The Mario and Zelda games might be at the very top of the Nintendo franchise tree, but for many fans the Metroid series is right up there alongside them. The moody, explorative adventures of Samus Aran have caught the imagination of many players over the years, and Switch-owning Metroid fans are eager to get their hands on the next instalment - the upcoming (and delayed) Metroid Prime 4.
But how much do you know about the Metroid series? We've put together a dozen little brain-teasers on the topic to test your knowledge of Samus Aran and her battles against the evil Space Pirates. Grab a tasty beverage and enjoy...
Last question didn't make much sense...I clicked Link's Awakening it said I was wrong while listing all the other games that she made a cameo in. Wat?
I think you made a mistake here...it says "The correct answer is ."
There is no correct answer apparently. lol
9/12 for me! Missed a couple by not fully reading the question, but still happy with that.
I am a HUGE fan of Metroid, so I easily got all 12 right. Metroid is my favorite Nintendo series. This article made me want a Metroid Prime so bad now 😂
I’ve played 10 minutes of super Metroid and that’s it. Thus I got 4/12. I really want prime trilogy on switch so that I can improve that score.
"According to the Metroid manga"
Seriously? Am I supposed to read obscure Mario mangas as well?
7/12 Considering how many straight-up guesses I made, that's pretty good.
@dartmonkey I ain't doing the whole thing again. lol
Some of these i'm not so sure of.
question 8 "how many metroid games" i know for a fact is 16.
Because the question says "including full remakes", that means the new play control metroid games as well as trilogy.
Metroid prime trilogy is included in the list, but it fails to acknowledge there was infact a new play control metroid prime, and new play control metroid prime 2 echoes for the Wii, neither of which was released globally but do we not count mother 3 when discussing how many mother series games there are? I think whoever made that question doesn't know metroid as much as they think
I suppose there were two questions on her suit/clothes, but none on weapons.
8/12, I am very surprised as I don't like Metroid. One was a lucky guess, but the others were mostly just Smash trophy info and other trivia I just happen to know from other sources.
8/12 - I'm happy with it.
@MasterJay Totally! Even if it is the GBA games on NSO, please, let them re-release the older games.
While Metroid is a great series, unfortunately it never really clicked with me much. I only got 4 right. Ouch!
And once again I do horribly on one of these. 5/12.
I feel like a complete newb here. 5/12.
Then again, I’ve only finished zero mission and prime so far. I should probably start another this weekend, since after these questions I really want to!
Probably... Samus returns? Anyone who has any tips on what should be my nexr one?
7/12, I expected to do better. Totally forgot about Prime Pinball and Hunters which saddens me, I should have had that one.
4/12 here so that's not a complete crash landing. More like falling in style.
11/12. Missed the release year of Super Metroid.
Did not remember which game Samus didn't cameo in and did not concretely know how many Metroid games feature "Metroid" in the title
1/12 complete crash landing, but its probably because there are no new games on switch. I hope they bring the prime trilogy to switch then maybe I will get more into metroid.
9/12 for me! Good score imo
Big shame, but I got 0/12 😅
I have never played this in my life 😅
7/12 not too bad
If you haven’t played Samus Returns on the 3DS, give it a try. I really liked it and it had some of the best 3D I’ve seen on a 3DS game.
8 out of 12 here. Not too bad.
I missed the last question. I was hoping for more obscure questions that dealt with the series' lore. For example, asking what Project Golem references with the possible answers being Thardus, Federation Mechs, Mogenar and Diamonts. Maybe even a list of the characters who have interacted with a baby Metroid.
8/12, not bad, not bad. Learned a few bits.
Lmao 3/12. Can we ask some game related knowledge next time? Not this trivia stuff! Thanks! Hahahah
2/12 and I beat Super Metroid without a guide.
11 out of 12. Failed the last one.
7/12 not too shabby
Oyf... 3/12. I thought I would do better on this one lol
What makes me laugh is one of the 3 I got right was a complete guess (Samus's dad's name)
I'm a Metroid fan, but not a big enough one, apparently, with only 7 out of 12 right.
7/12, many guesses. I only know the 2D games essentially,
I believe Chozo is literally Japanese for "bird-figure", yes? Good naming.
12 outta 12. I did guess on one though.
11/12: Confused the Dark Suit with the Phazon Suit.
9/12. Never played hunters, haven't read the manga, and I'm not good with release dates. Wasn't sure about the number of games, but everything else was a lock.
THAT is why metroid has poor sales incompetent fans
I've barely played any of Metroid and Super Metroid but I still got a 9/12. Not bad.
Dang, I only got 9 out of 12. Thought I’d do better, but then again, I didn’t even know there was a Metroid manga.
0 of 12.
and thats great news for me.
i tried super metroid for like 7 hours and couldnt get into it.
to each their own.
"This should be easy."
11/12. Dang Metroid manga question!
I'm sorry but those pixels are red, not pink. Magenta at best
Let's split hairs. Metroid 1 is included on the Metroid Prime disk. Therefore, it must have sold vetter than Metroid Prime.
Though this one
11/12, I got the color one wrong! But that's way closer to red than pink, in my opinion!
Never played a metroid game, and still managed a 4/12. Lucked out mostly though, obviously.
I remember seeing the super metroid comercial on tv when I was a kid in the early 90s and my friend trey played it alot, trey turned out to be a jerk though
6 of 12. Not bad for someone who's never finished a game yet (I'm awful with that)
Turns out that my trivia is not as good as I thought it would be. I guess I need to stop to read the text in these games instead of trying to skip it. Metroid is still the best franchise of all time! 8/12
100%! The article's tagline tripped me up on the first question, making me think it was asking for Samus' home planet in a cheeky way. Once I actually knew what the question was asking, though, I aced the rest.
By the way, there are actually 15 games with Metroid in the title. Ever heard of Classic NES Series: Metroid for the GBA?
This was the closest I have been to playing a new metroid game for a while. Maybe we should all invent metroid themed games too tide us over. Here's mine, it's hangman: _ e _ _ o i _.
@Araquanid play control games are not "full remakes" the games were not "remade" in "full", only the controls were. Prime Trilogy is not a "full remake" either. Samus returns and zero mission are "full remakes" because they were "remade" in "full" as in they are not the gameboy and nes games with something added to them.
That said, even though I know all the games, I got the answer to that one wrong too hahah. I forgot hunters too.
I guessed Super sold the most, and frankly I'm gonna have to call BS on the color one because Samus's clothing underneath the suit in that picture looks RED to me. Not pink.
I got 8 out of 12, but there's a mistake on two of them. For Question 8 there's no mention of Metroid Classic NES Series on Game Boy Advance, that would have made it 15 which is what I counted. So I chose 16 because I knew it was at least more than 14. For Question 10, sigh that leotard has always looked more red than pink, it even looks red in the picture. I just went on my NES Nintendo Switch Online app, just put in the Justin Bailey code...yeah that leotard is red it's the same color as her red wave beams.
7/12. Couple of guesses.
I got 9 right, but if I had bothered thinking for a second, I would've remembered that the dark suit wasn't the phazon suit.
Looks red to me 😛
6 for me, I just like the games! Xxx
Fluked my way to a tasty 9/12.
I know very little about Metroid, but I can apparently blag well.
4/12 and half of those were guesses. At least I know Metroid is not the 'orange dude' 😉
Can't remember in what game Ridley is called "The Cunning God of Death"? Can someone please tell?
@MrBlacky I've seen it in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, if you play as Ridley on the Punch-Out!! stage his ring fighter alias is "Cunning God of Death" I don't know if he has been referred to that in a Metroid game though.
9/12, I didn't feel like counting all the games from memory and made mistakes like the Super Metroid release year. Plus, I've had little sleep at this point.
11/12. I purposefully forgot Federation Force existed
10/12 not bad for a Metroid fan that started in Metroid Prime, and how could i know the no cameo question, that a too obcure question even for a hardcore Metroid fan like me.
2/12 yet I've completed Metroid, Super Metroid, Metroid Prime, and Metroid Samus Returns in the past 2 years... at least I memorized all the maps and where the power upgrades are.
I don't know how I got 7/12, most of it was just guesswork.
Question 8 is wrong. The answer is 17. Even not counting the New Play Control games, the answer is 15. You forgot about the "Classic NES Series" Metroid released on the GBA. That's an officially released, full retail-only game.
9/12 not bad! Although I definitely guessed on a couple
5 out of 12, doesn't make me less of a fan 😄
Cant wait for the prime trilogy on switch, the upgraded samus return, the new 2d metroid and prime 4
9/12 - Forgot to count the GBA games in my head, don't remember the Nintendo Power comics that well, and mixed up Dark Samus with Dark Suit (which is fine since I never played Metroid Prime 2, even though I own the trilogy.)
Excellent score! I'm not surprised being The biggest Metroid fan in the world! Haha.
Check out my Metroid Museum and see for yourself!
I found this hard. Managed to get 6/12. Lol.
4/12 very bad, should have done better.
8/12, was a couple trip-ups in there for someone who only ever really completed Super and Prime. ^^
@Wavey84 I'd argue for Metroid II innovating by one factor: it was a handheld game. I mean, we were only a couple years beyond the realization a portable game could be more than Game & Watch (or as came to be the primary standard by that point: awful Tiger LCD games )
I think they did a fair job of balancing the game design between giving some of the exploration factor you'd want in a Metroid game while still having some linearity to not need to carry around a pencil and graph paper with your portable. Or get hopelessly lost. (at least for the days before they put maps in games)
But maybe I'm just biased because Metroid II was the first I played.
I tried Metroid 1 and had trouble getting passed the samey identical rooms (I know M2 did that as well, but Spider Ball saved the tedium of having to bomb every single tile trying to find, as I recall in M1, some upgrades). But M1 was worse in that it was not even kind of respawn you more than one hit from death, and putting respawning enemies right next to doors so they fly and get a cheap hit on Samus on screen transitions was just poor design less excusable than said level repetition (which I know as a factor of its Famicom Disk System origins).
I didn't know there was a metroid manga.
Fusion I think I'd rate it better if it wasn't a Metroid game.
It's fairly good for what it is, but it has what I consider a couple dealbreakers for an official Metroid game (versus simply a "Metroidvania").
People complain of the story handhelding game progression. I don't mind if it was just offering hints, but it frequently FORCES progression by locking out backtracking. That can create a frustrating first-time experience, as it prevents searching for more power-ups if you're having a tough time.
And there were sure a few tough moments the first time I finished it.
Zero Mission though, I liked that. It did give hints to each major upgrade, but it didn't force progression on you. Quite a solid upgrade to the original Metroid.
When they had to scale down the controls from Super Metroid to accommodate two fewer buttons, they managed to make a more comfortable control scheme.
Much of the control issue I had was simply of the tiny D-Pad itself on the GBA SP.
I recall both GBA Metroids gave some pretty tough puzzles to solve, but was forgiving enough to make the worst of them secret optional challenges for the completionist players to tackle.
8 out of 12, not bad.
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