The Metroid creatures are usually enemies and boss characters in the Metroid games. They debuted as relative strong enemies in the original Metroid (1986).

The second game, Metroid II: Return of Samus (1991) was centered on hunting the Metroid on their homeplanet SR388 and introduced the Metroid as Bosses. Similar to the Xenomorphs in Ridley Scott’s Alien they are encountered in their different forms up to the Queen Metroid as the final boss of the game. 

The Metroid were encountered less frequently in the following games but still play an important role since the main antagonists of the Metroid games, the Space Pirates try to use the Metroids for their evil plans.

The Metroid are also enemies named Komayto in Kid Icarus (1986) which was released with the Metroid (1986) game engine.



The Metroid Species from the Metroid Games: an Overview

Charactername: Metroid   Developed /Created by Nintendo 
Gameseries: Metroid   First seen on: NES 
First Game: Metroid   Year first seen: 1986 
Last Game: Metroid: Samus Returns (2017)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Enemy      
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of the Metroid’s

Metroid: Samus Returns (2017)


Metroid: Zero Mission (2004)

Metroid Prime (2002)



The Metroid Species in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


The Metroid Species are not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Metroid’s


Metroid Render

Metroid Render

by Green Mamba

Metroid Wallpaper Art

Metroid are like Spiders

 by Scifer



Updates and Additions in Metroid’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview

Metroid Official Art

19.10.2017 – Creation of the Metroid Gallery and Character Overview 🙂