!!Triva for ''Metroid Prime'':
* BreakthroughHit: This game solidified Creator/RetroStudios as Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s biggest western subsidiary.
* KillerApp: ''Prime'' was one of the reasons to own a GameCube.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Kraid was going to be a boss in the Phazon Mines. [[http://images.wikia.com/metroid/images/b/b6/MP_Kraid.jpg He got far enough in development that he was modeled and textured]], but was cut for time. According to the modeller, Gene Kohler, he was not replaced by the Omega Pirate, who was already planned to appear before Kraid's cut.
** The Screw Attack and Speed Boost power-ups were going to be obtainable, but were scrapped. The Screw Attack was later added to ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' was planned to be included as a bonus. It was removed because it required a 3rd party emulator to work (Nintendo didn't have an in-house one for UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem games at the time) and Nintendo didn't want to deal with any potential legal issues.