Metroid: The Complete ICVD Coverage

While other companies were busy figuring out how to make the next Mario, Nintendo was quietly putting together another magnificent franchise: Metroid. This little gem was released in 1986 and took platforming games in a very different direction fron Nintendo's own Italian stallion. A mix of sci-fi, tension, and exploration, Metroid launched no only a new series but an entire genre of games.




  • Metroid Prime: Trilogy (2009, Nintendo Wii)

Fan Games

Metroid Randomizers

  • M. Planets (VacantShadeGames, 2019)
  • Metrandomizer (Hex4F, 2020)
  • Nestroid Randomizer (snarfblam, 2017)
Metroid: Zero Mission
Metroid II: Return of Samus
  • Metroid 2 Randomizer (liamnajor, Unknown)
Super Metroid
  • DASH Super Metroid Randomizer! (dashrando, 2020)
  • Super Metroid Arcade: Endless Mode (Lioran and Tewtal, 2017)
  • Super Metroid Item Randomizer Multiworld (tewtal, 2022
  • Super Metroid Route Randomizer (Lioran, 2017)
  • Super Metroid World Randomizer (aremath, 2022)
  • VARIA Randomizer (dude and flo, 2021)
Metroid Fusion
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Randomizer (gollop, 2022)
Combo Randomizers
  • Archipelago (Archipelago Community, 2022)
  • M1Z1: Metroid and The Legend of Zelda (Metalmachine, 2020)
  • Randovania (randovania, 2022)
  • SMZ3: Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Vivelin, 2022)

The Story of Metroid

The original game states that the first title in the series takes place in "20X5 AD". For the sake of discussion, we're going to use real years here. Based on basic supposition, with a general starting year of 2075 and then, each year following featuring a new adventure for Samus, an actual timeline of events would be:

  • 2075 AD: Metroid: Zero Mission
  • 2076 AD: Metroid Prime
  • 2076 AD: Metroid Prime Hunters
  • 2077 AD: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  • 2078 AD: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • 2078 AD: Metroid Prime: Federation Force
  • 2079 AD: Metroid Prime 4
  • 2080 AD: Metroid: Samus Returns
  • 2081 AD: Super Metroid
  • 2082 AD: Metroid: Other M
  • 2083 AD: Metroid Fusion
  • 2084 AD: Metroid Dread

If and when Nintendo releases an official timeline, we will update this section accordingly.

Lead Heroine

  • Samus Aran

Alien Races

  • Chozo
  • Galactic Federation
  • Space Pirates


  • Dark Samus
  • Kraid
  • Metroid Prime
  • Metroids
  • Mother Brain
  • Ridley
  • SAX