Very few games are so influential that they help create a genre of their own, but Nintendo’s Metroid series has done just that with the "Metroidvania" genre, with a little help from Castlevania of course. The Metroid games have been around since the mid-80s and with Metroid Prime 4 still in the works, the series is still going strong and is Nintendo’s biggest franchise outside of Mario, Pokémon, and The Legend of Zelda. We took the time to rank not just every main series Metroid game, but every individual game in the series so far, including the lesser-known pinball game. Check it out below and let us know if you agree with our positions. Welcome to our ranked listing of the best Metroid games!
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