MetroidThe Metroid series, the creation of the late Nintendo visionary Gunpei Yokoi, is an extremely popular series of action/adventure games featuring female bounty hunter Samus Aran on her missions. The first Metroid game was a completely new concept to most people, as it was totally nonlinear and people could go where they wanted, when they wanted. The creature Metroid is a small, cell-like creature that can siphon the life energy out of any organism. It has 4 different stages: The first and most familar stage, Alpha, then three others: Beta, Zeta, and Omega. In Metroid Prime, two other forms were introduced: one kind had a long tentacle that it could use to attack you from afar, and the other split into two when you shot it, providing for quite a frustrating experience. Games These games appear in chronological order. * Metroid (1986 - NES / Famicom Disk System, and NES) * Metroid II: Return of Samus (1991 - Game Boy) * Super Metroid (1994 - SNES) * Metroid Prime (2002 - Nintendo GameCube) * Metroid Fusion (2002 - Game Boy Advance) * Metroid Zero Mission (TBA) - Game Boy Advance * Metroid Prime Next (TBA) - Nintendo GameCube In the chronology of the fictional universe in which the Metroid games are set, the correct order for the games is as follows: * Metroid * Metroid Prime * Metroid II: Return of Samus * Super Metroid * Metroid Fusion The music of the first game was composed by Hirokazu 'Hip' Tanaka. The music of Super Metroid was composed by Kenji Yamamoto. Metroid Zero Mission is a remake of the original Metroid game.