- Year of Release: 2002
- Developer: Retro Studios (via Nintendo)
Nintendo hadn’t put out a new system for several years, but by the early 2000s, they realized they needed to do so. That led to the formation of the GameCube. Nintendo made sure to move over a Metroid game that could come out for the GameCube in its first year of action. GameCube came out in 2001, yet Metroid Prime came in 2002. It looked absolutely stunning with new graphics and an entirely new game engine to play around with on the new system. Making it stand out big time with fans.
The story wasn’t mold-breaking as you control Samus Aran like always. In this game, you battle Space Pirates and their biological experiments. Taking place on Tallon IV, Samus must put an end to these experiments and the pirates before they expand their operation. While Metroid Prime might have been formed to help sell GameCube systems more, the team at Retro and Japanese Nintendo staff members created one of the greatest video games of all time.