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Metroid Metroid - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Metroid - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You control Samus who must travel through many different areas on her way to the Mother Brain.

Metroid was produced by Nintendo in 1987.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Metroid was produced include: PlayChoice 5, PlayChoice 10, PlayChoice, Volley Ball, Pro Wrestling, Vs. Castlevania, Vs. Gumshoe, R-Type, Vs. Trojan, and Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

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Name Metroid
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8684
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Nintendo PlayChoice
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Samus Aran, intergalactically acclaimed bounty hunter, is sent to the natural maze of Planet Zebes to root out the dispicable plans of Kriad, Ridley and the Mother Brain who plan on using the Metroid organisms to conquer the galaxy!

Game Play

Control one of the most legendary video game characters through a maze of underground caves. While trying to defeat the evil Mother Brain collect missile upgrades, new types of beams and the famous morph ball. Complete the game successfully and reveal the true identity of Samus Aran.

Metroid KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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  • Metroid Alpha - Changes the graphics to make them look more like Super Mario Bros. It also edits the levels.
  • Metroid Challenge - Edits the levels to make them much more difficult.
  • Metroid X - Edits the levels.
  • My Metroid - Edits every single level.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Metroid Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 17 known instances of this machine owned by Metroid collectors who are active members. Of these, 17 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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