It was today in 1986 that players were given their first ride in the Power Suit and journeyed into the depths of Zebes, all unknowing behind the visor of one of the strongest women in video games.
The past few years have seen a ton of Metroidvania games pop up on nearly every console available so it’s only natural to wonder which are the best. These are the 10 Best Metroidvania Games.
We've seen countless classics known for side-scrolling and 2D gaming fail to make the jump to 3D over the years. The success of Final Fantasy VII, Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time left numerous studios and publishers experimenting and trying to shoehorn their famous franchises into some kind of 3D game to try and recreate the success that those games had. Unfortunately, not every major video game series was able to properly make the transition to 3D and abandon its top-down or side-scrolling roots.
It's already halfway through the month, but better late then never — Nintendo is celebrating Women's History Month by featuring its most beloved female characters.
While Next Level Games' Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon helped turn things around for the Nintendo 3DS, their pitched Metroid game was shelved in favor of Luigi's ghost-busting sequel.