Released as the sequel to the NES platformer Metroid, Metroid II: the Return of Samus, was released shortly after as the handheld sequel. It sold even less copies than it's predecessor but Nintendo still made a third game for SNES called Super Metroid 3 years later in 1994.
In Johnny's Month of Metroid, Johnny reviewed the game with a mixed reception. Further details of the review can be seen on his channel. It's ending score was a 6.5/10, the worst score to come across a Metroid title, tough that isn't saying much when Johnny claimed Metroid Prime Hunters the worst.