The Anatomy of Super Metroid in print, just in time for its 20th anniversary

Per usual, a revised version of some of this site’s content has magically become a print volume. And a PDF, for those allergic to print.

The Anatomy of Metroid, Vol. II concerns itself entirely with the workings of Super Metroid. Fittingly, since it’s the game’s 20th anniversary. It’s available in three formats at the moment:

Hardcover via Blurb: $56

Paperback via Blurb: $39

Late addition: B&W pocket paperback via Blurb ($12.50)

PDF via Gumroad: $5+

Yes, I’m now three books behind on getting these into a compact, affordable, paperback print version. I really ought to get on that, since those mini-paperbacks are the only books that actually sell. With these expensive large format books I usually just barely manage to kick over enough sales to pay for my own library copy. Ah, hilarity. Edit: I threw the pocket edition together this morning before starting work. I’ve also put up a landing page for this and the other Metroid book.

I don’t know why I’m so hooked on turning these things into print, but I do love it. This volume goes for a much denser layout than the last book, which decreases page count and thus cost. The design this time around was inspired in part by the cover to Talking Heads’ True Stories and in part by those Chilton car manuals my father owned when I was a kid. The cover art is based on an image sourced from, and of course the interior screenshots are courtesy of VGMuseum.

Incidentally, Blurb has a coupon good for the entirety of April: Through the end of the month TAKE15% will save you – yes! – 15% off your total purchase. Not sure what the limits on quantities are on that, but there you go.

Thanks as always for your support.

One thought on “The Anatomy of Super Metroid in print, just in time for its 20th anniversary

  1. So looking forward to this. I didn’t read the online articles because I wanted it to be fresh when I read the book. I guess I’m old, but I really enjoy the feeling of holding these in my hands. Thanks for putting these together.

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