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(NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SLAM ON ZELDA. I LOVE ZELDA, I'M JUST TRYING TO MAKE A POINT)

This is something I meant to draw for months, but didn't get around to, but since the year's almost over I better get it done.

2011 was the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda (1986-2011) and it was an anniversary with much fanfare: there were four Zelda games released this year, Skyward Sword (which also had a special edition), a 3DS Virtual console release of Link's Awakening, a remake of Four Swords on DSi, and a 3DS remoke of Ocarina of time. If you were part of the 3DS ambassador program, you got three additional games, too: Zelda 1 and 2, and Minish cap. There was even a 25th anniversary orchestral concert.

Metroid, on the other hand, also had a 25th anniversary this year with little fanfare, other than a few fan tributes and a V-Con release of Metroid II, there was no celebration on Nintendo's part at all. Now don't go thinking I feel that Zelda didn't deserve the attention--it did. In fact there's some Skyward Sword fan art that I've had on the backburner that I'll be posting soon. I just feel Metroid deserved it too.
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:icongamet2004:
Gamet2004 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Student Interface Designer
 I love more metroid than zelda ...
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TokyoDrift654 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw
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:iconlordtalesman100:
lordtalesman100 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
I'll celebrate your birthday with you Samus.

Ironically i'm Writing this ON my birthday.
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:iconsour-sauce:
Sour-Sauce Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It's a marketing situation.  The Metroid franchise has sold roughly 17.5 million games.  Compare that to Legend of Zelda which has sold over 75 million games.  You could argue there's been more Zelda titles than Metroid, but that's still not the problem.  The entire Metroid Prime trilogy, over the course of five years, sold about 5.6 million units.  Twilight Princess sold 7.6 million alone, and that's only counting the Wii version of the game.

For whatever the reason, Metroid isn't nearly as popular in stores as Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, etc.  The franchise is insanely popular online, and lives in the hearts of gamers as being one of the very best.  But at the end of the day, consumers vote, for which game series publishers continue to honor, with their almighty dollar.
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chiggenboi Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(lol late reply) I can't imagine a tweet costs much though. On the day of Metroid's 30th anniversary they made a tweet about fucking Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, if I remember correctly. Gunpei Yokoi must be rolling in his grave as we speak. 
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:iconsour-sauce:
Sour-Sauce Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Gunpei Yokoi... wasn't he the guy who worked for that company who made Zelda?
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:iconchiggenboi:
chiggenboi Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, he also made that shitty series about some bounty hunter who can't crawl. And those non-waifu powered Kid Icarus titles. And the Virtual Boy.

In all seriousness Yokoi was a key figure at Nintendo; you have him to largely thank for the early Metroid games. He was probably just one step below Miyamoto and Iwata before his passing.
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Sour-Sauce Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
He was also behind Kid Icarus!
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:iconcornuskousa:
CornusKousa Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And then Link says to Samus: "I won!"
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:icontheartsydigimon:
TheArtsyDigimon Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww..
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:iconallknownthings:
Allknownthings Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
At least you got something Samus, Rayman got nothing.
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:iconsheepman22:
sheepman22 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
don't worry samu we all love u
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:iconlyralinks999:
lyralinks999 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Artist
Aww, Poor Samus. I rather actually be with Samus and celebrate with her than with Link, to be truthful. Poor SAmus, doesn't get any recognition because of Metroid: Other M (hoo boy, let's not talk about that game :I).
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:iconwhatsfordinnermahboi:
WhatsfordinnerMahBoi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, her series does intend to capture the feeling of solitude...
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:iconmasterfusion:
MasterFusion Featured By Owner Edited May 30, 2015
That's because of Other M, it's that game's fault that Metroid was put on the back-burner, and it should NEVER have been made.
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:iconcnninja:
cnninja Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Megaman:my company(capcom) forgotten my birthday too ;-; and i am their mascot(Was)
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AuraWielder Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, 2016 will be Metroid's 30th.
Let's hope they do something for Metroid then.
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:iconmaklods:
Maklods Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Metroid Prime Federation Force.
And thats not even a proper title to represent the series.
It's not even a Metroid game honestly. :/
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:iconlucariodaboss:
LucarioDaBoss Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Samus would get more action if she went zero suit if u know wit I'm sayn
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:icontimothyjdarden:
TimothyJDarden Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know it's 4 years past 2011, but I feel bad for poor Samus. Nintendo's not doing much with Metroid recently...
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:icongermaniac1985:
Germaniac1985 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
So sad, so so sad
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:iconalphathewolf02:
AlphaTheWolf02 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Poor samus 
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:icontyphlosion64:
typhlosion64 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
I agree. I've been a fan of zelda since ocarina of time and i've barely played a metroid game and i feel really sad for samus... :(
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:iconmsgameandwatch:
MsGameandWatch Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Poor Samus...
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:iconnomnomsun:
NOMNOMSUN Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Sigh* 

I don't play metroid...but Samus is a lot closer to reality then you think. (*coughjustlikemecough*)
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Geeligans-i-Land Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the reason Zelda got more praise it's because it's Miyamoto's pioneer gamenext to Super Mario Bros, Metroid was created by Gunpei Yokoi and Sakamoto, and also it doesn't help that for what I heard, it's not as popular worldwide in comparison to Mario,Zelda AND Pokemon.
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Aw0 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
:,<
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:iconultimateshadicssj3:
UltimateShadicSSJ3 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Artist
Darn you,Link,how do you dare to do that to Samus!
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:iconrandomepicly:
RandomEpicly Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Poor samus ;3;;
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:iconnothingthanks:
NothingThanks Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man where is metroid these days
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:iconbetaaccount:
BetaAccount Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
lik dis if u cry eretim
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:iconcallmerichard:
CallmeRichard Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
You can't like comments here. 
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:icondyloonyartz:
DyloonyArtz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That must suck...
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:iconclassof2012:
Classof2012 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I'm so sorry Samus...:(
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:iconstevemacqwark:
stevemacqwark Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
It's because of Other M.
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DirgeGUNinc Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i know right? We really should force Nintendo to celebrate one of it's best franchises, even if the totally meh Other M put it back in the closet for afew more years (i dont really hate or like other m, its ok)
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DanteSmilodon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I'm not a huge fan of Metroid (only completed Fusion) but this made me a bit emotional. Thank you for doing this~
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:iconaskinnywhiteguy:
ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Metroid: Fusion. The only game that has ever managed to creep me out, even after over a decade.
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:iconmastershadow117:
mastershadow117 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
sames i ment
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:iconmastershadow117:
mastershadow117 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
poor if new were you live i will come to your party[link] :(
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el-f1otakugamer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Artist
I loce Zelda, but come on Nintendo, Samus is awesome too
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:iconiodeiodine:
iodeiodine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh Samus..
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:iconpandanaman:
Pandanaman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Samus i'll come to your party :'(
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:iconxxscarletsinxx:
XxScarletSinxX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
poor samus
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:iconmochtroid127:
Mochtroid127 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Captain Falcon will be over there with her before long with F-Zero being around more than 20 years and not having a new game since like 2004. Hopefully the Nintendo Land game is a hint at a new game in development, although, that's what I was hoping about the Blue Falcon car in Mario Kart Wii. Both of my favorite franchises are so underrated. :(
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SADFACE!!! :(
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:icondummyheart:
DummyHeart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
poor samus :D
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:iconborin23:
Borin23 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Writer
At least you can't see her cry behind her helmet
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:iconlycanthropeheart:
LycanthropeHeart Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
por samus! XD
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SammyW28 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
The difference: LoZ has made Nintendo a LOT of money over the years. Metriod...not so much (especially in Japan)...
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