It's kinda strange how GameTrailers is doing the job we'd expect from a video game cable network. Anyway, right on the heels of the second installment in their Final Fantasy retrospective, GameTrailers has also released the first part in their Metroid retrospective. The five part series starts off with Metroid on the NES and Metroid II on the Game Boy, subsequent episodes will come out every week.

Of course, the series goes in game release order and not chronological order. Metroid II is actually much later on in the Samus plot line than the Metroid games of recent -- but we're sure that'll all get explained. This retrospective seems to be done just as well as the Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy ones we've come to enjoy. Hopefully in time they'll find a little section on the site to dedicate to these for lazy Sunday afternoon viewing.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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