Samus never intended to give the Baby Metroid to the Galactic Federation. They had actually bonded quite well on her return from SR-388 and it had proven itself as a capable warrior in her battle against Ridley. However, when she went to give her mission report and collect her bounty, she was detained by the Federation military. She was told she was in violation of the laws against smuggling illegal alien life forms and told either to surrender the Metroid or go to prison.

Truly believing that the Metroid would be safe, Samus opted to leave it with the scientists on the Ceres station. She tried to convince herself it was better off and safer without her dangerous lifestyle. 

When the Metroid is abducted, she goes to Zebes to rescue it, bringing her wrath down upon the Space Pirates in the process. Even though she is exhausted from her mission on SR-388 only hours before, she is powered by her desire to protect her Metroid. It was the only creature that had ever fought alongside her as a true ally, and it was all she had left of her Chozo family.

She still blames herself for its death. When the Colonel on the Bottle Ship makes the comment about her smuggling illegal infant Metroids, she doesn’t react. Had she been a better friend to it, she reasons, and had she known how to actually treat something special to her in the first place, she wouldn’t have let herself leave it with GF. 

Why you should play Metroid

Metroid is one of the most influential franchises in video game history, up there with Super Mario and Legend of Zelda. (And just as good)

It started it’s own subgenre! Metroidvania! (which inspired games like Hollow Knight, Ori and the Blind Forest, Guacamelee, and the Shantae series, among many others)

It popularized speedrunning! (Super Metroid is still very relevant in the speedrunning community to this day)

First video game series with multiple endings!

First female character in action-adventure video games!

One of the first video games with a dark atmosphere!

And the Metroid series has some phenomenal atmosphere, which goes hand in hand with the music

Kraid’s Lair - Super Metroid Theme - Nightmare Fight - Sector 1

This series is fantastic!!!! Let’s start with 2D:

And Super Metroid?

In short, it’s excellent.

As stated above, the 2D games gave birth to the Metroidvania subgenre, a huge feat on its own. Metroid, Metroid II Return of Samus, Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion are all super solid games. If you’re interested in starting from the beginning though, play Metroid Zero Mission, the remake of the original Metroid (plus it contains the original Metroid once you beat the game).

And of course there’s the upcoming Metroid: Samus Returns which is a re-imagining of Metroid 2: Return of Samus.

Fun fact: The 2D games are inspired by the Alien movies.

Now for 3D:

The transition from 2D to 3D for Metroid was as successful as Super Mario World to Super Mario 64 or Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past to Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

The Metroid Prime Trilogy is one of the greatest video game trilogies to exist, which contains one of the greatest games ever made, Metroid Prime.

And Metroid Prime 4 is on its way.

The 3D Metroid games are incredible. I’ve played shooters, first-person games, and first-person shooters, but never have I played anything like the three (3) Metroid Prime games. They are an experience all their own, an experience you cannot find anywhere else.

You shoot and it’s in first-person, but it is not a first-person shooter. Think of it like a first-person exploration / adventure game. And you solve puzzles too.

A part of what makes these games great is their atmosphere, and again, music.

Crashed Frigate - Torvus Bog (Subterranean) - Skytown

Their attention to detail is great as well. In Prime 2, there are a couple of robot parts that can be seen while traversing an area, this turns out to be parts of a boss that’ll be fought later on in the game. And there are these little machine bugs that crawl along a wall in the same area which just adds that little bit of extra life to the world.

THE SCANNING. There is a fair amount of optional scanning that you can do which gives tons of lore and life to these desolate worlds. From the Space Pirates talking about their experiments on Metroids to the war against the Luminoth and the Ing to some members of the Galactic Federation believing Samus Aran herself is a mythical figure passed down as legend. They are well worth your time to read and add to the exceptional art direction and sound design of the Metroid Prime games.

Please play the Metroid series, it’s beautiful and well worth your time. :)

Originally posted by marumari00


Samus Sketch Dump!

Tbh I’m still a little high off the release of Samus Returns so enjoy my over-doodling of my space mom