Geemers, often considered to be the lowest creatures to ever exist. So why was the this sad creature chosen for this issue’s “Monster of the Month” article, instead of the creature that gave the series it’s namesake? Because no other monster in the Metroid series has been as popular with the fans as the Geemer. The Geemer has appeared in almost every game to date, and is usually the first to get attacked by Samus. However, it’s innocent design has lend to various parodies, the most popular of which being the infamous Phazon Geemer. The pathetic insect even has RPs in online message boards named after it. Perhaps it’s the creature’s simple design, or maybe it’s lovable stupidity. However, Geemers weren’t actually even called Geemers until Super Metroid. Before that, they were referred to as “Zoomers”, despite the misconception which they are only referred to as “Geemers”. But enough of that. It’s time to take a closer look at how Geemers work.
There’s not much to say about it…it roams around in simple little paths, eating whatever it happens to pass over. It’s armed with a spiked shell, but it’s easy to dodge, making it more of a pest than an enemy. It’s generally the weakest enemy of the games that it’s in, the one exception being Metroid Prime, in which it’s role was exchanged with that of the Zoomer once more. The Geemer then received retractable spikes and an immunity to Power Beam shots, in addition to a new red look.
So props to you, Geemer, for not only being the weakest enemy in the series, but for being part one of the strongest fads to ever hit the Metroid boards.