The Ultimate 'Metroid' Quiz

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How does the hero open doors in "Metroid Fusion"?

It is standard procedure to shoot doors in "Metroid" games.

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

You can't stack them; you have to cycle through them one by one.

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

The cartridges had a 24-megabit capacity. At the time "Super Metroid" was the most data-heavy game available on Super Nintendo.

What is the name of the Space Pirates' leader?

Ridley also goes by the alias Geoform 187.

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

It sold 1 million copies and got resounding reviews from critics and fans.

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

Zebes is home to most incarnations of "Metroid."

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

She's 6 feet 3 inches and incredibly agile considering her hulking frame.

How many eyes does Mother Brain have?

She has one eye. Her appearance has become more frightening since the early days.

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

"Metroid Prime" is considered one of the best games in history.

What year was "Metroid: Other M" released?

Samus explores a run-down space station in the game, which was released in 2010.

What do the Space Pirates feed Ridley to resurrect him?

The so-called Bio-Matter (fresh blood and flesh) is potent enough to bring him back over and over again.

What is one of Samus' best moves?

The morph ball grants her access to even the narrowest passageways.

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

He's the main enemy in "Metroid Prime 2: Echoes" and the most powerful Ing in the Horde.

Who is Sylux?

The bounty hunter has it in for Samus, although players never find out why.

Players don't learn the protagonist of "Metroid" is a female unless they do what?

Players have to finish the game quickly to find that out. "Metroid" was one of the first games to have a female hero.

For which gaming system was "Metroid" first released?

It was first released in Japan on the Famicom Disk System.

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

Suddenly your ammo worries become a thing of the past.

Pointing the remote at the screen in "Metroid: Other M" caused the game to do what?

The varying perspectives were a shift from traditional gameplay.

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

This game was only released for that handheld device.

What is speedrunning?

The "Metroid" style of gameplay was very conducive to playing the game as quickly as possible.

Kraid is an enemy character that resembles what?

He is a dinosaurlike member of the High Command that protects the Mother Brain.

How do Metroids kill their victims?

The Space Pirates use Metroids to conquer victims by draining their energy.

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

The maximum number of players is four, but the single-player mode was very popular too.

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

The 1986 game was directed by Yoshio Sakamoto.

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

X Parasites can mimic the appearance of their hosts.

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

It is one enormous, sprawling level.

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

Unlike so many games, you could actually explore the world around you.

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

It took about two years for the 15 team members to complete the game.

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

The oppressive environment of "Metroid" matches the one in "Aliens."

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

Her adventures take her into many hazardous environments that might harm other explorers.

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