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 (1986, Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus (1991, Nintendo Game Boy)
    • Metroid: Samus Returns (2017, Nintendo 3DS)
  • Super Metroid (1994, Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Metroid Fusion (2002, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
  • Metroid Prime (2002, Nintendo GameCube)
    • Metroid Prime Pinball (2005, Nintendo DS)
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Metroid Prime Hunters (2006, Nintendo DS)
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007, Nintendo Wii)
  • Metroid: Other M (2010, Nintendo Wii)
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016, Nintendo 3DS)
  • Metroid Prime 4 (TBD, Nintendo Switch)

Fan Games

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: Samus Returns
  • 2080 AD: Super Metroid
  • 2081 AD: Metroid: Other M
  • 2082 AD: Metroid Fusion

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