If you’re on Twitter, you might already know that Zoid Kirsh, one of the original engineers for the Metroid Prime series has been reminiscing a lot lately. Since November 7th, he’s been creating multi-Tweet stories nearly every day about how they overcame challenges during the game’s development. Some of them are incredibly interesting and insightful. Here’s one of my faves:
On the day we went gold I took a magazine poster and got everyone’s signature to commemorate that day. The poster is still on my wall today. You may notice no one signed on top of Samus–that’s how much respect we had for the character. My signature is top center, it’s my poster! pic.twitter.com/5XQz0hfhkN
— Zoid Kirsch (@ZoidCTF) November 9, 2022
Being that today is the 20th anniversary of Prime (yesterday was Fusion), Zoid has graced us with another trip down memory lane in the form of his Metroid memory box, where he shows off everything he collected during the game’s release. Most of the merch is stuff I’ve seen many times and we’ve archived it all on this very site (including a mint in box, but extremely yellowed version of the Samus Joyride Action Figure) but one thing that’s new to me is the engraved champagne glass, that were given exclusively to the development staff members when Prime went gold. Watch it below for a trip down memory lane and thank you to Zoid for being so forthcoming in all of his development stories!