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                      Copyright (C) 2004 Ernest Ho
                         GameFAQs Name: Schlave
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       SYSTEM...................................GameBoy Advance
       LAST UPDATE..............................6th April 2004
       VERSION..................................0.9
       FAQ TYPE.................................FAQ/Walkthrough



NOTE: 
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you will be hunted down and destroyed. Thank you. 

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If you wish to mail me a question, check the guide carefully before 
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you want to mail me help, I'd gladly appreciate it.

The Table of Contents (below) has a search string for almost every 
individual section - it's on the right of the section and sub-section 
names (the ones beginning with "mf"). If you use Windows, type Ctrl-F 
to bring out the search window, and copy-paste/input the search string. 
Press Enter and you should be brought to the respective section/sub-
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    C O N T E N T S
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 (1)   Updates...............................................mf_updates
 (2)   Who am I?...............................................mf_intro
 (3)   Controls.............................................mf_controls

 (4)   Game Basics.............................................._basics
                  4.1  Map Screen.................................._map
                  4.2  Jumping...................................._jump
                  4.3  Edge Grasping.............................._edge
                  4.4  Hatch Types..............................._hatch
                  4.5  Security Gates............................_gates
                  4.6  Block Types.............................._blocks
                  4.7  Extreme-Temp Rooms........................_xtemp
                  4.8  The X Files................................._xpa
                  4.9  The SA-X...................................._sax
                  4.10  Core-X..................................._corex

 (5)   Inventory................................................mf_ivty
                5.1  Energy Beam.................................._beam
                5.2  Missiles....................................._miss
                5.3  Bombs........................................_bomb
                5.4  Power Bombs................................._pbomb
                5.5  Morph Ball.................................._morph
                5.6  Hi-Jump......................................_hijp
                5.7  Jumpball...................................._jumpb
                5.8  Speed Booster..............................._speed
                5.9  Space Jump................................._spacej
                5.10  Screw Attack..............................._screw
                5.11  Suit Upgrades..............................._suit

 (6)   Walkthrough.......................................mf_walkthrough

 (7)   Sector Maps...............................................mf_map
     *          7.1  Main Deck...................................._main
     *          7.2  Sector 1....................................._sec1
                7.3  Sector 2....................................._sec2
                7.4  Sector 3....................................._sec3
                7.5  Sector 4....................................._sec4
                7.6  Sector 5....................................._sec5
                7.7  Sector 6....................................._sec6

 (8)   Boss Creatures...........................................mf_boss 
 (9)   Tackling the SA-X.........................................mf_sax
(10)   Bestiary..................................................mf_nme
(11) * Shinespark Easter Egg....................................mf_ssee
(12)   Frequently Asked Questions................................mf_faq
(13)   Acknowledgements..........................................mf_ack
(14)   Legal Stuff.............................................mf_legal

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Here are the update logs of the guide version-by-version, containing 
any new major stuff I added or any corrections made to this guide.


Version 0.9 (6th April 2004)
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I'm off guides almost completely, but I happened to spot a rather 
interesting theory posted by a rather creative GameFAQs user on the MF 
boards. So I stuck it here. As for completion of the Sector 
Maps...well, I'll work on it from time to time...
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- Added Kong IV's theory on the transformed SA-X's appearance
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Version 0.8 (12th October 2003)
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The "Item Locations" section is replaced by a slightly more 
comprehensive "Sector Maps" section. I've completed 5 of the sector 
maps, but the other two are still incomplete. Oh, and I haven't 
forgotten about this guide, so I feel sure that I can finalise this 
guide is the next update. Stay tuned!
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 - Finished 5 sector maps in "Sector Maps" section (replaces "Item 
   Locations" section
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Version 0.7 (2nd June 2003)
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Some simple format changes. Nothing much...yet. ^_^
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 - Corrected header-and-text format
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Version 0.6 (27th May 2003)
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Started on Item Locations section. Up till now, I've been waffling over 
whether to submit or not, but in the end I said: "To heck with the 
formalities! I'm going ahead at 270 kb!" And I finally submitted this 
guide :P
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 - Started on Item Locations section
 - Added Game Endings to the walkthrough
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Version 0.5 (5th April 2003) - unsubmitted
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Finished basic sections of guide, Legal Stuff etc. as well as the 
"Tackling the SA-X" section and Boss section (the easiest one to 
complete :P ).
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 - Finished basic sections of guide
 - Finished Tackling the SA-X section
 - Finished Boss Creatures section (incl. 1% Challenge section)
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Version 0.4 (20th March 2003) - unsubmitted
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Added the Item Log for the walkthrough and finished the Inventory 
section.
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 - Added Item Logs in walkthrough
 - Finished Inventory section
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Version 0.3 (10th March 2003) - unsubmitted
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Finished Game Basics section. I re-read the walkthrough and took out 
some useless and unnecessary tips. It's neater now.
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 - Game Basics section finished
 - Minor corrections made to walkthrough
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Version 0.2 (30th February 2003) - unsubmitted
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Finished Bestiary section, and did some of the Game Basics section. 
That was quite a bit of work...the Game Basics bit is gonna be a bit 
tough...
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 - First four sections of Game Basics section done
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Version 0.1 (17th February 2003) - unsubmitted
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Finally, after about 3 months of work, I finished the walkthrough and 
the enemy section.
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Call me Schlave. I decided to write for Metroid Fusion much earlier; 
however, I had little time to write while I was overseas, and besides, 
I was busy was my other interests.

Of course, when I started writing, I saw that there were already 7 
guides up for it. Pointless writing one of my own? Of course. NOT! So I 
put all my effort into writing this guide, making every detail as 
elaborate (though hopefully not too elaborate) as I could possibly make 
it.

When my guide hit 200K, I figured that I could have sent it in. But 
whatever for? It was only half-complete and would not stand up to any 
other guide on GameFAQs. So I put off submitting it until I had 
polished and waxed it.

I'd always wanted to write a good guide for a popular game. I am, of 
course, several months overdue of the date when the game was 
hot...nevertheless, here it is.





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Direction Pad        - (1) Aims Samus' Cannon
                       (2) Left/Right buttons move her around

A Button             - (1) Jump
                       (2) Brings up current objective, if in map 
                           screen

B Button             - Shoot

L Button             - Hold down and press Up/Down to aim diagonally 
                       up/down

R Button             - (1) Hold down to use Secondary Weapon
                       (2) If in map screen, brings up inventory

Select               - Nothing

Start                - Brings up map screen





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Metroid Fusion is an exploration platform game, and the tremendous 
number of possible paths to take can be intimidating. And if you don't 
know how to use later abilities to keep going, Samus is going to be a 
pile of molten metal very fast. This section here contains the very 
basics of Metroid Fusion, so a quick read through will ensure your 
survival...for a while.



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The Map Screen can be brought up with a touch of the Start button; it 
lets you view the whole map of the sector that you are in. It is very 
informative, and can help you find your way out when you are stuck 
(also saves me time from going through a boring path which you can 
easily use the map to get through :P )

Pressing L will permit you to put the game in sleep mode. This is 
exceptionally handy if you are nowhere near a Save Room and you need to 
put the GBA down. Sleep mode saves on battery.

Pressing R will bring up your Inventory. You can see exactly what 
abilities and weapons, as well as energy, Missiles and Power Bombs you 
have.



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"Jumping?! You have a goddamn section about jumping?!" Not so fast; if 
you don't know how Samus can jump, you're find the going tough.


I: Standard Jumping
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Of course pressing A will have Samus jump vertically into the air.

But if you are running forward and pressing A, Samus will launch into a 
rolling jump. This is essential for activating the Space Jump, Charge 
Spin (see section 5.1, Energy Beam) and Screw Attack.

You will snap out of a rolling jump if you shoot.

Also, you can roll into a ball in mid-air, but can only jump as a ball 
with the Jumpball ability.


II: Wall Jumping
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Wall-jumping is a handy technique that can reproduces a high jump to a 
limited extent. To execute the wall jump, simply launch into a rolling 
jump towards a wall; while touching the wall, press A and the opposite 
direction in which you are rolling. Samus will bounce off the wall and 
jump higher. This technique is most useful when jumping up long, narrow 
shafts.



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Samus can now grab on to edges of ledges and platforms and hang on. If 
you want to clamber up onto the ledge, press up; if you want to jump in 
the opposite direction, press A and the opposite direction; if you want 
to fall down, just press down.

To clamber into narrow passageways, you need to grasp on to the edge of 
the passageway and press Up. If you have the Morph Ball, you will snap 
automatically into a ball when you enter the passageway.



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I: Standard Security Hatches
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Colored hatches are back in Metroid Fusion, but this time they're a bit 
different. The Biologic Space Labs has five levels of security, 0 being 
the lowest and 4 being the highest. Each security level has a different 
color, which marks each security hatch:

   Level 0 : Colourless
   Level 1 : Blue
   Level 2 : Green
   Level 3 : Yellow
   Level 4 : Red

Unlocking each level of security will bring forth a flood of new and 
more powerful enemies into the Sectors...but it will also open up new 
paths and sectors to explore. Security hatches can be shot open if they 
are glowing.


II: Criteria Hatches
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Often you will see solid grey hatches which look totally different from 
standard security hatches. Either these are permanently shut or you 
need to destroy something in order to activate the hatch. If such 
hatches are activated, they will flash multi-coloured and to open, 
simply walk over to them.



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Security Gates are metal gates that can only be opened by shooting the 
multi-coloured button on top with an energy beam. They can bar your way 
if you are on the wrong side of one, and if you don't have the Wave 
Beam.



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Certain portions of walls, floors or platforms can be made up of a type 
of block different from the normal block that makes up perfectly normal 
walls, floors and platforms. These blocks normally show up as normal 
blocks, but if you lay a Power Bomb, their true nature will be revealed 
(they have a different appearance from other blocks). There are 6 types 
of special blocks:


I: Pit Blocks
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These crumble instantly when you step on or grasp them and reform very 
quickly. They are imprinted with what resembles lots of small bubbles.


II: Booster Blocks
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Touch them while boosting and these blocks will crumble. If you perform 
a shoulder ram or ultrajump, you can also bust through these blocks. 
They are imprinted with a yellow chevron.


III: Fragile Blocks
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These are simply plain grey blocks which can be blown away with either 
energy beams, bombs or your Power Bomb.


IV: Bomb Blocks
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Bomb blocks can be destroyed by your Screw Attack or the blast of an 
ordinary bomb. They are imprinted with a picture of a standard Bomb -_- 
I can't describe this very well.


V: Power Bomb Blocks
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Power Bomb Blocks can be destroyed with the blast of a power bomb, 
though the block does not necessarily have to be right next to be 
epicenter of the explosion. They are imprinted with a picture of a 
power bomb. -_-' I can't describe this very well either.


VI: Screw Attack Blocks
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Screw Attack blocks can be broken through with the Screw Attack. They 
hide lots of very, very interesting places ^_^ They are imprinted with 
a red circle surrounded by four yellow blades.



  __/mf_basics_xtemp                                            __
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Samus' ordinary Fusion Suit cannot withstand extreme temperatures; 
namely, sub-zero and ultra-hot. 

Subzero rooms are usually found in Sector 5; they usually have 
twinkling snowflakes falling all around the room. 

Ultra-heated rooms are found most often in Sector 3, and they are 
filled with bright, angry, red heat waves. Without the Varia Suit, 
Samus loses health at a steady rate in the duration she stays inside 
the room. If she is in a fluid which saps energy (lava or acid), the 
two rates will stack up!



  __/mf_basics_xpa                                              __
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Samus was once infected by an alien parasite called by the scientists 
the "X-Parasite". After receiving the Metroid vaccine, she can now 
absorb free-floating X-Parasites. All organisms on the station have 
been infected by X (with the exception of a few), so destroying enemies 
will usually yield free-floating X.

X-Parasites are lumps of jelly and are uni-cellular. To absorb them, 
simply touch them, and they will restore health and weapons! They are 
several types:

   1. Yellow ones, that restore 10 Health
   2. Green ones, that restore 2 Missiles
   3. Blue, large, sparkly ones, that restore 30 Health IF you have the 
      Varia Suit equipped (if not, you will lose 50 Health)
   4. Red ones that restore 500 Health, 50 Missiles and 10 Power Bombs

Some X-Parasites appear free-floating, but they are flashing white; you 
cannot absorb these, and they are headed for a destination, usually 
another organism. When they touch evolutionable organisms, that 
organism will evolve into an advanced form. For more information on 
that, see the "Bestiary" section.



  __/mf_basics_sax                                              __
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Just in case you think that enemy with orange armor and a visor and 
hand cannon that looks remarkably like yours is potential prey, I'll 
quickly tell you: that is the SA-X, and it mimics you at full power. 
Which means that until you get the Wave Beam, you cannot and should not 
assault this enemy. More detail on how to get past the SA-X will be in 
the section "Tackling the SA-X".



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Every boss except the last one is infected by a large X-Parasite whihc 
holds some special ability. Such an X is called a Core-X, as it makes 
up the core of the organism it infects. After you destroy the 
organism's body, the Core-X will exit the remains and begin a last-
ditch defence. All Core-X have a tough, thorny membrane on the outside, 
which you can break with Missiles. Shooting the membrane with energy 
beams will force out smaller X parasites which you can absorb to 
restore energy and weapons. When you absorb Core-X, you restore 500 
Health, 50 Missiles and 10 Power Bombs.

But some Core-X have tougher membranes; these are called Supercore-X, 
and Missiles and energy beams will glance off them. Supercore-X all 
have an eye, which they reveal regularly to fire an energy beam at you. 
The eye is vulnerable, so that part should be blasted with Missiles in 
order to defeat a Supercore-X.





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Ever since her almost-fatal infection by X, Samus' suit has been 
redesigned and as a result, she lost most of her abilities. Of course, 
all these abilities and weapons can be restored, simply by reabsorbing 
a Core-X.

In order to forge her way through the teeming masses of enemies, Samus 
needs to restore all these abilities and upgrade her weapons. Her suit 
also can be strengthened.

NB: Don't read this section if you can't bear to find out what weapons 
you will get before you even the play the game :P This also contains a 
couple of spoilers from Super Metroid, so players of Super Metroid who 
read this guide will get the idea straightaway :P



  __/mf_ivty_beam                                               __
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Samus starts off with a hand cannon that fires weak energy pulses. 
These can be used to pick off small baddies like the Hornoad and Slime 
Zombie, but when it comes to tougher and bigger enemies, you will need 
something beefier. The hand cannon can upgrade 4 times; each upgrade 
makes the hand cannon more powerful and versatile.


I: Charge Beam
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The Charge Beam is obtained from the very first Supercore-X you 
encounter.

Although all subsequent energy beam upgrades can be charged, this 
upgrade is THE one that allows you to charge up your hand cannon. This 
upgrade also improves the power of your shot. Hold down the B Button to 
begin charging your cannon; when Samus (and not the end of the hand 
cannon) starts glowing, you can do one of two things:

   1. Fire a charged shot. This is three times more powerful then an 
      ordinary shot and has the power of a Missile.

   2. Launch into a Charge Spin. Do this by leaping into a rolling jump 
      when Samus is glowing, and she will jump as per normal...except 
      that she still is glowing as she does so. If you touch enemies 
      which can be affected by the energy beam while in this state, you 
      will inflict some damage; smaller enemies can get shredded as if 
      you were performing the Screw Attack, but larger ones merely take 
      some damage. Whatever the case, you lose your charge, and have to 
      charge up yet again if you want to repeat the Charge Spin.


II: Wide Beam
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The Wide Beam is obtained from the scientist-turned-Supercore-X in 
Sector 3.

This upgrade allows you to shoot three energy beams at once, and so 
cover a larger firing area. Your Charge Spin is also more powerful.


III: Plasma Beam
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The Plasma Beam is obtained from the Mother Root in Sector 2.

"The Plasma Beam!" Say it with awe! ^_^ Once more, you fire three 
energy beams which are supercharged with plasma, and pass through 
enemies as if they were not there. Use these to dispose effectively 
multiple enemies in rows. A charged up Plasma Beam has the power of 
three Super Missiles! Also, your Charge Spin is more powerful.


IV: Wave Beam
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The Wave Beam is obtained from the X-infected Security Robot in Sector 
6.

This upgrade makes your beams wall-penetrating, and with this, you can 
FINALLY harm the SA-X. You can also open security gates from either 
way. Also, your Charge Spin is more powerful.


V: Ice Beam
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The Ice Beam is...find it yourself. :P

Before you claim your final suit upgrade (which is NOT the Gravity 
Suit), your cellular makeup prevents you from using this. However, you 
get the Ice Beam packaged with your final suit upgrade. The Ice Beam is 
enemy-freezing and Metroids are prone to this (hint hint). Too bad you 
only get to use the Ice Beam against ONE enemy -_-'



  __/mf_ivty_miss                                               __
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When you obtain the Missile weapon, Samus' cannon can employ ballistic 
weapons. Missiles are explosive, and will work against certain enemies, 
but glance off the hide of others. You can upgrade your Missiles to 
make 'em more powerful. To fire Missiles, hold down R and fire.


I: Super Missiles
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Super Missile data can be found in Sector 3. They make your Missiles 3 
times more powerful and explode with a satisfying rumble! Eat THAT!


II: Ice Missiles
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Ice Missile data is located in Sector 5.

Due to Samus' temporary inability to use the Ice Beam, a substitute 
upgrade has been provided: the Ice Missiles. Ice Missiles affect ALL 
enemies; when you hit an enemy with one, it will freeze. You can then 
jump on the enemy and take no damage. This is good if you want to 
create temporary platforms on which to get higher up. You can pump more 
Missiles into their frozen bodies to destroy enemies that can be 
destroyed with Missiles.

The freezing effect will wear off after a couple of seconds, though, 
and although this works on the SA-X, it is only frozen for 1 second!


III: Diffusion-Effect Missiles
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Talk about snappy science! The data is located in Sector 4.

With this upgrade, you can charge up your Missiles! This will not 
increase their destructive power (I can't visualise you firing a huge 
warhead with the power of 10 Super Missiles -_- ) but upon impact, an 
icy wave will blossom from the point of impact, freezing enemies within 
an area slightly larger than your GameBoy Advance's screen size. Very 
handy for freezing multiple enemies or getting past Balloon Creatures.



  __/mf_ivty_bomb                                               __
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You get the Bomb data from Sector 2.

You should have the Morph Ball when you claim this upgrade, otherwise 
you can't use it. Lay a Bomb by pressing B when you are curled in a 
ball. The Bomb ignites after 1 second, and you can have four bombs on 
the screen at once.

If you are near enough (as a ball) to the bomb when it explodes, you 
will be propelled upward just a very short distance. Before you have 
the Jumpball, this ability is quite useful. However, you cannot jump 
higher and higher into the air, propelled by well-timed explosions, as 
you could in Super Metroid. 



  __/mf_ivty_pbomb                                              __
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  |                     P O W E R  B O M B S                    _|  |
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Power Bomb data can be found in Sector 5. To lay a power bomb, hold 
down R as a ball and press B. They take twice as long as ordinary Bombs 
to explode, but...

Power Bombs are impressively powerful; when they ignite, a huge anti-
matter explosion blossoms out, and shrinks back into singularity (i.e. 
a tiny hole equivalent to nothingness *blah blah Stephen Hawkings 
blah*), dragging free-floating X which happen to be in the innards of 
its explosion back to the point where it ignited. This lets you get X 
faster.

Power Bombs are also extremely useful in eliminating packs of weak 
enemies in a single fell swoop.



  __/mf_ivty_morph                                              __
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  |                      M O R P H  B A L L                     _|  |
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You get the Morph Ball ability from the Arachnus on the Main Deck. 

The Morph Ball gives Samus the fundamental ability to roll into a 
compact ball. To do this, press down twice while standing. Her reduced 
size allows her to enter narrow passageways. While in this state, she 
can still be damaged and cannot fire her energy beam; her only defence 
are Bombs and Power Bombs, the data of which you will find in other 
sectors. Neither can she jump as a ball, unless she has the Jumpball 
ability.

In order to grasp on the the edge of a narrow passageway and clamber 
into it, you also need the Morph Ball ability.



  __/mf_ivty_hijp                                               __
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  |                         H I - J U M P                       _|  |
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The Hi-Jump ability is regained from the Great Choot.

Samus' standard jump height is rather pitiful, so the Hi-Jump merely 
allows you to jump one and a half times higher.


  __/mf_ivty_jumpb                                              __
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The Jumpball ability is regained from the Great Choot.

With this ability, you can jump a fairly high height as a ball. If you 
hold down the A button, you'll just keep bouncing :P You can still lay 
Bombs and Power Bombs in mid-air, though.


  __/mf_ivty_speed                                              __
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The Speed Booster ability is obtained from the aquatic monster Serris 
in Sector 4.

With this ability equipped, you can run over long stretches of ground 
and accelerate as you do so, until Samus eventually starts running at 
hyper-speed, and glows a bright pink colour! In this state, she can 
bust through speed booster blocks and shred enemies by running into 
them. Also, your speed allows you to cross pit blocks before they even 
crumble beneath your feet :D While boosting, you can also jump up, but 
once you land, you lose your boost.

While boosting, you can store a boost charge by pressing down. This 
sends Samus into a mode called Shinespark (in which she maintains her 
pink glow), and you can execute the following moves, both of which can 
bust through speed booster blocks as well:


I: Ultrajump
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Tap A while in Shinespark mode to execute this! Don't even talk about 
the Hi-Jump; the Ultrajump sends Samus rocketing vertically upwards 
until she smashes into an indestructible wall. You can't control Samus 
while she is ultrajumping, and this move has a lag period of 1 second; 
meaning, Samus takes 1 second to get into position.


II: Shoulder Ram
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Tap A and hold down Left/Right/L Button to launch into a Shoulder Ram 
in three different directions! If Samus shoulder-rams into a slope, she 
will start boosting again, assuming you held down the same direction 
button! Once again, you can't control Samus while she is ultrajumping, 
and this move has a lag period of 1 second; meaning, Samus takes 1 
second to get into position.


  __/mf_ivty_spacej                                             __
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  |                       S P A C E  J U M P                    _|  |
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The Space Jump is obtained from the Arachnoid on the Main Deck.

Equipped with this, Samus' rolling jump now sends her into a spinning 
blur, blurring the laws of gravity! With the Space Jump, you can jump 
an indefinite amount of times in mid-air, reaching heights unreachable 
by even your Hi-Jump. To execute a Space Jump in mid-air, make sure you 
are in a rolling jump. When you peak in jump height and start to fall, 
press A to jump again! Repeat as needed.


  __/mf_ivty_screw                                              __
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  |                     S C R E W  A T T A C K                  _|  |
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The Screw Attack is obtained from Ridley-X in Sector 1.

The Screw Attack renders all enemies (except bosses) plump pigeons at 
your mercy. When launching into a rolling jump in the air, Samus is 
nothing more than a whirling blur engulfed by bolts of unspeakable 
power! Touching an enemy with the Screw Attack will slash it into 
pieces!


  __/mf_ivty_suit                                               __
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  |                    S U I T  U P G R A D E S                 _|  |
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Samus' Fusion Suit offers only sparse protection and damage absorption. 
Other suits will defend you better from enemy damage and give you new 
abilities!


I: Varia Suit
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
You get the Varia Suit from the Orb-X.

The Varia Suit is yellow-green in colour (actually, I hate the colour 
scheme!!) and protects you from extreme temperatures. You can enter 
ultra-heated and sub-zero rooms without getting roasted or chilled, but 
you cannot enter lava without taking damage.


II: Gravity Suit
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You get the Gravity Suit from the Nightmare.

The Gravity Suit is a comparatively cool purple colour, and allows you 
to move freely in water and other fluids (including lava and acid), 
therefore you can speed boost in water without getting bogged down. 
Also, it protects you from lava but not green acid.


III: X-Fusion Suit
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(Hoi! This is one top secret suit, so you can go and find it yourself 
:P )

The X-Fusion Suit (as I name it) renders Samus' weapon data independent 
of her cellular makeup, restoring to Samus the Ice Beam! It is an 
orange colour and is the very last suit you claim.





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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
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You might notice that I avoid certain easy-to-reach items. Don't worry, 
as when you return in the future, you'll be getting them, along with 
several others. 

As long as you don't make a major goof-up (like falling down a big, 
vertical tunnel and having to start again!), it's fine. But here are 
some tips to altogether shave off time:


- refer to the map so you don't get lost.

- unless you have terrible motor control, minimize saving as far as 
possible, unless I say the future part is gonna be tricky.

- if you must refer to the guide word-for-word, read it several times 
to get a gut feeling. I've simplified it as much as I can, but read it 
and understand all the same, because it may get confusing :)


Most of the objectives the computer gives to you (check by pressing A 
in the map screen) are placed inside the walkthrough at the parts of 
the game when you get them, so if you think you are lost, you can refer 
back to this walkthrough.

After every mission, there is an Item Log to notify how much stuff you 
should have at the end of every mission.

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When the game starts, Samus recalls the events that led up to her 
obtaining of her blue Power Suit: accompanying a scientist, Biologic's 
men on a mission, she absorbed an X-Parasite from a creature she 
destroyed, and as a result, almost died. Only a vaccine made from 
Metroid cell culture saved her life...and transformed her cellular 
makeup. Thanks to the X-Parasites, the weaker, organic components of 
her previous Power Suit fused with her body. Her abilities are gone as 
a result of her Power Suit removal, but as the computer tells you, they 
are capable of being unlocked again.

After being alerted of an explosion in Biologic's Space Labs, you are 
sent there to find out what caused the blast. So, your new ship drops 
you off at Biologic's research space station...and your quest begins.


    Overview of Space Labs : Unlike other Metroids, you will be 
    spending your whole time on the space station. Every 
    single one of your missions take place on it. However, 
    there are several "sectors" in the station which mimic 
    a certain habitat on various planets, allowing different 
    - some violent - creatures to exist for research 
    purposes.




MAIN DECK : Mission One
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   - Ferret out the biological disturbance in the Quarantine Room
   - Collect Missile weapon
   - Destroy source of massive bio-signs in western region of Labs
_____________________________________________________________________





Well, here we are! As the computer has already told you, you cannot use 
most of your latent abilities yet, so you need to unlock them all. You 
start off with a hand cannon firing puny energy bullets as your first 
and only weapon. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Go to the Quarantine Bay. Access Navigation Room en route.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Start off going left and upwards, out of the Docking Bays, and into the 
Main Deck. Rather quiet, eh...we haven't gotten to the good stuff yet! 
Where the path splits, take the bottommost hatch, and uplink in the Nav 
room. After the briefing, exit and go upwards to the open hatch. In the 
next room, drop down to the bottom and enter the hatch, into the 
Quarantine Bay.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Investigate Quarantine Bay.
(O)===============================================================(O)


In the Quarantine Bay, it should be simple enough to track down the 
single enemy, an Hornoad, and blast it to pieces with a few shots. Out 
pops a small, yellow blob which you can absorb; they are X-Parasites, 
and since your cellular makeup has changed, you can absorb them without 
adverse effects. All enemies, when destroyed, yield some form of X-
Parasite: 

     - Yellow ones restore 10 Health
     - Blue, large, sparkly ones (you'll encounter them MUCH later) 
       restore 30 Health, if you have the Varia Suit
     - Green ones restore 2 Missiles (you'll get them later)
     - Red ones restore 500 Health, 50 missiles and 10 
       Power Bombs


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Hostile creature sighted. Report to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


With your new knowledge, go back to the Nav room and uplink. The 
computer will unlock Level 0 (colourless) hatches for you, and to open 
blinking hatches, all you have to do is to shoot them with something.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
X parasite presence confirmed. Find origin of bio-signs.
(O)===============================================================(O)


That being said, make your way right and up, and go through the only 
Level 0 hatch to the right. Ignore the Hornoad which spawns, and go 
through the room. Save if you want, then enter the next room and 
immediately go upwards and enter the hatch at the top. Uplink again, 
and you will find out that you stand no chance against the massive 
biological creature whose location has been pinpointed; you must get 
the Missile weapon for your hand cannon from a Data Room.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Missile Data ready. Download immediately.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Exit right after the briefing, go upwards and through the hatch into 
the next room. Use the lift to go up (Samus will reflect on stuff) to 
the Operations Deck; from there, it's pretty simple to find your way to 
the Data Room on the second floor. 

When you reach it, load the data into yourself by stepping on the 
raised switch in the data terminal...and you've got the MISSILE WEAPON 
<M: 10>! Hold R to highlight the missiles and press B to fire.

When you return to the Nav room, you will be told that electrical 
interference has wiped out the elevators. When the briefing finishes, 
exit the Nav room and hop across the platforms. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Elevators not operational. Find alternate route to target.
(O)===============================================================(O)


You will see a glowing red lamp on the wall; shoot it with a Missile 
and hop into the passage and proceed right. Destroy the barrier with 3 
Missiles, and to reach the bottom watch for crumpled portions of the 
wall or floor; they are either destroyable or crumble under your feet. 

Drop down the shaft and don't forget the MISSILE TANK below it <M: 15>. 
At the bottom, enter a small room to the left and shoot the corner of 
the uppermost step to reveal another MISSILE TANK <M: 20>, then exit 
the room and go right, shooting the enemies down until you enter the 
lighted portion of the Main Deck.

The path splits; if you must, save at the Save Room, for we will be 
coming to a boss room very soon. Then take the bottom route and shoot 
three missiles into the Eye Door when it exposes its yellow eye. When 
it is destroyed, go through the door.

Make your way across the room using the grips and midway, you will find 
your first ENERGY TANK <ET: 1>. Your maximum health points now rises by 
100, to give you an additional edge over the enemy beyond. Drop down 
the shaft at the end, and the floor will crumble away to drop you into 
the boss room.


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Arachnus                   \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Unleashes a blue wave of energy                              |
|  - Burps a fireball which spreads on the ground                 |
|  - Curls into a ball and rolls at you                           |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Arachnus is tricky, but not tough. There are metal grips   |
|  on each side of the room to avoid all his attacks, and when    |
|  he rolls at you, you can simply jump over him.                 |
|                                                                 |
|  His back sports an impenetratable carapace, though, so always  |
|  aim for the front. Go in with Missiles a-blazin' and when you  |
|  run dry, use energy bullets. 15 Missiles later, he will        |
|  dissipate and its Core-X will come out; simply shoot it three  |
|  times with Missiles and absorb the X-Parasite for the MORPH    |
|  BALL ability.                                                  |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


With the Morph Ball ability, you can curl into a ball by pressing down 
twice, and squeeze into narrow gaps! Excellent, this ability will open 
up new routes to you. When you climb up an edge into a narrow gap, you 
will snap into a ball automatically. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE : 
Morph Ball ability absorbed. Proceed to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Now exit left through the narrow gap, over the blocks, through a 
passageway and into a darkened area. Familiarize yourself with the 
Morph Ball as you go along, cutting down the Slime Zombies as you go.

When you reach a lighted area, continue left and save if you want to. 
If not, proceed left and go back to the Nav room. When the briefing 
finishes, exit the room left and go upwards. Roll underneath the narrow 
gap leading right on the way for a MISSILE TANK in a secret room <M: 
25>, exit and go up to the top and through the hatch. Roll underneath 
the narrow gap leading left at the top, then from there use the map to 
reach the elevator. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
X detected in Sector 1 (SRX). Investigate and gather data.
(O)===============================================================(O)


The moment you are out of sight, there is a loud explosion...and in 
walks another Samus Aran, in the original Power Suit! It blasts open a 
hatch and walks through...what can this mean?
 
The moment you reach the bottom, the elevator splutters and fails. You 
are now on the main Sector floor, where you can choose which Sector to 
access. BSL is made up of 6 sectors (excluding the main deck). Here's a 
little diagram.

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 |       G        B       0  MAIN  0        B       G      |
 |___S5__G___S3___B___S1__0__LIFT__0___S2___B___S4__G__S6__|
     ||      ||       ||               ||       ||     ||

Legend:
G = Level 1 (Blue) hatches
B = Level 3 (Green) hatches
0 = Level 0 (Colourless) hatches

Obviously, security limitations permit you to enter only Sector 1.



                             1_____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 3/48     |
              | - Missile Weapon     |                             |
              | - Morph Ball         | Energy Tanks     : 1/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      |                             |
              \______________________|_____________________________/ 



SECTOR 1 (SRX) : Mission Two
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   - Clear out 5 atmospheric stabilizers corrupted by X
   - Get the Charge Beam
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    Overview : Sector 1 mimics the climate of SR388, a planet 
    that Samus visited in Metroid 2: Return of Samus. Naturally, 
    you'll see some familiar faces during this simple mission...
    and be faced with an enemy which holds the tough little
    Charge Beam...


Enter the Nav room and receive your briefing, then save your game if 
you want. Then zip through the Save room and Recharge room into the 
huge one beyond. There are many doors which you cannot use yet, so take 
the Level 0 hatch at the bottom right corner. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE : 
Atmospheric stabilisers corrupted by X. Investigate.
(O)===============================================================(O)

Blast your way through the energy-sapping enemies and quickly pump 3 
Missiles into the barrier, before opening the hatch beyond. The room is 
foggy, obviously because X have corrupted the stabiliser! There are 5 
of these rooms; you'll have to locate and clear them all! 

Make your way to the blocked stabiliser in the foggy room, stand on the 
platform next to it and fire three Missiles into the gap to clear it. 
Then proceed right into the next room.

In the room, leap over the Hornoads and avoid getting hit by the 
single-eye Halzyns when they drop to the ground, then duck and fire at 
the corner to destroy a single block. Curl into a ball and roll into 
the tunnel to get an ENERGY TANK <ET: 2>, then roll out, shoot open the 
hatch and proceed. 

Jump over the shaft and go right. Ah, here's the second of the whacked-
out stabilisers! Shoot out a portion of the wall with your cannon, wipe 
out the enemies and make your way up to the top. On the top floor, you 
can simply save time and jump over the enemies. When you reach the top 
right corner, shoot 3 Missiles upward through the gap to destroy the X 
clogging up the stabiliser. Then drop through some pit blocks below the 
stabiliser to the bottom floor, and exit the room.

In the narrow shaft, drop down and enter the first door to the left. 
Avoid a run-in with charging Motos by simply leaping over them, and go 
through the door at the other end. You will find yourself in a shaft 
full of Zebesians shooting beams at you; if you have about 2 Energy 
Tanks left, you can afford to take some damage by simply sticking to 
the left wall and falling down. Shoot missiles as you go to destroy any 
Zebesians in the way, although you will still take some damage. When 
you drop to the bottom, go through the right hatch, and through the 
room after that. 

Now, make your way to the clogged stabiliser by using the hand grips on 
the walls and ceilings, and to destroy the X clogging the stabiliser, 
use the hand grips on the right of it to get enough to shoot 3 Missiles 
into the gap. Then drop down to the bottom and exit through the bottom 
right door, and through the room after that.

Enter the hatch on the other side to find yourself in yet another room 
with one clogged stabiliser. Head up the shaft near the door using the 
handholds, then cling on to the grips at the top of room and climb 
forward until you see the clogged stabiliser. Quickly shoot 3 Missiles 
into the gap, then wait until the room clears, before entering the door 
at the top left corner. Grab the MISSILE TANK <M: 30> and backtrack 
into the previous room. Then drop down to the bottom passageway and 
exit through the right door.

In the following shaft, you have to use the hand grips to make your way 
up the room. Use Missiles to destroy any Zebesians. At the top, go 
through the room, shoot the flashing button of the security door in the 
next room to open it, then go through that one as well. 

In the water-filled room, cling to the hand grips on the ceiling and 
creep along, using Missiles to destroy the Scisors - be wary of the 
energy balls they fire. Creep to the end of the hand grips, then, still 
clinging on, shoot several bullets at the left wall to blast through 
several blocks and reveal a narrow gap. Slide through the gap and 
through the door beyond.

In the next room, drop down the pit blocks and roll under the narrow 
gap. If you must save, take the lower door, blast through several 
Hornoads and use the Save Room after that. If not, take the upper path 
and wipe out the Eye Door. Take the red parasite it leaves behind to 
restore your weapons and energy, then go through the room.

The large room sports nothing but a chozo statue holding a ball-like 
object in its hand...blast the object, and suddenly, the statue comes 
to life as a Supercore-X! This is not a real boss though. To destroy 
it, wait until its eye opens, then quickly shoot a Missile into the eye 
at a distance. When you damage it, it will fire a charged shot, so be 
careful. If in need of Missiles or health, shoot its body to make it 
eject a few X-Parasites. After 3 missiles, it will go down. Absorb the 
X to gain the CHARGE BEAM weapon! Armed with something more 
substantial, you should feel braver.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Charge Beam restored. Proceed with atmospheric stabilisation.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Now go through the door at the top right, and shoot out the ceiling to 
reveal a hidden passage. Before entering the door, cling to the hand 
grips and fire a missile on the left wall; bang! A hidden passageway! 
Fire several shots to clear it, then roll through it into a hidden 
room. Avoid the enemies and grab the MISSILE TANK <M: 35>. Then go back 
to the previous room and enter the hatch.

In the last foggy room, blow away the Hornoads and drop to the bottom 
of the room. Roll under the narrow gap and stand at the wall where the 
stabiliser is against. Shoot the wall to get a narrow gap, allowing you 
to pepper the X clogging up the stabiliser with a few Missiles. Well 
done! The atmospheric levels are equalized, and one objective has been 
completed. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Atmospheric stabilisers online. Proceed to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Now exit the room through the door at the bottom. Go through the 
security door and out of the room after that, then hop up the platforms 
to the top of the shaft. Enter the save room to the right and save if 
you want, then fire at the cracked brick on the wall of the save room 
to open another new passage. Jump and curl into a ball, so you may gain 
enough height to roll into the passage.

You will find yourself in a hidden chamber with a long shaft; it is 
narrow enough for you to use the Wall Jump (jump rolling towards the 
wall, then when you touch the wall press the opposite direction and 
jump to bounce off) effectively. Keep walljumping until you reach the 
top, where another MISSILE TANK <M: 40> awaits. Drop back down and 
return to the previous shaft, and this time take the top left door. 
Right now, there's nothing for it but to return to the Nav room. Use 
the map; it's easy enough.

The briefing will tell you to go to Sector 2, so go back up the lift to 
the Main Deck and go down the elevator to Sector 2.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
X detected in Sector 2 (TRO). Brief in TRO Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)



                             2_____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 6/48     |
              | - Charge Beam        |                             |
              |                      | Energy Tanks     : 2/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      |                             |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



SECTOR 2 (TRO) - Mission Three
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   - Open Security Locks Level 1 (Blue)
   - Get the Bomb weapon
   - Destroy the Cage Leech
_____________________________________________________________________




    Overview of Sector 2 (TRO) : This sector of the labs is 
    set in a beautiful tropical environment, which is now 
    tainted by the presence of the X. This sector has been 
    ravaged by the rampage of some mysterious enemy, called 
    the SA-X...and occupied by exotic creatures who have not 
    yet emerged as their most dangerous form. Also, the Level
    1 Security Room is located here, and unlocking Level 1 
    gives you access to the much needed Bomb weapon.


When you receive your briefing, you discover that the Samus-clone is 
actually an X-Parasite mimicking you, called the SA-X. It uses your 
original Power Suit and sports all your abilities, so you can't match 
up against it. Be wary.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Bomb data ready. Unlock Data Room hatch and download.
(O)===============================================================(O)


After the briefing, make your way out of the Nav room, save if you 
must, and go through the Recharge room into the first large room of 
Sector 2. Start going down the slopes; when you reach the third slope, 
point downwards and shoot as you walk, so that you will blast away a 
few blocks for you to drop to the bottom, unhindered. Go right and 
upwards, not forgetting to use your Missiles on the Zeroes if 
necessary, and head through the hatch at the top.

In the next room, simply hop over the Zeroes and enter the next room. 
Head to the top, blasting Zeroes away as you go; then shoot the door 
and jump over the Zero into the Security Room. At last!

The moment you enter, run off the platform and start falling through 
the middle of the room, and you will land on the terminal switch. Samus 
will input some data, then the Level 1 Security Hatches will be opened. 
Watch for blinking blue hatches now.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Blue hatches now active. Proceed to Data Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Now backtrack to the large room after the NSR chain (refer to map) and 
drop through the gap between the two platforms near the door you came 
in from, so that you miss bumping into the Zeroes on your way down. 
When you hit the bottom, immediately open the hatch at the bottom left 
corner of the room and enter. In that room, dodge the Zeroes and enter 
the room after that, then go upwards and left, to the Data Room. Step 
onto the terminal for the BOMB weapon.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Bomb data download complete. Proceed to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)

As you exit, the room quakes, and if you go on, you will discover that 
a section of the wall on the top right corner of the room is cracked. 
Use your Bombs to blast away the blocks, then roll under the gap for a 
MISSILE TANK <M: 45>. Dropping to the bottom, you find that the hatch 
is destroyed and untraversable...what to do? Hug the left wall at the 
bottom and bomb the floor there. A passage leading downwards will be 
uncovered; go down it and into a hidden portion of the sector. 

If you must, save in the room to the right, if not proceed left and use 
some Missiles to blow away the enemies in the way. Then go through the 
door.

The path will split, as you will find out after you enter the large 
room. Take the upper path, then walljump to the platform with the Zero 
on it. Stand on the higher portion of the platform, duck and fire at 
the left wall to reveal a hidden passage! Clamber into it and into a 
secret room with a Missile Tank in an alcove at the top. The alcove 
seems too high for you to reach...but simply curl into a ball and bomb 
the floor a bit to the left of the protruding block. Surprise! A lift 
rises up, allowing you access to the MISSILE TANK <M: 50>.

Exit the secret room, and take the lower path this time. Now, you have 
to take a twisting, narrow passageway downwards...it's not too hard, 
but I'll give a detailed walkthrough anyway :)


1. Roll under the passageway, and use a Bomb to blast yourself over the 
obstruction and lower down.

2. Use another bomb to clear out the block in the passageway and go 
lower down.

3. As you drop down, morph back into Samus and fire downwards to blast 
away another block in midair, then duck and clear away the Zeroes with 
a few Missiles. Destroy some blocks blocking a downward passage with 
Bombs.

4. When you drop down the passageway, duck and clear out the 
Zeroes.

5. There will be two blocks you can clear out. Bomb the right one 
and drop down the passageway (the other one leads to a deadend).

6. Once again, use Missiles and Bombs to clear out the obstacles.

7. For the final stretch, use a Bomb to destroy the block and you 
will fall to the bottom.


Once you hit the bottom, go through the hatch, and in the next bare 
room, simply go downwards and through the hatch at the bottom. Then, in 
the large room, roll into a ball and go right, and bomb the lower 
portion of the floor to blast away some blocks. 

Drop lower and where the path splits, take the left way and drop still 
lower...avoid landing on a small, lower partition of the floor which 
will crumble under your feet and drop you onto some Zeroes. Instead, go 
right, and bomb away the block blocking the passageway. Enter the 
chamber with the Zeroes, and bomb the right corner it to clear a whole 
pipe! 

Enter the passageway a short distance, lay a bomb (or several in a row, 
since I can't pinpoint the exact location) to blow away several blocks 
and allow you easy access to a MISSILE TANK <M: 55>. Now go back up and 
through the hatch.

In the next room, squeeze through the narrow gap between the column and 
the ceiling, blow away the Puyos, then lay a bomb slightly to the right 
of the right brown column in the background. It will trigger a lift 
which appears and allows you to get through the seemingly unreachable 
second gap. Go through the hatch at the end.

Go upwards and through the third one to the right. Fire two Missiles to 
destroy the Side Hopper (avoid the spines shot out as you do so) and go 
through the hatch at the other end. In the next room, blow open the 
hatch at the other side and go through the Save room (if you need to 
save then do so), and through the room after that. 

The next room contains an easy ENERGY TANK <ET: 3> and two Zeroes; lay 
bombs on the lower portion of the ground first before going for the 
Energy Tank to save time. Drop through the holes your bombs have 
blasted through, then destroy the Eye Door, and go through the door it 
guarded.

In the room, drop to the bottom and you will begin fighting a 
formidable opponent, the Cage Leech.


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Cage Leech                 \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Jumps into the air, descends and attempts to trap you in its |
|    maw and suck energy from you                                 |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Cage Leech is impenetratable in all places, save for one   |
|  area: its eye. The only way to get at it is to wait until it   |
|  leaps high into the air, opens its maw and starts drifting     |
|  down like a leaf. You have but 3 seconds to dash under it and  |
|  two missiles into its eye, before it reaches the ground.       |
|                                                                 |
|  Two missiles will destroy one portion of its segmented body;   |
|  there are 4 segments. The first three take 2 missiles each;    |
|  the final portion takes about 4 or 5 to destroy. If ever you   |
|  should be trapped by its cage-like maw, quickly lay some bombs |
|  to get yourself free. Once you destroy three segments of its   |
|  body, it cannot suck energy from you.                          |
|                                                                 |
|  The final Core-X takes 6 Missiles to destroy. When the battle  |
|  is over, absorb the X for the HI-JUMP and JUMPBALL abilities!  |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


Exit the boss room and jump up the left hole into the room above, and 
shoot the door open the moment you reach the apex of your height. Cling 
to the wall and clamber through the door. Backtrack to the room with 
Zeroes and a Side Hopper; you will find that all Zeroes are frozen in 
opaque, solid cocoons! 

Also, the room is in a mess, with crumbled and broken blocks lying 
everywhere. Stand on the darker-coloured, cracked portion next to the 
hatch, set a bomb, and when it blows up a few blocks, you will drop 
onto a block which crumbles beneath you and you will fall into a secret 
compartment of the room below.

When you drop in, go right a bit and AHHHH!!! The SA-X! If you try 
fighting it now, not only will you get frozen by the Ice Beam, you also 
will be blown away by a Super Missile. 2 rounds of this will be more 
than enough to kill you; instead, go to the very right of the 
compartment and fire at the floor; some blocks of the floor will be 
blasted away, allowing you to drop to the same level as the SA-X. Now 
creep left slowly, only allowing yourself to see a small portion of the 
light field around the SA-X. Let it pause to open the hatch and exit 
the room; now breathe a sigh of relief, then go through the hatch 
yourself.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
SA-X encountered. Retreat and proceed to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Don't let it come into your view or it will spin around and attack. If 
it does see you, run like hell back to the right and blast the blocks 
to allow you to jump back up to the secret compartment and hopefully 
you'll be quick enough to jump over the Ice Beams the SA-X sprays at 
you before you become an icicle.

You'll arrive back in a familiar shaft. Go upwards and take the first 
door to the left (not starting from the bottom), into a water-filled 
room. Make use of the hand grips to climb across the room and to the 
pedestal with a MISSILE TANK <M: 60>. Now drop into the water, lay a 
bomb at the position of the tallest water plant in the foreground, and 
it will trigger a lift for you to clamber into the narrow gap. Enter 
the hatch beyond...another room with a Missile Tank! Quickly, lay a 
bomb on the floor to the right of the red plant in the foreground, then 
curl into a ball. The lift will be triggered, and when it rises to the 
maximum height, jump (as a ball) and lay a bomb as close as you can to 
the block in the wall. 

When the block is blown away, clamber into the chamber and behold! 
Another MISSILE TANK <M: 65>! Now exit the room, and lay a bomb on the 
small, protruding block outside the door. A lift will be triggered, 
allowing you to get up and out of this room.

Back in the shaft, make your way up, and use some Bombs to blow away 
some blocks obstructing the passageway leading to the hatch. Go through 
the room after that, destroy the Side Hopper with a few Missiles, then 
roll into the narrow gap that was above the Side Hopper; lay a bomb 
next to the wall and it will clear out a passageway for you to a secret 
room containing a MISSILE TANK <M: 70>. 

There is another passageway between the ceiling and the left wall which 
you can use to make a quick exit to the shaft. Roll through the narrow 
gap...and you will arrive back at the large room after the NSR chain.

Now refer to your map, and you'll see that there's a greyed-out room 
accessible through a blue hatch. Go into it, roll into a ball, hug the 
right wall, jump as high as you can go and lay a bomb. Clamber into the 
gap cleared and clear out the passageway to reach a small room 
containing a MISSILE TANK <M: 75>. Now exit to the large room and 
return to the Nav room for your briefing; ignore the accessible room 
below the NSR chain for now.

The computer will inform you to go to Sector 4, so go up the lift to 
the Main Deck and make a beeline for Sector 4.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Aberration in Sector 4 (AQA). Proceed to Sector 4.
(O)===============================================================(O)



                             3_____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 13/48    |
              | - Hi-Jump            |                             |
              | - Jumpball           | Energy Tanks     : 3/20     |
              | - Bomb Weapon        |                             |
              |                      |                             |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



SECTOR 4 (AQA) - Mission Four
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Engage and destroy the ultra-fast terror, Serris
   - De-electrify the water by lowering the water level using the Pump 
     Control Unit
_____________________________________________________________________




    Overview of Sector 4 (AQA) - Sector 4 is an aquatic zone, 
    which means that with your ordinary, plain-jane Fusion Suit, 
    your movement is pretty much crippled in the water. You 
    jump lower, and move slower. Not only that, but the water 
    level in this mission is so high that it comes in contact 
    with the exposed power nodes, which means the water is 
    electrocuted. Entering it with take off 6 Health per second. 
    You know the water is electrocuted if the water is flashing. 
    Prepare to encounter some nasty water creatures here. The 
    fastest way to get by all of them is to use the Charge 
    Spin (charge up with the charge beam, then spin jump).


Receive your briefing from the Nav room terminal in this sector, then 
go through the NSR chain to the large room after. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Engage Serris.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Hop across the platforms and find your way to the hatch on the other 
side. Head through it, and through the room after that. You will arrive 
in a room chock full of Scisors, as well as electrocuted water. Make 
your way up the zigzag passage and bomb the large block at the top to 
destroy it. Use the hand grips on the ceiling to make your way to the 
small platforms in midair. Go upwards, destroying the enemies as you 
go, and go up the small tunnel in the ceiling.

In the next room, make your way right across the pools of water, using 
Missiles to dispose of the crawling enemies, and go up the shaft before 
the hatch at the other end (yes, the Missile Tank is tempting, but 
later we will grab it). At the top, lay a bomb next to the horizontal 
row of blocks to destroy them, then roll into the passageway. When you 
come to what seems to be a dead end, lay another bomb next to the wall 
blocking the hand grips to destroy it. Climb halfway up the handgrips 
and fire two Missiles at the left wall to blow away a few blocks, 
revealing a small passageway (bomb the wall if you need to pinpoint the 
exact location of the missile blocks). 

Now, before climbing into the passageway, roll into a ball and lay a 
bomb in the small alcove below it, to reveal a MISSILE TANK <M: 80>. 
Then clamber into the passageway, and drop down a hidden hole into 
another secret area. Leap the gap (don't fall down it or you will fall 
through pit blocks, and have to start again!), snap back into normal 
Samus, jump up and blast away some blocks to reveal a wide passage 
leading to the previously inaccessible MISSILE TANK <M: 85>. 

Now drop down the gap to the bottom, save at the save room to the right 
at the bottom if required, and go back into the previous large room. 
Hop across the platforms and enter the hatch at the top left corner. 

The path will split, so take the upper path, wipe out the Scisors and 
Skulteras, and enter the submerged hatch. In the next room, the path is 
rather linear, so I won't give much details; simply go upwards and 
enter the enclosed chamber at the top for an ENERGY TANK <ET: 4>. Exit 
that room, and go back down and back to the previous room (save at the 
Save Room on the way if required, it's on your map). This time, take 
the lower path, and go through the hatch.

In the next large, water-filled room, roll into a ball, jump and bomb 
the long, horizontal row of blocks, to reveal a large row of hand 
grips, allowing you to get headway across the water. When you reach the 
other end, go up the tunnel into another room.

In the next room, jump up to the first bunch of hand grips on the left 
wall, and keep climbing up...when you reach the end, keep going, and 
you will roll into a secret room full of enemies. Roll underneath the 
gap at the bottom and snatch the MISSILE TANK <M: 90>, exit the secret 
room, the room before that and return to the large area with 
electrified water.

When you drop into the room, use several bombs to blow away the left 
wall, and enter the hatch. When you enter the next room, aim up and 
blast away a block to expose an upward passageway (ignore the blue 
door; we'll be returning to it afterwards). Go upwards, use the ceiling 
handgrips to get across the wide gap, then on the other side shoot 
upwards again to blow away several more blocks. Destroy the blue block 
blocking the way to a passage leading further up, then ascend and 
destroy the enemies with a few well-placed Missiles. Lay a bomb in the 
left corner, and drop down the hole formed. Again, hug the left wall, 
shoot upwards to blast away some blocks, then head through the hatch at 
the top.

Through the hatch, you will come to a save room. Save here, for we will 
be fighting Serris next. Then bomb the cracked portion of the wall in 
the room and go through. Bomb the obstruction in the passageway after 
that, and go through the hatch.

You will find yourself in a room with a large tank containing the 
skeleton of a long-bodied animal...what's this? It's the skeleton of 
Serris! Obviously the X have taken over the organic components of 
Serris, so you must be getting close! 

Head your way across to the other side and go through the hatch; you 
will find yourself on the other side of the room where you recovered 
your fourth Energy Tank. Go upwards and into the tank of water, blast 
away the Eye Door, and enter the door, into the aquatic lair of...


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Serris                     \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Explodes out of the floor and whizzes around                 |
|  - Goes into boost mode, and zooms around before going back     |
|    to normal                                                    |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  Just stand on the platform above the water, and Serris will    |
|  come soaring out of nowhere, to begin fighting you!            |
|                                                                 |
|  Serris is extremely hard to hit as well as dodge, but to       |
|  facilitate your job you'll have to spend much of your fighting |
|  time underwater. The easiest way to get at Serris is to wait   |
|  until it emerges from the ground, allowing you to unleash a    |
|  Missile at it. Its weak point is its head.                     |
|                                                                 |
|  When damaged, Serris will go into boost mode for a short while,|
|  so be careful. This boss fight, given Serris' elusiveness, is  |
|  quite time-consuming, so aim properly. 4 Missiles in its head  |
|  will settle its hash; next will come its Core-X which takes 6  |
|  Missiles to destroy.                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  Fight the Core-X outside the water to make the battle easier.  |
|  After it is destroyed, absorb the X to claim your SPEED        |
|  BOOSTER ability.                                               |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


After you claim your prize, exit the room by the top right hatch. Start 
running across the room. After a few seconds, you will break into the 
speed boost and scream all the way to the end...when you reach the 
other side, bomb away the walls blocking the tunnel containing crawling 
enemies, then use several Missiles to quickly clear the tunnel, and 
when you reach the left end start off another run. You will break into 
a Speed Boost, shatter several blocks in the floor and fall into a pit 
(hug the left wall of the pit so your fall will be unobstructed all the 
way), down into a previously explored room. Drop down the shaft at the 
bottom of this room and BOOM! You're back in one of the first rooms in 
Sector 4! Again, head through the hatch at the upper left, and you will 
find yourself in a distinctly familiar place...

This time, take the lower path, and continue on left until you come to 
the blue door which I told you to put off until later (use your map if 
you forgot). Start at the rightmost end of the room, and go running 
through the blue hatch. You will go blasting through the room - the 
Pump Control Unit - a few seconds later, running at hyper speed; then 
you will smash through a speed booster barrier and arrive at the pump 
control room.

Step on the terminal to lower the water level, then claim the MISSILE 
TANK <M: 95>. When the water level has lowered sufficiently, drop 
through the gap on the right, jump up, blast away a gap in the floor 
above, shoot open the hatch which you entered the room from, and start 
running until you zip out the pump control room and the next one at 
speed booster speed. Shoot the hatches as you go so your run remains 
unhindered.

After zooming through two rooms, you will arrive at a large room 
previously filled with water. Roll through the small gap and drop to 
the bottom, then quickly destroy the three enemies on the ground with a 
few Missiles. Starting from the power nodes on the left side of the 
room, run right until you break into a speed boost, crash through a 
wall and into another room. Keep going until you are at the other side, 
then jump up to the pool and get across as quickly as you can to the 
MISSILE TANK <M: 100> in the water. 

Drop down the short tunnel to the left of the pool, back at the left 
side of the long room. Backtrack a bit to gain more ground, and start 
off running right once more. This time, head right through the room 
with the pool of water and into the next one, and you will smash 
through some more blocks. Don't stop there; keep going and you will 
smash apart several enemies and bust through another bunch of blocks; 
shoot the hatch and go through.

Destroy the Scisor, then destroy its golden form that the X parasite 
spawns, and you may head through this room. Find your way back to the 
NSR chain of this sector, and get your briefing from the Nav terminal. 
The computer will tell you to head to Sector 3, so go up the lift to 
the main deck and down to Sector 3.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
New Missile Data ready in Sector 3 (PYR) Data Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)



                             4_____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 18/48    |
              | - Speed Booster      |                             |
              |                      | Energy Tanks     : 4/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      |                             |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



SECTOR 3 (PYR) - Mission Five
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Open Security Locks Level 2 (Green)
   - Get the Super Missiles
   - Chase away the rogue Security Robot
_____________________________________________________________________




    Overview of Sector 3 (PYR) : This sector is full of rivers 
    of lava and pyroclasts, as well as enemies that can beat 
    the heat better than you can.. In other words, it's the 
    only sector to sport ultra-heated rooms, with temperatures 
    your suit can well nigh resist. Ultraheated rooms are full 
    of damaging heat waves that subtract 5 Health per second. 
    This will severely limit your exploration for now.


When you arrive at Sector 3, receive your briefing from the computer. 
As you will be told, there will be Super Missile data in wait for you - 
one of the most valuable finds, because they are three times stronger 
than your wimpy current version :) The computer gives you a handy hint: 
there are no ultra-heated rooms, so turn back if you enter one. Don't 
worry, the path in the walkthrough has no ultraheated rooms either :)


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Locate Security Rooms and activate green hatches.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Open the right hatch and start running right, opening the hatches as 
you go. You'll eventually break into a speed boost and when you enter 
the large room after the NSR chain, keep going on and you'll blast 
through a wall and smash through a ledge, before dropping down some pit 
blocks to end up behind a wall. Hmmm, the room seems curiously void of 
enemies...

Regardless, start running left, firing your cannon repeatedly and 
blasting away the blocks as you run. Blast open the hatch as you go, 
and when you enter the room you will start boosting, and smash through 
a wall, into a corridor. Start shooting at the floor the moment you 
burst through the wall, and you will shoot out a passageway in the 
floor. Drop down it and aim for a dark tile on the ceiling closest to 
the right wall. Shoot it out to reveal a MISSILE TANK <M: 105>. 

Then climb back up, and wait for the shattered blocks to reform over 
the gap, begin from the right wall and start running left again. You 
will break into a speed boost, and before you hit the other side, press 
down to stop your boost AND store a boost charge. Samus will, by now, 
be flashing neon; stand below the protruding chamber and slightly to 
the right of the visible passageway, and tap A to launch Samus into an 
ultrajump which BLASTS through several boost blocks and into the 
chamber. Clamber into the narrow gap, lay a bomb to clear the tunnel 
and roll into the next room.

Hmm, interesting! You have just dropped into the Security Room you're 
looking for! Step onto the terminal and unlock Security Level 2, and 
head out the room...and look! The X has infiltrated the sector, so it 
is now filled with enemies. Start racing through the room to avoid 
hindrance from enemies that the X spawn, and when you hit speed booster 
speed, jump to smash your way through the wall, then exit the room.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Green hatches now active. Proceed to Data Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Again, run right, blasting away sections of walls as you go, and enter 
the hatch on the other side. Leap up to the first wall monster, roll 
into a ball and slip underneath it; you will tumble down a secret 
passageway of pit blocks, behind the security door. Shoot the security 
door and hatch open, go left to gain some ground, and start running 
right into the next room.

You should easily to be able to break into a speed boost well before 
reaching the end of the room. Keep running and you will smash several 
blocks in the floor. Then quickly walk over the left bit of floor that 
has been cleared to locate and fall through pit blocks, into a room 
below. Exit that room, into the long shaft on the right.

Start ascending, but be sure to time your ascent so you avoid a tangle 
with the Funes and Nahimes. Head through the hatch at the top, then lay 
bombs along the height of the left wall to uncover two passageways. 
Slip through the top one, grab the easy MISSILE TANK <M: 110>, stand up 
at the end, and shoot right to blow away a chunk of the wall, revealing 
yet another passageway. Jump into and roll through the pipe, and when 
you can go no further, lay another bomb to clear out another chunk of 
blocks. Keep going and laying bombs to clear out the passageway until 
you reach the top. 

Go through the hatch, and from there keep going right until you reach 
the Data room. Step onto the terminal to receive your hard-won SUPER 
MISSILES, which do 3 times more damage than Missiles, and detonate with 
a satisfying rumble.

After you get the data, the room rumbles. Start running out of the data 
room and go all the way back left without stopping. By the time you 
exit the room before the Data room, you should be at speed booster 
speed. When you enter the room after that, duck to store a speed 
booster charge, press A and hold left to do a shoulder ram across the 
room to traverse it immediately. 

You find that the exit hatch is smashed to bits...just then, the room 
trembles as something above you stomps to the right, shaking bits from 
the ceiling...the moment the rumbling starts, go all the way right 
until you come upon a huge chunk of the floor that has been ripped out. 
Go down there and find your way through the rooms, and you will reach 
one which contains a Missile Tank guarded by several Side Hoppers and 
an organic barrier. Blast them all with Super Missiles - the barrier 
requires three - and claim your MISSILE TANK <M: 115>. Recharge at the 
Recharge room if required, then go back up and out, and exit the room 
right. Make your way to the Super Missile Data Room, and...

...the room rumbles one more time...bang! A rogue Security Robot bursts 
out! Quickly, hit the ceiling!


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Security Robot             \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - flings a ball of volatile stuff onto the floor which explodes|
|    and sends pillars of flame creeping along the ground         |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  Even on the ceiling, you aren't safe; the attacks of the       |
|  Security Robot as mentioned below can still reach you.         |
|                                                                 |
|  Luckily, you can depend on a cheap trick to stay on top; when  |
|  hit, just hold up and left/right to stay clinging on. destroy  |
|  it, have to pump about 10 - 12 Missiles into its middle. When  |
|  it gets ready to shoot, it crouches and an impenetratable      |
|  weapon pod will cover the vulnerable machinery until it fires  |
|  a sphere containing a highly volatile substance, which spreads |
|  pillars of flame as high as the ceiling across the ground.     |
|                                                                 |
|  Be careful of that. After blasting its middle to near          |
|  destruction, the Security Robot backs away...                  |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/ 


...and goes ape! It backs off towards the shaft in the ceiling and goes 
soaring up, smashing apart platforms and causes chunks of wreckage to 
rain from the top. Use them to get up and through the hole at the top.

At the top, start running left, using your Super Missiles to repel the 
enemies, and with luck you will break into a speed boost 
undisrupted...shoot open the door, duck to store boost power, press A 
and hold left to go soaring through the door and into the next room, 
where you will ram through dozens of boost blocks and into a secret 
chamber! Roll into a ball and lay a bomb in the nook in the corner. 
When it blows up, lay more bombs to clear the blocks on the way down, 
grabbing a hidden ENERGY TANK <ET: 5> in the process. Fall to the 
bottom, blow away the Side Hopper in your way, then go left, bomb the 
blocks in the passageway to clear them, and slide through the 
passageway back to the very first room of Sector 3. Now, there's 
nothing for it but to return to the Nav room. Receive your briefing, 
and exit and go up the elevator...

Suddenly, the scene switches to the Nav room, which receives an 
incoming dispatch. A spine-tingling conversation is held...what can be 
in store for Samus?

Putting that aside, head to Sector 6.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Download Varia Suit data. Avoid blue X parasites.
(O)===============================================================(O)



                             5_____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 21/48    |
              | - Super Missile      |                             |
              |   Weapon             | Energy Tanks     : 5/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      |                             |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



SECTOR 6 (NOC) - Mission Six
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Get the Varia Suit
   - Destroy the Orb-X
_____________________________________________________________________




    Overview of Sector 6 (NOC) : Set in a nocturnal environmental, 
several rooms in Sector 6 are shrouded in darkness. Luckily, the 
enemies are quite easy to see.


Receive your briefing - you will discover that there is a suit upgrade 
waiting for you out there. Also, there is another kind of X - subzero 
X, affected by the environment in Sector 5. Since you don't have the 
appropriate upgrade yet, absorbing these X will take off 60 Health.

Oh well, go right and enter the first room of Sector 6...immediately 
swarms of Memus fly at you. Cut a swathe through them with your energy 
beam and proceed right. As you pick your way through the darkened room, 
bomb the left wall at the bottom to reveal a passageway leading to a 
chamber containing a MISSILE TANK <M: 120>. Exit, clear away the 
barrier with 3 Missiles, then mount the higher portion of the floor on 
the right and bomb the right wall to clear another passageway! Roll 
through it, and in the next room, jump up and bomb the upper portion of 
the right wall to clear a passageway at the top (there are two 
passageways, one top and bottom, but the top is the correct one). Use 
Bombs to pave the way to your prize, an ENERGY TANK <ET: 6>. Exit this 
room, and exit the room through the right door.

The next room introduces you to your first subzero-X...try absorbing it 
and you'll see what damage it does! Anyway pass through and in the next 
room, go downwards, avoiding the subzero-Xs and the hatches along the 
way (ignore the first hatch to the right, we'll return to it later), 
and go through the one at the bottom.

You'll soon be blocked by three large blocks. Shoot out either the top 
or middle one and drop down the left side of the shaft. Shoot out part 
of the wall below as you do so, and clamber through to a shortcut. Stun 
the subzero-Xs as you go, and drop down the shaft on the very left. 
Open the hatch at the bottom, and run into the room. 

Stun the subzero-Xs as you go running, and when you hit boost speed 
you'll smash through several blocks and tumble down a shaft. Take the 
left hatch at the bottom, collect the ENERGY TANK <ET: 7>, and lay a 
bomb next to where the Energy Tank lay to blow away a tunnel. Roll 
through and enter the hatch at the bottom.

In the very quiet room, you will go right only to find your way 
blocked...lay a bomb at the bottom corner of the wall and you will drop 
into a secret passageway at the bottom. Just then, the entrance slides 
open and the SA-X comes stomping in. When it reaches the wall, it lays 
a Power Bomb and blasts the whole screen, as well as several blocks, to 
smithereens! You'll also take some damage, though it's negligible in 
comparison to what the SA-X will do to you if it catches you...

...and let it see you is what we need to achieve! As a ball, after the 
power bomb explosion dies down and before the SA-X uncurls into normal 
form, jump up to catch the SA-X's attention and entice it to jump down 
to the lower floor. Jump up to the higher floor, and run like mad to 
the right...the floor will crumble beneath you, so just fall through 
and head through the hatch into the room beyond...but the SA-X will 
still pursue you! Quickly blast away a block on the bottom of the left 
wall and get through the passageway...the SA-X will run away, 
dumbfounded. But you've made it! (If you waited for the SA-X to pass by 
previously, the room would have been full of enemies) Advance through 
the hatch.

If you need to save, do so in the room opposite, for we will be coming 
to a boss very soon; if not, shoot out the floor and blast away the 
blocks on the left side of the wall, and shoot out the higher bit of 
the floor that the blocks are on to reveal a secret passageway. Roll 
through it and tada!! Another secret room. With your missiles, clear 
away the enemies on the ceiling, then clamber into the tunnel above and 
blast through it with bombs to obtain a MISSILE TANK <M: 125>. Exit 
back into the previous room, and shoot away a portion of the protruding 
platform below, to reveal a clear pathway to the hatch. If you have 
taken damage from the subzero-Xs, don't worry; you'll get restoration 
soon.

Roll underneath the enemies that swarm at you, then use a single 
Missile to blow away the Eye Door. Absorb the red X to get healed, and 
head through the door to the Data room...OH NO!!! A large X sucks away 
the data and destroys the terminal, then drifts away. Chase after it 
into the next room.


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Orb-X                      \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Tries to smash into you                                      |
|                                                                 |
|  The Orb-X is utterly easy. The only thing that damages it is a |
|  charged-up energy beam. The core of the Orb-X is surrounded by |
|  lesser orbs which shield the core from your attacks.           |
|                                                                 |
|  However, you can destroy these orbs, and your shots can reach  |
|  the core through chinks in the barrier. Your best bet for      |
|  destroying the orbs that make up the barrier is by using the   |
|  Charge Spin to slice some of them. Use 6 charged beams to      |
|  destroy the core, then another 6 Missiles to defeat the X.     |
|  Absorb the X to claim your first suit upgrade...the VARIA SUIT!|
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


At last! With the Varia Suit, you can withstand the extreme 
temperatures of subzero and ultraheated rooms, and absorb subzero X 
with no side effects, which instead restore 30 Health.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE : 
Varia Suit abilities initialized. Proceed to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Exit right and head through the room after, save your game if required 
in the room to the right, then make your way up the shaft...subzero Xs 
drift towards you, but you may absorb them without harmful effects 
(from now on, subzero Xs will attempt to escape from you, not chase 
after you, when you draw near). 

Enter the hatch on the left at the top, and you will see a Missile Tank 
at the other end of the room. There is a thin column visible below the 
platform you are on; run left and where the column is, jump to the 
MISSILE TANK <M: 130> to avoid tumbling down a batch of concealed pit 
blocks. When you snag the tank, you will tumble down a shaft of pit 
blocks; hug the left wall as you go and clamber into the tunnel in the 
wall. In the secret room, shoot at the flat portion on the ceiling to 
reveal another MISSILE TANK <M: 135>.

Exit and drop to the bottom, then head through the right room and make 
your way up the shaft full of subzero-Xs again. At the top, take the 
right hatch to proceed, then head through the hatch in the next room.

Blast away the enemy, then squeeze into the passageway and drop back 
into a familiar room. Now you are supposed to get back up to the hatch 
at the top. Start walljumping off the wall above the tunnel you emerged 
from, and you should be able to reach the ladder on the wall. Make your 
way to the top and head through the hatch, and back up the following 
shaft, and take the first room to the right.

With the Varia Suit, it should be easy enough to make your way across 
to the hatch at the other end. Snap into a ball and jump over the 
clearly visible Missile Tank, which turns into a flying enemy; bomb the 
right wall to reveal a passage leading to a secret room with a real 
MISSILE TANK <M: 140>. Backtrack into the shaft, then use your map to 
find your way back to the Nav room of the sector.

Receive your briefing, and your mission.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Download Ice Missile data. Proceed to Sector 5 (ARC).
(O)===============================================================(O)



                             6_____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 26/48    |
              | - Varia Suit         |                             |
              |                      | Energy Tanks     : 7/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      |                             |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



SECTOR 5 (ARC) - Mission Seven
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Open Security Locks Level 3 (Yellow)
   - Obtain the Ice Missiles
_____________________________________________________________________




    Overview of Sector 5 (ARC) : A large number of the rooms 
    in Sector 5 are in deep-freeze and would chill you to the 
    bone had you not the Varia Suit. Of course, you'll find 
    the fabled Ice Missiles here, not to mention a strange 
    machine that zooms around in the background of one of 
    the rooms...


The briefing you receive in the Sector 5 Nav room informs you of 
another Missile upgrade in a Data room behind a Level 3 Security Door. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Locate Security Room and activate yellow hatches.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Head through the NSR chain and you'll find yourself in a narrow shaft 
with two yellow doors at the bottom. Drop down, hugging the left wall 
and cling to the top of the ladder. Fire a shot followed by a Missile 
into the top corner of the wall to blow away a secret passageway. Slip 
through and into the hatch beyond. 

Pick your way through the large room, firing Missiles downward to pick 
off Choots lying on the floor, ready to ambush you. Head through the 
hatch beyond, and go all the way downward (ignoring the Level 0 hatch 
on the way), blasting Wavers that careen at you, until you reach a a 
small, lower nook at the end.

Blast the floor to blow away a chunk of it, go through the hatch to the 
left, and use several Missiles to dispose of the Zeelas on the floor 
and ceiling. Starting from the security door, start running right, 
blast the hatch open as you go and you will eventually break into a 
speed boost, tearing through several enemies and boost blocks set in 
the floor to land one floor lower. Keep going downward, ignore the 
Level 3 hatch, and bomb away the small obstruction in the passageway 
next to it. Roll through and enter the hatch beyond.

To clear away the wall, you simply have to lay a bomb next to it; 
however, this will allow the numerous enemies to swarm over you. 
Balljump to attract the enemies' attention such that they smash into 
the wall in front of you, and while in mid-air lay a bomb. When the 
bomb blows away a large portion of the wall, you should be able to 
quickly slip under them and into the hatch.

Drop off the platform and fire downwards to blow a hole in the floor 
which lets you fall lower. Since you can't enter the Level 3 hatch, 
proceed left through the other one, and keep going until you find the 
Level 3 Security Room. Unlock the doors by stepping on the terminal - 
easy wasn't it?


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Yellow hatches now active. Proceed to Data Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Shoot open the yellow hatch and head through. The obvious pathway is, 
yet again, a time-consuming, zigzag one leading through pittraps with 
pit blocks and enemies shooting all over the place. Instead, jump up 
two storeys (avoid the large, square blocks; they crumble beneath your 
feet), and lay a bomb next to the left wall. It will blow away a huge, 
vertical pipe of blocks. Tada!!! A ladder has been revealed, allowing 
you to make headway up! Climb to the top, and you will bypass all the 
traps and madness, to a hatch where you can escape safely through.

Save if you must (though it's not really necessary), then shoot open 
the security door and blast away enemies with your Missiles while you 
head through the hatch at the other end. Surprise! You're back in a 
familiar room, this time behind the Security Door. You know what to do; 
shoot it open, and plunge through the Zeelas with Super Missiles afire, 
and you're back in yet another large room!

Get back up one storey and head right, through the Level 0 hatch 
leading to a corridor with a Level 3 Hatch blocking your way to the 
Data room...shoot it open, then head through and step on the terminal 
to receive another Missile upgrade: the ICE MISSILES!


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Ice Missile data downloaded. Proceed to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Enter the hatch to the right, then shoot out the floor and drop down. 
Grab the ladder on the right wall, then use a Missile to freeze the 
topmost, turtle-like Ripper when it drifts to the middle of the shaft. 
Use it as a platform to get to the hatch in an alcove on the left wall, 
into a secret room. Jump over the Energy Tank in plain view (it turns 
into an enemy), then bomb the left corner, next to where the fake 
Energy Tank lay. Keep bombing until you claim the hidden ENERGY TANK 
<ET: 8>.

Exit the room and drop down all the way to the bottom, then curl into a 
ball and, hugging the small alcove on the right, balljump...and whoops! 
You'll slip into a hidden tunnel. Follow it into another secret shaft. 
Blow away the breakable portion of the ceiling on the right, then 
destroy the enemy with a few Missiles. Don't collect its X...the X will 
spawn a Choot. Entice it to jump, then at the apex of its height, 
freeze it from underneath. Use your makeshift enemy platform to get 
higher, and there's yet another enemy on the ceiling. Blow it away, 
don't collect its X, and it will spawn a Ripper. 

Now, you see the bit of the ceiling that's just a little bit higher? 
Freeze the Ripper when it comes to life and shoot at the middle of that 
ceiling bit, and a block will be blown away to reveal a MISSILE TANK 
<M: 145>.

Drop down, hugging the right wall as you go, and exit at the bottom, 
then head through the yellow hatch. Allow the X to spawn the creature, 
freeze it, jump onto it and blow away a chunk of the ceiling, jump up 
and head through the hatch.

Now, here's another room with the "Don't collect the X" puzzle. It's 
simple enough. Destroy the only active enemy in the room, then destroy 
the enemy the X spawns. Allow the X to spawn the Kago, freeze it to 
render it harmless, then starting from the very right of the platform, 
start running left, blasting open the hatch as you go, and when you 
enter the next room, you should be well on your way to a speed boost 
which slices apart several enemies and lets you burst through a wall. 
Head through the hatch at the top, and you're back in that familiar 
room!

Go up one storey and you'll find that you're seemingly stuck; there's 
no way through the horizontal pipe of boost blocks you were so easily 
able to break through. But wait! Aim at the alcove below the boost 
blocks, and shoot out the wall. Look! Look! It's a secret room! Make 
your way up the shaft to the top, aim at the left wall and fire once to 
clear out a passageway. Roll through and you will bypass the boost 
blocks.

Get to the top and exit through the hatch there. Make your way to the 
other side of the huge room...a mysterious something is rumbling around 
the background but regardless, press on. Enter the bottommost hatch on 
the other side, then blow away the large enemy on the ceiling with two 
Missiles. Destroy the Geruta if you have to, then lay a bomb in the 
upper right corner of the ceiling, and you will destroy a few blocks 
and reveal a MISSILE TANK <M: 150>. After that, exit the room through 
the left hatch.

Suddenly, a siren starts blaring! Calm down, now head back to the Nav 
room for your briefing. The chilling message arrives: apparently, 
someone has been messing around with the Main Boiler cooling unit, 
located deep in Sector 3. Now, the sector is rigged to melt down and 
the BSL is set to blow apart. The timer starts ticking...you only have 
6 minutes, so get blazin' out of Sector 5 and into Sector 3. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Sector 3 (PYR) overheating. Proceed to Control Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


                             7_____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 28/48    |
              | - Ice Missile Weapon |                             |
              |                      | Energy Tanks     : 8/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      |                             |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



SECTOR 3 (PYR) - Mission Eight
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Restart the Cooling Unit of the Main Boiler in 6 minutes
_____________________________________________________________________




The moment you enter Sector 3, run nonstop through the NSR chain and 
keep going even after you hit boost speed. Blast through various 
sections of the walls as you go and drop down the secret shaft, then 
head through the hatch. Curl into a ball and jump up to the first 
Nahime. Roll underneath it and drop down the secret passageway, shoot 
the security door open, go back to gain some room for running, then go 
right. Blast through the same section of boost blocks and drop down to 
the room below, then head through the hatch and down the looooooonnngg 
shaft. 

When you hit the bottom, take a left - your Varia Suit will allow you 
to beat the heat (but not the lava, so be careful) - and make your way 
across the lava pools using the monkeybars, and fire Ice Missiles to 
blow away the Tetadaks that swoop at you. Hold down up and left to keep 
clinging on if you're damaged. Head through the hatch at the other end, 
then entice the bottom Fune to extend its head before freezing it with 
a missile and going up. Avoid getting torched by the fire the Pyros 
drop in the next room, then in the next, use missiles to freeze Funes 
as steps.

The next room is tricky. Hop onto the platforms over the lava, and the 
moment you see a Fune on the wall, shoot a missile double quick to 
freeze it, or else just destroy it with 3 Super Missiles and climb up 
the ladder. Don't shoot the small block next to the Fune either; you'll 
just destroy it and slow yourself down. Make your way ahead, past the 
hellish combination of Pyros and Funes; at the top floor, avoid 
stepping onto the small, partitioned platform of pit blocks. Then drop 
down the shaft and proceed onward through the hatch. Freeze the Pyro on 
the platform (it crumbles if you step on it), use it to cross the lava 
pool and carry on.

Look, it's the Main Boiler room! Using the platform just above the 
entrance, and make your way past the several Side Hoppers that move to 
intercept you, then blast past the Eye Door and you will reach the 
Control Room! Look, there's a scientist fiddling with the controls! 
Give him two Missiles in the face and...pop! He turns into an ugly 
Supercore-X! Once again, pump 4 Missiles into its eye when it opens to 
blow it away, then collect the X to regain your WIDE BEAM!


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Return temperature to normal to avert total meltdown.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Now, simply step onto the switch and the cooling unit activates, and 
you save the station, AND get rid of the annoying red pulse.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Cooling unit operational. Proceed to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Now find your way back to the very long shaft with Funes and Nahimes on 
the walls and two green hatches at the bottom. Go through the right 
hatch, blow away the Owtches crawling on the bottom face of the block 
with a few Missiles, then blast a Samus-sized hole in the right wall 
with some bombs. Go to the Level 0 hatch beyond, then start running 
left, firing as you go to destroy any other Owtches. When you return to 
the shaft, you should break into a speed run; press down to store the 
charge, then stand here:

xxx
  x
  x                           xxx    Legend:
xxx______                     x      x      = Green hatch
         | S                  x      | or _ = floor/wall
         |____________________xxx    S      = stand here


Tap A to ultrajump, and you will soar to the top, blasting Funes to a 
bloody pulp as you go. At the top, it should be easy enough to find 
your way back to the Nav room from there. 

Then the computer tells you of the possibility of some survivors in an 
X-ravaged area on the Main Deck. Surely you don't want to be the only 
sane being on this insane station, eh? So go up to the Main Deck using 
the Main Elevator.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Bio-signs on Habitation Deck. Check for survivors.
(O)===============================================================(O)



                             8_____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 28/48    |
              | - Wide Beam          |                             |
              |                      | Energy Tanks     : 8/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      |                             |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



MAIN DECK : Mission Nine
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - The Central Processing Unit has detected biological disturbances 
     in the Main Deck, indicating that there may be survivors from the 
     X's scourge. Evacuate any survivors you can find.
_____________________________________________________________________




When you return to the Main Deck, you'll find yourself in the scene 
where the SA-X made its very first appearance, blasting open a door as 
it went. There's a big hole in the wall to the left, but you can ignore 
it for now; duty calls, so make your way right. Keep running and firing 
to blow open hatches, then you will blast through a portion of a wall. 
Shoot open the hatch and proceed downward and through the Nav room.

Head upwards in the room after that, and at the top you'll find two 
green hatches, one of which you can enter for now. Take the lift and 
you'll be up into the Habitation Deck. Save if you must in the Save 
Room to the right, then head left.

Two X will drift by, spawning two Funes; entice them to stretch their 
next and freeze them for platforms to the top. Head through the hatch 
and...look, you're in the Control Room! Some weird animals are 
strutting about outside, but to free them, you need to reach the switch 
in the top left room. Oh well, blast the partitioned block in the floor 
just next to the security gate and drop down, then fire a Samus-sized 
hole in the barrier to the left. Then go all the way left, and shoot 
open the security gate to clear the way for a boost run. Now start 
running left, and eventually you'll break into a boost which breaks 
through some boost blocks before you run into the wall. Fall down the 
hole you've created, then jump toward the left wall; you'll enter a 
secret tunnel.

There, make your way up the shaft in the poorly-lit tunnel, freezing 
the Funes as you go to help you up and out. Through the exit at the 
top, you'll find yourself - surprise! - in the room with the gate 
switch! Simply step onto it, and you will free the creatures. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Etecoons and Dachora freed. Proceed to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


For those who haven't played Super Metroid, the creatures were your 
friends. The birdlike ones are called the Dachora, the little gnome 
creatures the Etecoons. They taught Samus special tricks in Super 
Metroid.

Anyway, the creatures dip their heads in greeting and run off, leaving 
you to fend for yourself (what are you talking about? You can make it 
on your own!). All the same, blast a hole in the floor just next to the 
security gate, drop down one storey, then blast apart the partitioned 
block in the floor. And look! There's a MISSILE TANK <M: 155> just 
sitting there, waiting for you to claim it! 

Get out of there and make your way to the nearest Navigation Room. The 
computer gives a grim prognosis about the condition of crew members on 
the ship: all are dead. On the other hand, it informs you of another 
weapon waiting for you: the Power Bomb, its data locked up somewhere in 
a Sector 5 data room. Go. Now. ^_^

As you head back to the main elevator, run left along the long corridor 
just before it, running through the broken hatches; when you break into 
a speed boost, keep going and you will enter a trashed part of the wall 
(thanks to the SA-X) and bust through several boost blocks to claim 
another MISSILE TANK <M: 160>! :D

After that juicy find, get down the Main Elevator and into Sector 5.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Download Power Bomb data. Proceed to Sector 5 (ARC).
(O)===============================================================(O)



                             9_____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 30/48    |
              |  N/A                 |                             |
              |                      | Energy Tanks     : 8/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      |                             |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



SECTOR 5 (ARC) : Mission Ten
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Power Bomb data is ready for you; it will improve your arsenal and 
     exploring abilities tremendously. Download in the Data Room.
_____________________________________________________________________




Head through the NSR chain and drop down the chamber full of Zeelas. 
Head through the right yellow hatch and through the room after that, 
then make your way to the hatch at the other side of the following 
large room with Choots. 

In the next room, drop down one storey and proceed to the Data Room 
beyond. Simply step on the terminal and you will get your POWER BOMBS 
<PB: 10>! Exit the data room right and drop down the shaft, past all 
the Rippers, after that, and head through the yellow hatch at the 
bottom.

The obvious route would be through the Level 0 hatch, but if you try 
it, you'll find your way blocked by a crumbled, untraversable hatch on 
the other side of the room. What to do? Simply lay a Power Bomb, and 
watch the magnificent explosion blossom, vaporizing a single powerbomb 
block in the floor. Drop through and proceed through the hatch...

...and you find yourself in a seemingly empty room. Do not be fooled; 
the SA-X is hot on your heels and if you don't move quickly, you'll be 
zapped to atoms. The moment the hatch leaves your sight, the SA-X will 
come in; quickly hop over the pillar on the other side of the room and 
lay a Power Bomb. Several rows of blocks will be vaporised; take the 
upper path, and just keep running for your life to the hatch on the 
left, jumping to dodge the beams the SA-X fires.

In the next room, simply lay a Power Bomb; you will blow away a path to 
the POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 12> and a vertical row of blocks, revealing a 
ladder. Destroy the purple Zeela for a red X if you need it, otherwise 
make headway out of this room using the ladder, and you will find 
yourself on the other side of the crumbled hatch!

Lay a Power Bomb, and it will destroy a HUGE chunk of the ceiling! 
Clamber up and freeze the Rippers for platforms to the hatch at the 
top. Go through and there's an easy POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 14> just 
waiting for you!

Return to the bottom and take a left through the Security Room, then 
lay a Power Bomb in the following enemy-infested area to blow away the 
left wall, revealing a ladder, and climb up to the top and out of the 
room. Shoot the Security Door open, head through the corridor full of 
Scisors back to a familiar area, go up one storey and lay a Power Bomb 
to destroy the organic barrier, then go through and you'll be in that 
familiar, large room...

Climb up one storey and...you see that big, pulsating organic barrier? 
Lay a Power Bomb! It will vaporise the barrier and a few blocks; 
clamber into the gap and through the hatch beyond.

The next room is a tricky one; you are supposed to use the upper path 
to make it to a Power Bomb Tank on the other side. Laying a Power Bomb 
or two to let you see which blocks are the crumbling ones, so you are 
less prone to making mistakes. Here's a quick guide to getting past 
this area...


   1. Clamber into the first enclosed area, then duck and fire an Ice 
      Missile to freeze the Ripper when it floats to the middle of the 
      3 x 4 pit block area. Curl into a ball and bounce across.

   2. The next one is tricky to the point of infuriation; the crumbling 
      block area is 4 x 4, so you have to wait for the Ripper to float 
      to the middle of that area before freezing it. Carefully bounce 
      across...

   3. ...but that's not all. There's a crafty little pit trap of 
      pit blocks just before the Power Bomb Tank (and if you fall 
      down this trap at the very last...I hope you don't break your 
      cartridge in fury! :P ) So snap back into Samus mode and jump 
      over that bunch of pit blocks and claim the POWER BOMB TANK 
      <PB: 16>.


Exit the room by dropping down the pit blocks and return to the Nav 
room. There, receive your briefing. The computer gives you a strangely 
sinister, but direct order: return to your ship. So exit Sector 5 and 
head for the main elevator.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Return to starship.
(O)===============================================================(O)



                             10____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 30/48    |
              | - Power Bomb Weapon  |                             |
              |                      | Energy Tanks     : 8/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      | Power Bomb Tanks : 3/32     |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



MAIN DECK : Mission Eleven
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Head back to your starship. It won't be as direct as it seems...
_____________________________________________________________________




When you ride up the Main Elevator - clunk! The lift gets stuck and you 
are trapped in darkness. Never mind; where all else fails, blow 
everything skyhigh! :D Lay a Power Bomb, and you will clear a pipe of 
blocks to the right. Slip through it and into the mysterious, unmapped 
bowels of the Main Deck...

When you enter, roll through the short tunnel and down a series of pit 
blocks, then cut down the Zoomers before continuing through a partially 
concealed tunnel (look out for the crumpled section of the wall), and 
you will enter the supercooled storage room of the Main Deck... 

Roll on through the tunnel above the room and you will drop through a 
pit block...then, still as a ball, approach the lifeless, sinister 
statue of Ridley...the red eyes glow, then an X floats away from the 
statue, causing it to collapse, and chip away a block in the floor. 
Drop down that section, and when you enter the next area, immediately 
lay a Power Bomb. By the time you hit the ground, it should have 
ignited, blowing away a whole bunch of powerbomb blocks to the left. 
Clamber through the winding passage and lay a Power Bomb at the end to 
blow away a vertical pipe of blocks, revealing a well-hidden POWER BOMB 
TANK <PB: 18>.

Exit that passage and proceed right. Destroy the three Zoomers in the 
narrow tunnel, avoiding the vomit from the Vomoids on the ceiling. 
Proceed to the next area, and you will bump into what seems like a 
dead-end...but remember what I said when it comes to dead-ends? Lay a 
Power Bomb! :D You will vaporise a bunch of blocks and reveal a MISSILE 
TANK <M: 165>. From there, make your way up to the top and go through 
the hatch on the right, and you should be able to make it back to your 
starship on your own.

There, you'll discover that the main silo of the Reactor Core has gone 
offline, which explains the rude interruption of your lift ride. It 
then tells you to try to start up the auxiliary power, the terminal of 
which is located in a region that is completely unmapped! 0_o

The Etecoons and Dachora are also on your starship, as your computer 
will tell you; now exit the starship and make your way left, out this 
room and the corridor after that. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Central Reactor Core down. Engage auxiliary at target.
(O)===============================================================(O)


                             11____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 31/48    |
              |  N/A                 |                             |
              |                      | Energy Tanks     : 8/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      | Power Bomb Tanks : 4/32     |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



MAIN DECK : Mission Twelve
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Restore the auxiliary power.
_____________________________________________________________________




When you come to the room with yellow and black platforms leading up, 
you will find that there are some strange, new enemies hanging around. 
Lay a Power Bomb and you will blow away part of the left wall at the 
bottom; go through and you will be in the Reactor Silo.

Recognize that cocoon? That's right; the Zeroes which you saw earlier 
in the game have hatched into KiHunters! Anyway, you can now roll 
through the empty cocoons; do so, drop down, go right and shoot out 
part of the floor, then enter the open hatch at the bottom.

You now enter the Central Reactor Core; as you can see, it is Totally 
clogged up with roots! At the ceiling, there is a particularly thick 
bush of dead roots, so use your energy beams and Bombs to cross to the 
far right. Then drop down to the platform below and enter the first 
hatch to the right.

Inside the metal-lined room, head right and simply blow away any 
Zebesians you come across. Grab the easy ENERGY TANK <ET: 9> and 
proceed to the next area. Run to the very right and shoot out the 
floor; drop down, blast the Zebesian away and shoot out the floor on 
the left. Drop further down and curl into a ball; as you approach the 
Zebesian on the same storey, lay a Power Bomb and dodge his shots until 
the bomb explodes, clearing out a few blocks in strategic places. Drop 
down the hole created by the blast in the floor to the right and 
destroy the Zebesian there with a single Super Missile; then roll into 
the narrow space to the left, where a MISSILE TANK <M: 170>.

Roll back right and drop even further down, waste the Zebesian, bomb 
the floor on the right, drop down, lay a Power Bomb to blow away some 
more blocks, then from there it should be pretty easy to find your way 
through the winding passageway to the Eye Door. WHEW! *drinks water*

Vaporise the Eye Door with a single Super Missile to its eye, collect 
the red X to restore any Energy you may have lost, then go through the 
hatch to a boss fight!


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Arachnoid                  \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Creeps along the wall and tries to grab you and suck your    |
|    Energy                                                       |
|  - Drops 3 balls of flame which shrink and dissipate            |
|  - After taking major damage, its central core remains and      |
|    bounces and spins around, hurling pieces of shrapnel to the  |
|    ground                                                       |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Arachnoid (not be confused with Arachnus) is tricky, but   |
|  like the previous bosses, has a rather easy pattern. At the    |
|  start, it will weave here and there, altering its path         |
|  slightly each time.                                            |
|                                                                 |
|  After three or four cycles between the same path, it will open |
|  its maw and fire three balls of flame, which can be a pain to  |
|  dodge if you're aiming for a good shot. But That part is its   |
|  most vulnerable; stand below its maw, aim up and pump Super    |
|  Missiles into it!                                              |
|                                                                 |
|  13 will blow its legs apart, leaving the central core, which   |
|  bounces around spinning (looking for all the world like        |
|  something straight out of Super Mario World 2); again, aim at  |
|  the mouth at the bottom, dodging the rubbish it drops. It will |
|  take another 13 - 15 Super Missiles to destroy that part, and  |
|  another 7 to blow its Core-X's membrane apart. Absorb the X,   |
|  and you restore your SPACE JUMP!                               |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/
   


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Space Jump ability absorbed. Find Auxiliary Power Station.
(O)===============================================================(O)


With your Space Jump, start somersaulting upwards in the air and keep 
going up until you reach the tunnel leading out, at the top. Head 
through and you will reach your destination: the Auxiliary Power 
Station! Step on the terminal and you will activate the auxiliary 
power. Go left and you'll find yourself in a Nav room! The computer 
will tell you that restoring the auxiliary power gets only half the job 
done; only hatches and elevators remain unfunctional. The roots cause 
the problem, therefore the source of the roots must be the source of th 
problem! Head out the Nav room by the left hatch, shoot open the 
Security Door and you're back in the Central Reactor Core. By now, 
KiHunters have penetrated this area, too; don't let them get you down 
anyway. Jump towards the upper left corner of the huge room and shoot 
away the roots covering a small tunnel below the hatch at the upper 
left corner of the room. Roll through it and lay a Power Bomb to clear 
out any other roots as you go, and eventually you'll come to...



                             12____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 32/48    |
              | - Space Jump         |                             |
              |                      | Energy Tanks     : 9/20     |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      | Power Bomb Tanks : 3/32     |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



SECTOR 2 (TRO) : Mission Thirteen
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Find the source of the roots that are clogging up the Reactor 
     Silo, and destroy it.
_____________________________________________________________________




Hmm, a secret passage into Sector 2, interesting! Anyway, you now 
notice that the roots are twitching healthily - obviously, you have 
advanced deeper into the roots' realm.

The next part is tricky, and you are going to need steel nerves. The 
SA-X is patrolling below, and you have no plausible way of getting by 
without being discovered. Drop down the pit block beside the big mass 
of roots and immediately freeze the SA-X, then run past it into the 
hatch beyond. Immediately after that, drop a Power Bomb and freeze the 
SA-X as it enters the room, to give enough time for the bomb to ignite 
and destroy a wall, allowing you to gain more ground and head into the 
next room. But you're not safe yet...

When you enter the next room, keep going left and keep shooting your 
energy beams diagonally upwards to blow open the Security Doors as you 
go. The SA-X will be hot on your heels...now, if you still have 6 or 
more Energy Tanks left, you can try this risky trick (otherwise don't, 
or you might get annihilated before you can slip through) as shown 
below. If you don't want to, then simply take the obvious path; through 
the hatch and behind the pillar, and the SA-X will stop at that. You 
can then backtrack and continue with the steps below.


   1. Stand on the part just to the right of a horizontal bunch of 
      roots in front of the door, jump up and fire a Super Missile 
      downward to blow away a small block in the floor.

   2. Curl into a ball and quickly roll into the empty space; now, 
      watch the SA-X get dumbfounded as it can't even distinguish 
      between you and the ground! Simply lay a Power Bomb and watch it 
      disintegrate the blocks below you, letting you drop to safety. :D 
      (If the SA-X gave up, then of course this won't apply)


Whatever way you take, you end up in a secret path below, so follow it 
to a hatch. Head through and you'll be in a room full of roots. Hop up 
to where a solid mass of roots are, and lay a Power Bomb to blow them 
away as well as a path to the hatch. Head through it and the room after 
that, and you'll find yourself in a root-free room (thank god!). Hop 
over the high pillar and keep hopping up and left, through a passageway 
upwards. Blast at the right wall of the passageway to clear out a chunk 
of it, and from there just keep blowing out walls until you come upon a 
compartment containing several Puyos. Cut them down with several energy 
beams and claim the POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 20>. Then backtrack up and 
continue on to the hatch at the top.

Save in the following room if you need to (there's a boss fight just 
coming), then enter the next one. Ignore the path leading upwards and 
instead head through the open hatch on the other end. When you enter 
the next room, shoot away the pipe of blocks just above and right of 
the hatch. Jump up and lo! A whole pile of roots blocks the entire 
cavern, and several KiHunters are vainly struggling in it! Blown them 
all to kingdom come with a Power Bomb, muahaha! Then head on right and 
blow away the Eye Door, claim the red X, and head through the hatch.


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Mother Root                \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - 1st line of defence are its creatures surrounding it;        |
|    Predatory Flowers in pools of water will envelope you in     |
|    their jaws and suck 14 health/second                         |
|  - Spore Spitters on plant pillars spit spores that can knock   |
|    you into the waiting Predatory Flowers                       |
|  - Plasma Beams                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  Ugh, the Mother Root looks like a plant version of Samus'      |
|  ultimate nemesis of previous games, Mother Brain... :P         |
|                                                                 |
|  The Mother Root battle is insanely annoying! Spore Spitters    |
|  will have you screaming in rage as you get knocked into the    |
|  Flowers for the umpteenth time! Extricate yourself from the    |
|  Flowers by simply jumping, and dodge the spores as best as you |
|  can.                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  27 Missiles will destroy the Mother Root's hardened shell and  |
|  the resulting tremor will cause Spore Spitters to drop into    |
|  the Predatory Flowers, but they will continue to spit out      |
|  spores; ignore them anyway, and concentrate on pounding the    |
|  Mother Root! Its core will start firing plasma beams, which    |
|  you can dodge by ducking or jumping. 20 - 21 Missiles will     |
|  destroy it, and the Flowers, revealing its Supercore-X form.   |
|                                                                 |
|  Fighting it on the islands is really annoying and time         |
|  consuming, so make it easier by jumping onto the cleared       |
|  patch of land where the Mother Root once stood, and empty      |
|  4 or 5 Missiles into its eye.                                  |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/
   
 
When the battle finishes, claim the X to get your all-powerful PLASMA 
BEAM! Exit through the hatch on the right, and drop downward through 
the passageway between the chambers containing KiHunters (if you must, 
flaunt your incredible weapon upon the KiHunters :D ). Exit at the 
bottom, run through the next room with Missiles blazing, and you are 
back in a shaft you've been to before. :/


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Plasma Beam restored. Return to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


(If you need energy and weapons, follow this route to a secret Recharge 
Room: jump up the shaft and land on the right ledge at the top. Roll 
into a ball and through a secret tunnel at the bottom of the wall - and 
look! It's a Recharge Room out of nowhere!)

Head through the hatch directly on the other side and through the Save 
Room, and drop down to the hatch at the bottom of the next room. And 
you're back into yet another crummy old shaft! Space Jump your way up 
and you will find that the passageway at a ledge that was once blocked 
by a cocoon is now unblocked! Roll through and look! A tempting prize 
stands waiting on a ledge on the other side of the room. But the 
Rippers, as well as several stacks of pit blocks, present a formidable 
barrier...all the same, to get past them: 

   1. Jump up to the monkeybars on the ceiling, climb to the leftmost 
      bit, aim downward and freeze the first Ripper on the top that 
      comes within your line of fire. 

   2. Jump onto it and make sure the second Ripper passes by it to the 
      right before hopping down on the first (fire another Missile into 
      the first one just to make sure). 

   3. Aim downwards and left, and when the second Ripper draws near, 
      freeze it! Now you can curl into a ball and use the Rippers as 
      platforms to the POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 22>!

When you get the Power Bomb Tank - a block crumbles beneath you and you 
plunge into the depths of some hidden pit! When you hit the bottom, lay 
a Power Bomb, to blast away a couple of blocks, and reveal another 
POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 24> that you drop onto. Now simply extricate 
yourself at the bottom and make your way up and out of the room using 
the ladder on the right wall.

Then go up to the top, lay a Power Bomb to clear away the blocks in the 
passageway, and exit through the hatch at the top. Zap away the 
Fleevils in the room as you pass by, then in the next room ignore the 
Side Hopper and KiHunters as you hop up to the top and clamber through 
the passageway. Ah, here's the first major room of Sector 2!

Jump up to the ledge above the passageway you just crawled through. See 
that little green block obstructing a passageway? Blow it away with a 
Power Bomb, then hop up and climb through. Use several Plasma Beams to 
carve a swath through the KiHunters that assail you, and head through 
the hatch at the other end. Then head through the hatch at the other 
end of the shaft that you enter.

It's a small room of Owtches - how boring. But no room is empty for 
nothing - pick your way to the right wall and jump against it. Whoops, 
you grab hold of a hidden ledge! Clamber through and into a secret 
room. Jump up the narrow tunnel at the top right corner of the room 
while facing left, and fire several lasers into the upper half of the 
left wall of the tunnel to clear away a block, revealing an ENERGY TANK 
<ET: 10>! Now exit that room and find your way back to the first large 
room after the NSR chain of Sector 2, and from there get back to the 
Nav room.

When you receive your briefing, the computer seems quite alarmed that 
you have restored Plasma Beam functionality! Nevertheless, it is one 
more weapon in your arsenal against the SA-X.

Head out of Sector 2 and get crackin' to Sector 5.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Locate source of trouble in Sector 5 (ARC). Engage.
(O)===============================================================(O)



                             13____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : xx/48    |
              | - Plasma Beam        |                             |
              |                      | Energy Tanks     : 10/20    |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      | Power Bomb Tanks : 7/32     |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



SECTOR 5 (ARC) : Mission Fourteen
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Terminate the Nightmare before it destroys the whole station
 [ - Unlock Level 4 (Red) hatches ]
 [ - Recover Diffusion Missiles ]
_____________________________________________________________________
(square brackets [] mean unauthorized missions)



In the Sector 5 Nav room, you receive a chilling mission: to eliminate 
the Nightmare, a military weapon housed by the (completely mad and 
utterly insane) scientists in the BSL.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Organism "Nightmare" is on a rampage. Find it and engage.
(O)===============================================================(O)


I mean, who in his right mind would keep a whopping, gravity-altering, 
military machine in a space station? Come on...

But I digress. Head out the NSR chain and into the room with Zeelas. 
There seem to be more than usual...drop down one storey, destroy the 
Zeela on the wall and fire a hole in the top corner of the wall, as you 
did in a previous mission. Roll through and head out the hatch 
beyond...

And you will see that the large room with a huge glass screen in the 
background, is completely wrecked from top to bottom, with chunks of 
platforms strewn all around - testament to the Nightmare's destructive 
power. Drop to the bottom of the room and head right, through the 
broken hatch, then in the next room, take the top right hatch (that was 
once a Level 4 one). Head through the corridor after that, and you will 
find that this room, no thanks to the Nightmare, is now connected with 
the blown-out Data Room below. Jump over the gap and continue on.

Buzz through the corridor now inhabited by Gerutas and Zeelas, and head 
through the hatch on the other end. You will find yourself in what was 
once simply a great shaft that is now flooded with water. 

There follows now a little, but difficult shortcut you can use to get 
an Energy Tank. If you screw it up, though, don't worry; after the 
Nightmare, you can always return to get it.

Shoot the lower part of the floor and drop through the pit block, and 
when you drop through immediately hug the left wall. As you fall, look 
out for a small notch in the right wall. That is a marker for a Missile 
block in the left wall; when you fall in alignment with that notch, 
fire a Missile into the left wall and, because you are hugging the left 
wall, you will cling on to the small gap that you blew away. Clamber up 
and through a secret passage, into a secret room!

The room is tricky; you have to, as a ball, avoid falling through 
camouflaged pit blocks on your way to the tantalising Energy Tank. 
Here's a little ASCII diagram to help you on your way:

 ________________________________
|                   __xx___E___  |
|__..____  _____  _|___________&&|       ****LEGEND****
|__..____&&_____&&___|           |         xx - where the elevator will
|                                |__            rise if you trigger it
|  ______  _____  ________   _______       && - pit block
|&&______&&_____&&________| |              .. - hidden passageway
|                           |              E  - Energy Tank
|___________________________|          _ or | - floor/wall


And you've got your ENERGY TANK <ET: 11>! Exit the room and back into 
the flooded shaft, and sink all the way down and head through the hatch 
at the bottom.

Now, as you go, you will encounter lots of powerful Zebetites and Mer-
Zebetites; I encourage using a fully-charged Plasma Beam, instead of 3 
Missiles. Just make sure all beams hit for a one-hit kill. Go right and 
up one storey (ignore the hatch at the bottom; being unable to travel 
at full speed, you cannot pass the room after), annihilate the Mer-
Zebetite there and head through the hatch after. Destroy the Mer-
Zebetite hanging around in the next room as well, and use the high 
steps on the left side of the room to get up and out.

When you see two Gerutas on the ceiling, spray the ceiling with Plasma 
Beams to clear away a huge section of it! Strange that the Gerutas defy 
gravity with their jets off - anyway, hop up past them and take a left, 
into another broken hatch. Lay a Power Bomb first thing you enter and 
in a blink of an eye, all the Zeelas will be vaporized, and a POWER 
BOMB TANK <PB: 26> lies uncovered in an alcove in the floor. Exit that 
room and go right this time; then jump up the passage just before a 
broken hatch. Look, it's an unscathed hatch - what a rarity :P If you 
must, go through and save your game, but otherwise we are after better 
stuff! Lay a Power Bomb to blow away a secret pipe of blocks in the 
upper left corner; roll through and lay another Power Bomb just before 
the hatch to expose a well-hidden POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 28> in a 
passageway above. The entrance of the passageway is well-camouflaged, 
but you can find it by simply bouncing along the pipe.

Save your game in the Save Room just nearby - a really tough boss 
battle is on the way. Don't worry if you are in bad shape - you will ge 
restoration soon after. After that, simply head through the hatch 
below.

Pick off the Zeelas that attempt to intercept you when you enter, then 
follow the path to the only useable hatch, blocked by an Eye Door. 
Eradicate it with a single Missile to its eye and go through.

The hatch shuts and locks with a clang - you must be getting close to 
the boss! Also, an Energy Tank lies waiting in what seems like an 
obvious path; but it is not. Lay another Power Bomb and you will clear 
a bunch of blocks and reveal a pit of pit blocks which you would have 
tumbled down, had you not discovered the alternative route. Now you can 
safely claim the ENERGY TANK <ET: 12> to give you an extra edge over 
the oncoming boss. Then drop through the other bunch of pit blocks and 
into the lair of the...


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Nightmare                  \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Gravity Manipulator (on its underside) mucks around with     |
|    gravity, making your Missiles extra heavy                    |
|  - Beam Cannons on its arms fire multiple bolts                 |
|  - flies around trying to ram you                               |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Nightmare is Tough with a capital T. It is probably one of |
|  the hardest boss fights you will ever encounter. Your first    |
|  target is the gravity manipulator on its underside; fire four  |
|  Missiles into it and it starts up, changing the laws of        |
|  gravity completely! Your Missiles, unless fired point-blank    |
|  into it, will be deflected by the altered gravitational forces,|
|  and your Space Jump is disabled. From there, use charged Plasma|
|  Beams, although it still is not too hard to ram Missiles       |
|  point-blank into the machine. 15 Missiles will destroy it and  |
|  restore gravity back to normal.                                |
|                                                                 |
|  Then you see the Nightmare's face undergo a horrifying change -|
|  the metal cover melts away and reveals a multi-eyed,           |
|  goo-streaming face that is quite reminiscent of a monster      |
|  from Swamp Thing. Now you must aim for its face - but only     |
|  through a small gap on the upper half of its face can your     |
|  Missiles reach it. Use the ladder on the left wall to          |
|  facilitate the job of pumping Missiles into its face. Another  |
|  33 Missiles will melt its face away (how's that for a facial?  |
|  :P )...but of course, it's far from finished.                  |
|                                                                 |
|  The X pops out, but thank god, it's only a Core-X. Another     |
|  6 Missiles into its membrane and the X is yours. Absorb it...  |
|  look, damn it, look, it's the fabled GRAVITY SUIT!             |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Gravity Suit effect absorbed. Proceed to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


The Gravity Suit allows you to move freely in water. You will find out 
just how useful it is in a short while - first, open the hatch by 
approaching it, but don't go through yet. Head back right to gain some 
ground and begin sprinting left. You will break into a boost and smash 
through a thin wall of boost blocks. Blast open the hatches as you go 
screaming left, and after the corridor of two Gerutas, drop down into 
the pool of water; ahhh, you're as free as a fish! Blow away the Mer-
Zebesian and return to the previous room through the hatch, then clear 
out the Zebesians on the lower floor. Shoot open the right hatch, then 
starting from the very left, start running right and through the hatch. 
You will break through two walls of boost blocks...WAIT! Hit down to 
store some boost charge, position yourself between what is left of the 
two walls, and hit A. Samus will launch into an ultrajump that busts 
through numerous layers of boost blocks and into a chamber which 
contains a POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 30>!

Drop out of the chamber through the pit block left of where the Power 
Bomb Tank stood, and start running right again, through a clear glass 
tube, and into...


Sector 4
========

My, what a surprise, Sector 4! Anyway, keep running and when you start 
boosting, keep going until you see a pit. Then jump (while holding 
right) and you will bust through a wall of boost blocks, shredding 
numerous Skultera as you go. Shoot open the hatch and go in.

Drop down to the same level as the second hatch to the right, then hop 
over to the alcove in the left wall at around the same level. Destroy 
the Scisor first, then hugging the left wall jump against it, and you 
will grab hold a ledge of a secret passage! Clamber through and claim, 
of all things, a POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 32>. 

Then exit the chamber and take the first hatch to the right. Make your 
way past the numerous Slickles, and destroy the pink Zeela for a red X 
if you need it. Forge your way to the rightmost end of the room and 
grab the MISSILE TANK <M: 175>. Then exit that corridor and drop all 
the way to the bottom.

Head through the left hatch and lay a bomb at the left half of the top 
surface of the transparent tube. Shoot a Missile into the black bar on 
top to blow away a Missile block, and jump to the top. Then go to the 
very left and jump up to another area. Lay a Power Bomb to blow away 
the Evir and clear away a section of blocks in the right wall. Clamber 
through to a POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 34>. Then exit that chamber and 
continue on left.

In the next area, dodge the Evirs and bomb two grey blocks in the 
ground on the leftmost end of the room. Drop down and bomb away the 
second grey block to the right, and drop vertically down. Where you 
drop onto, lay another bomb, and as the block is cleared, hug the right 
wall and you will roll through a hidden tunnel. When you roll through, 
lay yet another Power Bomb to destroy several bomb blocks and roll 
through the first tunnel to the left. Now drop through the gap in the 
ground and WoW! You're in the Level 4 Security Room! Well, what can you 
do, except to open Level 4 locks...


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Level 4 Security Lock released. Proceed to Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Exit the Security Room and hop up to an alcove in the right wall, next 
to a chamber of Scisors. Curl into a ball and jump up while hugging the 
alcove wall; and you will pop into a hidden tunnel! Roll through and 
powerbomb the bunch of Scisors in a sealed chamber; then avoid 
absorbing the X. They will form two golden Scisors which can then be 
disposed of with a few Missiles. The hatch at the bottom will then 
open; head through.

In the next room, lay a single power bomb to clear away the passageway 
and Owtches, leaving a clear path to the ENERGY TANK <ET: 12>. Exit 
this room after that, and the room before, to return to that previous 
shaft. This time jump right to the top and head through the Level 4 
hatch; head right through the room after that and you'll be back at the 
crossroads. Take the right hatch and destroy the Mer-Zebesian, and lay 
a power bomb in the transparent tube. Blam - a portion of blocks will 
be blasted away, leading to a chamber below. Drop through and claim the 
MISSILE TANK <M: 180> at the bottom. Several enemies will be spawned by 
numerous Xs after that; simply annihilate them with your trusty Plasma 
Beam :)

Leap out of the chamber and head right, through the hatch. Blow away 
the several Evirs and Skultera, and make your way into the red hatch at 
the top of this room. Head through the glass-tube room after that, and 
you will enter a large, maze-like area with lots of Slickles and 
Balloon Creatures. Blast away the grey blocks set in the right wall, 
and roll through the gap. Save in the adjacent Save room (there will be 
an optional and difficult, but time-saving, trick later on that you 
cannot afford to screw up, if you do take it on), if not continue 
upward to the top. Stay a distance away from the Balloon Creature there 
so it does not stick out its big mace, then clamber over it and to 
lower ground.

Now then, starting at the very left of the lower ground, run right 
through the hatch, blasting your way through subsequent ones in the 
following corridor with the Plasma Beam, and by the time you enter the 
next, wide corridor, you should be beginning to break into a boost.

This trick is difficult to pull off, but if you have dexterity, you can 
shave a bit of time off the clock. The moment you break into a boost, 
jump, still boosting, forward. You will soar through and blow apart the 
Kago and launch yourself to the area beyond, hooray!! Grab the MISSILE 
TANK <M: 185>. Then roll into a ball and roll to the right wall, 
staying on the ground; whoops! You slip through a hidden gap! A 
tempting reward sits on a seemingly unreachable pedestal, but leave it 
for now; continue rolling through the passageway and drop down the hole 
into a new area.

Don't go through the hatch at the bottom right; instead, run back to 
the left end of the room, then start off due right. You will enter a 
boost after a bit of running; run below the hole through which you 
dropped into this corridor, then hit down to store a boost charge. 
Ultrajump up the hole and bam! Now the POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 36> is 
yours!

Now, drop down and head through the right hatch at the bottom. From 
there, space jump up the massive tank of water to the ladder at the top 
(you must get up quickly, or the Xs floating around will spawn Balloon 
Creatures which make your job a bit tougher), fire a Missile into a 
partitioned portion of the ceiling to clear away a block and clamber 
through the gap. In there, lay a power bomb to clear out the room of 
Owtches and walls! Head through the hatch at the other end, and from 
there, there's no other way forward but through the hatch to a Data 
Room.

Step onto the terminal and surprise! You will claim your DIFFUSION 
missiles! Now you may charge up your Missiles and create an ice age for 
any enemy that is on the screen! Hmm, wonder why the computer did not 
brief you on this baby?


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
New Missile data downloaded. Diffusion added to Missiles.
(O)===============================================================(O)


Before returning to the Nav room, let's get some goodies that we missed 
out on earlier, shall we? First, use your Diffusion missiles to freeze 
all the Balloon Creatures, then clamber through a gap. Take the bottom 
hatch and blow away the organic barrier, then lay a bomb in the lower 
corner below the power node on the left wall to reveal a MISSILE TANK 
<M: 190>. Backtrack to the previous room after that, and take the top 
door.

Find your way to the hatch at the left end of the room and head through 
the corridor after that, into the next, large room. Lay a bomb in the 
bottom corner of the left wall to reveal a passageway, then roll inside 
and lay another bomb to clear out yet another block, dropping you into 
a secret chamber. Lay a power bomb at the bottom and you will clear a 
whole pipe of blocks; snag the POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 38> that is 
revealed!

Now, backtrack to the Nav room, and that's the end of this long and 
complex, but significant mission! Also, you've collected everything 
Sector 4 has to offer...

Receive your briefing and the computer is, unsurprisingly, amazed that 
you upgraded your missiles! It also berates you for opening Level 4 
locks, but who cares? :D Anyway, you receive a report about the 
Security Robot that you damaged really badly in Sector 3; it is now 
running amok in Sector 6! So, you have to go and finish it off...


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Security Robot B.O.X. detected in Sector 6 (NOC). Engage.
(O)===============================================================(O)


                             14____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 36/48    |
              | - Diffusion Missile  |                             |
              |   Weapon             | Energy Tanks     : 12/20    |
              | - Gravity Suit       |                             |
              |                      | Power Bomb Tanks : 14/32    |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



SECTOR 6 (NOC) : Mission Fifteen
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   - Destroy the X-infected Security Robot
 [ - Seek out the secret Metroid experimental labs ]
 [ - Destroy Ridley-X ]
_____________________________________________________________________


Exit the NSR chain and carry on right, through three rooms. You should 
easily be able to tear through the enemies which are comparatively 
weaklings, now that you have the Plasma Beam. After three rooms, you 
come to a shaft.

Start going downwards. Take the first hatch to the left, and lay a 
power bomb at the left end to blow away a wall! Head through the red 
hatch and cut down the numerous Memus and Puyos, then exit through the 
hatch at the bottom.

Fall down the clearly visible pipe (of pit blocks) in the next room, 
and you will drop into a water-filled corridor. Take a left and through 
the following cave to the hatch at the bottom left, and drop down one 
floor. Lay a power bomb to destroy the metal part of the ground, 
allowing you to drop lower; head through the hatch at the bottom.

The next room is barren of enemies...head left and when you reach the 
security door, a siren starts blaring "Warning: No Entry Without 
Authorization" repeatedly. You know you've got clearance to enter 
Sector 6, so there must be something afoot...

Children of the night...what a mess they make!

Starting from the thick security gate, exit the room right and 
ultrajump up the shaft when you go through the hatch. Head through the 
hatch at the top...as you do so, the cave shudders...and backtrack out 
the cave after that.

When you exit...hey! Why's the water electrified?! Then the 
electronically fried, but organically activated, Security Robot comes 
rushing up...lay a power bomb to reveal monkey bars on the ceiling and 
let the battle commence!


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Security Robot B.O.X.      \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - launches 4 guided missiles                                   |
|  - jumps around in the electrified water, trying to knock you   |
|    into the drink                                               |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Security Robot's exposed and malfunctioning circuits are   |
|  sending electric currents through the water and electrifying   |
|  it. To make things worse, the X is controlling it, so it is    |
|  now much swifter and deadlier...supposedly.                    |
|                                                                 |
|  Its battle pattern is similar to its previous one; jumps       |
|  around a bit, then crouches and fires a weapon from the weapon |
|  pod it brings up. Again, you can't damage it while it crouches.|
|  You can only shoot its middle from the top. And this time, it  |
|  fires guided missiles.                                         |
|                                                                 |
|  There is a sure-fire way to destroy it with relative ease,     |
|  though; on the monkey bars, entice it to bring up its weapon   |
|  pod, then directly above it, climb around left and right while |
|  holding the up direction and remaining directly above the      |
|  Security Robot. The missiles will damage you, but when it      |
|  brings down the battle pod, it will remain in the same position|
|  (provided you don't move around too much) and you will stay    |
|  clinging onto the bars, where you can aim downward and bring   |
|  forth a flood of Missiles into its middle!                     |
|                                                                 |
|  12 Missiles will destroy the delicate machinery, exploding to  |
|  pieces its body; and the Supercore-X reveals itself. Another 4 |
|  missiles and it's history!                                     |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


Absorb the X to claim your WAVE BEAM! Your beam now penetrates walls!


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
B.O.X Robot destroyed. Leave Sector 6 immediately.
(O)===============================================================(O)


But of course the pit blocks prevent you from going back to the Nav 
room. Oh well! Remember that thick security gate we saw in the caves, 
before the siren started blaring? Go back to it and open it using your 
new Wave Beam, then roll through the narrow tunnel beyond, into...


Restricted Zone
===============

Hello, it's the Main Deck! But what's this? A restricted zone? 
Intersting! Head through the red hatch at the bottom and through the 
Save Room; then buzz through the now empty corridors, and you will 
arrive at the Restricted Laboratory, where you see your old friends, 
the Metroids, floating around. What are they doing here?! Never mind 
that, probe further into the lab, where you will find gruesome 
preserved samples of the Metroid hybrids...and when you arrive into 
another lab with Metroids, soon after, the whole place starts rumbling 
and a siren goes off! What can it be this time?! Immediately backtrack 
to the previous lab!

The SA-X is there, wrecking the whole laboratory, and releasing all the 
Metroids, which it then attempts to destroy, but to no avail; the 
Metroids then latch on to the SA-X and render it helpless...then the 
ceiling of the lab crashes down, and it's time to escape!


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Metroids released by SA-X. Evacuate Restricted Lab.
(O)===============================================================(O)


The escape route is obvious: up. Simply space jump up the shaft past 
the Metroids (which simply float around and obstruct you) and through 
the hatch at the top. Easy!

But then the Restricted Lab is jettisoned and explodes into particles, 
destroying the Metroids before you could even say hi...T_T

The next thing to do after your escape is to report to the Nav room 
next door, after your escapade. The computer expresses its despair over 
the loss of invaluable research, then orders you to uplink to it in a 
subsequent Nav room.

After the briefing, exit the room and go up the lift. Samus will 
reflect about Adam again...when you get to the top, head through the 
hatch.

Hop up the shaft, charge up a Missile and fire it into the part of the 
right wall above the Rippers. A few blocks, as well as an ENERGY TANK 
<ET: 14> will be cleared. Then make your way through the labyrinth of 
Gerutas and Rippers and exit at the top.

In the next, acidic slime-filled room, space jump across the pool, 
holding down A while doing so to charge spin, wiping out the Botchroids 
while you make your way to the other end of the room. Head through the 
hatch and get to the top of the following, empty room...lay a power 
bomb to clear out a wall of blocks, then climb up the ladder that is 
revealed. Ambush the Zebesian with a single charged Wave Beam blast, 
then head through the hatch it guarded.

The next room contains Vomoids in enclosures in the floor. Blast apart 
two and allow the Xs to spawn a golden Zebesian! Walk near it to make 
it jump into the air, and the moment it lands, fire a charged Wave Beam 
into its back to destroy it in one blow! The X will spawn yet another 
Zebesian; power bomb the partition in the room, then do the same to the 
second. Now go through the activated hatch on the left side of the 
room.

Save your game in the room behind the hatch in the upper left corner if 
you like, for we are coming to a boss battle. Then drop to the bottom 
and head through the left hatch. Space jump past the Rippers, over the 
acidic slime, and blow away the Eye Door. Head through the hatch and 
drop to the bottom of the following shaft. Gasp, there's Ridley! Wait, 
he's encased in some sorta stuff...approach him, and the ghastly 
glowing eyes open. He's alive! Moments later the X morphs him into a 
terrifying beast that roars violently at the sight of his old foe...


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Ridley-X                   \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Fires several fireballs from his mouth                       |
|  - Uses his spiky tail to pogo-jump on the ground               |
|  - Grabs and slams you into a wall                              |
|  - Flicks his tail                                              |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  Ridley-X, chilling as he may look, has actually gone from      |
|  being an ultra-plain, ultra-powerful dragon to being an        |
|  ultra-cool, ultra-pussied freak! And he lets out a             |
|  bloodcurdling shriek every time you plaster a Missile onto     |
|  him - makes you imagine what kind of sadistic creature         |
|  designers there are at Nintendo, hmm?                          |
|                                                                 |
|   His battle pattern is quite unpredictable, but Ridley-X is    |
|  easy to the extremest extent. You can strike any part of his   |
|  body except his tail; and when you grabs you, you can pump     |
|  as many Missiles into him as you like! His fireballs are easy  |
|  to dodge, his tail and wall-slam doesn't do much either. It    |
|  takes a total of 97 Missiles to blow him apart, and another 6  |
|  Missiles to blow apart the Core-X's membrane. Finished!        |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


When Ridley-X is defeated, absorb the X to claim your SCREW ATTACK! 
Jump forward into the air, and you will find out that all enemies are 
simply fat pigeons at your mercy - one touch with the Screw Attack will 
rend them to pieces. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Screw Attack ability restored. Proceed to the Navigation Room.
(O)===============================================================(O)


"Proceed to the Navigation Room"? Bah! There are still tons of places 
you haven't yet explored in the Biologic Space Labs sectors! Ignore 
that order for now; we'll come back to it much later :) We want 100% 
weapon collection, don't we?

Exit the boss room and give the Rippers a demonstration of your new 
power while crossing the pool. Head back out and then go back upwards 
through the next, empty room, heading through the second hatch to the 
right. Again, cut down two golden Zebesians, and backtrack out of this 
room. Go downward in the next room (bombing away the blocks in the 
floor to reveal a ladder, and so forth) and...see that hatch in a 
seemingly unreachable enclosure? Fire a charged Missile into the wall 
and it will blow away a few missile blocks to reveal a tunnel! But 
first drop to the bottom of this room; screw attack the floor, and 
you'll find that there's one portion that can be broken through. Then 
drop down the hole in the floor.

Now here's yet another "don't collect the X" puzzle. Destroy the 
Slickle in the enclosure and let it spawn a Geruta; destroy that and 
let it spawn a golden Zebesian; destroy that, and the locked hatch will 
open to a chamber containing a POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 40>.

Exit the chamber and backtrack up the hole in the ceiling, then clamber 
through the tunnel of missile blocks that you previously cleared. Shoot 
the security door open, and continue on to what looks like a dead end.

Except that it isn't; the Screw Attack opens up routes you never 
dreamed possible, as you will find out firsthand later. Screw Attack 
through the middle portion of the floor and pick your way downwards to 
the hatch below. Head through and make your way across the acid-filled 
room with Rippers, screw attacking strategic parts of the partitions to 
get through, and shooting the security gate open at the end.

Jump up the narrow shaft, slicing apart Zebesians as you go, and screw 
attack through the yellow-and-black platform. Take the right hatch and 
run through the next room, blasting open hatches as you go; in the next 
room, a shaft full of Zebesians, you should break into a speed boost. 
Hit down to store charge and ultrajump while standing next to the right 
wall. Then proceed through the hatch at the top. Blow away the Scisors 
as you run through the water-filled room and through the hatch behind a 
previously-cleared tunnel, and drop through the section of pit blocks. 
Roll under the narrow tunnel, laying a bomb as you go, to blow away two 
blocks and clear a Samus-sized tunnel for yourself. Shoot open the 
bottom hatch and head through the cave after that, blowing away 
Hornoads as you go, and into the Save Room; starting from there, run 
right, shooting open the hatches as you go, and after the Hornoad 
corridor you will break into a boost which blasts you through several 
top-secret speed booster blocks in a secret cavern!

When you enter the secret cavern, hit down to store a boost charge, 
then drop down the passageway, firing downwards to dust off a Scisor on 
the wall; then hug the right wall at the bottom and fire 'er up! When 
you ultrajump to the top, you will blast apart some booster blocks; 
clmaber into the alcove and shoot the left wall for a POWER BOMB TANK 
<PB: 42>.

Make your way back up and out, and again, in the same area, start 
running from the Save room and so forth to break into a boost; except 
without entering the secret cavern, hit down to store a boost charge 
and get up to the top hatch (be quick about it; your charge won't last 
long). Shoot it open and shoulder ram horizontally through it...

...and you zap onto a slope, and continue boosting! Hit down before you 
drop into a small alcove at the leftmost end of the room, then next to 
the left wall, ultrajump...Boom! An ENERGY TANK <ET: 15> lies waiting!

Exit through the upper hatch in this oddly glowing room, and through 
the upper hatch in the next one. Drop to the bottom to the large room 
you come to, and head through the right hatch; shoot open the security 
gate as you go, and screw attack up the following shaft through the 
yellow-and-black platforms. Take the left hatch at the top, and again, 
screw attack up the shaft and head through the first hatch to the left.

Run left, shooting away the Hornoads so your run is unobstructed, and 
as you boost through the loooooooong corridor, shoot open the hatch at 
the end and go through. Hit down to store a boost charge the moment you 
enter the next room, shoot open the hatch at the other end and shoulder 
ram horizontally through. You will soar right through the lava-filled 
room, snagging a MISSILE TANK <M: 195> and smashing into a platform at 
the end, which you can clamber up for yet another MISSILE TANK <M: 
200>. Then drop into the lava - the Gravity Suit will protect you - and 
grab yet another MISSILE TANK <M: 205>! Then go left while still in the 
lava and head through the green hatch.

Make your way to the top by screw attacking in the next room. A Metroid 
husk lies abandoned...what can this mean? Shelve that worry for 
now...get to the top, then through the blue hatch. You're back in the 
very first large room of Sector 1! Make your way to the green hatch at 
the top right corner of the room, and head through. Screw attack the 
ceiling and grab the POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 44>. Then jump against the 
right wall, and you will grab hold of a hidden passageway. Clamber 
through and head through the hatch, then through the transport tube 
leading to sector 2. Convenient, eh?


Sector 2
========

When you enter, screw attack through the wall and grab the MISSILE TANK 
<M: 210>, then blast through all the organic pillars and enemies and 
exit this corridor through the other end.

Refer to your map - see that boss room at the very bottom left of the 
sector? Easy enough for you to get there, isn't it?

No? Well, for the brainless, I have a little guide for you to get to 
the boss room there.

Drop to the bottom of the room you are in, and go right, rolling under 
the passageway at the end. Drop down the room you enter, cut down the 
Desgeega and continue on through the hatch and through the following 
corridor. Power bomb away the blocks in the passageway in the following 
room to clear a path, and drop down to the first hatch to the right. In 
the next, metal-lined room, space jump over the large pillar to the 
right and through the hatch beyond. Then in the next room, lay a power 
bomb to blow out some power bomb blocks (as well as a few hapless 
KiHunters), allowing you to get downwards. Where the path splits, take 
the right hatch and continue on right. From there, using your map, 
getting to the boss room is easy enough. Remember, a boss room is 
marked by a monster skull. Save your game before entering it, for a 
tough puzzle is up ahead.

In the boss room, space jump to the ledge on the top right hand corner, 
and screw attack the wall. What's this? A secret hatch?! Head 
through...and the fun begins!

The room you enter is a puzzle room. First drop through the shaft to 
the very bottom and lay a power bomb; as you see, there's a Missile 
Tank hidden behind two speed booster blocks. What to do...? First, get 
to the very right and then run left to build up a boost. Store a boost 
charge when you reach the bottom of the shaft you dropped through, then 
jump up sideways through the shaft (but don't just hit A or you will 
waste your boost charge). Fire an energy beam to snap out of your 
rolling, then shoulder ram through the speed booster blocks when you 
fall into alignment with them! Clamber through and grab your MISSILE 
TANK <M: 215>.

Now, we're going to have to go through a tedious puzzle to get the 
Power Bomb Tank at the top of the room - if ever you screw up a single 
step, you'll have to start again.

Again, start running right and when you reach the path leading upward, 
store another boost charge and jump up onto the ledge just before a 
gentle slope, on the second floor. Hold A and left to shoulder ram; 
when you touch the slope you go running! Just keep holding left and you 
will boost across the pit blocks!! And just before you run into the 
wall, store another boost charge, jump up to the third floor, and 
repeat! Do this about three more times, and you will eventually reach 
the top floor...

The top floor is a bit trickier. Again, jump up onto the ledge just 
before a gentle slope, and boost over the pit blocks...except that once 
you walk on solid land, store another boost charge, jump up to the 
higher ledge and repeat! Except simply just boost left and you will 
smash through the wall to gain your hard-earned POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 
46>!! Then drop through the pit blocks and exit the boss room.

Exit the room with two KiHunters just outside the boss room, through 
the room with Owtches, and if you want, save your game in the Save 
Room. Then exit that as well and make your way back up past the 
KiHunters. At the top, take the right hatch.

In the room you enter, space jump alllll the way to the top of the 
humungously long shaft, chopping apart KiHunters and Reos as you go. At 
the top, take the left hatch, then buzz through the four KiHunters, and 
exit through the passageway. Whew! And you're back in the room where 
you started off for the boss room. Jump to the Level 0 hatch at the top 
right hand corner, and enter. Make your way to the Level 1 security 
room...I doubt you will have much difficulty.

In the Level 1 security room, jump to the top and screw attack the left 
wall there...hey! There's a hatch! Head through it, and you will come 
to yet another top-secret room.

If you lay a few power bombs, you will notice nearly the whole of the 
platforms in this room are made up of pit blocks. There are two 
powerups you can get, but your space jump prowess - and patience - will 
be sorely tested in this room. Each powerup sits on a platform of solid 
blocks, so you can catch your breath before going for the other one.

There is a passageway at the bottom to let you return to the start if 
you fail...start by jumping into the wider gap in front of the hatch, 
and from there, you'll have to rely on only your space jump. Where the 
path splits, take the lower path, and keep going to find a POWER BOMB 
TANK <PB: 48>. Then space jump out the alcove and take the upper path, 
which is slightly easier on you, as it has a sort of safety net in the 
narrow passageway (which is camouflaged) to allow you to jump back up 
before the pit blocks form over your head. Anyway, if you do make it, 
gleefully claim your ENERGY TANK <ET: 16> at the end; and you've done 
it!

Now then, using the transport tube from Sector 1, make your way back 
there...


Sector 1
========

Exit the room out the green hatch, and there you are - back in the 
first large room after the NSR chain of Sector 1! Drop to the very 
bottom and make your way to the blue hatch on the left end. Head 
through and jump against the left wall opposite the hatch...whoops, 
it's another hidden passage! Slip through and screw attack the barrier, 
and head through the hatch to a transport tube that leads to...


Sector 3
========

Shoot open the hatch to Sector 3 as you go, and when you head through 
you should be boosting. Immediately jump forward as you boost, and you 
will screw attack through a barrier...space jump across the wide gap 
and you will also bust through speed booster blocks into a small 
chamber for a MISSILE TANK <M: 220>.

Backtrack out the chamber and screw attack through the floor, then 
starting from the left side of the hole in the rightmost end of the 
corridor, start running left, firing Missiles to clear out Side 
Hoppers. As you break into a speed boost, shoot open the hatch at the 
other end, and hit down to store a boost charge. Shoulder ram to the 
left out the corridor and wham! You fly through a bunch of booster 
blocks into a secret room! Power bomb the room to clear out a pipe of 
blocks, which you can roll through for a POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 50> Drop 
down the pit blocks and simply roll through the passageway after that.

Roll out the passageway and you're back in the large room after the NSR 
chain; proceed to the bottom of this room and blast away sections of 
walls as you head right. Continue through the hatch at the end, blast 
the security gate open, head back left to gain a bit more ground for 
running, then start sprinting right, through the hatch. 
Zoooooooooooooooooooooooommm all the way (to cut a long story 
short)...and you will, once again, break away the part of the floor 
below the Reos in the next corridor.

Drop down the pit blocks in the section of floor you cleared, and lay a 
power bomb in the chamber you drop into; boom! A block in the top left 
corner is cleared; simply clamber through, dispose of the Fune, and 
claim your POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 52> in the alcove! Then exit this 
chamber and the previous room through the hatch, and drop alllll the 
way down the long shaft.

Head through the left hatch at the bottom, and space jump across the 
ultraheated room, slicing apart hapless Reos as you go - in the next 
room, lay a power bomb in the pool of lava below the Fune, which will 
destroy a well-hidden powerbomb block! Drop down the tunnel into a maze 
full of Pyros and fake tunnels, and, of course, lava (though the 
Gravity Suit will make this nothing more than an extended spa bath for 
you).

Here's my best attempt at explaining the route through the maze 0_o :


   1. Go down, and walk into the alcove on the right (there's a hidden 
      pit leading downward, but don't drop down any further yet).

   2. Hug the right wall and jump up; whoops! You will slip through 
      another hidden passageway.

   3.	Simply make your way down through the narrow shaft, right to the 
      bottom; the fake blocks are rather obvious. 

   4. At the bottom, still as a ball, roll left and through yet another 
      hidden passageway, past several walls of fake blocks. Jump up to 
      the ledge at the end.

   5. From there, it's a simple matter to jumping up the shaft to the 
      top; grasp hold of top-right corner of the wall at the top, and 
      clamber through. The POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 54> is yours!


Exit that complicated maze, and backtrack out this room and the lava-
filled room after that to the cooler, non-ultraheated shaft. This time, 
take the right door, and shoot the top portion of the big block that 
the Owtches are crawling on to reveal a MISSILE TANK <M: 225>. Then 
continue on right and through the hatch below the Pyro; blast open the 
security gate and start space jumping over the platforms which Pyros 
crawl on (those are made all of pit blocks, so no chance of using 
them), then clamber into the narrow passage at the top, where an ENERGY 
TANK <ET: 17>. Lovely energy...and that's not all! Jump into the upper 
passageway that leads on left and crawl through it to another MISSILE 
TANK <M: 230>. Then drop through the pit block at the end. 

Then enter the lava, and run all the way to the right end; screw attack 
the portion immersed in lava to clear away a Samus-sized tunnel leading 
to the hatch beyond; then go back left and start running right again. 
Shoot open the hatch as you break into a boost, and when you enter the 
next room, hit down to store a boost charge, before you hit the right 
wall -_-

Now, stand right next to the right wall, and hit A. Bang! And you 
rocket Samus through a few booster blocks, up a stupendously long 
tunnel that brings you all the way to the top of Sector 3...whoops! You 
snag a POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 56> jammed in the tunnel - and pass by 
another one in an enclosure - and after what seems like an eternity, 
you slam the top. But don't move - let yourself drop back down part of 
the tunnel, and onto a ledge next to the enclosure. Stand next to the 
left wall and screw attack the ceiling. A couple of blocks crumble and 
you jump into a hidden passageway. Simply the screw attack the ceiling 
of the enclosure (or part of the floor, relative to your position) and 
you're through; claim your prize, a POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 58>.

Now jump back up the tunnel and through the hatch. Slice apart the 
Pyros and Side Hoppers as you make your way through the corridor, and 
when you emerge, you're back where you started in Sector 3...slice 
through the screw attack block barrier, and once again, trundle through 
this room, launching Missiles to blow away Side Hoppers as you go, and 
continue on through the hatch. In the next room, go about whacking down 
the Side Hoppers as you make your way to the narrow tunnel leading out 
on the left side of the room. Clamber through the tunnel and exit into 
that familiar large room of Sector 3...

Again, drop down the pit block and out of the tunnel. Drop down one 
floor and make your way left to the hatch on the same floor. Head 
through and space jump your way through this ultraheated corridor, to a 
room with a single MISSILE TANK <M: 235>. Then screw attack through the 
left wall, and start running left, firing your energy beams as you go 
to clear out a small block in the ground and a large bunch of 
destroyeable blocks on the leftmost end of the room; when you start 
boosting, hit down to store a boost charge, then ultrajump through the 
thin barrier blocking a shaft leading upward. Space jump to the alcove 
containing an ENERGY TANK <ET: 18>, then drop back down to the bottom 
of this room.

Screw attack the part of the floor about half the screen's distance 
from the vertical shaft, and you will break into a secret area! Shoot 
open the hatch and enter; look, it's another of those secret inter-
sector transport tubes, this time leading to Sector 5! Still in the 
same area, fire a beam at a small grey block above the entry hatch; you 
will reveal a Power Bomb Tank! Simply bomb the ceiling above the hatch 
and the POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 60> should be easy enough to get.

Head through the tube to...


Sector 5
========

Exit the transport tube area, and screw attack the part of the ceiling 
nearest to the hatch in the chamber you enter. You will bust through a 
few bomb blocks; quickly, shoot open the security gate and make sashimi 
out of those Zebesians before they fry you with their lasers! Jump up 
another floor and screw attack the leftmost portion of the ceiling; 
shoot open the two security gates and lay a Power bomb to clear out a 
passageway leading to a POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 62>!

Return to the chamber which you entered after taking the transport 
tube, and shoot a hole in the lower portion of the floor. Take a left 
and out of the corridor.

In the next room, stay on the top floor, and take the hatch at the 
leftmost end on the same level, through the broken hatch, and you'll 
arrive at the bottom floor of the room which once housed the Nightmare. 
Go all the way left to the yellow hatch on the left - then from there 
space jump to the top of the room (other routes are blocked by 
collapsed walls and such). At the top, make your way to the rightmost 
end of the room, cutting down Choots as you go; from there, you should 
have enough room to start running left and break into a speed boost. 
Store a boost charge before you go plunging down the hole in the ground 
0_o then shoot open the hatch on the left side. Facing the open hatch, 
shoulder ram through it and you will fly straight into a MISSILE TANK 
<M: 240> as well as a whole load of booster blocks in the wall! Claim 
the POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 64> in plain view.

Exit the room and drop back down to the bottom of the previous one (the 
one that held the Nightmare), then head through the yellow hatch, pass 
the Geruta, and keep going until you reach a room with a single Missile 
Tank enclosed in a box, with several Zeelas crawling all over it..

Lay a power bomb to get rid of all the enemies at one shot, then jump 
up a hidden passage in the bottom of the box to get the MISSILE TANK 
<M: 245>. Then drop out and screw attack the left wall and proceed 
through the hatch beyond. Keep going and you'll reach...


Sector 6
========
Screw attack through the wall when you emerge into the nocturnal world 
of Sector 6, and head down the shaft and take the second hatch to the 
left. Go through and screw attack to pieces the small block set in the 
floor. There! Now you have a long enough launch ramp, all set for a 
boost run...starting from the left, run right and shoot open the hatch 
as you run back out...when you exit, store a boost charge and shoulder 
ram through the wall opposite. Boom! And it's another secret hatch! 
head through...and it's yet another puzzle -_-'

This time, you're supposed to bomb the long platforms (not counting the 
little short one at the start) in the correct places such that 
horizontal metal platforms slide between the gaps, forming a a 
continuous surface for you to get into a boost run. Here's a short 
guide:


   1. Bomb the middle of the first platform.

   2. Bomb the middle of the second platform.

   3. Bomb the leftmost and rightmost ends of the third platform.

   4. Finally, bomb the middle of the last platform. Finished!


There you are, your launch ramp! :D Go all the way back left and run 
right over the floor, and boost-jump through the barrier, behind which 
is your reward: an ENERGY TANK <ET: 19>! But if you want to exit this 
room, you've got to be careful; you still need to shoulder ram through 
the blocks which you busted through to get to this room! So start 
running left this time and store a boost charge, shoot open the hatch 
and shoulder ram through. Ta-da!! You've done it.

Again, head through the hatch, still staying on the same level, and as 
usual get rid of the block in the ground with your screw attack. This 
time, though, you're setting yourself up for a boost run to the left; 
do so, and blast away the enemies as you go. Store a boost charge, 
shoot the hatch on the left side open, and shoulder ram through into 
the next room. Whoaaaaaaaaaa...you soar past a fake wall, smash through 
a barrier and enter the next room, where you blast past numerous 
booster block walls, past a Power Bomb Tank...bah!

When your wild ride ends, jump up to the top of the enclosure with the 
many booster block walls, and run right. Store a boost charge, and 
facing the walls, drop down into the gap near the entry hatch, then 
when your feet coincide with the bottom surface of the small platform 
before the hatch, shoulder ram left! Assuming you don't screw this 
tricky move up, you won't miss the POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 66> this time 
round! :D

Where you stop, screw attack through the platform and drop to the very 
bottom. There, you will notice a Power Bomb Tank nestled in an 
enclosure. How are you to get at it? Simple:


   1. Starting from the bottom left, start running right across the 
      horizontal floor, and store a boost charge when you reach the 
      very right.

   2. Jump up to the higher ledge and shoulder ram into the slope on 
      it; immediately you will start running in boost mode again, but 
      the moment you reach the flat top of the slope, jump, goddamn it, 
      or you'll go tripping down the speed booster blocks in the floor 
      and your efforts will go to waste! Space jump to the enclosure, 
      still holding left to maintain your boost power, and screw attack 
      the lid of it; plop! One POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 68> coming up!


From there, simply bomb the floor to get out of the enclosure. Then 
exit the room, back into nocturnalism...bypass the barrier by using the 
passageway above it. Drop through the pit block at the end. Then head 
back out and drop to the bottom of the room, cut down the Puyos and 
head through the hatch.

This time, don't drop down the pipe of pit blocks in the room you 
enter; instead, screw attack through the barriers on the upper part of 
the room, and head to the hatch beyond. In the next cavern, lay a power 
bomb to blow away a couple of blocks and reveal some pit blocks, as 
well as a Power Bomb Tank safely nestled inside an alcove; you'll now 
have to roll into the gap, uncurl as soon as you touch the pit blocks, 
and screw attack like mad to prevent yourself from falling through and 
getting swallowed up by the reforming pit blocks. If you succeed to 
scrambling back up, the POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 70> is yours.

Get back down to the bottom of the cavern, and screw attack through the 
left part of the floor. You'll fall into another room...simply make 
your way right and shoot open the security gate for your very last 
MISSILE TANK <M: 250>!

Exit the room through the hatch at the bottom, and you're back in the 
water-filled area where you fought the Security Robot. Head through the 
hatch on the left, and go down and through the cavern that follows to 
the hatch at the bottom. Screw attack through the attacking Memus and 
the metal platform in the floor, then shoot open the red hatch at the 
bottom and continue.

In the next room, where you received warning of the Security Robot's 
intrusion, shoot open the security gate and roll through the passageway 
into the...


Restricted Zone
===============

Woohoo, we're back! Now how dare you have the audacity to come here 
after blowing up the place? :P Drop through the pit block into the 
room.

We're almost done with our item collection...just one last thing to 
grab in Sector 6, and we're outta here...take a continual run through 
the save room and the empty room following it, and you will arrive at 
the area which once connected the labs to the station.

Stand below the very middle of the ceiling and ultrajump. Pow! Through 
the air you fly...into a POWER BOMB TANK <PB: 72>! When you smash to 
the top, all that remains is the inevitable briefing by the computer.

Receive it...and after a spine-tingling message is delivered to 
you...the briefing finishes. 


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Prevent Federation landing. Activate self-destruct.
(O)===============================================================(O)


And you find that the Nav room is still locked! Step on the terminal 
again, and you will receive your final assignment...to annihilate the 
station.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Set orbit to impact SR388. Return to ship and evacuate.
(O)===============================================================(O)


That's blown it - your final mission, so don't screw up now! Head out 
of the Nav room, and up the lift into Sector 1...from there, simply get 
back up to the Main Deck by using the elevator before the NSR chain.



                             15____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 48/48    |
              | - Wave Beam          |                             |
              | - Screw Attack       | Energy Tanks     : 19/20    |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      | Power Bomb Tanks : 31/32    |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



MAIN DECK : The Last Push
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   - Alter the station's course to impact SR388.
_____________________________________________________________________




In the Main Deck, head up the main elevator to the top, and head 
through the broken hatch right. Start running right and shoot open the 
hatch at the end as you go, such that you boost uninterrupted - and 
blow through a couple of blocks in the next area. Head through the 
first hatch to the right, and jump against the right wall; strange, 
there's something you grab on to...press up to scramble into a secret 
passageway! Screw attack through the barrier and roll through a 
passageway in the wall opposite, into the next area.

Get to the top of the room and slice apart the organic barrier; enter 
the hatch beyond. The room you enter contains a Power Bomb Tank visibly 
embedded in the floor; simply mount the ledge on the right wall, curl 
into a ball and jump against the wall; hey, it's a secret passageway! 
Roll into it and using trial-and-error, it should be easy enough to 
maneuvre through the tunnel (there is another passageway just below the 
one mentioned, but it leads to a dead-end) and to the very last POWER 
BOMB TANK <PB: 74> in this game. When you at last run into a dead-end, 
lay a bomb to clear a block of the floor, and jump out. Then exit the 
room.

Head downwards and take the next hatch to the right, then pass by the 
following corridor and Save Room (if you want, save, because the last 
push will be tough). In the next room, stay on the bottom floor and go 
right, and jump into the passageway in the wall at the end. Pick your 
way past the winding path in the darkened room to the other side, until 
you reach light; when you come to a huge structure made up of several 
crumbling blocks, just before the room where you fought the Arachnus, 
jump on top of the structure and screw attack the ceiling. Hey, it's 
been a long time since you passed this place! Pick your way across the 
room, until you come to the shaft at the very end, where you once 
dropped through to face the Arachnus...

...except now, fire a missile at the left corner of the raised bit of 
ceiling above that shaft, followed by an energy beam. Jump through the 
little passageway you have created...there's a little passageway 
above...continue on and wow! There's your very last ENERGY TANK <ET: 
20>!!

Backtrack and go back down through the blocks you screw-attacked 
through, backtrack through the darkened area, and in the room you end 
up in, use the shaft on the left end of the room to make your way to 
the hatch at the very top; ignore the first one to the right, which 
leads to a Recharge Room.

From there, go up and take the hatch at the top. Go up the elevator, 
right up to the Operations Deck. Approach your objective...but what the 
blazes?! The hatch is locked! Get right up to it...and the room 
trembles violently...turn back, and there's your enemy, the SA-X! 
Except that there's no escape...now that you have the Wave Beam, 
though, you have "grim death" written all over your hand cannon. Sally 
forth...


  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   SA-X                       \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Screw attack (but it won't chop you to pieces)               |
|  - Ice Beam                                                     |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  "What is Samus' greatest enemy? Herself." With the penetrating |
|  Wave Beam, you are now more or less on par with the feared SA- |
|  X...only charged Wave Beams and your screw attack will damage  |
|  it. Who's the better man (or woman)? This battle decides.      |
|                                                                 |
|  The SA-X is a fearsome foe and will, besides take pot shots    |
|  with its Ice Beam, launch into a devastating screw attack that |
|  you can cancel out only with your own screw attack, albeit at  |
|  the cost of some health. Just keep firing charged Wave Beams   |
|  and if you find that the screw attacks coming at you are       |
|  inavoidable, just cause some damage to the SA-X by screw       |
|  attacking it as well! The closer it is to expiry, the more it  |
|  blurs out of focus.                                            |
|                                                                 |
|  About 20 or so charged Wave Beams will destroy the SA-X's      |
|  apparent form...as it pants on the ground, it then gets up     |
|  and morphs into a grotesquely mutated version of...yourself,   |
|  the Metroid Hunter!                                            |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/



  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Samus-Hornoad Hybrid       \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Tries to stomp you...                                        |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The S-H Hybrid merely jumps repeatedly into the air and tries  |
|  to pulp you under its feet. Simply shoot its face with charged |
|  Wave Beams thrice, and it will collapse in a heap, defeated by |
|  its prey...then its Supercore-X comes forth! Plaster its eye   |
|  with 6 Missiles...and the membrane breaks...but the X escapes! |
\_________________________________________________________________/


What?! No prize, not even a "kiss your ass goodbye" farewell?! Bah! 
Anyway, the door to your objective is now open; head through it and 
step on the terminal to alter the course.


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Return to ship immediately. Evacuate station.
(O)===============================================================(O)


You now have 3 minutes to get back to your starship! Find your way back 
to the starship yourself, using the map (it's not hard, trust me - your 
starship is represented by a little yellow icon). When you arrive in 
the Docking Bays, screw attack through the yellow-and-black platforms 
to save time. As you approach your starship, you notice the corridor 
seems kinda battered...when you forge your way to the docking lot, you 
notice your starship is gone!!!!

A gigantic Metroid shell lies broken in one corner...approach the right 
wall, and bang! A humungous, X-clean Omega Metroid comes roaring in! 
Approach it, and it will raise a claw and swat you away like a fly, 
reducing your energy to 1 unit...

Then the escaped X drifts in, reverts back to the SA-X and begins 
zapping the monster in the chest, repelling it! The Omega Metroid then 
smashes the SA-X away, destroying it. Retrieve the helpless X, and 
boom! You regain your final energy beam, the ICE BEAM, and your final 
suit upgrade, the X-FUSION SUIT!


(O)===============================================================(O)
OBJECTIVE CHANGE :
Regained Ice Beam ability. Omega Metroid attack possible.
(O)===============================================================(O)


   ____________                                                _
  | F I N A L  |____________________________                 _| )
 /  B O S S  :   Omega Metroid              \_______________/    \
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Savages you with its claw, chiselling off 100 energy per     |
|    slash                                                        |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Omega Metroid is the most powerful evolution of the        |
|  Metroid, and this fella is fresh from the labs you blew to     |
|  particles. So you'll have a rather tough fight on your hands.  |
|  The only thing you have to remember is that you don't have much|
|  time left...                                                   |
|                                                                 |
|  With the X-Fusion suit, you can now use the incredible ICE     |
|  BEAM. Fire at the vulnerable part with charged Ice Beams, and  |
|  run away just before the Omega Metroid can claw you. Make sure |
|  to keep up your assault, otherwise the Omega Metroid will      |
|  corner you and slash you three times - ouch!                   |
|                                                                 |
|  18 charged beams will ensure the Omega Metroid's demise. Your  |
|  starship then floats up to the deck, and to your rescue! Beam  |
|  'er up...                                                      |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/



...enjoy the ending...and Congratulations! You've completed Metroid 
Fusion with 100% powerup collection and, assuming you didn't repeatedly 
screw up at tricky bits, a time under 2 hours!


                             16____________________
               _____________/    I T E M  L O G    \_______________
              |----------------------+-----------------------------|
              |  Suit Equipment :    | Missile Tanks    : 48/48    |
              | - X-Fusion Suit      |                             |
              | - Ice Beam           | Energy Tanks     : 20/20    |
              |                      |                             |
              |                      | Power Bomb Tanks : 32/32    |
              \______________________|_____________________________/



>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FINITO<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<



For the curious, the endings are as follows:


   TIME         ITEM %         ENDING DESCRIPTION
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
   >4 hours     <100%          Samus in her full suit, punching the air 
                               in victory

   <4 hours     <100%          Samus with her helmet off, revealing her
   >2 hours                    long, blond hair

   <2 hours     <100%  }
                       }
   <2 hours     100%   }       Samus with her suit off, in different 
                       }       poses. No, those are NOT advertising
   >2 hours     100%   }       gimmicks of Nintendo
-----------------------------------------------------------------------






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If you want to make sure you have squeezed every single room out of 
every sector in Biologic Space Laboratories, this section will give you 
the complete maps for every single sector, the Main Deck included.


The Changed Scale
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The only problem that, in order to show the approximate locations of 
items, the true scale of the maps had to be sacrificed on the altar of 
compromise. So, a single 1 x 1 room, which is actually square, has been 
changed to fit the scale.

On the map you see when you hit the Start button, a 1 x 1 room looks 
like this:
                  to suit the needs of this
     _        of the section, it now looks like:        +-+
    |_|  -------------------------------------------->  | |
                                                        +-+

So a 2 x 3 room would look like:
                              +-+-+
                              | | |
                              +-+-+
                              | | |
                              +-+-+
                              | | |
                              +-+-+

Easy to see, no? :P


Item Location
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
It is impossible for me to shrink the map's scale to the extent that I 
can show the exact location of every item. What I can do is to pinpoint 
the approximate location of the items, be it Power Bomb Tank, Missile 
Tank or Energy Tank. The exact location is up to you to find.

Items are represented by lower-case alphabets (such as "a", "b", "c", 
and so on); they are not arranged in any order you would get them in if 
you follow the walkthrough in this guide.


Map Legend
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
A general legend has been used for every single map. For the want of 
extra clarity, Security hatches beyond level 0 (colourless) are not 
shown.
 
                  .----------.----------------------.
                  |  Symbol  |    Represents?       |
                  .----------.----------------------.
                  |    N     | Navigation Room      |
                  |          |                      |
                  |    S     | Save Room            |
                  |          |                      |
                  |    R     | Recharge Room        |
                  |          |                      |
                  |    D     | Data Room            |
                  |          |                      |
                  |    B     | Boss is here         |
                  |          |                      |
                  |    #     | Void *               |
                  |          |                      |
                  |    :     | Entrance             |
                  |          |                      |
                  | +, | or -| Ceilings and floors  |
                  |          |                      |
                  | a, b, c, | Items (i.e. Missile  |
                  |   etc.   | Tanks, Energy Tanks, |
                  |          | Power Bomb Tanks)    |
                  |__________|______________________|

* - this means that THERE IS NO ROOM THERE, just an empty space in the 
map surrounded by rooms. 


Without further ado: the sector maps!



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  ŻŻ
Not done yet!



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  |                         S E C T O R  1                      _|  |
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  ŻŻ
If you missed Metroid 2: Return of Samus, here's a chance to experience 
nostalgia in this sector, which mimics the climate of SR388, except 
that the air is cleaned by stabilisers and ventilators. This sector may 
seem mild, but it conceals one of Samus' arch enemies...and one of her 
ultimate weapons, the Screw Attack.

                            +-+-+-+
                 |          |a: :  ===> Sector 2
                +`+-+-+-+-+-+.+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+
                | :N:S:R:   : |###|   |     |   |
                +-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+   +-+-+-+   +-+
    Sector 3 <====  : : :   :     |   |  b: :   |c|
                  +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +
                      | |d e  : :         : |###| |
                      + +     + +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +
                      | :    f| |g|h: :   | | :S: |
                      +-+-+-+-+ +.+-+.+   +-+ +-+-+
                              | |   | |   : : |
                    +-+-+     + +   +-+-+-+-+ +-+
                    |S: |     | |B  : :     : : |
                    +-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +
                      | :   : | |S: : :i|#####| |
                +-+-+-+ +-+-+ + +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +
                | :   : :   | | : :   | | |   | |
                + +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+   +-+-+   + +
                |B|         | : : |   : : :   | |
                +-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+.+-+-+-+
                    |j  :   : :S| |#####| |
                  +-+   +-+-+.+-+ +#####+ +
                  | :   | |   :k| |#####| |
                  +`+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +
                   |            | :     : |
                   To           +-+-+-+-+-+
               Restricted 
                  Zone

Item locations not done yet!



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  ŻŻ
Precious little is known about this tropical zone, home to many a 
deadly enemy. Unbeknownst to many, this sector is home to the Mother 
Root, a deadly threat to the station's power system.

                      +-+-+-+-+-+-+
                      |a    : : : |
                      +     +-+ + + 
                 |    |b    |#| : |
                +`+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+
                | :N:S:R:   :   : : :  ====> Sector 4
                +-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+
  Sector 1 <====  : :c  :   : :d|
              +-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+
              |D:   :e|#|   :   : : :f|
            +-+-+   +-+-+   +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+
            |g: |   :   :   : :h| |#| :   |
            + + +.+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+ +   +-+
            | | :   :S|#| : : |#| |   |B  : |
            +-+ +-+-+-+#+ +-+-+-+ +.+.+-+-+ +
              | |#######| |   :S: :       : |
              + +#####+-+ +   +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+
              | |#####|i: |  j|#| |#########|  ==> Central Reactor
              + +#####+ + +   +#+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +    Core (Main Deck)
              | |#####| | |   |#| | :   : : : |
            +-+ +#####+ + +   +-+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+
            | : |#####|k| :   : : :   |
            + +-+-+#+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+
            | :   |#|l  : :   : :S: :m|
            +-+   +-+   + +-+-+.+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
              |   |n:   | :   | :     :   : :o    |
              +   +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+     +
              |   :     | :   :S|     |  B| |     |
              +-+.+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+ +     +
                |p|                         |q    |
                +-+                         +-+-+-+


              .------------.--------------------------------.
              |  Location  |    Special Equipment Needed    |
              .------------.--------------------------------.
MISSILE TANKS |     c      | Hi-Jump                        |
              |     d      | Bomb, Morph Ball               |
              |     e      | Bomb, Morph Ball               |
              |     f      | Bomb, Morph Ball               |
              |     l      | N/A                            |
              |     n      | Bomb, Morph Ball               |
              |     p      | Bomb, Morph Ball               |
              |     q      | Speed Booster                  |
              |            |                                |
ENERGY TANKS  |     a      | Space Jump                     |
              |     h      | Morph Ball, Hi-Jump            |
              |     m      | N/A                            |
              |            |                                |
POWER BOMB    |     b      | Space Jump                     |
TANKS         |     i      | Ice Missiles                   |
              |     j      | Space Jump                     |
              |     k      | Morph Ball                     |
              |     o      | Speed Booster                  |
              .------------.--------------------------------.



  __/mf_map_sec3                                                __
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  |                         S E C T O R  3                      _|  |
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  ŻŻ
Bubble, bubble, boil and trouble! Sector 3 is a roaring, pyrotechnic 
inferno, but this doesn't deter the numerous heat-resistant enemies. 
Bubbling lava will cook you inside your suit if you don't have the 
Varia Suit equipped, but you will have to frequent the depths of lava 
pools if you really want to explore the whole of Sector 3.

                                           +-+-+-+-+
                                           |a  : :  ===> Sector 1
                                 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
                      |          |b: : :         :   : |
               +-+-+ +`+-+-+-+---+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+.+-+-+ +
               |c  | | :N:S:R:   :  d  |#######| |###| |
               +   + +-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+#+ +
               |   |         |   | :   :     :   :D|#|e|
               +   +-+-+-+-+-+   + +-+-+-+.+-+-+-+-+#+ +
               |   :f:       |   | |g: : | :S:R:h|###| |
             +-+.+-+-+-+-+-+-+   + +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+#+ +
Sector 5 <=== i: | | :     : :   : :   | |###########| |
             +-+-+ +-+-+-+.+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +###########+ +
                         |j|#|   |#|k: : |###########| |
                   +-+-+-+-+#+   +#+-+-+ +###########+ +
                   |   :   |#|   |#####| |###########| |
                   +   +   +-+   +-+###+ +###########+ +
                   |B  |   : :   : |###| |###########| |
                   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +###+ +#+-+-+-+-+#+ +
                             | : : |###| |#| :    l|#|m|
                             + +-+-+-+-+ +-+ +     +#+ +
                             | :       : : :n:  o  |#| |
                           +-+.+     +-+-+-+-+     +-+ +
                           |p  |     |       |     : : |
                           +   +-+-+-+       +-+-+-+-+-+
                           |   |
                           +-+-+

              .------------.--------------------------------.
              |  Location  |    Special Equipment Needed    |
              .------------.--------------------------------.
MISSILE TANKS |     a      | Speed Booster, Screw Attack    |
              |     f      | N/A                            |
              |     g      | Morph Ball                     |
              |     h      | Super Missiles                 |
              |     j      | N/A                            |
              |     n      | N/A                            |
              |     o      | Morph Ball                     |
              |            |                                |
ENERGY TANKS  |     c      | Space Jump, Screw Attack       |
              |     d      | Morph Ball, Bomb               |
              |     l      | Space Jump                     |
              |            |                                |
POWER BOMB    |     b      | Power Bomb, Speed Booster      |
TANKS         |     e      | Screw Attack, Space Jump       |
              |     k      | Power Bomb, Speed Booster      |
              |     m      | Speed Booster                  |
              |     p      | Morph Ball, Jump Ball          |
              .------------.--------------------------------.



  __/mf_map_sec4                                                __
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  |                         S E C T O R  4                      _|  |
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  ŻŻ
Irate monsters have ripped up Sector 4's power nodes, exposing them to 
water and electrifying most of the waters that flood Sector 4, the 
aquatic zone; step into such waters and you will be treated to currents 
of electricity frying you slowly to death. Serris, the serpent-like sea 
creature, makes his lair here. Without the Gravity Suit, your movement 
will be impaired; a slow Samus is a weak Samus, and a weak Samus is 
soon a dead Samus. Compared to these horrors of the water, Jaws looks 
like a guppy.

                       +-+-+-+-+-+-+
                        | |   :     |
                        + +   +-+-+.+
                        | :  B|#|a: |
              +-+-+-+---+ +-+-+#+ + |
              | :S: :   :b: |###| :c|
              + +-+ +-+-+-+ +#+-+.+ +-+
              | |d: |S:     |#|     :S|        |
              + +-+ +-+ +-+-+-+.+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+`+
              | |#| |#| :   :     |#|   :R:S:N: |
      +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+   +     +-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+
      |       : :       :   |     : :   :   : : : :  ===> Sector 6
      +     +-+ +       +-+-+     +-+-+-+   +-+ +-+-+
      |e    | | |       :f  |  g  |#|h  :   :D| |
      +-----+ + +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +---+-+ +
              | :     : :S|#######|   : :  i j| |
              +-+     + +-+---+###+   +-+-+-+-+ +
                |    k: :    l|###|   :       : |
                +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+.+
                      | |#####| : :   :S|     | |
            +-+-+-+-+-+ +#####+ +-+-+-+-+     + +
            |   :   :m| |#####| |             | |
            +.+-+-+.+-+ +-----+ +           +-+ +
            | | :     : :     | |  Sector <=  : |
            +.+ +-+-+-+-+-+.+-+-+    2      +-+-+
            | | |         |n|
            + + +-+       +-+
            | | : |
            +-+ + +-+
            | : | :o|
            +-+-+-+-+

              .------------.--------------------------------.
              |  Location  |    Special Equipment Needed    |
              .------------.--------------------------------.
MISSILE TANKS |     a      | Morph Ball, Missiles           |
              |     c      | Morph Ball, Missiles           |
              |     d      | Morph Ball                     |
              |     e      | Morph Ball, Speed Booster      |
              |     f      | Morph Ball, Speed Booster      |
              |     h      | Morph Ball, Bomb               |
              |     i      | Speed Booster                  |
              |     l      | N/A                            |
              |     n      | Bomb, Space Jump               |
              |            |                                |
ENERGY TANKS  |     b      | N/A                            |
              |     o      | Morph Ball                     |
              |            |                                |
              |            |                                |
POWER BOMB    |     g      | Morph Ball, Power Bomb         |
TANKS         |     j      | Speed Booster, Morph Ball      |
              |     k      | Morph Ball                     |
              |     m      | Bomb, Hi-Jump                  |
              |            |                                |
              .------------.--------------------------------.



  __/mf_map_sec5                                                __
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  |                         S E C T O R  5                      _|  |
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  ŻŻ
Ever wanted to experience the arctic North pole, containing all the 
perils only a bounty hunter like Samus can face up to? Sector 5 is for 
you. With many deep-freeze rooms that can chill you to the bone and 
kill you slowly, few of the rooms of Sector 5 have been thoroughly 
explored and mapped...and the incredible adaptability of X parasites 
has resulted in the formation of a deadlier enemy awaiting you in 
Sector 5.

                  +-+-+-+-+-+   +-+
           |      |a:b:     |   |c|
          +`+-+-+-+-+-+     +   + +
          | :N:S:R: |#|     |   | |
          +-+-+-+-+ +-+     +   +.+-+
                  | : :     |   | : |
            +-+-+-+ +-+     +-+-+.+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+
Sector 6 <==  : :d: :e:     :   : : : : |   |R:f: :S| :g|
            +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+
                      |h    :   | :D: |   : :i:   :   :   |
                    +-+-+---+   +-+-+.+-+-+ +-+   +---+   +
                    | :S:   :   : |#| |###| | :   :   :  B|
                    +.+-+-+-+   +-+-+ +#+-+ + +---+---+---+
                    | |#| :j|   : |k: |#|l: | :   |m  |
                    + + + +-+   +-+-+ +-+-+ +-+   +.+.+
                    | |#| | :   : : | |n| | :     : :  ===> Sector 4
                    + + + | +-+-+-+ + | | +-+-----+-+-+
                    | |#| |   :   : | | |
                    + +-+.+---+-+-+.+ + |
                    | : : :     :S: | : |
                    +-+-+.+-----+-+.+-+-+
                        |o:       : |
                        +-+-------+-+

              .------------.--------------------------------.
              |  Location  |    Special Equipment Needed    |
              .------------.--------------------------------.
MISSILE TANKS |     b      | Space Jump OR Ice Missiles,    |
              |            | Hi-Jump                        |
              |     d      | Screw Attack                   |
              |     e      | Bomb Weapon                    |
              |     n      | Ice Missiles, Hi-Jump          |
              |            |                                |
ENERGY TANKS  |     g      | Jump Ball, Morph Ball          |
              |     k      | Ice Missiles, Morph Ball       |
              |     l      | Jump Ball, Morph Ball, Missiles|
              |            |                                |
POWER BOMB    |     a      | Speed Booster                  |
TANKS         |     c      | Power Bomb, Hi-Jump            |
              |     f      | Power Bomb, Morph Ball         |
              |     h      | Ice Missiles, Morph Ball, Jump |
              |            | Ball                           |
              |     i      | Power Bomb                     |
              |     j      | Power Bomb, Ice Missiles       |
              |     m      | Speed Booster                  |
              |     o      | Power Bomb                     |
              .------------.--------------------------------.



  __/mf_map_sec6                                                __
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  |                         S E C T O R  6                      _|  |
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  ŻŻ
Sector 6 is the nocturnal sector, and it is crawling with terrors that 
flap...and bite...and kill in the night. Here, the oh-so-essential 
Varia Suit, as well as the Wide Beam enhancement, are concealed within 
the very bowels of this sector.

                 | 
                +`--+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
                | :N:S:R:   :   :   : : : :===> Sector 5
                +-+-+-+-+ +-+   +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+
        Sector 4 <==  : : |a:   :b|#| |   : :c|
                  +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+
                  |    d  : : : :   : : :    f|
                  +       +-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+
                  |       |#| : : :g| :   |
                  +       +#+-+ +-|.+-+   +
                  |e      |#| :B  :  h|   |
                  +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+   +-+-+
                        | :   |#|     :     : |
                        + +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +
                        | :S|i:   :   :S|j: : |
Restricted Area   +-+-+-+ +-+.+-+-+---+-+ + +-+
  (Main Deck)   <==       |#| :   : :#|k: | |  
                  +-+-+-+-|-+-+-+-+ +---+ + +
                          |S: :   : |   | | |
                          +-+-+-+-+-+   + + +-+
                          |l: :   :D:   : : :S|
                          +-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+
                                    |  B|
                                    +---+

              .------------.--------------------------------.
              |  Location  |    Special Equipment Needed    |
              .------------.--------------------------------.
MISSILE TANKS |     a      | Bomb, Morph Ball               |
              |     c      | N/A                            |
              |     h      | Wave Beam                      |
              |     j      | N/A                            |
              |     k      | Morph Ball                     |
              |     l      | Bomb, Hi-Jump                  |
              |            |                                |
ENERGY TANKS  |     b      | Bomb, Morph Ball               |
              |     f      | Bomb, Speed Booster            |
              |     i      | Speed Booster                  |
              |            |                                |
POWER BOMB    |     d      | Speed Booster                  |
TANKS         |     e      | Speed Booster, Screw Attack    |
              |     g      | Space Jump, Morph Ball         |
              .------------.--------------------------------.








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     /\ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ/\
     ||               B O S S  C R E A T U R E S             ||
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/-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.\
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ

For those who only need help with bosses, this section is for you, so 
you don't have to sift through the whole walkthrough! :) I cut and 
pasted the boss strategies, so here they are.

This section contains a little extra help for those who are attempting 
to complete the 1% Challenge in Metroid Fusion (i.e. collect, in the 
whole game, One Weapon Tank!!). The 1% Challenge involves beating down 
the bosses with 99 Energy, 15 Missile Tanks and 10 Power Bombs, along 
with all your abilities, suit upgrades etc.


Main Deck, Mission One
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Arachnus                   \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Unleashes a blue wave of energy                              |
|  - Burps a fireball which spreads on the ground                 |
|  - Curls into a ball and rolls at you                           |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Arachnus is tricky, but not tough. There are metal grips   |
|  on each side of the room to avoid all his attacks, and when    |
|  he rolls at you, you can simply jump over him.                 |
|                                                                 |
|  His back sports an impenetratable carapace, though, so always  |
|  aim for the front. Go in with Missiles a-blazin' and when you  |
|  run dry, use energy bullets. 15 Missiles later, he will        |
|  dissipate and its Core-X will come out; simply shoot it three  |
|  times with Missiles and absorb the X-Parasite for the MORPH    |
|  BALL ability.                                                  |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

The Arachnus is not that hard to defeat. Your ordinary energy beam will 
also hurt him, though it will take a longer time, but if you want to 
save time just pump all 10 Missiles into him and follow up with the 
energy beam.

His attacks can easily be predicted; if the Arachnus waves its claw, 
it's either going to come out with its blue fire waves, spread fire 
across the floor, or roll into a ball and come charging...all of which 
are easily avoidable by simply jumping.



Sector 2, Mission Three
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Great Choot                \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Jumps into the air, descends and attempts to trap you in its |
|    maw and suck energy from you                                 |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Great Choot is impenetratable in all places, save for one   |
|  area: its eye. The only way to get at it is to wait until it   |
|  leaps high into the air, opens its maw and starts drifting     |
|  down like a leaf. You have but 3 seconds to dash under it and  |
|  two missiles into its eye, before it reaches the ground.       |
|                                                                 |
|  Two missiles will destroy one portion of its segmented body;   |
|  there are 4 segments. The first three take 2 missiles each;    |
|  the final portion takes about 4 or 5 to destroy. If ever you   |
|  should be trapped by its cage-like maw, quickly lay some bombs |
|  to get yourself free. Once you destroy three segments of its   |
|  body, it cannot suck energy from you.                          |
|                                                                 |
|  The final Core-X takes 6 Missiles to destroy. When the battle  |
|  is over, absorb the X for the HI-JUMP and JUMPBALL abilities!  |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

This boss is not that hard either. Avoiding getting jumped on is very 
much possible, and you shouldn't be too slow in dodging its very much 
predictable attack in which it leaps into the air and comes floating 
down like a leaf. When the Core-X emerges, refill your Missiles by 
shotting its membrane for free-floating Xs.



Sector 4, Mission Four
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Serris                     \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Explodes out of the floor and whizzes around                 |
|  - Goes into boost mode, and zooms around before going back     |
|    to normal                                                    |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  Just stand on the platform above the water, and Serris will    |
|  come soaring out of nowhere, to begin fighting you!            |
|                                                                 |
|  Serris is extremely hard to hit as well as dodge, but to       |
|  facilitate your job you'll have to spend much of your fighting |
|  time underwater. The easiest way to get at Serris is to wait   |
|  until it emerges from the ground, allowing you to unleash a    |
|  Missile at it. Its weak point is its head.                     |
|                                                                 |
|  When damaged, Serris will go into boost mode for a short while,|
|  so be careful. This boss fight, given Serris' elusiveness, is  |
|  quite time-consuming, so aim properly. 4 Missiles in its head  |
|  will settle its hash; next will come its Core-X which takes 6  |
|  Missiles to destroy.                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  Fight the Core-X outside the water to make the battle easier.  |
|  After it is destroyed, absorb the X to claim your SPEED        |
|  BOOSTER ability.                                               |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

Serris is really difficult to beat down with only 99 Energy! You need 
really quick reflexes to avoid its attacks; roll into a ball and get 
out of the way! It is better to stay out of the water until it stops 
gets out of boost mode, then enter the water and engage it.



Sector 3, Mission Five
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Security Robot             \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - flings a ball of volatile stuff onto the floor which explodes|
|    and sends pillars of flame creeping along the ground         |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  Even on the ceiling, you aren't safe; the attacks of the       |
|  Security Robot as mentioned below can still reach you.         |
|                                                                 |
|  Luckily, you can depend on a cheap trick to stay on top; when  |
|  hit, just hold up and left/right to stay clinging on. destroy  |
|  it, have to pump about 10 - 12 Missiles into its middle. When  |
|  it gets ready to shoot, it crouches and an impenetratable      |
|  weapon pod will cover the vulnerable machinery until it fires  |
|  a sphere containing a highly volatile substance, which spreads |
|  pillars of flame as high as the ceiling across the ground.     |
|                                                                 |
|  Be careful of that. After blasting its middle to near          |
|  destruction, the Security Robot backs away...                  |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *
 
If you're gunning to kill the Security Robot with only 99 Energy, the 
above strategy will still work, but you must be extra careful to avoid 
the flames (it's not that hard).



Sector 6, Mission Six
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Orb-X                      \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Tries to smash into you                                      |
|                                                                 |
|  The Orb-X is utterly easy. The only thing that damages it is a |
|  charged-up energy beam. The core of the Orb-X is surrounded by |
|  lesser orbs which shield the core from your attacks.           |
|                                                                 |
|  However, you can destroy these orbs, and your shots can reach  |
|  the core through chinks in the barrier. Your best bet for      |
|  destroying the orbs that make up the barrier is by using the   |
|  Charge Spin to slice some of them. Use 6 charged beams to      |
|  destroy the core, then another 6 Missiles to defeat the X.     |
|  Absorb the X to claim your first suit upgrade...the VARIA SUIT!|
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

The only hard thing about Orb-X is the fact that it's big, fat and 
flying around erratically. You must dodge it and shoot Charge Beams 
from a distance.



Main Deck, Mission Twelve
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Arachnoid                  \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Creeps along the wall and tries to grab you and suck your    |
|    Energy                                                       |
|  - Drops 3 balls of flame which shrink and dissipate            |
|  - After taking major damage, its central core remains and      |
|    bounces and spins around, hurling pieces of shrapnel to the  |
|    ground                                                       |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Arachnoid (not be confused with Arachnus) is tricky, but   |
|  like the previous bosses, has a rather easy pattern. At the    |
|  start, it will weave here and there, altering its path         |
|  slightly each time.                                            |
|                                                                 |
|  After three or four cycles between the same path, it will open |
|  its maw and fire three balls of flame, which can be a pain to  |
|  dodge if you're aiming for a good shot. But That part is its   |
|  most vulnerable; stand below its maw, aim up and pump Super    |
|  Missiles into it!                                              |
|                                                                 |
|  13 will blow its legs apart, leaving the central core, which   |
|  bounces around spinning (looking for all the world like        |
|  something straight out of Super Mario World 2); again, aim at  |
|  the mouth at the bottom, dodging the rubbish it drops. It will |
|  take another 13 - 15 Super Missiles to destroy that part, and  |
|  another 7 to blow its Core-X's membrane apart. Absorb the X,   |
|  and you restore your SPACE JUMP!                               |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

This boss is pretty difficult. You must not get hit more than once! Try 
to predict the Arachnoid's path when it starts crawling down, and when 
you manage to blow away its legs, Energy Beams will be enough for the 
second form.



Sector 2, Mission Thirteen
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Mother Root                \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - 1st line of defence are its creatures surrounding it;        |
|    Predatory Flowers in pools of water will envelope you in     |
|    their jaws and suck 14 health/second                         |
|  - Spore Spitters on plant pillars spit spores that can knock   |
|    you into the waiting Predatory Flowers                       |
|  - Plasma Beams                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  Ugh, the Mother Root looks like a plant version of Samus'      |
|  ultimate nemesis of previous games, Mother Brain... :P         |
|                                                                 |
|  The Mother Root battle is insanely annoying! Spore Spitters    |
|  will have you screaming in rage as you get knocked into the    |
|  Flowers for the umpteenth time! Extricate yourself from the    |
|  Flowers by simply jumping, and dodge the spores as best as you |
|  can.                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  27 Missiles will destroy the Mother Root's hardened shell and  |
|  the resulting tremor will cause Spore Spitters to drop into    |
|  the Predatory Flowers, but they will continue to spit out      |
|  spores; ignore them anyway, and concentrate on pounding the    |
|  Mother Root! Its core will start firing plasma beams, which    |
|  you can dodge by ducking or jumping. 20 - 21 Missiles will     |
|  destroy it, and the Flowers, revealing its Supercore-X form.   |
|                                                                 |
|  Fighting it on the islands is really annoying and time         |
|  consuming, so make it easier by jumping onto the cleared       |
|  patch of land where the Mother Root once stood, and empty      |
|  4 or 5 Missiles into its eye.                                  |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

Dodging the spores the Spore Spitters shoot is incredibly tough; you 
must also guard your back with Energy Beams while pounding the Mother 
Root. When the core starts firing plasma beams, your job is thankfully 
much easier; you can clearly see the beams the Mother Root fires, so 
jump and duck as required, all the while firing charged Wide Beams.



Sector 5, Mission Fourteen
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Nightmare                  \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Gravity Manipulator (on its underside) mucks around with     |
|    gravity, making your Missiles extra heavy                    |
|  - Beam Cannons on its arms fire multiple bolts                 |
|  - flies around trying to ram you                               |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Nightmare is Tough with a capital T. It is probably one of |
|  the hardest boss fights you will ever encounter. Your first    |
|  target is the gravity manipulator on its underside; fire four  |
|  Missiles into it and it starts up, changing the laws of        |
|  gravity completely! Your Missiles, unless fired point-blank    |
|  into it, will be deflected by the altered gravitational forces,|
|  and your Space Jump is disabled. From there, use charged Plasma|
|  Beams, although it still is not too hard to ram Missiles       |
|  point-blank into the machine. 15 Missiles will destroy it and  |
|  restore gravity back to normal.                                |
|                                                                 |
|  Then you see the Nightmare's face undergo a horrifying change -|
|  the metal cover melts away and reveals a multi-eyed,           |
|  goo-streaming face that is quite reminiscent of a monster      |
|  from Swamp Thing. Now you must aim for its face - but only     |
|  through a small gap on the upper half of its face can your     |
|  Missiles reach it. Use the ladder on the left wall to          |
|  facilitate the job of pumping Missiles into its face. Another  |
|  33 Missiles will melt its face away (how's that for a facial?  |
|  :P )...but of course, it's far from finished.                  |
|                                                                 |
|  The X pops out, but thank god, it's only a Core-X. Another     |
|  6 Missiles into its membrane and the X is yours. Absorb it...  |
|  look, damn it, look, it's the fabled GRAVITY SUIT!             |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

Oh. My. God!! Nightmare is one of the most difficult bosses to defeat 
with just 99 Energy! Aside from its erratic flying, it takes lots of 
damage as well, but luckily charged Plasma Beams make your job easier. 
Never go underneath the Nightmare when trying to get at the gravity 
manipulator; use energy beams instead. You should also never be 
clinging on to the wall to fire at its face; instead, just jump and 
fire. Use your Space Jump to keep out of harm's way when the Nightmare 
goes swooping around madly.



Sector 3, Mission Fifteen
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Security Robot B.O.X.      \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - launches 4 guided missiles                                   |
|  - jumps around in the electrified water, trying to knock you   |
|    into the drink                                               |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Security Robot's exposed and malfunctioning circuits are   |
|  sending electric currents through the water and electrifying   |
|  it. To make things worse, the X is controlling it, so it is    |
|  now much swifter and deadlier...supposedly.                    |
|                                                                 |
|  Its battle pattern is similar to its previous one; jumps       |
|  around a bit, then crouches and fires a weapon from the weapon |
|  pod it brings up. Again, you can't damage it while it crouches.|
|  You can only shoot its middle from the top. And this time, it  |
|  fires guided missiles.                                         |
|                                                                 |
|  There is a sure-fire way to destroy it with relative ease,     |
|  though; on the monkey bars, entice it to bring up its weapon   |
|  pod, then directly above it, climb around left and right while |
|  holding the up direction and remaining directly above the      |
|  Security Robot. The missiles will damage you, but when it      |
|  brings down the battle pod, it will remain in the same position|
|  (provided you don't move around too much) and you will stay    |
|  clinging onto the bars, where you can aim downward and bring   |
|  forth a flood of Missiles into its middle!                     |
|                                                                 |
|  12 Missiles will destroy the delicate machinery, exploding to  |
|  pieces its body; and the Supercore-X reveals itself. Another 4 |
|  missiles and it's history!                                     |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

The above strategy still applies (except now use Plasma Beams instead 
of Missiles), except that every time it brings up its weapon pod to 
shoot missiles, you must climb away and spray Plasma Beams to terminate 
the missiles. The Robot might also jump around as a result of your 
change in position, but never let yourself get knocked down.



Sector 1, Mission Fifteen
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Ridley-X                   \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Fires several fireballs from his mouth                       |
|  - Uses his spiky tail to pogo-jump on the ground               |
|  - Grabs and slams you into a wall                              |
|  - Flicks his tail                                              |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  Ridley-X, chilling as he may look, has actually gone from      |
|  being an ultra-plain, ultra-powerful dragon to being an        |
|  ultra-cool, ultra-pussied freak! And he lets out a             |
|  bloodcurdling shriek every time you plaster a Missile onto     |
|  him - makes you imagine what kind of sadistic creature         |
|  designers there are at Nintendo, hmm?                          |
|                                                                 |
|  His battle pattern is quite unpredictable, but Ridley-X is     |
|  easy to the extremest extent. You can strike any part of his   |
|  body except his tail; and when you grabs you, you can pump     |
|  as many Missiles into him as you like! His fireballs are easy  |
|  to dodge, his tail and wall-slam doesn't do much either. It    |
|  takes a total of 97 Missiles to blow him apart (though I       |
|  encourage the use of charged Energy Beams, it's easier and     |
|  faster) and another 6 Missiles to blow apart the Core-X's      |
|  membrane. Finished!                                            |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *
 
Ridley-X is difficult because the chamber you're fighting in is so 
cramped, and he is so huge! Once again, use charged Plasma Beams 
instead of Missiles. When he begins pogostick-jumping on his spiked 
tail, use the Space Jump to get up and away. Avoid getting grabbed by 
Ridley-X at all costs (except your life)!



Main Deck, The Last Push
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   SA-X                       \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Screw attack (but it won't chop you to pieces)               |
|  - Ice Beam                                                     |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  "What is Samus' greatest enemy? Herself." With the penetrating |
|  Wave Beam, you are now more or less on par with the feared SA- |
|  X...only charged Wave Beams and your screw attack will damage  |
|  it. Who's the better man (or woman)? This battle decides.      |
|                                                                 |
|  The SA-X is a fearsome foe and will, besides take pot shots    |
|  with its Ice Beam, launch into a devastating screw attack that |
|  you can cancel out only with your own screw attack, albeit at  |
|  the cost of some health. Just keep firing charged Wave Beams   |
|  and if you find that the screw attacks coming at you are       |
|  inavoidable, just cause some damage to the SA-X by screw       |
|  attacking it as well! The closer it is to expiry, the more it  |
|  blurs out of focus.                                            |
|                                                                 |
|  About 20 or so charged Wave Beams will destroy the SA-X's      |
|  apparent form...as it pants on the ground, it then gets up     |
|  and morphs into a grotesquely mutated version of...yourself,   |
|  the Metroid Hunter!                                            |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

Tough as the SA-X may appear, it actually isn't much of a big deal. The 
main worry is its screw attack. Fight the SA-X on ground level, and 
make sure to get your charged Wave Beam shot off first, then jump over 
it before you get hit by the screw attack, which the SA-X follows up 
with. Keep doing this and if you did it right, the SA-X won't damage 
you.



Main Deck, The Last Push
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  __________________________________________
 /  B O S S  :   Samus-Hornoad Hybrid       \_____________________
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Tries to stomp you...                                        |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The S-H Hybrid merely jumps repeatedly into the air and tries  |
|  to pulp you under its feet. Simply shoot its face with charged |
|  Wave Beams thrice, and it will collapse in a heap, defeated by |
|  its prey...then its Supercore-X comes forth! Plaster its eye   |
|  with 6 Missiles...and the membrane breaks...but the X escapes! |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

Bah! It's easy with 100%, and it certainly isn't too tough with 1%! The 
above strategy applies, but just remember two things: move quickly when 
you see it leap into the air, and don't get cornered!!


          * Theory on the S-H Hybrid's physical appearance *

(thanks to Kong IV of the GameFAQs boards. The words below are his, 
with a correction of two to nudge it into a slightly more biologically 
correct version ;) )
What is that salivating monstrousity that the SA-X transforms into? 
Let's start with the SA-X's origins: Samus is infected on SR388 by an 
X. What is imperative to note is that it is a Hornoad-X. 
 
Then, when Samus's starship is destroyed, the Hornoad-X multiplies, 
consumes Samus's body and gains the DNA of Samus and her Power Suit. 
Thus, the X now contain Hornoad DNA and Power Suit DNA. 
 
When most of Samus's Power Suit upgrades are surgically cut away and 
sent to the BSL station, the X infecting the upgrades fuse into a Core-
X that uses its mimesis to recreate the form of Samus with all powers. 
This becomes the SA-X that releases the other X into the breeding 
environments. 
 
Remember that the SA-X also has Hornoad DNA in it, and fast-forward to 
the penultimate battle. When the real Samus pushes the SA-X halfway out 
death's door, it then does something miraculous: it tries to strengthen 
itself by reverting to an old DNA strand. its transformation is a 
gigantic hybrid between a Hornoad and Samus.
 
That's why its only attack involves jumping around, and that's why it 
looks so freakin' ugly.



Main Deck, The Last Push
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   ____________                                                _
  | F I N A L  |____________________________                 _| )
 /  B O S S  :   Omega Metroid              \_______________/    \
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|  Attacks :                                                      |
|  - Savages you with its claw, chiselling off 100 energy per     |
|    slash                                                        |
|                                                                 |
|                                                                 |
|  The Omega Metroid is the most powerful evolution of the        |
|  Metroid, and this fella is fresh from the labs you blew to     |
|  particles. So you'll have a rather tough fight on your hands.  |
|  The only thing you have to remember is that you don't have much|
|  time left...                                                   |
|                                                                 |
|  With the X-Fusion suit, you can now use the incredible ICE     |
|  BEAM. Fire at the vulnerable part with charged Ice Beams, and  |
|  run away just before the Omega Metroid can claw you. Make sure |
|  to keep up your assault, otherwise the Omega Metroid will      |
|  corner you and slash you three times - ouch!                   |
|                                                                 |
|  18 charged beams will ensure the Omega Metroid's demise. Your  |
|  starship then floats up to the deck, and to your rescue! Beam  |
|  'er up...                                                      |
|                                                                 |
\_________________________________________________________________/


                          * 1% Challenge Tips *

The Omega Metroid slices off 100 Energy per attack. That's ONE unit of 
energy more than 99...and therefore, more than enough to kill you!! The 
above strategy still applies, but that's all I can give you - the rest 
is up to your reflexes. Good luck!






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      / mf_sax.-.-.-.-.-.//|||         |||\\-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-\
     /\ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ/\
     ||            T A C K L I N G  T H E  S A - X           ||
 ____\/______________________________________________________\/____
/-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.\
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The SA-X looks just like Samus, except that it wears the bulkier orange 
Power Suit, equipped at full power. This means that it has all the 
weapons Samus does not have! It is really just an X in Samus' skin, but 
as you know, X and Metroid are enemies. Since Samus has a Metroid 
vaccine in her veins, the SA-X will naturally hunt her. Throughout the 
game it will exhibit the following abilities/weapons:

   - Super Missile
   - Ice Beam (which is, of course, enmeshed with Wave Beam data, 
     enabling it to go through walls)
   - Screw Attack

Throughout the game, there are certain times when you will bump into 
the SA-X, before you reach full power. Of course, until you obtain the 
Wave Beam, damaging it is beyond you. If even you approach the SA-X or 
attack it, it will turn around and begin plastering you with attacks 
that can blow away your suit and melt your flesh in seconds -_- 
therefore confrontation is, at best, avoided.

All you can do is to escape from the predator, but how? This section is 
exactly for that purpose.

For every encounter, there is a default, foolproof method for escape. 
When encountering the SA-X at different times, I have proposed "speed 
escapes" for certain scenarios, which save a bit of time. They are 
tried and tested by yours truly, and if you want some more heart-
pumping action, then try out those methods, which are obviously a bit 
more complicated and risky.

Also, I will list down what weaponry you will have in each scenario :P


I: Sector 2 (TRO), Mission Three
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   Your Weaponry:
   - Bomb Weapon
   - Missile Weapon
   - Charge Beam


Your first encounter with the SA-X should be, expectedly, a rather 
scary one. Your weaponry in this scenario is wholly inadequate; you 
have no way of even touching the SA-X, but luckily this scenario is one 
of the shortest and easiest to get by.

The room which contains the SA-X is in Sector 2, and it consists of a 
hidden compartment above an otherwise empty corridor, aside from the 
SA-X, which lurks there. It will march to the hatch at the very left 
and head through it. From there, you are pretty much safe; just shoot 
out the floor at the very right of the compartment and exit the room.

Speed Tip
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
If you want to save a bit of time, drop down to the corridor before the 
SA-X has left, and trail very carefully behind it, only letting 
yourself see a small part of the lighted field around the SA-X, but NOT 
letting any part of the SA-X come into view.



II: Sector 6 (NOC), Mission Six
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   Your Weaponry:
   - Bomb Weapon
   - Super Missile Weapon
   - Charge Beam


In a room which seems to be a dead end, lay a bomb at the bottom corner 
of the wall and you will drop into a narrow passageway at the bottom. 
The SA-X will then make its appearance, going right up to the wall 
which blocked your way and laying a Power Bomb, which vaporises the 
wall and some of the floor. You will also take a small amount of 
damage, but that is inevitable.

After that, let it walk on...wait until it disappears from view, then 
jump back up and follow the path it took, cautiously...as you go, you 
will suddenly drop down a pipe of pit blocks! EeeeeEEep! The SA-X is 
still patrolling below! Still, you can save your skin by holding right 
as you drop through, and you will grab on to a ledge. The SA-X will 
head through the hatch, and that's it - it's gone. What remains for you 
to do is to drop down as well, and head through the hatch that it went 
through. Then cut your way through the numerous enemies and continue on 
your way.

Speed Tip
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
This trick is risky! After the SA-X blows the wall apart with the Power 
Bomb, jump up (as a ball) to attract its attention and have it leap 
down into the cleared-out passageway! Before it can get a bead on you, 
quickly jump back up and run right! Drop down the pit blocks and 
through the hatch, then shoot away a block on the bottom of the left 
wall and get through the passageway...the SA-X will run away, 
dumbfounded. But you've made it! Also, the room is devoid of enemies, 
as compared to the scenario if the SA-X got past without noticing you.


 
III: Sector 5 (ARC), Mission Ten
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   Your Weaponry:
   - Power Bomb Weapon
   - Ice Missile Weapon
   - Wide Beam


This scenario is an ambush scenario; the SA-X will come out of nowhere! 
In a seemingly empty room, go left, and ho! The SA-X comes running in! 
quickly hop over the pillar on the other side of the room and lay a 
Power Bomb. Several rows of blocks will be vaporised; take the upper 
path, and just keep running for your life to the hatch on the left, 
jumping to dodge the beams the SA-X fires as a last-ditch attempt.


 
IV: Sector 2 (TRO), Mission Thirteen
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   Your Weaponry:
   - Power Bomb Weapon
   - Ice Missile Weapon
   - Wide Beam


When you enter the first room in Sector 2 with twitching, healthy 
roots, you will hear the SA-X patrolling at the area below. Drop down 
the pit block beside the big mass of roots and immediately freeze the 
SA-X with a Missile, then run past it into the hatch beyond. 
Immediately after that, drop a Power Bomb and freeze the SA-X again as 
it enters the room, to give enough time for the bomb to ignite and 
destroy a wall, allowing you to gain ground and head into the next 
room. But you're not safe yet...

When you enter the next room, keep going left and keep shooting your 
energy beams diagonally upwards to open the security gates as you go. 
Head through the hatch at the left end, and quickly jump into the 
enclosure behind the pillar on the left!! The SA-X will wander in, lose 
your trail, and exit. Phew...

Speed Tip
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Again, another risky trick! After shooting open the security gates, you 
will be at the very left hatch. Stand on the part just to the right of 
a horizontal bunch of roots in front of the door, jump up and fire a 
Missile downward to blow away a small block in the floor. Curl into a 
ball and quickly roll into the empty space; now, watch the SA-X get 
dumbfounded as it can't even distinguish between you and the ground! 
Simply lay a Power Bomb and watch it disintegrate the blocks below you, 
letting you drop to safety. :P



V: Restricted Lab, Mission Fifteen
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Your Weaponry:
   - Power Bomb Weapon
   - Ice Missile Weapon
   - Plasma Beam


This is not really an encounter, just a scenario involving the (or an) 
SA-X, but it indirectly causes an encounter of sorts. When the alarm is 
triggered in the Restricted Lab (i.e. red pulse in the background, blah 
blah blah) and you return to the first laboratory, you will find the 
(or an) SA-X blasting away at Metroids; it has wrecked the whole lab! 
When the disconnection countdown begins, you only need to space jump to 
the hatch at the top of the room.



VI: Main Deck, The Last Push
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   Your Weaponry:
   - Power Bomb Weapon
   - Diffusion Missile weapon
   - Wave Beam (your main weapon in this encounter)


Of course, this is the final showdown with the SA-X. Only the Wave Beam 
and Screw Attack can harm it. For more details, refer to the "Boss 
Creatures" section of this guide.



VII: Main Deck, The Last Push
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The SA-X will not really confront you after you have defeated it and 
its Core-X escapes; but when the Omega Metroid comes knocking on your 
door, the SA-X will make one last appearance, and ironically gives you 
the final weapon to victory: the Ice Beam.





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The Shinespark trick is simply an Easter Egg - an amusing hidden trick 
which serves no real use in getting a faster game time.





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Nintendo, ever infamous for plonking in identical enemies in each 
Metroid game, has done the same with Metroid Fusion. Many of these 
enemies may be found in Metroid 1, 2 and 3; only a few are really new.

Here is a little guide I put together about the foes you encounter in 
Metroid Fusion, and their weak points, as well as a brief description 
about these guys. Screw Attack does not count as a way to destroy the 
enemies (it can destroy all foes, except bosses, with one hit -_- ), 
unless the enemy is so tough that you can only destroy it with the 
Screw Attack or Shinespark attacks. For more information on these two 
weapons, refer to the "Suit Abilities" section.

schlave: yes, yes i know all the organisms are infected by X, but i'm 
not going to screw around putting "-X" at the end of every name!!


NOTE :
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   Found in      : Means the sector the enemy can be found in
   Dispatch with : How many energy beams or Missiles it takes
   Evolution     : Can it develop into a more advanced form if an X-
                   Parasite comes into contact with it?

   Energy Beam (charged) : Does the energy beam have any effect? If 
                           not, will charging it up do?
   Missile (type)        : Do Missiles have any effect? What sort of 
                           Missiles affect it?
   Power Bomb            : Does a Power Bomb have any effect?
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Advanced Skultera
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   Found in      : Sector 2, 4
   Dispatch with : 2 Super Missiles
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : No


Advanced Skultera are much tougher than normal Skultera, but just look 
like larger Skultera - bony bodies made of carapace.

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Balloon Creature
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   Found in      : Sector 4
   Dispatch with : You can get past them by freezing them
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (No)
   Missile (type)        : No (N/A)
   Power Bomb            : No


Balloon Creature...what a damn lousy name! Oh well, that's the official 
name for it *shrugs* Anyway, these guys are invincible to everything 
except your Screw Attack, and look like little creatures just staying 
on the same spot and bobbing up and down. When you get close, a big 
mace swells up from their head, and if you touch that you'll get hurt. 
These bar the way to many paths until you get the Diffusion-effect 
upgrade.

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Botchroid
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   Found in      : Sector 1
   Dispatch with : A few energy beams.
   Evolution     : Several Botchroids can coalesce to form a Botchroid 
                   Major.

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


A Botchroid works a bit like a Metroid, except that it consists of only 
the globby upper part of the Metroid. It sucks energy from you if it 
touches you, and when they coalesce to form a larger Botchroid, energy 
is sucked away even faster. These guys are weak but in numbers, really 
annoying.
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Choot
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   Found in      : Sector 5
   Dispatch with : Blue version takes 1 Super Missile
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


This old-school enemy is a flattish creature with two eyes, two wings, 
and usually lies flat on the ground until you approach it. It will then 
spring vertically into the air and descend slowly, raining disgusting 
globs of vomit onto the ground below it. These chute leeches are good 
as platforms, if frozen.

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Desgeega
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   Found in      : Sector 2
   Dispatch with : A few Super Missiles.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : No


Desgeegas are tougher Side Hoppers with purple, spike-covered legs. So 
far, I have only found one in Sector 2. 

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Evir
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   Found in      : Sector 4
   Dispatch with : A few Missiles to its yellow belly
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (Yes)
   Power Bomb            : No


The aquatic, primitive Evirs float around in the flooded areas of 
Sector 4, using yellow blobs called Boyon to attack you with. Their 
yellow bellies (no pun intended) are their weak spots; plaster 
generously with Missiles.

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Eye Door
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   Found in      : All sectors
   Dispatch with : 3 Missiles/1 Super Missile in its yellow eye
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : No


The Eye Door is usually the barrier to a boss. Its eye is usually 
closed, but upon approach of intruders, it will open either to reveal 
its vulnerable yellow eye or to fire a wide beam. Eye Doors can be 
wiped out by delivering the equivalent of 3 Missiles into its yellow 
eye.
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Fune
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   Found in      : Sector 3, 4
   Dispatch with : 3 Super Missiles.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : No


Funes and Nahimes complement each other; the Fune is a huge worm with 
an eye, attached to a wall. It fires plasma balls, which lunges out of 
the wall if you come within its line of sight. You know that it will 
follow up with that attack if you see its jaw lower and not fire a 
plasma ball.

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Geemer
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   Found in      : Main Deck
   Dispatch with : 1 energy beam to its interior will destroy it.
                   2 Super Missiles to its exterior will do the same.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes) - applies to interior
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any) - applies to exterior
   Power Bomb            : Yes - applies to interior


This cowardly creature crawls slowly along walls and floors. When you 
approach it, it retracts into its solid, spike-covered, energy-beam-
impervious shell, which you can cheerfully blast apart with Missiles. 
Alternatively, you can catch it unawares and zap its insides out with a 
well-aimed energy beam.

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Geruta
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   Found in      : Sector 5
   Dispatch with : 2 Super Missiles.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (No)
   Missile (type)        : Yes
   Power Bomb            : No


The Geruta, once found in the depths of Norfair, makes an appearance 
here, and is as bulky and armored as ever; its main weapons are two 
iron-bound, thick claws. It usually begins its attack from the ceiling, 
and swoops down on you at first opportunity.

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Halzyn
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   Found in      : Sector 1
   Dispatch with : 2 missiles into the middle from the bottom 
                   (literally: up yours!)
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes) - applies to interior
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any) - applies to interior
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Halzyns are flying saucer-like creatures with two spiked shells on 
their sides and a single yellow eye in the middle. They attempt to drop 
onto your head if you go under them. Chew them out with a few Missiles 
from the bottom into their middles.

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Hornoad
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   Found in      : Main Deck, Sector 1
   Dispatch with : A few cannon shots.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


The Hornoad is a savage, but terribly weak, snarling critter that hops 
about and spits fireballs. Talk about "weak dogs bark loudest".
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Kago
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   Found in      : Sector 2, 4, 5
   Dispatch with : Screw attack/Shinespark attacks
   Evolution     : Spawns into a large, organic pillar when an X
                   comes into contact with the dormant Kago nest

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (No)
   Missile (type)        : No (N/A)
   Power Bomb            : No


The Kago starts off as a dormant nest, which is a greenish spherical 
object with lots of holes in it. When an X comes into contact with it, 
a large, tall organic pillar is spawned. Kagos are oblivious to most of 
your attacks and serve as formidable barriers to your progress.

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KiHunter
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   Found in      : Main Deck, Sector 2
   Dispatch with : Two Super Missiles.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


The Zero caterpillar cocoons in Sector 2 hatch into the powerful 
KiHunter space pirates after you receive the mission to restore 
auxiliary power (Mission Eleven). The mantis-like KiHunters are pretty 
esay to deal with. They come either with or without wings.

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Memu
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   Found in      : Sector 6
   Dispatch with : Waste with 2 cannon shots.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


A Memu is a flea with a single eye. They simple fly at you - easy meat 
for your energy beam.

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Mer-Zebesian
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   Found in      : Sector 4
   Dispatch with : Three Super Missiles, or 1 charged Plasma Beam
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : No


Zebesians who get bogged down in the water can convert to their water-
borne counterparts by merging with a single X parasite. Mer-Zebesians 
are simply the humanoid Zebesians with a fish tail, and they swim 
around back and forth. They still do fire laser beams when they spot 
intruders, though.

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Moto
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   Found in      : Sector 1
   Dispatch with : 2 Missiles on their backs.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes) - applies to the back
   Missile (type)        : Yes (Yes) - applies to the back
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Ooooh, cute little Triceratopses! Well, cute until they ram you with 
their razor-sharp horns...these former inhabitants of SR388 are back 
and raging, and when they see you, they will lower their missile-and-
energy-beam-proof carapaces and charge towards you, horns first.

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Nahime
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   Found in      : Sector 4, 3
   Dispatch with : 4 Missiles.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : No


A Nahime is a huge worm with a maw attached to the wall that fires 
plasma balls, which extends suddenly if you come within its line of 
sight. You know that it has spotted you if you see its jaw lower.

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Owtch
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   Found in      : Sector 2
   Dispatch with : A Missile.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


These guys resemble little, moving balls with spikes on top. They are 
so small and slow-moving, they're more of a hindrance than a threat, 
but touch their spines, and...owtch!

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Organic Barrier Type-I
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   Found in      : Main Deck, Sector 1
   Dispatch with : 3 Missiles
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (N/A)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (ordinary)
   Power Bomb            : N/A


Organic barriers bar the way through narrow passages; they are made up 
of a spherical, wobbling mass attached by two webs of gunk. Type-I 
organic barriers are yellow-green in color.

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Organic Barrier Type-II
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   Found in      : Sector 3, 6
   Dispatch with : 3 Super Missiles
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (No)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (Super)
   Power Bomb            : No


Organic barriers bar the way through narrow passages; they are made up 
of a spherical, wobbling mass attached by two webs of gunk. Type-II 
organic barriers are red in color.

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Organic Barrier Type-III
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   Found in      : Main Deck, Sector 5
   Dispatch with : 1 Power Bomb
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (No)
   Missile (type)        : No (N/A)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Organic barriers bar the way through narrow passages; they are made up 
of a spherical, wobbling mass attached by two webs of gunk. Type-III 
organic barriers are bulbuous and orange-green in color.

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Poisonbull
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 6
   Dispatch with : 1 Super Missile.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


A Poisonbull, an evolved version of the Bull in Metroid, is a purple-
blue bag with pipes protruding from it. If you bump into or damage it 
it will puff out purple, toxic globules.

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Predatory Flower
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   Found in      : Sector 2
   Dispatch with : N/A
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : N/A
   Missile (type)        : N/A
   Power Bomb            : N/A


Predatory Flowers are only found in the Mother Root boss room and can 
only be destroyed when you destroy the outer shell of the Mother Root.

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Puyo
ŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 2, 6
   Dispatch with : A few energy beams.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Little, tubular, jumpy, squishy blobs that are easy to blow away with 
your energy beams. In the earlier parts of the game, they can be 
serious hindrances.

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Pyro
ŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 4
   Dispatch with : 1 Missile.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Ball of fire with eyes (how cute!). A Pyro drops little fireballs if 
you go below it while it is on the ceiling.

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Reo
ŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 2
   Dispatch with : A Missile.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


A Reo is a deadly flying moth with claws, evil eyes and flickering 
green flames on its back. It flitts about and swoops down upon you when 
you come by.

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Ripper
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 5
   Dispatch with : Screw Attack. It is impervious to all other attacks, 
                   except of course your Shinespark Ultra Jump, 
                   Shoulder Ram etc.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (No)
   Missile (type)        : No (N/A)
   Power Bomb            : No


An almost invincible brownish, turtle-like creature that simply flies 
left and right. It can be frozen, but only can be destroyed by the 
Screw Attack.

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Scisor
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 1
   Dispatch with : Normal version requires energy beams or 1 Missile
                   Gold version requires 1 Super Missile
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Scisors are small squatic crabs with two pincers that fire small 
fireballs. Extremely easy meat.

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Side Hopper
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 2, 4
   Dispatch with : Dark blue version requires 2 Missiles
                   Light green version requires 3 Missiles/1 Super 
                   Missile
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : No


...it hops to the side, of course! The Side Hopper has two prominent, 
long, muscular legs and bulbous eyes. This classic enemy is tough, and 
gets progressively tougher as you advance in weaponry. 

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Skultera
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 2, 4
   Dispatch with : 3 Missiles
   Evolution     : Advanced Skultera (1 X-Parasite + Skultera)

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Skultera are fish that have a bony body made of carapace. Combination 
with an X Parasite can form a larger Skultera, the Advanced Skultera.

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Slickle
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 4
   Dispatch with : Two Super Missiles
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Slickles are commonly found in Sector 4. They are blueish, snail-like 
creatures which fire miniscule, swirling, orange energy sickles.

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Slime Zombie
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Main Deck
   Dispatch with : One cannon shot. Easy!
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


These are actually X-infected scientists; they are now but a purple 
mass of slime which tries to bump into you. And of course, they are the 
easiest of easy meat :P

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Tetadak
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 4
   Dispatch with : 2 missiles is all it takes.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : No


Tetadaks are airborne predators with red wings, blue body, slanted eyes 
and eagle-like claws. They dive at you the moment they catch sight of 
you.

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Vomoid
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Main Deck, Restricted Zone
   Dispatch with : 1 charged Wave Beam.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : N/A
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Vomoids are kept usually in enclosures, which you cannot blast through 
with Missiles (although they are freezable, using the Diffusion 
missiles). They look like big ants and vomit a bunch of slime when you 
approach them.

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Waver
ŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 5
   Dispatch with : 1 Super Missile.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


This airborne crustacean has two spike-covered shells, and bottom, and 
a vulnerable interior. When you approach it, it starts spinning towards 
you like a living missile, and if it misses it will crash straight into 
a wall and attempt to extricate itself.

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Yard
ŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 6
   Dispatch with : 1 Super Missile.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Crawling, purple-greenish carapaced, snail-like creature with a single 
wriggling, yellow tendril. You used to be able to kick it around in 
Super Metroid; now you can't.

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Zebesian
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Main Deck
   Dispatch with : First version requires 1 Missile
                   Second version requires 3 Super Missiles
   Evolution     : Mer-Zebesian (1 X-Parasite + Zebesian)

   Energy Beam (charged) : No (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


Once the cronies of Mother Brain and inhabitants of Zebes, these guys 
are now renegades. They have two scythe-like claws, one on each hand, 
and move really fast. They can cling to walls.

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Zeela
ŻŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 5
   Dispatch with : Green version, 1 Super Missile
                   Purple version, 3 Super Missiles.
                   Pink version, 3 Super Missiles.
   Evolution     : N/A

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : Yes


A Zeela looks a bit like a Scisor, except it fires fireballs from its 
two eyelets on each side.

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Zero
ŻŻŻŻ
   Found in      : Sector 2
   Dispatch with : Several Missiles.
   Evolution     : - After destroying the Lantern Maw, they become 
                     cocoons.
                   - After receiving the auxiliary power mission, they 
                     hatch into KiHunters.

   Energy Beam (charged) : Yes (Yes)
   Missile (type)        : Yes (any)
   Power Bomb            : N/A


A crawling, segmented worm; that's all it is. It may be super-primitive 
and slow, but can withstand many hits. Especially if all you're using 
are ordinary Missiles and the Charge Beam.





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Here are some questions which players have asked repeatedly. If you 
mail me a question regarding the game and it is contained in this 
section, it will be ignored.


(So far, no questions)






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I owe thanks to the following people :


- scythemantis of the Creature Database, from which the great Super 
Metroid enemies website (http://www.geocities.com/scythemantis/snes-
metroid.html) is. I used a couple of the enemy names from there.

- Snow Dragon, author of the Metroid II: Return of Samus 
FAQ/Walkthrough. I used a couple of the enemy names from there. 

- Cristofer Eriksson, owner of the Metroid Page 
(http://www.algonet.se/~longbow/metroid/creatures.htm) for a couple of 
the enemy names.

- CWall of the GameFAQs FAQ Contributors, for the suggestion of a 
search string.

- Zauron for his guide which helped me pull off the Shinespark trick 
successfully.

- Asaic for his sector maps from the Metroid Database. They provided 
easy reference and a picture for me to edit conveniently while making 
the "Sector Maps" section so that I wouldn't have to keep walking Samus 
from sector to sector in my own game ;-)

- Kong IV of the GameFAQs boards, for providing an insightful theory on 
the second last boss's physical appearance.






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