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Metroid Prime Strategy Guide by Alasdair Lo
System: Nintendo Gamecube
Date: 10 August, 2004
Version 1.1
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Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Updates
3. Mission Background
4. Basics
5. Samus' Mission Part 1: Frigate and Chozo Ruins
     a. Space Pirates' Frigate
     b. On to Chozo Ruins
     c. Abnormal Seismic Activity Detected
     d. Increasing War Wasp Activity Detected
     e. Main Source of Toxins in the Ruins has been Detected
6. Samus' Mission Part 2: The Caverns and the Drifts
     a. Exploring Magmoor Caverns
     b. Entering Phendrana Drifts
     c. Half-pipe Structure Detected
     d. Predator Increase in Phendrana Region
     e. Into the Lab
     f. Abnormally Low Temperature in Ruins Site 
     g. Gravity Pulses Located within Phendrana Area
7. Samus' Mission Part 3: En Route to the Mines
     a. Numerous Distress Beacons Detected
     b. Down to Phazon Mines
     c. Unique Mining Technology on Upper Part of Site
     d. Unusual Activity in Magmoor Region
     e. High Levels of Phazon Detected on Mobile Source
8. Samus' Mission Part 4: The Mystery of the Impact Crater
     a. The Showdown at the Artifact Temple: Samus vs Meta Ridley
     b. Down in the Crater
9. The Locations of Expansions
     a. Energy Tanks
     b. Missile Expansions
     c. Power Bomb Expansions
10. Samus' Log Book
     a. Pirate Data
     b. Chozo Lore
     c. Creatures
11. Some More Interesting Stuff
	a. Image Gallery
	b. Comparison of Resident Evil and Metroid
12. Conclusion
Appendix I. Feedback Information

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1. Introduction
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Since the first Metroid came out for the NES in the 1980s, it established 
itself as one of Nintendo's most popular franchises. A sequel was released 
for the Gameboy some time later and was called Metroid II: The Return of 
Samus. This was the first Metroid game I played, but at that time, I was 
too young to know what it's all about. All I saw was some woman in a spacesuit 
jumping around killing something that gives out monkey cries.

I was also unaware of the Metroid game for the SNES, called Super Metroid. 
It involved Samus going to planet Zebes to destroy the Space Pirates, who 
stole the supposedly last Metroid. Now, on to the Nintendo 64. No Metroid 
games were released, probably because the original creator of Metroid died 
in 1997 in a car crash. But Samus still appeared in the Super Smash Bros. 
games, and eventually, a Metroid game called Metroid Prime was released 
for the Nintendo Gamecube, with the help of Retro Studios. This is really 
the first Metroid game I have played in full detail, and I find it to be 
a rather fun first person shooter, or I should say, first person blaster! 
This really deserves the Game of the Year award, in spite of the fact that 
Samus is rather dumb throughout the game!

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2. Updates
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Version 1.1:
Added Chapter 11: Some More Interesting Stuff

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3. Mission Background
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Well, most people like to say that Metroid Prime happens before Metroid 
II. Let me first say that it is obvious that Metroid Prime occurs after 
the first Metroid, however, I think that it occurs after Super Metroid. 
You will see why later. Different data found in the world can give you 
more details of the plot.

Once upon a time, there lived a bird like race of creatures called the 
Chozo, they are very smart people who built up their technology very quickly, 
and swiftly. They established colonies all around the galaxy, and made 
peace with many other tribes.

However, some of the Chozos realized that the obsession with new technology 
would mean their decline. They have already felt their spirituality fade. 
Therefore, they seek other undeveloped planets, so that they can live their 
lives as close to nature, and far away from technology as possible. One 
of the planets they chose was Tallon IV. Peace reigned there.

But one day, a giant meteor crashed onto Tallon IV, contaminating the whole 
planet with the Great Poison. This poison killed and mutated many animals 
and plants. Regardless of how hard they try, the Chozos there cannot stop 
the poison. They therefore, build an Artifact Temple, securing the impact 
crater with 12 Artifacts. Then they left, leaving some Chozo Lore as a 
proof of their existence.

This is not the end of the story. After the Space Pirates were defeated 
by Samus, and their home planet Zebes was blown to bits twice, one team 
set off to find a planet with lots of useful energy to help regroup 
themselves again. They found Tallon IV, with its Phazon from the meteor, 
and started to set up labs and mines there to harvest the Phazon. They 
also found that Phazon has the ability to mutate various creatures into 
powerful fighters. Therefore, they transported many native creatures of 
Tallon IV to their frigate hovering above Tallon IV for their Phazon 
Experiments. But Samus once intercepted a distress signal from the Frigate, 
and went forward to investigate. This is the beginning of her mission.

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4. Basics
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Button Configuration:
Control Stick: Moves Samus
Directional Pad: Selects Visors
Start Button: Accesses Inventory Screen
A Button: Fires Beam, Uses Bombs
B Button: Jump, Charge up Blitz Ball Mode
C Stick: Selects Beams
X Button: Change into Morph Ball Mode
Y Button: Fires Missiles, Uses Power Bombs
Z Button: Accesses Map
L Button: Locks onto targets, Scans objects, Use Grapple Beam
R Button: Hold to manual aim

Percentage Completion:
When you load a game, you will be given a percentage that shows how many 
of the items you have collected. Whether they are the beams, suits, missile 
expansions or the artifacts, they ALL count. I will list out each item's 
usefulness with a 4 star scale. This is due to the fact that some people 
like to complete the game with the lowest percentage as possible. Items 
with 4 stars MUST be collected to beat the game. Items with 3 stars are 
not mandatory, but will help you a lot. Items with 2 stars are not mandatory, 
but are quite helpful. As for the items with one stars, well, they can 
be skipped if you want.

Health System:
Samus wears a Power Suit given to her by the Chozos when she was still 
young. The Power Suit has a life support system that allows Samus to survive 
in many harsh conditions. Of course, such a suit needs energy to run. Samus 
starts with 99 energy, and collecting extra energy tanks can increase her 
energy capacity by 100 each time. There are 14 Energy Tanks in the whole 
game, and Samus can have a total of 1499 Energy. If Samus gets hit, she 
will lose energy. To recover energy, collect Energy Balls. Purple Energy 
Balls restore 10 Energy, Red Energy Balls restore 20 Energy, while Gold 
Energy Balls restore a whole 100 Energy.

Visors:
There are a total of 4 visors for Samus to use. The first is her Combat 
Visor. The second is her Scan Visor, which allows her to activate certain 
switches, and scan computer terminals and Chozo Lore for clues. Weaknesses 
in walls can also be detected. To scan an item, press and hold L when the 
Visor is locked onto a target.

The thermal visor allows Samus to pick up heat signatures of certain 
invisible enemies. You can also use to detect Power Conduits, which are 
used to activate electric devices.

The X-Ray Visor allows Samus to see invisible enemies as well, certain 
ledges can also be seen through the X-Ray Visor, you can also see if anything 
is hidden behind a group of leaves, and if any pillars are hollow. Lots 
of hidden stuff can be found this way.

Suits:
Samus starts with a normal power suit, she then gets the Varia Suit, which 
allows her to travel through extremely hot areas like the Magmoor Caverns. 
Then, she gets the Gravity Suit, which allows her to jump freely around 
water. Finally, she gets the Phazon Suit, which allows her to be immune 
to Blue Phazon.

Missiles and Missile Combos:
Samus will lose her missile launcher after the Space Pirate Frigate. She 
has to find the Missile Launcher to use Missiles. There are 50 Missile 
Expansions to be found, including the launcher, and Samus can carry 250 
Missiles at once! Good hunting!

Missiles can be used in conjunction with beams. First, charge the beam 
to full, and press Y to release the Combo! The combos have to be picked 
up first. Objects made of Cordite and Radion can be broken through with 
the Super Missile. Other combos include Waveblaster, Ice Spreader and 
Flamethrower. Which are combos with Wave, Ice and Plasma Beams. To increase 
the rate of fire of Missiles, alternate missiles with power beam shots.

Morph Ball and Bombs:
Once Samus picks up the Morph Ball, she can roll into a ball and enter 
holes that are 1 metre in diameter. She can also use Bombs to blow up things 
made of Sandstone, activate Morph Ball Slots and do the Bomb Jump. TO do 
a bomb jump, lay a bomb, and let the explosion boost Samus. Boost Ball 
can help Samus go up Halfpipes, press and hold B to charge up the boost, 
and release to get the boost. As for the Power Bombs, they can be used 
to blow up things made of Bendezium.

Dashing:
If you press and hold L while locked on an enemy, Samus can strafe. Tap 
B while strafing to dash. This is important as some enemies cannot be hit 
unless they have their back turned to you.

Grappling Targets:
Some objects can be latched on with Samus' Grapple Beam. Those objects 
are marked with a yellow symbol. When the symbol is flashing with a white 
colour, press and hold R to latch on. Then you can swing around like Tarzan.

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5. Samus' Mission Part 1: Frigate and Chozo Ruins
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Now, here's the meat of the guide. Pick an empty file and the game will 
start. You will be told that an unidentified distress beacon has been 
detected from a derelict space vessel in orbit above Tallon IV. Then, Samus 
will fly her Gunship to the Frigate. She jumps out to investigate. Hence, 
her mission begins.

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a. Space Pirate Frigate
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As soon as you have control of Samus, lock onto the 4 red switches that 
operate the Force Field. Fire at each of them to shut down the Force field. 
Then go through. You will find the next Force Field operator activators 
offline. Scan the switch in front of you to activate them. Then, when they 
are activated, go left and fire at the 6 switches to deactivate the Force 
Field. Then, move forward and go left, and follow the walkway. Fire the 
beam at the door to open it. Go through.

There is a makeshift map of the Frigate. Scan it and you will find that 
the environment of Deck Alpha is unstable. With this information, go 
forwards and through the door. 

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Air Lock
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It seems that this room is pressurized. Scan the switch to repressurize 
the room, allowing Samus to go through the other door. All the floating 
objects will drop violently to the ground.

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Deck Alpha Access Hall
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There is nothing of interest here. Go through the other door.

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Emergency Evacuation Area
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Go down the steps. You will find a Parasite feeding on a dead Space Pirate. 
Scan it and kill it.

New Creature! Parasite
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot
"Interstellar vermin. Travels in swarms.

Indigenous to Tallon IV, a single Parasite is harmless to larger life-forms. 
However, they tend to travel in large groups, swarming over potential prey. 
Such swarms can be dangerous."

Detailed Description:
Parasites are green salamander like creatures. They are a nuisance. They 
are just so easy to kill, and as they travel in swarms, I would recommend 
using a morph ball to roll right through them instead of fighting them.

Now, let's have a look at the Space Pirate. He has been killed as his spinal 
cord has been severed. Ooh. Interesting. Now, let's move on to the other 
catwalk, past this unknown creature. What the hell's happening on this 
Frigate? There is an injured Space Pirate lying against the wall opposite 
the catwalk with screens. Kill him with a couple of shots and he will be 
put to rest. You will find that several escape pods have been launched 
here. Now, go through the next door.

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Deck Alpha Umbilical Hall
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There is debris in the way. Use your charge beam to blow it up and go through 
the door on the other side.

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Map Facility
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You will see 2 Parasites scurrying into a hole. Roll into a Morph Ball 
and go through the hole. There is a map station here. Scan it for a Research 
Entry and then step on it to download the map for the Frigate.

New Research Entry! Map Station
Walk into Map Station holograms to download a map of the area you're in.

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Connection Elevator to Deck Beta
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Scan the switch and the elevator hologram will be activated. Step into 
the hologram and the elevator will go down. Go through the next door.

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Deck Beta Conduit Hall
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There is a hole under the debris. Turn into a Morph Ball and roll through 
the hole, avoiding the electric leak. Go through the next door.

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Biotech Research Area 1
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There is this unknown creature in stasis hibernation. There are 2 wounded 
Space Pirates here too. One is limping towards you. Although they are 
injured, they still are able to defend themselves. Use Charge Beams to 
destroy them from a range. Then go through the other door.

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Deck Beta Security Hall
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Walk along this hall, and you will find an Auto Defense Turret here. Scan 
the Turret and then destroy it with a single missile.

New Creature! Auto Defense Turret
Attacks:
Beam Blast
Strength:
Missile Launcher: 1-2 Missiles
Power Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Use Missiles to break outer casing."

Detailed Description:
Auto Defense Turrets are just some device that hang on ceilings, and blast 
intruders with its beam. That's it. They do moderate damage to Samus. Auto 
Defense Turrets change from Green to Red when an intruder is detected, 
so it's best to destroy them before they turn red, or they will start to 
fire at Samus. To destroy these turrets, just fire 1 or 2 missiles at them. 
Auto Defense Turrets can sometimes be deactivated with switches, so be 
on the lookout for scannable switches near turrets.

With the Turret gone, go through the door behind it.

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Biohazard Containment
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There is this large unknown creature in the stasis tank. But there are 
no signs of life. However, there IS an Auto Defense Turret in this room. 
Scan the switch to the left to disable it. Then, you can scan the Red Target 
on the Computer Terminal for Pirate Data.

New Pirate Data! Fall of Zebes
Zebes has fallen. All ground personnel are presumed dead, either killed 
by the Hunter clad in metal or in the subsequent destruction of the 
underground facilities. (1) Our research frigates Orpheon, Siriacus and 
Vol Paragom were in orbit at zero hour and managed to retreat. Frigate 
Orpheon is now docked at Vortex Outpost. Orpheon's cargo appears to have 
a 100% survival rate (2): Metroids are healthy but on restricted feeding 
schedules due to uncertain supply status. We are ready to begin researching 
on the Metroids and other promising life-forms. Security status remains 
at Code Blue: no signs of pursuit from the Hunter. (3)

Explanations:
(1) Samus has blown up Mother Brain on Planet Zebes, triggering a bomb 
that destroyed their underground facilities twice already.
(2) Several groups of Space Pirates managed to evacuate from the planet 
aboard their Frigates, taking their experimental subjects, including the 
Metroids with them.
(3) What the Pirates do not know is, that Samus IS on their trail in this 
adventure now! Now the plot thickens...

Then go past the stasis containers with certain experimental creatures.  
It seems that those creatures have an increased mass when fused with Phazon.  
Then, scan the switch at the far end to activate the elevator. Go up.

There is a wounded Space Pirate on the floor. He is probably feeling sorry 
for himself. Put him out of his misery with the Charge Beam. There are 
more wounded Space Pirates wandering around. Take them all out, and go 
through the door on this level.

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Deck Beta Transit Hall
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There is nothing to be found here, except some notices on the wall. Go 
through the other door.

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Cargo Freight Lift to Deck Gamma
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The lift is guarded by an Auto Defense Turret. Blow it up with a Missile, 
then scan the switch to activate the lift. Walk aboard and go down. Get 
out of the lift, and a Space Pirate will drop down to confront you. Blast 
him to death. Then scan the switch to activate the door lock. Turn into 
a Morph Ball and roll into the slot with the hologram to open the door. 
Go through.

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Reactor Core Entrance 
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Auto Defense Turrets! 2 of them! Blast them with missiles. Before you 
activate the door lock, enter the room to the left. It is a Save Station. 
Walk into the hologram to save, and replenish your health. You can also 
scan it for a Research Entry. You can also scan the Missile Ammunition 
the turrets left behind for another research entry.

New Research Entry! Save Station
Step into these stations to save your game and fully restore your energy.

New Research Entry! Missile Ammo
Missile Ammunition. Resupplies Missile Launcher with 5 rounds of ammo.

Save, and then activate the door lock outside, and open the door. Get ready 
for the first big fight of the game... I know you are dying for action.

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Reactor Core
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Move forward, and you will find a cut-scene. There is this force field 
in the center of the room, and suddenly, a gigantic Parasite Queen crawls 
down to face Samus! It's time for the first boss battle of Metroid Prime! 
Make sure you scan this creature, as you only have this chance!

Boss Battle! Parasite Queen
Attack:
Green Beam Attack
Recommended Weapon:
Power Beam
"Parasite female, genetically enhanced by unknown means.

A weak spot has been detected in this creature's mouth. Use your 
auto-targeting to acquire this new target!"

Rule of Engagement:
This first boss battle is not very hard for our Intergalactic Bounty Hunter 
Samus. All she does is fire green beams that can be easily avoided by dashing. 
To hit the Parasite Queen, wait until the blue force field is out of the 
way, and then lock and fire at her mouth. When the force field is rotating, 
just keep firing normal Power Beams at her and you can still damage her 
through lucky hits. This is an easy battle for sure.

After the Parasite Queen is defeated, she will fall into the Reactor Core, 
causing it to melt down in 7 minutes! Let's get out of here! There is a 
door that is revealed. Go through now! Just run through the hallways and 
go up the elevators as you go.

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Biotech Research Area 1
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There are several Space Pirates here firing at the Parasite Queen in the 
stasis container. The container explodes, killing those Pirates, leaving 
behind some energy. Scan those balls for a Research entry.

New Research Entry! Small Energy
Small energy. Replenishes 10 units of energy.

Some steps comprised of debris will be revealed. Jump up and kill the Space 
Pirates up there. Then go over to the other end. A lid will explode, allowing 
Samus to jump in.

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Subventilation Shaft Area A
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Turn into a ball and roll through and go through the doors of the ventilation 
shafts, avoiding the Parasites as you go. The Morph Ball Bombs can be used 
to open doors and clear debris in the way.

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Main Ventilation Shaft Section B
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There are 2 Auto Defense Turrets here. Blow them to scrap. Then go through 
the door. Roll through the ventilation shafts to reach Biotech Research 
Area 2.

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Biotech Research Area 2
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Samus will meet some silvery metallic flying dragon in the room. Hey, who 
the heck are you? This dragon makes a cry and then flies through the ceiling 
and away. There are some attachment points for the Grapple Beam. Grapple 
on them and swing over the pit below to the next door. If you scan the 
terminal by the door, you will find that dragon is Meta Ridley, an enhanced 
version of Ridley! Some how, the Space Pirates have managed to revive this 
purple beast, and he is now silvery! Now, go through the door.

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Connection Elevator to Deck Alpha
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This is where you take the elevator out of here. There is a switch. Scan 
it to disable the auto defense turret around the corner. Then activate 
the elevator. Get on it. Suddenly, a random explosion knocks Samus into 
the elevator, as a result, her Varia Suit, Missiles, Grapple Beam, Charge 
Beam and Morph Ball have all malfunctioned and she has to find all of them 
later! This is not looking good. Ride the elevator up.

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Deck Alpha Mech Shaft
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Run through this shaft and go through the door. Wait for the air lock to 
depressurize, and then go through the doors to get out of here! While 
outside, Samus finds Meta Ridley, he flies off in the direction of Tallon 
IV. She gets on her gunship moments before the whole Frigate blows, and 
flies towards Tallon IV and lands in the Tallon Overworld. The target Meta 
Ridley is lost and cannot be tracked, ground recon is necessary in order 
to find him, wherever he is. It's time to save the game.

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b. On to Chozo Ruins
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*****TALLON OVERWORLD*****
Well, this really is a rainy day for Tallon IV. There are so many doors 
in the landing site. First, scan your Gunship for a Research Entry.

New Research Entry! Gunship
Hunter-class gunship registered to Samus Aran.

You can return to your ship to recharge energy, reload weapons and save 
progress in the game.

Now, there is a door within easy reach of Samus. Jump up the ledges and 
go through the door.

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Canyon Cavern
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Move forward, and some Beetles will jump out of the ground. They don't 
like Samus. Scan them for their data, then take them out with some rapid 
blasts from your Power Beam.

New Creature! Beetle
Attack:
Charging Tackle
Strength:
Power Beam: 5-6 shots
Ice Beam: 1 shot
Plasma Beam: 1 shot
"Burrowing insect with a resilient carapace. Extremely aggressive.

Insect's massive mouth enables it to tunnel through solid rock at high 
speeds. Above ground, Beetles can cover short distances rapidly. They 
attack anything that moves near their lair."

Detailed Description:
Beetles are just common enemies found in Tallon Overworld and Chozo Ruins. 
You can tell they are coming by the sound of earth rumbling and their high 
pitch cries. Beetles only attack by tackling you, and hence would not be 
a big threat. Rapid shots of the Power Beam can knock them back easily.

Now, go through the other door.

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Tallon Canyon
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There is an orange bulb like thing on the tree in front of Samus. Scan 
it for another Creature Entry in the Log Book.

New Creature! Sap Sac
"Chemical reaction within sac produces violent explosion when agitated.

Because of its irresistible odor and sweet nectar, the Sap Sac as nearly 
eaten out of existence. The evolution of an explosive chemical sac saved 
it: now only brave or ingenious creatures dare to devour it."

Detailed Description:
Well, these sacs are harmless, but you can always shoot it from a range 
if you want to see the explosion! Don't stand too close or Samus will be 
hurt! It's not funny then!

Move along the path, but do not jump up the ledges yet. But still, scan 
the two creatures up there first. They are the Zoomers and Geemers.

New Creature! Zoomer
Strength:
Power Beam: 3 shots
"Anchors itself to walls and other surfaces. Avoid contact with pikes.

A basic nerve center located directly above the Zoomer's mandibles detects 
nutrients. Sharp spines protect it from casual predators, but the lack 
of a reinforced carapace makes the Zoomer vulnerable to any indirect 
attacks."

Zoomers are harmless little blue porcupine creatures that move around in 
the Tallon Overworld and Magmoor Caverns. They just walk around, waiting 
for you to step on its spikes. Hence they are cannon fodder for Samus. 
3 Power Beam shots are enough to kill one.

New Creature! Geemer
Strength:
Missile: 1 Missile
Plasma Beam: 1 Shot
"Wall-crawling mollusk with retractable spikes.

The Geemer is an evolutionary offshoot of the Zoomer family. When 
threatened, it extends lethal spikes and retracts its head deep into its 
armored carapace."

Detailed Description:
Geemers are also harmless little porcupine creatures. However, they are 
red in colour and are found in the Tallon Overworld only. They also walk 
around, waiting for you to step on its spikes. Hence they are cannon fodder 
for Samus. However, theses guys are even more armored than the Zoomer, 
and hence heavier firepower in the form of missiles of Plasma Beams are 
needed to kill these red creatures.

On the ground, there are these mushrooms which explode when step on. Scan 
them, they are known as Blastcaps.

New Creature! Blastcap
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Charged Shot
"Volatile chemicals within this weed's toxic fungal cap may explode if 
agitated.

The poisonous flesh of the Blastcap helps keep it from being eaten. It 
also detonates its fungal cap when it senses even slight contact."

Detailed Description:
Blastcaps are the landmine plants of Metroid Prime. They stay every so 
still, and if Samus comes in contact with them, boom! They explode, 
releasing their toxic gas. Even if you destroy those from a range, the 
gas will stay for a little while. In that case wait before going there. 
Blastcaps often appear in groups. Oh by the way, Nintendo got it wrong 
in the description. Mushrooms are fungi, not weeds.

Now, walk past that halfpipe and go through the door behind it. REMEMBER 
TO COME BACK TO THE HALFPIPE WHEN YOU HAVE BOOST BALL! Kill the Beetles 
if you wish. You will also be notified that an Active Transport is present.

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Transport Tunnel A
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Some Zoomers and Sap Sacs are present, minding their own business. Make 
way! Blow them up for fun, then go through the other door.

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Transport to Chozo Ruins West
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Scan the switch to activate the transport, and then step onto the hologram. 
The elevator transport will start to go up, taking Samus to the Chozo Ruins.

*****CHOZO RUINS*****
As soon as you leave the transport, you will be notified that an abnormal 
seismic activity has been detected. This is your next objective in the 
game. So, I will open a new section of the guide.

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c. Abnormal Seismic Activity Detected
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It seems that the Seismic Activity is located in an area of the ruins site 
called the Hive Totem, which is exactly the place for you to go.

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Ruins Entrance
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Walk out to the open space, and 2 Beetles will pop out of the ground, let's 
make a quick kill of them. Then jump over to the other door. There is a 
Chozo Lore above the door. Scan it before you go through to the Main Plaza.

New Chozo Lore! Fountain
At the highest point of our city lies the fountain, a wellspring of pure 
water that flows throughout our civilization. It is the jewel of the Chozo, 
the life giver, and yet its waters speak of a clouded future. As we come 
to understand the paths of time and space more clearly, we have begun to 
glimpse rough tatters of past and future, glittering behind reality like 
soft lights behind a curtain. We have seen the fountain in these glimpses, 
pouring darkness instead of water, and we cannot guess what the visions 
mean.

Explanations:
It seems that a certain fountain in the Chozo Ruins has the ability to 
foresee the future, and it has definitely forseen that a meteor with the 
Great Poison will crash onto Tallon IV one day.

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Main Plaza
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Number of Missile Expansions: 3

You can see the overview of this main plaza. Then you are left to play 
as Samus. Go forward over the half pipe, and 5 Beetles will pop out of 
the ground. Kill them as usual. 

Remember!
If you scan the tree to the right, you will notice that it has a structural 
weakness. Remember this. There must be something hidden behind that piece 
of wood up there. There is also a halfpipe, with a Missile Expansion up 
there. Remember to come back when you have the Boost Ball.

Go past the halfpipe and jump up the steps. Then go through the door to 
your left, into the Nursery Access.

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Nursery Access
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There is nothing in this hall, but a large swarm of Scarabs. Wait until 
they hold still, then scan them, and blow them up, from a range.

New Creature! Scarab
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Shot
"Exploding parasites that can embed their bodies in solid rock.

Scarabs think nothing of sacrificing themselves for the safety of their 
swarm. When a hostile life form is sighted, they block its progress by 
embedding themselves in floors and walls. Embedded Scarabs violently 
self-destruct when threatened."

Detailed Description:
Scarabs are not those meateating cannibalistic insects you find in the 
move "The Mummy". However, they look similar and are now moving landmines 
of Metroid Prime. When Samus touches them, they will explode. The best 
course of action in dealing with them is to wait for them to stand still, 
and then shoot them to pieces one by one. If you have the Boost Ball, enter 
Morph Ball Mode and roll right on through.

Go through the other door to the Eyon Tunnel.

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Eyon Tunnel
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Scan the Eyon for another entry, and then blind them temporarily with your 
Power Beam. There are a couple more Eyons in this tunnel. Blind them and 
then go through the other door. Expect to see little Chozo babies crying.

New Creature! Eyon
Attack:
Beam Attack
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Immobile organisms entirely composed of ocular tissue.

Capable of launching sustained energy beams when active, the Eyon is 
sensitive to light and will close shut if a bright flash ignites nearby."

Detailed Description:
Oh dear, these eyes are alive themselves! Anytway, these Eyons are always 
stuck onto walls like limpets, and they only attack by firing a consistent 
green beam that sweeps around at will. To stop them, shoot them with your 
Power Beam to blind them temporarily. To blind them permanently, shoot 
them with your Charge Beam.

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Ruined Nursery
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

At last, you are in the ruined nursery. Surprise, I fooled you! There are 
no Chozo babies here! There is a Save Station nearby, as informed in your 
map. Go forward and scan the Chozo Lore off the wall. There are a couple 
of Beetles here, but what the heck!

New Chozo Lore! Exodus
We Chozo are departing now, after so many years in peaceful seclusion here 
on Tallon IV. (1) When we came here, this place was a refuge for our spirits, 
a civilization built from native materials, bereft of the trappings of 
our technology. (2) We were linked to the land here, kindred to the plants 
and animals, far away from the machines we had become so dependent on. 
And so we leave it now, pristine, a testament to the mortal forms we no 
longer need. We have drawn the veils of time and space aside, and are 
withdrawing beyond the illusion. But we will never forget this, the most 
sacred of our homes. And we will be remain ever watchful. (3)

Explanation:
(1) Tallon IV was once home to the Chozos, but they have all left now, 
and no Chozos are in sight.
(2) The Chozos came to live in Tallon IV to escape from their high tech 
world with so many machines, making them unnatural.
(3) There must be some reason for the Chozo's departure, and they may return 
to this planet someday.

Jump up the steps, ignoring that maze on the wall. Come back later when 
you have the morph ball. There are two new creatures for you to scan here. 
They are the War Wasp and the War Wasp Hive.

New Creature! War Wasp
Attack:
Dive Bomb Sting
Strength: 
Power Beam: 2 Shots
"Airborne insect equipped with a venomous stinger capable of shearing 
steel.

The War Wasp rarely strays far from its hive unless it is pursuing an 
immediate threat. It attacks with no regard for its own survival, 
dive-bombing its enemy with stinger extended. Fast-working toxins from 
the incapacitate most small organisms."

Detailed Description:
War Wasps are just those yellow wasps that are so common in the Chozo Ruins. 
You can tell they are around when you hear them buzz. They attack by ramming 
into Samus and stinging her. They make a screeching sound before doing 
so, and hence can be easily avoided. War Wasps can easily be killed with 
2 shots of the Power Beam, or one spray of DDT! If they have it!

New Creature! War Wasp Hive
Strength:
Missile: 1 Missile
"Primary War Wasp dwelling. Only vulnerable to heavy weaponry.

War Wasps build their homes over existing crevices, using whatever 
materials are close at hand. They carry building fragments back to the 
construction site with their forelegs and glue them into place with 
adhesives secreted from their abdomens."

Detailed Description:
War Wasp Hives are where the War Wasps live. They dispense a limitless 
number of War Wasps. Use a Missile to blow it up and the pest will be 
eliminated or just spray it full of DDT!

Go through the door at the far end of the catwalk to the Save Station 1 
to save, then go out again and go through the other door.

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North Atrium
--------------
What the!? There is a snake on the wall! Wait, there is only a swarm of 
Scarabs. Wait for them to stand still, and blow them to bits. Then go through 
the door at the other end.

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Ruined Gallery
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 2

I can't believe this used to be a ruined gallery, but watch out! There 
is a large swarm of War Wasps coming out from the nest! Blow them to bits! 
It seems that the Chozos need to call the Exterminator, and Samus is the 
woman most perfect for the job. No, you will not find the picture of Mona 
Lisa in here, or Mona Chozo even!

Remember!
There are 2 Missile Expansions in this room, one behind the weak wall to 
the left in front of Samus just above the water, and one in that U tube 
as seen in the map. The one in the U tube can be collected when Samus has 
the Morph Ball Bomb, and the one behind the weak wall can be collected 
once Samus has the Missile Launcher. Remember that!

There are some weeds down there by the water. Scan them, they are a new 
creature. DO NOT ENTER THE WATER YET! It's poisonous.

New Creature! Tangle Weed
"Plant life with basic sentience. Retracts into ground if threatened.

Tangle Weeds are only dangerous to small organisms. They are covered in 
tiny barbs designed to trap potential meals. Tangle Weeds lack the strength 
to do anything more than hinder larger life forms."

Detailed Description:
As said in the above description, Tangle Weeds are only there to slow Samus 
down. Therefore, just blast them with your Power Beam and they will hide 
shyly into the ground, allowing you to pass through smoothly. Go through 
the door on the other side of the room.

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Totem Access
-------------
There is a new creature in this hallway. It provides light for the room. 

New Creature! Plazmite
Strength:
Power Beam: 2 shots
Small insect capable of storing and releasing thermal energy.

Plazmites are attracted to sources of heat, thriving on the energy present 
there. They emit light when hunting, and will expel small bursts of thermal 
energy when threatened."

Detailed Description:
Plazmites are the glowworms of Metroid Prime. They fly around the room, 
emitting light. However, they can hurt Samus if she jumps into them, so 
use your Power Beam to destroy those in the room.

You will find an island in the middle of the poisonous water in the room. 
Kill the Plazmite, jump on, and jump to the other hallway and go through 
the door to the Hive Totem!

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Hive Totem
-------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Jump onto the island in the middle of the room, look across the bridge. 
There is a large mechanical device with lifeforms inside the hollows of 
the machine. But what the heck! What is important is that your first missile 
expansion is right across the bridge waiting for Samus to get it.

Go and get it, it's free. But what's this? The platform of the missile 
expansion rises up, into the machine, and the room fills will poisonous 
water, and the music changes to one of my most favorite themes in the game, 
and a swarm of Ram War Wasps fly out! Let's scan these, as it's your only 
chance! Then let's fight top the death! The thing which dispenses the War 
Wasps can also be scanned. It's a Hive Mecha!

New Creature! Hive Mecha
Attack:
Release Ram War Wasps
"Security unit programmed to work with predatory hive dwellers.

A design flaw makes the shielding on Hive Mecha weak around their access 
ports. These units are second generation combat drones, able to interface 
with organic units at a higher level. They train, shelter and work with 
hive dwelling predators. Unarmed, they rely on their hive beasts to handle 
any threats."

New Creature! Ram War Wasp
Attack: 
Ramming Sting
Strength:
Power Beam: 2 Shots
"Airborne predator. Circles its prey and then strikes.

The War Wasps are the only species on Tallon IV to evolve a true hive mind. 
Nesting in damp, dark places, Ram War Wasps emerge in small groups when 
threatened and circle their enemy at high speeds, disorienting it. Striking 
from all sides as a single intelligence, they can fell huge organisms."

Detailed Description:
Oh really, so that's what there oversized wasps with red abdomens are. 
As said in the description, the Ram War Wasps will spin around Samus very 
quickly, and then pause for a moment before ramming into her. To deal with 
such annoyances, spin around with them, and whenever you see the Ram War 
Wasp standing still, blast it with your Power Beam to kill it. I guess 
they will be singing "Merry-go-round the Mulberry Bush" before attacking!

The first wave will have a single ring of Ram War Wasps coming after you. 
Kill them, and start shooting at the mouth of the large Hive Mecha device 
until it rotates. Then shoot as many Ram War Wasps as possible before they 
can form the next ring.

The next wave of attacks has 2 rings of Ram War Wasps circling around Samus. 
Kill them all and force the Hive Mecha to rotate, and then the next wave 
will be released, with 3 rings of Ram War Wasps after Samus.

When they are gone, the large machine will just give up, and rise again, 
with the poison water lowering again. You can take what is rightfully yours 
now, Samus! Get the Missile Expansion, and the Missile Launcher. This makes 
the first Missile Expansion you find in Metroid Prime, with only 49 to 
go! Happy Hunting! Tee hee hee...

New Weapon! Missile Launcher
Ammunition: Missile Ammunition in units of 5
Usefulness: ****
This is the first concussive weapon Samus can get her hands on in Metroid 
Prime. The Missiles in this game can open certain doors with a blast shield, 
while locking on to most enemies. The Missile Launcher can be used in 
conjunction with other beam weapons, but those must be picked up later. 
You MUST pick this up in order to beat the game, but not the Missile 
Expansions. There are 49 left for Samus to collect! Good luck!

Scan the door with the Blast Shield for another Research Entry.

New Research Entry! Missile Door Lock
There is a Blast Shield on the door blocking access. Analysis indicates 
that the Blast Shield is invulnerable to Beam Weapons. Explosive weapons 
may damage it.

Backtracking Time!
Before you open that door in front of you, go back to the Ruined Gallery. 
Blast the weak Brinstone wall with a missile, using the Scan Visor to 
determine its location, and voila, the second Missile Expansion is yours, 
now there are 48 left to collect. There is also a Map Station that can 
be unlocked with a Missile. Download the map for the Chozo Ruins now! The 
crate in the Totem Access should have a Large Energy inside now. Scan it 
for another Research entry!

New Research Entry! Large Energy
Large Energy. Replenishes 20 units of energy.

Blast the door in the Hive Totem and go through now.

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Transport Access North
-----------------------
There is an Energy Tank in here. Get it! This makes the first Energy Tank 
you have collected in the game! That leaves 13 more to go! But however, 
there is this hole in the wall that would require a Morph Ball to go through. 
So, you will have to backtrack all the way to the Main Plaza again!

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Main Plaza
-------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 3

You are now back at der Main Platz again, ha ha, that's German! Remember 
that door that is protected by a Blast Shield? You can now blast it open. 
Go through the door now. You will be in the Ruined Shrine Access.

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Ruined Shrine Access
---------------------
Gee, this whole place is Scarabs galore! Yes, these guys stand united. 
Blast them out of their misery with some Power Beam shots, and go through 
the door at the other end now.

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Ruined Shrine
--------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 2

There is a morph ball hole on the ground, but ignore it now. Just jump 
up, onto the half pipe and down to the pit again. There is a Morph Ball 
there, take it! It's free! Or is it?

Surprise, the Morph Ball is suddenly blocked off, and a whole swarm of 
Beetles comes out to ambush Samus! You know how to deal with them, do you? 
But the fun's not over yet, suddenly, a giant Plated Beetle jumps out. 
Perhaps he is the daddy of all of those little Beetles! Scan him now!

New Creature! Plated Beetle
Attack:
Charging Tackle
Strength:
Missile Launcher: 1-2 Missiles
"Well-armored burrowing insect. Vulnerable only in the rear abdomen.

Creature's thick cranial plating can repel frontal attacks. This gives 
it an advantage in combat, allowing it to make ramming attacks.

Only surfacing when it detects vibrations above, it then maneuvers itself 
so as to always face its rival, keeping its exposed abdomen protected."

Detailed Description:
The Plated Beetle is the tougher of the Beetles. It is so well armored 
that any normal attacks won't damage him when you shoot him from the front. 
However, he does have a weakness, and that is his big red bum! As the Plated 
Beetle charges at you, dash to the side, and you will be behind him, then 
fire a missile or 2 at his bum and it will explode, and then the Plated 
Beetle will be dead for sure. (Don't try this trick on women with big bums!)

With the Plated Beetle dead, the Morph Ball will be yours for the taking.

New Gadget! Morph Ball
Usefulness: ****
The Morph ball allows Samus to roll into a ball and go through very tight 
areas, like holes that are 1m in diameter. This must be collected to beat 
the game. Other add ons to the Morph ball can be available later.

Roll through the hole to the door, and go back to the Main Plaza.

Remember! Remember the sandstone weakness in the wall as well as the half 
pipe! Come back when you have the Boost Ball and Morph Ball Bomb!

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Main Plaza
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 3

This time, jump up the ledges next to the door leading to the Nursery Access 
and cross the bridge. Feel free to ignore those annoying War Wasps as you 
go through the door to the right, someone ought to spray this place.

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Ruined Fountain Access
-----------------------
This hallway is blocked by some debris with a hole at the bottom; use the 
Morph ball to roll through the hole to the other side. This hallway also 
has Scarabs galore, so just roll past and ignore them. Go through the door.

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Ruined Fountain
----------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

There are several Plazmites providing light to the place. Shoot them down 
if you wish. Then jump along the right wall to the fountain. It is now 
full of poisonous water. Do not jump in just yet, it's not safe for bathing! 
Scan the wall for a new Chozo Lore, this time about a Hatchling.

New Chozo Lore! Hatchling
As we struggle with the Great Poison, something stirs at the edges of our 
vision. It is the Hatchling Samus. (1) We feel her, across the void, as 
she hunts the corrupted. Will our fates again be one? As our pride shatters, 
will prophecy become read? When all strength wanes from the Chozo, will 
it be the hatchling who fulfills our legacy? (2) True sight eludes us, 
for the Poison gnaws at all vision, leaving seers blind and filled with 
despair. Truth's blessing may come too late.

Explanation:
(1) Samus Aran used to be an orphan who was raised by the Chozo, this is 
why the Chozos refer her to be the hatchling.
(2) The Fountain actually CAN predict the future, and predicts that Samus 
will come and liberate this land from something called the Great Poison. 
Yes, those Chozos are really really in luck now!

Remember!
Above the fountain is a Magnetic Rail Track that leads to a missile 
expansion! Come back when you have the Spider Ball!

Go through the door to the right of the missile expansion for the Arboretum 
Access.

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Arboretum Access
-----------------
There are a couple of Shriekbats here, ready to die for their territory! 
Just intercept them in mid-air with the Power Beam. Scan them quickly, 
as these guys will ram themselves at Samus or the walls if they miss, killing 
themselves as they do it.

New Creature! Shriekbat
Attack:
Suicidal Dive Bomb
Strength:
Power Beam: 1-2 shots
"Territorial ceiling-dweller. Body temperature peaks at 121 centigrade.

Detailed Description:
Shriekbats have high internal temperature, making them easy to spot with 
thermal imaging. They roost on cave ceilings while hunting for small prey. 
Fiercely territorial, they dive-bomb anything that wanders near."

Detailed Description:
Shriekbats are bats which shriek, simple! They are not very smart indeed. 
When Samus comes near, they give out a cry and dive at her. Not only that 
they will kill themselves, they cannot stop diving even if they miss, and 
they will kill themselves anyway as they hit the wall! Idiots.

The door at the other end of this room is protected by a blast shield. 
Use a missile to break it open, and go through.

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Arboretum
---------------
There is a tentacle to the left called a Reaper Vine. Scan it, then shoot 
it in the eye to make it withdraw. Then jump onto the ledge it was guarding.

New Creature! Reaper Vine
Attack:
Tentacle Whip
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot to make it withdraw
Plasma Beam: 1 Charged Beam to destroy it
"Powerful rock-dwelling tentacle.

A single eye upon the Reaper Vine jeeps a constant vigil, but its vision 
is limited to 10 meters. A scythe like appendage on its tip is honed to 
lethal sharpness. The Reaper Vine will swing this blade wildly at anything 
that enters its zone of perception."

Detailed Description:
Reaper Vines are just stationary tentacles that guard certain walls. All 
you have to do is to shoot it in the eye to force it to temporarily withdraw. 
However, it will pop out again later, so move on quick. A single Plasma 
Beam charged beam can destroy it permanently!

Shoot the Tangle Weed guarding the next platform, and make your way up. 
You will find a set of ledges heading down, and you can find some Venom 
Weeds on an island by the wall. Shoot the weeds to make them disappear, 
and scan the runic symbol hidden here. There are 3 other runic symbols 
to be activated. Then jump back up the tree until you reach the bridge. 
Cross it, and turn around, there is a runic symbol there. Scan it.

Then jump up the steps to the right, and scan the wall to the left right 
after the morph ball passage for another runic symbol. Look up and the 
fourth runic symbol is up there. With the symbols activated, a door will 
be available at the top of the Arboretum. However, as you do not have the 
morph ball bombs yet, you cannot go through the passage up there. So, go 
down, hit the Reaper Vines out of the way and go through the door.

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Gathering Hall Access
-----------------------
There is nothing here but some steam blowing out of some pipes, go through 
the other door to the Gathering Hall itself.

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Gathering Hall
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Enter the Save Station, and save. Then get out of there. Make your way 
up the ledges, avoiding the Shriekbats and Blast Caps on the way, and then 
move to the small hole there. Roll into a ball and go through. You will 
be informed that there is an increasing War Wasp activity detected, and 
it is in the Burn Dome. So, that's where you are going next.

Remember!
There is a weak Sandstone wall above the door. You will have to jump up 
there when you have the Space Jump Boots.

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d. Increasing War Wasp Activity Detected
-----------------------------------------
So, go through the door in front of you, and you will be East Atrium.

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East Atrium
--------------
There are just 4 more Shriekbats waiting for a chance to commit suicide 
for their cause. Just shoot them in mid-aid and go through the other door.

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Energy Core Access
-------------------
There are some Eyons here. Blind them, and go right through to the other 
door. You are now in the Energy Core.

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Energy Core
-------------
There are even more Shriekbats here. Just move aside and laugh as they 
commit suicide by crashing into the walls! There is a lock door up there. 
Scan it for a research entry.

New Research Entry! Locked Door
Lock System Engaged. Secure area to unlock door.

Go down the passage to the left, and then go over to the hole. Scan the 
Stone Toad to the right before you role through the tube.

New Creature! Stone Toad
Attack:
Devour and spit
Strength:
Morph Ball Bomb: 1 Bomb
"Preys on creatures smaller than itself. Vulnerable only from within.

A Stone Toad is able to remain still for days. It preys upon creatures 
smaller than itself, inhaling them whole. Anything it find indigestible, 
it regurgitates. Stone toads use their tusks as a last resort in combat."

Detailed Description:
Stone Toads are not really a threat to Samus, they are just obstacles. 
They just like to block important passageways, and no weapons can break 
through its stone hide. However, if you have a Morph Ball Bomb, it's a 
different story. Just roll into his mouth, and drop a bomb. Boom! The toad 
will explode from within, and Samus can enjoy some tender Stone Toad Stew.

Go through the door at the other end.

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Burn Dome
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

You are in the hive of War Wasps again. Suddenly, an Incinerator Drone 
rises up. Flames start to come out of its nozzles. Scan this now!

New Creature! Incinerator Drone
Attack:
Fire Spin
"Programmed for high temperature waste disposal.

Device schematics indicate a high risk of malfunction when internal power 
core is damaged. Unit has minimal combat programming, but an defend itself 
if necessary. This drone's intense heat blasts compensate for its lack 
of battle prowess."

Detailed Description:
This is just some machine to dispose of trash, but it looks as if it THINKS 
Samus is the rubbish. As soon as you see its red Power Core, shoot it! 
The Incinerator Drone will malfunction, and will burn the hive above, 
causing some Barbed War Wasps to fly out!

New Creature! Barbed War Wasp
Attack:
Stinger Launch
Strength:
Power Beam: 1-2 shots
"Airborne insect with the ability to launch its stinger at prey.

A highly aggressive member of the War Wasp family, this insect can propel 
the tip of its stinger up to 20 meters. The stinger tips regrow second 
after launch and contain an acidic compound designed to predigest prey."

Detailed Description:
The Barbed War Wasp is a War Wasp with a green abdomen instead of the usual 
yellow. They launch their stingers at Samus instead of charging. They can 
be dealt with just as easily with the power beam. A shot or 2 will do the 
trick. This is the only chance you can find Barbed War Wasps in the game.

Kill the Barbed War Wasps, and then shoot the Power Core of the Incinerator 
Drone when it comes up again. The nest will be burnt once more. Continue 
to hold back the Barbed War Wasps while waiting for the Power Core to come 
up again. When the Incinerator Drone has burnt the hive twice more, the 
hive will be destroyed, and the drone itself will explode, leaving behind 
the Morph Ball Bomb! What are you waiting for? Take it!

New Weapon! Morph Ball Bomb
Usefulness: ****
Aha! Samus can finally defend herself when she is rolled up in a Morph 
Ball. Just press the A button while in Morph Ball mode to use the bomb. 
The Bomb can be used to blow up things made of Sandstone. It can also allow 
Samus to jump when it blows up under her while she is in a ball. The Morph 
Ball Bomb can also be used to activate certain slots. This is another 
mandatory item to be collected if you want to beat the game.

There is a sandstone wall in this room. Blow it up with a bomb to reveal 
the hole, and roll through. You will find a Missile Expansion. Take it. 
You have found the 3rd Missile Expansion in the game. There are 47 left 
to collect now! Yay, I'm thrilled. Nah!

Get back out, and use the Bomb Jump to help you if necessary.

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Energy Core
---------------
Roll over to the Stone Toad and let it eat you, and then drop a bomb. Boom! 
The Stone Toad blows! I best that's some explosive popcorn! You will find 
a Morph Ball Slot here. Scan it first.

New Research Entry! Morph Ball Slot
Standard Morph Ball slot. This slot is active.

Inserting the Morph ball and detonating a Bomb will usually cause these 
slots to send electrical impulses that can activate different types of 
devices.

Bomb jump into the slot and drop a Bomb. The water level will drop, revealing 
another slot. Roll down there and activate the slot. Some platforms will 
rise up. Jump up to those platforms, and go through the passage to find 
a third slot. Activate it, and all platforms will rise up to the right 
height, and the previously locked door will unlock. Go through that door.

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West Furnace Access
--------------------
This hallway leads to the Furnace, where an Energy Spike has been detected. 
Go through this hallway and through the other door.

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Furnace
---------------
You cannot go up the magnetic track yet, as you have no Spider Ball. Instead, 
roll through the hole, and bomb jump to get to the next one. Roll through 
and you will find an Energy Tank! That is the 2nd Energy Tank, which leaves 
12 more to be collected. You now have 299 Energy! Get back to the Gathering 
Hall, where no one is gathering now!

Meanwhile, you will be told that the main source of toxins in the ruins 
has been detected, in somewhere called the Sunchamber. But before you go 
there, go through the other door of the Gathering Hall.

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Watery Hall Access
-------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Go forward, and kill the Shriekbats before they kill themselves! Ha ha! 
They are going to die anyway! Jump onto that small island in the poison 
water, and turn left. Blast the cracked wall with the missile, and what 
do you know? A Missile Expansion! That makes the 4th, now only 46 are left 
to be collected. You now can carry 20 missiles! Gee, I really love progress! 
With the expansion collected, go through the next door.

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Watery Hall
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

This place looks so watery. What a Watery Hall! Destroy the Blastcaps in 
the water in front of you, and jump on. Turn around, and see that runic 
symbol on the wall? Scan it and activate it, there are 3 more in this room. 
Force the Reaper Vine to withdraw, and then jump onto the ledge it was 
guarding. Jump over to the next ledge, and blow up the Blastcaps. Jump 
on the ledge, and what do we have here? Another runic symbol. Scan it. 
Then continue to the other end of this room. There is another runic symbol 
there. Only one left. Now, get back to the entrance of this room, and jump 
up the ledges. Make you way past the obstacles, to the gate with 4 runic 
symbols on it. The final symbol is to the right. Scan it, and a symbol 
of a hammer will appear on the gate. Scan that symbol, and the gate will 
disappear. You can now jump down and collect the Charge Beam.

New Weapon! Charge Beam
Usefulness: ***
The Charge Beam allows Samus to focus her beam and create a large one! 
Just press and hold A to charge. When locked onto enemies, the progress 
bar can be seen! The beam can be released as soon as it is 50% charged 
or more. The Charge Beam can be used in conjunction with missiles. If you 
are after a low percent run, you can skip the charge beam.

While you have collected the Charge Beam, the Eyons would be active. There 
is a Chozo Lore on the wall about the Meteor Strike. Scan it.

New Chozo Lore! Meteor Strike
We have returned to Tallon IV, borne there against our will by a great 
cataclysm from the reaches of space. A meteor came, casting a dark shadow 
of debris over the land with the violence of its impact. Though we perceived 
this from beyond space and time, it was but a curiosity: a brief flare 
in the infinite march of the universe. But the meteor brought with it 
corruption. A Great Poison burst forth into the land, clawing at life with 
such violence that we were ripped from our peaceful state and find ourselves 
wandering as shadows of the mortal forms we left behind, searching for 
why we are here.

Explanation:
Some time ago, a giant meteor crashed into Tallon IV, and bringing with 
it the Great Poison, which poisoned the land and the people. Even the minds 
of the Chozo were corrupted.

Remember!
The water may not be safe for swimming now, but when it is, and when you 
have the Gravity Suit, remember to come back here!

There is a weakness in the Sandstone wall to the right of the stand where 
you have found the Charge Beam. Blow it up and roll through. Go through 
the door for the Dynamo Access. Go on and you will be in the Dynamo.

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Dynamo
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 2

One of the Missile Expansions is in clear sight, behind a barrier, use 
a Missile to break it open. The other is up a magnetic track, make sure 
to come back after you have the Spider Ball. Now, you have the 5th Missile 
Expansion of Metroid Prime, and you can carry 25 missiles! 45 left to go! 

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e. Main Source of Toxins in the Ruins has been detected
--------------------------------------------------------
It is time to pursue our next objective, to destroy the source of the toxins 
of the Chozo Ruins. On to the Arboretum.

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Arboretum
---------------
You can now go through the passage blocked by the rocks. Use the Morph 
Ball Bomb to blow them out of the way.  The next passage has some Venom 
Weeds blocking the way. Scan the weeds and then roll through, using a Bomb 
to get them out of the way.

New Creature! Venom Weed
"Poisonous plant that retracts into the ground if threatened.

Venom Weeds evolved to thrive in the habitats of large organisms. They 
lure prey with brightly colored leaves, then detain it with tiny barbs 
that deliver a powerful toxin. Venom Weeds rapidly decompose anything that 
succumbs in their midst."

Detailed Description:
Simply put, Venom Weeds are just some Tangle Weeds that are red and are 
poisonous. Do not step on these, as your energy will be drained continuously. 
Use a Power Beam or a Bomb to clear a large clump of these things.

Continue to the top, and you will find a wall with some Sandstone in the 
way. Blow the sandstone with a bomb, and roll through to the door. Use 
a missile to destroy the blast guard, and then open the door.

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Sunchamber Lobby
-----------------
So many Venom Weeds, so many Reaper Vines. Use weed killer, I mean your 
Power Beam to blaze through all of them and go through the door to the 
Sunchamber Access.

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Sunchamber Access
------------------
Even more Venom Weeds and Reaper Vines. Get them out of the way, then go 
through the door and enter the Sunchamber for sure!

---------------
Sunchamber
---------------
There is this weird flower in this room, move forward and suddenly it gives 
out a lot of thorny bushes at Samus. She rolls away just in time. Then, 
a reflector moves down and reflects sunlight on the creature in the flower, 
and that creature comes up to fight Samus! It's the Flaahgra! Let's Fight!

New Creature! Flaahgra Tentacle
"One of Flaahgra's tentacles fills this narrow drainage channel.

Analysis indicates that Flaahgra's central nervous system is located at 
the base of this structure."

Boss Battle! Flaahgra
Attack:
Energy Ball Blast
Thorny Bush Deployment
Strength:
Morph Ball Bomb: 4 Bombs
"This mutant plant is the source of toxic water in the Ruins.

Flaahgra's growth cycle has been radically accelerated. As a result, it 
requires near-constant exposure to solar energy to remain active. This 
exposure has made Flaahgra's outer shell thick and durable. Its lower root 
system is unprotected and vulnerable, however. Exploit this flaw when 
possible. Concentrated weapon fire can daze it for short periods."

Rule of Engagement:
The Flaahgra may seem to be a big bully, but his attacks are not that hard 
to dodge. Firstly he will spit energy balls from his mouth, he can also 
slam hard on the ground, and temporarily plant a thorny bush on the ground, 
preventing Samus from passing. Just don't run into the bush and you will 
be fine, and won't take too much damage. Get my point?

To damage Flaahgra, you will have to attack his central nervous system, 
which is guarded by his tentacles. So, you should first take away what 
keeps him active. The sunlight. See the reflector? Run over and shoot it 
with the Charge Beam and raise it up. Then there will be no more sunlight 
for our solar powered boss. The tentacles guarding the drainage ducts will 
move away, allowing you to row into the Morph Ball Slot and plant a Bomb.

Boom! Flaahgra now has faced a painful stimulus, as painful as when someone 
stabs you under the arm, and will withdraw into his flower for a while 
to rest. Then he will come out and have 2 solar reflectors working. Raise 
them up one by one as usual. Make sure that you stun Flaahgra regularly 
so he cannot lower them again. Lay the bomb, and Flaahgra will rest again. 
This time activating 3 reflectors. Take the sunlight away and bomb him 
as usual. Repeat for the 4 reflectors that appear, and Flaahgra will make 
one last dying cry, and will shrivel into the flower. Some green plants 
bloom and wither, and the water in the pool becomes clean and fresh once 
again. The water is safe!

Meanwhile, a door will be unlocked, and the Varia Suit will be available! 
Grab it, and Samus jumps up, closes her eyes, and her suit becomes a little 
bit deeper in colour. She now has the Varia Suit.

New Suit! Varia Suit
The Varia Suit allows Samus to enter areas that are usually too hot, like 
the Magmoor Caverns, and that is where you are going next.

Remember!
This room will have a Chozo Artifact later in the game. But get out of 
here through the door in front of the suit now. Remember to come back.

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Sun Tower Access
-----------------
There is no one here. Don't be afraid to jump into the water. It's safe 
now. Move on along the hall and there are some crates. Blow them up for 
some Ultra Energy. Make sure you scan them first.

New Research Entry! Ultra Energy
Ultra Energy. Replenishes 100 units of energy.

There is this weird electric orb hovering above the room. Scan it. IT is 
a Pulse Bombu, but do not try to fight it yet.

New Creature! Pulse Bombu
Attack:
Energy Bomb Drop
Strength:
Wave Beam: 3 shots
"Life-form of raw energy. Periodically releases explosive segments from 
its body.

Pulse Bombus are energy beings, invulnerable to most known weapons. 
Electrical energy can harm them, however. They lack any intelligence beyond 
an instinctive attraction to other charged energy sources. Pulse Bombus 
produce energy constantly. All excess energy is shed, regardless of who 
or what may be nearby.

Detailed Description:
Hoo hoo hoo... So, to be more creative, the designers of Metroid Prime have 
added a u to the word Bomb to make the Bombu! That's creative, I am sure. 
Pulse Bombus are electric life-forms which look like a blue ball with a 
couple of yellow balls stuck to it. They make a special hovering sound 
when they are around. Pulse Bombus drop bombs down on their enemies. That 
is it. They can only be hurt by the Wave Beam. So if you do not have it, 
just turn into a morph ball and roll under it. A cool way to kill these 
beings is to use a charge beam to draw them near and then releasing the 
beam just before it crashes into Samus!

Roll under the Pulse Bombu and go through the door to the Sun Tower.

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Sun Tower
---------------
There is a magnetic track here. This is what Samus will use to return to 
the Sunchamber later. Drop down to the bottom, ignore the War Wasps and 
go through the door.

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Transport to Magmoor Caverns North
-----------------------------------
I know there is a transport, but first let's backtrack and collect the 
items you have left behind. Go through the door to the left.

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Vault Access
---------------
Roll into a ball, and go over to the lift, and let it carry you up to the 
hole. Then roll through. My cousin thinks that this is one of the stupidest 
contraptions ever. Jump up the steps with the Bomb Jump and roll out through 
the other hole to the door. You are in the Vault now.

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Vault
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

There is something locked up in the Vault, and it is another Missile 
Expansion. There are 3 Morph Ball holes to be activated. The first one 
is on ground level, and can be opened by first bombing the grate. Then 
roll in and plant a Bomb. The lock will be released. Bomb Jump up the second 
one, and do the same. To reach the highest hole, plant 2 Bombs on the ground, 
with a slight pause between each drop, and then when Samus is at the peak 
of her Bomb Jump, plant the Bomb in the air. Then the bottom Bomb should 
propel Samus up to the higher Bomb, which propels her up to the hole. Bomb 
the hole, and the gates will open, allowing you to get the 6th Missile 
Expansion of the game. You now can carry 30 missiles! 44 Missile Expansions 
left to be collected!

There is a Chozo Lore on the wall. Scan it for another one in the Log Book.

New Chozo Lore! Beginnings
Our sanctuary grows by the day. We Chozo know much of technology, but we 
have chosen to leave it behind on this journey. Our home here on Tallon 
IV will be a place of simplicity: structures hewn from the stone, bridges 
woven with branches, hallways caressed by pure waters. We build around 
the ancient and noble trees, drawing from their strength and giving them 
our own in return. (1) All that is wild will flow around us here: our race 
will be just one more group of reatures in the knit of nature. IT is our 
hope that such a state will bring with it great wisdom, a greater 
understanding of the nature of the universe. Once our city here is complete, 
we will peer inward and discover the truth. (2)

Explanations:
(1) The reasons why some Chozos want to stay on Tallon IV is that they 
think that their usage of technology has made them corrupt. Hence they 
would rather live with nature.

(2) By living among nature, they believed that they could be wiser and 
would discover their true selves.

Get out through the other door, and you will in the Plaza Access.

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Plaza Access/Main Plaza
------------------------
Even more Beetles. Kill them, and go through the door back to the Main 
Plaza. There is an Energy Tank behind the door. Take it! This is the third 
tank of 14. You now have 399 units of energy. Drop down to the Main Plaza 
and return to the Ruined Shrine. (NOTE: A Plated Beetle will appear in 
place of the normal Beetles.)

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Ruined Shrine
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 2

Remember the weakness in the wall made by the sandstone? Blow it up with 
a Morph Ball Bomb and roll in. The Missile Expansion is inside! This makes 
the 7th Power Expansion. There are 43 left to go! Go to the Ruined Nursery.

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Ruined Nursery
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

There is a mini maze on the wall. First, enter it from the entrance near 
the door you went in through, and then jump up. There is a rock beneath 
a metal box. Blow up the block with a bomb and the box will be lowered. 
Then enter the mini maze from the other entrance, bombing rocks that get 
in the way. Eventually, you will reach the Missile Expansion. This is the 
8th Missile Expansion of Metroid Prime. They are now 42 remaining! Go to 
the Ruined Gallery now.

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Ruined Gallery
---------------
Still no fancy pictures in this gallery, but the water is now clean. Jump 
down to the Tangle Weed, and roll into a Morph Ball. Bomb jump up the hole, 
and roll along the tunnel for the missile! That's the 9th in the game! 
9 down, 41 to go! Go to the Transport Access North now.

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Transport Access North
-----------------------
Roll through the hole and you will reach the door that leads back to the 
Transport to Magmoor Caverns North.

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Transport to Magmoor Caverns North
------------------------------------
Scan the switch to activate the transport, and ride it down to Magmoor 
Caverns. Now, let's move on to the next chapter.

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6. Samus' Mission Part 2: The Caverns and the Drifts
-----------------------------------------------------
Get out of the transport, and take care of business!

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Burning Trail
---------------
The name of this place looks scary, but don't worry, things are not hot, 
yet. There are lifts here. But just jump down to the bottom. Samus will 
not take fall damage.

Enter the hallway. There are some Shriekbats here too! As the hallway is 
so narrow, don't let them suicide bomb Samus! Kill them in mid-air. There 
is a Save Room here, guarded by a Blast Shield. Blow it up. Before you 
save, scan that creature on the island over the lava. It's a Grizby.

New Creature! Grizby
Strength:
Missile Launcher: 1 Missile
"Subvolcanic carrion feeder. Carapace can be breached by Missiles.

The Grizby's carapace has been fused together by superheated air. This 
barrier stands up to everything buy concussive blasts. Its intelligence 
is limited to instinctive scavenging patterns."

Detailed Description:
A subvolcanic carrion feeder eh? Not bad, at least it gets cooked food 
all the time. Anyway, Grizbies do not attack Samus, but they just walk 
around like the Geemer, waiting for Samus to bump into it. That's all. 
To remove this pest, just blast it with a Missile. Otherwise, ignore it.

When you have saved, jump past the island in the lava and go through the 
door to the main area of Magmoor Caverns.

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Lake Tunnel
---------------
Hmm, there are some ledges over the lava, and both of which are guarded 
by Grizbies and some flame nozzles. Blow up the Grizbies and then jump 
from ledge to ledge until you reach the other side. Go through the door.

On the way to the door, you will see something in the ground, that pops 
up and fires blue slime at Samus. Scan these, and destroy them as well. 
They are known as, obviously, Burrowers.

New Creature! Burrower
Attack:
Blue Slime Spit
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot
"Tunneling insect predator.

The burrower is similar to the Beetle, though it prefers to spend more 
time underground. It seeks seismic disturbances, then surfaces to attack. 
It has enough cunning to realize when something is too large for it to 
handle: beyond that, it is fairly ignorant. What it lacks in brains, it 
makes up for with aggression."

Detailed Description:
Burrowers are just insects the burrow underground in hot areas like the 
Magmoor Caverns. They will jump out into the air for a while, making a 
screeching sound before spitting some blue slime at Samus. This can be 
easily avoided, and you can just return the favor by shooting a single 
Power Beam shot at it to kill it. As simple as that.

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Lava Lake
---------------
This has got to be the representative area of Magmoor Caverns, as you are 
given a whole overview of the room. Walk out to the room, and a large dragon 
pops out of the lava! Scan it! It's a Magmoor, which the cavern is named 
after. Then kill it, when he dies his head will pop off!

New Creature! Magmoor
Attacks:
Fire Blast
Lunge Bite
Strength:
Power Beam: 2 Charge Beams
Ice Beam and Missile Launcher: 1 shot to freeze, 1 missile to kill
"Fire-breathing serpent that dwells in lava.

Magmoors prefer extreme heat zones, and are susceptible to frigid attack 
forms. Sightless, they navigate the lava currents using their sonar 
receptors. Magmoors have a keen sense of smell, enabling them to pinpoint 
targets with starting accuracy."

Detailed Description:
Magmoors are creatures that are indigenous to the Magmoor Caverns, why 
as there are so many of them, the caverns are named after them! Magmoors 
may be big, but their attacks are not that threatening, really. All they 
can do is to blast a stream of flame towards Samus, and that is not very 
accurate. At close range, it can attempt to bite you, but that is unlikely. 
I guess Magmoors can just wait until Samus has the Ice Beam, as one single 
shot can freeze it, (head only), and when you reply with a missile, boom!

Before you cross this large lake, scan those green puffy enemies there. 
They are known as Puffers. Then kill them from a range, and do not go over 
there until the gas has disappeared completely.

New Creature! Puffer
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot
"Unstable gas-filled organism. Will rupture on contact.

Puffers fill their bodies with lethal meta-virpium has and float about 
in search of food. If ruptured, the gas within the Puffer is violently 
released. Despite their fragile bodies, Puffers are aggressive hunters. 
The gas cloud thy release upon death is often fatal to the creature that 
brings them down as well."

Detailed Description:
Yes, this has got to be sort of analogous to those poisonous puffer fish 
that can only be prepared by skilled licensed chefs in Japan. Puffers are 
large green spheres with so many crates sticking out of them. When Samus 
bumps into one, it will explode, releasing its poison gas. Because of this 
only skilled licensed fighters can fight these guys. Samus is one of them. 
Just shoot them with the Power Beam. When they die, they will release their 
gas, which will remain in the air for a while. Only go over there when 
they are gone, or Samus will lose energy. Understood?

Jump over to the ledges to the right. Beware of the circular platforms, 
they cannot hold Samus' weight indefinitely, and will sink into the lava. 
There are a couple more Puffers and a Magmoor to be killed here. With them 
out of the way, jump over to solid dry land on the other side. This is 
just the beginning, Samus!

There is a cracked wall here behind some crates. Use the morph ball bomb 
to blow it up, and roll through to the other side, blowing that wall up 
as you go. You will be at another lake. Just kill the puffers and make 
your way across the ledges and you will reach the other door.

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Pit Tunnel
---------------
There is a new enemy down in the pit. They are known as Triclops.

New Creature! Triclops
Attack:
Grab and Spit Samus Ball
Strength:
Morph Ball Bomb: 1 Bomb
"Hard-shelled creature with powerful jaws.

The Triclops is a hunter-gatherer. It collects small creatures and bits 
of foodstuff, then deposit them elsewhere for later consumption. The hard 
tripartite mandibles it uses to move earth and rock are quite strong and 
difficult to escape once ensnared."

Detailed Description:
As the name suggests, the Triclops is a creature with 3 horns. When Samus 
is rolled into a Morph Ball. These enemies will mistake the Morph Ball 
for food and will try to grab it. But finding the ball inedible, it will 
just spit it out somewhere else. To kill these guys, just beat them at 
their own game. Drop a bomb near a Triclops and it will mistake it for 
food and swallow it. Then, like in those Tom and Jerry cartoons, it will 
go out with a big boom from the inside!

Roll under the pit, avoiding or killing the Triclops are go over to the 
other side, and through the door.

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Triclops Pit
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

This has got to be a big room dedicated to all those Triclops down there. 
The main attraction is definitely the pit itself. But how to get in? Jump 
down to the bottom of the room, and you will find an alcove with a lot 
of steam shooting out. There is a hole for Samus to roll in with the Morph 
Ball. Inside, there are lots of Triclops. Blow them up if you wish, but 
your target will be the other hole in this pit. Find it, and roll through. 
You will come to a door. Go through.

Remember!
There is a set of invisible platforms and a hollow pillar high above the 
pit you are in now! Remember to come back with the X-Ray Visor.

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Storage Cavern
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Make your way to the end of this cavern and you will see what the Space 
Pirates have been storing. It's a Missile Expansion. Get it now! You now 
can carry 50 Missiles! This is the 10th Expansion in the game, and that 
leaves 40 to be found! Get back out to the Triclops Pit.

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Triclops Pit
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

This time, make your way up to the top of the room, and jump across those 
circular platforms quickly, and go through the other door high above. 
Remember to come back when you have the X-Ray Visor.

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Monitor Tunnel
---------------
There are no monitors here yet, but there are Puffers. Kill them all, and 
as the gas clears, make your way past those rising platforms and then go 
through the other door to the Monitor Station.

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Monitor Station
---------------
The computer station is guarded by numerous Auto Defense Turrets. There 
are no switches to deactivate them there, so you will have to take them 
out from a range with missiles. Then go over to the bottom of the tower, 
and jump on the circular platform on the other side, and over to the path 
going up. You will find another Auto Defense Turret as you ascend. So, 
blow it up quickly. Then you will come to a dead end, and there is a bridge 
to the left, below Samus. Jump on the bridge and you will find yourself 
at the computer terminals. There is nothing of interest in those computer 
terminals, and no Pirate Data either. So, just cross the other bridge and 
go through the door.

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Transport Tunnel A
-------------------
This is another morph ball tunnel. There is an Energy Tank hidden at the 
top of the mini maze. At the first block, do a bomb jump combo to boost 
Samus up. Remember that the blocks disintegrate after 2 bombs, so your 
timing has to be precise. Then go left, and boost Samus up once more. GO 
left again, and the Energy Tank should be right above the block Samus is 
now on. Easy does it! Do a jump combo against the block and the tank should 
be yours! This is the 4th Energy Tank of the game, and you now have 499 
units of energy! This leaves 10 more Energy Tanks to be collected.

With your new energy tank, make your way down to the far bottom left of 
the mini maze and then roll over to the door. You will come to another 
of those Transport thingies, or I should say, elevators.

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Transport to Phendrana Drifts North
------------------------------------
There is another transport here. Scan the switch to activate it. Then take 
it up. Samus will arrive at Phendrana Drifts.

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b. Entering Phendrana Drifts
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Let's get out of the transport now. Let's prepare our parkas, as it's really 
cold out there at subzero temperatures...

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Shoreline Entrance
-------------------
It's so cold here that a thick wall of ice has blocked off the tunnel. 
There are in total 4 walls of ice which can be blown away by Charged Beams. 
So, with them out of the way, you can go out to the Phendrana Shorelines.

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Phendrana Shorelines
---------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 2

Walk forwards, and you can get to have an overview of this open area. This 
must be the representative area of Phendrana Drifts, as the music changes 
its mood here. Look up, and you will see some bats flying around. Scan 
them from where you are standing. You may need a couple of scans as they 
fly around the air so quickly. Don't worry, those are not enemies.

New Creature! Flickerbat
"Scavenger with optical camouflaging that renders it invisible to the naked 
eye.

Flickerbats are deceptive creatures. The only way to track them reliably 
is with x-ray imaging. They fly around ceaselessly, hunting insects and 
other small prey that float on the air currents. Flickerbats tend to fly 
in cyclical hunting patterns, using primitive sonar to navigate."

Detailed Description:
Flickerbats are just some bats that fly around very quickly in the air 
in Phrendana Drifts. They pose very little threat to Samus, and you don't 
need to fight these things. If you do, then you will need an X-Ray Visor 
to keep an eye on them, as they move so fast.

See the drainage grating? It can be busted with a missile. Enter, and scan 
and kill the Crystallite in the way, and roll through the hole in the snow.

New Creature! Crystallite
Strength:
Missile Launcher: 1 Missile
Plasma Beam: 1 Shot
"Territorial cold-weather scavenger.

The shell of a Crystallite reflects Beam weapons, and can only be cracked 
by a concussive blast. They hang upside down in an ice cave during their 
larval stage. Moisture runs off its body and forms the hard ice shell, 
which the Crystallite retains for the rest of its life."

Detailed Description:
Crystallite are just another of those harmless little critters that crawl 
around Phendrana Drifts, waiting for Samus to hurt herself by running into 
them. They do have a very hard shell, but that can be penetrated by a Missile 
or a single Plasma Beam shot, which melts the shell immediately!

Scan the control panel on the wall, and a door will be powered here. Now, 
roll out, and enter the Save Station detected, and save.

Remember!
There is a pillar next to the opening that leads to the Save Station. Behind 
it, is a wall of ice blocking off a Missile Expansion. You can melt the 
ice when you have the Plasma Beam, so remember to come back later.

Go out, turn left, and jump up the ledges, avoiding the Crystallites. Then 
jump your way to the door and go through.

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Ice Ruins Access
-----------------
There is a wall of ice blocking the tunnel, use a charge beam to blow it 
up. There is a Scatter Bombu in the way, scan it and roll under it.

New Creature! Scatter Bombu
Attack:
Triple Electric Bolt
Strength:
Wave Beam: 3 shots
"Pulsing tendrils of energy extend from creature's body.

Like all Bombus, these creatures can only be harmed by electrical energy. 
Proximity to these life-forms may result in electrical visor interference. 
It is possible to avoid engaging Scatter Bombus by rolling into the Morph 
Ball and slipping between the rotating energy streams."

Detailed Description:
Scatter Bombus are basically the brothers of the Pulse Bombus. They only 
like to hand around in circular tubes, zapping 3 continuous beams of 
electricity which they like to rotate around. Fortunately, they can also 
be destroyed, but with the Wave Beam. Otherwise, just roll between the 
electric bolts and off you go! OK? Getting too close to the Scatter Bombus 
may cause your visor to become fuzzy.

Roll over to the other door and go through. You should be in the Ice Ruins 
East by now.

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Ice Ruins East
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 2

Everything seems peaceful, doesn't it? Including two blue lumps on the 
ground. But as you go close, those lumps rise up, and 2 Baby Sheegoths 
come out to attack Samus. Dash behind their backs and blast them to pieces. 
But first, scan them for a Creature Entry.

New Creature! Baby Sheegoth
Attacks:
Charge Bite
Ice Ball Attack
Ice Breath
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Charge Beam and 3 shots
Plasma Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Glacial predator. Ice shell protects vulnerable dorsal area.

Young Sheegoths grow a resilient shell of ice on their backs which serves 
to protect a layer of vulnerable flesh. With this being their only weak 
point, Baby Sheegoths will turn quickly in order to not allow predators 
the opportunity to strike at their backs. Powerful hunters, they fire 
bursts of ultracold gas at potential prey, then feast on their frozen 
victim."

Detailed Description:
No, this is not a female Gothic warrior, but is some blue creature with 
a big blue shell on its back. Even though they are babies, they don't need 
to be fed with bottles, they just hunt on their own! They can shoot balls 
of ice at Samus from a range, and they can freeze her with their ice breath. 
Don't worry, they do not like Samus sashimi. Just tap B rapidly to break 
free if you are frozen. Their final attack, the charge bite, can easily 
be avoided. At this point, you can easily go behind it and blast its shell 
off with a charge beam. Then a few more shots are enough to defeat these 
overgrown "babies". If the babies are so tough, then the adults...!

Now, with the 2 babies dead, go over to the far end of the ruins and jump 
up the ledges. Avoid the Crystallites as you go. As you prepare to jump 
on to the building to the first set of Crystallites, look to your left. 
There is a Spider Ball Track. Remember to come back later. REMEMBER! Follow 
the rooftops and you will reach the other door. GO through.

Remember!
Remember to examine the wall beneath the door with the X-Ray Visor later.

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Plaza Walkway
---------------
They call this the Plaza Walkway, and yet there are nothing but a lot of 
Ice Burrowers moving around. Scan them quickly, as you won't be seeing 
them later. Then kill them as usual.

New Creature! Ice Burrower
Attack:
Blue Slime Spit
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot
"Burrower adapted to subfreezing climates.

A hardy life-form, the Ice Burrower has adapted to the frigid clime of 
Phendrana. It spends most of its time tunneling through the frozen soil, 
but will occasionally surface to attack passersby."

Detailed Description:
Ice Burrowers, are just like the normal Burrowers, only that they live 
in the cold environment of Phendrana Drifts. When you meet them, they attack 
the same way as the normal Burrower, spitting blue slime. One Power Beam 
shot is all Samus needs to kill these things.

Go through the door on the other end of this walkway.

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Phendrana Shorelines
----------------------
You are on the top of the Phendrana Drifts now. Just go through the door 
on the other end of this walkway.

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Ruins Entryway
---------------
As you do not have the Wave Beam yet, just roll under these Pulse Bombus 
and get through the other door.

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Ice Ruins West
---------------
You are now in the Ice Ruins West. There are some Baby Sheegoths here and 
there taking an afternoon nap. Just surprise them from the rear and kill 
them both. You will see that there is a Wave Beam door here, so the only 
door you can go through will be the one with the blast shield.

Before you go anywhere, you should notice that there is an alcove near 
the door that you came in with a Chozo Lore. Scan it for another entry.

New Chozo Lore! Cipher
None know if our temple, the Cradle, will prove powerful enough to contain 
this evil forever. How can we Chozo hope for it to remain intact when that 
which it guards writhes in the darkness, growing always stronger? The fate 
of this world rests with the gathering with Artifacts we call the Cipher, 
but even it is not all-powerful. It is strong, yes: an enchanted whole 
made of twelve links. Still, it is finite in its reach, and we who guard 
it are slowly succumbing. When our vigilance crumbles away into madness, 
the Cipher will be exposed and the fate of Tallon IV will be beyond our 
influence.

Explanation:
The Chozos have built a temple in an attempt to contain the Great Poison. 
To unlock the temple, 12 Artifacts are needed. They can be found by Samus 
later on. Initially, Chozos have guarded the artifacts, but even they are 
being corrupted, and hence some Artifacts will be in Space Pirate hands.

Go through the blast shield door now.

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Canyon Entryway
----------------
As before, roll under and between the Pulse Bombus' electric bolts, and 
go through the door on the other side, you will be in the canyon.

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Phendrana Canyon
----------------
First, drop down to the broken bridge, and turn around. See the Chozo Lore 
behind the crates? Scan it now.

New Chozo Lore! The Turned
Many Chozo have gone beyond now, and this is a mercy. Those of us who remain 
suffer in dimensional flux, drifting helplessly across time and space, 
guided by unseen and inexorable currents. The Chozo who cling to sanity 
fight the tide, but our minds are weakening. Soon we will all be like the 
Turned, Chozo who have been utterly corrupted by the Great Poison. The 
Turned still hold to their Chozo forms, but their minds are black with 
fell intentions. Vone is their respect for life. They honor only 
destruction, and seek to disrupt the Artifacts holding the Great Poison 
at bay. All life taunts them, and they do not rest. Before long, they will 
be all that remain of the Chozo here.

Explanation:
Talk about a similar situation like Resident Evil. This time, it takes 
place in an entire planet, not a city. A meteor crashes into Tallon IV, 
poisons the land, including the people, and the residents turn very evil, 
and seek to destroy things, like the zombies of Raccoon City. Ahh... that's 
cool. I think Resident Evil fans should like this game!

Then, jump off the bridge, and kill the Baby Sheegoth from the rear, and 
go up the slope to the right. There is a switch. Scan it to activate it, 
and a series of platforms will align, allowing Samus to hop over the canyon. 
Hope on the ledges one by one. Hurry! The platforms will explode one by 
one soon after Samus hops on them. Now, you can go and get the Boost Ball.

New Gadget! Boost Ball
With the Boost Ball, Samus can roll much faster on the ground. She may 
also have the speed to boost up half-pipes and more! To charge up the Boost 
Ball, press and hold B, then release. Perform the Boost ball repeatedly 
to go very very fast and high up!

As the Ice Ruins West has a dead end, let's go all the way back to the 
Monitor Station of Magmoor Caverns. Meanwhile, you will be informed that 
a Half-Pipe structure has been detected in the Tallon Overworld. So make 
your way there, via the Magmoor Caverns. On your way back, you will notice 
Meta Ridley flying high above the Phendrana Shorelines. What's here doing 
here? I wonder...

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c. Half-pipe Structure Detected
--------------------------------
*****MAGMOOR CAVERNS*****
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Monitor Station
----------------
Jump down to the bottom of this room, and go through the door opposite 
the one you came in through. You will be in the Shores Tunnel.

---------------
Shore Tunnel
---------------
Go through the tunnel to the other side, and leave through the other door. 
You will notice that there is a weakness in the Bendezium frame of the 
glass tunnel. So make sure you come back when you have the Power Bomb.

---------------
Fiery Shores
---------------
This area really is very well described. It's like a lava beach! Anyway, 
wait for the flame nozzles to stop spewing flame, and hop over the ledge 
to the other side. You will encounter a Magmoor, as well as a Triclops. 
Jump onto the ledge with the Triclops and roll into a bomb. Blow the Triclops 
up and enter the hole up there.

There is another path for the ball to roll through. Bomb away the crates. 
Then make your way up to the catwalk. Roll over to the other end and collect 
the 11th Missile Expansion in the game! You now can carry 55 missiles! 
That's 39 left to go! Roll back to where you entered the path and turn 
back into the non-ball Samus.

Move forward and jump across the ledges, avoiding the flame nozzles. Then 
go through the tunnel to Transport Tunnel B.

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Transport Tunnel B
-------------------
There is a Magmoor here, but just ignore it. Roll to the left, up the slope, 
through the rails to the other side of the lava pool. Then go through the 
door, don't worry, you will not be derailed while on.

-----------------------------------
Transport to Tallon Overworld West
-----------------------------------
Ignore the other door, activate the transport and go up back to the Tallon 
Overworld. You will be very near to the other transport when you go up.

*****TALLON OVERWORLD*****
So, get out of there to the Transport Tunnel B.

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Transport Tunnel B
-------------------
There are several Zoomers here, ignore them. See the bridge? There is steam 
down there, but if Samus drops down to the bottom, you can find the 12th 
Missile Expansion in the game! Then Samus can carry 60 Missiles, and 38 
Expansions are left to be collected!

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Root Cave
---------------
There is a Beetle nest directly in front of you. Go forward, kill the Beetles 
that come out, and make your way to the first door you see. Blast the blast 
shield and go through. It's the Root Tunnel.

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Root Tunnel
---------------
There is a new creature here, called the Bloodflower. Scan it and kill 
it before it can unleash its poison at Samus.

New Creature! Bloodflower
Attack:
Green Poison Ball Attack
Strength:
Power Beam: 1-2 Charge Beams
Plasma Beam: 1 shot
"Able to eject toxic spores. Toxins are poisonous even to the Bloodflower 
itself.

Three mouth-nodules protrude from the stalk beneath the flower, each with 
a rudimentary brain cluster and the ability to spew toxic fumes at anything 
within a five-meter radius. The spores ejected from the stigma at the center 
of the flower are sufficient to kill this creature if they explode in its 
vicinity."

Detailed Description:
The Bloodflower is not a bloody flower, just a very poisonous one. It 
attacks by spitting out green poison balls which are its spores. The spores 
can be intercepted in mid air with any beam weapon. If you use the Charge 
Beam, you will have to hit it with 2 shots. If you can hit the spore as 
it is still near the Bloodflower, it will explode, taking the flower with 
it! I don't care how you kill these guys, but Plasma Beam works best.

Go through the door at the other end, and you will arrive at the top of 
the Tallon Canyon once again.

---------------
Tallon Canyon
---------------
Drop down to the ground, and go over to the half pipe as asked. Boost Ball 
up to the left, and you will be on a high up ledge. Cross the tree trunk, 
which is the bridge, and blow up the barrier with the morph ball bomb, 
and roll through, destroying any more barriers in the way before you go 
through the door on the other side.

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Gully
---------------
Just blow up any Zoomers in the way with the Power Beam and go through 
the door on the other side of this hallway.

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Landing Site
---------------
You are on the top of the Landing Site now. Go to the left, and go through 
the door there. Inside, there are a pair of Space Jump Boots for Samus 
to collect. Great, now you can jump twice in mid air, and can jump further 
and higher than you were a moment ago!

Then, jump back out, and get down to your ship. Behind the ship, is a small 
tunnel with Tangle Weeds inside. Roll in for a Missile Expansion. That's 
the 13th one in the game. You can now carry up to 65 missiles. There are 
37 more to go. Now, just enter your ship and save.

Then, go over to the waterfall, and jump up the ledges there, over the 
waterfall, to a door that you can now reach. Go through it now. (You will 
be informed that of a Predator Increase in Phendrana Region, we will see 
to that a bit later.

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Temple Hall
---------------
In this hall, there is a new creature above, called the Seedling. Scan 
it and kill it, along with 2 of its little friends. I know, the scanning 
process IS going to be painful, as you will be hit by his spines!

New Creature! Seedling
Attack:
Sharp Spine Launch
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Plant based ground feeder. Dorsal spines can be ejected in self-defense."

Detailed Description:
Well, seedlings in the real world are those of young plants that have just 
sprouted. But the Seedlings here are some large blue bulb like plant 
creature. When they see Samus, they eject their spines at all directions, 
making it hard for Samus to avoid getting hit. The best course of action 
is to quickly kill these pests before they can even see her!

Now, go through the door at the other end, making your way through all 
those Tangle Weeds.

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Temple Security Station
-------------------------
You are in one of those hexagonal glass hallways that you can see through. 
When you step forward, you will be given an overview of this area. It 
actually belongs to the Impact Crater of the meteor with the Great Poison!

Move along the hallway, and you will see a hologram of the 12 Chozo Artifacts. 
Scan it for another interesting Pirate Data

New Pirate Data! Artifact Temple
Field team reports are in on an aged structure of alien design built on 
the surface of Tallon IV. Studies show this structure projects a 
containment field. This field bars access to a prime source of energy within 
a deep crater. (1) Science Team believes the field is powered by a number 
of strange Chozo Artifacts. We have found some of these relics and studies 
on them have begun. (2) As this field could hinder future energy production 
operations on Tallon IV, we must dismantle it as soon as possible. If this 
means the destruction of the Chozo Artifacts, it will be done.

Explanations:
(1) This temple here has been built by the Chozos to contain the Great 
Poison caused by the meteor.
(2) To gain access to the Impact Crater, Samus must find all the Chozo 
Artifacts and return them to the Artifact Temple. Some are in the hands 
of the Space Pirates, but they do not know what to do with them yet.

Now, with this tidbit of information, go through the other door through 
the Temple Lobby to the Artifact Temple itself.

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Artifact Temple
---------------
There are 2 passages of Chozo Lore on the walls. Scan them both before 
going down to the Artifact Temple.

New Chozo Lore! Statuary
As we have done for millennia, we Chozo work constantly on our statuary. 
The statues are our sentinels: blind but ever watchful, they are, and have 
always been, repositories for our most precious secrets and strongest 
powers. (1) The crafting of each is a long and sacred process, performed 
only by those Chozo who have lifetimes of experience in such things. We 
have left these relics on planets across the solar system. Some are merely 
reminders: silent emblems of the Chozo that serve as icons of peace in 
lands that know only war. Others wield subtle strength, exerting their 
influence in ways beyond the understanding of mortal creatures. Still 
others are guardians of our secret ways, and these can be as terrible as 
they are beautiful. Those who respect and honor these relics will know 
the friendship of the Chozo. (2) Those who deface or destroy them will 
know our wrath, unfettered and raw.

Explanations:
(1) The Chozo Statues found on Tallon IV can help Samus in a lot of ways, 
as you see later in the game.

(2) Some Chozo Statues can only help Samus if she can give them an offering.

New Chozo Lore! Binding
The congregation of Artifacts that hold the Great Poison at bay still hold 
strong. Fearful of the potential within the Artifact Temple, the invaders 
known as Space Pirates tried to destroy it, only to fail at every attempt.(1) 
We scattered the Artifacts across the planet for their protection, and 
only a few have fallen into invader hands. Failing to understand them, 
they now seek to unmake them. Again, they fail. They are right to fear 
these things, Great power sleeps inside them. Prophecy calls for their 
union, come the day that the unholy Worm is met by the Great defender. 
(2) We can only hope the Artifacts ate not destroyed by the invader, for 
them all will be lost. So, we do what we can to preserve the Artifacts, 
and to guide the Newborn to them. (3) Time wanes with our souls, yet hope 
remains.

Explanations:
(1) The Space Pirate invaders have tried numerous attempts to breach the 
Artifact Temple, but they have never succeeded. They also cannot destroy 
any of the Chozo artifacts either, and some are still in their hands.
(2) The Great Defender is Samus, and the unholy Worm is... you will see.
(3) All those totems in the Artifact Temple will provide hints for Samus 
to the whereabouts of the Chozo Artifacts.

Now, move forward to the "Stonehenge" structure. There is an Artifact in 
the middle. It is the Artifact of Truth. The 1st of 12, now, 11 remain! 
Scan the totems that are active for more clues regarding the whereabouts 
of other Chozo Artifacts.

New Artifact Entry! Strength
The heat of Magmoor was a test for many warriors. A Shrine in their honor 
holds the Artifact of Strength.

Explanation:
There is a shrine located high above the Monitor Station of Magmoor Caverns. 
Inside is the Artifact of Strength.

New Artifact Entry! Elder
Invaders have claimed Phendrana as their own. A Tower sits atop their 
fortress. Collapse it to reveal the chamber where the Artifact of Elder 
is held.

Explanation:
The Artifact of Elder is found at the Control Tower in the Phendrana Drifts. 
You will need a Plasma Beam and Super Missiles for the job.

New Artifact Entry! Wild
A Sunchamber high atop our ruined home became the nest of a great beast, 
and a source of corruption. Many Chozo spirits have been drawn to this 
tainted place. Release their bond to the world to claim the Artifact of 
Wild.

Explanation:
You have been to the Sunchamber before. You should get back up there from 
the Sun Tower with the Spiderball to get this Artifact.

New Artifact Entry! Livegiver
There is a tower within the Ruins where Light always shines. Move through 
the waters there to find the Artifact of Lifegiver.

Explanation:
You will need the Gravity Suit to penetrate the waters of the Tower of 
Light in the Chozo Ruins to get this Artifact.

New Artifact Entry! Chozo
In one of Tallon's far corners, a Grove of Life lies. Reveal the pillar 
beneath the waves to find the Artifact of Chozo.

Explanation:
The Artifact of Chozo is in the Life Grove of the Tallon Overworld.

New Artifact Entry! World
Within the ruins of our home, we honor our fallen Elders in a great Hall. 
A chamber beneath the statue holds the Artifact of World.

Explanation:
The Artifact of World is located in the Elder Hall of the Chozo Ruins. 
You will need the Plasma Beam to get at it.

New Artifact Entry! Spirit
A tall cave stands at Phendrana's Edge. Seek the unseen entrance at its 
top to find the Artifact of Spirit.

Explanation:
There is a set of invisible platforms leading up to the top of Phendrana's 
Edge. You will need a Power Bomb to reveal the door to the Artifact.

Now, get back to the ship and save again. We are going back to Phendrana 
Drifts via the Chozo Ruins and Magmoor Caverns. So let's return to the 
Main Plaza of the Chozo Ruins.

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d. Predator Increase in Phendrana Region
-----------------------------------------
*****CHOZO RUINS*****
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Main Plaza
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 3

You are now going to collect one of the 3 missile expansions of the Main 
Plaza. Now, enter the Ruined Shrine. Go over to the half-pipe and boost 
Samus up using the Boost Ball! There's the Missile Expansion, in an alcove 
on the wall. Get it now. You now have 14 Missile Expansions in total, and 
can carry 70 missiles. Now, that leaves 36 left!

---------------
Ruined Shrine
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Samus can now go up the half pipe. Boost Ball up to the right hand side 
and roll into the hole. There's your Missile Expansion, get it now! You 
now have 15 Missile Expansions, and 35 are left to go! You can now carry 
75 Missiles. Now, before we head back to the transport, let's visit the 
Gathering Hall.

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Gathering Hall
---------------
Make your way to the top of the Gathering Hall and then jump up on to one 
of those red lights by the door. Then double jump up to the grating, roll 
into a ball and drop a bomb! The grate blows up, and what do we have here? 
A Missile Expansion! Take it. This makes the 16th, you can now carry 80 
Missiles! With this, let's make your way back to Magmoor Caverns, to the 
Monitor Station we go!

*****MAGMOOR CAVERNS*****
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Magmoor Caverns
----------------
You will notice a ledge to the left of the bridge leading to the door to 
the Transport Tunnel. With the Space Jump Boots, you can send Samus up. 
Jump up to the bridge above, and cross it. See that device there beneath 
the terminal? Scan it for a Research entry. It's a Spinner.

New Research Entry! Spinner
This is a standard Spinner device. 

The generator belts of the Spinner can be activated by rapid rotational 
force. Use the boost ability of the Morph Ball when inside a Spinner to 
activate the device.

Roll into the Morph Ball and into the Spinner. Perform Boost ball a couple 
of times, and a bridge will be raised. Use to jump to the ledge beyond 
its end, and make your way up. There is a door on the top. Go through it.

---------------
Warrior Shrine
---------------
Number of Power Bomb Expansions: 1

You will find the Artifact of Strength in the hands of the Chozo Statue, 
Collect it. You now have 2 of 12 Artifacts. This leaves 10 more to go. 
Now, go back to Phendrana Shorelines and save.

Remember!
There is a structural weakness at the base of the shrine. As it is made 
of Bendezium, make sure you come back when you have the Power Bomb.

*****PHENDRNA DRIFTS*****
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Phendrana Shorelines
---------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 2

There is this ledge kept afloat with a rocket boost with a sharp bottom, 
that can be jumped on from the ground level. Jump up there and you will 
find yourself outside a temple. As you can see, there is a Cordite ornament 
on the wall that can be broken later if you have the Super Missile, so 
be sure to come back later in the game. Now, enter the temple.

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Temple Entryway
----------------
There is a Pulse Bombu here and there is also a wall of ice blocking the 
path. As you do not have any Wave Beam yet, don't even think about trying 
to fight the Pulse Bombu. Instead, just use a missile to blast away the 
wall of ice in the way. Just get through the tunnel, avoiding all the Bombus 
in the path, and go through the door at the other end to enter the Chozo 
Ice Temple, that's the foyer.

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Chozo Ice Temple
-----------------
Well, everything seems peaceful, except that there is a blue lump in the 
middle of the room. It's a Baby Sheegoth! Let's give it a surprise from 
the rear. You know what to do now.

Make your way up to the top of the temple, on the way, there is a new creature 
that you would like to scan. You only have a few chances left to scan this 
creature, so do it now. It looks alike a lizard encased in ice, and it 
is actually an Ice Parasite.

New Creature! Ice Parasite
Strength:
Power Beam: 4 shots
"Scavenger with a crystalline outer shell.

Parasites are hardy creatures, sable to adapt to any environment within 
three generations. The Ice Parasite is a prime example. Having adjusted 
to a frigid climate, this vermin now thrives in it. Omnivorous, it can 
exist in areas hostile to most life forms."

Detailed Description:
The Ice Parasite is a parasite that has adapted to the cold conditions 
of Phendrana Drifts. It is now encased in ice. The Ice Parasite is no longer 
the frail creatures you find on the Space Pirate Frigate. They are much 
more armored, and can take 4 shots of the Power Beam. Other than that, 
it is harmless, and will not attack in swarms.

Jump to the top, blasting the Crystallites that block your way. On the 
top, there will be a door that is blocked, with the bust of a Chozo shaman, 
and I think that it is randomized here. The inscription says, "To pass 
my gaze, seek my twin in this room."

Well, this puzzle is rather simple. Go back to the corridor behind you, 
and you will see the figures of 4 Chozo tradesmen on the wall. One of them 
is a shaman. It is made of Brinstone, so you can blow it up with a missile, 
to reveal a Morph Ball slot. Bomb Jump up into the slot and drop a bomb. 
The door can now be gone through.

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Chapel Tunnel
---------------
Roll through the hole, and you will come to another mini maze. The first 
block can be broken with 2 bombs. Drop down there and roll to the right. 
See the stone pillar? Blow it away to lower the metal pillar above to unblock 
the path above. Go back up through the first block and roll through. There 
is another metal pillar in the way. Drop down through the second block 
and lower it by bombing its stone foundation as before. Then roll through 
to the door at the other end. Go through the door into the Chapel itself.

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Chapel of the Elders
---------------------
This is where you can find the predator as said in your hint. Move forward, 
there is a Wave Beam, here for free! But as Samus goes forward to take 
it, it lowers beyond her reach and a group of Baby Sheegoths ambushes her 
from behind! There are a total of 4 Baby Sheegoths, 2 will appear first, 
and 2 more will come to the first 2's assistance when you have killed them. 
Just do the rear attack trick and kill them all. But it is not over.

Suddenly, a wall crumbles, and a giant Sheegoth comes out to fight Samus. 
I guess he must be the daddy of the other 4! Scan him now!

New Creature! Sheegoth
Attacks:
Ice Breath
Charging Bite
Energy Blast
Strength:
Morph Ball Bomb: About 6 bombs
Plasma Beam: About 5 shots
"Supreme predator of the Phendrana Drifts.

Sheegoths are invulnerable to most Beam weapons. The crystals on their 
back absorb energy, which they can fire at prey. Sheegoths have poor stamina. 
They hyperventilate after using their breath attack, making their mouth 
area vulnerable. The soft underbelly of a Sheegoth is susceptible to 
concussive blasts. In battle, they expel blasts of frigid gas to ensnare 
their target. They are also fond of ramming and trampling their hapless 
prey."

Detailed Description:
Ah, so these are what the adult Sheegoths are like. Sheegoths are now 
extremely endothermic. Regardless of what weapon you use, they will be 
absorbed by the crystals on the Sheegoth's back, and he can use it against 
you. The Sheegoth can also attack by charging at Smaus or freezing her 
with his ice breath. The best way to deal with this behemoth is to roll 
into a Morph Ball and roll behind the Sheegoth. Then drop morph ball bombs 
when you are under his soft underbelly. Note that this Sheegoth is much 
stronger than the other adult Sheegoths. It takes 24 bombs to kill this 
guy, while others take only up to 8 bombs. So, be aware of that.

Once the great Sheegoth is brought down, the Wave Beam will be yours for 
the taking. Get it now! You finally have a new beam to use!

New Weapon! Wave Beam
Usefulness: ****
The Wave Beam is Samus' electric weapon. Up to 3 swirling beams will be 
shot out which are 120 degrees to each other that home in on the target. 
The Wave Beam is useful against the Bombus, and three shots will do the 
trick against them. The Wave Beam is also capable of temporarily paralyzing 
certain enemies if you shoot them with the charge shot. As it is electrical, 
the Wave Beam can be used to activate Power Conduits which power up 
different devices on Tallon IV.  The Wave Beam can be used to open purple 
doors.

Now, open the door with your Wave Beam, and go back to the Phendrana 
Shorelines and save for now. There are some Baby Sheegoths in the Shorelines 
now. Then go back to the Ice Ruins West.

---------------
Ice Ruins West
---------------
Number of Power Bomb Expansions: 1

Kill the Baby Sheegoths here, then make your way to the top of the house 
that you found the Chozo Lore in. You will see a stalactite. Scan it, and 
then blast it with a missile to make it drop down. It can be used by Samus 
to reach that hard to reach ledge.

New Research Entry! Stalactite
This hanging rock structure appears to have a weak spot near its base.

Some Stalactites can be dislodged from ceilings, allowing them to be used 
as platforms to cross otherwise unreachable areas.

Now, before you jump up there, jump to the roof of a house to the left 
of the stalactite. Turn on the Scan Visor and look to the right. There 
will be a group of bats there. Scan them. They are Ice Shriekbats. This 
is the only place you can find them.

New Creature! Ice Shriekbat
Attack:
Suicidal Dive Bomb
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot
"Ice-encased ceiling-dweller. 

Like standard Shriekbats, these creatures are easily spotted with Thermal 
Imaging. They roost on cave ceilings, subsisting on insects, reptiles and 
small mammals. Fiercely territorial, they will dive-bomb anything that 
wanders near."

Detailed Description:
This is just a rarer variant of the Shriekbat, found only the Phendrana 
Drifts. They have the same properties of the normal Shriekbats, and they 
also like to kamikaze Samus with their stupid dive bombs!

Now, jump over to the opposite rooftop, and jump to the right for the Wave 
Beam door you could not go through earlier. Remember that there is a ledge 
in the corner behind you with a layer of ice covering a Power Bomb Expansion. 
Come back when you have the Plasma Beam.

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Courtyard Entrance
-------------------
Well, there is nothing here, but the usual hall monitors of Metroid Prime, 
that are the Scarabs and the Pulse Bombus. Eliminate them with the Wave 
Beam and go through the other door to the Frozen Courtyard.

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Frozen Courtyard
-----------------
There are 2 spinners around the large pool of water. Use Boost Ball to 
power them up, and then you will find the pipes at the top of the courtyard 
starting up, and a morph ball slot is activated. Jump up to the Morph Ball 
Slot and activate it with a Bomb. The pipes will start adding water and 
fill up the pool, causing the water levels to rise. You will find a hole 
on the other side with yellow edges accessible now. Jump on the pieces 
of ice over to the hole, and bomb jump into it. You will end up rolling 
into a chamber with an Energy Tank. So, that is the 5th Energy Tank of 
the game! There are 9 more to go! You now have 599 energy.

Now, go back to the Morph Ball Slot and activate it again. This time, hop 
over to the tower and make your way to the top. Try not to let the Flickerbats 
fly into you. You will come to a 3 way junction at the top. There is a 
door that is unpowered, and its Power Conduit is behind a Cordite Statue, 
and there is a Wave Beam door, and a door with a Missile Blast Shield. 
Go through the one defended by the Blast Shield. It's a Save Station. Save, 
and go through the Wave Beam door. You will find yourself in the lab of 
the Space Pirates. This is not looking good.

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e. Into the Lab
-----------------
This is where the Space Pirates store some of their specimens for their 
zero-G Phazon Experiments.

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Specimen Storage
----------------
I say, they do have some strange ways to welcome visitors to their labs. 
After all, who would give us such a warm welcome in form of an Auto Defense 
Turret? Blow it up now! There is also an invisible receptionist called 
a Shadow Pirate coming after you! Blast him with 2 Charge Beams from the 
Wave Beam to get rid of him. Scan him first!

New Creature! Shadow Pirate
Attack:
Fury Slash
Strength:
Wave Beam: 2 Charge Beams
Ice Beam with Missile Launcher: 1 shot to freeze, 1 missile to kill
Plasma Beam: 1 Charge Beam
Super Missile: 1 Blast
"Pirate forces trained and equipped for stealth operations.

A select group of Space Pirates have access to sophisticated cloaking 
technology. This gear drains high levels of power, however, forcing them 
to rely solely on melee weapons in battle. Use enhanced detection gear 
when fighting these units."

Detailed Description:
Well, well, well. It seems that the Space Pirates have equipped some of 
their fighters with stealth gear, so now, they are invisible. Fortunately, 
they are still visible for short periods of time while they are running 
towards Samus, so you can still attack them. To take them by surprise, 
have the Thermal Visor equipped and you should be able to see them from 
far away before they can see you. At first, the Wave Beam is ideal to 
paralyze them in their tracks, and then when you have the Ice Beam, you 
can freeze them and kill them with a missile. Using a Plasma Beam or Super 
Missile will guarantee a one hit kill.

Now, go through the door at the other end of the Specimen Storage.

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Research Entrance
------------------
So, you are still in the entrance. You will be told about the main research 
facility in a hint. Look up, and blow up that Auto Defense Turret from 
a distance. Don't worry, you are out of range.

Then move forward, and you will see some drone detecting Samus, and then 
its alarm sounds. The door behind Samus locks up and a barrier rises up 
as well. A number Space Pirates are sent in to deal with you! Now, you 
can hear the famous Space Pirate Disco Hit as the background theme! Before 
you fight them, scan one of them for a new Creature Entry.

New Creature! Space Pirate
Attacks:
Red Beam Attack
Charge Slash
Strength:
Wave Beam: 2 Charge Beams
Ice Beam with Missile Launcher: 1 shot to freeze, 1 missile to kill
Plasma Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Sentinent aggressor species well trained in weapon and melee combat.
Space Pirates wield Galvanic Accelerator Cannons and forearm-mounted 
Scythes in combat. This species seeks to become the dominant species in 
the galaxy, and their technology may help them realize this goal. Ruthless 
and amoral, the Pirates care little for the cost of their ambition. Only 
the results matter, and they take these very seriously."

Detailed Description:
Yes, the main troopers of the evil organization Space Pirates are finally 
present. These guys attack at a range by shooting Samus with their red 
beams from those cannons, and if Samus is close, they will just try to 
slash her. The Space Pirates are quite maneuverable, and can roll around 
to avoid Samus' beams. The usual beam weapons apply. Take your pick. As 
a rule of a thumb, whenever you hear "Yu-Chi-Goh!", you can be sure that 
a Space Pirate or Shadow Pirate is present.

When the music ends, the party is over. The doors will be unlocked. Go 
through the door on the same level first for the Map Station. Download 
the map of the area. Then go up the slope, and go through the door up there.

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Hydra Lab Entryway
-------------------
Hmm, some Scatter Bombus are here. Blow them away using the Wave Beam. 
Then go through the other door into the Research Lab Hydra.

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Research Lab Hydra
------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

There is a force field blocking your way. Scan the switch to the right 
to deactivate it. Then you can enter. I say, the Space Pirates are really 
having a party here! You can hear their Disco music again. There are 2 
Space Pirates on the same level as you are. Kill them. Then go over to 
some computer terminals and scan the red targets for Pirate Data.

New Pirate Data! Phazon Analysis
We have codified the newfound energy source as Phazon, a V-index mutagen 
of which we have very little reliable data. (1) Indications point to a 
meteor of unknown origin impacting approximately 20 years ago, expelling 
Phazon into the environment. (2) This material appears to possess lifelike 
characteristics, mutating organic life-forms strong enough to withstand 
its poison. These mutations appear promising, with abrupt evolutionary 
leaps appearing in single-generation reproduction. Plans to establish a 
full Science Team on Tallon IV are being finalized. (3)

Explanations:
(1) The Great Poison is actually some kind of substance known as Phazon, 
and is a very powerful mutating agent that not even the Space Pirates have 
much information about.
(2) So, this is just the Space Pirates' observation of the Meteor Strike. 
It also shows that this meteor strike is quite a recent event, and that 
the Chozos most likely have left less than 20 years ago.
(3) The Space Pirates are just like Umbrella in this game. They discover 
some horrible mutagen, and realize its incredible potential, and they just 
start to research it to create even more enhanced fighters!

New Pirate Data! Mining Status
Mining operations have begun near the crater where Phazon appears to be 
most concentrated. Daily Phazon yields have increased 44%, and our mining 
system becomes more streamlined as personnel and equipment flows increase. 
(1) Several incidents of Phazon-induced madness have been reported, 
prompting augmented life-support regulations in the deeper chambers. 
Symptoms include loss of equilibrium, erratic respiration, muscle spasms, 
and in the most extreme cases, hallucinations. (2) A timeline reassessment 
for the refinery operation is recommended, as the material proves more 
unstable than initial analysis indicated.

Explanations:
(1) The Space Pirates have set up a mining complex near the Impact Crater 
to mine Phazon. It is called the Phazon Mines, they seem to be working 
quite well when Samus came in, and she is going in to ruin their party 
later in the game. Here's waiting...
(2) Some Space Pirates were a bit careless and were poisoned by the Phazon, 
causing them to go mad. Hmm... the symptoms sound similar to those of people 
who are high on LSD. Interesting.

New Pirate Data! Security Breaches
Most terraforming and retrofitting of security checkpoints on Tallon IV 
is complete, but we continue to research the alarming epidemic of breaches 
by local creatures. Door records show no unauthorized entries, so we must 
presume the creatures are either slipping in undetected during daily 
personnel moves or else finding their way in through subterranean tunnels. 
We have found many small breaches of this latter sort and plug them wherever 
we can, but it is unlikely that we will ever achieve full extermination 
within our current timetable.

Explanation:
Yes, these are the household problems of the Space Pirates. They build 
their facilities, and yet other wild animals keep running in through the 
vents and other things. Maybe they should call an exterminator. But never 
mind, Samus is now on her way to exterminate them.

Now, there is a switch by an elevator. Scan it, and a hologram will appear. 
Get into the hologram to get up to the next level. Make your way up to 
the top of the lab along the catwalk, and a Space Pirate jumps down to 
confront you. Give him the old electric shock therapy! Now, just continue 
to the top, killing any Space Pirates that get in the way, as well as a 
couple of Auto Defense Turrets. At the top, there is a capsule made of 
Cordite, which can be busted with a Super Missile, so make sure you come 
back later. There are 2 sets of Pirate Data to be scanned before you jump 
through the Wave Beam door in the corner there. At this point, you should 
have had 50% of the Log Book downloaded. Congratulations, you have unlocked 
Image Gallery 1!

New Pirate Data! Parasite Larva
Our initial tests exposing Tallon IV's indigenous parasites to Phazon 
appear to be successful. (1) Increases in strength, size and aggressiveness 
are common in all test subjects, as well as unforeseen evolutions like 
additional poison sacs within the abdomen and the appearance of a second 
ring of mandibles in several subjects. These creatures were chosen because 
of their resilience, and it appears possible that, given enough exposure 
to Phazon, they may one day be able to survive on any planet we transport 
them to. (2) Our methods will have to be refined: we have currently a 100% 
extinction rate after the fourth infusion period, and most survivors of 
the third infusion stage are so violent and uncontrollable that they have 
to be euthanized. (3) Even still, we remain hopeful that further 
experimentation will result in success.

Expansions:
(1) This explains the Parasite Queen and all the other Parasite Queen 
specimens you have encountered on board the Space Pirate Frigate. They 
are apparently the result of infusing Phazon into the Parasites.
(2) Again, the Space Pirates seem to enjoy experimenting on lower level 
life forms because their simple minded biology makes them the perfect test 
subjects to things that mutate other things (That is, mutagens).
(3) Sometimes, not even lower level life forms can survive a large dosage 
of Phazon. They become so uncontrollable that they will have to be mercy 
killed. That's what euthanasia is about.

New Pirate Data! Glacial Wastes
Research outpost Glacier One in the Phendrana Drifts region of Tallon IV's 
mountains is operating at 85% capacity. Sub-zero temperatures have made 
the Metroids sluggish and easy to control, even those well into 
Phazon-infusion cycles.(1) Cold-containment stasis tanks are sufficient 
for the juveniles, but some of the larger Metroids have been moved to 
quarantined caves for safety purposes. Security doors remain an issue, 
as malfunctions due to ice occur every day. Large predators in the wastes 
are also a concern, as they continue to kill personnel and breach secure 
areas.(2) Unfortunately, it has become clear that our containment teams 
cannot neutralize all of them without a vast increase in munitions and 
soldiers.

(1) Ah, the Space Pirates are up to no good again. They are still researching 
Metroids, and even experimenting them with Phazon.
(2) Having problems with the Sheegoths, eh, Space Pirates?

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Observatory Access
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As soon as you jump through the door, you will be greeted by an Auto Defense 
Turret. Using the crates for cover, blow it up quickly. There are 2 more 
in this hallway. Blow them up, and go through the door into the Observatory.

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Observatory
---------------
This is the Observatory, a good place for observing stars, and a good place 
to kill Space Pirates. That's right, you hear the Disco Hit again! There 
are Space Pirates everywhere here. Take them all down. Then, a switch in 
a control panel in the bottom will be activated. Go and scan the switch.

A Morph Ball Slot will be activated. Before you go there, scan the terminals 
to the right and left for 2 more Pirate Data entries.

New Pirate Data! Phazon Program
Phazon mining is under way. Several garrisons have been established, and 
terraforming of the Chozo Ruins is under way. Security systems are 
operational, and Science Team continues to make progress in their biotech 
research. The Phendrana Drifts have proven to be an optimal location for 
Research Headquarters, and soon it will be joined by a fully operational 
Combat base and starport. If Command's predictions are half true, we shall 
rise to dominance in this sector within a deca-cycle. Truly, these are 
glorious times.

Explanation:
It seems that the Phendrana Drifts lab is to be the site of the Space 
Pirates' headquarters on Tallon IV. They will soon add a training base 
and a starport to dock their ships there. They think that they can dominate 
this sector in 10 cycles. God knows how long are 10 cycles.

New Pirate Data! Contact
Scans of the Spiral Sector detected a massive energy spike emanating from 
a Wanderer-class planet identified as Tallon IV. (1) Scout reconnaissance 
was immediately dispatched to the center of the spike, a land mass at 
heading mark 40.08.02, returning with planetary samples and atmospheric 
imaging. Analysis shows the energy source to be an unstable radioactive 
material of enormous potential. We are unable to form an accurate 
risk-assessment at this time, but we are unlikely to find an energy source 
this powerful again. Analysis will continue, but currently Tallon IV 
appears to be a viable secondary headquarters. (2)

Explanations:
(1) The Space Pirates discovered Tallon IV through an energy spike.
(2) As the Phazon is such a powerful energy resource, the Space Pirates 
decides to set up a secondary base here.

Now, go and trigger the Morph Ball Slot with a bomb. The generators in 
this room will start to move, and another Morph ball Slot above will be 
activated. Trigger it with a bomb and the 4 spinners at the bottom of the 
node will be online. Go down there and power them up with Boost Ball. The 
hologram will be activated, revealing the map of the entire solar system 
of this sector. Scan all the planets. The information of Planet Zebes and 
Tallon IV will be downloaded into your log book as a Research Entry.

New Research Entry! Zebes
Planet Zebes
Mass: 4.8 trillion teratons

Profile: Planet's crust is primary Urthic ore, making it ideal for 
subterranean construction. A class XIX planet, Zebes is inhospitable to 
most bioforms. The world was considered unremarkable until it became a 
base for Space Pirate forces.

New Research Entry! Tallon IV
Planet talon IV
Mass: 5.1 trillion teratons.

Profile: Ecosystem studies indicate that Tallon IV was a biological 
paradise prior to the impact of an extraterrestrial object. What remains 
of the biosphere is slowly fading due to exposure to Phazon radiation. 
At current rate of decay, Tallon IV will be a barren Class XIII wasteland 
in approximately 25 years.

Now, go all the way to the top, and get the Super Missile that has appeared.

New Weapon! Super Missile
Usefulness: ***
The Super Missile is the Missile Combo of the Power Beam and the Missile 
Launcher. To use it, press and hold A to charge up the Power Beam, then 
while still holding A, press the Y button. A powerful combo will be released, 
capable of knocking many enemies down in only one hit. The Super Missile 
can be used to destroy things made of Cordite. But there is a way to beat 
the game without using this weapon, so I only give it a 3 star usefulness.

A Save Station has been detected in this room, but before saving, go back 
to Research Lab Hydra and bust the Cordite capsule for the 17th Missile 
Expansion in the game! Now you can carry 85 missiles! That leaves 33 to 
go! Now you can save. Then go through the Wave Beam door opposite.

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West Tower Entrance
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This tunnel is inhabited by some Scatter Bombus and some Crystallites. 
Shock the Bombus with the Wave Beam and blast the Crystallites with Missiles. 
Then go through the Blast Shield door to the West Tower.

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West Tower
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There is an elevator here. Activate it by scanning the switch. Ride the 
elevator up and go through the door. You will be in the Control Tower.

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Control Tower
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Hear the music. Some Space Pirates are partying on the Control Tower. Let's 
rain on their parade with your lovely little Wave Beam! There should be 
about 3 Space Pirates down here. Use the crates for cover for this firefight. 
When they are down, you will find a team of Flying Pirates swooping down 
on Samus! Scan them, and then blast them to oblivion with your new Super 
Missile! There are at least 5 of them coming down at you. Just make sure 
that they do not hit any of the explosive crates, as they can deal a lot 
of damage to Samus when she is close.

New Enemy! Flying Pirate
Attacks:
Green Beam Attack
Missile Barrage
Suicidal Dive Strike
Strength:
Super Missile: 1 Blast
Ice Beam: 2 Charge Beams
Plasma Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Pirates trained and equipped for airborne assault.

Flying Pirates are extremely agile in the air, but the heat signatures 
of their jet packs can be tracked with Thermal Imaging. While their Missiles 
are extremely potent, their jet packs can be even more so. If the pack 
fails, they will make a suicide strike."

Detailed Description:
The Space Pirates even have their airborne divisions now. The Flying 
Pirates are just Space Pirates with jet packs. They attack by firing their 
green beams at Samus. They may also release a barrage of missiles, which 
can be determined by their screeching sounds. Even when they are knocked 
back the missiles will still fly out. If a Flying Pirate is shot down by 
conventional means, they will attempt to dive down at Samus and crash into 
her, hoping to blow her up. You can stop this from happening by using Super 
Missiles and Charge Plasma Beams. The former will make them explode in 
the air, and the latter will literally vaporize them! When they around, 
they make a cry that sounds like "Cheegar!" so be aware of that.

With the threat neutralized, go through the other Wave Beam door to the 
East Tower.

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East Tower
---------------
As before, activate the elevator, and ride it down. Go through the door 
down there.

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Aether Lab Entryway
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This entryway is guarded by Bombus on patrol. Fry them, and enter the lab.

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Research Lab Aether
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Number of Missile Expansions: 1

This is the lab. Have your Super Missile ready, you are in for a surprise. 
What's in the tank? It's a Metroid! So, there are still Metroids in existent. 
Scan it in the tank now.

New Creature! Metroid
Attack:
Energy Drain
Strength:
Ice Beam with Missile Launcher: 1 Shot to freeze, 1 Missile to kill
Super Missile: 1 Blast
"Energy-based parasitic predator.

The dominant species of planet SR388, Metroids can such the life-force 
out of livening things. A Metroid will latch onto its prey and drain energy, 
growing larger as it does. The only way to shake an attached Metroid is 
to enter Morph Bomb mode and lay a Bomb."

Detailed Description:
So, these beings are what the Nintendo franchise is named after. After 
all, it would sound silly if we call it Samus, Samus II: Return of Samus 
and Super Samus, right? Anyway, the Metroids are always resorting to their 
energy absorption tricks. They latch onto the top of Samus and sucks the 
energy slowly. To shake it off, roll into a ball and lay a Bomb. To kill 
a Metroid, you can blast it with a Super Missile, or just freeze it with 
the Ice Beam and then blast the frozen body with a missile to finish it. 
Metroids still make monkey like cries, so be aware of them when you hear 
their characteristic cry. (How stupid!)

Still, more drama! The Metroid suddenly escapes from its stasis tank and 
goes after Samus! Oh no! Quickly charge up a Charge Beam and respond with 
a Super Missile! They should kill it. Just then, a Space Pirate jumps up 
from below, wandering what is going on! Put him to sleep. There are still 
threats in the room, as you can still hear the Disco Hit, but they have 
no idea that you are here... yet. Scan the billboards and computer terminals 
in the room. Two of them will provide Pirate Data.

New Pirate Data! Meta Ridley
The reconstruction of geoform 187, ode-named Ridley, was recently 
completed. After his defeat on Zebes, Command ordered a number of 
metagenetic improvements for him. Though aggressive, we were able to 
implement these changes in a cycle. The metamorphosis was painful, but 
quite successful in the end. Early tests indicate a drastic increase in 
strength, mobility, and offensive capability. Cybernetic modules and 
armor plating have been added as well. We believe our creation, now called 
Meta Ridley, will become the mainstay of our security force, a job he will 
certainly relish.

Explanation:
Has your purple dragon let you down twice to a female intruder? Have no 
fear! Introducing the new Meta Ridley. Stronger! More mobile! More powerful! 
New bonus silver casing added! The perfect defensive dragon for the evil 
organization! Coming to a black market near you! Call 
0800-852-34233423-SPIRATE for ordering and purchasing information! The 
call is tollfree! Call now and get a free Kraid doll with your purchase!

New Pirate Data! Metroid Studies
Initial transfer of Metroids to Tallon IV research facilities has been 
completed. Three were terminated in an incident at the landing site, but 
the others were pacified and transported safely. Initial Phazon-infusion 
testing is under way. We are eager to observe the effects of Phazon on 
Metroids, especially their ability to absorb and process the energy given 
off by Phazon sources. Early research suggests a considerable growth in 
power and size. Whether the creatures stay stable thereafter remains to 
be seen.

Explanation:
In spite of some technical hitches, a new batch of Metroids have been 
transferred to the facilities for experiments with Phazon.

Now, jump down to the lab itself. There is a Space Pirate by a computer 
terminal. Kill him, and scan the terminal for another Pirate Data.

New Pirate Data! Phazon Infusion
Confidence is high regarding Phazon applications. We know enough about 
Phazon now to begin combining it with Space Pirate DNA. The code name for 
this venture will be 'Project Helix'. Preliminary studies indicate that 
Phazon infusion could produce radical new Pirate genomes. Benevolent 
mutation levels are high in current test subjects. Phazon madness is a 
concern, but refinements in the infusion process should reduce or 
neutralize the odds of mental degeneration.

Explanation:
It seems that the Space Pirates are starting to get the hint that infusing 
Phazon into their own genes can help reproduce a future generation of elite 
fighters. However, there is still a risk of insane mutants.

Make your way down the catwalk. There are just so many Space Pirates here. 
Take them all down. You will find a narrow path leading to a Missile 
Expansion. Jump up, roll into a ball and roll carefully to the alcove and 
get the 18th Missile Expansion in the game! Samus now can carry up to 90 
missiles. Now, all she has to do is to collect another 32!

Roll back to the carwalk and go down to the bottom of the lab. There are 
so many computer terminals here. Scan them one by one for Pirata Data. 
Be sure to scan the switch by the elevator to activate it so you can go 
back up later.

New Pirate Data! Metroid Morphology
Metroid dissection continues to provide more questions than answers. Our 
research teams have isolated the energy conduits that run from the invasive 
twin mandibles to the energy core in the creature's quadripartite nucleus, 
but the manner in which a Metroid actually extracts the life force from 
its prey remains a clear mystery. (1) The victim does not lose blood or 
any other vital fluids, and yet the Metroid extracts energy: identifying 
this energy is our central problem. (2) It takes no physical form, and 
yet without it, the victim dies. We will continue to research this matter, 
as the isolation of this life-giving essence could be the key to our 
ascendance. (3)

Explanations:
(1) The Space Pirates still have no idea how the Metroids can absorb energy 
from their victims.
(2) The Metroids absorb pure energy from the victim, without any form.
(3) It seems that the Space Pirates may want to collect energy using their 
Metroids, in order to store them for further use against their enemies.

New Pirate Data! Metroid Forces
Studies of Metroid biology continue, though with limited progress. It seems 
likely that we will be much more successful using the Metroids for our 
means rather than trying to reproduce their powers. If they could be 
adequately tamed, we would have no need of a proper understanding of their 
metabolism. (1) A small force of disciplined Metroids could wipe out entire 
armies, and once we find a way to shield them from cold-containment weapons, 
they will be invincible. (2) Furthermore, if we could then harvest the 
energy they'd consumed, we would have a near-limitless source of power 
at our disposal. (3)

Explanations:
(1) As it is so hard for the Space Pirates to understand the principles 
of the Metroids, they could care less and train them to be fighters.
(2) Metroids are still vulnerable to cold weapons like the Ice Beam.
(3) Another use of the Metroids will be to provide endless power for the 
cause of the Space Pirates. The Ceres Foundation has found that out before 
the Space Pirates did.

Explore the room. You will find many things in the stasis tanks, including 
Metroids and an Energy Tank! Use the Super Missile to blow up the tank, 
and collect your prize! You have collected the 6th Energy Tank out of 14, 
and there are 8 more to go. You now have 699 energy! As for the other Metroids, 
I don't think you would want to bother with them just yet. Just go over 
to the crates, blow them up to uncover the door and open it. Drop through.

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Research Core Access
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There are 2 Beetles in this hallway. But what is this? They have ice on 
their backs. Scan them and kill them with Charge Beams. They are Ice 
Beetles.

New Creature! Ice Beetle
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Charge Beam
Plasma Beam: 1 Shot
"Burrowing insect with an ice-reinforced carapace. Averse to heat.

This member of the Beetle family has adapted to life in the subzero 
temperatures in the Phendrana Drifts, growing a thick ice shell covering 
its entire body. The ice is extremely resilient, providing the Ice Beetle 
with extra protection and augmented digging abilities."

These are just a variant of the Volkswagen Beetle that can adapt to freezing 
conditions of Phendrana Drifts. As it has ice on its back, the Ice Beetle 
has heavier armor than the standard model, and hence a Charge Beam is needed 
to kill it. A Plasma Beam will melt it in one shot.

Now, go through the other door to the Research Core.

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Research Core
---------------
You are inside the heart of the research facility of Phendrana Drifts. 
There is a Space Pirate busy working on the computer. Kill him. Go over 
to the computer terminal. Meanwhile, 2 Flying Pirates will come over to 
assist their fallen friend. Use 2 Super Missiles to shoot them down. Then 
all will be clear. Scan the computer terminal to deactivate a circuit 
controlling the tank below.

Now, make your way down to the bottom, along the catwalk. Ignore the 
Metroids for now. But destroy all Auto Defense Turrets you can see from 
above. Then they cannot tell that you are here. One of the catwalks below 
holds another red target. Scan it to deactivate another auxiliary circuit 
of the force field below. At the bottom, scan the red target on a computer 
terminal to deactivate the main circuit, and the Visor will be yours for 
the taking! It's the Thermal Visor!

New Visor! Thermal Visor
Usefulness: ***
This Thermal Visor allows you to see some enemies that are invisible through 
their heat signature. The visor will automatically target the enemy close 
by, so press and hold L to lock onto the target. You can detect Power 
Conduits with the Thermal Visor too. However, it is not mandatory to collect 
this visor, as you can sometimes guess the location of the Power Conduits 
and enemies.

With the Thermal Visor, the room suddenly experiences a Power Cut, and 
everything becomes so dark and creepy. Switch to your Thermal Visor quick! 
Because, 2 Shadow Pirates are here to ambush you! Take them out with the 
Super Missiles quickly! Then make your way up, blasting any Metroids that 
bust out of their little fish tanks. Then go to the door. It's offline. 
There is a Power Conduit to the right. Charge it up with a Wave Beam, and 
go through.

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Research Core Access
---------------------
Just as you think the Ice Beetles are still there, two new enemies are 
here! They are Sentry Drones! Scan one, and destroy them, or you cannot 
get out of this room at all.

New Creature! Sentry Drone
Attacks:
Red Laser Attack
Dual Machine Gun Attack
Strength:
Wave Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Well-armed security mecha.

Sentry Drones have limited intelligence, but do their assigned tasks well. 
Being machines, they are susceptible to electrical attacks. When alerted, 
Drones initiate a security lockdown, then attempt to neutralize the 
intruder. Their electronic warfare suit can scramble Visor technology as 
well."

Detailed Description:
Sentry Drones are some security robots who guard certain rooms. Whenever 
he is alerted, a Sentry Drone will sound an alarm, and all doors to the 
room will be locked up. They will then attack Samus with their lasers and 
machine guns. To destroy a Sentry Drone. A charge beam from any beam will 
do. The Wave Beam is the most effective, as the drone will not explode 
with an Electromagnetic Pulse when destroyed.

With the drones gone, let's get out of here! Go all the way back to the 
Ruined Courtyard. You have to be particularly careful in Research Lab 
Aether, as your initial position is unfavorable to ambush the Shadow 
Pirates. It's easier for THEM to ambush you instead! I suggest you stop 
to save in the Observatory on the way. Then, in the Research Lab Hydra, 
you will notice many Shadow Pirates hanging on the ceiling. Blast them 
with Super Missiles, and they will be taken by surprise.

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Frozen Courtyard
-----------------
Well, that was a relief, there is light again. First, enter the Save Station 
to save, and then jump back out to the central ledge. Jump over to the 
offline door and scan for a weakness in the Cordite wall above the door. 
Blast the weakness with a Super Missile, and then fire at the Power Conduit 
hidden there with the Wave Beam. The door will be online. Go through.

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Quarantine Access
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There are a number of Pulse Bombus on patrol in this hallway. Blast these 
bombus with the Wave Beam. Then go through the door to the next hallway.

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North Quarantine Tunnel
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There is a tunnel for the Morph Ball to roll through. Just use the Boost 
Ball to speed past all the Pulse Bombus, and go through the door on the 
other side.

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Quarantine Cave
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This is where you will fight the boss of Phendrana Drifts. Take a deep 
breath, and then jump down to the pit below. There is this big lump of 
rock in the middle of the room. Samus walks forward to examine it, and 
surprise! A rock pops up from the ground behind Samus, along with a lot 
of other rocks in the ground, to join the central lump. You are now facing 
a giant stone being. It's the Thardus! Scan him, as this is your only chance!

Boss Battle! Thardus
Attacks:
Frozen Icicle Spread
Multi Rock Launch
Rollout
"An animated, sentient creature of stone charged with Phazon radiation.

The Phazon radiation given off by Thardus negates auto-targeting systems, 
preventing lock on. It may be possible to acquire alternate targets with 
a different Visor. The chaotic nature of Phazon irradiation leads to 
instability in tits structural integrity. Thardus an encase targets in 
ice, and its colossal size and strength make it a formidable opponent."

Rule of Engagement:
So, the Quarantine Cave is used to hide one of the Space Pirates' test 
subjects for their Phazon experiments. The Thardus is quite a powerful 
opponent, but he can be outsmarted. For one thing, his frozen icicle spread 
can be avoided, if you choose to lean your back against the wall, while 
standing on the rocks there. As you are higher than the ground, the icicles 
cannot come up and hit you. His multirock launch can be intercepted in 
mid-air with your Power Beams, and often the rocks leave missiles and energy 
behind for you, and this is enough to negate any damage Thardus deals to 
you with its rollout attack.

Now, it's the time to target Thardus himself. Firstly, you cannot auto 
target anything with the Combat Visor, so let's switch to the Thermal Visor 
to find his weakness. The Visor can effectively auto-target the area with 
giving out heat, which is the Thardus' weak spot. Use a Super Missile to 
expose it, and the Thermal Visor will overload, so switch to the Combat 
Visor and you can lock onto his exposed weak spot, which is now blue in 
colour. Use some Charge Beams and Super Missiles and it will eventually 
shatter. Then use the Thermal Visor to find his next weak spot and repeat 
the procedure again.

When Thardus ahs lost about 40% of his health, he will generate a thick 
mist in the room, making it difficult to see him. But you can still detect 
his weak spot with the Thermal Visor, as the mist gives no heat. Once the 
weak spot is exposed, the Visor overloads, so use the Combat Visor's 
auto-target to track his weak spot. But use normal Charge Beams to avoid 
risking the wastage of missiles.

Once Thardus has about 20% of health left, he will clear the mist, and 
you can fight him as usual. Once the Thardus has no more health left, he 
will make one last cry and will crumble to a thousand pieces. That's what 
I call a 1000-piece set! Now, some energy and missiles will be provided, 
as well as the Spider Ball! Get it!

New Gadget! Spider Ball
Usefulness: ****
The Spider Ball allows Samus to latch onto those Magnetic Tracks found 
everywhere around the world. Just press and hold R to hold on. You can 
still use the Bomb Jump even while you are latched onto the tracks.

Scan the Magnetic Track for another Research Entry.

New Research Entry! Spider Ball Track
Magnetic rail system track.

In Morph Ball mode, press and hold R when close to this type of surface. 
Use the Control Stick to move the Ball along the track. Release R to 
disengage from the surface. CAUTION: A Morph Ball Bomb will briefly 
disengage the Ball from the track.

Backtracking Time!
Before you go anywhere, go back to the Phendrana Shorelines. Jump over 
to the entrance of the temple, and locate that Cordite decoration. Blow 
it up with a Super Missile, and scan the purple switch behind it. A Spider 
Ball Track will be revealed to the left. Go up to the top of the tower 
there for the 19th Missile Expansion of the game! You now can carry 95 
Missiles! That's 31 left to go!

Then, go back to the Ice Ruins East. Remember the Spider Ball Track? You 
can go up it now. Kill the Sheegoth down there, and make your way up to 
the Missile Expansion. That's the 20th Expansion! You can now carry 100 
Missiles! Now, make your way back to the Quarantine Cave. Be aware that 
you can now use the Spider Ball Track to make your way to the top of the 
Frozen Courtyard.

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Quarantine Cave
----------------
Now, follow the other set of Spider Ball Tracks and make your way to the 
door high above the cave. Remember to come back when you have the Grapple 
Beam. So, go through the door for now. Do not get too close to that big 
lump in the middle and that Sheegoth will not come after you.

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South Quarantine Tunnel
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Enter Morph Ball mode and roll all the way through this narrow tunnel. 
Just boost past the Pulse Bombus in the way and you will be fine. Go through 
the door on the other side. You should arrive at a Transport.

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Transport to Magmoor Caverns South
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You will be informed of some abnormally low temperature in the Chozo Ruins. 
It is from the Antechamber. Now, activate the elevator as usual and ride 
it all the way down to the other end of Magmoor Caverns again.

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f. Abnormally low temperature in the Chozo Ruins
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Now that there is an abrupt climate change in the Ruins site, I wonder 
what will be responsible for all of this? Now, let's get back down to the 
Magmoor Caverns first. The route we will take this time will be as follows 
(I am trying hard not to backtrack too often):
Phendrana Drifts --> Magmoor Caverns --> Tallon Overworld --> Chozo Ruins

*****MAGMOOR CAVERNS*****
The Transport here has a Save Station, go and save, before going to through 
the other door to the Transport Tunnel C.

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Transport Tunnel C
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This tunnel has so many flame nozzles. Watch out for their timings and 
run under when they are not spewing flames. Then go through the other door 
to the Magmoor Workstation.

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Magmoor Workstation
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You hear the sound of jet packs. That's right. There are 2 Flying Pirates 
guarding the area. Attract their attention, and blow them out of the sky! 
Then drop down to the Workstation. You will notice a device in the lava 
that requires Power. Switch to your Thermal Visor and locate the 3 Power 
Conduits around this place. There are located in the 3 small alcoves in 
this pit. Once the machine has been activated, some cold air will blow 
into the lava of one of the small canals, cooling them down, and the camera 
will focus on the small pit that you can access the canal with the Morph 
Ball. It's time for another Morph Ball challenge!

Roll into that tunnel and you will eventually reach a pit with 2 Triclops. 
Kill them with Morph Ball Bombs and then roll through the cooled canal 
to reach a power switch. Scan it, and the lava in another canal will be 
cooled. Roll through that canal before the timer runs out to reach another 
switch. Scan it to cool the third and final canal and you can reach the 
Energy Tank! Congrats, you have now collected 7 out of 14 Energy Tanks, 
which is half of the total in the game! Only 7 left to go! You now have 
799 Energy! Now, go through the lower of the 2 blues doors on the map.

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South Core Tunnel
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There is a new creature here. It's a Puddle Spore. Scan it and then shoot 
it when its mouth is open. It will flip around into a float on the lava 
for Samus to jump on. Make your way to the other side of the room and go 
through the door over there.

New Creature! Puddle Spore
"Sentient floating lava mollusk protected by an impenetrable shell.

A Puddle Spore opens when approached, attempting to intimidate with its 
size. When opened, direct fire to its mantle causes it to flip into a 
defensive position. If it can slam shut, it ejects a spread of harmful 
energy globules."

Detailed Description:
These creatures look like giant clams in the lava. When Samus comes forwards, 
they will open up, as if to say, "Hello! You know something." Then shoot 
it in the mouth to make it flip backwards, and Samus can use it as a makeshift 
float to get over the lava.

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Geothermal Core
----------------
As you do not have the Grappling Beam nor Ice Beam, there is nothing to 
offer here at the moment, so just cross the lava pool with the help of 
Puddle Spores and then go through the door on the other side.

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North Core Tunnel
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There is a single Magmoor here. Blow his head off, then look up. There 
is a Stalactite that can be shot down. Blow it off with a Missile and it 
will form a platform in the lava for Samus to cross this pool. Go through 
the door on the other side.

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Twin Fires
---------------
There are a number of stalactites over the lava pool that can be shot down. 
Shoot them down to form platforms there so you can advance. Blow up all 
the Puffers and Magmoors that get in the way. As you reach the other side, 
you will find a pair of flame nozzles that will not stop spewing flames. 
Maybe those are the Twin Fires. Use the Morph Ball to roll under them. 
On the other side, you will encounter another Magmoor who wants to say 
hello! Say hihi and blow his head clean off. Search for more stalactites 
that you can shoot down and advance slowly over the lava pool. There are 
2 pairs of Twin Fires, one vertical and one horizontal here. Roll between 
them and go through the door.

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Twin Fires Tunnel
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There is a Spider Ball Track that Samus can use to cross this lava river. 
So hang on to the other side and go through the door. You are back at the 
Transport to the Tallon Overworld West.

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Transport to Tallon Overworld West
-----------------------------------
Take the Transport back to the Tallon Overworld West, then go and take 
the Transport to Chozo Ruins West. Notice that the music of the Tallon 
Overworld has changed to a more cunning one. Save at the Gunship if you 
want to. When you are at the Chozo Ruins, return to the Main Plaza for 
the next part of the guide.

*****CHOZO RUINS*****
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Main Plaza
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Number of Missile Expansions: 2

Remember that tree with that weakness there? Aim at it and blast it with 
a Super Missile. That part will be blown off, revealing a Missile Expansion! 
Jump up and get it! (From the ledge above the door leading to the Ruined 
Shrine) You now have collected the 21st Missile Expansion in the game, 
and can carry up to 105 missiles. Now it's 29 to go!

Then, go to the Ruined Fountain.

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Ruined Fountain
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Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Now that the water is clean, enter Morph Ball mode and jump into the fountain. 
The water jet will boost Samus up to the Spider Ball Track. Follow the 
track and you will drop into the alcove with the Missile Expansion. That's 
the 22nd Missile Expansion in the game. That leaves 28 left to go! Now, 
go back to the Dynamo, in the Watery Hall.

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Dynamo
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Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Follow the Spider Track up to the top of the room, and the 23rd Missile 
Expansion is yours. Now Samus can carry 115 Missiles. 23 down, 27 to go! 
Head to the Furnace now.

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Furnace
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Now, you can roll up the Spider Ball Track. You will be at the top of the 
mini maze. Be fast here when traveling over the blocks, as they will 
disappear very quickly once the Morph Ball gets onto them. Get out on the 
other side. You will be in the main part of the Furnace. Notice that there 
is a Bendezium wall which is weak. So you can come back when you have the 
Power Bomb. There are Beetles all over the place. Kill them as usual. Above 
the weak Bendezium wall is a Spider Ball Track with a new creature on it. 
Scan it. It's a Plated Parasite.

New Creature! Plated Parasite
Strength:
Morph Ball Bomb: 1 Bomb
"Hardy member of the Parasite family. Invulnerable to most weaponry.

A cousin to the Parasite, these creatures are known for their amazing 
resilience. Field studies suggest a weakness to Morph Ball-delievered 
weapon systems."

Detailed Description:
This is another variant of the Parasites. This time, they are so heavily 
armored that they can stand Missiles. But not Morph Ball Bombs. You now 
know what to do. They only appear on Spider Ball Tracks, and other places.

There is a Chozo Lore above another hole. Scan it before rolling through.

New Chozo Lore! Cradle
The cries of this dying land pulled us from our dreaming state, and now 
we Chozo walk as ghosts while the Great Poison sinks into the trees and 
waters, devouring all life. Some creatures survive, but their forms grow 
as twisted and evil as the force that fell from the sky. The heart of the 
planet will succumb soon, and so will we, even in our ghostly states. (1) 
Already many Chozo have faded and passed into the unknown, the Great Poison 
is unlike anything we have glimpsed in this or any dimension. It eats 
relentlessly, worming out life wherever it blooms and corrupting what it 
cannot kill. It will be our undoing. Our last hope lies in the Cradle, 
the temple we hope might contain this abomination. It is almost complete, 
hovering over the impact site, the dark heart of the spreading evil. If 
we can finish before the last of our kind drifts into madness or death, 
there is a chance for this world. (2) If we fail, we are doomed with it.

Explanations:
(1) After the meteor crashed into Tallon IV, many creatures mutated into 
very evil beings, and some Chozo even turned into ghosts. Later, Samus 
will find those Chozo Ghosts near places with Artifacts.
(2) The Chozos have succeeded in building the Artifact Temple to contain 
the evils of the Phazon before it consumes the entire planet. Samus will 
open it up and go down into the Impact Crater later.

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Crossway Access West
---------------------
The music has changed to a creepy one. Now, roll all the way to the Wave 
Beam door and go through it.

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Crossway
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Get down to the half-pipe and boost ball your way up to the other side. 
There is a Cordite decoration on the wall. Blow it up. There is a Power 
Conduit behind the decoration. Scan it and something will be activated. 
A Spider Ball Track will be revealed above the halfpipe. Boost ball up 
and make your way to the Morph Ball Slot. Jump up there and activate it 
with a Bomb. Another Spider Ball Track will be revealed. Boost ball up 
there and activate the Morph Ball Slot. Then a pillar below to the left 
will go down. Roll onto it before the time runs out, and the pillar will 
go up to the top of the room, roll to the left for the 24th Missile Expansion 
of the game. You now can carry 120 missiles. Only 26 left!

Roll back to the other side, and there are 3 Chozo Lore on the wall that 
you can scan before going through the door.

New Chozo Lore! Infestation
A second plague has come upon the land, dousing the last flickering hopes 
of our race. Drawn by the very force we Chozo hoped to contain, a host 
of marauding creatures descend from space and invaded our temple, the 
Cradle. They try in vain to destroy it, but its power remains beyond them 
for now. They possess some of the twelve Artifacts we call the Cipher, 
yet do not comprehend their function. Ignorant creatures, they are blinded 
by delusions of harnessing the Great Poison for their own designs. They 
walk about as masters of the planet, assimilating the ruins of our sanctuary 
into their experiments. We can but watch and wait for our doom.

Explanation:
This talks about the invasion of the Space Pirates and how their harvest 
the Phazon for their own efforts. They think they are doomed, but are they? 
Fear not, you Chozo, Samus is here to save this planet.

New Chozo Lore! Hatchling's Shell
The Hatchling walks among us. (1) Are these dreams? Memories? Foretellings? 
Time and reality swirl together like estuary waters, and we Chozo know 
not what to believe. She appears as ghostlike as the Chozo, but at times 
the mists clear. We see her wounded eyes, and remember the child we found 
so long ago. What has she become, this Newborn? (2) Clad in Chozo armor, 
wielding weapons our hands once held, does she dream of the Chozo as we 
were? Does she long for her parents, lost to the same creatures that even 
now defile our sacred home? (3) Does she still live? (4)

Explanations:
(1) Has some Chozo witnessed Samus arriving on Tallon IV, and wrote this 
lore on the wall a few hours ago?
(2) The Chozo have not seen Samus for a long time. Samus once lived on 
Planet Zebes, and she was orphaned by the Chozo.
(3) Samus was given a Power Suit from the Chozos that raised her. When 
the Space Pirates invaded Planet Zebes, Samus' parents were killed.
(4) Yes, she does, and is reading this Lore right now!

New Chozo Lore! Worm
The prophecies tell of the coming of the Worm. (1) Born from parasites, 
nurtured in a poisoned womb, the Worm grows, devouring from within, until 
the world begins to rot. The words of the seers have come to pass, for 
there, in the depths of the world, the ravenous Worm lurks and feeds. From 
the stars it came, blighting Tallon with its Great Poison. We can but watch 
as the Worms grows, watch and wait. For the prophecies also speak of a 
great Defender, the one who delivers the world from evil. (2) The final 
days draw near. Is the Newborn of which the seers spoke? We shall do all 
that we can to aid her, for she bears our legacy as she bears the ancient 
armor and weapons of our people. (3)

Explanations:
(1) The Chozos on Tallon IV have predicted that some Worm will come onto 
Tallon IV one day, and it came with the meteor that crashed.
(2) Fortunately, the Chozos also predicted that a great Defender will come 
to their aid in this time of need, and that is Samus Aran.
(3) No one can aid Samus in her quest, as they have all left!

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Elder Hall Access
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There is nothing of interest here. Just go through the door on the other 
end for the Hall of the Elders.

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Hall of the Elders
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You are now in the Hall of the Elders. There really is a holy atmosphere 
around this place. As you see on the map, there is a missile station to 
the left. Roll into a Morph Ball through the hole in the wall for it. Scan 
the Missile Station for a Research Entry before refilling your missiles.

New Research Entry! Missile Station
Step into these stations to fully reload your Missile Launcher.

Then get out and jump down to the hall itself. Suddenly, the room goes 
dark, and some Chozo Ghost comes out! Scan him, and then kill him with 
Charge Beams!

New Creature! Chozo Ghost
Attack:
Energy Ball Attack
Strength:
Power Beam: 5 Charge Beams
"Spectral entity. Bioelectric field invulnerable to natural energies.

As these entities phase in and out of existence, the only way to track 
them accurately is with x-ray scanning. This partially phased nature makes 
them invulnerable to natural energy types, such as fire, ice and 
electricity. Their aggressive and erratic behavior is most likely due to 
the corrupting effects of Phazon in the Tallon IV environment. They appear 
to be drawn to Chozo religious sites, where they wreak havoc upon anything 
that enters the area."

Detailed Description:
From a previous Chozo Lore, you have found that some Chozos became ghosts 
when the meteor struck. But the Phazon still has effects on ghosts, and 
these Chozo Ghosts are not very hostile, and they like to hog areas with 
Artifacts. So beware. Their Energy Ball Attack can stop Samus' Charge Shots. 
As they appear and disappear out of nowhere, using the X-Ray Visor is the 
most effective way of keeping them in your sight. They are very tough, 
and are only vulnerable to the Power Beam, and even so, they take 5 Charge 
Beams to kill the second time!

When the Chozo Ghost is dead, a statue will be activated. He is waiting 
for an offering. Before giving out your offering, scan the Chozo Lore behind 
the statue.

New Chozo Lore! Hope
More and more, our tormented minds turn to the Newborn. As the world 
continues to shift into brutal, disconnected images, she remains 
inarguably real: a fearless figure delving deeper into this blighted world, 
unmindful of the terrors that await her. Was she this way before? When 
we Chozo found her, a fledging orphaned on a savaged planet, did a warrior's 
pulse already beat in her veins, filling her with righteous fury? Our hopes 
lie with her. We leave these messages for her, that she may find out 
Artifacts and deliver the world from its evils. Wraiths we may be, but 
our reach is still long needed. We shall fight the invaders, and the Poison 
they would master, until the end.

Explanation:
The Chozo seems to be very confident with Samus to fight the Space Pirate 
invaders. Now, Samus has finally arrived, after a 20 year wait!

Now, go over to the statue, and offer him your Morph Ball. The statue will 
hug Samus and then hurl her into a Spider Ball Track. Latch on and follow 
it to a ledge above. There is a Morph Ball Slot. Activate it, and then 
3 other slots will be activated. They are purple, white and red in colour. 
Now, drop down and make your way to the top of the room, to the three slots. 
As you have the Wave Beam, you can shoot the Purple slot. Then you can 
use it. Activate it with a bomb, and the ground in front of the statue 
will be tilted to the left. Offer your ball to the statue, and it will 
propel Samus into the hole, up the tube, to a ledge high above. Follow 
this path and you will reach a door. But first, deactivate the safety window 
by scanning the switch. Now, Samus can jump up directly later, instead 
of bothering with the statue. Go through the door now.

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Reflecting Pool Access
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Nothing here, just walk along and enter the Reflecting Pool.

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Reflecting Pool
----------------
This pool is full, but yet there is a half pipe beneath the pool. So, roll 
into a Morph Ball, and enter the pool. There is a plug that you can blow 
up. With it gone, the water will drain. So, Boost Ball yourself up to the 
top. There is a door leading to an Antechamber. Enter it. Inside, there 
is the Ice Beam. Take it, you now have a new weapon.

New Weapon! Ice Beam
Usefulness: ****
The Ice Beam fires slower than the Power Beam, but has the ability to freeze 
certain enemies like Metroids and Space Pirates on impact. Once the enemy 
is frozen, they cannot retaliate, and can be shattered by a single Missile!

Now, get out and save in the Save Station opposite the Antechamber. Get 
back to the Hall of the Elders now that you have the Ice Beam.

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Hall of the Elders
-------------------
Kill those blasted Chozo Ghosts with your Charge Beam and then go back 
to the 3 Morph Ball slots. This time, shoot the White Slot with the Ice 
Beam to enable it. Trigger it with a bomb, and the ground in front of the 
statue will tilt to the right. Offer the Morph Ball to the statue, and 
it will propel Samus into the hole, and there is an Energy Tank inside. 
This is the 8th. You now have 899 energy. That leaves 6! Make your way 
back to Phendrana Drifts, via Magmoor Caverns. Let's roll! Go back to the 
Save Station at the Reflecting Pool, and Bomb Jump up the hole. Roll through 
the tunnel to the door, and go through. You will arrive at a Transport.

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Transport to Tallon Overworld East
-----------------------------------
Activate the transport and ride it down to another part of the Tallon 
Overworld.

*****TALLON OVERWORLD*****
Get out of the transport and you will find yourself in the Transport Tunnel.

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Transport Tunnel C
-------------------
There are some Geemers walking around this tunnel. Ignore them or blast 
them with missiles, then go through the door at the other end.

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Overgrown Cavern
-----------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

See the Missile Expansion? But there are Venom Weeds. Shoot them to make 
them withdraw, and then roll under the tree trunk and get the 25th Missile 
Expansion of the game! You have just collected half of the total number 
of Missile Expansions! Another 25 are to be found. Roll through this tight 
spot and go out to the Frigate Crash Site.

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Frigate Crash Site
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You are on top of a waterfall. Jump down, but don't enter the water yet. 
There are 2 Flying Pirates after you. Blow them out of the sky. Try using 
the Ice Beam against them instead. One hit will freeze them, and a missile 
will shatter them. There are still 2 Space Pirates to the right. Go over 
there, walking on the bottom of the lake. As soon as the Flying Pirates 
see you, they will try to fly away instead of fighting. Shoot them down 
as quickly as possible. If you do manage to shoot one down, you will find 
that they are carrying crates of Phazon! Hmm... The plot thickens. Now, blast 
through the door on your side of the shore and go through to the Waterfall 
Cavern. You are near your landing site.

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Waterfall Cavern
-----------------
Just roll under the rock to reach the door that leads back to the Landing 
Site. Nothing more of interest here.

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Landing Site
---------------
Save at the Gunship, and then head to the transport to Magmoor Caverns. 
Meanwhile, you will be told that Gravity Pulses and located within 
Phendrana Area. So, let's go! Return to the Phendrana Drifts through the 
Transport to the Magmoor Workstation end of the Magmoor Caverns.

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g. Gravity Pulses Located within Phendrana Area
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*****PHENDRANA DRIFTS*****
This time, roll up the Spider Ball Track and go through the Ice Beam door 
that you can now go through.

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Transport Access
-----------------
There are some Pulse Bombus as well as an Energy Tank that have been frozen 
in. Make sure you come back after you have the Plasma Beam to melt the 
ice. Short circuit the Pulse Bombus and go through the door to the Frozen 
Pike. They really are starting to get techno with the music.

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Frozen Pike
---------------
There are so many doors here. The door second most from the top leads back 
to the Research Core, while the one below it leads to the Frost Cave Access. 
That's where you will go next.

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Frost Cave Access
------------------
There is a narrow tunnel, use the Morph Ball to squeeze in. Then on the 
other side, blast the Ice Beetles and Scarabs and go through the door into 
the Frost Cave.

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Frost Cave
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

There is this weird flying creature in the air. Scan it, it is a Glider.

New Creature! Glider
"Docile, airborne creatures with unusual magnetic properties.

Gliders live a relatively peaceful existence. They have a magnetic 
signature attuned to common Grapple Beam technology: the sport of "glider 
riding" involves using a Grapple to attach to a Glider, then staying on 
as long as possible."

Detailed Description:
Gliders are basically moving Grapple Beam attachment points. They move 
around, so you can attach to them at different positions of their flight.

Look up, and you will see 2 stalactites that can be shot at from your 
position. Blast them down to create ledges for Samus to reach the 2 doors 
below. Remember that a third can only be reached by grappling on the Glider. 
It is used to break the ice covering the Missile Expansion down there. 
So come back when you have the Grapple Beam.

One of the doors leads to a Save Station. Save inside there. The other 
leads to Upper Edge Tunnel.

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Upper Edge Tunnel
------------------
Roll through the tunnel to the door on the other side. You will be at 
Phendrana's Edge.

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Phendrana's Edge
-----------------
There are 2 Flying Pirates. As soon as you enter, they will scramble and 
come after you. Freeze them in and shatter their hopes, literally. Then 
drop down to the bottom of Phendrana's Edge. There is a new creature called 
Jelzaps in the water. Scan them, then shoot them when they open their mouths 
to kill these guys.

New Creature! Jelzap
Attack:
Open Mouth Suck
Strength:
Ice Beam: 2 Shots
"Aquatic predator made of electrically bound skeletal halves.

The Jelzap's brain is located in the upper half of its body, while the 
heart and digestive tract occupy the lower half. Linked by electrical 
impulses, the two halves somehow function effectively enough to launch 
the Jelzap to the top of Tallon IV's aquatic food chain."

Detailed Description:
Yes, another funny creature of the waters of Tallon IV. Jelzaps will open 
their mouths and attempt to suck Samus in. This is when they are vulnerable. 
Fire a single Ice Beam shot into the centre, and the entire Jelzap will 
be frozen solid, and the two halves are separated. Fire another shot and 
the Jelzap will make a dying cry that seems disrupted and then split in 
half, and the two halves will go their own way!

There is a door underwater. Go through it.

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Lower Edge Tunnel
------------------
There are scatter Bombus patrolling the tunnel underwater. Short circuit 
them and go through the other door, which is above water.

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Hunter Cave
---------------
This is the cave for Hunters, but there aren't. But there is a stalactite 
on the ceiling that can be loosened by a missile. Do it now. There are 
2 more. Now, you will have 2 stepping stones in the water below, as well 
as a ledge to help you get to the door to the Lake Tunnel. Jump down, onto 
the stepping stones and go through that door.

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Lake Tunnel
---------------
Even more Scatter Bombus. Eliminate them all. Then make your way through 
to the other door. You should be in the Gravity Chamber now. This is where 
the gravity pulses have been located.

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Gravity Chamber
----------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

You start underwater in this chamber. There are some Aqua Reapers in the 
bottom of this lake. Scan them, and make your way past them.

New Creature! Aqua Reaper
Attack:
Tentacle Whiplash
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot to make it withdraw
Plasma Beam: 1 Charge Beam to destroy
"Powerful aquatic tentacle, part of a submerged organism.

Similar in nature to the surface-based Repaper Vine, the Aqua Repaer has 
adapted to a liquid environment. IT shares the poor vision of its 
rock-dwelling 'cousin', relying on a crude sonar sense to seek prey. 
Unhindered by water. The Aqua Reaper has considerable speed and strength."

Detailed Description:
Simply put, these are just the underwater versions of the Reaper Vine. 
They attack by thrashing their tentacles about. The same methods of 
engagement applies. A Power Beam can make them withdraw, while the Charge 
Plasma Beam can vaporize them even in the water.

Make your way up the ledges underwater, and you will see a purple ball 
thingy surrounded by Ice. It's the Gravity Suit! Samus takes it, jumps 
up, stretches out her arms, closes her eyes, and her whole suit becomes 
purple!

New Suit! Gravity Suit
Usefulness: ****
The Gravity Suit allows Samus to move and jump around normally in water. 
Now, she can roam freely everywhere!

Make your way up to the surface, and get to the door. Notice the Grapple 
Beam attachment point blocked by the ice? It leads to a Missile Expansion. 
So come back when you have the Grapple Beam and Plasma Beam. Now, get out.

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Chamber Access
---------------
There is a Sentry Drone guarding this hall. Short Circuit it with your 
Wave Beam. Then go through. You are now on the top of the Hunter Cave.

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Hunter Cave
---------------
Hear the sound of jet packs? That's right. 2 Flying Pirates are here! Freeze 
them and shatter them. Then move along the path to the other door on this 
level. You will end up in the Hunter Cave access.

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Hunter Cave Access
--------------------
Fight your way past all the Jelzaps and then go through the door underwater, 
to get back to the Frozen Pike. From here, make your way back to Magmoor 
Caverns, and go back to the Chozos Ruins from there.

*****CHOZO RUINS*****
Go to the Sun Tower now. This is the time.

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Sun Tower
---------------
Use the Missile Launcher to destroy all War Wasp Hives. Then exterminate 
the War Wasps. There is a Chozo Lore on the wall. Scan it.

New Chozo Lore! Contain
The world of living things feels strange to us, we who have existed so 
long on the edges of time and space. It is clear now that we Chozo can 
never return to our dimension, not while the Great Poison reaches ever 
further into the planet. It is so powerful, this creeping evil, that our 
wills are crumbling and our minds are beginning to fail. And so, before 
it is too late, we now make our last stand. We have begun to build a temple 
to contain this darkness: at its heart we will place a Cipher, a mystical 
lock powered by twelve Artifacts and filled with as much power as we Chozo 
can harness in our ethereal states. Even when we are done, it may be too 
late.

Explanation:
This is about the Chozo's plans to build an Artifact Temple near the Impact 
Crater in an attempt to contain the Great Poison.

Now, there are 4 runic symbols in this room to be activated. So, better 
start searching. 2 of them are hidden behind those Cordite decorations, 
while 2 of them are on the pillars in this room. With them all activated, 
the Spider Ball Track will be unblocked. There are some Oculuses guarding 
the Track. Scan them. They are just obstacles.

New Creature! Oculus
"Wall-crawler that generates electric pulses. The Oculus exposes its 
single eye when active. The electrical field that covers it is enough to 
deter most predators. If the Oculus detects anything capable of presenting 
a real threat, it retracts into its impenetrable shell."

Make your way up the Spider Ball Track, doing bomb jumps to advance higher, 
while avoiding the Oculuses. Go through the door and through the hallway 
into the Sunchamber. (Numerous Distress Beacons will be detected at this 
point. See to that later.)

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Sunchamber
---------------
There are 3 Chozo Ghosts in this room. Kill them with your Power Beams 
and Super Missile. When the Ghosts are killed, a Chozo Artifact will appear. 
Jump up the petals of the flower and take it. It is the Artifact of Wild. 
You now have 3 Artifacts out of 12. The thorns blocking the doors will 
disappear too. You are lucky that the Watery Hall is nearby. Go there now.

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Watery Hall
--------------
Enter the water, and go to a deeper region, and you should find a tunnel 
that leads to a chamber. Inside, is the 26th Missile Expansion of the game! 
Finally! I thought that would never be found! You now can carry 130 missiles! 
There are now 24 out there to be found. Go back to the Main Plaza.

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Main Plaza
---------------
Make your way to the Ruined Shrine now.

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Ruined Shrine
---------------
There are Chozo Ghosts in here now. But ignore them. Boost ball up the 
half pipe to the left, and roll into the tunnel, switching to the Spider 
Ball Track on your way. Then roll over to the Wave Beam door and go through.

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Tower of Light Access
----------------------
This hallway leads to the Tower of Light. One of the places you can find 
a Chozo Artifact. Just go through the door at the other end.

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Tower of Light
---------------
This is where the Artifact of Lifegiver is found. But before you enter 
the water, jump up to the platforms to the highest one you can reach. Look 
around. There are some cracked pillars. Scan them for sure. Then, blast 
each of the cracks with 3 Missiles. (Tap Y and A alternately while you 
have the Power Beam equipped to speed up the process) The pillars will 
crumble, and the platforms above will lower. Notice that there is something 
you can get on the top. More cracks form around the platform above. Jump 
up and blow up the cracked platforms. You will find some brown Puffers 
coming out of the pipes. Scan them. They are Plated Puffers.

New Creature! Plated Puffer
Strength:
Missile Launcher: 1 Missile
"Mutated Puffer with reinforced epidermis.

Phazon exposure has created a mutant strain of Puffers on Tallon IV. They 
have developed plated skin, making them harder to burst. Concussive weapons 
can still do the job, however. The gas within the Plated Puffer is just 
as deadly as that within their 'cousins'."

Detailed Description:
Phazon has done the Puffers bad. They have now mutated into some brown 
Puffers with metal casings, making them more of a Chemical Bomb than ever. 
To pop these metal balloons, fire a single Missile. Again, wait for the 
gas to disappear before you collect the item they drop behind. They only 
appear in this tower, so don't worry.

Continue to make your way up to the next ledge and smash the cracked pillars 
as usual. The ledges will be lowered, again allowing you to reach the 
highest platform to collect the Missile Combo above. It's the Wavebuster!

New Weapon! Wavebuster
Usefulness: *
This is the Missile Combo of the Wave Beam. To use it, first charge up 
your Wave Beam. Then press and hold the Y button for a continuous electric 
beam that can fry enemies in its path. But is it that worth it? No! For 
one thing, to start the beam up, you will have to waste 10 missiles, then 
a missile will be used up for every second the beam is active. So, if you 
are on a low percent run, skip this!

Now, drop down to the water, and walk through the bottom until you find 
a tunnel that leads up. Make your way up, and you will end up in a chamber 
with the Artifact of Lifegiver. This is the 5th of twelve, and there are 
8 left to go! (5th as in its order, not the number you collected.)

Now, let's answer the distress beacons. Go back to your Gunship first.

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7. Samus' Mission Part 3: En Route to the Mines
------------------------------------------------
OK, we have some distress beacon detected from the Frigate Crash Site, 
which was the one Samus visited a little while ago. Go back to the Gunship.

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a. Numerous Distress Beacons Detected
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*****TALLON OVERWORLD*****
---------------
Gunship
---------------
Save at your Gunship, and then go back to the Artifact Temple first.

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Artifact Temple
---------------
Return the 4 Artifacts that you have to their totems. A new Chozo Totem 
will be powered, and can give you a new Artifact entry.

New Artifact Entry! Warrior
A room of research lies within the mines. A corrupted invader is trapped 
there. Defeat this creature to claim the Artifact of Warrior.

Explanation:
The Artifact of Warrior is found on an Elite Pirate in a stasis tank inside 
the Elite Research room of the Phazon Mines.

Now, head to the Frigate Crash Site.

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Frigate Crash Site
-------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Freeze and shoot down the Flying Pirates. Then enter the water, and lean 
against the wall to the left. You will eventually notice an alcove above 
with a Missile Expansion. Jump up to get it. This is your 27th Missile 
Expansion of the game. You can now carry 135 missiles. 23 are left to be 
found! Now, make your way across the bottom of the lake and up to the 
entrance of the crashed Frigate. Entrez!

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Frigate Access Tunnel
----------------------
Nothing of interest here. Just make your way to the other door and go through. 
The path to the door is marked by some Tangle Weeds.

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Main Ventilation Shaft Section C
---------------------------------
This place is waterlogged. Drop down into the water and follow the tunnel, 
rolling under any debris you find and go through the door at the end of 
the tunnel. It's still operational.

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Main Ventilation Shaft Section B
---------------------------------
Yikes! There are 2 Auto Defense Turrets in this room! Use the Ice Beam 
to freeze them in quick! Then activate and go through the door before they 
thaw. (The Power Conduit is located above the door.) You are still in this 
section until you go through the door after this.

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Main Ventilation Shaft Section A
---------------------------------
There are some Tallon Crabs crawling around this tunnel. Scan them, then 
roll past them. These are harmless. No need to eat seafood now. They are 
only found here, so scan them now!

New Creature! Tallon Crab
"Crustacean native of Tallon IV.

Hard-shelled swarm life-form. Once harvested for food, exposure to Phazon 
has seen this practice diminish. Creatures are timid and harmless alone, 
but can be a problem when traveling in swarms."

Go through the door at the other end, under the water.

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Reactor Core
---------------
So this is where Samus once fought the Parasite Queen. Drop down to the 
bottom. There are a couple of Aqua Pirates here. As they can only be found 
here, scan them before blowing them out of the water.

New Creature! Aqua Pirate
Attacks:
Green Beam Attack
Torpedo Barrage
Strength:
Ice Beam and Missile Launcher: 1 shot to freeze, 1 missile to shatter
"Space Pirates with exoskeletons modified for underwater use.

Using modified thruster-packs and Gravity Suit technology, the Space 
Pirates have armor suits for use in liquid environments. Thermal tracking 
is still very useful against these units, as the Pirate engineers have 
yet to eliminate the thruster-pack's heat signature."

Detailed Description:
Now, the Space Pirates have gone underwater. There are only 5 in use, so 
it must have been some sort of trial operation. Their torpedos travel much 
slower than the Flying Pirates' missiles, so there should be no problem 
in avoiding them. Freeze them in and then shatter them. Simple. They won't 
do a suicide strike when they die. They make the same "Cheegar" sounds 
in water, so you know when they will be present.

Now, switch to your Thermal Visor, and look around the walls of the pit 
you are in and search for a Power Conduit. Activate it with a Wave Beam. 
Then jump up to the catwalk above the pit, and walk around it to find 2 
more Power Conduits that you can activate. Then, jump up the debris floating 
in the water, and up to the other square door in this room. The final Power 
Conduit is to the left of the door. Shoot it with the Wave Beam and the 
square door can be opened now. Go through.

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Reactor Access
-----------------
There is another square door that needs to be powered up. Use the Thermal 
Visor to locate the Power Conduits and energize them with the Wave Beam. 
Before going through. Enter the room to the left and save.

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Cargo Freight Lift to Deck Gamma
---------------------------------
This is the elevator that Samus once rode down to the room she was in when 
she first entered the Frigate. Now, the elevator is completely submerged 
in water. Fire a missile at the elevator door and it will be broken open. 
Then you can enter and collect your 9th Energy Tank of the game! Splendid! 
You now have 999 energy! Better call the police! Then, get back out and 
turn on your Thermal Visor. There is a Power Conduit on the wall of the 
elevator. Shoot it with the Wave Beam to energize it. Then jump up onto 
the top of the elevator itself. We are doing this the old fashioned way.

Jump up the debris. Making sure you first shoot the Aqua Reapers in the 
way to make them withdraw. When you have jumped off the ledge with the 
first Aqua Reaper onto the debris behind and above it, turn on your Thermal 
Visor. There is a Power Conduit in front of you. Energize it. Then continue 
to make your way to the top of this chamber. You will be notified that 
an Active Transport to Phazon Mines East has been located. We will see 
about that, later. The final Power Conduit is found on the wall by the 
door. What was that? Or, it's just a Space Pirate corpse falling down from 
above, hitting the water. With the 3 Power Conduits energized, the door 
can be opened and gone through.

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Deck Beta Transit Hall
-----------------------
Hmm, lots of moss and stuff have grown in this room, but there are no enemies 
at all. So, just go through the door to the next room.

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Biohazard Containment
----------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

There are a couple of Auto Defense Turrets around the corner, and they 
are still functioning rather well as they are still dry, so strafe to the 
left and shoot them both down with missiles. Using the Missile and A button 
combo to speed things up. Then, switch on your Thermal Visor. There are 
a couple of Power Conduits that require activation here. The first is found 
on the big cylindrical device to the right of you as you enter. The second 
is found at the other end of this catwalk, by the disused elevator. Drop 
down, and you will find some Sentry Drones in the water. They are Aqua 
Drones. Scan them now, as you only have this chance to do so.

New Creature! Aqua Drone
Attacks:
Red Laser Attack
Dual Machine Gun Blast
Strength:
Wave Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Security mecha adapted for use in underwater areas.

The Space Pirates have adapted a number of Sentry Drones for use in liquid 
environments. These Aqua Drones utilize an arsenal and artificial 
intelligence suit similar to their 'cousins'. The Pirates have been unable 
to properly shield these Drones from electrical attack, making them 
vulnerable to the Wave Beam."

Detailed Description:
Simply put, Aqua Drones are Sentry Drones that have been put underwater. 
They also will start an alarm before their attack Samus with their dual 
machine guns and lasers. Like the Sentry Drones, Aqua Drones are very 
delicate electrical instruments, hence they can be short circuited by the 
Wave Beam as well. The liquid environment just makes it simpler! Hee hee.

With the Aqua Drones short circuited, continue to search for the Power 
Conduits. You will notice that one of the Cordite Doors have a structural 
weakness. Blow it open with a Super Missile. There is a Missile Expansion 
inside! Take it. This is the 28th Missile Expansion in the game. You can 
carry 140 missiles. You are still missing 22!

The final Power Conduit is embedded in one of those open containment cells. 
The door to the left can then be opened. Go through.

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Deck Beta Security Hall
------------------------
This security hall has been guarded by a lot of Aqua Reapers now. Shoot 
them to make them withdraw, and then make your way through the other door.

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Biotech Research Area 1
------------------------
You hear "Cheegar!" as soon as you enter. That's right, there are a couple 
of Aqua Pirates in this room. 3 in fact! You know how to deal with these 
guys. Freeze them and kill them. You will have to hunt for Power Conduits 
again in this room. The first is on the wall to the left of your starting 
position. Then, jump down to the main part of the room. The 2nd and 3rd 
Power Conduits are on opposite ends of the room. With them energized, the 
other door will be online. Jump up through the rubble and go through.

-----------------------
Deck Beta Conduit Hall
-----------------------
More Aqua Reapers. How annoying. Make them withdraw and make your way 
through to the next room.

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Connection Elevator to Deck Beta
---------------------------------
You will hear an explosion, and a dead Space Pirate will float up to the 
top of the room. There is a new creature, called the Aqua Sac. Scan them 
and then move on.

New Creature! Aqua Sac
"Will burst when subjected to impact or trauma.

Believed to be in the same family as the Sap Sac, this plant has similar 
features. It will burst when exposed to force. This protective response 
keeps most creatures from feeding on it."

Detailed Description:
This is just the aqueous version of the Sap Sac. It will explode when shot 
at, but Samus will not be hurt. So have fun bursting these plants!

Drop down to the bottom of the room, and then go through the door you find 
there.

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Hydro Access Tunnel
--------------------
There is a hole in the wall to the left. Enter Morph Ball mode and roll 
in. You will be inside a mini maze again. See that tall shaft there? Perform 
a double Bomb Jump combo, and boost Samus up to the top. You will find 
that the Bomb Jumps in water go much higher than in the air due to the 
buoyancy of the water. Before you reach the peak of your Bomb Jump, drop 
a Bomb, and Samus will be boosted even higher, On the top of the Shaft 
is an Energy Tank. Get it! This is the 10th in the game. You now have 1099 
energy at your disposal!

Now, drop down to the bottom of the shaft and go to the right. Bomb Jump 
up the ledges and make your way to the top. Then roll to the right. Through 
the tunnel and go through the door.

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Great Tree Hall
----------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

You are finally outside the wreckage of the Frigate. Move forward and kill 
the Jelzaps in your way, and jump back up to dry land. The door that leads 
to the transport to Phazon Mines is right behind you. But before you go 
there, make your way to the top of this hall. There will be a spinner. 
Roll into it and perform Boost Ball repeatedly to open up those bars. Then 
you can go even higher up, until you reach the top. The next Ice Beam door 
you see leads to the Transport to the Chozo Ruins, while the one on the 
top leads to the Life Grove. But how about that blue door on the map? Look 
up. You will notice that some of the raindrops seem to be stopping on midair. 
This is because there is an invisible platform there. Jump onto the 
raindrops, and you will find that Samus will not fall through. From this 
invisible ledge, you can jump to the door. 

Enter the Great Tree Chamber for the 29th Missile Expansion of the game! 
You now can carry 145 missiles, and 21 are left to go! Now, go through 
the Ice Beam door down below, just above the water.

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Transport Tunnel E
-------------------
There are a couple of Seedlings here. Kill them with the Ice Beam. Then, 
you will notice that some intense radiation has been detected. It's coming 
from the blue stuff to the sides of the path. Do not enter that blue stuff. 
It's Phazon, very poisonous. Just go through the door at the other end.

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Transport to Phazon Mines East
-------------------------------
Activate the transport and ride it down to the newest area of the game. 
The Phazon Mines.

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b. Down to Phazon Mines
------------------------
*****PHAZON MINES*****
Get out of there, and take care of business!

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Quarry Access
---------------
Wow, there is Phazon beneath this passageway. Looks creepy. Then go through 
the door at the other end for the Main Quarry.

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Main Quarry
--------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

This is the most representative area of the Phazon Mine. With the cranes 
and all. You hear the sound "Yu-Chi-Goh!", you know what that means, don't 
you. There are a couple of Space Pirates operating the crane controls. 
Get up through the catwalk, destroying the Mega Turrets over the force 
field first. The Mega Turrets are the strongest turrets in the game. Scan 
them for a new Creature Entry.

New Entry! Mega Turret
Attack:
White Beam Blast
Strength:
Power Beam: 2 Charge Shots
Missile Launcher: 3 Missiles
"Perimeter defense turret reinforced with energy shielding.

Frustrated with inferior armor plating on standard defense turrts, the 
Space Pirates added energy shielding to a modified heavy Cannon. The new 
shielding and increased Beam strength makes the Mega Turret an efficient 
point defense weapon."

Detailed Description:
The Mega Turret is the strongest turret in the game. They also have the 
toughest armor, as it takes up to 3 Missiles to destroy one. Their beam 
weapon also packs a punch, and can take off 24 energy in one shot. Just 
strafe and blast at these things as Samus, and you will be fine. If you 
do not want to waste missiles, 2 Charged Power beams will do the trick. 
The Mega Turrets will continue firing if they suspect that Samus is still 
in the area. So they will still fire even when you are hidden behind, say, 
a pillar or a crate.

When you get close enough, the Space Pirate operating the crane will see 
you and will come out and fight you along with his friends. Give them the 
old Freeze Treatment. You will be informed of Power Surges in the Central 
Dynamo. We will see to that later. Get on the crane. One of the Space Pirates 
will drop through a vent to surprise you, but he is still as easy as pie.

Get on to the top of the crane, and use your Thermal Visor to locate a 
Power Conduit. Energize it, and the crane controls will be online. Enter 
the crane and scan the control panel, and the crane controls will be active. 
The crane will rotate its arm towards an alcove with a Missile Expansion. 
Now, go back to the pole with the Spider Ball Track and roll up to the 
crane arm. Then make your way to the platform beneath the cable. Then change 
back to Samus and then jump into the alcove for the 30th Missile Expansion 
of the game. You now can carry 150 missiles, and 20 are left to go.

Now, drop back down onto the ground, and roll up the Spider Ball track 
to a door. Enter for a Save Station. Scan the switch to open up the bars. 
Now, save! There are no Save Stations in the next long and difficult run 
for a long time! Otherwise, you will be sad when all progress goes kaput 
when you die in the labs later!

When you have saved, get out, and to the force field. There are 2 switches 
that must be scanned to deactivate the force field. With them scanned. 
Go through the Ice Beam door behind the field.

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Security Access A
------------------
I warn you, there are 2 Mega Turrets on the ceiling to the right. So, use 
your Charge Beam and strafe out, target, fire, retreat, and repeat. 
Eventually the 2 Mega Turrets will be destroyed without any loss of energy. 
Or else, it WILL be a painful matter, I'm afraid. If you have the guts, 
you can try scanning the switch behind the turrets to malfunction them. 
Then go through the Ice Beam door to the next room. (Remember to come back 
to this room when you have the Power Bomb. There is a Bendezium gate that 
can be blown up later.)

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Mine Security Station
----------------------
As a precaution, switch the Thermal Visor on, and charge up your Wave Beam 
before going to the right. This is because 3 Shadow Pirates will be coming 
after you. Then you can take the first one out with the Charge Beam while 
you give the other 2 the shock of their lives. Move forward, with the Combat 
Visor, and get past the Plasma Beam door blocked by the Force Field. The 
switch to deactivate the Force Field is behind a Bendezium gate, so come 
back when you have the Power Bomb. Make your way to the other Wave Beam 
door on the upper level, and be prepared. Some purple Space Pirates will 
drop down to ambush you. Scan him for a new Creature Entry first, and brace 
yourself!

New Creature! Wave Trooper
Attack:
Rapid Yellow Beam Attack
Close up slash
Strength:
Wave Beam: 3 Charge Shots
"Space Pirate armed with Wave Beam technology.

Space Pirates have reverse-engineered several of your weapons, including 
the Wave Beam. A flaw in the design makes these Pirates vulnerable to their 
own Beam weapon system. These weapons are inferior to your Chozo-designed 
originals, but still quite potent."

Detailed Description:
Those Space Pirate copy cats have replicated your Wave Beam and have armed 
their own troopers with them. However, these are not really Wave Beams. 
They are just some yellow beam. I recommend you to be very careful with 
these guys, as they can fire their beams in a very haphazard way and deal 
heavy damage in a short time. The best mode of engagement is to fire Charge 
Wave Beams at them and do not give them a chance to even move. The Wavebuster 
is not effective as it uses to many missiles even for one of these enemies.

I suggest you retreat to the ramp that you came up to fight these enemies, 
one at a time. Charge Beam works best. Now, when the 3 Wave Troopers are 
killed, the doors will be unlocked, so get past the blocked off Force Field 
deactivator and jump up through the Wave Beam door.

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Security Access B
------------------
There are some gratings blocking your path that can be blown up by the 
beams or missiles. Blow them up, and immediately move back with the Thermal 
Visor on. This is because there will be Shadow Pirates behind them coming 
after you. There are 2 in this room, in fact. Kill them, and make your 
way up to the Ice Beam door and jump through.

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Elite Research
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

You hear the familiar "Yu-Chi-Goh" echoing through this room. That's right. 
There are Space Pirates operating the computers on the level you are on. 
Give them the usual freeze treatment with the Ice Beam. Now, scan the 
computer terminals. One of them talks about the recommended battle systems 
of Elite Pirates. Remember it, even if it is not a Pirate Data entry, as 
you will have to fight the Elite Pirates later. "Recommended battle systems 
for Elite Pirates are as follows: shoulder-mounted Plasma Artillery Cannon, 
Repulsion Shield, Wave Quake Projector, energy-siphon system, and 
retractable wrist bayonets." There is also Pirate Data.

New Pirate Data! Elite Pirates
Initial Project Helix experiments with Space Pirate embryos were 
disastrous. The Phazon-infusion process degenerated brain tissue even as 
it augmented muscle mass. None of what we have termed 'Elite Pirates' lived 
to maturity: the few that survived their infanthood suffered severe 
psychotic breakdowns as juveniles, killing anything within their zone of 
perception. (1) Research team Sclera made a recent breakthrough, in which 
parasite studies with a Phazon strain code-named 'Vertigo' were highly 
successful. Since then, we have fused Vertigo Phazon with Space Pirate 
DNA with great success. The latest batch of Elite Pirates have reached 
maturity successfully, and are ready for field testing and training. (2)

Explanations:
(1) Phazon cannot be directly added to Space Pirate embryos, as their minds 
will be so twisted that they will either die soon after birth, or they 
will just go crazy and kill anything that they see, friend or foe.
(2) However, the Space Pirate embryos were not affected as much by Vertigo 
Phazon, and now, Elite Pirates are made that way. Later, Samus will have 
to fight Elite Pirates, so be warned.

One of the computers will lower the platforms, enabling Samus to jump up 
to the next level. Remember that the stasis tank with the Elite Pirate 
can be broken with a Power Bomb. So come back later. Once you have jumped 
up to the next level, you will see a blockade being set up, and 2 Wave 
Troopers coming at you from either side of the circular catwalk. Choose 
either side, kill the Wave Trooper swiftly, and then turn around to attack 
the one from behind. Do this quick or you will be surrounded. With them 
killed, go over to the computer terminal. Scan the 2 red targets. One of 
them will say that Samus Aran, that's you, has been sighted on Tallon IV, 
and that all Space Pirates are to terminate her on sight. The other target 
will activate the platform, lowering the blockade, and allowing you to 
jump up to the next level above. As you jump up, notice a yellow Space 
Pirate operating a computer. Scan him and be careful. It's easy to get 
shot from your angle.

New Creature! Power Trooper
Attacks:
Rapid Yellow Beam Attack
Close up slash
Strength:
Super Missile: 1 Blast
"Space Pirate armed with Power Beam technology.

Space Pirates have reverse-engineered several of your weapons, including 
the Power Beam. A flaw in the design makes these Pirates vulnerable to 
their own Beam weapon system. These weapons are inferior to your 
Chozo-designed originals, but still quite potent."

Detailed Description:
Those Space Pirate copy cats have now replicated your Power Beam and have 
armed their own troopers with them. However, these are not really power 
Beams. They are just some yellow beam. I recommend you to be very careful 
with these guys, as they can fire their beams in a very haphazard way and 
deal heavy damage in a short time. The best mode of engagement is to fire 
your Super Missile at them. One single blast will do the trick.

I suggest you jump up, and target the Power Trooper, then jump up, and 
hit him with a Super Missile. Then hopefully you will not get hit. You 
will see that the Power Trooper is operating a Pulse Cannon. Roll into 
a Morph ball and use the Spinner to rotate the Pulse Cannon so that it 
is facing the wall to the left. Then scan the terminal to fire. The Pulse 
Cannon should destroy the wall, revealing a Missile Expansion. Take it. 
It's the 31st expansion of the game. You now have 19 more to collect. Then, 
rotate the Pulse Cannon so that it faces the wall the computer terminal 
is facing. The wall will be blown away, revealing a door. Go through.

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Research Access
----------------
There is a pit, with some electrical ledges around its walls. Jump down 
through the middle and go through the Ice Beam door on the bottom. You 
can come back up there with the Spider Ball Track.

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Ore Processing
---------------
There are 2 power Troopers on your level. Blast them away with your Super 
Missiles. Then go over to that rotating device. Use a Bomb Jump to get 
into that tiny slot. Then drop a Bomb inside to rotate the tower to the 
left. Then the blue Spider Ball Track can be used. Roll up.

On the ledge above, go over to the device, and use the Bombs to rotate 
the next level of the tower so that the Red Track is connected to the ledge 
above. Then go back down to the bottom device and rotate the tower so that 
the bottom and top parts of the red Spider Ball Track connect. Then roll 
up the Red Track. You will come to a catwalk even higher above. A Wave 
Trooper will come down to engage Samus. Kill him, and go through the Ice 
Beam door. (Don't worry about the yellow track until you have the Power 
Bombs at your disposal. That device is blocked by some rocks)

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Elevator Access A
------------------
Notice that there are a lot of Scatter Bombus in this shaft. Destroy them 
all with the Wave Beam, and drop down to the bottom and go through the 
door to the elevator.

---------------
Elevator A
---------------
Activate the elevator by scanning the switch. Then ride the elevator down 
to Phazon Mines Level 2 and go through the door.

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Elite Control Access
---------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Make your way forward, with the Ice Beam, and be prepared for the 2 Space 
Pirates that drop down from the vents. Kill them, and look you. See that 
explosive crate up there? Fire at it with the Power Beam and boom! The 
wall above explodes, revealing a Missile Expansion. Get it! This is the 
32nd Expansion of the game, and 18 are left. Go through the bottom door 
now. You will be in the Elite Control.

---------------
Elite Control
---------------
Move forward into the room. As you approach the stasis tank, the Elite 
Pirate inside breaks out! Oh no! I guess Samus is going to be the test 
subject of the Space Pirates! Scan the Elite Pirate before fighting him.

New Creature! Elite Pirate
Attacks:
Plasma Artillery Cannon Barrage
Wave Quake
Bayonet Slash
Strength:
Super Missile: 2 Blasts
"Phazon-enhanced Space Pirate. Incredibly strong, armored and well armed.

Elite Pirates are potent foes. Their energy siphon system absorbs Beam 
weapon shots, which they use to fuel a massive Plasma Artillery Cannon. 
The nature of this system makes them vulnerable to concussion-based weapons. 
Well armed, the Elite Pirate is effective in close combat and at a distance. 
Their massive size can be a weakness, and their sluggish speed allows for 
evasion and quick attacks."

Detailed Description:
Elite Pirates are obtained by fusing Vertigo Phazon into the embryos of 
the Space Pirates. These large and blue behemoths walk ever so slowly 
towards Samus, so you should not have a problem with keeping your distance. 
The Elite Pirate will sometimes generate a Wave Quake. You can tell when 
he raises his arms into the air, ready to slam them onto the ground. Jump 
quickly to avoid it. To deal with Elite Pirates. Charge up your Power Beam, 
and wait for the Elite Pirate's energy siphon system to be off, and then 
release a Super Missile. Do not shoot at him blindly, or he can just absorb 
your beam at ease and use it against you in the form of his Plasma Artillery 
Cannon. 2 Super Missiles are enough to put an end to these so called Elites.

With the Elite Pirate dead, he will explode, and the wave quake will 
deactivate the Force Field. Meanwhile, you hear "Yu-Chi-Goh!" and the 
beginnings of the Space Pirate Disco Hit! That's right, Space Pirates are 
present above you. This time, you will be facing Ice Troopers. Scan them 
and freeze them. Shatter their frozen bodies as usual.

New Creature! Ice Trooper
Rapid Yellow Beam Attack
Close up slash
Strength:
Ice Beam and Missile Launcher: 1 Charge Beam to freeze, 1 Missile to shatter
"Space Pirate armed with Ice Beam technology.

Space Pirates have reverse-engineered several of your weapons, including 
the Power Beam. A flaw in the design makes these Pirates vulnerable to 
their own Beam weapon system. These weapons are inferior to your 
Chozo-designed originals, but still quite potent."

Detailed Description:
Naughty, naughty Pirates! Those Space Pirate copy cats have now replicated 
your Ice Beam and have armed their own troopers with them. However, these 
are not really Ice Beams. They are just some yellow beam. I recommend you 
to be very careful with these guys, as they can fire their beams in a very 
haphazard way and deal heavy damage in a short time. The best mode of 
engagement is to fire your Charge Ice Beam at them to freeze them, then 
fire a single missile to shatter their hopes, literally!

Kill the 3 Ice Troopers as said above, then go back to the bottom of this 
room to scan the computers. Ignore the Ice Beam door on the bottom level 
for now. Lots of Pirate Data are ready for you.

New Pirate Data! Metroid Prime
Test subject Z-d, hereafter referred to as Metroid Prime, was recently 
discovered in a cavern by mining crews. It quickly dispatched the miners, 
but was eventually contained by security units and drones. (1) Once 
contained, we were able to begin studies on Metroid Prime. The results 
have been astonishing. It is genetically similar to Metroids, albeit on 
a highly evolved level. It displays a limitless capacity for Phazon 
infusion and shows no Phazon-based degeneration whatsoever. It continues 
to grow in size, and while it has manifested some psychotic behavior,(2) 
the cold fields we use to pacify remain effective. Authorization for 
advanced studies on Metroid Prime have been approved.

Explanations:
(1) Metroid Prime is what the game is named after. Considering the proximity 
of the Impact Crater and the Phazon Mines, some mining workers discovered 
Metroid Prime and were killed. However, the Space Pirates were able to 
capture and begin studies on it.
(2) Metroid Prime is a far more evolved version of the Metroids. It has 
adapted to the Phazon so well that it can take up as much Phazon as it 
wants to. Metroid Prime will not go that crazy after all that Phazon, and 
will grow in size continuously as more Phazon is exposed to it.

New Pirate Data! The Hunter
Security Command issued an all-points alert after the fall of Zebes. The 
alert concerns bioform Samus Aran, also known as the Hunter. Subject is 
a female hominid, and is heavily armed and extremely dangerous. Subject 
uses a powered armor suit of unknown design in battle, along with a number 
of potent Beam and concussive weapons. (1) All combat units are instructed 
to terminate Aran on sight, preferably in a fashion that will allow salvage 
of her powered armorsuit and weapons. A considerable bounty will go to 
the unit who delivers Aran to Command. Dead or alive, it matters not. (2)

Explanations:
(1) This is the introduction of Samus from the Space Pirates' point of 
view. You know what they are talking about, don't you.
(2) It seems that the Space Pirate Command has put a price on Samus' head, 
and all Pirates are to kill Samus whenever they can, but they are to make 
a clean kill so that her weapons can be salvaged and researched upon.

New Pirate Data! Hunter Weapons
Science Team is attempting to reverse-engineer Samus Aran's arsenal, based 
off of data acquired from her assaults on our forces. Progress is slow, 
but steady. Command would dearly enjoy turning Aran's weapons against 
her.(1) We believe we can implement Beam weapon prototypes in three cycles. 
Aran's Power Suit technology remains a mystery, especially the curious 
Morph Ball function. All attempts at duplicating it have ended in disaster: 
four test subjects were horribly broken and twisted when they engaged our 
Morph Ball prototypes. Science Team wisely decided to move on afterward. 
(2)

Explanations:
(1) The Power Troopers, Wave Troopers and Ice Troopers are examples of 
the Space Pirates' attempts in using Samus' weapons against herself. But 
fortunately, they are still not the real thing. Later, Samus will encounter 
Plasma Troopers. You know what they are.
(2) The Space Pirates still have no idea how Samus can squeeze herself 
into a tiny Morph Ball. When the Science Team tried theirs out, you will 
be pleased to know that a lot of the test subjects were squeezed a bit 
too tightly. The Science Team doesn't know how many more twisted bodies 
it takes so that they just decided to give up!

New Pirate Data! Chozo Studies
Results are in from field studies on extinct bioform group Chzo. We believe 
that Tallon IV was once a stronghold in a great Chozo empire, brought low 
by the meteor strike. Planetary devastation brought an end to the Chozo, 
yet remnants of their society remain. We are studying these relics in an 
attempt to harness their power. What is of no use to us, we destroy. In 
time, we shall have all we need from this dead race, and shall wipe this 
planet clean of their ugly Ruins. The dead should serve the living, not 
hinder them.

Explanation:
This illustrates the history of the Chozo on Tallon IV from the Space 
Pirates' point of view. The Space Pirates plan to take whatever is useful 
from the Chozo relics, and destroying those which are useless. They also 
plan to wipe out the Chozo Ruins in the future to make way for their own 
bases on this planet.

New Pirate Data! Chozo Artifacts
We are particularly interested in a number of curious Chozo Artifacts we 
have been able to recover from a number of religious sites on Tallon IV. 
These relics resonate with power, and yet we are unable to harness them 
in any way. Science Team is attempting to fuse them together with Phazon, 
believing that a link might exist between them. We know that these Artifacts 
are linked to the Chozo Temple that blocks full access to the Impact Crater. 
We have yet to crack this enigma, however. Command grows impatient 
regarding this matter: results must be produced soon.

Explanation:
The Space Pirates still have no idea of how to unlock the Impact Crater 
with the Chozo Artifacts. Just return them to their respective totems, 
for heaven's sake!

New Pirate Data! Prime Mutations
Metroid Prime continues to feed and grow ever larger in the impact crater 
caves. Its hunger knows no bounds, and it has begun to manifest unusual 
mutations since its breach. These include armor plating on its epidermis 
and mechanical outgrowths that generate defense screens. (1) These screens 
render it invulnerable to most weapon systems, but a flaw in the mutation 
leads to increased vulnerability to certain weapons. It compensates for 
this by shifting the screens quickly. (2) This latest development concerns 
Security units greatly: they feel it's a matter of time before Prime 
corrects this defect and renders itself invulnerable to all weaponry. 
Containment would be nigh impossible if this were to occur. (3)

Explanations:
(1) As Metroid Prime takes in more Phazon, it starting to grow armor plating 
over its entire body, and is starting to increase in size. Metroid Prime 
is found in the Impact Crater in the end of the game.
(2) When Samus faces Metroid Prime, sometimes it will be invulnerable to 
the Power Beam, sometimes the Wave Beam, sometimes the Ice Beam, and 
sometimes the Plasma Beam. Keep your eyes peeled.
(3) Samus must destroy this Metroid Prime before it becomes fully 
invulnerable. Otherwise, everyone loses.

New Pirate Data! Prime Breach
Subject Metroid Prime's breach has been contained. Reports indicate that 
it sensed a large batch of raw Phazon in the lab from within its stasis 
tank and broke through the glass, using previously unsuspected strength. 
(1) Besides consuming all of the Phazon, Metroid Prime assimilated several 
weapons and defense systems from fallen security units. It has suffered 
no ill effects from said assimilation: indeed, it began to use its newly 
acquired weapons against us. Once we pacified it, we were unable to remove 
the assimilated gear without threat to Metroid Prime-the gear is now an 
integral part of its body. (2) Command is intrigued by this newfound ability, 
and has ordered further study to commence at once.

Explanations:
(1) Metroid Prime seems to have a big appetite for Phazon, and can smell 
it even from its stasis tank.
(2) Metroid Prime now has the ability to eat in weapons and make them become 
a basic part of its body. So, Metroid Prime really is becoming, a cyborg! 
Resistance is futile...

New Pirate Data! Chozo Ghosts
There have been numerous incidents involving spectral entities at Chozo 
Ruins sites. Several personnel have been assaulted by these Chozo Ghosts: 
few have survived. Survivors speak of swift attacks from nowhere, brief 
sightings of the enemy, then nothing, only to be followed by another attack. 
Science Team believes these attacks are in response to our efforts to 
recover Chozo relics and Artifacts. Somehow, these entities are able to 
interact with the physical world, and it appears they wish their Artifacts 
for themselves. We will make them pay for such arrogance, for even ghosts 
can be destroyed.

Explanation:
One of the reasons for the Chozo Ghosts to attack Samus is because they 
want to defend their Chozo Artifacts from potential thieves. Chozo Ghosts 
can be tracked by X-Ray Visor, and can be destroyed by a couple of Super 
Missiles, or just use the normal Power Beam.

Scan a red target on a computer by the Force Field to deactivate it, and 
then go through. Jump up through the door there.

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Ventilation Shaft
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Get into a morph ball mode, and roll down to the half-pipe. As you do so, 
a lot of Puffers will enter the room and saturate it with their poison 
gas. Quickly roll over to the door by the pipe and go through. Notice a 
Bendezium vent with fresh air inside. Come back when you have the Power 
Bomb. Then you can eliminate the gas.

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Omega Research
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You hear the Space Pirate Disco Hit again. That's right. There are 2 Wave 
Troopers and 3 Power Troopers in this room. The Wave Troopers are on the 
same level as you are. Wait for them to come out, and use some police 
firefighting techniques to kill the two. (One jumps down from the ceiling 
to get at you later, the other one to the right may be killed without him 
seeing you at all).

Then go over to the edge of the catwalk and look down. There are 3 Power 
Troopers, with no idea that you are up there. Fire Super Missiles from 
above to defeat them. Then drop down to where they were. Scan the switch 
to deactivate the force field so that Samus can go back up later. One of 
the computer terminals has a Pirate Datum, scan it before dropping through 
the Ice Beam door.

New Pirate Data! Omega Pirate
Elite Pirate Upsilon's propensity for Phazon has enabled our research tema 
to infuse it far beyond our safety restrictions, and the results have been 
extremely encouraging. (1) It constant Phazon diet has increased its mass 
exponentially, but it has retained all mental faculties and shows dexterity 
with all Elite weaponry, including Plasma Incendiary Launchers and the 
Chameleon Manta issued for cloaking purposes. Elite Pirate Upsilon 
exhibits miraculous healing abilities: when injured, it seeks out Phazon 
deposits and coats itself in the substance, which instantly mends the 
creature's wounds. (2) The subject, which we are code-naming Omega Pirate 
(3) based on those developments, shows potential to be a new standard for 
our armies. Our only concern at this point is its potential overdependence 
on Phazon.

Explanations:
(1) One of the Elite Pirates can take up much more Phazon than the other 
Elite Pirates without any threats to its life.
(2) This particular Elite Pirate is armed with an even stronger Plasma 
Cannon, and also has stealth abilities. He also can heal his wounds in 
Phazon.
(3) The Omega Pirate will appear as a boss later in the game.

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Dynamo Access
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There is an Elite Pirate in a stasis tank. Nothing more. Go through the 
other Ice Beam door to the Central Dynamo.

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Central Dynamo
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This is where the power surges are located. As soon as you enter, you will 
find an invisible Sentry Drone attacking you. This guy is harder to target, 
so you will have to rely on your manual aiming with your Wave Beam. Good 
luck trying to guess its position, and only fire when it is firing on you, 
as that is when it will be a bit visible and still. With this Sentry Drone 
destroyed, a hole will be revealed near the Central Dynamo, and a maze 
with electric bolts as walls will form. Roll into the hole in Morph Ball 
Mode, and make your way through the maze. Yellow bolts will appear and 
disappear periodically, while ice on the ground can be blown up along with 
some electric bolts with the bomb, clearing your path. Eventually, you 
will reach that golden glowing ball in the center of the maze. It is the 
Power Bomb, a new weapon! Samus will drop one of those, blowing up the 
dynamo, and then bomb herself back up through the hole.

New Weapon! Power Bomb
Ammunition: Power Bomb Ammunition
Usefulness: ****
Power Bombs are the more powerful bombs in Morph Ball Mode, capable of 
destroying things made from Bendezium. Samus cannot carry an infinite 
number of these bombs, she can only carry 4 in the beginning, which can 
be expanded up to 8. Have fun bombing things!

Now, go over to the Ice Beam door that is not blocked, and then you will 
find a Save Station. Save and take a break! You'll need it! Then, get back 
out, and get back to Ore Processing. This is because you will soon be 
notified of the presence of Unique Mining Technology on the upper part 
of the Phazon Mines.

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c. Unique Mining Technology on Upper Part of Site
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Omega Research
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Oh no! An Elite Pirate has escaped! Wait for his energy siphon to turn 
off and blast him with 2 Super Missiles. You may run into Power Bomb 
ammunition on the way. Scan it for a Research Entry.

New Research Entry! Power Bomb Ammo
Power Bomb Ammunition.
Replenishes Power Bomb with one round of ammunition.

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Ventilation Shaft
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Remember that Bendezium grate in the shaft? Roll over and blow it up with 
the Power Bomb. Then get into the hole there. Roll through to find a switch. 
Scan it, and the ventilation fan will be activated. All Puffers will be 
sucked into the fan, and the grating of the fan will blow! The room's air 
will freshen up, and an Energy Tank will be revealed. Collect it, and you 
should have collected the 11th Energy Tank in the game and have 1199 energy. 
Then, use the half pipe to boost up to the door and go through.

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Elite Control
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Shadow Pirates now occupy the Elite Control, so ready your Thermal Visor. 
You should be able to see some hanging on the ceiling, and you can make 
the first strike instead of them. Now let's see who's tougher!

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Ore Processing
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Jump over to the blocked off device and use the Power Bomb to clear the 
rubble. Then hop on with a Bomb Jump. Rotate the upper part of the tower 
so that the top of the yellow Spider Ball Track is out of sight. Then drop 
down to the 2 lower devices to make sure all 3 yellow tracks link up together. 
Then roll up the yellow Spider Ball Track to the top of the room. Go through 
the door in front of you into the Storage Depot B and get the Grapple Beam!

New Gadget! Grapple Beam
Usefulness: ****
The Grapple Beam is used by Samus to swing around like Tarzan. Whenever 
you find the suitable attachment point, they will be shown by a yellow 
symbol. If the symbol is white, then it means you can grab on by pressing 
L. While you are on the object, use the Control Stick to change the direction 
Samus is facing.

Get out of the depot, and scan one of those yellow attachment points for 
a new Research Entry.

New Research Entry! Grapple Point
Analysis indicates a viable attach point for the Grapple Beam.

To use the Grapple Beam, use L when the C icon appears.

Grapple the attach point and swing over the door. Go through. You will 
be in the Waste Disposal.

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Waste Disposal
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This is where useless waste is dumped out. Roll into a Morph Ball and go 
through that door into the hole. You will be inside another mini maze. 
Make your way to the other exit. Remember that if you Bomb Jump when you 
are over some upward moving bubbles, you will jump higher due to the 
increased buoyancy. Once you are out, go through the door back to the Main 
Quarry. Finally out.

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Main Quarry
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Jump down and make your way up to the crane. Scan the crane controls so 
that the crane's arm is rotated to face the ledge with the door you just 
entered the area with. Go back to the Security Access A.

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Security Access A
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Kill the 2 Shadow Pirates in this room, and roll over to the broken gate. 
Drop a Power Bomb and the gate will be destroyed. Inside the alcove is 
the 33rd Missile Expansion in the game. You now can carry 165 missiles! 
That's 33 down, 17 to go! Head back to the Elite Research via the Waste 
Disposal. (I'm sure you don't want to fight all those Wave Troopers.)

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Elite Research
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There are now Mega Turrets in this room. Destroy them all with the Charge 
Beam. Then drop to the bottom of the room, and go over to the stasis tank. 
Set up a Power Bomb to blow up the stasis tank and the Elite Pirate will 
come out and fight. This is not just an Elite Pirate, it's a Phazon Elite! 
Scan this, as this may be your only chance!

New Creature! Phazon Elite
Attacks:
Wave Quake Attack
Close Bayonet Slash
"Elite Pirate infused with energized Phazon.

The Phazon-charged Elite Pirates rely more on their Wave Quake Generators, 
opting not to carry their vulnerable Plasma Artillery cannons normally 
used by Elites. The direct fusing of the Phazon into their bodies provides 
a tremendous level of energy. The drastically lower life span with this 
process is of little concern to the Pirate Research Team."

Detailed Description:
This looks like an Elite Pirate on a heavy dose of Phazon. In fact, it 
is almost completely covered with the stuff! This monstrosity will only 
attack with its Wave Quake generator, and does it much quicker than normal 
Elite Pirates. In close range, the Phazon Elite can slash Samus as usual. 
The usual Power Beams and Super Missiles should be used against this freak. 
Wait for his energy siphon to turn off before hitting him, or just strike 
the moment he raises his arms for the Wave Quake attack.

After a lot of hits, the Phazon Elite will finally die. A Chozo Artifact 
will be yours for the taking. It's the Artifact of Warrior, the sixth of 
twelve. You now have 5 Chozo Artifacts! Now, go back to the Transport to 
the Chozo Ruins and head back to the Gunship for now. This is because some 
thermal activity has been detected in the Magmoor region.

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d. Unusual Activity in Magmoor Region
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*****TALLON OVERWORLD*****
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Great Tree Hall
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Now that you must get through this area, why not stop by and pay the Life 
Grove a visit? So, jump up to the highest Ice Beam door and go through.

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Life Grove Tunnel
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Number of Missile Expansions: 1

You will be blocked by a rock saturated with Bendezium. Use a Power Bomb 
to blow the rock up to reveal a hole. Roll through to find another mini 
maze. You will eventually reach a half pipe structure. Use a Boost Ball 
to boost your way to the top of the pipe. You will find some cracks here. 
Drop a Power Bomb in the middle of the cracks and a hole will be revealed. 
Drop through to collect the 34th Missile Expansion! You now can carry 170 
missiles. Now, roll through the opening to the right to reach the door 
to the Life Grove itself.

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Life Grove
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What's that down there? Jump down, and take it, and Samus seems to have 
found a new Visor! It's the X-Ray Visor!

New Visor! X-Ray Visor
Usefulness: ***
The X-Ray Visor is the visor that allows Samus to see things which are 
normally invisible to the visible spectrum. You can also see through walls 
to see certain weaknesses in structural designs, and see if there is 
anything behind that bunch of leaves on the wall. It is not mandatory to 
get this visor if you want to beat the game. If you are confident that 
you can guess the locations of certain platforms.

Wait there's more, there is a wall here which is weak. Use the Power Bomb 
to blow a hole in the wall. So, the Life Grove is way bigger than you think 
it is. Enter this open area. Everything seems normal...

Roll into a Morph Ball and search the water for a metallic plate in the 
bottom. Place some bombs there and a pillar will be revealed with a Spinner 
on its base. Enter and Boost Ball a couple of times and a pillar will be 
revealed with the Chozo Artifact. Jump on the pillar from the shore to 
get it. It is, you guessed it, the Artifact of Chozo, the 7th of 12, but 
you actually have only collected 6 out of 12. Now, there must be some way 
to get out of here. Go back to the pavilion you got the X-Ray Visor from, 
and move to the left of it. You will reach some stepping stones leading 
up to a ledge with a morph ball path. Enter the path and start rolling. 
On the other end, get on and follow the wooden planks until you reach a 
ledge next to the waterfall.

Surprise! 3 Chozo Ghosts come in to surprise our heroine. But with the 
X-Ray Visor, there is no escape from your Super Missiles. Eradicate them 
and the hole beneath a large Chozo bust will open. Jump over to the ledge 
on the other side of the waterfall. Then follow the ledges and you will 
reach the giant bust. Drop down that small hole and you can reach the exit. 
Get back out to the Great Tree Hall.

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Great Tree Hall
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There is this final Ice Beam door that you have not opened yet. Go through 
it to another Transport Access.

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Transport Tunnel D
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Some more seedlings here and there. Go through the door to the Transport.

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Transport to Chozo Ruins South
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Activate the Transport and ride back up to Chozo Ruins South.

*****CHOZO RUINS*****
Get out of the Transport to the following tunnel.

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Transport Access South
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Nothing here, just go through the door to return to the Reflecting Pool.

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Reflecting Pool
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Enter the save station to save. Then roll through the hole and go through 
the door to enter the other Transport. Take it back to the Tallon Overworld, 
and get back to the Gunship.

*****TALLON OVERWORLD*****
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Landing Site
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Enter your Gunship to replenish your missiles and Power Bombs, and then 
head to the Artifact Temple. We will have to return some Artifacts now.

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Artifact Temple
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Let's return the Artifacts we have and see if there are any other hints 
we may get. 

New Artifact Entry! Nature
A molten Lake lies within the tunnels of Magmoor. Shatter the column at 
the lake's center to reveal the Artifact of Nature.

Explanation:
There is a pillar that can be collapsed in the Lava Lake of Magmoor Cavern 
which has the Artifact of Nature.

New Artifact Entry! Sun
Near Phendrana's shores, a Temple stands. Thaw the frozen waters flowing 
from the Elder to find the Artifact of Sun.

Explanation:
Remember the frozen statue in Phrendrana Drifts? Thaw the ice with a Plasma 
Beam to reveal the Artifact of Sun.

Now, head back to the Main Plaza of Chozo Ruins.

*****CHOZO RUINS*****
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Main Plaza
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Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Enter the Ruined Fountain, there is a door there which you have not gone 
through for the time being.

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Ruined Fountain
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Read the map, and look for a door that you have not gone through by the 
fountain. Go through it now.

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Meditation Fountain
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Nothing but a couple of Blastcaps. Go through the other door.

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Magma Pool
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Number of Power Bomb Expansions: 1

Now that you have the Grappling Beam, you can Grapple over to the other 
side of this large magma pool. On the other side, set off a Power Bomb 
on the wall with the mosses, and it will crumble. There is a Power Bomb 
Expansion right behind it! Take it! This is the first out of 4. You now 
can carry 5 Power Bombs. Also scan the Chozo Lore on the wall.

New Chozo Lore! Newborn
The power of our temple has been enough to halt the spread of the poison 
on Tallon IV, but that which remains thrives and grows more concentrated, 
gnawing on itself in the dark passages beneath the passages surface. 
Whether it can ever be truly be destroyed is not for our eyes to see. (1) 
But there is something else. We Chozo are drifting, tumbling through space 
and time as the Great Poison eat away at our sanity. We wake in dreams. 
As the veil of lunacy descends, as past and future blend and shuffle, one 
image appears and lickers through the landscape, wraithlike. It is the 
Hatchling, the Newborn, walking the path of corruption, a lone figure 
shining in the toxic shadows. She comes dressed for war, and her wrath 
is terrible. Do our eyes look backward, seeing the Hatchling as she once 
was? Or does she approach even now, arriving in our race's last hours, 
a savoir clothed in machines crafted long ago by Chozo hands? (2) Poisonous 
clouds drift across our vision.

Explanations:
(1) The Artifact Temple was successful in containing the Phazon on this 
planet, but now the Phazon goes so concentrated that they will become orange 
when Samus enters the Impact Crater. She will go down there and destroy 
the source of all the Phazon of Tallon IV.
(2) Seems that Samus has yet to fulfill another Chozo legacy again.

With this scan completed, go through the door on this end.

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Training Chamber Access
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Number of Missile Expansions: 1

As you go across the access to the other door, check the bunch of leaves 
to the left with your X-Ray visor. You will see a small hole. Roll through 
it for the 35th Missile Expansion of the game! Now you can carry 175 missiles. 
Then enter the Training Chamber.

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Training Chamber
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As soon as you enter, 2 Chozo Ghosts will appear. Use the X-Ray Visor to 
track them so that you can have clear shots at them. When they are dead, 
the 2 Morph Ball Slots in this room will be revealed above the half pipes. 
Go up and activate them. One will reveal a hole for you to leave. The other 
will activate a lift leading to a Spider Ball Track. Get on that track 
and then hang on. Follow it into a tunnel which leads you to the 12th Energy 
Tank in the game. You now have 1299 energy. Then get out through the hole.

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Piston Tunnel
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Follow the path created by the pistons, and take care not to be squished. 
Then roll through the exit tunnel and you will find yourself on top of 
the Main Plaza.

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Main Plaza
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Number of Missile Expansions: 1

You can now see a Grapple Point above. Use it to swing over to the 36th 
Missile Expansion of the game. Now, 14 are left to be found! With this 
new expansion, head to the Magmoor Caverns.

*****MAGMOOR CAVERNS*****
Head to the Lava Lake.

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Lava Lake
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See that pillar behind the Magmoor as you enter this room? Examine it 
closely with the X-Ray Visor. It's hollow. Therefore, use a Super Missile 
to break this pillar, and the Artifact of Nature will be revealed. Now, 
you have 7 out of 12 Artifacts. Then, go to the Triclops Pit.

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Triclops Pit
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Number of Missile Expansions: 1

You hear the sound, "Cheegar!" You know what that means, don't you? Shoot 
down the Flying Pirates, and use the X-Ray Visor to check the pillars one 
by one. You will see that one of them is hollow, and there are a series 
of invisible platforms leading to it. Jump on the invisible platforms, 
and blow up that hollow pillar. There's your missile expansion. Now you 
can carry 185 missiles, as it's your 37th, and 13 are left. Get to the 
Warrior Shrine.

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Warrior Shrine
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Number of Power Bomb Expansions: 1

Power Bomb the shrine and a large hole will be revealed. Drop through for 
the 2nd Power Bomb expansion out of the 4 in the game. To get out of here, 
jump into the only hole in this room and drop down to the Fiery Shores. 
Return to the Shore Tunnel.

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Shore Tunnel
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Go over to the middle of the tunnel, and Power Bomb it. The glass will 
shatter, and you can drop down to a small island in the lava. Look around, 
and there's the Ice Spreader.

New Weapon! Ice Spreader
Usefulness: ***
This is the Missile Combo of the Ice Beam. In this attack, Samus will fire 
a thick wall of ice at her enemies, and this will deal a lot of damage, 
even to the final boss. The only drawback is that this weapon uses 10 
missiles per combo, so I would recommend you only use this against the 
final boss of Metroid Prime.

Now, get back up to the tunnel, and go to the Geothermal Core.

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Geothermal Core
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Now that you have the Grapple Beam, you can reach those platforms on the 
towers. Jump up the ledges by the door leading to the South Core Tunnel. 
You should see a Grapple Point. Hang on. Swing to the platform in front 
of you, and roll into that hole. Perform Boost Ball to screw that platform 
upwards. Then turn to your right and jump on that platform there. Go and 
screw that platform up to in the hole. Jump to the highest platform and 
do the same thing. Roll up the Spider Ball Track to the top. On the top, 
drop down to the platform, and jump to the platform that is almost level 
with yours. You should find a Morph Ball Slot. Activate it, and the 3 
platforms will be realigned to allow easier access in the future.

What follows is a long series of Spider Ball Tracks. Use all the jumping 
and dropping and Bombs at your disposal to make your way through. After 
this long and exhilarating ride, you will eventually come to the Ice Beam 
door at the end of the path.

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Plasma Processing
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There is nothing but the Plasma Beam in this room. Get it. Then go to the 
transport by the Magmoor Workstation, and save. Afterwards, it's time to 
return to Phendrana Drifts.

New Weapon! Plasma Beam
Usefulness: ****
The Plasma Beam is the most powerful beam in Samus' arsenal. It can burn 
the enemies really badly and cut through enemies that are beam resistant, 
but has a shorter range than other beam weapons. However, its Charge Beam 
goes all the way, and can take out most enemies in one hit. That's not 
all, not only the enemy is killed, he is also vaporized! Besides, the eemy 
will be set on fire, and take damage slowly from the flames.

*****PHENDRANA DRIFTS*****
Get out to the Transport Access.

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Transport Access
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Kill the Pulse Bombu, and then blast your Plasma Beam into the ice to break 
through it. Then enter the space and collect the 13th Energy Tank in the 
game! Only one is left. Now, go through the door to the Frozen Pike.

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Frozen Pike
---------------
This place serves as a good place to test out your Plasma Beam. You will 
be surprised to find that they almost never miss! Have fun vaporizing the 
Flying Pirates, then head to the Frost Cave.

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Frost Cave Access
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Shoot the Ice Beetle once, just once. Watch as it burns, then it dies! 
That's it! One hit kill! Really great! Enter the Frost Cave.

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Frost Cave
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Grapple the Glider to swing to the opposite edge that you previously cannot 
reach. Then make your way up to the top. See the stalactite? Fire a single 
missile at it, and it will crumble, and fall onto the ice below, breaking 
a hole into it. Jump down into the hole and jump through the water, it's 
a tricky jump but you should be able to make it in no time. There's your 
38th Missile Expansion. You now can carry 190 missiles. Then head to 
Phendrana's Edge.

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Phendrana's Edge
-----------------
Number of Power Bomb Expansions: 1

"Cheegar! There are a couple of Flying Pirates on standby here. Let's give 
them a taste of Plasma. Hee hee. Then jump up the ledges and make your 
way to the top of this edge room. Swing to the opposite edge with the help 
of the two Grapple Points on the cliffs. Then jump up those hovering 
platforms to the ledge above. This ledge should have a large rocky wall. 
Examine it with the X-Ray Visor and you should find a door behind the rock. 
Power Bomb the wall and the door will be revealed. Go through it for the 
Storage Cave. There is a Chozo Artifact here. Take it. It's the Artifact 
of Spirit. You now have 8 out of 12 Artifacts. Then get out, and continue 
to the top of the Phendrana's Edge. There is a hole there. Roll through 
and you can get into a small room with the 3rd Power Bomb expansion of 
the game. Now, only one is left. Head to the Gravity Chamber now.

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Gravity Chamber
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Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Remember that frozen Grapple Point? Shoot the ice on the ceiling with the 
Plasma Beam to reveal the grapple point, and then get to the ledge of the 
other door and grapple on. Swing to the alcove with the Missile Expansion, 
and collect the 39th in the game! Now, only 11 are left. With this, head 
back to the Frozen Pike, and go for the Quarantine Cave. 

---------------
Quarantine Cave
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Try to wake up the Sheegoth here. Then grapple to the ledge to the right, 
and roll through that small hole there into the Quarantine Monitor. Inside, 
is the 40th missile expansion of the game. Now, only 10 are left. Get to 
the Control Tower now. I don't care how you get there.

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Control Tower
---------------
Firstly, shoot down all the Flying Pirates. Then jump up to the opposite 
tower. There should be a frozen up window behind some crates. Melt to with 
the Plasma Beam, and aim at the base of the tower outside the window. Fire 
a missile to collapse the tower. There will be a hole in the base of the 
tower, sticking into the main area of the Control Tower Roll in, and follow 
the path and you will find the Artifact of Elder. Now, head back to the 
Ice Ruins West.

---------------
Ice Ruins West
---------------
Number of Power Bomb Expansions: 1

Jump over to the ledge with the crates. Look down the ice. See the Power 
Bomb Expansion? Melt the ice, and drop down to collect the last Power Bomb 
Expansion in the game. Now, you can carry 8 Power Bombs. Get to the Ice 
Ruins East now.

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Ice Ruins East
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Enter from the Shorelines, and kill the Sheegoth. You will find that the 
Sheegoth is vulnerable to the Plasma Beam at ALL TIMES. Go over to the 
area below the other door, and look to your right to find a wall of ice. 
Melt it with the Plasma Beam to collect the 41st Missile Expansion of the 
game! Now, 41 down, 9 to go! Return to the shorelines.

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Phendrana Shorelines
---------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Remember that pillar by the ledge with the door that leads to the Ice Ruins 
East? Look behind it. There is another wall of ice. Melt it to get the 
42nd Missile Expansion of the game! Now, you can hold 210 missiles in your 
tiny little hand cannon. Reenter the Ice Temple.

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Chozo Ice Temple
-----------------
Make your way to the top and kill all the Pulse Bombus that are in the 
way. Then, go over to the Chozo Statue, and fire a Plasma Beam at his hands. 
The ice will melt, and the hand will glow. Get onto the hand with the Morph 
Ball, and a hole will be revealed at the base of the statue. Roll into 
the hole for the Artifact of Sun. Now, 2 Chozo Artifacts are left. Return 
to the Chozo Ruins via the Magmoor Caverns. Return to the Furnace.

*****CHOZO RUINS*****
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Furnace
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Destroy all the Chozo Ghosts here. They are starting to get annoying. Then 
go over to the weak wall I told you to remember and Power Bomb it. A half 
pipe will be revealed. Use it to get up to the Spider Ball Track. Then 
bomb or avoid the Plated Parasites and get up to the next one above. Follow 
it and when the ball is above that narrow ledge below. Drop down, and head 
to the left, avoiding the Plated Parasites. Then follow the Spider ball 
Track, and drop to the next one below. Follow this track until you are 
directly above another ledge. Drop down. Go left, and avoid the Plated 
Parasites. Then get on the final Spider Ball Track and up to the 43rd Missile 
Expansion of the game! You now can carry 215 missiles. Then, go to the 
Hall of the Elders.

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Hall of the Elders
-------------------
Yes, the Chozo Ghosts are still hanging around here. Blow them to second 
heaven with the Super Missiles. Then, go over to the 3 Morph Ball Slots, 
the red one has not been shot yet. Shoot it with the Plasma Beam to activate 
the slot. Trigger it with a bomb, and a secret door will be revealed behind 
the Chozo Statue. Drop down there to collect a Chozo Artifact. Now, return 
to the Phazon Mines via Tallon Overworld. There has been a high level of 
Phazon detected on a Mobile Source.

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e. High Levels of Phazon Detected on Mobile Source
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*****PHAZON MINES*****
We are going to do another run through at the Phazon Mines facility. But 
now that we have the Plasma Beam, things will be much easier! Let us start 
at the Mine Security Station.

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Mine Security Station
----------------------
Make your way along this large room, and destroy all the Wave Troopers 
and Ice Troopers that get in your way as usual. Go over to the Bendezium 
gate by the other door leading up and drop a Power Bomb. The gate will 
collapse, and you can see a computer terminal. Scan the terminal to 
deactivate the force field, revealing a Plasma Beam door. Open it, to the 
Storage Depot A. Inside is the Flamethrower. Collect it.

New Weapon! Flamethrower
Usefulness: *
The Flamethrower is the missile combo of the Plasma Beam. This attack fires 
a constant stream of flames at the enemy. However, I think the advantages 
of this weapon cannot outweigh its disadvantages. For one thing, this 
weapon requires 10 missiles to start spraying, and uses 5 Missiles per 
second it is on. Therefore, it is not worth it if you are playing a speed 
game.

Now, get through the door and up to the Security Access B.

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Security Access B
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There is a great game you can play with the Power Bomb here. Roll over 
to the barriers blocking your way, and drop a Power Bomb in front of the 
barrier. The barrier will be blown away, and the Shadow Pirate behind will 
run into the explosion, killing himself! This works for both of the barriers. 
Now, go up to the Elite Research, and go all the way back to the Central 
Dynamo, where you got the Power Bombs from.

---------------
Omega Research
---------------
Clear the room of all the Wave Troopers and Power Troopers, and then jump 
over to the opposite ledge, where one of the Wave Troopers were once on. 
Blow up the debris covering the Ice Beam door and enter the Map Station. 
Download the map of the area. Then drop down to the main area of the room. 
Continue your way to the Central Dynamo.

---------------
Dynamo Access
---------------
Oh no! An Elite Pirate has escaped from his stasis tank! Blast him with 
Super Missiles when he is not using his energy siphon to kill him. Then 
you can go on to the Central Dynamo.

---------------
Central Dynamo
---------------
There are 4 Ice Troopers standing on the platform high above the room. 
Shoot them with a Charge Ice Beam. 2 of the Ice Troopers will be frozen 
in, allowing Samus to easily kill them without her being noticed. Just 
lure the other 2 out and freeze and shatter them. Then go through the door 
that you have no gone through before. Save before doing so, if you wish.

--------------------
Quarantine Access A
--------------------
This hallway is guarded by 4 Mega Turrets. You must be swift here to avoid 
taking any damage. Move out, target a turret, and then take cover. Jump 
up, fire a Charge Plasma Beam at the turret, and get back into cover. Then 
when a Mega Turret is destroyed, get out, target another turret, and take 
cover again. Repeat until all 4 Mega Turrets are destroyed. You will be 
shocked to find the deactivation switch of the turrets are behind them, 
at the other end of the room. Go through the door there to Metroid Quarantine 
A. I guess this is where the Metroids are kept and fed.

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Metroid Quarantine A
---------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Yup, this is where the Metroids are kept. You will have an overview of 
this room. There are 2 Space Pirates, and there is a big force field with 
lots of Metroids behind it. Go over to the computer terminal to the right 
and scan the red target. The force field will be offline. Now, those Pirates 
will be in for a surprise! The 2 Space Pirates will then be latched on 
and drained by the Metroids, and you can see them die!

Then, kill the 2 Metroids and go over to the disengaged force field. Enter 
the room where the Metroids are kept and jump on the mushroom to the highest 
one. Kill any Metroids you see, and switch on the X-Ray Visor. See the 
invisible platforms? Jump on them. No, I don't think you want to enter 
the Phazon just yet. On the other side, you will find 2 Metroids. Freeze 
and kill them. Then jump up the mushroom onto a ledge. Use the X-Ray Visor 
to find another invisible platform and use it to reach the opposite ledge. 
Before you get on the Spider Ball Track, Power Bomb the wall to the left 
of it. Then roll through. Power Bomb the next wall you see and you will 
find another Spider Ball Track. Follow it to the other side and then look 
left. Look for an invisible platform moving up. Jump on it to the ledge 
above, and there's the 44th Missile Expansion of the game. Now you can 
carry 220 Missiles! Get back to the other Spider Ball Track and follow 
it over to the door. Go through to the Elevator Access B.

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Elevator Access B
------------------
There are no enemies here, aside from 3 Burrowers. Kill them, get their 
goodies and go through the Plasma Beam door to the elevator.

---------------
Elevator B
---------------
Scan the switch to activate the elevator, and then ride it down to the 
level below. Go through the door down there.

--------------------
Fungal Hall Access
--------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

There is a Space Pirate waiting for Samus at the bottom. Kill him with 
your Plasma Beam. Then drop down to the bottom of this shaft. IF you examine 
the underside of the giant mushroom, you will find that there is a Missile 
Expansion there. Jump down and get it! This is the 45th of the game. Only 
5 are more to go! You can carry 225 missiles. Now, get through the door 
behind the Space Pirate.

---------------
Fungal Hall A
---------------
You will find some enemies that look like jellyfish in this room. Scan 
one. They are known as Hunter Metroids, which are more powerful than normal 
Metroids.

New Creature! Hunter Metroid
Attack:
Tentacle Energy Drain
Charging Tackle
Strength:
Ice Beam and Missile Launcher: 1 Ice Beam to freeze, 1 Missile to kill
"Adolescent Metroid. Energy-siphon tentacle increases its threat level.

As Metroids develop, they become more efficient predators. An 
energy-draining tentacle allows them to attack at a distance. Quick to 
anger, a Hunter Metroid will charge troublesome prey and attempt to ram 
them into submission. Cold-based attacks are still quite effective against 
these creatures."

Detailed Description:
We finally get to meet the more powerful Metroids in this game, after a 
long wait, unlike in Metroid II. Hunter Metroids look very much like red 
jellyfish. They attack by shooting a tentacle into Samus to drain her energy. 
Therefore, Hunter Metroids have increased range over the normal Metroids. 
Sometimes, Hunter Metroids will ram Samus, which is not as damaging as 
the energy drain. Hunter Metroids make the same monkey like sounds of 
Metroids (stupid!) and can be taken out by first freezing it with the Ice 
Beam, and then shattering its frozen body with a missile.

Now, jump on those Mushroom, and hop from one to another, getting higher 
and higher up. Engage all the Hunter Metroids you find, and you will 
eventually see a Glider. Grapple over to the other side, and then go through 
the door over there.

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Phazon Mining Tunnel
---------------------
This tunnel has been blocked off by a rock. Use a Power Bomb to blow it 
out of the way, and then roll through. You will arrive at another mini 
maze. There is this series of rapidly disappearing ledges over blue Phazon. 
It is very difficult to stay on, even with the Boost Ball, so I guess you 
will be forced to roll through Phazon, and getting hurt. Jump up on the 
other side. You will eventually reach a T-junction. One of the tunnels 
is loaded with Phazon, and cannot be entered yet, so go left, and through 
the hole to the door. Go through.

---------------
Fungal Hall B
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

It's so dark and scary here. So, turn on your Thermal Visor, and hop from 
mushroom to mushroom, killing all those Metroids in the way. When you find 
the Glider, swing to the left first for the Missile Station. Then get out, 
and drop down to the bottom of the room beneath the other door. Turn on 
the X-Ray Visor near the ring of small mushrooms, and you will find a Missile 
Expansion below. Drop a Power Bomb at the middle of the ring, and the Missile 
Expansion will be revealed. Take it. It's the 46th Missile Expansion of 
the game. There are now only 4 left. Then get back up, and swing to the 
other door and go through.

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Quarantine Access B
--------------------
There are a couple of invisible Pulse Bombus in this room. Use the X-Ray 
Visor to detect and destroy them. Then hop from mushroom to mushroom to 
reach the other door. It's leading to the Metroid Quarantine B.

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Metroid Quarantine B
---------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

This room is quite heavily guarded. 2 red Plasma Troopers will jump down 
to engage Samus, and there are 2 other on the other side of the Phazon 
pit. Kill them all with the Plasma Beam, but not before you scan them.

New Creature! Plasma Trooper
Rapid Yellow Beam Attack
Close up slash
Strength:
Plasma Beam: 2 Charge Beams 
"Space Pirate armed with Plasma Beam technology.

Space Pirates have reverse-engineered several of your weapons, including 
the Plasma Beam. A flaw in the design makes these Pirates vulnerable to 
their own Beam weapon system. These weapons are inferior to your 
Chozo-designed originals, but still quite potent."

Detailed Description:
Oh no, not again! Those Space Pirate copy cats have now replicated your 
Plasma Beam and have armed their own troopers with them. However, these 
are not really Plasma Beams. They are just some yellow beam. I recommend 
you to be very careful with these guys, as they can fire their beams in 
a very haphazard way and deal heavy damage in a short time. The best mode 
of engagement is to fire your Charge Plasma Beam at them twice to roast 
them alive!

With the 4 Plasma Troopers dead, you can roll up the Spider Ball Track. 
Follow it to a ledge. Then jump across to the other ledge on the same level. 
You should be able to jump up and reach the Grapple Point from there. Swing 
over to the other side, and you will find a force field. Scan the computer 
to the left to deactivate it, and then kill the Plasma Trooper on the other 
side. Scan the computer terminal for another Pirate Entree, I mean, Pirate 
Entry. This should be the last one in the game.

New Pirate Data! Special Forces
As we continue to observe the development of Project Helix's Elite Pirates, 
it becomes increasingly obvious that these warriors will usher in a new 
era of space Pirate dominance. (1) They are incredibly resistant to damage, 
and their ability to transport and wield so many weapons at once makes 
them the ideal mainstays of our ground forces. Though they are not as quick 
as typical Pirates, it makes little difference. With a platoon of Elite 
Pirates in the vanguard of an army of normal and Flying Pirates, we will 
have a near-indestructible backbone that should turn the tide in any 
engagement. (2)

Explanations:
(1) The development of the new Elite Pirates seems to be part of the Space 
Pirates' plan to create new and advanced soldiers for their conquest of 
this galaxy.
(2) The deployment plan: Deploy a small group of Elite Pirates, supported 
by armies of normal Space Pirates and Flying Pirates at the back.

Now, go through the door to the left to the Save Station. Save and get 
back out again. There is a Cordite capsule around here. Blast it with a 
Super Missile and inside, is the 47th Missile Expansion in the game. That's 
right, 3 are left to collect! Now, jump up the ramp, and go up to the door 
above. Then let's go through. You are close to the Phazon source.

----------------------
Elite Quarters Access
----------------------
There is a Plasma Trooper around the corner. Be ware. Kill him with a couple 
of Charge Plasma Beams and then you will notice a frozen up security gate 
bypass unit. Thaw it with a Plasma Beam, and the door can now be opened. 
Go through.

---------------
Elite Quarters
---------------
There is this Omega Pirate inside the stasis tank. Walk closer and closer 
slowly until you are within scanning range. Then, scan him before getting 
close this is the only chance you have to scan him. Then, get close and 
he will force his way out of the stasis tank. Get ready for another boss 
battle in this game!

Boss Battle! Omega Pirate
Attacks:
Wave Quake Attack
Heavy Punch
Dual Plasma Artillery Cannon
"Most powerful of the Elite Pirate Forces.

Omega Pirate can become invisible to normal sight. It is vulnerable when 
cloaked, as all energy is drawn from defense systems. By exposing itself 
to Phazon, it can regenerate damaged tissue and organs. Considered the 
pinnacle of the Elite Pirate program, this enemy should be handled with 
extreme caution and maximum firepower."

Rule of Engagement:
Let me put it this way. The Elite Pirates are the elite and creme de la 
creme of the Space Pirates. Omega Pirate is the elite and creme de la creme 
of the Elite Pirates! Simply put, Omega Pirate will also use those Plasma 
Artillery Cannons and all the other what not. He moves much quicker than 
the Elite Pirates, so you had better master dashing. However, this one 
is much more cautious than the other Elite Pirates. In fact, Omega Pirate 
will almost always be using his energy siphon capability. Which means you 
cannot hit him most of the time. The only time you get to hit him is when 
he readies his Wave Quake Attack and a short moment after. Then you should 
lock on to those large blue spheres on his body and hit them with the Plasma 
Beam. You will have to blow up all of those spheres before you can actually 
damage Omega Pirate.

If you do manage to smash all of those blue spheres. Then the Elite Pirate 
will fall back in bay, and kneel down onto the ground, saying something 
like "Curses!" And then he will go invisible, and will appear on one of 
the 3 Phazon patches to recharge his spheres. While he is doing so, several 
Troopers will come down to engage you. If they are anything but Wave 
Troopers. You most certainly would have time to destroy them AND cause 
heavy damage to Omega Pirate. If mainly Wave Troopers appear. Then I suggest 
you try to ignore them while you hit Omega Pirate as many times as possible 
with your Charge Plasma Beams. Killing the Troopers is not a bad thing, 
as they can leave behind energy for you to collect. Just repeat this routine 
and Omega Pirate will eventually be defeated. He stands still, his eyes 
go yellow. And he falls down in front of Samus, and melts in a puddle of 
his own Phazon slime. Meanwhile, Samus' Gravity Suit undergoes a drastic 
change and turns brown. It is now the Phazon Suit, as it is infused with 
pure Phazon, Samus will be immune to Blue Phazon! Now, get back to the 
Phazon Mining Tunnel. There is something to get. Remember?

---------------------
Phazon Mining Tunnel
---------------------
This time, roll through that tunnel that is filled with Phazon, and use 
the Power Bomb to blow up any rocks that get in your way. Eventually, you 
will come up to the last Chozo Artifact, which is the Artifact of Newborn. 
Then, you can head back to Elite Quarters.

---------------
Elite Quarters
---------------
As you can see, there is this switch to the right. Scan it, and the elevator 
will be active. Take it up to the level above. You will see a big chunk 
of Phazon. Maybe that's what powers Omega Pirate! Now, go to the right, 
and work your way to the door there, and go through.

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Processing Center Access
-------------------------
There it is! Right in front of you, the last Energy Tank of the game! Take 
it! You now have 1499 energy, and the line above your HP meter is filled 
with rectangles! There is a gate here. Scan the switch to open it. Then 
you can go through the door to the other side.

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Phazon Processing Center
-------------------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

I bet that the Troopers above will be surprised to see someone walk on 
Phazon unharmed. There is a Plasma Trooper up the ledges to the right, 
and a Power Trooper to the left. There is also a Mega Turret to the right. 
Finish all 3 and then jump up the ledges, and work your way up. When you 
are on the 2nd circular platform, switch on the X-Ray Visor, you will see 
another series of invisible platforms. Jump up them. You will find a lone 
ledge to the left with some crates on it. Jump over there and clear the 
crates. Drop a Power Bomb there and a Missile Expansion will be revealed! 
Get your prize. It's the 48th and 2 more are left!

Now, jump back onto the invisible platforms and work your way up to the 
ledge where the troopers are. There is a Wave Trooper and a Plasma Trooper. 
Kill them the way you know. Then follow the Spider Ball Track on the left 
pillar. This may be hard as the Power Trooper above can hit Samus while 
she is on the track, and that will cause her to lose her grip, and fall. 
Anyway. Once you are on the ledge. Turn around and kill the Power Trooper 
above. Then make your way up the ledges, until you reach the top.

On the top, destroy the Mega Turret and jump on the moving platform. Then 
hop onto that ledge there and go through the door to the Transport Access.

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Transport Access
------------------
No need to worry about the Phazon here. Just walk, walk along the Phazon 
to the other side and go through the door.

-----------------------------------
Transport to Magmoor Caverns South
-----------------------------------
Activate the Transport by scanning the switch, and ride it up to the Magmoor 
Caverns. 

*****MAGMOOR CAVERNS*****
Get out of the transport. You are actually very close to the Magmoor 
Workstation.

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Workstation Tunnel
-------------------
See? What did I tell you. Go over to the Bendezium rubble and blow it to 
smithereens with the Power Bomb. Then go out to the Magmoor Workstation. 
How, get back to the Chozo Ruins through the transport. On to the concluding 
chapter of Metroid Prime!

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Samus' Mission Part 4: The Mystery of the Impact Crater
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Now that you are back in the Overworld, your task will be to return the 
Artifacts to the Artifact Temple to access the Impact Crater. But there 
are some things to be done in the Root Cave first.

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a. The Showdown at the Artifact Temple: Samus vs Meta Ridley
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---------------
Root Cave
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

Make your way to the top of this cave. Use the Grapple Point to swing over 
to that ledge with the Geemer. You will be pleased to know that one Plasma 
Beam shot can cut clean through their armor. Then jump up to the tree trunk, 
and incinerate the Bloodflower! Then continue your way up. Notice that 
there are some spots where the rain stops in midair. That's right, there 
are invisible platforms there. Use the X-Ray Visor to see them for sure. 
Jump up, step by step. On the last invisible platform before the Plasma 
Beam door, you can see an alcove to the left. Jump in for the 49th Missile 
Expansion of the game! You are getting warm! Then, jump up to the Plasma 
Beam door and go through.

---------------
Arbor Chamber
---------------
Number of Missile Expansions: 1

There you have it, right in front of you. The last Missile Expansion in 
the game! Take it, and you can carry 250 missiles! You will then be notified 
that 100% of the pickups have been acquired! The Image Gallery 4 will be 
unlocked! Get back to the Gunship now.

Note: You will be amused to find out that it took me exactly 9 hours and 
59 minutes of playing time to achieve this 100%. So, that's 1 item collected 
every 6 minutes on average.

---------------
Landing Site
---------------
Enter your Gunship to save and replenish your Missiles and Power Bombs. 
You will need it. Then, proceed to the Artifact Temple. Brace yourself...

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Artifact Temple
----------------
Get to the center of the Chozo Totems, and they all light up. The central 
totem rotates a couple of times, and shines light into the sky. Now you 
can enter the Impact Crater, or really? No! The light has drawn the 
attention of Meta Ridley, and he swoops down, and breaks the central totem. 
He flies around a couple of times, dropping bombs on Samus. Now, he comes 
down personally in the hopes of taking you down. It's the cage match to 
the death! Samus vs. Meta Ridley! Scan him before you fight him, as this 
is your only chance of doing so.

Boss Battle! Meta Ridley
Attacks:
Red Beam Attack
Multiple Scatter Bombing
Carpet Bombing
Ground Stomp
Ground Bite
Charge Bite
Tail Whip
"Genetically enhanced Ridley metaform.

Reborn and volved through Pirate Technology, Meta Ridley is a fearsome 
enforcer. Its armored hide is extremely resilient, save for the chest, 
which has thinner plating. The Pirates have fused a number of potent weapons 
to the creature, including a Multi-Missile System, a Kinetic Breath Weapon, 
a Meson Bomb Launcher, and an Ultrathermal Flamestrike Projector. Meta 
Ridley is also a formidable melee combatant, making any sort of engagement 
a risky proposition."

Rule of Engagement:
It's time for Samus to face this genetically enhanced Ridley. Now, back 
from the dead twice, Meta Ridley has attained a Silver Plating and yellow 
wings, unlike his better looking purple predecessor. The battle can be 
divided into two sections. The first is when he has more than 20% of his 
energy remaining, the second is when he has less than 20%.

When he has 80% of health or more, Meta Ridley can fire his scatter bombs 
at Samus, so quickly dash out of the way. He can also fly outside of the 
arena, pump up for a bombing run, and carpet bomb the entire arena. He 
will also fire his beam weapon on the ground for his ground strafing run. 
So, quickly dash out of the way of the bombs, but sometimes, it's still 
hard not to take any damage in this battle.

Meta Ridley can also suddenly stop in mid air, and then stomp the ground 
hard, and attempt to bite Samus while is his on the floor. When you see 
him gearing up for the stomp, you had better jump back. As you have read 
in the description, Meta Ridley has a weakness in his chest armor, so that 
is where you have to aim at with your Plasma Beam. Fire Charge Plasma Beams 
for the maximum effect. If you hit the right spot, you should see Meta 
Ridley's energy bar get a sudden drop, and then he will fall back in pain. 
You sometimes may be able to get it twice before he starts flying around 
again. Of course, the best time to aim at his chest is when he is relatively 
still. Don't even try when he is on his bombing run!

Just repeat the cycle. Dodge attacks, wait for Ridley to hold still, and 
then blast him in the chest! This will be the king of pain! Don't ever 
try using Super Missiles, as they are not accurate and will waste missiles.

Eventually Meta Ridley's health will be drained and he will have less than 
20% energy left. This is the main turning point of the level. Ridley will 
take so much damage that his wings will catch fire, eventually, there will 
be nothing left of his wings but the silvery flames, and he will have to 
drop down to the ground to come after personally. The hardest part of this 
fight is now underway. As you can see, Meta Ridley has bent down a bit, 
and this makes targeting his chest armor a bit difficult. Not only that, 
he will perform numerous charge tackles at Samus, and this is known to 
take maybe over 70 energy in a single hit! 

But still, Ridley is still a bit vulnerable at certain moments. Notice 
that before he attacks in any way, he will open his mouth, so charge up 
a Plasma Beam while waiting for him to open his mouth. Once he opens his 
mouth, release the beam, and it may hit him there, causing him to have 
a pain reflex. His pain reflex will cause him to bend his body upwards, 
exposing his chest armor. At this point, you can get a few Charge Plasma 
Beam hits on his chest. Note that it is quite hard to hit his mouth really, 
so if you miss, immediately tilt your Control stick to the left or right 
while tapping the B button to dash out of the way. Then hopefully, the 
Charge Tackle may not hit you. Thankfully, the Charge Tackle is not the 
only thing that Meta Ridley will use against you. He will also attempt 
to use his Red Beam. Of course, he will be opening his mouth at that point, 
so shoot it. Then his pain reflexes will show up again. Eventually, the 
last 20% of his energy will be drained, and Meta Ridley will scream in 
pain and perform more pain reflexes. This is not all, the Chozo Totems 
high up behind Samus have decided to help too. They fire multiple lasers 
at Ridley's chest, and then knock Meta Ridley clean off the ledge. Meta 
Ridley then explodes in a big blast in his fall.

Then Samus will be surrounded by Chozo Ghosts. Don't worry, they will not 
hurt you. The images of the totems will appear for a split second, and 
a portal will be made for Samus to enter the Impact Crater. Do it now.

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b. Down in the Crater
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*****IMPACT CRATER*****
As soon as you get down to the crater, look around you and you will find 
a Save Station. Save, and go through the door.

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Crater Tunnel A
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This tunnel is full of even more highly concentrated Phazon. Do not enter 
the stuff, as they can poison Samus even in her Phazon Suit. There is a 
new creature swarming over the ledge there. Scan them before you just 
exterminate them. They are called Lumigeks.

New Creature! Lumigek
"Phazon-charged reptiles.

Natvies of Tallon IV, the Lumigeks travel in swarms to increase their odds 
of survival. They absotb and radiate Phazon energy, making these wearms 
a threat."

Then, jump over to their ledge and make your way to the door.

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Phazon Core
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So, this is the Phazon Core. It is loaded with yellow Phazon, the even 
more poisonous stuff. Stand around, and a Metroid will come after you. 
Except that it is actually a much more mutated version of the Metroid! 
It's a Fission Metroid, capable of splitting into two! Scan it!

New Creature! Fission Metroid
Attack:
Energy Drain
Strength:
Power Bomb: 1 Bomb
"Metroid with the ability to split into two forms.

The Fission Metroid is a mutant, capable of splitting in two. This split 
endows the new creatures with invulnerability to most weaponry. This effect 
is unstable, resulting in weakness to a type of weapon fire. The 
vulnerability appears to be random, due to the chaotic nature of Phazon 
mutation."

Detailed Description:
Fission Metroids are Metroids that have mutated due to rapid exposure to 
yellow Phazon radiation. They are not vulnerable to Ice Beam. If you shoot 
one enough times, it will split into 2 Metroids. So, that is double trouble. 
The 2 daughter Metroids will be in different color, corresponding to the 
beam they are vulenrable against. As they are such nightmares to kill, 
and they respawn indefinitely, I suggest that you avoid them at all costs. 
If they do latch on to you, turn into a Morph Ball and drop a Power Bomb! 
This will kill the Fission Metroid instantly and would not allow him to 
split into two!

Make your way to some platforms that look like teeth and use it to reach 
the floating ones. Make your way up quickly to avoid all the Fission 
Metroids. There is a small Missile Station mid way up the core, and you 
can enter to rest a bit from the Fission Metroids before you make your 
way up to the top of the core. Then get through the door. Quick!

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Crater Tunnel B
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That's it, you are getting warm. Get onto the Spider Ball Tracks and make 
your way across the yellow Phazon Pit to the door on the other side, go 
through and meet your big surprise!

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Phazon Infusion Chamber
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Step forward please. There is this big black thing asleep in a web in the 
chamber. It then wakes up and sees Samus. It growls, and drops down to 
the ground in a spider form, and then scuttles into the pit below. It's 
time for the fight to the death with Metroid Prime! Jump down the pit after 
him. Scan him first.

Boss Battle! Metroid Prime
Attacks:
Beam Attack
Multi Scatter Bomb Attack
Dual Homing Bomb Barrage
Charging Trample
"Highly evolved, Phazon-producing life-form.

The aberration known as Metroid Prime is the source of Phazon, making it 
immensely powerful. A genetic flaw makes it susceptible to certain weapons 
for brief periods. Only its head is truly vulnerable: other attacks are 
a nuisance. Offensively, Metroid Prime has a number of natural and 
mechanical weapons at its disposal. These include Ultrafrigid Breath, 
Multi-Missiles, Snare Beams, and Particle Wave Projectors. Its massive 
strength and barbed carapace make it lethal in melee combat. Recommend 
maximum firepower when engaging this enemy."

Rule of Engagement:
So, this is what brought down the Great Poison known as Phazon into talon 
IV. Metroid Prime. Metroid Prime is way much bigger than Samus, but his 
oversized head is vulnerable to beam weapons. Metroid Prime will use his 
beam to zap Samus hard. It can be a Power Beam, Wave Beam, Ice Beam or 
Plasma Beam, depending on what color Metroid Prime is of at the moment. 
The multi scatter bomb attack is also a pestilence.

When you meet him in the pit, Metroid Prime will be of yellow colour, which 
means that it will be vulnerable towards Power Beam style weapons. So, 
dodge his attacks, and fire your Super Missiles at him. They do a big dent 
in his energy, and when he has had enough, Metroid Prime will be knocked 
back in pain, and will attempt to stomp Samus. Then he will change to a 
purple colour. This time, he will be vulnerable to the Wave Beam. He will 
use his Wave Beam against you as well. When you see the beam charging in 
his mouth, you had better move out of the way. Fire Charge Wave Beams at 
him to damage him. Then he will knock back in recoil and jump down to the 
pit below. Follow him.

In the second pit, Metroid Prime will turn into a yellow color, so he is 
now vulnerable to the Power Beam. Fire some Super Missiles at him, and 
he will be knocked back in recoil. He will attempt to charge across the 
room to trample Samus, so quickly roll into a Morph Ball and take shelter 
in one of those ditches in the rooms so he cannot stomp you when he charges. 
Then turn around to face Metroid Prime. He will turn white. He is now 
vulnerable to Ice. Before he can do anything, fire an Ice Spreader at him 
to freeze him. He will then be knocked back in pain. So, hide in the ditch 
when he charges across the pit. Then turn around to face him. This time, 
he will be purple in colour, so this means that he is now vulnerable to 
the Wave Beam. Avoid his beams as usual, and blast him with Charge Wave 
Beam until he flinches in pain. Then roll into the ditch as usual to avoid 
his crazed charge.

But what is this? Metroid Prime decides to wimp out! He jumps into another 
pit, so follow him. He will now turn red, making him vulnerable to the 
Plasma Beam. He will try to grapple you towards him, but this won't hurt 
a bit. So, just hit him with Charge Plasma Beams while he is grabbing you. 
A couple of hits will cause him to flinch, and you can hide in the ditch 
to avoid his crazed charge again. Then, he will turn purple, so it's time 
to hit him hard with Charge Wave Beams. When he flinches, he may send to 
homing bombs after you. This may be touch to avoid him and the bombs at 
the same time, so good luck. He will then turn yellow, so fire Super Missiles 
at him this time. After this wave, he will turn white, so fire an Ice 
Spreader into him before he can make any objections.

After he is thawed, he will recoil in pain, and then will jump down to 
yet another pit. So, you know what to do, jump in after him. This time, 
he will turn yellow, so it's the Super Missiles you will need against him. 
After he recoils, he will charge randomly, so beware! Just shoot him with 
the corresponding beams while you try to avoid all the attacks he pits 
against you. This is definitely the hardest part of the fight. After you 
have taken all but one drop of his energy, Metroid Prime will flinch and 
drop into another pit. Come back! You coward, you better jump in after 
him. Be prepared, as he may have turned into another form already.

In the crater, you will find Metroid Prime on a large blob of Phazon, and 
then he will molt, revealing something that looks like a giant squid, so 
this is the true essence of Metroid Prime! Scan him, and you should now 
have 100% of your Log Book filled in, so Image Gallery 2 will be unlocked! 
Congrats! Now let's fight.

Boss Battle! Metroid Prime (Essence)
Attack:
Fire Wave Attack
"The core essence of Metroid Prime.

Scan indicates that the Phazon energy form of Metroid Prime is invulnerable 
to all conventional weapons: only attacks from a Phazon-fuzed Arm Cannon 
will damage it. It generates pools of Phazon when it attacks; use these 
to fuel your Suit's Phazon weapon system. The entity can also pawn Metroids 
to assist it in battle, rendering itself invisible when it does so."

Rule of Engagement:
This has got to be the final battle of the game. It's you against the source 
of all the Great Poison of the game. Metroid Prime's core essence. 
Fortunately, all Metroid Prime does is creating pulses of fire at Samus, 
which can be avoided by jumping. The first pulse will destroy all the rocks 
in the rocks in the room, revealing a lot of energy. So collect those if 
you are injured. Then it's time to play a game of cat-and-mouse with Metroid 
Prime. When you have avoided enough times, Metroid Prime will drop a Phazon 
pool somewhere in the room, and go invisible. Get onto the Phazon, and 
your beam will be in Hyper Mode. Then use either the X-Ray Visor or Thermal 
Visor to detect Metroid Prime and start shooting like crazy and watch his 
energy drop! Now, the Phazon pool will eventually disappear, and you can 
continue to dodge his fire waves until another pool appears.

If Metroid Prime is a bit hurt, 2 Mtroids will spawn from the Phazon Pool 
as well. If he has less than 50% of his energy, 2 Hunter Metroids will 
spawn. These Metroids can be killed by the freeze treatment, and you can 
continue shooting Metroid Prime. When Metroid Prime is almost dead, he 
will spawn 2 Fission Metroids. Deal with them by allowing them to latch 
on to you and dropping a Pwer Bomb. Then you can go and shoot Metroid Prime 
himself. Eventually, all energy will be lost.

Metroid Prime turns into some big blob of transparent goop and tries to 
siphon energy of Samus, only taking off her Phazon Suit. Then he will 
explode. The Impact Crater goes unstable and will blow as well! Samus then 
gets back to the surface, and signals her Gunship to come here to pick 
her up. She gets on the Gunship, removes her helmet, and looks on as the 
Impact Crater blows up in flames. She closes her eyes, enters her Gunship 
and zooms away from the planet. Then the credits will roll. After that, 
you will be shown Samus without her helmet on, and that you have achieved 
a 100% game! Press A to continue. You will find something in the Impact 
Crater bubbling in the Phazon, and an arm reaches out. There is an eye 
in that body sticking out. I wonder... That's the end, folks!

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9. The Location of Expansions
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I have integrated the collection of all the Energy Tanks, Missile 
Expansions, and Power Bomb Expansions in the game in the guide above, 
however, if you know how to beat the game, then this section is for you 
if you would want to collect all expansions and get a 100% game. All of 
these are listed in the order I find them in the guide above.

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a. Energy Tanks
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There are a total of 14 Energy Tanks in the game, allowing Samus to store 
1400 more units of energy.

Energy Tank 1: (Transport Access North, Chozo Ruins)
After you have defeated all of the Ram War Wasps given out by the Hive 
Mecha, and then collect the Missile Launcher. Then blast the blast shield 
off the door in front of you and go through the door. There is an Energy 
Tank in here. Get it! This makes the first Energy Tank you have collected 
in the game! That leaves 13 more to go!

Energy Tank 2: (Furnace, Chozo Ruins)
Sometime after you have collected the 1st Energy Tank, you will be notified 
of an Energy Spike in the Furnace, so go over there. At that point, you 
cannot go up the magnetic track yet, as you have no Spider Ball. Instead, 
roll through the hole, and bomb jump to get to the next one. Roll through 
and you will find an Energy Tank! That is the 2nd Energy Tank, which leaves 
12 more to be collected. You now have 299 Energy!

Energy Tank 3: (Main Plaza, Chozo Ruins):
You may be wandering how to get up to the Energy Tank way above the Main 
Plaza. From the Vault, go through the door towards the Plaza Access. You 
will find even more Beetles. Kill them, and go through the door back to 
the Main Plaza. There is an Energy Tank behind the door. Take it! This 
is the third tank of 14. You now have 399 units of energy.

Energy Tank 4: (Transport Tunnel A, Magmoor Caverns)
Enter the Transport Tunnel A by jumping up the ledges in the Monitor Station 
to a bridge that leads to the top of the station. Then cross the bridge 
and go through the door. This is another morph ball tunnel. There is an 
Energy Tank hidden at the top of the mini maze. At the first block, do 
a bomb jump combo to boost Samus up. Remember that the blocks disintegrate 
after 2 bombs, so your timing has to be precise. Then go left, and boost 
Samus up once more. GO left again, and the Energy Tank should be right 
above the block Samus is now on. Easy does it! Do a jump combo against 
the block and the tank should be yours! This is the 4th Energy Tank of 
the game, and you now have 499 units of energy! This leaves 10 more Energy 
Tanks to be collected.

Energy Tank 5: (Frozen Courtyard, Phendrana Drifts)
There are 2 spinners around the large pool of water. Use Boost Ball to 
power them up, and then you will find the pipes at the top of the courtyard 
starting up, and a morph ball slot is activated. Jump up to the Morph Ball 
Slot and activate it with a Bomb. The pipes will start adding water and 
fill up the pool, causing the water levels to rise. You will find a hole 
on the other side with yellow edges accessible now. Jump on the pieces 
of ice over to the hole, and bomb jump into it. You will end up rolling 
into a chamber with an Energy Tank. So, that is the 5th Energy Tank of 
the game! There are 9 more to go! You now have 599 energy.

Energy Tank 6: (Research Lab Aether, Phendrana Drifts)
Kill all Metroids and Space Pirates that attack you and explore the room. 
You will find many things in the stasis tanks, including Metroids and an 
Energy Tank! Use the Super Missile to blow up the tank, and collect your 
prize! You have collected the 6th Energy Tank out of 14, and there are 
8 more to go. You now have 699 energy!

Energy Tank 7: (Magmoor Workstation, Magmoor Caverns)
When you enter the Workstation upon returning from Phendrana Drifts, you 
hear the sound of jet packs. That's right. There are 2 Flying Pirates 
guarding the area. Attract their attention, and blow them out of the sky! 
Then drop down to the Workstation. You will notice a device in the lava 
that requires Power. Switch to your Thermal Visor and locate the 3 Power 
Conduits around this place. There are located in the 3 small alcoves in 
this pit. Once the machine has been activated, some cold air will blow 
into the lava of one of the small canals, cooling them down, and the camera 
will focus on the small pit that you can access the canal with the Morph 
Ball. It's time for another Morph Ball challenge!

Roll into that tunnel and you will eventually reach a pit with 2 Triclops. 
Kill them with Morph Ball Bombs and then roll through the cooled canal 
to reach a power switch. Scan it, and the lava in another canal will be 
cooled. Roll through that canal before the timer runs out to reach another 
switch. Scan it to cool the third and final canal and you can reach the 
Energy Tank! Congrats, you have now collected 7 out of 14 Energy Tanks, 
which is half of the total in the game! Only 7 left to go! You now have 
799 Energy!

Energy Tank 8: (Hall of the Elders, Chozo Ruins)
You will need the Ice Beam for this one. Enter the hall and kill those 
blasted Chozo Ghosts with your Charge Beam and then go back to the 3 Morph 
Ball slots. This time, shoot the White Slot with the Ice Beam to enable 
it. Trigger it with a bomb, and the ground in front of the statue will 
tilt to the right. Offer the Morph Ball to the statue's hands, and it will 
propel Samus into the hole, and there is an Energy Tank inside. This is 
the 8th. You now have 899 energy. That leaves 6!

Energy Tank 9: (Cargo Freight Lift to Deck Gamma, Tallon Overworld):
Enter the Cargo Freight Lift from the Reactor Access. This is the elevator 
that Samus once rode down to the room she was in when she first entered 
the Frigate. Now, the elevator is completely submerged in water. Fire a 
missile at the elevator door and it will be broken open. Then you can enter 
and collect your 9th Energy Tank of the game! Splendid! You now have 999 
energy! Better call the police!

Energy Tank 10: (Hydro Access Tunnel, Tallon Overworld):
Enter from the Connection Elevator to Deck Beta. There is a hole in the 
wall to the left. Enter Morph Ball mode and roll in. You will be inside 
a mini maze again. See that tall shaft there? Perform a double Bomb Jump 
combo, and boost Samus up to the top. You will find that the Bomb Jumps 
in water go much higher than in the air due to the buoyancy of the water. 
Before you reach the peak of your Bomb Jump, drop a Bomb, and Samus will 
be boosted even higher, On the top of the Shaft is an Energy Tank. Get 
it! This is the 10th in the game. You now have 1099 energy at your disposal!

Energy Tank 11: (Ventilation Shaft, Phazon Mines)
You will need the Power Bomb for this one. Remember that Bendezium grate 
in the shaft? Roll over and blow it up with the Power Bomb. Then get into 
the hole there. Roll through to find a switch. Scan it, and the ventilation 
fan will be activated. All Puffers will be sucked into the fan, and the 
grating of the fan will blow! The room's air will freshen up, and an Energy 
Tank will be revealed. Collect it, and you should have collected the 11th 
Energy Tank in the game and have 1199 energy.

Energy Tank 12: (Training Chamber, Chozo Ruins)
As soon as you enter, 2 Chozo Ghosts will appear. Use the X-Ray Visor to 
track them so that you can have clear shots at them. When they are dead, 
the 2 Morph Ball Slots in this room will be revealed above the half pipes. 
Go up and activate them. One will reveal a hole for you to leave. The other 
will activate a lift leading to a Spider Ball Track. Get on that track 
and then hang on. Follow it into a tunnel which leads you to the 12th Energy 
Tank in the game. You now have 1299 energy.

Energy Tank 13: (Transport Access, Phendrana Drifts)
You will need the Plasma Beam to get this one encased in the ice wall. 
Kill the Pulse Bombu, and then blast your Plasma Beam into the ice to break 
through it. Then enter the space and collect the 13th Energy Tank in the 
game! Only one is left.

Energy Tank 14: (Processing Center Access)
Having killed Omega Pirate in the Elite Quarters, take the elevator up 
to the ledge above and go through the door to the Processing Center Access. 
There it is! Right in front of you, the last Energy Tank of the game! Take 
it! You now have 1499 energy, and the line above your HP meter is filled 
with rectangles!

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b. Missile Expansions
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There are in total 50 Missile Expansions to be found in the game, and this 
can allow Samus to carry 250 missiles.

Missile Expansion 1: (Hive Totem, Chozo Ruins)
In the Hive Totem, defeat all the Ram War Wasps from the Hive Mecha, and 
the first Missile Expansion will be yours for the taking. Then, you can 
start launching missiles.

Missile Expansion 2: (Ruined Gallery, Chozo Ruins)
You can get this one as soon as you have receive your first expansion above. 
Return to the Ruined Gallery, and use the Scan Visor to locate a weakness 
in the wall. Blast the weak Brinstone wall with a missile, using the Scan 
Visor to determine its location, and voila, the second Missile Expansion 
is yours, now there are 48 left to collect.

Missile Expansion 3: (Burn Dome, Chozo Ruins)
First, defeat the Incinerator Drone and the Barbed War Wasps in this room. 
Then, you can have the Morph Ball Bomb. There is a sandstone wall in this 
room. Blow it up with a bomb to reveal the hole, and roll through. You 
will find a Missile Expansion. Take it. You have found the 3rd Missile 
Expansion in the game. There are 47 left to collect now! Yay, I'm thrilled. 
Nah! You still have 47 left to collect!

Missile Expansion 4: (Watery Hall Access, Chozo Ruins)
Go forward, and kill the Shriekbats before they kill themselves! Ha ha! 
They are going to die anyway! Jump onto that small island in the poison 
water, and turn left. Blast the cracked wall with the missile, and what 
do you know? A Missile Expansion! That makes the 4th, now only 46 are left 
to be collected. You now can carry 20 missiles! Gee, I really love progress!

Missile Expansion 5: (Dynamo, Chozo Ruins)
After you have collected the Charge Beam, you will find a weak Sandstone 
wall to the right. Blow it up with a bomb and roll through. This passage 
leads to the Dynamo. One of the Missile Expansions is in clear sight, behind 
a barrier, use a Missile to break it open. The other is up a magnetic track, 
make sure to come back after you have the Spider Ball. Now, you have the 
5th Missile Expansion of Metroid Prime, and you can carry 25 missiles! 
45 left to go!

Missile Expansion 6: (Vault, Chozo Ruins)
There is something locked up in the Vault, and it is another Missile 
Expansion. There are 3 Morph Ball holes to be activated. The first one 
is on ground level, and can be opened by first bombing the grate. Then 
roll in and plant a Bomb. The lock will be released. Bomb Jump up the second 
one, and do the same. To reach the highest hole, plant 2 Bombs on the ground, 
with a slight pause between each drop, and then when Samus is at the peak 
of her Bomb Jump, plant the Bomb in the air. Then the bottom Bomb should 
propel Samus up to the higher Bomb, which propels her up to the hole. Bomb 
the hole, and the gates will open, allowing you to get the 6th Missile 
Expansion of the game. You now can carry 30 missiles! 44 Missile Expansions 
left to be collected!

Missile Expansion 7: (Ruined Shrine, Chozo Ruins)
You will need the Morph Ball Bomb for this one. Remember the weakness in 
the wall made by the sandstone? Blow it up with a Morph Ball Bomb and roll 
in. The Missile Expansion is inside! This makes the 7th Power Expansion. 
There are 43 left to go! Go to the Ruined Nursery for the next.

Missile Expansion 8: (Ruined Nursery, Chozo Ruins)
There is a mini maze on the wall. First, enter it from the entrance near 
the door you went in through, and then jump up. There is a rock beneath 
a metal box. Blow up the block with a bomb and the box will be lowered. 
Then enter the mini maze from the other entrance, bombing rocks that get 
in the way. Eventually, you will reach the Missile Expansion. This is the 
8th Missile Expansion of Metroid Prime. They are now 42 remaining! The 
next can be found in the Ruined Gallery.

Missile Expansion 9 (Ruined Gallery, Chozo Ruins)
Still no fancy pictures in this gallery, but the water is now clean. Jump 
down to the Tangle Weed, and roll into a Morph Ball. Bomb jump up the hole, 
and roll along the tunnel for the missile! That's the 9th in the game! 
9 down, 41 to go!

Missile Expansion 10: (Storage Cavern, Magmoor Caverns)
Roll into the Triclops pit and then through the other hole in the pit to 
reach the door to the Storage Cavern. Make your way to the end of this 
cavern and you will see what the Space Pirates have been storing. It's 
a Missile Expansion. Get it now! You now can carry 50 Missiles! This is 
the 10th Expansion in the game, and that leaves 40 to be found!

Missile Expansion 11: (Fiery Shores, Magmoor Caverns)
Enter from the Shore Tunnel. This area really is very well described. It's 
like a lava beach! Anyway, wait for the flame nozzles to stop spewing flame, 
and hop over the ledge to the other side. You will encounter a Magmoor, 
as well as a Triclops. Jump onto the ledge with the Triclops and roll into 
a bomb. Blow the Triclops up and enter the hole up there.

There is another path for the ball to roll through. Bomb away the crates. 
Then make your way up to the catwalk. Roll over to the other end and collect 
the 11th Missile Expansion in the game! You now can carry 55 missiles! 
That's 39 left to go!

Missile Expansion 12: (Transport Tunnel B, Tallon Overworld)
There are several Zoomers here, ignore them. See the bridge? There is steam 
down there, but if Samus drops down to the bottom, you can find the 12th 
Missile Expansion in the game! Then Samus can carry 60 Missiles, and 38 
Expansions are left to be collected!

Missile Expansion 13: (Landing Site, Tallon Overworld)
Behind the ship, is a small tunnel with Tangle Weeds inside. Roll in for 
a Missile Expansion. That's the 13th one in the game. You can now carry 
up to 65 missiles. There are 37 more to go.

Missile Expansion 14: (Main Plaza, Chozo Ruins)
You will need the Boost Ball for this one. Go over to the half-pipe and 
boost Samus up using the Boost Ball! There's the Missile Expansion, in 
an alcove on the wall. Get it now. You now have 14 Missile Expansions in 
total, and can carry 70 missiles. Now, that leaves 36 left!

Missile Expansion 15: (Ruined Shrine, Chozo Ruins)
Samus can now go up the half pipe. Boost Ball up to the right hand side 
and roll into the hole. There's your Missile Expansion, get it now! You 
now have 15 Missile Expansions, and 35 are left to go! You can now carry 
75 Missiles. Now, before we head back to the transport, let's visit the 
Gathering Hall for the 16th.

Missile Expansion 16: (Gathering Hall, Chozo Ruins) 
Make your way to the top of the Gathering Hall and then jump up on to one 
of those red lights by the door. Then double jump up to the grating, roll 
into a ball and drop a bomb! The grate blows up, and what do we have here? 
A Missile Expansion! Take it. This makes the 16th, you can now carry 80 
Missiles!

Missile Expansion 17: (Research Lab Hydra, Phendrana Drifts)
Once you have the Super Missile, go back to Research Lab Hydra and bust 
the Cordite capsule for the 17th Missile Expansion in the game! Now you 
can carry 85 missiles! That leaves 33 to go!

Missile Expansion 18: (Research Lab Aether, Phendrana Drifts)
Kill all the Space Pirates and Metroids you find in here. Make your way 
down the catwalk. There are just so many Space Pirates here. Take them 
all down. You will find a narrow path leading to a Missile Expansion. Jump 
up, roll into a ball and roll carefully to the alcove and get the 18th 
Missile Expansion in the game! Samus now can carry up to 90 missiles. Now, 
all she has to do is to collect another 32!

Missile Expansion 19: (Phendrana Shorelines, Phendrana Drifts)
Once you have the Super Missiles, return to the Phendrana Shorelines. Jump 
over to the entrance of the temple, and locate that Cordite decoration. 
Blow it up with a Super Missile, and scan the purple switch behind it. 
A Spider Ball Track will be revealed to the left. Go up to the top of the 
tower there for the 19th Missile Expansion of the game! You now can carry 
95 Missiles! That's 31 left to go!

Missile Expansion 20: (Ice Ruins East, Phendrana Drifts)
Once you have the Spider Ball, go back to the Ice Ruins East. Remember 
the Spider Ball Track? You can go up it now. Kill the Sheegoth down there, 
and make your way up to the Missile Expansion. That's the 20th Expansion! 
You can now carry 100 Missiles!

Missile Expansion 21: (Main Plaza, Chozo Ruins)
This one requires the Super Missiles yet again. Remember that tree with 
that weakness there? Aim at it and blast it with a Super Missile. That 
part will be blown off, revealing a Missile Expansion! Jump up and get 
it! (From the ledge above the door leading to the Ruined Shrine) You now 
have collected the 21st Missile Expansion in the game, and can carry up 
to 105 missiles. Now it's 29 to go!

Missile Expansion 22: (Ruined Fountain, Chozo Ruins)
The Spider Ball is needed for this one. Now that the water is clean, enter 
Morph Ball mode and jump into the fountain. The water jet will boost Samus 
up to the Spider Ball Track. Follow the track and you will drop into the 
alcove with the Missile Expansion. That's the 22nd Missile Expansion in 
the game. That leaves 28 left to go!

Missile Expansion 23: (Dynamo, Chozo Ruins)
Follow the Spider Track up to the top of the room, and the 23rd Missile 
Expansion is yours. Now Samus can carry 115 Missiles. 23 down, 27 to go!

Missile Expansion 24: (Crossway, Chozo Ruins)
Get down to the half-pipe and boost ball your way up to the other side. 
There is a Cordite decoration on the wall. Blow it up. There is a Power 
Conduit behind the decoration. Scan it and something will be activated. 
A Spider Ball Track will be revealed above the halfpipe. Boost ball up 
and make your way to the Morph Ball Slot. Jump up there and activate it 
with a Bomb. Another Spider Ball Track will be revealed. Boost ball up 
there and activate the Morph Ball Slot. Then a pillar below to the left 
will go down. Roll onto it before the time runs out, and the pillar will 
go up to the top of the room, roll to the left for the 24th Missile Expansion 
of the game. You now can carry 120 missiles. Only 26 left!

Missile Expansion 25: (Overgrown Cavern, Chozo Ruins):
Enter the Save Station in the Reflecting Pool of the Chozo Ruins, and roll 
through the hole to reach a transport. You will come to Tallon Overworld. 
Get out of the transport for the Overgrown Cavern. See the Missile Expansion? 
But there are Venom Weeds. Shoot them to make them withdraw, and then roll 
under the tree trunk and get the 25th Missile Expansion of the game! You 
have just collected half of the total number of Missile Expansions! Another 
25 are to be found.

Missile Expansion 26: (Watery Hall, Chozo Ruins)
You will need the Gravity Suit to navigate the water here. Enter the water, 
and go to a deeper region, and you should find a tunnel that leads to a 
chamber. Inside, is the 26th Missile Expansion of the game! Finally! I 
thought that would never be found! You now can carry 130 missiles! There 
are now 24 out there to be found. Go back to the Main Plaza.

Missile Expansion 27: (Frigate Crash Site, Tallon Overworld)
As the one before, you will need the Gravity Suit in order to jump freely 
in the water. Freeze and shatter down the Flying Pirates. Then enter the 
water, and lean against the wall to the left. You will eventually notice 
an alcove above with a Missile Expansion. Jump up to get it. This is your 
27th Missile Expansion of the game. You can now carry 135 missiles. 23 
are left to be found! 

Missile Expansion 28: (Biohazard Containment, Tallon Overworld)
There are 2 Aqua Drones in there. Short circuit them both and then look 
around with the Scan Visor. You will notice that one of the Cordite Doors 
have a structural weakness. Blow it open with a Super Missile. There is 
a Missile Expansion inside! Take it. This is the 28th Missile Expansion 
in the game. You can carry 140 missiles. You are still missing 22!

Missile Expansion 29: (Great Tree Chamber, Tallon Overworld)
As you are near the top of the Great Tree Hall, look up. You will notice 
that some of the raindrops seem to be stopping on midair. This is because 
there is an invisible platform there. Jump onto the raindrops, and you 
will find that Samus will not fall through. From this invisible ledge, 
you can jump to the door. 

Enter the Great Tree Chamber for the 29th Missile Expansion of the game! 
You now can carry 145 missiles, and 21 are left to go!

Missile Expansion 30: (Main Quarry, Phazon Mines)
Get on to the top of the crane, and use your Thermal Visor to locate a 
Power Conduit. Energize it, and the crane controls will be online. Enter 
the crane and scan the control panel, and the crane controls will be active. 
The crane will rotate its arm towards an alcove with a Missile Expansion. 
Now, go back to the pole with the Spider Ball Track and roll up to the 
crane arm. Then make your way to the platform beneath the cable. Then change 
back to Samus and then jump into the alcove for the 30th Missile Expansion 
of the game. You now can carry 150 missiles, and 20 are left to go.

Missile Expansion 31: (Elite Research, Phazon Mines)
Get to the top of the room and kill the Power Trooper. You will see that 
the Power Trooper is operating a Pulse Cannon. Roll into a Morph ball and 
use the Spinner to rotate the Pulse Cannon so that it is facing the wall 
to the left. Then scan the terminal to fire. The Pulse Cannon should destroy 
the wall, revealing a Missile Expansion. Take it. It's the 31st expansion 
of the game. You now have 19 more to collect.

Missile Expansion 32: (Elite Control Access, Phazon Mines)
Get off the elevator, and make your way forward, with the Ice Beam, and 
be prepared for the 2 Space Pirates that drop down from the vents. Kill 
them, and look you. See that explosive crate up there? Fire at it with 
the Power Beam and boom! The wall above explodes, revealing a Missile 
Expansion. Get it! This is the 32nd Expansion of the game, and 18 are left.

Missile Expansion 33: (Security Access A, Phazon Mines)
You need the Power Bomb for this one. Kill the 2 Shadow Pirates in this 
room, and roll over to the broken gate. Drop a Power Bomb and the gate 
will be destroyed. Inside the alcove is the 33rd Missile Expansion in the 
game. You now can carry 165 missiles! That's 33 down, 17 to go!

Missile Expansion 34: (Life Grove Tunnel, Tallon Overworld)
Enter the Life Grove Tunnel from the Great Tree Hall. You will be blocked 
by a rock saturated with Bendezium. Use a Power Bomb to blow the rock up 
to reveal a hole. Roll through to find another mini maze. You will 
eventually reach a half pipe structure. Use a Boost Ball to boost your 
way to the top of the pipe. You will find some cracks here. Drop a Power 
Bomb in the middle of the cracks and a hole will be revealed. Drop through 
to collect the 34th Missile Expansion! You now can carry 170 missiles.

Missile Expansion 35: (Training Chamber Access, Chozo Ruins)
Enter from the Magma Pool. As you go across the access to the other door, 
check the bunch of leaves to the left with your X-Ray visor. You will see 
a small hole. Roll through it for the 35th Missile Expansion of the game! 
Now you can carry 175 missiles.

Missile Expansion 36: (Main Plaza, Chozo Ruins)
Exit the Training Chamber through the morph ball tunnel, and you will find 
yourself on the top of the Main Plaza. You can now see a Grapple Point 
above. Use it to swing over to the 36th Missile Expansion of the game. 
Now, 14 are left to be found!

Missile Expansion 37: (Triclops Pit, Magmoor Caverns)
You hear the sound, "Cheegar!" You know what that means, don't you? Shoot 
down the Flying Pirates, and use the X-Ray Visor to check the pillars one 
by one. You will see that one of them is hollow, and there are a series 
of invisible platforms leading to it. Jump on the invisible platforms, 
and blow up that hollow pillar. There's your missile expansion. Now you 
can carry 185 missiles, as it's your 37th, and 13 are left.

Missile Expansion 38: (Frost Cave, Phendrana Drifts)
Grapple the Glider to swing to the opposite edge that you previously cannot 
reach. Then make your way up to the top. See the stalactite? Fire a single 
missile at it, and it will crumble, and fall onto the ice below, breaking 
a hole into it. Jump down into the hole and jump through the water, it's 
a tricky jump but you should be able to make it in no time. There's your 
38th Missile Expansion. You now can carry 190 missiles.

Missile Expansion 39: (Gravity Chamber: Phendrana Drifts)
You will need to backtrack with the Plasma Beam for this one. Remember 
that frozen Grapple Point? Shoot the ice on the ceiling with the Plasma 
Beam to reveal the grapple point, and then get to the ledge of the other 
door and grapple on. Swing to the alcove with the Missile Expansion, and 
collect the 39th in the game! Now, only 11 are left.

Missile Expansion 40: (Quarantine Monitor, Phendrana Drifts)
This time, its' the Grapple Beam that you need. Try to wake up the Sheegoth 
here. Then grapple to the ledge to the right, and roll through that small 
hole there into the Quarantine Monitor. Inside, is the 40th missile 
expansion of the game. Now, only 10 are left.

Missile Expansion 41: (Ice Ruins East, Phendrana Drifts)
Enter from the Shorelines, and kill the Sheegoth. You will find that the 
Sheegoth is vulnerable to the Plasma Beam at ALL TIMES. Go over to the 
area below the other door, and look to your right to find a wall of ice. 
Melt it with the Plasma Beam to collect the 41st Missile Expansion of the 
game! Now, 41 down, 9 to go!

Missile Expansion 42: (Phendrana Shorelines, Phendrana Drifts)
Remember that pillar by the ledge with the door that leads to the Ice Ruins 
East? Look behind it. There is another wall of ice. Melt it to get the 
42nd Missile Expansion of the game! Now, you can hold 210 missiles in your 
tiny little hand cannon.

Missile Expansion 43: (Furnace, Chozo Ruins)
Destroy all the Chozo Ghosts here. They are starting to get annoying. Then 
go over to the weak wall I told you to remember and Power Bomb it. A half 
pipe will be revealed. Use it to get up to the Spider Ball Track. Then 
bomb or avoid the Plated Parasites and get up to the next one above. Follow 
it and when the ball is above that narrow ledge below. Drop down, and head 
to the left, avoiding the Plated Parasites. Then follow the Spider ball 
Track, and drop to the next one below. Follow this track until you are 
directly above another ledge. Drop down. Go left, and avoid the Plated 
Parasites. Then get on the final Spider Ball Track and up to the 43rd Missile 
Expansion of the game! You now can carry 215 missiles.

Missile Expansion 44: (Metroid Quarantine A, Phazon Mines)
Enter the room where the Metroids are kept and jump on the mushroom to 
the highest one. Kill any Metroids you see, and switch on the X-Ray Visor. 
See the invisible platforms? Jump on them. No, I don't think you want to 
enter the Phazon just yet. On the other side, you will find 2 Metroids. 
Freeze and kill them. Then jump up the mushroom onto a ledge. Use the X-Ray 
Visor to find another invisible platform and use it to reach the opposite 
ledge. Before you get on the Spider Ball Track, Power Bomb the wall to 
the left of it. Then roll through. Power Bomb the next wall you see and 
you will find another Spider Ball Track. Follow it to the other side and 
then look left. Look for an invisible platform moving up. Jump on it to 
the ledge above, and there's the 44th Missile Expansion of the game. Now 
you can carry 220 Missiles!

Missile Expansion 45: (Fungal Hall Access, Phazon Mines)
There is a Space Pirate waiting for Samus at the bottom. Kill him with 
your Plasma Beam. Then drop down to the bottom of this shaft. IF you examine 
the underside of the giant mushroom, you will find that there is a Missile 
Expansion there. Jump down and get it! This is the 45th of the game. Only 
5 are more to go! You can carry 225 missiles.

Missile Expansion 46: (Fungal Hall B, Phazon Mines)
It's so dark and scary here. So, turn on your Thermal Visor, and hop from 
mushroom to mushroom, killing all those Metroids in the way. When you find 
the Glider, swing to the left first for the Missile Station. Then get out, 
and drop down to the bottom of the room beneath the other door. Turn on 
the X-Ray Visor near the ring of small mushrooms, and you will find a Missile 
Expansion below. Drop a Power Bomb at the middle of the ring, and the Missile 
Expansion will be revealed. Take it. It's the 46th Missile Expansion of 
the game. There are now only 4 left.

Missile Expansion 47: (Metroid Quarantine B, Phazon Mines)
There is a Cordite capsule around here near the Save Station. Blast it 
with a Super Missile and inside, is the 47th Missile Expansion in the game. 
That's right, 3 are left to collect!

Missile Expansion 48: (Phazon Processing Center, Phazon Mines)
After you collect the last energy tank, enter this room. I bet that the 
Troopers above will be surprised to see someone walk on Phazon unharmed. 
There is a Plasma Trooper up the ledges to the right, and a Power Trooper 
to the left. There is also a Mega Turret to the right. Finish all 3 and 
then jump up the ledges, and work your way up. When you are on the 2nd 
circular platform, switch on the X-Ray Visor, you will see another series 
of invisible platforms. Jump up them. You will find a lone ledge to the 
left with some crates on it. Jump over there and clear the crates. Drop 
a Power Bomb there and a Missile Expansion will be revealed! Get your prize. 
It's the 48th and 2 more are left!

Missile Expansion 49: (Root Cave, Tallon Overworld)
Make your way to the top of this cave. Use the Grapple Point to swing over 
to that ledge with the Geemer. You will be pleased to know that one Plasma 
Beam shot can cut clean through their armor. Then jump up to the tree trunk, 
and incinerate the Bloodflower! Then continue your way up. Notice that 
there are some spots where the rain stops in midair. That's right, there 
are invisible platforms there. Use the X-Ray Visor to see them for sure. 
Jump up, step by step. On the last invisible platform before the Plasma 
Beam door, you can see an alcove to the left. Jump in for the 49th Missile 
Expansion of the game! You are getting warm! Then, jump up to the Plasma 
Beam door and go through for the last one.

Missile Expansion 50: (Arbor Chamber, Tallon Overworld)
There you have it, right in front of you. The last Missile Expansion in 
the game! Take it, and you can carry 250 missiles! You will then be notified 
that 100% of the pickups have been acquired! The Image Gallery 4 will be 
unlocked!

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c. Power Bomb Expansions
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There are only 4 Power Bomb Expansions in the game, so don't worry. Samus 
can hold up to 8 Power Bombs, and that should be enough.

Power Bomb Expansion 1: (Magma Pool, Chozo Ruins)
When you have the Grappling Beam, you can Grapple over to the other side 
of this large magma pool. On the other side, set off a Power Bomb on the 
wall with the mosses, and it will crumble. There is a Power Bomb Expansion 
right behind it! Take it! This is the first out of 4. You now can carry 
5 Power Bombs.

Power Bomb Expansion 2: (Warrior Shrine, Magmoor Caverns)
Once you have the Power Bomb, return to the Warrior Shrine of Magmoor 
Caverns. Power Bomb the shrine and a large hole will be revealed. Drop 
through for the 2nd Power Bomb expansion out of the 4 in the game. To get 
out of here, jump into the only hole in this room and drop down to the 
Fiery Shores.

Power Bomb Expansion 3: (Phendrana's Edge, Phendrana Drifts)
"Cheegar! There are a couple of Flying Pirates on standby here. Let's give 
them a taste of Plasma. Hee hee. Then jump up the ledges and make your 
way to the top of this edge room. Swing to the opposite edge with the help 
of the two Grapple Points on the cliffs. Then jump up those hovering 
platforms to the ledge above. This ledge should have a large rocky wall. 
Examine it with the X-Ray Visor and you should find a door behind the rock. 
Power Bomb the wall and the door will be revealed. Go through it for the 
Storage Cave. There is a Chozo Artifact here. Take it. It's the Artifact 
of Spirit. You now have 8 out of 12 Artifacts. Then get out, and continue 
to the top of the Phendrana's Edge. There is a hole there. Roll through 
and you can get into a small room with the 3rd Power Bomb expansion of 
the game. Now, only one is left.

Power Bomb Expansion 4: (Ice Ruins West, Phendrana Drifts)
Jump over to the ledge with the crates opposite the door to the top of 
Phendrana Shorelines. Look down the ice. See the Power Bomb Expansion? 
Melt the ice, and drop down to collect the last Power Bomb Expansion in 
the game. Now, you can carry 8 Power Bombs.

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10. Samus' Log Book
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This is where I will list out all the Pirate Data, Chozo Lore and Creature 
entries of my log book, along with my own comments on each entry. Note 
that the Research and Artifact Entries will be omitted, as they are not 
very interesting.

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a. Pirate Data
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There are in total 25 Pirate Data to be found in the game, giving you some 
leisure reading material about the Space Pirates' evil plans.

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Fall of Zebes
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Found in: Biohazard Containment, Space Pirates' Frigate

Zebes has fallen. All ground personnel are presumed dead, either killed 
by the Hunter clad in metal or in the subsequent destruction of the 
underground facilities. (1) Our research frigates Orpheon, Siriacus and 
Vol Paragom were in orbit at zero hour and managed to retreat. Frigate 
Orpheon is now docked at Vortex Outpost. Orpheon's cargo appears to have 
a 100% survival rate (2): Metroids are healthy but on restricted feeding 
schedules due to uncertain supply status. We are ready to begin researching 
on the Metroids and other promising life-forms. Security status remains 
at Code Blue: no signs of pursuit from the Hunter. (3)

Explanations:
(1) Samus has blown up Mother Brain on Planet Zebes, triggering a bomb 
that destroyed their underground facilities twice already.
(2) Several groups of Space Pirates managed to evacuate from the planet 
aboard their Frigates, taking their experimental subjects, including the 
Metroids with them.
(3) What the Pirates do not know is, that Samus IS on their trail in this 
adventure now! Now the plot thickens...

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Artifact Temple
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Found in: Temple Security Station, Tallon Overworld

Field team reports are in on an aged structure of alien design built on 
the surface of Tallon IV. Studies show this structure projects a 
containment field. This field bars access to a prime source of energy within 
a deep crater. (1) Science Team believes the field is powered by a number 
of strange Chozo Artifacts. We have found some of these relics and studies 
on them have begun. (2) As this field could hinder future energy production 
operations on Tallon IV, we must dismantle it as soon as possible. If this 
means the destruction of the Chozo Artifacts, it will be done.

Explanations:
(1) This temple here has been built by the Chozos to contain the Great 
Poison caused by the meteor.
(2) To gain access to the Impact Crater, Samus must find all the Chozo 
Artifacts and return them to the Artifact Temple. Some are in the hands 
of the Space Pirates, but they do not know what to do with them yet.

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Phazon Analysis
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Found in: Research Lab Hydra, Phendrana Drifts

We have codified the newfound energy source as Phazon, a V-index mutagen 
of which we have very little reliable data. (1) Indications point to a 
meteor of unknown origin impacting approximately 20 years ago, expelling 
Phazon into the environment. (2) This material appears to possess lifelike 
characteristics, mutating organic life-forms strong enough to withstand 
its poison. These mutations appear promising, with abrupt evolutionary 
leaps appearing in single-generation reproduction. Plans to establish a 
full Science Team on Tallon IV are being finalized. (3)

Explanations:
(1) The Great Poison is actually some kind of substance known as Phazon, 
and is a very powerful mutating agent that not even the Space Pirates have 
much information about.
(2) So, this is just the Space Pirates' observation of the Meteor Strike. 
It also shows that this meteor strike is quite a recent event, and that 
the Chozos most likely have left less than 20 years ago.
(3) The Space Pirates are just like Umbrella in this game. They discover 
some horrible mutagen, and realize its incredible potential, and they just 
start to research it to create even more enhanced fighters!

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Mining Status
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Found in: Research Lab Hydra, Phendrana Drifts

Mining operations have begun near the crater where Phazon appears to be 
most concentrated. Daily Phazon yields have increased 44%, and our mining 
system becomes more streamlined as personnel and equipment flows increase. 
(1) Several incidents of Phazon-induced madness have been reported, 
prompting augmented life-support regulations in the deeper chambers. 
Symptoms include loss of equilibrium, erratic respiration, muscle spasms, 
and in the most extreme cases, hallucinations. (2) A timeline reassessment 
for the refinery operation is recommended, as the material proves more 
unstable than initial analysis indicated.

Explanations:
(1) The Space Pirates have set up a mining complex near the Impact Crater 
to mine Phazon. It is called the Phazon Mines, they seem to be working 
quite well when Samus came in, and she is going in to ruin their party 
later in the game. Here's waiting...
(2) Some Space Pirates were a bit careless and were poisoned by the Phazon, 
causing them to go mad. Hmm... the symptoms sound similar to those of people 
who are high on LSD. Interesting.

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Security Breaches
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Found in: Research Lab Hydra, Phendrana Drifts

Most terraforming and retrofitting of security checkpoints on Tallon IV 
is complete, but we continue to research the alarming epidemic of breaches 
by local creatures. Door records show no unauthorized entries, so we must 
presume the creatures are either slipping in undetected during daily 
personnel moves or else finding their way in through subterranean tunnels. 
We have found many small breaches of this latter sort and plug them wherever 
we can, but it is unlikely that we will ever achieve full extermination 
within our current timetable.

Explanation:
Yes, these are the household problems of the Space Pirates. They build 
their facilities, and yet other wild animals keep running in through the 
vents and other things. Maybe they should call an exterminator. But never 
mind, Samus is now on her way to exterminate them.

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Parasite Larva
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Found in: Research Lab Hydra, Phendrana Drifts

Our initial tests exposing Tallon IV's indigenous parasites to Phazon 
appear to be successful. (1) Increases in strength, size and aggressiveness 
are common in all test subjects, as well as unforeseen evolutions like 
additional poison sacs within the abdomen and the appearance of a second 
ring of mandibles in several subjects. These creatures were chosen because 
of their resilience, and it appears possible that, given enough exposure 
to Phazon, they may one day be able to survive on any planet we transport 
them to. (2) Our methods will have to be refined: we have currently a 100% 
extinction rate after the fourth infusion period, and most survivors of 
the third infusion stage are so violent and uncontrollable that they have 
to be euthanized. (3) Even still, we remain hopeful that further 
experimentation will result in success.

Expansions:
(1) This explains the Parasite Queen and all the other Parasite Queen 
specimens you have encountered on board the Space Pirate Frigate. They 
are apparently the result of infusing Phazon into the Parasites.
(2) Again, the Space Pirates seem to enjoy experimenting on lower level 
life forms because their simple minded biology makes them the perfect test 
subjects to things that mutate other things (That is, mutagens).
(3) Sometimes, not even lower level life forms can survive a large dosage 
of Phazon. They become so uncontrollable that they will have to be mercy 
killed. That's what euthanasia is about.

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Glacial Wastes
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Found in: Research Lab Hydra, Phendrana Drifts

Research outpost Glacier One in the Phendrana Drifts region of Tallon IV's 
mountains is operating at 85% capacity. Sub-zero temperatures have made 
the Metroids sluggish and easy to control, even those well into 
Phazon-infusion cycles.(1) Cold-containment stasis tanks are sufficient 
for the juveniles, but some of the larger Metroids have been moved to 
quarantined caves for safety purposes. Security doors remain an issue, 
as malfunctions due to ice occur every day. Large predators in the wastes 
are also a concern, as they continue to kill personnel and breach secure 
areas.(2) Unfortunately, it has become clear that our containment teams 
cannot neutralize all of them without a vast increase in munitions and 
soldiers.

(1) Ah, the Space Pirates are up to no good again. They are still researching 
Metroids, and even experimenting them with Phazon.
(2) Having problems with the Sheegoths, eh, Space Pirates?

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Phazon Program
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Found in: Observatory, Phendrana Drifts

Phazon mining is under way. Several garrisons have been established, and 
terraforming of the Chozo Ruins is under way. Security systems are 
operational, and Science Team continues to make progress in their biotech 
research. The Phendrana Drifts have proven to be an optimal location for 
Research Headquarters, and soon it will be joined by a fully operational 
Combat base and starport. If Command's predictions are half true, we shall 
rise to dominance in this sector within a deca-cycle. Truly, these are 
glorious times.

Explanation:
It seems that the Phendrana Drifts lab is to be the site of the Space 
Pirates' headquarters on Tallon IV. They will soon add a training base 
and a starport to dock their ships there. They think that they can dominate 
this sector in 10 cycles. God knows how long are 10 cycles.

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Contact
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Found in: Observatory, Phendrana Drifts

Contact
Scans of the Spiral Sector detected a massive energy spike emanating from 
a Wanderer-class planet identified as Tallon IV. (1) Scout reconnaissance 
was immediately dispatched to the center of the spike, a land mass at 
heading mark 40.08.02, returning with planetary samples and atmospheric 
imaging. Analysis shows the energy source to be an unstable radioactive 
material of enormous potential. We are unable to form an accurate 
risk-assessment at this time, but we are unlikely to find an energy source 
this powerful again. Analysis will continue, but currently Tallon IV 
appears to be a viable secondary headquarters. (2)

Explanations:
(1) The Space Pirates discovered Tallon IV through an energy spike.
(2) As the Phazon is such a powerful energy resource, the Space Pirates 
decides to set up a secondary base here.

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Meta Ridley
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Found in: Research Lab Aether, Phendrana Drifts

The reconstruction of geoform 187, ode-named Ridley, was recently 
completed. After his defeat on Zebes, Command ordered a number of 
metagenetic improvements for him. Though aggressive, we were able to 
implement these changes in a cycle. The metamorphosis was painful, but 
quite successful in the end. Early tests indicate a drastic increase in 
strength, mobility, and offensive capability. Cybernetic modules and 
armor plating have been added as well. We believe our creation, now called 
Meta Ridley, will become the mainstay of our security force, a job he will 
certainly relish.

Explanation:
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fear! Introducing the new Meta Ridley. Stronger! More mobile! More powerful! 
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Metroid Studies
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Found in: Research Lab Aether, Phendrana Drifts

Initial transfer of Metroids to Tallon IV research facilities has been 
completed. Three were terminated in an incident at the landing site, but 
the others were pacified and transported safely. Initial Phazon-infusion 
testing is under way. We are eager to observe the effects of Phazon on 
Metroids, especially their ability to absorb and process the energy given 
off by Phazon sources. Early research suggests a considerable growth in 
power and size. Whether the creatures stay stable thereafter remains to 
be seen.

Explanation:
In spite of some technical hitches, a new batch of Metroids have been 
transferred to the facilities for experiments with Phazon.

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Phazon Infusion
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Found in: Research Lab Aether, Phendrana Drifts

Confidence is high regarding Phazon applications. We know enough about 
Phazon now to begin combining it with Space Pirate DNA. The code name for 
this venture will be 'Project Helix'. Preliminary studies indicate that 
Phazon infusion could produce radical new Pirate genomes. Benevolent 
mutation levels are high in current test subjects. Phazon madness is a 
concern, but refinements in the infusion process should reduce or 
neutralize the odds of mental degeneration.

Explanation:
It seems that the Space Pirates are starting to get the hint that infusing 
Phazon into their own genes can help reproduce a future generation of elite 
fighters. However, there is still a risk of insane mutants.

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Metroid Morphology
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Found in: Research Lab Aether, Phendrana Drifts

Metroid dissection continues to provide more questions than answers. Our 
research teams have isolated the energy conduits that run from the invasive 
twin mandibles to the energy core in the creature's quadripartite nucleus, 
but the manner in which a Metroid actually extracts the life force from 
its prey remains a clear mystery. (1) The victim does not lose blood or 
any other vital fluids, and yet the Metroid extracts energy: identifying 
this energy is our central problem. (2) It takes no physical form, and 
yet without it, the victim dies. We will continue to research this matter, 
as the isolation of this life-giving essence could be the key to our 
ascendance. (3)

Explanations:
(1) The Space Pirates still have no idea how the Metroids can absorb energy 
from their victims.
(2) The Metroids absorb pure energy from the victim, without any form.
(3) It seems that the Space Pirates may want to collect energy using their 
Metroids, in order to store them for further use against their enemies.

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Metroid Forces
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Found in: Research Lab Aether, Phendrana Drifts

Studies of Metroid biology continue, though with limited progress. It seems 
likely that we will be much more successful using the Metroids for our 
means rather than trying to reproduce their powers. If they could be 
adequately tamed, we would have no need of a proper understanding of their 
metabolism. (1) A small force of disciplined Metroids could wipe out entire 
armies, and once we find a way to shield them from cold-containment weapons, 
they will be invincible. (2) Furthermore, if we could then harvest the 
energy they'd consumed, we would have a near-limitless source of power 
at our disposal. (3)

Explanations:
(1) As it is so hard for the Space Pirates to understand the principles 
of the Metroids, they could care less and train them to be fighters.
(2) Metroids are still vulnerable to cold weapons like the Ice Beam.
(3) Another use of the Metroids will be to provide endless power for the 
cause of the Space Pirates. The Ceres Foundation has found that out before 
the Space Pirates did.

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Elite Pirates
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Found in: Elite Research, Phazon Mines

Initial Project Helix experiments with Space Pirate embryos were 
disastrous. The Phazon-infusion process degenerated brain tissue even as 
it augmented muscle mass. None of what we have termed 'Elite Pirates' lived 
to maturity: the few that survived their infanthood suffered severe 
psychotic breakdowns as juveniles, killing anything within their zone of 
perception. (1) Research team Sclera made a recent breakthrough, in which 
parasite studies with a Phazon strain code-named 'Vertigo' were highly 
successful. Since then, we have fused Vertigo Phazon with Space Pirate 
DNA with great success. The latest batch of Elite Pirates have reached 
maturity successfully, and are ready for field testing and training. (2)

Explanations:
(1) Phazon cannot be directly added to Space Pirate embryos, as their minds 
will be so twisted that they will either die soon after birth, or they 
will just go crazy and kill anything that they see, friend or foe.
(2) However, the Space Pirate embryos were not affected as much by Vertigo 
Phazon, and now, Elite Pirates are made that way. Later, Samus will have 
to fight Elite Pirates, so be warned.

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Metroid Prime
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Found in: Elite Control, Phazon Mines

Test subject Z-d, hereafter referred to as Metroid Prime, was recently 
discovered in a cavern by mining crews. It quickly dispatched the miners, 
but was eventually contained by security units and drones. (1) Once 
contained, we were able to begin studies on Metroid Prime. The results 
have been astonishing. It is genetically similar to Metroids, albeit on 
a highly evolved level. It displays a limitless capacity for Phazon 
infusion and shows no Phazon-based degeneration whatsoever. It continues 
to grow in size, and while it has manifested some psychotic behavior,(2) 
the cold fields we use to pacify remain effective. Authorization for 
advanced studies on Metroid Prime have been approved.

Explanations:
(1) Metroid Prime is what the game is named after. Considering the proximity 
of the Impact Crater and the Phazon Mines, some mining workers discovered 
Metroid Prime and were killed. However, the Space Pirates were able to 
capture and begin studies on it.
(2) Metroid Prime is a far more evolved version of the Metroids. It has 
adapted to the Phazon so well that it can take up as much Phazon as it 
wants to. Metroid Prime will not go that crazy after all that Phazon, and 
will grow in size continuously as more Phazon is exposed to it.

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The Hunter
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Found in: Elite Control, Phazon Mines

Security Command issued an all-points alert after the fall of Zebes. The 
alert concerns bioform Samus Aran, also known as the Hunter. Subject is 
a female hominid, and is heavily armed and extremely dangerous. Subject 
uses a powered armor suit of unknown design in battle, along with a number 
of potent Beam and concussive weapons. (1) All combat units are instructed 
to terminate Aran on sight, preferably in a fashion that will allow salvage 
of her powered armorsuit and weapons. A considerable bounty will go to 
the unit who delivers Aran to Command. Dead or alive, it matters not. (2)

Explanations:
(1) This is the introduction of Samus from the Space Pirates' point of 
view. You know what they are talking about, don't you.
(2) It seems that the Space Pirate Command has put a price on Samus' head, 
and all Pirates are to kill Samus whenever they can, but they are to make 
a clean kill so that her weapons can be salvaged and researched upon.

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Hunter Weapons
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Found in: Elite Control, Phazon Mines

Science Team is attempting to reverse-engineer Samus Aran's arsenal, based 
off of data acquired from her assaults on our forces. Progress is slow, 
but steady. Command would dearly enjoy turning Aran's weapons against 
her.(1) We believe we can implement Beam weapon prototypes in three cycles. 
Aran's Power Suit technology remains a mystery, especially the curious 
Morph Ball function. All attempts at duplicating it have ended in disaster: 
four test subjects were horribly broken and twisted when they engaged our 
Morph Ball prototypes. Science Team wisely decided to move on afterward. 
(2)

Explanations:
(1) The Power Troopers, Wave Troopers and Ice Troopers are examples of 
the Space Pirates' attempts in using Samus' weapons against herself. But 
fortunately, they are still not the real thing. Later, Samus will encounter 
Plasma Troopers. You know what they are.
(2) The Space Pirates still have no idea how Samus can squeeze herself 
into a tiny Morph Ball. When the Science Team tried theirs out, you will 
be pleased to know that a lot of the test subjects were squeezed a bit 
too tightly. The Science Team doesn't know how many more twisted bodies 
it takes so that they just decided to give up!

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Chozo Studies
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Found in: Elite Control, Phazon Mines

Results are in from field studies on extinct bioform group Chzo. We believe 
that Tallon IV was once a stronghold in a great Chozo empire, brought low 
by the meteor strike. Planetary devastation brought an end to the Chozo, 
yet remnants of their society remain. We are studying these relics in an 
attempt to harness their power. What is of no use to us, we destroy. In 
time, we shall have all we need from this dead race, and shall wipe this 
planet clean of their ugly Ruins. The dead should serve the living, not 
hinder them.

Explanation:
This illustrates the history of the Chozo on Tallon IV from the Space 
Pirates' point of view. The Space Pirates plan to take whatever is useful 
from the Chozo relics, and destroying those which are useless. They also 
plan to wipe out the Chozo Ruins in the future to make way for their own 
bases on this planet.

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Chozo Artifacts
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Found in: Elite Control, Phazon Mines

We are particularly interested in a number of curious Chozo Artifacts we 
have been able to recover from a number of religious sites on Tallon IV. 
These relics resonate with power, and yet we are unable to harness them 
in any way. Science Team is attempting to fuse them together with Phazon, 
believing that a link might exist between them. We know that these Artifacts 
are linked to the Chozo Temple that blocks full access to the Impact Crater. 
We have yet to crack this enigma, however. Command grows impatient 
regarding this matter: results must be produced soon.

Explanation:
The Space Pirates still have no idea of how to unlock the Impact Crater 
with the Chozo Artifacts. Just return them to their respective totems, 
for heaven's sake!

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Prime Mutations
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Found in: Elite Control, Phazon Mines

Metroid Prime continues to feed and grow ever larger in the impact crater 
caves. Its hunger knows no bounds, and it has begun to manifest unusual 
mutations since its breach. These include armor plating on its epidermis 
and mechanical outgrowths that generate defense screens. (1) These screens 
render it invulnerable to most weapon systems, but a flaw in the mutation 
leads to increased vulnerability to certain weapons. It compensates for 
this by shifting the screens quickly. (2) This latest development concerns 
Security units greatly: they feel it's a matter of time before Prime 
corrects this defect and renders itself invulnerable to all weaponry. 
Containment would be nigh impossible if this were to occur. (3)

Explanations:
(1) As Metroid Prime takes in more Phazon, it starting to grow armor plating 
over its entire body, and is starting to increase in size. Metroid Prime 
is found in the Impact Crater in the end of the game.
(2) When Samus faces Metroid Prime, sometimes it will be invulnerable to 
the Power Beam, sometimes the Wave Beam, sometimes the Ice Beam, and 
sometimes the Plasma Beam. Keep your eyes peeled.
(3) Samus must destroy this Metroid Prime before it becomes fully 
invulnerable. Otherwise, everyone loses.

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Prime Breach
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Found in: Elite Control, Phazon Mines

Subject Metroid Prime's breach has been contained. Reports indicate that 
it sensed a large batch of raw Phazon in the lab from within its stasis 
tank and broke through the glass, using previously unsuspected strength. 
(1)  Besides consuming all of the Phazon, Metroid Prime assimilated 
several weapons and defense systems from fallen security units. It has 
suffered no ill effects from said assimilation: indeed, it began to use 
its newly acquired weapons against us. Once we pacified it, we were unable 
to remove the assimilated gear without threat to Metroid Prime-the gear 
is now an integral part of its body. (2) Command is intrigued by this 
newfound ability, and has ordered further study to commence at once.

Explanations:
(1) Metroid Prime seems to have a big appetite for Phazon, and can smell 
it even from its stasis tank.
(2) Metroid Prime now has the ability to eat in weapons and make them become 
a basic part of its body. So, Metroid Prime really is becoming, a cyborg! 
Resistance is futile...

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Chozo Ghosts
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Found in: Elite Control, Phazon Mines

There have been numerous incidents involving spectral entities at Chozo 
Ruins sites. Several personnel have been assaulted by these Chozo Ghosts: 
few have survived. Survivors speak of swift attacks from nowhere, brief 
sightings of the enemy, then nothing, only to be followed by another attack. 
Science Team believes these attacks are in response to our efforts to 
recover Chozo relics and Artifacts. Somehow, these entities are able to 
interact with the physical world, and it appears they wish their Artifacts 
for themselves. We will make them pay for such arrogance, for even ghosts 
can be destroyed.

Explanation:
One of the reasons for the Chozo Ghosts to attack Samus is because they 
want to defend their Chozo Artifacts from potential thieves. Chozo Ghosts 
can be tracked by X-Ray Visor, and can be destroyed by a couple of Super 
Missiles, or just use the normal Power Beam.

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Omega Pirate
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Found in: Omega Research, Phazon Mines

Elite Pirate Upsilon's propensity for Phazon has enabled our research tema 
to infuse it far beyond our safety restrictions, and the results have been 
extremely encouraging. (1) It constant Phazon diet has increased its mass 
exponentially, but it has retained all mental faculties and shows dexterity 
with all Elite weaponry, including Plasma Incendiary Launchers and the 
Chameleon Manta issued for cloaking purposes. Elite Pirate Upsilon 
exhibits miraculous healing abilities: when injured, it seeks out Phazon 
deposits and coats itself in the substance, which instantly mends the 
creature's wounds. (2) The subject, which we are code-naming Omega Pirate 
(3) based on those developments, shows potential to be a new standard for 
our armies. Our only concern at this point is its potential overdependence 
on Phazon.

Explanations:
(1) One of the Elite Pirates can take up much more Phazon than the other 
Elite Pirates without any threats to its life.
(2) This particular Elite Pirate is armed with an even stronger Plasma 
Cannon, and also has stealth abilities. He also can heal his wounds in 
Phazon.
(3) The Omega Pirate will appear as a boss later in the game.

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Special Forces
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Found in: Metroid Quarantine B, Phazon Mines

As we continue to observe the development of Project Helix's Elite Pirates, 
it becomes increasingly obvious that these warriors will usher in a new 
era of space Pirate dominance. (1) They are incredibly resistant to damage, 
and their ability to transport and wield so many weapons at once makes 
them the ideal mainstays of our ground forces. Though they are not as quick 
as typical Pirates, it makes little difference. With a platoon of Elite 
Pirates in the vanguard of an army of normal and Flying Pirates, we will 
have a near-indestructible backbone that should turn the tide in any 
engagement. (2)

Explanations:
(1) The development of the new Elite Pirates seems to be part of the Space 
Pirates' plan to create new and advanced soldiers for their conquest of 
this galaxy.
(2) The deployment plan: Deploy a small group of Elite Pirates, supported 
by armies of normal Space Pirates and Flying Pirates at the back.

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b. Chozo Lore
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Chozo Lore is basically a time capsule, so people who visit Tallon IV after 
the Chozo left can see some accounts as life as a Chozo on the planet. 
There are in total, 16 Chozo Lore for you to scan. These are more bland 
and duller than the Pirate Data, I must say.

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Fountain
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Found in: Ruins Entrance, Chozo Ruins

At the highest point of our city lies the fountain, a wellspring of pure 
water that flows throughout our civilization. It is the jewel of the Chozo, 
the life giver, and yet its waters speak of a clouded future. As we come 
to understand the paths of time and space more clearly, we have begun to 
glimpse rough tatters of past and future, glittering behind reality like 
soft lights behind a curtain. We have seen the fountain in these glimpses, 
pouring darkness instead of water, and we cannot guess what the visions 
mean.

Explanations:
It seems that a certain fountain in the Chozo Ruins has the ability to 
foresee the future, and it has definitely foreseen that a meteor with the 
Great Poison will crash onto Tallon IV one day.

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Exodus
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Found in: Ruined Nursery, Chozo Ruins

We Chozo are departing now, after so many years in peaceful seclusion here 
on Tallon IV. (1) When we came here, this place was a refuge for our spirits, 
a civilization built from native materials, bereft of the trappings of 
our technology. (2) We were linked to the land here, kindred to the plants 
and animals, far away from the machines we had become so dependent on. 
And so we leave it now, pristine, a testament to the mortal forms we no 
longer need. We have drawn the veils of time and space aside, and are 
withdrawing beyond the illusion. But we will never forget this, the most 
sacred of our homes. And we will be remain ever watchful. (3)

Explanation:
(1) Tallon IV was once home to the Chozos, but they have all left now, 
and no Chozos are in sight.
(2) The Chozos came to live in Tallon IV to escape from their high tech 
world with so many machines, making them unnatural.
(3) There must be some reason for the Chozo's departure, and they may return 
to this planet someday.

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Hatchling
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Found in: Ruined Fountain, Chozo Ruins

As we struggle with the Great Poison, something stirs at the edges of our 
vision. It is the Hatchling Samus. (1) We feel her, across the void, as 
she hunts the corrupted. Will our fates again be one? As our pride shatters, 
will prophecy become read? When all strength wanes from the Chozo, will 
it be the hatchling who fulfills our legacy? (2) True sight eludes us, 
for the Poison gnaws at all vision, leaving seers blind and filled with 
despair. Truth's blessing may come too late.

Explanation:
(1) Samus Aran used to be an orphan who was raised by the Chozo, this is 
why the Chozos refer her to be the hatchling.
(2) The Fountain actually CAN predict the future, and predicts that Samus 
will come and liberate this land from something called the Great Poison. 
Yes, those Chozos are really really in luck now!

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Meteor Strike
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Found in: Watery Hall, Chozo Ruins

We have returned to Tallon IV, borne there against our will by a great 
cataclysm from the reaches of space. A meteor came, casting a dark shadow 
of debris over the land with the violence of its impact. Though we perceived 
this from beyond space and time, it was but a curiosity: a brief flare 
in the infinite march of the universe. But the meteor brought with it 
corruption. A Great Poison burst forth into the land, clawing at life with 
such violence that we were ripped from our peaceful state and find ourselves 
wandering as shadows of the mortal forms we left behind, searching for 
why we are here.

Explanation:
Some time ago, a giant meteor crashed into Tallon IV, and bringing with 
it the Great Poison, which poisoned the land and the people. Even the minds 
of the Chozo were corrupted.

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Beginnings
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Found in: Vault, Chozo Ruins

Our sanctuary grows by the day. We Chozo know much of technology, but we 
have chosen to leave it behind on this journey. Our home here on Tallon 
IV will be a place of simplicity: structures hewn from the stone, bridges 
woven with branches, hallways caressed by pure waters. We build around 
the ancient and noble trees, drawing from their strength and giving them 
our own in return. (1) All that is wild will flow around us here: our race 
will be just one more group of reatures in the knit of nature. IT is our 
hope that such a state will bring with it great wisdom, a greater 
understanding of the nature of the universe. Once our city here is complete, 
we will peer inward and discover the truth. (2)

Explanations:
(1) The reasons why some Chozos want to stay on Tallon IV is that they 
think that their usage of technology has made them corrupt. Hence they 
would rather live with nature.

(2) By living among nature, they believed that they could be wiser and 
would discover their true selves.

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Cipher
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Found in: Ice Ruins West, Phendrana Drifts

None know if our temple, the Cradle, will prove powerful enough to contain 
this evil forever. How can we Chozo hope for it to remain intact when that 
which it guards writhes in the darkness, growing always stronger? The fate 
of this world rests with the gathering with Artifacts we call the Cipher, 
but even it is not all-powerful. It is strong, yes: an enchanted whole 
made of twelve links. Still, it is finite in its reach, and we who guard 
it are slowly succumbing. When our vigilance crumbles away into madness, 
the Cipher will be exposed and the fate of Tallon IV will be beyond our 
influence.

Explanation:
The Chozos have built a temple in an attempt to contain the Great Poison. 
To unlock the temple, 12 Artifacts are needed. They can be found by Samus 
later on. Initially, Chozos have guarded the artifacts, but even they are 
being corrupted, and hence some Artifacts will be in Space Pirate hands.

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The Turned
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Found in: Phendrana Canyon, Phendrana Drifts
Many Chozo have gone beyond now, and this is a mercy. Those of us who remain 
suffer in dimensional flux, drifting helplessly across time and space, 
guided by unseen and inexorable currents. The Chozo who cling to sanity 
fight the tide, but our minds are weakening. Soon we will all be like the 
Turned, Chozo who have been utterly corrupted by the Great Poison. The 
Turned still hold to their Chozo forms, but their minds are black with 
fell intentions. Vone is their respect for life. They honor only 
destruction, and seek to disrupt the Artifacts holding the Great Poison 
at bay. All life taunts them, and they do not rest. Before long, they will 
be all that remain of the Chozo here.

Explanation:
Talk about a similar situation like Resident Evil. This time, it takes 
place in an entire planet, not a city. A meteor crashes into Tallon IV, 
poisons the land, including the people, and the residents turn very evil, 
and seek to destroy things, like the zombies of Raccoon City. Ahh... that's 
cool. I think Resident Evil fans should like this game!

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Statuary
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Found in: Artifact Temple, Tallon Overworld

As we have done for millennia, we Chozo work constantly on our statuary. 
The statues are our sentinels: blind but ever watchful, they are, and have 
always been, repositories for our most precious secrets and strongest 
powers. (1) The crafting of each is a long and sacred process, performed 
only by those Chozo who have lifetimes of experience in such things. We 
have left these relics on planets across the solar system. Some are merely 
reminders: silent emblems of the Chozo that serve as icons of peace in 
lands that know only war. Others wield subtle strength, exerting their 
influence in ways beyond the understanding of mortal creatures. Still 
others are guardians of our secret ways, and these can be as terrible as 
they are beautiful. Those who respect and honor these relics will know 
the friendship of the Chozo. (2) Those who deface or destroy them will 
know our wrath, unfettered and raw.

Explanations:
(1) The Chozo Statues found on Tallon IV can help Samus in a lot of ways, 
as you see later in the game.

(2) Some Chozo Statues can only help Samus if she can give them an offering.

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Binding
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Found in: Artifact Temple, Tallon Overworld

The congregation of Artifacts that hold the Great Poison at bay still hold 
strong. Fearful of the potential within the Artifact Temple, the invaders 
known as Space Pirates tried to destroy it, only to fail at every attempt.(1) 
We scattered the Artifacts across the planet for their protection, and 
only a few have fallen into invader hands. Failing to understand them, 
they now seek to unmake them. Again, they fail. They are right to fear 
these things, Great power sleeps inside them. Prophecy calls for their 
union, come the day that the unholy Worm is met by the Great defender. 
(2) We can only hope the Artifacts ate not destroyed by the invader, for 
them all will be lost. So, we do what we can to preserve the Artifacts, 
and to guide the Newborn to them. (3) Time wanes with our souls, yet hope 
remains.

Explanations:
(1) The Space Pirate invaders have tried numerous attempts to breach the 
Artifact Temple, but they have never succeeded. They also cannot destroy 
any of the Chozo artifacts either, and some are still in their hands.
(2) The Great Defender is Samus, and the unholy Worm is... you will see.
(3) All those totems in the Artifact Temple will provide hints for Samus 
to the whereabouts of the Chozo Artifacts.

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Cradle
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Found in: Furnace, Chozo Ruins

The cries of this dying land pulled us from our dreaming state, and now 
we Chozo walk as ghosts while the Great Poison sinks into the trees and 
waters, devouring all life. Some creatures survive, but their forms grow 
as twisted and evil as the force that fell from the sky. The heart of the 
planet will succumb soon, and so will we, even in our ghostly states. (1) 
Already many Chozo have faded and passed into the unknown, the Great Poison 
is unlike anything we have glimpsed in this or any dimension. It eats 
relentlessly, worming out life wherever it blooms and corrupting what it 
cannot kill. It will be our undoing. Our last hope lies in the Cradle, 
the temple we hope might contain this abomination. It is almost complete, 
hovering over the impact site, the dark heart of the spreading evil. If 
we can finish before the last of our kind drifts into madness or death, 
there is a chance for this world. (2) If we fail, we are doomed with it.

Explanations:
(1) After the meteor crashed into Tallon IV, many creatures mutated into 
very evil beings, and some Chozo even turned into ghosts. Later, Samus 
will find those Chozo Ghosts near places with Artifacts.
(2) The Chozos have succeeded in building the Artifact Temple to contain 
the evils of the Phazon before it consumes the entire planet. Samus will 
open it up and go down into the Impact Crater later.

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Infestation
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Found in: Crossway, Chozo Ruins

A second plague has come upon the land, dousing the last flickering hopes 
of our race. Drawn by the very force we Chozo hoped to contain, a host 
of marauding creatures descend from space and invaded our temple, the 
Cradle. They try in vain to destroy it, but its power remains beyond them 
for now. They possess some of the twelve Artifacts we call the Cipher, 
yet do not comprehend their function. Ignorant creatures, they are blinded 
by delusions of harnessing the Great Poison for their own designs. They 
walk about as masters of the planet, assimilating the ruins of our sanctuary 
into their experiments. We can but watch and wait for our doom.

Explanation:
This talks about the invasion of the Space Pirates and how their harvest 
the Phazon for their own efforts. They think they are doomed, but are they? 
Fear not, you Chozo, Samus is here to save this planet.

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Hatchling's Shell
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Found in: Crossway, Chozo Ruins

The Hatchling walks among us. (1) Are these dreams? Memories? Foretellings? 
Time and reality swirl together like estuary waters, and we Chozo know 
not what to believe. She appears as ghostlike as the Chozo, but at times 
the mists clear. We see her wounded eyes, and remember the child we found 
so long ago. What has she become, this Newborn? (2) Clad in Chozo armor, 
wielding weapons our hands once held, does she dream of the Chozo as we 
were? Does she long for her parents, lost to the same creatures that even 
now defile our sacred home? (3) Does she still live? (4)

Explanations:
(1) Has some Chozo witnessed Samus arriving on Tallon IV, and wrote this 
lore on the wall a few hours ago?
(2) The Chozo have not seen Samus for a long time. Samus once lived on 
Planet Zebes, and she was orphaned by the Chozo.
(3) Samus was given a Power Suit from the Chozos that raised her. When 
the Space Pirates invaded Planet Zebes, Samus' parents were killed.
(4) Yes, she does, and is reading this Lore right now!

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Worm
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Found in: Crossway, Chozo Ruins

The prophecies tell of the coming of the Worm. (1) Born from parasites, 
nurtured in a poisoned womb, the Worm grows, devouring from within, until 
the world begins to rot. The words of the seers have come to pass, for 
there, in the depths of the world, the ravenous Worm lurks and feeds. From 
the stars it came, blighting Tallon with its Great Poison. We can but watch 
as the Worms grows, watch and wait. For the prophecies also speak of a 
great Defender, the one who delivers the world from evil. (2) The final 
days draw near. Is the Newborn of which the seers spoke? We shall do all 
that we can to aid her, for she bears our legacy as she bears the ancient 
armor and weapons of our people. (3)

Explanations:
(1) The Chozos on Tallon IV have predicted that some Worm will come onto 
Tallon IV one day, and it came with the meteor that crashed.
(2) Fortunately, the Chozos also predicted that a great Defender will come 
to their aid in this time of need, and that is Samus Aran.
(3) No one can aid Samus in her quest, as they have all left!

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Hope
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Found in: Hall of the Elders, Chozo Ruins

More and more, our tormented minds turn to the Newborn. As the world 
continues to shift into brutal, disconnected images, she remains 
inarguably real: a fearless figure delving deeper into this blighted world, 
unmindful of the terrors that await her. Was she this way before? When 
we Chozo found her, a fledging orphaned on a savaged planet, did a warrior's 
pulse already beat in her veins, filling her with righteous fury? Our hopes 
lie with her. We leave these messages for her, that she may find out 
Artifacts and deliver the world from its evils. Wraiths we may be, but 
our reach is still long needed. We shall fight the invaders, and the Poison 
they would master, until the end.

Explanation:
The Chozo seems to be very confident with Samus to fight the Space Pirate 
invaders. Now, Samus has finally arrived, after a 20 year wait!

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Contain
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Found in: Sun Tower, Chozo Ruins

The world of living things feels strange to us, we who have existed so 
long on the edges of time and space. It is clear now that we Chozo can 
never return to our dimension, not while the Great Poison reaches ever 
further into the planet. It is so powerful, this creeping evil, that our 
wills are crumbling and our minds are beginning to fail. And so, before 
it is too late, we now make our last stand. We have begun to build a temple 
to contain this darkness: at its heart we will place a Cipher, a mystical 
lock powered by twelve Artifacts and filled with as much power as we Chozo 
can harness in our ethereal states. Even when we are done, it may be too 
late.

Explanation:
This is about the Chozo's plans to build an Artifact Temple near the Impact 
Crater in an attempt to contain the Great Poison.

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Newborn
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Found in: Magma Pool, Chozo Ruins

The power of our temple has been enough to halt the spread of the poison 
on Tallon IV, but that which remains thrives and grows more concentrated, 
gnawing on itself in the dark passages beneath the passages surface. 
Whether it can ever be truly be destroyed is not for our eyes to see. (1) 
But there is something else. We Chozo are drifting, tumbling through space 
and time as the Great Poison eat away at our sanity. We wake in dreams. 
As the veil of lunacy descends, as past and future blend and shuffle, one 
image appears and lickers through the landscape, wraithlike. It is the 
Hatchling, the Newborn, walking the path of corruption, a lone figure 
shining in the toxic shadows. She comes dressed for war, and her wrath 
is terrible. Do our eyes look backward, seeing the Hatchling as she once 
was? Or does she approach even now, arriving in our race's last hours, 
a savoir clothed in machines crafted long ago by Chozo hands? (2) Poisonous 
clouds drift across our vision.

Explanations:
(1) The Artifact Temple was successful in containing the Phazon on this 
planet, but now the Phazon goes so concentrated that they will become orange 
when Samus enters the Impact Crater. She will go down there and destroy 
the source of all the Phazon of Tallon IV.
(2) Seems that Samus has yet to fulfill another Chozo legacy again.

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c. Creatures
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This is basically the enemies list in the game, although not all of them 
are harmful to Samus. The bosses have been included as well. The rules 
of engagement of each character have been added along with the scans. They 
are listed in the order I found them, not in the order of the Log Book.

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Parasite
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Found in: Space Pirate Frigate
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot
"Interstellar vermin. Travels in swarms.

Indigenous to Tallon IV, a single Parasite is harmless to larger life-forms. 
However, they tend to travel in large groups, swarming over potential prey. 
Such swarms can be dangerous."

Detailed Description:
Parasites are green salamander like creatures. They are a nuisance. They 
are just so easy to kill, and as they travel in swarms, I would recommend 
using a morph ball to roll right through them instead of fighting them.

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Auto Defense Turret
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Found in: Space Pirate Frigate, Magmoor Caverns, Phendrana Drifts
Attacks:
Beam Blast
Strength:
Missile Launcher: 1-2 Missiles
Power Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Use Missiles to break outer casing."

Detailed Description:
Auto Defense Turrets are just some device that hang on ceilings, and blast 
intruders with its beam. That's it. They do moderate damage to Samus. Auto 
Defense Turrets change from Green to Red when an intruder is detected, 
so it's best to destroy them before they turn red, or they will start to 
fire at Samus. To destroy these turrets, just fire 1 or 2 missiles at them. 
Auto Defense Turrets can sometimes be deactivated with switches, so be 
on the lookout for scannable switches near turrets.

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Parasite Queen (Boss)
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Found in: Space Pirate Frigate
Attack:
Green Beam Attack
Recommended Weapon:
Power Beam
"Parasite female, genetically enhanced by unknown means.

A weak spot has been detected in this creature's mouth. Use your 
auto-targeting to acquire this new target!"

Rule of Engagement:
This first boss battle is not very hard for our Intergalactic Bounty Hunter 
Samus. All she does is fire green beams that can be easily avoided by dashing. 
To hit the Parasite Queen, wait until the blue force field is out of the 
way, and then lock and fire at her mouth. When the force field is rotating, 
just keep firing normal Power Beams at her and you can still damage her 
through lucky hits. This is an easy battle for sure.

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Beetle
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Found in: Tallon Overworld, Chozo Ruins
Attack:
Charging Tackle
Strength:
Power Beam: 5-6 shots
Ice Beam: 1 shot
Plasma Beam: 1 shot
"Burrowing insect with a resilient carapace. Extremely aggressive.

Insect's massive mouth enables it to tunnel through solid rock at high 
speeds. Above ground, Beetles can cover short distances rapidly. They 
attack anything that moves near their lair."

Detailed Description:
Beetles are just common enemies found in Tallon Overworld and Chozo Ruins. 
You can tell they are coming by the sound of earth rumbling and their high 
pitch cries. Beetles only attack by tackling you, and hence would not be 
a big threat. Rapid shots of the Power Beam can knock them back easily.

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Sap Sac
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Found in: Tallon Overworld

"Chemical reaction within sac produces violent explosion when agitated.

Because of its irresistible odor and sweet nectar, the Sap Sac as nearly 
eaten out of existence. The evolution of an explosive chemical sac saved 
it: now only brave or ingenious creatures dare to devour it."

Detailed Description:
Well, these sacs are harmless, but you can always shoot it from a range 
if you want to see the explosion! Don't stand too close or Samus will be 
hurt! It's not funny then!

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Zoomer
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Found in: Tallon Overworld, Magmoor Caverns
Strength:
Power Beam: 3 shots
"Anchors itself to walls and other surfaces. Avoid contact with pikes.

A basic nerve center located directly above the Zoomer's mandibles detects 
nutrients. Sharp spines protect it from casual predators, but the lack 
of a reinforced carapace makes the Zoomer vulnerable to any indirect 
attacks."

Zoomers are harmless little blue porcupine creatures that move around in 
the Tallon Overworld and Magmoor Caverns. They just walk around, waiting 
for you to step on its spikes. Hence they are cannon fodder for Samus. 
3 Power Beam shots are enough to kill one.

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Geemer
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Found in: Tallon Overworld
Strength:
Missile: 1 Missile
Plasma Beam: 1 Shot
"Wall-crawling mollusk with retractable spikes.

The Geemer is an evolutionary offshoot of the Zoomer family. When 
threatened, it extends lethal spikes and retracts its head deep into its 
armored carapace."

Detailed Description:
Geemers are also harmless little porcupine creatures. However, they are 
red in colour and are found in the Tallon Overworld only. They also walk 
around, waiting for you to step on its spikes. Hence they are cannon fodder 
for Samus. However, theses guys are even more armored than the Zoomer, 
and hence heavier firepower in the form of missiles of Plasma Beams are 
needed to kill these red creatures.

On the ground, there are these mushrooms which explode when step on. Scan 
them, they are known as Blastcaps.

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Blastcap
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Found in: Tallon Overworld, Chozo Ruins
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Charged Shot
"Volatile chemicals within this weed's toxic fungal cap may explode if 
agitated.

The poisonous flesh of the Blastcap helps keep it from being eaten. It 
also detonates its fungal cap when it senses even slight contact."

Detailed Description:
Blastcaps are the landmine plants of Metroid Prime. They stay every so 
still, and if Samus comes in contact with them, boom! They explode, 
releasing their toxic gas. Even if you destroy those from a range, the 
gas will stay for a little while. In that case wait before going there. 
Blastcaps often appear in groups. Oh by the way, Nintendo got it wrong 
in the description. Mushrooms are fungi, not weeds.

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Scarab
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Found in: Chozo Ruins, Phendrana Drifts
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Shot
"Exploding parasites that can embed their bodies in solid rock.

Scarabs think nothing of sacrificing themselves for the safety of their 
swarm. When a hostile life form is sighted, they block its progress by 
embedding themselves in floors and walls. Embedded Scarabs violently 
self-destruct when threatened."

Detailed Description:
Scarabs are not those meateating cannibalistic insects you find in the 
move "The Mummy". However, they look similar and are now moving landmines 
of Metroid Prime. When Samus touches them, they will explode. The best 
course of action in dealing with them is to wait for them to stand still, 
and then shoot them to pieces one by one. If you have the Boost Ball, enter 
Morph Ball Mode and roll right on through.

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Eyon
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Found in: Tallon Overworld
Attack:
Beam Attack
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Immobile organisms entirely composed of ocular tissue.

Capable of launching sustained energy beams when active, the Eyon is 
sensitive to light and will close shut if a bright flash ignites nearby."

Detailed Description:
Oh dear, these eyes are alive themselves! Anytway, these Eyons are always 
stuck onto walls like limpets, and they only attack by firing a consistent 
green beam that sweeps around at will. To stop them, shoot them with your 
Power Beam to blind them temporarily. To blind them permanently, shoot 
them with your Charge Beam.

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War Wasp
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Attack:
Dive Bomb Sting
Strength: 
Power Beam: 2 Shots
"Airborne insect equipped with a venomous stinger capable of shearing 
steel.

The War Wasp rarely strays far from its hive unless it is pursuing an 
immediate threat. It attacks with no regard for its own survival, 
dive-bombing its enemy with stinger extended. Fast-working toxins from 
the incapacitate most small organisms."

Detailed Description:
War Wasps are just those yellow wasps that are so common in the Chozo Ruins. 
You can tell they are around when you hear them buzz. They attack by ramming 
into Samus and stinging her. They make a screeching sound before doing 
so, and hence can be easily avoided. War Wasps can easily be killed with 
2 shots of the Power Beam, or one spray of DDT! If they have it!

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War Wasp Hive
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Strength:
Missile: 1 Missile
"Primary War Wasp dwelling. Only vulnerable to heavy weaponry.

War Wasps build their homes over existing crevices, using whatever 
materials are close at hand. They carry building fragments back to the 
construction site with their forelegs and glue them into place with 
adhesives secreted from their abdomens."

Detailed Description:
War Wasp Hives are where the War Wasps live. They dispense a limitless 
number of War Wasps. Use a Missile to blow it up and the pest will be 
eliminated or just spray it full of DDT!

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Tangle Weed
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Found in: Tallon Overworld, Chozo Ruins
"Plant life with basic sentience. Retracts into ground if threatened.

Tangle Weeds are only dangerous to small organisms. They are covered in 
tiny barbs designed to trap potential meals. Tangle Weeds lack the strength 
to do anything more than hinder larger life forms."

Detailed Description:
As said in the above description, Tangle Weeds are only there to slow Samus 
down. Therefore, just blast them with your Power Beam and they will hide 
shyly into the ground, allowing you to pass through smoothly. Go through 
the door on the other side of the room.

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Plazmite
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Strength:
Power Beam: 2 shots
Small insect capable of storing and releasing thermal energy.

Plazmites are attracted to sources of heat, thriving on the energy present 
there. They emit light when hunting, and will expel small bursts of thermal 
energy when threatened."

Detailed Description:
Plazmites are the glowworms of Metroid Prime. They fly around the room, 
emitting light. However, they can hurt Samus if she jumps into them, so 
use your Power Beam to destroy those in the room.

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Hive Mecha
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Attack:
Release Ram War Wasps
"Security unit programmed to work with predatory hive dwellers.

A design flaw makes the shielding on Hive Mecha weak around their access 
ports. These units are second generation combat drones, able to interface 
with organic units at a higher level. They train, shelter and work with 
hive dwelling predators. Unarmed, they rely on their hive beasts to handle 
any threats."

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Ram War Wasp
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Attack: 
Ramming Sting
Strength:
Power Beam: 2 Shots
"Airborne predator. Circles its prey and then strikes.

The War Wasps are the only species on Tallon IV to evolve a true hive mind. 
Nesting in damp, dark places, Ram War Wasps emerge in small groups when 
threatened and circle their enemy at high speeds, disorienting it. Striking 
from all sides as a single intelligence, they can fell huge organisms."

Detailed Description:
Oh really, so that's what there oversized wasps with red abdomens are. 
As said in the description, the Ram War Wasps will spin around Samus very 
quickly, and then pause for a moment before ramming into her. To deal with 
such annoyances, spin around with them, and whenever you see the Ram War 
Wasp standing still, blast it with your Power Beam to kill it. I guess 
they will be singing "Merry-go-round the Mulberry Bush" before attacking!

The first wave will have a single ring of Ram War Wasps coming after you. 
Kill them, and start shooting at the mouth of the large Hive Mecha device 
until it rotates. Then shoot as many Ram War Wasps as possible before they 
can form the next ring.

The next wave of attacks has 2 rings of Ram War Wasps circling around Samus. 
Kill them all and force the Hive Mecha to rotate, and then the next wave 
will be released, with 3 rings of Ram War Wasps after Samus.

When they are gone, the large machine will just give up, and rise again, 
with the poison water lowering again.

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Plated Beetle
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Attack:
Charging Tackle
Strength:
Missile Launcher: 1-2 Missiles
"Well-armored burrowing insect. Vulnerable only in the rear abdomen.

Creature's thick cranial plating can repel frontal attacks. This gives 
it an advantage in combat, allowing it to make ramming attacks.

Only surfacing when it detects vibrations above, it then maneuvers itself 
so as to always face its rival, keeping its exposed abdomen protected."

Detailed Description:
The Plated Beetle is the tougher of the Beetles. It is so well armored 
that any normal attacks won't damage him when you shoot him from the front. 
However, he does have a weakness, and that is his big red bum! As the Plated 
Beetle charges at you, dash to the side, and you will be behind him, then 
fire a missile or 2 at his bum and it will explode, and then the Plated 
Beetle will be dead for sure. (Don't try this trick on women with big bums!)

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Shriekbat
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Found in: Chozo Ruins, Magmoor Caverns
Attack:
Suicidal Dive Bomb
Strength:
Power Beam: 1-2 shots
"Territorial ceiling-dweller. Body temperature peaks at 121 centigrade.

Detailed Description:
Shriekbats have high internal temperature, making them easy to spot with 
thermal imaging. They roost on cave ceilings while hunting for small prey. 
Fiercely territorial, they dive-bomb anything that wanders near."

Detailed Description:
Shriekbats are bats which shriek, simple! They are not very smart indeed. 
When Samus comes near, they give out a cry and dive at her. Not only that 
they will kill themselves, they cannot stop diving even if they miss, and 
they will kill themselves anyway as they hit the wall! Idiots.

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Reaper Vine
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Attack:
Tentacle Whip
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot to make it withdraw
Plasma Beam: 1 Charged Beam to destroy it
"Powerful rock-dwelling tentacle.

A single eye upon the Reaper Vine jeeps a constant vigil, but its vision 
is limited to 10 meters. A scythe like appendage on its tip is honed to 
lethal sharpness. The Reaper Vine will swing this blade wildly at anything 
that enters its zone of perception."

Detailed Description:
Reaper Vines are just stationary tentacles that guard certain walls. All 
you have to do is to shoot it in the eye to force it to temporarily withdraw. 
However, it will pop out again later, so move on quick. A single Plasma 
Beam charged beam can destroy it permanently!

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Stone Toad
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Attack:
Devour and spit
Strength:
Morph Ball Bomb: 1 Bomb
"Preys on creatures smaller than itself. Vulnerable only from within.

A Stone Toad is able to remain still for days. It preys upon creatures 
smaller than itself, inhaling them whole. Anything it find indigestible, 
it regurgitates. Stone toads use their tusks as a last resort in combat."

Detailed Description:
Stone Toads are not really a threat to Samus, they are just obstacles. 
They just like to block important passageways, and no weapons can break 
through its stone hide. However, if you have a Morph Ball Bomb, it's a 
different story. Just roll into his mouth, and drop a bomb. Boom! The toad 
will explode from within, and Samus can enjoy some tender Stone Toad Stew.

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Incinerator Drone
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Attack:
Fire Spin
"Programmed for high temperature waste disposal.

Device schematics indicate a high risk of malfunction when internal power 
core is damaged. Unit has minimal combat programming, but an defend itself 
if necessary. This drone's intense heat blasts compensate for its lack 
of battle prowess."

Detailed Description:
This is just some machine to dispose of trash, but it looks as if it THINKS 
Samus is the rubbish. As soon as you see its red Power Core, shoot it! 
The Incinerator Drone will malfunction, and will burn the hive above, 
causing some Barbed War Wasps to fly out!

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Barbed War Wasp
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Attack:
Stinger Launch
Strength:
Power Beam: 1-2 shots
"Airborne insect with the ability to launch its stinger at prey.

A highly aggressive member of the War Wasp family, this insect can propel 
the tip of its stinger up to 20 meters. The stinger tips regrow second 
after launch and contain an acidic compound designed to predigest prey."

Detailed Description:
The Barbed War Wasp is a War Wasp with a green abdomen instead of the usual 
yellow. They launch their stingers at Samus instead of charging. They can 
be dealt with just as easily with the power beam. A shot or 2 will do the 
trick. This is the only chance you can find Barbed War Wasps in the game.

Kill the Barbed War Wasps, and then shoot the Power Core of the Incinerator 
Drone when it comes up again. The nest will be burnt once more. Continue 
to hold back the Barbed War Wasps while waiting for the Power Core to come 
up again. When the Incinerator Drone has burnt the hive twice more, the 
hive will be destroyed, and the drone itself will explode, leaving behind 
the Morph Ball Bomb! What are you waiting for? Take it!

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Venom Weed
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Found in: Tallon Overworld, Chozo Ruins
"Poisonous plant that retracts into the ground if threatened.

Venom Weeds evolved to thrive in the habitats of large organisms. They 
lure prey with brightly colored leaves, then detain it with tiny barbs 
that deliver a powerful toxin. Venom Weeds rapidly decompose anything that 
succumbs in their midst."

Detailed Description:
Simply put, Venom Weeds are just some Tangle Weeds that are red and are 
poisonous. Do not step on these, as your energy will be drained continuously. 
Use a Power Beam or a Bomb to clear a large clump of these things.

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Flaahgra Tentacle
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
"One of Flaahgra's tentacles fills this narrow drainage channel.

Analysis indicates that Flaahgra's central nervous system is located at 
the base of this structure."

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Flaahgra (Boss)
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Found in: Chozo Ruins
Attack:
Energy Ball Blast
Thorny Bush Deployment
Strength:
Morph Ball Bomb: 4 Bombs
"This mutant plant is the source of toxic water in the Ruins.

Flaahgra's growth cycle has been radically accelerated. As a result, it 
requires near-constant exposure to solar energy to remain active. This 
exposure has made Flaahgra's outer shell thick and durable. Its lower root 
system is unprotected and vulnerable, however. Exploit this flaw when 
possible. Concentrated weapon fire can daze it for short periods."

Rule of Engagement:
The Flaahgra may seem to be a big bully, but his attacks are not that hard 
to dodge. Firstly he will spit energy balls from his mouth, he can also 
slam hard on the ground, and temporarily plant a thorny bush on the ground, 
preventing Samus from passing. Just don't run into the bush and you will 
be fine, and won't take too much damage. Get my point?

To damage Flaahgra, you will have to attack his central nervous system, 
which is guarded by his tentacles. So, you should first take away what 
keeps him active. The sunlight. See the reflector? Run over and shoot it 
with the Charge Beam and raise it up. Then there will be no more sunlight 
for our solar powered boss. The tentacles guarding the drainage ducts will 
move away, allowing you to row into the Morph Ball Slot and plant a Bomb.

Boom! Flaahgra now has faced a painful stimulus, as painful as when someone 
stabs you under the arm, and will withdraw into his flower for a while 
to rest. Then he will come out and have 2 solar reflectors working. Raise 
them up one by one as usual. Make sure that you stun Flaahgra regularly 
so he cannot lower them again. Lay the bomb, and Flaahgra will rest again. 
This time activating 3 reflectors. Take the sunlight away and bomb him 
as usual. Repeat for the 4 reflectors that appear, and Flaahgra will make 
one last dying cry, and will shrivel into the flower. Some green plants 
bloom and wither, and the water in the pool becomes clean and fresh once 
again. The water is safe!

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Pulse Bombu
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Found in: Chozo Ruins, Phendrana Drifts, Phazon Mines
Attack:
Energy Bomb Drop
Strength:
Wave Beam: 3 shots
"Life-form of raw energy. Periodically releases explosive segments from 
its body.

Pulse Bombus are energy beings, invulnerable to most known weapons. 
Electrical energy can harm them, however. They lack any intelligence beyond 
an instinctive attraction to other charged energy sources. Pulse Bombus 
produce energy constantly. All excess energy is shed, regardless of who 
or what may be nearby.

Detailed Description:
Hoo hoo hoo... So, to be more creative, the designers of Metroid Prime have 
added a u to the word Bomb to make the Bombu! That's creative, I am sure. 
Pulse Bombus are electric life-forms which look like a blue ball with a 
couple of yellow balls stuck to it. They make a special hovering sound 
when they are around. Pulse Bombus drop bombs down on their enemies. That 
is it. They can only be hurt by the Wave Beam. So if you do not have it, 
just turn into a morph ball and roll under it. A cool way to kill these 
beings is to use a charge beam to draw them near and then releasing the 
beam just before it crashes into Samus!

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Grizby
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Found in: Magmoor Caverns
Strength:
Missile Launcher: 1 Missile
"Subvolcanic carrion feeder. Carapace can be breached by Missiles.

The Grizby's carapace has been fused together by superheated air. This 
barrier stands up to everything buy concussive blasts. Its intelligence 
is limited to instinctive scavenging patterns."

Detailed Description:
A subvolcanic carrion feeder eh? Not bad, at least it gets cooked food 
all the time. Anyway, Grizbies do not attack Samus, but they just walk 
around like the Geemer, waiting for Samus to bump into it. That's all. 
To remove this pest, just blast it with a Missile. Otherwise, ignore it.

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Burrower
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Found in: Magmoor Caverns, Phazon Mines
Attack:
Blue Slime Spit
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot
"Tunneling insect predator.

The burrower is similar to the Beetle, though it prefers to spend more 
time underground. It seeks seismic disturbances, then surfaces to attack. 
It has enough cunning to realize when something is too large for it to 
handle: beyond that, it is fairly ignorant. What it lacks in brains, it 
makes up for with aggression."

Detailed Description:
Burrowers are just insects the burrow underground in hot areas like the 
Magmoor Caverns. They will jump out into the air for a while, making a 
screeching sound before spitting some blue slime at Samus. This can be 
easily avoided, and you can just return the favor by shooting a single 
Power Beam shot at it to kill it. As simple as that.

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Magmoor
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Found in: Magmoor Caverns
Attacks:
Fire Blast
Lunge Bite
Strength:
Power Beam: 2 Charge Beams
Ice Beam and Missile Launcher: 1 shot to freeze, 1 missile to kill
"Fire-breathing serpent that dwells in lava.

Magmoors prefer extreme heat zones, and are susceptible to frigid attack 
forms. Sightless, they navigate the lava currents using their sonar 
receptors. Magmoors have a keen sense of smell, enabling them to pinpoint 
targets with starting accuracy."

Detailed Description:
Magmoors are creatures that are indigenous to the Magmoor Caverns, why 
as there are so many of them, the caverns are named after them! Magmoors 
may be big, but their attacks are not that threatening, really. All they 
can do is to blast a stream of flame towards Samus, and that is not very 
accurate. At close range, it can attempt to bite you, but that is unlikely. 
I guess Magmoors can just wait until Samus has the Ice Beam, as one single 
shot can freeze it, (head only), and when you reply with a missile, boom!

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Puffer
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Found in: Magmoor Caverns
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot
"Unstable gas-filled organism. Will rupture on contact.

Puffers fill their bodies with lethal meta-virpium has and float about 
in search of food. If ruptured, the gas within the Puffer is violently 
released. Despite their fragile bodies, Puffers are aggressive hunters. 
The gas cloud thy release upon death is often fatal to the creature that 
brings them down as well."

Detailed Description:
Yes, this has got to be sort of analogous to those poisonous puffer fish 
that can only be prepared by skilled licensed chefs in Japan. Puffers are 
large green spheres with so many crates sticking out of them. When Samus 
bumps into one, it will explode, releasing its poison gas. Because of this 
only skilled licensed fighters can fight these guys. Samus is one of them. 
Just shoot them with the Power Beam. When they die, they will release their 
gas, which will remain in the air for a while. Only go over there when 
they are gone, or Samus will lose energy. Understood?

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Triclops
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Found in: Magmoor Caverns
Attack:
Grab and Spit Samus Ball
Strength:
Morph Ball Bomb: 1 Bomb
"Hard-shelled creature with powerful jaws.

The Triclops is a hunter-gatherer. It collects small creatures and bits 
of foodstuff, then deposit them elsewhere for later consumption. The hard 
tripartite mandibles it uses to move earth and rock are quite strong and 
difficult to escape once ensnared."

Detailed Description:
As the name suggests, the Triclops is a creature with 3 horns. When Samus 
is rolled into a Morph Ball. These enemies will mistake the Morph Ball 
for food and will try to grab it. But finding the ball inedible, it will 
just spit it out somewhere else. To kill these guys, just beat them at 
their own game. Drop a bomb near a Triclops and it will mistake it for 
food and swallow it. Then, like in those Tom and Jerry cartoons, it will 
go out with a big boom from the inside!

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Flickerbat
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Found in: Phendrana Drifts
"Scavenger with optical camouflaging that renders it invisible to the naked 
eye.

Flickerbats are deceptive creatures. The only way to track them reliably 
is with x-ray imaging. They fly around ceaselessly, hunting insects and 
other small prey that float on the air currents. Flickerbats tend to fly 
in cyclical hunting patterns, using primitive sonar to navigate."

Detailed Description:
Flickerbats are just some bats that fly around very quickly in the air 
in Phrendana Drifts. They pose very little threat to Samus, and you don't 
need to fight these things. If you do, then you will need an X-Ray Visor 
to keep an eye on them, as they move so fast.

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Crystallite
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Found in: Phendrana Drifts
Strength:
Missile Launcher: 1 Missile
Plasma Beam: 1 Shot
"Territorial cold-weather scavenger.

The shell of a Crystallite reflects Beam weapons, and can only be cracked 
by a concussive blast. They hang upside down in an ice cave during their 
larval stage. Moisture runs off its body and forms the hard ice shell, 
which the Crystallite retains for the rest of its life."

Detailed Description:
Crystallite are just another of those harmless little critters that crawl 
around Phendrana Drifts, waiting for Samus to hurt herself by running into 
them. They do have a very hard shell, but that can be penetrated by a Missile 
or a single Plasma Beam shot, which melts the shell immediately!

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Scatter Bombu
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Found in: Phendrana Drifts
Attack:
Triple Electric Bolt
Strength:
Wave Beam: 3 shots
"Pulsing tendrils of energy extend from creature's body.

Like all Bombus, these creatures can only be harmed by electrical energy. 
Proximity to these life-forms may result in electrical visor interference. 
It is possible to avoid engaging Scatter Bombus by rolling into the Morph 
Ball and slipping between the rotating energy streams."

Detailed Description:
Scatter Bombus are basically the brothers of the Pulse Bombus. They only 
like to hand around in circular tubes, zapping 3 continuous beams of 
electricity which they like to rotate around. Fortunately, they can also 
be destroyed, but with the Wave Beam. Otherwise, just roll between the 
electric bolts and off you go! OK? Getting too close to the Scatter Bombus 
may cause your visor to become fuzzy.

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Baby Sheegoth
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Found in: Phendrana Drifts
Attacks:
Charge Bite
Ice Ball Attack
Ice Breath
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Charge Beam and 3 shots
Plasma Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Glacial predator. Ice shell protects vulnerable dorsal area.

Young Sheegoths grow a resilient shell of ice on their backs which serves 
to protect a layer of vulnerable flesh. With this being their only weak 
point, Baby Sheegoths will turn quickly in order to not allow predators 
the opportunity to strike at their backs. Powerful hunters, they fire 
bursts of ultracold gas at potential prey, then feast on their frozen 
victim."

Detailed Description:
No, this is not a female Gothic warrior, but is some blue creature with 
a big blue shell on its back. Even though they are babies, they don't need 
to be fed with bottles, they just hunt on their own! They can shoot balls 
of ice at Samus from a range, and they can freeze her with their ice breath. 
Don't worry, they do not like Samus sashimi. Just tap B rapidly to break 
free if you are frozen. Their final attack, the charge bite, can easily 
be avoided. At this point, you can easily go behind it and blast its shell 
off with a charge beam. Then a few more shots are enough to defeat these 
overgrown "babies". If the babies are so tough, then the adults...!

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Ice Burrower
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Found in: Phendrana Drifts
Attack:
Blue Slime Spit
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot
"Burrower adapted to subfreezing climates.

A hardy life-form, the Ice Burrower has adapted to the frigid clime of 
Phendrana. It spends most of its time tunneling through the frozen soil, 
but will occasionally surface to attack passersby."

Detailed Description:
Ice Burrowers, are just like the normal Burrowers, only that they live 
in the cold environment of Phendrana Drifts. When you meet them, they attack 
the same way as the normal Burrower, spitting blue slime. One Power Beam 
shot is all Samus needs to kill these things.

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Bloodflower
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Found in: Tallon Overworld
Attack:
Green Poison Ball Attack
Strength:
Power Beam: 1-2 Charge Beams
Plasma Beam: 1 shot
"Able to eject toxic spores. Toxins are poisonous even to the Bloodflower 
itself.

Three mouth-nodules protrude from the stalk beneath the flower, each with 
a rudimentary brain cluster and the ability to spew toxic fumes at anything 
within a five-meter radius. The spores ejected from the stigma at the center 
of the flower are sufficient to kill this creature if they explode in its 
vicinity."

Detailed Description:
The Bloodflower is not a bloody flower, just a very poisonous one. It 
attacks by spitting out green poison balls which are its spores. The spores 
can be intercepted in mid air with any beam weapon. If you use the Charge 
Beam, you will have to hit it with 2 shots. If you can hit the spore as 
it is still near the Bloodflower, it will explode, taking the flower with 
it! I don't care how you kill these guys, but Plasma Beam works best.

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Seedling
---------------
Attack:
Sharp Spine Launch
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Plant based ground feeder. Dorsal spines can be ejected in self-defense."

Detailed Description:
Well, seedlings in the real world are those of young plants that have just 
sprouted. But the Seedlings here are some large blue bulb like plant 
creature. When they see Samus, they eject their spines at all directions, 
making it hard for Samus to avoid getting hit. The best course of action 
is to quickly kill these pests before they can even see her!

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Ice Parasite
---------------
Found in: Phendrana Drifts
Strength:
Power Beam: 4 shots
"Scavenger with a crystalline outer shell.

Parasites are hardy creatures, sable to adapt to any environment within 
three generations. The Ice Parasite is a prime example. Having adjusted 
to a frigid climate, this vermin now thrives in it. Omnivorous, it can 
exist in areas hostile to most life forms."

Detailed Description:
The Ice Parasite is a parasite that has adapted to the cold conditions 
of Phendrana Drifts. It is now encased in ice. The Ice Parasite is no longer 
the frail creatures you find on the Space Pirate Frigate. They are much 
more armored, and can take 4 shots of the Power Beam. Other than that, 
it is harmless, and will not attack in swarms.

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Sheegoth
---------------
Found in: Phendrana Drifts
Attacks:
Ice Breath
Charging Bite
Energy Blast
Strength:
Morph Ball Bomb: About 6 bombs
Plasma Beam: About 5 shots
"Supreme predator of the Phendrana Drifts.

Sheegoths are invulnerable to most Beam weapons. The crystals on their 
back absorb energy, which they can fire at prey. Sheegoths have poor stamina. 
They hyperventilate after using their breath attack, making their mouth 
area vulnerable. The soft underbelly of a Sheegoth is susceptible to 
concussive blasts. In battle, they expel blasts of frigid gas to ensnare 
their target. They are also fond of ramming and trampling their hapless 
prey."

Detailed Description:
Ah, so these are what the adult Sheegoths are like. Sheegoths are now 
extremely endothermic. Regardless of what weapon you use, they will be 
absorbed by the crystals on the Sheegoth's back, and he can use it against 
you. The Sheegoth can also attack by charging at Smaus or freezing her 
with his ice breath. The best way to deal with this behemoth is to roll 
into a Morph Ball and roll behind the Sheegoth. Then drop morph ball bombs 
when you are under his soft underbelly. Note that this Sheegoth is much 
stronger than the other adult Sheegoths. It takes 24 bombs to kill this 
guy, while others take only up to 8 bombs. So, be aware of that.

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Ice Shriekbat
---------------
Found in: Phendrana Drifts
Attack:
Suicidal Dive Bomb
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot
"Ice-encased ceiling-dweller. 

Like standard Shriekbats, these creatures are easily spotted with Thermal 
Imaging. They roost on cave ceilings, subsisting on insects, reptiles and 
small mammals. Fiercely territorial, they will dive-bomb anything that 
wanders near."

Detailed Description:
This is just a rarer variant of the Shriekbat, found only the Phendrana 
Drifts. They have the same properties of the normal Shriekbats, and they 
also like to kamikaze Samus with their stupid dive bombs!

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Shadow Pirate
---------------
Found in: Phendrana Drifts, Phazon Mines
Attack:
Fury Slash
Strength:
Wave Beam: 2 Charge Beams
Ice Beam with Missile Launcher: 1 shot to freeze, 1 missile to kill
Plasma Beam: 1 Charge Beam
Super Missile: 1 Blast
"Pirate forces trained and equipped for stealth operations.

A select group of Space Pirates have access to sophisticated cloaking 
technology. This gear drains high levels of power, however, forcing them 
to rely solely on melee weapons in battle. Use enhanced detection gear 
when fighting these units."

Detailed Description:
Well, well, well. It seems that the Space Pirates have equipped some of 
their fighters with stealth gear, so now, they are invisible. Fortunately, 
they are still visible for short periods of time while they are running 
towards Samus, so you can still attack them. To take them by surprise, 
have the Thermal Visor equipped and you should be able to see them from 
far away before they can see you. At first, the Wave Beam is ideal to 
paralyze them in their tracks, and then when you have the Ice Beam, you 
can freeze them and kill them with a missile. Using a Plasma Beam or Super 
Missile will guarantee a one hit kill.

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Space Pirate
---------------
Found in: Space Pirate Frigate, Phendrana Drifts, Phazon Mines
Attacks:
Red Beam Attack
Charge Slash
Strength:
Wave Beam: 2 Charge Beams
Ice Beam with Missile Launcher: 1 shot to freeze, 1 missile to kill
Plasma Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Sentinent aggressor species well trained in weapon and melee combat.
Space Pirates wield Galvanic Accelerator Cannons and forearm-mounted 
Scythes in combat. This species seeks to become the dominant species in 
the galaxy, and their technology may help them realize this goal. Ruthless 
and amoral, the Pirates care little for the cost of their ambition. Only 
the results matter, and they take these very seriously."

Detailed Description:
Yes, the main troopers of the evil organization Space Pirates are finally 
present. These guys attack at a range by shooting Samus with their red 
beams from those cannons, and if Samus is close, they will just try to 
slash her. The Space Pirates are quite maneuverable, and can roll around 
to avoid Samus' beams. The usual beam weapons apply. Take your pick. As 
a rule of a thumb, whenever you hear "Yu-Chi-Goh!", you can be sure that 
a Space Pirate or Shadow Pirate is present.

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Flying Pirate
---------------
Found in: Tallon Overworld, Magmoor Caverns, Phendrana Drifts
Attacks:
Green Beam Attack
Missile Barrage
Suicidal Dive Strike
Strength:
Super Missile: 1 Blast
Ice Beam: 2 Charge Beams
Plasma Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Pirates trained and equipped for airborne assault.

Flying Pirates are extremely agile in the air, but the heat signatures 
of their jet packs can be tracked with Thermal Imaging. While their Missiles 
are extremely potent, their jet packs can be even more so. If the pack 
fails, they will make a suicide strike."

Detailed Description:
The Space Pirates even have their airborne divisions now. The Flying 
Pirates are just Space Pirates with jet packs. They attack by firing their 
green beams at Samus. They may also release a barrage of missiles, which 
can be determined by their screeching sounds. Even when they are knocked 
back the missiles will still fly out. If a Flying Pirate is shot down by 
conventional means, they will attempt to dive down at Samus and crash into 
her, hoping to blow her up. You can stop this from happening by using Super 
Missiles and Charge Plasma Beams. The former will make them explode in 
the air, and the latter will literally vaporize them! When they around, 
they make a cry that sounds like "Cheegar!" so be aware of that.

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Metroid
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Found in: Phendrana Drifts, Phazon Mines, Impact Crater
Attack:
Energy Drain
Strength:
Ice Beam with Missile Launcher: 1 Shot to freeze, 1 Missile to kill
Super Missile: 1 Blast
"Energy-based parasitic predator.

The dominant species of planet SR388, Metroids can such the life-force 
out of livening things. A Metroid will latch onto its prey and drain energy, 
growing larger as it does. The only way to shake an attached Metroid is 
to enter Morph Bomb mode and lay a Bomb."

Detailed Description:
So, these beings are what the Nintendo franchise is named after. After 
all, it would sound silly if we call it Samus, Samus II: Return of Samus 
and Super Samus, right? Anyway, the Metroids are always resorting to their 
energy absorption tricks. They latch onto the top of Samus and sucks the 
energy slowly. To shake it off, roll into a ball and lay a Bomb. To kill 
a Metroid, you can blast it with a Super Missile, or just freeze it with 
the Ice Beam and then blast the frozen body with a missile to finish it. 
Metroids still make monkey like cries, so be aware of them when you hear 
their characteristic cry. (How stupid!)

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Ice Beetle
---------------
Found in: Phendrana Drifts
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 Charge Beam
Plasma Beam: 1 Shot
"Burrowing insect with an ice-reinforced carapace. Averse to heat.

This member of the Beetle family has adapted to life in the subzero 
temperatures in the Phendrana Drifts, growing a thick ice shell covering 
its entire body. The ice is extremely resilient, providing the Ice Beetle 
with extra protection and augmented digging abilities."

These are just a variant of the Volkswagen Beetle that can adapt to freezing 
conditions of Phendrana Drifts. As it has ice on its back, the Ice Beetle 
has heavier armor than the standard model, and hence a Charge Beam is needed 
to kill it. A Plasma Beam will melt it in one shot.

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Sentry Drone
---------------
Found in: Phendrana Drifts, Phazon Mines
Attacks:
Red Laser Attack
Dual Machine Gun Attack
Strength:
Wave Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Well-armed security mecha.

Sentry Drones have limited intelligence, but do their assigned tasks well. 
Being machines, they are susceptible to electrical attacks. When alerted, 
Drones initiate a security lockdown, then attempt to neutralize the 
intruder. Their electronic warfare suit can scramble Visor technology as 
well."

Detailed Description:
Sentry Drones are some security robots who guard certain rooms. Whenever 
he is alerted, a Sentry Drone will sound an alarm, and all doors to the 
room will be locked up. They will then attack Samus with their lasers and 
machine guns. To destroy a Sentry Drone. A charge beam from any beam will 
do. The Wave Beam is the most effective, as the drone will not explode 
with an Electromagnetic Pulse when destroyed.

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Thardus (Boss)
---------------
Found in: Phendrana Drifts
Attacks:
Frozen Icicle Spread
Multi Rock Launch
Rollout
"An animated, sentient creature of stone charged with Phazon radiation.

The Phazon radiation given off by Thardus negates auto-targeting systems, 
preventing lock on. It may be possible to acquire alternate targets with 
a different Visor. The chaotic nature of Phazon irradiation leads to 
instability in tits structural integrity. Thardus an encase targets in 
ice, and its colossal size and strength make it a formidable opponent."

Rule of Engagement:
So, the Quarantine Cave is used to hide one of the Space Pirates' test 
subjects for their Phazon experiments. The Thardus is quite a powerful 
opponent, but he can be outsmarted. For one thing, his frozen icicle spread 
can be avoided, if you choose to lean your back against the wall, while 
standing on the rocks there. As you are higher than the ground, the icicles 
cannot come up and hit you. His multirock launch can be intercepted in 
mid-air with your Power Beams, and often the rocks leave missiles and energy 
behind for you, and this is enough to negate any damage Thardus deals to 
you with its rollout attack.

Now, it's the time to target Thardus himself. Firstly, you cannot auto 
target anything with the Combat Visor, so let's switch to the Thermal Visor 
to find his weakness. The Visor can effectively auto-target the area with 
giving out heat, which is the Thardus' weak spot. Use a Super Missile to 
expose it, and the Thermal Visor will overload, so switch to the Combat 
Visor and you can lock onto his exposed weak spot, which is now blue in 
colour. Use some Charge Beams and Super Missiles and it will eventually 
shatter. Then use the Thermal Visor to find his next weak spot and repeat 
the procedure again.

When Thardus ahs lost about 40% of his health, he will generate a thick 
mist in the room, making it difficult to see him. But you can still detect 
his weak spot with the Thermal Visor, as the mist gives no heat. Once the 
weak spot is exposed, the Visor overloads, so use the Combat Visor's 
auto-target to track his weak spot. But use normal Charge Beams to avoid 
risking the wastage of missiles.

Once Thardus has about 20% of health left, he will clear the mist, and 
you can fight him as usual. Once the Thardus has no more health left, he 
will make one last cry and will crumble to a thousand pieces. That's what 
I call a 1000-piece set!

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Puddle Spore
---------------
Found in: Magmoor Caverns
"Sentient floating lava mollusk protected by an impenetrable shell.

A Puddle Spore opens when approached, attempting to intimidate with its 
size. When opened, direct fire to its mantle causes it to flip into a 
defensive position. If it can slam shut, it ejects a spread of harmful 
energy globules."

Detailed Description:
These creatures look like giant clams in the lava. When Samus comes forwards, 
they will open up, as if to say, "Hello! You know something." Then shoot 
it in the mouth to make it flip backwards, and Samus can use it as a makeshift 
float to get over the lava.

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Plated Parasite
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Found in: Tallon Overworld, Magmoor Caverns
Strength:
Morph Ball Bomb: 1 Bomb
"Hardy member of the Parasite family. Invulnerable to most weaponry.

A cousin to the Parasite, these creatures are known for their amazing 
resilience. Field studies suggest a weakness to Morph Ball-delievered 
weapon systems."

Detailed Description:
This is another variant of the Parasites. This time, they are so heavily 
armored that they can stand Missiles. But not Morph Ball Bombs. You now 
know what to do. They only appear on Spider Ball Tracks, and other places.

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Chozo Ghost
---------------
Found in: Chozo Ruins
Attack:
Energy Ball Attack
Strength:
Power Beam: 5 Charge Beams
"Spectral entity. Bioelectric field invulnerable to natural energies.

As these entities phase in and out of existence, the only way to track 
them accurately is with x-ray scanning. This partially phased nature makes 
them invulnerable to natural energy types, such as fire, ice and 
electricity. Their aggressive and erratic behavior is most likely due to 
the corrupting effects of Phazon in the Tallon IV environment. They appear 
to be drawn to Chozo religious sites, where they wreak havoc upon anything 
that enters the area."

Detailed Description:
From a previous Chozo Lore, you have found that some Chozos became ghosts 
when the meteor struck. But the Phazon still has effects on ghosts, and 
these Chozo Ghosts are not very hostile, and they like to hog areas with 
Artifacts. So beware. Their Energy Ball Attack can stop Samus' Charge Shots. 
As they appear and disappear out of nowhere, using the X-Ray Visor is the 
most effective way of keeping them in your sight. They are very tough, 
and are only vulnerable to the Power Beam, and even so, they take 5 Charge 
Beams to kill the second time!

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Jelzap
---------------
Found in: Tallon Overworld, Phendrana Drifts
Attack:
Open Mouth Suck
Strength:
Ice Beam: 2 Shots
"Aquatic predator made of electrically bound skeletal halves.

The Jelzap's brain is located in the upper half of its body, while the 
heart and digestive tract occupy the lower half. Linked by electrical 
impulses, the two halves somehow function effectively enough to launch 
the Jelzap to the top of Tallon IV's aquatic food chain."

Detailed Description:
Yes, another funny creature of the waters of Tallon IV. Jelzaps will open 
their mouths and attempt to suck Samus in. This is when they are vulnerable. 
Fire a single Ice Beam shot into the centre, and the entire Jelzap will 
be frozen solid, and the two halves are separated. Fire another shot and 
the Jelzap will make a dying cry that seems disrupted and then split in 
half, and the two halves will go their own way!

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Aqua Reaper
---------------
Found in: Tallon Overworld
Attack:
Tentacle Whiplash
Strength:
Power Beam: 1 shot to make it withdraw
Plasma Beam: 1 Charge Beam to destroy
"Powerful aquatic tentacle, part of a submerged organism.

Similar in nature to the surface-based Repaper Vine, the Aqua Repaer has 
adapted to a liquid environment. IT shares the poor vision of its 
rock-dwelling 'cousin', relying on a crude sonar sense to seek prey. 
Unhindered by water. The Aqua Reaper has considerable speed and strength."

Detailed Description:
Simply put, these are just the underwater versions of the Reaper Vine. 
They attack by thrashing their tentacles about. The same methods of 
engagement applies. A Power Beam can make them withdraw, while the Charge 
Plasma Beam can vaporize them even in the water.

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Oculus
---------------
Found in: Chozo Ruins
"Wall-crawler that generates electric pulses. The Oculus exposes its 
single eye when active. The electrical field that covers it is enough to 
deter most predators. If the Oculus detects anything capable of presenting 
a real threat, it retracts into its impenetrable shell."

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Plated Puffer
---------------
Found in: Chozo Ruins
Strength:
Missile Launcher: 1 Missile
"Mutated Puffer with reinforced epidermis.

Phazon exposure has created a mutant strain of Puffers on Tallon IV. They 
have developed plated skin, making them harder to burst. Concussive weapons 
can still do the job, however. The gas within the Plated Puffer is just 
as deadly as that within their 'cousins'."

Detailed Description:
Phazon has done the Puffers bad. They have now mutated into some brown 
Puffers with metal casings, making them more of a Chemical Bomb than ever. 
To pop these metal balloons, fire a single Missile. Again, wait for the 
gas to disappear before you collect the item they drop behind. They only 
appear in the tower of light, so don't worry.

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Tallon Crab
---------------
Found in: Tallon Overworld
"Crustacean native of Tallon IV.

Hard-shelled swarm life-form. Once harvested for food, exposure to Phazon 
has seen this practice diminish. Creatures are timid and harmless alone, 
but can be a problem when traveling in swarms."

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Aqua Pirate
---------------
Found in: Tallon Overworld
Attacks:
Green Beam Attack
Torpedo Barrage
Strength:
Ice Beam and Missile Launcher: 1 shot to freeze, 1 missile to shatter
"Space Pirates with exoskeletons modified for underwater use.

Using modified thruster-packs and Gravity Suit technology, the Space 
Pirates have armor suits for use in liquid environments. Thermal tracking 
is still very useful against these units, as the Pirate engineers have 
yet to eliminate the thruster-pack's heat signature."

Detailed Description:
Now, the Space Pirates have gone underwater. There are only 5 in use, so 
it must have been some sort of trial operation. Their torpedos travel much 
slower than the Flying Pirates' missiles, so there should be no problem 
in avoiding them. Freeze them in and then shatter them. Simple. They won't 
do a suicide strike when they die. They make the same "Cheegar" sounds 
in water, so you know when they will be present.

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Aqua Drone
---------------
Found in: Tallon Overworld
Attacks:
Red Laser Attack
Dual Machine Gun Blast
Strength:
Wave Beam: 1 Charge Beam
"Security mecha adapted for use in underwater areas.

The Space Pirates have adapted a number of Sentry Drones for use in liquid 
environments. These Aqua Drones utilize an arsenal and artificial 
intelligence suit similar to their 'cousins'. The Pirates have been unable 
to properly shield these Drones from electrical attack, making them 
vulnerable to the Wave Beam."

Detailed Description:
Simply put, Aqua Drones are Sentry Drones that have been put underwater. 
They also will start an alarm before their attack Samus with their dual 
machine guns and lasers. Like the Sentry Drones, Aqua Drones are very 
delicate electrical instruments, hence they can be short circuited by the 
Wave Beam as well. The liquid environment just makes it simpler! Hee hee.

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Aqua Sac
---------------
Found in: Tallon Overworld
"Will burst when subjected to impact or trauma.

Believed to be in the same family as the Sap Sac, this plant has similar 
features. It will burst when exposed to force. This protective response 
keeps most creatures from feeding on it."

Detailed Description:
This is just the aqueous version of the Sap Sac. It will explode when shot 
at, but Samus will not be hurt. So have fun bursting these plants!

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Mega Turret
---------------
Found in: Phazon Mines
Attack:
White Beam Blast
Strength:
Power Beam: 2 Charge Shots
Missile Launcher: 3 Missiles
"Perimeter defense turret reinforced with energy shielding.

Frustrated with inferior armor plating on standard defense turrts, the 
Space Pirates added energy shielding to a modified heavy Cannon. The new 
shielding and increased Beam strength makes the Mega Turret an efficient 
point defense weapon."

Detailed Description:
The Mega Turret is the strongest turret in the game. They also have the 
toughest armor, as it takes up to 3 Missiles to destroy one. Their beam 
weapon also packs a punch, and can take off 24 energy in one shot. Just 
strafe and blast at these things as Samus, and you will be fine. If you 
do not want to waste missiles, 2 Charged Power beams will do the trick. 
The Mega Turrets will continue firing if they suspect that Samus is still 
in the area. So they will still fire even when you are hidden behind, say, 
a pillar or a crate.

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Wave Trooper
---------------
Found in: Phazon Mines
Attack:
Rapid Yellow Beam Attack
Close up slash
Strength:
Wave Beam: 3 Charge Shots
"Space Pirate armed with Wave Beam technology.

Space Pirates have reverse-engineered several of your weapons, including 
the Wave Beam. A flaw in the design makes these Pirates vulnerable to their 
own Beam weapon system. These weapons are inferior to your Chozo-designed 
originals, but still quite potent."

Detailed Description:
Those Space Pirate copy cats have replicated your Wave Beam and have armed 
their own troopers with them. However, these are not really Wave Beams. 
They are just some yellow beam. I recommend you to be very careful with 
these guys, as they can fire their beams in a very haphazard way and deal 
heavy damage in a short time. The best mode of engagement is to fire Charge 
Wave Beams at them and do not give them a chance to even move. The Wavebuster 
is not effective as it uses to many missiles even for one of these enemies.

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Power Trooper
---------------
Found in: Phazon Mines
Attacks:
Rapid Yellow Beam Attack
Close up slash
Strength:
Super Missile: 1 Blast
"Space Pirate armed with Power Beam technology.

Space Pirates have reverse-engineered several of your weapons, including 
the Power Beam. A flaw in the design makes these Pirates vulnerable to 
their own Beam weapon system. These weapons are inferior to your 
Chozo-designed originals, but still quite potent."

Detailed Description:
Those Space Pirate copy cats have now replicated your Power Beam and have 
armed their own troopers with them. However, these are not really power 
Beams. They are just some yellow beam. I recommend you to be very careful 
with these guys, as they can fire their beams in a very haphazard way and 
deal heavy damage in a short time. The best mode of engagement is to fire 
your Super Missile at them. One single blast will do the trick.

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Elite Pirate
---------------
Found in: Phazon Mines
Attacks:
Plasma Artillery Cannon Barrage
Wave Quake
Bayonet Slash
Strength:
Super Missile: 2 Blasts
"Phazon-enhanced Space Pirate. Incredibly strong, armored and well armed.

Elite Pirates are potent foes. Their energy siphon system absorbs Beam 
weapon shots, which they use to fuel a massive Plasma Artillery Cannon. 
The nature of this system makes them vulnerable to concussion-based weapons. 
Well armed, the Elite Pirate is effective in close combat and at a distance. 
Their massive size can be a weakness, and their sluggish speed allows for 
evasion and quick attacks."

Detailed Description:
Elite Pirates are obtained by fusing Vertigo Phazon into the embryos of 
the Space Pirates. These large and blue behemoths walk ever so slowly 
towards Samus, so you should not have a problem with keeping your distance. 
The Elite Pirate will sometimes generate a Wave Quake. You can tell when 
he raises his arms into the air, ready to slam them onto the ground. Jump 
quickly to avoid it. To deal with Elite Pirates. Charge up your Power Beam, 
and wait for the Elite Pirate's energy siphon system to be off, and then 
release a Super Missile. Do not shoot at him blindly, or he can just absorb 
your beam at ease and use it against you in the form of his Plasma Artillery 
Cannon. 2 Super Missiles are enough to put an end to these so called Elites.

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Ice Trooper
---------------
Found in: Phazon Mines
Rapid Yellow Beam Attack
Close up slash
Strength:
Ice Beam and Missile Launcher: 1 Charge Beam to freeze, 1 Missile to shatter
"Space Pirate armed with Ice Beam technology.

Space Pirates have reverse-engineered several of your weapons, including 
the Power Beam. A flaw in the design makes these Pirates vulnerable to 
their own Beam weapon system. These weapons are inferior to your 
Chozo-designed originals, but still quite potent."

Detailed Description:
Naughty, naughty Pirates! Those Space Pirate copy cats have now replicated 
your Ice Beam and have armed their own troopers with them. However, these 
are not really Ice Beams. They are just some yellow beam. I recommend you 
to be very careful with these guys, as they can fire their beams in a very 
haphazard way and deal heavy damage in a short time. The best mode of 
engagement is to fire your Charge Ice Beam at them to freeze them, then 
fire a single missile to shatter their hopes, literally!

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Phazon Elite
---------------
Found in: Phazon Mines
Attacks:
Wave Quake Attack
Close Bayonet Slash
"Elite Pirate infused with energized Phazon.

The Phazon-charged Elite Pirates rely more on their Wave Quake Generators, 
opting not to carry their vulnerable Plasma Artillery cannons normally 
used by Elites. The direct fusing of the Phazon into their bodies provides 
a tremendous level of energy. The drastically lower life span with this 
process is of little concern to the Pirate Research Team."

Detailed Description:
This looks like an Elite Pirate on a heavy dose of Phazon. In fact, it 
is almost completely covered with the stuff! This monstrosity will only 
attack with its Wave Quake generator, and does it much quicker than normal 
Elite Pirates. In close range, the Phazon Elite can slash Samus as usual. 
The usual Power Beams and Super Missiles should be used against this freak. 
Wait for his energy siphon to turn off before hitting him, or just strike 
the moment he raises his arms for the Wave Quake attack.

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Hunter Metroid
---------------
Found in: Phazon Mines, Impact Crater
Attack:
Tentacle Energy Drain
Charging Tackle
Strength:
Ice Beam and Missile Launcher: 1 Ice Beam to freeze, 1 Missile to kill
"Adolescent Metroid. Energy-siphon tentacle increases its threat level.

As Metroids develop, they become more efficient predators. An 
energy-draining tentacle allows them to attack at a distance. Quick to 
anger, a Hunter Metroid will charge troublesome prey and attempt to ram 
them into submission. Cold-based attacks are still quite effective against 
these creatures."

Detailed Description:
We finally get to meet the more powerful Metroids in this game, after a 
long wait, unlike in Metroid II. Hunter Metroids look very much like red 
jellyfish. They attack by shooting a tentacle into Samus to drain her energy. 
Therefore, Hunter Metroids have increased range over the normal Metroids. 
Sometimes, Hunter Metroids will ram Samus, which is not as damaging as 
the energy drain. Hunter Metroids make the same monkey like sounds of 
Metroids (stupid!) and can be taken out by first freezing it with the Ice 
Beam, and then shattering its frozen body with a missile.

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Plasma Trooper
---------------
Found in: Phazon Mines
Rapid Yellow Beam Attack
Close up slash
Strength:
Plasma Beam: 2 Charge Beams 
"Space Pirate armed with Plasma Beam technology.

Space Pirates have reverse-engineered several of your weapons, including 
the Plasma Beam. A flaw in the design makes these Pirates vulnerable to 
their own Beam weapon system. These weapons are inferior to your 
Chozo-designed originals, but still quite potent."

Detailed Description:
Oh no, not again! Those Space Pirate copy cats have now replicated your 
Plasma Beam and have armed their own troopers with them. However, these 
are not really Plasma Beams. They are just some yellow beam. I recommend 
you to be very careful with these guys, as they can fire their beams in 
a very haphazard way and deal heavy damage in a short time. The best mode 
of engagement is to fire your Charge Plasma Beam at them twice to roast 
them alive!

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Omega Pirate (Boss)
--------------------
Found in: Phazon Mines
Attacks:
Wave Quake Attack
Heavy Punch
Dual Plasma Artillery Cannon
"Most powerful of the Elite Pirate Forces.

Omega Pirate can become invisible to normal sight. It is vulnerable when 
cloaked, as all energy is drawn from defense systems. By exposing itself 
to Phazon, it can regenerate damaged tissue and organs. Considered the 
pinnacle of the Elite Pirate program, this enemy should be handled with 
extreme caution and maximum firepower."

Rule of Engagement:
Let me put it this way. The Elite Pirates are the elite and creme de la 
creme of the Space Pirates. Omega Pirate is the elite and creme de la creme 
of the Elite Pirates! Simply put, Omega Pirate will also use those Plasma 
Artillery Cannons and all the other what not. He moves much quicker than 
the Elite Pirates, so you had better master dashing. However, this one 
is much more cautious than the other Elite Pirates. In fact, Omega Pirate 
will almost always be using his energy siphon capability. Which means you 
cannot hit him most of the time. The only time you get to hit him is when 
he readies his Wave Quake Attack and a short moment after. Then you should 
lock on to those large blue spheres on his body and hit them with the Plasma 
Beam. You will have to blow up all of those spheres before you can actually 
damage Omega Pirate.

If you do manage to smash all of those blue spheres. Then the Elite Pirate 
will fall back in bay, and kneel down onto the ground, saying something 
like "Curses!" And then he will go invisible, and will appear on one of 
the 3 Phazon patches to recharge his spheres. While he is doing so, several 
Troopers will come down to engage you. If they are anything but Wave 
Troopers. You most certainly would have time to destroy them AND cause 
heavy damage to Omega Pirate. If mainly Wave Troopers appear. Then I suggest 
you try to ignore them while you hit Omega Pirate as many times as possible 
with your Charge Plasma Beams. Killing the Troopers is not a bad thing, 
as they can leave behind energy for you to collect. Just repeat this routine 
and Omega Pirate will eventually be defeated. He stands still, his eyes 
go yellow. And he falls down in front of Samus, and melts in a puddle of 
his own Phazon slime. Meanwhile, Samus' Gravity Suit undergoes a drastic 
change and turns brown. It is now the Phazon Suit, as it is infused with 
pure Phazon, Samus will be immune to Blue Phazon!

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Meta Ridley (Boss)
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Found in: Tallon Overworld
Attacks:
Red Beam Attack
Multiple Scatter Bombing
Carpet Bombing
Ground Stomp
Ground Bite
Charge Bite
Tail Whip
"Genetically enhanced Ridley metaform.

Reborn and evolved through Pirate Technology, Meta Ridley is a fearsome 
enforcer. Its armored hide is extremely resilient, save for the chest, 
which has thinner plating. The Pirates have fused a number of potent weapons 
to the creature, including a Multi-Missile System, a Kinetic Breath Weapon, 
a Meson Bomb Launcher, and an Ultrathermal Flamestrike Projector. Meta 
Ridley is also a formidable melee combatant, making any sort of engagement 
a risky proposition."

Rule of Engagement:
It's time for Samus to face this genetically enhanced Ridley. Now, back 
from the dead twice, Meta Ridley has attained a Silver Plating and yellow 
wings, unlike his better looking purple predecessor. The battle can be 
divided into two sections. The first is when he has more than 20% of his 
energy remaining, the second is when he has less than 20%.

When he has 80% of health or more, Meta Ridley can fire his scatter bombs 
at Samus, so quickly dash out of the way. He can also fly outside of the 
arena, pump up for a bombing run, and carpet bomb the entire arena. He 
will also fire his beam weapon on the ground for his ground strafing run. 
So, quickly dash out of the way of the bombs, but sometimes, it's still 
hard not to take any damage in this battle.

Meta Ridley can also suddenly stop in mid air, and then stomp the ground 
hard, and attempt to bite Samus while is his on the floor. When you see 
him gearing up for the stomp, you had better jump back. As you have read 
in the description, Meta Ridley has a weakness in his chest armor, so that 
is where you have to aim at with your Plasma Beam. Fire Charge Plasma Beams 
for the maximum effect. If you hit the right spot, you should see Meta 
Ridley's energy bar get a sudden drop, and then he will fall back in pain. 
You sometimes may be able to get it twice before he starts flying around 
again. Of course, the best time to aim at his chest is when he is relatively 
still. Don't even try when he is on his bombing run!

Just repeat the cycle. Dodge attacks, wait for Ridley to hold still, and 
then blast him in the chest! This will be the king of pain! Don't ever 
try using Super Missiles, as they are not accurate and will waste missiles.

Eventually Meta Ridley's health will be drained and he will have less than 
20% energy left. This is the main turning point of the level. Ridley will 
take so much damage that his wings will catch fire, eventually, there will 
be nothing left of his wings but the silvery flames, and he will have to 
drop down to the ground to come after personally. The hardest part of this 
fight is now underway. As you can see, Meta Ridley has bent down a bit, 
and this makes targeting his chest armor a bit difficult. Not only that, 
he will perform numerous charge tackles at Samus, and this is known to 
take maybe over 70 energy in a single hit! 

But still, Ridley is still a bit vulnerable at certain moments. Notice 
that before he attacks in any way, he will open his mouth, so charge up 
a Plasma Beam while waiting for him to open his mouth. Once he opens his 
mouth, release the beam, and it may hit him there, causing him to have 
a pain reflex. His pain reflex will cause him to bend his body upwards, 
exposing his chest armor. At this point, you can get a few Charge Plasma 
Beam hits on his chest. Note that it is quite hard to hit his mouth really, 
so if you miss, immediately tilt your Control stick to the left or right 
while tapping the B button to dash out of the way. Then hopefully, the 
Charge Tackle may not hit you. Thankfully, the Charge Tackle is not the 
only thing that Meta Ridley will use against you. He will also attempt 
to use his Red Beam. Of course, he will be opening his mouth at that point, 
so shoot it. Then his pain reflexes will show up again. Eventually, the 
last 20% of his energy will be drained, and Meta Ridley will scream in 
pain and perform more pain reflexes. This is not all, the Chozo Totems 
high up behind Samus have decided to help too. They fire multiple lasers 
at Ridley's chest, and then knock Meta Ridley clean off the ledge. Meta 
Ridley then explodes in a big blast in his fall.

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Lumigek
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Found in: Impact Crater
"Phazon-charged reptiles.

Natvies of Tallon IV, the Lumigeks travel in swarms to increase their odds 
of survival. They absotb and radiate Phazon energy, making these wearms 
a threat."

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Fission Metroid
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Found in: Impact Crater
Attack:
Energy Drain
Strength:
Power Bomb: 1 Bomb
"Metroid with the ability to split into two forms.

The Fission Metroid is a mutant, capable of splitting in two. This split 
endows the new creatures with invulnerability to most weaponry. This effect 
is unstable, resulting in weakness to a type of weapon fire. The 
vulnerability appears to be random, due to the chaotic nature of Phazon 
mutation."

Detailed Description:
Fission Metroids are Metroids that have mutated due to rapid exposure to 
yellow Phazon radiation. They are not vulnerable to Ice Beam. If you shoot 
one enough times, it will split into 2 Metroids. So, that is double trouble. 
The 2 daughter Metroids will be in different color, corresponding to the 
beam they are vulenrable against. As they are such nightmares to kill, 
and they respawn indefinitely, I suggest that you avoid them at all costs. 
If they do latch on to you, turn into a Morph Ball and drop a Power Bomb! 
This will kill the Fission Metroid instantly and would not allow him to 
split into two!

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Metroid Prime (Boss)
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Found in: Impact Crater
Attacks:
Beam Attack
Multi Scatter Bomb Attack
Dual Homing Bomb Barrage
Charging Trample
"Highly evolved, Phazon-producing life-form.

The aberration known as Metroid Prime is the source of Phazon, making it 
immensely powerful. A genetic flaw makes it susceptible to certain weapons 
for brief periods. Only its head is truly vulnerable: other attacks are 
a nuisance. Offensively, Metroid Prime has a number of natural and 
mechanical weapons at its disposal. These include Ultrafrigid Breath, 
Multi-Missiles, Snare Beams, and Particle Wave Projectors. Its massive 
strength and barbed carapace make it lethal in melee combat. Recommend 
maximum firepower when engaging this enemy."

Rule of Engagement:
So, this is what brought down the Great Poison known as Phazon into talon 
IV. Metroid Prime. Metroid Prime is way much bigger than Samus, but his 
oversized head is vulnerable to beam weapons. Metroid Prime will use his 
beam to zap Samus hard. It can be a Power Beam, Wave Beam, Ice Beam or 
Plasma Beam, depending on what color Metroid Prime is of at the moment. 
The multi scatter bomb attack is also a pestilence.

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Metroid Prime (Essence) (Boss)
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Found in: Impact Crater
Attack:
Fire Wave Attack
"The core essence of Metroid Prime.

Scan indicates that the Phazon energy form of Metroid Prime is invulnerable 
to all conventional weapons: only attacks from a Phazon-fuzed Arm Cannon 
will damage it. It generates pools of Phazon when it attacks; use these 
to fuel your Suit's Phazon weapon system. The entity can also pawn Metroids 
to assist it in battle, rendering itself invisible when it does so."

Rule of Engagement:
This has got to be the final battle of the game. It's you against the source 
of all the Great Poison of the game. Metroid Prime's core essence. 
Fortunately, all Metroid Prime does is creating pulses of fire at Samus, 
which can be avoided by jumping. The first pulse will destroy all the rocks 
in the rocks in the room, revealing a lot of energy. So collect those if 
you are injured. Then it's time to play a game of cat-and-mouse with Metroid 
Prime. When you have avoided enough times, Metroid Prime will drop a Phazon 
pool somewhere in the room, and go invisible. Get onto the Phazon, and 
your beam will be in Hyper Mode. Then use either the X-Ray Visor or Thermal 
Visor to detect Metroid Prime and start shooting like crazy and watch his 
energy drop! Now, the Phazon pool will eventually disappear, and you can 
continue to dodge his fire waves until another pool appears.

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11. Some More Interesting Stuff
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a. Image Gallery
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If you have met certain criteria while playing Metroid Prime, you can unlock 
up to 4 Image Galleries. They contain many interesting pictures for you 
to enjoy. It includes the designers' sketches, among other things.

*****IMAGE GALLERY 1***** 
This is the first Image Gallery you can find in the game. You unlock it 
by having 50% of your Log Book filled. You get to see 14 pictures.

Picture 1: A rough sketch of Samus' body as she stretches out her arms. 

Picture 2: The sketch of Samus' power suit with correspondence to her body.

Picture 3: A sketch of Samus' Spinal Core through the power suit. 

Picture 4: Another sketch of Samus' body.

Picture 5: Another sketch of Samus wearing her Power suit with Pictures 
1, 2 and 3.

Picture 6: A sketch of Samus' hand.

Picture 7: The front and rear views of Samus' power suit. I guess this 
must be one of the preliminary designs.

Picture 8: The final design of Samus' Power Suit.

Picture 9: The sketch of Samus' Arm Cannon.

Picture 10: Some more sketches of Samus when she is moving.

Picture 11: 3 Sketches of Samus fighting.

Picture 12: 5 diagrams showing Samus swinging her Arm Cannon around. A. 
Samus is doing a jump shot. B, Samus is using the Grapple Beam. C, Samus 
is showing off her Arm Cannon. D, Samus is standing still. E, Samus is 
firing to the left, probably a missile.

Picture 13: 6 Psketches f samus doing various things.

Picture 14: The final design of the Power Suit. It shows Samus in full 
3D.

*****GALLERY 2*****
Gallery 2 is unlocked by having 100% of your Log Book filled up. There 
are 26 pictures, all about the enemies of the game.

Picture 1: A picture of a Metroid.

Picture 2: Another picture of a Metroid, this time its is golden yellow 
in colour.

Picture 3: The sketch of the mouth of the Triclops.

Picture 4: A picture of a Triclops.

Picture 5: Pictures of various creatures you find in the game. They include 
a Zoomers, a Lumigek, Scarab, a Tallon Crab, a Grizby, a Crystallite, an 
Ice Shriekbat, a Shriekbvat, an Ice Parasite and some others.

Picture 6: Pictures of 4 more creatures, a Beetle, a War Wasp, a PLazmite 
and a Burrower.

Picture 7: Pictures of Sentry Drones.

Picture 8: Picture of a Hunter Metroid

Picture 9: A picture of a Puffer.

Picture 10: A picture of a Puddle Spore.

Picture 11: A picture of a Stone Toad.

Picture 12: A picture of a Baby Sheegoth.

Picture 13: A picture of 3 Magmoors.

Picture 14: A picture of a Chozo Ghost.

Picture 15: A picture of a Space Pirate.

Picture 16: A picture of a PoPlasma Trooper.

Picture 17: A picture of some insect.

Picture 18: A picture of an Elite Pirate.

Picture 19: A picture of the Phazon Elite.

Picture 20: A picture of an Elite Pirate from the side.

Picture 21: A picture of the Parasite Queen.

Picture 22: A picture of the Flaahgra.

Picture 23: A close up picture of the Flaahgra.

Figure 24: Another sketch of the Flaahgra.

Picture 25: A close up picture of Meta Ridley.

Picture 26: Another close up picture of Meta Ridley with his moth  open.

Picture 27: A picture of many of the creatures in the game from different 
angles.

*****GALLERY 4***** 
Image Gallery 4 is unlocked by getting a 100% complete game, so you should 
collect all expansions. It shows some plans to do with Metroid Fusion, 
as well as the bonus ending scene which can only be viewed if you beat 
the game with 100%.

Picture 1: The plans of Samus' Metroid Fusion suit in Japanese.

Picture 2: Picture showing Samus' Metroid Fusion suit from different 
angles.

Picture 3: The plans of Samus' Arm Cannon in Japanese.

Picture 4: Some more blueprints of Samus' Arm Cannon in Metroid Fusion.

Picture 5: Detailed plans of Samus' Metroid Fusion suit in Japanese.

Picture 6: The plans of Samus' Metroid Fusion Morph Ball in Japanese.

Picture 7: A poster in English showing you how to use the Boost Ball 
effectively.

Picture 8: A poster explaining the physics of the Boost ball as well as 
the controls.

Picture 9: A sketch of Metroid Prime between 2 Metroids.

Picture 10: A picture of Metroid Prime from the front. See how big he is 
compared to Samus?

Picture 11: A picture of Metroid Prime standing straight up on one of his 
legs.

Picture 12: A picture of the essence of Metroid Prime.

Picture 13: A picture of a fragment of a mask.

Picture 14: Some sketches of the ending movie scene.

Picture 15: Some sketches of the scene in the end when Samus has defeated 
Metroid Prime.

Picture 16: A sketch of Samus propelling herself back on her Gunship.

Picture 17: A sketch of some arm that stuck out of the pool of Phazon, 
viewable only if you have a 100% game.

Picture 18: Some 3D animations of the aforesaid mentioned bonus scene, 
viewable only if you have a 100% game.

Picture 19: A 3D picture of Samus' face from different angles.

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b. Comparison of Resident Evil and Metroid
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Well, I have played quite a number of Resident Evil games, now that they 
are releasing them for the Nintendo Gamecube, and I found that there are 
quite a number of similarities and difference between the two games. Now, 
let me put them next to each other and compare them one by one.

*****PUBLISHER*****
Resident Evil is published by Capcom, a Japanese company whose other 
successful games include Street Fighter and Mega Man. Capcom has recently 
decided to support a bit more a Nintendo, although not as much as the Sony 
Playstation 2, but they don't really like to make games for the Microsoft 
Xbox as much. Metroid is published by Nintendo, a Japanese company which 
dates back to the 19th century and only decided to make video games 2 decades 
ago. Nintendo's successful games include Mario and Legend of Zelda. Of 
course, Nintendo only supports its own consoles.

*****YEAR OF RELEASE*****
The first Resident Evil has created by Shinji Mikami for the Sony 
Playstation in 1996 and has defined the Survival Horror Genre. Many sequels 
were made, up to Code Veronica, and Playstation fans can enjoy them all. 
Until recently, Nintendo signed a contract with Capcom that will allow 
Resident Evil games to become exclusive to Nintendo for some years to come. 
As a result, Resident Evil Zero, the REmake, and the upcoming Resident 
Evil 4 are all Gamecube Exclusive. The first Metroid game on the other 
hand was created by the late Yukoi, a Nintendo programmer who also created 
the Game Boy. The Metroid Series spread across different consoles, and 
there was a hiatus in the Nintendo 64 period, as Yukoi died in a car accident 
back in 1997. The poor man.

*****THE PROPAGATION OF THE SERIES*****
Resident Evil Series:
Year	Game							Platform
1996	Resident Evil					PS, SS
1998	Resident Evil 2					PS, DC, N64, GCN
1999	Resident Evil 3: Nemesis		PS, DC, GCN
2000	Resident Evil: Code Veronica	DC
2001	Resident Evil: Code Veronica X	PS2, GCN
2002	Resident Evil (Remake)			GCN
2002	Resident Evil Zero				GCN
2005	Resident Evil 4					GCN

You will find that there really are up to 6 episodes of Resident Evil 
nowadays. The original Resident Evil was created for the Sony Playstation, 
and later for the Sega Saturn. Resident Evil 2 was against first created 
for the Playstation, then for the Sega Dreamcast, the Nintendo 64 with 
the EX files, and finally the Gamecube, which was the version I got. 
Resident Evil 3 also was first released on the Playstation, and then on 
the Dreamcast and finally on the Gamecube so that RE fans on the GCN can 
catch up with the going on. Then, maybe Capcom was a bit fed up with the 
Playstation, so they decided to introduce Resident Evil: Code Veronica 
as a Sega Dreamcast exclusive. It was the first fully 3-D Resident Evil 
without prerendered backgrounds. This must have hurt the Playstation 2 
fans' feelings, so they decided to release it with additional scenes in 
the game called Resident Evil: Code Veronica X for the PS2. But 2002 was 
the year when all hell broke loose. Capcom signed a contract with Nintendo 
to make all the main RE games exclusive on Gamecube, and this is why all 
the games released on 2002 and after are only for the Gamecube for the 
time being.

Metroid Series:
Year	Game						Platform
1987	Metroid						NES
1991	Metroid II: Return of Samus	Game Boy
1994	Super Metroid				SNES
2002	Metroid Fusion				Game Boy Advance
2002	Metroid Prime				GCN
2004	Metroid Prime 2: Echoes		GCN

Metroid started on the Nintendo Entertainment System and was released in 
1987, when I was only 1! Then, I found this game called Metroid II for 
the Game Boy played by my cousin in the UK, and that was the sequel of 
the first Metroid, maybe because they are just too busy with the launch 
of the SNES. But still, the SNES got its own Metroid game with the 
introduction of Super Metroid, which is so colorful compared to the 
previous installment. After that, comes the 8 year hiatus in the series, 
due to the death of Metroid's creator in 1997. But when the Gamecube was 
released, Metroid got new life by the release of Metroid Fusion for the 
GBA and Metroid Prime for the Gamecube. The new Metroid Prime game is a 
first person game, and is able to interact with Metroid Fusion.

*****GAMEPLAY*****
Resident Evil involves a character running around in a mansion, a city 
or some scientific facility fighting horrible mutants, zombies and other 
biological weapons. The character will find stronger and stronger weapons 
as he/she goes and will eventually fight the strongest monster of the game. 
The character will pick up different files that shed light on the evil 
organization's activities. The character is not fixed, and will change 
as the series goes. For Metroid, the character is fixed, a female bounty 
hunter called Samus Aran. She walks around an entire planet, and she will 
also fight many enhanced fighters made by the evil organization, and she 
finds stronger and more powerful beams and will fighter the strongest boss 
in the game. In Metroid Prime, she scans Chozo Lore and Pirate Data to 
get more information about the activities on the planet.

*****THE ENEMIES*****
In Resident Evil, you are always up against the evil corporation known 
as Umbrella, and they just won't stop making biological weapons for their 
own profit. In Metroid, you are up against the Space Pirates, a large group 
of nomads which have very advanced weaponry. They aim to take over the 
galaxy with the help of Metroids and other enhanced Space Pirate fighters.

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12. Conclusion
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It was tiring work, but now my guide for the first Metroid game I have 
played in my life. For the first Metroid game I played, it has not failed 
to impress, I must say. The new first person environment allows easy 
navigation and more fun in shooting those monsters. I wonder what Metroid 
Prime 2: Echoes will be like for the Gamecube this autumn. I have bought 
Metroid Prime when it was Player's Choice, as I used not to care a bit 
about those Metroids. But now, I think I am free to change my mind. Oh 
by the way, this guide is to be published on Gamefaqs and only Gamefaqs, 
and is copyright 2004 to Alasdair Lo the years to come. OK, the time has 
come to say goodbye for now.

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Appendix I. Feedback Information
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Since the publishing of the original version of the Side Comparison Guide, 
I decided that I must make some new rules for those people who want to 
give me a feedback about my guides. All future strategy guides will have 
this section. If the following rules are not observed, I will just consider 
your e-mail to be spam mail or flame mail, and I will delete it without 
reading it, and will blacklist your e-mail address.

For publishing permission:
This guide is intended to be published in GameFAQs and only GameFAQs. You 
can print it out to read it while your computer is off, but do not copy 
my work and claim it as your own. That is all. Although I do not have a 
lawyer to sue anyone if they do it without my permission, I expect everyone 
to have self discipline about these things.

Feedback Concerning Mistakes: (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, LISTEN 
UP)
As I am a human, and we are all humans, we all make mistakes. Nobody is 
perfect. If I had made any mistakes in my guide, feel free to e-mail me. 
But however, you must follow these rules. I have typed out some bad examples 
with each rule, and they are from some of the e-mail I received by people 
who are dissatisfied by my original Command and Conquer: Generals side 
comparison guide. 

You must:
Be polite, as I will take these feedback letters as seriously as formal 
letters, and you should specify the version number of my guide, then I 
can check my guide out. However, it need not be as formal as business letters, 
after all it is only a game. You should also present yourself clearly, 
I won't even think about anything that I cannot understand at the first 
glance, as I am a busy person.

For example, "I enjoyed reading your guide, but disagreed with you on some 
points." From a person called Alex Shikh or "I agree with you that China 
is the strongest factions, but it is not much stronger than the other 2." 
From Ives Gobau And so on.

You must not:
Say any foul language and offend me. 

For example, "Your guide was ********, full of lies and biased opinions." 
From K Truin. You are not going to make me listen by saying rude words 
to me, you will only give me the impression that you are either uneducated 
or have low EQ. (Emotional Quotient)

Conduct any surveys about how good my guide is and give it to me, as I 
could not care less about your so-called surveys. 

For example, "I have conducted a survey about your guide and over 90% said 
that it was a trashy tabloid." From Frozak.

Finally, you must not say anything I consider to be racist. 

For example, "You mentioned that you live in China that is obvious, 
considering your bias towards this side, etc..." "I am afraid that your 
living in China has blinded your judgment so much." From someone I could 
not remember his name. So, what are you trying to say, say that us Chinese 
are all idiots? Besides, the word bias is used to describe unfair 
comparisons due to neglecting some facts. As I have put all facts into 
account, I really cannot have made any bias towards any sides.

From all the 50 or so letters complaint I received, I decided to listen 
to less than 5 of them. Why? As only 5 of them could follow the rules stated 
above. So, you MUST take those points into consideration, or else, don't 
expect me to listen to you.

Submitting your own tips:
I am always ready to submit tips from readers. However, you should make 
sure that the tip has not been posted in my guide before you mail me. Also, 
write down your name or a pseudonym so I may credit you.

Game Help:
If you have read my guide and did not understand something, feel free to 
ask, but please do not do this too often, as my e-mail account has other 
uses. But do not ask about anything that was clearly written in my guide 
or I will not reply.

You may have wondered why I put this section up. This is a new 
"Anti-disturbance" ordinance I set up for my own use, in order to minimize 
all those annoying and insulting things I receive. In fact, during 
September alone, I received at least a hundred of mail concerning my Side 
Comparison Guide, and I am now to make sure this will never ever happen 
again.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours,
Lo Kai Yan Alasdair, kylohk. (Kai Yan Lo From Hong Kong)