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1986 Manga Fangirls
"Go for it, Samus!! You're our hero!!"

The subject of this article was created by Metroid fans.
It is not considered an official Nintendo-licensed part of the Metroid franchise. All story elements are non-canon.

Metroid Database relaunched site

The Metroid Database as of October 16, 2017, their 21st anniversary.

The Metroid Database (MDb) is a fan website that launched on October 16, 1996[1] to provide detailed information and media for the Metroid series to the web. On October 16, 2016, the site was revamped[1].

Some of their most notable content has been unofficial translations of Japanese manga, developer interviews and other media that were never released in English, including Victory Techniques for Metroid, Metroid: Zebes Invasion Order, The Shape of Happiness, the Super Metroid 4koma manga, the Super Metroid Promotional Preview, Samus and Joey, Metroid EX, and Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether.

"Recognition" by Nintendo[]

In 2002, Metroid Fusion: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide used images from the MDb website for the Super Metroid cover art and possibly the original Metroid, as well. The site watermark is clearly visible on the image of the former, and the same images also appear to be used on's Metroid Fusion website. As this was in the early age of Google, it is likely a mere accident that the MDb's logo is present in the guide. MDb's webmaster, TJ Rappel, was happy that the site was useful to Nintendo and stated that the games were his own copies sitting on his shelf.[2]


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  1. ^ a b Metroid Database About Us. Metroid Database. Retrieved on August 1, 2018.
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