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  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Super Metroid

    Welcome to another installment of The Essentials, our weekly feature that showcases the best games our interactive medium has to offer. These games have set a high bar, and might be considered "required reading" for any video game fan. We've already looked at a slew of memorable titles... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Exploring The Metroid Inspired World Of Axiom Verge

    This is the game that Metroid fans have been waiting for. Axiom Verge feels like a long-lost Metroid spinoff that was developed in the '80s and then fell through a time warp before landing in 2015. If you don't believe us, then watch us play through the game's opening sequence. Join Tim Turi... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Completely Absorbed By Ori And The Blind Forest’s Gorgeous World

    Metroid established a formula that developers the world over are still trying to emulate today. Moon Studios is a developer that doesn't even have an office, but the company has perfectly paired Metroid's blueprint with Rayman's precision platforming. The result is a game that feels great... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Nintendo Crossovers We'd Like To See

    When Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors, it was met with a healthy dose of skepticism. The idea was one that most fans would never dream of, and seemed out of character for Nintendo to license out one of its biggest properties to another developer. The biggest surprise of all, however, is that Hyrule... More
  • Blog Post: Five Enemies That Refuse To Leave You Alone

    With Alien: Isolation on our minds, a game where a xenomorph chases you throughout the entire experience, we recall other games with persistent enemies that won't cut you any slack. Nemesis - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Nemesis is such a persistent enemy that Capcom put his name in the title. He, in... More
  • Blog Post: What Should Nintendo Do With Its Amiibos?

    Nintendo’s amiibos are adorable little action figures I look forward to staring at while they find a home on my desk, but as of this moment, their application seems limited. Of the confirmed games that will take advantage of the figures, Super Smash Bros. is the only one we really know how amiibos... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Shadow Complex

    Today, the Game Informer staff explores a series of games that you can beat in a day. Personally, I rarely beat short games in one sitting – often preferring to break them up into multiple playthroughs. I played Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons in three days, and split Shovel Knight into several 30... More
  • Blog Post: Why Wait For Samus? Seven Metroid-Like Games To Play Now

    One of the biggest disappointments coming out of E3 was the lack of any Nintendo news regarding the company's popular Metroid series. Thankfully, gamers no longer have to rely on Nintendo to scratch that itch. Over the years there have been a number of great releases that have emulated Metroid's... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Wii Games

    Nintendo has ended its seven-year relationship with the Wii, and moved on to its new life with the Wii U, and we've taken this moment to reflect on the console’s best games. With more than 100 million units sold, the Wii had a successful run. Here are the best games the Wii has to offer. For... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Predictions: Gaze Into The Crystal Ball

    The E3 prediction game isn’t getting easier. With publishers opting for smaller game lineups, the number of cards they can hold close to their vests is getting smaller and smaller every year. That’s not going to stop us from gazing into the crystal ball to identify some trends, surprise appearances... More
  • Blog Post: From The Game Informer Archives: Samus' Lost Super Metroid Profile

    Game Informer's roots begin in the early '90s. In an era before reliable computer communication, our publication received and archived piles of physical press releases, fact sheets, and other slices from gaming history. Past dives into the GI archives brought up a fact sheet for a canceled 16... More
  • Blog Post: Our Favorite Video Game Fan Art Of 2013

    From time to time, we like to highlight the work of artists on Game Informer who create impressive or innovative art based on the video games we love. Here's a collection of some of our favorites from 2013. Pokémon There are a lot Pokémon fans in the world, and as it turns out, a lot... More
  • Blog Post: The Wii U Games That Should Be Made

    Strong titles like Super Mario 3D World , Pikmin 3 , and Lego City Undercover have been oases of enjoyable gaming in a desert of few exclusive releases for the Wii U this year. With the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, many gamers are moving on from Wii U to growing software libraries on these other consoles... More
  • Blog Post: The Confirmed Stages For Super Smash Bros.

    When Nintendo announced the next Super Smash Bros. during E3 2013 , a lot of the buzz centered on the announcement of Mega Man, Animal Crossing's Villager, and the Wii Fit Trainer as playable characters. The multiple videos that Nintendo released for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS games also quietly... More
  • Blog Post: Fusing Metroids: Crafting The Best Metroid Game

    With the Wii U out in full effect, it’s only a matter of time before some of Nintendo’s longstanding franchises make the overdue jump into glorious HD. Metroid is an excellent series that features my favorite female protagonist: Samus Aran. Before the Nintendo delivers the goods on the inevitable... More
  • Blog Post: Attention to Detail: 10 Things That Make Any Game Better

    Great ideas are the foundations of great games, and no one can deny that developers today create many entertaining concepts. Even so, sometimes the simple things get overlooked. Every gamer has stopped in the middle of playing and wondered why a developer failed to include an obviously useful feature... More
  • Blog Post: Here's Why Nintendo Land Deserves A Second Look

    Minigame collections get a bad rap in the gaming industry, so people were quick to dismiss Nintendo Land when it was unveiled for the Wii U at E3 2012. As more games have been announced and more people have had a chance to play it, the tide is slowly turning in the theme park's favor. Containing... More
  • Blog Post: What’s More Likely: Another 2D Castlevania Or 2D Metroid?

    Nintendo’s Metroid and Konami’s Castlevania series both have slightly different takes on the same great formula. We’d love to see more 2D entries from either series, but which series will return to the genre first? Metroid? Metroidvania is a dumb name, but Nintendo pretty much invented... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay T-Shirt Design Contest: Super Metroid

    We're accepting submissions for T-shirt designs for our latest installment of Super Replay featuring Super Metroid. This time, we have two contests going, so the odds of winning are even better! If you've seen our Super Metroid Super Replay , you know that the opportunities for bizarre T-shirt... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Super Metroid

    Metroid is one of the most beloved series in gaming, and Super Metroid is a perfect example of everything fans want from Samus. Awesome upgrades, bizarre creatures, and plenty of exploration make this a true classic of the 16-bit era – and a landmark title in video game history. Join us as we play... More
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