So it finally happened, everyone! MetroidDatabase.com has been reborn into the site you see before you. We have put a lot of work into making this site into the best possible Metroid site on the web and we hope you’ll agree. When you think about it, twenty-one years of Metroid content is quite overwhelming, and that said, I’m going to be perfectly honest: it’s not all there.

 

The new site had to be released today for obvious reasons as it is our 21st anniversary of being online. The good news is in its current state, it’s quite usable. You’ll be able to paruse all of our revamped game sections and take a look at most of our media, maps, and information on the game series. You can even listen to a soundtrack while viewing that game’s section, too! But on the other hand, a lot of our old site simply hasn’t been converted or added to this new design. It’s a lot of work. And I believe most of you will understand that. We can only do so much in a limited time span with limited resources and staff. Rest assured, we will be constantly adding more and more content to the site as time goes on until the site is back in its former glory and beyond. This includes the forum (which we plan on giving it a new look), the podcast, the entire 21-year news archive, all of our features pages and articles, comics and manga, and more. We’ll also be putting out a job req out there sometime soon, if you’re interested in joining the ranks of the MDb staff.

 

You may also notice that we now have a store. The MDb store can be found here, and will allow you to purchase our new enamel pins. These pins are in very limited quantity. So if you want one, now’s the time, because they are guaranteed to not last very long. We are also going to be offering custom decals to you. As of this writing they are not ready yet, but they are definitely on the way, so look forward to that. All of your purchases will directly assist funding this website and hopefully allow us to produce more cool stuff for you!

 

In the meantime, we hope you’ll be patient with us while we add all of the rest of our exclusive content back to the site little by little as well as enjoy our news posts – which now has its own comment section – and our social media pages, helping our community grow bigger and stronger than ever before. (Just keep it civil, folks, or we’ll ban you faster than you can blink.)

 

Thanks go out to Devin, Matt, Philipp, and all of our extremely generous overseas donors who took the time to scan all of their Metroid merch for us. We are on our way to becoming the be-all-end-all resource for finding images of every release of Metroid in history throughout the entire world. That’s a pretty big deal if you ask me! As always, submissions are more than welcome. Please do so by emailing contact@metroiddatabase.com

 

Lastly, I would like to send out a huuuuuuge thank you to our new rockstar web developer, Jarrod, whose elite WordPress skills were taken to their very limit. He has helped create something very special, and we couldn’t have done any of it without you. Big props to him.

  • TecXero

    Looks great. I’m glad the RSS feed wasn’t killed in the redesign.

  • Superzone13

    Site looks wonderful! Been a visitor here for well over a decade now, and this is definitely the best it’s ever looked. Well done. Here’s to 21 more years!

  • Arcadian

    Let me just say the new look is definitely amazing. While I’ll miss the last design I was most familiar with, this is what the site needed.

    Only thing I have to say is the the hamburger menu on the mobile site doesn’t scroll all the way down on my phone when the Media tab is open, and parts of the site design doesn’t quite “connect” on mobile like they do on PCs and tablets which ends up leaving gaps. You guys most likely are already aware of this though. Saying all that however, it’s possibly a problem with my phone for all I know. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • Ryan Barrett

      Yep! There be bugs and weirdness. Appreciate your patience while we smooth everything out over time.

    • Do you mind telling me what phone you are using? I’m working on fixing mobile issues at the moment. Thank you for your kind words! 🙂

      • Arcadian

        Sure! I’m using a Lumia 640.

  • David Gray

    Could I make a small suggestion of maybe making the text background slightly grey/navy, and the text slightly off-white? That’d be really nice for readability. Otherwise, I like the look. Great to see the website coming out in force to join the Metroid renaissance.

    • Ryan Barrett

      Those are great suggestions. Thanks David. Surely you understand we’re currently focused on adding back major content and pages (comics and bestiary, etc) but once we reach a “final” or “near final” state we’ll go back and look at those things.

      • Samusoidal

        Another thing I would say is to add some more detail on the store. Knowing the size of the decals and other merchandise would be great.

        • Ryan Barrett

          I don’t quite follow… the size of the decals is listed in the description of each one, and has been since the listing went live.

          • Samusoidal

            LOL my brain sucks.

Anniversaries

14