The Ultimate 'Metroid' Quiz

By: Nathan Chandler

The Ultimate 'Metroid' Quiz
Image: © 2007 Charles Williams/"Metroid Title Screen"/CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

About This Quiz

Samus Aran's adventures have taken her to some of the weirdest places in the universe. How much do you know about the "Metroid" game series? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
How does the hero open doors in "Metroid Fusion"?
by touching them
by shooting them
It is standard procedure to shoot doors in "Metroid" games.
by rolling at them

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In "Metroid Prime" the beam weapons lack which capability?
You can't stack them.
You can't stack them; you have to cycle through them one by one.
You can only carry one at a time.
There are fewer of them than in other games.

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What was the capacity of the cartridges on which "Super Metroid" was released?
8 megabits
24 megabits
The cartridges had a 24-megabit capacity. At the time "Super Metroid" was the most data-heavy game available on Super Nintendo.
64 megabits

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What is the name of the Space Pirates' leader?
Samus
Ridley
Ridley also goes by the alias Geoform 187.
Scott

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"Metroid Fusion" sold about how many copies in the United States?
1 million
It sold 1 million copies and got resounding reviews from critics and fans.
2 million
3 million

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What is the name of the planet that's the setting for the game?
Yerbes
Zebes
Zebes is home to most incarnations of "Metroid."
Planet X

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According to the player's guide, how tall is Samus?
6 foot 3 inches (190.5 centimeters)
She's 6 feet 3 inches and incredibly agile considering her hulking frame.
5 foot 8 inches
4 foot 4 inches

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How many eyes does Mother Brain have?
one
She has one eye. Her appearance has become more frightening since the early days.
two
eight

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Which version of the game was the first to employ a first-person perspective?
"Metroid Prime 3: Corruption"
"Metroid Prime"
"Metroid Prime" is considered one of the best games in history.
"Metroid Prime Hunters"

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What year was "Metroid: Other M" released?
2010
Samus explores a run-down space station in the game, which was released in 2010.
2005
2004

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What do the Space Pirates feed Ridley to resurrect him?
industrial waste
high-voltage electricity
fresh blood and flesh
The so-called Bio-Matter (fresh blood and flesh) is potent enough to bring him back over and over again.

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What is one of Samus' best moves?
morph ball
The morph ball grants her access to even the narrowest passageways.
spin ball
speed ball

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Emperor Ing is the main enemy in which edition of the game?
"Metroid Prime 2: Echoes"
He's the main enemy in "Metroid Prime 2: Echoes" and the most powerful Ing in the Horde.
"Metroid Prime"
"Metroid Prime Hunters"

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Who is Sylux?
a reptilian mini boss
a cyborg monster
a rival bounty hunter
The bounty hunter has it in for Samus, although players never find out why.

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Players don't learn the protagonist of "Metroid" is a female unless they do what?
find every secret trap door on every level
finish the game in less than five hours
Players have to finish the game quickly to find that out. "Metroid" was one of the first games to have a female hero.
undress her

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For which gaming system was "Metroid" first released?
Famicom Disk System
It was first released in Japan on the Famicom Disk System.
Sega Master System
Atari 7800

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What do you receive if you enter the secret code NARPAS SWORD?
unlimited ammunition
Suddenly your ammo worries become a thing of the past.
charge beam
power bomb

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Pointing the remote at the screen in "Metroid: Other M" caused the game to do what?
arm a new weapon
switch from third-person to first-person view
The varying perspectives were a shift from traditional gameplay.
freeze

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"Metroid II: Return of Samus" was released for which platforms?
Nintendo and Atari
Nintendo and Saturn
Game Boy
This game was only released for that handheld device.

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What is speedrunning?
completing an entire game as quickly as possible
The "Metroid" style of gameplay was very conducive to playing the game as quickly as possible.
completing a game by making your character run the entire way
beating each level with only one second to spare

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Kraid is an enemy character that resembles what?
a cruel robot
a fat dinosaur
He is a dinosaurlike member of the High Command that protects the Mother Brain.
a skinny insect with razors for claws

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How do Metroids kill their victims?
They suck their victims' blood.
They drain their victims' energy.
The Space Pirates use Metroids to conquer victims by draining their energy.
They attack their victims' central nervous systems.

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What's the maximum number of players in the multiplayer mode in "Metroid Prime Hunters"?
two
four
The maximum number of players is four, but the single-player mode was very popular too.
six

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In which year was the first "Metroid" game released?
1993
1991
1986
The 1986 game was directed by Yoshio Sakamoto.

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In "Metroid Fusion" creatures are infected with virions called what?
X Parasites
X Parasites can mimic the appearance of their hosts.
Tribbles
Z Parasites

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How many levels are there in "Metroid II: Return of Samus"?
one
It is one enormous, sprawling level.
10
30

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Which trait set early "Metroid" games apart from other popular titles?
They was nonlinear.
Unlike so many games, you could actually explore the world around you.
They had 3-D graphics.
They were fast pace.

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How many people were on the team that created "Super Metroid," one of the best-received games in the series?
15
It took about two years for the 15 team members to complete the game.
85
130

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Yoshio Sakamoto said which sci-fi movie was an enormous influence on "Metroid"?
"Blade Runner"
"The Terminator"
"Aliens"
The oppressive environment of "Metroid" matches the one in "Aliens."

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The Chozo adopted Samus and injected their DNA into her, giving her which advantage?
the ability to adapt to alien environments
Her adventures take her into many hazardous environments that might harm other explorers.
incredible sharpshooting skills
superfast running ability

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You Got:
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© 2007 Charles Williams/"Metroid Title Screen"/CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

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