Unlock Image Gallery 1

Scan 50% of the research and creature data to unlock Image Gallery 1.

Play Original NES Metroid on GameCube via Link Cable

To make this work, you will need a copy of Metroid Fusion for GBA and a copy of Metroid Prime for GCN. Once you have beaten Metroid Fusion, connect the GBA (with the Fusion cartrdige in it) to the Cube via the Game Boy Advance link cable. You will now be able to play NES Metroid… and save on the Cube Memory Card.

Unlock Metroid Fusion Suit For Metroid Prime

To make this work, you will need a copy of Metroid Fusion for GBA and a copy of Metroid Prime for GCN. Once you have beaten Metroid Prime, connect the GBA (with the Fusion cartridge in it) to the Cube via the Game Boy Advance link cable. The Metroid Fusion suit will now be available in the File menu of Prime.

Unlimited Health

While playing the game on any level, press: L,R,L,R,L,R,B,Y,Z

In-game reset

Hold Start + B + X for two to three seconds during game play.

Image Gallery 2 option

Complete 100% of the research and creature data scans.

Image Gallery 3 option

Successfully complete the game under the hard difficulty setting.

Image Gallery 4 option

Find 100% of all power-ups. Note: This does not include the Log Book.

Note: The last picture in this gallery is that of Samus without her suit in 3D.

Hard mode

Successfully complete the game to unlock hard mode.

Alternate ending sequences

Finish the game with a 74% or less completion percentage for the normal ending sequence. Finish the game with a 75% to 99% completion percentage to view an alternate ending sequence. Finish the game with a 100% completion percentage to view the best ending sequence.

Fire missiles faster

With the first gun equipped, rapidly press Y + A. As soon as the missile fires, the gun will switch back to beam weapon mode, but when you press Y again, it fires another missile. This can take down enemies in a shorter time, preventing them from having more attacks on you.

Extra missiles

After destroying ceiling robots and other enemies, they will leave behind missile ammunition that can be collected. Save missiles to defeat the Parasite Queen easier.

Chozo Ruins: Kill birds

When you enter the Chozo Ruins, aim your gun skywards. You will see birds flying. Shoot the birds and they will explode, with feathers all over the place.

Chozo Ruins: Wave Buster

The Wave Buster can be found at the Tower Of Light in the Chozo Ruins. Climb up the as far as you can, then scan the pillars to learn that they can be destroyed. It takes three missiles to destroy one pillar. There are four pillars on each level. After you lower the temple, keep jumping and destroying the pillars until you reach the top to find the Wave Buster.

Chozo Ruins: Artifacts

When Chozo Ghosts appear, it may be for a fight or an artifact. Sometimes when you visit a certain area, Chozo Ghosts appear because there is an artifact in the room (for example, Flaaghraa’s fight room). Defeat the Chozo Ghosts by using the X-Ray Visor. Fight them with either charged Power Beam shots or two Super Missiles. When they are destroyed, collect the artifact.

Magmoor: Ice Spreader

The Ice Spreader is difficult to find. It is in a room called the Shore Tunnel in Magmoor that has a glass case. Use the Power Bombs in the glass tube. The tube will shatter, and the Ice Spreader is directly below.

Magmoor Caverns: Avoid streams of fire

Shoot the little objects that shoot out the fire with the Ice Spreader. This freezes them and prevents them from shooting the fire.

Phazon Mines: Flamethrower combo

In the room next to the save point in the Phazon Mines: Main Quarry, is a red door with a force field in front of it. Continue upwards in this room, passing the ice and Wave Troopers to find a Bendezium wall just before the purple door exit. After obtaining the Power Bomb upgrade, use one to destroy the wall and access the control panel with your scan visor. The force field will drop. allowing you to pick up the power-up for the Plasma Beam.

Phazon Mines: Regain health and missiles

A good way to regain health and missiles is in the ventilation shaft towards the beginning of the second floor. When you enter, poison will start coming in from the ceiling as well as Puffers. Go past the gas and stand in the hall just before the exit. If you stand close enough to the door, the poison will not harm you and you can easily kill the Puffers that keep appearing. When you kill one, you can use the Charge Beam to bring the power-ups to you.

Phendrana Drifts: Sheegoth helper

Go to the Quentien cave, where Thardus was located. After you defeat him, a mother Sheegoth is all that is in there. Lure the Sheegoth near one of the ledges and kill it quickly (the Plasma Beam is recommended). Quickly jump onto the Sheegoth’s spikes then jump to the ledge. Do this quickly before the Sheegoth fades. This saves you the time of doing the entire spider ball thing.

Defeating Baby Sheegoths

To defeat a Baby Sheegoth, after it charges at you, shoot its back shell until it bursts up then shoot its back.

Double jump to the side of a Baby Sheegoth. They will stare at you for a few seconds. As you are already behind them, just fire two missiles and kill them after that.

A Charged Plasma Beam will disintegrate a Baby Sheegoth.

Defeating Chozo Ghosts

Shoot two Super Missiles to kill Chozo Ghosts. Also, if you have the X-ray Scope, you can maintain a lock on them.

Defeating Elite Pirates

When the Elite Pirates burst out of containment, switch to your normal beam and build up a charge shot. When the Elite is not trying to absorb energy, fire a Super Missile at them. Two Super Missiles will take them down.

Use the following tactics to defeat the different kinds of Elite Pirates at the Phazon Mines. This is a very difficult area due to switching beams for certain pirates:

Power Troopers
Use Normal Beams or charge a Normal Beam at it three to four times.

Wave Troopers
Use Wave Beams or charge a Wave Beam at it (two to four times).

Ice Troopers
Use Ice Beams or charge an Ice Beam at it and finish it with one missile.

Shadow Pirates
Use the Thermal Visor to see them. Use Wave Beams or charge a Wave Beam at it at full force (two to four times); or, fire with ease with the Plasma Beam.

Plasma Troopers
Fire at them with your Plasma Beam three or four times. Hide behind a wall and the Plasma Beam will end up finishing them with its burning effect. Do this to other pirates as well, even though they only need about three shots to be killed, only about one will evaporate them if you just wait patiently.
Use the following trick to kill Air and Water Pirates quickly:
If you have the Ice Beam and Charger Beam, you can kill them easily. One shot with the Ice Beam will freeze them for a few seconds. This may require a few shots because they sometimes try to dodge your shots. You can then either shoot them with the Ice Beam until they die (four or five shots), shoot a Charged Ice Blast (Charger Beam required) which will kill them in one or hits, or shoot a missile. This will save a lot of time and health.

When you enter the first room with the Space Pirates after the timer sets off, wait thirty seconds and an explosion will kill all the pirates on the lower part of the room.

Defeating Flaahgra

The trick is to knock down the light-reflecting mirrors and bomb the plant away. At first, there is only one mirror that reflects the light and helps grow the plant. Fire at Flaahgra with normal fire rapidly until it is stunned; there is no need for heavy firearms. It will not be able to attack you at all if you stun it on time. After Flaahgra is stunned, run to the one reflecting mirror and shoot the red target behind the mirror with either a charge beam or only one missile. Flaahgra will shrink and its spiky roots will vanish. Roll into a ball, go into where the roots were protecting, and drop a bomb. The plant is killed, but returns with two mirrors. Do the same thing with two mirrors, then three mirrors, then finally four mirrors. After finally killing Flaahgra, the Varia Suit is yours.

When you are facing Flaahgra, stun it, then fire at the dishes. It is easier to fire at the one you are at, then strafe to the side and hit the next one, whether it is directly in front or off to the side, without going to the next one in line. You can also hit a dish from any direction as long as you are hitting the bottom where the red light would be. This is done easier while Flaahgra is still stunned.

To easily keep Flaahgra from resetting the satellite radar dishes, stun him by shooting lots of blasts, then trip the dish. As you move to the next one. keep a lock on him and pester him with more gunfire. When the shots begin to make him turn yellow again, stop and keep up the fire until he falls once more. Continue to the dish and repeat as many times as necessary.

Defeating Incinerator Drone

Shoot at it until its eye goes up. Before the eye comes, you can dodge the fire by running from it. Be careful, as the fire will sometimes change direction. Then, lock on to the eye with L and shoot repeatedly. The fire shooter will go crooked. You can usually avoid the fire by jumping over the low part and going under the high part. After a short time, it will torch the War Wasp hive above it, and War Wasps will appear. Kill enough War Wasps so that no more are attacking you for awhile, then shoot the drone. It will keep torching the hive intermittently. Keep doing this until it is defeated.

Defeating Meta-Ridley

To make the fight against Ridley easier, you must have as many missiles as you can possibly find, the Super Missile Beam combo, and the Wavebuster Beam combo. The battle can reduce an inventory of all 250 missiles down to about 25. During the first part when Ridley is flying, use the Super Missile Beam combo when you can get a clear shot as his chest. Then, when his wings burn up and you are forced to fight him melee style, switch to your Wave Beam and activate your Wavebuster combo to constantly shock him. Do not release A until he is dead or you are out of missiles. Do not worry about depleting your missiles — there is a recharge station in the Impact Crater.

Defeating Metroid Prime

When you fight the second form of Metroid Prime and step in his blue Phazon puddles, enter Hyper Mode and attack with the Phazon Beam. No other weapons will defeat him. However, he releases progressively harder Metroids when he lays down Phazon, starting with Larva, moving to Hunter, then Fission Metroids. Dispatch these much as you would a Beam Pirate, with charged shots of the appropriate color. Do not let them latch onto you.

The final Boss is difficult because of the Metroids it releases. You can easily destroy them by entering the Phazon Puddle and blasting them with the Hyper/Phazon Beam.

Use the following trick to kill Metroid Prime’s second form under either the easy or hard difficulty setting. As you first enter the battle, scan it immediately so you do not have to deal with it later. The easiest way under the hard difficulty setting us to always have the Ice Beam equipped no mater what the circumstance. After Metroid Prime keeps doing the shockwaves and changes its appearance, it will eventually send out a Phazon Pool. Jump into it and blast Metroid Prime with all you have got. After awhile, it will start making Phazon Pools and releasing no more than two Metroids. Shoot the two Metroids with a charged shot, then shoot them with a pair of missiles. Sometime after you do some damage to Metroid Prime, it will then release two Hunter Metroids. Deal with them the same way you did the normal Metroids. When Metroid Prime sends out the Fusion Metroids, get into the Morph Ball and release a Power Bomb to take them out.

Defeating Metroids

Normal Metroids (not Prime) can be dispatched rapidly by using Freeze Beam followed by a missile.

Fission Metroids or any other Metroid can be defeated by using a Power Bomb. This is particularly useful during the last part of the game when you are trying to avoid getting damaged.

Defeating Omega Pirate

First, blow away his Phazon armor. He will turn invisible and probably unleash some troopers. Ignore them and use X-Ray vision to find Omega Pirate. He is quite vulnerable when he is invisible. A charged blast will take away a good amount of his energy. When he is dead, he will melt and the Phazon suit will be yours.

The Omega Pirate is the third to last Boss. First, find the four Phazon plates on the Omega Pirate’s knees and shoulders. Shoot them with Super Missiles or Charged Plasma shots. Once you break all four plates, the Omega Pirate will become invisible and send out troopers. If you are lucky, you will get Ice or Plasma Troopers. Destroy them quickly, switch to your X-ray Visor, then look around. Most likely, the Omega Pirate will still be invisible, except for a few Phazon-filled veins and heart. Avoid the attacks from him, and in time he will uncloak. You will have to repeat the process.

Defeating Parasite Queen

When you get to the Parasite Queen, shoot in the open spots of the wall. To defeat her, Fast Scan her for a weak spot.

When fighting the Parasite Queen, back up into the doorway area you used to enter the room, When positioned correctly, she will not be able to hit you.

Defeating Sheegoth

To defeat Sheegoth, immediately after it breathes gas, aim with L and shoot two missiles. Repeat until it is dead. When Sheegoth attacks, it may get worn out. If so, go to the side of it and look by the mouth. There will be smoke. Aim there with R and fire a missile. If you run out of missiles, turn into the Morph Ball and go to the side of it. Plant all three bombs to the side. Repeat this until Sheegoth is defeated.

Rather than waste missiles shooting at the adult Sheegoth, simply roll into the ball and drop bombs in front of its head. Keep rolling back and fourth in front of it, continuously dropping bombs and it will eventually die.

Get under Sheegoth and Powerbomb it.

Defeating Tadus

Look around the edge of the room and find a clump of rocks that you can jump up and stand on. There is a nice one two sections to the right of the door that you entered. From this vantage point, you cannot be hit by the rolling Thadus or his ice attack that comes across the floor. You can simply stay and continue to fire at him with either the Wave Beam or your missiles. By repetitively shooting your Power Beam at the rocks that he throws, you can continue to generate power-ups which you can then tractor to you with the Charge Beam. You can actually grow stronger with power- ups as you continue the battle. You can continue this for the first several rounds of the battle until the room is filled with fog. Then, run towards him to target your missiles, as you will not be able to see him with regular vision from your rock outpost. At this point you will have adequate energy supplies remaining to simply stand and let him pummel you with ice and by rolling over you while you target his weak points with your Power Missiles. You will still be able to retreat back to the safe area when it is time to return to using your Wave Beam with your Thermal Vision. When you are not vulnerable to his attacks, he is very easy to defeat.

Easy kills

Flying Pirates, Gun Turrets, and most non-mini Boss type creatures can be taken out by the Ice Beam followed by a missile.

To easily take down enemies under hard mode, use the following strategy. Charge up Wave Beam (or another weapon with stun capabilities), fire it at the enemy, shoot a missile, then repeat. This will use up a lot of missiles, but is vital for getting through long parts, such as the Phazon Mines or Research Facility.

When confronting flying or very quick enemies, such as a Flying Space Pirates, Metroids, Stealth Pirates, etc., use your Wave Beam. The Wave Beam, unlike the other beams, homes in on the target you locked on to. When using a different weapon, it is easy to miss. Also, if you charge up the beam, your enemy becomes stunned for a few seconds, allowing you to get in another good shot or two. Missiles can also be used, but should be conserved. Sometimes, if you are very close to an enemy, you may want to use a Charged Ice Beam. This freezes your enemy for a longer time than the Wave Beam stuns them. However, this is risky.

To kill birds easily, when you enter a room with a War Wasp hive, shoot the clustered part of the hive with a missile. It will explode, and the War Wasps can escape.

To defeat ice creatures easily use the Plasma Beam or Flamethrower. It can kill most ice enemies, including Sheegoths, with only one or two hits.

Power Charge

To use the Power Charge, hold A then release it.

Phazon Suit

To acquire the Phazon Suit, you must defeat the Omega Pirate. The Phazon Suit makes you immune to most forms of Phazon radiation. It also comes equipped with the Phazon Beam, which can only be activated during the last Boss fight.

Varia Suit

After you defeat the Flaahgra, you will see an intermission sequence. You will then be able to get the Varia Suit.

Morphball Bomb double jump

When in Morph Ball mode, it is possible to do a double jump with a little innovation. Deploy a bomb, wait about a second, then deploy a second bomb. The first bomb you deployed should send you into the air. While in the air, immediately before the peak of your jump, deploy your third and final bomb. As you descend again, the second bomb you deployed should once again send you airborne, while the third bomb that is in the air should send you up even higher. With some practice, this should come naturally. Remember that timing is key.

Get Baby Metroids to do your dirty work

Go to the first part of the lab area with all the Shadow Space Pirates, on the way to get the Gravity Suit. You will find a large number of Shadow Pirates and a single Metroid in a tank. Ignore the Pirates and shoot a single missile down at the tank. If you can hit it, the Metroid will spring forth and start to devour the Pirates quickly, saving you the trouble of wasting time, ammunition, and health. Note: Do not get too close to the Metroid or it will attack you instead.

Tallon IV Map

When you reach a location where you see two parasites, crawl into a pipe. Use Morph Ball and go through the pipe to get it.

Power-ups

After your accident on the frigate, all of your power-ups will be scattered all over Tallon IV. They can be found at the following locations.

Suits
Varia: Kill Flaahgra; Sunchamber, Chozo Ruins.
Gravity: Under water; Gravity Chamber, Phendrana Drifts.
Phazon: Kill Omega Pirate; Phazon Mines.

Balls
Morph Ball: Kill Beetles and Plated Beetle; Shrine, Chozo.
Bomb: Kill Incinerator Drone; Hive Totem, Chozo.
Boost Ball: Align platforms; Phendrana Canyon, Phend Drifts.
Spider Ball: Kill Thardus; Quarantine Cave, Phendrana Drifts.
Power Bomb: Kill Invisible Drone and navigate maze under floor, bomb blue puddles to go past electric fields; Level 2 by save station, Phazon mines.

Weapons
Missile Launcher: Kill Hive Mecha; Chozo.
Charged Blast: Scan all for Runic Symbols in Watery Hall then scan gate.
Super Missile: Activate Hologram in Phendrana Observatory.
Wave Beam: Kill Sheegoth; Chapel of Elders, Phendrana Drifts.
Waveblaster: Super Missile the twelve weak spots in Tower/Light, jump to top.
Ice Beam: Antechamber, Chozo Ruins
Ice Spreader: Power Bomb the weak tunnel in Magmoor and go underneath.
Plasma: Navigate Spider Track in Geothermal Core, Magmoor.
Flamethrower: Power bomb the metal gate Phazon Sec. Access and activate gate access.

Visors
Thermal: Power down the force field in Phendrana Research Lab.
X-Ray: Life Grove

Get power-ups

To get the left over items from the enemies you have defeated easily, hold A and they will float directly to you.

Get unreachable power-ups

If energy or ammunition is out of your reach, aim and charge your beam. The energy or ammunition will come to you.

Charging any arm cannon weapon will attract energy and missile ammunition to you. However, different weapons have different reaches. The default Power Beam seems to have the furthest reach, while the Wave Beam seems to have the weakest. Keep this in mind when some power-ups do not seem to come to you while using this technique.

Adjust view

hen something is not visible because Samus’ suit is in the way, hold R and move the Analog-stick. Samus will put her hand on her gun and look around in the direction you moved. This is helpful for locking on enemies too high to see, and for seeing where certain platforms end (such as in the acid). It can also be used with the Scan Visor.

Heat wave

Shoot any beam weapon repeatedly for about thirty seconds. When you stop, a heat wave can be seen in front of the arm cannon.

Freeze Samus’ ship

Fire the Ice Beam missile combo at the ship. The Ice Spreader will completely freeze the ship and have a nice visual effect.

Electrocute birds

To electrocute birds, shoot them with the Wave Beam.

Floating enemies

In the beginning of the game, you will go into a corridor with no gravity. Do not turn the gravity off. Instead, look around the room and you will see two dead enemies (parasites) that are just floating around. When you shoot them, they will explode and send blood flying all over the place.

Shoot asteroids

In the beginning of the game, immediately after getting off your ship, there will be asteroids floating around above you. You can shoot them for target practice.

See Samus’ reaction

To see Samus’ reaction within the helmet inside of the reflection, charge and shoot directly at the ground. Note: Try this in an icy place.

Samus’ gets bored

Allow the game to idle for a few seconds. Samus will fiddle with her arm cannon, and eventually do something that resembles taking a nap. Try this with the thermal and x-ray visor for a better effect.

Classic Metroid: Play as Samus with bonus weapons

Press Z at the main menu, then enter JUSTIN BAILEY —— —— as a password. You will begin the game with all the power-ups, and Samus will not be wearing her suit. Press Z to equip the missiles and she will have blonde hair; she will have brown hair without them equipped.

Classic Metroid: Harder game

Press Z at the main menu, then enter 999999 999999 KKKKKK KKKKKK as a password.

Classic Metroid: Samus without suit

Successfully complete the classic Metroid game under two hours to view Samus without her suit during the ending sequence.

Classic Metroid: Super Bomb

Charge a weapon with the Tri Laser, then drop a bomb.

Classic Metroid: Refill energy easily

Go to a pipe that has enemies constantly appearing at ground level with no other enemies around. Just keep shooting and the enemies will fly into your bullets, leaving energy and other items.

Classic Metroid: Defeating Kraid

Use the Ice Beam to freeze the center spike in mid-air as he shoots. Then, use your missiles to shoot the bare spot where the spike was located.

Glitch: Samus’ eyes

Go to Ice Ruins West. Find one of the short rooms with piles of rocks. Use the Charge Shot and aim at the rocks. Hit the rocks and Samus’ eyes will be reflected off the rocks.

Glitch: Unnoticed in window

In Phendrana Drifts at Research Lab Aether, you will see your first Metroid. An intermission sequence will start. Afterwards instead of breaking the tank to continue, go to the window-like opening. The Pirates on the other side will not see you. Note: It is very difficult to get there in hard mode.

Enemy weaknesses and recommended weapon

Enemy Weapon
Aqua Drone
Wavebeam or Wavebuster
Aqua Pirate
Charge Beam or Super Missile
Aqua Sac
Charge Beam, Wave, etc.
Auto Turret
Missile, Power Beam, Ice Beam
Baby Sheegoth
Plasma Beam or Missile
Barbed war wasp
Power Beam
Beetle
Any (best is Plasma Beam)
Blastcap
Any
Bloodflower
Plasma Beam
Burrower
Power Beam, Ice Beam
Chozo Ghost
Super Missile
Crystallite
Plasma Beam
Elite Pirate
Super Missile, Charge Beam
Eyon
Charge Beam
Fission Metroods
Any beam or combo Powerbomb, Phazon Beam
Flaahgra (weakness are mirror reflectors)
Charge Beam Stuns
Flaahgra Tentacle (weakness is base of Flaahgra)
Morph Ball Bomb
Flickerbat
Any
Flying Pirate (any combo)
Charge Beam or Plasma Beam
Geemer
Any Beam weapon
Grizby
Missile
Hive
Missile
Hive Mecha (weakness are four red lights)
Power Beam
Hunter Metroids
Ice Beam, Phazon Beam, Powerbomb
Ice Beetle
Plasma Beam
Ice Burrower
Power Beam, Ice Beam
Ice Shriekbat
Any
Incinerator Drone (weakness is red orb when in sight)
Any
Jelzap
Combos
Lumigeck
Any Beam
Magmoor
Ice beam
Mega Turret
Wavebuster
Meta Ridley (weakness is chest and head)
Plasma or Plasma Beam
Metriod
Ice Beam, Powerbomb, Phazon Beam
Metriod Prime 1 (weakness is face)
Any Beam weapon
Metriod Prime 2 (weakness is head)
Phazon Beam
Oculus
Super Missile
Omega Pirate (weakness is Phazon Armor)
Plasma Beam
Parasite
Any
Parasite Queen (weakness is mouth)
Any
Phazon Elite
Plasma and Power Beam combos
Plasmatrooper
Plasma Beam
Plated Beetle (weakness is rear abdomen)
Any
Plated Parasite
Morph Ball Bomb
Plated Puffer
Missile
Plazmite
Power Beam
Power Trooper
Power Beam
Puddle Spore
Any
Puffer
Any
Pulse Bombu
Wave Beam
Ram War Wasp
Power Beam
Reaper
Any weapon
Reaper Vine
Any
Sap sac
Charge Beam, Wave, etc.
Scarabs
Any
Scatter Bombu
Wave Beam
Seedling
Any
Sentry Drone
Wave Beam
Shadow pirate
Super Missile
Sheegoth (weakness is side of head)
Missile, Plasma Beam
Shriekbat
Power Beam
Space Pirate
Power Beam
Stone Toad
Morph Ball Bomb
Tallon Crab
Any
Tangl Weed
Power Beam
Thardus (weakness varies)
Charge Beam
Triclops
Morph Ball Bomb
Venom Weed
Any
War Wasp
Any
Wave Trooper
Wave beam
Zoomer
Any