Nintendo Dream Developer Interview

This interview originally appeared in Nintendo Dream vol. 85 (March 2003), but was republished on the official Metroid Prime & Fusion website in their interview section in collaboration with Nintendo Dream. These interviews have never been translated until now, and are available exclusively at the Metroid Database!

Developer Interview Metroid is released after nine years! This time we have an exclusive interview with the developers about Metroid’s inside story and the secret history of its creation!
  • Differences with the US Versions
  • What is Metroid?
  • Metroid's Sound
  • Development Secrets?
  • Message!
Sakamoto Photograph Sakamoto
Born July 23, 1959 in Nara Prefecture. Blood Type O.
Main works are the Metroid series, Balloon Fight, For the Frog the Bell Tolls,
Famicom Detective Club, Card Hero, etc. Section Chief, Nintendo R&D1
Collaboration: Nintendo Dream March 2003
Tanabe Photograph Tanabe
Born January 26, 1963 in Osaka Metro Area. Blood Type A.
Main works are Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past,
Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Pokemon Stadium, Cubivore, etc. Chief of Policy Division, Nintendo Information Development Headquarters
Yamamoto Photograph Yamamoto
Born April 24, 1964 in Mie Prefecture. Blood Type B.
Main works are Punch-Out!, Famicom Detective Club, Famicom Wars,
Super Metroid, BS Detective Club, Hajimari no Mori, etc. Section Chief, Nintendo R&D1.