That's right, the 80s arcade game Metroid, far from the sophistication of contemporary versions (Gamecube,
Playstion, PC, etc.), started out in the 80's as a scrolling
video game. Evidently you
guided Samus along until reaching the big boss at the end, much
like you do on your Nintendo these days. Later versions of
this classic 80s video game have been extremely popular.
The video below dates Metroid to 1986.