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Old 07-16-2009, 02:15 AM   #1
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Is Metroid mainstream?

Simple question: Do you think that the series is mainstream?

I personally don't, but I'm torn as to whether the series should be changed tp be mainstream (as it looks like is happening for Other M) or if the series will remain underground and create something that matches Super Metroid
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:35 AM   #2
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Metroid isn't particularly "mainstream," and definitely has a more cult status than many, but it is most certainly not "underground." it is one of the world's biggest and most loved franchises, but it obviously pales in comparison to the behemoths like Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, etc

so it's difficult to give a straight answer. but under no circumstances should the series sell-out and go total mainstream. that would be horrible
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No, I don't think it is.

Ask any person on the street who Mario is, and you'll probably get a correct answer.
Same thing with Sonic the Hedgehog, or maybe even Master Chief.

As far as games, most people have heard of Zelda too.

But mention the names "Metroid" or "Samus", and unless they've played the game before, people are gonna give you weird looks.

It may be one of Nintendo's bigger franchises, but that still doesn't put it on the public radar.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:36 AM   #4
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really? I always thought it was one of its more obscure franchises. The big 3 have to be Mario, Zelda and Pokemon
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really? I always thought it was one of its more obscure franchises. The big 3 have to be Mario, Zelda and Pokemon

no one said any different
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:39 PM   #6
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Metroid isn't quite mainstream yet. I mean, I still run into people who tell me they thought Metroid was the name of "that robot." But Metroid is more than a cult-classic, at the same time. It sells fairly well compared to non-Nintendo franchises and the early games still get some decent play; just look at the speed-running community which Super Metroid practically gave birth to.

I think Other M is an attempt to break the mainstream barrier and appeal to a wider audience. There are good ways of doing this, and then there are really, really bad ways of doing it. I suppose we'll just have to see.
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It isn't, but it should be. Maybe if younger children played Metroid, it'd be better, but they just buy all the Mario and Pokemon cah it's so popular.
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well maybe not as big...

Metroid is becoming mainstream, with the trilogy out and MOM coming out (lol), Metroid is becoming has big as curly fries.
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No. no no no no no no no
it is not.
and never will be.
metroid is one of those games either you love or hate it.

i love metroid. its my favorite series.
but i have friends who wont touch it because they think itsd stupid.

so yes, metroid almost has its own little cult.
and i hope it never becomes mainstream.

cuz its just way to awesome for that.
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i love metroid. its my favorite series.
but i have friends who wont touch it because they think itsd stupid.
Those people aren't really your friends.
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