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...

How Well Do You Know Metroid?

The answer is SR388.

The snappily-named SR388 is the home planet of the Metroids, as visited by Samus in Metroid II.

Zebes is the planet from the first game, Elysia features in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and Tallon IV was first seen in Metroid Prime.