In this first installment of what will be a five part series, GT takes a look back at the early beginnings of Metroid. Continue reading to watch.

It was released first for the Famicom Disk System on August 6, 1986, and later for the Nintendo Entertainment System in August 1987 (North America) and on January 15, 1988 (Europe). The game was produced by one of Nintendo’s most prolific game and hardware designers, Gunpei Yokoi, and was directed by Yoshio Sakamoto. The game’s music was composed by Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka