Excerpt: Metroid was wonderful. Back in 1996, it delivered a haunting new world filled with alien life forms, seemingly endless twisting corridors and a surprising heroine. Nintendo's developers created something special when they put together Metroid. Then they further refined the concept with Metroid II: The Return of Samus on the Game Boy and-most spectacularly-Super Metroid on the Super Nintendo. Samus Aran was here to stay.