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Metroid : 25 years of epicness by LaRoseNoire1989

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What the f*?

I simply tried to update my picture and Deviantart deleted it?

Oh well...

Anyway, I managed to copy the previous comment, here is it for this edit:

Seriously? Link get a world tour symphony and an epic fanart by an asian dude, Mario get a ton of games and remakes, and Samus doesn't get anything? Shame on you nintendo.

No, I mean it. Over the past years if there is one saga that deserved a tribute, it's the Metroid Saga. The Prime trilogy was amazing. Fusion was great. Zero mission allowed us to reddiscover the first game. Even Other M wasn't "that bad".

And on the other hand what do we have? A bunch of Zelda games who just can't be as great as OoT/MM/WW, (and don't talk to me about that Skyward Sword shit) and a ton load of Mario games which are pretty much ALL THE SAMES.

The Metroid saga DESERVES a tribute. And making a fan art as cool as I could was the least I could do.

I put a lot of efforts into it and hope you'll like it ^^

Let things be clear: it's obvious that i was inspired by the famous 25 years Zelda art, but I also know that the artist was far better than I, and I don't intend to prove it wrong. All I wanted to do here was expressing the greatness of an epic game that is far too much underestimated.

I have some regrets about that art though...
First I'm a bit late. It's been almost a year since the Metroid saga turned 25.
Then I just couldn't figure how to put some extra figures in it... I miss Flaaghra, Tardhus, The Metroid Queen, Phantoon... I whish I could have put them, but I'm not very good with composing =/

I'll try to think about it in the next fews days and if I find something that I'm glad with, I'll edit it. Any idea is welcomed ;)

Anyway, Happy Late Birthday Samus! Hope to see you back on 3DS or Wii / Wii U as soon as possible!

Hope you guys like it!

Metroid (c) Nintendo
Art (c) larosenoire1989


Sérieusement ? Link a droit à une tournée mondiale symphonique et un fanart sublime fait par un asiat ; Mario a droit a une tonne de jeux et remakes, et Samus n'a rien ? Honte sur vous, Nintendo.

Non, je suis sérieux. Ces dernières années, si il y a bien une saga qui a mérité un hommage, c'est la saga Metroid. La trilogie Prime était incroyable. Fusion était génial. Zero Mission nous a permis de redécouvrir le premier jeu. Même Other M n'était « pas mauvais ».

Et en face, qu'avons nous ? Un tas de jeux Zeldas qui n'arrivent pas à égaler OoT/MM/WW (et ne me parlez pas de cette daube de Skyward Sword), et une tonne de jeux Mario qui sont, à peu de choses près, TOUS LES MEMES.

La saga Metroid MERITE un hommage. Et faire le fanart le plus cool qu'il m'était possible de faire était le moins que je puisse faire.

J'y ai mis beaucoup d'efforts et j'espère que vous l'aimerez. ^^

Que les choses soient claires : Il est évident que je me suis inspiré de la célèbre frise des 25 ans de Zelda, mais je sais aussi que cet artiste était bien meilleur que moi, et je n'essaie pas de prouver le contraire. Tout ce que j'ai voulu faire était exprimer la grandeur d'une série grandiose bien trop sous évaluée.

J'ai quelques regrets sur cet art cependant...
D'abord je suis un peu en retard. Ca fait presque un an que la saga a fêté ses 25 ans.
Ensuite je n'ai juste pas trouvé comment ajouté d'autres personnages. Je regrette Flaaghra, Tardhus, La Reine Metroide, Phantoon... J'aurais aimé pouvoir les ajouter mais je ne suis pas très bon en composition =/

J'essaierai d'y penser ces prochains jours, et si je trouve quelque chose qui me satisfasse, je l'éditerai. Toute idée est la bienvenue;)

Quoi qu'il en soit, Joyeux Anniversaire en retard, Samus ! J'espère te retrouver le plus tôt possible sur 3DS, Wii ou WII U !

J'espère que vous l'aimerez !

Metroid (c) Nintendo
Art (c) larosenoire1989

EDIT (07/07/12):
I finally succeeded at addind some of the bosses that were missing. I added Phantoon, Crocomire, and the Metroid Queen above Kraid and Ridley!

I hope you'll like the edit!
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xelaalex Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
You mean 23 years of epicness, 2 years of pain, or rather 5 years of pain.
Rima345 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Magnifique ^^
Et ce que tu dis est vrai , Mario et Zelda ,c'est bien ...mais y'en a marre ..
Alors oui ! La saga Metroid a le droit à un hommage et peut-être même un nouveau jeu ^^ ! 
Comme idée Samus et le bébé metroid dans sa capsule ?
ThePicWather Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
when i have to tell someone the story of metroid...i'll just show that person this epic, awesome pic!
thesupremejoyner98 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
VirusShingo55 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
that sure explains the story with art very well... nice work :) 
privateX007 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
there are no words to describe it...
SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Damn epic fanart :nod: Absolutely fantastic work, love it :)
calbhach Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this must have taken so much time! It's awesome!
SheegothHunter Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student
Holy Elysian Steamlord! This is one of the most amazing Metroid fanarts I have ever gazed my eyes upon, and I have seen alot! (Metroid is my absolute favorite video game series after all).

And I agree with everything you say in the description, it angers me that Nintendo has stopped caring for Metroid after Other M. The only thing that was crappy in that game was the story and narrative, the rest was solid. (Though maybe the enviorments could have been more creative as well). But as it seemed like so many didn't like it, Nintendo has apparently not given Metroid anything lately. Which is sad to say, but thinking about it it's better to get good/great games every few years than to get lazy or unoriginal games thrown at us way too often, like Nintendo seems to have been doing with for example Mario. 

I don't know, I just want Nintendo to give the franchise a bit more attention. It deserves it the most out of all their franchises they have IMO. 

Anyways, as I said the artwork is great! And I think of myself as a true Metroid fan when I can say that I know the names of everything in this piece! The only thing I'm unsure of is the piece of machinery behind Ghor, but my gut tells me it's an Aurora Unit. 

Jonot Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Although I'm a LoZ fan, I also find Metroid to have a vast and intriguing universe. It should be explored more.
IPortier11 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Why does everybody dislike other m?
LaRoseNoire1989 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
The game was pretty decent "for a game". But compared to the Metroid Prime Saga, for example, it was empty, easy, quick to finish and didn't have the quart of its depth. And even compared to old school 2D metroid games, it didn't manage to keep the "isolated/lost" feeling of not having a fiable map to play.

And Samus' character is not coherent with the rest of the saga.

She could have been paralysed with fear by Ridley if she didn't killed him 10 times already. And we know that other m takes place very late in the timeline so it doesn't make sense.

I, for one, was disapointed by those things. But the game still had some good ideas.
IPortier11 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

yeah there was 25 years of epicness :D


until Metroid other M....

musogato Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Amazing job! Love the coloring, and it's so nice to see a Metroid tribute. It really is too bad that Nintendo ignored the anniversary like it did.
metroid05 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite part of this is dark samus
You did an absolutely phenomenal job!
REIKENGAN Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
dude its so beautiful
threatinator Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
halo is cool . but metroid is the poiwer bomb! >:D
BnGJessie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Wonderful tribute to one of the best franchises ever! :D
Metroid is so underrated. It brought us our first true female protagonist in gaming and the first female action hero of gaming. Samus paved the way for Lara Croft, Female Commander Sheppard, and a whole host of other female protagonists in gaming over the years. In fact she's also helped to establish the "strong, silent type" of action heroes along with fellow Nintendo hero Link, Capcom's Megaman, and even the PC's DooM Marine.
The games themselves provided a variety of great gameplay mechanics, environments, and music. The Super Metroid title theme and opening story theme are two of the best pieces of music in video games and even modern music in my opinion. And whether she's sporting the very sexy Zero Suit or her amazing Power Suit in it's various shapes and forms, Samus is always the antithesis of style, allure, power, and respect.
I'm not saying it's the typical insecure males who are afraid of a woman being their equal syndrome, but how else can Samus be overlooked for tribute art of epicness!
Thanks so much for doing this tribute! It's a great show of respect for one of the greatest characters in gaming! :D
ABEzilla116 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very very nice! And I feel the same way about Metroid's 25th however I don't agree with what you said about Skyward Sword.
Evertide Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Writer
Not even a remake of Metroid II...well, if you want something done right, gotta do it yourself!

Awesome tribute.
AbsolutePineapple Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job! I absolutely love this, it's the best metroid artwork I've ever seen! Metroid really doesn't get as much love as it deserves, but you've definitely rekindled my faith in the fans! Even if nintendo ignores it, Metroid will forever live on through fans like you and through artwork like this. Phenomenal work!!
harmonicaguy48 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I don't know what to say. Words cannot express my love of this fantastic piece.
Zeusthefox Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012

IN 3D, Still Side scrolling, the same layout, Give or take a few new upgrades like Ice missles, power grip, and Spider ball, all the same phyics, all the same sequence breaks, all the bosses redone to make theme harder, new bosses and of course, the ability to play as samus in diffent suits from all the past games, including...

Dark/light suit: MP2

Fusion suit: MF

Dark Samus: MP3

Zero Suit

and classic suit: Metroid 1 (Basiclly a suit that looks like the suit model from the original Metroid artwork)

Reply if you agree
VeroNightshade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Old though this may be, I concur.
Zeusthefox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Mm hm
SuperMetroid2 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
TranAran Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you included the Metroid Prime 1 version of the Space Pirates. They look better in gameplay than in the guide books and concept art, in my opinion. The troopers/militia in Corruption looks kinda retarded to me. Too similar to Elites/Jackal.
Auxe25 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Is there some way that you could make a wall paper version of this? I really like it and think it would look really good as a background.(you can never find enough good metroid pics to use as such.)
Blaster6868 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Glad I found this. :) I feel kind of bad for not even thinking about Metroid's anniversary though. I'm glad you made this for the series, it really does deserve the appreciation.
aceina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
why did you remove teh epic shoulder spikes from her suit i hate how other m did that so stupid
GamingArtist-521 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have shown me how epic the history of Metroid is in one picture! Congratulations!
ChaosMiles07 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Listening to HoaH while staring at this picture. Metroid FTW!!!!!
orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Listening to I'm Impressed by They Might Be Giants accentuates the epicness that i saw in this piece. Magnificent job!
UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Well, while I do agree that Metroid deserves more recognition, at the same time, I do wish you would give more respect to Mario and Zelda. Yes, New Super Mario Bros is mostly the same, but compare Galaxy to Sunshine to 3D Land. They're all very different. NSMB honestly has the classic formula that's so good, they have every right to keep it the same. It's just that level and boss design is lazy that's keeping them down. And really, there were only 2 mainline Zeldas after Wind Waker, and even if you disliked Skyward (which I assume is the usual motion controls complaint), according to the rumors, Zelda Wii U is almost the reason for the new gamepad's existence, so that's a good sign at least. Besides, even if TP wasn't OoT or MM, it was still a good game. And need I remind you of the 2 franchises past games like SMB3 and ALttP? Metroid is great, and it does deserve more, I'm even praying like, every night that Retro's Wii U title is a new Prime, but why does everyone hate Mario and Zelda!?
LaRoseNoire1989 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I'm a huge Zelda fan. And I loved the motion control. But the game was damn empty. There was nothing to do. No world, no people, no sidequests and no optionnal dungeon. It was a linear game where you ended having 18/19 hearts without even looking for them. That's why SS was lame.

And I liked TP. The only thing i blame on this game is its easyness.

I was mainly disapointed by DS games and SS.
LaRoseNoire1989 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
My point was: the MEtroid Serie is the only one that, in my taste, never had flaws these past few years, when other series are decreasing in quality. And yet, it's that license that is abandonned by Nintendo :/
weezel365 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great. You're right, Samus and Metroid are as big a part of Nintendo as Mario, Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda, and it deserves to have new great games out every four to five years. ANd yeah, Other M had flaws, but it was still a great game and the series should still try and go in the direction of developing Samus as a person, I think.
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Greyman101 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Unfortunately, in Nintendo Fanboy-Land, all Nintendo stars must be blank slates for them to impress their own desired personality traits on, and any attempt to do actual character development like the rest of the industry is instantly decried as blasphemy.

Or gamers will invent conspiracy theories about sexist undertones and wife-beating scenarios and blah blah blah.....
Nawa88 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
really good! it reminded me of a Legend of zelda art work. that was made in a similar way.
Mloun Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Entièrement d'accord avec toi !

La saga Metroid est une des rares à n'avoir connu quasiment aucun échec !

Et même avec son armure (et ses cheveux verts à l'époque) Samus a toujours été magnifique. ^___^
EvilLordCanas Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has to be the greatest Metroid tribute in existence.
KKBatoretto Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is absolutely amazing! I love how you did it and combined all the pictures together!
daisy4ever1997 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG C'EST MAGNIFIQUE!!! :iconiloveitplz:
teliiii Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist perfect...
ANONYMOUS4444444444 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
IPortier11 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love the gif!
ANONYMOUS4444444444 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you sir:salute:
Franken-XANA Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I agree - Nintendo is crazy for not giving Metroid the tribute it deserves.

Over the past 17 years (or so) I have played many games, and I am proud to say that "Super Metroid" is still my all time favorite (with "Ocarina of Time" and "NiGHTS into Dreams" as very close seconds).

I would be totally psyched if Nintendo did a Metroid tribute for the franchise's 30th anniversary; but I'd also be just as happy if they release either a new Metroid game on the 3DS, or one of the classics. (Super Metroid, please Mr. Miyamoto! It would go nicely with my copy of OoT.)

But, if Samus gets snubbed again, at least we have this awesome picture to celebrate this awesome franchise. Excellent work, dude.

HudsonAbadeer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist
I love all of them... but that is the best Dark Samus I've ever seen!
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