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    A FAQ/Walkthrough by CyricZ
    Version 1.1
    E-mail: cyricz42@yahoo.com
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    Table of Contents
    
    1. Introduction
    2. FAQ
    3. Basics
       3A. Controls
       3B. Menus/Displays
    4. The World of Samus
       4A. Weapons and Items
       4B. Samus' Gunship
       4C. Surviving in This Crazy World
    5. Walkthrough
       5A. A Tale of Corruption (GFS Olympus)
       5B. It's Not So Much the Fall (Norion)
       5C. The Trail Goes Cold (Bryyo)
       5D. Look Out Below (Bryyo)
       5E. Raining on the Pirates' Parade (Bryyo)
       5F. Castles in the Sky (SkyTown)
       5G. Less Than Human (SkyTown)
       5H. Screwed Up (Bryyo)
       5I. Special Delivery (SkyTown)
       5J. Drop a Train On 'Em (SkyTown)
       5K. True Forms (?????? ?????????)
       5L. Does Whatever a Samus Can (SkyTown)
       5M. Going Nova (?????? ?????????)
       5N. Collection Agency (All Planets)
       5O. Twisted Wreckage (??? ????????)
       5P. Seedless (?????? ?????????)
       5Q. The End of All Things (??????)
    6. Collectibles
       6A. Missile Expansions
       6B. Energy Tanks
       6C. Ship Missile Expansions
       6D. Energy Cells
       6E. Quick Checklist
    7. Logbook
       7A. Creatures
       7B. Research
       7C. Lore
       7D. Boss Strategies
    8. Extras
       8A. Endings
       8B. Credit System
       8C. Extra Unlockables
       8D. Easter Eggs
    9. Standard Guide Stuff
       9A. Legal
       9B. E-mail Guidelines
       9C. Credits
       9D. Version Updates
       9E. The Final Word
    
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    1. INTRODUCTION
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    Greetings, space travelers, and welcome to my FAQ/Walkthrough for Nintendo and 
    Retro Studio's latest outing, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, for the Nintendo 
    Wii!  This game concludes the story of the Prime Trilogy for Samus as she 
    learns of a new plot that could rip asunder the entire Galactic Federation, 
    as well as herself.  In this guide, you'll find a complete walkthrough on 
    completing the game, as well as full lists for finding all the collectibles, 
    and the logbook entires.
    
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    2. FAQ
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    Q: Just what is Metroid Prime 3 Corruption?
    
    A: The final game in the Prime Trilogy, and an action first-person game from 
     Nintendo by Retro Studios.
    
    Q: Where does it take place in the Metroid timeline?
    
    A: Metroid Prime 3 occurs shortly after Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, which still 
     takes place before Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Game Boy.  The series 
     progresses chronologically as follows:
     - Metroid (NES) or Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
     - Metroid Prime (GCN)
     - Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS)
     - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
     - Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
     - Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB)
     - Super Metroid (Metroid 3) (SNES)
     - Metroid Fusion (Metroid 4) (GBA)
    
    Q: What has been changed in this game?
    
    A: The main concept is pretty much the same.  It's still first-person.  You'll 
     have to hunt around for items and blow up bad guys like you've always had to.  
     The most obvious change is the control scheme, which incorporates the Wii 
     Remote and Nunchuk to the fullest of their capabilities.
     
    Q: How do I save the game?
    
    A: You need to find Save Stations scattered about your environment, or return 
     to your Gunship.
    
    Q: Can I die from falling?
    
    A: No.  If you fall into a "bottomless" pit, you'll merely lose a bit of 
     energy and be returned to the last ground you touched.
    
    Q: Is there really voice acting in this game?
    
    A: Yes, but as always, in the interest of allowing the player to immerse 
     himself in the experience, our dear Samus doesn't say a word, except for the 
     usual grunts when attacked (voiced by veteran VA Jennifer Hale).
    
    Q: Is there multiplayer in this game?
    
    A: No.  This is a single-player only experience.  However, it is possible to 
     go online with the Wii and exchange "Friend Vouchers" with your Friends.
    
    Q: What do I need for 100%?
    
    A: You need the following:
     All 6 new weapons: Missile Launcher, Ice Missile, Plasma Beam, Screw Attack, 
      Seeker Missile, and Nova Beam
     Both Morph Ball upgrades: Boost Ball and Spider Ball
     The two suit upgrades: PED Suit and Hazard Shield
     The X-Ray Visor
     The three Grapple upgrades: Lasso, Swing, and Voltage
     The three Hypermode upgrades: Ball, Missile, and Grapple
     The two Gunship upgrades: Missile and Grapple
     50 Missile Expansions (total of 255)
     14 Energy Tanks
     8 Ship Missile Expansions (total of 11)
     9 Energy Cells (using them still counts as finding them) 
    
    Q: I'm missing an expansion, but the maps show I have them all!  Where is it?
    
    A: The maps that can be updated to show expansions are Norion, Bryyo, Elysia, 
     and the Pirate Homeworld.  The Valhalla cannot be updated to show expansions, 
     so it might be there.  Furthermore, the "Bryyo Ice" area cannot be 
     accessed from the Map screen if you're not already there, so you won't be 
     able to see the expansion until you're in Bryyo Ice.  So, it's either on the 
     Valhalla or Bryyo Ice.
    
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    3. BASICS
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    The manual for this game is slightly bare-bones.  I suggest you play through 
    the game to discover the means of controlling Samus on your own.  However, 
    in the interest of completion, I will still provide info on the game's 
    mechanics in this section.
    
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    3A. Controls =
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    Wii Remote -
    Pointer: Used for aiming and selecting.  Where the pointer is will determine 
      where Samus will fire.  Pointing towards the edge of the screen will have 
      Samus look in that direction.
    A Button: Fire current beam weapon.  If you're in Morph Ball mode, this will 
      lay Bombs.  To use the Charge Beam, hold down the A button to charge, then 
      release to fire.  Also used to make selections on menus.
    B Button: Make Samus jump.  Press B again in midair to use Space Jump for 
      an extra boost of height and length.  While in Morph Ball mode, used to 
      charge the Boost, once you have it.  Also used to cancel selecting on 
      menus.
    Control Pad: Push Down on the Control Pad to fire Missiles, once you are able 
      to.
    + Button: Used for Hypermode, once it's obtained.  Hold down for a couple of 
      seconds to enter Hypermode.  Hold down again to drop back out.  More 
      information on Hypermode is in Section 4A and 4C.
    - Button: Hold to bring up Visor Menu.  From there, move the pointer and 
      release to select new visors.  More information is in Displays below and in 
      Section 4A under the Visors.
    Home Button: Access the Wii Home Menu.  Useful to pause the action.  Don't 
      reset without saving!
    1 Button: Brings up the Pause/Map menu.  See the section below for more info.  
      Also used to skip through some dialogue.
    2 Button: Hold to access "Hints" or "Help", depending on your situation.
    Motion Sensor: During normal play, if you flip it upwards while in Morph Ball 
      mode, Samus will jump as if she used a Bomb Jump.  This is also used in 
      other specific situations, such as manipulating objects in the field.
    
    Nunchuk -
    Control Stick: Move Samus around.  Up moves her forward, Down backward.  Left 
      and right strafe her in those directions.
    C Button: Switches between Morph Ball mode and standard walking mode.
    Z Button: If an enemy is near Samus' crosshair, holding down Z will lock onto 
      it.  While locked-on, Left and Right on the Control Stick will allow her to 
      strafe around the enemy.  If Samus has the Scan Visor up, holding down Z will 
      allow her to analyze scannable objects.  In Morph Ball mode, Z will use 
      the Spider Ball, if you have it.
    Motion Sensor: Used with the Grapple Lasso, once you acquire it.  Target an 
      object with a grapple marking using Z and flip the Nunchuk towards the 
      screen to use the lasso.  Flip back to pull on the object you attach to.
    
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    3B. Menus/Displays =
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    Main Menu: Pressing A on the title screen will bring you to the Main Menu.
     From there, select a file.
    
    NOTE on Files: Every file is its own "contained" world, as it were.  Records 
    of beating the game are saved to each file separately.  The Extras Unlockables 
    status is unique to each file.  Also, Logbook stuff remains scanned when you 
    start a new game after completing the game.
    
    Play Game: Begin the game or resume from your last save point.  If you're 
     starting a new game, you'll have an option of choosing the difficulty, 
     with Normal or Veteran being selectable initially.  After beating the game 
     once, you'll be able to start in Hyper Mode difficulty.
    
    Options: Brings you to the Options Menu, which I will describe below.
    
    Extras: Brings you to the Extras Menu, which is described in section 8B.
    
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    Options Menu
    
    Controls -
     Sensitivity: There are three settings to this: Basic, Standard, and Advanced.  
      What this means is that as you move the Wii Remote's pointer, Samus will 
      turn her body to adjust more.  If on Basic, you'll have to move the pointer 
      all the way to the edge to turn Samus.  If on Advanced, even moving the 
      pointer an inch or two from the center will turn Samus.  Standard is a 
      halfway point between the two.
    
     Lock-on Free Aiming: With this feature turned on, when you lock-on to an 
      enemy, you can still move the crosshair and shoot anywhere in your point of 
      view, even while holding your target in your center field of vision.  When 
      it's turned off, all shots fired will home in on your locked-on target, no 
      matter how you aim.  Basic and Standard have this feature off by default, and 
      Advanced has it on.
    
     Switch Fire and Jump: Toggling this will switch the functions of the A and 
      B button during gameplay (A will still select and B will still cancel on 
      menus).  Toggle this if you wish to use the trigger to fire, if it feels 
      more natural to you.
    
     Switch Hypermode and Visors: Toggling this will switch the functions of the + 
      and - buttons.  This is largely a matter of taste, your dominant hand, and 
      which one you think you'll be using more.
    
     Rumble On/Off: Toggling this will turn the rumble function on the Wii Remote 
      off.  This can also be done on the Wii Home Menu screen.
    
    Display -
     Brightness: Allows you to adjust how overall bright the screen is.  You may 
      wish to adjust your TV before adjusting this.
    
     Helmet Opacity: The closer this value is to 0, the more you can see through 
      the "helmet" outline bordering the screen.
    
     Visor Opacity: The closer this value is to 0, the more you can see through 
      the displays on the visor.
    
     HUD Lag: With this on, the HUD will "lag" behind when you adjust your viewing 
      angle, as if it were a separate helmet attached to your head.
    
     Hint System: With this on, you'll routinely receive hints about where you're 
      supposed to go and what you're supposed to do.  Turn if off if you want to 
      be flying blind.
    
     Bonus Credit Messages: With this on, you'll get little messages whenever you 
      get a Credit.  Turn them off if the little pop-up distracts you.  For some 
      reason, this Option only appears on the Pause Menu.
    
    Sound -
     Volume Levels: Adjust the volumes of music, speech, and sound effects.
    
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    Pause Menu
    
    Access this by hitting 1 on the Wii Remote.  The first screen brought up will 
    be the Map Screen.  You can use the tabs on the left side of the screen to 
    access your Items, your Logbook, or the same Options as above.
    
    Map Screen - 
     The 3D map is a wireframe affair, showing you the basic outline of each 
     room.  Use the Control Stick to rotate the map so you can get better a view 
     of certain rooms.  You can also hold Z and move the Control Stick to pan 
     across the map.  + and - zoom in and out.  The tabs on the right-hand side 
     allow you re-center the map on Samus, step back to the planetary view, or 
     further back to the view from outer space, allowing you to switch planets.  
     Hit A while highlighting a room to get a closer look at just the room.  The 
     tab in the lower-right corner will allow you to "bookmark" the room, if you 
     want to remember it for later.
     
    Inventory Screen - 
     Use this section to view what you have for items.  You can view everything 
     equipped on Samus or her ship (using the tabs on the right side).  There's 
     also a tab that shows you how many Credits you have.
    
    Logbook - 
     There's much more information on this in Section 7, but this pretty much 
     is where everything important goes when you scan it.  You'll know something 
     goes in here when you get a "Press 1 for Logbook" prompt after scanning it.
    
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    Main Game Display
    
    Combat Visor:
    - Across the top of Samus' display is her Energy Reserve Meter.  The long lower 
     bar is the remaining energy in your active Energy Tank, and any squares above 
     that bar are how many reserve Energy Tanks you have.  
    - The top left corner of the display is a mini-radar.  Orange dots represent 
     enemies, and the cone at the top indicates Samus' forward field of vision.
    - The top right corner has a small, current section of the level map.  
    - The lower right corner has your current Missile count.
    - At the very top of the screen are four lights.  These represent the battery 
     life left in your Wii Remote.
    
    Scan Visor:
    - This view still has the Energy Reserve display.
    - Just for fun, you can also see Samus' reflection.  As you progress through 
     the game, you may notice subtle changes in her appearance.
    
    Command Visor:
    - This view still has the Energy Reserve display.
    - If it's possible to contact your ship, you'll see two holograms 
     representing it.
    - The lower right corner has your current Ship Missile count once you get it.
    - The middle of this view also has a compass, which shows your current heading.
    
    X-Ray Visor:
    - This visor is largely the same as Combat in terms of positioning of the 
     HUD.
    - If you target certain enemies with lit-up areas on them, a secondary HUD 
     will pop up, giving you a closer view of these weak points.  Fire at these 
     with the Nova Beam to cause massive damage.
    
    Morph Ball:
    - While in this mode, your Energy Reserve is displayed in the upper-left corner 
     of the screen.
    - Just below it is your Bomb count.  You have three in reserve, which recharge 
     after use.
    
    Hypermode:
    - This view still has the Missile Count.
    - Instead of an Energy Reserve display, there's now a Phazon level display 
     across the top of the screen.  If this depletes, you will revert to normal.
    
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    4. THE WORLD OF SAMUS
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    Samus Aran has come a long way, baby.  After all this, her upcoming jaunt 
    (in continuity) to SR388 will seem rather tame in comparison.  As always, 
    the Federation is in trouble, and it's up our orange-clad heroine to right 
    the wrongs.  The final adventure of the Prime trilogy will test her abilities 
    to their limits.
    
    One of the most enjoyable aspects of the Metroid series is finding items to 
    equip on our dear bounty huntress.  This game doesn't disappoint, with a 
    wealth of hot weapons and cool items to snap on to her suit.
    
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    4A. Weapons and Items =
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    Weapons Systems -
    
    Power Beam: 
    - Samus begins with this weapon.  It fires a small, straight shot of energy.  
     Not all that special, but it still kills the bad guys.  
    - In this game, the Charge Beam always remains with you.  Holding down the A 
     button will charge up your cannon.  Release to fire an amplified shot.  
    - There are several "stages" of charging for your beams.  The longer you hold 
     the A button down, the more damage you cause.
    - Charging your weapon activates a slight tractor system that can be used to 
     draw free-floating powerups towards you.
    
    Missile Launcher:
    - You can find this weapon in Munitions Storage on the GFS Olympus.
    - Firing this weapon costs you 1 Missile.  Press Down on the Control Pad to 
     fire.
    - This weapon fires a destructive missile which can cause ballistic damage.  It 
     packs a greater punch than your basic beam, and some enemies can only be 
     harmed by them.
    - If you're locked-on to an enemy, then a missile fired will home in on it.
    - Missiles can be used to destroy objects made of Brinstone, and can also 
     remove RED blast shields on doors.
    
    Ice Missile:
    - You can find this weapon in the Temple of Bryyo in Bryyo Fire, after beating 
     the boss that appears there.
    - Firing this weapon costs you 1 Missile.  It replaces the standard missile.
    - In addition to the usual explosive power, this missile has the added kick 
     of serious cold.  Enemies can be slowed if hit by them, or even frozen 
     solid.  If frozen solid, a beam hit will shatter them.
    - Also, these Ice Missiles can be used to freeze things, including the flow 
     of dangerous material, and creating ice platforms in liquid, which allow you 
     to cross.
    - Ice Missiles can be used to remove WHITE blast shields on doors.
    
    Plasma Beam:
    - You can find this weapon in the Main Docking Bay on SkyTown, after beating 
     the boss that appears there.
    - This beam replaces your Power Beam.  It fires a superheated shot of energy 
     which does more damage.
    - You can use the heat this beam generates to melt certain debris.  Also, 
     with the Plasma Beam, you can now open ORANGE doors.
    
    Screw Attack:
    - You can find this weapon in the Hall of Remembrance in Bryyo Ice.
    - When this is installed, you'll be able to greatly extend your horizontal 
     jump distance.
    - After pressing B twice to Space Jump, press B once more while pushing 
     forward on the Control Stick to initiate the Screw Attack.  After that, you 
     can continue pressing B up to five more times to continue the Screw Attack.  
     It's a little tricky at first, as there's a special timing to it.  You don't 
     want to press B again until you've at least passed the apex of your last 
     jump.  To get the most out of your jump series, press B again once you reach 
     the end of your jump's arc.
    - I'm sure it goes without saying, but anything caught in your whirling 
     dervish of death will be damaged.  Some enemies moreso than others.
    - Use the Screw Attack in conjunction with special walls and you'll be able to 
     Wall Jump off them.  Once again, this is a game of tough timing.  You'll have 
     about a second after you touch the wall to press B again to leap off.
    
    Seeker Missile:
    - You'll find this weapon in Xenoresearch B on Eastern SkyTown.
    - Hold Down on the Control Pad to charge up your Missile Launcher.  Pass your 
     reticle over enemies to lock-on to them.  You can lock-on a maximum of 
     five times.  Release to fire.
    - You can use this item to lock-on to a group of enemies, or one enemy 
     multiple times, delivering an added punch of multiple missile attacks.
    - This item can be used to remove MULTI-LOCK blast shields on doors by 
     targeting the five locks for the shield all at once.  It can also be used for 
     any other object that requires multiple simultaneous contact.
    - As a note, if you wish to fire your Seeker Launcher without shooting a 
     Missile with your first press of Down, you can jump right to it by firing a 
     charged shot just before holding down Down.
    
    Nova Beam:
    - You'll find this final weapon in Main Cavern in the Pirate Mines.
    - This beam stacks on top of your Plasma Beam.  It fires a high-frequency 
     beam of energy.
    - In addition to an increase in power, this beam can also pass through the 
     material Phazite.  Combine this beam with the X-Ray Visor and you can see 
     sensitive areas on systems that will need to be shot to activate.
    - Further, certain enemies wear Phazite armor or are encased in Phazite.  
     Bringing up the X-Ray Visor will reveal their weak points.  Shoot these 
     points with the Nova Beam to cause great damage.
    - With this beam, you will now be able to open GREEN doors.
    
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    Morph Ball Systems -
    
    Morph Ball: 
    - This device is with you from the beginning of the game.
    - Press C and you can roll up into a ball about 1 meter in diameter.
    - Use this form to fit in small spaces and move slightly faster than running.
    - Flip the Wii Remote up slightly and you will hop off the ground, about the 
     same distance that using a Bomb would boost you.
    
    Morph Ball Bomb:
    - You have this weapon from the beginning of the game.
    - Press A in Morph Ball form to release these unstable energy packets.  You 
     can lay up to three at a time.
    - Some enemies can only be defeated by Bombs, and they can break apart 
     objects made of Talloric Alloy.
    - If you sit on top of a Bomb when it blows, you'll be propelled into 
     the air.
    - You can effect a "Double Bomb Jump" if you time it properly.  The most 
     effective way is to count out loud at about a medium pace "1, 2, 3, 4".  Lay 
     bombs on counts 1, 3, and 4, and you should get a double boost.
    - Of course, with the hopping you can do in Morph Ball mode, you don't 
     really need to do the above most of the time.  Simply hop in the air, lay a 
     Bomb, then hop into it as it explodes to be propelled.
    
    Boost Ball:
    - You can find this modification in Ballista Storage on SkyTown.
    - While in Morph Ball form, hold B to charge the boost, then release to get a
     burst of speed.
    - Some enemies can only be damaged when hit with a boost. 
    - This is primarily used for rolling up half-pipes scattered around the game.  
     The best way to get enough speed to crest these pipes is to roll back and 
     forth and release a boost as you start to lose momentum going up the other 
     side.
    - Furthermore, there are Spinner devices that require using a Boost to charge 
     them.
    
    Spider Ball:
    - You'll find this modification in the Powerworks on SkyTown.
    - When in Morph Ball form, hold R and you'll attach yourself to magnetic 
     tracks in the area, allowing you to crawl around places you couldn't before.
    - Setting a bomb will jump you up from the track slightly.
    - Activating the Boost while on a track will propel you directly away from 
     the track.
    
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    Suits -
    
    Varia Suit: 
    - This is your starting suit of armor.  The armor can withstand increases of 
     temperature, but, unfortunately, the opportunity to test that doesn't arise 
     in this game.
    - That's it, really.  It's just the basic suit.  Stop reading.  Go on to the 
     next entry!
    
    Space Jump Boots:
    - You begin the game with these boots, and hey!  You don't lose them in this 
     adventure!
    - Press B to jump in the air, then press B again to get an extra boost in 
     midair.
    - Timing is important when using this.  Jump again at the top of your jump to 
     get the maximum height, or jump again once you've complete the jump arc to 
     get the maximum distance.
    
    PED Suit:
    - You will be given this suit directly following your first outing to Norion.
    - This suit is powered by Phazon, so all your energy pickups will now be 
     Phazon pickups.  This is mostly cosmetic.
    - Hold down + to enter Hypermode.  This will deduct one Energy Tank from your 
     reserves.
    - While in Hypermode, everything will appear gray, except for certain objects, 
     particularly those that are damaged only by Phazon bolts.  You will be 
     invincible as long as your bar at the top is white.
    - Hypermode is not limitless.  After a certain number of shots or 25 seconds, 
     you will revert out of it.  The meter at the top of the screen monitors your 
     remaining shot charge in Hypermode.
    - If you wish to revert out of Hypermode prematurely, simply hold down + again.
     This will restore some energy to your suit in the amount left on the meter on 
     the top of the screen.
    - Overuse of Hypermode can lead to corruption, turning your meter red.  This 
     means that the Phazon is beginning to take over.  If the red meter fills to 
     capacity, you will be fully corrupted and the game will end.  Also, while 
     red, you will take damage, as opposed to being invincible normally.  Firing 
     your weapon will reduce the red meter.  If the red meter empties or a 
     certain amount of time passes, the corruption will fade, as will Hypermode.
    
    Hazard Shield:
    - This addition to your suit is found in the Craneyard on the Pirate Homeworld.
    - These kickin' shoulder pads generate a defensive shield around you, 
     augmenting your ability to take hits.
    - Furthermore, you will not be damaged by Acid Rain or Fuel Gel while 
     wearing this.
    
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    Visors -
    
    Combat Visor: 
    - Always with Samus, this is her basic visor for fighting in.  Nothing really 
     special about it.
    
    Scan Visor: 
    - Samus always has this visor.  To access it, hold - to bring up the visor 
     menu, then point to the upper section and release -.  
    - With the visor up, some objects will be lit up in vague colors.  Blue means 
     the object hasn't been scanned, yet.  Red means the object is important.  
     Green means you've already scanned it.
    - Hold Z to scan the object in view and you'll get a little description.
    - Some things you scan will be stored in the logbook.  If so, a prompt appears 
     at the top of the screen suggesting you press 1 to view it.
    - You cannot fire with this visor up. Pressing the A button will put you back 
     in the Combat Visor.
    
    Command Visor:
    - While Samus does begin the game with this visor, you won't be allowed to use 
     it until after you reach Cargo Dock A on Norion.
    - To access this visor, hold - to bring up the visor menu, then point to the 
     lower right section and release -.
    - Once in this mode, if you see holograms of your ship in the corners, it 
     means there's something here that your ship can interact with.  Find the 
     target (generally an orange pop-up on your HUD) in the area, then hold Z 
     while pointing at it to command your ship.
    - Initially, you can only command your ship to land on any landing pads you 
     discover.  Opportunities for upgrades to your ship exist, and are explained 
     in Section 4B.
    
    X-Ray Visor:
    - This visor upgrade is found in the Command Vault in Pirate Command.
    - To access this visor, hold - to bring up the visor menu, then point to the 
     lower left section and release -.
    - Your vision will be largely dark in this mode.  Special objects you can 
     interact with are lit up brightly.  Doors and pickups can also be lit up.
    - There are certain consoles that have buttons that you can only see with this 
     visor up.
    - Furthermore, you can see through Phazite with this visor.  Use this in 
     conjunction with the Nova Beam to access controls behind the Phazite.
    - Also, certain enemies have particular weak points that are exposed using 
     the X-Ray Visor.  Focusing on these points brings up a "close-up" HUD where 
     you can see targets that will take serious damage with the Nova Beam.
    
    ---
    
    Grapple Systems -
    
    Grapple Lasso:
    - This upgrade is found in Docking Hub Alpha on Norion.
    - This attachment to your left arm will allow you to pull objects.
    - This is used whenever your HUD displays a "grapple icon" on an object, or 
     any object that shimmers.  Lock-on to the object using Z and then cast the 
     Nunchuk forward to attach to the object with the Grapple, then pull back on 
     the Nunchuk to pull the object towards you.
    - This can be used to clear certain types of debris, and it can also be used 
     to move objects from one place to another.
    - Furthermore, certain enemies can be grappled, such as shields on Shielded 
     Pirate Militia. 
    
    Grapple Swing:
    - This upgrade is found in Reliquary I (off Hillside Vista) on Bryyo.
    - The second upgrade to the Grapple allows you to swing on suspended grapple 
     points.
    - When this is attached, Grapple Points in the environment will show up as a 
     "grapple icon" in your HUD.  As you approach them, they turn orange.  When 
     that happens, holding down Z while facing them will allow you to shoot your 
     Grapple to the hook.  You'll swing back and forth on the hook as long as Z is 
     held down.  Use the Control Stick to turn yourself while swinging.  Release Z 
     to let go.
    - You can fire while attached, but can't lock-on.
    - If you bump into a solid object while swinging, the grapple will immediately 
     disengage.
    
    Grapple Voltage:
    - This upgrade is earned after beating the boss in the Proving Ground in 
     Pirate Research.
    - The final upgrade to the Grapple allows you manipulate energy using the 
     tether of the Grapple Beam.
    - Certain terminals will have a "grapple icon" in your HUD.  Attach to them 
     by targeting them then casting the Nunchuk towards them.  Once attached, 
     push Up on the Control Stick to transfer energy to the object, or Down to 
     pull energy from it.
    - Giving energy to an object decreases your Energy Reserve, while taking it 
     restores it.  Neither is a great amount.
    
    ---
    
    Hypermode Systems -
    
    Hyper Beam:
    - This upgrade comes with the PED Suit after completing the mission on Norion.
    - While in Hypermode, you will be drawing pure Phazon from your suit.  Firing 
     your weapon will produce a severely damaging blue bolt.
    - This weapon drains a small amount of Phazon energy.
    - Charging your weapon will allow you to fire a series of Phazon shots.
    - This weapon is very effective against enemies that have gone into Hypermode 
     themselves.  It can also be used against certain Phazon growths to remove 
     them.
    
    Hyper Ball:
    - This upgrade is earned after defeating the boss in the Seed on Bryyo.
    - While in Hypermode, enter Morph Ball mode, then hold down A to release a 
     Phazon charge.
    - This charge seeks enemies to attack, but has limited range (about two 
     meters).
    - This weapon drains a continuous amount of Phazon energy.
    - This weapon is very effective against enemies that have gone into Hypermode 
     themselves.  It can also be used against certain Phazon growths to remove 
     them, particularly ones in cramped spaces.
    
    Hyper Missile:
    - This upgrade is earned after defeating the boss in the Seed on Elysia.
    - While in Hypermode, press Down on the Control Pad to release a missile 
     charged with Phazon, far more powerful than a regular Hyper Beam.
    - This weapon drains a significant amount of Phazon energy, as well as one 
     Missile.
    - This weapon is very effective against enemies that have gone into Hypermode 
     themselves, as well as rocky Phazon growths.
    
    Hyper Grapple:
    - This upgrade is earned after defeating the boss in the Seed on the Pirate 
     Homeworld.
    - While in Hypermode, target your foe, and if they have a grapple icon, 
     cast the Nunchuk to latch onto them.  Push Up on the Control Stick to pump 
     Phazon energy into them.
    - This weapon drains a continous amount of Phazon energy.
    - This weapon isn't used often, but certain enemies and Phazon growths are 
     affected by it.
    
    ---
    
    Miscellaneous - 
    
    Energy Tank:
    - This item increases your energy reserve by 100 for each one you find.
    - There are 14 of these scattered throughout the game.
    
    Missile Expansion:
    - This item increases your missile stock by 5 for each one you find.
    - There are 50 of these scattered throughout the game, not including the 
     original Launcher.
    
    Ship Missile Expansion:
    - This item increases your Ship Missile stock by 1 for each one you find.
    - There are 8 of these scattered throughout the game.
    
    Energy Cell:
    - This Energy Tank-looking item is used as a battery to power things.  Once 
     you take one, you can place it in another location to power it.
    - There are 9 of these in the game.
    - Take note that there are no long-term adverse effects to taking an Energy 
     Cell, nor do you miss anything by placing it in a spot that receives it.  
     There are enough spots for each cell, and they only need to be used once, 
     anyway.
    
    ---
    
    Pickups -
    
    These are the small floating items you get for defeating enemies.  As a 
    general rule, the more you need of something, the more likely you are to get 
    it.  For example, you'll find better energy pickups when you're down to 20 
    energy, as opposed to when you're only missing 20.
    
    Note: Your "energy source" changes from "regular" energy to Phazon at a 
    certain point in the game, and the pickups reflect that change, but it's only 
    a cosmetic adding of a few blue spots on the ball, nothing major.
    
    Small Energy/Phazon Unit:
    - This unit is a purple ball.
    - It will restore 10 Energy.
    
    Medium Energy/Phazon Unit:
    - This unit is a red ball.
    - It will restore 25 Energy.
    
    Large Energy/Phazon Unit:
    - This unit is a blue ball.
    - It will restore 50 Energy.
    
    Ultra Energy/Phazon Unit:
    - This unit is a gold ball.
    - It will restore 100 Energy.
    
    Missile Ammo-5:
    - This unit is a brown missile with an orange halo.
    - It will restore 5 Missiles.
    
    Missile Ammo-10:
    - This unit is a larger brown missile with an orange halo.
    - It will restore 10 Missiles.
    
    Missile Ammo-25:
    - This unit is a large-sized missile.
    - It will restore 25 Missiles.
    
    Ship Missile Ammo:
    - This is a wide orange missile.
    - It will restore 1 Ship Missile.
    
    ====================
    4B. Samus' Gunship =
    ====================
    
    Lucky girl gets a new ship every game.  For the very first time, you'll be 
    able to sit in the cockpit of Samus' Hunter-class Gunship, and the inside 
    of it is its own environment of neat little gadgets.  I've created this 
    section so you can see what all these are.
    
    The tool you'll use the most in your ship is right in front of you looking 
    down.  This square is the Navigation console.  Access it and select your 
    destination, and you'll automatically be taken there.
    
    The circular readout above your head is the Communication console.  Once you 
    touch it, you can input a four-character code which will allow you to converse 
    with anyone who's hailing you.  You only need to use this once, but you can 
    check the Extras section for Easter Eggs you can find while playing with it.
    
    There are two orange buttons to your right.  The left-hand button raises the 
    blast shield, completely blocking off visuals in the viewport (not used in the 
    game).  The right-hand button performs a diagnostic of your suit to see how 
    corrupted you are.  To properly use it, you need to twist the Wii-Remote to 
    line up the two symbols, then hold it.
    
    There are also two orange buttons to your left.  The left-hand button shows you 
    a "status report" on your adventure, showing how many kills, how many shots 
    fired, how many saves, the percentage of rooms visited, and how many times 
    Hypermode has been used.  The right-hand button brings up the weapons systems 
    on the gunship (not used in the game).
    
    Below the orange buttons on the left is a console that allows you to manually 
    activate thrusters.  Only really used once.
    
    ---
    
    Ship Upgrades
    
    Gunship Missile System:
    - This item is attached to your ship in the Hangar Bay on Bryyo.
    - With these warheads on your Gunship, you now have the ability to rain 
     fiery death on your enemies.
    - Each use of these warheads will cost you one Ship Missile.
    - Bring up the Command Visor, and if the option is there, hold down Z to 
     initiate a bombing run, which will target any enemies that the Gunship can 
     "see".
    - Also, it's possible to target your bombing runs on a specific target if 
     the pop-up is displayed in your HUD for allowing an attack.
    
    Gunship Grapple:
    - This item is attached to your ship in the SkyTown Federation Landing Site 
     on Eastern SkyTown.
    - This grapple allows you to grab and move heavy items to be set down 
     elsewhere.
    - Bring up the Command Visor, and if a pop-up on an item is there, hold 
     down Z to grapple it.  Following the grapple, you can set the item down on 
     a similar pop-up elsewhere.
    - Your Gunship cannot land or perform a bombing run while holding something.  
     If you wish to do either of these, you'll receive a prompt saying that your 
     Gunship will drop the item if you do this.  If you select "Yes", then the 
     Gunship will replace the item in its original location.
    
    ===================================
    4C. Surviving in This Crazy World =
    ===================================
    
    If you've played both Prime games before this, I'd suggest the Veteran 
    difficulty.  It makes the game satisfyingly hard.  Normal is a bit too easy, 
    and is really meant for those who haven't played the other Prime games.  From 
    my observations, the things that difficulty changes is how much energy 
    enemies take from you when you're hit, and how much punishment they can take, 
    particularly bosses.
    
    There are Save Stations in this game, like in the previous games, but your 
    chief location for restoration is your Gunship.  Since this game requires you 
    to move back and forth to different planets, your Gunship will see a lot 
    more of you than in other games.
    
    Whenever entering a new room, it's advisable to bring up your Scan Visor and 
    poke around the room.  Sure, you may be chomping at the bit for action, but 
    you can miss very important stuff by not taking a breather and scanning.
    
    Combat is definitely different in this game.  Experiment using the different 
    controls until you find a setup that works for you.  Personally, I use 
    Advanced with Free-Aiming on.  When fighting a bunch of small, fast enemies, 
    try some manual shots, but keep tapping the Z button to lock onto the nearest 
    one.  When facing a large or slow enemy, remember your strafing and dodging, 
    because many of the slowest ones can shoot fast and quite straight.  You'll 
    have to be the quick, annoying one.  Don't forget to use Missiles for extra 
    punch whenever you can, because the game has no problem giving you more to 
    restore you.
    
    Ah, Hypermode.  This is the first time we've had a weapon this dangerous in 
    a Metroid game.  On the one hand, it's crazy powerful, and if things go well, 
    you're invincible while using it.  On the other, you definitely lose energy by 
    invoking it.  So, there's a choice between risking losing energy by being less 
    powerful, or definitely losing energy but having a serious power advantage.  
    Tough choice.  In normal circumstances, I say don't use it, personally.  Most 
    of the normal enemies are either weak or have a weakness which you can exploit 
    without having to go hyper.  However, once an enemy goes hyper itself, 
    DEFINITELY turn it on, otherwise the hyper enemy will seriously frag you up 
    and down, and you'll lose far more energy than Hypermode would cost you.
    
    ******************************************************************************
    5. WALKTHROUGH
    ******************************************************************************
    
    As an opening note, I'll constantly be referring to compass directions for 
    where you should travel.  There are two compasses you can refer to.  One 
    is on the Map screen (an arrow pointing north), and the other is in your 
    Command Visor, in the middle of your HUD, showing the direction you're 
    facing.
    
    That out of the way, let's get this train wreck a-rollin'!
    
    ========================================
    5A. A Tale of Corruption (GFS Olympus) =
    ========================================
    
    After the opening cutscene, you'll be inside your ship.  First thing to do 
    is look at the Navigation Console in front of you and press A.  You'll 
    automatically steer towards the Federation Fleet.  The incoming ships will 
    ask for your code.  Look above you and press A to access your Communication 
    Console.  Tap the four buttons that match the code on the screen.  Once 
    that's done, look to your left and tap the thruster console in the lower 
    corner.  You'll automatically grab the thruster control.  Push fowards on 
    the Wii Remote to activate.  You'll be carried to the Olympus.
    
    ==G.F.S. Olympus==
    
    Docking Bay 5 - New Scans: Hunter-Class Gunship, Landing Beacon, Galactic 
      Federation Crate, Heavy Galactic Federation Crate, Fleet Mechanic, 
      Federation Marine, Halberd-Class Turret, Galactic Federation Blue Door, 
      Training Drone
     Begin by shooting the four panels for "weapon calibration".  Yes, there's a 
     lot of stuff to scan here.  The only things that are easy to miss is the 
     Turret (above the blast door on the west wall) and the Drones.  Now, to get 
     the drones going, step on the training pad.  You can practice trying to 
     keep the drone in midair if you wish for fun, and you get Gold Credits for 
     every ten bounces.  Continue up the northwest ramp to the door, and blast it 
     to open it (yes, random weapons fire is no big deal to the GF).
    
    Docking Bay Access - New Scans: Male Fleet Trooper, Female Fleet Trooper
     As you enter, you'll hear a quick conversation between some techs.  On the 
     east wall, use a charged shot on each of the red markers to raise the 
     ramps.  Climb the ramps, then leave by the door on the north wall up here.
    
    Docking Bay 4 - New Scan: Blast Shield
     The console in the middle of the room has a data interface on it.  Tap it 
     to get a five digit code.  Furthermore, you can tap each of the images 
     on this screen to get more information about current technology.  Listen 
     well to all this info (no, no test later).  Punch your five-digit code into 
     the door behind you to open it.
    
    Security Station - New Scans: Hunter Ghor, "Olympus-Class Battleship"
     Hey, who's that fella?  After he's done, go over to the lever and follow 
     the directions to open it.  Stand in the chamber and wait for them to 
     finish, then go to the console for your own scan.  Open the other lever to 
     continue on through.  There's your first Lore here.  I refer to Lores in 
     the Scans in quotes so they're not confused with physical objects.  Leave 
     by the blue door.
    
    Security Access - 
     Not much to do in this room but jump, so head for the far door.
    
    Command Lift A -
     Tap the panel, then hop onto the lift.
    
    Flag Bridge Access -
     Exit by the only other door, here.
    
    Flag Bridge -
     Climb up to the upper floor of the bridge.  There's a marine in front of 
     the northeastern door that wants you to recharge, so take his advice and 
     go southeast, through the door.
    
    Lift Access - New Scan: Save Station
     Blast away the crates to reveal the door, then step inside and save.  Leave 
     by the same door you came in.
    
    Flag Bridge -
     Speak to the Marine once again and he'll let you in.
    
    Meeting Access -
     Simply walk through this hall to the end.
    
    Ready Room -
     Watch the cutscene here, then exit.
    
    Meeting Access -
     Leave by the other door.
    
    Flag Bridge - New Scan: Fleet Admiral Dane
     Dane will tell you to get to your ship.  Sounds like a plan.  Drop to the 
     ground floor and leave by the door down here.
    
    Flag Bridge Access - New Scan: Pirate Militia
     With a boom and a crash, the Pirates make their entrance.  Waste the 
     Militia here, then proceed through the hole, then the door to your right.
    
    Port Observation Deck - New Scan: Space Pirate Boarding Pod
     Watch as a Boarding Pod slams into the hull, then take out the two Militia 
     that pop out of it.  Once they're toast, proceed to the next room.
    
    Xenoresearch Lab - New Scan: Crawltank
     Blast the two Crawltanks in this room, then proceed through the hallway to 
     the next one.
    
    Lab Access - 
     Soon after you enter this room, a fighter will slam into the hull, creating 
     a breach.  Shoot the red light above the hall to close the blast door, then 
     turn around and leave the way you came in.
    
    Xenoresearch Lab - New Scans: Armored Pirate Milita, Crawlmine
     As you enter this room, another Boarding Pod will crash into the ship, 
     releasing two Armored Militia and one Militia.  Blast them all and the last 
     one should drop the Energy Cell they just stole.  Grab it, then head to the 
     station on the lower floor.  Follow the instructions to insert the cell.  
     Well, we're back online, but the exits are closed and it looks like we have 
     company in the form of a ton of Crawlmines and some Crawltanks.  After 
     blasting a few, the hatches on the floor will open.  Turn into the Morph 
     Ball and drop into one of them before you're overwhelmed by the Crawlmines 
     (to my knowledge, they don't stop coming).  Roll to the north end of the 
     tunnel.
    
    Ventilation Shaft -
     Watch Rundas help out, then bomb the fan in your way and drop down the 
     shaft.  You'll automatically grab an ENERGY TANK in your path.  At the end, 
     use a bomb to propel yourself into the air to reach the part that goes 
     up, or just flip up the Wii Remote to toss yourself.  Either way, proceed 
     all the way to the end of this shaft.
    
    Disposal Chamber - New Scan: Bomb Slot
     Scan the console on one wall to activate the Bomb Slot on the other.  Hop 
     into it and lay a bomb to activate it.  Yikes!  Watch the cutscene.
    
    Repair Bay A -
     Blast the three Militia that show up here.  Now, you need to open that door, 
     but you can't with your current equipment.  Head up the ramp on the south 
     wall and double jump to the catwalk.  You'll face three Crawltanks and 
     three more Militia on your run around this catwalk.  Jump onto the fighter 
     in the middle of the bay, then to the west side catwalk.  Destroy one more 
     Crawltank, then head through the south door.
    
    Munitions Storage -
     Take the Missile Launcher, then leave.
    
    *** MISSILE LAUNCHER ACQUIRED ***
    
    Repair Bay A -
     Smash the debris blocking the hand scanner, then use it to open the bay 
     doors.
    
    Repair Bay Shaft - New Scan: Aeromine
     A Militia will show up, as well as eight Aeromines.  The way to beat these 
     guys is to shoot the one whose shield drops to fire.  Pretty simple.  Once 
     the room is clear, proceed.  There's a Save Station to your left if you 
     wish to use it.  Hit the Hand Scanner at the back of this room to open the 
     doors so you can move on.
    
    Docking Bay 5 - New Scan: (Boss)
     Hey!  We're back!  You'll automatically head for your ship, but get 
     interrupted on the way.
    
    BOSS: BERSERKER LORD
     This behemoth attacks with its claws at close range, a constant mouth 
     beam at range, and a stream of... well... Phazon puke at mid-range.  He also 
     has a Wave Quake that you need to jump to avoid.  His weak points are his 
     shoulders that very obviously glow red.  Smash those and he'll try a new 
     attack: spitting balls of energy.  Shoot these slow-moving balls to knock 
     them back into him to damage him.  After he takes damage, he'll revert back 
     to normal attack mode where you'll have to shoot his shoulders again.  Watch 
     out when he tries the spitting again.  If he glows red, he'll shoot a fast 
     shot instead of a slow one.  If you can, try to get him to spit at least 
     two shots before you fire them back at him to maximize the damage.  After 
     taking four of his own shots, his plating will explode, exposing his back.  
     He'll continue to attack, so just hammer on his back until he falls back, 
     where he'll finish the job for you.
    
     With your ship called back, hop on.
    
    Gunship -
     Tap your navigation and select "Docking Hub Alpha" on Norion.  Time to go 
     planetside.
    
    ========================================
    5B. It's Not So Much the Fall (Norion) =
    ========================================
    
    Missiles: 5
    Energy Tanks: 1
    
    The fight's already going strong.  You'll need to support the GF if you hope 
    to repel this attack.
    
    ===Norion===
    
    Docking Hub Alpha - New Scan: "Hunter Rundas"
     After the chat with the Marine, shoot each of the locks on the door to open 
     it up, then head on inside.  Shoot the next locked door and take the Grapple 
     Lasso inside.  Head to the doors, scan the console, and grab the lever to 
     open the elevator.  Ride up.
    
    *** GRAPPLE LASSO ACQUIRED ***
    
    Hub Access - New Scan: Mounted Blast Shield
     Smash the Crawltank, then head to the main room.  Take out two more 
     Crawltanks and a Militia, then hop up to the upper path.  At the end, 
     attach the Grapple onto the door by locking on to it, then casting the 
     Nunchuk forward.  Pull back on the Nunchuk to rip the panel off, then 
     move through the door.
    
    Cargo Hub -
     There are 14 Aeromines total in this room.  Once they're all scrap, head 
     back to the northwestern door.  Nearby is a panel you can rip off.  Do so, 
     then use the hand scanner underneath to open a hatch.  Roll into the hatch.  
     In this little maze, bomb the fans that are in your way, and use jumps to 
     hop up the ledges.  Watch out, because a Drone will be nearby waiting to 
     blast you, so avoid his fire.  Near the end, you'll find a MISSILE 
     EXPANSION.  Leave the tunnel after taking it, then work your way around the 
     east side of the hub.  Rip off the debris blocking your way and roll 
     through.  You can't go through to the Control Tower, so take the only other 
     door here.
    
    Substation East -
     Turn into a ball, then hop up and take the obvious ENERGY TANK here.  Wait 
     for the panels to recede, then roll all the way across to avoid the hot 
     stuff.  At the far end, roll into the little room, then leave by the door.
    
    Conduit A - New Scan: Red Blast Shield
     Take out the Milita at the end of the hall.  Before you turn left, fire a
     Missile at the Red Blast Shield to your right, then enter.
    
    Munitions Storage - New Scans: "Hunter Ghor", "Hunter Gandrayda", "Valhalla 
      Incident"
     Step into the hologram to get the map for the area, then scan the three 
     Lores here and leave.
    
    Conduit A - New Scan: Jumpmine
     Head around the corner, then down the ramp.  Use a Charged Blast on the 
     pipes that fall in your way, then again later down the hall.  Watch out for 
     the flame jet, as well as the Jumpmines at the far end of the hall.  Clear 
     any remaining debris and Jumpmines, then blast the shield at the far end 
     and go through the door.
    
    Cargo Dock A - New Scans: Pirate Trooper, Space Pirate ATC, Shield Pirate 
      Militia, Aerotrooper
     As you exit, you'll be attacked by a well-entrenched squad of two Militia and 
     two Troopers.  Once you take out a few of them, an ATC will float in and 
     drop off two Shielded Militia.  Use the Grapple Lasso to rip their shields 
     away and trash them.  Once all six are felled, two Aerotroopers will show 
     up.  Use either normal shots or Missiles on them.  Once they're down, the 
     ATC will return and attack you itself.  It may seem daunting, but shoot its 
     forward vent repeatedly and it will go down.  Watch the cutscene after that.  
     You'll now be able to use your Command Visor, so switch to it and target 
     the icon on the landing pad to get your ship there.  This will open the 
     door on the east side, so save if you wish, then head on through.
    
    Generator A Access -
     Destroy the Crawltanks nearby, then shoot the lights on the far door in the 
     order it gives you.  After that, you can rip it off with your Grapple.  
    
    Generator A - New Scan: "Jolly Roger" Drone
     After the Pirates finish making their mess, head into the central area 
     and smash the Drones that pop up.  Wait until they stop moving to shoot them 
     with a Charged Blast to down them in one hit.  Once six are scrap, you'll 
     be able to access the far wall.  Blast away the debris and hit the lever to 
     bring up the generator.  Head back to the other side and hit the hand 
     scanner to fire up the generator.  Watch the cutscene, then leave.
    
    Generator A Access -
     Blast the Crawltanks and move on.
    
    Cargo Dock A - New Scan: Federation PED Marine
     Watch the cutscene.  Scary, eh?  Move on to the next room.  Hey!  Do we 
     know him?
    
    Conduit A - New Scan: Shield Pirate Trooper
     If you're quick, you can scan this guy as he appears around the corner 
     before he gets nuked by the Marine, but don't worry if you miss it.  You'll 
     have plenty more chances.  Watch out for Jumpmines and Crawlmines on your 
     way back up.
    
    Substation East -
     Roll out this room the same way you rolled in.
    
    Cargo Hub -
     Roll through the debris to your left, then watch Ghor do his thing.  Go 
     through to the door he just opened the way to.  Use Charged Blasts on each 
     of the wires, then yank the door off and move on through.
    
    Maintenance Station - New Scan: White Blast Shield
     Proceed through this hall, getting support from the PEDs.
    
    Conduit C - 
     Follow this hallway, smashing Drones and Crawlmines.  After the second 
     Drone, hop across to the platform with a ball tunnel.  Roll in and all the 
     way through the crawlspace to the bottom, which will put you past a glass 
     shield.  Proceed through the door.
    
    Cargo Dock C -
     Roll up to the panel in front of you and use a Bomb to blast it open.  As 
     you roll through the tunnel, you'll get a rude awakening from an old 
     friend.  Watch out for where he breathes plasma, then set bombs so he ends 
     up biting down on them.  Once he bites down on two, he'll lift a leg so you 
     can keep moving.  You'll do this once more further down the tunnel.  After 
     you chase him off a second time, you'll be able to roll to the end.  Go 
     through the door.
    
    Generator C Access - 
     There are Crawltanks in this room and a Save Station, which you can use if 
     you want to.  At the end is another Mounted Blast Shield, so shoot all the 
     lights it tells you to, then rip it off.
    
    Generator C -
     After a little help from Gandrayda, you'll be free to fire up the generator.  
     This time, pulling the lever isn't enough.  You have to go into the service 
     tunnels to get this one going.  Go back to the other side, then enter the 
     tunnel.  Use Bombs to activate gas lifts, and watch out for Drones.  When 
     you see a Bomb Slot, bomb yourself up to it.  The maze is pretty easy, but 
     watch for spots where you need to time your movements across the gas so you 
     don't fall into the electricity.  Once you activate three Bomb Slots, ride 
     the tunnel and gasses up to the rails you extended.  At the end, bomb once 
     more to launch yourself to the generator and the Bomb Slot.  Activate it, 
     then prepare for one nasty fight.
    
    Generator Shaft - New Scan: (Boss)
    
    BOSS: META RIDLEY
     You're fighting your old nemesis at a disadvantage here.  You're both 
     falling down a rather long shaft.  Constantly correct yourself so that 
     you're not scraping against walls.  When he's below you, he'll fire his 
     plasma breath and try to knock debris into you.  Blast him in his mouth to 
     repel him.  At some point, he'll grab you and stare right at you.  Blast 
     him wherever he lights up: on his hand or in his mouth.  After a bit of 
     that, he'll be above you, flying down at you.  Keep blasting him in his 
     mouth as he spits more plasma and flaming rocks.  Shoot down the rocks if 
     you can.  This will rotate until you get his health down to almost empty.  
     Naturally, make sure you finish him before hitting the bottom.
    
    Generator C -
     After the fight, activate the Hand Scanner.  You now have four minutes to 
     get to the Control Tower before the meteor smashes into the planet.
    
    Generator C Access -
     Rush through this area, smashing Crawltanks.
    
    Cargo Dock C -
     Roll into the tunnel on your right and Bomb to lift yourself up.  Roll back 
     to the other side.
    
    Conduit C -
     A Drone, a Militia, and some Crawltanks will try to slow you down, here.  
     Once you hit the ramp going up, turn around to jump up to the door.
    
    Maintenance Station -
     Seven Aeromines will try to stop you here.  Blast them all and move on.
    
    Cargo Hub -
     Roll through the debris to your right and use the hand scanner to open the 
     gate.  Go through the door.
    
    Tower Elevator - New Scans: Hunter Rundas, Hunter Gandrayda
     Hop into the elevator to meet your comrades.  Make sure you scan them if 
     you're going for the Logbook.
    
    Control Tower -
     Not much to do here but watch the cutscene.  What will become of our beloved 
     Samus?  Tune in next week, loyal viewers!
    
    ===G.F.S. Olympus===
    
    Medlab Delta - New Scans: "Phazon", "Phazon Enhancment Device"
     Listen to Talky McTalkerton for a bit, then hold down + to go Hyper, then
     blast all the little floaty things.  Once that's all done, you'll hop out 
     of your little bed.  Head for the far door.
    
    *** PED SUIT ACQUIRED ***
    *** HYPER BEAM ACQUIRED ***
    
    Gunnery Station - 
     You can blast more of those blue panels in Hypermode if you wish to 
     practice, then head on to the next room.
    
    Command Lift B -
     Activate this lift and ride up.
    
    Lift Access -
     Pass through this area, saving if you wish.
    
    Flag Bridge -
     Go to the door on the east wall.  Speak to the Marine and he'll open the 
     door.
    
    Aurora Access - 
     Step into the lift.  Wait for the doors to open.
    
    Aurora Chamber -
     Step up to the platform and activate it to speak to the AU.  Listen to her.  
     After this, you will automatically go to your Gunship.
    
    Gunship -
     Activate your Nav Console and select Bryyo as your destination.  You can 
     go there, Norion, or Elysia, but there's no point in these other two 
     destinations right now.
    
    =================================
    5C. The Trail Goes Cold (Bryyo) =
    =================================
    
    Missiles: 10
    Energy Tanks: 2
    
    Rundas was the hunter sent to Bryyo, and he hasn't been in contact for a week.  
    It's up to you to find him, as well as any means to remove the corruption on 
    the planet.
    
    ===Bryyo===
    
    Cliffside Airdock - New Scans: Nightbarb, Kashh Plant, Mature Kashh Plant, 
      Bryyo Blue Door
     Although there's a ton to scan here, all you really need to do is head on 
     through the door.
    
    Gateway Hall - New Scans: Gragnol, Small Bryyo Coffer, Large Bryyo Coffer
     On the ice bridge, you'll face some Gragnols.  Simply blast them and move 
     on to the next room.
    
    Gateway - New Scans: Phazon Nightbarb, Gel Puffer, Hopper
     Okay.  Time for a small puzzle.  You need to get through that door that 
     they're showing you, and to do that, you need to set off two switches, 
     one right above you, and the other above a similar doorway across the 
     canyon.  To your left is a platform you can jump to, then to the ledges 
     on the far side.  Move around south, then to the west.  Watch out for the 
     bridge that crumbles.  Once it does, turn around and grapple a platform 
     on the wall, which will allow you to make the jump back.  Anyway, jump 
     to the western ledge, then to the center.  Roll into the tunnel and down 
     to the node.  Bomb it to unlock one of the locks, as well as lower some 
     platforms.  Also, this summons some Phazon Nightbarbs.  To destroy them, 
     wait for them to start an attack, then shoot the ball of energy.  Head to 
     the south wall so you can jump up to the new platforms, then to the 
     center structure again.  Roll down the tunnel and bomb the node at the 
     end.  The door is now unlocked.  Make a beeline for it, by heading west 
     on a now-open ledge, then south to the doorway.  Inside this structure is a 
     ball tunnel.  The way to the right is blocked, so Grapple it three times 
     to pull it out.  Hop in, and roll all the way to the right.  Take out the 
     Hoppers in your way and go through the door.
    
    Reliquary II - New Scan: "Golden Age"
     Take the ENERGY TANK here, then rip the plating off the wall so you can 
     scan the Lore.  Leave.
    
    Gateway - New Scan: Bryyonian Shriekbat
     Roll back through to the left side.  You may just have enough time to scan 
     the Shriekbats before they hit.  If not, don't worry, you have other 
     chances.  Blast the Red Shield, then go through the door.
    
    Grand Court Path - New Scan: Shelbug
     Head up the ledges here, blasting the Shelbugs if you wish.  Turn around 
     at the end and use a Charged Shot on the statue in the hallway behind you.  
     Hop on the ledge, then onto the higher ledge.  Proceed through the tunnel 
     and then double jump across the gap to the MISSILE EXPANSION.  Drop down and 
     enter Hypermode.  Use the Hyper Beam on the blue growths here to clear the 
     passage.  Take out the Hoppers behind, then head through the door.
    
    Grand Court - New Scan: Reptilicus Hunter, "Age of Science"
     Drop down into the court to face off against two Hunters.  They take quite 
     a few hits, and neither beams nor missiles seem to be more effective, so 
     just keep slamming them until they die, opening the hatchway.  Go through.  
     To your left is a panel.  Shoot the lit up parts to open it for another 
     Lore, then head through the door.
    
    Hillside Vista - New Scans: Korba, Snatcher
     Dropping down the ledge, you'll see some Gragnols.  Blast them, then take a 
     look at the wall for some new foes.  To get in there, look for a patch 
     of rock that you can Bomb, then roll into the tunnels.  The object is to 
     not get lifted up into the Korba if the Snatchers inflate and go to the 
     other end of the tunnel, but we've got a bit of business, here.  Let a bunch 
     of Snatchers latch onto you, then float to the left and up the shaft to 
     find another MISSILE EXPANSION.  Either jump up to the right or roll back 
     down the bottom and to the right.  Either way, you'll get to the other side.  
     Grapple the shield on the statue, then blast it with a Charged Shot to 
     reveal a door.
    
    Reliquary I -
     Take the Grapple Swing here, then leave.
    
    *** GRAPPLE SWING ACQUIRED ***
    
    Hillside Vista - New Scan: Grapple Swing Point
     Simply look at the Grapple Point and hold Z to attach to it, then let go 
     once you reach the other side.  Climb up the ledges and leave.
    
    Grand Court - 
     By the feet of the Golem is a cavern.  Go inside and climb up.  You'll be 
     able to reach the Grapple Points up here.  Take care of the Gel Puffers, 
     first, then swing across.  On the other side, Grapple off all the panels, 
     then roll into the tunnel and up to the top.  Leave by the door.
    
    Grand Court Path - New Scan: Reptilicus
     Your exit from this room is blocked by a Reptilicus.  Waste him, then 
     leave.
    
    Gateway -
     Roll out of this area, then make your way to the southeast corner.  Hop 
     up to the door and go through.  Fight or ignore the Reptilicuses.
    
    Crash Site - 
     All right.  We've found the downed ship.  Head forward, blast the Shriek-
     bats, then swing across to the Theseus.  The only way in is through the 
     cracked spot on the bottom, so roll in.  In the tunnel, don't bother going 
     up, just go left.
    
    G.F.S. Theseus - New Scan: Atomic
     Use charged blasts to destroy the Atomic, then blast the two clamps on the 
     panel.  Now, the deal here is to connect the power rods together.  Grapple 
     one rod, then the corresponding one on the other side.  Do the same for 
     the other two, and a console will raise.  Use the lever to fire up the 
     satellite link.  This will give you the map for the area, as well as two 
     new locations for you to explore.  Now, it's time to go back.  Taking the 
     southern door will just lead to an area you can't get through yet, so 
     go to the north door.
    
    Crash Site - New Scan: Gragnol Adult
     Before getting too excited, let's go back into the tunnel.  Watch out for 
     the electrical currents, then hop up to the piston.  Wait until it reaches 
     the top, then do a Double Bomb Jump (or just jump and lay a bomb in midair, 
     then jump into it again) to the ledge, then keep rolling to the end.  Grab 
     the MISSILE EXPANSION here, then drop down to the north side and leave 
     through the door.  If the Gragnol Adults bother you, Grapple them to pieces.
    
    Gateway -
     Swing across to the north side and make tracks.
    
    Gateway Hall - New Scan: Alpha Hopper
     Grapple one of the structures to make stairs for you to climb, then head 
     onto the ice bridge.  You'll face a mini-boss battle of sorts against 
     a total of five Alpha Hoppers.  The game suggests going hyper for this 
     battle, and it's really not a bad idea, so do so.  Make sure to collect 
     any energy they drop.  Once all five are mush, head north and out the door.
    
    Cliffside Airdock -
     Head back to your ship.  It's time to find a new place to crash.
    
    Gunship -
     Okay, the way "forward" is to go to the Fiery Airdock in "Bryyo Fire", but 
     let's take a slight detour.  You'll thank me.  Trust me (particularly if 
     you're playing on Veteran).  Select the Thorn Jungle Airdock.
    
    Thorn Jungle Airdock - 
     Not much going on in this room, so head forward.
    
    Overgrown Ruins -
     Now, in this room, you'll come across two Pirates that immediately go into 
     Hypermode.  By the way, if anything's hyper, you can't scan it, only scan 
     the fact that it's hyper.  Anyway, go hyper and waste them.  Now, certain 
     parts of the walls have Fuel Gel in them, so blast the one on the west 
     wall about halfway through to reveal a tunnel.  Blast the Red Shield at the 
     end and enter.
    
    Vault -
     Take the ENERGY TANK, here.  Okay, now you can leave.  That's all we 
     needed.  Go back to your gunship.
    
    Gunship -
     Select Fiery Airdock as your destination.
    
    ===Bryyo Fire===
    
    Fiery Airdock - New Scan: Fuel Gel
     Look up and west.  Ah, now whose ship could that be?  Leave via the door.
    
    Imperial Hall -
     Fire a Charged Shot at the gel coming out of the disc to ignite it.  This 
     is a common tactic you'll employ in this area, so get used to it.  Once 
     both discs are out of the way, head up the ramp to the right.
    
    Gel Refinery Site -
     Destroy the two Reptilicuses (Reptilicii?) that show up, then head to the 
     east alcove.  Charge Blast both of the gel outputs on a nearby structure to 
     rotate it so you can get on, then hop to the door and leave.
    
    Main Lift - New Scan: "Age of Schism"
     The panel on your right covers the Lore.  Enter the tunnel in front of you.  
     Inside the tunnel is a bunch of Snatchers and a Korba.  Get a bunch of 
     Snatchers on you and float all the way up to the Korba, but push left at 
     the very top and bomb the Snatchers off you.  Roll to the left and enter 
     the tunnel to the left to find a MISSILE EXPANSION.  Now, roll back.  A 
     Bomb will remove the plant in your way, then you can drop down one level 
     to the lower tunnel (if you miss, just ride up on some Snatchers).  Roll 
     all the way through to a wider area.  Turn left to find a lift.  Use the 
     Grapple on the lever in the lift to ride down to the Red Blast Shielded 
     door.
    
    Corrupted Pool -
     Blast the two Hoppers here, then go hyper to take out all the growths 
     in the pool.  Something will happen here, so follow the directions and fire 
     as fast as possible.  Finish the job on the growths.  If you want, you can 
     actually use the pool to heal you (for the first time in three games).  
     To cross the pool, you'll actually need to Grapple across, so do so, then 
     leave by the door.
    
    Gel Processing Site - New Scans: Warp Hound, "Age of War", Grab Ledge, 
      Phazon Pillbug
     After the quick cutscene (OMG it's HIM!) drop down to the center to face 
     three Warp Hounds.  They're not particularly difficult, but they take a 
     lot of hits, so going hyper might not be a bad idea.  Once all three are 
     down, you can access the terminal near the Lore.  Blast the two jets to 
     ignite it and then you can jump in as a Morph Ball and bomb blast it.  
     This will raise the center platform a little.  Hop on and blast the three 
     Gragnols that showed up, then Grapple each set of piping on either side 
     to create a tunnel.  Jump to the ledge on the east wall, then step up to 
     the pump terminal.  Push A to grab it, then move the Wii Remote back and 
     forth repeatedly to pump it up (...)  Once it's pumped, shoot the two 
     spouts of Gel to rotate the tunnel so you can enter it.  Roll through.  Get 
     the next terminal going the same way you did the first.  Roll back out the 
     tunnel and deal with the Gragnol Adults that just showed up.  Face the 
     south wall and Grapple the vent cap to open a flow of Gel.  Shoot it, then 
     shoot the next one after it rotates.  Things will blow up, then you can 
     access the south ledge.  Enter the ball tunnel.  Set bombs to blow up the 
     Pillbugs.  Jump up to the cracked block, then blow it to drop a solid block 
     in the way of a flame jet.  Drop down and watch the flames so you can 
     jump through to the end.  Activate the last terminal here (like the others) 
     to raise the middle platform to the top.  Take out the Gel Puffers that 
     showed up, then hop to the platform, and then jump to the Grab Ledge.  
     You'll automatically haul yourself up.  Leave by the door.
    
    Gel Hall - New Scan: Gel Ray
     Blast the Gel pouring out of the statue's mouth to break the vine and 
     drop a platform with a MISSILE EXPANSION on it, then cross to the other 
     side.  Getting a scan of the Gel Ray isn't easy, and can only be done 
     once it hops out, but be patient, because this is the one of the few 
     places it shows up.
    
    Save Station A -
     Take the opportunity to save, here.
    
    Cavern Entry -
     Blast the Hoppers here, using the trees for cover, then move on.
    
    Gel Cavern -
     There are not only pools of Gel, but also spouts that dispense it from 
     the ceiling.  Wait until they stop, then leap through.  You can't head 
     north, because that's a constant flow, so head west.  Watch out for the 
     Gragnols, then go through the west door.
    
    Temple Access - New Scan: Gelbug
     The little Gelbugs will bounce off the walls of the tunnel towards you, 
     so smash them with a Charged Shot before they hit you.  Once the place is 
     clear, continue.
    
    Temple of Bryyo - New Scan: Large Space Pirate Crate, Armored Pirate 
      Trooper, (Boss)
     As you enter this area, the Pirates will attack.  You'll be set upon by 
     one Militia, one Trooper, and one Armored Trooper, as well as an ATC.  
     Blast them all.  More ATCs will come in, but their troops will be put to 
     rest by a certain someone, who now wants a piece of you.
    
    BOSS: RUNDAS
     Your former comrade has a lot of serious ice power.  First of all, if you 
     fire Missiles at him, he'll generate a quick field to freeze them.  He's not 
     perfect with it, but good enough that you should probably stick to beams.  
     His attacks consist of the following: skating around on an ice stream, 
     slashing you at close range, firing icy blasts that freeze you, and standing 
     on one of the ice blocks and firing ice projectiles at you (which can be 
     shot).  Once he's down to about half, he'll also fire ice shots while on his 
     ice stream (which can be shot), and his "super" attack is to create a big 
     ice spike, then swing it around and fling it at you for a large amount of 
     damage (quickly dodge-jump out of the way to avoid it).  Now, damaging him 
     isn't easy because you first have to knock off his armor, so repeatedly 
     blast him until he's stunned, then use the Grapple to rip his armor off.  
     This will allow you to actually damage him with shots, but it won't stop 
     him from attacking.  After a while, he'll replace his armor, and you'll 
     have to start again.  He'll more than likely cause quite a bit of damage 
     on you, so make sure you shoot all his smaller ice shots for powerups, 
     because you'll need them.  Also, given the fact that he has a PED Suit, he 
     will go hyper once you get his health down by 3/4ths.  Just like yours, it's 
     not infinite, but it's worth your while to go hyper yourself to hammer him 
     hard, even if it reduces your energy down to next-to-nothing, because if 
     you don't he WILL reduce your energy down to nothing.
    
     Once Rundas is fallen, take the Ice Missile he leaves behind, then hop into 
     the lift that rides down, and through the door at the bottom.
    
    *** ICE MISSILE ACQUIRED ***
    
    Temple Reservoir - New Scan: Scorchbug
     You need to cross this little pool of Gel to move on, and the best way to 
     do it is fire an Ice Missile into the Gel, making a small platform.  Use it 
     as many times as you need to cross to the other side.
    
    Temple Hall - 
     Activate the pump to get the Gel flowing.  Now, fire an Ice Missile at the 
     Gel stream to freeze it to make a platform that you can step on.  Do the 
     same for the other streams to reach the door on the other side.
    
    Temple Generator - New Scan: "Downfall"
     Activate the hand scanner here to learn this whole trip was (almost) for 
     nothing.  You need a serious weapon if you hope to destroy the shield 
     generator.  Leave for now.
    
    Temple Hall -
     Cross to the next room.
    
    Temple Reservoir -
     Make ice platforms again to leave.
    
    Temple of Bryyo -
     Ride the lift up.  Destroying the Hoppers reactivates the lift (if you want 
     that), but leave by the other door.
    
    Temple Access -
     Watch a Pirate get owned by a Gelbug, then move on.
    
    Gel Cavern -
     You can use Ice Missiles to freeze the outlets on the ceiling, but it's 
     not necessary, except for the one on the north end.  Freeze that one, then 
     roll into the tunnel.
    
    Imperial Hall -
     Think of this as a "warp back to the beginning".  Unfortunately, it's only 
     one way.  There was some other stuff we could have got in that area, but 
     we'll be making a return trip real soon, so don't worry.  Leave by the 
     northwest door.
    
    Fiery Airdock -
     Hop onto your ship.
    
    ============================
    5D. Look Out Below (Bryyo) =
    ============================
    
    Missiles: 35
    Energy Tanks: 4
    
    Having put down one of your fellow hunters, you now need to find a way to 
    deactivate the shield on the Leviathan Seed.
    
    ===Bryyo===
    
    Gunship -
     Select the Cliffside Airdock.
    
    Cliffside Airdock -
     Now, it's time to make our way to our next item.  Before we do that, let's 
     make a small detour.  Go to the Gateway room, then to the Grand Court 
     (where you fought Reptilicus Hunters).
    
    Grand Court -
     Destroy the Reptilicuses here, then get to the second Grapple Point (the 
     middle one).  Swing from it to the south ledge and blast open the White 
     Blast Shield with an Ice Missile.
    
    Reliquary III - New Scan: Geemer
     Take the MISSILE EXPANSION here.  Now, return to the Gateway, and then to 
     the G.F.S. Theseus.
    
    G.F.S. Theseus - 
     Go all the way through to the far door.
    
    Falls of Fire - 
     Now that you have Ice Missiles, you can blast these streams to freeze them 
     and cross.  Use the Bomb Slot on the golem to activate it and drop down 
     to the next area (you can go back up using the same golem if you wish).
    
    Hidden Court -
     More Warp Hounds here.  Use three Ice Missiles to drop them quickly.  Once 
     they're dead, a slot will open.  Your objective now is to free the War 
     Golem so it can do its stuff.  To do that, you need to destroy four vines.  
     Let's start with the vine that goes to the east wall.  Fire at the Gel 
     stream to burn it.  Next, the one on the south wall.  Blast away the rock 
     near its endpoint with a Missile, then blast the pod inside that the vine 
     originates from.  For the north wall, first freeze the Gel stream, then 
     hop into the ball tunnel right next to it and cross before it thaws.  Go 
     left at the junction, then into the tunnel on the back wall to find the 
     pod to blast.  Now, for the last one, which seems to be behind a solid 
     grating.  Go to the slot that activates the golem and bomb it.  The golem 
     won't get far, but the pod will be uncovered, so blast it.  Activate the 
     golem once again and it will move the pod you used to activate, revealing 
     a door at the bottom.  Go on through.
    
    Ruined Shrine -
     Before you do anything else, drop to the bottom of this shaft and set a 
     Bomb near the tube-like golem arm (it lights up in your Scan Visor) to find 
     an ENERGY TANK.  Now, climb back up to the entrance.  I suggest blasting 
     the Gragnol Hives on the walls before proceeding, unless you want to be 
     swarmed, but it's up to you.  Your real target is the crystallized Gel to 
     your right.  Blast it to drop some rocks which reveal a Grapple Point.  
     Swing across, then climb up on top using ledges, then to the next ledge on 
     the east wall.  You need to blast two crystals to make the next Grapple 
     Point.  One is all the way across from you, and the other is on the south 
     wall, partially concealed by a Gragnol Hive from your vantage point.  You 
     might want to jump to shoot it.  Cross the Grapple Point, then turn left and 
     go up the ledges to reach the top.  Blast the debris in your way to find 
     part of the GF compound, then go through the door.
    
    Hangar Bay - New Scans: Energy Cell, Galactic Federation Orange Door
     All right.  Head to the center of the area to trigger a fight.  Two Warp 
     Hounds and three Reptilicus Hunters will show up.  Ice Missile them all.  
     When the way is clear, a console will pop up.  Push the up button to 
     bring up the racks.  Now, go to the north wall to find a lift.  Push the 
     hand scanner to activate it, then ride up.  There are also two Gragnol 
     Hives on the walls here, so you might want to clear those before proceeding.  
     Anyway, you'll see two vents on the wall.  Blast the metal plates blocking 
     them, then ride up the one on the right.  Walk up to the console and take 
     the ENERGY CELL.  Unlike the one you found on the Olympus, this one will 
     stay with you until you find a good place to put it in.  That place is an 
     area late in the game, so let's focus on collecting them, not on using 
     them, at the moment.  Anyhoo, back to the racks.  Go back down the vents 
     to the ledge, then hop onto the racks, then to the Grab Ledge in the middle.  
     From there, Grapple the panel on the east wall to pull it out, jump to it, 
     then jump to the ledge in the southeast of the room, then to the next 
     level of the center racks.  From there, go to the northwest corner and into 
     the ball tunnel.  Follow the directions to flip the switch and open the 
     bay doors.  Now, drop down and use the console to lower the racks.  Use the 
     Command Visor to call in your ship, then push the missile button in the 
     middle to attach them to your ship.  Firepower is nice, eh?  Hop in your 
     ship.  It's time to make some fireworks.
    
    *** GUNSHIP MISSILES ACQUIRED ***
    
    Gunship -
     Select the Fiery Airdock.
    
    ===Bryyo Fire===
    
    Fiery Airdock -
     Okay.  Time to make our way back to the end so we can blow up that 
     Generator, but first, let's get a few items on the way.  I won't say "leave 
     by the door" or anything silly like that, anymore.  I'll just touch on 
     important stuff on the way.
    
    Imperial Hall -
     There's a Drone here.  Hmm, wonder if the Pirates have moved in?
    
    Gel Refinery Site -
     Couple of Pirates here.  It's particularly amusing to get them to jump into 
     the Gel.
    
    Main Lift -
     Some Crawltanks and Jumpmines, now.
    
    Corrupted Pool - New Scan: Remorse-class Turret
     Yes, there's a Turret in this room.  Use an Ice Missile to freeze it solid, 
     then a few shots will shatter it.  There's also a Drone.
    
    Gel Processing Site -
     More Drones and Turrets here.
    
    Gel Hall - 
     Drones here.  Now, start making ice platforms down the Gel stream to your 
     left.  You'll find a MISSILE EXPANSION at the end.  Now, go back the 
     other way to the White Blast Shield door at the other end of the room.
    
    Gel Purification Site -
     Okay.  Shoot the red light on the thing in front of you to release a 
     Grapple Point.  Swing on it and hold on.  Shoot another light to get 
     another Grapple Point going... you know the drill.  Head out the door at 
     the other end.
    
    Gel Refinery Site - 
     Rip off the little door to your right to both create a shortcut and allow 
     access to a MISSILE EXPANSION.  Go back to the Gel Hall the same way you got 
     here.
    
    Gel Hall -
     Head out the door to the Save Station and onward.
    
    Cavern Entry -
     Pirate Trooper.
    
    Gel Cavern -
     Crawltanks.
    
    Temple Access -
     Trooper at the top.  He might throw a Grenade which overloads you with 
     Phazon and automatically corrupts you.
    
    Temple of Bryyo - New Scan: Space Pirate Crate, Armored Aerotrooper
     Here's where the fun is.  Arm.Aeros floating around, and more come in if 
     you blast them.  What's a girl to do?  Well, the point of this is to 
     destroy that cannon that's being set up in the middle of the area.  To 
     get that done, go to each of the little radar dish setups.  These are 
     jamming beacons.  The front of these have Grapple Icons, so Grapple both 
     of them.  Work quickly, as they don't stay offline forever.  Once both 
     are down, switch to the Command Visor and target the cannon in the center 
     of the room to bring down the hellfire.  Everything blows up and you're 
     able to move on.
    
    Temple Reservoir -
     There are now a bunch of Aeromines in the middle of this area.  You can 
     go forward to scare them up, then back up to solid land and they'll follow 
     you, so you don't have to worry about falling into the Gel.
    
    Temple Hall -
     Nothing new here.
    
    Temple Generator - 
     There's a Trooper and a Militia here.  Waste them, then head over to the 
     window, switch to the Command Visor, and target the generator.  Boom time.  
     Now, it's time for the other one.  Make your way back.  On the way...
    
    Temple of Bryyo - New Scan: Advanced Shield Trooper, Advanced Pirate Trooper
     As you ride up the lift, you'll find more friends.  One Militia and one 
     Advanced Shield Trooper.  Pull his shield off (this will give you the 
     other scan) and blast his armor off with Missiles (beams won't work).  
     Once they're trashed, keep going all the way back to your Gunship.
    
    Gunship -
     Select the Thorn Jungle Airdock.
    
    ============================================
    5E. Raining on the Pirates' Parade (Bryyo) =
    ============================================
    
    Missiles: 50
    Energy Tanks: 5
    Ship Missiles: 3
    Energy Cells: 1
    
    One generator down.  Looks the Pirates were trying to set up shop here.  
    You'll find that, for the other generator, they're quite ready for you.
    
    Thorn Jungle Airdock -
     Head on forward.
    
    Overgrown Ruins -
     Ah, we've already been here, remember?  If you haven't gone here already, 
     there's an Energy Tank behind the Fuel Gel walls.  Take out the hyper 
     Troopers, then blow the Fuel Gel wall on the north wall about halfway 
     down.  This uncovers a ball tunnel.  Jump up to it, then roll through.  
     You're offically in the next room now, but it's easier this way.  Use the 
     lever to drop the shield, then roll back, and through the door.
    
    Ancient Courtyard - New Scans: Berserker Knight, Assault Pirate Trooper
     Take out the two Militia in here, then Grapple the jamming beacon and 
     call your ship in to attack the wall.  Behind the wall is the real fight: 
     An Advanced Pirate Trooper (use Missiles), an Assault Pirate Trooper (use  
     beams), and a Berserker Knight (basically a weaker version of the Lord).  
     Destroying these guys isn't too complicated, but you should concentrate on 
     one of the smaller guys while knocking back the Berserker's shots if you 
     have an opening.  Also, two Militia show up near the end of the fight, 
     but they're just Militia.  Once all are croaked, continue on.
    
    Enlightened Walkway -
     Crawltanks in this room.  Watch out, because some are starting to go 
     hyper, so respond in kind.
    
    Jousting Field - New Scans: (Bosses)
     As you enter this area, two Aerotroopers will attack.  Floor them, then 
     the main event will arrive.
    
    BOSS: PIRATE HUSSAR and KORAKK BEAST
     The rider of this mount is far weaker, so he'll be your first target.  His 
     attacks are to swipe with his lance and fire energy beams with it.  Any kind 
     of weapon will take him down rather quickly.  Once he's dead, the Korakk 
     gets kinda mad at you.  He attacks by trying to ram you and by sticking 
     his tongue out at you.  If it hits, the tongue will latch on and drain energy 
     from you, so shake the Remote and Nunchuk to shake it off.  When he sticks his 
     tongue out, dodge, then target his mouth and fire some quick regular shots at 
     him.  Once he's hit there, he's stunned and his underbelly glows.  Get under 
     there as a Morph Ball and set Bombs.  Do this until he drops to the ground, 
     then get behind him and Grapple his tail.  This will yank him onto his hind 
     legs, giving you a clear shot at his underbelly.  Pound that for all your 
     worth (go hyper if you feel like it).  Repeat until it croaks.
    
     Once it's down, two Militia (one shielded) will show up.  Waste them and 
     press on.
    
    Field Access -
     Several Drones in here.  On your right is a Save Station.  I'd use it.  
     Continue on to the left.
    
    Jungle Generator - New Scan: "The Hunted"
     Even if you don't like Lore, uncover the one in front of you so you can 
     take the MISSILE EXPANSION behind it.  Look out the window to see the 
     generator.  Call in your ship.  Uh-oh.  Well, looks like you'll need to 
     give your ship a hand if you hope to destroy this one.  Once you make the 
     failed attempt, try to leave.  The doors will lock, and the shutters on 
     either side will open, each releasing an Arm.Trooper.  Destroy them and 
     go south (the door to the right of the window). 
    
    Generator Hall South - New Scan: Space Pirate Blue Door
     Blast the Gel tanks on the underside of the bridge above you to allow 
     access to the Grab Ledge.  Once up, turn around and blast the Trooper and 
     Arm.Trooper that show up.  Jump across and either destroy the Turrets in 
     front of the door or wait for the Fuel Gel tanks to get there and blast 
     those instead.
    
    South Jungle Court -
     Okay.  Time to take out the first cannon.  Troopers and Militia are here 
     and more come all the time (including some Arm.Troopers and Shield Troopers).  
     Your objective is to get under the cannon and Grapple the bottom valve (you 
     may need to scan the valve first).  This will release the Gel tanks on the 
     sides of the cannon.  Blast one of those tanks and the cannon will be partly 
     damaged.  Don't be too hasty to go back under there, as a field goes up for a 
     second that damages you.  Once it's down, Grapple again and blast another 
     tank.  Do it one more time and the cannon will be scrap.  Clean up the 
     remaining Pirates, then continue on to the north.
    
    South Jungle Hall - New Scan: Phazon Fungus
     Drones and a Turret here.  Blast them all and move on.
    
    Auxiliary Dynamo -
     Go around the front of the dynamo to find a piston you can Grapple.  Do so, 
     then rush back around to the ball tunnel.  Roll over to the piston, then 
     ride it up to a SHIP MISSILE EXPANSION.  Leave by the north door.
    
    North Jungle Hall -
     Aeromines in here, plus a few mines on the ground.  Blast them from a 
     distance.
    
    North Jungle Court -
     The cannon here has a different setup.  The valve is protected by armor.  
     To remove this, you need to Grapple three clamps set up around the 
     perimeter.  Jump up to the platform around the cannon, then to any of 
     the clamps.  Grapple it from the back side.  Now, be careful, because the 
     Aerotroopers in the area will try to pull the clamps back, so you have to 
     keep blasting them as you go to the next one.  Once all three are pulled, 
     drop down to the floor and destroy each of the tanks (you can do them all 
     at once now).  This will blow up the cannon and you can move on.
    
    Generator Hall North -
     Shield Trooper and a couple of Drones here.  Before you drop down, look 
     at the raised bridge in front of you.  When Gel tanks pass over it, fire 
     on the tanks to drop the bridge.  Operate the pump behind it, then roll 
     into the ball tunnel to grab another MISSILE EXPANSION.  Head out by the 
     lower door.
    
    Jungle Generator -
     Waste the two Troopers, then call in the airstrike on the generator.  Okay.  
     Time to return to your ship and fly into the Seed.  There's nothing really 
     new on your return trip, just some more Pirates and their ilk.
    
    Gunship -
     Select the Bryyo Seed.
    
    ===Bryyo Seed===
    
    Landing Site Delta - New Scan: Leviathan Door
     The floor's crawling with bugs.  Just hop up the platforms to the door.
    
    Core Access -
     Use a Charged Shot to blast the growth in your way.
    
    Bryyo Leviathan Core - New Scan: (Boss)
     Drop down and get ready for the fun.
    
    BIG BOSS: MOGENAR
     This War Golem is corrupted by Phazon.  The four red balls on its armor (yes, 
     four, one's on the back) are the source of its power.  Without them, the 
     things just a hunk of stone.  Your objectives are to hammer those balls with 
     normal shots until they crack, then blast the blue opening with Hyper Beams.  
     Now, this thing won't just let you do that willy-nilly.  For one thing, it 
     will "cycle" the energy around its body.  When you see green lights move 
     around the balls, you'll have to switch targets so you're always attacking 
     the weakest one.  As for its attacks, it begins with a stomp that shakes 
     blue stuff in a line in your direction, and it jumps making a big shockwave.  
     Once you blast one of its balls away, it will temporarily switch tactics.  
     It will concentrate energy in its feet, then chase you around the room.  
     Quickly switch to Morph Ball and dodge his attacks.  Lay Bombs in his wake 
     so that he steps on them.  Blast both of his feet to get him back to the 
     standard mode, where you can work on another ball.  On the second round, 
     he'll also use telekinetic hands.  Blast them away with your beam.  On the 
     third round, he'll slam the ground with his fist, making a big beam shoot 
     straight up, which dislodges rocks from the ceiling.  Avoid those.  He can 
     also generate shots of light which he'll fire at you and you can shoot for 
     powerups.  Lastly, he'll do the pounding chase without having the Phazon 
     feet, which gives you a clear shot at his back if you want it.  Once you 
     have no balls left but his back, he does nothing but the chase, so take the 
     opportunity and finish him.
    
     After destroying him, take the item left behind (and enjoy this rare look 
     at Samus' humanity).  Use the Hyper Ball to destroy pods around you, then 
     watch yourself charge up.  Press A to release your Phazon and destroy the 
     Seed.
    
    *** HYPER BALL ACQUIRED ***
    
    Gunship -
     Now, it's time to head to Elysia.  
    
    ==================================
    5F. Castles in the Sky (SkyTown) =
    ==================================
    
    Missiles: 60
    Energy Tanks: 5
    Ship Missiles: 4
    Energy Cells: 1
    
    This research facility is the only solid point on the gas giant, Elysia.  
    Its automated robotic staff maintains it.  The cybernetic Ghor should feel 
    right at home, here.  Perhaps too much.
    
    ===SkyTown, Elysia===
    
    Main Docking Bay - New Scans: SkyTown Storage Unit, Heavy SkyTown Storage 
      Unit, Transportation Drone, Aerial Repair Drone, Databot, "Creators", 
      SkyTown Blue Door
     All there is to do here is scan a ton of stuff and walk up the ramps to the 
     next door.  The way to get Lores is to shoot a Databot so that it outputs 
     the file, then scan it.
    
    Main Docking Access -
     Roll up into the Chozo statue's hands and use the Hyper Ball to remove all 
     the Phazon growths.  Once the statue drops, blast the glass over the 
     gap and Grapple to the other side.
    
    Zipline Station Alpha - New Scan: Zipline Cable
     Ah, the fun part.  Your objective here is to Grapple to the zipline and 
     hold on while it carries you to the other side.  Of course, every time you 
     get on one of these, enemies or obstructions get in your way, so you have 
     to be prepared so you don't get knocked off.  On this particular zipline, 
     all there is to deal with is some doors that block your way.  Shoot them 
     once to open them.
    
    Arrival Station - New Scan: Tinbot, "Gift"
     Blast the Tinbots with whatever.  They're not hard to knock down.  Hop up 
     to the outside area, then turn left to face three more Tinbots, the go 
     down the path they're on to reach a new room with a Databot and the exit 
     door.
    
    Hub Access -
     You may be able to scan that thing that's retreating down the room, but 
     let's just say for now that you can't, because it is moving away pretty 
     fast and you'll definitely get your chance.  Keep moving forward.
    
    Transit Hub - New Scan: Kinetic Orb Cannon
     Hop in the cannon as a ball, wheeee!  Roll into the ball tunnel, then double 
     hop up to the MISSILE EXPANSION, and move along the tunnel to an area with 
     some locks you can't open and a cannon you can't use.  Hop on the Zipline, 
     where you'll find a robot who drops bombs behind him and some more doors, 
     both of which you should shoot.
    
    Barracks Access -
     There's that guy again.  Roll into a ball so you'll fit under the moving 
     lasers, but don't go forward yet.  Roll a bit back to find another MISSILE 
     EXPANSION, then go forward and out.
    
    Steambot Barracks - New Scans: Steambot, (Boss)
     Activate the lift to ride down to the next level.  Some gears keep you from
     walking in a direction, so hop into the nearby ball tunnel.  Avoid the 
     piston and bomb all the obstructions in your way.  You can't get the 
     powerup, yet, and if you know MP games, you know what you need, so keep 
     moving forward until you reach the exit.
    
    BOSS: STEAMLORD
     This floating mecha can render itself invisible to your sight while it 
     lets the Steambots do the dirty work for it.  Start smashing the bots, then 
     watch for it to reappear to repair them.  When it does, blast it good.  
     This fight shouldn't take long, and you get an ENERGY TANK as a reward for 
     your troubles.
    
     To leave this room, Grapple the three valves in the chambers that just 
     opened up to move all the doors.
    
    Barracks Lift - New Scan: "Discovery"
     The door in this room leads to a dead end, for now, so activate the lift 
     using the hand scanner, then hop on and leave by the door on the upper floor.
    
    Zipline Station Bravo -
     Zip across this gap.  Your opposition will be some bots that float past 
     you, then try to hover back and hit you, so try your best to shoot them 
     down before they get too close.
    
    Aurora Lift - New Scan: Repair Drone
     There's a Save Station behind the White Blast Shield at the far end of the 
     room.  Once you're set there, use the hand scanner to activate the lift 
     and ride to the next door.
    
    Aurora Chamber -
     You can't get to 217 as there's a big door blocking it that you can't open, 
     so move on to the next area.
    
    Maintenance Shaft AU - New Scan: Sky Puffer
     Jump to the top, blast the Sky Puffers, then leap to the other side and 
     exit.
    
    Spire Dock -
     Let the cannon fire you to the central spire.  Hey, there's Ghor's armor.  
     There are two ways to go, now.  Let's go southwest, as that's where our 
     particular item is.
    
    Junction -
     This large circular chamber has several Tinbots and several exits.  The only 
     exit that leads anywhere useful is the one behind the White Blast Shield 
     (going west), so take it.
    
    Skybridge Hera - New Scan: "Dragoon" Battle Drone
     Another Steamlord running off.  Rip the gate from its hinges and fight 
     some of the Drones here by Grappling them to remove their thrusters.  On 
     this platform, you'll hear the obvious humming of a powerup.  Face east 
     and the one furthest east will have a hole on it.  Hop in as a ball and 
     jump up to grab a MISSILE EXPANSION.  Rip off another gate and hop onto 
     the dangerous-looking bridge.  The Steamlord will fire up some bots, but 
     ignore all those and move to the very end of the rickety bridge.  Grapple 
     the last gate to drop the bridge and everyone on it, then move ahead, 
     destroy some more Drones, and exit.
    
    Maintenance Shaft GP -
     Hop across the gaps, here.
    
    Construction Bay -
     The small cutscene will clearly map out your intended path.  Hop across 
     the platforms to the top, but don't Grapple across yet.  Look at the left 
     side of the big floating structure and blast the weak point to open the 
     hatch.  Hop inside the ball tunnel, then activate each of the three Bomb
     Slots inside to drop all the obstructions underneath.  Go back outside, 
     and start grappling across.  Watch out for the Shriekbats at the end.  
     These are new ones, but in your position, you can't scan them, so don't 
     worry about it right now.  At the end, roll through the crane to the next 
     platform, then roll up the tunnel on the shaft of the platform to reach 
     the next level.  Destroy the two Drones, then use the hand scanner to 
     rotate the upper crane.  Roll through it, then beat one more Drone before 
     the exit.
    
    Ballista Lift - New Scan: "Slumber"
     Activate the lift and ride down.
    
    Ballista Storage - New Scan: (Boss), Spinner
     Try to take the item.  Yeah, you knew this was coming.
    
    BOSS: DEFENSE DRONE
     This mechanical fellow tromps around the room.  He can send out shockwaves 
     with a big jump, or fire a tri-missile with his front cannon.  Your targets 
     are the very obvious blinking antennae on his head.  Blast them with regular 
     shots to make them all retract.  At that point, Grapple him to open his 
     head.  He'll jump to a side platform to get away from you, but keep hammering 
     on his exposed innards.  While on the platforms, he'll fire missiles at you, 
     or bouncing bombs that home in on you.  These bombs are the biggest pain 
     about this fight, as you need to shoot them up or risk getting hurt by 
     them.  Once you start wearing him down, he'll fire more bombs, as well as a 
     larger shot from his cannon.  Also, late in the fight, a mist will fill 
     the room, reducing visibilty.  Keep at the exposed head to finish him off 
     eventually.
    
     Once it's scrap, take the item, hop into the Spinner, then start boosting 
     around the circle to charge it up.  Once it's fully charged, the lift will 
     be back online, and you can leave.
    
    *** BOOST BALL ACQUIRED ***
    
    ===============================
    5G. Less Than Human (SkyTown) =
    ===============================
    
    Missiles: 75
    Energy Tanks: 6
    Ship Missiles: 4
    Energy Cells: 1
    
    Now that you have the proper tools, it's time to fix the AU and fix your 
    cybernetic compadre for good.
    
    ===SkyTown, Elysia===
    
    Ballista Lift -
     Time to get back to the AU.  Hop in the lift.
    
    Construction Bay -
     You can go to your left to find a ball tunnel which will drop you back down 
     to the bottom.
    
    Maintenance Shaft GP -
     Watch out for extra Drones.
    
    Skybridge Hera -
     Activate the Spinner here to fire up a cannon which will shoot you back to 
     the other side.
    
    Junction -
     More Tinbots.  It's exceedingly enjoyable to boost into these guys. ^_^  
     From here, just make your way back to the Aurora Chamber.  There are no 
     real big surprises on the way.
    
    Aurora Chamber -
     Boost around inside the door to open it, then activate the panel to open 
     a maintenance hatch.  Roll inside it to find a lower room.  Blast all 
     twelve Tinbots that show up, then go into one of their hatches to find 
     the terminal to upload the vaccine with.  Once that's done, Ghor will show 
     up and mess your efforts further.  Roll through the tunnel back up to the 
     chamber and talk with AU 217 to get the plan.  You have to hunt Ghor down, 
     now.  Head back in the general direction of your ship (turn right after 
     exiting the AU Chamber).  Head back along lifts and ziplines until you 
     reach...
    
    Steambot Barracks - New Scan: Half-pipe
     Roll into the charger on the wall and boost around inside it to raise 
     a Half-pipe.  To properly boost up Half-pipes, it's best not to move the 
     Control Stick.  Just boost up one side, then boost again as you begin your 
     ascent on the other side.  Once you reach the top, activate the lock for 
     the gate.  To open this, simply twist the Remote and press A when the tab 
     is lined up with the slot.  Once all three are lined up, the door opens and 
     you can proceed up the lift and out.  Proceed until you reach...
    
    Transit Hub -
     Fire up the Spinner here to make a cannon that will quickly shoot you back 
     to the other side.  Keep going until you reach...
    
    Arrival Station -
     Now, you can hop up to the Grab Ledge, activate the Spinner to get the 
     cannon going, which will fire you over to the satellite so you can grab the 
     ENERGY TANK over there.  Fire back, then proceed with the backtracking.  
     There are no real surprises all the way back to...
    
    Main Docking Bay - New Scan: (Boss)
     Wow.  He's really going to town, isn't he?  Run down to your poor ship.
    
    BOSS: GHOR
     Naturally, Ghor faces you in his exosuit.  His primary attack is to spin 
     his arms and charge you.  He can also jump to create a shockwave.  Your 
     priority here is to hit his back, where his shield generator is.  You can 
     get a couple of hits in after a charge, but the real way to get this done 
     is to freeze the Fuel Gel puddles on the ground with an Ice Missile so he 
     careens out of control and slams into the wall, leaving you a good opening 
     on the generator.  Once you smash it, you'll be able to hit Ghor's main 
     body (helpfully lit up for you).  Once his shield is down, Ghor will switch 
     attacks, using his plasma beams in his claws, and missiles which he fires 
     straight up, after which they home in on you.  Shoot down the missiles for 
     powerups.  He also has a constant plasma beam he fires from his chest.  
     After a while, his shield will go back up and you start again, until you 
     drain about a third of his life and the generator goes down for good.  In 
     this next phase, Ghor will fire a rotating plasma beam, and has a spinning 
     attack, as well as missiles and beam shots.  He also has a grapple cord to 
     grab you if you're in Morph Ball form.  If his head is lit up, fire at it.  
     If a module drops from his bottom, boost into it.  This will stun him for a 
     bit, allowing you free hits.  Keep this up until two thirds of his health are 
     gone, after which he'll go hyper (of course).  Go hyper yourself and hammer 
     his head.  If he drops out, his head will remain vulnerable, so keep up the 
     attack with normal shots, as well, until he's a pile of bolts.
    
     Your ship is still damaged, so it'll be some time before you can move 
     around.  Take the Plasma Beam left behind and use it to melt the metal 
     blocking the doorway.  Easiest way is to charge up, then fire, because 
     single shots may not be enough at times.  Anyway, go up the ramp.  Once 
     you reach the area at the door, look north to see a red mark on the window.  
     Melt it and take the MISSILE EXPANSION.  Anyway, now that you have the 
     Plasma Beam, you can go back to AU 217 and fix him, so let's get moving.
    
    *** PLASMA BEAM ACQUIRED ***
    
    Main Docking Access - New Scan: Elysian Shriekbat
     Yep.  The ceiling has a small cluster of those guys, so scan them before 
     they take flight, then blast them.  Make your way forward to...
    
    Transit Hub -
     Shoot over to the far side, then melt the metal on the cannon so you can 
     use it instead of the Zipline.  This cannon actually shoots you all the 
     way to...
    
    Zipline Station Bravo -
     And you're right outside the AU's pod.  Continue forward, ever forward, 
     until...
    
    Aurora Chamber - New Scan: Aurora Unit 217
     Roll into the maintenance hatch and drop down to the lower chamber.  Now, 
     you need to fix the melted circuit boards.  The way to do that is activate 
     them, which brings up your Plasma Beam.  Holding down A releases a welding 
     stream.  Basically, you need to draw a continuous line from one end to the 
     other.  If you break the line, you have to start again, so a steady hand 
     is very important, here.  Fix all three circuit boards and AU 217 will be 
     back online.  At this point, you can scan him for the entry.  Talk to him 
     again and he'll detail the plan for getting rid of the Leviathan.  He'll 
     also give you the map data for the area.  Leave by the south door and 
     make your way to...
    
    Spire Dock - 
     You'll get the note here that your ship is ready for use.  Now, let's head 
     to that southeastern Zipline to reach the next area.
    
    Security Station - New Scan: SkyTown Orange Door
     Shoot the orange door right in front of you and enter the next room.  
     You'll find that (once again), your forward progress is stymied.  Looks 
     like you'll need something else to get to the west area.  Instead of going 
     back the way you came, turn left after exiting the orange door.  Shoot 
     down the Puffers, then proceed to the lifting platform.  Roll into a tunnel 
     when the platform reaches the top.  When you exit the tunnel, activate the 
     door panel to open the way back.  Also, melt the metal covering the pipe 
     to the right of the door panel.  Roll inside this relatively simple tunnel, 
     and you'll reach a SHIP MISSILE EXPANSION at the end.  Now, you're back at 
     the entrance, so go southeast again, and leave by the south door.
    
    Landing Site A - New Scan: "Alone"
     Step forward and 217 will unlock the area, allowing you to use the Bomb Slot 
     to remove the site covering, then call in your ship.  Hop on.
    
    Gunship -
     Select Bryyo, then Fiery Airdock.
    
    ========================
    5H. Screwed Up (Bryyo) =
    ========================
    
    Missiles: 80
    Energy Tanks: 7
    Ship Missiles: 5
    Energy Cells: 1
    
    Time for a little backtracking to get a new item.  Are you excited?  Of 
    course you are!
    
    ===Bryyo Fire===
    
    Fiery Airdock -
     Okay, your first destination on this little trip will be...
    
    Gel Refinery Site - New Scan: Bryyo Orange Door
     That ice on the walls can be melted with your hot beam.  Clear out the lot 
     of it and enter the ball tunnel.  Use Bombs to fire up the Fuel Gel and 
     propel yourself along the tunnel.  Watch out for the flame jets from the 
     ceiling once you reach them.  At the end, smash the pipe with a Bomb, then 
     roll back to the Gel and use another Bomb to toss yourself over to the 
     orange door.
    
    Refinery Access - New Scan: "Prophecy"
     Get the Lore, watch out for Shelbugs, and move on.
    
    Imperial Hall -
     Once you reach the end of this path, roll into the ball tunnel to your 
     right.  Grapple down the platforms, then double jump across to the MISSILE 
     EXPANSION.  Now, let's go to...
    
    Main Lift -
     Roll through the tunnel and out to the lift area.  Turn right and melt the 
     ice on the ball tunnel.  Roll through to the other side.
    
    Warp Site Alpha -
     Look up and use a Charged Shot to melt the hammer from the ceiling.  Hop 
     in the golem and activate it to raise a Spinner.  Use that to rotate the 
     walls so that the cracked wall is exposed, then activate the golem again 
     to smash down the wall.  Step into the teleporter.
    
    ===Bryyo Ice===
    
    Warp Site Bravo -
     Cool, huh?  Sorry, don't hit me.  Smash all the ice here and move on.
    
    Imperial Caverns - New Scan: "Our Plea"
     Smash the ice floors to drop to the bottom, then go through the door.
    
    Imperial Crypt -
     Smash the ice floor.  You don't really have to use the Spinner, here.  Just 
     move on.
    
    Hall of Remembrance -
     Hop across the platforms and collect your prize.  All the platforms have 
     fallen, so use your new toy to hop further east to the next room.
    
    *** SCREW ATTACK ACQUIRED ***
    
    Tower - New Scan: Wall Jump Surface
     Use the Screw Attack to bounce off the walls here to reach the top.
    
    Hall of Remembrance -
     Use a charged blast on the hand with the spot on it, then Screw Attack to 
     the hand.  Turn left and grab the SHIP MISSILE EXPANSION, then continue 
     jumping over to the west door.
    
    Imperial Crypt -
     Jump across the expanse.
    
    Imperial Caverns - 
     Wall Jump up to the top.
    
    Warp Site Bravo -
     Step into the teleporter.
    
    ===Bryyo Fire===
    
    Warp Site Alpha -
     Well, there really is nothing to do here, at the moment, so make your way 
     back to the ship.  On the way, what's-her-face will tell you about the 
     missing ship, Valhalla, and will give you the coordinates to investigate.  
     Y'know what?  You don't really need to go there until near the end of the 
     game, so don't worry about it.
    
    Gunship -
     Select Elysia, then Landing Site A.
    
    ================================
    5I. Special Delivery (SkyTown) =
    ================================
    
    Missiles: 85
    Energy Tanks: 7
    Ship Missiles: 6
    Energy Cells: 1
    
    Our mission now is to put together a little present for the Leviathan Seed, 
    and we can finally get to where we need to go, so let's get moving!
    
    ===SkyTown, Elysia===
    
    Landing Site A -
     Head up to the next room.
    
    Security Station -
     Go through the orange door and up the Wall Jump Surface.
    
    Security Tube -
     Roll onto the pressure plate and Hyper Ball the growths, then roll on 
     through.
    
    Skytram West -
     Activate the skytram using the Spinner and hop on for adventure!
    
    ===Eastern SkyTown, Elysia===
    
    Skytram East -
     Watch out, because the Pirates have found this area, and a couple of ATCs 
     will take some potshots at you.  Head on inside.
    
    Concourse Access A -
     An Aeromine just spotted you.  Well, so much for sneaking in covertly.  
     Roll through the little tunnel, then go through the door at the end.
    
    Concourse -
     Get ready for a good fight.  You'll face an Arm.Trooper and a Militia, then 
     a Trooper, another Arm.Trooper, and a Shield Trooper.  Go through the 
     doorway at the south end of the room, then turn left.  Blast the doors as 
     another Trooper flees through them to chase him.   Ride the lift up to the 
     second level.  Three more Arm.Troopers will show up, and I suggest going 
     hyper on them, as I'm sure at least one will take the opportunity as well.  
     Stay on this level (or take the lift back up if you fell), then proceed 
     across the center to the other side of the room.  Go further around to the 
     left.  There are three Turrets in the next area, and they wake up when you 
     go all the way in, but you can shoot them to wake them up early so you're 
     not surrounded.  Continue to the end and through the door.
    
    Concourse Ventilation -
     Use the Bomb Slots here to remove the floor to drop down to the bottom.  
     Head outside and smash the ATC that shows up, then proceed through the door.
    
    Maintenance Shaft OB -
     Swing across and blast the Militia, then move on.
    
    Chozo Observatory - New Scan: Advanced Aerotrooper
     Two Advanced Aerotroopers float right down to attack.  Missile them to 
     pieces.  Drop down and activate the hand scanner to turn a lift on.  It  
     certainly looks like you can do things here, just not now.  Head down 
     the lift and exit.
    
    Observatory Lift -
     Weld the panel here so you can use the lift.  Watch out for the Jumpmines 
     as you try to leave.
    
    Gearworks - New Scan: Swarmbot
     Swarmbots are pretty much just better Phazon Nightbarbs.  Shoot their energy 
     ball when it appears.  Also, shoot the Puffer at the far platform so you 
     don't crash into it when you Screw Attack over there.  Jump from there to 
     the far door and go through.
    
    Broken Lift -
     An aptly named room.  Shoot down the Aeromines and move on, ignoring the 
     lift.
    
    Turbine Chamber -
     Take out the Turret, then smash the glass.  Shoot the nodes on either side of 
     the turbine (they're red on the scanner) so you can jump through the chamber 
     to the other side.
    
    Maintenance Shaft TR - New Scan: "Federation"
     Screw Attack across this expanse, avoiding the Puffers, or shooting them 
     prior to jumping.
    
    Skybridge Athene -
     I suggest rolling up into a ball and boost across this bridge to completely 
     trash as many bots as possible at once.  It really works.
    
    Landing Access -
     Smash the glass and Screw Attack across.
    
    SkyTown Federation Landing Site - New Scan: "Agreement"
     Head down the lift, then roll into the Bomb Slot to clear the pad.  Call 
     your ship in, then head towards the nearby console and activate it to 
     attach your new Grapple to your ship.  Okay, now the important thing to 
     note is that when you Grapple things with your ship, your ship can't do 
     anything else, like Land or Attack, so make sure you don't need to take 
     off to another area, or you'll risk having to drop your stuff.  Anyway, 
     you can save here, if you wish, but you don't need to ride anywhere, so 
     go back inside.
    
    *** GUNSHIP GRAPPLE ACQUIRED ***
    
    Landing Access -
     We're going to make our way back.  There might be a little extra in the 
     way of Pirate opposition, but nothing serious, until...
    
    Gearworks -
     An ATC will swoop in and destroy some stuff.  Shoot it down, then Screw 
     Attack straight across, snagging the MISSILE EXPANSION on the way.  Continue 
     through the series of rooms until you reach...
    
    Chozo Observatory - New Scan: Ship Grapple Point
     Head up the lift to the main room.  Call in your ship on the big thing in 
     the middle to pick it up.  Don't worry about the bugs.  They disappear, and 
     you'll get a chance to scan them, later.  Drop down and weld the panel 
     together, then return the projector to its spot by calling the ship.  Now, 
     use the Bomb Slot to turn on the projector.  This will end up being an 
     important room, because of all the Bomb Slots dotting the walls.  Climb up 
     using ledges onto the projector, then go towards the ball tunnel on the 
     south side of the room and roll in.  You can reach three Bomb Slots without 
     needing upgrades.  Each Bomb Slot you activate will launch a satellite, 
     giving you important data.  One gives you the full map for Elysia.  The other 
     two give you the location of pickups on Norion and Bryyo.  Yes, you read 
     that right.  Go to the maps of Bryyo or Norion and you'll see little white 
     circles representing pickups you have yet to collect (ones you've already 
     collected are X's).  Of course, getting these aren't absolutely necessary, 
     particularly since I tell you how to get everything, but for those of you 
     who like to explore, but not THAT much, this is great.  Anyway, time to 
     leave.  Climb on to the very top of the projector, then leave by the orange 
     door in this tunnel.
    
    Botanica -
     Pretty trees.  There are Drones to take care of, as well as a Save Station 
     off to your left when you enter.  The thing you need to do is pull out the 
     step in front of you so you can climb up.  Continue on, pulling another 
     step and beating up more Drones.  Before you leave, though, turn around and 
     Screw Attack back down the corridor to reach a high ledge in a corner.  From 
     there Screw Attack over to the MISSILE EXPANSION high above the entrance.
    
    Broken Lift - New Scan: "Aurora"
     You're now on top of that lift area.  Proceed.
    
    Turbine Chamber -
     As soon as you enter this room, you'll be attacked by a Berserker Lord.  
     The strategy is unchanged from the other one, with the exception that he 
     tends to fire red shots a bit more often, so fight as you will.  Once he's 
     croaked, use the four Spinners to release the manual locks, then use the 
     control panel to open the the module.  Call in your ship to pick up the 
     module.  One down, two to go.  Leave using the ball tunnel that just 
     appeared.
    
    Turbine Access - 
     Couple of Crawltanks in here.
    
    Piston Hall -
     Now, the trick to this room is to get into that spinning thing while 
     Screw Attacking.  What I suggest doing is to make your first jump right 
     after it reaches its "closed" state.  By the time you get there, it should 
     be open.  Go to the left to leave.
    
    Concourse -
     We're now under the Concourse.  There are two panels down here that you'd 
     need to weld to activate the lift, so do so if you want to.  This will allow 
     you to connect with the ground level of the Concourse, but we don't need to 
     do that just yet.  Continue on through the orange door.
    
    Maintenance Shaft CC -
     Jump up to the Grab Ledge to roll into it, then roll along to the next door.
    
    Zipline Station Delta -
     Ah, the great outdoors.  Take out the Arm.Aero that pops up, then Screw 
     Attack across two platforms.  When you land on the last one, an ATC shows 
     up, so vape it, then Screw Attack over to the platform with the rotating 
     wall.  Timing is everything, so start when the wall is almost completely 
     facing you.  Lastly, Screw Attack to the far door.  Hope you recognize that 
     little hologram floating above the door.
    
    Transit Tube A -
     Hope the Pirate didn't scare you.  This area is a little creepy.  Anyone 
     who has played Super Metroid knows what this effect is all about.  There's a 
     Save Station nearby if you wish to use it, otherwise proceed forward.
    
    Research Pod Lift -
     Proceed through to the right.
    
    Xenoresearch A Lift -
     Hit the hand scanner and ride up, the proceed through the door.  Don't 
     worry.  We'll be getting that Tank soon enough.
    
    Xenoresearch A -
     Ah, we've found the culprits.  Don't worry.  They can't hurt you at the 
     moment, but neither can you hurt them.  Just follow the path.  Use the 
     Spinner to move the doors, then follow the path to the end.
    
    Xenoresearch B Lift -
     Activate the lift and ride up.  Man, how many times have I said that?
    
    Xenoresearch B - New Scans: Steamspider, Phazon Metroid
     There's a ball tunnel between the two tanks, here.  Roll into it to the 
     other side.  Bomb the opening to drop down, then walk around to the right 
     to find another ball tunnel to blast open, roll through, then walk all the 
     way to the end (this last room is where you find a few Steamspiders).  
     Grapple the panel to your left to remove it, then take the ENERGY CELL in 
     the slot.  This shuts down the containment tank in front of you, allowing 
     you to take your prize.  Of course, this shuts down ALL the containment 
     tanks, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.  Hold down Down on the Control 
     Pad to charge up your Missiles, then pass the reticle over the five locks 
     and release to fire all at once and open the door.  Go back down the path 
     the way you came in (through the ball tunnel).  You'll face your first 
     Phazon Metroid in front of the next multi-lock door.  Ice Missile him while 
     he's whole to freeze him, then beam him to shatter him.  Alternately, you 
     can just beam him repeatedly.  Once he's dead, remove the multi-lock door 
     and move on.  Just before reaching the end, another one will show up.
    
    *** SEEKER MISSILE ACQUIRED ***
    
    Xenoresearch B Lift -
     Ride down.
    
    Xenoresearch A -
     You'll face two after making a right turn, then another two further down 
     the hall.  You can't go back through the door you used the Spinner on, so 
     head left at that junction, then remove another multi-lock door.  Just 
     before the end of this room, you'll face four more.  Fight smart, or just 
     run and leave.
    
    Xenoresearch A Lift -
     Smash that glass and grab the ENERGY TANK, then ride down.
    
    Research Pod Lift -
     Blast open the multi-lock door to your right and ride up.
    
    Transit Tube B -
     There's an Arm.Trooper here.  Bet your glad to see someone besides a 
     Metroid!  Still, blow him to smithereens and move on.
    
    Zipline Station Delta -
     Uh oh.  Not out of the woods yet.  Two more Phazon Metroids before you 
     can hop on the Zipline, and two after you hop off it.  Head inside the 
     door to leave this freak show.
    
    Concourse Access B - New Scan: "Loss"
     My goodness.  What a bare room, 'cept for the Databot.  Move on.
    
    Concourse -
     Start by going to the right and blasting all the locks on the elevator 
     power switch to turn it back on.  Now, you can go back up here if and when 
     you need to.  Now, go back to the left and through the ball tunnel.  Take 
     the MISSILE EXPANSION at the end.  Before going back or dropping down, 
     look out this window and blast the four locks simultaneously on the module.  
     Either jump out or lift down and blast similar sets of four locks in two 
     other places on it.  Once they're all kaput, you'll be able to Grapple 
     this piece with your ship.  That makes two pieces of the bomb.  Now, it's 
     time to return to the old country.  Return to the Skytram East and 
     hop on for the other area.
    
    ===================================
    5J. Drop a Train On 'Em (SkyTown) =
    ===================================
    
    Missiles: 100
    Energy Tanks: 8
    Ship Missiles: 6
    Energy Cells: 2
    
    Okay.  We've got a few new tricks and we've just faced a bunch of our 
    favorite little lifesuckers, so it's time to complete this bomb and 
    clear this mess up.
    
    ===SkyTown, Elysia===
    
    Skytram West -
     Okay.  Our destination is the Transit Hub.  To get there, go through the 
     Aurora Chamber until you hit...
    
    Zipline Station Bravo -
     Use the Seeker Missile on the cannon so it will shoot you all the way to...
    
    Transit Hub -
     Fire a Seeker blast at the thing holding the module down, then call in 
     the ship for your final piece of the bomb.  Now, it's time to place the 
     bomb.  Hop back into the cannon to travel back, then through the Auruora 
     Chamber to...
    
    Spire Dock -
     Use the Command Visor on the dock to drop the bomb in the pod.  Now, head 
     back to the Aurora Chamber.  You might want to save before you talk to him.
    
    Aurora Chamber -
     Speak to 217.  He'll detail the final stage of the plan.  If you're all set, 
     accept, and head for the Spire Dock again.
    
    Spire Dock -
     All right.  Here we go.  Head to the center.
    
    Spire - New Scans: Space Pirate Assault Skiff, Armored Shield Trooper
     As you might expect, this won't go completely smoothly.
    
    SPIRE BATTLE:
     Okay.  Your main targets in this battle are the three Assault Skiffs that 
     will show up, because they're the craft that can destroy the Spire.  The 
     first one will show up largely unattended, except for some Drones that 
     pop up (use Seekers on several at once).  After the first Skiff is destroyed, 
     the battle begins in earnest.  Aerotroopers and ATCs show up, carrying 
     Arm.Shield Troopers, Arm.Troopers, Troopers, Militia, etc.  It's a pitched 
     battle, but make sure you pay attention to when the spire starts taking 
     damage again, because that's your cue to head for the Skiffs.  It will 
     probably help quite a bit to go hyper to take at least one out, if not 
     both.  Once all three skiffs are toast, your fight is over.
    
     But you're not out of the woods, yet.  Go to the console and press the 
     three buttons to shut off the engines to the Spire.  This will raise the 
     escape pod.  Hop in and hit the scanner.  D'oh.  Hop out and roll into the 
     tunnel.
    
    Podworks -
     Melt the rubble in your way.  Now, you have to weld three panels.  The first 
     one is obviously to your left.  The second one is behind a Grapple panel 
     to your right, and the third is behind a Grapple gate in the middle.  Be 
     precise and take your time.  You have a good four minutes to do it, so don't 
     panic.  Once all three are welded, head back to the surface.
    
    Spire -
     Simply hop up to the pod, activate the hand scanner, then push the Remote 
     forward to leave.  Wheee!
    
    Escape Pod Bay -
     Hop out and forward.
    
    Escape Pod Bay Access -
     Ride down the lift.
    
    Security Station -
     Head straight across.
    
    Landing Site A -
     Call in your ship, and off we go.
    
    Gunship - 
     Select the Elysia Seed.
    
    ===Elysia Seed===
    
    Landing Site C - New Scan: Phazon Leech
     Mind the floor, it's crawling.  Hop up the platforms to the door.
    
    Core Access -
     This time you need to use Seekers on the growths.  It's kinda tough because 
     of the cramped quarters, but try your best.
    
    Elysian Leviathan Core - New Scan: (Boss)
     Hop on down.  It's clobberin' time.
    
    BIG BOSS: HELIOS
     This seemingly innocuous droid is the commander of a large horde of 
     Swarmbots, making him a serious threat.  He has three attacks to open with.  
     First, he forms the swarm into a ball and rolls around.  Avoid that.  
     Next, he spreads the swarm into a field, goes behind each piece and charges 
     them to fire a shot.  Destroy those shots with Charged Blasts.  Lastly, 
     he'll make a disc out of the swarm, and will have five spots to blast with 
     the Seekers so that you can stun him.  Your objective altogether is to just 
     keep blasting him whenever you get an opening and he's not shielded by 
     the swarm.  Once that happens, he'll open up his body, meaning it's time 
     to go hyper and rail on it.  During this time, he'll try to slash you 
     with his blades, so keep light on your toes.  Eventually, he'll close up 
     and start again.  As you wear him down, his attacks become faster.  Also, 
     he'll add new attacks: he'll create a tornado, with himself at the bottom.  
     Set bombs to faze him in this form.  Also, he'll make his swarm into a 
     humanoid shape, which can create shockwaves and fire blasts.  Blast his arms 
     and legs at the joints to knock him over and stun him, then repeat the 
     hyper blasting once he opens up.  He should drop in three rounds.
    
     Like before, you'll get a new toy, here.  Use it on the spots on the upper 
     walls to release the Leviathan.  Destroy it as before.
    
    *** HYPER MISSILE ACQUIRED ***
    
    Gunship -
     Looks like we're heading for the Pirate Homeworld.
    
    ===================================
    5K. True Forms (Pirate Homeworld) =
    ===================================
    
    Missiles: 100
    Energy Tanks: 8
    Ship Missiles: 6
    Energy Cells: 2
    
    Finally, it's time to take the fight to those bloody Pirates.  Before the 
    war can begin, you'll need to infiltrate the area to bring down the 
    defenses.
    
    ===Pirate Command===
    
    Landing Site Bravo - New Scans: Pirate Cargo Drone, Heavy Phazon Canister
     Step forward and enter.
    
    Lift Hub Access -
     Blast the Crawltanks and press on.
    
    Lift Hub - New Scan: "Our Mission", Space Pirate Orange Door
     The Turrets in this area are upgrades of previous ones.  It takes about 
     five Missiles to finish one.  The Lore is that red disc on the wall.  Get 
     in the lift and push the third floor button to go to the top.  Go out and 
     turn left (to the right is no good).  Go through the Orange Door at the end.
    
    Command Courtyard -
     This... is dangerous.  Acid Rain everywhere.  Best to keep a low profile 
     for now.  Keep under the catwalk and head for the right-hand alcove.  
     You'll need to deactivate those fans.  There's a Grab Ledge nearby, so 
     hoist yourself up into the ball tunnel.  This area is a small maze, but it's 
     not too complicated.  Once you reach the second area with glass above, you 
     can go left or right.  Go left to lead around to a MISSILE EXPANSION, then 
     go back right to reach the end of the tunnel.  Hop out and into the alcove.  
     Take the ENERGY CELL from its housing to open up the hatch.  Now, the fans 
     are shut off, so roll down the hatch and then past the fans.  Wait for the 
     door at the end to open.
    
    Flux Control -
     Head down the passage on the right and blast the two Crawltanks, then drop 
     down and blast two more in the next passage.  At the end, use the Grapple 
     on the hatch to flip it to the other side, then enter the ball tunnel and 
     roll through the tunnel.
    
    Command Station -
     As you exit into the main tunnel under the floor, roll to the right to 
     eventually end up at a MISSILE EXPANSION, then roll back to the left to go 
     up a new shaft to the next room.
    
    Command Vault -
     Once you exit the tunnel, fire Seeker Missiles at the five dots near the 
     ceiling to release a new item.  Take the X-Ray Visor, then turn it on and 
     go to the control panel.  The point here is to copy the code on the screen 
     with the buttons around it.  Of course, the buttons are only visible in 
     X-Ray.  Anyway, once it's active, the conveyor will now run inside the room.  
     Blast a Phazon tank when it's over the small plug at the far wall to blow 
     it open.  Enter the tunnel.
    
    *** X-RAY VISOR ACQUIRED ***
    
    Defense Access - New Scan: Space Pirate Green Door
     You'll roll into this room, which is kind of a partial hub area, as well.  
     Use the X-Ray terminal near the far end to lower the lift, then ride up.
    
    Command Station - New Scan: "Stowaway"
     There's really not much to do here except look at the Lore.  Also, you'll 
     get word about a trapped Federation trooper, here.  Head back down.
    
    Defense Access -
     Look out.  Assault Troopers at the end.  Blast them, then go through the 
     blue door.
    
    Security Air Lock -
     Take the MISSILE EXPANSION right in front of you.  Now, pull up the X-Ray 
     and look for red dots popping up.  Shoot all the red dots to unlock the 
     gate.  Now, roll into the ball spot to rotate it, then leave.
    
    Lift Hub -
     Press the first floor, then head out and turn right.  Use the X-Ray Terminal 
     to allow access to the Map Station.  With this map data, you can now see 
     new places to land your ship, so head back that way.
    
    Lift Hub Access - 
     Pass on through.
    
    Landing Site Bravo -
     Hop on your ship.
    
    Gunship -
     Select Research Facility.
    
    ===Pirate Research===
    
    Landing Site Alpha -
     Only one door is accessible to you, so take it.
    
    Scrapvault Lift -
     Activate it, and hop on.  At the end, blast the small hatch, and go through 
     the tunnel.  From the other side, shoot the light to remove the field, then 
     go back and press on to the door.
    
    Scrapvault - New Scans: Urtragian Shriekbat, Phazon Grub
     Oddly enough, this is the only place I've found to scan one of these guys, 
     and they're hidden so you can only scan them after they start flying, so take 
     care of them quickly.  Also, they disappear later.  What a lame scan.  
     Anyway, business.  Head around the path here.  Near the open area, some 
     Phazon Grubs will attack, so blast them.  On the north wall is a platform 
     that allows you to climb up the edges, then go through the big creature in 
     the middle of the room.  Keep climbing platforms.  Just before the Grab 
     Ledge, go further out to the right and Screw Attack to a platform on the 
     north wall, then double jump up to a Grab Ledge below a MISSILE EXPANSION.  
     Now, go back to the small Grab Ledge so you can roll up into the tunnel.
    
    Scrapworks - Roll through the tunnel to the right.  Activate the first Bomb 
     Slot to open a vent just to your right, then go to the left.  Watch out 
     for the red-lined areas, because the Turret in the room will attack you when 
     you're in them.  Hop up onto the moving platforms, then to the tunnel on 
     the right.  Take out the Pillbug, then hop up further.  Up here at the top 
     is an ENERGY TANK.  Roll to the right through the red-lined area, then down 
     the next Bomb Slot.  Use it to lower a piston so you can get in that small 
     vent.  
    
    Scrapvault - 
     Enter and roll all the way to the end to find a panel to weld, then an X-Ray 
     Terminal.  Take care of them to open the big door in the Scrapvault on the 
     east wall.  Roll back, now.
    
    Scrapworks -
     Roll to the right to enter a boost half-pipe.  Boost up the right side, then 
     drop down to the Bomb Slot.  Enter the vent uncovered by it to eventually 
     end up back at...
    
    Scrapvault - New Scan: Commando Pirate
     As you exit, you'll be found.  Shoot the alarm and some new Pirates will 
     pop up.  These bad guys need a lot of hammering to take out, so be sure 
     to not let up.  Once both are dead, move to the east and up the stairs to 
     the orange door.
    
    Processing Access - New Scan: "First Disciples"
     Turn on your X-Ray Visor in here to see some security beams.  Don't trip 
     them, or a Commando will show up.  Roll under them instead, and move on.
    
    Metroid Processing - New Scan: Assault Shield Trooper
     As you enter this area, a Commando and two Ass.Shield Troopers will show 
     up.  I say take care of the Troopers first, because the Commando takes much 
     longer to put down.  Once they're all dead, the twist lock will activate.  
     It's the same as the other ones, only you need the X-Ray to see it.  Turning 
     it on will raise a lift.  Go down it.  Weld the panel down here to get the 
     central tank working properly.  Also, take the ENERGY CELL.  Yes, it will 
     release the Metroids, but hey, we'll have to do it sooner or later.  Slay 
     the three Metroids upstairs, then take the MISSILE EXPANSION that was in 
     one of the cages.  Now, enter the central tank to ride up to the upper 
     floor.  Take the White Blast Shield door.
    
    Creche Transit -
     We're only stopping here for a quick item.  Blow open the broken hatch and 
     roll into the tunnel.  Underneath the glass, go to the center and use the 
     Spinner to rotate the tunnels so you can reach the other side and grab the 
     MISSILE EXPANSION.  Return the way you came.
    
    Metroid Processing -
     Now, exit by the orange door across from you.
    
    Airshaft - New Scan: Puffer Mine, "The Source Discovered"
     Use a Seeker blast on the four switches to open a Wall Jump Surface so you 
     can go to the top.  Blast all the Crawltanks and watch out for the Puffers 
     as you make your ascent.  At the end, jump up to the next platform so you 
     can walk over to the door.
    
    Craneyard -
     You'll notice the things that will protect you from the acid rain in the 
     nearby canisters, but there's little you can do about it, now, so continue 
     to the next room.
    
    Proving Grounds Lift -
     Hey!  It's that guy you're looking for!  Trash the Militia firing on him 
     and he'll spill the beans about the suit.  Right now, though, the two of you 
     need to activate a pair of levers, so follow his instructions so that you 
     both move them at the same time, activating the lift.  Ride up.
    
    Proving Grounds - New Scan: (Boss)
     Awww, man.  Isn't that always the way?
    
    BOSS: GANDRAYDA
     As you might expect from her powers, Gandrayda can mimic other enemies you've 
     faced.  Under normal circumstances, she flips around the room.  She'll fire 
     a bolt of energy along the floor, throw energy chakrams at you, and jump 
     onto you (shake her off with both the Remote and Nunchuk).  She'll transform 
     into a Berserker and an Aerotrooper at this stage, for which you'll use 
     standard tactics for them.  After a bit of fighting, she'll open up the area, 
     so don't go in the acid rain.  She'll now also transform into Rundas or 
     Ghor, so be wary of those tactics.  Once you've got her health down halfway, 
     she'll also start transforming into you, with Power Beam and Boost Ball 
     attacks.  Wear her down further and she'll give up on transforming, and 
     instead render herself invisible.  Use the X-Ray to find her.  If she 
     overloads that, she's going hyper, so pound her with Hyper Beams.  Keep 
     up the assault and eventually, she'll fall.
    
     Take the Grapple Voltage left behind and use it on the door to this room.  
     Grapple onto the switch in the corner, then pull down on the Control Stick 
     to take energy from it so the barrier goes down.  Leave by the door.
    
    *** GRAPPLE VOLTAGE ACQUIRED ***
    
    Transit Station 1-B -
     Activate the hand scanner to bring a tram.  Hop on and activate it.
    
    Transit Station 1-A - New Scan: "The Leviathan"
     Hop off the tram and leave by the door.
    
    Landing Site Alpha -
     Drain the shield of power and hop onto your Gunship.
    
    Gunship - 
     We need a new item.  We're going to Elysia for it.  Select Elysia, then 
     Landing Site A.
    
    =========================================
    5L. Does Whatever a Samus Can (SkyTown) =
    =========================================
    
    Missiles: 130
    Energy Tanks: 9
    Ship Missiles: 6
    Energy Cells: 4
    
    If you've looked at the map, you know there's one area on Elysia that 
    still evades you.  We're going back to get there.
    
    ===SkyTown, Elysia===
    
    Landing Site A -
     Okay, first let's go to the Spire Dock.
    
    Spire Dock -
     Well, naturally, that big thing isn't here, anymore.  There are some 
     cannons, though, but they only shoot between this side and the Junction.  
    
    Junction - 
     The exit you want to take is the south exit, the one with the Chozo 
     sculpture over it.
    
    Zipline Station Charlie -
     Use the Grapple Voltage to give energy to this lock (push Up on the Control 
     Stick while grappled), then hop on the zipline.  All you have to deal with 
     is a few doors, until you reach the middle and it breaks.  Oh well.  You 
     can still reach the opposite side with a Screw Attack, so do so.
    
    Powerworks Access -
     Use Grapple Voltage to remove this shield, then roll forward.
    
    Powerworks - New Scan: "Defeat", Spider Ball Track
     Seeker Blast the locks to enter.  At the bottom here, you need to replace 
     that big gear.  Hop onto the ledge so you can get a good angle, then Grapple 
     it to toss it into the air, then hit it with a Missile to knock it back into 
     place.  Take the Spider Ball.  Now, drop down the holes to the bottom, then 
     roll up and use the Spider Ball to crawl along the tracks.  Watch out for 
     bots and flame jets.  If you wish to go down to another track, just let go 
     and reattach.  If you wish to jump up to an upper track, use a Bomb to 
     propel yourself.  Roll down, then to the left, then back up.  Once you 
     reach the top, there's another path on the opposite wall that leads back 
     out.  Use the Boost Ball to jump across the path when it stops and follow it 
     around to a MISSILE EXPANSION, then go back.  Now, at the end of this little 
     tunnel, you crawl up and Boost across to reach a tunnel that takes you back 
     to the beginning.
    
    Powerworks Access -
     Head back outside.
    
    Zipline Station Charlie -
     The zipline's still broken, so Screw Attack back to that platform off to the 
     right, then climb the track on it.  Use the Boost, etc. to move along the 
     track.  It's pretty straightforward.  Make sure you don't boost across when 
     there are electric beams in your path.  About halfway, you'll see an ENERGY 
     TANK above you, use a double jump to get up there, then roll around and 
     drop to it.  Continue to the right until you reach the very end, then 
     Screw Attack to the Junction door.
    
    Junction -
     Now that we have our new toy, we COULD go back to the Pirate Homeworld, but 
     let's stay here for a bit and get some more stuff, shall we?  Head out the 
     west exit.
    
    Skybridge Hera -
     Cross over using the Spinner cannon.
    
    Maintenance Shaft GP - 
     Cross to the other side.
    
    Construction Bay - New Scan: Phaazoid, Red Phaazoid, "Phazon"
     That's not the sun over there, that's a living ball of Phazon which is 
     pretty aggressive.  Blast it with Hyper Beams to split it into two, then 
     keep blasting until it's all dead.  Sometimes, one of the pieces will be a 
     Red Phaazoid.  Those take a LOT more hits, but give up a Gold Credit when 
     defeated.  Anyway, the reason you're here.  Near the entrance is a purple 
     panel that needs Grapple Voltage, so fire it up to activate a ball lift.  
     Ride it up.  From the platform up here, you can Screw Attack over to the 
     top of that big tube thing across the way.  Do so to grab a MISSILE 
     EXPANSION (and a Databot).  Screw Attack back and enter the door up here.  
     Go through the next room to...
    
    Ballista Storage -
     Ride down to find that someone else has moved in to this room.  To easily 
     beat the Steamlord, pull up your X-Ray Visor and you can easily track his 
     movements.  Blast him quickly to finish the fight.  Use Grapple Voltage on 
     the nearby panels to open up a panel with an ENERGY CELL behind it.  Now, 
     we can leave this area and go back to...
    
    Junction -
     Now, let's take the north exit.
    
    Hoverplat Docking Site - New Scan: "Invader"
     You can cross this wide expanse.  Screw Attack to the nearest platform, 
     then the next one.  Once you reach the middle structure, destroy the 
     Phaazoid, then climb the track.  This track will take you around to a 
     SHIP MISSILE EXPANSION.  At the end is the Databot.  Now, keep Screw 
     Attacking to the platforms and the other end of this expanse.
    
    Barracks Lift -
     Head into the next room down here.
    
    Steambot Barracks -
     Boost up the Half-pipe and walk past the lift to the tunnel.  Near the end, 
     use the Spider Track to reach a MISSILE EXPANSION (if you fall past it, 
     just double jump up.  Okay, now it's time to leave SkyTown (for good, for 
     this section).  It really doesn't matter which way you go to leave.  They're 
     both about the same distance and/or cause the same amount of grief, so 
     just pick a Landing Site and call in the Ship.
    
    Gunship -
     Select the Pirate Homeworld, then Pirate Research.
    
    ===================================
    5M. Going Nova (Pirate Homeworld) =
    ===================================
    
    Missiles: 145
    Energy Tanks: 10
    Ship Missiles: 7
    Energy Cells: 5
    
    The Federation is ready for its assault.  You just need to bring down the 
    shields, and to do that, we're going to need one more awesome weapon.
    
    ===Pirate Research===
    
    Landing Site Alpha -
     We need to go back to the Craneyard.  Let's go by way of the Scrapvault 
     Lift.  Ride it up to the Scrapvault, then to the...
    
    Scrapworks -
     Use the Spider Track on your left to reach the Half-pipe, then ride up the 
     left side and attach to the track.  Drop onto the small platform, hop to 
     the one to the right, then double jump up to the SHIP MISSILE EXPANSION.  
     Now, we can leave the area, go back to the Scrapvault, then step on it 
     all the way to...
    
    Craneyard - New Scan: Assault Aerotrooper
     Now, you can ride the Spider Track up to the rest of the room.  You'll 
     end up in a capsule, from which you can hop to a tunnel leading to the 
     center of the room.  There are two Spinners here, and you need to use them 
     to rotate the tower so you can access the suit.  First, spin the right-hand 
     Spinner until you find a track that matches with the lower one.  Ride up the 
     tunnel to the right to find a MISSILE EXPANSION.  Now, go back down.  Rotate 
     the left-hand spinner until the next track comes along, then rotate the 
     right-hand spinner until the track that matches with it comes.  Ride up the 
     tunnel to the left to the end.  Hit the hand scanner and your prize will 
     just be brought right to you.  Take the Hazard Shield.  Your shoulders 
     now look cooler, but the Pirates are jealous.  A few Ass.Aeros will attack, 
     so defend yourself.   Once they're trash, hit the hand scanner to release a 
     few more Pirates.  Waste them and you can now go to the doors of this 
     room.  Head back to Metroid Processing.
    
    *** HAZARD SHIELD ACQUIRED ***
    
    Metroid Processing -
     Take the opposite door to...
    
    Creche Transit - New Scan: "Taking Valhalla"
     If you followed the walkthrough, we already got the expansion here.  
     Anyway, jump up to the Grab Ledge, then blast the Phazon wall with a Hyper 
     Missile.
    
    Metroid Creche - New Scan: (Boss)
     The far cell has an active Spinner, so roll into it and keep spinning to 
     be tossed up to the Bomb Slot.  Blast it to activate the next Spinner.  
     Do the same there, and this will release the boss.
    
    BOSS: METROID HATCHER
     This odd entity likes to spin at you and poke you with its tentacles, and 
     that's about all it does for direct attacks.  Target it and fire multiple 
     regular shots at its tentacles.  Once all four are retracted, charge up a 
     blast and wait for its mouth to open (purple vapor spits out).  Nail the 
     mouth with the charged blast to stun it.  If you miss, it'll release a 
     Phazon Metroid, then fly to another spot to spit out another, where you'll 
     get another chance to shoot it.  Eventually, it'll stick his tentacles out 
     again, and you'll have to start over (after dealing with the Metroids).  
     Anyway, once it's stunned, Grapple one of its tentacles to pull it off.  
     You'll need to do this for all four tentacles to kill it.  As the tentacles 
     come off, it'll start moving faster, and will release more Phazon Metroids 
     if you let it.
    
     With it dead, you're free to use the last Spinner to launch yourself into 
     a tube.  Once you regain control, don't roll all the way to the end, but 
     watch for a Spider Track to come in range.  Follow the track using Boosts 
     all the way around to another tunnel with an ENERGY TANK at the end.  Now, 
     go back to the Spinner and use the tunnel again, this time rolling all the 
     way to the end to a Bomb Slot, which will move some panels, uncovering 
     Wall Jump Surface to jump up to the door.
    
    Transit Station 3-A -
     There's a Save Station in the room just off here.  Activate the tram and 
     hop on.
    
    ===Pirate Command===
    
    Transit Station 3-B -
     Hop off the tram and leave.  Hey, notice that music?  It's originally from 
     Super Metroid, in Pirate-controlled areas on Crateria.  Yup.
    
    Lift Hub -
     Hop in the Bomb Slot and use it to rotate the room, then use the lift to 
     go down to the first floor.  Grapple Voltage the purple thing to open the 
     lift.  Step in, then out again, because it'll drop a bit.  Blast the 
     hanging cable, then jump across to the MISSILE EXPANSION.  Now, go back 
     into the lift, and go back to the third floor.  Leave by the orange 
     door.
    
    Command Courtyard - New Scan: "Disaster at Elysia"
     We've got Pirates.  Three Ass.Troopers.  Okay, forward is the way to go, 
     right now, but first, let's head into that little tunnel on the right again. 
    
    Flux Control -
     Watch out, because there are beams here now that set off the alarm, as well 
     as Crawltanks.  Anyway, at the end of the room, Grapple the hatch to the 
     other side and roll in.  Roll up the Spider Track in the center to find a
     MISSILE EXPANSION.  Continue rolling up to the top.  Activate the Grapple 
     Voltage to remove the shield and start up a lift, but you don't need to 
     go down or anything, just go back to the entry and roll back.
    
    Command Courtyard -
     Use the Grapple Voltage to remove the field, and proceed through the door 
     behind.
    
    Courtyard Passage - New Scan: Scritter
     These vents here are just to make sure you didn't cheat and not get the 
     Hazard Shield, because they'll tear right through you.  Move on.
    
    Skyway Access - New Scan: "Purification"
     Walk forward.  Oops.  Yeah, you did that.  Two Commandos will show up, 
     then four Crawltanks, then two more Crawltanks.  The hole one of them 
     busted out of is low enough for you to access, so use it to leave.
    
    Defense Access -
     Aw, man.  Back here?  Remove the Grapple Voltage panel if you wish, but 
     your real target is the Track behind you.  Roll up it to the top.
    
    Transit Station 4-A -
     Call the tram and ride off.
    
    ===Pirate Mines===
    
    Transit Station 4-B -
     There's a Save Station here.  I'd use it.  Leave by the far door.
    
    Phazon Quarry -
     Two Ass.Troopers and two Commandoes, here.  Activate the terminal at the 
     far end to bring in a drill.  Push each of the two green brackets to drill 
     away at the rock.  One will reveal a MISSILE EXPANSION.  The other will 
     reveal the way out.  Boost up to it.
    
    Mine Lift - New Scan: "Vanguard"
     Time for some fun with dropping elevators.  Rip the fixture off the lift 
     shaft, then hop on top of the lift.  Roll up the track, then to either of 
     the two sides.  Activate the Spinner at the very end of both sides to drop 
     the lift and SMASH.  Drop down and leave.
    
    Phazon Harvesting - New Scan: Phazon Harvester Drone
     Okay.  That big thing shooting the giant laser?  You can't destroy it.  
     Best thing you can do is stun it (red electricity around him), so do that, 
     then start running.  When you get to the other side, stun him again and 
     run.  Keep doing so all the way up this walkway to the end.
    
    Drill Shaft 1 - New Scan: "Victory and Loss"
     Shoot down the Drones, then wait until the beam is NOT firing to cross.  
     Do the same for the other beam.
     
    Main Cavern -
     Well, there's what you came here for.  Go around the enclosure to the hand 
     scanner and hit it to activate the lift.  Ride down to the drill chamber.
    
    DRILL BATTLE:
     Pirates will pop out of the hatches, but your main concern should be the 
     drill.  Here's how it works.  Green means it's drilling.  Purple means it's 
     sucking.  Instead of just wasting the Pirates like normal, instead destroy 
     all but one.  Wait for the sucking cycle to start, then pull back so you 
     don't get sucked in yourself, but blast the Pirate left over so he DOES.  
     He'll fly into the beam, and four red lights will appear at the very top 
     of the drill.  Blast one to start the whole thing again.  Obviously, you 
     need to destroy all four red lights to finish this.  The only thing that 
     gets harder about it is that they start throwing out more Commandoes instead 
     of Ass.Troopers, so you'll probably need to go hyper a few times to clear 
     the room.  Also, don't be afraid to hide behind the pillar cover while 
     waiting.
    
     Once all four red lights are down, the drill is busticated.  Take your 
     prize in your hot little hands.  Now, bring up the X-Ray Visor, look at the
     Phazite door, and blast the two yellow circles.  Now, use the X-Ray 
     Terminal to open the door, then ride up the lift.  Now, open the Phazite 
     door in front of you the same way, then proceed through the blue door.
    
    *** NOVA BEAM ACQUIRED ***
    
    Drill Shaft 2 -
     Bring up the X-Ray Visor and fire at the ball amidst the drill to remove 
     it from the shaft.  Hop down and leave by the green door.
    
    Phazon Quarry - 
     Walk on over to the ENERGY CELL and take it.  You can now back down to the 
     main part of this room, but why would you want to?  Go back through the 
     green door.
    
    Drill Shaft 2 - 
     Climb up using the Grab Ledge and leave.
    
    Main Cavern -
     Head to the green door.
    
    Phazon Mine Entry - New Scan: "Bryyo Falls"
     X-Ray through the Phazite and shoot all four locks to open the door.  Take 
     the MISSILE EXPANSION and watch out for the Metroid.  Repeated Nova shots 
     actually make it a little easier than Ice Missiles, so you might want to 
     do that.
    
    Landing Site Charlie -
     Look at this.  Rubble all over the place.  Clear the platform and call in 
     your ship.  Now that we've got the best weapons, it's time to clean house.
    
    Gunship -
     Select the Research Facility.
    
    =====================================
    5N. Collection Agency (All Planets) =
    =====================================
    
    Missiles: 170
    Energy Tanks: 11
    Ship Missiles: 8
    Energy Cells: 6
    
    Sure, the GF may be chomping at the bit to attack, but let's let them cool 
    their heels for a moment, because it's time to get all the other expansions 
    we've been missing.  A lot of this stuff you could have picked up hours ago, 
    but most of it is stuff you aren't going to need until now, anyway.
    
    ===Pirate Research===
    
    Landing Site Alpha -
     Head up the Scrapvault lift, then through the Scrapvault to...
    
    Processing Access -
     Shoot through both Phazite plates with the Nova Beam, then Wall Jump up 
     the surfaces to reach a shield.  Blast it with three Missiles and take the 
     SHIP MISSILE EXPANSION.  Well, that's it for the Pirate Homeworld.  Head 
     back to your ship.
    
    Gunship -
     Select Norion, then Docking Hub Alpha. 
    
    ===Norion===
    
    Docking Hub Alpha -
     Look behind your ship, then follow a little path to a Grapple Point.  Swing 
     across and grab the MISSILE EXPANSION.  Now, head inside, and through the 
     facility.
    
    Cargo Hub -
     Head south through the door.
    
    Maintenance Station -
     Blast the White Blast Shield, and collect the MISSILE EXPANSION.  Now, go 
     back.
    
    Cargo Hub -
     Go over to the west side and weld the panel so you can open the door.
    
    Substation West -
     Enter the little ball tunnel on the outer edge.  Avoid the moving panels 
     and roll over to the MISSILE EXPANSION, then head further west.
    
    Conduit B - New Scan: Liquid Phazon
     Follow this passage, blasting the Liquid Phazon and Grubs as they appear.  
     On the lower floor, hang a left at the sign "Data Storage".
    
    Data Storage - New Scans: "Planet Bryyo", "SkyTown"
     Scan the Lores here if you wish.  The Olympus-Class Battleship Lore is also 
     here if you missed your chance.
    
    Conduit B -
     Continue west to the end.
    
    Cargo Dock B - New Scan: Hopping Metroid, Multi-Lock Blast Shield, "Planet 
      Norion"
     These little fellas should look familiar if you played the original Metroid 
     Prime.  Blast them with Ice Missiles to freeze them, then shatter them.  
     You can even use Seekers to take on a few at once.  Once all are wasted (and 
     there are quite a few), the mass of Phazon at the end of the room will 
     disappear.  Destroy the Liquid Phazon that's left behind, then blast the 
     five locks with a Seeker blast to open the door.  To get the Lore, you 
     can call in your ship to the room, then jump on top of it to get to the 
     upper platform.
    
    Generator B Access -
     You may be wondering what the point of the security gates is.  I don't 
     really know myself, but I think it's to imply that this is how Rundas got 
     through last time, since he can't roll up into a ball and use the nearby 
     tunnel.
    
    Generator B -
     Step forward to face a Metroid Hatcher.  If you were smart and came here 
     with the Nova Beam, all you have to do is pull up your X-Ray Visor, target 
     the glowing heart, and fire to destroy the Hatcher very quickly.  Roll into 
     the tunnel that's uncovered to reach the ENERGY CELL at the end.  Now, 
     head back outside to...
    
    Cargo Dock B -
     Call in your ship.
    
    Gunship -
     Select Cargo Dock A.
    
    Cargo Dock A -
     In the southwest corner of the landing platform, you should be able to see 
     a Spider Track going up.  Ride it up and go through the simple tunnel to 
     reach a MISSILE EXPANSION.  Okay.  Norion's done.  Hop in your ship.
    
    Gunship -
     Select Bryyo, then Cliffside Airdock.
    
    ===Bryyo===
    
    Cliffside Airdock -
     Head forward until you reach...
    
    Gateway -
     Head up to the western structure, then into the ball tunnel.  Roll to the 
     right.  Melt the ice over the tunnel, then proceed through to a MISSILE 
     EXPANSION.  Proceed to the Theseus and then to...
    
    Falls of Fire - 
     Drop down using the Golem.  Before you leave, though, use the Wall Jump 
     Surface to ascend to a MISSILE EXPANSION.  Go to the next room.
    
    Hidden Court -
     Hop up on the platform on the east wall.  The game wants you to lower another 
     platform, but you can pretty easily make it up to the north ledge with a 
     Screw Attack.  Go through the orange door.
    
    Hidden Court Hall - New Scan: "Salvation"
     Blast the Hoppers, then roll into the tunnel, then blast more Hoppers.
    
    Fuel Gel Pool -
     Target the big golem piece in the Gel and use the Gunship Grapple on it.  
     You'll be putting this back down elsewhere.  Now, drop down into the Gel 
     and move forward to find a cavern with a MISSILE EXPANSION.  Go back out, 
     then start freezing the streams of Gel.  Climb up them to the top to find 
     another MISSILE EXPANSION.  Now, you may leave and go back to...
    
    Hidden Court -
     From up here, you should be able to hop over to the Half-Pipe.  Boost up the 
     right side to find a MISSILE EXPANSION.  Now, drop down and leave through 
     the very bottom door.  Continue until you reach...
    
    Hangar Bay -
     Leave by the orange door.
    
    Hangar Bay Hall -
     Blast the Hoppers and leave by the far door.
    
    Hall of the Golems - New Scans: Fargul Hatcher, Fargul Wasp, "Victory"
     We'll tear this place apart shortly, but not just yet.  Go to the Golem 
     on the far wall (with the metal on its tummy), then melt it, and blast its 
     Bomb Slot.  This will allow you access to the next door.
    
    Colossus Vista - New Scan: "Decline"
     See that really big Golem back there?  Drop the head you've been carrying 
     with your Gunship on it.  It will open the way to a SHIP MISSILE EXPANSION, 
     and another door.  Go through that door.
    
    Machineworks Bridge -
     Hop in the Spinner and operate it and rotate the bars, then go to the 
     center of the room.  Wait for the Wall Jump Surfaces to get close, then 
     begin climbing up to get the ENERGY TANK at the top.  This is as far as you 
     can get from this side, so let's go back to...
    
    Hall of the Golems -
     The Fargul and its bugs can be a serious pain in the butt in this room, so 
     hop up, go hyper, and blast him square in the mouth as soon as he opens it 
     to destroy him quickly.  Now, go to the Golem with purple on it and use 
     Grapple Voltage to get it working.  Use the Bomb Slot and it will charge 
     up the Spider Track on the wall.  Roll along the Track, avoiding currents, 
     bomb jumping, dropping, and Boosting as necessary.  Near the end, you'll 
     have to do a Double Bomb Jump to reach a track above you.  At the end is a 
     MISSILE EXPANSION.  Lastly, the golem with the white shield on it.  Blast it 
     with an Ice Missile, then activate it so it freezes the Gel-fall.  Climb 
     up the falls to the door at the top.
    
    Burrow - New Scan: "Struggle of Exiles"
     Roll into the tunnel, then bomb the crystal at the end.  Drop down, and 
     roll to the left, across the Gel.  Hop up to the area with the plants.  The 
     leaves on them retract after a bit, so hurry across, then bomb the next 
     crystal at the top.  Hop back up to the top, and bomb a crystal to the left, 
     which will allow you to drop down to an area with a Pillbug and a MISSILE 
     EXPANSION you'll need to double jump to.  Bomb the rest of the crystals in 
     here to clear a path out to the right.
    
    Hidden Court -
     Shoot the locks on this gate to lower it.  Now, make your way back to your 
     ship.  It's time for a roundabout means to get an Energy Cell.
    
    Gunship -
     Select Thorn Jungle Airdock.
    
    Thorn Jungle Airdock -
     Make your way to the Ancient Courtyard.
    
    Ancient Courtyard -
     The place is crawling with Phaazoids, so watch out.  Roll up the Half-Pipe 
     in this room to get a MISSILE EXPANSION.  It's now time to take a rather long 
     walk to...
    
    North Jungle Court -
     Told you it was long.  Use the Gunship Grapple on the big battery in the 
     room, then go to where the battery was to find a tunnel leading to a door.
    
    Machineworks Bridge -
     Ah, remember this place?  Activate the Spinner so you can cross.  Now, 
     that you've completed this rather roundabout bridge, head back to...
    
    Hidden Court -
     Drop the battery in the mechanism, here, then climb up using the platforms 
     and the Half-pipe to find an ENERGY CELL in a top corner.  Now, go back to 
     the nearest landing pad, then to your Gunship.
    
    Gunship -
     Select the Fiery Airdock
    
    ===Bryyo Fire===
    
    Fiery Airdock -
     Now, make your way to...
    
    Warp Site Alpha -
     Warp to...
    
    ===Bryyo Ice===
    
    Warp Site Bravo -
     Make your way to...
    
    Tower -
     Use the Spider Ball on the Track near the lower entrance.  Now, this is a 
     rather long run that will require bomb-jumping, Boosting, and dropping, but 
     the trail is pretty obvious, and there's an ENERGY TANK at the end.  Now, 
     leave this area and return to...
    
    ===Bryyo Fire===
    
    Warp Site Alpha -
     Time for a bit of a walk to...
    
    Temple of Bryyo -
     From one end to the other, eh?  The only reason we did this second is 
     because you can take the shortcut back.  Take out the Warp Hounds and 
     Reptilicus, then go to the area with the Phazite plating and blast the 
     buttons to open a grating down to the Gel.  Roll into the Gel and make your 
     way around this pool to the MISSILE EXPANSION at the end.  We're finally 
     done on Bryyo, so return to your Gunship.
    
    Gunship -
     Select Elysia, then Landing Site B (out in Eastern SkyTown).
    
    ===Eastern SkyTown, Elysia===
    
    Landing Site B -
     Your destination is now the Chozo Observatory.  Go through the Turbine 
     Chamber, and through the Gearworks.  Should be pretty straightforward.
    
    Chozo Observatory - New "Scans": Planet Aether, Planet Tallon IV
     Blast the Phaazoid, then take a look through the small Phazite panel on the 
     projector.  Blast through it with the Nova Beam, then hit the hand scanner.  
     This will give you expansion info on the Pirate Homeworld.  Also, use the 
     Spider Ball to go into all the little tunnels here and activate the rest of 
     the Bomb Slots.  You'll get info on SkyTown, and two new "scans".  Now, head 
     out the blue door at the same level as the projector (back towards the 
     Concourse) and proceed to...
    
    Concourse Ventilation -
     Take out the Phaazoids here, then roll up the Spider Track to reach a 
     MISSILE EXPANSION.  You're done on SkyTown, now.  In fact, you're done 
     just about everywhere, with all this backtracking.  Head to your 
     Gunship in whichever direction you like best, either by going back to 
     Landing Site B, or forward to the west SkyTown and Landing Site A.
    
    Gunship -
     Now, select that little star below Bryyo (the Gaflar System), then the 
     G.F.S. Valhalla!
    
    =====================================
    5O. Twisted Wreckage (GFS Valhalla) =
    =====================================
    
    Missiles: 240
    Energy Tanks: 13
    Ship Missiles: 10
    Energy Cells: 8
    
    Finally, it's time to follow the objective given to you so long ago, because 
    we're now ready to fully explore this wreck and discover what happened and 
    why.
    
    ===G.F.S. Valhalla===
    
    Docking Bay 5 -
     Well, it's a fixer-upper, that's for sure.  Take the ENERGY CELL near the 
     crashed fighter.  You should have all nine, now, and this is the place 
     where you need to use them.  Also, inside the ship in several locations are
     terminals that tell you exactly where to find each Cell.  This is info that 
     would have been useful if you came here much earlier, but we didn't bother.  
     Place a Cell into the slot next to the bay doors, then hit the hand scanner 
     to open it up.
    
    Hangar A Access - New Scans: Miniroid, Phazon Shriekbat
     Watch for the bad guys in this room.  Grapple across, then activate the hand 
     scanner near the far door.
    
    Repair Bay -
     Destroy the Phazon Metroids.  With the Nova Beam, you can use the X-Ray 
     Visor to target their nuclei for a quick kill.  Also, be careful blasting 
     crates in this area, as they could release Liquid Phazon.  Head through the 
     door at the back right of the ground floor.
    
    Stairwell - New Scan: Phaz-Ing, "Tallon IV Incident"
     Melt the metal in front of the two Cell Stations and put Cells in each.  
     This raises the ramp and releases three Phaz-Ing.  Use the Grapple on their 
     physical forms, then proceed up the ramp.  Head around the room and 
     through the door.
    
    Weapons Cache -
     Grab the MISSILE EXPANSION.  Now, let's return to...
    
    Repair Bay -
     Climb up the ramps, starting in the northwest, then circling around 
     clockwise.  Time your jump to avoid arcing electric current, then head 
     through the door in the northwest corner.
    
    Security Station -
     More Phaz-Ing in this room.  Shatter the broken glass, go through, then 
     Bomb the next broken glass and roll through.
    
    Security Access -
     Turn right and head through the door at the end.
    
    MedLab Alpha - New Scan: Phazon Hopper
     Blast the debris at the far end with Missiles.  Once it's all gone, three 
     Phazon Hoppers will drop in.  I suggest just going hyper, because they 
     probably will at some point, and they take a lot of hits, otherwise.  Once 
     the room is clear, Grapple the panel covering the tunnel and roll in to 
     find a MISSILE EXPANSION.  Now, leave the room.
    
    Security Access -
     Deal with some more Phazon Hoppers, then go to the opposite door.
    
    Auxiliary Lift -
     Grapple the panel on the back wall, then insert another Cell.  Ride the 
     lift up.  Before you go, roll into the tunnel on the back wall.  Inside, 
     ride the ball lifts down to the left to find the final MISSILE EXPANSION, 
     then go back up by moving clockwise around the room using ball lifts.
    
    Port Observation Deck -
     Roll through the small hole in the debris, then open the door.  Don't 
     worry about the air sucking.  It only affects you while a door's open.  
     Use the X-Ray/Nova combo to blast the five Phazon Metroids, then use a 
     Seeker Blast on the door, and go through the door behind it.
    
    Xenoresearch Lab -
     Go around the outside and blast the weakened metal panel with a Missile.  
     Destroy the Atomic and several Phazon Hoppers.  One of the generators needs 
     a push, so rip the two panels off with the Grapple, then insert your last 
     two Cells.  Roll into the hole they open up and get after that expansion.  
    
    Ventilation Shaft -
     Make your way along the shaft.  It's easy enough.
    
    MedLab Aplha -
     The final SHIP MISSILE EXPANSION will get hung up here, so grab it.  Bomb 
     the box to keep moving down the shaft, which will run through to...
    
    Security Access -
     Basically a bit of a shortcut back.  Now, return to...
    
    Port Observation Deck -
     Use a Cell on the door to your right and go through.
    
    Junction A - New Scan: Galactic Federation Green Door
     Destroy the Phaz-Ing and go through the blue door to the right.
    
    Munitions Locker -
     Take the final ENERGY TANK and leave.
    
    Junction A - 
     Now, you can go through the green door.
    
    Aurora Access -
     Take care of the Liquid Phazon and go through the next door.
    
    Aurora Chamber -
     Ouch, what a mess.  You can't use the Cell Stations just yet.  First, 
     head up the ramp to the corner platform.  You should be able to see the 
     control mechanism above the Stations through the hole in the wall.  Blast it 
     to release them, then put Cells in each spot.  This will release a Metroid 
     Hatcher.  Remember, bring up the X-Ray Visor and fire at its heart to 
     drop it in a jiffy.  Now, head up the ramps to the lift, then across to 
     the far door.
    
    Control Room Access -
     Blast the Phazon Metroids and move on.
    
    Control Room - New Scan: "Anhur Incident"
     This is the important room, in here.  If you wish, you can look at the 
     nearby datapad and punch the code into the console to hear the AU's last 
     message before being captured, but your real objective is the Boarding Pod 
     fused to the room.  Restore power using Grapple Voltage, then use the X-Ray 
     Visor to punch in the code on the terminal.  This will allow you to access 
     the final area of the game, later on.  Now, it's time to backtrack.  Go 
     all the way back to your Gunship.
    
    *** PIRATE CODE ACQUIRED ***
    
    Gunship -
     Select Pirate Homeworld, then the Command Center.
    
    =================================
    5P. Seedless (Pirate Homeworld) =
    =================================
    
    Missiles: 255
    Energy Tanks: 14
    Ship Missiles: 11
    Energy Cells: 9
    
    All right.  You've got almost every single item, now.  Time to open a can on 
    these Pirate scum and destroy the last Seed.
    
    ===Pirate Command===
    
    Landing Site Bravo -
     Make your way up the lift, then get off at the second floor and go to...
    
    Defense Access -
     Using the X-Ray/Nova combo, open the Phazite wall and go through the 
     green door.
    
    Command Station -
     Okay, you need to climb this tower.  Blast the Ass.Troopers and Turrets that 
     get in your way to the top.  Once you can't climb any higher, use the X-Ray 
     Terminal.  This will open three spots which you need to blast through 
     Phazite, as well as summon Commandoes.  Want a fun tip?  Commandoes have 
     Phazite armor.  This means that you can blast through it with the Nova Beam.  
     Bring up the X-Ray Visor and target their heads to blow them away nice and 
     quick.  You also need the X-Ray to see through the Phazite, which shows 
     three balls bouncing around each wall.  Blast the balls to remove part of 
     the blockage on the Bomb Slot.  Take care of all three walls and you can 
     use the Bomb Slot to shut down the defenses, like, all over the planet.  
     The Feds will move in.  Hooray for orbital bombardment, eh?  Drop down 
     and leave by the green door.  On the way, Dane will get on the horn with 
     you.  Follow his instructions and go to...
    
    Skyway Access - New Scan: Demolition Trooper
     Dane drops in and says good job and stuff.  Now, it's crunch time.  In this 
     next area, you have 12 Demo Troopers, and you need to protect at least 
     four until the end.  Basically, the way to protect them is shoot the Pirates 
     before they shoot the troops.  Ready?  Talk to the Demo Trooper in front of 
     the door.
    
    Transit Station 1104 -
     Grapple Voltage the console here and you'll start the party.  Hop up and 
     to the right.  You'll start with a Trooper right on your right.  Waste him, 
     then go through the door.
    
    Transit Station 0203 -
     A Trooper and an Arm.Trooper are right above you.  Once they're dead, the 
     tram finishes passing, but the door is closed.  Another Trooper + Arm.Trooper 
     will appear on the ledge across the gap, and two Arm.Aeros will pop over 
     the wall.  Use Seekers to take down the two Aeros quickly, and watch out 
     for crash landings, because they can kill your Demos, too.  Once they're all 
     trash, the door opens.  Watch out for the incoming tram.  On the other side, 
     blast the Trooper, Arm.Trooper, and Ass.Trooper, then go up the ramps 
     (where the Demos are going), and follow them to the door.
    
    Transit Tunnel P68 -
     Shoot down the Crawltanks, then the Turret, then the Arm.Trooper and open 
     the door.
    
    Transit Station 0204 -
     Blast the two Adv.Troopers, then go through the opening door and take out 
     the Arm.Shield Trooper.  After he's dead, look up and find the Arm.Trooper, 
     then the area in front of you will blow up to reveal two Adv.Shield 
     Troopers, and two Ass.Troopers behind them.  After them, one more Trooper 
     in front of the door.
    
    Transit Tunnel P69 -
     Watch out for Jumpmines.  Near the end, you'll find a couple of Arm.Troopers.
    
    Transit Station 0205 -
     Blast the two Ass.Shield Troopers, then get back when the door blows and 
     take out the Berserker Knight behind it.  Behind him are an Arm.Trooper and 
     an Adv.Trooper.  Once they're gone, three Commandoes are summoned.  Pull up 
     the X-Ray and blast their noggins.  Once all of them are dead, the mission 
     to protect the Demo Troopers is offically complete.  Watch as they bust down 
     the blockages on the door, then use the nearby hand scanner to open it.
    
    Transit Tunnel P70 - New Scan: "Mistress Gandrayda"
     If you wish, hop into the Phazon to heal up, then hit the hand scanner 
     nearby to open the door.
    
    Transit Station Leviathan - New Scan: (Boss)
     Hop up to the Grab Ledge and you'll start this fight.
    
    BOSS: PIRATE COMMANDER
     Yup.  He's the guy in the red phazon suit.  He'll summon Commandoes for 
     support, but an X-Ray/Nova combo will destroy them quick enough.  As for 
     him, he's pretty much just a really resilient Pirate.  He uses a 
     teleportation device to move around the field, has the usual energy gun 
     and scythe, and can go hyper, too.  When he goes hyper, your X-Ray won't 
     work, so concentrate with hyper fire on him when that happens and ignore 
     the Commandoes.  He's almost finished when you blast the armor off him.  
     Just a few more hyper shots to finish.
    
     Now, you can access the Grab Ledge again.  Use the lever to open the 
     place up and fire your Ship's missiles on the big door.  This will also 
     automatically land it, so hop on, and ride into the Seed.
    
    ===Pirate Homeworld Seed===
    
    Landing Site Delta -
     Jump up the platforms and go through the door.
    
    Core Access -
     Use the X-Ray Visor to find the weak points on the tentacles to make them 
     retract and let you through.
    
    Pirate Homeworld Leviathan Core - New Scan: (Boss)
     Ready for this?
    
    BIG BOSS: OMEGA RIDLEY
     Your nemesis returns for one last battle, fully powered with Phazon.  He 
     has a lot of attacks: breath weapons that spit constant streams or single 
     bubbles of plasma and shockwaves when he lands hard.  Dodge these attacks, 
     then wait for him to roar so you can nail him in the mouth with a charged 
     blast.  He'll rear up, exposing his chest.  Grapple the armor off him, then 
     go hyper and blast his exposed belly.  After draining a third of his 
     health, he'll create new armor on his chest.  He has new attacks in this 
     form: a dash when he spreads his wings, a combination plasma stream/tail 
     whip, and forming two energy balls in his hands to use as weapons.  When 
     he makes those energy balls, blast both to stun him good.  At that point, 
     pull up your X-Ray and start pounding on the lit-up joints in his armor.  
     Once both joints are off, his chest is completely exposed, and he'll switch 
     tactics once again.  He'll start flying off through the holes in the side, 
     to come back elsewhere.  Watch the radar in the upper-left corner to see 
     where he'll come from, then dodge to avoid his bombs.  Once he lands, 
     he'll start dashing and tail-whipping.  Hit him whenever he opens is mouth 
     to make him stand up, exposing his chest to Phazon fire.  Keep pounding 
     him with Hyper Beams and eventually he'll give up the ghost.
    
     Take the Hyper Grapple.  To use it, attach to those growths, then push Up 
     to feed energy to overload them.  The core will then come down, yadda yadda, 
     push A.
    
    *** HYPER GRAPPLE ACQUIRED ***
    
    Gunship -
     You'll get a message from your friend, AU 242, who will tell you you need 
     to go to the source of all Phazon, Phaaze.  To do this, you need to warp 
     through a wormhole.  Get down to the surface, via the Command Center.
    
    ====================================
    5Q. The End of All Things (Phaaze) =
    ====================================
    
    As the title says, this is it.  You've been dealing with this glowing blue 
    stuff for three games, and it's time to say goodbye, in spectacular fashion.
    
    ===Pirate Command===
    
    Landing Site Beta -
     Make your way to the Command Station, once again.
    
    Command Station -
     Go to the growth nearby and use the Hyper Grapple on it.  Go through the 
     door beyond.
    
    Transit Station 2-A -
     Call a tram, then ride it.
    
    Transit Station 2-B -
     Head up to the door.
    
    Leviathan Access Portal - 
     Bomb the grating on the back wall and roll through.  Use Grapple Voltage to 
     remove the shield.  Step into the teleporter.
    
    Leviathan -
     Step up to the terminal to upload the Pirate Code into the Leviathan to 
     gain control.  Now, head back through the portal and to your Gunship.
    
    Gunship -
     Once you do this, there is no going back.  If you're prepared, select 
     Phaaze.  Watch the long cutscene.
    
    ===Phaaze===
    
    Landing Site - New Scan: Phaaze Door
     Well, this is it.  You can't even get back on your Gunship anymore, because 
     you're too corrupted.  Like the game explained, that gold bar at the top 
     is your corruption level.  If it fills, you're dead.  It fills when you get 
     hurt and with time.  To reduce it, pick up free-floating Phazon or use the 
     Hyper Grapple on the Phaz-Ing enemies.  That actually works pretty well.  
     Anyway, head up and through the door.
    
    Entry Canyon - New Scan: Jelsac
     Blast the Phazon Hoppers that show up in this room, then Hyper Grapple 
     the growth at the end, then drop down.
    
    Cavern Alpha - New Scan: Black Phazon Crystal
     Roll up into the Morph Ball to get under these tendrils.  Watch out for 
     the Phaz-Ing, then climb up the ledges and blow away the big purple growth 
     with a Missile.  Hop across the platforms until you reach the next door.
    
    Cavern Beta Access - New Scan: Phazon Puffer
     Roll into the tunnel, then use the Hyper Ball to get rid of all the red 
     growths so you can open the way forward.  Blast the Puffer at the end and 
     move on.
    
    Cavern Beta -
     Hop across the ledges, avoiding Jelsacs.  Blast the purple Phazon with a 
     Missile, then Screw Attack to its ledge.  Drop down and blast your way 
     through to the door, watching out for Metroids.
    
    Drop Shaft - New Scan: Tangle Weed
     Roll into the area.  Once you scan the Weed, use the Hyper Ball on all the 
     red growths in this room to remove the cap, then drop down and do it again 
     on two more levels.  At the bottom, use the Hyper Ball on whatever that 
     thing is to destroy it, then go through the door.
    
    Metroid Cavern -
     A well-advertised room.  Metroids will keep coming out of the walls, here.  
     Go to the very end.  This weird door-thing will only open once you pound 
     its moving eyes enough.  The eyes will pop out of the holes surrounding it, 
     so fire one it opens.  Sooner or later, it will explode.  Continue through 
     the cavern to find a big Hopper nest.  Destroy every last one of the 
     Hoppers that pop out and the Phazon growth will vanish, leaving Phaz-Ing, 
     which you can use your Grapple on to reduce your corruption.  Continue on.
    
    Hatcher Shaft -
     Drop down.  I don't know what that thing is.  Just blast it in the mouth 
     repeatedly until it drops you.
    
    Hatcher Tunnel -
     Blast the crystal floor with a Missile, then drop down.
    
    Genesis Chamber - New Scan: Leviathan Infant
     There are many Metroids here.  Use the Grapple to rip the covers off the 
     womb.  You need to repeatedly blast the Infant inside the womb before you 
     can move forward.  Watch out for when it moves to the other side of the 
     womb, because you'll have to follow it around.  Don't fall on the floor, 
     as the gas down there is painful.  The Infant takes a LOT of hits.  Just 
     make sure you gun down the Metroids when they show up, because they'll 
     cause more damage than time will.  Once you finally make the Infant go 
     boom, drop down.
    
    Sanctum - New Scans: (Bosses)
     This is it.
    
    BOSS: DARK SAMUS
     Your evil doppelganger has a constant beam attack and a homing shot attack 
     to start with.  All you can do is pound her with beams.  When you knock down 
     a third of her health, she'll start absorbing energy to replenish.  Shoot 
     her down to stop it.  After that, she'll add a shockwave attack, as well 
     as a close-range shield attack.  Blast her further and she'll start 
     creating clones of herself.  These clones can also attack, and take fewer 
     hits.  I say just shoot the first one you see, and if takes damage, keep 
     at it, otherwise, finish it and look for the next one.  All the clones 
     will try to recharge at once, meaning you have to find the right one to 
     make it stop.  Keep shooting the real one whenever you find her and wear 
     down her energy to defeat her.
    
    FINAL BOSS: AURORA UNIT 313
     I'm sure you know what they're trying to say with this battle.  Anyway, 
     the AU's main attack is a big purple beam that tracks you.  It also 
     attacks with the little tentacles that pop out of its side, which fling 
     shots at you.  Attack these tentacles, or anything else that pops out of 
     the side, and the openings will turn yellow.  That's your cue to shoot them 
     repeatedly.  Shoot it enough to stun the AU.  It will fall, and you'll be 
     able to Grapple the top of its head.  Blast the open head with all you 
     have.  Once you get that done once, it will toss out some Dark Samus clones 
     that you need to destroy.  Remove them to start again.  At some point, the 
     AU will add an attack of retracting its neck, then firing red shots at you 
     from the platform it's housed on.  Keep opening the head and blasting it, 
     and you should wear it down eventually.  Of course, this starts the second 
     part of this battle, where it's free-floating.  It will drop a module down 
     from its bottom, which fires a bomb.  Blast the module to stun it.  It also 
     has a four-beam rotating attack, a ground spinning attack, and a straight 
     Phazon shot from its front, which will stun it after it fires.  Find any 
     way you can to get behind it and blast the glowing rear part.  That's the 
     only weak point.  Once you drain its health, the fight will be over.
    
     Congratulations!  You've finally rid the galaxy of the Phazon menace!  Now, 
     go play on harder difficulties!  You'll get more Gold Credits that way!
    
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    6. COLLECTIBLES
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    Good old Metroid games never skimp on having a bunch of little things for 
    Samus to pick up and add to her arsenal, and Corruption is no exception.  
    Here follows a list of every pickup.  The pickups are ordered according to 
    when it's possible for Samus to find it, and what items are required to 
    access it.  Note that this order is not necessarily the order followed in the 
    walkthrough.
    
    ========================
    6A. Missile Expansions =
    ========================
    
    There are 50 Missile Expansions in the game.  Added to the initial five the 
    Missile Launcher gives you makes for a total of 255.  These are all in order of 
    when you can possibly pick them up (ie. after what item you just got).  It's 
    NOT the order that my walkthrough picks them up.
    
    1: Norion - Cargo Hub: Clear the room of enemies if there are any, then head 
     to the northwest corner.  There is a panel here that you can rip off with 
     the Grapple.  Behind it is a switch that only operates when there are no 
     enemies present.  The switch opens a nearby hatch.  Enter as the Morph Ball.  
     This is a relatively simple maze that requires you to jump, bomb obstacles 
     in your way, and use/avoid steam jets.
    
    2: Bryyo - Grand Court Path: As you enter this room, you can see a statue 
     oozing Fuel Gel on the side of the path.  Destroy it, then hop up on its 
     ledge, then to the ledge opposite.  Double jump across the hole to reach 
     this one.
    
    3: Bryyo - Hillside Vista: In the ball tunnel, let a bunch of Snatchers 
     attach to you, then pull left as you float up.  Once you reach the upper area, 
     bomb the Snatchers and roll to this one.
    
    4. Norion - Docking Hub Alpha: You need the Grapple Swing.  Behind the 
     landing platform is a ledge that leads to a Grapple Point.  Swing across 
     to the expansion.
    
    5: Bryyo - Crash Site: You need the Grapple Swing.  Once you've reactivated 
     the Theseus, go back outside and through the little ball tunnel once again.  
     With the ship online, you can go further up in the tunnel where a piston will 
     move out of your way.  Double Bomb Jump up past it, then roll to the right 
     and out to the upper platform, where this one is.
    
    6: Bryyo Fire - Main Lift: In the tunnel area, let the Snatchers cluster on 
     you, then float up towards the Korba.  Pull to the left at the top, just 
     before you reach the Korba.  Keep rolling to the left to find it.
    
    7: Bryyo Fire - Gel Hall: This one's tough to miss.  Blast the Gel pouring 
     out of the statue's mouth to ignite a vine dropping the platform with this 
     expansion on it.
    
    8. Norion - Maintenance Station: You need Ice Missiles.  Blast away the 
     White Blast Shield in this room.  The expansion is right behind it.
    
    9: Bryyo Fire - Gel Hall: You need Ice Missiles.  Build a platform bridge 
     south across the Gel.  At the end of the room, you'll find this one.
    
    10: Bryyo Fire - Gel Refinery Site: You need Ice Missiles.  Go to the Gel 
     Hall, and build an ice platform so you can get to the White Blast Shield 
     door.  Cross the Gel Purification Site to get to the upper area of the 
     Refinery Site.  Grapple the door covering the expansion.
    
    11: Bryyo - Reliquary III: You need Ice Missiles.  In the Grand Court, swing 
     from the middle Grapple Point, then look south to see a White Blast Shield.  
     Behind that door is the expansion.
    
    12: Bryyo - Jungle Generator: You need Gunship Missiles to reach this area.  
     Once you reach this room, shoot the lights on the Lore panel in front of 
     you to open it up and expose this one.
    
    13: Bryyo - Generator Hall North: You need Gunship Missiles and you need to 
     have come from the east door.  Blast the Gel tanks when the float above 
     the bridge to knock it down, the operate the pump so you can roll through 
     the nearby tunnel to this one.
    
    14: SkyTown, Elysia - Transit Hub: You need the Hyper Ball to get to this 
     area, and it's pretty tough to miss.  After you get shot out of the first 
     cannon, go into the ball tunnel, then double hop up to the expansion.
    
    15: SkyTown, Elysia - Barracks Access: You need the Hyper Ball to get to 
     this area.  Simply roll below the lasers and roll under the near floor to 
     easily find this one.
    
    16: SkyTown, Elysia - Skybridge Hera: You need the Hyper Ball to get to this 
     area.  On the first platform, this is hidden in the first pillar.  Simply 
     hop into it, then hop up.
    
    17: Bryyo - Ancient Courtyard: You need the Boost Ball.  Ride up the 
     half-pipe to reach this.
    
    18: SkyTown, Elysia - Main Docking Bay: You need the Plasma Beam to get 
     this.  Near the door to this room, blast the red mark on the window to 
     uncover this.
    
    19. Norion - Substation West: You need the Plasma Beam.  Weld the panel in 
     the Cargo Hub to enter the room.  Roll into the tunnel around the 
     perimeter and avoid the moving panels to get to the end, where this is.
    
    20. Bryyo - Gateway: You need the Plasma Beam.  Roll into the ball tunnel 
     in the building, then to the right.  Melt the ice at the end, then enter 
     the ball tunnel to reach this.
    
    21. Bryyo - Fuel Gel Pool: You at least need the Plasma Beam, but it's 
     easier if you also have the Screw Attack.  In the Hidden Court room, 
     hop up to the orange door, then go through to this room.  Freeze the 
     Gel streams and climb up to the top.
    
    22. Bryyo - Burrow: You need the Plasma Beam for this one.  You need to 
     enter this room from the Hall of the Golems.  Blow away as many of the 
     crystals in the ball tunnels as you can, then go to the upper-left area 
     to find the expansion, which you'll need to double jump to.
    
    23: Bryyo Fire - Imperial Hall: You need the Plasma Beam to get this.  Go 
     to the Gel Refinery Site, melt the ice covering the tunnels, then ride the 
     tunnel up to the orange door, then move through the next room, then to the 
     Imperial Hall.  Roll through the ball tunnel, pull down the platforms, then 
     hop over to the expansion.
    
    24. Bryyo - Falls of Fire: You need the Screw Attack.  From the bottom of 
     the room, jump up the surfaces to reach this.
    
    25. Bryyo - Hidden Court: The Screw Attack is a big help, but you may just 
     need the Plasma Beam.  Make your way to the half-pipe, then boost up the 
     right side to get the expansion.
    
    26. SkyTown, Elysia - Construction Bay: You need the Screw Attack for this.  
     From the upper door of the area, you can move out on the ledge and make 
     a long Screw Attack leap over to the top of the big structure with Grapple 
     Points on the bottom.  It's right on top in the middle.
    
    27. G.F.S. Valhalla - MedLab Alpha: You need the Screw Attack to gain 
     access to the Valhalla.  Once you get to this room, blast all the debris 
     with Missiles, then bomb the last panel and roll underneath the bottom of 
     the room.
    
    28. G.F.S. Valhalla - Auxiliary Lift: You need the Screw Attack to gain 
     access to the Valhalla, and you need at least two Energy Cells.  At the 
     top of this room, roll into the ball tunnel, then roll down to the left 
     to find this one.
    
    29. G.F.S. Valhalla - Weapons Cache: You need the Screw Attack to gain 
     access to the Valhalla, and you need at least three Energy Cells to get 
     to this room, which is just off the Stairwell.
    
     NOTE: For those last three, I know I said "two Energy Cells", "three Energy 
     Cells" etc.  What you should note is that you need that many just for a 
     beeline trip to the expansion.  If you make side trips and use Cells before 
     that, you'll need additional Cells to get to the expansions.  Furthermore, 
     using Cells on one of the Expansions means you can't use them for the 
     other ones until you get more.
    
    30: Eastern SkyTown, Elysia - Gearworks: You need the Gunship Grapple to 
     get this, but only to trigger an event.  Once you enter the room from the 
     south, an ATC will swoop in and blow away the gears.  Screw Attack across 
     the expanse and snag it on the way.
    
    31: Eastern SkyTown, Elysia - Botanica: You need the Gunship Grapple to 
     get to this room.  The expansion is floating on a ledge high above the 
     entrance.  To get there, go to the opposite end of the room.  Screw Attack 
     to the corner ledge, then Screw Attack to the ledge with the expansion.
    
    32: Eastern SkyTown, Elysia - Concourse: You need the Seeker Missile to 
     get to this part of the Concourse.  Once you reach the top floor, roll 
     through the ball tunnel to the right of the door, which leads right to the 
     expansion.
    
    33: Pirate Command - Command Courtyard: You need the Hyper Missile to get 
     to this planet.  This expansion is hidden inside the upper catwalk.  To get 
     there, use the Grab Ledge near the fans, roll through the first glass-floored 
     area, then on the second one, bear left, which will eventually bring you 
     around to it.
    
    34: Pirate Command - Command Station: You need the Hyper Missile to get to 
     this planet.  As you come from Flux Control on your first trip, you'll enter 
     the Command Station through a ball tunnel.  Roll to the right to get around 
     to this expansion.  If you miss it and come back to this room later, you can 
     drop the shield with Grapple Voltage, allowing you easy access.
    
    35: Pirate Command - Security Air Lock: You need the X-Ray Visor to get to 
     this area from the south, which is the direction you need to come from to 
     collect it.  It sits right in the middle of the room.
    
    36: Pirate Research - Scrapvault: You need the X-Ray Visor to get to this 
     area.  Climb the room using the perimeter platforms.  Just before the 
     small Grab Ledge that exits the room, look to the north wall to see a 
     platform slightly higher than you.  Screw Attack over to it, then double 
     jump towards the middle of the room to find another Grab Ledge, with the 
     expansion just above it.
    
    37: Pirate Research - Metroid Processing: You need the X-Ray Visor to get 
     to his area.  Once you activate the lift going down, take the Cell at the 
     left-hand passage.  This releases the Metroids, and this Expansion is in 
     one of their holding cages.
    
    38: Pirate Research - Creche Transit: You need the X-Ray Visor to get to 
     this area.  Bomb the broken hatch near the room's entrance, then roll 
     through to a Spinner floor.  Use the Spinner to rotate the floor so you 
     can reach the other side, where the expansion is.
    
    39. Pirate Command - Lift Hub: You need Grapple Voltage.  On the bottom 
     floor, give power to the purple terminal.  This opens the lift.  Step in 
     to drop it a bit, then blast the cable to drop it, revealing the 
     expansion.
    
    40. SkyTown, Elysia - Powerworks: You need the Spider Ball for this.  After 
     you collect it, roll out to the tracks outside.  Once you finish the first 
     set of tracks, look for another track leading back out opposite.  Use 
     Boosts to cross gaps until you reach the end.
    
    41. SkyTown, Elysia - Steambot Barracks: You need the Spider Ball.  In the 
     lift, go into the ball tunnel.  As you pass through, you'll see a track.  
     Ride up to the top.
    
    42. Norion - Cargo Dock A: You need the Spider Ball.  Climb up the track in 
     the west corner, which has this at the end.
    
    43. Bryyo - Hall of the Golems: You need the Spider Ball.  Use Grapple 
     Voltage on the purple-dotted golem to fire up the track, then ride it all 
     the way around the room to the top.
    
    44. Eastern SkyTown, Elysia - Concourse Ventilation: You need the Spider 
     Ball.  In the outside area, ride up the tracks to the top.
    
    45. Pirate Command - Flux Control: You need the Spider Ball.  Go to the end of 
     the room, where the ball tunnels are.  Use the Grapple to move the hatch onto
     the left tunnel so you can enter the right tunnel, which will lead you to 
     the inside area.  Climb the tracks to reach the expansion.
    
    46. Pirate Research - Craneyard: You need the Spider Ball.  Roll up the 
     track near the doors to enter the works.  Spin the far right spinner to get 
     the exit pointing to the right, then spin the left spinner to line it up.  
     Ride up the vents to the expansion.
    
    47. Pirate Mines - Phazon Quarry: You need the Hazard Shield to get here.  
     Use the terminal in the back of the room to operate the drill.  Drill the 
     right-hand section to uncover this one.
    
    48. Bryyo - Fuel Gel Pool: You need the Hazard Shield.  Enter the Gel in 
     this room, and the cavern at the end has this.
    
    49. Pirate Mines - Phazon Mine Entry: You need the Nova Beam.  Remove the 
     Phazite wall using the X-Ray Visor and Nova Beam.  The expansion is right 
     behind it.
    
    50. Bryyo Fire - Temple of Bryyo: You need the Nova Beam.  Activate the 
     buttons behind the Phazite panel, then roll into the Fuel Gel to the end 
     to find this.
    
    ==================
    6B. Energy Tanks =
    ==================
    
    There are 14 Energy Tanks in the game.  These are all in order you can find 
    them.
    
    1: GFS Olympus - Ventilation Shaft: This one is impossible to miss.  As you 
     roll down the shaft, you'll automatically pick this up.
    
    2: Norion - Substation East: Also pretty much impossible to miss (although I'm 
     sure someone could manage it if they tried hard enough).  This is very 
     obviously at the entrance of the small passage that leads around the hot 
     stuff.
    
    3: Bryyo - Reliquary II: In the Gateway room, behind the double-locked door, 
     there's a ball tunnel.  The right-hand tunnel has an obstruction which you 
     need to Grapple three times to remove.  Once you do that, follow the 
     tunnel and you'll find the door to the Reliquary II.
    
    4: Bryyo - Vault: You'll need the Grapple Swing, as you'll need it to access 
     the other Landing Pads on Bryyo.  Go to the Thorn Jungle Airlock, then to 
     the Overgrown Ruins.  The walls have Fuel Gel in them and can be destroyed.  
     Do so, and one will lead to a Red Blast Shield door, behind which is the 
     tank.
    
    5: Bryyo - Ruined Shrine: You'll need Ice Missiles to reach this area.  
     Simply drop down to the bottom and use a Bomb on the golem arm on the floor 
     to find this one.
    
    6: SkyTown, Elysia - Steambot Barracks: You need the Hyper Ball to get to 
     this area.  Once you destroy the Steamlord, he leaves this behind.
    
    7: SkyTown, Elysia - Arrival Station: You need the Boost Ball to get this 
     one.  Jump up to the Grab Ledge in this area, then fire up the Spinner to 
     get the cannon online, which will shoot you over to where it is.
    
    8. G.F.S. Valhalla - Munitions Locker: You need the Screw Attack to gain 
     access to the Valhalla, and you need at least three Energy Cells to get 
     to this room, which is off the room "Junction A".
    
    9. Bryyo - Machineworks Bridge: You need the Gunship Grapple to get to 
     this room from either direction.  Work one of the Spinners to get to the 
     middle, then Screw Attack up the moving walls to the top.
    
    10: Eastern SkyTown, Elysia - Xenoresearch A: You need the Seeker Missile to 
     get this.  Once you remove the Energy Cell from Xenoresearch B, you can go 
     back to to this room and smash the tank containing this.
    
    11: Pirate Research - Scrapworks: You need the X-Ray Visor to get to this room.
     This is in a higher area of the ball tunnels that make up this room.  Go up 
     the moving platforms, then keep climbing above them and you should see this at 
     the top.  You'll need to double jump to get to it.
    
    12. SkyTown, Elysia - Zipline Station Charlie: You need the Spider Ball for 
     this.  On your way back from getting the Spider Ball, you'll cross a large 
     track in this area.  About halfway through, the tank is above you.  You need 
     to double jump to get up to it.
    
    13. Bryyo Ice - Tower: You need the Spider Ball.  Climb the tracks in this 
     room to the top.  The path is pretty simple.
    
    14. Pirate Research - Metroid Creche: You need the Hazard Shield to reach 
     this room.  Bounce off the third cell to go into the upper tubes.  You can 
     find a Spider Ball Track that connects to the tubes.  Ride around the track 
     and you'll find this at the end.
    
    =============================
    6C. Ship Missile Expansions =
    =============================
    
    There are 8 Ship Missile Expansions in the game.  Added to the initial 3 
    gives you a total of 11.
    
    1: Bryyo - Auxiliary Dynamo: You need Gunship Missiles to reach this area.  
     Use the Grapple on the piston, then hurry to the ball tunnel on the south 
     side to get to the piston before it rises up.  Roll from there to the 
     expansion.
    
    2: SkyTown, Elysia - Security Station: You need the Plasma Beam to get 
     this.  From the south part of the room, melt the metal blocking the broken 
     pipe, then roll inside and all the way through the tunnel to the end.
    
    3: Bryyo Ice - Hall of Remembrance: You need the Screw Attack to get this.  
     From the top of the room (enter by using the Tower), hit the disc with a
     charged shot, then Screw Attack onto the hand.  The expansion is right 
     nearby.
    
    4. Bryyo - Colossus Vista: You need the Gunship Grapple for this.  You'll 
     need it to assemble the golem in the area.  Go to the Fuel Gel Pool and 
     grab the head, then take it to the Colossus Vista.
    
    5. G.F.S. Valhalla - Xenoresearch Lab: You need the Seeker Missiles and 
     at least three Energy Cells, but probably more, if you spend some on the 
     way.  In this room, blast the panel with a Missile, then Grapple the 
     panels off the generator and insert two Energy Cells.  The expansion will 
     actually leave for another room, but it would be silly to say it's "found" 
     there, as you're supposed to roll after it.
    
    6. SkyTown, Elysia - Hoverplat Docking Site: You need the Spider Ball for 
     this.  Use the Screw Attack to cross the platforms to reach the center 
     tracks.  Roll up the tracks to reach this expansion.
    
    7. Pirate Research - Scrapworks: You need the Spider Ball.  In this ball 
     tunnel area, roll into the half-pipe section, then roll up the left side and 
     attach to the track.  Drop to the little platforms, then double jump up to 
     the expansion.
    
    8. Pirate Research - Processing Access: You need the Nova Beam.  Activate 
     the buttons behind the Phazite walls to open up a set of Wall Jump 
     Surfaces.  Screw Attack all the way up and use Missiles on the containment.
    
    ==================
    6D. Energy Cells =
    ==================
    
    There are 9 of these in the game.  You can also find info on where to find 
    these on the Valhalla.
    
    1: Bryyo - Hangar Bay: You need the Ice Missile to get this one.  Go up 
     the lift, then destroy the panels covering the vents.  Roll up the right-hand 
     vent to find this one.
    
    2. G.F.S. Valhalla - Docking Bay 5: You need the Screw Attack before 
     the option to go here will come up.  It's right in front of you in the 
     first room.
    
    3. Bryyo - Hidden Court: You need the Gunship Grapple for this very long 
     means to get the Cell.  You need to activate the golem in Colossus 
     Vista (see the Ship Missile Expansion above), then go to the Machineworks 
     Bridge and activate the Spinner.  Next, go to North Jungle Court and pick 
     up the battery, then go through the Machineworks Bridge from the other 
     way and all the way to the Hidden Court and drop the battery, and you can 
     reach the Cell.
    
    4: Eastern SkyTown, Elysia - Xenoresearch B: You need the Gunship Grapple to 
     get this.  This one is required to pick up.  It's at the very end of the room, 
     right next to the Seeker Missiles.
    
    5. Norion - Generator B: You need the Seeker Missiles.  Enter this room 
     and defeat the Metroid Hatcher to remove the Phazon.  Roll into the tunnel.  
     The Cell is at the end.
    
    6: Pirate Command - Command Courtyard: You need the Hyper Missile to access 
     this area.  This cell is required to take to continue.  It's on the upper 
     floor of the room, and it shuts off the spinning fans, allowing you to 
     proceed.
    
    7: Pirate Research - Metroid Processing: You need the X-Ray Visor to access 
     this area.  While it's not required to take, it's very easy to find.  When you 
     access the lift that takes you to the lower floor, turn left to find this 
     quite easily.
    
    8. SkyTown, Elysia - Ballista Storage: You need Grapple Voltage for this.  
     Pump power into the two terminals in the bottom of this room to open up a 
     panel.
    
    9. Pirate Mines - Phazon Quarry: You need the Nova Beam for this.  You 
     simply need to enter the room from Drill Shaft 2.  The terminal's right 
     on the wall.
    
    =====================
    6E. Quick Checklist =
    =====================
    
    If you remember my previous guides, you'll remember that I had one of these in 
    there after a while to make it easy to check off what you've picked up so 
    far.  Here, once again, is a quick checklist (with cute little boxes) of all 
    the previously listed items, their locations, and the item(s) required to get 
    them.  The order is not in how you'd get them, but rather, the order in which 
    you'd normally visit the rooms, even if you can't get the item there, yet.
    
    Also, remember that in this game, a lot of places you can go are based on 
    how far you progress in the story, so I'm basing that on items, even though 
    you may not need the item to get the pickup, you may need it to unlock a 
    location in the story.
    
    Key:
    
    [ ] Name of room: Object found (Required Item(s))
    
    ME = Missile Expansion
    ET = Energy Tank
    SE = Ship Missile Expansion
    EC = Energy Cell
    
    ML = Missile Launcher
    GL = Grapple Lasso
    GS = Grapple Swing
    IM = Ice Missile
    GM = Gunship Missile
    HB = Hyper Ball
    BB = Boost Ball
    PB = Plasma Beam
    SA = Screw Attack
    GG = Gunship Grapple
    SM = Seeker Missile
    HM = Hyper Missile
    XV = X-Ray Visor
    GV = Grapple Voltage
    SB = Spider Ball
    HS = Hazard Shield
    NB = Nova Beam
    
    ---
    
    G.F.S. Olympus:
    
    [ ] Ventilation Shaft: ET
    
    ---
    
    Norion:
    
    [ ] Docking Hub Alpha: ME (GS)
    [ ] Cargo Hub: ME (GL)
    [ ] Substation East: ET (GL)
    [ ] Cargo Dock A: ME (SB)
    [ ] Maintenance Station: ME (IM)
    [ ] Substation West: ME (PB)
    [ ] Generator B: EC (SM)
    
    ---
    
    Bryyo:
    
    [ ] Gateway: ME (PB)
    [ ] Reliquary II: ET (GL)
    [ ] Grand Court Path: ME (GL)
    [ ] Reliquary III: ME (IM)
    [ ] Hillside Vista: ME (GL)
    [ ] Crash Site: ME (GS)
    [ ] Vault: ET (GS)
    [ ] Falls of Fire: ME (SA)
    [ ] Ruined Shrine: ET (IM)
    [ ] Hidden Court: ME (SA)
    [ ] Hidden Court: EC (GG)
    [ ] Hangar Bay: EC (IM)
    [ ] Ancient Courtyard: ME (BB)
    [ ] Jungle Generator: ME (GM)
    [ ] Auxiliary Dynamo: SE (GM)
    [ ] Generator Hall North: ME (GM)
    [ ] Fuel Gel Pool: ME (PB)
    [ ] Fuel Gel Pool: ME (HS)
    [ ] Hall of the Golems: ME (SB)
    [ ] Colossus Vista: SE (GG)
    [ ] Burrow: ME (PB)
    [ ] Machineworks Bridge: ET (GG)
    
    Bryyo Fire:
    
    [ ] Imperial Hall: ME (PB)
    [ ] Gel Refinery Site: ME (IM)
    [ ] Main Lift: ME (GS)
    [ ] Gel Hall: ME (GS)
    [ ] Gel Hall: ME (IM)
    [ ] Temple of Bryyo: ME (NB)
    
    Bryyo Ice:
    
    [ ] Hall of Remembrance: SE (SA)
    [ ] Tower: ET (SB)
    
    ---
    
    SkyTown, Elysia:
    
    [ ] Main Docking Bay: ME (PB)
    [ ] Transit Hub: ME (HB)
    [ ] Arrival Station: ET (BB)
    [ ] Barracks Access: EM (HB)
    [ ] Steambot Barracks: ET (HB)
    [ ] Steambot Barracks: ME (SB)
    [ ] Skybridge Hera: ME (HB)
    [ ] Construction Bay: ME (SA)
    [ ] Ballista Storage: EC (GV)
    [ ] Security Station: SE (PB)
    [ ] Zipline Station Charlie: ET (SB)
    [ ] Powerworks: ME (SB)
    [ ] Hoverplat Docking Site: SE (SB)
    
    Eastern SkyTown, Elysia:
    
    [ ] Concourse: ME (SM)
    [ ] Concourse Ventilation: ME (SB)
    [ ] Gearworks: ME (GG)
    [ ] Botanica: ME (GG)
    [ ] Xenoresearch A: ET (SM)
    [ ] Xenoresearch B: EC (GG)
    
    ---
    
    Pirate Command:
    
    [ ] Lift Hub: ME (GV)
    [ ] Command Courtyard: EC (HM)
    [ ] Command Courtyard: ME (HM)
    [ ] Flux Control: ME (SB)
    [ ] Command Station: ME (HM)
    [ ] Security Air Lock: ME (XV)
    
    Pirate Research:
    
    [ ] Scrapvault: ME (XV)
    [ ] Scrapworks: ET (XV)
    [ ] Scrapworks: SE (SB)
    [ ] Processing Access: SE (NB)
    [ ] Metroid Processing: EC (XV)
    [ ] Metroid Processing: ME (XV)
    [ ] Craneyard: ME (SB)
    [ ] Creche Transit: ME (XV)
    [ ] Metroid Creche: ET (HS)
    
    Pirate Mines:
    
    [ ] Phazon Quarry: ME (HS)
    [ ] Phazon Quarry: EC (NB)
    [ ] Phazon Mine Entry: ME (NB)
    
    ---
    
    G.F.S. Valhalla:
    
    [ ] Docking Bay 5: EC (SA)
    [ ] Weapons Cache: ME (SA)
    [ ] Auxiliary Lift: ME (SA)
    [ ] MedLab Alpha: ME (SA)
    [ ] Munitions Locker: ET (SA)
    [ ] Xenoresearch Lab: SE (SM)
    
    ******************************************************************************
    7. LOGBOOK
    ******************************************************************************
    
    Following on the heels of Metroid Prime's "in no particular order" and Prime 
    2's "weird spike-based" system, the Logbook in this game is thankfully quite 
    simple, so I won't bother discussing the whole tree.  Suffice to say that 
    you have sections for Creatures, Research, and Lore, and each has subsections 
    based on areas (except for Research, which is one section) and they're all 
    neatly alphabetized, except for Lore, which is organized chronologically.
    
    Now, for the past two games, I made a "One-Shot List" of stuff you had a 
    limited time to scan before you miss your chance, but frankly, there are a 
    LOT of those in this game.  So, instead, I'll make a (*) mark next to 
    entries where you have a limited chance, and then try to elaborate on said 
    chance in the entry itself.
    
    ===============
    7A. Creatures =
    ===============
    
    For the purposes of this game, if it moves, it's considered a creature.  Some 
    creatures don't attack you.  Some creatures are mechanized.  Some creatures 
    are just humans.
    
    ---
    
    Galactic Federation -
    
    Aurora Unit 217*: In the Aurora Chamber in SkyTown, and he really doesn't go 
     anywhere else.  You can only scan him after you put the network online.  
     Once you finish the area, you can't talk to him again, so he won't appear 
     in his tube.
    
    Demolition Trooper: During the assault on the Pirate Homeworld Seed, you'll 
     have to protect a number of these fellows.  If you forget to scan, you can 
     come back to the Transit Station Landing to find a couple.
    
    Federation Marine: These are the rank-and-file GF troopers.  There are a good 
     ton on the Olympus, but if you miss your chance, there are a couple 
     stationed outside any landing pad on the Pirate Homeworld near the end of the 
     game.
    
    Federation PED Marine: These are GF troopers with an added backpack of Phazon 
     power.  You'll first find one in Cargo Dock A on Norion, after turning on the 
     generator.  However, late in the game there are some that hang out on the 
     Pirate Homeworld near landing pads.
    
    Female Fleet Trooper*: There aren't too many ladies employed in the great GF, 
     but that hasn't stopped these career-motivated gals.  Make sure you scan 
     one in the opening, while on the Olympus.  You don't get another chance, 
     sadly.
    
    Fleet Admiral Dane*: After the meeting with Dane and the other hunters on 
     the Olympus, he'll be on the Flag Bridge.  This is your only chance to 
     scan him.
    
    Fleet Mechanic: These hard-working gentlemen are always pounding away at 
     something that recently blew up.  You can find one in the very first room on 
     the Olympus, but if you miss it, there are plenty on Norion cleaning up after 
     the Pirate attack.
    
    Halberd-Class Turret*: You can find one of these Federation turrets in the 
     very first room, even though it's retracted.  They'll be open and firing 
     later on in certain rooms.  Make sure you take the chance to scan one while 
     on the Olympus, because you won't get another shot.
    
    Hunter Gandrayda*: The only chance to scan her is in the Tower Elevator on 
     Norion when you all meet up.
    
    Hunter Ghor*: You'll first find Ghor in the Security Station on the Olympus, 
     then you'll get a second chance to scan him on Norion when the four of you 
     get together on the lift.  You missed the scan if you missed that chance.
    
    Hunter Rundas*: The only chance to scan him is in the Tower Elevator on Norion 
     when you all meet up.
    
    Male Fleet Trooper*: Non-combatant technicians who pound away at instrument 
     panels.  You'll only find these guys on the Olympus, so make sure to scan 
     them before you leave.
    
    Training Drone*: The very first room has Training Drones if you step on the 
     training pad nearby.  This is the ONLY place you can scan the Drones, and 
     once you leave the Olympus, you missed it.
    
    ---
    
    Bryyo -
    
    Alpha Hopper*: These stronger Hoppers are a sort of miniboss found on Gateway 
     Hall after you reactivate the Theseus.  It's the only time you fight them in 
     the game.  The game suggests using Hypermode, so appease it, making this 
     battle pretty easy.
    
    Atomic: These guys look suspiciously like Bombus.  Remember those guys?  A 
     few charged blasts will destroy them, but be careful, because charging will 
     draw them towards you.  As an attack, they basically drop little parts of 
     themselves, which explode.  One appears in the Theseus, but it will 
     disappear.  You can find some more on the Valhalla, specifically the 
     Xenoresearch Lab.
    
    Bryyonian Shriekbat: One of the four varieties of the screeching, dive-bombing 
     pests.  They take more hits than former Shriekbats, so your best bet might 
     just be evasion.  You can find some late in the game if you come into Gateway 
     Hall from the south.
    
    Fargul Hatcher: This fellow is found in the Hall of the Golems.  He's the 
     only one of his kind, and that's probably a good thing, because he's 
     freakin' annoying.  He spits out wasps that go nuts all over you, and can't 
     be harmed except when his mouth is open.  Use that opportunity to blast 
     him with Hyper Beams.
    
    Fargul Wasp: Spit out by the Fargul Hatcher, these buggies home in you, 
     generally making life miserable if you're trying to get around.
    
    Geemer: This little guy has spikes and crawls on walls, but is otherwise 
     non-aggressive.  You can blast him with a Missile if you wish.  You can 
     ONLY find him in Reliquary III on Bryyo, which is behind the White Blast 
     Shield door in the Grand Court.
    
    Gelbug: These wall-crawlers get riled up if you disturb them and start 
     bouncing towards you, exploding if they come into contact.  You can find 
     them in Temple Access on Bryyo Fire.
    
    Gel Puffer: Puffers are another type of creature that are different depending 
     on where you are.  These ones are derived from Fuel Gel, so they tend to 
     appear in places with lots of it.  Blast them from a distance, because they 
     explode rather violently.
    
    Gel Ray: These little swimmers are tough to scan.  They live in Fuel Gel, 
     and only jump once every fifteen seconds or so.  There's one in the Gel 
     Hall, and one in the Temple Reservoir.  They jump up for about one second 
     so you can get part of your scan.
    
    Gragnol: These flitting insects appear in several locations on Bryyo.  They 
     fire little shots at you, but that's about it.  A few well-aimed shots will 
     destroy them.
    
    Gragnol Adult: The more mature variety of Gragnol has a personal shield which 
     repels attacks.  To destroy it, use the Grapple to rip it to pieces.  How 
     harsh.
    
    Hopper: This common Bryyo animal is basically a mid-sized ground bug that fires 
     shots at you.  They don't take many hits; one Charged Shot should be enough.
    
    Korba: This is a ball-tunnel-dwelling creature.  In that vein, scanning one 
     can be tough, but you can see one on the Hillside Vista.  It's basically  
     connected with the Snatcher enemies.  The Snatchers float you up to the 
     Korba, which munches on you.
    
    Mogenar*: This is the big boss of Bryyo, found in the Leviathan Seed.  More 
     info is in the Boss Strategies section.
    
    Nightbarb: Tiny little bugs reminiscent of your trip to Aether.  The very first 
     room on Bryyo has a flock of these, but it's kinda easy to miss.  Later on 
     in the game, you can sometimes find flocks flying around the Gateway room.  
     Remember, these guys are different than the Phazon variety, in that they use 
     group attacks, so make sure you have the right ones.
    
    Reptilicus: The sentient population of Bryyo is not so much, these days.  
     These lizard-like beings attack with energy whips at close range and energy 
     chakrams at long range.  They take quite a few hits, but Ice Missiles seem to 
     effective against them.
    
    Reptilicus Hunter*: This more streamlined version of the Reptilicus has the 
     ability to cloak itself.  It takes about the same amount of hits.  It's just 
     harder to hit sometimes.  Again, Ice Missiles are effective.  Make sure you 
     scan them when you get opportunities, because you only fight them in 
     scripted battles, and then not again.
    
    Scorchbug: These tiny fellows are found in areas near the Temple of Bryyo, 
     crawling all over the walls.  They won't attack, but they hurt if you 
     touch them.
    
    Shelbug: These blue fellows crawl along walls shooting out their spikes.  
     A few hits are more than enough, so let's move on.  They can be found in 
     many places in Bryyo Fire.
    
    Snatcher: These small worms are found in ball tunnels.  You can scan some on 
     the Hillside Vista.  If enough attach to you, they'll inflate and carry you 
     up, intending you to go into a Korba, but you can still control yourself while 
     floating.  A simple bomb will pop them, dropping you back to the floor.
    
    Warp Hound: These aggressive puppies can warp around, fire blasts of Gel, 
     and create little shockwaves to attack.  They also take quite a few hits.  
     If you miss the scan, go back to the Temple of Bryyo late in the game to 
     find some.
    
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    SkyTown -
    
    Aerial Repair Drone: These guys are seriously everywhere in SkyTown.  Take 
     your pick of rooms.  They don't attack, but you can destroy them for a 
     quick powerup.
    
    Databot: You can find these floaters in several locations around SkyTown.  
     They contain the Lore for SkyTown.  They don't attack, and can't be 
     destroyed.  When shot, they display the Lore.
    
    Defense Drone*: This is the boss found in Ballista Storage in SkyTown.  More 
     info in Boss Strategies.
    
    "Dragoon" Battle Drone: These Drones are spotted around SkyTown.  They fire 
     missiles at you to attack.  While they can be hit with beams or missiles, 
     the quickest way to destroy them is to Grapple them.
    
    Elysian Shriekbat: There aren't too many of these, but you can find some 
     in Main Docking Access.  Like other Shriekbats, they dive-bomb off the 
     ceiling at you.
    
    Helios*: This is the big boss on Elysia, found in the Seed.  More info in 
     the Boss Strategies section.
    
    Repair Drone: These drones are ground-bound, but there are still quite a 
     few running around in some maintenance areas.  They don't attack and can 
     be destroyed with one shot.
    
    Sky Puffer: The Puffer variety on Elysia is found in maintenance areas.  
     Not too hard to find.  Shooting them makes them explode rather violently, 
     so keep your distance.
    
    Steambot: These guys are connected to Steamlord bosses, so make sure you 
     scan them then.  They're basically hardier Tinbots, so pound them well.  
     If you miss the scan, return to Ballista Storage to find more.
    
    Steamlord: These are a kind of miniboss in SkyTown.  There are only a few.  
     There's more info in the Boss Strategies section.
    
    Steamspider: These little bugs aren't too common, but you can find them 
     crawling around certain areas.  You can first find them in Xenoresearch 
     B in Eastern SkyTown.  They don't do anything besides crawl, so either avoid 
     or blast them.
    
    Swarmbot: These are basically hardier versions of Phazon Nightbarbs.  They 
     float around Eastern SkyTown in a couple of areas.  Their main attack is to 
     swarm together and fire a concentrated blast at you.  Shoot the ball of 
     light to destroy them all.
    
    Tinbot: These rather common bots roam SkyTown.  They fire at you and march 
     around, but that's about it.  A few shots will drop them.  It's also quite 
     fun to Boost Ball through them.
    
    Transportation Drone: These drones simply carry stuff around.  You can find 
     them almost immediately in the Main Docking Bay out near your ship.
    
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    Space Pirate -
    
    NOTE: Much of the Pirate forces are limited-time scans, because the battles 
     with them are generally scripted, and returning to areas will not respawn 
     them.  Good rule of thumb is that whenever you get a Pirate attack, pull up
     your Scan Visor first and look for blue.
    
    Advanced Aerotrooper*: When you get right down to it, these are just 
     Aerotroopers with better armor, since the idea against Aeros is to use 
     Missiles, anyway, and that's what breaks apart the green armor.
    
    Advanced Pirate Trooper*: Advanced Troopers are roughly green in color, and 
     their claim to fame is that beams work very poorly on them.  Use Missiles 
     to shatter their armor.
    
    Advanced Shield Trooper*: A green Pirate with a shield.  Pull it off before 
     hammering him with Missiles.
    
    Aeromine*: These floating mechanoids attack in groups.  They have powerful 
     shielding that they only drop to attack.  Once they drop the shield, though, 
     they can be destroyed with one shot.
    
    Aerotrooper*: These flying Troopers float around firing shots and missiles 
     at you.  It's tough to get a bead on them with the beams, so Missiles tend 
     to be a better option.  Just be careful you don't fire one as they shake your 
     lock-on or you'll miss.
    
    Armored Aerotrooper*: Flying Troopers that can take a few more hits: about 
     three Missiles before their armor is knocked off.
    
    Armored Pirate Militia*: These slightly hardier militia take about three 
     charged shots to finish, but really aren't any more powerful.
    
    Armored Pirate Trooper*: You'll face quite a few of these guys in later 
     areas.  Their armor makes them hardier than regular Troopers.
    
    Armored Shield Trooper*: Troopers with armor and shields.  Grapple the 
     Shield.
    
    Assault Aerotrooper*: Aerotrooper with Missile-resistant armor.  A deadly 
     combination, as Missiles tend to be what works best against Aeros.
    
    Assault Pirate Trooper*: Assault Troopers have orange armor, which makes 
     them particularly safe against Missiles.  Fire beams at them repeatedly 
     to disrupt the armor.  You won't find these guys in earnest until the 
     Pirate Homeworld.
    
    Assault Shield Trooper*: Hey, Grapple that Shield, then beam him to death.
    
    Aurora Unit 313*: The final boss is found at the end of Phaaze.
    
    Berserker Knight*: This is a lower-class version of the boss below.  You'll 
     usually have to fight this guy with other Pirates, so I suggest 
     concentrating on the other Pirates while he shoots at you.  When his shots 
     get close, fire them back.  Sometimes he'll get so mad that he'll throw 
     another Pirate at you.  This kills the Pirate in question, fortunately.
    
    Berserker Lord*: This is the boss of the Olympus attack.  You'll also fight 
     another one in SkyTown.  More info is in the Boss Strategies section below.
    
    Commando Pirate*: These skilled Pirates are only found on the Pirate 
     Homeworld.  In addition to solid armor and decent attacks, they also can 
     cloak themselves periodically.  All you can do is repeatedly hammer them 
     with your best weapon.  Once you get the Nova Beam, though, you've got 
     the advantage.  Bring up your X-Ray Visor and blast the Pirate right in 
     the head and one shot should do it.
    
    Crawlmine: These swarmy bots will crawl en masse straight for you, then 
     detonate.  They only take one hit, but they are persistent.  If you miss 
     the intial scan on the Olympus, then you can find some in the Phazon Mine 
     Entry on the Pirate Homeworld.
    
    Crawltank: These mechanoids attach to the wall or ceiling and fire shots at 
     you.  These are one of the few non-Pirate creatures that can go Hyper.  
     Despite their relative weakness, you should still go Hyper in kind to take 
     them out.
    
    Dark Samus*: The penultimate boss, the Dark Samus is fought at the end of 
     Phaaze.
    
    Gandrayda*: The boss Gandrayda is fought on the Proving Grounds on Pirate 
     Research.  Go to Boss Strategies for more info.
    
    Ghor*: The boss Ghor is fought after fixing the Aurora Unit in SkyTown.  You 
     fight him in the Main Docking Bay.  Go to Boss Strategies for more info.
    
    "Jolly Roger" Drone: These drones can flit about rather quickly, but they're 
     not very strong.  Wait for them to stop, then smash them with a charged shot.  
    
    Jumpmine: These tiny bots sit on the ground until you get close, then they 
     jump up and spray shots all around them.  Best option is taking them out 
     from a distance while they're still on the ground.
    
    Korakk Beast*: This is a boss fought on Bryyo, in the Jousting Field.  
     See Boss Strategies for more info.
    
    Meta Ridley*: The boss of Norion, your old nemesis hasn't changed much from 
     your fight on Tallon.  More info is in the Boss Strategies section.
    
    Omega Ridley*: The boss of the Pirate Homeworld Seed, Ridley's ultimate 
     form is described in more detail in Boss Strategies.
    
    Phazon Harvester Drone: This big fella is found in the Phazon Harvesting 
     room in the Pirate Mines.  You can't destroy him when you first see him.  All 
     you can do is hit his little light to stun him.  When attacking, he searches 
     with a spotlight, then slams the spot with a big laser shot.  Once you 
     remove the defensive shields on the Pirate Homeworld, you can come back and 
     bring Gunship Missiles on it to destroy it.
    
    Pirate Cargo Drone: These floaters can be found in landing pad areas on the 
     Pirate Homeworld, carrying crates around.
    
    Pirate Commander*: This guy is the boss fought at the end of the GF's 
     assault on the Pirate Homeworld.  As always, more info in the Boss 
     Strategies section.
    
    Pirate Hussar*: This is the guy riding the boss fought on Bryyo, in the 
     Jousting Field.  See Boss Strategies for more info.
    
    Pirate Militia*: These guys are the lowest of the Pirate forces.  A Power Beam 
     charged shot can lay them out.  The have the basic pirate armament of an 
     arm cannon and energy scythe.
    
    Pirate Trooper*: Hardier and more dangerous than the Militia, Troopers also 
     have PED technology, allowing them to go hyper.  They also have a preferred 
     attack where they jump and hover in the air, raining shots on you.  Try to 
     drop them before they go hyper, but if they do, do not hesitate to go hyper 
     yourself to clear the room.
    
    Puffer Mine: The Puffers of the Pirate planet, like the rest, aren't too 
     difficult to spot.  You can first find them in the Airshaft room in Pirate 
     Research.  Like all other Puffers, light and get away.
    
    Remorse-Class Turret: Found all throughout Pirate-controlled areas, these 
     Turrets have a weakness for Ice Missiles.  There are two types of Turrets.  
     The ones found on Bryyo shoot red shots and only need one Ice Missile to 
     freeze them.  The ones on the Pirate Homeworld fire green shots and take 
     about five Missile hits to freeze.
    
    Rundas*: The boss fought in the Temple of Bryyo on Bryyo Fire.  More info 
     in the Boss Strategies section below.
    
    Scritter: These little bugs are found in a few locations on the Pirate 
     Homeworld.  They don't attack, but are many in number, so avoid or 
     shoot them all.
    
    Shield Pirate Militia*: These Militia have a shield which blocks shots, but 
     can be ripped away with the Grapple Lasso.  After that, they're simple 
     Militia, so make sure to scan before removing the shield.
    
    Shield Pirate Trooper*: These are Troopers with shields.  By now, you should 
     know the drill about what to do with them.
    
    Space Pirate Assault Skiff*: You can only find these during the big Spire 
     battle on SkyTown.  They try to drop the Spire with their cannons, but 
     otherwise don't attack you.  Slam them on the front with quite a few shots 
     to destroy them.
    
    Space Pirate ATC*: These craft are meant for transport, but can be used for 
     combat in a pinch.  Unfortunately for them, the pinch is on them.  They 
     have a cannon mounted on their front, and that front is where you should 
     be aiming, as it has a vent that is the ATC's weak point.
    
    Space Pirate Boarding Pod: These pods crash into the sides of their targets 
     to unload Pirates onto the enemy ship.  They cannot be destroyed by you.  
     If you miss early chances, there's one on the Valhalla.
    
    Urtragian Shriekbat*: This Shriekbat is actually quite rare and you have 
     only one real chance to scan it.  It's found in the Scrapvault in Pirate 
     Research and then only the first time you visit the room.  It divebombs 
     pretty quickly, so if they die before you get the scan, backtrack two 
     rooms so they respawn and try again.
    
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    Phazon -
    
    Hopping Metroid*: These little fellows only appear on Norion in Cargo Dock B.  
     They don't do much but bounce around and shoot.  One Ice Missile will 
     freeze them so you can shatter them.
    
    Jelsac: These guys are found in the Valhalla early on (but not later), and 
     then later on Phaaze.  They crawl along walls and attack by inflating 
     and exploding.  Shooting them will also make this happen, so you're best 
     off just avoiding them.
    
    Leviathan Infant: There's only one of these bad boys near the end of Phaaze.  
     They don't really do much of anything, but their womb is well-protected.  
     Rip off the edges, then fire on them when they crawl into sight.
    
    Liquid Phazon: You'll find several of these puddles on the Valhalla and 
     in Norion in the B area.  They don't much apart from crawl around, but they 
     toss out Phazon Grubs, which do attack.
    
    Metroid Hatcher*: There's more information on these boss enemies in the 
     Boss Strategies section.  However, if you have the Nova Beam, they're easy 
     as pie.  Pull up the X-Ray Visor and zap the heart once and it's over.
    
    Miniroid: These adorable little Metroids don't do much but float around.  
     They're found in the Valhalla, and also on Phaaze.
    
    Phaazoid: These blue balls of light can be found in several areas on a planet 
     where you've cleared out the Seed.  They fire Phazon shots at you.  They 
     can only be harmed with the Hyper Beam, after which they split into two.  
     Destroying the smaller pieces makes even smaller pieces, which can either 
     be shot, or avoided as they dive-bomb you.
    
    Phaz-Ing: These offshoot of the Ing populate the Valhalla and Phaaze.  
     The crawl around in their puddles, then stick out their little heads to 
     shoot at you.  You can Grapple the heads to kill them.
    
    Phazon Grub: These mid-sized bugs like to leap at you and latch on.  They're 
     created by Liquid Phazon as distractions, but you should still focus on them 
     if they're created.
    
    Phazon Hopper: These grunts of the Phazon crew are found on the Valhalla and 
     on Phaaze.  They bounce around and shoot, and can also go hyper.  They also 
     take a lot of hits, so it's advised to go hyper to defeat them.
    
    Phazon Leech: These little bugs aren't much as attackers, but they can still 
     be pretty annoying.  You can find some crawling around the Valhalla, as well 
     as the Seed on Elysia.
    
    Phazon Metroid: You'll definitely know these guys when you see them.  This 
     game's version of the titular enemy has two attacks: it can charge lightning 
     and fire it at you, or it can lunge and start sucking on you.  If the latter 
     happens, lay Bombs to knock it off.  Repeated shots can kill it, but one 
     Ice Missile will also freeze it to be shattered with another shot.  
     Unfortunately, the PM's can phase out of reality, making your shots pass 
     right through.  To counter this easily, wait until it lunges to fire an 
     Ice Missile.  Once you get the Nova Beam, just use the X-Ray Visor to target 
     their nuclei, and kills will come easily.
    
    Phazon Nightbarb: These purple Nightbarbs are first found on Bryyo, in the 
     Gateway area.  These guys work together, unlike their non-corrupted relatives.
     They have small flocks which form together, then charge up and fire shots 
     at you.  Before they can fire, shoot the shot to make it explode, taking 
     the Nightbarbs with it.
    
    Phazon Pillbug: Pillbugs are enemies that populate ball tunnels.  Bombs are 
     more than enough to flip them on their backs and destroy them.  While they 
     show up in many places, I believe the only place you can scan them is on 
     your first trip to the Gel Processing Site on Bryyo.
    
    Phazon Puffer: There are a select few of these special Puffers on Phaaze.  
     They suck energy from you in order to attack.  Like all Puffers, attacking 
     them causes them to explode.
    
    Phazon Shriekbat: I've only found these guys in one room on the Valhalla, in 
     Repair Bay Access.  If you miss the chance, just go out to your ship then 
     come back in, as they only appear if you come in from the outside.  Like 
     all Shriekbats, they dive-bomb and explode.
    
    Red Phaazoid: This slightly rare type of Phaazoid has a small chance of 
     appearing when you split a bigger Phaazoid in two.  It takes a LOT more hits 
     of Hyper Beams, and is no less tenacious than regular Phaazoids.  Destroying 
     one will earn you a Gold Credit.
    
    Tangle Weed: This glowy blue weed only appears on Phaaze, specifically in 
     the Drop Shaft.  It doesn't do much apart from hurt you if you get close.
    
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    7B. Research =
    ==============
    
    Most of these are things you can interact with, particularly those you'll come 
    across more than once.  Some of these entries you can actually get without 
    having to scan them.  Some you can do either way.
    
    Acid Rain: The harsh Acid Rain on the Pirate Homeworld eats right through 
     your suit unless you've got the Hazard Shield equipped.  I don't think you 
     can scan this.  However, it's automatically stuck in your Logbook after 
     the AU talks to you about it.
    
    Black Phazon Crystals: These crystals sometimes hold pickups, and are only 
     found on Phaaze.
    
    Blast Shield*: This is your basic "locked door".  The kind that requires you 
     to beat all the bad guys or solve the puzzle to unlock.  You'll first find 
     them on the Olympus, but really, they're everywhere.  Just make sure you 
     scan one before they're all gone.
    
    Bomb Slot*: The sad thing is that not all slots you can bomb are "Bomb Slots".  
     The first one is in Waste Disposal on the Olympus, and there are a few 
     others that appear throughout the game, but not many, as most Bomb Slots are 
     determined as part of the machine they're attached to.
    
    Bryyo Blue Door: Hey, a door on Bryyo.  These ones are mostly stone with 
     little blue faces in the center, to distinguish them.
    
    Bryyo Orange Door: Make sure you're scanning the ones that are specifically 
     Bryyo doors, not the GF Orange Doors, because there are a few of those on 
     Bryyo as well.
    
    Energy Cell*: These cells are used to charge things with power.  Make sure 
     you scan one before you take it out of the slot.
    
    Fuel Gel: Found just about everywhere in Bryyo Fire, this hot stuff will 
     cut right through your suit's defenses.
    
    Galactic Federation Blue Door: The first door you see.  You only need any 
     kind of shot to open this.  If you're really stressing, you can find plenty 
     on Norion.
    
    Galactic Federation Crate: These are the smaller crates you find in GF-
     controlled areas.  Plenty on Norion.
    
    Galactic Federation Green Door: The only one of these doors is on the 
     Valhalla, and it can only be opened with the Nova Beam.
    
    Galactic Federation Orange Door: This is a door that can only be opened by 
     the Plasma Beam.  There's one on Bryyo in the Hangar Bay.
    
    Grab Ledge: These are marked by their bright green shiny color.  There are 
     a few sitting around all the planets.
    
    Grapple Swing Point: Found in many places, but can only be scanned once you 
     get the Grapple Swing.
    
    Half-pipe: There are a few places to find this once you get the Boost Ball, 
     like in the Steambot Barracks on SkyTown.
    
    Heavy Galactic Federation Crate: These are the larger crates you find in GF-
     controlled areas.  Plenty on Norion.
    
    Heavy Phazon Canister: These are found on the Pirate Homeworld, sometimes 
     carried by Cargo Drones.
    
    Heavy SkyTown Storage Unit: Found pretty much everywhere on SkyTown, the 
     bigger crates.
    
    Hunter-Class Gunship: Samus' sexy ride.  You'll have only about ten billion 
     chances to scan it, so make it count!
    
    Kashh Plant: These are the smaller wall plants on Bryyo.  You can find them 
     just about anywhere.
    
    Kinetic Orb Cannon: These ball-shooters are found in various open-air places 
     on SkyTown.
    
    Landing Beacon: Anywhere Samus can land, you'll find these little beacons 
     in the corners.
    
    Large Bryyo Coffer: These are larger brown cylinder-ish boxes on Bryyo.
     
    Large Space Pirate Crate: You'll find plenty of these big conical crates in 
     Pirate-controlled areas.
    
    Leviathan Door*: Make sure you scan one the doors when you visit the 
     Leviathan Seeds.
    
    Mature Kashh Plant: These are the larger wall plants on Bryyo.  You can find 
     them just about anywhere.
    
    Mounted Blast Shield*: These are only found on your first trip to Norion, and 
     it's a pain to figure out WHEN to scan them.  The first one you can scan 
     no problem, but others require you to blast the lights so that the Grapple 
     Icon appears before you can scan.  Unfortunately, there are only those few, 
     so be sure to get the scan, then.
    
    Multi-Lock Blast Shield*: The only one I've found that can be scanned is 
     on Norion in Cargo Dock B.  If you blast it, it's gone.
    
    Phaaze Door: A door in the last area.  Good times.
    
    Phazon Fungus: You can find this stuff growing in the South Jungle Hall on 
     Bryyo, as well as a few other spots.
    
    Planet Aether: This is info you get from one of the Bomb Slots in the Chozo 
     Observatory in Eastern SkyTown.  You need the Spider Ball to get to it, 
     though.
    
    Planet Tallon IV: This is info you get from one of the Bomb Slots in the Chozo 
     Observatory in Eastern SkyTown.  You need the Spider Ball to get to it, 
     though.
    
    Red Blast Shield*: There aren't too many of these.  Once you get the Ice 
     Missiles, these pretty much stop appearing.  You can find a few on Norion 
     and Bryyo, but not later.
    
    Save Station: While there are fewer of these than in past games, there are 
     more than enough to satisfy anyone who might have missed the scan for some 
     reason.
    
    Ship Grapple Point*: Once you get the Gunship Grapple, go to the Chozo 
     Observatory and scan the top of the projector to get it in the book.
    
    SkyTown Blue Door: A regular door in SkyTown, natch.
    
    SkyTown Orange Door: A door that needs the Plasma Beam in SkyTown.  There's 
     one in the Security Station.
    
    SkyTown Storage Unit: Small crates on SkyTown.  Oh, they're everywhere.
    
    Small Bryyo Coffer: These are smaller brown cylinder-ish boxes on Bryyo.
    
    Space Pirate Blue Door: These are the doors that seal off Pirate-controlled 
     areas.
    
    Space Pirate Crate: Plenty of these little cones in Pirate-controlled areas.
    
    Space Pirate Green Door: Found on the Pirate Homeworld, these can only be 
     opened with the Nova Beam.
    
    Space Pirate Orange Door: Found on the Pirate Homewolrd, these can only be 
     opened with a Plasma Beam.
    
    Spider Ball Track: Once you get the Spider Ball, you can scan any track for 
     this entry.
    
    Spinner*: Make sure you scan one before you get rid of all these Boost Ball 
     activated devices.
    
    Wall Jump Surface: Once you get the Screw Attack, scan any of the green-lit 
     walls that you can bounce off of.
    
    White Blast Shield*: These shields require an Ice Missile to smash.  Make 
     sure you scan it BEFORE you smash them, because once you get rid of them all, 
     no dice.
    
    Zipline Cable: Found in may open places on SkyTown.  Used as a fun way to 
     travel around, except for the bad guys that attack.
    
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    7C. Lore =
    ==========
    
    Dotted around the planets and other locations are "Lores", which are basically 
    data or transcripts.  Some of them are reports and some of them are history 
    lessons.  For each type of Lore, you'll always find the same "type" of data 
    format for each entry, which is explained below for each.  All Lore shows up 
    red in the scan visor, so you can use that as a baseline.
    
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    Galactic Federation Data -
    
    This data is all in computer consoles that are slightly shorter than a human 
    and have three screens.  You can find some on the Olympus, some on Norion, and 
    some on the Valhalla.  This data is largely basic information about overriding 
    things going on.
    
    Phazon*: This is in Medlab Delta on the Olympus, and it discusses the GF's 
     information on Phazon.
    
    Phazon Enhancement Device*: This is in Medlab Delta on the Olympus, and it 
     describes the PED technology, which will be poignant for your current 
     position.
    
    Planet Norion: This is found on Norion in Cargo Dock B (helps if your ship 
     is there so you can climb up to it).  Simple details on Norion.
    
    Planet Bryyo: This is found in Data Storage in the B area of Norion.  It 
     describes Bryyo.
    
    SkyTown: This is found in Data Storage in the B area of Norion.  It describes 
     SkyTown on Elysia.
    
    Hunter Rundas: This is found on Norion in Docking Hub Alpha, right near 
     where you pick up the Grapple Lasso.  It talks about the Federation's 
     dealings with Rundas.
    
    Hunter Ghor: This is in Munitions Storage on Norion, and describes the 
     GF's take on Ghor.
    
    Hunter Gandrayda: This is in Munitions Storage on Norion, and describes 
     Gandrayda and her dealings with the GF.
    
    Olympus-Class Battleship: You can find this in the Security Station on the 
     Olympus, but also on Norion.  This basically describes the awesomeness that 
     is the OCB.
    
    Tallon IV Incident: This Lore is found in the Stairwell in G.F.S. Valhalla, 
     and describes what you did in Metroid Prime.
    
    Valhalla Incident: This is in Munitions Storage on Norion.  It talks about 
     the wrecked and lost ship, Valhalla, where the Pirates stole an AU.
    
    Anhur Incident: This Lore is found in the Control Room in G.F.S. Valhalla, 
     describing what happened soon after Metroid Prime 2.
    
    ---
    
    Bryyo Data -
    
    These historical documents are on a sort of lithograph-like wall carving.  
    The carvings glow red before you scan them (even when not using the scanner), 
    so they're easily spotted.  Some are hidden behind obstructions, though.
    
    Golden Age: This Lore is in Reliquary II (where you find Energy Tank #3).  
     It's hidden behind a panel you need to Grapple off.  It details the ancient 
     inhabitants of Bryyo and their days of harmony.
    
    Age of Science: This Lore is in the Grand Court, near the end of the room.  
     There is a panel blocking that you need to shoot all the lights on in order 
     so you can scan it.  This Lore talks about the inhabitants and their 
     advances in technology.
    
    Age of Schism: This Lore is in the Main Lift in Bryyo Fire, right by the 
     entrance, covered up by a Grapple plate.  It tells of the split between those 
     of technology and those of tradition on Bryyo.
    
    Age of War: This Lore is found in the Gel Processing Site in Bryyo Fire, 
     near the first terminal.  It tells of how the two rival factions went to 
     war.
    
    Downfall: This Lore is found in the Temple Generator in Bryyo Fire.  It 
     explains how the war on Bryyo was wiping out their species, and their planet.
    
    Victory: This Lore is found in the Hall of the Golems in Bryyo.  It details 
     the victory of the primal inhabitants of Bryyo, at the cost of their home.
    
    Struggle of Exiles: This is found in the Burrow in Bryyo.  It tells of the 
     last few scientists and their struggles to survive.
    
    Salvation: This is found in the Hidden Court Hall on Bryyo.  This tells of 
     the last effort of the scientists to save Bryyo, at the cost of revealing 
     themselves to the Primals.
    
    The Hunted: This is found in the Jungle Generator in Bryyo.  It describes the 
     plight of the last remaining scientist.
    
    Decline: This is found in the Colossus Vista in Bryyo.  It details how even 
     the victorious Primals declined into barbarism.
    
    Prophecy: Found in Refinery Access in Bryyo Fire (both doors of the room 
     are orange) in plain sight.  It details the last scientist of Bryyo finding 
     a successor.
    
    Our Plea: Found in the Imperial Caverns in Bryyo Ice, at the bottom of the 
     room.  This describes the final plea of the last scientist before he is 
     finished by his primitive brethren.
    
    ---
    
    SkyTown Data -
    
    This data is stored in Databots; floating robots that look somewhat wider 
    than the Repair Drones.  Shoot them to get them to display their data, then 
    scan it to read.
    
    Creators: This Databot is found in the Main Docking Bay at the top of the 
     room.  It describes how SkyTown was created by its Chozo masters.
    
    Gift: This Databot is in the Arrival Station in SkyTown, near the exit.  
     It details how the Elysians were given sentience by the Chozo.
    
    Discovery: This Databot is found floating in the Barracks Lift.  Its message 
     describes the chance discovery of a sentient and living planet.
    
    Alone: This Databot is found at Landing Site A and tells how the Chozo left 
     the Elysians after their work was finished.
    
    Slumber: Found in the Ballista Lift in SkyTown.  This entry details the 
     Elysians going into hibernation following the departure of the Chozo.
    
    Federation: This one's found in Maintanence Shaft TR in Eastern SkyTown.  
     It describes the Elysians encounter with the GF.
    
    Agreement: Found in the SkyTown Federation Landing Site in Eastern SkyTown.  
     This message details a treaty reached with the GF concerning information 
     exchange.
    
    Aurora: Found in the upper area of the Broken Lift in Eastern SkyTown.  This 
     describes the adaptation of the AU to the Elysian way of life.
    
    Loss: This is in Concourse Access B.  It describes how the Elysians discovered 
     the threat of the sentient planet and its offspring.
    
    Phazon: This is found high up in the Construction Bay.  It tells of the time 
     when Elysia was struck with Phazon.
    
    Invader: This is found in the middle of the Hoverplat Docking Site.  It 
     describes the invasion of the Space Pirates on Elysia.
    
    Defeat: This Databot is in the Powerworks.  It is the final entry of the 
     Elysian who made the Databots, as he is hunted by the Pirates, Ghor, and 
     his own brethren.
    
    ---
    
    Space Pirate Data -
    
    This data is collected in objects that look like bright red circles.  They're 
    pretty obvious in appearance.  Also, you should be able to scan all of them 
    "in order", so if you skip an entry in the Logbook, you missed one, and it's 
    back along the path you took.
    
    Our Mission: The disc is found in the Lift Hub in Pirate Command on the bottom 
     floor.  It details what the Pirates have been up to for the last two games, in 
     case you forgot.
    
    Stowaway: This Lore is in a special part of the Command Station in Pirate 
     Command.  From the Defense Access, use the X-Ray Terminal to lower a lift 
     and ride up.  The disc is in this little station at the end.  It talks about 
     how a certain black and blue demon infiltrated their ranks.
    
    First Disciples: This is in Processing Access in Pirate Research in the 
     middle of the room.  It talks about how the Pirates have suddenly changed 
     sides.
    
    The Source Discovered: This one's in the Airshaft in Pirate Research at the 
     very top of the room.  It talks about how the Pirates, under the command of 
     Dark Samus, discovered the source of all Phazon.
    
    The Leviathan: This entry is in Transit Station 1-A in Pirate Research, right 
     outside the tram.  It describes the Pirates' discovery of the Leviathan 
     entity, and its potential.
    
    Taking Valhalla: This entry is in the Creche Transit in Pirate Research, near 
     the door to the Metroid Creche.  It describes the Pirate attack on the 
     Valhalla, and the taking of the Aurora Unit.
    
    Purification: This entry is found in Skyway Acess in Pirate Command, right 
     near the door.  It speaks of the Pirate Homeworld being struck with the 
     Leviathan.
    
    Vanguard: This entry is in the Mine Lift in the Pirate Mines.  It tells of 
     the final plan commencing, which brought about the opening of the game.
    
    Victory and Loss: This entry is in Drill Shaft 1 in the Pirate Mines.  It 
     describes the attack on Norion.
    
    Bryyo Falls: This entry is in Phazon Mine Entry in the Pirate Mines.  It 
     details Samus' coming to Bryyo and the defeat of Rundas.
    
    Disaster at Elysia: This is found in the Command Courtyard in Pirate Command, 
     on the upper terrace.  It details what happened on Elysia following Samus' 
     arrival.
    
    Mistress Gandrayda: This is found in Transit Tunnel P70 in Pirate Command.  
     It describes Gandrayda's work with the Pirates after her corruption.
    
    =====================
    7D. Boss Strategies =
    =====================
    
    Y'know, I really couldn't find a better place to put this.  Sorry.  Here's a 
    list of each boss and how to beat it.  Note that I didn't just include boss 
    enemies, but certain important fights, too, like against lots of Pirates.
    
    BOSS: BERSERKER LORD
     This behemoth attacks with its claws at close range, a constant mouth 
     beam at range, and a stream of... well... Phazon puke at mid-range.  He also 
     has a Wave Quake that you need to jump to avoid.  His weak points are his 
     shoulders that very obviously glow red.  Smash those and he'll try a new 
     attack: spitting balls of energy.  Shoot these slow-moving balls to knock 
     them back into him to damage him.  After he takes damage, he'll revert back 
     to normal attack mode where you'll have to shoot his shoulders again.  Watch 
     out when he tries the spitting again.  If he glows red, he'll shoot a fast 
     shot instead of a slow one.  If you can, try to get him to spit at least 
     two shots before you fire them back at him to maximize the damage.  After 
     taking four of his own shots, his plating will explode, exposing his back.  
     He'll continue to attack, so just hammer on his back until he falls back, 
     where he'll finish the job for you.
    
    BOSS: META RIDLEY
     You're fighting your old nemesis at a disadvantage here.  You're both 
     falling down a rather long shaft.  Constantly correct yourself so that 
     you're not scraping against walls.  When he's below you, he'll fire his 
     plasma breath and try to knock debris into you.  Blast him in his mouth to 
     repel him.  At some point, he'll grab you and stare right at you.  Blast 
     him wherever he lights up: on his hand or in his mouth.  After a bit of 
     that, he'll be above you, flying down at you.  Keep blasting him in his 
     mouth as he spits more plasma and flaming rocks.  Shoot down the rocks if 
     you can.  This will rotate until you get his health down to almost empty.  
     Naturally, make sure you finish him before hitting the bottom.
    
    BOSS: RUNDAS
     Your former comrade has a lot of serious ice power.  First of all, if you 
     fire Missiles at him, he'll generate a quick field to freeze them.  He's not 
     perfect with it, but good enough that you should probably stick to beams.  
     His attacks consist of the following: skating around on an ice stream, 
     slashing you at close range, firing icy blasts that freeze you, and standing 
     on one of the ice blocks and firing ice projectiles at you (which can be 
     shot).  Once he's down to about half, he'll also fire ice shots while on his 
     ice stream (which can be shot), and his "super" attack is to create a big 
     ice spike, then swing it around and fling it at you for a large amount of 
     damage (quickly dodge-jump out of the way to avoid it).  Now, damaging him 
     isn't easy because you first have to knock off his armor, so repeatedly 
     blast him until he's stunned, then use the Grapple to rip his armor off.  
     This will allow you to actually damage him with shots, but it won't stop 
     him from attacking.  After a while, he'll replace his armor, and you'll 
     have to start again.  He'll more than likely cause quite a bit of damage 
     on you, so make sure you shoot all his smaller ice shots for powerups, 
     because you'll need them.  Also, given the fact that he has a PED Suit, he 
     will go hyper once you get his health down by 3/4ths.  Just like yours, it's 
     not infinite, but it's worth your while to go hyper yourself to hammer him 
     hard, even if it reduces your energy down to next-to-nothing, because if 
     you don't he WILL reduce your energy down to nothing.
    
    BOSS: PIRATE HUSSAR and KORAKK BEAST
     The rider of this mount is far weaker, so he'll be your first target.  His 
     attacks are to swipe with his lance and fire energy beams with it.  Any kind 
     of weapon will take him down rather quickly.  Once he's dead, the Korakk 
     gets kinda mad at you.  He attacks by trying to ram you and by sticking 
     his tongue out at you.  If it hits, the tongue will latch on and drain energy 
     from you, so shake the Remote and Nunchuk to shake it off.  When he sticks his 
     tongue out, dodge, then target his mouth and fire some quick regular shots at 
     him.  Once he's hit there, he's stunned and his underbelly glows.  Get under 
     there as a Morph Ball and set Bombs.  Do this until he drops to the ground, 
     then get behind him and Grapple his tail.  This will yank him onto his hind 
     legs, giving you a clear shot at his underbelly.  Pound that for all your 
     worth (go hyper if you feel like it).  Repeat until it croaks.
    
    BIG BOSS: MOGENAR
     This War Golem is corrupted by Phazon.  The four red balls on its armor (yes, 
     four, one's on the back) are the source of its power.  Without them, the 
     things just a hunk of stone.  Your objectives are to hammer those balls with 
     normal shots until they crack, then blast the blue opening with Hyper Beams.  
     Now, this thing won't just let you do that willy-nilly.  For one thing, it 
     will "cycle" the energy around its body.  When you see green lights move 
     around the balls, you'll have to switch targets so you're always attacking 
     the weakest one.  As for its attacks, it begins with a stomp that shakes 
     blue stuff in a line in your direction, and it jumps making a big shockwave.  
     Once you blast one of its balls away, it will temporarily switch tactics.  
     It will concentrate energy in its feet, then chase you around the room.  
     Quickly switch to Morph Ball and dodge his attacks.  Lay Bombs in his wake 
     so that he steps on them.  Blast both of his feet to get him back to the 
     standard mode, where you can work on another ball.  On the second round, 
     he'll also telekinetic hands.  Blast them away with your beam.  On the 
     third round, he'll slam the ground with his fist, making a big beam shoot 
     straight up, which dislodges rocks from the ceiling.  Avoid those.  He can 
     also generate shots of light which he'll fire at you and you can shoot for 
     powerups.  Lastly, he'll do the pounding chase without having the Phazon 
     feet, which gives you a clear shot at his back if you want it.  Once you 
     have no balls left but his back, he does nothing but the chase, so take the 
     opportunity and finish him.
    
    BOSS: STEAMLORD
     This floating mecha can render itself invisible to your sight while it 
     lets the Steambots do the dirty work for it.  Start smashing the bots, then 
     watch for it to reappear to repair them.  When it does, blast it good.  
     This fight shouldn't take long, and you get an ENERGY TANK as a reward for 
     your troubles.
    
    BOSS: DEFENSE DRONE
     This mechanical fellow tromps around the room.  He can send out shockwaves 
     with a big jump, or fire a tri-missile with his front cannon.  Your targets 
     are the very obvious blinking antennae on his head.  Blast them with regular 
     shots to make them all retract.  At that point, Grapple him to open his 
     head.  He'll jump to a side platform to get away from you, but keep hammering 
     on his exposed innards.  While on the platforms, he'll fire missiles at you, 
     or bouncing bombs that home in on you.  These bombs are the biggest pain 
     about this fight, as you need to shoot them up or risk getting hurt by 
     them.  Once you start wearing him down, he'll fire more bombs, as well as a 
     larger shot from his cannon.  Also, late in the fight, a mist will fill 
     the room, reducing visibilty.  Keep at the exposed head to finish him off 
     eventually.
    
    BOSS: GHOR
     Naturally, Ghor faces you in his exosuit.  His primary attack is to spin 
     his arms and charge you.  He can also jump to create a shockwave.  Your 
     priority here is to hit his back, where his shield generator is.  You can 
     get a couple of hits in after a charge, but the real way to get this done 
     is to freeze the Fuel Gel puddles on the ground with an Ice Missile so he 
     careens out of control and slams into the wall, leaving you a good opening 
     on the generator.  Once you smash it, you'll be able to hit Ghor's main 
     body (helpfully lit up for you).  Once his shield is down, Ghor will switch 
     attacks, using his plasma beams in his claws, and missiles which he fires 
     straight up, after which they home in on you.  Shoot down the missiles for 
     powerups.  He also has a constant plasma beam he fires from his chest.  
     After a while, his shield will go back up and you start again, until you 
     drain about a third of his life and the generator goes down for good.  In 
     this next phase, Ghor will fire a rotating plasma beam, and has a spinning 
     attack, as well as missiles and beam shots.  He also has a grapple cord to 
     grab you if you're in Morph Ball form.  If his head is lit up, fire at it.  
     If a module drops from his bottom, boost into it.  This will stun him for a 
     bit, allowing you free hits.  Keep this up until two thirds of his health are 
     gone, after which he'll go hyper (of course).  Go hyper yourself and hammer 
     his head.  If he drops out, his head will remain vulnerable, so keep up the 
     attack with normal shots, as well, until he's a pile of bolts.
    
    SPIRE BATTLE:
     Okay.  Your main targets in this battle are the three Assault Skiffs that 
     will show up, because they're the craft that can destroy the Spire.  The 
     first one will show up largely unattended, except for some Drones that 
     pop up (use Seekers on several at once).  After the first Skiff is destroyed, 
     the battle begins in earnest.  Aerotroopers and ATCs show up, carrying 
     Arm.Shield Troopers, Arm.Troopers, Troopers, Militia, etc.  It's a pitched 
     battle, but make sure you pay attention to when the spire starts taking 
     damage again, because that's your cute to head for the Skiffs.  It will 
     probably help quite a bit to go hyper to take at least one out, if not 
     both.  Once all three skiffs are toast, your fight is over.
    
    BIG BOSS: HELIOS
     This seemingly innocuous droid is the commander of a large horde of 
     Swarmbots, making him a serious threat.  He has three attacks to open with.  
     First, he forms the swarm into a ball and rolls around.  Avoid that.  
     Next, he spreads the swarm into a field, goes behind each piece and charges 
     them to fire a shot.  Destroy those shots with Charged Blasts.  Lastly, 
     he'll make a disc out of the swarm, and will have five spots to blast with 
     the Seekers so that you can stun him.  Your objective altogether is to just 
     keep blasting him whenever you get an opening and he's not shielded by 
     the swarm.  Once that happens, he'll open up his body, meaning it's time 
     to go hyper and rail on it.  During this time, he'll try to slash you 
     with his blades, so keep light on your toes.  Eventually, he'll close up 
     and start again.  As you wear him down, his attacks become faster.  Also, 
     he'll add new attacks: he'll create a tornado, with himself at the bottom.  
     Set bombs to faze him in this form.  Also, he'll make his swarm into a 
     humanoid shape, which can create shockwaves and fire blasts.  Blast his arms 
     and legs at the joints to knock him over and stun him, then repeat the 
     hyper blasting once he opens up.  He should drop in three rounds.
    
    BOSS: GANDRAYDA
     As you might expect from her powers, Gandrayda can mimic other enemies you've 
     faced.  Under normal circumstances, she flips around the room.  She'll fire 
     a bolt of energy along the floor, throw energy chakrams at you, and jump 
     onto you (shake her off with both the Remote and Nunchuk).  She'll transform 
     into a Berserker and an Aerotrooper at this stage, for which you'll use 
     standard tactics for them.  After a bit of fighting, she'll open up the area, 
     so don't go in the acid rain.  She'll now also transform into Rundas or 
     Ghor, so be wary of those tactics.  Once you've got her health down halfway, 
     she'll also start transforming into you, with Power Beam and Boost Ball 
     attacks.  Wear her down further and she'll give up on transforming, and 
     instead render herself invisible.  Use the X-Ray to find her.  If she 
     overloads that, she's going hyper, so pound her with Hyper Beams.  Keep 
     up the assault and eventually, she'll fall.
    
    BOSS: METROID HATCHER
     This odd entity likes to spin at you and poke you with its tentacles, and 
     that's about all it does for direct attacks.  Target it and fire multiple 
     regular shots at its tentacles.  Once all four are retracted, charge up a 
     blast and wait for its mouth to open (purple vapor spits out).  Nail the 
     mouth with the charged blast to stun it.  If you miss, it'll release a 
     Phazon Metroid, then fly to another spot to spit out another, where you'll 
     get another chance to shoot it.  Eventually, it'll stick his tentacles out 
     again, and you'll have to start over (after dealing with the Metroids).  
     Anyway, once it's stunned, Grapple one of its tentacles to pull it off.  
     You'll need to do this for all four tentacles to kill it.  As the tentacles 
     come off, it'll start moving faster, and will release more Phazon Metroids 
     if you let it.
    
    DRILL BATTLE:
     Pirates will pop out of the hatches, but your main concern should be the 
     drill.  Here's how it works.  Green means it's drilling.  Purple means it's 
     sucking.  Instead of just wasting the Pirates like normal, instead destroy 
     all but one.  Wait for the sucking cycle to start, then pull back so you 
     don't get sucked in yourself, but blast the Pirate left over so he DOES.  
     He'll fly into the beam, and four red lights will appear at the very top 
     of the drill.  Blast one to start the whole thing again.  Obviously, you 
     need to destroy all four red lights to finish this.  The only thing that 
     gets harder about it is that they start throwing out more Commandoes instead 
     of Ass.Troopers, so you'll probably need to go hyper a few times to clear 
     the room.  Also, don't be afraid to hide behind the pillar cover while 
     waiting.
    
    BOSS: PIRATE COMMANDER
     Yup.  He's the guy in the red phazon suit.  He'll summon Commandoes for 
     support, but an X-Ray/Nova combo will destroy them quick enough.  As for 
     him, he's pretty much just a really resilient Pirate.  He uses a 
     teleportation device to move around the field, has the usual energy gun 
     and scythe, and can go hyper, too.  When he goes Hyper, your X-Ray won't 
     work, so concentrate with hyper fire on him when that happens and ignore 
     the Commandoes.  He's almost finished when you blast the armor off him.  
     Just a few more hyper shots to finish.
    
    BIG BOSS: OMEGA RIDLEY
     Your nemesis returns for one last battle, fully powered with Phazon.  He 
     has a lot of attacks: breath weapons that spit constant streams or single 
     bubbles of plasma and shockwaves when he lands hard.  Dodge these attacks, 
     then wait for him to roar so you can nail him in the mouth with a charged 
     blast.  He'll rear up, exposing his chest.  Grapple the armor off him, then 
     go hyper and blast his exposed belly.  After draining a third of his 
     health, he'll create new armor on his chest.  He has new attacks in this 
     form: a dash when he spreads his wings, a combination plasma stream/tail 
     whip, and forming two energy balls in his hands to use as weapons.  When 
     he makes those energy balls, blast both to stun him good.  At that point, 
     pull up your X-Ray and start pounding on the lit-up joints in his armor.  
     Once both joints are off, his chest is completely exposed, and he'll switch 
     tactics once again.  He'll start flying off through the holes in the side, 
     to come back elsewhere.  Watch the radar in the upper-left corner to see 
     where he'll come from, then dodge to avoid his bombs.  Once he lands, 
     he'll start dashing and tail-whipping.  Hit him whenever he opens is mouth 
     to make him stand up, exposing his chest to Phazon fire.  Keep pounding 
     him with Hyper Beams and eventually he'll give up the ghost.
    
    BOSS: DARK SAMUS
     Your evil doppelganger has a constant beam attack and a homing shot attack 
     to start with.  All you can do is pound her with beams.  When you knock down 
     a third of her health, she'll start absorbing energy to replenish.  Shoot 
     her down to stop it.  After that, she'll add a shockwave attack, as well 
     as a close-range shield attack.  Blast her further and she'll start 
     creating clones of herself.  These clones can also attack, and take fewer 
     hits.  I say just shoot the first one you see, and if takes damage, keep 
     at it, otherwise, finish it and look for the next one.  All the clones 
     will try to recharge at once, meaning you have to find the right one to 
     make it stop.  Keep shooting the real one whenever you find her and wear 
     down her energy to defeat her.
    
    FINAL BOSS: AURORA UNIT 313
     I'm sure you know what they're trying to say with this battle.  Anyway, 
     the AU's main attack is a big purple beam that tracks you.  It also 
     attacks with the little tentacles that pop out of its side, which fling 
     shots at you.  Attack these tentacles, or anything else that pops out of 
     the side, and the openings will turn yellow.  That's your cue to shoot them 
     repeatedly.  Shoot it enough to stun the AU.  It will fall, and you'll be 
     able to Grapple the top of its head.  Blast the open head with all you 
     have.  Once you get that done once, it will toss out some Dark Samus clones 
     that you need to destroy.  Remove them to start again.  At some point, the 
     AU will add an attack of retracting its neck, then firing red shots at you 
     from the platform it's housed on.  Keep opening the head and blasting it, 
     and you should wear it down eventually.  Of course, this starts the second 
     part of this battle, where it's free-floating.  It will drop a module down 
     from its bottom, which fires a bomb.  Blast the module to stun it.  It also 
     has a four-beam rotating attack, a ground spinning attack, and a straight 
     Phazon shot from its front, which will stun it after it fires.  Find any 
     way you can to get behind it and blast the glowing rear part.  That's the 
     only weak point.  Once you drain its health, the fight will be over.
    
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    8. EXTRAS
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    8A. Endings =
    =============
    
    Your ending is determined by how many items you pick up in the game, which 
    you can see in the upper-right corner on the Pause Menu.  It has nothing 
    to do with logbook scans.
    
    Standard Ending -
    
    AU 313 and Dark Samus destroyed, and the Phazon corruption leaves Samus' 
    body.  Phaaze begins to explode.  Admiral Dane orders the fleet to retreat 
    as Phaaze explodes behind them, taking the Leviathan with it.  As reports 
    come in on the status of the fleet, Samus buzzes the Olympus in her gunship, 
    giving a thumbs-up and sending a message: Mission Complete.
    
    ---
    
    Over 75% Items Ending -
    
    Samus lands on SkyTown.  She reclines on the ground and removes her helmet.  
    She reminisces about the three Hunters who stood by her and were lost during 
    the fight.
    
    ---
    
    100% Items Ending -
    
    After the Credits roll and the "final status" screen, Samus gets up and 
    walks back to her ship, removing her suit in the process.  As she departs 
    from Tallon, a ship appears behind her, obviously following her.  This ship 
    has been identified as Sylux's from Metroid Prime: Hunters.
    
    ===================
    8B. Credit System =
    ===================
    
    A new feature in Metroid Prime 3 is the Credit System.  This system has no 
    bearing whatsoever on gameplay.  All it affects is the extra stuff, which 
    require credits to purchase.
    
    There are four types of credits in this game:
    
    Red Credits: Earned by scanning a Creature in the Logbook
    Blue Credits: Most are earned by scanning a Lore in the Logbook, but there 
     are three special ones, listed below.
    Gold Credits: Earned by defeating a boss enemy or doing something 
     particularly important
    Friend Credits: Earned by exchanging a Friend Voucher
    
    When you earn one of these credits, you'll get a little notification on the 
    upper part of your HUD.
    
    Now, remember that you only get credit once for the scans per file, so don't 
    think you can start a new game on the same file and get a bunch more.  Of 
    course, you don't NEED more than are given to you, and on subsequent plays, 
    you keep the Logbook you ended with, so you'll know which ones you're 
    missing.
    
    ---
    
    Extra Blue Credits
    
    GF Troopers Saved - There are three spots to do this on the Olympus, and you 
     get an extra Blue Credit for each one.  First spot is in the Port Observation 
     Deck.  When the Pirates board and attack, blast them before they can hurt 
     the Troopers.  The second one is in the Xenoresearch Lab, where one's pinned 
     down by two Crawltanks.  Blast them to save him.  The last one is in the 
     Repair Bay Shaft.  He's pinned down by Aeromines.  Get the blast doors open 
     quickly, and the Mines taken out, and he should be okay.
    
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    Gold Credits
    
    There are a total of 52 Gold Credits available per file.  This is a list of 
     the means to earn each Gold Credit.
    
    Bosses - Each boss will net you a Gold Credit.  There is a set for the bosses 
     on Normal and Veteran together, and another set for Hypermode difficulty.  
     The list of bosses:
      Berserker Lord Defeated (works for both)
      Meta Ridley Defeated
      Rundas Defeated
      Korakk Beast Defeated
      Mogenar Defeated
      Steamlord Defeated
      Defense Drone Defeated
      Ghor Defeated
      Helios Defeated
      Gandrayda Defeated
      Metroid Hatcher Defeated (works for all three)
      Commander Squad Defeated
      Omega Ridley Defeated
      Dark Samus Repulsed
      Aurora Unit 313 Defeated
    
    Major Events - On the same token as bosses, you get Gold Credits for 
     doing stuff:
      Generator Destroyed (the Shield Generators on Bryyo)
      Seed Shield Destroyed (the Seed on Elysia)
      Defense System Obliterated (in Command Station on Pirate Homeworld)
    
    Juggling Bonus - You get this for the Training Drones in the first room of 
     the game.  Shoot them with your beam, then again to keep them in the air.  
     You get a Gold Credit for a score of ten.
    
    All Troopers Survived - During the GF assault on the Pirate Homeworld, 
     ensure that none of your Demo Troopers die.  Obviously, this is most 
     easily attempted on Normal, but it's still a bit tricky, so definitely 
     save first.  My advice is to use Hypermode as often as you can.  If you 
     have enough Energy Tanks, you shouldn't be low at all.  Thanks to Mario 
     Cleanstuff for this info.
    
    Red Phaazoid Defeated - There are ten Phaazoids that make Red Phaazoids, 
     and you only get credit for them the first time (this includes other 
     difficulties).  There are Phaazoids all over the place, but the Reds will 
     only appear in the following rooms:
      Bryyo - Grand Court
      Bryyo - Jousting Field
      Bryyo Fire - Gel Processing Site
      SkyTown, Elysia - Construction Bay
      SkyTown, Elysia - Hoverplat Docking Site
      Eastern SkyTown, Elysia - Concourse Ventilation
      Pirate Research - Proving Grounds
      Pirate Research - Metroid Creche
      Pirate Mines - Phazon Harvesting
      Pirate Command - Transit Station 0204
    
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    Friend Vouchers
    
    These vouchers alone give you nothing.  For them to be useful, you need to be 
    online with your Wii.  Find a Friend who also has MP3 and you can give him 
    FVs, which will give him (not you) a Friend Credit.  You need Friend Vouchers 
    from other people to get Friend Credits for yourself, so be charming.
    
    Here's a list of how to earn Friend Vouchers:
    
    Juggling Bonus - After you get the Gold Credit for 10 juggles of the 
     Training Drones, keep going up to 20, which will give you a Voucher.
    
    100 Kills - Every hundred kills will net you a voucher up to 1000.
    
    Escape Meta Ridley - In the area where Meta Ridley attacks you while you're 
     rolling in a ball tunnel, you get a Voucher if you take NO DAMAGE.  This is 
     a hard one to get, and requires patience and a good eye.
    
    GF Trooper Saved - You get this in the Olympus where the ship crashes into 
     the ship.  Shoot the blast door closed before the Trooper gets sucked out.
    
    Shorcut Discovered - You get this if you roll into the little statue on 
     the north end of the Gel Cavern, Bryyo Fire.  You'll need Ice Missiles to 
     get through to it, though.
    
    Icy Reptilicide - Once you get Ice Missiles, wear down a Reptilicus, then 
     wait for it to throw a chakram, then freeze it while the chakram's in the 
     air.  It will smash the Reptilicus.  Thanks to David Park for being the 
     first person to tell me about this.
    
    Perfect Execution - I got this in the North Jungle Court on Bryyo for 
     opening all the clamps surrounding the cannon without having an Aerotrooper 
     pull one back.
    
    Exterminator - This one is for the patient, and can be done on any Seed.  In 
     the first room, there's always a ton of bugs crawling around on the floor.  
     Destroy them all.  Thanks to Joe Safari for this one.
    
    Stylish Kill - I've only received this on SkyTown at Skybridge Hera by 
     reaching the end of the collapsing bridge while the bots were still on it.  
     The bridge detached and I got the credit for style.
    
    Bowling For Bots - I've received this once by Boosting through a large cluster 
     of Tinbots.  It ONLY works on Tinbots.  Steambots get damaged, but not 
     destroyed outright.
    
    New Area Discovered - This works on Bryyo and SkyTown, for discovering 
     Bryyo Ice and Eastern SkyTown, respectively.
    
    Crash Landing - I've found this works best on Assault Aerotroopers, but it 
     might work on any.  Repeatedly smash them with beams until their jetpacks 
     catch fire, then Grapple them to rip the jetpack off.  Your seat cushion 
     may be used as a floatation device.
    
    Harvester Destroyed - The Phazon Harvester Drone hangs out in the Phazon 
     Harvesting area in the Pirate Mines.  There's only one way to bring it 
     down, and that's with Gunship Missiles.  Of course, you can't do that on 
     your first trip, as the defense grid is still up, so come back once you 
     take it down.  You can get a Voucher for this once on Normal/Veteran, 
     and another on Hypermode.
    
    20 Commandoes Defeated - Quite simple.  Just beat 20 Commandoes.  You 
     should hit it no problem, unless you run from them, routinely.
    
    Secret Message Discovered - This is the message from Aurora Unit 313 in the 
     GFS Valhalla.  In the Control Room, find the nearby datapad with the code 
     on it, and punch it into the console to hear the last message of 313.
    
    Leviathan Humiliated - Once you infiltrate the Leviathan ship near the 
     end of the game, blast any of its smaller eyes around the area with any 
     weapon repeatedly.  You'll get this eventually.
    
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    8C. Extra Unlockables =
    =======================
    
    This is the list of Extras you can purchase with your credits.  With the 
    exception of Friend Credits, of which you can have as many as you can get 
    from others, you can only have JUST enough credits to purchase everything.
    
    R = Red Credit
    B = Blue Credit
    G = Gold Credit
    F = Friend Credit
    
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    Concept Gallery -
    
    Samus Package: 3R, 2B, 1G
    Creature Package 1: 3R, 1B, 1G
    Creature Package 2: 3R, 2B, 2G, 1F
    World Package 1: 3R, 1B, 1G
    World Package 2: 3R, 2B, 2G, 1F
    Storyboard Package 1: 3R, 2B, 1G
    Storyboard Package 2: 3R, 2B, 2G, 1F
    
    These are all image galleries.
    
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    Bonus Gallery -
    
    Ship Bumper Stickers: 3R, 1B, 3G, 2F
    Screen-shot Tool: 3R, 1B, 3G, 2F
    Mii Bobblehead: 3R, 1B, 3G, 2F
    Diorama 1: 3R, 1B, 3G, 1F
    Diorama 2: 3R, 1B, 3G, 1F
    Diorama 3: 3R, 1B, 3G, 1F
    Diorama 4: 3R, 1B, 3G, 1F
    Diorama 5: 3R, 1B, 3G, 1F
    Diorama 6: 3R, 1B, 3G, 1F
    
    The Mii Bobblehead goes on your dashboard.  It's basically your Mii head in 
    a Varia Suit.  You can tap it to jiggle it.
    
    ---
    
    Soundtrack Gallery:
    
    Each track: 4R, 2B, 1G
    
    Now, this isn't every single track in the game, just the more prominent ones.
    
    =================
    8D. Easter Eggs =
    =================
    
    There are a couple of cute messages you can get using the Communications 
    Console.
    
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    Message from Nintendo President Satoru Iwata -
    
    Press the buttons in the following order, going left to right:
    
    2nd, 7th, 5th, 1st.
    
    You'll receive a message in Japanese.
    
    Here's a translation:
    
    "Hello, this is Iwata from Nintendo.  A president has to take things really 
    seriously, even if it doesn't seem like it.  It's understandable if you lose 
    weight from stress, but I get fatter instead. Nobody thinks I'm taking it 
    seriously."
    
    ---
    
    Message from Nintendo Main Man Shigeru Miyamoto -
    
    Press the buttons in the following order, going left to right:
    
    8th, 3rd, 5th, 4th.
    
    You'll receive a message in Japanese.
    
    Here's a translation:
    
    "Ah, can you hear me?  This is Miyamoto.  All of you playing Metroid, can you 
    hear me?  Its fun, isnt it?  Ive also worked on many [Metroid] games, but 
    this one is the best yet, dont you think?  Definitely play it all the way to 
    the end.  See you!
    
    ---
    
    Message from Nintendo Composer Kenji Yamamoto -
    
    Press the buttons in the following order, going left to right:
    
    3rd, 6th, 4th, 8th.
    
    In addition to a little music sample of guitar and whistling, Yamamoto-san 
    will also talk your ear off.  The message is in the process of being 
    translated. >_>
    
    Credit for these translations go to the folks who discovered the messages.  I 
    take no credit for that.  My Japanese is just not that good.
    
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    9. STANDARD GUIDE STUFF
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    9A. Legal =
    ===========
    
    This FAQ was made 100% by me, and is Copyright  2007 Scott "CyricZ" 
    Zdankiewicz.  You may not take it in whole or in part and claim it as your 
    own. You may not alter it in any way, even if you ask me first, and that 
    includes putting it in HTML format.  Please dont post this on your site 
    unless you have express consent by me.  Ive put a lot of time into this.  
    Give me some credit.
    
    Currently, the following sites have permission to post my FAQ:
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.gamewinners.com
    www.ign.com
    www.cheatplanet.com
    www.neoseeker.com
    
    I'm not going to allow people with small personal sites to post this 
    FAQ.  They may post the link on GameFAQs with all the MP3 guides, but, 
    trying to keep updates, well, updated, I'll only allow large committed 
    sites that I trust.
    
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    9B. E-mail Guidelines =
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    If you wish to e-mail me, be sure to follow these guidelines:
    
    - Make ABSOLUTELY sure I haven't already answered your question in the 
    guide.
    - Make sure it has something to do with Metroid Prime 3.  I don't want spam, 
    chain letters, offers for friendship.  Compliment me on the FAQ all you 
    want, though...
    - Make sure you say Metroid Prime 3 at one point in your e-mail.  I have more 
    than one FAQ, and asking a generic question such as "How do I kill the 
    last boss?" doesn't tell me much.
    - Spell correctly and use proper grammar, please.  If I can't understand 
    your e-mail, it'll go to the junk pile.
    
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    9C. Credits =
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    CJayC, SBAllen, and all webmasters for allowing this on their sites.
    
    My buddy bananagirl for an uber-sexy ASCII title.
    
    Retro Studios and Nintendo for this fine and awesome game.
    
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    9D. Version Updates =
    =====================
    
    Version 1.0 - 9/11/07 - It's mostly done.  The only reason I could see doing 
     more updates is if people found scans that aren't limited time, and let 
     me know, or different boss strategies.  Oh, and I also need a bit more info 
     regarding some of the bonus stuff.  Attention, Wii Friends.  Send me 
     Vouchers!
    
    Version 1.1 - 9/16/07 - Hey, everyone.  I've updated the credit system.  It 
     should be current and complete, now.  Best of luck unlocking everything!
    
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    9E. The Final Word =
    ====================
    
    Well, what a ride this was.  I can only imagine what's in store for the 
    Metroid franchise, now that they're no longer bound in the Phazon storyline.