Metroid Database Affiliates
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We highly recommend checking out these fansites as alternative sources of Metroid information or other game-specific fansites.
Exhaustive resource for bugs, exploits and speedrun tactics.
Another fantastic, well-organized Metroid fansite.
The largest wiki of Metroid information on the net.
Reddit’s welcoming Metroid community.
The best metal versions of the best Metroid tracks.
Metroid Map Station
Metroid cartographer extraordinaire.
The best Metroid fanhack community online.
Metroid Galaxy Guide
Inspired our Bestiary; a technical documentation of the Metroid universe.
A defunct forum that hosts an annual charity marathon.
A 7 years in the making, sprite-based remake of Metroid 2.
A very long-running Metroid sprite comic.
The Castlevania Dungeon
One of the best and oldest Castlevania fansites (inactive).
The Mushroom Kingdom
One of the best and oldest Mario fansites around.
Super Luigi Bros.
One of the most in depth Mario fansites you can find today.
One of the most active Zelda fansites on the internet.
Another great resource of all things Legend of Zelda.
Our gracious webhost, who saved us from IGN’s dumpster in 2008.
VISIT THE MAKERS OF METROID
- Official Metroid Website – US
- Official Metroid Website – Japan
- Official Metroid Portal – Europe
- Nintendo of America
- Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Japan)
- Nintendo of Europe
- Retro Studios
OFFICIAL GAME SITES
- Metroid Virtual Console (Wii U)
- Metroid II: Return of Samus Virtual Console (3DS)
- Super Metroid Virtual Console (Wii)
- Super Metroid Virtual Console (Wii U)
- Super Metroid Virtual Console (N3DS)
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
- Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)
- Metroid: Other M (Wii)
- Metroid Other M (Wii U)
- Metroid Zero Mission Virtual Console (Wii U)
- Metroid Fusion Virtual Console (Wii U)
- Metroid Prime Hunters (DS)
- Metroid Prime Pinball (DS)
- Metroid Prime Hunters Virtual Console (Wii U)
- Super Smash Bros. official site (English)
- Metroid Prime Federation Force (3DS)
- Metroid Samus Returns (3DS)
- Nintendoland (Wii U)
- Metroid Fusion Official Site
- Metroid Prime Official Site
- Metroid Zero Mission
- Metroid Prime Hunters Official Site
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Official Site
- Metroid: Other M Official Site
- NCL’s Metroid II page
- NCL’s Super Metroid page
- NCL’s Metroid Prime and Metroid Fusion page
- NCL’s Metroid Zero Mission page
- NCL’s Metroid Prime 2 page
- NCL’s Metroid Prime Hunters page
- NCL’s Metroid Prime Pinball page
- NCL’s Metroid Prime 3 page
- NCL’s Smash Bros. Melee page
Metroid E-Manga Sampler: Vol 1 Vol 2
METROID FAN SITES
These are other Metroid sites that contribute something unique to Metroid fandom and offer things you can’t find even on the mighty MDb.
- The Metroid II Secret Worlds – Created by the MDb’s former webdev Jesse D, M2SW is a site that shows you how to gain access to glitchy rooms in Metroid II on GameBoy.
- Metroid Cubed – Metroid 1 recreated in pseudo-3D using voxels.
- Super Metroid Speed Demos Archive – Archives of videos from the fastest speed runs of Super Metroid.
- Metroid Wiki – Another wiki and great resource of Metroid information.
These sites focus entirely on the Metroidvania genre.
- Metroidvania.com – Ran by Jeremy Parish, a pro game journalist
- A Metroidvania Website – Mostly a list of every known Metroidvania
- Metroidvanias – An up to date tumblr of Metroidvanias, both indie & mainstream
NINTENDO FAN SITES
In depth sites dedicated to everything that is Nintendo.
These are sites dedicated to specific games or series. Organized by the name of the game or series they represent.
- Hardcore Gaming 101 – Kurt Kalata and company’s amazing compendium of hardcore videogame information
- Blaster Master Underground
- CastleVania Dungeon
- Contra HQ
- Double Dragon Dojo
- Dragon’s Lair Project
- The Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior Shrine – Dragon Quest/Warrior series
- Final Fantasy Insider
- The Ghoul Realm – Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins
- Gradius Home World
- Gunstar Heroes page on FlatBatteries.com
- Kid Icarus Shrine
- Kirby’s Rainbow Resort
- Mappy Mecca
- Mega Man Homepage
- Metal Gear Solid: The Unofficial Site
- Metal Slug Database
- Starmen.net – Mother/Earthbound series
- Ninja Fortress – Ninja Gaiden series
- Junker HQ – Policenauts, Snatcher, and Metal Gear coverage
- Phred’s Cool Punch-Out!! Homepage
- River City High School
- Samurai Shodown Forever
- Sonic Stadium – Sonic the Hedgehog series
- Space Invaders
- West Mansion: The Splatterhouse Homepage
- Tekken Zaibatsu
- Turrican SETA
- Zelda Dungeon – One of the best Zelda sites on the internet
These sites cover entire genres of games.
- RPGamer – Console Role Playing Games
- SHMUPS! – Scrolling shootemups
- Shoryuken.com – Capcom fighters and competition
- The Fighter’s Generation – One of the most comprehensive websites dedicated to fighting games
These sites are devoted to a single videogame console.
- Game & Watch Central
- PCEngineFX.com – PC Engine, TurboGrafx, Duo, PC-FX
- SwanSong – The WonderSwan Site
- Sega-16 – Sega Genesis, Sega CD, 32X
CLASSICS & HISTORY
- ClassicGaming – MDb’s home for 13 years!
- Atari Gaming Headquarters
- Classic Videogames Nexus
- History of Home Videogames Homepage
- Digital Press
- Atari Guide – The most complete free source for Atari 2600 information anywhere.
- IGDA Game Preservation – Information on classic game preservation, including a developers’ Memorials page headed by the MDb’s own Capcom.
- Yokoi in Credits
VIDEOGAME NEWS/GENERAL INFORMATION
- The Escapist
- Famitsu.com (JAPANESE)
- GameFAQs – User-made, .txt-based walkthroughs for every game imaginable.
- Game Rankings – A Metacritic-like site that averages the game reviews found online for a final score.
- Gamasutra – The Art & Business of Making Games
- Games Industry.biz – A high-caliber site, dedicated to the business of the industry.
- Game Trailers – The latest and greatest AAA game trailers
- MobyGames – Find full staff credits and information on almost every game out there.
- Nintendo World Report – A great Nintendo-specific news site; one of the oldest, too.
- Speedrun.com – Dedicated site for the speed running scene
- The Video Game Museum
- KLOV: The Killer List of Video Games
- Video Gaming 247
- Chudah’s Corner
- Game Music Revolution
- Mars Colony Music
- Overclocked Remix – One of the longest-running and largest video game remixes sites on the web.
- Slightly Dark
- Soundtrack Central
List of websites the MDb used to link to but have gone to the Internet graveyard. You may still be able to dig up archived versions of these old sites from the Internet Archive.
[NOTE: If these pages have moved, please let us know!]
- NOA’s Metroid Fusion official site
- NOA’s Metroid Zero Mission official site
- NOA’s Metroid Prime official site
- “Hidden” Metroid Prime official site
- NOA’s Metroid Prime 2: Echoes official site
- NOA’s Metroid Prime Hunters official site
- NOA’s Metroid Prime Pinball official site
- Metroid.EU – Formerly Norfair Depths
- Metroid Galaxy (GieGie’s)
- Pocket Metroid
- Samus Fan Club (Japanese)
- Planet Zebes