Trivia / Metroid: Zero Mission

  • Fan Nickname: The Final Boss droid shaped like Ridley has been dubbed "Mecha-Ridley" by fans, in comparison to Ridley's cyborg form "Meta Ridley". However, other sources and circles may call it the "Ridley Robot" instead.
    • For reasons unknown, the speedrunning community calls it Iron Ted.
  • What Could Have Been: Artistically, Zero Mission was originally designed with a cartoony look that resembled a more detailed version of the original game's graphics. The design team later changed it to the mostly realistic-looking version it is now, after deciding a game with more realistic graphics would do better in North America, where the franchise is more popular.