Top 5 Metroid-LIKE Games

If Nintendo’s not gonna do it, someone’s gotta fill that Samus-shaped hole in our hearts.

Metroid fans, we feel your pain… for it is our pain, too. It feels as if Nintendo is neglecting us. And indeed, they may be. BUT – other developers are filling in and bringing us unique experiences that remind us of Samus and her isolated adventures! Indeed, indie developers seem to have taken it upon themselves to give us the classic, 2D, puzzle/shooter/exploration action that we crave. You can’t go wrong with picking any of the titles we discuss in today’s episode!

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Scott is an author and a lifelong fan of video games. Conqueror of punishing platformers such as Celeste, Super Meat Boy, N+, The Impossible Game, and Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels. You can find him constantly changing his main character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, stuck inside a VR headset, or helplessly addicted to Fortnite.