Metroid - Wata 8.5 A+ Sealed [Oval, Rev-A, R] NES Nintendo 1987


A nice clean sealed copy of this classic NES title. WATA rated 8.5 with a seal rating of A+.


Metroid (NES)

A classic in every sense of the word, this first entry in the Metroid series was released for the Nintendo console in 1987. Metroid was a pioneer in the genre that we now affectionately refer to as “Metroidvania,” where players explore and find power-ups to reach previously inaccessible areas of the game map. Both a critical and commercial success, Metroid was one of the best selling and most highly rated titles for the NES console. A favorite of speedrunners as well, the original Metroid has been rereleased multiple times and has spawned over a dozen sequels.

Collecting Metroid titles almost always begins with the 1987 NES original, whose iconic gray box features multiple different variants including a first print hangtab variety. Sealed copies can range from a few thousand dollars for a lower grade later print, all the way up to six figures with a sealed early print bringing a whopping $168,000 in auction in 2022. There’s no wrong way to collect Metroid as this title fits well into standalone Metroid collections, “best of” Nintendo collections, or simply a collection of some of the greatest video games ever made.