Metroid Then and Now
Metroid is 35 years old
How Metroid looked like and how it is now:
Metroid is a science fiction action game franchise created by Nintendo.
Metroid follows space-faring bounty hunter Samus Aran, who protects the galaxy from the Space Pirates and their attempts to harness the power of the parasitic Metroid creatures. Metroid combines the platforming of Super Mario Bros. and the adventure of The Legend of Zelda with a dark science fiction atmosphere and greater emphasis on nonlinear gameplay.
The series consists of eight main franchise games, three spin-offs and two enhanced-remakes, as well as the Prime Trilogy collection. Metroid has seen a release on each Nintendo video game console except the Nintendo 64 and Wii U. A game has yet to be released on the Nintendo Switch console, although Nintendo announced Metroid Prime 4 would be releasing on the Nintendo Switch at E3 2017. The games have received varying levels of critical acclaim. As of September 2012, the Metroid series had sold over 17.44 million copies. The series has been represented in other Nintendo media, including the Super Smash Bros. series. Additional media includes soundtracks, comic books, and manga.