Metroid Walkthrough/FAQ
Version 1.01
By Matt "SpacePirate" Perez
9.28.03
Nintendomaster@comcast.net

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00. Table of Contents
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I. Introduction
II. Story
III. Controls
IV. Items
V. Map
VI. Walkthrough
VII. Endings
VIII. Contact Information
IX. Credits

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I. Introduction
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Welcome to my Metroid guide.  Metroid was first released on the NES in 1986 
and still stands as one of the greatest games of all time.  The fun of Metroid 
is mastering the large map.  The map is hard to master.  There are areas that 
look similar to another and there are many rooms.  Basically, you go through 
three areas, Brinstar, Norfair, and Tourian, get a few items, kill two bosses,
Ridley and Kraid, kill a few Metroids, kill the Mother Brain, and escape a 
time bomb.  Thatís about it.  Sounds quite easy, eh?  No.  It isnít.  I cover 
everything in the game.  Okay, letís get started.

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II. Story
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In the year 2000 of the history of the cosmos, representatives from the many 
different planets in the galaxy established a congress called the Galactic 
Federation, and an age of prosperity began.  A successful stellar spaceships 
ferried back and forth between planets.  But space pirates also appeared to 
attack the spaceships.

The Federation Bureau created the Galactic Federation Police, but the piratesí
attacks were powerful and it was not easy to catch then in the vastness of 
space.  The Federation Bureau and the Federation Police called together 
warriors known for their great courage and sent them to do battle with the 
pirates.  These great warriors were called "space hunters".  They received 
large rewards when they captured pirates, and made their living as space 
bounty hunters.

It is now year 20X5 of the history of the cosmos, and something terrible has 
happened.  Space pirates have attacked a deep-space research spaceship and 
seized a capsule containing an unknown life-form that had just been discovered
on the Planet SR388.  This life-form is in a state of suspended animation, but
can be reactivated and will multiply when exposed to beta rays for 24 hours.  
It is suspected that the entire civilization of R388 was destroyed by some 
unknown person or thing, and there is a strong possibility that the life-form 
just discovered was the cause of the planetís destruction.  To carelessly let 
it multiply would be extremely dangerous.  The Federation researchers had 
named it "Metroid" and were bringing it back to Earth-- when it was stolen by 
the space pirates!

If Metroid is multiplied by the space pirates and then used as a weapon, the 
entire galactic civilization will be destroyed.  After a desperate search, the 
Federation Police have at last found the piratesí headquarters, the fortress 
planet Zebes, and launched a general attack.  But the piratesí resistance is 
strong, and the police have been unable to take the planet.  Meanwhile, in a 
room hidden deep within the center of the fortress, the preparations for 
multiplying the Metroid is progressing steadily.     

As a last resort, the Federation Police have decided on this strategy:  to 
send a space hunter to penetrate the center of the fortress and destroy the 
Mother Brain.  The space hunter chosen for this mission is Samus Aran.  Samus 
is the greatest of all the space hunters and has successfully completed 
numerous missions that that everyone thought were absolutely impossible.  
Samus is a cyborg, whoís entire body has been surgically strengthened with 
robotics, giving Samus superpowers.  Even the space pirates fear this space 
suit, which can absorb any enemyís power.  But Samusís true form is shrouded 
in mystery.  

The planet Zebes is a natural fortress.  Its sides are covered with a special 
kind of stone, and its interior is a complicated maze.  On top of that, the 
pirates have planted devices and booby traps in the maze, and the piratesí 
eery followers lie in wait around every corner.  Samus has now succeeded in 
penetrazing Zebes.  But time is running out.  Will he be able to destroy the 
Metroid and save the galaxy? 

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III. Controls
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These are the controls for the Nintendo Entertainment System game.

Directional Pad- Pushing up makes Samus point her gun up.  Pushing down makes 
Samus go into her morph ball when you get the Maru Mari.  Puhing left and 
right makes her run left or right.
A- Makes Samus jump and when pushing A and left or right, you can do a spin 
jump.  
B- Makes Samus shoot her gun.
Start- This pauses the game.
Select- Switches between missiles and your beam weapon.

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IV. Items
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Maru Mari- This allows Samus to morph into a ball.
Missile Box- Adds 5 missiles to your missile inventory. Allows you to shoot 
missiles.
Energy Box: Adds 100% more life to your total life.
Long Beam- Allows you to shoot your power beam much farther.
Bomb- Allows you to set bombs when your in ball mode.
Ice Beam- Allows you to shoot ice and freeze enemies. Cancels out the wave 
beam.
High Jump Boots- Allows you to jump higher.
Varia Suit- Damage to Samus is halved.
Screw Attack: When you spin, you can damage enemies.
Wave Beam- Makes your beam wave. Cancels out the Ice Beam.

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V. Map
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Metroid Master Map


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Legend
[] Blue door   () Red door   {} Yellow door   S Starting point
B Boss   ^ Elevator   b Bridge   * The way out   
|_ Walls, ceilings, & floors   M Missiles   E Energy Box
1 Maru Mari   2 Long Beam   3 Bomb   4 Ice Beam  
5 High Jump Boots   6 Varia   7 Screw Attack   8 Wave Beam    


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VI. Walkthrough
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Use the map above to understand this guide.  Iím good with maps, but not with 
words.  Iíll number the guide so it is easy to understand.  Also use the item 
guide to understand how to use them.  

1. Go left and get the Maru Mari.
2. Go right through three doors. 
3. Go up and go into the first door on the right. 
4. Go through the next door.  
5. Go down the shaft and go into the door on the right.  
6. Go right and get the MISSILES.
7. Go left and go through the door.
8. Go up and go through the first door on the left.  
9. Go through the next door.
10. Go up and go into the door on the left. 
11. Go left and shoot the red door with 5 missiles.
12. Shoot the ball in the hand and grab the LONG BEAM.
13. Go right and go through the two doors.
14. Go down and go through the right door.
15. Go right and go through the door.
16. Go right and go through 5 doors.  
17. Go right and get the ENERGY BOX.
18. Go right and go through the door.
19. Go up and go through the door on the left.
20. Go left and go through the red door.
21. Shoot the ball and grab the BOMBS.
22. Go right and go through the 2 doors.
23. Go down and go left into the door.
24. Go left and go through the door. 
25. Bomb the floor and go through.
26. Go down and go into the door on the left.
27. Go left and go through the door.  
28. Shoot the ball and grab the ICE BEAM.
29. Go right through the 2 doors.  
30. Go up and go into the door on the left.
31. Go left through 3 doors.
32. Go up and go through the door on the right.
33. Go right, go through the walls (bomb them), and go through the 2 doors.
34. Go right and grab the MISSILES.
35. Bomb through the wall and get the ENERGY BOX.
36. Go left through the walls and the 3 doors.
37. Go down all the way and go through the door on the right.
38. Go right and go through the door at the end of the room.
39. Go down the elevator into Norfair.
40. Go right and go into the door.
41. Go right and go into the next door.
42. Go down to the bottom and bomb the floor.
43. Go down and go into the first door on the left.
44. Go left and go through the red door. 
45. Shoot the ball and grab the HIGH JUMP BOOTS.
46. Go right and go through 2 doors.  
47. Go up all the way and go through the floor.  
48. Go into the door at the left.
49. Go left and grab the 2 MISSILES.
50. Go right and go through the door.
51. Go down through the floor and go into the first door on the left.
52. Go left and grab the 3 MISSILES.
53. Go right and go into the door.
54. Go down and go into the second door on the left.
55. Go left and go into the door.  
56. Go up and use the elevator.
57. Go left and go through 2 doors.
58. Go all the way up and go into the last door on the right.
59. Go right, go through the walls, and go through the door.   
60. Go through the ceiling and go left into the door.
61. Go left and go through the red door.
62. Shoot the ball and grab the VARIA.
63. Go right and go through 2 doors.
64. Go through the floor and go left into the door.
65. Go left and go through the wall and the door.
66. Go down all the way and go into the door on the right.
67. Go right and go through the door.
68. Go down into Norfair.
69. Go left through the door and grab the MISSILES.
70. Go left, go through the wall and go through the door on the left.
71. Go down and go into the door on the right.
72. Go right and grab the MISSILES.
73. Go right, through the wall, and grab the 2 MISSILES.
74. Go right, go through the wall, and go through the door.
75. Go through the floor and go into the first door on the left.
76. Go left and go through the red door.
77. Go through the wall, and go through 3 doors. 
78. Go through the ceiling and go into the door on the left.
79. Go left and go through the red door.
80. Shoot the ball and grab the SCREW ATTACK.
81. Go right and go through 2 doors.
82. Go through the floor and go left through 2 doors.
83. Go down and go through the floor.
84. Go through the first door on the right.
85. Go through the next door on the right.
86. Go through the floor and go into the door on the right.
87. Go right and grab the 2 MISSILES.
*This next item is not necessary for the game.  I wonít use it for the guide 
but Iíll tell you how to get it if you want to get it.  Go left through the 
door and go up and through the ceiling.  Go right through 2 doors and then go 
through the floor.  Go left through 2 doors.  Shoot the ball and grab the WAVE
BEAM*  
88. Go left and then go through the ceiling.
89. Go left through 2 doors.
90. Go up and through the ceiling and go into the first door on the right.
91. Go right and go through 2 doors.
92. Go right, through the wall, and through the door.
93. Go through the floor and then go left through the door.
94. Go left and grab the ENERGY BOX.
95. Go right, through the door, and go up through the ceiling.
96. Go left, through the door and the wall and then through 3 doors.
97. Go through the second door on the right and go through 4 doors.
98. Go right an go through the wall and through 2 doors.
99. Go all the way down and go into the door on the left.
100. Go left, go through the door, go down, go through the door on the right.
101. Use the elevator to go into Ridleyís Hideout.
102. Go left through 2 doors.
103. Go up through the ceiling and then go left through the door.
104. Go left and grab the MISSILES.
105. Go right, go through the door and then go through the floor.
106. Go left through 2 doors and grab the ENERGY BOX.
107. Go down and go right through 3 doors.
108. Go right and grab the MISSILES.
109. Go left through the door and go down.
110. Go right through 2 doors.
111. Go down and go through the door on the left.  
112. Go left and grab the MISSILES.
113. Go right and go through the door.
114. Go up and go into the first door on the left.
115. Go left through 3 doors.
116. RIDLEY______________________________________________
Ridley is the easiest boss in the game.  Itís easy to beat him with the Ice 
Beam and a few missiles.  When he shoots fireballs, freeze them with your Ice 
Beam and then get in the middle of the platform and shoot him with missiles.  
Repeat until heís dead.  See, told you he was easy.  Now we have to go to the 
hardest boss in the game.
117. Go left and go through the door.
118. Grab the ENERGY BOX.
119. Go right through 5 doors.
120. Go down and go through the door on the left.
121. Go left and go through the door.
122. Go up and go into the second door on the right.
123. Go right through 5 doors.
124. Use the elevator.
125. Go left through the door.
126. Go up and go right through the door.
127. Go right and go through the door.
128. Go up and go through the ceiling.
129. Go up and go through the second door on the left.
130. Go left and go through the door.
131. Use the elevator.
132. Go left through 2 doors.
133. Go up and go through the door on the left.
134. Go left through the door.
135. Go down and go left through the door.
136. Go under the wall and shoot the second brick left off the wall.
137. Grab the ENERGY TANK.
138. Go left and go through the door.
139. Go through the floor.
140. Go down and go through the door on the right.
141. Use the elevator to get into Kraidís Hideout.
142. Go through the first door on the right and grab the MISSILES.
143. Go left through the door.
144. Go down and go through the next door on the right.
145. Go right and grab the ENERGY TANK.
146. Go left and go through the door.
147. Go up and go through the door on the left. 
148. Go left and grab the MISSILES.
149. Go left and go through the door.
150. Go down and go into the last door on the right.
151. Go right through 2 doors.
152. Go right and grab the MISSILES.
153. Go right and go through the door.
154. Go up and go through the door on the left.
155. Go left and go through the door.
156. Go up and go into the first door on the right.
157. Go right and go through the door.
158. Go down and go through the first door on the left.
159. Go left and grab the MISSILES.
160. Go right and go through the door.
161. Go down and go into the door on the left.
162. Go left and go through 2 doors.
163. KRAID_______________________________________________
This is the hardest boss in the game. But there is a way to beat him that 
isn't that hard. Have the Ice Beam and a couple missiles. When Kraid turns his
back and shoots the spikes, freeze the spikes with your Ice Beam. Then, shoot 
him with a couple of missiles. Remember, the spikes will defreeze so hurry up.
Time to go to Tourian.
164. Go into the lava and grab the ENERGY TANK.
165. Go right and go through the door.
166. Go right through 2 doors.
167. Go up and go into the last door on the left.
168. Go left and go through the door.
169. Go up and use the elevator.
170. Go left and go through the door.
171. Go up and go through the ceiling.
172. Go right through 2 doors.
173. Go up and go through the last door on the left.
174. Go left and go through the door.
175. Shoot the statues.
176. Go left and go through the door.
177. Use the elevator to go into Tourian.
*This area is full of Metroids (Yeah, itís not just a clever name).  To kill 
Metroids, freeze them with your Ice Beam and then shoot it with 5 missiles.  
If you donít have the Ice Beam then get it!* 
178. Go down and shoot the door on the right with 10 missiles.
179. Go through the door.
180. Go right and go through the door.
181. Go down and go through the door on the left.
182. Go left and go through the door.
183. Go left and destroy the 5 barriers.
184. MOTHER BRAIN________________________________________
Mother Brain- When your on the pipe, start shooting the Mother Brain with 
missiles. The only thing that makes this difficult are the fire rings. Either 
freeze them with your Ice Beam or destroy them with your screw attack.  Now 
you have to escape!
185. Go left and go through the door.
186. Go up and escape.

Congratulations!  You have beaten Metroid!  

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VII. Endings
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The endings depend on your finish time. There are 5 endings. I'll put them 
worst ending to best ending.
Ending 1
5 Hours
Samus does a victory pose.

Ending 2
5 Hours with Armor less Samus
Samus turns around and puts her hand on her face.

Ending 3
3-5 Hours
Samus takes her helmet off.

Ending 4
3 Hours
Samus takes off her armor.

Ending 5
1 Hour
Samus takes off here armor and is wearing a bikini.


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VIII. Contact Information
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You can contact me at Nintendomaster@comcast.net 

If you are going to ask a question, make sure it is not in the guide.  If it 
is, then I will not reply.  Also, donít make emails that donít make any sense.
Also, try to put your question in the topic.
If your going to send me letters with complements, then try to ask a question 
or tricks in the game thatíll make the guide better.  
Send all the hate letters you want.  Theyíre hilarious.
I never look at Spam letters.  So donít send me them.  
I hate those dumb chain letters, so donít send me them.  

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IX. Credits
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By Matt "SpacePirate" Perez
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