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Game babes: A history



The definitive video game babe: Samus Aran

Metroid: Beat the game fast enough and you'll see Samus, heretofore believed to be a dude, take off her clothes and reveal herself as a - gasp - woman. The first real instance of a girl kicking serious ass in games.

Super Metroid: Samus wears her suit through the entire game, but once again, a speedy, item-hoarding exit rewards you with a bikini-clad blonde. Looks decidedly more womanlike than the last.

Metroid Prime: Nearly a decade later and she's all done up in polygons. Too bad even the best ending gets you nothing but a distraught Samus head, with her lady frame trapped underneath six inches of space steel.

Metroid Zero Mission: Once again, performance affects your ending screen, only now you can witness one of many different images based on time and items found. First appearance of Samus in Zero Suit and the overlooked two-piece orange suit

Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Zero Mission brought us the Zero Suit, a skintight spandex outfit that finally made Samus' sex appeal shoot through the roof. Classy yet risqué, it's the ultimate achievement in girl power.

She, along with Princess Zelda, could be the only virtual girl who's had every stage of her life chronicled by official sources. From child to bounty hunter adult, here's all the bonus Samus you'll ever need - crappy music included.

14 comments

  • GreatMuerte - September 18, 2010 8:33 p.m.

    NO ONE LOOKS AT THIS ANY MORE AND IM PISSED :)
  • ThePeanutGangsta - July 26, 2010 3:14 a.m.

    well this has certainly been a interesting (despite being extremely disturbing) article. I will probably try some of these games though... just for the *ahem* retro feel and the *ahem* nostalgia.
  • Black_X_1111 - November 23, 2008 11:05 p.m.

    maybe you could call it Top 7 SSB Brawl relationships. And why does every one link Samus and MC together?
  • Sizzler - October 16, 2008 10:15 p.m.

    Oh MY GOSH! I love this article. No more lists :P The Samus Tribute at the end was epic.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - November 19, 2008 10:57 p.m.

    watching the samus aran clip at the end made me think... How about a top 7 article that lists possible crossover relationships between similar protagonists from 2 games? e.g. samus + master chief You'd have to cut down the title though...
  • tcote13 - July 22, 2009 7:58 p.m.

    Dude... Yuna will always be my fantasy game babe. Hands down.
  • Darkdraak21 - April 22, 2009 1:55 a.m.

    Well wouldn't Cortana be pissed if Samus and MC hit it off?
  • triggerhappy - February 25, 2009 3:56 a.m.

    DANG the video are hot girls in vid on page 6
  • RebornKusabi - February 10, 2009 4:29 a.m.

    "And why does every one link Samus and MC together?" Because if they didn't then they would be linking her with Solid Snake or Pit... seriously >_> Go look, there is "artwork" of those two on the net far more than Chief there are of Chief and Samus. Besides, those two would probably hit it off real easy because of multiple reasons- 1) Samus is 6"2' according to canon, John is 7" according to canon, 2) They both fight territorial and highly aggressive aliens, 3) They both wear full-body armor that doesn't show any part of their bodies, 4) They both have sentient A.I. on their sides ect. ect. Gamers are a weird and mysterious species...
  • EnforceTheColeProtocol - April 29, 2009 5:33 p.m.

    lmfao To the power of ten. "But they've got boobs, so it's not all bad."
  • battenfelder - April 27, 2009 3:14 a.m.

    Samus is the best heroine in gaming. she is the one who inspired chicks that kick ass.
  • lawless77 - April 22, 2009 2:24 p.m.

    What? No Cate Archer? Am I the only one out there who thinks she's the ultimate video game heroine?
  • shadowleon - April 5, 2009 6:09 p.m.

    One word NICE
  • RebornKusabi - February 10, 2009 4:33 a.m.

    WOW!!!! I butchered the fuck out of the english language in that message >_> Here it is in better Eglnish (That was on purpose...) "And why does every one link Samus and MC together?" Because if they didn't then [people] would be linking her with Solid Snake or Pit... seriously >_> Go look, there is "artwork" of those [SnakeXSamus or PitXSamus] on the net than there are of Chief and Samus. Gamers are a weird and mysterious species... Besides, those two would probably hit it off real easy because of multiple reasons- 1) Samus is 6"2' according to canon, John is 7" according to canon, 2) They both fight territorial and highly aggressive aliens, 3) They both wear full-body armor that doesn't show any part of their bodies, 4) They both have sentient A.I. on their sides ect. ect.

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