Upon beating the original Metroid for NES, you were probably saying something like “Yeah! I’m gonna grow up to be a super manly robotic killer like Samus Aran, eat it Mother Brain” only to find out seconds later that Samus Aran was actually a girl the whole time, which turned your entire worldview upside down, and if you were anything like me you were dry heaving and you took a break from video games for a week or so. Until then, women in video games didn’t really do anything except get captured. Looking back, I realize that I was too young to realize the entire situation was actually worse than I could even comprehend: I wasn’t even old enough to appreciate the fact the she was half naked in all her 8 bit glory:
Luckily artist Glen Brogan’s impressive illustration, 8-Bit Bikini, of the moment lets us at least live that last part again.
[ Glen Brogan ]