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        Metroid Prime Complete FAQ/Walkthrough for Nintendo GameCube

                    Version 1.00 (Last updated 11/12/03)

                       Copyright (c) 2003 Falcon Zero
                         <falconzero114@gmail.com>
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-=> T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s <=-
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| - - 1.0)  Introduction                                         - - - - - |
|           1.1)  Updates                                          - - - - |
|           1.2)  The Story So Far...                                - - - |
|           1.3)  Take Control                                         - - |
| - - 2.0)  Obstacles                                                  - - |
|           2.1)  Doors                                                - - |
|           2.2)  Other Obstacles                                      - - |
| - - 3.0)  Power-up Locations                                         - - |
|           3.1)  Samus' Upgrades                                      - - |
|           3.2)  Missile Locations                                    - - |
|           3.3)  Energy Tank Locations                                - - |
|           3.4)  Power Bomb Locations                                 - - |
|           3.5)  Artifact Locations                                   - - |
| - - 4.0)  Logbook Guide                                              - - |
|           4.1)  Pirate Data/Chozo Lore                               - - |
| - - 5.0)  Bosses Guide                                               - - |
| - - 6.0)  Walkthrough                                                - - |
|           6.1)  Pirate Science Vessel                                - - |
|           6.2)  Escape!                                              - - |
|           6.3)  The World of Tallon IV                               - - |
|           6.4)  Restoring the Power Suit                             - - |
|           6.5)  Purification                                         - - |
|           6.6)  Memories of Norfair                                  - - |
|           6.7)  It's a cold, cold land                               - - |
|           6.8)  Chozo Temple                                         - - |
|           6.9)  Back to the Drifts                                   - - |
|           6.10) Close Encunters with the Lethal Kind                 - - |
|           6.11) Duel with the Rock Monster                           - - |
|           6.12) Archaeology of the Chozo                             - - |
|           6.13) The Gravity Suit                                     - - |
|           6.14) Underwater Wreckage                                  - - |
|           6.15) Mining Operations                                    - - |
|           6.16) Treasure Hunt                                        - - |
|           6.17) Phazon Mutants                                       - - |
|           6.18) Old Rivalries                                        - - |
|           6.19) The Source                                           - - |
|           6.20) Finale                                               - - |
| - - 7.0)  Metroid Fusion Bonuses                                   - - - |
| - - 8.0)  Secrets & Tips                                         - - - - |
| - - 9.0)  Contacting the Author                                - - - - - |
| - - 10.0) Credits                                            - - - - - - |
| - - 11.0) Legal Info                                       - - - - - - - |
\==========================================================================/

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-(1.0   INTRODUCTION)-                )-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-:.
=====================================/

Launching the Metroid series into the 3D realm (and doing a darn good 
job at that), Metroid Prime is the GameCube's first (and not last) Metroid 
game to chronicle Samus Aran's latest adventure. Viewed from the eyes of 
Samus, you'll explore the vast reaches of the planet Tallon IV in an 
attempt to stop the Space Pirate's latest mad scheme and to fulfill the 
legacy of a long-dead Chozo race. Get ready to rumble.

With the glorious 3D worlds of Metroid Prime comes a price however, as this 
adventure's gonna be a lot tougher than Samus' past battles, and I'm not 
kidding. Don't be discouraged though, as I'll be taking you through all the 
tricks and trials Tallon IV's got ready for you. Of course this game is one 
experience you should try and get through yourself, but if there's one 
point where you're just really stuck and can't find the odd Wave Beam or 
Space Jump Boots, you'll find all the answers and more below.

                        =============
.:---------------------(1.1   UPDATES)------------------------------------:.
                        =============
Version 1.00  11/12/03
- Here's the first version of this guide, with everything you need to make 
it through the game in one piece. Any additional stuff I might add to the 
guide in the future will probably involve reader-submitted tips or any 
other strategies I may stumble across - but everything you need at this 
point is here in this guide.

                        =========================
.:---------------------(1.2   THE STORY SO FAR...)------------------------:.
                        =========================
Millions of years ago, an advanced race of the bird-like Chozo lived in 
harmony with nature on the planet Tallon IV. Designing their cities and 
culture around the natural landscapes of their paradise world, they could 
only live out their peaceful lives in wait of what the future would bring. 
Of course something terrible was about to happen, otherwise there wouldn't 
be any bad guys to fry here, now would there?

The planet's darkest day came. From the depths of unknown space a massive 
meteorite blasted into the planet causing major destruction to anything 
near the impact zone. Faced with this devastating new crisis, the Chozo did 
all they could to try and rebuild after that day, but the meteor brought 
with it a deadly radioactive poison known as Phazon. This poison seeped 
into every living thing on the planet and began to suck life away from 
everything in sight. Unable to stop the mindless onslaught of Phazon, the 
Chozo decided to contain the core of the poison within the meteorite's 
impact zone. With their work complete, the Chozo put their fate into the 
hands of the future, where they hoped someone would come from the heavens 
to rid their planet of the abomination. Of course, we all know who that 
individual is, don't we?

Fast-forward to the present day, and we find that bounty hunter Samus 
Aran has just defeated the Space Pirates and the Mother Brain on planet 
Zebes, crushing their plans to use Metroids to attack civilizations 
across space. Taking a well deserved rest and the esteemed gratification 
of the Galactic Federation, Samus intercepts a mysterious distress beacon 
while cruising the space lanes. Narrowing the call to Tallon IV, Samus 
decides to investigate, where she'll find remnants of the Space Pirates 
and their plans for using the foul Phazon to build an indestructible 
army. Samus' mission on Tallon IV is two-fold, to stop the Space Pirates 
once again, and to finish the Chozo's work to rid the planet of the 
poison that threatens to consume all...

                        ==================
.:---------------------(1.3   TAKE CONTROL)-------------------------------:.
                        ==================
Prepare for an adventure like no other. You'll be experiencing the game 
from Samus' point of view, while exploring the insanely detailed areas of 
Tallon IV, uncovering mysterious and beating bad guys. Although it uses a 
first person view, this game ain't no FPS. If you're used to the control 
structures of many FPS games like Goldeneye or even Halo, you'll probably 
be a little confused with this game's setup at first. Don't worry though, 
after a few minutes you'll master the controls and won't be able to 
picture playing the game without this setup.

Mastering the controls is vital, as many boss battles especially are 
gonna be tough (just try fighting Ridley on Hard Mode!) so quick reflexes 
are a must. The Control Stick moves Samus around, remember to hold down 
the L button to strafe left or right and hold the R button to look around.

Another new feature of this game is the Log Book, where you can keep 
records of various objects and enemies in the game scannable via the Scan 
Visor. Check the manual for more info on scanning stuff.

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|A Button | Press this to fire Samus' arm cannon. Press repeatedly to fire |
|         | off rapid shots, or hold down (once you have the Charge Beam)  |
|         | to fire off a stronger shot. Also use A to lay a bomb while    |
|         | in Morph Ball mode.                                            |
|         |                                                                |
|B Button | This'll make Samus jump straight up. Once you find the Space   |
|         | Jump boots, pressing B after jumping up will cause Samus to    |
|         | perform another jump, allowing her to reach higher areas.      |
|         |                                                                |
|X Button | Press this to activate Morph Ball mode. While active, Samus    |
|         | can lay bombs and roll through narrow areas.                   |
|         |                                                                |
|Y Button | Press this to fire a missile. Once you find each beam's        |
|         | missile combo attack, pressing Y after holding down A to       |
|         | charge up the beam will fire the combo attack. Also use Y to   |
|         | lay a Power Bomb (once you find one) while Morph Ball mode's   |
|         | active.                                                        |
|         |                                                                |
|Z Button | Hit Z to bring up a 3D map of the area you're currently in.    |
|         | All the controls for manipulating the map will be shown        |
|         | on-screen. Press Z again to return to the game.                |
|         |                                                                |
|R Button | Hold R down to aim Samus' arm cannon around. If you need to    |
|         | move while aiming, hold down L before releasing R so that      |
|         | Samus remains aiming at the same spot. Also hold down R while  |
|         | in Morph Ball mode to attach and move along special rail       |
|         | tracks once you find the Spider Ball.                          |
|         |                                                                |
|L Button | Hold down L and use the Control Stick to strafe left or right. |
|         | You can also lock onto enemies or other targets with L, but    |
|         | you'll have to hold it down to remain locked on.               |
|         |                                                                |
|Start    | Bring up the sub-screen where you can change game options,     |
|         | view the Log Book or read up on Samus' abilities.              |
|         |                                                                |
|D-Pad U  | Switch back to the Combat Visor whenever another visor's       |
|         | active.                                                        |
|         |                                                                |
|D-Pad D  | Switch to the Thermal Visor.                                   |
|         |                                                                |
|D-Pad L  | Switch to the Scan Visor, then use L to lock on and scan       |
|         | objects/enemies when a red or orange target appears above them.|
|         |                                                                |
|D-Pad R  | Switch to the X-Ray Visor.                                     |
|         |                                                                |
|C-Stick U| Switch Samus' arm cannon back to the Power Beam when another   |
|         | beam's active.                                                 |
|         |                                                                |
|C-Stick D| Switch the arm cannon to the Ice Beam.                         |
|         |                                                                |
|C-Stick L| Switch to the Plasma Beam.                                     |
|         |                                                                |
|C-Stick R| Switch to the Wave Beam.                                       |
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-(2.0   OBSTACLES)-                   )-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-:.
=====================================/

All throughout Tallon IV you'll encounter several kinds of electronic 
doors, machinery and natural obstacles. Every obstacle has a weakness 
Samus can exploit to pass through, read on to find out how to break into 
all those restricted areas Samus isn't meant to see.

                         ===========
.:----------------------(2.1   DOORS)-------------------------------------:.
                         ===========
<Blue Doors>
- Most doors you'll find on Tallon IV will give off a blue glow, indicating 
  that discharging any weapon at them will give the door enough charge to 
  open.

<Purple Doors>
- These doors can only be opened by charging them with a blast from the 
  Wave Beam.

<Blast Shield>
- Doors with a metal blast shield attached can't be opened until you blow 
  apart the shield with a single missile.

<Sealed Doors>
- Doors with special locks on them can't be opened until you fry all the 
  enemies in the nearby area.

<White Doors>
- White doors can be opened by a single shot from the Ice Beam.

<Red Doors>
- Red doors can only be opened by - you guessed it - the Plasma Beam.

                        =====================
.:---------------------(2.2   OTHER OBSTACLES)----------------------------:.
                        =====================
<Sandstone, Radion & Brimstone>
- Anything that contains traces of sandstone, radion or brimstone when you 
  scan it can be destroyed with a missile or bomb.

<Talloric Alloy>
- Objects with this material can be destroyed by planting bombs near them.

<Cordite>
- Objects filled with elements of Cordite can be destroyed with a single 
  Super Missile (Power Beam Missile Combo).

<Bendezium>
- Objects containing bendezium elements can be destroyed with a single 
  Power Bomb.

<Stalactites>
- Stalactites you can target with L can be dislodged with a single missile.

<Grapple Point>
- Use the Grapple Beam (L) to swing around on these hooks.

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-(3.0   POWER-UP LOCATIONS)-          )-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-:.
=====================================/

Loads of weapons, items and powerups are riddled throughout the twisting 
mazes of Tallon IV, many of them left there by the Chozo for the 
Entrusted One to find. Below you'll find details on each item's location 
and any stuff you'll need to reach them. As well as listing which area the 
item's in, the room's name will also be listed to help you narrow it down 
easily. Some items you'll need to have special equipment to reach, others 
will be dropped by defeated bosses. When you find a new powerup (and the 
classic item theme plays), you'll be informed that extra info about the 
item is available to view in your Logbook, just press Start to bring it 
up. Of course you'll most likely have to find all the items in a 
specific order (unless you're a super pro and find a way to get around 
some), so the items listed below are in order you'll most likely find them 
in. If you're having trouble finding a particular item, prepare to be stuck 
no more.

A neat trick in this game is that you'll hear a distinct humming sound 
whenever you're standing close to an item, so keep your ears open.

                        =====================
.:---------------------(3.1   SAMUS' UPGRADES)----------------------------:.
                        =====================
>>>Missile Launcher
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: The Missile Launcher gives Samus the ability to fire 
              concussive projectile blasts. You'll need to find more 
              missiles to increase your payload, check out section 3.2 
              below for all the missile's locations. Press Y to fire 
              missiles. Missiles will also home-in on their targets, quite 
              a handy feature.

< Area:      > Chozo Ruins (Hive Totem)

< Location:  > You'll have to conquer the Hive Mecha in the ruins before 
               winning this prize, take a look at the bosses guide 
               (5.0_HM) for tips on defeating this bug-summoning boss. 
               Walk on forward once it shuts down to grab you first 
               missile.

>>>Morph Ball
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: By Pressing X once this classic item's in your possession 
              allows Samus to enter Morph Ball mode, changing her suit's 
              shape to that of a ball, you'll then be able to roll around 
              through small openings Samus wouldn't normally fit through. 
              You'll also eventually find a variety of other powerups for 
              Morph Ball mode.

< Area:      > Chozo Ruins (Ruined Shrine)

< Location:  > In the Ruined Shrine, you'll spot the Morph Ball waiting in 
               a small alcove on the far side, but once you move too close 
               a barrier rises up blocking your path. You'll then have to 
               fight off a multitude of Beetles jumping up out of the 
               ground everywhere. Don't relax once they're all fried, as 
               another surprise awaits. A Plated Beetle jumps out of the 
               ground, appearing to challenge Samus to a good old fashioned 
               duel. Show the bug who's boss by firing away at its red 
               tail, once it's finished you'll have clear access to the 
               Morph Ball.

>>>Charge Beam
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: Another important addition to Samus' arsenal, the Charge Beam 
              allows you to hold down A to charge up energy for any of the 
              four beam weapons. Once you find the missile combo attacks 
              for each beam, charge up the weapon and press Y to fire the 
              combo attack. Release A once fully charged to release a 
              stronger shot.

< Area:      > Chozo Ruins (Watery Hall)

< Location:  > In the Watery Hall, you'll need to scan four symbols on the 
               walls to open up a gate concealing the Charge Beam. Look for 
               one just to the left of the door as you enter the room, 
               another hidden under a group of Blastcaps around the corner, 
               and the remaining two near the gate itself. Once you've 
               scanned all four scan the symbol on the gate to open it then 
               jump through and head on forward to receive your prize.

>>>Morph Ball Bomb
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: The first add-on for Morph Ball mode, hit A to lay a small 
              bomb which detonates after a few seconds. You'll be able to 
              lay up to three bombs at a time. This explosive beauty can be 
              used to blow open certain walls and obstructions. The bombs 
              can also damage nearby enemies and propel Samus up high 
              while in Morph Ball mode, but you'll need to practice the 
              technique a bit to get her soaring. There's no Spring Ball in 
              this game, so the bomb jump trick is your best bet.

< Area:      > Chozo Ruins (Burn Dome)

< Location:  > You'll need to beat the Incinerator Drone and its Ram War 
               Wasp cronies before receiving the Morph Ball Bomb. Refer to 
               the bosses guide (5.0_ID) for tips on defeating this 
               scorching drone.

>>>Varia Suit
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: The legendary Varia Suit gives Samus more than just her suit 
              an upgraded appearance. You'll be able to survive the deadly 
              extreme temperatures in the Magmoor Caverns, so there's no 
              need for sunscreen with this high tech suit on.

< Area:      > Chozo Ruins (Sunchamber)

< Location:  > Before claiming the awesome Varia Suit, you'll need to 
               defeat the huge insect-plant Flaahgra. Refer to the bosses 
               guide to learn all about its weaknesses. Once the bug's 
               cooked you'll spot the rotating S logo straight ahead.

>>>Boost Ball
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: Another handy add-on for Morph Ball mode, this item gives 
              Samus the ability to charge up energy and release it to speed 
              around like a hot rod. Hold B to charge up energy, then 
              release to rocket off. Another benefit is that you'll be able 
              to speed around large half-circle pipes to propel Samus up 
              super-high. The trick to gaining height on the half-pipes is 
              to charge up the ball and release B just as Samus is about to
              roll upward in the pipe. Keep this up and you'll reach 
              massive new heights.

< Area:      > Phendrana Drifts (Phendrana Canyon)

< Location:  > In the Phendrana Canyon room you'll find a long curving 
               canyon with floating platforms leading up to the entrance 
               of a tall tower on the far side. Make your way up to the 
               control panel at the head of the canyon and scan it to align 
               all the platforms. Jump across them up to the tower to find 
               the Boost Ball waiting snugly inside.

>>>Space Jump Boots
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: As the name implies, this powerup gives Samus a double-jump 
              move, allowing you to perform a second jump while in the air 
              by pressing B a second time after jumping up. Higher areas 
              and larger gaps can be bridged with this vital ability.

< Area:      > Tallon Overworld (Alcove)

< Location:  > You'll need the Boost Ball before finding this upgrade. In 
               the Tallon Canyon room, you'll find a half-pipe area where 
               two Beetles jump up out of the ground. Use the Boost Ball to 
               reach the platform high up above. Go around to find a 
               pathway eventually leading back to the Landing Site. Go 
               straight ahead and over the gap in the ledge (it's a pain if 
               you fall down) to find a door. Head through to find the 
               boots.

>>>Wave Beam
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: Finally adding to Samus' beam weapon arsenal, the electrified 
              Wave Beam allows Samus to discharge powerful oscillating 
              beams of electricity. Perfect for frying formidable Space 
              Pirate troops, this weapon can also be used to open purple 
              doors. Charged shots of the Wave Beam can also temporarily 
              home-in on targets.

< Area:      > Phendrana Drifts (Chapel of the Elders)

< Location:  > You'll need the Space Jump Boots to reach this area. If you 
               have any trouble going through the rooms leading here, check 
               the walkthrough (Sorry, but I'm not gonna repeat stuff twice 
               in this guide). Once in the large chapel, you'll have to 
               fight four Baby Sheegoths and then a fully-grown Sheegoth 
               before claiming the Wave Beam. The babies are pretty easy, 
               but you might want to check the bosses guide for tips on 
               defeating the Sheegoth.

>>>Super Missile
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: The first missile combo attack, the Super Missile uses up 5 
              missiles when discharged. This highly destructive 
              corridor-clearer can destroy objects containing Cordite 
              elements and packs a hell of a punch against enemy targets.

< Area:      > Phendrana Drifts (Observatory)

< Location:  > You'll find the Super Missile atop the upper holographic 
               projector node in the Observatory. First you'll need to 
               activate the hologram by scanning a few control panels and 
               using the four Spinner Balls, once the holographic galaxy 
               appears jump up the platforms around the room to reach the 
               missile combo upgrade.

>>>Thermal Visor
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: With this heat-tracking visor, you'll be able to detect 
              objects emitting heat including enemy targets and various 
              machinery. Activated via the D-Pad down, this visor will also 
              act as a night vision enhancer, allowing you to see properly 
              in pitch-black areas. Press D-Pad Up while it's active to 
              return to the trusty Combat Visor.

< Area:      > Phendrana Drifts (Research Core)

< Location:  > You'll find the first visor upgrade deep within the research 
               facilities in Phendrana. Work your way through the complex 
               and you'll eventually find the Research Core, a tall 
               multi-leveled room. Fight off the Flying Pirates and gun 
               turrets positioned around the room, then scan three critical 
               panels to open up the force field below protecting the 
               Thermal Visor.

>>>Spider Ball
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: The next add-on for Morph Ball mode, the Spider Ball allows 
              Samus to activate a magnetic system in the Morph Ball. By 
              holding down R while near a magnetic rail track, Samus can 
              attach to the track and roll along it to wherever it leads - 
              usually to areas previously inaccessible.

< Area:      > Phendrana Drifts (Quarantine Cave)

< Location:  > You'll need to defeat the rock monster Thardus before 
               receiving the Spider Ball. Check the bosses guide for tips 
               to turn Thardus back into a bunch of rocks.

>>>Wavebuster
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: The second missile combo attack is an electric attack for the 
              Wave Buster. This devastator uses 10 missiles when activated, 
              plus a following 5 every second after. Holding down A 
              while firing this continues the attack which produces a 
              massive electrical beam, very effective when bombarded by 
              enemies.

< Area:      > Chozo Ruins (Tower of Light)

< Location:  > Naturally you'll need the Wave Beam (and the Super Missile 
               and Spider Ball) to reach this upgrade. From the Main Plaza 
               room, go through the missile-locked door to eventually reach 
               the room where you found the Morph Ball. Use the Boost Ball 
               to reach the Spider Ball track on the roof then go over to 
               the purple door and head through. Eventually you'll reach 
               the Tower of Light, the Wavebuster's right at the top. Jump 
               up to the platform above, then use Super Missiles to break 
               the cracked blocks on each wall, there's four blocks per 
               level. With the support blocks destroyed, the tower's entire 
               wall structure will lower down, ascend the tower before 
               the Plated Puffers appear, then keep blasting the cracked 
               blocks (be careful not to hit the Oculus crawling over the 
               blocks) to eventually reach the top.

>>>Ice Beam
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: Firing sub-zero blasts of ice, the Ice Beam can freeze 
              certain enemies, especially when used with the Charge Beam. 
              This weapon can also open up white doors. Various objects 
              such as gun turrets and the flame projectors in Magmoor can 
              be frozen solid with a single blast.

< Area:      > Chozo Ruins (Antechamber)

< Location:  > Once you've got the Wave Beam and Spider Ball, head over to 
               the Furnace. Go up the Spider Ball track (it's next to the 
               hole leading to an Energy Tank) to reach the main area of 
               the room, from here you'll be able to explore a whole new 
               area of the ruins. Eventually you'll reach a room with a 
               large pool and several Stone Toads (refer to the walkthrough 
               for more juicy details). Destroy the grate at the bottom of 
               the pool to drain it, then use the Boost Ball to reach the 
               upper part of the room. Go through the door on the left side 
               of the room (the left side when you first entered the room) 
               to find the Ice Beam waiting inside.

>>>Gravity Suit
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
>Description: Adding a nifty purple color scheme to Samus' suit, the 
              Gravity Suit comes with more than slick looks. Once you've 
              tracked it down, Samus will be able to move around underwater 
              as if she were out of liquid environments. You'll also be 
              given a new visor enhancement, greatly enhancing vision 
              underwater.

< Area:      > Phendrana Drifts (Gravity Chamber)

< Location:  > The trek to the Gravity Suit is a long one, so I'll be brief 
               here (check the walkthrough for more detail). You'll need 
               the Spider Ball and Ice Beam to find it. In Phendrana, go 
               past the Quarantine Cave where you fought Thardus and head 
               past the elevator leading down to Magmoor. You'll now enter 
               a completely new area of Phendrana to explore, tucked away 
               behind the Pirate's research labs. In this mini-maze make 
               your way across to the Gravity Chamber (if you've got the 
               hint system on it'll show you where it is). Once inside, 
               work through the underwater areas filled with Aqua Reapers 
               and Jetzaps, in the second underwater cavern you'll find the 
               Gravity Suit in the form of the rotating S logo on the far 
               side.

>>>Power Bomb
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>Description: Packing one hell of a punch against anything nearby, a 
              well-placed Power Bomb will vaporize anything in close 
              proximity with its enormous explosive capabilities. You'll 
              also be able to destroy any objects containing Bendezium with 
              a single bomb. Unlike Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion, you 
              won't be able to carry many Power Bombs, so don't waste them.

< Area:      > Phazon Mines (Central Dynamo)

< Location:  > In the Central Dynamo room of the mines (it's on the middle 
               level), you'll spot a large electrical structure in the 
               center of the room above an electrified floor grating. Jump 
               down to the structure to meet a nasty surprise, a cloaked 
               Sentry Drone is hovering around. You'll need to destroy the 
               drone before reaching the first Power Bomb, try to avoid its 
               attacks while firing madly at it. You won't be able to 
               lock-on so just keep firing with the Power Beam and you'll 
               take it down in no time. Once it blows you'll be able to 
               drop down a hole in the ground using the Morph Ball. Down 
               below is an intricate maze with electricity acting as wall 
               barriers so don't touch any of them. You'll need to maneuver 
               throughout the maze to reach the center where the Power Bomb 
               waits. Blow up the water balls to destroy some of the 
               electric walls along the way, eventually you'll reach the 
               center.

>>>Ice Spreader
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>Description: This baby's the missile combo attack for the Ice Beam. Using 
              up 10 missiles, once fired Samus' arm cannon expels a 
              freezing ice projectile, which upon striking something 
              expands and spreads ice out all over the surrounding area. 
              Nifty.

< Area:      > Magmoor Caverns (Shore Tunnel)

< Location:  > In the Shore Tunnel you'll find yourself in a somewhat 
               nondescript metal tunnel within a lava-filled cavern. Look 
               closely (or use the scan visor to reveal it) and you'll 
               notice fractures throughout the center part of the tunnel. 
               Use a Power Bomb to blow open the tunnel (just like old 
               times in Maridia), drop down below to find the Ice Spreader 
               underneath the tunnel.

>>>Grapple Beam
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>Description: Probably the most entertaining powerup, this gem allows you 
              to hang from certain Grapple Points by an energy beam. While 
              hanging you'll be able to swing back and forth before 
              releasing the beam to swing off and bridge gaps easily. When 
              you see an icon above a Grapple Point, look up at it and 
              it'll grow a little. Press L to activate the beam and it's 
              George of the Jungle time!

< Area:      > Phazon Mines (Storage Depot B)

< Location:  > Remember the Ore Processing room you went through earlier 
               (the one with the rotating Spider Ball track pillar in the 
               center)? Well, you'll probably have noticed a door at the 
               top blocked off by a pile of rubble, simply go up there and 
               blow the rubble away with a Power Bomb. Head inside to find 
               the Grapple Beam waiting. Easy.

>>>X-Ray Visor
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>Description: The final visor-enhancing device to be found, the X-Ray Visor 
              allows you to see through solid objects. It can also detect 
              invisible objects (yep, they do exist) and you'll also be 
              able to properly track certain enemies like the Chozo Ghosts 
              and Flickerbats with L. Press D-Pad Right to activate the 
              visor.

< Area:      > Tallon Overworld (Life Grove)

< Location:  > Once you've found your first Power Bomb in the mines, you'll 
               be able to find this final visor upgrade. Beyond the wreck 
               of the Space Pirate Frigate, you'll reach the large circular 
               Great Tree Hall. From here, make your way up to the very top 
               of the room, using the intricate Spider Ball tracks to reach 
               the door at the top of the room. Head through to find a 
               small cave with a large rock blocking a small hole. Use a 
               Power Bomb to blow the rock apart, then head in. You'll need 
               to use the Boost Ball to get through a narrow O-shaped 
               tunnel (there's a missile hidden in here) to reach the Life 
               Grove. Once inside jump down below to find the X-Ray Visor.

>>>Plasma Beam
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>Description: Appropriately found in the Magmoor Caverns, the Plasma Beam 
              is the strongest beam weapon you'll find. Capable of 
              disintegrating some targets, this red-hot fire spewing cannon 
              will come in real handy against the larger boss targets. Also 
              a great corridor-clearer, this one is.

< Area:      > Magmoor Caverns (Plasma Processing)

< Location:  > You'll need the Ice Beam, Power Bombs, Grapple Beam and 
               Spider Ball to reach this. In the Geothermal Core room, Use 
               the Grapple Beam to jump up to one of the three large 
               pillars. Use the Spinner slots and Spider Ball tracks to 
               reach the highest platform of the three pillars and activate 
               the Morph Ball slot hidden there. The pillars will rise up 
               and push the roof up higher, revealing an intricate series 
               of Spider Ball tracks all around the walls. Make your way 
               across the tracks (don't fall) and watch out for the Plated 
               Parasites. Once you reach the door, lay a Power Bomb while 
               still attached to the Spider Ball track to destroy the 
               rubble in front of the door. Go inside to find the Plasma 
               Beam.

>>>Flamethrower
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>Description: This one speaks for itself. Using 10 missiles to fire and 
              then a following 5 every second, the Plasma Beam's 
              missile combo unleashes a long beam of continuous fire. 
              Sizzling and burning anything in its path, use this torcher 
              for maximum firepower.

< Area:      > Phazon Mines (Storage Depot A)

< Location:  > Once again you'll need a Power bomb to find this one. In the 
               Mine Security Station (the room filled with Space Pirates 
               jumping down out of the roof), not far from the entrance 
               you'll find a red door blocked off by a red force field. On 
               the next level above this door (near the purple door in the 
               roof) is a wall blocking a computer console. Blow open the 
               wall with a Power Bomb and scan the console to open the 
               force field. Head through the red door below to find the 
               Flamethrower in the adjacent room.

>>>Phazon Suit
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>Description: Corrupting (???) Samus' Power Suit with pure Phazon, the 
              Phazon Suit somehow protects Samus from damage when she comes 
              in direct contact with the eerie blue substance. Her suit 
              also gets a new black and red color scheme and the Phazon 
              Beam, described below. Oh, and Samus' defense power will be 
              greatly increased, just another of those handy side-effects.

< Area:      > Phazon Mines (Elite Quarters)

< Location:  > Defeat the hideous Omega Pirate in the mines to win the 
               Phazon Suit, and of course the Phazon Beam. Refer to the 
               bosses guide for really handy hints on defeating the 
               Pirate's Phazon king.

>>>Phazon Beam
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>Description: You'll get this final beam weapon along with the Phazon Suit. 
              Apparently corrupting Samus' arm cannon (even though there's 
              absolutely no bad side effects) you'll be able to use the 
              Phazon Beam while standing on pure Phazon pools.

              **SPOILERS AHEAD!!**
              You'll only be able to use it in the final battle against 
              Metroid Prime when it creates large pools of phazon in the 
              cavern. When active, the arm cannon will create a weird blue 
              glow around itself. Fire to expel strange blasts of Phazon.

< Area:      > Phazon Mines (Elite Quarters)

< Location:  > You'll get this along with the Phazon Suit after frying the 
               Omega Pirate.

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.:---------------------(3.2   MISSILE LOCATIONS)--------------------------:.
                        =======================
Before gathering more Missile Tanks, you'll have to find the Missile 
Launcher listed above in section 3.1 (it looks exactly the same as any 
other Missile Tank). There's 50 missiles all up (including the first one), 
so it'll be just like an easter egg hunt to find them all. Each missile 
gives you five extra, giving you a maximum total of 250.

>>>Tallon Overworld
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01. - (Landing Site)
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      You'll need the Morph Ball to reach this one. Check under a small 
      alcove filled with Tangle Weeds just behind Samus' ship for this 
      missile.

02. - (Transport Tunnel B)
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      This one's easy, just check under the rocky bridge and you'll find 
      the missile hidden in the dust.

03. - (Overgrown Cavern)
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      You'll spot this one hidden among a swarm of Venom Weed. Reach this 
      room by taking the elevator down from the Chozo Ruins near the 
      Reflecting Pool room (being specific, the Tallon Overworld East 
      elevator).

04. - (Frigate Crash Site)
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      This one's hidden in a small underwater cave near the large tangled 
      tree roots. You'll need the Gravity Suit to reach it though.

05. - (Biohazard Containment)
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      Down below in the underwater part of this room, use the Scan Visor to 
      find a Cordite door along the wall. Use a Super Missile to break the 
      door open, revealing the missile inside.

06. - (Arbor Chamber)
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      In the giant Root Cave room, use the Grapple Beam to reach the upper 
      part of the chamber. Once above, use the X-Ray Visor to reveal the 
      invisible blocks, use them to climb up to the red door above. Head 
      inside to find this missile.

07. - (Root Cave)
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      On the way up to the Arbor Chamber room (the Grapple Beam's 
      required), use the X-Ray Visor to reveal a hidden alcove in the wall 
      concealed by vines. Jump inside to find this missile.

08. - (Great Tree Chamber)
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      In the upper area of the Great Tree Hall, there's an invisible rock 
      suspended in mid-air leading up to a door. Use the X-Ray Visor to see 
      it, or watch for an area in the air where the rain drops are falling 
      on the rock. Use the rock to reach the door on the far wall, then 
      head inside to find this missile.

09. - (Life Grove Tunnel)
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      Accessed via the Great Tree Hall, once inside use the Morph Ball to 
      reach an underground "O" shaped tunnel. Use the Boost Ball to reach 
      the top of the "O", then bomb the middle of the ground to fall 
      through and find this hidden missile.

>>>Chozo Ruins
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01. - (Hive Totem)
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      This'll be your first missile, aka Missile Launcher. Check 3.1 for 
      more details and while you're at it check the bosses guide for tips 
      on defeating the Hive Mecha.

02. - (Main Plaza)
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      This missile's hidden in a small alcove above the large half-pipe. 
      Use the Boost Ball to reach it easily.

03. - (Main Plaza)
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      Accessed from the Training Chamber room, use the Grapple Beam to 
      reach this missile on the opposite side of the room.

04. - (Main Plaza)
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      On the large tree you'll spot a huge knot which can be scanned. Blast 
      it open with a Super Missile to reveal the hidden missile inside.

05. - (Ruined Nursery)
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      This missile's waiting beyond narrow tunnels carved in the walls of 
      this room. Use the Morph Ball and bombs to blow apart the metal 
      blocks to open up a path leading to the missile.

06. - (Ruined Gallery)
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      On the right wall of this room you'll spot two small openings in the 
      wall. Use the Morph Ball to enter the narrow tunnel to find this 
      missile hiding inside.

07. - (Ruined Gallery)
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      Use a single missile to break through a weakened wall across the 
      shallow Blastcap-infested pond (below the door) to reveal this 
      missile.

08. - (Ruined Shrine)
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      Use the Boost Ball to reach a small opening high up on the left wall 
      (facing the alcove where the Morph Ball was), head inside to find the 
      missile in a small room.

09. - (Ruined Shrine)
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      On the right wall of this room (when facing the small alcove where 
      the Morph Ball was), use a bomb to break through into a small tunnel 
      leading to this missile.

10. - (Vault)
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      In this large room you'll need to lay a bomb in each of the three 
      locks in the large metal gate to open up the walls surrounding this 
      missile. Use a double bomb jump (check the hints section for more 
      info) to reach the highest lock.

11. - (Ruined Fountain)
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      In this room you should spot a Spider Ball track running across the 
      roof and walls. Use the fountain to raise Samus up to the track while 
      in Morph Ball mode, then follow it to the missile hidden within the 
      wall.

12. - (Gathering Hall)
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      At the very top of this room, you'll need the Space Jump Boots to 
      reach the top of the roof where all the Shriekbats are hanging. Blow 
      open the metal grate above with a bomb to reach the concealed 
      missile. You'll also be able to use the double bomb jump trick to get 
      up there, but it's tricky.

13. - (Watery Hall Access)
------
      At the foot of the stairs in this room, use a missile to break 
      through the crumbling wall you'll find there to find this missile.

14. - (Watery Hall)
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      Once you've defeated Flaahgra, use the Gravity Suit to find an 
      underwater tunnel in this room. Go through to find a hidden room 
      containing this missile.

15. - (Burn Dome)
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      Once you've whacked the Incinerator Drone, use a bomb to break 
      through the small sandstone wall to find the missile hidden in a room 
      beyond.

16. - (Furnace)
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      At one side of this room below the Spider Ball tracks, use a Power 
      Bomb to reveal a half-pipe hidden below. Use the Boost Ball to reach 
      the Spider track above, then carefully make your way up to the 
      highest point of the room where the missile waits. Use regular bombs 
      on the Plated Parasites to avoid getting knocked off.

17. - (Dynamo)
------
      In this room, blast open the grating on the wall opposite the door to 
      reach the missile beyond. 

18. - (Dynamo)
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      Climb up the Spider Ball track (watch out for the Plazmite) to reach 
      this missile hiding above in a small alcove.

19. - (Crossway)
------
      Blow open the small Cordite casing covering a console beyond the 
      half-pipe in this room. Scan the console, then use the Boost Ball to 
      reach both Morph Ball Slots via the half-pipe and Spider Ball tracks. 
      Once both slots are active, drop down and ride up the automatic 
      elevator to reach this missile.

20. - (Training Chamber Access)
------
      Near the door of this room you'll spot a large tree blocking most of 
      the wall behind it. Activate Morph Ball mode and roll through the 
      tree, revealing a concealed tunnel leading to this missile.

>>>Magmoor Caverns
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01. - (Storage Cavern)
------
      In the Triclops Pit, use the Morph Ball to reach the area under the 
      floor grating where all the Triclops are wandering around. Maneuver 
      around them to reach a small opening on the far side of the room (the 
      opposite side from the lava), then head through the door you'll find 
      to locate this missile.

02. - (Triclops Pit)
------
      This time you'll need the Space Jump and X-Ray Visor. In the Triclops 
      Pit, use the X-Ray Visor to locate several invisible platforms hanging 
      in mid air. Jump across them to reach a large blank rocky pillar. 
      Shoot open the pillar with a missile to reveal this missile hiding 
      inside.

03. - (Fiery Shores)
------
      All you'll need here is the Morph Ball and bomb to reach this one. In 
      one corner of the lava lake you'll spot a series of raised catwalks, 
      with the missile waiting at the end of one. Get up to the catwalk 
      with bombs then slowly roll along them to reach the missile.

>>>Phendrana Drifts
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01. - (Phendrana Shorelines)
------
      Hidden in a corner of the Phendrana Shorelines, you'll find this 
      missile encased in ice within a pillar. Use the Plasma Beam to break 
      through the ice to reach it.

02. - (Phendrana Shorelines)
------
      Up on the ledge where the temple structure resides, use the Scan 
      Visor to reveal a weakened statue cover. Blow it open with a Super 
      Missile and scan the console underneath to open up a Spider Ball 
      track on the tower to the left. Use the Spider Ball to reach the 
      missile at the top of the small tower.

03. - (Ice Ruins East)
------
      Up in one of the corners of this area among the ruined buildings you 
      should spot a hidden Spider Ball track. Follow the track to find this 
      missile hiding in a small alcove above.

04. - (Ice Ruins East)
------
      Just around the corner from the entrance of this room you should find 
      a small cave with ice blocking the entrance (following the humming 
      sound to find it). Blast open the ice with the Plasma Beam to find 
      the missile waiting inside.

05. - (Research Lab Hydra)
------
      Up on the top floor of this research lab you'll find a large 
      cylindrical container which once scanned reveals fractures present in 
      its casing. Break it open with a Super Missile to find this missile 
      hiding inside.

06. - (Research Lab Aether)
------
      Around halfway up this lab you should spot the missile hidden away 
      beyond a series of narrow catwalks. Use the Morph Ball and carefully 
      roll along the catwalks to reach this missile.

07. - (Frost Cave)
------
      In this large cave you'll need the Grapple Beam to reach the highest 
      point of the cavern (it's hidden within a stalactite). Once at the 
      top shoot out the highest stalactite in the room, which once 
      dislodged will drop down and break open the ice lake below. Jump down 
      into the water to reach this submerged missile.

08. - (Gravity Chamber)
------
      You'll need the Grapple Beam and Plasma Beam for this one. Up above 
      the area where you find the Gravity Suit you'll spot a giant ice 
      stalactite in the roof above. Blast it with the Plasma Beam to reveal 
      a Grapple Point hidden within. Use the Grapple Beam to reach the 
      missile up in the small alcove.

09. - (Quarantine Monitor)
------
      You'll need the Grapple Beam for this one. In the Quarantine Cave 
      where you fought Thardus, use the Spider Ball to reach the door 
      leading off to the elevator beyond. From here, use the Grapple Points 
      leading over to an entrance on the far side of the room. Head through 
      to find this missile waiting inside.

>>>Phazon Mines
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01. - (Main Quarry)
------
      In the giant Main Quarry area, clear off all the Pirates in the area, 
      then head up to the top of the large structure where the crane is. 
      Use the Thermal Visor to find an electrical conduit and charge it 
      with the Wave Beam. Scan the console inside the command room to 
      activate the crane. The crane swings around and breaks open a wall, 
      revealing the missile, so head up there via the Spider Ball tracks 
      along the crane to reach it.

02. - (Security Access A)
------
      You'll need to break open a weakened metal wall with a Power Bomb to 
      find this missile. Use your Scan Visor to find the damaged wall.

03. - (Elite Research)
------
      At the top of this room, use the Spinner to aim the industrial laser 
      at the final wall it faces while rotating in a clockwise direction, 
      then activate the beam to blast open the wall and reveal this missile.

04. - (Elite Control Access)
------
      Not far from the door of this corridor you'll spot a crate up on a 
      ledge above. Shoot the crate and it'll blow out a wall section 
      behind, revealing this missile (and taking down two Pirates hidden in 
      roof sections further along).

05. - (Phazon Processing Center)
------
      In this massive room, you should spot a platform with a few crates 
      resting up against the far wall (the wall opposite the one with the 
      red door at the bottom). Head over there, then if you use the X-Ray 
      Visor you'll spot this missile hidden behind a wall section. Blast it 
      open with a Power Bomb to find this missile.

06. - (Metroid Quarantine A)
------
      This missile's waiting high up at the top of the dark cavernous part 
      of this room. Once you reach the Spider Ball tracks leading up to the 
      door at the far side, scan around to find a weakened rock wall. Use a 
      Power bomb on this wall and the next one to reach a Spider Ball track 
      leading to the other side of the room over the Phazon pool below. Go 
      across, then use the X-Ray Visor to see the invisible platform. Ride 
      it up to reach this missile.

07. - (Fungal Hall Access)
------
      At the very bottom of this room the missile's hiding below a large 
      fungal mushroom. You'll need the Phazon Suit to avoid taking heavy 
      damage from the Phazon, though.

08. - (Fungal Hall B)
------
      Near the door leading out of this room, use a Power Bomb on the 
      ground in front of the small cliff below the door to reveal this 
      missile hiding beneath.

09. - (Metroid Quarantine B)
------
      Just past the large force field in this room, blast open one of the 
      cylinder containers on the right wall to reveal the final missile.

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.:---------------------(3.3   ENERGY TANK LOCATIONS)----------------------:.
                        ===========================
Energy Tanks permanently increase your maximum energy carrying capacity by 
100 units - gathering these fellas is vital for survival against the 
monstrous bosses you'll be facing. There's only 14 to be found, but the 
more you find the better off you'll be.

>>>Tallon Overworld
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01. - (Cargo Freight Lift To Deck Gamma)
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      Within the ruins of the Space Pirate Frigate, once you reach this 
      now-underwater elevator shaft, you'll spot this Energy Tank concealed 
      within the wrecked elevator. Blast open the metal door with a missile 
      to reach the Energy Tank.
      
02. - (Hydro Access Tunnel)
------
      Again within the ruined frigate, in this room you'll need to time 
      your bombs so that each blast will propel Samus further up in the 
      underwater environment. Practice the technique a few times, then use 
      bombs to reach the Energy Tank hidden way up the shaft halfway 
      through the room.

>>>Chozo Ruins
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01. - (Main Plaza)
------
      You'll be able to reach this Energy Tank when accessing this room via 
      the Vault.

02. - (Transport Access North)
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      You'll get this straight after finding your first missile. Head 
      through the door behind the remains of the Hive Mecha to find this 
      Energy Tank waiting there.

03. - (Furnace)
------
      Go through the small opening next to the Spider track to eventually 
      reach an large enclosed canister in the Furnace. The Energy Tank's 
      waiting inside in clear view.

04. - (Hall of the Elders)
------
      You'll need the Ice Beam to activate the second of the three locks in 
      this room. With the second lock active, the Chozo Statue will send 
      you down to a small room containing the Energy Tank.

05. - (Training Chamber)
------
      Once you've dealt with the Chozo Ghosts in this room, use the Boost 
      Ball to boost up to the Morph Ball Slot high up on the wall (the 
      other slot opens up an entrance leading out of this room). Once 
      active the slot will call down an elevator near the exit of the room, 
      quickly head over to it, then follow the Spider track above to find 
      the Energy Tank hidden in a small room.

>>>Magmoor Caverns
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01. - (Transport Tunnel A)
------
      In this narrow tunnel-filled room leading to a Phendrana elevator, 
      from the entrance you'll need to successfully perform three double 
      bomb jumps to reach the Energy Tank high up in the room. It'll take 
      some practice, refer to the hints section for more info on double 
      bomb jumping.

02. - (Magmoor Workstation)
------
      In this room you'll need to charge three electrical conduits to power 
      up the large lava pump (use the Thermal Visor to see them - one's 
      alongside each of the three sealed doors). Once active, go down 
      below the grate to reach the lava-cooled rooms to activate further 
      consoles. Once you reach the third room you'll find the Energy Tank.

>>>Phendrana Drifts
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01. - (Ruined Courtyard)
------
      Activate two Morph Ball Slots and a Spinner device to raise the water 
      level in this area, then head over to the small opening in the far 
      wall not normally reachable when the water's at its lowest level. Use 
      the Morph Ball to reach a hidden room below containing the Energy 
      Tank.

02. - (Research Lab Aether)
------
      This Energy Tank's hidden within a glass container on the ground 
      floor. Break it open with a single missile to reach the tank.

03. - (Transport Access)
------
      You'll easily spot this Energy Tank concealed within a tunnel blocked 
      with ice. Use the Plasma Beam to break through the ice to reach it.

>>>Phazon Mines
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01. - (Ventilation Shaft)
------
      Use a Power Bomb to break through a grate near one of the large fans 
      (you'll have to be quick to avoid the poison gas) then activate the 
      console behind the fan to turn it on. The Puffers and gas will be 
      blown into the opposite fan, destroying it and revealing this Energy 
      Tank hiding beyond.

02. - (Processing Center Access)
------
      Once you've conquered the Omega Pirate, head through the red door 
      above on the platforms to find this Energy Tank waiting in the next 
      room.

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.:---------------------(3.4   POWER BOMB LOCATIONS)-----------------------:.
                        ==========================
Find Power Bombs to unleash devastating explosive power on certain objects 
and enemies around Samus' environment. There's only five to be found (the 
first one gives you four, each extra Power Bomb gives you one more) so 
use them sparingly.

>>>Chozo Ruins
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01. - (Magma Pool)
------
      You'll need the Grapple Beam and a Power Bomb to reach this one. In 
      this lava-filled room, use the Grapple Beam to reach the far side, 
      then use a Power Bomb to break down the wall, revealing this Power 
      Bomb inside.

>>>Magmoor Caverns
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01. - (Warrior Shrine)
------
      Accessed from the Monitor Station, in the Warrior Shrine you'll find 
      a metal grate covering a small opening right in front of a large 
      Chozo Statue (the statue holds an Artifact). Use a Power Bomb to 
      break open the cover then drop down to find this Power Bomb in a 
      small rocky chamber.

>>>Phendrana Drifts
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01. - (Ice Ruins West)
------
      From the entrance of this room, to the left is a large block-shaped 
      building with a pair of Crystallites wandering around on top. Make 
      your way to the top of the building, then use the Plasma Beam to 
      break open the ice block there, leading down to this Power Bomb.

02. - (Security Cave)
------
      At the very top of Phendrana's Edge is a small opening leading to the 
      room containing this Power Bomb. Use the Grapple Beam on the Glider 
      flying around to reach the opening.

>>>Phazon Mines
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01. - (Central Dynamo)
------
      This is the first Power Bomb you'll find. After crushing the cloaked 
      Sentry Drone, refer to 3.1 for more details on reaching your first 
      Power Bomb.

                        ========================
.:---------------------(3.5   ARTIFACT LOCATIONS)-------------------------:.
                        ========================
You'll need to find all twelve artifacts before gaining access to the 
Impact Crater. All special upgrades are needed before finding every one, 
use the checklist below for any last-minute help. Remember that each totem 
statue in the Artifact Temple gives you clues on where to find each one.

>>>Tallon Overworld
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Truth - (Artifact Temple)
------
     The first artifact, you'll find this one in plain view resting at the 
     center of all the totem statues.

Chozo - (Life Grove)
------
     This artifact can be found in the same room as the X-Ray Visor (see 
     3.1). Out in the main open area of the room, you'll have to face three 
     Chozo Ghosts before leaving. Once they're finished, go over to the 
     large pool and jump in. Bomb the small circular metal covering to 
     raise up a pillar. At the base of the pillar's a Spinner, use it to 
     wind a metal platform around to raise up a structure. Within the 
     structure's a small alcove containing the artifact.

>>>Chozo Ruins
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Lifegiver - (Tower Chamber)
------
     You'll find this artifact beyond the Tower of Light (the room where 
     you found the Wavebuster), but you need the Gravity Suit to move 
     freely underwater. Hidden underwater at the base of the tower is a 
     tunnel leading on, head through and up through the door in the roof to 
     find this artifact hidden in a tiny room.

Wild - (Sunchamber)
------
     Back in the giant room where you faced Flaahgra (you'll need to access 
     it via the Sun Tower room, as vines are blocking the other entrance), 
     three Chozo Ghosts will be waiting to challenge you. Send all three to 
     the afterlife (the X-Ray Visor really helps) and the artifact will 
     appear above Flaahgra's remains.

World - (Elder Chamber)
------
     In the Hall of the Elders you'll need the Plasma Beam to access the 
     third lock mechanism. Once it's active, the Chozo Statue will move 
     forward, revealing a hidden door below it. Go down below to find this 
     artifact waiting in a small room.

>>>Magmoor Caverns
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Nature - (Lava Lake)
------
     In this large lava-filled room, you should spot a large rocky pillar 
     in the center of one of the two lakes. Blast it with missiles or a 
     Super Missile to blow it open and reveal the artifact hidden inside. 
     Use the Space Jump Boots to reach it.

Strength - (Warrior Shrine)
------
     Access this room via the Monitor Station. Here's how to reach the 
     high-up door. Get up to the top of the large structure in the Monitor 
     Station with help from the Space Jump Boots, then use the Spinner to 
     raise up a metal bridge. Jump over to the rocky ledge on the far side 
     then head around to the door. Once inside, the large Chozo Statue will 
     be holding the artifact for you to pick up.

>>>Phendrana Drifts
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Elder - (Control Tower)
------
     At the highest point of Tallon IV you'll be exploring, this artifact's 
     waiting for you there. Clear all the Flying Pirates in the area first, 
     then go over to the tower above the door leading down to the East 
     Tower. Inside you'll find a bunch of crates, blow them up to find an 
     ice-covered window hidden behind. Use the Plasma Beam to melt the ice, 
     then fire a missile through the window aimed at the base of the tall 
     tower visible just beyond. The tower will collapse, taking out part of 
     the wall section in the main area of the room. Go through the ruined 
     wall to find the artifact hidden at the base of the tower.

Sun - (Chozo Ice Temple)
------
     On the way to the room containing the Wave Beam, you'll find a giant 
     winged Chozo Statue in the Chozo Ice Temple. Melt the ice pouring out 
     of the statue's mouth with the Plasma Beam, then jump onto the 
     statue's hands and activate the Morph Ball to reveal an opening at 
     the base of the bowl. Go through to find this artifact inside.

Spirit - (Storage Cave)
------
     All the way over in the isolated Phendrana's Edge area, the room 
     containing this artifact's hidden. At the very top of this circular 
     room near the entrance leading to a hidden Power Bomb, use the X-Ray 
     Visor to reveal a door hidden behind a rock wall. Blow down the wall 
     with a Power Bomb and head through to find the artifact.

>>>Phazon Mines
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Warrior - (Elite Research)
------
     Use a Power Bomb in this room to blow open the large capsule 
     containing the huge Phazon Elite. I know it's a bad idea releasing the 
     ugly beast, but you'll need to defeat it to find this artifact. Use 
     maximum firepower against it and you shouldn't have much trouble, but 
     if you need more help check the bosses guide.

Newborn - (Phazon Mining Tunnel)
------
     Deep down in the bowels of the Mines, you'll find yourself in a 
     circular room filled with narrow tunnels. At the bottom is a tunnel 
     leading on filled with deadly Phazon, so you'll need the Phazon Suit 
     to get through alive. Hidden at the very bottom of the winding tunnels 
     is this final artifact.

=====================================\
-(4.0   LOGBOOK GUIDE)-               )-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-:.
=====================================/

A new an innovative feature of MP is the logbook, where you can scan loads 
of objects, creatures, technology and more from the world of Tallon IV. 
Then you're able to read up on them to your heart's content. Use the Scan 
Visor (press D-Pad left) to enter scanning mode, then press and hold L to 
target objects with a red or orange square appearing over them. Once fully 
scanned you'll store the corresponding info into the Logbook, which you 
can access by hitting Start then R. Each scannable object will go into 
one of five categories listed below. Below you'll find all the scannable 
stuff listed under all the locations where they're found, and critical 
objects (stuff that you only get one chance to scan) will be pointed out 
with a (C) (for critical, heh). Objects found in more than one area will 
also have a *. Use each list as a checklist when moving through new areas.

Once you've successfully scanned 50% of all logbook scans (this'll most 
likely happen when you're in the Space Pirate research labs in Phendrana), 
you'll unlock Image Gallery I which can be viewed from the main menu. Scan 
100% of entries to open up Image Gallery II.

:............Most Areas..............:......Research Frigate Orpheon.......:
| -<Research>-                       | -<Pirate Data>-                     |
|   > *Small Energy                  |   > (C)Fall of Zebes                |
|   > *Large Energy                  |                                     |
|   > *Ultra Energy                  | -<Creatures>-                       |
|   > *Small Missile Ammo            |   > (C)Parasite                     |
|   > *Medium Missile Ammo           |   > (C)Parasite Queen               |
|   > *Large Missile Ammo            |   > *Auto Turret                    |
|   > *Power Bomb Ammo               |                                     |
|   > *(C)Map Station                :............Chozo Ruins..............:
|   > *Save Station                  | -<Creatures>-                       |
|   > *Missile Station               |   > *Scarab                         |
|   > *Morph Ball Slot               |   > *Beetle                         |
|   > *Spinner                       |   > Plated Beetle                   |
|   > *Spider Ball Track             |   > War Wasp                        |
|   > *Grapple Point                 |   > (C)Ram War Wasp                 |
|   > *(C)Missile Door Lock          |   > (C)Barbed War Wasp              |
|   > *Locked Door                   |   > Hive                            |
|                                    |   > Eyon                            |
:.........Tallon Overworld...........:   > Plazmite                        |
| -<Creatures>-                      |   > *Shriekbat                      |
|   > *Zoomer                        |   > *Tangle Weed                    |
|   > Geemer                         |   > *Venom Weed                     |
|   > Sap Sac                        |   > *Blastcap                       |
|   > Bloodflower                    |   > *Reaper Vine                    |
|   > Seedling                       |   > Stone Toad                      |
|   > *Tangle Weed                   |   > *Plated Parasite                |
|   > *Venom Weed                    |   > Oculus                          |
|   > *Blastcap                      |   > (C)Plated Puffer                |
|   > *Beetle                        |   > (C)Hive Mecha                   |
|   > *Jetzap                        |   > (C)Incinerator Drone            |
|   > *Flying Pirate                 |   > Chozo Ghost                     |
|   > Aqua Sac                       |   > *Pulse Bombu                    |
|   > Tallon Crab                    |   > (C)Flaahgra                     |
|   > *Aqua Reaper                   |   > (C)Flaahgra Tentacle            |
|   > Aqua Drone                     |                                     |
|   > Aqua Pirate                    :..........Magmoor Caverns............:
|   > (C)Meta Ridley                 | -<Creatures>-                       |
|                                    |   > *Zoomer                         |
| -<Research>-                       |   > *Auto Turret                    |
|   > Gunship                        |   > *Shriekbat                      |
|                                    |   > Grizby                          |
| -<Artifacts>-                      |   > Burrower                        |
|   > Truth                          |   > Puffer                          |
|   > Strength                       |   > Triclops                        |
|   > Elder                          |   > Magmoor                         |
|   > Wild                           |   > Puddle Spore                    |
|   > Lifegiver                      |   > *Flying Pirate                  |
|   > Warrior                        |   > *Plated Parasite                |
|   > Chozo                          |                                     |
|   > Nature                         | -<Research>-                        |
|   > Sun                            |   > *(C)Stalactite                  |
|   > World                          |                                     |
|   > Spirit                         :............Phazon Mines.............:
|   > Newborn                        | -<Creatures>-                       |
|                                    |   > *Burrower                       |
| *Note* If you find an artifact     |   > *Pulse Bombu                    |
| before scanning the corresponding  |   > *Sentry Drone                   |
| statue, it'll be automatically     |   > *Space Pirate                   |
| added to the logbook.              |   > *Shadow Pirate                  |
|                                    |   > Mega Turret                     |
:.........Phendrana Drifts...........:   > *Glider                         |
| -<Creatures>-                      |   > Power Trooper                   |
|   > *Auto Turret                   |   > Wave Trooper                    |
|   > *Scarab                        |   > Ice Trooper                     |
|   > Crystallite                    |   > Plasma Trooper                  |
|   > (C)Ice Parasite                |   > (C)Elite Pirate                 |
|   > Ice Shriekbat                  |   > (C)Phazon Elite                 |
|   > *Pulse Bombu                   |   > *Metroid                        |
|   > Scatter Bombu                  |   > *Hunter Metroid                 |
|   > (C)Ice Burrower                |   > *Fission Metroid                |
|   > Ice Beetle                     |   > (C)Omega Pirate                 |
|   > Flickerbat                     |                                     |
|   > *Jetzap                        :...........Impact Crater.............:
|   > Baby Sheegoth                  | -<Creatures>-                       |
|   > Sheegoth                       |   > Lumigek                         |
|   > *Sentry Drone                  |   > *Hunter Metroid                 |
|   > *Space Pirate                  |   > *Fission Metroid                |
|   > *Shadow Pirate                 |   > (C)Metroid Prime (1)            |
|   > *Flying Pirate                 |   > (C)Metroid Prime (2)            |
|   > *Aqua Reaper                   :.....................................:
|   > *Glider                        |
|   > *Metroid                       |
|   > (C)Thardus                     |
|                                    |
| -<Research>-                       |
|   > Zebes                          |
|   > Tallon IV                      |
|   > *(C)Stalactite                 |
:....................................:

                        ============================
.:---------------------(4.1   PIRATE DATA/CHOZO LORE)---------------------:.
                        ============================
Now, you might be wondering why I've separated the Pirate Data and Chozo 
Lore entries away from the rest, and there's a very simple answer. For some 
unknown reason Retro changed some of the Pirate Data and Chozo Lore names 
and entries for the PAL version of the game (a PAL version of the game was 
used for this guide). To make sure you don't get confused with the 
different versions, Pirate Data and Chozo Lore locations are listed below 
for both versions.

             :.................NTSC VERSION...................:
             | -<Pirate Data>-                                |
             | ..Research Frigate Orpheon..                   |
             |   > (C)Fall of Zebes - Biohazard Containment   |
             |                                                |
             | ..Tallon Overworld..                           |
             |   > Artifact Site - Temple Security Station    |
             |                                                |
             | ..Phendrana Drifts..                           |
             |   > Mining Status - Research Lab Hydra         |
             |   > Metroid Forces - Research Lab Aether       |
             |   > Security Breaches - Research Lab Hydra     |
             |   > Phazon Analysis - Research Lab Hydra       |
             |   > Contact - Observatory                      |
             |   > Parasite Larva - Research Lab Hydra        |
             |   > Meta Ridley - Research Lab Aether          |
             |   > Phazon Program - Observatory               |
             |   > Metroid Morphology - Research Lab Aether   |
             |   > Phazon Infusion - Research Lab Aether      |
             |   > Metroid Studies - Research Lab Aether      |
             |   > Glacial Wastes - Research Lab Hydra        |
             |                                                |
             | ..Phazon Mines..                               |
             |   > Metroid Prime - Elite Control              |
             |   > Special Forces - Metroid Quarantine B      |
             |   > Chozo Studies - Elite Control              |
             |   > Prime Mutations - Elite Control            |
             |   > Omega Pirate - Omega Research              |
             |   > Chozo Ghosts - Elite Control               |
             |   > Prime Breach - Elite Control               |
             |   > Chozo Artifacts - Elite Control            |
             |   > The Hunter - Elite Control                 |
             |   > Elite Pirates - Elite Research             |
             |   > Hunter Weapons - Elite Control             |
             |                                                |
             :.................PAL VERSION....................:
             | -<Pirate Data>-                                |
             | ..Research Frigate Orpheon..                   |
             |   > (C)Fall of Zebes - Biohazard Containment   |
             |                                                |
             | ..Tallon Overworld..                           |
             |   > Artifact Site - Temple Security Station    |
             |                                                |
             | ..Phendrana Drifts..                           |
             |   > Contact - Observatory                      |
             |   > Phazon Analysis - Research Lab Hydra       |
             |   > Phazon Program - Observatory               |
             |   > Metroid Studies - Research Lab Aether      |
             |   > Parasite Larva - Research Lab Hydra        |
             |   > Mining Status - Research Lab Hydra         |
             |   > Glacial Wastes - Research Lab Hydra        |
             |   > Security Breaches - Research Lab Hydra     |
             |   > Meta Ridley - Research Lab Aether          |
             |   > Phazon Infusion - Research Lab Aether      |
             |   > Metroid Morphology - Research Lab Aether   |
             |   > Metroid Forces - Research Lab Aether       |
             |                                                |
             | ..Phazon Mines..                               |
             |   > The Hunter - Elite Control                 |
             |   > Elite Pirates - Elite Research             |
             |   > Impact Crater - Elite Control              |
             |   > Hunter Weapons - Elite Control             |
             |   > Omega Pirate - Omega Research              |
             |   > Special Forces - Metroid Quarantine B      |
             |   > Gate System - Elite Control                |
             |   > Artifact - Elite Control                   |
             |   > Chozo Studies - Elite Control              |
             |   > The Key - Elite Control                    |
             |   > Chozo Ghosts - Elite Control               |
             :................................................:

:..........NTSC VERSION..............:............PAL VERSION..............:
| -<Chozo Lore>-                     | -<Chozo Lore>-                      |
| ..Tallon Overworld..               | ..Tallon Overworld..                |
|   > Binding - Artifact Temple      |   > Contain - Artifact Temple       |
|   > Statuary - Artifact Temple     |   > Prophecy of Light - Arfct Temple|
|                                    |                                     |
| ..Chozo Ruins..                    | ..Chozo Ruins..                     |
|   > Infestation - Crossway         |   > Beginnings - Ruins Entrance     |
|   > Cradle - Furnace               |   > Harmonization - Ruined Nursery  |
|   > Beginnings - Vault             |   > Purification - Ruined Fountain  |
|   > Worm - Crossway                |   > Worm - Crossway                 |
|   > Fountain - Ruins Entrance      |   > Meteor Strike - Watery Hall     |
|   > Exodus - Ruined Nursery        |   > Spreading Evil - Sun Tower      |
|   > Hatchling's Shell - Crossway   |   > Fountain - Vault                |
|   > Hatchling - Ruined Fountain    |   > Great Poison - Furnace          |
|   > Meteor Strike - Watery Hall    |   > Cradle - Crossway               |
|   > Contain - Sun Tower            |   > Shapeless - Hall of the Elders  |
|   > Hope - Hall of the Elders      |   > Infestation - Crossway          |
|   > Newborn - Magma Pool           |   > Shining One - Magma Pool        |
|                                    |                                     |
| ..Phendrana Drifts..               | ..Phendrana Drifts..                |
|   > Cipher - Ice Ruins West        |   > Cipher - Ice Ruins West         |
|   > The Turned - Phendrana Canyon  |   > Entrusted One - Phendrana Canyon|
:....................................:.....................................:

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-(5.0   BOSSES GUIDE)-                )-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-:.
=====================================/

Huge bosses lie in wait for Samus, hoping the be the one to claim victory 
over her, this section will help you make sure that never happens. 
Mastering the controls and Samus' skills is vital for your survival against 
these behemoths, as many boss battles are far more challenging than the 
game's predecessors. Keep in mind that whenever entering a boss' lair, scan 
the creature with the Scan Visor before engaging it, as you'll only get one 
chance at adding it to your log book. Also keep in mind that bosses have 
twice as much health in Hard Mode as they do in Normal Mode, so don't 
expect an easy victory. For most major bosses an energy bar appears at the 
top of the screen, so you'll be able to tell how much health they have left.

>>>Parasite Queen
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- 5.0_PQ
<Location>: Space Pirate Frigate Orpheon (Reactor Core)
<Attacks> : Energy Beam Blast
<Weakness>: Charge Beam, Missiles

<Description>:
The Queen will stay within the confines of the reactor core, shielded by a 
circular energy field. You'll need to find a gap in the shield to get a 
clear shot at the mouth - its weak point. Watch out for the laser attack, 
dash-jump to the side whenever it's about to fire. Pummel the mouth with 
missiles and use the Charge Beam often. When the energy fields begin 
spinning around rapidly wait for them to stop before finding a gap again. 
The room's circular shape makes it easy to strafe around the Queen, you'll 
never have any annoying objects in the way. Keep pounding it with missiles 
and it'll go down fairly quickly.

>>>Hive Mecha
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- 5.0_HM
<Location>: Chozo Ruins (Hive Totem)
<Attacks> : Ram War Wasps
<Weakness>: Power Beam

<Description>:
The only form of attack the Hive Mecha has is its Ram War Wasps that pour 
out from the drone itself and the two large openings either side of the 
drone. The Ram War Wasps will constantly circle Samus on the dias, so 
you'll have to rotate around quickly to catch them. Don't forget to scan 
the drone and the War Wasps for your logbook, this is your only chance to 
scan them. Wait for the War Wasps to stop moving (they'll chirp when they 
stop circling), then quickly blast them before they try to ram into 
Samus. Once all the War Wasps are gone the Hive Mecha opens up its mouth 
to fire out more Wasps, lock onto and plow into the red section of the 
mouth to damage the drone. With enough damage inflicted the mouth will 
close and the drone's head will rotate. It'll open up another mouth and 
fire out even more Wasps than before, so do as before to whack them all 
(if multiple Wasps fly at Samus at once, strafe around to avoid them, 
but don't go swimming). Once all the Wasps are gone the drone will open 
its mouth again. Plow into it and the head will rotate one more time 
and spew out more Wasps. After this round is clear, finish off the final 
mouth and the mecha will shut down for good.

>>>Incinerator Drone
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- 5.0_ID
<Location>: Chozo Ruins (Burn Dome)
<Attacks> : Barbed War Wasps, Double Flamethrower
<Weakness>: Missiles, Charge Beam

<Description>:
This drone's far more dangerous than the Hive Mecha as it has a 
twin-mounted flamethrower which rotates constantly, spreading fire 
throughout the circular room. Scan the drone then lock onto it and strafe 
around with the flames to avoid being caught. If the arms stop rotating, 
they might begin rotating in the opposite direction so watch out. 
Eventually a small head will pop up out of the drone's cylindrical body 
with two red objects on either side of the head. Lock onto one and blast 
away with anything you've got (missiles really help). With enough damage 
dealt, the head will retract into the body and the flamethrower arms will 
spin into a vertical position. Flames will erupt out of the arm, burning 
away the massive War Wasp hive in the roof, this'll summon several Barbed 
War Wasps into the room. Watch out for these bugs as they can launch their 
stingers at you as a projectile weapon, try to avoid them while 
concentrating on the drone. If you're hit by one of their stingers Samus' 
visor will become clogged with slime, clouding your vision for a second - 
you'll also lose your lock-on function for a second. The arms will move 
back to the horizontal position and resume their rotating flame attack, but 
they may tilt up a little leaving a gap under one of the flamethrowers, use 
this to sneak under the fire without taking damage. Wait for the head to 
show itself again and blast away at it. It'll send flames into the nest 
above again, so get ready for more irritated War Wasps to appear. Repeat 
the process a third time and you'll notice that the nest is almost 
completely on fire now. A fourth shot at the head will cause the 
flamethrower to completely destroy the nest, the drone will then explode, 
revealing the Morph Ball Bomb as your prize.

>>>Flaahgra
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- 5.0_FL
<Location>: Chozo Ruins (Sunchamber)
<Attacks> : Plasma Projectiles, Weed Traps, Claw Lunge
<Weakness>: Morph Ball Bombs

<Description>:
This nasty-looking bug will take some strategy to take down. Before 
attacking it, scan Flaahgra and one of its four tentacles for your logbook. 
Watch out for its weed attack where it'll sprout up a range of weeds and 
spikes on part of the floor section surrounding its pond, but you shouldn't 
have trouble keeping away. Watch out also for when it lunges and spits 
plasma projectiles. You'll notice that one of the four sun reflectors must 
be active for Flaahgra to remain active, if all four are inactive the 
creature will collapse. If you lock-on and blast away at Flaahgra it'll 
eventually become stunned and won't move for a few seconds, giving you time 
to act fast. Quickly go over to the rear side of the active sun reflector 
and you'll spot a red button on the back. Lock onto and rip into the button 
(a single missile does the trick) and it'll shut down. Flaahgra will 
clumsily collapse and its tentacles will retract into the main body - 
exposing narrow tunnels leading to Morph Ball slots. Quickly activate the 
Morph Ball and roll into a tunnel, then plant a bomb in the slot to damage 
the creature. You'll need to do this three more times to finish Flaahgra 
off, but each time another sun reflector will activate, so by the time 
there's only one tunnel left to bomb, all four reflectors will activate. 
Try to stun Flaahgra as much as you can, as it'll often try to whack one of 
the inactive reflectors to turn it back on. Use the Morph Ball to move 
around the room quickly, and grab the powerups left at the entrance of each 
tunnel when you blow them up. Once all four tunnels are bombed the creature 
will slowly wither away into its giant flower and the poison in the pond 
slowly erodes away, replaced by clear running water - you've now cleared 
the source of the poison, so now all the poisoned areas in the ruins will 
be back to normal! You'll also be presented with the ultimate prize - a 
spinning 3D Samus logo! What's this you ask? None other than everyone's 
favorite Varia Suit.

>>>Sheegoth
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- 5.0_SH
<Location>: Phendrana Drifts (various locations)
<Attacks> : Ice Breath, Ice Projectile, Charge Attacks
<Weakness>: Missiles, Charge Beam

<Description>:
You'll be encountering several of these supreme predators of the Phendrana 
Drifts. Try your best to stay right back from the behemoth, as it often 
tries to charge straight at you. Watch out for its ice breath, tap A and B 
if you become frozen. Also watch out for its projectiles, a quick dash to 
the side should be enough to avoid it. You'll only be able to injure the 
creature when it uses its ice breath or fires a projectile, once it does 
lock onto its face and fire a missile. After several strikes it'll reel 
back, once it does keep firing and your shots will keep damaging it. Stay 
back often and fire at the right times, you should take it down fairly 
quickly. Oh, and once you get the Super Missile combo, try to use it as 
much as possible to speed things up a bit.

>>>Thardus
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- 5.0_TH
<Location>: Phendrana Drifts (Quarantine Cave)
<Attacks> : Ice Blast, Rolling Thunder, Lightning Strikes,
            Ice/Rock Projectiles
<Weakness>: Thermal Visor, Missiles, Charge Beam

<Description>:
For a giant bunch of rocks brought to life by Phazon, I'll never understand 
how Thardus manages to growl all the time. Anyway, this huge toughie boasts 
a range of attacks. Both his ice attacks in the form of ice projectiles and 
his ice barrage which shoots out ice spikes along the ground can be dodged 
with a quick strafe to the left or right. Thardus' main weakness is the 
Thermal Visor, and you'll see why when you switch it on. One of the many 
rocks on its body will show up as red, lock onto it and blast away with all 
you've got. Eventually with enough damage the rock will turn a blue 
Phazonish color and you'll be blasted with bright light. Switch back to the 
Combat Visor and continue plowing into the same rock. Once the rock 
explodes, Thardus will roar out its frustration at you before curling up 
into a massive ball. It'll then start rolling around the room trying to 
crush Samus, quickly activate the Morph Ball and boost around to avoid 
Thardus. Watch out if Thardus summons up two boulders, as they'll fly 
straight at you. If you get caught in his ice barrage and become frozen tap 
A or B to break free. If Thardus raises its arms and summons lighting, 
it'll create a massive blizzard that fills the room with bright light, 
you'll need to rely on the Thermal Visor to see. As you shoot out each rock 
from Thardus' body, its health will slowly drain. Keep dodging its 
relentless attacks and blasting away at the weak points, eventually the 
center rock in its chest will become the weak point, this is the last one 
to blow apart to finish off Thardus for good.

>>>Elite Pirates
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- 5.0_EP
<Location>: Phazon Mines (various locations)
<Attacks> : Shoulder-mounted Plasma Artillery Cannon, Wave-quake projector, 
            Wrist Bayonets
<Weakness>: Missiles, Super Missiles, Charge Beam

<Description>:
These monsters are the first successful Phazon-infused Space Pirate 
specimens. They'll be stomping around the room often, they'll also often 
fire out projectiles from the cannons mounted on their backs. If you switch 
on the Thermal Visor you'll be able to target the cannon, pummel it with 
missiles to blow it off. The Elite Pirates will also often charge up energy 
in their hands and stomp the ground, sending a massive shockwave in all 
directions, just double-jump at the right time to avoid taking damage. Try 
to stay away from them as they'll often try to swat you if you're too 
close. When you lock onto its face you'll be able to send it packing with 
missiles and shots from your Beam Weapons, but stop firing if the Pirate 
raises its hand and absorbs the shot. When you successfully score a hit 
the creature will flash red. If it catches your shots and charges energy in 
its left hand, wait for it to release the shockwave attack before firing 
again. Keep pummeling it and you should take it down without much trouble.

>>>Phazon Elite
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
- 5.0_PE
<Location>: Phazon Mines (Elite Research)
<Attacks> : Wave-quake projector, Wrist Bayonets
<Weakness>: Missiles, Super Missiles, Charge Beam, Plasma Beam

<Description>:
This advanced and very ugly Elite Pirate has Phazon infused directly into 
its body. This creature doesn't carry a shoulder-mounted cannon, so you 
won't have to worry about dodging bombs, but it will often use the quake 
projector to send shockwaves around the room, so keep jumping to avoid it. 
Stop shooting it if it absorbs your shots, wait for it to release the 
shockwave before firing again. The Plasma Beam is really handy here, and of 
course Super Missiles help as well. Stay well back from the creature or 
it'll slash out. Due to the deadly nature of Phazon, this creature has a 
short life-span, so save it the trouble and put it out of its misery. 
Defeat the Phazon Elite and you'll be rewarded with the Artifact of Warrior.

>>>Omega Pirate
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
- 5.0_OE
<Location>: Phazon Mines (Elite Quarters)
<Attacks> : Double shoulder-mounted Plasma Artillery Cannon, Wave-quake 
            projector, Wrist Bayonets, Pirate Troopers
<Weakness>: Missiles, Super Missiles, Power Bombs, Plasma Beam, Flamethrower

<Description>:
This monster will be far tougher to beat than the regular Elite Pirates and 
the Phazon Elite. It'll be using a wide range of attacks, a lot of them 
will be tough to dodge. Always remember to stay away from the Phazon pools 
scattered around the room, you'll take damage if you walk onto them. Try to 
always stay right back from this monstrosity, it'll often try to run you 
down and slash away - use the Boost Ball to make some distance between you 
and the monster. Watch out for the bombs it fires out of the two massive 
cannons on its back. It'll also often use the shockwave attack, but you'll 
have had too much experience dodging this for it to be an effective attack. 
Often the Omega Pirate will hold up its left hand and begin absorbing 
energy, just like the other Elite Pirates wait until it releases the 
shockwave before firing again otherwise it'll absorb your shot. Now for 
some really handy hints on defeating this crazy creature. Whenever you try 
to lock onto the beast you'll lock onto one of its legs or arms, before 
actually damaging it you'll need to blow off the four Phazon shields on its 
limbs. The simple way is to just pummel each one with missiles until they 
blow, but there's a super trick I managed to figure out by pure luck. 
Activate the Morph Ball and roll through the creature's legs. Quickly plant 
a Power Bomb and stand well back to see the effect. The resulting explosion 
will shred all four shields instantly! This is why you'll need to make sure 
you've got a full payload of Power Bombs before fighting this boss. If some 
of the shields remain after the explosion just shoot them off with 
missiles. Once all four shields blow, the Omega Pirate will keel over and 
summon down several Pirate Troopers (often they'll be Plasma Troopers), 
these guys will be really annoying. Don't worry too much about them unless 
they fire too much, use a Power Bomb to knock them down if they gang up on 
you. The Omega Pirate will then cloak itself, all that'll be visible is an 
ugly looking Phazon skeleton. Use the X-Ray Visor to see the creature while 
it's cloaked. The Omega Pirate will then teleport away and completely 
disappear for a few seconds. Listen closely for the zapping sound that 
indicates the Omega Pirate reappearing, and quickly track it down standing 
on one of the three Phazon pools. From here the creature will use the 
Phazon to restore its shield plating, very quickly run up to the Omega 
Pirate and unleash the Flamethrower into its face (remember to keep the 
X-Ray Visor on to lock-on successfully). After a seconds of taking a 
pounding, the energy bar at the top will begin to drop, so you'll be 
finally inflicting real damage. The creature will teleport away again after 
taking a beating, once it reappears on another pool try to cause more 
damage, but eventually it'll restore all four shields and return to normal. 
Turn off the X-Ray Visor and use a Power Bomb again to shred its shields. 
If the Pirate Troopers are still bothering you, wait for the Omega Pirate 
to unleash its shockwave attack, if the Troopers don't jump out of the way 
they'll be killed by the blast! The Omega Pirate's not very effective if it 
can't hit you, let another if it wastes its own comrades. Remember to pick 
up anything the Troopers drop, often they'll drop an Ultra Energy - always 
handy. Keep repeating the attack cycle while tying to avoid the Pirate 
Troopers. Eventually with enough of a beating the monstrous "pinnacle" of 
the Space Pirate troopers will become just another statistic at the hands 
of Samus. If you're playing on Hard Mode though, this battle will be 
extremely tough, and energy preservation is the key to survival.

>>>Meta Ridley
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- 5.0_MR
<Location>: Tallon Overworld (Artifact Temple)
<Attacks> : Multi-Missile System, Kinetic Breath Weapon, Meson Bomb 
            Launcher, Ultrathermal Flamestrike Projector, Charge Attack
<Weakness>: Missiles, Super Missiles, Plasma Beam

<Description>:
You'll be facing Meta Ridley in the Artifact Temple, so there'll be a lot 
of room to move around. Ridley starts off by flying around above the crater 
below, so you'll have to wait until he swoops in close to attack. Strangely 
enough Ridley doesn't have any Phazon in him and yet he's far stronger than 
the Omega Pirate. When Ridley swoops in and hovers above the edge of the 
platform, he'll often fire out a continuous beam of energy, quickly lock 
onto him and strafe to the sides to avoid it. If he folds his wings over 
his body and opens up, missiles will come flying out at you, quickly dash 
to the side to avoid taking multiple damage. As Ridley's hovering about, 
lock onto his chest and fire a Super Missile to inflict heavy damage. If 
Ridley flies away he'll come back for a bombing run and drop several bombs 
all over the platform, use the Boost Ball and speed around the perimeter of 
the platform to avoid being hit. When he comes back keep attacking with 
Super Missiles. As Ridley drops bombs and missiles at you several of them 
will hit one of the pillars and blow them apart, energy and missile refills 
often appear where the pillars stood so don't forget to pick them up. If 
Ridley flies right over the top of the platform, stand well back and be 
ready to jump when he stomps down onto the ground. He'll slash out and take 
apart a few pillars, grab any items they reveal. Keep firing at Ridley's 
chest before he takes off again. He'll come and stomp the ground again a 
few more times before executing another bombing run. Also watch out for his 
beam weapon attack when he drops bombs. Keep pummeling away at his chest 
with Super Missiles, eventually when you take his health right down to 
about 1/5 he'll land on the platform and his wings will burn apart - 
rendering his flying ability useless. Now is the long and tough part of 
this battle, especially if you're playing on Hard Mode - don't expect this 
to be easy. Often Ridley will jump up into the air and stomp the ground, 
double-jump at the right time to avoid the shockwave. He'll always jump 
three times in succession before executing another attack. He'll also 
unleash his beam weapon and sweep it across the room, try to stay on his 
side and dash to face his back to stay out of range. His third attack is 
the most deadly, and you'll have to concentrate hard to avoid it. If 
Ridley faces you and fire appears to come out of his mouth, his head will 
slowly rise up. Watch closely, the second he opens his mouth dash to the 
side as Ridley will fly forward incredibly fast (faster on Hard Mode) to 
try and ram you against the wall. If you dash at the right time when he 
opens his mouth you'll just make it out of the way. Also watch out if 
Ridley spins around, his long tail will whip around and try to catch you, 
jump at the right time to avoid it. Using the Plasma Beam keep firing 
rapidly at his mouth, each scored hit will cause Ridley to flash yellow. 
After pummeling him enough he'll reel back and be stunned for a few seconds 
with his chest wide open. Pummel the chest as much as you can (don't use 
Combo Attacks, there's not enough time) to cause real damage to Ridley. 
He'll recover after about two or three seconds, so you'll have to keep 
hitting him in the mouth to get him to reel back again. Even though Ridley 
only has a small amount of health left this battle will take a long time - 
if you're playing on Hard Mode it could take somewhere between 20 minutes 
to half an hour to beat him, so be ready for a tough challenge. Eventually 
with enough damage inflicted Ridley will partially explode and stagger 
about for a bit. After this he'll keep performing the same attacks as 
before, but he'll be moving around much faster so your timing is critical 
to avoid taking damage, especially from his charge attack. Become a master 
at dodging his attacks, eventually with enough of a pounding Ridley will 
once again lose to Samus.

>>>Metroid Prime (1)
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\
- 5.0_MP
<Location>: Impact Crater (Phazon Infusion Chamber)
<Attacks> : Ultrafrigid Breath, Multi-Missiles, Snare Beams, Particle Wave 
            Projectors, Claw Attacks
<Weakness>: Beam Weapons, Combo Attacks

<Description>:
The first thing this freak does when you wake it up is retreat through the 
wall behind it, so chase after the monster for the ultimate showdown. Samus 
will jump down into the room to face Metroid Prime, scan the monster before 
engaging it. Now this creature will always be a certain color, each one 
corresponds to the Beam Weapon you need to use to inflict damage. It also 
has a large range of attacks for each different color. If the creature 
turns yellow use the Power Beam and pummel it's face - the only weak point 
- with Super Missiles to cause heavy damage. Watch out for the massive 
energy beam it fires from its huge mouth, and always be on the lookout for 
its multiple missile attack, quickly dash to the side to avoid them as they 
strike the ground. With enough damage from the Power Beam, Metroid Prime 
will reel back and change to a black color. After a few seconds it'll jump 
forward and turn another color. If it turns purple, use the Wave Beam to 
cause damage. Watch out for its beam attack here as it can cause visor 
interference and you'll lose your lock-on function for a few seconds. You 
can use the Wavebuster to cause damage, but it takes too long to weaken the 
beast and it wastes too many missiles so just use the Charge Beam. After 
enough pounding the creature will reel back and its energy bar will lower, 
it'll then crash through the floor down into another chamber. Samus will 
automatically jump down to face it. This time there's three narrow trenches 
running along the ground, you'll need this in a bit. If Metroid Prime turns 
white use the Ice Beam - a well-aimed shot with the Ice Spreader will knock 
it back straight away (you need two shots on Hard Mode). Watch out for MP's 
frigid ice attack and ice beam, if you become frozen tap A or B to break 
out. As soon as Metroid Prime reels back, activate the Morph Ball and get 
down into a trench in the ground. Boost forward as soon as MP charges 
ahead, then turn around to keep attacking. Use whatever weapon corresponds 
to the color MP turns, but watch out for the two energy balls it fires out. 
These annoyances will slowly try to fly into you, don't let them. Use The 
Plasma Beam and lock onto each one before blasting away to destroy them. 
Each ball might drop a refill item, pick it up before it disappears. After 
a few more rounds MP will drop through the floor again into a deeper 
chamber. In this next one there's two trenches along the sides of the room, 
you'll be needing to use them again. If Metroid Prime unleashes two green 
energy beams they'll grab hold of you and try to reel you into MP's grasp. 
Break out by activating the Morph Ball and using the Boost Ball, once 
you're free quickly boost back to the opposite end of the room. If MP turns 
red use the Flamethrower to cause massive damage. A few more rounds and MP 
will drop into Subchamber Four. This room has a single trench in the 
center, use it to avoid MP's charge attacks. Here MP will constantly be 
changing color, keep up with the color changes as best you can. It'll also 
randomly charge forward, use the trench to avoid it. This is the final 
subchamber, watch out for MP's relentless attacks and don't worry about 
using loads of missiles. Finish off the monster to watch it clumsily roll 
through a side wall and down into a giant pit - this isn't over yet.

>>>Metroid Prime (2)
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- 5.0_MPb
<Location>: Impact Crater (Metroid Prime Lair)
<Attacks> : Shockwave, Metroids
<Weakness>: Phazon Beam

<Description>:
This is your final battle on Tallon IV - destroying this monster will 
finally purge the planet of all Phazon corruption. Scan the giant brain 
before attacking, if you've scanned everything else in the game you'll now 
have a 100% logbook entry rate - well done! Now we'll deal with this 
weirdo. None of your weapons - Beam Weapons, Missiles or Combo Attacks will 
harm this beast, only a charged Phazon Beam will do the job. The creature 
will very often release a shockwave blast all around the room, but it's 
extremely easy to dodge with a double-jump. When all the pillars around the 
room explode from the shockwave they'll release items, pick them all up. 
This form of Metroid Prime won't be as tough to beat as its first form, but 
it'll still be a challenge. If MP points its tentacles down into the ground 
it'll create a small pool of Phazon in the ground. MP will also disappear, 
switch on the X-Ray Visor to see it. Quickly run over to stand on the 
Phazon pool and turn around to face MP. Your arm cannon will glow with 
blue energy seeping through it and the Phazon Beam will become active. 
Blast away at the monster to cause massive damage, it'll reel about wildly 
as you sap its energy away. Once the Phazon pool dries up it'll resume 
normal attack patterns again. Keep the X-Ray Visor on to see the creature. 
If MP creates another pool or disappears again, switch to the Thermal Visor 
to see it. Wait for it to create another Phazon pool then stand on it and 
use the Phazon Beam to inflict more damage. When MP disappears while 
you're using the Thermal Visor, switch back to the Combat Visor to see it. 
The visor cycle always rotates like this: Combat Visor, X-Ray Visor, 
Thermal Visor so memorize this cycle as you battle the creature. The third 
time MP creates a Phazon pool it'll also summon two Metroids, they could be 
either Fission Metroids or Hunter Metroids. Quickly rush over to the pool 
and waste the Metroids instantly with the Phazon Beam, if one grabs you 
drop a Power Bomb to incinerate them. Grab any powerups they drop and fire 
away at MP. Always stay back from the creature as it likes to growl and 
lunge forward, and dodging the shockwave attacks should be extremely easy. 
Repeat the tactics described above and you'll take this beast down in no 
time (but it's damn difficult on Hard Mode). Crush this monster to finally 
complete the game!

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-(6.0   WALKTHROUGH)-                 )-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-:.
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Now for the real guts of this walkthrough, the walkthrough! (heh). I'll be 
going into a lot of detail in this part from the beginning of the game to 
the end, and I'll be keeping it in mind that you're playing through Normal 
Mode. But remember, in Hard Mode enemies have twice as much health as they 
did before, and you'll suffer more damage from inflicted wounds, so only 
take on Hard Mode if you've played through on Normal Mode and are ready for 
a real challenge. Oh, and you might want to take the time to just gawk at 
the gorgeous surroundings you'll be exploring, there's so much graphical 
detail packed into this game you'll often think you're just touring the 
planet.

I'll also refer you to the upgrades section and bosses section when need 
be, there's no point in repeating myself again (it's a waste of time and 
disk space). Missiles, Energy Tanks and Power Bombs will be indicated by 
their number listed in the upgrades section and the area location like 
this: Missile CR.02 means the second missile listed in the Chozo Ruins 
area. Before I forget, here's the coding for each area:

> TO - Tallon Overworld
> CR - Chozo Ruins
> MC - Magmoor Caverns
> PD - Phendrana Drifts
> PM - Phazon Mines

There's a special hint system included in the game (turn in on or off via 
the options screen) which will give you hints on where to go after a while. 
Leave it on if you're completely clueless as to where to go next and it'll 
help you keep up a smooth transition through the game. Please also note 
that many of the sequences I'll direct you through can be done in different 
order, so the directions I give are not the absolute only way to go about 
exploring Tallon IV, they're just one way of many ways to go about it.

One final note, each of the Chozo Lore/Pirate Data entry names listed in 
the walkthrough are in this format: NTSC/PAL, to avoid any confusion this 
means that the first name corresponds to the name in the NTSC version and 
the second the PAL version.

*Spoilers abound in this walkthrough, so be warned, only read through it if 
you really need help*

Now charge up that Power Beam and let's get down to business.

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.:------(6.1   PIRATE SCIENCE VESSEL)-------------------------------------:.
         ===========================
Upon starting the game you'll be treated to a voiced intro narrative 
against a starry backdrop, then the weird looking Pirate Frigate comes into 
view. Samus' ships glides up to a landing platform, she then jumps out and 
we get a full 360 degree camera view before taking control. But what's 
this? Samus already has several of her upgrades, such as the Varia Suit and 
Charge Beam. Surely this must be too good to be true? (it is). Anyway, take 
some time to get used to directing Samus around, and take note of the 
on-screen hints along the way. When you're ready, go over to the blue force 
shield and blast all four of the large red buttons to disengage the field. 
In the next area, switch on the Scan Visor (D-Pad left) then scan the 
button on the pillar. Now there's power going to the force shield 
activation switches, fire at all six buttons to open the field. Jump up to 
the next platform and head over to the airlock door up the ramp ahead.

Once inside, get out your Scan Visor to pick up various information of the 
Pirate's activities and dealings. Go through the first tunnel and head 
through the door at the far end. The atmosphere becomes far creepier in the 
next room, where you'll find debris and dead parasites floating around. 
Scan the button on the wall to repressurize the room and power up the door 
at the far end of the corridor. The next corridor's riddled with damage, 
while several parasites crawl around under the floor, something fishy's 
definitely going on here. Go into the next room to meet an incredible 
sight. This room, once an evacuation assembly area, is now filled with dead 
Space Pirates and the carcass of a massive Parasite Queen, this sight's not 
for the faint-hearted. Head through the room scanning everything to learn 
more about the events that befell the Pirates, and don't forget to scan one 
of the live Parasites for your log book. Head around to the other side of 
the room, where you'll find a weakened Space Pirate, fry it before taking 
any damage. If it drops health, scan it for your log book.

In the following tunnel your passage is blocked by ruins from the roof. 
Blast it open with the Charge Beam and head through. In the next room, 
you'll see a pack of Parasites sneaking down a narrow tunnel. Follow them 
using the Morph Ball to fit, and you'll find a room with a Map Station. 
Scan it first for your log book before downloading the map. Go back out to 
the corridor and head right to find an elevator leading down. Scan the 
button and walk into the hologram that appears to ride down the shaft to 
reach Deck Beta. Use the Morph Ball in the next corridor to make it through 
all the rubble and watch out for the arcing electricity. The next room has 
more gruesome sights to behold, a second Parasite Queen appears to be 
hibernating inside a giant cryotube. You'll find two more injured Pirates 
in here, but they'll be no match for you of course. Scan around to find 
more information on the Pirate's research, then head through the door on 
the far side of the balcony. Watch out in the next corridor, as an Auto 
Defense Turret's just around the corner. Scan it then blow it apart with a 
single missile. 

Go through the door below the remains of the Turret to find an elevator, 
scan the button on the wall and walk into the hologram to ride the 
elevator down. The next huge room's full of information waiting to be 
scanned. Scan the console on the left to disable the turret ahead, then 
scan the consoles around the cryotube containing the mutated remains of a 
Parasite Queen, one of them contains the Fall of Zebes Pirate Data. Once 
you've finished scanning (and reading), go up the elevator beside the 
cryotube. Head around the upper balcony while taking out wounded Pirates 
along the way. Head through the next corridor to reach a long sloping 
elevator shaft. Take out the Turret there and ride down the elevator 
shaft to Deck Gamma. At the bottom on the shaft a Pirate drops down to 
confront you, fire a missile or two to knock it down. You'll now need to 
open up the large door ahead. Scan the console on the wall to power up the 
locking mechanism on the floor, then activate the Morph Ball and roll into 
the slot to open the door. The next room's filled with more dead Pirates, 
as well as two Turrets. Blow the Turrets away and use the Charge Beam to 
draw in any pickups they leave. There's a save room next door, head in and 
save the game now. An identical locking mechanism locks the door ahead, so 
do as before to open it. You'll now be in the huge main Reactor Core of the 
ship, surrounded by more dead remains of Space Pirates, and you're about to 
find out what's been attacking them. Walk forward into the main part of the 
room to meet your first boss encounter - a live and deadly Parasite Queen. 
Refer to the bosses guide (5.0_PQ) above to cook its hide.

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.:------(6.2   ESCAPE!)---------------------------------------------------:.
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With the Parasite Queen defeated, its remains will drop down into the 
reactor core below and obliterate the entire thing. With the core gone, the 
ship begins spiraling out of control and in 7 minutes will crash into the 
planet below - time to make a break for it. You'll hear a voice repeatedly 
saying "Evacuate Immediately" so do as it says. Fly through the door ahead 
and tear through the next corridor. Quickly activate the elevator in the 
next shaft and ride it back up to Deck Beta. Once at the top, disable the 
Turret around the corner by scanning the console ahead, then head through 
the door. You're now back in the large room with the hibernating Parasite 
Queen, but the reactor's explosion has woken it up and it's not in a good 
mood. Several Pirates will be firing madly at it, wait a few seconds and 
the cryotube will explode, taking out the Queen and the surrounding 
Pirates. Quickly jump up the broken ramp behind the cryotube and blast the 
two Pirates on the balcony. You won't be able to get back through the door 
you used when first entering this room, so head over to the other end of 
the balcony. Next to the blocked-up door is a heating coil, walk up to it 
and it'll explode, revealing a hidden tunnel.

Jump in and head through the ventilation shafts you'll find. Use the Morph 
Ball for extra speed, but watch out for the multiple Parasite swarms. At 
the end of the winding shafts you'll reach the Cargo Freight Lift to Deck 
Gamma shaft, keep going through to reach another ventilation shaft. You'll 
eventually reach a tall circular room with two Turrets, quickly fire 
missiles at them and continue on. After proceeding through yet more shafts, 
you'll reach a room with a huge ramming pylon which fills the entire shaft. 
Wait for it to retract to the left, then quickly follow it and dash through 
an opening on the right when it appears. Go up the next shaft to find 
another large research lab. This one's different though, as the camera will 
pan up to reveal a menacing looking creature, which is none other than 
Samus' arch-enemy Ridley! He'll fly up and out of the room, causing a load 
of metal pipes and debris to fall down. Now it's time to give the Grapple 
Beam a go. Look up at the Grapple Point above. Press L to swing onto the 
object, then release and press L again to swing onto the second point. Once 
on the other side, you can scan the consoles on the left and right to find 
information on Ridley, but once you're done head through the door there and 
deactivate the Turret in the next corridor. Walk over the bridge up to the 
elevator shaft and scan the switch to activate the elevator.

This is where Samus' luck goes bad, she'll turn around as a series of 
explosions behind on the bridge knock her rather violently into the 
elevator shaft's wall. As she stands back up the Varia Suit vanishes, 
returning Samus' Power Suit to its basic form while a voice begins to give 
you bad news, going through a list of all your items malfunctioning, 
leaving you with just the Power Beam. At the top of the shaft, go through 
the winding tunnels to reach the airlock room. You can't go right due to a 
fire in front of the door so head left and the room will begin 
depressurizing. Quickly dash through the next corridor to finally make it 
back outside. A cutscene will then roll, showing Ridley escaping from the 
wreck of the frigate and heading down to the planet. Samus follows in her 
gunship, but loses track of Ridley. Now it's time to really get into the 
game.

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.:------(6.3   THE LAND OF TALLON IV)-------------------------------------:.
         ===========================
Take your time looking around at all the gorgeous scenery around you, 
believe me, there's lots to look at on this planet - and scan Samus' 
gunship while you're at it for the logbook. Go bushwhacking for a while 
around this area, but you'll find that the door to the right of Samus' 
gunship is the way to go for now (the door way up on the ledge ahead of the 
gunship leads to the Impact Crater). In the next enclosed cave you'll be 
greeted by two large Beetles, so show 'em what you've got (don't forget to 
scan new creatures wherever you go for the logbook). Go through the dusty 
cave and head out to the Tallon Canyon room. Scan the Sap Sac on your left 
and head through the canyon. The small lake ahead is teeming with activity, 
scan the Blastcaps in the water and the Zoomer above - there's also a 
Geemer crawling around a ledge up on the right. You should spot a door up 
beyond a few rocky ledges and a waterfall above the lake, but for now head 
over down to the end of the canyon. Two more Beetles will ambush you at the 
large half-pipe (these are used for the Boost Ball, but we'll keep on track 
for now). Blast them both and head through the door there. Watch out for 
the two Zoomers in the next corridor, at the end you'll find a large 
elevator. Scan the activation panel and it'll inform you that the elevator 
leads to Chozo Ruins West, so hop on and touch the hologram to ride it up.

Welcome to the thousand-year old ruins where the Chozo once lived. This 
creepy area houses loads of powerups for Samus, so you won't be stuck with 
just the Power Beam for very long. If you've got the hint system on it'll 
show you where to go when you enter the first main room, indicating that 
there's unusual seismic activity in the Hive Totem room, so that's where 
we'll go. Watch out for the Beetles in this first room, then scan the 
shimmering wall above the door ahead to record the Fountain/Beginnings 
Chozo Lore entry. Go through the door to reach the huge Main Plaza room. 
This room's filled with several Missiles powerups, but you won't be able to 
reach any yet. Go forward through the room and watch out for ambushing 
Beetles (these guys are everywhere). Scan the Blast Shield on the door on 
the left for your logbook, then head up to the other end of the room 
beyond the half-pipe. You should spot an Energy Tank way up in a corner, 
but you won't be able to reach it from here. Turn left and go through the 
door under the walkway. In the next winding corridor you'll face a swarm of 
Scarabs, scan them and wait for them all to stop moving before mowing them 
all down (stand back when you fire though, they let of small explosions 
when hit). The next insanely detailed rocky tunnel is filled with what 
appear to be eyeballs on the walls firing constant green beams at the 
walls opposite themselves. Scan one, then shoot each one to close them up 
and quickly go through before they open up again. In the next large room, 
the Ruined Nursery, you'll find a giant tree climbing through the roof in a 
corner and a shimmering wall next to it. Scan the wall to record the 
Exodus/Harmonization Chozo Lore entry. Up next to the left of the tree is 
a small orange/gray nest on the wall, scan it to reveal it as a War Wasp 
Hive. Head up to the walkway on the right side of the room and watch out 
for two more Beetles jumping up to say good morning. Once up on the 
walkway, you can see Samus' reflection in the small mirror on the wall, 
but watch out as several War Wasps will plow out of their nest and attack. 
You should also see narrow tunnels running around the walls leading to a 
Missile powerup, but you'll need the Morph Ball and Morph Ball Bomb to 
reach it. Go around to the door hidden behind the large tree to find a Save 
Room.

When you're ready go through the other door on the walkway in the Ruined 
Nursery to find yourself in a room with a dried-up pool. A swarm of Scarabs 
will come out of a wall, wait for them to stop moving before clearing the 
way. There's also a few objects to scan in this room that yield some handy 
info about the Chozo. The next room (Ruined Gallery) has a large pool of 
poison just ahead, so make sure you don't go swimming in acid - it's not 
very healthy, but the Blastcaps in the slime seem to quite enjoy it. 
Anyway, watch out for the War Wasps coming out of their nest in the roof, 
quickly head across to the door opposite and go through. The next 
sloping/winding tunnel has a few Plazmites hovering around, scan them and 
keep going through (if you fire at the Plazmites but miss they fly away 
from the shot - pretty neat). In the center of this room you'll find a 
platform surrounded by acid water, so don't go falling in. Scan the Tangle 
Weed on the platform and keep going down the next tunnel. Through the next 
door you'll find yourself in the Hive Totem - the place you need to be 
right now. Don't be put off by the eerie greenish glow of the room, just 
head up to the circular dias in the center of the room. Over the bridge 
leading to a Missile powerup in clear view you'll spot a large inactive 
robot, if you scan it'll say life signs are detected inside the robot. 
Walk over the bridge and you'll get a nasty surprise, the room will fill 
with acid water - isolating your movement to the dias - and the robot will 
lower down to cover up the missile. Some funky music will start playing 
and the Hive Mecha will come to life. Check the bosses section in 5.0_HM 
for tips on shutting this thing down for good.

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Once the Hive Mecha shuts down the bridge will reappear and you'll have a 
clear path to the Missile Launcher. Grab your prize, then blow open the 
Blast Shield on the door ahead and go through to find your very first 
Energy Tank (CR.02) waiting inside. Blow open the crates on either side of 
the Energy Tank and scan the missile ammo you'll find inside. A small 
opening in this room leads off to the unknown, but you'll need the Morph 
Ball to get inside - that's the next powerup we'll be tracking down. Go 
back through the Hive Totem and the Plazmite-filled tunnel to reach the 
Ruined Gallery again. Fire a well-aimed missile at the War Wasp Hive in 
the roof to destroy it, then jump down to the safety of the ledge below 
the door on the opposite side of the room. Before you do though, listen 
closely and you'll hear a humming sound indicating that there's an item 
nearby. Jump over to the ledge suspended above the acid water and turn 
around. Shoot the Blastcaps, then blow open the wall behind them to reveal 
Missile CR.07. In a corner of this same room you'll spot a door with a 
Blast Shield on it. Blow it open and head inside to find the Map Station 
for the Chozo Ruins - after downloading the map you'll see just how big 
this entire area is.

Go back to the Ruined Nursery and save your game in the small room behind 
the tree. Now it's time to go back to the Main Plaza room. Go over to the 
door with the Blast Shield you saw earlier and blow it open. Head inside 
and go through the next winding corridor, stopping at each Scarab swarm 
to clear the way. The next room - the Ruined Shrine - is where you want 
to be now. Jump up over the large elevated half-pipe and you'll easily 
spot the Morph Ball up on a ledge across the room. There's always a catch 
though - when you walk up to the ledge a wall will rise and block your 
path. An entire army of Beetles will jump up all around you and attack, 
use missiles as well as the Power Beam to knock down several at once. 
After several rounds of Beetles come through, there'll be a pause and a 
giant Plated Beetle jumps up to attack. Scan the monster before attacking 
it, but watch out when it rams, strafe to the side to avoid it. Frontal 
attacks just bounce off the creature's thick hide, so you'll need to get 
behind it and rip into its red tail. Strafe around it and when it 
lunges, quickly get behind and rip into the tail, a few well-aimed shots 
will knock it down for good. Once the Beetle's dead the wall lowers down, 
leading you to your next prize.

Roll through the small opening under the half-pipe and journey back to the 
Main Plaza. Once back outside, go over to the left side of the room beyond 
the half-pipe and climb up the ledges there. Cross over the rocky 
platforms and walk over the giant vine-entwined bridge. Watch out for the 
War Wasps emerging from their nests, quickly go through the door you'll 
find across the bridge. Use the Morph Ball to navigate through the small 
openings in the next winding corridor. You'll then reach a large room 
filled with poison - the Ruined Fountain. It'll be quite dark in here so 
don't shoot the Plazmites flying around - they're the only source of light 
and one false step you'll go swimming in acid. Work your way around the 
right side of the room to reach the door on the left side, and scan the 
shimmering wall behind the fountain to record the Hatchling/Purification 
Chozo Lore entry. In the next corridor, slowing creep around the corner as 
there's a bunch of Shriekbats at the far end, quickly scan them and blast 
away before they fly straight at you. If you look up in this open-air 
corridor you'll witness a magnificent looking structure just ahead - you're 
looking at the outside of the Arboretum. Blow open the Blast Shield on the 
door around the corner and head inside. This room has a gargantuan sized 
tree in the center winding its way up the tower and into the walls. For 
now we need to get to the other side of the tree. Turn left and scan the 
Reaper Vine lashing out of the wall ahead. Shoot the eye and it'll retract 
into the wall, quickly jump across the platforms above the poison and watch 
out for a second Reaper Vine. Climb up the circular platforms to reach a 
wooden bridge, cross it to reach the other side of the room. Head down the 
walkway, watching out for two Reaper Vines and blow open the Blast Shield 
on the door to head through (there's a lot more to do in the Arboretum, 
we'll be coming back later). Trek through the next corridor (marvel at how 
the steam gushing out of the pipes fogs up Samus' visor) to reach a tall 
room - the Gathering Hall. 

Blow open the Blast Shield on the door up the ramp on the right to find a 
Save Room. Once your game's saved, go back to the Gathering Hall and head 
across to the door beyond the cluster of Blastcaps. Inside you'll find a 
tunnel leading to a room with Shriekbats, Blastcaps and a pair of 
staircases leading down into a pond of poison. You'll also hear the 
blaring humming sound nearby, so go down to the base of the stairs and 
blow open the wall on the left to find Missile CR.13. Go up the stairs 
and around the winding corridor to find a door ahead with Shriekbats above 
waiting to strike. Fry the Shriekbats and blow open the Blast Shield. 
You'll now be in the Watery Hall. Around the corner of this room is a 
large gate structure blocking access to an item you'll need, but you have 
to scan four special runic symbols in this room before opening it up. The 
first one is on the wall just to the left of the door you entered via, 
each symbol has a distinct shape so they won't be tough to find. Jump 
across the platforms in the poison (not the elevated ones) until you spot 
a bunch of Blastcaps on top of one. Fry them all to reveal the second 
symbol hiding beneath. Keep going to reach the base of the gate - where 
the third symbol awaits on the wall. Once it's scanned, go back to the 
entrance of the room and climb up onto the elevated platforms. Watch out 
for the Reaper Vines along the way, then once you reach the platform 
closest to the gate, look at the wall on the right to find the fourth 
symbol. Scan it and a new symbol will appear on the center of the gate. 
Scan that symbol and it'll open, clearing your path to the Charge Beam 
lying in wait in the alcove ahead. Don't forget to first scan the 
shimmering wall behind it for the Meteor Strike Chozo Lore entry. 

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With the Charge Beam in hand, a bunch of Eyons on the walls ahead will open 
up and spray their green beams everywhere. Now that you've got the Charge 
Beam, charge it up and fire at each of the Eyons to blow them apart - no 
more simple stun shots. Take note of a small obstruction on one of the 
walls here, once you've got the Morph Ball Bomb you'll be able to break 
through it. Go back through the Watery Hall and head back to the Gathering 
Hall. This time we'll be climbing up the room to reach the door way up at 
the top. Use the raised ledges starting near the door leading back to the 
Arboretum to eventually reach a small tunnel, then use the Morph Ball to 
get through. Watch out for the Shriekbats near the door at the top, and 
keep in mind that there's a missile hiding above the door, but you'll need 
the Space Jump Boots to reach it (real pros can use Morph Ball Bomb jumps 
too). Go through the next ruined courtyard and a tunnel with three Eyons 
to reach the large Energy Core room. Way ahead over the poisoned pond is a 
door with a locking system placed over it, so you won't be able to go up 
there just yet. Instead, go through the passageway on the left. Watch out 
for the Shriekbats and the holes in the ground in the winding corridor, 
eventually you'll spot a small opening at the base of a wall. Walk over to 
the opening in the wall, as you do you'll probably hear a grumbling sound. 
Turn right at the small opening and.... ahhhh! It's Professor Umbridge 
from Harry Potter! Kill it, kill it! Not really, it's just an ugly Stone 
Toad (don't forget to scan it). It'll be blocking the path you'll need to 
access soon, but you won't be able to hurt it without the Morph Ball 
Bomb, so activate the Morph Ball and crawl through the small opening in 
the wall. Keep crawling through the tunnels and you'll reach a door. Inside 
is the Burn Dome, home of the Hive Mecha's twin variant - the Incinerator 
Drone. Refer to 5.0_ID for tips on burning it down.

With the Morph Ball Bomb safely tucked away, blow open the small 
obstruction on the wall with a bomb and head through to find Missile CR.15. 
Now it's time to head back to the Energy Core. Once inside, blast the 
Shriekbats that'll try to attack, then turn left to find the Stone Toad 
waiting. Activate the Morph Ball and the toad will suck Samus inside its 
belly. Drop a bomb to blow the toad apart to clear the passage (amazing how 
one little bomb can blow it apart so effectively). Inside the small room 
you'll find one of three large machines scattered around the Energy Core. 
Scan the slot on the wall for your logbook to reveal it as a Morph Ball 
Slot. Activate the Morph Ball and bomb-jump up to the slot. You'll be 
magnetically attached to the slot, so drop another bomb to activate it. The 
machine behind Samus will come to life and all the poison will drain out of 
the room. You'll hear a ticking sound in the background so you've only got 
several seconds to activate the other two machines. Roll over to the small 
opening in the wall next to the machine and drop down into the empty pond. 
Jump over to the Morph Ball slot just ahead and activate the machine. 
Several platforms will rise up in the drained pool, quickly go back into 
the pool and climb up to the door leading back to the Gathering Hall. From 
here jump across the platforms to reach an opening in one of the walls 
(watch out for the Shriekbats). Quickly race up the passage to find the 
final machine and activate the Morph Ball slot to raise the final platforms 
and to unlock the lock-sealed door. Go through the next winding corridor to 
find yourself in a room with a Spider Ball track leading up to a narrow 
hole in the wall. You won't be able to go up there yet, instead go through 
the small opening at the base of the wall. Roll through the narrow room 
ahead to find yourself inside a large smelting cauldron in the Furnace 
room. Here you'll find Energy Tank CR.03.

Now it's time to go for the ultimate prize - the Varia Suit! Journey back 
to the Arboretum (the room with the giant tree) and save your game on the 
way there. Once back in the Arboretum, you'll be in a similar situation as 
you were in the Watery Hall, there's a door you need to reach at the very 
top of the chamber but four symbols must be scanned to open it. Go back up 
to the wooden bridge attached to the tree, there you'll find the first 
symbol adorning the side of the tree's trunk. Below the bridge is a colony 
of Venom Weed, shoot them from above and they'll retract, revealing the 
second symbol below. Jump up to the ledge above the wooden bridge against 
the wall and look back at the tree. Ahead you should spot a War Wasp Hive 
on the tree, shoot it before any Wasps come out. Go over to the small 
tunnel running along the wall which contains two blocks blocking the way. 
From here look way over to the other side of the room beyond the narrow 
tunnel, the third symbol is hidden next to a ledge in clear sight. Use the 
Morph Ball and plant bombs to destroy the blocks in the narrow tunnel, 
once on the other side jump up to the ledge above the third symbol. Watch 
out for War Wasps coming out of another nest on the tree, once they're gone 
scan the Venom Weed hiding in the next narrow tunnel for your logbook. 
While standing, shoot the Venom Weed so they retract, then quickly roll 
through the tunnel before they emerge, if you're caught use bombs to break 
free. Once on the other side, jump up the ledges to reach the door blocking 
the way, then turn around and scan the final symbol on the tree to open the 
door. Destroy the small obstruction on the wall beyond with a bomb and 
crawl through to find a door. Blow off the Blast Shield and head inside. Go 
through the next two tunnels while watching out for the various Venom Weed 
packs and Reaper Vines. At the top of the second tunnel you'll find a few 
crates, blow them open to refill energy and missiles. The next room - the 
Sunchamber - is where the source of all the icky poison riddled throughout 
the ruins is, and it's not a pretty sight. You'll be greeted by the 
monstrous Flaahgra, a huge insectoid creature residing in a huge 
flower-shaped object in the center of the room. Refer to 5.0_FL for tips on 
fertilizing this bug out of the ruins.

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Now that the poison's cleared away and you've finally recovered the Varia 
Suit, it's time to delve deeper into the planet, to Tallon IV's equivalent 
of Zebes' Norfair - the Magmoor Caverns. You'll now be able to gain access 
there without taking damage from the excessive heat thanks to the Varia 
Suit. Go through the door above to exit the Sunchamber and to find yourself 
in a long corridor filled with intricately detailed pillars. Go down to the 
end and head through the opening on the right. Cross through the narrow 
corridor and scan the unusual floating creature you'll find - a Pulse 
Bombu. Go through the door to find yourself at the top of a long shaft with 
a Spider Ball track running down a wall. Jump across and hug the opposite 
wall as you fall and you'll land on a small ledge further down. Turn around 
and scan one of the Oculus for your logbook, then drop down into the room 
below. Scan the shimmering wall to record the Contain/Spreading Evil Chozo 
Lore entry, then quickly exit the room before too many War Wasps appear. 
The next room houses an elevator leading down to the Magmoor Caverns, but 
before we go down there's a few items left to find in the ruins. Go through 
the door on the left and work your way through the next corridor to reach 
the Vault, where Missile CR.10 is hiding. You'll also find the 
Beginnings/Fountain Chozo Lore entry hidden in this room. Once you're 
ready, go through the next door in the Vault to reach a ruined room where 
Beetles await below the surface. The door beyond this room leads back to 
the Main Plaza room where you'll be able to reach Energy Tank CR.01. Drop 
down into the Main Plaza and go back to the Ruined Nursery. Once inside, 
use the Morph Ball and bombs to reach Missile CR.05. Keep going through 
this area to reach the Ruined Gallery, then use the Morph Ball to go 
through one of the narrow tunnels on the wall to reach Missile CR.06. Now 
it's time to head down to Magmoor, keep going beyond the Hive Totem room to 
make it back to the elevator.

Once down in Magmoor, you'll think the area looks similar to the ruins 
above, but the atmosphere will change pretty quick. Go through the door and 
drop down the large shaft you'll find. The music takes a dramatic turn with 
deep booming tunes, you can already feel the heat. Go down the reddish 
corridor and watch out for Shriekbats flying down from above. Around the 
corner past the steam vents you'll find a door with a Blast Shield, blow it 
off and head inside to save your game. Back out in the Burning Trail, go 
further down the tunnel to find a small lava lake. Scan the Grizby on the 
rocky ledge in the center of the lake and blow it apart with a missile. Go 
through the next door to find another lava lake. You'll need to jump across 
the two platforms in the lake, just watch out for the Grizby on each one 
and the flamethrowers in the walls. Across the lake you'll encounter a 
Burrower, scan it before firing at it when it jumps out of the ground. Go 
through the door ahead to enter the main cavernous areas of Magmoor. In 
this Lava Lake, you'll immediately be reminded of Norfair, even the music 
playing is a remake of Ridley's theme.

Walk forward over to the lake but watch out, as a Magmoor will launch 
itself out of the lava and begin spitting fire at you. Scan the creature 
before ripping into its head, but stand back to avoid the fire. Once the 
Magmoor goes down, scan one of the Puffers floating around the room and 
start firing at them, but stand well back as they'll drop a poisonous gas 
when hit. Once the Puffer's are cleared out, jump across the various 
platforms to reach the other side of the room. On the way another Magmoor 
emerges from the lava, deal with it then move on. Go around to the ledge 
cluttered with crates and blow them all open. Use a bomb to blow open the 
small wall section behind the crates to access the other section of this 
room. Just something to keep in mind, you should spot the large pillar in 
the center of the lava lake, if you blow it open with two missiles you'll 
reveal a Chozo Artifact, but you won't be able to reach it for now, just 
remember that it's here. Go through the small wall section and blow open 
the next wall section. Shoot all the Puffers in this second lake before 
crossing it to reach the door on the far side. The next room contains two 
small Triclops wandering around below a caged floor. In the center of the 
room is a giant pylon leading up into the ceiling. Two wall sections block 
the path, so you'll have to crawl around under the floor section through 
Triclops territory. Try to avoid being caught by one of them as they'll 
drag you all the way back to the entrance, try to drop bombs around the 
floor as if they grab them the bomb will blow the Tricops apart. If a 
Triclops grabs you, rapidly tap B and it should let go.

The next giant room has a few surprises waiting. Walk past the vents 
gushing hot steam out to reach the large cavernous area. Grab some supplies 
from the crates on the right before dropping off the small cliff onto the 
caged floor below. Turn around to face the cliff and you'll spot an opening 
at the base. Go inside to find a small opening in the floor that leads into 
the floor section where all the Triclops are running around. Once inside 
roll over to the right end of the room while watching out for hungry 
Triclops. At the far end roll through the small opening there which leads 
to the path leading up to Missile MC.01. Once you've got the missile head 
back up to the cliff in the Triclops Pit room. Climb back up the cliff and 
jump over to the hovering platform on the left. From here make your way up 
to the door ahead while watching out for Puffers. Go through the next room 
by crossing over the rising platforms but be sure to clear out all the 
Puffers first. The next huge room is the Monitor Station. Here you'll see a 
giant structure in the center protected by several Turrets. Lock onto them 
and fire missiles from the door so you'll be well out of their firing 
range. Two missiles per Turret should finish them off. Cross the lava and 
head over to the metal ramp ahead. Don't worry about the door near the 
ramp, we'll be going through there later. Walk under the structure over to 
the other side. Once at the edge, look up to spot another Turret above - 
shoot it out from here. Cross the lava and climb up the cliff ahead. Walk 
over to the far end of the cliff and jump across to the suspended metal 
bridge attached to the building. Scan the consoles inside the large room to 
find some info on the Space Pirate's operations in this area, then go out 
the other opening to reach the next door across a bridge. In this next 
narrow tunnel you'll be able to reach Energy Tank MC.01, but you'll need to 
master the bomb jump trick to reach it. Go through the tunnel to reach an 
elevator leading up to the Phendrana Drifts. Jump on and ride it up.

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This place couldn't be more different to Magmoor below. Go through the door 
ahead to find your path blocked by frozen ice, so blow it open with a 
missile. Two more ice blockages block the tunnel ahead, blow them open to 
reach the exit. Go through the door to reach the Phendrana Shorelines - 
your first real glimpse of this frozen place. There's a lot to see in this 
area, so we'll concentrate on our objectives (feel free to look around 
though). Scan the various creatures in this area, then go over to the metal 
grating covering a small tunnel on the left. Blow it open with a missile 
and go inside. Shoot the Crystallite inside with a missile and crawl 
through the small gap with the Morph Ball. Scan the console on the wall to 
unlock the door on the cliff directly above. Climb back up to the edge of 
the lake and go over to the side where you'll find a Save Room hidden. 
After saving your game, climb up the cliff side back in the Phendrana 
Shorelines area. Once at the top you'll be able to jump across to reach the 
door that you unlocked earlier. The next tunnel has another ice blockage, 
blow it open then scan the purple floating creature to reveal it as a 
Scatter Bombu. You'll need to use the Morph Ball to avoid the electrical 
conduits flying out of its body. Roll past and head through the tunnel to 
find a door behind another Scatter Bombu.

Go through to find yourself in an area full of ruined Chozo structures. 
Around the corner you'll confront two Baby Sheegoths, you'll need to pound 
them in the back to finish each one off, just try not to take too much 
damage from them. If you get caught by their ice breath and become frozen, 
tap A or B to break out. Go over to the wall ahead once they're gone and 
climb up. Climb around the tops of the ruined buildings to eventually reach 
the next door at the top of a small cliff. Go inside to find yourself in a 
long cave filled with Ice Burrowers. Scan one of them before proceeding, 
then finish them all off before leaving. Through the next door you'll find 
yourself back in the Phendrana Shorelines but high up on a cliff (don't 
fall off). Go up the snow ramp on the left to find another door and head 
through. Cross the next room while dodging the three Pulse Bombus floating 
around (if you stand near one of them as they drop electrical bombs, Samus' 
visor will light up and you'll catch glimpses of her face reflected in the 
visor - pretty neat!). The next area contains more ruined Chozo buildings, 
as well as two more Baby Sheegoths. Up to the right of the entrance you'll 
find an entrance leading into a ruined building, scan the shimmering wall 
above for the Cipher Chozo Lore entry. Go back outside and finish off the 
two Baby Sheegoths before proceeding. Go past the area where they first 
sat, then turn right to find a passage leading down to a door. Blow off the 
Blast Shield and head inside. Roll through the next corridor while dodging 
the two Scatter Bombus, through the next door you'll find yourself in the 
Phendrana Canyon.

This giant area has a few tidbits waiting for you. Drop off the cliff ahead 
to land on the large bridge below. Turn around to find a shimmering wall 
hidden behind a stack of crates. Scan it to record The Turned/Entrusted 
One Chozo Lore entry. Jump off the end of the bridge and finish off the 
Baby Sheegoth below. Walk up the snowy ramp ahead and scan the 
console/statue there to realign all the floating platforms hovering over 
the ice half-pipe ahead. Now it's time to pay off all your travelling since 
finding the Varia Suit. Use the platforms as stepping stones to reach a 
large tower at the far end of the canyon. Inside you'll find none other 
than the Boost Ball! You'll have to utilize this new ability to leave this 
area. Drop down into the half-pipe and roll over to the cliff edge the 
camera will point out to you. Charge up the Boost Ball with B to start 
rolling around the edges. The trick to gaining maximum height and thrust 
with this is to hold B and release it just when Samus begins to roll up one 
of the sides of the half-pipe. While she's in the air begin charging it 
again to release it when she begins to rise up the other side of the pipe. 
This way you'll gain enough altitude to land on the cliff above. Climb up 
the cliff to eventually reach the door. We've now done all we can in 
Phendrana for now, so it's time to return back to the Tallon Overworld to 
find some more nifty items.

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Leave this area and make your way back to the Phendrana Shorelines (use the 
Boost Ball to sneak through the Scatter Bombu's electricity. Once back out 
in the Shorelines you'll witness an unusual event, Ridley will swoop down 
and glide over the area casting a massive shadow - he's obviously on the 
prowl searching for Samus, too bad he's got bad eyesight. Drop down the 
cliff and save your game before returning to Magmoor. Once back in the 
bowls of Magmoor, head over to the Monitor Station. Watch out for the 
defense Turrets on the structure ahead, once they're gone go over to the 
door on the opposite side of the building. Walk through the next tunnel to 
reach the Fiery Shores room. Watch out for the flamethrowers in the ceiling 
while crossing the lava, around the corner you'll find a large lava lake. 
Before jumping over to the platform where the Triclops wanders around, 
finish off the Magmoor that emerges from the lava. Once across activate the 
Morph Ball and bomb jump into the small opening. Roll through to reach the 
other side of the lava lake. Keep walking down the tunnel while watching 
out for the flamethrowers in the roof. Through the next door you'll face 
another Magmoor, finish it and crawl up the narrow tunnel in the left wall. 
Roll along the metal tracks to reach the other side of the room, the next 
room contains an elevator leading back up to the Tallon Overworld, so jump 
on.

It's been a long journey but you've finally returned topside. Travel 
through the long dusty tunnel ahead while watching out for Zoomers crawling 
around. Drop down below the small bridge to find Missile TO.02. Go through 
the door ahead to reach the tall Root Cave room. Blast all the Beetles 
jumping out of the ground ahead then begin climbing up the tower. Climb up 
to the door covered with a Blast Shield and blow it off. Scan the 
Bloodflower in the next room, quickly shoot the green projectiles it fires; 
if it detonates within close proximity to the creature it'll burn itself 
out. Cross the room and head through the door to find yourself back in the 
familiar surroundings of the Tallon Canyon. Now that you've got the Boost 
Ball you'll be able to utilize the half-pipe over on the left. Drop down to 
it and blast the two Beetles there before activating the Morph Ball. Boost 
up to the ledge way above, then cross over the bridge joining the gap. Blow 
your way through a narrow tunnel there with bombs to reach a door. Go 
through to find a scenic open-air tunnel. Watch out for the sneaky Zoomers 
crawling around, then cross the tunnel to find yourself back out in the 
Landing Site. Don't jump down to your gunship just yet, instead cross the 
walkway ahead to find a door half-hidden on the left wall (jump the gaps 
carefully on the walkway, you don't want to fall down). Inside you'll find 
a cozy little room with sunlight streaming in. Waiting for you in the 
center of the room is the all-important Space Jump Boots!

You'll now be able to double-jump, giving Samus added ability to reach 
higher and longer peaks. Go back outside and save your game in Samus' 
gunship. Go over to the wall behind the gunship, you'll find a small alcove 
filled with Tangle Weed concealing Missile TO.01. With the missile in hand, 
climb up the rocky cliffside ahead of the gunship, it's time to visit the 
Chozo Temple. Through the door you'll find a long corridor with three 
Seedlings on the roof - watch out for their needle projectiles. The next 
room yields an awesome sight - the camera will pan out and reveal you 
standing in a huge natural-looking structure hovering high above the 
massive impact crater of where the meteor struck thousands of years before. 
Inside the first small room you'll find a hologram spinning above a small 
projector, scan it to record the Artifact Site Pirate Data entry. Blow off 
the Blast Shield on the door ahead and cross the next corridor to reach the 
Chozo Artifact Temple. You'll be up inside an overlooking building, walk 
forward and peep through the window to see the outside area below. Two 
passages lead off to the left and right, down the right passage you'll 
find a shimmering wall which contains the Statuary/Prophecy of Light Chozo 
Lore entry, the left passage contains the Binding/Contain Chozo Lore entry 
as well as access to the outdoor area of the temple (the other passage is 
blocked by rubble). Once outside the music will change to a heavenly 
sounding tune, so you know you're somewhere special. Several detailed 
statues surround a small structure in the center of the circular floor. In 
the center you'll find the Artifact of Truth waiting, your first artifact 
(and easiest to find). As you find each artifact the Logbook will come up 
and one of the blue objects in the background will turn orange, indicating 
that you've found that particular artifact. All twelve need to be tracked 
down to access the Impact Crater, but it'll be a while yet before you find 
the remaining eleven. When you unpause the game the camera will pan out as 
several of the statues activate. Each active statue can be scanned, they'll 
give you clues as to where each artifact is located - quite handy material 
here. Not all statues will light up, you'll need to find a few more 
artifacts before the rest become scannable.

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With your first artifact in hand and the Space Jump Boots, we can now 
return to Phendrana for more ice expeditions. For now head back to the 
Magmoor Caverns by way of the Tallon Canyon (the same way you came through 
earlier). Go back to the Monitor Station in Magmoor to reach the Phendrana 
elevator, but on the way in the Fiery Shores room you'll be able to find 
Missile MC.03. Once you reach the Monitor Station get ready for some fancy 
footwork to avoid the three Turrets firing away at you. Once all the 
Turrets are down, head up to the door leading off to the tunnel heading 
towards the elevator, but before going in use the Space Jump to jump up to 
the elevated platform on the left on the bridge. From here you can reach 
the top of the building where you'll find a Spinner device. Scan it and 
scan the console above it to discover that a collapsible suspension bridge 
is currently retracted into the wall on the left. Activate the Morph Ball 
and roll into the Spinner. Keep charging the Boost Ball and releasing it 
rapidly, as you release it each time the bridge will slowly rise. Once the 
bridge fully rises use it to double-jump across to the rocky ledge on the 
other side. Follow the ledges around to a door and head inside. In here 
you'll find a large Chozo Statue atop a large podium carrying the Artifact 
of Strength. Claim it then head back out to the Monitor Station. Now you 
can go back up to Phendrana. Once there save your game before proceeding.

We'll now be exploring a new part of this ice land. Out in the Phendrana 
Shorelines, use the Space Jump to reach the floating platform high above 
near the door leading to the Ice Ruins West. From here, look over to the 
large Chozo structure ahead and you'll spot another floating platform 
further down. Use the space Jump to reach the platform, you'll then be able 
to reach the structure. Go over to the door you'll find there and head 
inside. Watch out for the Pulse Bombu in the next tunnel while firing a 
missile at the ice blockage ahead. Use the Boost Ball around the corner to 
avoid the Scatter Bombu and go through the door at the end of the tunnel. 
You'll now have reached the massive Chozo Ice Temple. You'll start out at 
the base of a tall shaft where a huge statue stands. Deal with the Baby 
Sheegoth before ascending the shaft. Watch out for the Crystallites 
crawling around the walls, and don't forget to scan one of the Ice 
Parasites crawling around. At the top you'll see a frozen waterfall 
cascading down out of a large room, jump over to it. At the end of this 
room is another huge winged statue, but the item it's concealing won't be 
accessible yet. There's a grating covering a door in the corner of the 
room, scanning it reveals that the grating has a statue depicting a Chozo 
shaman, you'll need to find the corresponding statue somewhere in this 
room. Further back near the edge of the frozen waterfall are four statue 
heads adorning the walls. Find the statue that represents a Chozo shaman 
and shoot it with a missile. The statue will explode revealing a Morph Ball 
Slot hidden behind. Activate the slot to open the grating, then head on 
through the door. In the next narrow tunnel you'll need to break a few 
rocks below a pillar blocking your path, use bombs to break your way 
through. After breaking through two pillars head through the door at the 
far end of the tunnel. You're now in the Chapel of the Elders, where 
another special item awaits. If you turn around and look at the door behind 
you you'll notice that it's purple and you won't be able to open it, but 
the answer to that lies on the opposite side of the room. Walk forward and 
you'll see the Wave Beam waiting for you, but as you walk closer the room 
begins to rumble. Walk up to the Wave Beam and sure enough, it'll lower 
down into the ground and cover itself up. Two of the large structures in 
the corners of the room open up revealing two Baby Sheegoths inside. As you 
defeat each one another corner structure opens up revealing another Baby 
Sheegoth. After defeating all four Baby Sheegoths, the wall behind the Wave 
Beam explodes revealing a massive full-grown Sheegoth. This is the first of 
many encounters you'll have with these creatures, refer to 5.0_SH for tips 
on defeating them, as they won't go down as easy as the baby versions.

Keep in mind that there's crates in the corners of the room so if you need 
energy or missile reloads they've got you covered. Once the Sheegoth's 
down, the Wave Beam will return awaiting your arrival, so hop over to it to 
claim your second Beam Weapon. Play around with the Wave Beam for a while 
to see what it can do before heading back through the purple door. When you 
get back to the Chozo Ice Temple, three Pulse Bombus will have appeared. 
Now it's time to try out the Wave Beam properly. Lock onto a Bombu, charge 
it up then fire. The blast will completely destroy the Pulse Bombu, but 
watch out as they'll fly straight at you when you use the Charge Beam. 
You'll also be able to destroy Scatter Bombus this way too. Now that you've 
got the Wave Beam and can access purple doors it's about time we explored 
more of this area of Tallon IV. Head back out to the Shorelines room and 
save your game (watch out for the Baby Sheegoths that have magically 
appeared here) before going up to the Ice Ruins West room. Once there, deal 
with the two Baby Sheegoths, then go over to the opening on the right of 
the door (as you enter the room) and climb through the interior of the 
building. At the top of the building you'll find an opening with a large 
stalactite ahead. Scan the object for your logbook before shooting it with 
a missile. The stalactite will fall, creating a stepping stone to reach the 
top of the wall behind it. Drop down and climb up to the top of the ruined 
building. Turn left and jump through the hole in the rocky wall where two 
Crystallites are crawling around. While standing on the next building, scan 
the Ice Shriekbats hanging from the roof of a small alcove on the far side 
of the room. Jump across to the alcove after dealing with the Shriekbats, 
then turn right to see a purple door ahead. Jump across and head inside. 
Watch out for the two Scarab swarms and the Pulse Bombu in the next tunnel.

Through this tunnel you'll reach the Ruined Courtyard, a massive room with 
a few surprises waiting. Firstly, jump over to the Spinner device on the 
right and activate it. Once the cover rotates down over the device two 
large pipes will open up way up at the top of the room. Jump across the 
snowy rocks in the lake to reach the other side of the room. Here you'll 
find another Spinner, activate it to open up two more pipes above, a Morph 
Ball Slot above you will also power up. Climb up to the slot but shoot the 
Flickerbats flying around the central structure before activating it. Once 
the slot's active, water will pour from the four pipes and cause the snowy 
rocks to rise up along with the water level. Use the rocks to reach the 
central structure, from here you can reach Energy Tank PD.01. After 
grabbing the Energy Tank, go and activate the slot again to climb up to the 
top of the structure. Three doors up here lead off in different directions, 
one is powered down so you won't be able to access it, for now blow off the 
Blast Shield on one of the doors and go inside to save your game. Once 
that's done, go back outside and head through the purple door to the south.

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You're now in a dangerous area - the Space Pirate's Phendrana research 
facility, so naturally you'll encounter Pirates here for the first time. 
As soon as you enter the first room the music becomes far more tense than 
the outdoor music. Watch out for the Turret at the far end of this first 
narrow room, shoot it down or quickly scan the console on the right wall to 
switch it off. Around the corner you'll face a nasty surprise, the first of 
many Space Pirates will come charging at you. Scan him to reveal him as a 
Shadow Pirate, these ones have temporary cloaking fields that make them 
partially invisible. Blast away with the Charge Beam or missiles to finish 
him off, then head through the door at the far end. The next room - the 
Research Entrance, has a load of nasty surprises. A security drone hovers 
down and spots Samus, sounding an alarm and summoning several normal Space 
Pirates. Scan one before engaging them, then show 'em why you're called The 
Hunter. These guys are far stronger than the weakened Pirates you faced on 
board the research frigate so strafe around often to avoid their fire and 
watch out for their bayonet weapons. Once they're gone the doors will 
unlock. Use the blue door on the ground level in the corner to reach the 
Map Station of Phendrana. Leave the room after downloading the map and go 
up the ramps to the second level of the Research Entrance. Quickly blow 
apart the Turret in the ceiling and head through the purple door. Proceed 
through the next tunnel while shooting down the Scatter Bombus, beyond here 
you'll find yourself in Research Lab Hydra. There's a load of consoles here 
to scan with information seeping out of them, so once all the enemies are 
gone take your time in reading everything. Scan the button on the right of 
the large force field to shut it off, then get ready to engage more 
Pirates. There'll be several of them hidden up on the upper levels, use the 
elevator on the far side of the room to reach them. Once all the enemies 
are toast (including the Turret up on the top level), go back down to the 
ground level and scan all the consoles for a load of information. You'll 
also find the Mining Status, Phazon Analysis, Security Breaches, Parasite 
Larva and Glacial Wastes Pirate Data entries scattered throughout the lab. 
After scanning two or three the game should tell you that you've scanned 
50% of all the logbook entries, so we're on track.

Once you're done reading all the info in this lab, climb up to the top 
level and head through the purple door in the ceiling (I don't know what 
the Pirates were thinking when they put standard doors in the floors and 
ceilings). Watch out above in the next tunnel as there's a few Turrets 
waiting, quickly shoot them before they hit you. With all the Turrets down 
head through the next door to find yourself in the massive Observatory. 
Jump down into the room and deal with all the Space Pirates hanging around 
(your radar comes in real handy when tracking each target down). In this 
room is a massive holoprojector, once you take down all the Pirates a 
console in the small command alcove will activate. Scan it to activate a 
Morph Ball slot up on one of the walls. Bombing this slot activates another 
on the other side of the room, use the platforms on the walls to reach it. 
With both slots charged, the lower holo node will rise and the four 
Spinners at its base become active. Use the Boost Ball to charge up each 
Spinner, as you charge each one a large mechanical arm will lower down from 
above, with all arms lowered the upper node will lower down and the 
holoprojector will activate. You'll witness a spectacular sight as a 
holographic representation of the galaxy fills the air between the two 
nodes. The camera will pan up revealing an item waiting atop the upper 
node, you'll definitely be wanting to pick this one up. Before climbing to 
the top, scan the floating planets to record both the Tallon IV and Zebes 
Research entries for your logbook. The other scannable planets reveal 
interesting facts too. You can also scan the Contact & Phazon Program 
Pirate Data entries near the button that switched on the first Morph Ball 
Slot. With all the scanning done, climb up to the top of the holoprojector, 
where you'll find the small interesting-looking item. Scan it to reveal it 
as the Super Missile! With this baby you'll be able to fire off a 
destructive missile while charging up the Power Beam - definitely a welcome 
addition to your arsenal. Up here, go through the door covered with a Blast 
Shield to save your game in the room beyond, then head past the purple door.

Proceed through the next Scatter Bombu and Crystallite infested corridor 
and shoot off the Blast Shield on the door at the end. Go inside to find a 
large elevator, scan the panel to activate the hologram and jump on. Go 
through the door at the top of the shaft to emerge outside in the Control 
Tower. More Pirates will ambush you here, use the same tactics as before to 
finish them off - you'll have a fiery experience with all the exploding 
crates. After taking all three down you'll be attacked by Flying Pirates 
equipped with mounted jetpacks. Scan one before engaging them. Move around 
quickly to avoid their homing missiles, a single Super Missile should take 
each one down, but watch out when they fall as they'll try to slam into 
Samus before exploding. If you manage a direct hit with a Super Missile 
they'll explode in the air so you won't have to worry about any 
dive-bombers. Once you've conquered them all the door locks will release. 
Go through the next purple door (find out which one is the right way by 
looking at your minimap) and ride the elevator down (there's an artifact 
out here in the Control Tower but you can't reach it yet). Go through the 
next Scatter Bombu filled corridor to reach Research Lab Aether. This is a 
significant point in the game, and you'll see why when you walk forward 
into the lab. What's that object floating around in the stasis tank in the 
center of the room? It's none other than the very first 3D Metroid! You'll 
get a few camera angles of the Metroid before returning to Samus' view, 
once you're back in control scan all the consoles in the room, but don't 
scan the Metroid just yet. You'll find the Metroid Studies & Meta Ridley 
Pirate Data entries up here. Eventually you'll find out what the Pirates 
are doing with the Metroids here in their labs, but you can probably guess 
already from all the info you've gathered so far. When you scan the Metroid 
and add it to your logbook, the creature will spontaneously break out of 
the tank and attack. You don't have the Ice Beam yet so the usual trick to 
take Metroids down won't work, instead just hammer away at it and watch out 
when it lunges at you. If it catches you and begins sapping energy, 
activate the Morph Ball and drop a bomb to shake it off. A well aimed Super 
Missile will easily take it down.

Once the Metroid's dead a Pirate will jump up through the wall on the right 
side, giving you access to the lower part of the lab. Go down there and 
finish off all the Pirates. With them all gone, scan all the consoles 
around the room to find more information, including the Metroid Forces, 
Phazon Infusion and Metroid Morphology Pirate Data entries. Here you'll 
also be able to pick up Missile PD.06 and Energy Tank PD.02. In the center 
of the lab you'll find a huge container concealing the remains of a dead 
Elite Pirate, these Space Pirates are a revolting unethical bunch, and 
that's why you're here to stop them. Also watch out for another Metroid 
contained within one of the stasis tanks on the ground floor. Once you're 
done here blow open the crates above the purple door in the floor and go 
down. Down in the next cave you'll encounter two Ice Beetles, scan one and 
blow them both apart, they're not much different from the Beetles in the 
ruins. The adjacent room is where you want to be - the Research Core. Shoot 
the Pirate across from you and watch out for the pair of Flying Pirates 
that emerge from the ground level below (try and dodge their missiles, if 
they strike near you you'll catch the reflection of Samus' face in the 
visor - always fun to catch a view of our gorgeous gal's face). With the 
Pirates down, take a look around the room you're in. This huge multi-level 
shaft has a large structure in the center with a force field protecting an 
object down at the base. The concealed object is what you're after. You'll 
need to scan three consoles to deactivate the three force fields, so 
proceed down each level while keeping a lookout for the consoles. Watch out 
for the Turrets stationed around the room as you descend. With all three 
fields down you'll be able to pick up the Thermal Visor, a good reward for 
travelling so deep into Pirate territory. Notice that there's a white door 
in this room, you won't be able to go through there so we'll have to 
backtrack way back to the entrance of the research area. When you've 
grabbed the visor the power in the entire research area goes down, plunging 
you into total darkness. It's time to give the Thermal Visor a try (enjoy 
the detailed HUD it features). Once active you'll be able to see in the 
dark and easily spot enemies. You'll be ambushed by more Pirates, finish 
them off and ascend the shaft. As you do watch out for the Metroids 
breaking out of their containment cells - remember to use Super Missiles. 
Once you reach the door at the top you'll find that it's powered down. 
Using the Thermal Visor you'll be able to see a circular power conduit to 
the right of the door. Blast it with a shot from the Wave Beam to restore 
power to the door.

In the next cave you'll be confronted by two Sentry Drones, scan one and 
start blasting away at them. These drones are annoying as they'll cause 
Visor interference whenever they're nearby. Keep pounding each one to knock 
them down, then go back up to Research Lab Aether. Watch out for the 
Pirates that ambush you in the lab, and be careful of the Turret over in 
the far alcove. Two Metroids are hovering around in stasis tanks, if they 
break out they'll attack the Pirates, it's funny to watch as they devour 
them. Further up the lab you'll face a few Shadow Pirates, but with the 
Thermal Visor you'll easily be able to track them, and they don't have 
projectile weapons so it's easy to avoid taking damage. Watch out for the 
Turret at the top of the lab, then you're clear to exit this area. Head 
back up to the Control Tower and deal with the Flying Pirates before moving 
on (by the way, this room is the highest point of Tallon IV you'll be 
visiting, but all you see over the edge of the walls are endless clouds, so 
you must be pretty high up). Go back down to the Observatory and deal with 
the Pirates there before stopping to save your game. Once you're ready head 
back to Research Lab Hydra and deal with the enemies there. There's also 
Missile PD.05 to be found here. With all the enemies gone it's time to go 
back to the Research Entrance. Once there you'll be ambushed by the final 
Pirate team, take them all down but watch out for the Turret in the 
ceiling, go for it first before engaging the Pirates. Once you've cleared 
the area go back outside for a much-needed breath of fresh air, after 
going through all those filthy labs you'll need a bath.

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Now that you've got the Thermal Visor and Super Missile you'll be able to 
access the inactive door opposite the door of the Save Room. If you scan 
the statue cover above the door it'll report that there's a power conduit 
behind the cover. Blow off the cover with a Super Missile and use the 
Thermal Visor to see the conduit. Shoot it with the Wave Beam and head 
through the powered-up door. Cross the next tunnel while watching out for 
the two Pulse Bombus. In the next room use the Morph Ball to access the 
small opening, then boost through the open-air tunnel to avoid the Pulse 
Bombu's electrical bombs. Enter the next room to reach the Quarantine Cave. 
You'll probably remember reading info about the creature stored here from 
the Space Pirate labs, it's now time to meet the beast. Drop down into the 
huge open space of the room and walk forward. The camera pans out as Samus 
walks towards the bunch of large rocks and boulders in the center of the 
room, but as she does the rocks come to life and arrange themselves to 
create a huge rock-monster creature. This thing, called Thardus, is just 
made up of large boulders infused with pure Phazon radiation, the source 
and reason for its non-inanimate activity. It'll be a tough battle, but 
with tips from 5.0_TH, you'll turn it back into a bunch of pepples in no 
time.

Once you've crushed Thardus it'll fall apart and turn back into a lot of 
ordinary rocks. In the center of all the rubble the Spider Ball will 
appear, so it's time to claim your next Morph Ball ability - which also 
gives Samus' Power Suit a different look while in Morph Ball mode. You'll 
now have the ability to crawl around on the Spider Ball tracks like the 
ones riddled around the walls of the room. Scan one of the tracks to record 
it into the Research section of your logbook. Use the tracks to reach the 
door up on the cliff on one side of the room. Boost your way through the 
narrow open-air tunnel in the next room to reach an elevator leading back 
down to Magmoor. Ahead is another track leading to a white door, so ride 
down the elevator. Remember way back in the Chozo Ruins when you found your 
second Energy Tank in the Furnace room? There was a Spider Ball track there 
that you couldn't use before, but now we'll be heading back there. Once 
down in Magmoor, blow open the Blast Shield on the door behind you and head 
inside to save your game. Go through the tunnel adjacent to the elevator 
while watching out for the multiple flamethrowers in the roof. The next 
room is the large Magmoor Workstation, where you'll be greeted by three 
Flying Pirates. Deal with them, once they're down you'll be free to find 
Energy Tank MC.02. You now have two exits to choose from, the door way up 
on the cliff leads to a blocked-up tunnel, so take the other door. In the 
following room, you'll face a large Puddle Spore sitting in a lava lake. 
This huge creature bears a similar resemblance to the Spore Spawn from 
Super Metroid, but all you need to do is fire at its core when it opens to 
stun it. The creature will flip around and become a platform you can use 
to cross the lava. Go past the two Burrowers to reach a massive room 
called the Geothermal Core. Use the Puddle Spores to reach the door on the 
opposite side of the room and go inside. The next room contains another 
lava lake with a resident Magmoor. Look up above the Magmoor to spot a 
large stalactite in the ceiling, shoot it down to crush the Magmoor and 
create a stepping stone to cross the lava. The following room houses two 
more lava lakes, shoot down the stalactites to cross the lava, and watch 
out for the Puffers and Magmoor. Note the Grapple Points attached to the 
ceilings, you won't be able to use them until you've found the Grapple 
Beam. After crossing the lava lakes you'll reach a lava tunnel leading to a 
familiar elevator leading back up to the Tallon Overworld. Use the Spider 
Ball track to safely cross the lava. From this elevator we could go back up 
to the Overworld, but instead we'll keep going through Magmoor back to the 
elevator leading straight up to the Chozo Ruins, that way you can pick up 
an artifact along the way. Make your way back to the elevator, the Space 
Jump will make the trip easier than before. Once you reach the Lava Lake 
room, blow open the large pillar in the second lake to reveal the Artifact 
of Nature, then jump up to claim it. Carry on to the elevator and ride up 
to the Chozo Ruins.

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We'll now be exploring new and familiar areas of the ruins to find more 
handy items. First we'll be tracking down another artifact. Go through 
the door leading into the Sun Tower, then destroy all the War Wasp Hives on 
the walls. Before you can climb up the Spider Ball track you'll need to 
scan four symbols to open the door blocking the track above. Two symbols 
hide behind the two Cordite statues on the walls, shoot the covers off with 
Super Missiles and scan the symbols. The remaining two symbols are hidden 
at the top of two of the four thin pillars around the room. Once the door 
opens begin climbing up the track. Watch out for the Oculus climbing around 
the tracks, don't hit one otherwise you'll fall. With some careful 
maneuvering you'll make it to the top. Inside the next corridor you'll see 
a white apparition flying through the wall ahead, you'll also hear a 
screeching sound. Go through to the Sunchamber and you'll discover what the 
apparition is. Once outside it'll become quite dark and three white spheres 
will float out from the giant flower where Flaahgra once sat. Each one will 
turn into a ghostly figure resembling a Chozo, scan one to reveal it as a 
Chozo Ghost. The Power Beam (and Super Missiles) is the only weapon that 
can harm these ghastly fiends, watch out for their electrical attacks, each 
hit will stun Samus for a few seconds. Concentrate your fire on one ghost 
at a time, but you'll find locking onto them will be trouble, as they'll be 
disappearing often. Try to keep up with them as they move around, and 
remember that Super Missiles really help. It'll be a tough battle, but once 
you take them all down the Artifact of Wild will appear above Flaahgra's 
flower, jump up there to claim it. The vines will also disappear from the 
door below, so head on through and make your way back to the Arboretum. 
Once there drop down and go over to the Gathering Hall room. Once there 
save your game over in Save Station 2.

From the Gathering Hall you can go across to the Watery Hall to find 
Missiles CR.17 and CR.18 in the Dynamo room, but you might want to wait 
until you find the Gravity Suit so you can also find Missile CR.14 in the 
Watery Hall, it saves having to come back here later. Climb up the 
Gathering Hall, and don't forget to pick up Missile CR.12 above the door 
at the top. Once you're ready go across to the Furnace. Once inside, use 
the Spider Ball track to reach the upper part of the narrow tunnel ahead. 
Watch out while traversing through the tunnel as the blocks will disappear 
as you roll over them, so you'll have to be quick. Roll through the next 
small tunnel to reach the main area of the Furnace. Above you around the 
ceiling are a range of Spider Ball tracks with Plated Parasites crawling 
around. Scan one, but you won't be able to use the tracks until you find a 
Power Bomb. Blast all the Beetles that jump out of the ground, then scan 
the shimmering wall over on the left for the Cradle/Great Poison Chozo Lore 
entry. You won't be able to access the white door just yet, instead go 
through the small opening beneath the shimmering wall. Travel through the 
following ruined corridor to reach the Crossway. This huge room has a few 
things waiting for you. Use the large half-pipe and boost yourself up to 
the ledge on the other side, there you'll find three shimmering walls with 
the Infestation, Worm & Hatchling's Shell/Cradle Chozo Lore entries. 
Missile CR.19 is also hidden in this room. Once you've claimed it, go over 
to the opening on the same ledge as the three shimmering walls, turn right 
at the end to find a Blast Shield covering a door. Shoot it off and go 
inside.

Go through the next corridor with the Scarab swarm to find yourself in the 
huge Hall of the Elders room. Drop down into the main open area of the 
room, a Chozo Ghost will hover out of the giant statue's grip ahead and 
attack. There's only one this time so you should take it down pretty 
easily. Upon destroying the ghost the Chozo statue's hands will begin to 
glow. Behind the statue you'll find a shimmering wall with the 
Hope/Shapeless Chozo Lore entry. You'll also find a small opening near the 
entrance of this room that leads to a Missile Reload Station. Scan the 
device for your logbook and use it to top up your missile payload. Go back 
into the larger room, then jump up to the statue's hands. Activate the 
Morph Ball and the statue will throw Samus out onto a railing on the 
floor in front of it. You'll bounce up to a Spider Ball track above, so 
hold R to grab hold. At the end of the track is a Morph Ball slot, activate 
it to switch on three slots on the wall up behind the statue. Each slot is 
covered by an energy field, the left slot can be opened with the Wave Beam, 
the middle slot is opened with the Ice Beam, and the third the Plasma Beam. 
Jump up to the slots and open the left one with the Wave Beam. Activate the 
slot to rotate the large pylon in the floor in front of the statue. Jump 
onto the statue's hands again and activate the Morph Ball, this time you'll 
be taken up to a narrow catwalk up at the top of the room. Follow the 
tunnel to reach the other side of the large force field, scan the button to 
deactivate it - this way you can easily reach the door up here by climbing 
up the ledges.

Through the next door and corridor you'll find the Reflecting Pool room. 
There's an important item hidden in a room up adjacent to this one, so 
we're in the right place. Scanning the console by the water reveals that 
the pool is holding its current water level steady. You'll need to drain 
the pool to be able to use the half-pipe to reach the upper walkway of the 
room. Jump into the water and bomb the grating at the bottom to drain the 
pool. With the water drained you'll be able to boost up to the upper 
walkway, just watch out for the Stone Toads positioned around the edges of 
the pool. Up on the walkway, two doors opposite each other are covered with 
Blast Shields. Blow off both covers, one door leads to a Save Room and the 
other to the room containing the Ice Beam! No traps await you in here, so 
just walk forward to claim your third Beam Weapon. You'll now be able to 
freeze stuff and open up white doors with this weapon. Go back outside and 
save your game in the room opposite. In the Reflecting Pool there's a white 
door eventually leading to an elevator leading back down to the Tallon 
Overworld, but it leads to an area where you won't be able to do much so we 
won't bother going up there yet. Inside the Save Room you'll notice a small 
opening up on the wall to the right of the Save Station. Going through 
you'll find another elevator leading down to the Overworld, but before you 
go head back to the Hall of the Elders to find Energy Tank CR.04 - watch 
out though as you'll have to face three Chozo Ghosts each time you enter 
the room from now on.

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Now that you've found the Ice Beam, we'll be able to track down the Gravity 
Suit hidden in Phendrana. Go back to the Save Room off the Reflecting Pool 
and go through the small opening to find the elevator leading down to the 
Overworld. Ride it down. In the large winding tunnel beyond the elevator 
you'll encounter a few Geemers, if you hit them with a blast from the Ice 
Beam they'll stop moving, shoot them with a missile and they'll explode. Go 
through the tunnel past the giant tree growing through the ruins to find a 
small tunnel with Missile TO.03 hidden among a bunch of Venom Weed. Grab 
the missile and go through the next door. Go outside to reach the Frigate 
Crash Site - a massive open area where the Space Pirate frigate 
crash-landed when the core exploded at the beginning of the game. If you've 
been following all these directions so far this'll be your first visit to 
the area, but you can easily access this room via the Landing Site once you 
find the Morph Ball. Walk over to the edge of the cliff you're on and look 
down. Two Flying Pirates will come up after you, try to freeze them with 
the Ice Beam and fire a missile to blow them up instantly. Below is a large 
lake in front of the remains of the frigate, Missile TO.04's hidden 
underwater but you'll need the Gravity Suit to reach it. Three 
critically-injured Space Pirates are sitting just below at the base of the 
cliff, you shouldn't have any trouble taking them down. Way over on the 
other side of the lake you'll find a damaged crate with a blue substance 
seeping out of it. If you walk close enough to the substance the warning 
meter will go crazy - this stuff is pure Phazon, don't touch it. Now you've 
got a decision to make. Inside the crashed frigate you'll find many 
familiar rooms from when you were in the ship up in orbit, but the place 
will be a wreck, full of overgrow weeds and almost completely submerged in 
water. Due to the water you won't be able to move around much, you'll 
eventually reach the sloping elevator shaft but you won't be able to 
continue on (the game will tell you). To make things more convenient, we'll 
be going straight to Phendrana for the Gravity Suit, then we'll come back 
to the frigate.

For now head over to the Magmoor Caverns East elevator. On the way save 
your game at Samus' gunship. Once down in Magmoor, head left and journey to 
the Phendrana Drifts South elevator - keep in mind that you can freeze the 
flamethrowers here with a blast from the Ice Beam. Up in Phendrana, turn 
around and climb up the Spider Ball track along the wall. Go through the 
white door there to reach a new uncharted region of the Drifts, you'll also 
hear a funky new tune playing in the background. In this first tunnel, 
you'll see Energy Tank PD.03 hidden within a tunnel blocked by ice, but 
you'll need the Plasma Beam to melt the ice. Go down the corridor and 
through the door at the end to reach the tall shaft-like Frozen Pike. Climb 
down the shaft, the first door you'll find leads to a tunnel connecting 
this area with the Research Core - the room where you found the Thermal 
Visor. There's no need to go there now, so keep going down the shaft. 
There's two more doors near the base of the shaft, the lower one's 
underwater so you won't be able to reach it yet, go through the higher-up 
door instead. Roll through the narrow tunnel you'll find, at the end watch 
out for the two Ice Beetles and the Scarab swarm ahead. Go through the door 
to find the Frost Cave. There's an interesting creature flying around in 
here, scan it to reveal it as a Glider - these creatures are the only 
harmless lifeforms on this planet, so it's nice to know that you've got at 
least one friendly here. You can use Gliders to swing across with the 
Grapple Beam, so you won't be able to do anything with it yet. Knock down 
the two stalactites across the room to gain access to the two purple doors. 
Missile PD.07 is hidden below the ice at the base of the room, but you'll 
need the Grapple Beam to gain access to it. The door up on the right leads 
to Save Station C, save your game before heading through the other door.

Beyond the other purple door is a narrow winding tunnel, roll through it 
and go through the next door to reach Phendrana's Edge. Two Flying Pirates 
will greet you here, deal with them both first. There's not much to be done 
yet up higher in this shaft, so drop down into the water below and go 
through the underwater door, just watch out for the two Jetzaps underwater 
and don't forget to scan one. You'll need to hit them when they open up, a 
well-aimed shot with the Ice Beam will freeze it, fire again to blow it 
apart. Proceed through the next tunnel while watching out for the Scatter 
Bombus, through the next door you'll reach the Hunter Cave. In this large 
room three stalactites loom overhead, shoot them all down (two of them will 
land in the water while flatting Jetzaps). The two doors way up on the 
walkway ahead can't be reached, so we'll be going through the door over at 
the top of the cliff on the other side of the lake. Try to shoot the 
Flickerbats flying around below as they'll try to knock you into the water, 
then use the downed stalactites to reach the door. Go through the next 
tunnel and head through the underwater door to reach the Gravity Chamber - 
home of the Gravity Suit. Go over to the open area around the corner and 
scan one of the Aqua Reapers failing about below. You can't destroy them, 
but you can still freeze them with the Ice Beam. Shoot the tentacles with 
the Power Beam to send them down into the ground, then quickly jump across 
to the cliff opening on the other side (watch out for the Jetzap). Around 
the next corner is another open area with more tentacles. Go around them 
and head up to the cliff on the opposite side. Climb up to the small alcove 
at the end, then you'll find the mighty Gravity Suit waiting there for your 
arrival.

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Apart from the cool new purple color Samus' Power Suit will have, you'll 
now be able to move freely underwater, you can also now see more clearly 
underwater as well. Go back past the tentacles and jump up out of the 
water. You'll find a massive ice stalactite up here, but you need the 
Plasma Beam to melt it so you can reach Missile PD.08. Go through the 
purple door there and watch out for the Sentry Drone in the following 
tunnel. Go through the door at the end to reach the Hunter Cave again. Deal 
with the two Flying Pirates that appear, then go through the door at the 
other end of the walkway. Proceed through the next winding underwater 
tunnel while watching out for Jetzaps, through the door at the end you'll 
find yourself back in the Frozen Pike. Climb back up to the top and go 
through the next tunnel there to reach the elevator leading down to Magmoor 
Caverns South. From here go back to the Tallon Overworld by way of the 
Tallon Overworld West elevator. Now that we've got the Gravity Suit, we'll 
go and explore the crashed frigate. On the way over save your game at 
Samus' gunship. Once at the Frigate Crash Site, you can reach Missile TO.04 
under the lake.

Go inside the frigate remains and head through the next winding tunnel to 
access the inner part of the ship. Once inside, the music will change to a 
watery theme, hinting at the amount of underwater travelling you'll be 
doing in here. Drop down the first shaft you'll find and go through the 
tunnel you'll find at the base. Waste the two Turrets in the next room, 
then use the Thermal Visor to find the power conduit to reactivate the 
door. The next tunnel contains a swarm on Tallon Crabs, scan one and wait 
for them all to scurry into the roof before proceeding. Go through the next 
door to find a truly unusual sight, you're now at the top of the frigate's 
reactor core room where you faced the Parasite Queen, but the place 
couldn't look more different. Like the rest of the ship it's completely 
underwater and filled with debris and overgrowth. Down below are several 
Aqua Pirates waiting in ambush, these guys are like the Flying Pirates but 
with underwater jetpacks. If you can't see them properly, use the Thermal 
Visor, they'll glow like a Christmas Tree. Descend the room and deal with 
the Aqua Pirates. The next door is offline, so you'll have to find four 
power conduits scattered around the room to power it up (notice how from 
down here the Reactor Core room looks bigger than when you fought the 
Parasite Queen). Each time you charge a conduit, you'll be able to see a 
power line running through the walls up to the door with the Thermal Visor 
- these guys crammed in graphical detail everywhere. The fourth conduit is 
up by the door, climb up there and power it up. Go into the next room 
and charge the two conduits either side of the next door to open it (don't 
forget to save your game in the room to the right). Go into the next room 
to reach the sloping Cargo Freight Lift to Deck Gamma room.

Here's where you would've been stuck without the Gravity Suit, as you 
wouldn't have been able to jump on top of the elevator itself. Shoot open 
the door on the lift to reach Energy Tank TO.01. Before going up the shaft, 
there's three conduits scattered around, the first one is on the front of 
the lift. As you ascend the shaft shoot the Aqua Reapers and quickly move 
on before they re-emerge. Near the top a dead Space Pirate will flop down 
into the water, keep going up to find the door that requires power. Two 
conduits were found on the way up the shaft, the third one is next to the 
door. Go inside and cross the overgrown corridor to the next door (you can 
see Samus' reflection in the glass on the walls here). The next room is the 
Biohazard Containment - the place where you found the hideous remains of a 
dead Parasite Queen, yep, somehow it's still there. Watch out for the two 
Turrets just ahead, also keep an eye out for more power conduits around the 
room, three are needed to power up the next door below. The first conduit 
is near the door you entered the room via, the second is over by the 
remains of the small lift connecting the two floors. Go around to the dead 
lift and drop down into the water. Quickly scan one of the two Aqua Drones 
here, then blast away before they cause too much damage. Use the Scan Visor 
to find a weakened door which conceals Missile TO.05. You'll find the third 
conduit hidden inside one of the small containment cells. Go through the 
next Aqua Reaper filled tunnel to reach Biotech Research Area 1. Deal with 
the group of Aqua Pirates before proceeding. Keep an eye out for three more 
conduits in this room to power up the door on the other side of the upper 
walkway. This room is completely wrecked and home to various kinds of fish 
now, with all three conduits powered climb up to the door and head through. 
Go through the Aqua Reaper tunnel to find yourself at the top of a dead 
elevator shaft. Another dead Pirate will float up through the shaft, you 
should also spot a blue colored Sap Sac on the wall. Scan it to reveal it 
as an Aqua Sac. Drop down the shaft and go through the door at the bottom. 
Inside you'll find a small room with a narrow opening in the wall, use the 
Morph Ball to get through. In the next narrow network of tunnels you'll be 
able to find Energy Tank TO.02. Roll through the remainder of the tunnel to 
exit the frigate and reach the Great Tree Hall.

You might be wondering why there wasn't a boss on board the ship, but 
thankfully there's no Phantoon-like boss in this game - the Chozo Ghosts 
are bad enough. Now, this room you're in leads off to an elevator leading 
up to the Chozo Ruins, but coming down that way didn't yield much, now that 
we're at the base of the giant tree we'll be able to get somewhere. Blast 
the two Jetzaps underwater ahead and climb up the tree. Several doors lead 
off from this room, the one you'll be wanting to go through is the lowest 
white door. Before you do though, keep climbing up the shaft and use the 
Spinner device you'll find to open up the gate blocking your path - this is 
what would've stopped you from proceeding if you came the other way. At the 
very top of this room is a door leading to a tunnel blocked by a boulder, 
you won't be able to get through though. The blue door hidden behind the 
tree in this room leads to Missile TO.08, you'll need the X-Ray Visor to 
see the invisible rock you need to reach the door, but if you look very 
carefully to see where the rain seems to be falling on nothing, that's 
where the rock is. You can also shoot it to see where the blast stops. With 
the missile in hand go back down to the lowest white door in the room and 
go inside. This next room yields a strange sight, even the music changes to 
an eerie tune. Blast the Seedlings ahead and walk forward to find a rocky 
bridge over some really weird blue stuff in the ground below. The screen 
will display the words: Intense radiation detected - this stuff is pure 
Phazon, whatever you do don't touch it as it'll slowly damage Samus' Power 
Suit. Go past the eerie blue substance and around the corner to find a door 
leading to an elevator. Scan the button to activate the elevator and to 
reveal its destination - the Phazon Mines.

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This place is by far the dingiest part of Tallon IV, as this area is filled 
with the highest concentrations of pure Phazon on the entire planet. 
Naturally, the Pirates have set up mining operations everywhere here to 
harvest the deadly substance, so you'll be coming up against some pretty 
heavy opposition here. We've also got a long and tough journey through 
these mines, so get ready for a challenge. Go through the door ahead to 
find another tunnel filled with the deadly Phazon. Cross the corridor to 
reach the Main Quarry, a huge area filled with several Pirates wandering 
around. Over in the far corner of this area above a force field are two 
Mega Turrets, these guns are far stronger than their normal counterparts. 
Scan one and use Super Missiles to blow them apart. Two buttons near the 
force field must be scanned to deactivate the field. Before going through, 
climb up the metal ramps to reach the structure high up on the steel 
pillars. Deal with the Space Pirates that attack, then from here you can 
find Missile PM.01. Once you've grabbed the missile, go over to Save 
Station Mines A below to save your game before proceeding on.

Go back out into the Main Quarry and head through the door beyond the force 
field. The next corridor houses two more Mega Turrets in the roof, quickly 
scan the console to the right of them to switch them off. Behind you is a 
missile hidden behind a wall but you'll need a Power Bomb to break through 
anything containing Bendezium. If you look down below the gratings on the 
floor you'll see small streams of Phazon running through the room below, 
but you'll be safe from it here. Go through the door ahead to reach the 
Mine Security Station. Go down the corridor but watch out for Shadow 
Pirates, use your Thermal Visor to easily see them. Don't worry about the 
force field blocking the red door you'll find, keep on going down the 
winding corridors. Walk up the ramp and proceed around the corner. Down 
this next corridor several Space Pirates wearing purple gear will drop down 
out of the ceiling. Scan one to reveal them as Wave Troopers, the only way 
to injure them is to use the Wave Beam. Clear them all out and go to the 
end of the winding corridors to find a door in the roof. Go up and head 
through the next corridor while watching out for two Shadow Pirates. At the 
end of the corridor go up through the door in the ceiling. You're now in 
the large room called the Elite Research. Deal with the two Pirates 
wandering around then look around the room. In the center is a huge stasis 
tank containing the Phazon Elite, a hideously ugly Space Pirate infused 
with pure Phazon - the Pirates are now trying to infuse themselves with 
Phazon and are getting pretty foul results.

Scanning the tank reveals that it contains Bendezium alloy, but you won't 
be able to break it open yet without Power Bombs. One of the consoles 
around the tank has the Elite Pirates Pirate Data entry, another console 
will lower down the three platforms on the wall so you can climb up. Up the 
next level of this room you'll face more Wave Troopers, finish them off and 
lower the next trio of platforms via the console behind the retractable 
shields. There's also an interesting console to scan alongside the 
platform-activating one, the information there is a security alert which 
notifies all the Pirates of your presence on the planet - so their command 
now knows you're here. Climb up the platforms to reach the top level of the 
room. At the top behind a range of consoles you'll see a yellow Space 
Pirate, this one's a Power Trooper, so use the Power Beam to take it down. 
From here you can now use the Pulse Beam in the ceiling to find Missile 
PM.03. Use the Spinner to rotate the beam (eject yourself out of the 
Spinner by planting a bomb), and scan the console to fire it. Once you've 
got the missile, use the beam to fire open the wall opposite to uncover the 
next door. Make sure you don't fire the beam while it's facing you at the 
console, the Pirates have no concept of Occupational Health & Safety, so 
you have to be careful. Descend the next shaft via the Spider Ball track, 
and be careful of the electrified pylons down below.

The next room is the giant Ore Processing area. Two Power Troopers will 
greet you here, try to defeat them without taking too much damage, as 
they're energy weapons can fire quite rapidly. Now this room has a puzzle 
to solve. You'll need to use the Morph Ball slot behind the giant pillar in 
the center of the room to rotate each section of it. The hologram next to 
the slot shows the current positioning of each pillar section. There's 
three different colored Spider Ball tracks leading up the pillar, you'll 
need to align them to reach the upper parts of the room. First, bomb the 
slot once to rotate the pillar so the blue track lines up with the floor 
above you. Climb up there and walk around the walkway to the next Morph 
Ball slot. Bomb it twice to line up the red track with the floor above you, 
then drop down to the ground floor. Bomb the first slot three times to 
align the lower pillar section's red track with the middle section. Climb 
up the red track to reach the second floor. Go around to the door on this 
walkway, beyond a gap here is the third slot machine, but it's blocked by a 
pile of rubble and you won't be able to access it now. Instead go trough 
the door to reach another shaft leading down filled with Scatter Bombus. 
Destroy as many as you can then climb down the Spider Ball track. The 
following room contains an elevator leading down to Phazon Mine Level Two. 
Scan the button and jump on to ride it down (look out the window as you 
descend to have a great view of the massive Impact Crater). Once at the 
base of the shaft blow open the crates to find energy/missile refills then 
head through the door.

In this next corridor, you'll spot a small crate resting atop a ledge 
around the corner (where the yellow gas is seeping out). Shoot the crate 
and it'll explode, knocking down two Pirates hidden in roof sections ahead. 
You'll also reveal Missile PM.04 just behind the crate, jump up there to 
claim it. Go through the door at the end of the corridor to reach the Elite 
Control - this room contains a heap of scannable consoles and Pirate Data 
so you'll be here a while. Walk around the corner ahead to spot a large 
stasis tank ahead. This time the Pirate inside the tank will break out to 
attack you! Scan the massive creature to reveal it as an Elite Pirate. 
You'll be encountering several of these monsters throughout the mines, 
check 5.0_EP for tips on taking them down. Once you down the Elite Pirate 
it'll explode, destroying the force fields blocking off passages around the 
room. You'll now be assaulted by white Space Pirates - Ice Troopers. Use 
the Ice Beam to finish them off, if you manage to freeze one use a missile 
to blow it apart. Ascend the room via the ramp in the corner to beat all 
the Ice Troopers. Once they're all gone, go back to the bottom floor and 
start scanning all the consoles for a wealth of info. The door behind the 
Elite Pirate's stasis tank leads to a blocked-up tunnel, so don't worry 
about it for now. The force field blocking the door at the top of the room 
can be disabled by scanning the right console along the wall near the 
field. Throughout this room you'll find the Metroid Prime/Impact Crater, 
Chozo Studies, Prime Mutations/Gate System, Chozo Ghosts, Prime Breach/The 
Key, Chozo Artifacts/Artifact, The Hunter & Hunter Weapons Pirate Data 
entries - lots of reading to do. Once you've cleared everything go up 
through the door in the roof on the top level.

In this next room, drop down into the half-pipe ahead. Puffers will float 
down into the room and fill the air with their poisonous gases, quickly run 
over to the next door before you take damage from the poison. The next huge 
room is the Omega Research, where you'll face more Wave Troopers and Power 
Troopers. Deal with the two Wave Troopers that drop down into the shaft on 
the right. Scan the button there to deactivate the force field, then deal 
with the Power Troopers in the area beyond. Way up opposite the door you 
entered the room via is the Map Station room, but the door's blocked by 
rubble. Down below in the area where all the Elite Pirates are standing in 
their stasis tanks, you'll find the Omega Pirate Pirate Data entry. Scan 
the remaining consoles before exiting the room via the door in the floor. 
Go through the next corridor past the sleeping Elite Pirate to find the 
Central Dynamo. This room contains your first Power bomb, but you'll need 
to defeat a cloaked Sentry Drone before finding it. Jump down into the main 
open area of the room to face the drone. You won't be able to lock onto the 
drone, instead just fire away at it with the Power Beam and try to pull off 
a few missiles or charge shots. A well-aimed Super Missile will take it 
down, try to stay away from it to avoid visor interference. Once the drone 
explodes it'll blow open a small supporting beam of the central dynamo 
structure, giving you access to the lower part of the floor below the 
grating. Go down there and use the Morph Ball to wind your way through the 
electrified maze, blowing up the small objects along the way to open up new 
paths. When you reach the center you'll finally have found your first Power 
Bomb! Samus will then drop a Power Bomb which takes out the entire dynamo 
structure above you so that you can get back above the grating.

At one end of this room you'll find a door leading to a Save Station, the 
other blocked-up door (destroy the rubble with a Power bomb) leads to a 
corridor where four Mega Turrets wait to fry you. Quickly activate the 
Morph Ball and drop through the small hole on the right, then roll along 
the lower section of the floor to the other end of the corridor (the 
Turrets will keep firing at you even though they can't breach the floor). 
Go up through the opening at the end and quickly scan the console just 
ahead to switch off the Turrets. The next room is the Metroid Quarantine A 
room. In here the Pirates keep Metroids in a cavern full of Phazon. You'll 
spot several Pirates below standing near the force field keeping the 
Metroids in the cavern, but if you scan the right console the field will go 
down and the Metroids will attack the Pirates! Once they've finished them 
off deal with the Metroids using Super Missiles, or remember to use the 
classic trick of freezing them with the Ice Beam before firing a missile. 
Scan the remaining consoles in the room and keep an eye out for a Power 
Bomb refill appearing, scan it for your logbook. Out in the cavern of the 
Metroid holding area, you'll find an uncrossable canyon filled with Phazon. 
Invisible platforms are hovering around over the Phazon, but you'll need 
the X-Ray Visor to proceed so we'll head back now. Go back to the Central 
Dynamo, but once there you'll have to deal with four Ice Troopers. Deal 
with them and save your game before heading back to the Omega Research 
room. Once back there one of the Elite Pirates in cryosleep will have 
broken out of its tank. Use the same tactics as with the first one to take 
it down. With the Elite Pirate down, go up to the top of the room and 
destroy the rubble blocking the door opposite the one leading back to the 
Ventilation Shaft to find the Map Station waiting inside. The map reveals 
that the mines has three levels, so there's a lot of exploring to be done.

When you reach the Ventilation shaft, use a Power Bomb to blow open the 
small grate ahead so you can reach the controls for the fan system, once on 
it'll blow the poison gas and Puffers away so you can reach Energy Tank 
PM.01. Use the half-pipe to boost to return to the Elite Control room. 
You'll have a pack of Shadow Pirates waiting in here, deal with them all 
before leaving. Now you'll be able to destroy the blockage in the narrow 
tunnel through the door behind the Elite Pirate's cryotube, this way leads 
to an elevator leading down to the third level of the mines, but there's 
not much you can do there so don't bother going down just yet. Instead go 
back up the elevator to level one. Once there head back to the Ore 
Processing room. Inside you'll find a pack of Metroids flying around, if 
one grabs you drop a Power Bomb - they'll be incinerated by the blast. Go 
over to the highest slot machine and use a Power Bomb to clear the rubble. 
Bomb the slot twice to line the yellow track up with the top level, then go 
down and line up the other two pillar sections with the upper section's 
yellow track. Use the tracks to climb up to the very top of the room, here 
you'll find more rubble blocking a door. Blow it up with a Power bomb and 
go inside. Here you'll find another vital and classic item - the Grapple 
Beam! Once you claim it you'll then be able to use all the Grapple Points 
to swing around on, just like Tarzan. Go back outside and scan one of the 
Grapple Points on the roof for your logbook, then press and hold L to swing 
onto one. Swing over to the door opposite you and head inside. Use the 
Morph Ball in the next room to enter the Waste Disposal chute, work your 
way down the room to the door below and head through. You'll now be back in 
the Main Quarry, where a ton of Space Pirates are waiting. Try to stay up 
on the platform as you deal with them, because when you scan the console on 
the left the crane will swing around and you'll be able to swing around on 
the Grapple Point it carries. Have some fun swinging around before saving 
your game and returning to the Tallon Overworld.

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Now that you're packed full of new items for the Power Suit, we'll be going 
through the Overworld, Magmoor, the Chozo Ruins and Phendrana to pick up 
all the remaining items to be found there before returning back to the 
mines. First up is the X-Ray Visor. Once you're back in the Overworld, head 
over to the Great Tree Hall and climb all the way to the top, where a white 
door waits. Destroy the boulder blocking the tunnel in the next room and 
roll through the narrow opening that appears. Inside this next network of 
narrow tunnels you'll be able to find Missile TO.09 hidden. Keep going 
through the tunnel to find yourself in the Life Grove. Straight ahead at 
the base of the cliff is the X-Ray Visor, jump down to claim your final 
Visor upgrade. This visor's incredible, when active you'll be able to see 
through objects, including Samus' arms. Like I've said before, this game is 
packed with so much detail, you can even see the bones in Samus' arm and 
hand. Back to business, you'll notice that you can see through the walls 
surrounding you. Lay a Power bomb to blow open the walls and reveal a large 
open area of this room (if you need Power Bombs, Seedlings start crawling 
down the wall behind you, they usually drop one). Straight ahead you'll 
find a pond at the base of the waterfall with a small circular metal cover 
at the bottom in the center of the pond. Blow it open with a bomb and a 
pillar will rise up out of it. At the base of the pillar is a Spinner, use 
it to rotate the long plank attached to the base of the pillar. Once the 
plank's in line with the waterfall a large pillar rises up out of the 
ground, with the Artifact of Chozo inside. Jump up out of the water and 
claim the artifact. Now we need to get back out of this room. You won't be 
able to return the way you came, instead climb up the narrow tunnels in the 
walls over on the right wall. Once you reach the ledges up near the 
waterfall, three Chozo Ghosts will come up out of the structure that housed 
the X-Ray Visor. This time it'll be really easy to take them down, as when 
you use the X-Ray Visor you can keep a lock on them - they can't disappear 
on you anymore. This might sound weird, but to see a gorgeously detailed 
part of the game, let one of the ghosts hit you with its projectile and 
Samus will throw her arm up over her face to protect it, with the X-Ray 
Visor on you'll get a clear look at the bones in her arm - stunning stuff. 
Finish off the three ghosts and go over to the opening above the structure 
where they appeared. Drop through the hole in the ground to reach the exit. 
Go back to the Great Tree Hall, and from here head up to the ruins via the 
Chozo Ruins South elevator.

We can now completely clear out the ruins of items except for an artifact 
hidden in the Hall of the Elders, you'll need the Plasma Beam for that. 
Firstly, make your way back to the Furnace. Once there deal with the two 
Chozo Ghosts, while using the X-Ray Visor you should notice that there's a 
half-pipe hidden under the floor. Blow open the floor with a Power Bomb, 
from here you'll be able to reach Missile CR.16, but watch out for the 
Plated Parasites (bombs take them down). Once you've got the missile head 
over to the Energy Core room. Keep going, back to the Gathering Hall, then 
you'll be able to find Missile CR.14 in the Watery Hall, and Missiles CR.17 
& CR.18 in the Dynamo (accessed via the Watery Hall, near where you found 
the Charge Beam). With the missiles in hand go back to the Gathering Hall 
and save your game. From here, go across to the Ruined Fountain by way of 
the Arboretum (you'll encounter three Chozo Ghosts there, it's up to you 
whether you fight them or not). In the Ruined Fountain you can now reach 
Missile CR.11 using the fountain to propel yourself up to the Spider Ball 
track on the roof. Once you're ready go through the door behind the 
fountain. Cross the next hallway to find yourself in a large room full of 
lava. Use the Grapple Beam to swing across the points in the ceiling to 
reach the other side, then blow open the wall there with a Power bomb to 
find Power Bomb CR.01. You'll also find the Newborn/Shining One Chozo Lore 
entry - the last one to find for that part of your logbook. Go through the 
purple door you find and cross the winding corridor. At the end hidden 
behind the leaves you'll find Missile CR.20. The following room is the 
Training Chamber, a large room where two Chozo Ghosts will appear. Deal 
with them both, then the statue's mouths above the half-pipe will explode, 
revealing concealed Morph Ball slots. One slot will open up a small 
opening where the ghosts appeared that you can use to exit the room, the 
other slot will allow you to reach Energy Tank CR.05. With the Energy Tank 
in your possession, exit the room via the small opening and follow the 
tunnel to the Piston Tunnel.

Be careful of the pistons as you go through this room, at the end you'll 
find yourself back in the Main Plaza. Before falling off the ledge you're 
on, use the Grapple Point ahead to reach Missile CR.03. In here you'll also 
be able to find Missiles CR.02 & CR.04. With those in hand, go over to the 
Ruined Shrine. Once there you'll be confronted by more Chozo Ghosts - these 
guys have really taken up residence in the ruins. Deal with them then you 
can find Missiles CR.08 & CR.09. Use the half-pipe to reach the narrow 
rocky tunnel leading to the Spider Ball track in the roof so you can reach 
the purple door. Through the next corridor you'll reach the Tower of Light, 
a huge tower leading up which has a surprise at the top. Climb up to the 
ledge positioned in the center of the tower, from here you'll need to fire 
Super Missiles at each of the four crumbling stones in the walls to lower 
the tower down. You'll need to destroy three levels of these blocks to 
reach the top, but each time you do Plated Puffers will come out of the 
holes in the walls. Scan one, then quickly jump up to the next level to 
avoid them when they explode. Make sure you don't hit the Oculus crawling 
over the blocks on the second and third levels. Upon reaching the top 
you'll find the Wavebuster, which is the Wave Beam/Missile Combo attack! 
This baby fires out a continuous beam of electrical energy while active, 
but it drains missiles so you'll need to be careful. Drop down to the very 
bottom of the tower into the water, underwater you'll find an opening in 
the wall. Jump up through the door you'll find to locate the Artifact of 
Lifegiver. This is it for the ruins, we'll now go down to Magmoor and start 
clearing it out.

Go down to Magmoor via the Magmoor Caverns North elevator. Once there go 
across to the Triclops Pit (save the game along the way). Deal with the two 
Flying Pirates when you get there, you'll then be able to find Missile 
MC.02 here. From here go over to the Monitor Station. Defeat the two Flying 
Pirates there and go up to the Warrior Shrine. Once there, lay a Power Bomb 
in front of the statue to blow open the cover of a passage leading down to 
Power Bomb MC.01. Go back to the room connecting this one to the Monitor 
Station - the Shore Tunnel room. Walk over to the center of the metal 
tunnel and lay a Power Bomb. The blast will destroy the tunnel, jump into 
the lava-filled cavern below to find the Ice Spreader lying underneath the 
tunnel. This is the Ice Beam/Missile Combo attack, which fires a far more 
powerful ice blast than the Charge Beam. Now go across to the Geothermal 
Core, it's time to pick up the Plasma Beam. Getting up to the room is 
tricky, rather than repeat myself here, look at the Plasma Beam entry in 
the Item Locations above for tips on making it up there - just remember to 
have Power Bombs handy. Once you reach the top go inside to claim the most 
powerful Beam Weapon - the Plasma Beam! You'll now be able to burn and melt 
certain objects and open red doors with this weapon. Leave the room and go 
back to the Monitor Station. From there, head across to the Phendrana 
Drifts North elevator and ride it up - we'll take a detour to Phendrana 
now.

Try out the Plasma Beam on the Flying Pirates in the Monitor Station - it's 
devastating. Once in Phendrana, you can first get both Missile PD.01 & 
PD.02 from the Phendrana Shorelines. Once you've got them, go over to the 
Chozo Ice Temple room. Go up to the giant winged statue at the top of the 
room and shoot the ice pouring out of its beak with the Plasma Beam. The 
ice will melt and the statue's hands will glow. Jump on and activate the 
Morph Ball, an opening will then appear at the base of the stone basin. 
Roll through the narrow tunnel to find the Artifact of Sun hidden inside. 
With this item in hand, go back to the Shorelines and head over to the Ice 
Ruins East room. There you'll be able to find Missiles PD.03 & PD.04, but 
watch out for the Sheegoth waiting for you here - the Plasma Beam really 
helps against it. With these two found, go over to the Ice Ruins West room. 
Deal with the Sheegoth there, then you'll be able to find Power Bomb PD.01. 
From here go over to the Ruined Courtyard. Deal with the three Flying 
Pirates and use the Spider Ball track on the wall to reach the top of the 
structure. From here save your game before going over to the Quarantine 
Cave. Defeat the Sheegoth there and use the Grapple Point in the ceiling to 
reach the small opening on the opposite side of the cave. Inside you'll 
find Missile PD.09. We now need to go all the way up to the Control Tower 
to find an artifact there. Go back to the Ruined Courtyard and head into 
the research labs from there.

Once up there defeat all the Flying Pirates, then go above the door leading 
down to the East Tower elevator. Inside the small open-air room you'll find 
a stack of crates by a window. Shoot the crates and then fire the Plasma 
Beam at the ice-covered window to unfreeze it. You'll then be able to see 
and scan the base of a tower visible through the window. Shoot the tower 
with a missile and it'll collapse into the wall, from here you'll be able 
to reach the Artifact of Elder. You've now only got four more artifacts to 
find, so we're on track. Keep going through the research labs to reach the 
Research Core, then go through the white door at the bottom to eventually 
reach the Frozen Pike. From here go across to the Frost Cave. Defeat the 
two Flying Pirates there, then use the Grapple Beam to swing over to the 
ledge on the opposite side of the room via the Glider flying about. From 
here you can shoot down the stalactite to break the ice covering the lake 
so you can reach Missile PD.07. From here go over to Phendrana's Edge. 
Shoot down the two noisy Flying Pirates and climb to the very top of the 
shaft using the Grapple Points and the Glider above. As you climb up the 
shaft, use the X-Ray Visor to spot a door hidden behind a rock wall. 
Destroy the wall with a Power Bomb, inside you'll find the Artifact of 
Spirit. Go back into the shaft and climb to the very top, where you'll find 
a small opening. Go inside to find Power Bomb PD.02 - the last one.

Now we've only got two more items to find in Phendrana. The first is a 
missile down in the Gravity Chamber, so head over there via the Hunter 
Cave. Use the Grapple Beam in there to reach the Chamber Access room, it 
makes reaching the missile easier. Inside the Gravity Chamber, shoot the 
massive ice stalactite with the Plasma Beam to reveal a Grapple Point. Use 
this to reach Missile PD.08. We're done here now, now go back to the Frozen 
Pike. Climb to the top of the shaft, once there go into the Transport 
Access room. Here you can find Energy Tank PD.03 by blowing off the ice 
covering the small tunnel with the Plasma Beam. Now we'll go back down to 
Magmoor via the elevator next door. Then head back up to the Tallon 
Overworld via the Tallon Overworld West elevator. There is an elevator near 
the Magmoor Workstation that leads down to the Phazon Mines, but we need to 
go back there via the same elevator you used the first time to get there. 
Once back in the Overworld, you can find Missiles TO.06 and TO.07 via the 
Root Cave. Once you've got them head over to the Chozo Ruins West elevator 
and ride it up. Make your way across to the Hall of the Elders, once there 
activate the slot covered by the Plasma Beam shield to reveal a door below 
the statue. Go down there to locate the Artifact of World. Only two 
artifacts left, we're nearly there. Top up your missiles in the reload 
station before heading up to the Tallon Overworld South elevator. Ride the 
elevator down and make your way across to the Phazon Mines East elevator, 
it's time to return to the mines.

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We'll now be going deep down into the third level of the mines where the 
Phazon concentration is highest. On the way we'll pick up a few more items. 
Save your game off the Main Quarry then head over to the Security Access A 
room, inside you can find Missile PM.02 behind a damaged wall. Next go 
through to the Mine Security Station and clear out all the enemies. Blow 
open the wall up near the door in the ceiling with a Power Bomb. Scan the 
console concealed there to deactivate the force field down below. Go 
through the red door behind the force field to find the Flamethrower item 
in the room beyond. This devastator is the Plasma Beam/Missile combo 
attack, when active you'll unleash a barrage of continuous fire, the 
ultimate corridor-clearer. With this gem in hand, you'll now be heading 
down to the Metroid Quarantine A room on the second level of the mines. On 
the way you'll pass through the Elite Research room. Now that you've 
got a whole stash of Power Bombs, lay one near the cryotube to blow the 
tank open, releasing the Phzon Elite inside. Scan the creature, and for 
tips on defeating it refer to 5.0_PE. Defeat the creature to earn the 
Artifact of Warrior, now there's only one artifact left to find. Keep going 
on to the Metroid Quarantine A room on the second level.

Watch out when you reach the Dynamo Access room, an Elite Pirate will break 
out and confront you. Defeat it and continue on. Once you reach Metroid 
Quarantine A the power will go out and you'll be plunged into darkness. Use 
the Thermal Visor to track the Metroids flying around to take them down 
easily. Use the X-Ray Visor to see the moving platforms out in the 
cavernous Phazon-filled area. Jump onto the giant fungi on the left to 
reach the platforms, then cross the canyon. Before going through the door 
way up in the corner you can find Missile PM.06. After grabbing the missile 
use the sloping Spider Ball tracks on the walls to reach the door. Watch 
out for the three Burrowers in the next room, then head through the red 
door at the end. Inside you'll find an elevator leading down to level 
three, so ride it down. This level of the mines is the weirdest part of the 
planet you'll be visiting (apart from the Impact Crater). Go through to the 
adjacent shaft and watch out for the Space Pirate below. Drop down to the 
door below, just don't fall into the Phazon below. There's a missile hiding 
under one of the giant mushrooms below, but you'll take heavy damage if you 
try to reach it now. The next cave contains Hunter Metroids - scan one and 
watch out as they'll often try to whip you with their tentacles. Treat them 
as you would an ordinary Metroid to take them down. Climb across the giant 
mushrooms scattered about, around the corner you'll spot a Glider - these 
guys must somehow be immune to the effects of Phazon. Use the Glider to 
swing across to the next group of mushrooms, you'll then be able to reach 
the next door.

Blow open the boulder in the next tunnel and roll into the opening. Go 
through the winding tunnel while avoiding the Phazon along the ground (use 
the Boost Ball to get past the disappearing blocks). At the bottom of the 
tunnel is the final artifact's resting place, but you can't reach it yet 
due to the Phazon along the ground. The next fungal hall is almost 
pitch-black, so use the Thermal Visor to see. Defeat all the Metroids in 
the room, from here you can reach the Missile Reload Station up halfway 
through the tunnel (use the Glider to reach it). You'll also find Missile 
PM.08 near the end of the tunnel. The next small room houses invisible 
Pulse Bombus, use the X-Ray Visor to see them. In the following room - 
Metroid Quarantine B - you'll be attacked by red Space Pirates, scan one to 
reveal them as Plasma Troopers, so use the Plasma Beam to defeat them. 
Cross the large canyon filled with Phazon via the Spider Ball track and the 
Grapple Point on the roof. Once on the other side, shut down the force 
field by scanning the console on the left. Defeat the Plasma Trooper and the 
two Wave Troopers in the area beyond. In this area you'll find the final 
Pirate Data entry, Special Forces. You can also find Missile PM.09 in here. 
Go through the red door at the end of the room to save your game, and at 
this point make sure you have eight Power Bombs available. Once your game's 
saved, climb up the metal ramp and go around to the next red door. Inside 
you'll find a room with a Plasma Trooper guarding, defeat it then look up at 
the large pylons blocking the next door. Scanning the blockage reveals that 
the pylons may open if the overhead locking mechanism is thawed out - it's 
covered in ice. Shoot the ice with the Plasma Beam to melt it, then you'll 
be able to access the red door.

You'll now be in the mammoth Elite Quarters room, and there's a very nasty 
sight in the center of the room. You may remember reading some Pirate info 
earlier that mentioned something about a highly advanced creature 
excelling in Phazon application - the creature in the cryotube ahead is the 
most advanced Pirate infused with Phazon - the Omega Pirate. This 
gargantuan creature will take a massive pummeling before going down, and 
there's a few tricky strategies you can use to defeat it. Walk forward to 
give it a rude awakening, once it smashes its way out of the tank it'll 
attack. Refer to 5.0_OP for some juicy tips on defeating this monstrous 
mutation.

Upon defeating this hideous Pirate creation, the monster will leer at Samus 
before full-on falling over and flattening her. No, this isn't the end of 
our favorite heroine, once the Omega Pirate explodes after massive amounts 
of Phazon seep out of it, Samus will emerge with her Power Suit changed to 
a jet-black color. This part of the game is a little strange. You'll now 
have the Phazon Suit, in which pure Phazon has become infused into Samus' 
Power Suit. The way this suit works is a little weird. Firstly, the game 
tells you that the corruption caused by the Phazon renders you immune to 
the Phazon pools scattered around the mines, so you can walk around on 
them without taking damage. Secondly, you'll also have the Phazon Beam - 
a high-powered Beam Weapon that only works when you're standing on pure 
Phazon pools, but that only comes into play at the end of the game. 
Finally, somehow (thank God), Samus herself is protected from the Phazon in 
her suit so her actual body isn't affected by it. The info you'll find on 
the Pause Screen talks about her suit becoming corrupted by Phazon, but 
normally when something's corrupted by something else there's a load of 
bad things eventuating, but there's absolutely no "bad" side-effects of 
having the Phazon Suit/Beam, in fact you'll need them both to complete the 
game.

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With the Phazon Suit in your possession, we'll now be able to track down 
the last few items to be found in the game. Firstly, go all the way back to 
the Phazon Mining Tunnel. On the way don't be afraid to walk on the Phazon 
pools, you won't get hurt by them anymore. When you reach the Quarantine 
Access B tunnel, scan the Metroid floating around to reveal it as a Fission 
Metroid. These Metroids are a pain, as after taking enough damage it'll 
split in two, cloning itself and creating another Metroid. You'll then have 
to use the correct Beam Weapon corresponding to the color of the two 
Metroids to defeat them. If they bug you too much, use a Power Bomb to 
incinerate it on the spot. Keep going to the Phazon Mining Tunnel, way down 
at the base of this narrow winding shaft you'll locate the final artifact, 
the Artifact of Newborn. Now we'll be able to access the Impact Crater - 
the resting place of the monstrous creature the Pirates were talking about 
in various Pirate Data entries. Also go back to the Fungal Hall Access 
room, just below the large mushrooms at the base of the shaft you'll find 
Missile PM.07 (deal with the invisible Pulse Bombus first). If you run into 
trouble on the way through the fungal halls with all the Metroids 
everywhere, drop a Power Bomb to send them packing. With these two items in 
hand, go back to the Elite Quarters (reload your missiles along the way) 
and ride up the elevator to the upper level of the room. Go over to the 
door on the right and head through. Inside you'll find Energy Tank PM.02 - 
the final one. Scan the button ahead to open up the gate. The next gigantic 
room has a few surprises. Don't worry about the Metroids floating around, 
as they'll come too close to the Phazon pools in the floor and explode! 
Watch out for the various Turrets in this room as you ascend. Also remember 
to track down Missile PM.05 in this room - the very last Missile to find 
and your very last item, grab this to score a 100% item pickup. Even with 
the destruction of the Omega Pirate there's still a few Pirates left in the 
area, deal with them as you climb up. Climb all the way up to the top of 
the room to find a door there leading to an elevator going up to Magmoor. 
Say a well-deserved goodbye to the mines and return to Magmoor from here. 
With all the items and artifacts tracked down it's time to return to the 
Tallon Overworld. Hopefully by now you should have roughly a 94-95% logbook 
entry rate, if you've missed any non-critical stuff to scan go and scan 
them now.

We're now near the end of this long journey. Save your game back at Samus' 
gunship, with all twelve artifacts in hand we can go and unlock the seal 
at the Artifact Temple to gain access to the Impact Crater. Head on over 
to the Artifact Temple and look down through the window overlooking the 
open area when you get there. Everything looks normal below, but it won't 
be soon. Walk down the ramp and go over to the central pillar where you 
found the first artifact. All twelve pillars will activate and begin 
powering up the central pillar. A beam of light will shoot out of the 
central pillar into the air and the ground below it will glow. But just 
before the entrance can open, the last remaining soldier of the Pirates 
will turn up - Meta Ridley! This time he's found you and it'll be a 
showdown to the death. Ridley will swoop down and destroy the central 
pillar, shutting off the gate. He'll drop a few bombs towards the exit 
which is now blocked by a force field, so you're stuck out here. When you 
return to Samus' visor quickly scan Ridley for your logbook and refer to 
5.0_MR for tips on sending this old fiend back to where it came from.

With the defeat of Meta Ridley you'll witness an interesting event. The 
Chozo said in the Chozo Lore entries that they'd never leave this place 
until the poison was gone - they're not joking. After taking down all of 
Ridley's health, the numerous huge bird-like statues above the temple will 
come to life and begin glowing red. Each one will fire down an energy beam 
into Ridley's chest, eventually knocking the dragon down into the crater 
below where he finally meets his end in a spectacular explosion. Twelve 
Chozo Ghosts will then appear where the pillars once stood, but these are 
the real Chozo spirits. They'll use their power to open up the gate leading 
down to the Impact Crater for you, from now on the glowing energy field in 
the center of the platform will take you down to the crater. With the 
Pirates finally defeated, you now have to face off against the source of 
all the Phazon. Before going down you might want to save your game back at 
Samus' gunship, but there's also a Save Station and a Missile Reload 
Station down in the Impact Crater (dunno how they got there).

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Down in the Impact Crater you'll find a Save Station in the same room as 
the teleporter, so save the game now before moving on. The next corridor 
yields a very strange sight, this place is teeming with Phazon 
concentration everywhere. This Phazon is extremely hazardous and even with 
the Phazon Suit you'll still take damage if you touch it so watch out. Scan 
one of the creatures swarming around the room on the opposite side of the 
pool to reveal it as a Lumigek - a strange salamander-like creature that 
seems to live off Phazon. Cross this weird corridor and go through the red 
door at the end. Inside you'll find yourself in the gigantic Phazon Core, 
where strangely enough a few Fission Metroids are flying around. You'll 
need to climb up the unusual terrain to reach the top of the room, first go 
over past the giant pillar in the center of the room to climb up. Use the 
floating platforms to reach the upper walkway, just don't fall into the 
Phazon pools below. Quickly outrun the Fission Metroids flying around as 
you climb up, they shouldn't bother you if you keep moving. Up on the 
walkway is a door leading to a Missile Reload Station, reload if you need 
to before continuing down the walkway. Go around the bend to find more 
floating platforms leading over to the door way over on the opposite side 
of the cavern. Wait here for a few Fission Metroids to come, then blow them 
all up with a Power Bomb. Be quick though as more will appear seemingly 
from nowhere. This cavern is filled with really weird terrain, the place is 
twisted due to exposure of Phazon. In the next corridor you'll find the 
ground lined with deadly Phazon, but there's a network of Spider Ball 
tracks above leading through the room. Use them to reach the other side of 
the corridor.

Thankfully this area of Tallon IV isn't very big, go through the door and 
brace yourself for the supremely ugly sight that awaits in the next giant 
room. Walk into the room to face a massive black creature hanging from the 
ceiling. The monster will sense your presence and open itself up before 
dropping from the ceiling, revealing it to be some sort of giant black 
crab. This monster is the ultimate source of all the Phazon, it came within 
the meteor from who knows where and is responsible for spreading the Phazon 
all throughout the planet. This thing is the Metroid Prime (now you know 
where the name of the game comes from :P), and you're about to show it that 
it should never have messed with the Chozo and corrupted their planet for 
all these years. Refer to 5.0_MP for some handy hints on wiping this 
hideous beast out.

Crushing this monster in Subchamber Four causes it to roll over stupidly 
into a side wall and go crashing down a huge pit. You'll regain control of 
Samus, there's no turning back now so walk over to the edge of the giant 
pit. The camera will pan down revealing an almost bottomless pit below. 
Samus jumps down to the very bottom to track down what's left of Metroid 
Prime, but it still has one surprise left. At the very bottom you'll find 
its foul remains gurgling in a corner of this deep room, a massive creature 
will then emerge out of the remains. This huge tentacled brain is the core 
of Metroid Prime, and its last hope of survival. This is the end of your 
journey, use tips found in 5.0_MPb to take this thing down for good and 
fulfill the Chozo's prophecy, once the monster's dead you'll be the true 
Entrusted One. I won't give away the ending finale of the game (or the 
bonus ending you'll get if you find all 100% items and scan all 100% of 
your logbook), but once you beat the aberration sit back and enjoy the 
finale - it's a good one.

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And that's a wrap for Samus' first 3D adventure, and what an experience 
it's been. With the huge walkthrough above you'll be able to track down all 
the items the game's got to offer, as well as finding all the scannable 
stuff for your logbook. If you've just finished the game on Normal Mode, 
give Hard Mode a try, all the enemies have double the health they had on 
Normal Mode, so you'll be up for a real challenge, especially against the 
last few bosses of the game. Now all we have to do is wait for Retro to 
finish off the next GameCube Metroid adventure, hopefully it'll be just as 
good as this epic adventure, if not greater. Check the Secrets & Tips below 
for more hints on the game including how to unlock the four Image Galleries.

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There's a neat flyer packaged with the game that details how to connect up 
your GBA with Metroid Fusion to Metroid Prime (there's also info in the 
manual). Just as an extra reference I'll detail the steps and equipment 
you'll need for the connectivity, and of course the neat stuff you can 
unlock in the game.

--Connecting the Game Boy Advance--

First you'll need one each of the following:

- Game Boy Advance (or SP)
- Metroid Fusion
- Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable

Then go to the main menu of the game and select Metroid Fusion Connection 
Bonuses. Select one of the features in the menu you want to unlock. Now put 
the Metroid Fusion cart into your GBA and connect the GBA to the GameCube 
via controller socket 2,3 or 4. While holding down Start and Select on the 
GBA turn the power button on, MF will then send the required data to MP to 
unlock the bonus features. The two bonuses are as follows:

Original Metroid: To play the original NES Metroid game, you'll need to 
fisrt have a saved game on Metroid Fusion where you've completed the game. 
Once connected to your GC the option to play Metroid will become available 
in the Metroid Fusion Connection Bonuses menu.

Fusion Suit in MP: To enable the option to use the Fusion Suit in Metroid 
Prime, first you'll need to complete Metroid Prime and connect MF to your 
GC to unlock this option. Once active, enable or disble this option via the 
Metroid Fusion Connection Bonuses menu. It's handy as you only need to 
connect the GBA once, if you haven't beaten MP yet the Fusion suit will 
become available as soon as you do, you won't have to connect the GBA a 
second time.

As a side note, if you need any help playing the original Metroid, check 
out my Metroid walkthrough also available at the MDb!

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Here's a round of special secrets and additional tips you can find and use 
in the game.

--Unlocking Hard Mode--

> This one's easy, just beat the game on Normal Mode to open up Hard Mode.

--Aiming Jump--

> To make jumping around easier, you can use L to lock your view in place 
while jumping (aka l-lock). To look down while jumping so you can see where 
you'll land easier, aim with R and look down at the ground in front of 
Samus. Then while still holding down R, hold down L. Release R and you'll 
lock your view, you can then jump around while looking down.

--Space Jump Recovery--

> Samus won't get injured from large falls, but she will become stunned for 
a second and you won't be able to move. Once you've found the Space Jump 
Boots, if you time it right and jump up a second time just before she 
lands, Samus will land softly and you wont be stunned. Always handy when 
ambushing enemies below.

--Boost Ball Trick--

> This is covered in the walkthrough above, but I'll mention it here again. 
To use the Boost Ball effectively, when you're rolling around in a 
half-pipe charge up the ball and release it just as you begin to climb up 
on the edges, then as Samus rockets into the air charge it up again and 
release it when she rolls up the other side. Keep this up and you'll 
eventually gain massive altitude.

--Double Bomb Jump--

> There's no Spring Ball upgrade in this game so you won't be able to 
freely jump around while in Morph Ball mode. Instead, you can use a simple 
trick to propel yourself high up with normal bombs. To do it, lay a bomb 
and just before it detonates lay another one. As Samus reaches the highest 
point of the first jump, plant a third bomb, and if timed right you'll drop 
down and be propelled up by the second bomb, you'll then be caught in the 
explosion of the third bomb and fly up even higher. Use this trick to reach 
certain high-up small openings.

--The Image Galleries--

> There's no bonuses for beating the game with a quick finish time, instead 
you'll need to unlock the Image Gallery bonuses via different methods. Four 
image galleries full of exquisite artwork await your perusal, here's how to 
unlock them:

Image Gallery I:   Scan 50% of the Log Book entries in the game.
Image Gallery II:  Scan 100% of the Log Book entries in the game.
Image Gallery III: Beat the game on Hard Mode.
Image Gallery IV:  Find all 100% of the items in the game.

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If you want to send me a question, comment, etc. please take a moment to 
make sure that it isn't covered in the guides above, I don't have time to 
answer any gameplay questions that are covered in this walkthrough. If you 
have a comment or feedback, I'd love to hear from you, just please make 
sure that the message applies to this guide.

E-mail question/comments to falconzero114@gmail.com

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Nintendo, Retro Studios & Gunpei Yokoi: For creating the awesome Metroid 
series, with its never-ending entertainment and replay value, may the 
series continue to bring success with every new game.

/Others:

Thanks goes to Bobby Michael for the Image Gallery info from his MP faq.

Thanks also goes to Rize of PlanetGamecube for their log book/item guide I 
used as a handy reference.

Many thanks goes to the Metroid Database <http://www.metroid-database.com/> 
& GameFaqs <http://www.gamefaqs.com/> for hosting this guide.

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