Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Samus Aran

Samus Aran
First Appearance: Metroid (NES 1987)

Samus is queen of the Metroid franchise, will without a doubt return to the Smash Bros. series. Most people don't even know she's a girl, because she fights just as good as any guy and is as popular as Mario and Link. Thanks mainly due to the Metroid series during the gamecube era, Nintendo was still considered a top-notch company. At the time where only a Nintendo few games were considered "good" by critics (namely Pikmin, Golden Sun, Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Sunshine, Melee, and Wind Waker) the Metroid series dominated with Metroid Prime, Metroid Fusion, Metroid Prime 2, Metroid Prime: Hunters, Metroid Zero Mission, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Samus is arguably as popular as Master Chief. Also, Metroid is one of the only series which successfully pulled off both a class "A" sidescroller and an amazing 3D platformer. Samus is far from done with her journey, especially with the renowned Metroid: Other M recently released.

By the way, early congrats to your 25th anniversary Samus, 2 days!


  1. I've never played any game from the Metroid franchise. Am I missing out?