Super Metroid
                                             FAQ/Walkthrough
                                             By: Super Slash
                                              Version: 1.0
                                       Email: ganonpuppet@yahoo.com
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                                     TABLE OF CONTENTS
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                                 I.........Story
                                II.........Controls
                               III.........Game Basics
                                IV.........Walkthrough
                                 V.........Bosses
                                VI.........Equipment Upgrades
                               VII.........Missile Pack Locations
                              VIII.........Super Missile Locations
                                IX.........Power Bomb Locations
                                 X.........Energy Tank Locations
                                XI.........Reserve Tank Locations
                               XII.........Secrets
                              XIII.........Frequently Asked Questions
                               XIV.........Email Info
                                XV.........Credits
                               XVI.........Copyrights



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I. Story
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You play as a bounty hunter known as Samus Aran. She is a girl that wears an
orange suit and helmet, and she gets many addons to her armor. An alien race
called the Space Pirates have invaded the planet Zebes, and they plan to
bring destruction to all worlds and rule the galaxy. Ruling over them all is a
dragon-like creature. His name is Ridley, and it's up to Samus to stop all of
the Space Pirates and Ridley, and bring order back to the galaxy.


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II. Controls
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NOTE: This section only lists the controls for the default setting.


"A" Button: Jumps. Press again while in midair with the High Jump Boots to do a
            double jump


"B" Button: Dashes


"X" Button: Shoots your weapon, lays a bomb/Power Bomb in Morph Ball mode


"Y" Button: If a weapon upgrade or a Power Bomb is selected, press this button
            to switch back to your primary weapon


"L" Button: Switches back to the Map screen while on the Equipment screen


"R" Button: Switches to the Equipment screen while on the Map screen


"Start" Button: Brings up the Map screen


"Select" Button: Switches between Missiles, Super Missiles, Power Bombs, etc.


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III. Game Basics
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In this section, I will tell you the basics about this game. If you are new to
the 2D Metroid series, then be sure to read this first before playing!


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The Gameplay
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In all Metroid games, you are usually on one planet exploring several areas on
that planet (this isn't the case for all of the games, however). That also
applies to this game: you are on the planet Zebes, and you have to travel
through several areas such as Brinstar and Norfair. Metroid games involve a lot
of backtracking, especially if you want to get everything. You go through these
areas using your suit upgrades you find to gain access to other areas, defeat
enemies, and that kind of stuff. You start off with the Power Beam, the weakest
type of beam in the game. However, as you play through more of the game, you
will get a few more. The beams can be combined to create one powerful beam,
making Samus a pretty powerful adversary for the enemies.

Your suit upgrades will really help you, and they are essential to completing
the game and getting a full 100% completion. Percentage does not determine the
ending you get, however; it depends on what time you beat the game in (refer to
the Secrets section). Samus must put these arsenal of weapons and equipment to
good use if she hopes to stop the Space Pirates.


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Game Mechanics
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Missiles
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In this Metroid game, you have to simply collect a pack of Missiles. Each pack
increases your total count by 5. That may not seem like much, but as you
collect more, you will find that they are extremely helpful. Missiles are used
a lot in the game, so you'll need to find a lot of these. They are usually
found in secret places in rooms, so look closely in each room! You never know
what you might find.


Super Missiles
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These are the same as the Missiles, only they're for opening a certain door,
and they're more powerful.


Power Bombs
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You will be able to find packs of Power Bombs after a certain point in the game.
Each pack gives you 5 more Power Bombs. They open up certain doors, so finding
these wouldn't be so bad. Not only that, but the bombs can also blow up certain
enemies and things. They're actually quite useful throughout the game, so you
will be using them often.


Energy Tanks
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Without Energy Tanks, you would practically get owned in the big planet of
Zebes. For each Energy Tank collected, your maximum energy capacity is raised
by 100. This also makes a purple square appear above your health, and every
time you lose 100 health, one of these squares go blank. The squares represent
the Energy Tanks you have.


Reserve Tanks
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There aren't many of these in the game. They act as Energy Tanks, only they
basically revive you. By default, it is set to "Auto". Go to the Equipment
screen and you can change it to "Manual", where you can use the Reserve Tanks
you have whenever you want. Whenever you're at full health (100%, not just 100
on one Energy Tank), collect more recovery orbs to fill up your Reserve Tank.
Like I said, you won't find many of these. They can be used when you're low on
health, filling up 100 units of energy.


Morph Ball
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You will find this suit upgrade in the beginning of the game, pretty much. To
roll into a Morph Ball, press Down twice. Then, you can roll around and press
the X button to lay bombs. Only three bombs may be layed at once. If you time
it right, you can use the bombs to do a "bomb jump", which is very useful for
reaching certain places and other things. You have to get your timing just
right, though. Bombs can also blow up certain things and kill some enemies.


Save Stations
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You use these to save your game (obviously). They are spreaded all across each
area in the game, and you'll find them often. When you step into one, you'll
get the option to save, and all of your health and ammo will be replenished.
Whenever you see a Save Station, be sure to save your game! You never know when
you might die by an unexpected boss or something.


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IV. Walkthrough
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In this section is a full walkthrough of the game, from the beginning to the
end. This is a full walkthrough, telling you how to get all 100% of the items
as you go through the game. When you start the game, you will see a cutscene.
You will learn about how Samus defeated the Mother Brain, and how she adopted a
friendly Metroid which hatched from the last egg on their planet. After you
learn more about what happened with this Metroid, you'll learn that she
received a distress signal that the Ceres Station was under attack. Immediately
she heads there, and that's where our story begins.


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Ceres Station - Prologue
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Missiles: 0
Super Missiles: 0
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 0
Reserve Tanks: 0


When you arrive here, Samus will come down from an elevator. Jump down, and
feel free to get used to the controls of the game if this is your first time
playing. Regardless, whenever you are ready, jump up to the door at the bottom
and it will open. Go through. In this next room, simply head right and go
through the next door. Follow the path in this room to another door which you
should also enter. You will see some dead people lying on the floor here. Just
go to the next room to a hallway. Go through the hallway, and at the next room,
you'll notice that the noise has suddenly stopped. You will see a captive
Metroid, the very same one that befriended Samus. Walk up to it and stand there
for a few seconds.

You will soon see an orange light in the background, then it will turn out to
be Ridley, Samus's arch-nemesis. He's back! Refer to the Bosses section to see
how to win this fight. Once Ridley is defeated and flies off, you'll get a
message saying that the station is about to blow up! Ridley even took off with
the Metroid! You now have exactly one minute to escape from your doom. Simply
backtrack all the way to the entrance of the Ceres Station. On your way back,
you will notice steam that shoots out. This doesn't damage you, but it does
make you stop moving for a moment. At the first room, the room will tilt. Just
jump up the platforms and onto the elevator to escape this place. She will
then fly onto Planet Zebes, in pursuit of Ridley.


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Crateria - The Beginning
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Missiles: 0
Super Missiles: 0
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 0
Reserve Tanks: 0


Upon arriving at the planet, Samus will dock at Crateria, the first area on
this planet. She will then exit her ship. Take note that you can enter her ship
whenever you want to, and you'll be able to save your game. Not only that, but
every single bit of armor supplies is healed as well, including Energy Tanks
and the like. Anyway, you can't head right just yet, because the path is
blocked off. Head all the way west and you'll find a blue door. From now on,
doors can only be opened when you shoot them with a beam. In this case, the
blue door can be opened with any beam, so shoot it to open it and go on
through. In this corridor, you will see that there are no enemies around. Just
head all the way west and fall down the shaft until you reach the very bottom.

At the bottom, aim down and shoot the blue door on the floor to open it up.
Drop through it, and drop down the shaft in this room. It's a rather long
shaft, but once you finally reach the bottom, go through the door. In here, you
will notice a broken container. The entire room is broken. In the original
Metroid game, this is where the Mother Brain was. Head all the way right to the
end of the room, and go through the door. See that elevator? It's a flashing
yellow circle. Stand on it and press Down to head down to Brinstar.


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Brinstar - The Morph Ball and Missiles
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Missiles: 0
Super Missiles: 0
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 0
Reserve Tanks: 0


Here, go left and jump up the platforms, then drop down. Jump up to the ball on
the pedestal to get the "MORPHING BALL". To turn into a ball, press Down twice.
A strange light will also shine on you, although I'm not sure what it does. Go
right and aim down, then shoot the cracked block under the platform. Roll into
a ball by pressing Down twice, then roll under the platform back to where the
elevator is. Go east and proceed through the door. Here, shoot the rows of
blocks and drop down to the bottom of the shaft. Roll into a ball and roll
under the platform, then go through the door. In here is a Chozo statue,
holding an orb. Shoot it to reveal your first pack of "MISSILES". Take it and
leave this room. To select your Missiles, along with any other weapon upgrades
like this one, press Select.

Anyway, head back up the shaft and shoot the blocks. Jump back up and shoot the
red door with all five of your Missiles you just got. This will open it, so go
through. From now on, both sides of the door will be blue. This is the case for
all doors that are not blue that you open. In this room, go all the way right
and another camera will spot you. Morph into a ball and roll under the
obstruction, then take the pack of "MISSILES" there. Go back out of this room
and take the elevator back up to Crateria.


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Crateria - Getting the Bombs
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Missiles: 10
Super Missiles: 0
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 0
Reserve Tanks: 0


Back at this place, go through the nearby door. The door behind you is now
locked, and you'll see that this place now has Space Pirates! Shoot all of them
in this room with your weapon, and once they're defeated, both doors in this
room will be flashing, meaning you can open them. Take any energy units and
ammo the Space Pirates left behind, then go through the leftmost door. Back in
this room, make your way up the shaft. On your way up, you'll notice some more
Space Pirates. Just stand on one platform below them, then jump up and shoot.
Repeat until you reach the top, then go through the door at the end. Back here,
you will notice an enemy crawling along the platform above you. Make your way
up the shaft while destroying these creatures. When you come to the blue door
blocked by a Morph Ball tunnel, turn into a ball and roll through.

Go through the door, and you'll find your first "SAVE STATION" inside. Step
into it and say that you want to save. This also replenishes all of your
health, but not ammo or anything. Leave this room and make your way up to the
top. Then, head right and avoid the enemies. Roll into a ball and roll through
the tunnel, dropping down. Head all the way down and go through the door. In
the next room, go all the way right, ignoring the enemies for a moment. Shoot
the red door with five Missiles to open it, then go back and kill all of the
bats. Take the supplies they drop. Go through the red door you opened. You'll
notice it stays open. Shoot the orb the Chozo statue is holding to reveal
another item. Take them to get the "BOMBS". Now we can use bombs while in Morph
Ball mode.


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Crateria - Back to Brinstar
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Missiles: 10
Super Missiles: 0
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 0
Reserve Tanks: 0


Uh oh. We're not through in here yet. The statue crumbles, revealing a live
Chozo creature! Read the Bosses section to see how to defeat it. Once you win,
go back through the door that is now flashing. Head through the corridor and go
through the western door. Back here, jump onto the platform in the middle, then
jump onto the eastern platforms. At the top, roll into a Morph Ball and blow up
the rock obstruction to get through the tunnel. They regenerate after a few
seconds, however. When you get through the tunnel, head all the way left and
drop down the shaft. When you come to a blue door on the left and a red door on
the right, open the red door with five Missiles and go through. Kill all of the
enemies in this corridor and go through the door at the end of the room. Inside
here is a machine.

Walk up to it and Samus will insert her gun into it. You will download the
whole map for Crateria! I know, since you're using this guide, there's not much
point in making you go and get a map, but I did say this was going to be a full
walkthrough, didn't I? Anyway, once you use the "MAP STATION", exit this room
and the corridor you just came through. Back in the shaft room, go through the
door directly to the left. In here, roll through the Morph Ball tunnel and bomb
the rocks along the way. Go through the door at the end. Shoot the orb that the
Chozo statue holds, and take the next pack of "MISSILES". That's all that was
in this room, so go back to the previous room. To save some time, go up to the
first rock and plant a bomb as a Morph Ball, then hold Right.

Roll through the secret tunnel you enter back to the eastern side of the room,
then go through the door. Drop down to the bottom of the shaft and shoot the
door on the floor. In that room, head all the way down the shaft and go through
the eastern door. Back here, bomb the glass container as a Morph Ball to break
a part of the floor. Keep bombing the floor, and drop down to find a hidden
pack of "MISSILES". Now, exit this room and go back up to the main room. Head
all the way up the shaft there (not the one with the Space Pirates; the one
after that). Once you're up there, head left to a wall of bendezium. Bomb the
wall to blow it up, then go through the door ahead. In this corridor, head left
and defeat the enemies. Take the "ENERGY TANK" lying on the ground at the end,
then go through the door.

In this room are green Space Pirates, and you cannot harm them with your weak
Power Beam. Instead, use Missiles or bombs (preferably Missiles). Make your way
to the bottom of the room, then go through the blue door. Here, make your way
through the corridor, and avoid the silver enemies. Shoot the big balls of
parasite many times with your Power Beam to destroy them. They'll spit out bug
creatures. Go through the door at the end, then take the elevator down in the
next room. It leads to another part of Brinstar.


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Brinstar - The Charge Beam
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Missiles: 20
Super Missiles: 0
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 1
Reserve Tanks: 0


When you arrive here, drop down and kill the enemies. You will come to two
doors on the left and right; both are red. Shoot the western one with five
Missiles, then go inside. Kill the enemies in this room and jump onto the
platform. Continue and you'll come to a dead end. What to do? Simple. Roll into
a Morph Ball and plant a bomb to blow up some of the metal. Head left and keep
holding it, planting bombs. You will end up on the other side of the wall,
where a door is. Defeat the enemy and go through. Here you will find the
second "MAP STATION". Use it to download the Brinstar map, then exit this area.
Back at this area, kill the enemy by the door you came through and go through
the Morph Ball tunnel again. Kill all of the enemies in the room to unlock the
door to the right, then go through.

Back at this room, go through the red door across from you. Jump onto the
bridge here and walk across it, then a shutter will close in to prevent you
from passing. The bridge will crumble, making you fall down to another pack of
"MISSILES". Get them and roll into a ball, then bomb the green rock wall to the
left. Exit this room. Drop down one level and go through the left door, where
you'll find a "SAVE STATION". Save your game and exit the room. Drop down to
the bottom of the room and go through the red door on the left. This room is
dark, but there are fireflies which give you light. Make your way to the
bottom-left part of the room, but do _not_ kill the fireflies or the light will
go away. Go through the door at the end.

Inside is a "MISSILE RECHARGE STATION". Use it to refill all of your Missiles,
then exit this room and go back to the main room. Now, go through the only red
door we haven't been through yet, which is right in front of you. Go through
this shady corridor and defeat the enemies, then you will come to a dead end.
Bomb the wall away and continue, then go through the door at the end. Here, go
all the way right and drop all the way down. Be careful of the tough moth
enemies! They really pack a punch. When you reach the bottom, go all the way
left and drop down, then take the pack of "MISSILES". Bomb the rocks at the
bottom of the platform to the right, then roll through. You'll fall down, so
shoot the orb in the Chozo statue's hand, then take the "CHARGE BEAM". Now you
can hold X to charge up for a big blast!


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Brinstar - More Upgrades and Items
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Missiles: 30
Super Missiles: 0
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 1
Reserve Tanks: 0


Now that we've obtained the Charge Beam, jump back up the ledges and jump up on
the last platform, holding Left. Roll into a ball and go through the tunnel,
then make your way back up to the top of the room. When you get to the door we
entered from, jump up above the door and onto the ledge. Climb your way up some
more, being cautious of the enemies on the ceiling. When you get to the top,
you should see a Morph Ball tunnel to the left. Roll through it and bomb the
rock at the end, then roll to the end and go through the door. In this room is
another "SAVE STATION". Use it and go back through the Morph Ball tunnel in the
previous room. Jump onto the top platform and head all the way right, going
through the red door at the end. In this room, you'll notice a new enemy. They
look kinda like Space Pirates.

To kill them, shoot them a few times with normal Power Beam shots, or use one
Missile or charged shot. Regardless, go through the hallway and kill all three.
Then, the door at the end of the room will unlock, so jump through it. The
music will stop in this room, then a boss will appear! See the Bosses section
for help on getting through the fight. Once the creature is defeated, jump onto
it and collect the supplies it left behind. You'll likely need it after facing
that battle. While still on the Spore Spawn, jump up and make your way to the
top of the room, then go through the door. Here, head all the way right and
jump on the second pipe. It will crumble and you'll fall down a very long
shaft to another room. Shoot the orb the Chozo statue is holding to reveal your
first pack of "SUPER MISSILES". These are more powerful than normal Missiles,
and they also open up green doors and shutters.

Now, head left and go through the door. In the next room, go all the way left
and ignore the pipes, then blast the green door with a Super Missile. This
causes two enemies to fall down, but ignore them and head through the door. You
will see a Morph Ball tunnel here. Aim and shoot the very bottom of the
obstruction to blow it up, then roll into a ball and go through the tunnel,
blowing up the obstruction at the end. When you exit the tunnel, you'll find
out that you're in the same area where we got the Charge Beam earlier! Head
west and drop off the platform, then head right. Jump onto the platform and
roll into a Morph Ball, then use a bomb to leap into the tunnel. Roll through
and blast the green door with a Super Missile, then enter.

Upon entering this room, drop down the green ledges. Make your way right and
you will eventually come to a pipe high up on the right wall. Wall jump off of
that same wall and hold Up and Right. You'll land in the pipe. To wall jump,
jump onto a wall, then immediately hold the opposite direction of the wall when
you touch it, and press A. If done correctly, you'll wall jump. When you land
in the pipe, become a ball and roll through it, then take the pack of
"MISSILES". Exit and head all the way down, to the right. Beware of the enemies
along the way. Shoot the blue switch at the top of the shutter you come to and
it will open. Go through the hallway and defeat the enemies, then go through
the door.

There's a puffy creature in here, and it shoots out spikes in all directions.
Just shoot it with the Power Beam until it is defeated, then jump onto the
bridge there. Hold B and run; you will dash across the bridge and make it
across safely. When you make it across, defeat the puffy enemy and go through
the green door. In this next room, you'll notice a change of music. We're now
in a different part of Brinstar. Drop down all the platforms until you reach
the bottom. You will come to what appears to be a dead end, but do NOT shoot
the block on the right. It releases a monster which latches on to you, and you
have to plant a few bombs to shrug it off. Anyway, shoot the floor until you
break part of it, then drop down and bomb the rest of the floor. When you fall
into it, move left and you'll drop down.

Drop down to the very bottom of the shaft, then go through the green door.
Inside is an "ENERGY RECHARGE STATION". Use it if need be, then exit and go
through the blue door on the right. In this room, you'll need to jump over the
water and onto the platform. If you fall into the water, keep hold Up and
pressing A until you escape, then make sure you either land on the platform or
by the door we entered through. When you make it onto the platform, defeat the
enemies by aiming at them and shooting them, then jump onto the next platform.
Go up to the door and enter. In here, shoot the block directly above where you
stand when you enter. It will break. Now, jump up to the left part of the wall
and IMMEDIATELY wall jump right, left, right, left, right, and repeat until you
get to the top. It's very hard to do.

If you want, you can wait until you get the Hi-Jump Boots to do it, where you
can just simply jump up there. However, this leads to a good upgrade. Anyway,
if you make it up there, roll into a ball and bomb the rock. Shoot the second
rock in the tunnel with your Power Beam. Go through the tunnel and when you
exit, blast open the green door and enter. Inside this room, shoot the orb in
the Chozo statue's hands, then take the "SPAZER BEAM". Woohoo! Now our beam is
much more powerful than before! Take note that in this game, beams are
combined, so we now have the Power Beam and Spazer Beam equipped at the same
time. Go back to the previous room and roll through the tunnel. Bomb the rock
and move left a bit, then bomb the floor to fall back down. Hold Left or you
will land in a sandworm-like thing's mouth.

Jump over the creature and over to the next platform, then defeat the puffy
enemy. Make your way to the end of the room, and go through the door. You're
now in a watery hallway, so go through the door ahead. You're in a glass tube
now. Go right and to another hallway, which leads to a door you should go
through. At the elevator room, take the elevator down to Norfair, the next area
we're going to explore.


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Norfair - Mini Exploration
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Missiles: 35
Super Missiles: 5
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 1
Reserve Tanks: 0


Welcome to the fiery world in Super Metroid. We can't do much here for now, so
just drop all the way down and enter the red door. Take the "ENERGY TANK" you
see upon entering the room, then head left and you'll fall down to the lower
floor. Roll into a ball and roll through the tunnel to fall down, then go
through the blue door nearby. In this room, shoot the top of the metal pillar
to reveal an opening. Jump through it and shoot the orb the Chozo statue is
holding. Take the "HI-JUMP BOOTS". Now we can jump much higher than before!
Jump through the opening again with the help of your new boots, then go back
through the door. Back here, jump on the ledge by the door, then kill the enemy
nearby. Jump up to the high platform, then jump onto the highest platform and
roll through the tunnel.

Take the pack of "MISSILES" there, then roll into the small Morph Ball tunnel
nearby. Bomb the rocky wall and go through. Wait a few seconds and a slug
enemy will come out of the wall. Kill it, and with all enemies dead, the door
unlocks. Go through it. Back at this shaft, make your way up to the top, then
take the elevator back up to Brinstar.


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Brinstar - To Kraid's Hideout and Back to Norfair
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Missiles: 40
Super Missiles: 5
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 2
Reserve Tanks: 0


Back in this elevator room, bomb the lower blocks on the right wall. This will
reveal three blocks with a Super Missile icon on them. Blast the bottom two
with Super Missiles, then roll through the tunnel to a new room. Inside is a
dragon-like face on a high platform to the right. Jump up there with the help
of the Hi-Jump Boots, then enter. Go through the door when you come out. In
this area, kill the two enemies you will immediately see. Bomb the westernmost
part of the platform you're on to break a hole in it. When you fall down, go to
the bottom to find a locked door. Bomb the wall on the right to reveal an
opening, then roll through. At the end, go through the door on the ceiling. In
this room, you'll see lots of those green grasshopper enemies we fought before.
However, now that you have the Spazer Beam, they are pathetically easy.

Once you defeat them, head to the end of the room. Looks like a dead end! Not.
Fall into the small hole nearby and lay a bomb. Roll through the tunnel that is
revealed, then go through the door at the end. In here is a "SAVE STATION". Use
it at your own leisure, then exit this room and go back through the tunnel. Go
back left and defeat the enemies. In the center of the floor is an odd crack;
shoot it to reveal a hole, then drop down. Follow the path to a door, then
enter it. Make your way through this room and kill the Space Pirates, then you
will see some spikes on the ceiling. There are also some green thorns being
shot at you! Head right and you'll see a miniature version of Kraid. Shoot it
repeatedly until it is defeated, leaving behind lots of Super Missiles. Go
through the door at the end.

In this room, aim up and shoot the ceiling to reveal an opening. Jump up and
you will find a green door, so blast it with a Super Missile and go through.
Inside, you will find an "ENERGY RECHARGE STATION" and a "MISSILE RECHARGE
STATION". Use both of them if you need to, then go back to the previous room.
Head left and bomb the ground to fall back down. Now, head right and avoid the
enemies that come out of the pipe. Jump across the platforms, being careful
not to fall into the pit of spikes. You'll see a bounty hunter covered in bugs,
which will move when you approach him. He's dead, obviously. Head right, and
you'll see a big eye on the wall open up. Use Super Missiles to defeat it. It
will shoot yellow balls of energy at you, so be careful.

It's best to shoot the eye right when it opens. Once you shoot it with one Super
Missile, it gets destroyed and a door is revealed, so head on through it. You
can also use three regular Missiles to defeat the eye. In this room, the door
behind you will lock. Wait a moment, and a giant green monster will appear!
This is Kraid. Read the Bosses section for help on winning. Once you defeat the
monster, take the supplies he left behind and go through the eastern door.
Shoot the orb in here, then take the "VARIA SUIT". Now Samus is wearing an
orange suit, and it's resistant to fire! Know what that means? We can now
explore a lot more of Norfair! Not only that, but enemy damage has been reduced
by 50%! A great bargain.

Now that we have our new suit, it's time to go back to the beginning of this
place. Exit this room and Kraid's room, then make your way back to the very
entrance of the hideout. At the first room, go to the door that was locked
earlier. It's flashing now, so shoot it and go through. Inside, roll into a
ball and plant many bombs. Destroy the creatures using the bombs, then shoot
the western part of the ceiling to reveal an "ENERGY TANK". Take it and leave
this room, then jump back up and go through the blue door. Back out here, head
west and go through the door, then shoot the Super Missile blocks. Take the
elevator back down to Norfair.


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Norfair - More Exploration
--------------------------

Missiles: 40
Super Missiles: 5
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 3
Reserve Tanks: 0


Now that we have the Varia Suit, we can explore much more freely now. Drop down
and go through the door on the right. In this room, aim down and shoot the
ground to reveal an opening. Drop down and head right. Defeat the enemies along
the way, then jump onto the platform there. Jump up to the red door, then
defeat the enemy and open the door, then go through it. In here, make your way
across the platforms to the third gap, then drop down. Make sure you defeat the
enemies along the way! Once you drop down the third gap, roll into a ball and
move to the right. Before the lava murders you, lay a bomb to blow up part of
the wall, revealing a pack of "MISSILES". After getting them, jump out of the
lava and up the gap, then go right. Jump down that gap and go through the door.
In this room, you'll hear a rumbling. In a few seconds, lava starts to rise.

Not to worry, however. It stops after a certain point. Anyway, make your way
through this narrow room, defeating the enemies along the way. Ignore the
seahorse-like enemies, and go through the door at the end. In this bubble room,
head all the way right, and you'll fall down a gap at the end. Roll into a ball
and blow up the pipes to fall down the rest of the shaft. At the bottom, jump
across the spikes to a pack of "MISSILES". Now, make your way back up the shaft
you fell down and head left. When you come to two dragon-like faces, bomb the
floor there and you'll fall down. Bomb the eastern part of the platform and
you'll fall down even further. Now, bomb the middle to fall into a pipe. Make
your way through the maze-like area using your bombs, defeating the enemies
along the way.

Once you exit the maze, shoot the door on the floor and go through it. In this
room, drop down the shaft and enter the door you'll see. Inside, stand next to
the middle and three enemies will appear. Shoot them and they'll drop supplies,
and then they'll just respawn. Repeat this if you need supplies until you're
done, then exit the room and drop down. Enter the next door. Here, make your
way through the room while avoiding the fire-spitting enemies, defeating the
other enemies. At the end of the room, go through the door, then simply head
through the door in the next room. Head right and jump across the platforms.
Slowly, lava will rise. You'll come to a big face that shoots blue fireballs at
you, so when you find it, roll into a ball and through the tunnel nearby.

Shoot the platform above you and jump through, then make your way up past the
faces. Go through the door at the end. In here, you'll see some spikes above
lava. Wait, and a flying green platform will come your way. Get on it and roll
into a ball. You'll pass over all the spikes. When you see a platform sticking
out of the lava, jump to it and jump across. Get on the next green platform and
roll into a ball, then go through the door at the end. Here, you'll see a flame
ball enemy. Jump onto the platform above you, then a fire dragon of some sort
will appear. Just shoot it a few times and it will die, then make your way up,
ignoring the first door. When you come to the red door, go through it. In here,
you will see some weird platforms.

When you jump to them, they'll move. Jump across each one, being careful not to
fall off. When you get to the last platform, you'll see a shutter. Shoot the
blue switch at the top of it and it will open, so jump across and claim the
pack of "MISSILES". Time to get a new and improved beam. You could wait until
you get the Speed Booster, however. Jump into the bed of spikes below, and make
sure you have a lot of energy and Energy Tanks! Quickly head to the right wall,
then perform a wall jump to the middle of the wall. Hold Up and Right a bit and
land on the platform where a red door is. Go through it. In this room, shoot
the orb the Chozo statue is holding, then take the "WAVE BEAM". Nice! Exit this
room and jump into the middle of the spikes, where you'll fall down and avoid
taking damage.

Head left and roll through the tunnel, then go through the door all the way to
the left. Back here, make your way up to the top of the room, then go through
that door. In the bubble room, jump up and defeat the plant enemy, then jump on
the platform to the right. Open the green door with a Super Missile and enter.
In this lava-filled room, shoot the enemies on the ceiling and shoot around the
eastern part of the ceiling. You will eventually reveal a hole. Jump through it
to land on a small ledge, then aim up and shoot there to reveal another hole.
Jump through it and refill your supplies using the enemies that respawn to the
left, then go through the door. In here, hold B and dash across the bridges
that crumble. Shoot the ceiling at the end, and take the pack of "MISSILES". Go
through the red door.

Shoot the orb the Chozo statue is holding, then claim the "SPEED BOOSTER". The
room will now fill up with lava, so quickly exit it. Back here, you will notice
that the room is filling up with lava as well. Use your new item by holding B
and dashing, and eventually you'll go to hyperspeed. In hyperspeed mode, you
can break Speed Booster blocks, kill certain enemies instantly, and even do the
awesome hyperjump! I'll explain that later. When you reach the end of the room,
go through the door. Now, defeat the enemy here and jump down. Go back to where
the two statue heads are and bomb the floor. Go through the middle tunnel. When
you exit, go through the western door. In here, jump over the lava pit and go
through the door at the end. In the next room, hold B and dash through the room
in hyperspeed.

You will break through some walls and enemies and reach a door, so go through
it. Use the "SAVE STATION" in here and head into the following room. Back here,
make your way up the shaft until you find a green door, then blast it open and
go through. Here, dash through the room. You'll dash past some shutters with
the help of hyperspeed, then you'll land on some blocks in a pit. These are
Power Bomb blocks. Ignore them and go into the next room. Use the green moving
machines in here to cross the lava pits, then head into the next room. Make
your way up the platforms in here, then when you reach the door, shoot the part
of the ground right next to the door to blow it up. Roll into a ball and drop
down, then hold Right. You'll land in a small slot. Do this for the next slot,
and keep repeating this until you enter a tunnel.

Go through the door at the end of the tunnel. In here, shoot the marble the
Chozo statue is holding and take the "ICE BEAM". Now we can freeze enemies, and
even use some of them as platforms. Not only that, but our maximum damage we
deal has been increased by 50%! Exit this room and the Morph Ball tunnel, then
drop down. Go up the platforms again and go through the door this time. In the
next room, walk right and some goo will emerge from the lava. Shoot it while it
is still in midair to freeze it, then jump on it as a platform. Freeze the next
goo, then freeze the third one so that you can roll through the Morph Ball
tunnel. Do so and you'll see a red creature. Freeze it and jump onto it, then
to the platform ahead. Go through the door.

You'll fall through a shaft down to the bottom. Roll into a ball and bomb the
bottom of the metal pole on the right, then roll through the rest of the
tunnel. You'll fall through to the room below you, so go through the door when
you exit the tunnel. Back in the shaft, enter the door right in front of you.
Shoot the ground in here to fall through, then from here, make your way back to
the green bubble room. From the entrance, look up and you'll see a red enemy
flying back and forth. Freeze and jump on him, then jump up to the green door.
Blast it open with a Super Missile and go through. Kill the enemy in this room,
then take the pack of "MISSILES". Now, on the platform where the Missile pack
was, aim southwest and shoot to make a shutter rise up.

When it stops, jump on it and shoot the wall. Roll through the tunnel revealed,
and go through the door at the end. In here, make your way to the end of the
room while taking care of the enemies. Shoot the marble at the end and take the
"RESERVE TANK". These can be used when your energy is low. Once you've gotten
that, shoot the platform to the right and get the pack of "MISSILES". Go back
to the previous room. Head right and bomb jump all the way up while holding
Right. Roll through the tunnel and bomb the bubble at the end, then make your
way back to the main shaft. Climb it up and head back up to Brinstar.


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Brinstar - The Power Bombs
--------------------------

Missiles: 70
Super Missiles: 5
Power Bombs: 0
Energy Tanks: 3
Reserve Tanks: 1


Now that we're back at Brinstar, head all the way back left through the rooms
until you come to a shaft. Once there, shoot the brown enemy above you to
freeze it. Use it as a platform and do the same for the rest of the enemies.
Once you reach the top, jump, hold Right, and shoot. You'll enter the wall.
Head right and then aim up and shoot to reveal a hole, then jump out. Make your
way up the shaft until you find another brown enemy. Freeze it and jump on it,
then do the same for the others. Shoot the ceiling when you get to the last
one, then jump through the hole and go through the door. In here, jump across
the platforms while avoiding the man-eating plants and the enemies, then go
through the door at the end. Shoot the floor here and drop all the way down,
then go through the green dor.

In this room, jump across the platforms and freeze the slime balls. At the end
of the path, shoot the orb the Chozo statue is holding. Then, take the pack of
"POWER BOMBS". We finally have some! We can blow up other certain things with
these, and more! Use a Power Bomb to blow up the wall behind the Chozo statue,
then follow the path to a small room containing a pack of "MISSILES". Once you
have gotten those, exit this room. Back here, jump up the ledges and shoot the
ceiling, then jump up. When you get to a blue door, go through it. In this room
is a "SAVE STATION". Use it, then exit and keep jumping up. Go through the
green door you find. Kill all the enemies in this room and head all the way
west. At the dead end, lay a Power Bomb to blow up the floor. Fall into the
last man-eating plant, and you'll fall into a small area.

Take the pack of "POWER BOMBS" in here, then jump out and make your way out of
the room. Back in here, drop all the way down to an orange door. Open it using
a Power Bomb, then go through. Make your way back to the elevator leading to
Norfair. You should know how to get there. For the first water room, unequip
the Hi-Jump Boots so you won't hit the ceiling. After that, equip them back.
When you get to the Norfair elevator, head down it.


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Norfair - Yet More Exploring
----------------------------

Missiles: 75
Super Missiles: 5
Power Bombs: 10
Energy Tanks: 3
Reserve Tanks: 1


When you arrive here again, head down once and enter the western door. Dash
through this room to get past the shutters. You will land on some weird
looking blocks. Lay a Power Bomb to blow them up, then you'll drop down to a
cave-like room. Head all the way left and defeat the enemies along the way,
then go through the door at the end. IMMEDIATELY hold Right, as the platform
you walk on will crumble. However, you'll still stand by the door as long as
you hold Right. Shoot the left wall to reveal a Missile pack. Hold B and run
onto the platform below you. Immediately after you touch it, press B and hold
Left if you jumped. You should get the pack of "MISSILES"! When you reach the
bottom, go through the door. Dash through this room in hyperspeed, and at the
end, blast the green door in the floor open and drop in.

You will find Crocomire in here, the next boss. See the Bosses section for help
on defeating him. Once he's defeated, head all the way left and you'll see a
spiked wall. Suddenly, Crocomire's battle theme will play, and he'll bust out
of the wall as a skeleton! He'll then just drop down, though. Take the supplies
he left behind, then head left. Jump across the small platforms, being careful
not to fall into the acid. Go through the door at the end. In the next room,
drop down and destroy the enemies to get refills. Defenitely do so since you
just beat a rather annoying boss, then go through the door on the right. In
here is a "SAVE STATION", so use it and exit the room. Now, head all the way
left and enter the door on the floor. In here, make your way down to the
bottom of the room. Then, when you see a red door, enter it.

In this room, there is acid that will rise up and down at a fast rate. When it
is down, run to the right and roll through the Morph Ball tunnel. Jump across
the platforms here and take the pack of "MISSILES" at the end. Now, make your
way back to the start of the room, then exit it. Drop down the rest of the big
shaft and enter the door on the floor. Lay a Power Bomb upon entering the room
to blow up the obstruction by you. Head left and defeat the enemies, then head
all the way right. Dash all the way to the left and you'll bust through some
walls, then before you fall into the acid, press Down. You will store some
energy. Drop into the acid and move left a bit, then jump. You'll do the
hyperjump, and jump all the way up to the ceiling. This damages you, though.
Hold Right and land on the platform, then get the pack of "MISSILES".

Once you've gotten those, drop down and head all the way back to the right. Do
a hyperspeed run and before you drop off the ramp, jump and you'll do a very
high spin in the air. You'll land next to a door, so go through it. In the next
room, shoot the orb the Chozo statue is holding, then take the "GRAPPLING BEAM"
it holds. Now we can swing across metal blocks on the ceiling and such! Nice!
Jump up the shaft in this room, and when you reach the top, equip your new
Grappling Beam. Hold Up and Right and press X to shoot it. When you grapple
onto the metal block, hold X and press Down to lower yourself. Hold Left and
Right to speed up, then release when you move right. Enter the door. In here,
use the Grappling Beam to cross the gap of water, then go through the door.
Freeze the ugly head in here, then make your way up and freeze the other heads
along the way.

When you reach the small block platform, jump to the left wall, do a wall jump,
then use the Grappling Beam on the metal blocks. Make sure you have the beam
ready before you do the wall jump. Then, swing to the door and go through it.
In here, swing your way through this watery room. At the end, you will come to
a shutter with a green lamp attached to it. Shoot it with a Super Missile to
raise it, then go through the nearby door. Shoot the door on the ceiling and
jump through. Here, head right. Use the enemies for refills if you need to,
then jump on the tube-shaped platform. Quickly jump up onto the platform with
the door, but don't go through it. See that flying enemy that's right up at the
ceiling, flying left and right? Jump to it and use the Grappling Beam on it.

Swing across to the left platform, then open the red door and go in. Take the
pack of "POWER BOMBS" in here and go back to the previous room. Grapple acros
the enemy again to the other platform, then go through the door. Hop across the
ledges here and go all the way east, past Crocomire's bone head. At the end of
the path, grapple across the pool of acid with the Grappling Beam, then land on
the platform and get the "ENERGY TANK". We finally have four now! Make your way
across the pool of acid again, then head west and go through the door on the
ceiling. In this area, make your way to the top of the shaft, then go through
the western door. In here, head up and defeat the enemy at the top, then go
left to find some grapple blocks.

Grapple across them to a platform holding a pack of "MISSILES". After you've
gotten those, open the shutter and go through the door. Here, head up and shoot
the ceiling, then continue up until you come to an elevator. Take it up to
Brinstar. It's finally time to leave this place.


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Brinstar - The X-Ray Scope
--------------------------

Missiles: 95
Super Missiles: 5
Power Bombs: 10
Energy Tanks: 4
Reserve Tanks: 1


Head back through a few rooms until you get to a big shaft with flying enemies
in it. Freeze the enemies and use them as platforms. When you reach the top,
jump inside the wall and lay a Power Bomb. You'll blow up part of the platform,
along with the western wall and an orange door. Jump up and go through the door
you just opened. In this room, jump across the small platform, and freeze but
do not kill the fireflies. At the end of the path, grapple across the blocks on
the ceiling to a ledge with a red door, then open it and go through. In this
chamber, jump on the small ledge and lay a bomb. A shutter will rise. Roll
through the tunnel and you'll fall down. Shoot the orb the Chozo statue is
holding, then take the "X-RAY SCOPE". This nifty item lets you see through
destructable walls and such.

Use it and you'll see a path behind the Chozo statue. Jump on the statue and
lay a few bombs to blow up the top part of the pipe. Bomb jump into it and roll
to the right, bombing a piece of the floor. Bomb again and a shutter will carry
you up. Roll right and you'll fall down, so go through the door. Make your way
back out of this rather dark room. In the next room, lay a Power Bomb again and
climb up the shaft. Freeze the enemies near the top and use them as platforms,
then go through the door once you reach the top. Make your way through the room
with the man-eating plants, then go through the door. Here, jump up the ledges
and go up the elevator at the very top.


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Crateria - Going Hunting
------------------------

Missiles: 95
Super Missiles: 5
Power Bombs: 15
Energy Tanks: 4
Reserve Tanks: 1


It's time to do some item hunting. Lay a Power Bomb to open the orange door on
the ceiling, then jump through it. In this area, make your way up and shoot the
ceiling at the end. Jump up and head left, then go through the door. Exit the
hallway and when you're back outside, head all the way left. Blow away the
obstruction with normal bombs, then follow the path to your ship. Enter it to
refill everything and save your game. Now, run to the far left, to the blue
door. Do a hyperspeed run and press Down when you get to your ship to store
energy. Do a hyperjump by holding Up and Right and pressing A, and you'll do it
diagonally. You'll land on a platform you couldn't normally reach. Blow open
the orange door with a Power Bomb and go in.

Here, you'll see a pool of acid that rises up and down, and you'll also see
some small platforms. Kill the enemies you come across, then go to the end of
the room. Take the pack of "POWER BOMBS", then exit. Do another hyperspeed run
and then jump once you reach the end of the platform. If you hit the top of the
screen, you should break part of a wall and land in an opening. Lay a Power
Bomb in there to blow away the rest of the wall, then head left and go through
the door. In this room, use a Power Bomb to blow away some of the obstruction
nearby. There is acid that will keep rising and lowering in this room, making
it hard to get through. Not only that, but there are also some crab claw things
that will try and grab you, so freeze them when you can.

Keep navigating through the room, using Power Bombs to blow up the obstruction
you come to until you finally reach a door. Go through. In here, you'll see an
"ENERGY TANK" the Chozo statue is holding, so take it. Now, go right and bomb
the small bridge-like piece of the floor when the acid isn't around. You'll
fall through. Roll left through a pipe, then quickly jump to the platform in
front of you. Now, carefully avoid the spikes while Power Bombing the walls
until you reach small platforms. Carefully jump across those. At the last
platform, use a Power Bomb to blow away the wall of spikes, revealing a path.
Jump there and freeze the claw enemy, then head left. Go through that door. It
appears to be a dead end. Shoot your beam to reveal a path, then shoot the
ceiling to break some of it.

Now, try and jump in between two parts of the floor. It's kinda hard to explain
in words, but if you did it right, you'll fall down two parts of the breakable
floor at the same time. On the way down, shoot the sides of the wall to make a
path to two packs of "MISSILES". There's one pack on each side, meaning that if
you miss one, you'll have to go back through all of those annoying acid rooms
again to reach the last one, which would really suck. Once you get the second
pack of "MISSILES", you'll fall all the way down. Lay a Power Bomb to make a
path going down, then head right and drop down to the bottom room. This is the
room with the green Space Pirates, which we've been in before. Anyway, drop
down to the bottom of the room and defeat the Space Pirates, then go through
the left door. Head through this room and go down the elevator.


------------------------
Brinstar - Going Hunting
------------------------

Missiles: 105
Super Missiles: 5
Power Bombs: 20
Energy Tanks: 5
Reserve Tanks: 1


Drop down until you come to the first two doors. Enter the red one on the
right. In this room, jump onto the upper platform and dash across the breakable
bridges. You'll pass the shutters and come to a door, so go through it. In the
next room, shoot the orb the Chozo statue is holding, then take the item he is
holding, which is the second "RESERVE TANK". Roll into a ball and roll into the
pipe under him, in which you will find a pack of "MISSILES". Roll into a ball
in that spot and bomb the wall by where the pack of Missiles were. You'll
reveal and collect another pack of "MISSILES". Now you can exit this room. Back
here, shoot the ceiling and jump through the path that was revealed. Jump up
again and defeat the enemies in this corridor. At the end, you will find a pack
of "SUPER MISSILES".

Once you've gotten those, jump onto the thing the Super Missiles were on, and
it will break. You'll fall through to the door in the bottom room. Go through
it. Back in this shaft, drop all the way down to the bottom, then use a Power
Bomb to blow up more of the floor. Drop down from here until you reach the very
bottom, then go through the blue door. In this room, defeat the enemies that
latch onto you using bombs, then go through the door. Here, head left until you
see an Energy Tank, but do not move after that. Using the X-Ray Scope, you can
see that there's really a pit by the tank. IT'S A TRAP! What to do? Go to the
start of the room and run, then jump when you approach it. If you did it right,
you'll land on the other side, so take the "ENERGY TANK" and go through the
green door.

Take the pack of "SUPER MISSILES" lying out in the open, then go back to the
previous room and fall through the pit. When you reach the bottom, go through
the left door to find a "SAVE STATION". Use it if you wish, then exit. Roll
through the tunnel of spikes and you'll come out in an area full of spikes, and
those monsters that latch onto you. Ugh. Jump across the platforms carefully,
while defeating the monsters. At the end, go through the door. In here, you'll
see three strange creatures which will show you how to do a wall jump up this
shaft. If you've been following my guide, you should already know how to do it.
Wall jump up to the top, then do a spin jump over to the right. Roll into a
ball while in the air and roll through the tunnel.

At the end, shoot the orb and take the pack of "POWER BOMBS". Roll back out of
the tunnel and climb your way back up, then go through the door on the left.
Back in the shaft, jump up and Power Bomb away the ceiling, then jump through.
Enter the door on the right. In this room, use a hyperspeed run to run to the
right, then you'll fall down a huge pit. When you reach the bottom, head all
the way left to a strange creature. It will show you how to do a hyperjump,
which you should know how to do. Go through the western door. In this room is
an "ENERGY RECHARGE STATION". Use it if you need to, then exit. Head right and
go through the door at the end. This is an old room we visited way back when.
Drop down over to the right side of the room, where you'll find an orange door.

Use a Power Bomb to open it, then head inside. There are three hopper enemies
in here, and one is huge. Freeze them all and defeat them, then the door you
just came through will unlock. Now, jump onto the ledge to the right, and wall
jump up to the grapple block. Land on it. You were supposed to use the
Grappling Beam to spin around and land on it, but wall jumping is way easier.
Jump and shoot through the shutter to open it (you'll hit the switch on the
other side of the shutter if the Wave Beam is equipped). Once it's opened,
either wall jump up to the platform, or grapple your way up. Either way, once
you get up there, drop down and go through the door. Take the "ENERGY TANK" in
here and leave.

Roll into a ball and go into the left corner. Bomb this spot twice and a
shutter will raise you up to the top platform. Jump up there and head left,
then defeat the enemies again, then go through the door that was unlocked. Back
in this room, jump up a couple of ledges until you get on the small one. Use
the Grappling Beam to grapple across the blocks to a pack of "MISSILES". Now,
drop down the gap here and use a Power Bomb. This blows up the western corner
of the platform. Drop down there and use the X-Ray Scope. Along the northern
side of the wall is a secret passage, so jump through it and into a new room.
Make your way through this room while defeating the enemies, then at the end of
the room, use the X-Ray Scope to find a hidden Super Missile block in the
floor. Blow it up with a Super Missile and drop through.

Take the "POWER BOMBS" in this room, then shoot the shutter to raise it. Roll
into a ball and go to where the shutter was, then lay a bomb to blow up the
corner there. Roll through it and you'll drop down. Roll through the pipe and
lay a bomb to raise a shutter, then go through the door. You'll fall down a
platform and land on a floor. Now, drop all the way to the bottom of this room,
then roll into a ball. Do a bomb jump and roll through the tunnel, then enter
the door. In this room, drop down once and use the Hi-Jump Boots to reach the
platform above you. Open the orange door and go in. Defeat the giant enemies in
this room, then you'll come to a dead end. Roll into a ball and bomb the corner
to reveal an opening.

Go through the opening and bomb the other side, then you'll be in an area with
a pack of "POWER BOMBS". After getting those, use a Power Bomb to blow up part
of the wall, then follow the path. This is where the Morph Ball upgrade was.
Roll through the tunnel to the right after bombing the cracked rock, then use
the elevator that leads back to Crateria.


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Crateria - To the Wrecked Ship
------------------------------

Missiles: 120
Super Missiles: 15
Power Bombs: 35
Energy Tanks: 7
Reserve Tanks: 2


Go through the door in front of you upon entering. Go through this corridor and
defeat the Space Pirates, then go through the door. Climb up the big shaft
until you see a small platform on the right side, against the wall. Jump on it
and lay a bomb there to reveal a tunnel. Roll through and lay a Power Bomb to
open the orange door, then go through. In the next room, head right. Freeze the
four balls of liquid, and make sure that they do _not_ move up at all. Once all
four are frozen, go back to the door and start a hyperspeed run. Store the
energy once you reach the wall, then hyperjump directly up. Land on the right
side and take the pack of "SUPER MISSILES". Roll through the tunnel to the
left, then grapple across the pit of spikes. Go through the door.

The door behind you is now locked. Roll through the nearby tunnel, then lay a
bomb to blow away the obstruction. Now that you're at the top of the shaft, go
through the door on the ceiling. Make your way up this shaft and jump through
the opening at the top, then head all the way right and go through the door.
Outside, go east to your ship and use it. Now that you've restocked, head all
the way right. Blow away the obstruction and go through the green door. Go
through this tube and to the next room. Defeat the enemies in here, then blow
open the orange door at the end and go through. In here, you'll see lots of
water, and a pack of Missiles sitting on a lone platform. The grapple blocks in
here will crumble if you hang onto them for too long.

If you fall in the water, it's a little difficult to get back up since right
now, your movement in water is very limited. Anyway, grapple onto a block and
land on the platform with a pack of "MISSILES". After you've gotten those, keep
grappling over to the other side, then go through the door. Out here, head all
the way right and drop into the water. When you drop to the very bottom, turm
left and shoot the wall to break open a tunnel. Jump and roll into a ball, then
roll through the tunnel. Follow the path to another pack of "MISSILES", then
make your way out of the tunnel. Jump all the way up to the top, out of the
water. Now, jump onto the platform sticking out of the water and grapple across
the blocks to the next platform.

Keep doing this until you get to a platform with no grapple blocks nearby.
Grapple onto the enemy flying in the air, then land on the next platform. Head
right and follow the path to a green door. Blast it open and go through.


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Wrecked Ship - Exploration
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Missiles: 130
Super Missiles: 20
Power Bombs: 35
Energy Tanks: 7
Reserve Tanks: 2


The power is currently out on this abandoned ship. Hmmm... Oh well. Start by
going through this corridor and going through the door at the end. In this
room, ignore the door in front of you for now and drop down the stairs. Keep
dropping down the stairs until you come to a locked door. Drop down one more
set of stairs, and then bomb the left corner of the wall. Roll through the
tunnel revealed and jump across the spikes. At the end of the room, you will
find a pack of "MISSILES". Get them and exit the room. Drop all the way down to
another locked door. Shoot the floor here and roll through the pipe when you
can, then open the green door on the floor and drop through. In here, head all
the way right to a dead end. When you reach the dead end, roll through the
small tunnel and bomb the block, then roll through.

Defeat the eyelid in this room using a Super Missile when the eye is open. Once
it's defeated, a blue door will be revealed. Go through. We're now locked in
what appears to be an empty room. Eventually, you will see some flames form a
monster, which is a boss. Read the Bosses section for help on getting through
this fight. Once Phantoon has been defeated, the power will have turned back
on! Grab the supplies he left behind, and go through the now-unlocked door.
Back in this room, roll through the tunnel again. Head all the way left and
defeat the orb enemies along the way. There are also robots that look just like
R2-D2 from Star Wars, but they're not all that harmful, really. At the end, go
through the door.

In here is a "MAP STATION", which is now powered up. Use it to download the
whole map for this area, then exit. Head right and go through the door on the
ceiling. Back in this shaft, climb your way up and shoot the ceiling. Jump up
and roll through the broken pipe, then bomb the rest of the obstruction. Jump
up and go through the unlocked door on the left. Avoid the sparks that appear
in here, and take the pack of "SUPER MISSILES". Exit the room. Head directly
right and bomb the corner of the wall, then roll through the tunnel and go
through the door. In this room, you'll see a conveyor belt and some spikes.
There are also some green puffy acid balls that cannot be hurt. Get on the
conveyor belt and head right.

At the end of the path, get on the second robot you come to and lay a Power
Bomb to blow up four parts of the wall. These are Morph Ball tunnels. Use a
bomb jump to get in the second one from the bottom, then head right to a pack
of "SUPER MISSILES". After getting those, make your way out of this room. Roll
back through the tunnel, then climb up the shaft some more. Ignore the unlocked
door you come to, then you'll come to two doors, one on the left and the other
on the right. Take the one on the right. Use the "SAVE STATION" in here, then
exit the room. Continue up the shaft and shoot the ceiling to reveal a path.
Take that path up, then continue up to a door on the ceiling. Go through. In
this room, go through the corridor and defeat all the enemies.

Once they're all defeated, all three doors in the room will unlock. Go through
the one on the far right. In here, jump across the conveyor belts while
shooting the robots. They'll fall into the spike pits. At the end, take the
pack of "MISSILES", then exit. Head through the door to the far west after
defeating the enemies again. We're really out in Crateria right now, but I'll
just consider it the Wrecked Ship since we won't be out here for too long, and
you're basically still on the ship anyway. Carefully hop across the platforms
here, because if you don't, you'll fall down and will have to go through the
ship again to get back up here. Eventually, you'll find flying green platforms.
Jump on it and wait until you see another one above you. Jump to that one. Do
this a third time.

When the third platform thing moves left, shoot the wall to reveal a pack of
Missiles. Spin jump and touch it to snag the pack of "MISSILES". Fall down and
you'll land on a green platform. Head all the way left and bomb around that
area until you reveal a Super Missile block. Shoot it with a Super Missile,
then drop down through the hole while in Morph Ball mode. Bomb the wall you
land next to, then roll left to another pack of "MISSILES". To save lots of
time, rise up out of Morph Ball mode and shoot the part of the wall to the
right to break it. Jump against the right wall and roll into a ball while in
the air, then roll through the tunnel. Rise up and aim up, shooting a Super
Missile at the ceiling above you, then jump out. Now, head right and use the
X-Ray Scope to find a piece of the floor you can shoot.

Do so to break it, then roll into the tunnel. Take the eastern path to a door
and some enemies you can refill on. Head through the door when you're ready. In
the next area, simply head right and through the door, defeating the enemies
along the way. Head right and through that door, back into the Wrecked Ship.
The door behind you is locked, and we're at a room with a pit full of spikes!
Simply use the Grappling Beam on the grapple blocks on the ceiling, then you'll
eventually make it across to a Chozo statue. It is standing up with its hands
held up. Jump on its hands and roll into a ball, then it will come to life. It
will take you through a secret passage to a door, then release you. Nifty.
Don't go through the door just yet.

Go by the door and lay a bomb to blow up part of the floor. Roll through the
tunnel and then bomb the top pipes. Stand up and shoot up to make a path. Jump
up there and roll through, then follow the path, shooting the robots along the
way. You will come to a Chozo statue. Take the pack of "MISSILES" it is
holding, and then lay a Power Bomb to blow the statue up and reveal a path. Do
a hyperspeed run across the conveyor belt, and store the charge when you get by
the wall. Hyperjump directly up, then land on the left. Drop through to the
bottom area. Using the X-Ray Scope, you can see that there's a pit between the
platform you're on and the platform with the orb. Jump across and shoot the
orb, then take the "RESERVE TANK".

Now, drop down the pit nearby. Head left and through the tunnel again, then
when you get back to the secret area, go through the door. Shoot the orb in
here and take the "GRAVITY SUIT". Awesome! Now Samus has a purple suit on, and
we can move much more freely underwater! Now we have a 75% damage resistance to
all attacks! Go through the left door, and you'll fall into the water. Now that
you can move freely underwater, jump onto the left platform next to you and
grapple from the enemy to the platform. Head right and go through the door. We
are back in the first area of the ship. Go right in this corridor and enter the
door. In the main shaft, save your game at the Save Station in the door in
front of you if you wish, then exit the Save Station room.

Drop down once and go through the flashing door. In this room, head into the
water and go right. Jump onto the ledge and go through the door. In this room,
you will see spike platforms that go up and down. Jump onto the spike platforms
and use the gaps as safe zones. At the end, go through the door. Go right and
shoot the ceiling, then jump through and do the same with the next ceiling. You
will come to a door. Ignore it and jump on the last platform, then shoot the
ceiling to open up a pathway. Jump through it and shoot the ceiling again, then
blast open the red door and go through. In this watery room, use the grappling
blocks to reach the floating platform. Jump to each one and grapple to the
blocks on the ceiling you'll find, then swing to the "ENERGY TANK". Exit this
room and make your way back to the entrance of the ship, then exit it for good.


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Crateria - Path to Brinstar
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Missiles: 155
Super Missiles: 30
Power Bombs: 35
Energy Tanks: 8
Reserve Tanks: 3


Head all the way back to your ship. It's not that long of a trek back. Once you
make it, restock and save at your ship, then go all the way left and through
the door. You know the drill. Drop through the gap at the end of this room,
then enter the door on the floor. Drop all the way down, go through the door,
go through that room and through the door, then take the elevator down which
leads to Brinstar.


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Brinstar - Path to Maridia
--------------------------

Missiles: 155
Super Missiles: 30
Power Bombs: 35
Energy Tanks: 8
Reserve Tanks: 3


Upon arrival, head right and go through the door there. We haven't been in this
room for quite awhile, have we? Go through the next door on the right. In here,
go all the way right and defeat the enemies, then lay a Power Bomb. This blows
some of the obstruction away. Shoot up at the left part of the ceiling, near
the obstruction. Then, jump and collect the "ENERGY TANK" that was revealed.
Now, go back to the start of the room and start a hyperspeed run. Store the
energy when you get in the middle of the obstruction, then do a hyperjump up
through the middle, which is really a gap. Hold Left to land onto the platform,
then go through the door. In here, you can see an invisible bridge using the
X-Ray Scope. Jump onto said bridge, then dash across it and you'll get by
safely. At the end, enter the door and take the pack of "MISSILES".

Now, go to the left side of the platform the Missile pack was on and bomb it,
revealing another pack of "MISSILES". With both of those packs obtained, go out
of this room and out of the invisible bridge room. Back here, bomb the middle
of the room to fall down, then bomb the right side and roll out of the shaft.
Roll through the tunnel and go back left, through the door. Go through the door
in the following room as well. Back in the elevator room, head all the way to
the western end, then lay a Power Bomb to blow away the wall. Head left some
more, and then bomb the corner of the wall. Roll through and bomb the wall
again, then defeat the enemies and go through the door at the end. In here, go
west and through that door.

Back in this room, head left and bomb jump into the small tunnel. Roll through
and bomb the odd-looking rocks under the platform, then roll through and you'll
fall down to a Chozo statue. Lay a Power Bomb here to reveal a pipe tunnel by
the statue. Roll through it and drop all the way down, then go through the red
door. In this room, head left and defeat the enemies, then go back to the
entrance of the room. Do a hyperspeed run to the left, and you'll break through
lots of walls. Take the "ENERGY TANK" at the end. Make your way out of this
room, then once you're back in the previous room, take the small tunnel again
and enter the door on the right. Back in the green room, head all the way right
and go through the door. Jump up and dash across the bridges here.

Go through the door at the end, which leads to a red shaft. In this room, drop
down and use a Power Bomb to blow up the floor. Continue all the way down and
go through the door on the right. Unequip the Hi-Jump Boots for this room, then
jump to the platform and reequip them. Go through the door ahead. Head through
this room as well, then through the hallway. In the tube, lay a Power Bomb.
About a couple of seconds later, it will crack and break open. You'll then fall
down. Open the red door at the bottom and use the "SAVE STATION", then exit.
Climb your way up to the top, then enter the door on the ceiling.


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Maridia - Exploration
---------------------

Missiles: 165
Super Missiles: 30
Power Bombs: 35
Energy Tanks: 10
Reserve Tanks: 3


We will be here for a LONG time, so be prepared. Upon entering, blast open the
red door on the right and go through. In here, raise the shutter by shooting a
Super Missile at the green lamp. Now, open the door you entered from, but don't
go through it! Make your way through the room and defeat the enemies, then when
you reach the door at the end, make sure all enemies are defeated. From the
door, do a hyperspeed run over to the left side of the room, then store the
energy when you get to the door you opened. Go through. Quickly go left and to
the second bush that's light green. Stand in it and do a hyperjump directly up.
If done correctly, you'll break the ceiling and get a pack of "MISSILES". Hold
Left to land on the platform by where the Missile pack was.

Now, make your way up the rest of this room, then go through the door. In this
room, drop down and when you land, roll into a ball. Roll down and when you
fall down the hill, hold Left and you'll go through a tunnel to the next area.
Roll through the tunnel and bomb jump up the ledge, then take the pack of
"SUPER MISSILES". Make your way out of this area. Back here, head right. Keep
going right and jump up to a platform, then keep going and you'll drop down to
a door on the floor. Enter it. In the next room, head left and jump over the
gap, ignoring the Space Pirates which cannot yet be harmed. After crossing the
first gap, drop down the second one. Hug the right wall, then roll into a ball
and bomb jump, holding Right. You'll enter a tunnel.

Roll through and go through the red door. In here, head right and jump onto
the turtle creature in the middle. It will spin and jump up. Jump up and
grapple onto the block there, then swing around and land on the top of it,
collecting the "ENERGY TANK". Exit and reenter the room so that the turtle will
be stationary again, then jump on it. Make sure you're facing right, then
grapple onto the block again. Move as far down as you can go, and swing so that
you can launch yourself over to the right. Do so, and keep holding Right. You
will land on part of the wall. Aim directly down and shoot, then jump off and
do a spin jump. Hold Right to get a pack of "MISSILES". If you didn't get them,
try again. When you get them, exit the room.

Go back through the tunnel, and then climb back up. Head all the way right and
go through the door on the ceiling. Climb back up and jump onto the hill to the
left. Make your way up the hills until you reach the top, where the metal
platform is. Once you reach it, grapple onto the single block on the ceiling.
Grapple your way across the room. If you fall, land onto the floating grapple
blocks and quickly grapple back up. Once you reach the end of the room, go
through the door. In the next area, climb up the right side of the shaft. Once
you reach the top, enter the door on the ceiling. Head to the right in here,
and once you reach a dead end, use the X-Ray Scope. You'll find that the wall
is a secret passage. Take the passage to a pack of "MISSILES".

Exit the secret passage and go left. Jump onto the platform above, then onto
the platform floating in the water. Now, jump left and go through the door.
Here, make your way left, defeating the enemies along the way. At the dead end,
jump through the wall and continue left. Make your way up the shaft and go
through the door. Use the enemies in the pits here if you need refills, then go
left and drop down. Defeat the enemy here and drop down the middle to a small
room. Take the pack of "MISSILES" and the pack of "SUPER MISSILES", then exit.
Now, make your way out of this room. Go back to the big metal shaft room. Drop
all the way to the bottom, then shoot the middle of the floor to reveal a path.
Drop down this path and go right, then go through the green door.

In the next room, drop down and lay a Power Bomb to make a path. Drop down the
path and you'll see a new enemy. It hides in its shell whenever you approach
it, but you can just kick it. Go through the door on the left. Inside, you'll
find a "SAVE STATION". Save your game and exit. Start a hyperspeed run, and
when you reach the very end of the path, store your energy. Do a hyperjump up
the shaft nearby, then you'll land on a platform with a pack of "MISSILES".
Head right and use the X-Ray Scope to find some cracked blocks. Jump over the
blocks and get the pack of "SUPER MISSILES". Get on the cracked blocks and you
will fall down. Now, head left and drop down to the bottom. Go all the way left
until you see a big shaft with grapple blocks attached to the walls.

Grapple to them and you'll hold onto the wall. Jump and grapple to the next
set. Repeat this until you reach the top, then spin jump up to the platform.
Use the grapple blocks on the ceiling to cross the gaps, then go through the
door on the ceiling. In here, you'll see an enemy which resembles a Metroid.
However, they aren't Metroids; they're clones of them. They can be defeated
with your beams. Most of the pipes in here can be broken to create paths. Jump
up to the right side and shoot the pipes to open paths. Keep this up until you
reach the bottom floor, then go left. Shoot the pipes there, then start a
hyperspeed run. You'll bust through more pipes only breakable this way. Go
through the door and it will lock.

Now you'll have to fight a boss, so see the Bosses section for help. Once you
win, the eastern wall will break. Take the supplies he left behind and go
right. Enter the door. In here, head all the way right and defeat the enemies.
You'll come to some quicksand. On the obstruction above is a small opening.
Spin jump into the air and quickly roll into a ball, then enter the tunnel. Do
this fast and you'll enter it. Roll and take the "ENERGY TANK" there, then make
your way through the rest of the tunnel. Go through the door on the right. In
this room, kill the Metroid clones before doing anything else. Grapple jump
your way up the wall like you did earlier, then go through the eastern door. In
here, immediately defeat the Metroid clone upon entering.

Drop down and use the grapple blocks to navigate the area. Defeat the Metroid
clones, too. On the last grapple block, you'll see a grapple wall. Grapple to
it and grapple your way up the wall. Now you'll have to grapple across more
blocks and another wall. Keep defeating the Metroid clones you find. Once you
climb the second wall, drop down and kill the Metroid clone. Head right and
look up to find two grapple blocks. Grapple to one and swing yourself so that
you swing right. Release at the right time to launch yourself over the wall.
You could also use the one grapple block connected to the wall, but the method
I mentioned is easier. Once you make it up, grapple onto the blocks on the
ceiling and go through the red door.

In here you will find a "SAVE STATION". Use it, and go through the door on the
right. This room contains an "ENERGY RECHARGE STATION". Use that as well, then
go back two rooms. Drop directly down and go through the green door. In this
room, jump across the pits (the spikes aren't real, so they don't do damage),
and when you reach the end of the room, shoot the middle of the wall to reveal
a pack of "MISSILES". Get them and go back to the entrance of the room. Drop
down the first spike pit to find a passage to the bottom. Defeat the eyelid by
shooting a Super Missile into it while it is open, then go through the door
that was revealed. Drop down and head left. Prepare for a boss. Read the Bosses
section for help on winning the fight.

Once you win the battle, he'll drop into the sand, and the four creatures that
were here earlier will bring him down through the sand. Take the refills he
left behind, then go through the unlocked door to the left. Shoot the orb the
Chozo statue is holding in here, then take the "SPACE JUMP". Now we can do a
spin jump repeatedly! Awesome. Exit this room, and back at the previous room,
use the Space Jump to reach the door at the top right. Go through. Back here,
spin jump up to the top and go through the door. Spin jump your way through
this room, completely ignoring the Metroid clones. At the end, go through the
door. Drop all the way down and go through that door. Head left in here and use
the enemies for refills, then jump up onto the obstruction.

Roll through the Morph Ball tunnel, using bomb jumps to help you get through
it. You will eventually drop down. Stay in the quicksand and you'll sink to a
lower room. Keep sinking down to an actual room. Head all the way left and go
through the door. Here, go left and drop down, then head right and shoot the
floor to reveal a passage. Drop down. Shoot the shell enemy in here and keep
moving left while it is in the air. You'll keep hitting it back. Let it fall
into the quicksand, then you do the same. Fall down to the bottom room. Head
left when you fall down, and spin jump your way up to a pack of "MISSILES".
Drop down and head to the right side this time. To the left of the maze-like
area is a shaft. Climb it up.

Now, roll into a ball and drop down to a platform which will crumble. Hold
Right to enter a tunnel, then bomb the rock platform by the Power Bomb pack to
blow it up. Take the pack of "POWER BOMBS" now, then roll left and bomb jump
out of the tunnel. Roll all the way right in the quicksand, then you'll fall
down to another room. Spin jump to the right side of the room, and go through
the door at the end. Grapple onto the cracked block on the ceiling in here,
then stay on it until it crumbles. Spin jump through the small hole that was
revealed, then spin jump up to the very top. Defeat the enemies here, then go
right and drop down. Walk on the platform until part of it crumbles, then you
will fall down. Do the same for the other platforms, then go through the door
on the right.

In this room, you'll see a strange robot. It does not harm you unless you touch
it, so do not kill it. Lay a Power Bomb to blow up the eastern wall, then
follow the robot as it digs through walls of sand. Go through the door at the
end when it finally stops digging. In the next room, roll into a ball and drop
down the small pit. Head left and follow the path down, then bomb jump your way
through the path. At the end, shoot the orb the Chozo statue is holding, then
take the "SPRING BALL". Now we can jump normally as a ball by pressing A! Roll
back into a ball and go through the tunnel, using your new ability to jump back
up. When you get back to the door at the top, go through. Make your way through
the robot's room. Once you've exited that room, head left and a block will
crumble. Shoot the left part of the ground and drop down. Go through the door.

Here, spin jump left and go through that door too. Spin jump through this room
as well, then go through the door. Lay a Power Bomb to reveal a passage in the
ceiling. Make your way up, then blast open the green door and jump through. You
will be carried all the way up by a pipe, then you'll enter the next room. Go
right and jump up the shaft, then head right and drop down. Head left and drop
down here, then do a spin jump back up. Land on the platform with the flashing
door, then go through it. In this room, make your way up the shaft while
defeating the enemies, then enter the door. Defeat the pile of enemies here,
then go through the next door. The door behind you is now locked. Great. Ignore
the Space Pirates for a moment.

Drop down to the bottom of the room, then head right. Shoot the marble the
Chozo statue holds, then take the "PLASMA BEAM"! It automatically makes the
Spazer Beam get unequipped, and it cannot be equipped as long as the Plasma
Beam is, but that's okay. This is the most powerful beam in the game. Now, go
through this room, killing the Space Pirates with the help of your new beam.
Once they're defeated, the door you came from will unlock. Go back through it.
Defeat the enemies in this hallway again, then go through the door. Drop all
the way down to the bottom in here, then go through the door. Drop down here as
well, and into the water. Head all the way left until you reach the bottom,
then go right and enter the door.

Use the enemies in here if you need supplies, then go through the unlocked door
ahead. In this room, spin jump your way up and defeat the enemies along the
way, then enter the door. Here, drop down. You'll see a pit of spikes, which
are spreaded all over throughout this room. Be careful. Go through the Morph
Ball tunnel and make your way to the other side of the room. Go through the
door. You'll drop down in a shaft you've been in already. Ignore the Metroid
clones and go through the door you dropped down in front of. Back here, head
left and jump onto the obstruction. Roll into the tunnel and make your way
through it, then you'll drop down. Let yourself sink in the quicksand until you
reach the bottom room. Then, go through the door on the left.

In here, head left and jump down, then go right. Shoot the floor to reveal a
path, then drop down. Spin jump over the sand pit here, and when you get to the
second one, let yourself sink into it. You'll eventually reach another room
which we haven't been in yet. Head left and go up the small shaft, then shoot
the block. Jump onto the ledge and drop down, then jump up and stop. Using the
X-Ray Scope, you can see that the bottom rock is a set of crumbling blocks.
Destroy the top one by shooting it, then roll into a ball and use the Spring
Ball jump to go up. When you get up, roll through the tunnel, then jump left
and take the pack of "MISSILES". Take the right path this time, then destroy
the orb and take the "RESERVE TANK".

Now, roll back down and onto the crumbling blocks. You'll fall into the
quicksand below. While still in Morph Ball mode, roll left and you'll fall down
to another room. Make your way to the western side of the room and go through
the door. Go through this hallway to the next room. In here, roll into a ball
and roll into the middle to drop into a secret area. The door on the right
leads to a "MAP STATION", which is pretty useless to us now. Head through the
left door. This leads back to Brinstar.


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Brinstar - Back to Norfair
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Missiles: 205
Super Missiles: 45
Power Bombs: 40
Energy Tanks: 12
Reserve Tanks: 4


Go left and navigate through the room, then shoot the green lamp on the shutter
with a Super Missile to open it. Continue, then drop down. Now, enter the door
on the right. Ignore the elevator for a moment, then blast the Super Missile
blocks within the walls. Take the path to another room. Jump onto the platform
here, then take the path leading back to Kraid's hideout. Shoot the part of the
platform by the door to break it, then drop to the bottom. Roll into the corner
and bomb it to make a path. Roll through and enter the door on the ceiling.
Defeat the enemies in this room, then head all the way to the end. Lay a Power
Bomb to reveal a path leading to some Missiles. Jump up there using the Spring
Ball's abilites, then take your pack of "MISSILES". If they disappear, just
bomb that spot. Go back to the Norfair elevator and ride it down.


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Norfair - Showdown with Ridley
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Missiles: 210
Super Missiles: 45
Power Bombs: 40
Energy Tanks: 12
Reserve Tanks: 4


When you enter, drop all the way down to the bottom floor (on the first floor,
though, not the second. If that makes sense), then go through the door. Use the
Save Station here and go through the next door. Do a hyperspeed run through
this room, then go through the door. Here, make your way east and go through
that door. Go through the door on the floor in this room. Down here, drop all
the way down and go through the door on the right. Make your way through this
fiery room. In the next room, drop down the shaft and use a Power Bomb to open
the orange door. Go through. Head west in here and go through the tunnel. At
the end, you'll see Ridley's head. Head back through the tunnel and go into the
lake of lava. It won't harm you with the Gravity Suit equipped.

Make your way left, past the heads that shoot energy orbs at you. Spin jump to
the top and go through the head of Ridley, then through the door. In here is
another door and an elevator. Enter the door, and inside, you will find a "SAVE
STATION". Use it and go back to the previous room, then ride the elevator down.
We're now in the lower section of Norfair, hence the change of music. Go left
and you'll see some dragon enemies. They're a more powerful version of the
dragon enemies you fought earlier. Jump your way across the platforms. Every
two or so seconds, fire will shoot out from the platforms. At the end, enter
the door. In here, spin jump across the pool of acid to a platform. Use a Power
Bomb to blow up part of the wall, revealing a Chozo statue.

Jump onto the hands of the statue and roll into a ball. After a few seconds,
the pool of acid will drain. Drop all the way down, then drop down the pit.
Head left and roll into a ball, then bomb the piece of the floor. Bomb your
way through the tunnel, then defeat the enemies here. Go through the door at
the end. Upon entering here, you'll see a pack of Missiles. However, the entire
floor in the middle of the room will crumble if you stand on it! Spin jump
across and claim the pack of "MISSILES", then get on the crumbling floor to
fall down. Now, head right and you'll see a locked door. Suddenly, a Chozo
statue will drop down and turn gold! Read the Bosses section to see how to
defeat it.

After the fight, take the refills he left behind. Now, jump up where the
unlocked door is and you will see a small ledge. Lay a Power Bomb to make a
path on the ceiling, which leads to the final pack of "SUPER MISSILES"! After
you get them, go through the door that is now unlocked. In here, shoot the orb
the Chozo statue is holding, then take the "SCREW ATTACK". This upgrade is
simply awesome. Using the Space Jump, you have electricity surrounding you, and
you can destroy certain things and lots of enemies by simply spinning into
them. Demonstrate your new ability by Screw Attacking up this shaft. Enter the
door in the middle. Inside is an "ENERGY RECHARGE STATION". Use it and exit the
room, then climb up to the top of the shaft. Go through that door.

Use the Screw Attack to get through this room. You'll plow straight through all
the enemies you couldn't normally kill! Shoot the green lamp with a Super
Missile to raise the shutter, then continue and go through the door. In here,
simply go right and through that door. You'll hear rumbling in this room. Acid
will quickly rise up in the room. Spin jump through the cracks in the pillars
to break them with your Screw Attack. Do this until you reach the end of the
room, then go through the door. Freeze the face on the wall, then spin jump
your way to the top. You can even kill the Space Pirates with one blow, thanks
to the Screw Attack! Don't go through the door at the top. Shoot the ceiling to
make a path, then jump through this path and go through that door.

In the next room, jump onto the platform below and shoot the middle to make a
path. Drop down and roll into a ball, then roll all the way to the left. Lay a
Power Bomb to blow up nearly all the platform, then roll left into a secret
area. Take the pack of "MISSILES", then exit. Spin jump back up to the door you
entered from, then go through it. Back here, drop down and shoot the floor,
then drop down again and go through the door. You'll hear rumbling in this room
as you fall all the way to the bottom. Acid will rise up fast, so quickly make
your way through this room using the spin jump. All the way at the top right
part of the room is a door. Enter it. Go through this hallway and go through
the door.

Shoot the monster on the wall with a Super Missile to blow it up. Go to where
the monster is and walk straight through the wall. Weird. Follow the path and
you'll be on a claw-shaped platform. Hmmm... Spin jump to the left and land on
the platform there. Spin jump over to the right and be careful not to kill the
fireflies. Take the "ENERGY TANK" on the platform there. Spin jump back up and
go to the start of the room, then make your way up to the top. You can just
spin jump over the boulders. At the top, go left and you can go through the
wall there. Go through the door you find. In the next room, go left and make
your way across the platforms, then climb up the small shaft. Go right and you
will find a pack of "MISSILES".

But that's not all. Use a Power Bomb to blow up parts of the wall. Jump in
Morph Ball mode and enter the very top tunnel, then roll and fall down. Jump
back up and hold Right to enter a tunnel. Go right and you'll fall down, so
jump and hold Right again. Keep doing this and eventually you'll reach the end.
Bomb the small block and enter the door on the floor. In here, shoot the head
on the eastern pillar, then jump on it and it will crumble, allowing you to
take the pack of "POWER BOMBS". Shoot the head on the left pillar, then jump on
it. After it crumbles, go through the left door. Head left and go through the
invisible wall, then through the door again. Make your way through this room
again, then enter the door you come to.

Here, spin jump through the room and you'll come to a tunnel. Roll through it
and jump onto the platform. Bomb the third tile on the left to make a path.
Roll through it to another room, then shoot the head and jump on the pillar.
Take the lpack of "MISSILES". That's the last Missile pack! Exit this secret
room and climb your way up the rest of the room. Now, go back two rooms to the
room with the faces on the wall. Drop all the way down the shaft and go through
the door at the bottom. In the hallway, shoot the rocks on the ground to reveal
two holes. Drop down a hole and lay a bomb at the bottom. You'll fall down to
the lower part of the room. Drop down while defeating the enemies, then go
through the door you come to.

Inside is a "SAVE STATION". Use it and exit the room, then drop all the way to
the bottom. Bomb the right side of the floor to reveal a tunnel. Bomb the two
rocks and roll through the tunnel. Bomb the head at the end, then lay a Power
Bomb to open the orange door. Drop through it. In here, lay a Power Bomb to
blow up some of the left wall, and a shutter will raise up. Jump onto it in the
ball form, then roll through the tunnel. Bomb the rock at the end. Now, defeat
the enemies in this room and go all the way left. At the end, use a Power Bomb
to reveal two paths. Take the southwestern tunnel to a pack of "POWER BOMBS",
the last pack in the game. Roll back through the tunnel and drop down the other
path you opened.

You'll see a spike platform in the middle. Get on it and it will lower. Get on
the safe platforms and wait on it to rise again, then drop down. Repeat this
for the second spike platform, then go through the green door. Here, you'll see
a new kind of Space Pirates. And boy, are they hard. They throw their claws at
you and kick you. They are invulnerable to everything. To defeat them, jump
over them and they'll jump as well. Then, they'll turn gold. Shoot them at that
point to damage them. Once both of them are defeated, go through the unlocked
door to the left. In this room, kill the enemies and make your way to the next
room. Here, kill all the enemies in this room, and you'll come to an eyelid at
the end of the path.

Shoot a Super Missile into the eye to reveal a door. Go back to the previous
room where there are respawning enemies, then refill everything all the way.
Then, go through the door that was revealed when you shot the eyelid. In this
room, you'll see an eye in the shadows. It's Ridley! He will appear, then you
will have to battle him for real this time. See the Bosses section for help.
After you've defeated him, watch his body break apart in pieces. Bye bye! Take
the refills he left behind and go through the door that was unlocked. You will
immediately see a broken capsule on the ground. The friendly Metroid we saw at
the beginning of the game was inside of it! Shoot the rock under the door and
take the "ENERGY TANK". Now we have everything we can get!

Now to get out of here and go on to the final area. Make your way back to the
room where the Save Station is. Save your game and exit the Save Station room.
Head up and shoot the ceiling to make a path. Jump through and roll into a
ball, then jump out and go through the door on the right. In this room, go
through the door in this hallway. Climb up to the top of the shaft and head
left, through the wall. Then enter the door. Make your way left through this
room, then go through the door at the top. In here, head all the way left and
roll through the tunnel, then head up the platforms. Enter the door. Head left
to fall down some platforms, then go left. Screw Attack through the room and
roll through the tunnel, then go through the top door. Now, head all the way to
the elevator that leads to Brinstar.


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Brinstar - Path to Crateria
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Missiles: 230
Super Missiles: 50
Power Bombs: 50
Energy Tanks: 14
Reserve Tanks: 4


Simply enter the left door, and keep going through the rooms until you get to
the big red shaft. I suggest unequipping the Screw Attack for this room,
because you'll break through all the platforms. Space Jump your way through
this room, using the purple enemies near the top as platforms. Shoot the
ceiling and jump through, then go through the door. Reequip the Screw Attack
and make your way through this room, going through the door at the end. Here,
make your way to the top of the shaft and take the elevator up.


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Crateria - Beneath the Surface
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Missiles: 230
Super Missiles: 50
Power Bombs: 50
Energy Tanks: 14
Reserve Tanks: 4


Start by entering the door on the ceiling. Climb up the shaft, then shoot the
ceiling to make a path. Jump up and go all the way left, through the door. Go
through the hallway which leads outside. Make your way left to your ship, then
save and restock there. Now, go all the way left and through that door. Here,
go all the way left and break through the rocks in the wall, then go through
the door. Drop down the shaft, and enter the red door. This hallway is quiet,
and looks sorta ruined. Head all the way right and go through the door at the
end. In this dark room, you'll see four statues combined together. They are
Kraid, Phantoon, Draygon, and Ridley. Each time you defeated one of them, you
could've come here and watched their spirits get released.

Watch as their spirits get released one by one. After all four of them have
been released, the big statue will sink into the water below, and a path will
be revealed. Jump in the water, and take the elevator down to the final area.


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Tourian - The Final Confrontation
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Missiles: 230
Super Missiles: 50
Power Bombs: 50
Energy Tanks: 14
Reserve Tanks: 4


Let's do this. Drop down and enter the door on the right, where you will find a
"SAVE STATION", which you should most defenitely use. Exit the room and enter
the door on the left. In here, there are turrets that will shoot orange rings
at you. Head left and say hello to the Metroids. These are the real thing, not
the clones! To defeat them, you must freeze them first, otherwise they will be
completely invulnerable. Once they're frozen, pelt them with either three
Missiles or one Super Missile to kill them. They will leave behind tons of
refills for your Missiles, so don't worry. If they latch onto you, lay three
Power Bombs to destroy them before they suck your life away. Defeat all the
Metroids in this room, then go through the unlocked door at the end.

Drop down onto the platform below, and you'll see a Metroid under it. Freeze it
from where you're standing, then drop down from the right and kill it. Kill the
next Metroid, then go through the door that was unlocked at the bottom. This is
another room filled with turrets and Metroids. Make your way through the room,
killing all the Metroids along the way. Be careful not to fall into the lava.
After all the Metroids are dead and you reach the end of the room, enter the
door. In this room, drop down the platforms and defeat the Metroids. At the
bottom, defeat the last Metroid and go through the door on the floor. This is a
sandy room with enemies besides Metroids. These enemies are invulnerable to
everything except Super Missiles. Just ignore them and go through the door to
the left.

In the next room, you'll see a rather big Chozo statue. The door you just came
through is now locked, by the way. Shoot the statue and it will fall apart. Go
left and through that door. In this room, you'll see more dead creatures whos
bodies are still standing. Shoot them to crumble them, then head left. You'll
see another one of those blue enemies. Shoot it with some Super Missiles, then
suddenly, a giant Metroid will appear and latch onto the enemy! It will suck
the life out of it, making it just like the other dead bodies we just saw. So
that's the cause of all this. It will then latch onto Samus! You can't escape
from its grasp, so just sit there. When you run out of Energy Tanks and your
energy reaches exactly one point, it will suddenly stop.

Then it will stop draining your life, and you'll hear it cry. This is the same
Metroid we saw in that capsule at the beginning of the game; the friendly one
that Samus is friends with! It went insane, because apparently lots of energy
was transferred into it. It will then head left. Follow it and shoot the web
stuff, then take the path to the next room. Shoot the web stuff here as well,
then go through the door on the left. In this room is a "MISSILE RECHARGE
STATION" and an "ENERGY RECHARGE STATION". Defenitely use the energy one; you
know you need it! Use the Missile one too, if need be, then exit this room and
enter the red door. Go through this hallway and you'll find an eyelid at the
end. Shoot the eye with a Super Missile and a door will be revealed. Enter it.

You'll immediately drop down to another door leading to a "SAVE STATION". By
all means, do NOT use it! Why, you ask? Because if you do, then you will never
be able to go back since all of the doors are locked. This is why you should
only use the first Save Station in this area. Anyway, continue down and go
through the red door. In this room, you'll see that the room is rumbling. You
will then see a small pool of acid rise up, then it quits. There are turrets
all over the place here. Shoot the red tubes with Super Missiles. It takes a
few to destroy them. Head left and to the next two tubes. Destroy either one
and both will be destroyed at the same time. Use the spaces as Morph Ball
tunnels and continue on.

Keep doing this while avoiding the turrets and such, then you'll shortly come
to a big glass tube, with a brain encased inside. Shoot it with a few normal
Missiles and one side will break. Keep shooting it until the glass tube breaks
entirely, then shoot it with lots of Super Missiles. Eventually the turrets
will stop shooting, and the entire area will crumble. The acid will also
recede, leaving only the floor you're on remaining. You also freed the big
brain, which is the Motherbrain. Suddenly, its entire body rises up, then it
will open its eye and scream. It's time to end this! Read the Bosses section
for help on winning the final battle. After the Motherbrain is defeated, a time
bomb will be set, and the wall to the left will explode.


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Tourian - Escape
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Missiles: 230
Super Missiles: 50
Power Bombs: 50
Energy Tanks: 14
Reserve Tanks: 4


We only have three minutes to escape this place, and the entire planet! Head
left at the new path that was revealed, then shoot the shutters once to blow
them all up. Don't you wish you had this beam earlier? Go through the door on
the floor. In the next room, drop down the shaft and defeat the Space Pirates,
then go through the door. You can either take the top or bottom path in this
room. And by "top", I mean the middle platform. If you take the top path, kill
the Space Pirate and do a hyperspeed run. You'll kill some Space Pirates along
the way. Simply keep following the path, and when you see an opening, jump into
it and continue to the door. As for the bottom path, do a hyperspeed run and
store the charge, then go to the shaft at the end and hyperjump up. Either way,
go through the door.

In here, you'll start falling down. Land on a platform and Space Jump all the
way up to a ledge. Ignore the Space Pirates; they will only get in your way.
Simply follow the path and you'll fall down a long shaft. Either make your way
up these platforms normally, or just Space Jump up. Either way, get to the
top-left platform at the highest point, then keep following the path to a door,
which you should enter. This room will fill with acid fast! Kill the Space
Pirates and go right, and carefully jump up the platforms as fast as you can.
You will eventually come to a door on the ceiling. Go through it.


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Crateria - Escape
-----------------

Missiles: 230
Super Missiles: 50
Power Bombs: 50
Energy Tanks: 14
Reserve Tanks: 4


Make your way up this shaft. All the doors near here are locked. When you get
up the shaft, head right and roll through the Morph Ball tunnel. Drop all the
way down and go through that door. Head all the way right and enter that door
as well. In here, you'll see those creatures that taught you two useful
techniques in the game! Shoot the bottom-right part of the wall, and they'll
use that path as an escape. Go back two rooms, head up the shaft, then go
right and through the door. Head all the way right to your ship, then enter it.
Samus will escape off of the planet which is about to explode. As she leaves,
watch as Planet Zebes blows up into nothingness. Congratulations! You have just
beaten Super Metroid!

If you followed this walkthrough from the beginning to the end, you will have
completed the game with a full 100%. The percentage of items you got will be
shown after the credits. If you beat the game in over three hours, Samus will
show her face. However, if you beat the game in under three hours, you will get
to see Samus's whole body, meaning she takes off her suit. Either way, you have
just beaten Super Metroid, one of the greatest Super Nintendo games ever made!


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V. Bosses
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In this section, I will list all of the bosses in the game, along with info
about how to defeat them and such.


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Ridley (1st Fight)
Found: Ceres Station

Boss Strategy: This isn't so much of a boss fight as it is a mini-boss one. It
               isn't so hard, either. All you must do is shoot Ridley. Shoot
               him anywhere and he'll get damaged. His only attacks are to spit
               some fireballs out at you and to swing around his tail. Just
               avoid these and keep shooting. Aim by holding the D-Pad in a
               diagonal direction. Eventually, Ridley will fly off. Run away
               from him once you see him appear onscreen again.


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Torizo
Found: Crateria

Boss Strategy: The target on this boss is its chest. That's where the weak
               point is. If you don't know what you're doing, this can be a
               rather difficult battle. It attacks by luring you into a corner
               and swinging its arm at you, and by shooting waves of energy at
               you as well. However, all it takes is 5 Missiles to the chest
               plate to break it. That's not the end of the fight, though! It
               will then start attacking you more aggresively, and it will spit
               out some bombs which you should jump over. After some more
               Missile shots to the chest, you will win. However, if you use
               the Power Beam, its head will come off and you'll have to keep
               shooting before you win. You can also shoot the bombs he spits
               out for some supplies.


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Spore Spawn
Found: Brinstar

Boss Strategy: When the battle starts, shoot all the spores that fall down, and
               then you'll see the boss reveal itself. The key to this battle
               is to roll into a Morph Ball, then roll into the left corner. Do
               not roll into the left corner on the upper ledge, though; just
               stay on the ground. The Spore Spawn will swing back and forth
               through the room, but as long as you stay in a corner, it will
               never hit you. Spores will fall down the room, but those won't
               hit you either if you stay balled up in a corner. After the
               spores go away, the core of the Spore Spawn will open. Shoot it
               quickly with some Missiles. Charge Beam shots work too, but not
               as good as the Missiles.

               As you damage the Spore Spawn more, it will get more dark. After
               it gets reddish, it will become MUCH faster. This is where it
               gets a bit difficult to survive, but as long as you keep up the
               strategy mentioned above, you should come out okay.


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Kraid
Found: Brinstar

Boss Strategy: Make sure you have some Super Missiles left over when you enter
               this battle! When the battle begins, shoot Kraid's eyes. They
               will flash yellow, then his mouth will open. Immediately fire a
               Super Missile into his mouth, then he'll rise up some more. He
               will crush most of the ceiling, and now we truly battle him.
               Jump onto a platform above. He will now have some new attacks,
               such as throwing a boomerang claw at you. You can shoot it for
               some occasional supplies. He will also shoot out thorns from his
               stomach, so jump over those. For his last attack, he'll try to
               slash at you if you're close to him. Just shoot him in the eyes
               and shoot a Super Missile into his mouth to damage him.

               You can also use normal Missiles and a charged Spazer Beam shot,
               but they're considerably weaker. However, if you run out of
               Super Missiles, the other two options are your best bets. Keep
               up this strategy until you win.


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Crocomire
Found: Norfair

Boss Strategy: Head right and say hello to this four-eyed freak. This thing
               attacks by using its claw to slash you, or by spitting out
               fireballs at you. His fireballs can be shot down for some
               supplies, but only do it if it becomes needed. The key to
               winning this battle is the use of Missiles and Super Missiles.
               You have to shoot one of those into his mouth when he opens it.
               For half of the fight, I suggest using normal Missiles. Charged
               shots will also work. Eventually, you should switch to Super
               Missiles. However, I find that charged shots work well too. Once
               he gets on a bridge, he'll fall into the acid and melt away.


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Phantoon
Found: Wrecked Ship

Boss Strategy: This can be a pretty hard boss battle if you aren't careful.
               Phantoon himself is mostly harmless, since he's pretty much just
               a ghost. However, he will attack by spinning around the room and
               laying flames all over the ground, which bounce around and try
               to hit you. You can shoot these to kill them, and sometimes they
               leave behind supplies. He will keep teleporting around the room,
               either dropping the flames in a random spot, or dropping a lot
               of them in a straight line. When his eye opens, charge up your
               beam and release it at his eye to damage him. You can use
               Missiles if you want, but Super Missiles is a bad idea. As long
               as you avoid the flames well, you should win in no time.


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Botwoon
Found: Maridia

Boss Strategy: Stay on the far left side of the room for the entire battle, and
               make sure you have lots of Super Missiles. He will come out of
               the holes in the walls, then go in one and pop back out at
               another. Use the Super Missiles to shoot his head, as that's the
               only way you can damage him. He'll occasionally stick out of a
               hole and shoot out acid spores at you, so be careful at that. As
               long as you stay on the left side of the room and you shoot him
               constantly, he'll never get a chance to attack.


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Draygon
Found: Maridia

Boss Strategy: Start off by destroying the turrets on the wall. To do that,
               shoot them with Missiles or Super Missiles. Now, you have two
               ways you can win this fight. The first way is the hard way,
               while using the second method, you can kill him in an instant,
               sacrificing some energy along with him. Anyway, to dodge his
               basic attack (swooping at you), roll into a ball and stay in a
               corner. Shoot the gunk he spits at you to avoid it. If it
               touches you, press Left and Right repeatedly to quickly escape.
               To hurt him, wait until he spits out gunk, then shoot it and
               shoot tons of Super Missiles at his stomach.

               That's really all there is to it. To win the easy way, let the
               gunk touch you, then he'll pick you up. He'll then spin you
               around the room. Try to use the Grapple Beam on one of the
               power conduits from the turrets. If you succeed, you'll be
               electrocuted, but the electricity will also transfer to him.
               Keep the X button held, and eventually he'll just fall and die.


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Golden Torizo
Found: Norfair

Boss Strategy: This boss isn't much different from the one you fought way back
               at the beginning of the game. He basically has the same attacks.
               He'll slash at you, throw bombs at you, or shoot rings at you.
               Don't use Super Missiles, because a lot of the times he'll just
               catch them and throw them. Use charged shots for the entire
               battle. Shoot his chestplate to damage him. He takes a lot of
               hits, but eventually he'll go down. It's not that hard.


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Ridley (2nd Fight)
Found: Norfair

Boss Strategy: Get ready for a difficult battle. It starts with him flying up
               in the air, then acid will start entering the room. It recedes
               and goes back up rapidly. Ridley will start attacking you by
               shooting fireballs, by swooping at you, or by using his tail. If
               you jump close to his feet, he'll grab you and whack you with
               his tail. To defeat him, either use charged shots, Missiles, or
               Super Missiles. Super Missiles are by far the best choice, but
               you'll probably not hit him with every shot, causing you to run
               out eventually. When/if you run out of Super Missiles, stick to
               regular Missiles. As the battle goes on, Ridley will get faster
               and a little more aggressive.

               As long as you stay as far away as you can from him, then this
               battle may not give you too much trouble. He takes a heck of a
               lot of hits to go down, though. Eventually he'll start swooping
               around the room in a U shape, although a quick spin jump can
               easily avoid this. Keep pelting him with Super Missiles, and if
               you have to, regular Missiles. He'll go down after awhile.


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Motherbrain
Found: Tourian

Boss Strategy: The brain will turn orange, and that's when the battle begins.
               Immediately shoot her head with as many Super Missiles as you
               can. After that, you can start dodging her attacks. To avoid her
               eye laser attack, simply don't jump when she uses one. They will
               never get low enough to hit you, and they only shoot out in a
               straight line. She might also spit out a bomb. If this happens,
               wait for about a second and a half after it lands on the ground,
               then jump. You should avoid the explosion that occurs along the
               ground. She'll also shoot rings of fire at you, which are very
               easy to avoid.

               She also has a laser attack that goes up the wall, which deals a
               whopping 200 damage! If you run out of Super Missiles, then just
               use charged shots. After awhile, Motherbrain will stop and
               charge up. She'll then unleash a laser that you cannot avoid. It
               rapidly drains your health, along with your ammo for everything!
               Then Samus will fall to her knees, and Motherbrain will keep
               attacking you. Finally, she charges up for another deadly beam.
               Just as she's about to unleash it, Samus's Metroid friend steps
               in and latches onto the Motherbrain's head! It will drain all
               the life energy from her, then it'll give the energy back to
               Samus. However, Motherbrain rises again.

               As the Metroid gives energy back to Samus, Motherbrain keeps
               attacking it. Once your health is completely replenished, the
               Metroid will be a yellow color. Before leaving, it will try and
               take a final attempt at killing the Motherbrain. However, she
               immediately finishes it off! It then sinks down towards Samus,
               powering her up. Now you have the Hyper Beam! The battle now
               continues. From here on, keep shooting Motherbrain's head with
               your new beam; it hurts her a heck of a lot more now. After a
               lot of hits, Motherbrain's body will explode and fall to the
               ground. She is finally dead.


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VI. Equipment Upgrades
=======================

In this section, I will list all of Samus's suit upgrades in the game, along
with information about them and such. Take note that I will not list how to get
the upgrades, except where they are found. You can find all of that information
in the walkthrough.


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Beams
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Power Beam
Found: N/A

Description: The Power Beam is your primary weapon that you start with. It's
             really weak, but you will get another beam later on to make it
             more powerful. Cannot be unequipped.

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Charge Beam
Found: Brinstar

Description: With this, you can hold X to charge up your beam. It hurts three
             times more than a normal shot.

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Ice Beam
Found: Norfair

Description: This beam increases the total damage dealt by 50%. It also freezes
             the enemy before you kill them, so you'll have to fire an extra
             shot to finish them off.

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Spazer Beam
Found: Brinstar

Description: This one is a wide beam that hits a lot of enemies that are
             nearby. It's not the most useful thing in the world, as the nature
             of the beam can get in the way of fighting certain bosses. It's
             not all that bad, though. It's two times stronger than the normal
             Power Beam.

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Wave Beam
Found: Norfair

Description: With this beam, you can shoot through solid objects! That's right,
             you can even shoot through platforms and such. It shoots through
             just about anything, meaning you can open up certain shutters from
             the opposite side. It also increases the total damage you deal by
             100%, making it all the more useful.

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Plasma Beam
Found: Maridia

Description: You won't find this until after you defeat Draygon. It cannot be
             equipped with the Spazer Beam due to certain reasons, so the
             Spazer Beam is forced to be unequipped when you have this equipped
             unless you exploit a glitch. However, the total damage you deal is
             increased by 200% when you equip this! It pierces through enemies.

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Suits
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Power Suit
Found: N/A

Description: You start the game with this equipped, and it cannot ever be
             unequipped. It's yellow, and it's your primary suit. It's pretty
             weak in defense, so the Varia Suit and Gravity Suit are better in
             a lot of ways.

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Varia Suit
Found: Brinstar

Description: After you defeat Kraid, you'll find this. It reduces the damage
             you take by 50%, and it also makes you completely immune to heated
             areas. This gives Samus an orange look, and in my opinion, she
             looks the best with this equipped.

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Gravity Suit
Found: Wrecked Ship

Description: This gives Samus a purple look. With this equipped, the damage you
             take is reduced by 75%. You can even explore underwater areas
             freely, and you take no damage from lava. You will still take
             damage from acid, however.

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Boots
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Hi-Jump Boots
Found: Norfair

Description: The Hi-Jump Boots are awesome. They allow you to jump MUCH higher
             and further than before. I don't think that they are required, but
             they're still pretty useful.

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Speed Booster
Found: Norfair

Description: This is one of the most useful items in the game. With it on, you
             go so fast that you see afterimages of yourself. This allows you
             to break through Speed Booster blocks and kill certain enemies.
             Once you see the afterimages, if you press Down, you will charge
             the energy. Then, you can press A when pointing in a certain
             direction to do a hyperjump, which is required in order to reach
             certain areas.

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Space Jump
Found: Maridia

Description: You find this after you defeat Draygon. When equipped, you can
             repeatedly spin jump in the air. As long as you keep spinning
             without coming in contact with an enemy and such, you can spin as
             long as you want. This is a very useful item.

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Misc.
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Morph Ball
Found: Crateria

Description: Very shortly after you escape the Ceres Station, you'll get this
             upgrade. The Morph Ball is extremely handy, and is probably the
             most used upgrade in the game. To roll into a ball, press Down on
             the D-Pad twice.

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Bombs
Found: Crateria

Description: This is probably the second most used upgrade in the game. While
             rolled into a ball, press X to lay a bomb. These can be used to
             blow up rocks, parts of obstruction, and can even be used against
             enemies. With good enough timing, you can perform a bomb jump to
             reach areas you couldn't reach until later.

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Spring Ball
Found: Maridia

Description: When you get this, there will be absolutely no need for bomb
             jumping anymore. Press A while rolled into a ball to perform a big
             leap into the air. This is very useful for reaching areas as a
             ball, but other than that, it's not too useful.

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Screw Attack
Found: Norfair

Description: In the lower section of Norfair where Ridley's hideout is, you'll
             find this. It's pretty much the most useful upgrade in the game
             once you get it. Combined with the Space Jump, you can do the
             Screw Attack as much as you like. It plows through most enemies in
             the game, and you're invulnerable to attacks as long as you're
             spinning. This is pretty useful.

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VI. Missile Pack Locations
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In this section, I will list all of the Missile packs in the game, along with
information about how to find them and such.


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Crateria
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Missile Pack #1
Upgrade(s) Requried: Morph Ball, Bombs

How To Find: Go to the main room of Crateria and enter the left door. There,
             roll through the Morph Ball tunnel in the middle and bomb your way
             through and enter the next room. Take the pack of Missiles that
             the Chozo statue has.

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Missile Pack #2
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs

How To Find: In the room where there's a broken glass container, roll into a
             ball and lay a bomb right on the container. A passage will be
             revealed. Roll through it to find the Missile pack.

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Missile Pack #3
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Head to the room where there are green Space Pirates. It's the
             room that you need to use the hyperjump outside to get to. In one
             of those rooms room are some crumbling platforms. Use them, then
             shoot away the wall blocking the pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #4
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Same as the above one, only this pack is on the other side.

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Missile Pack #5
Upgrade(s) Required: Grappling Beam

How To Find: In the area where you have to jump across the platforms to get to
             the Wrecked Ship, you'll find this Missile pack out in the open.
             Grapple to it to get it.

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Missile Pack #6
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs

How To Find: Go to the same area described above. Jump into the lake and head
             up against the left wall. Shoot it to reveal a tunnel. Bomb jump
             into it and roll through to a Missile pack.

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Missile Pack #7
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: In the outside area of the Wrecked Ship where all the green
             platform enemies are, make your way to the very top one. When it
             carries you over to the left, shoot the wall to reveal the pack of
             Missiles. Spin jump to get it.

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Missile Pack #8
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Super Missiles

How To Find: Go to the same area described above. On the ground, head all the
             way left and use the X-Ray Scope (optional) to spot a Super
             Missile block. There's actually two; shoot the one farthest to the
             left. Enter the tunnel and make your way left to the pack.

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Missile Pack #9
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball

How To Find: This one is found near the room where you got the Morph Ball. It's
             in one of the blue rooms near it, where you have to shoot the
             breakable part of the floor. Drop into it and roll through the
             tunnel on the left, which leads to a room with the Missiles.

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Missile Pack #10
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball

How To Find: Head to the room described above, but don't drop down the pit.
             Instead, open the red door at the end and go through. Head all the
             way to the end of this room and roll under the obstruction, where
             a pack of Missiles are.

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Missile Pack #11
Upgrade(s) Required: Speed Booster, Power Bombs, Gravity Suit

How To Find: Head to the room described above. Lay a Power Bomb to blow up some
             of the obstruction you can roll through, then head back to the
             start of the room. Do a hyperspeed run and store the energy when
             you get under the obstruction. Hyperjump up the shaft there and go
             through the door. Use the X-Ray Scope (optional) to see a bridge.
             Jump on it and run across it, then go through the door to find
             this pack.

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Missile Pack #12
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs

How To Find: Head to the same room described above. Lay a bomb just left of
             where you got the previous pack of Missiles to find another.

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Missile Pack #13
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball

How To Find: In the green part of Brinstar, head through the top-left door in
             the elevator room. In there is a secret passage near the shutters
             that you can fall through, to a pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #14
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Speed Booster

How To Find: Head to the same room described above, then use the Speed Booster
             to pass the shutters. Go through that door. Roll through the
             tunnel here to find a pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #15
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs

How To Find: Head to the same room described above. Bomb the wall near where
             the last pack was to find another pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #16
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: In the room where you acquired the Charge Beam, go to the tunnel
             that led to the Charge Beam. Just left of it is a Missile pack.

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Missile Pack #17
Upgrade(s) Required: Grappling Beam

How To Find: Head to the same room described above. At the center is a small
             area with some enemies. Use the grappling blocks to cross over to
             the pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #18
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Hi-Jump Boots

How To Find: Go to the room where there are enemies that come out of pipes.
             Keep dropping down the ledges until you come to a pipe in the wall
             that you seemingly cannot reach. You can either wall jump into it
             or jump in there with the Hi-Jump Boots on. When you get in there,
             roll through the tunnel to find this pack.

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Missile Pack #19
Upgrade(s) Required: Power Bombs

How To Find: Head to the room where you got your first pack of Power Bombs. Go
             to the pedestal the pack was on and lay a Power Bomb to blow up
             the wall. Follow the path to a Missile pack.

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Missile Pack #20
Upgrade(s) Required: Power Bombs, Spring Ball

How To Find: Head to the room in Kraid's hideout where there are a lot of
             grasshopper enemies. All the way over to the right side is a dead
             end. Lay a Power Bomb there to reveal a passage, then Spring Ball
             into the tunnel. Roll over to the pack of Missiles. If they
             disappeared, bomb that spot to reveal them again.

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Missile Pack #21
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball

How To Find: Go to the room where you found the Hi-Jump Boots. In the room
             before that one, jump up to the top of the room and roll through
             the Morph Ball tunnel on the right. You'll find them here.

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Missile Pack #22
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs

How To Find: In the room where there are three lava pits, drop down the second
             one and enter the lava. Quickly bomb the right side to find a pack
             of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #23
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Go to the bubble-like room. Head all the way over to the right and
             shoot the ground to make a path. Drop down the path and head over
             the pit of spikes to a pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #24
Upgrade(s) Required: Grappling Beam

How To Find: Go to the same room described above. Inside, look around until you
             find some grappling blocks. Grapple across them and open the door
             to find a Missile pack inside.

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Missile Pack #25
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball

How To Find: Go to the same room described above. Shoot the top-left part of
             the wall to reveal a tunnel, then shoot the bottom to raise a
             shutter. Jump on the shutter and roll through the tunnel to the
             next room. Make your way through this room and shoot the last
             platform before the Reserve Tank to find the pack.

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Missile Pack #26
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Before the room where you find the Wave Beam are some platforms.
             Carefully hop across them, then open the shutter there. Follow the
             path to another pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #27
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Right when you get to the door that leads to the Speed Booster,
             shoot up at the ceiling and take the Missile pack.

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Missile Pack #28
Upgrade(s) Required: Grappling Beam, Wave Beam

How To Find: In the bottom-rightmost room of Norfair, you'll come to a shutter.
             Depending on which side you entered from, you might have to open
             the shutter with the Wave Beam. In that room, you'll find a pack
             of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #29
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: This one is pretty hard to get. It's in a secret room where all of
             the platforms are crumbling blocks. To get it, shoot the top-left
             part of the wall, jump on a platform, then immediately jump up to
             the pack of Missiles. This may take several tries.

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Missile Pack #30
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: After you defeat Crocomire, keep going until you come to a shaft
             which you can drop down. Do so, and at the bottom, go through the
             eastern door. Navigate through the room to a pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #31
Upgrade(s) Required: Speed Booster

How To Find: In the room before the Grappling Beam, go all the way to the right
             end of that room. Lay Power Bombs to blow away the objects first,
             then start at the wall and do a hyperspeed run. When you get to
             the end of the platform, store the charge and fall down. Move
             slightly to the left and do a hyperjump up, to a platform with a
             pack of Missiles for you.

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Missile Pack #32
Upgrade(s) Required: Space Jump

How To Find: In Ridley's hideout (the lower section of Norfair), you'll come to
             a room with a pack of Missiles. However, you can't just walk to
             it, as the middle of the room has crumbling blocks. Instead, use
             the Space Jump to spin over to it and collect it.

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Missile Pack #33
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Power Bombs

How To Find: In Ridley's hideout (the lower section of Norfair), go to the
             shaft with the Space Pirates. At the top, shoot the ceiling and
             jump through the path, then go through the door. In that room,
             drop down and head all the way left. Stay there and lay a Power
             Bomb to blow up almost all of the platform. Drop down and go left,
             then roll through the tunnel in the wall to a pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #34
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: In Ridley's hideout (the lower section of Norfair), go to the
             shaft where there are faces on the walls. At the very top, go left
             and through that wall. Enter the door. Make your way left in this
             room, then go up and right to find a Missile pack.

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Missile Pack #35
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs

How To Find: In Ridley's hideout (the lower section of Norfair), head to the
             same room described above. Go through the door at the top of that
             room, then go all the way left. Roll through the tunnel and jump
             on the first platform. Bomb the third tile to the left to reveal a
             tunnel. Roll through it and you'll find a pack of Missiles.

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Wrecked Ship
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Missile Pack #36
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs

How To Find: Go for this pack before defeating Phantoon to make things easier.
             At the main room, head down and bomb the corner of the left wall.
             One of them reveals a tunnel. Roll through and go through the
             powered down room to a pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #37
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: After defeating Phantoon, go through the door in the ceiling at
             the top of the main room. Defeat the enemies in that room, then go
             through the door on the right. Shoot the robots into the pit of
             spikes and take the pack at the end.

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Missile Pack #38
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Power Bombs

How To Find: Go to the room where the Chozo statue that carries you into a
             secret room is. In that secret room, bomb the bottom-right part of
             the floor to reveal a tunnel. Roll through and use a Power Bomb to
             make a path. Follow that path to the pack of Missiles.

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Maridia
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Missile Pack #39
Upgrade(s) Required: Speed Booster

How To Find: Enter the very first room, then enter the right door when you get
             into Maridia. Open the door you just came through and defeat the
             enemies in this room, then go to the eastern end of it. Do a
             hyperspeed run through the hallway, then store the charge when you
             reach the door. Exit, and go left. Stand right inside of the
             second bush on the left (it's not part of the background). Aim up
             and do a hyperjump. You'll go through the ceiling, collecting the
             pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #40
Upgrade(s) Required: Grappling Beam

How To Find: Go to the room where the big turtle is. Stand on him and he'll
             send you up, so grapple onto the block above you. Swing so that
             you can launch yourself to the right, then do so and you will land
             on the wall. Shoot the wall below to reveal a pack of Missiles,
             then use the spin jump to get it.

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Missile Pack #41
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Go to the metal shaft and make your way to the top, then enter the
             door on the ceiling. Head east and to the end of the room, then go
             through the wall. In that small room are some Missiles.

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Missile Pack #42
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Go to the same room described above, and exit the water. Go
             through the left door. Head to the end of the room and go through
             the wall, then make your way to the end and enter the door. In
             here, go left then drop down. Kill the enemy and drop through the
             middle to a pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #43
Upgrade(s) Required: Speed Booster

How To Find: Go to the room where the quicksand that leads to the underground
             room is. Start a hyperspeed run from the left, then store the
             charge once you enter the shaft. Hyperjump up and you'll find a
             pack of Missiles.

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Missile Pack #44
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Go to the room before the room where Draygon is. Head all the way
             to the eastern end of that room, then shoot the middle pipe to
             find the Missile pack inside.

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Missile Pack #45
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Spring Ball

How To Find: Go back to the room where pack #43 was. In that room, head to the
             bottom-right end and shoot the floor. Drop down and go through the
             path, then enter the quicksand and let yourself sink. You will end
             up in a sandy room after going through the quicksand completely.
             Head through the tunnels in here to find the Missile pack.

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Missile Pack #46
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Spring Ball

How To Find: Go to the room described in #43, and go back to where the first
             pit of quicksand is. Space Jump over it and sink through the
             second pit of quicksand. In the room you will come to, you'll find
             a tunnel you'll have to navigate through. Use the Spring Ball to
             help you reach the pack of Missiles.

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VIII. Super Missile Locations
==============================

In this section, I will list all of the Super Missile packs in the game, along
with information about how to obtain them and such.


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Crateria
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Super Missile Pack #1
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs, Speed Booster, Power Bombs, Ice Beam

How To Find: Go to the shaft that leads to the room with the broken glass
             container. From the very top of the shaft, drop down and hold
             Right to fall onto a small platform. Bomb the wall to reveal a
             tunnel, then roll through and open the orange door with a Power
             Bomb. Inside that room, go right and freeze the liquid enemies,
             and make sure they don't move an inch. Do a hyperspeed run from
             the start of the room, then store the charge at the end. Hyperjump
             directly up to find the pack of Super Missiles.

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Brinstar
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Super Missile Pack #2
Upgrade(s) Required: Speed Booster

How To Find: In the room with the closing shutters, dash across through them
             and shoot the ceiling at the end of the path. Jump through and
             follow the path leading to a pack of Super Missiles.

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Super Missile Pack #3
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Power Bombs, Super Missiles

How To Find: Go to the room where there's a lone Energy Tank sitting across
             some breakable pieces of the floor (use the X-Ray Scope). Run to
             the left from the door, then jump over to the Energy Tank. In the
             door in front of you is the pack.

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Super Missile Pack #4
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Go to the room after the room where you fought the Spore Spawn.
             Head to the bottom of this room, and look around for the pack of
             Super Missiles. They're easy to find.

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Norfair
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Super Missile Pack #5
Upgrade(s) Required: Power Bombs

How To Find: After you defeat the Golden Torizo, jump up to find an odd part of
             the ceiling. Use Power Bombs to blow it up, then shoot the left
             side of the ceiling. You can now get the Super Missile pack.

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Super Missile Pack #6
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: After you defeat Phantoon, go back to the first room. Head through
             the unlocked door on the left, and navigate through this room to
             another pack of Super Missiles.

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Super Missile Pack #7
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs

How To Find: Go to the room described in pack #5. Exit that room and go right,
             then bomb the wall to reveal a tunnel. Roll through to a door,
             which you should enter. At the end of this room, you'll find some
             Morph Ball tunnels. One of them leads to the pack.

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Maridia
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Super Missile Pack #8
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball

How To Find: Head to the room that you must grapple through to get across to
             the other side. From the entrance of the room, roll into a ball
             and drop down. Roll off this platform and hold Left, then roll
             through the tunnel you enter. At the very end of the tunnel, you
             will find a Super Missile pack.

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Super Missile Pack #9
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: This one is in the same room as Missile pack #42. You can't miss
             it.

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Super Missile Pack #10
Upgrade(s) Required: Speed Booster

How To Find: Do the same thing described in Missile pack #43. After you get the
             pack, go all the way right and jump over to the Super Missiles.

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IX. Power Bomb Locations
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In this section, I will list all of the Power Bomb pack locations, along with
information about how to get them and such.


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Crateria
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Power Bomb Pack #1
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Speed Booster, Power Bombs

How To Find: Go to the outside area where your ship is. There, head right, then
             start a hyperspeed run left and store the charge. Hold the
             shoulder buttons down so that you're facing northeast, then do a
             hyperjump. You'll land on a high platform. Open the orange door
             and go through. At the end of this room is a Power Bomb pack.

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Brinstar
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Power Bomb Pack #2
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Go to the area where Super Missile pack #3 is found. The room
             outside of there has crumbling blocks you can fall down. Do so,
             and make your way to the eastern end of the room. Enter the door.
             In the next room, wall jump up to the very top, then jump to the
             right wall and quickly morph into a ball while airborne. Hold
             Right and you'll enter the tunnel. At the end, shoot the orb to
             reveal a pack of Power Bombs.

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Power Bomb Pack #3
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Super Missiles, Power Bombs, Grappling Beam

How To Find: Go to the same room described in Missile pack #17. When you cross
             to the other side using the grapple blocks, drop into the pit and
             lay a Power Bomb to reveal a path. Go through the left wall to
             another room. Make your way through this room, and at the end, use
             a Super Missile on the tile. Drop down the small pit and you'll
             find the pack of Power Bombs.

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Power Bomb Pack #4
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs Hi-Jump Boots, Power Bombs

How To Find: Go to the same room described in Missile pack #18. At the top of
             the room, use a Power Bomb to open the orange door. Go to the end
             of this room to a dead end, then lay a bomb to reveal a tunnel.
             Roll through the tunnel to another room with some Power Bombs.

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Power Bomb Pack #5
Upgrade(s) Required: Super Missiles, Ice Beam

How To Find: Go to the red shaft of Brinstar. Head all the way to the very top,
             then enter the door. Head to the top of this shaft and go through
             the door. Shoot the floor to make a path, then drop down and head
             into the door. Make your way through to a Power Bomb pack.

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Power Bomb Pack #6
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Super Missiles, Power Bombs

How To Find: In the red shaft is a green door somewhere. Find it and go through
             it. Head to the end of the room and lay a Power Bomb to blow up
             the platform, then drop into the last man-eating plant to a secret
             room. The pack of Power Bombs are inside.

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Power Bomb Pack #7
Upgrade(s) Required: Grappling Beam, Super Missiles

How To Find: In the room after the one where Crocomire was, grapple onto the
             flying enemy and land on the ledge with the door. Go through it
             and you'll find a pack of Power Bombs.

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Power Bomb Pack #8
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Bombs, Spring Ball

How To Find: Go to the room described in Missile pack #34, roll through the
             Morph Ball tunnel at the eastern end of the room, and navigate
             your way through it. Drop through the door at the end and collect
             the pack of Power Bombs.

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Power Bomb Pack #9
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Power Bombs

How To Find: In the room where there are weird Chozo statues, head to the
             western end of the room and get on the westernmost statue. Lay a
             Power Bomb to blow up the middle statue and reveal a tunnel in the
             wall. Roll through said tunnel to the Power Bomb pack.

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Maridia
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Power Bomb Pack #10
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Spring Ball

How To Find: Head to the room described in Missile pack #46. In that same room
             is a tunnel you'll have to navigate on the right side. It leads to
             a pack of Power Bombs.

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X. Energy Tank Locations
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In this section, I will list all of the Energy Tanks in the game, along with
information about how to find them and such.


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Crateria
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Energy Tank #1
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: You will find this one by going through the game normally. It's in
             a room where a purple hill goes down; it's right on the ground.

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Energy Tank #2
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Hi-Jump Boots, Power Bombs

How To Find: Go to the same area described in Power Bomb pack #1. From the door
             leading to that room, run and jump off of the platform and you may
             land in part of the wall. Power Bomb away the rest of the wall,
             then enter that door. Make your way through this room, and in the
             next room is an Energy Tank.

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Brinstar
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Energy Tank #3
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Power Bombs

How To Find: Drop down the green shaft of Brinstar, lay a Power Bomb, continue
             all the way down, then go through the door. In that room is an
             Energy Tank. Run to the right, then run to the left and jump over
             the crumbling blocks you can see with the X-Ray Scope. Take the
             tank once you get over there.

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Energy Tank #4
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Speed Booster, Power Bombs, Gravity Suit

How To Find: Head right to the Chozo statue that had the Charge Beam. Lay a
             Power Bomb to reveal another path that leads to a door. Go through
             the door, then defeat the enemies. Once they're all killed, go to
             the start of the room and do a hyperspeed run. Once you break
             through the walls, take the Energy Tank.

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Energy Tank #5
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Power Bombs, Grappling Beam, Wave Beam

How To Find: Head to the room where you got the Charge Beam. Go to the middle
             right part of the room and enter the orange door. Grapple onto the
             block above, then jump to the shutter and open it. From there, go
             through the door at the end where an Energy Tank is.

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Energy Tank #6
Upgrade(s) Required: Hi-Jump Boots

How To Find: Head to the same room described in Missile pack #10. In that room,
             shoot the ceiling near the obstruction to reveal an Energy Tank.
             Jump up to it and snag it.

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Energy Tank #7
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Go to Kraid's hideout. After beating him, go back near the start
             and enter the unlocked door, where an Energy Tank can be found.
             Head left and shoot the ceiling to make it reveal itself.

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Norfair
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Energy Tank #8
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: This Energy Tank can't be missed. It's on the middle of a platform
             just before you get the Hi-Jump Boots.

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Energy Tank #9
Upgrade(s) Required: Grappling Beam

How To Find: Once you get the Grappling Beam, go back to Crocomire's room. All
             the way to the right are some grappling blocks. Grapple across and
             take the Energy Tank on the platform.

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Energy Tank #10
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: You will find this one in the lower section of Norfair, inside
             Ridley's hideout. In the room where there are faces on the walls,
             kill the one at the very bottom with a Super Missile. Head to
             where he was and go through the wall. Follow the path in this room
             and jump on the platforms to avoid the spikes. You will find the
             Energy Tank here.

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Energy Tank #11
Upgrade(s) Required: N/A

How To Find: Right after defeating Ridley, go through the bottom door and shoot
             the floor. There it is.

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Wrecked Ship
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Energy Tank #12
Upgrade(s) Required: Grappling Beam, Gravity Suit

How To Find: After defeating Phantoon, go to the main room and drop down one
             set of stairs from the entrance. Enter the door there and head
             right, into the next room. Climb to the top here and shoot the
             ceiling to make a path, then go through that door. Make your way
             up this room to find an Energy Tank.

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Maridia
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Energy Tank #13
Upgrade(s) Required: Grappling Beam

How To Find: In the room with the turtle in the middle, jump on him and he'll
             carry you up. At the top, jump and grapple onto the block, then
             swing to the top of it and snag the Energy Tank.

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Energy Tank #14
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Spring Ball

How To Find: In the room where there is quicksand under some obstruction, you
             will notice the Energy Tank in that obstruction. Jump to it, roll
             into a ball, hold Right, and enter the tunnel. Once you do it,
             roll to the Energy Tank.

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XI. Reserve Tank Locations
===========================

In this section, I will list all of the Reserve Tanks in the game, along with
information about how to find them and such.


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Brinstar
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Reserve Tank #1
Upgrade(s) Required: Speed Booster

How To Find: Head to the room where you have to dash to get past the shutters.
             Do so, then go through the door to find the Reserve Tank.

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Norfair
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Reserve Tank #2
Upgrade(s) Required: Grappling Beam

How To Find: Head to the same room described in Missile pack #25. At the very
             end of the room is the tank.

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Wrecked Ship
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Reserve Tank #3
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Speed Booster, Power Bombs

How To Find: Go to the same room described in Missile pack #38. Lay a Power
             Bomb by the Chozo statue to reveal a path. Do a hyperspeed run to
             the right, store the charge, then hyperjump up to the top. Drop
             down and spin jump over to the Reserve Tank.

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Maridia
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Reserve Tank #4
Upgrade(s) Required: Morph Ball, Spring Ball

How To Find: Head to the same room described in Missile pack #46. The tank is
             very near where the pack of Missiles were.

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XII. Secrets
=============

In this section, I will list all of the secrets in the game, along with info
about how to do them and such. Email me if you know of any more secrets. Full
credit will be given.


Secret #1 - Getting the Best Ending
-----------------------------------

If you beat the game in under three hours (percentage doesn't matter), you will
see Samus without her suit on at the end of the game.


Secret #2 - Getting the Second Best Ending
------------------------------------------

If you beat the game over three hours but under ten hours, you'll see Samus
without her helmet at the end of the game.


Secret #3 - Getting the Worst Ending
------------------------------------

If you beat the game over ten hours, you'll get the worst possible ending. I'm
not exactly sure what happens in the ending, though, because I've never gotten
it. Email me if you know.


Secret #4 - The Crystal Flash Technique
---------------------------------------

Using this technique, you can refill your Energy Tanks! However, it costs you
some ammo. To do it, your energy must be at 49 or less. Make sure you have 10
or more Missiles and Super Missiles. You must also have 11 or more Power Bombs.
Now, select the Power Bombs, then hold L and R, press X, and Down twice. If you
did it all right, you'll absorb the blast from the Power Bomb and regain your
energy! This is a neat trick.


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XIII. Frequently Asked Questions
=================================

In this section, I will list the most commonly asked questions regarding this
game. Before emailing me with a question, please refer to this very section
first, and see if your question is already answered! Thank you.


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Q: How can I explore Norfair?


A: You need the Varia Suit, which allows you to explore heated areas. See the
   Walkthrough for information on how to obtain it.


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Q: How can I explore Maridia?


A: You need the Gravity Suit. This allows you to explore underwater areas with
   complete freedom of movement. See the Walkthrough for information on how to
   get it.


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Q: How do I kill Draygon instantly?


A: See the Bosses section. I tell you how to do it there.


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Q: Help! I saved my game at the end of Tourian, and now I can't go back! Why?


A: It's because all of the doors before that point are locked, obviously. If
   you saved at the second Save Station and you want to go back, you're out of
   luck. Your only choice is to restart the game, sadly.


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XIV. Email Info
================

If you wish to email me about this guide, whether it be a comment or a typo,
or even a big error in the guide, then email me at my email listed at the top
of this guide. For those who are lazy, my email is ganonpuppet@yahoo.com. Email
me there, and I'll add whatever it is I missed, or fix whatever it is I messed
up on as soon as possible. Please make the subject something to do with the
game (such as "Super Metroid FAQ"), so I'll know that your email isn't spam.


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XV. Credits
============

Credits go to you for reading this guide.
Credits go to me for taking the time to write this guide.
Credits go to Nintendo for making such an awesome and fun game!
Credits go to Foxhound3857's FAQ for having all of that useful information in
              it. We may have had our problems with each other in the past, but
              still, much thanks!


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XVI. Copyrights
================

Do not copy this guide without my permission. If you attempt to do that
without my permission, you will be in trouble with the law. For permission,
email me at my email adress listed at the top of this guide, I may say yes, I
may say no, it depends. This guide is a Copyright (c) 2007, and was created by
Jesse Winstead. All rights reserved. The following sites have been allowed to
use this guide:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/
http://www.neoseeker.com/
http://www.ign.com/
http://www.1up.com/
http://www.press-startgaming.com/
http://www.supercheats.com/


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