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The Ultimate 'Metroid' Quiz
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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
  • by rolling at them

In "Metroid Prime" the beam weapons lack which capability?

  • You can't stack them.
  • You can only carry one at a time.
  • There are fewer of them than in other games.

What was the capacity of the cartridges on which "Super Metroid" was released?

  • 8 megabits
  • 24 megabits
  • 64 megabits

What is the name of the Space Pirates' leader?

  • Samus
  • Ridley
  • Scott

"Metroid Fusion" sold about how many copies in the United States?

  • 1 million
  • 2 million
  • 3 million

What is the name of the planet that's the setting for the game?

  • Yerbes
  • Zebes
  • Planet X

According to the player's guide, how tall is Samus?

  • 6 foot 3 inches (190.5 centimeters)
  • 5 foot 8 inches
  • 4 foot 4 inches

How many eyes does Mother Brain have?

  • one
  • two
  • eight

Which version of the game was the first to employ a first-person perspective?

  • "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption"
  • "Metroid Prime"
  • "Metroid Prime Hunters"

What year was "Metroid: Other M" released?

  • 2010
  • 2005
  • 2004

What do the Space Pirates feed Ridley to resurrect him?

  • industrial waste
  • high-voltage electricity
  • fresh blood and flesh

What is one of Samus' best moves?

  • morph ball
  • spin ball
  • speed ball

Emperor Ing is the main enemy in which edition of the game?

  • "Metroid Prime 2: Echoes"
  • "Metroid Prime"
  • "Metroid Prime Hunters"

Who is Sylux?

  • a reptilian mini boss
  • a cyborg monster
  • a rival bounty hunter

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
  • undress her

For which gaming system was "Metroid" first released?

  • Famicom Disk System
  • Sega Master System
  • Atari 7800

What do you receive if you enter the secret code NARPAS SWORD?

  • unlimited ammunition
  • charge beam
  • power bomb

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
  • freeze

"Metroid II: Return of Samus" was released for which platforms?

  • Nintendo and Atari
  • Nintendo and Saturn
  • Game Boy

What is speedrunning?

  • completing an entire 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

Kraid is an enemy character that resembles what?

  • a cruel robot
  • a fat dinosaur
  • a skinny insect with razors for claws

How do Metroids kill their victims?

  • They suck their victims' blood.
  • They drain their victims' energy.
  • They attack their victims' central nervous systems.

What's the maximum number of players in the multiplayer mode in "Metroid Prime Hunters"?

  • two
  • four
  • six

In which year was the first "Metroid" game released?

  • 1993
  • 1991
  • 1986

In "Metroid Fusion" creatures are infected with virions called what?

  • X Parasites
  • Tribbles
  • Z Parasites

How many levels are there in "Metroid II: Return of Samus"?

  • one
  • 10
  • 30

Which trait set early "Metroid" games apart from other popular titles?

  • They was nonlinear.
  • They had 3-D graphics.
  • They were fast pace.

How many people were on the team that created "Super Metroid," one of the best-received games in the series?

  • 15
  • 85
  • 130

Yoshio Sakamoto said which sci-fi movie was an enormous influence on "Metroid"?

  • "Blade Runner"
  • "The Terminator"
  • "Aliens"

The Chozo adopted Samus and injected their DNA into her, giving her which advantage?

  • the ability to adapt to alien environments
  • incredible sharpshooting skills
  • superfast running ability