Gunpei Yokoi

Metroid (MB Hall of Fame Inductee)

Metroid
Hall of Fame Inductee
Metroid
Original Release: 1987 (NES)
Designed by: Hiroji Kiyotake and Yoshio Sakamoto
Produced by: Gunpei Yokoi
Developed by: Nintendo
Published by: Nintendo

If Super Mario Bros. was the first platform game that felt like an adventure, Metroid was the first platform game that felt like an epic event. Never before had a game’s environment felt so real as well it was also one of the first games to give the player a choice in how they wanted to explore the game. While The Legend of Zelda predates Metroid in Japan, for American gamers, this was their first window into seeing the future of gaming.

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