The logo for the Metroid Prime series is one of the most iconic logos in video game history for good reason. With its bold type choice set against the background of the Screw Attack symbol, and its representation of some of the most well-received games of all time, the logo is undoubtedly iconic. It can even move people into an unadulterated frenzy!
The designer of the Metroid Prime logo, Jim Wornell, recently sat down with interviewer Kiwi Talkz to discuss the Metroid Prime logo, in addition to other work he’s done. Several key aspects of working at Nintendo during the late 1990s-early 2000s were revealed, such as the fact that Mr. Wornell was uncredited for much of his work on the acclaimed Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
In terms of the Metroid Prime logo, which was used for the entire Metroid Prime Trilogy, Metroid Prime Pinball, and Metroid Prime Hunters, Mr. Wornell reveals that it took no less than 53 design passes to create the logo. According to Mr. Wornell, he felt the pressure to get it right because it was such an important project.
What do you think of the interview? Did you know about Mr. Wornell’s work on other logos, such as Golden Sun, Advance Wars, and Animal Crossing?
Isabel Braman is the Community Manager of Omega Metroid and curator of the Metroid 35 fanzine. She likes to create stuff!