Archie Comics once entertained the idea of making a series based on Metroid. In fact, it went so far as to commission artist Steven Butler to draw up some concept art.
UPDATE 08/08/2016 9.28pm: Metroid Database has confirmed that the takedown notice is indeed from Nintendo, so the site will no longer host the fab fan remake.
You've probably played Super Metroid - but probably not like this.
Games Done Quick's Summer 2015 speedrunning marathon wrapped up yesterday - and it ended with a whopping $1.2m raised for charity.
Metroid has always been a mesh of different DNA: a little of Zelda's exploration mixed in with the acrobatics of Mario and then tied together with some good old fashioned plasma ballistics. Even taking into account that heritage, there was nothing quite like Metroid Prime when it launched in 2002. Coming up to 13 years later, and despite a couple of high quality sequels and almost a decade of increasingly fevered begging from fans, there's been nothing like it ever since.
Some of the world's top speedrunners gathered together last week to complete 155 games in record-breaking times - all in the name of charity.
Much-loved SNES adventure Super Metroid will be available from the Wii U eShop this Thursday for just 30p, Nintendo has announced.
Veteran Nintendo series Metroid celebrated its 25th Anniversary over the weekend.