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The Miketendo Strip: Issue #16: Life After Metroid Pt.4

If you’ve come here seeking a laugh, you’ve come to the right place. I am avlongman9 and I am the illustrator of The Miketendo Strip! and today we have a new instalment for you to enjoy!


Since we seem to revisit our little Life After Metroid series every four instalments, it’s time to revisit that series once again. After all, Fem Shep has joined the case, so it’s about time we see how she’s settling in with the group, except instead of attending a meeting, they’ve all decided to attend Club Sugar instead. To find out what could possibly happen next, make sure you scroll down and find out: Continue reading The Miketendo Strip: Issue #16: Life After Metroid Pt.4


The Miketendo Strip: Issue #12: Life After Metroid Pt.3

If you’ve come here seeking a laugh, you’ve come to the right place. I am avlongman9 and I am the illustrator of The Miketendo Strip! and today we have a new instalment for you to enjoy!

It is no secret that I love the Mass Effect games, so much so I wanted to do a Mass Effect strip, but our writer flat-out told me no, but he wasn’t finished. “Although there is no reason why we couldn’t find a way to incorporate Fem Sheep into our little Samus series.” So the two of us put our heads together and came up with the perfect way of bringing Fem Shep to Life after Metroid and you know what I am rather glad of the result. A result you can see for yourself right here: Continue reading The Miketendo Strip: Issue #12: Life After Metroid Pt.3

(Rumour) Samus Aran Returns! New Metroid is Coming to the Switch!

To all Metroid fans, the time to rejoice is now for if the rumours are true, a new Metroid title is on its way to the Nintendo Switch.

While some of you may be put off to learn that OBE1plays voiced the subject that caused the creation of this article, in his Day 12 Nintendo Switchmas video, someone else was mentioning a Metroid game for the Switch, hours ahead of OBE1plays  and that someone is Liam Robertson. Continue reading (Rumour) Samus Aran Returns! New Metroid is Coming to the Switch!

The Miketendo Strip: Issue #8: Life after Metroid Pt.2

Hello everyone, I’m avlongman9 and once again it is time for another of instalment of The Miketendo Strip and this time we’re continuing our little Samus Aran storyline and although we don’t want to give away much, it has an ending you will not predict! Continue reading The Miketendo Strip: Issue #8: Life after Metroid Pt.2

Original Heroes & Spiritual Successors (Part Two): Punch-Out! & Metroid

Continuing on with our series of posts looking back at the original Nintendo Heroes and the Spiritual Successors that followed them. In Part One which you can read here, we looked at Arthur from Ghosts N Goblins & Mega Man from Mega Man. Today we will be looking at the Rocky Balboa of the Videogame world, Little Mac of Punch-Out! fame and Gamers favourite Intergalatic Bounty Hunter, Samus Aran from Metroid.

Little Mac- Punch-Out!

Little Mac had humble beginnings on the NES where he had to tustle with various heavyweights to be crowned champion. with Doc Louis at his side every step of the way. During the 80’s boxing was all the rage and inspired many films including the Rocky Series. Punch-Out was no different and went on to produce it’s own sequels. However, in this day and age, the focus has moved more onto Martial Arts and Little Mac’s last outing in Punch-Out! was on the Wii. Though Little Mac does have a cameo in Super Smash Bros For Wii U/3Ds It seems that he has hung his boxing gloves up and retired from traditional Boxing. However there is another contender willing to take off the kid gloves and slap in a mouth guard and that is Punch Club!

The first rule of Punch Club is to definitely talk about Punch Club. Even though it is not actually a fighting game but a fighting Tycoon Simulator, this game takes you behind the scenes and basically puts you in Doc Louis’ shoes as you train and manage the fighter’s lifestyle and choose their fighting style and technique, from Traditional Boxing to underground Grudge matches. The art style of this game is based on the SNES era and hosts many references to Pop Culture and cult favourites.


Samus Aran- Metroid

She’s Hot, she’s sexy, she can kick ass and blast aliens to smithereens, She’s Samus Aran and after 30 years in the field hunting aliens and exploring labyrinthine planets this blonde bombshell seems to have packed away her power suit for the foreseeable future. She has had a long career fighting against Alien Dragons, Space Pirates, Mother Brain, Metroids and even the Federation itself. She first wowed gamers when they all thought she was male until the end of the game, when she took of her helmet and showed her long golden locks. She has appeared in many games since her first outing in 1986 but like Little Mac, her last real game was on the Wii and has been stuck in cameo roles ever since, including Smash Bros. Though it is a shame we may never get to play as the illustrious bounty hunter again anytime soon, we can still make our way through labyrinthine worlds in Axiom Verge.

Axiom Verge put you in the shoes of Trace, a Scientist who after a dangerous experiment is transported to an alien world known as Sudra with amnesia and has to make sense of it all while trying to find a means to escape. With plenty of plot twists and bizarre constructs. Trace is forced to collect power ups that also mutate him as he works with the Rusalki to take on and defeat Athetos. Axiom Verge does well to carry the torch that was once carried by Metroid and pays homage to the same gameplay and graphic aesthetic from the SNES Era. Thomas Happ Games have done well to replicate Metroid and were even going to include a Power Suit costume for trace in respect for Metroid, until the Big N declined the notion.


That’s all for this post. As usual, thank you for taking the time to read this and if you have any thoughts or comments, please be sure to leave them in the comments section below. Next time we will be looking at Banjo Kazooie & F-Zero.

Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!

The Miketendo Strip: Issue #4: 4 Life after Metroid Pt.1

Hello everyone, I’m avlongman9 and once again it is time for another of instalment of The Miketendo Strip and this time we pay Samus a little visit and see what she’s up to now that she doesn’t seem to be the heroine of her own games anymore and yes, there will be further continuations to this particular storyline: Continue reading The Miketendo Strip: Issue #4: 4 Life after Metroid Pt.1

5 Reasons You Should Follow Miketendo64 this Week!

Hey guys, Jacketendo92 here and on this very fine Monday afternoon, I have five very good reasons why you should follow Miketendo64this week.

Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Follow Miketendo64 this Week!

Metroid: A Live Action Short Film By Ideas For Hollywood

Even though Nintendo never really did anything to commemorate the occasion, this year also marks the 30th Anniversary of Metroid which features the Intergalatic Bounty Hunter and gorgeous blonde Samus Aran. This Blonde bombshell is no bimbo and could turn anyone into a pile of ash with her mighty arm cannon. Samus Aran has travelled all over the universe fighting Space pirates and Alien Dragons and yet 30 years on, it seems she has retired and is reduced to only cameo roles in games such as Super Smash Bros and ahem, Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Continue reading Metroid: A Live Action Short Film By Ideas For Hollywood

Nintendo Ruled Out a Samus Aran Costume for the Wii U version of Axiom Verge

Articles pertaining to Axiom Verge has been appearing on our site for good reason lately, one because it’s news we love to hear/write about and two because we’re actually in the middle of arranging an interview with Thomas Happ Games. Sadly though we will have to change one of our questions.

Continue reading Nintendo Ruled Out a Samus Aran Costume for the Wii U version of Axiom Verge

Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s Ending Hints at a New Metroid Game

*Warning! This post does contain Metroid Prime: Federation Force Spoilers, so if you would like to not know how the game ends just yet and what happens during the end credits, then do not scroll down. Do not read anything and do not watch the footage!

Today Metroid Prime: Federation Force has released in North America and going by a lot of reviews, it seems the game isn’t as bad as a lot of us thought it would be, but while some of us haven’t even started the game yet, GameXplain have finished it and uploaded footage of the game’s final battle. Continue reading Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s Ending Hints at a New Metroid Game

Happy 30th Birthday Metroid!

Well Guys and Girls, our favourite intergalactic bounty hunter (No, not Boba fett) Samus Aran has been gracing our screens for 30 years today in the action adventure game Metroid. Co-developed between Nintendo’s Research & Development 1 division and Intelligent systems. Metroid was quite a solitary experience, spending hours upon hours in a series of labyrinths trying to hunt down the likes of Kraid, Ridley & Mother brain whilst taking out countless jellyfish-like beings known as Metroids. It was probably one of the most difficult games on the Nes at the time and though it’s fanbase is not as big as Super Mario or The Legend Of Zelda, they are pretty Die-hard. Continue reading Happy 30th Birthday Metroid!

Metroid Prime Federation Force (Nintendo Direct Details)

The controversial title that is Metroid Prime Federation Force will be coming this summer to 3DS. The game centers around the war between the Galactic Federation & the Space Pirates from Metroid Prime. Federation Force is to Metroid Prime like Tri Force Heroes is to the Legend Of Zelda series in the fact that it was created with Multiplayer in mind. With the gameplay centering around Multiplayer, intergalactic Bounty Hunter Samus Aran is not a playable character in the game but does get a cameo role in the game’s story. Federation Force uses the RPG mechanic in which players will have to complete objectives and earn experience to upgrade their stats and weapons. You will also be given the option to choose which roles you would like to play in each mission like a healer or warrior for example. The game is announced to have a late Spring release.

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There has been a lot of hate being spread on thick over poor old Metroid Prime: Federation Force from Metroid fans themselves saying that it does not deserve the “Metroid” title or aesthetic. Though Federation Force is not the “Metroid” game fans may have wanted or expected. The same could be said about Tri Force Heroes. That too was not initially well received but it has now sold over a million copies since it’s release last year so there may still be hope for Metroid Prime: Federation Force yet.

Who Else Wants A Nintendo World RPG?

I have always wondered why even with such great RPG games like Final Fantasy, Xenoblade Chronicles, Kingdom Hearts, World Of Warcraft etc, that Nintendo have not jumped on board the RPG train with an ‘All-Nintendo’ cast. They have dabbled with the likes of Super Mario RPG, Paper Mario and the Mario & Luigi Saga so why not take it that one step further. Just Imagine, you can play any Character from the Nintendo Universe from Mario or Link to Samus Aran and the Inklings. It could be a complete Mash-up of heroes from the many worlds of Nintendo that have to unite to fight a common enemy. I take inspiration of course from the ‘Subspace Emissary’ in Super Smash Bros Brawl. In that they all had to join together to defeat Tabuu and is subspace army. Of course that was primarily a ‘Beat em’ Up’ but what if Nintendo could take note of that and use it as a base to build a whole RPG from it. You could train up your fighters by earning experience, using items and power-ups. Each fighter has a different style, so for example Mario is a Brawler, Link is a swordsman and Samus Aran is a shooter. The use of Magic or ‘Skills’ which is popular in such games could come from the likes of Princess Zelda or Ness from Mother that use their powers to inflict damage on enemies.


You could create a party of four (for example) active fighters that you can select from the many different characters that you can find in the game to join your adventure. You can then customize to make them anyway you see fit into a formidable force. The game could include Multiplayer which will allow other players to take control of one of the characters. As for online play, there can be a Battle Colosseum where you (and a friend or friends) can play against others around the world to see who has the better team. I see plenty of potential in this game and as the Super Smash Bros series has such a huge fan base and character roster, I can’t see why a Super Smash RPG shouldn’t fare the same if not better and with the NX on the way, what better console to have it launched on.


I would love to hear your views and opinions on this matter so please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!

The Sky Calls and Delivers For Metroid Fans

A non-profit Live-Action short produced by Rainfall Films will delight fans as it is centers around Nintendo’s Metroid Universe and is titled “Metroid: The Sky Calls.”

Director Sam Balcomb, Producers Jesse Soff and Jeff Dodson worked extremely hard and poured blood, sweat and tears into transitioning the Metroid Series into a short film. The film revolves around intergalactic Bounty Hunter Samus Aran, who is investigating mysterious signals that are believed to have been sent by the ancient Chozo Race.

The film has the look of a 1950’s sci-fi flick and seems to work extremely well and gives it a nice retro look. Samus Aran is portrayed by Jessica Chobot, and America Young for Motion Capture and stuntwork. Their joint efforts really do bring Samus to life and the original score by Jeff Dodson really brings everything together

Rainfall Films were also the ones behind The Legend of Zelda movie trailer (created with IGN) in 2008 for April Fool’s Day. “Metroid: The Sky Calls” Short film can be seen via the link below, It is very very well done and I definitely recommend watching it, especially if you are a Metroid fan.

Yoshi’s Woolly World Videos Are “Aww-some”

The latest advyoshis_woolly_world_na_boxartertisement videos for “Yoshi’s Woolly World” just make you want to say “Awwwwww!” with big puppy dog eyes. I saw these videos on the Wii U UK Facebook page and I just had to share, I am now seriously thinking of getting one of these little guys even if I don’t buy the game itself but just to have a cute little yarn-made Yoshi Amiibo to look at every day. The videos below show the many different coloured outfits that you can unlock for your Yoshi character in the game and also that all the other amiibos can also unlock outfits for your Yoshi. Just imagine a Bowser or Samus Aran themed Yoshi, doesn’t that sound pretty cool. Well I shall leave you to enjoy the videos at your own leisure.