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Metroid Prime: Trilogy
Metroid Prime Trilogy.jpg
North American "Collector's Edition" box art
Developer(s) Retro Studios
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Composer(s) Kenji Yamamoto
Kouichi Kyuma
Minako Hamano
Masaru Tajima
Series Metroid
Aspect ratio 16:9 (native)
Native resolution 480p
576i (PAL-50)
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA August 24, 2009
EU September 4, 2009
AUS October 15, 2009
Genre(s) Action-adventure game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: T
PEGI: 12+
Media Wii Optical Disc (dual-layer)
Input methods Wii Remote, Nunchuk

Metroid Prime: Trilogy is an action-adventure video game compilation developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.[1] It features Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption on a single dual-layer disc. The former two, which were originally released for the Nintendo GameCube, have been updated with many of the features that were first implemented in the latter. It was released in North America on August 24, 2009,[2] Europe on September 4, 2009,[3] and in Australia on October 15, 2009.[4] It comes packaged in a Steelbook case (only available in the North America release), contains an art booklet, and includes other features.[5][6] Managing Director of Nintendo Australia Rose Lappin said in an interview that there are a few surprises "in the book" for the game's Australian PAL release.[7] However on January 8, 2010, it was reported that Nintendo of America was no longer producing or shipping Metroid Prime: Trilogy Collector's Edition.[8] On January 11, 2010, it was reported that Nintendo Australia had also discontinued Metroid Prime: Trilogy.[9] It is yet to be seen if Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes will be getting a New Play Control release in North America[10] and Australia.[11] Nintendo of Europe has yet to make a comment but is likely to follow suit.



Samus Aran aiming at Dark Samus during an encounter from the Metroid Prime 2: Echoes chapter of Metroid Prime: Trilogy

The updated Wii versions of Prime and Prime 2, which were released separately in Japan as part of the New Play Control! series, utilize the same Wii Remote control scheme introduced in Prime 3.[12][13] Other updates include shorter load times, upgraded textures, altered visual effects, and 16:9 widescreen capabilities. However, the HUD is always displayed at the original aspect ratio, leading it to be stretched horizontally while in widescreen mode.[14] Additionally, the award system from Prime 3 was incorporated into the first two games. Players earn tokens by accomplishing certain tasks, allowing them to unlock in-game items such as artwork, music, and other features.[13][12][15] In response to complaints about Prime 2's high difficulty during some of the boss battles, the difficulty of those encounters were lowered.[16]



Metroid Prime

Originally released in 2002, Metroid Prime was the first title in the series to be released on the Nintendo GameCube. The game begins as Samus receives a distress signal from Orpheon, whose crew has been murdered by experimental subjects, created by the Space Pirates. Upon venturing inward, Samus battles with the Parasite Queen. After destroying it, the Parasite Queen falls into the reactor of the ship, setting off its subsequent destruction. Although Samus escapes, an electrical surge causes her to lose all her Power Suit abilities.

The game received universal acclaim and currently holds a Metacritic score of 97%. [17]

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

After looking for the Marines near Aether, Samus discovers that extreme lightning storms have caused electromagnetic interference which is preventing the Marines from contacting the Federation. Samus later faces deceased Marines who rise and attack her. Noticing her evil doppelgänger, Dark Samus, Samus chooses to follow her to Dark Aether where she is attacked by a group of Ing.

Although the game received universal acclaim, it did not meet the critical success seen by its predecessor and currently holds a score of 92% on Metacritic.[18]

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Released in 2007, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was the first title in the series to be released on the Wii. The game begins with Samus meeting with three other bounty hunters. The meeting, however, is cut short when Space Pirates attack several ships of the Federation, causing the bounty hunters to be deployed to the planet Norion. After attempting to activate the bases defence system, a newly armoured Dark Samus attacks the bounty hunters, severely wounding them. Samus awakes a month later, discovering that Dark Samus' Phazon-based attacks have corrupted her and the other missing hunters.

The game received high critical acclaim and currently obtains a Metacritic score of 90% based on 62 reviews.[19]


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 92.05%[20]
GameStats 9.2/10[21] (based on 13 reviews)
Metacritic 91%[22]
Review scores
Publication Score
GamePro 5/5 stars[14]
GamesRadar 9/10[23]
IGN 9.5/10[16]
Official Nintendo Magazine 94%[24]

On the review aggregators Metacritic[22] and GameRankings,[20] Metroid Prime: Trilogy has an average of 91 out of 100 and 92.05 out of 100, indicating "Universal Acclaim". GamesRadar praised it for being the compilation of three great games for the price of one.[23] IGN awarded the trilogy a score of 9.5 out of 10, citing the fantastic game play and brilliant presentation values,[16] while NGamer UK cited the massive amount of game play per pound.[25] Blast Magazine awarded the compilation a 9.7 out of 10 and said that these were the "definitive version of each game in the Prime trilogy."[26] However, there has been criticism regarding graphical effects present in the original Metroid Prime being absent. [27]


  1. ^ Balicki, Lukasz (2009-05-22). "Nintendo Announces Metroid Prime Trilogy". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2009-05-22.  
  2. ^ "Metroid Prime Trilogy at Nintendo". Nintendo. Retrieved 2009-05-22.  
  3. ^ "Q3 2009 Release Schedule UK".  
  4. ^ "Metroid Prime Trilogy at". Electronics Boutique. Retrieved 10-08-2009.  
  5. ^ Casamassina, Matt (2009-06-24). "Metroid Prime Trilogy Box Art Revealed". IGN. Retrieved 2009-06-25.  
  6. ^ "Metroid Prime: Trilogy at". Nintendo. Retrieved 2009-07-31.  
  7. ^ Wildgoose, David (2009-07-15). "Nintendo Scans Aussie Release For Metroid Prime Trilogy". Kotaku. Retrieved 2009-09-20.  
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  12. ^ a b Harris, Craig (2009-05-22). "Metroid Prime Trilogy Hands-on". IGN. Retrieved 2009-05-22.  
  13. ^ a b Kohler, Chris (2009-05-22). "Hands-On: Metroid Prime Trilogy Brings Entire Series to Wii". Wired News. Retrieved 2009-08-03.  
  14. ^ a b "Review: Metroid Prime Trilogy [Wii"]. Retrieved 2009-09-01.  
  15. ^ Hinkle, David (2009-08-17). "This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Metroid Prime Trilogy dev diary". Retrieved 2009-08-18.  
  16. ^ a b c Casamassina, Matt. "Metroid Prime: Trilogy Review". Retrieved 2009-08-22.  
  17. ^ "Metroid Prime on Metacritic". Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  18. ^ "Metroid Prime 2 on Metacritic". Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  19. ^ "Metroid Prime 3 on Metacritic". Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  20. ^ a b "Reviews of Metroid Prime: Trilogy". GameRankings. Retrieved 2009-08-22.  
  21. ^ "Metroid Prime: Trilogy Reviews". GameStats. Retrieved 2009-09-01.  
  22. ^ a b "Reviews of Metroid Prime: Trilogy". Metacritic. Retrieved 2009-08-22.  
  23. ^ a b "Metroid Prime Trilogy Review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2009-08-22.  
  24. ^ Official Nintendo Magazine UK (Sept 2009): 79.  
  25. ^ "Review of Metroid Prime: Trilogy". NGamer UK (Oct 2009): 58.  
  26. ^ Normandin, Marc. "Metroid Prime Trilogy review". Retrieved 2009-08-26.  
  27. ^ "Metroid Prime Trilogy Versions Look Worse Than The Originals". Retrieved 2009-09-20.  

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Metroid Prime Trilogy
File:Metroid Prime
North American box art
Developer(s) Retro Studios
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Metroid
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) JP TBA 2009
NA August 24, 2009
PAL September 4, 2009
Genre(s) Action-adventure game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: T
Media Wii optical disc
Input methods Wii Remote, Nunchuk

Metroid Prime Trilogy is an action-adventure compilation video game in development by Retro Studios and to be published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.[1] It will feature Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption on a single disc, the former two of which will be retooled to use the same Wii Remote controls used in Prime 3 in addition to new unlockable rewards.[2][3] It is set for release in North America on August 24, 2009[3][4] and in the UK on September 4, 2009.[5]

The Collector's Edition will also be packaged with an art booklet.[6]


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Metroid Prime Trilogy
Box artwork for Metroid Prime Trilogy.
Developer(s) Retro Studios
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action-adventure
System(s) Wii
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
ESRB: Teen
Series Metroid

Metroid Prime Trilogy is a compilation for the Wii of the first three Metroid Prime console games:

  • Metroid Prime
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

The games are unaltered from their previous Wii releases. Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, first released for the GameCube, incorporate the updated controls and features originally introduced in the New Play Control! Wii versions released only in Japan.


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