen as the name of the race depicted by the statues. See more »


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Awesome game for an aging series.
3 August 1999 | by (Planet Zebes) – See all my reviews

Super Metroid is one of the most excellent Super Nintendo adventures of my time. I mean the game was executed so well, that I was amazed when I first played it (a few years after the game was released). I can tell you, it shows wonderful potential of gaming to the limit. It's creative, thought provoking, and fun. Shigeru Miyamoto is the Steven Spielberg of video games. While Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear) is the Akira Kurosawa of video games.

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