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Introduction	.................................... IN

Contact Info	.................................... CI

Version History .................................... VH

Notes		.................................... NT

Full-Walkthrough.................................... FW
	Regrouping.................................. F.1
	Boost Ball and Space Jump................... F.2
	Back to Phendrana........................... F.3
	Thermal Visor............................... F.4
	Spider Ball and Ice Beam.................... F.5
	Gravity Suit................................ F.6
	Sunken Ship................................. F.7
	Into the Lion's Den......................... F.8
	Bulking Up.................................. F.9
	Back into the Lion's Den.................... F.10
	Phazon Suit................................. F.11
	Ridley and Prime............................ F.12

Brief-Walkthrough................................... BW
	Save 1...................................... B.1
	Save 2...................................... B.2
	Save 3...................................... B.3
	Save 4...................................... B.4
	Save 5...................................... B.5
	Save 6...................................... B.6
	Save 7...................................... B.7
	Save 8...................................... B.8
	Save 9...................................... B.9
	Save 10..................................... B.10
	Save 11..................................... B.11
	Save 12..................................... B.12

Scan List Guide..................................... SLG
	Save 1...................................... S.1
	Save 2...................................... S.2
	Save 3...................................... S.3
	Save 4...................................... S.4
	Save 5...................................... S.5
	Save 6...................................... S.6
	Save 7...................................... S.7
	Save 8...................................... S.8
	Save 9...................................... S.9
	Save 10..................................... S.10
	Save 11..................................... S.11
	Save 12..................................... S.12

Strategic Skills.................................... SK
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Credits		.................................... CD

Thanks		.................................... TX

Legal		.................................... LG


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						{Introduction-IN}
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Five years ago I rented this game when it first came out and played this game 
until my gums bled, my eyes were bloodshot, and I hungered for flesh of any 
kind. Well I didn't really play it that much. But I did play it alot, and 
roughly 3 months after having rented it the first time, I bought it and didn't
stop playing it for about a year and a half I reckon. I'm a huge Metroid fan
and that is the most I've ever gotten out of a game, probably the most I'll 
ever get and within the year and a half timespan I learned alot. More notably 
how to beat and swipe my way through this game as much as possible. I wasn't 
familiar with speedrunning until the game's sequel came out, but even before 
then I would play this game so voraciously that my intent of beating this game
as quickly as possible became a normal way of playing this game. I have 
released versions of this guide at other places such as at the site/forum of
an old acquaintance and at Nintendo's infamous and secret Luminoth Temple
(I was known first as macleod there then later as bombos). The routes I have 
layed out for this game are the ones I established during that year and a half.
They are true, tested and have given me a decent achievement of 100% items at 
2:58 on normal mode without sequence breaking or tricks. This guide will show 
you how I achieve that accomplishment and will hopefully help you achieve or 
surpass it. Best of luck to all of you, now enjoy.


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						{Contact Info-CI}
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I can be reached at numerous locations for any questions, suggestions, 
critiques(responsible ones), etc.

My email- 		bombosmacleod@yahoo.com
My youtube page- 	http://www.youtube.com/user/bomb0s

If you wish to e-mail me with any questions about this guide then use the
following title: MPG-bombos 

I will completely ignore your e-mail if you do not title it in such a way. My
youtube page can be used to contact me as well through a PM or comments on my
channel or on my various videos where I put the strategies I laid out on this
guide into practice.

Please do not spam me with b.s. Do not flame me or e-mail me with the attitude
of an adolescent hormonal child. I am only taking intelligent conversations 
about my guide.

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						{Version History}
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Version 1.0-
After a year of toiling, yes a year, I am finally finished with this final 
product. There are no dents in its armor that I have noticed in the three 
separate instances I have used this guide to beat the game. But if there are,
someone PM them to me and use the title I have established in the Contact Info. 
I will add the strategic skills later, they are the skills that I use 
regularly to get through the game. They can be performed easily by noobs or 
whoever. So look forward to them.


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I have broken up this guide into three different sections. First is the Full 
Walkthrough. It provides you a room-by-room walkthrough with the item you are 
supposed to get in the specific room right next to the room's name. Both the 
room and the item are underlined in order to clearly identify them. In this 
walkthrough I also lay out the specific "attack" strategy I use and/or 
recommend in order to get through this room quickly and at the same time 
accomplishing your task. This is for first time players of Metroid Prime or 
players who were looking for the "correct" strategy to each room.

The Brief Walkthrough is the second section. It to me is the meat of the guide 
because it provides you the room-by-room walkthrough that I use in this game 
but it doesn't tell you how to get through each room. It just lays out the 
rooms you go through in order and identifies the items you'll pick up in a 
specific room. The way I have established this guide would probably have you 
scratching your head, but its actually very simple and intuitive. Below I have
 an example to demonstrate


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Magmoor Caverns     <===This is the area of the game that you are currently in
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			XX		     YY
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Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>Burning Trail>>Lake Tunnel>>

The arrow pointing down with the "XX" on top of it labels the room. The arrow
pointing down with the "YY" on top of it tells you that you will exit out of 
the room before the ">>" into the room after the ">>". So if you are in the 
"Burning Trail" in the Magmoor Caverns, following the guide's arrows, the next
room you will go into will be the "Lake Tunnel". I will have the second section
of the guide chain like that until a room comes up with an item inside that I 
want you to get when you step into that room at that moment in the game. When 
a room with an item comes up, I break the chain in order to clearly establish 
that the room is something to take notice of. You'll get used to it, trust me.
This section of the guide is geared specifically for the veteran players of 
Metroid Prime who were wondering how I did it without having to read my boring
explanations in the Full Walkthrough, :P. The third section of the guide is 
set up similarly to the second section, except its established for the Logbook
scans and not toward items. It chains the same way the Brief Walkthrough does,
except the chain breaks look a little different. Lets have a look below. 

            GG
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	Hive Totem:
	Creatures-Hive Mecha#
	Creatures-Ram War Wasp#
	Research-Missile Door Lock#

	  /\         /\	
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	  MM         ZZ

Totem Access>>Ruined Gallery>>North Atrium>>Ruined Nursery>>Eyon Tunnel>>
Nursery Access>>Main Plaza>>Ruined Shrine Access>>

Ruined Shrine:
Creatures-Plated Beetle

Ruined Shrine Access>>Main Plaza>>Ruined Fountain Access>>

When I break a chain of an item, I do that Enter-spacing and identify the room
first with a ":" after it. Below the room's name are the Section of scans you 
will get, labeled "MM" with an arrow below it, and right next to the Section 
of the scan is the specific name of the scan that will appear in your logbook,
labeled with a "ZZ" arrow below it. If a scan has a "#", then its a one-time 
only scan or red scan that you may never be able to get if you get to a 
certain part of the game. I have also established the scans in a room 
top-to-bottom so that the top is the first scan you'll get in the room, the
bottom is the last. Below we have the "Hive Totem" room. When you get onto the
platform in the room, after the cutscene, the first thing you will do is scan
the "Hive Mecha" machine. After that you will scan the "Ram War Wasp" and then
the "Missile Door Lock". Alot of the creatures can be scanned later on in the 
game, such as the "Plated Beetle". But I have you scan him at that moment in 
order to not establish an ingrained precedent that gamers who use this guide 
will get a certain scan down without worrying about having forgotten certain 
ones. It keeps things timely and in order for the sake of the guide. I have 
established an Anytime Scan List before the Scan List Guide starts. It 
consists of ammunition and energy scans that can literally be scanned at any 
time in the game. They are basically research scans that you shouldn't worry 
about missing out on or getting them in a certain order.





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Space Pirate Frigate
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Exterior Docking Hangar-
There is a blue force-field blocking your path with four red orbs on the two 
pillars holding it together. Shoot the red orbs and then pass through. On your
right is a pillar with a scan panel on it, scan the scan panel. A cutscene 
will start showing a similar force field on the left with orbs just like the 
first force-field. The orbs on its pillars will glow red and you will shoot 
them all to bring down the force field. Once its down, go into the area it 
blocked. You'll jump over a small ledge, and then head left for a walkway. 
The walkway turn right and lead to a door. Shoot the door and go through. Once 
through the door, you'll be inside of a corridor with another door at the far 
end. Shoot the door as you go through this corridor and ready your scan visor 
on your way through the door.

Air Lock-
There will be a scan panel halfway through the corridor. Scan this scan panel 
to activate the door, shoot the door once its activated, and then go through
it.

Deck Alpha Access Hall-
Another corridor, shoot the door at the far end of the room and go through it.

Emergency Evacuation Area-
In this room you'll find utter chaos and if this is your first time playing 
this game, then you'll probably be a little more cautious then you'll need to
be in order to get through. After you take your first step through the door 
inside here, jump to a set of crates on your right and look down to your right.
You'll see two little creatures in the floor below feeding on a body. These are
simply called Parasites and if you are doing a scan-run, then you should scan 
them now. You will be able to scan them at later parts of this game, but doing
it now like this establishes precedent for you and your scan-run when you 
encounter other important scans like these later in the game. Parasites are 
virtually harmless, they don't try to attack and infact run away from you if 
you get too close. So don't worry about this guy. Jump down to the floor they 
are at and head right for a set of steps. Turn left and you'll see more 
parasites feeding, go down that way as well and then turn left and go 
down those next steps and you'll be confronted with your first real enemy. Its
a wounded space pirate, so wounded all it can do is shoot at you. I usually 
don't even bother with the pirate in this room, as I go down those last steps,
I take an immediate right for the next door and go through it with your power 
beam charging.

Deck Alpha Umbilical Hall-
Another corridor, but with a set of debris blocking the way. Fire your charged
power beam shot at it to destroy the debris and then get through the door.

Map Facility-
Once inside the corridor, a cutscene will start showing two parasites crawl 
into a hole. This hole is merely a pathway to a Map Station. If you choose to
go into this room, you can access and get a full map of the entire level. In 
my opinion, its not necessary and just wastes my time. So just go through the
door at the end of the corridor and go through with your scan visor ready.

Connection Elevator to Deck Beta-
Scan the scan panel you see infront of you and a hologram will activate in the
middle of this room. Step into the hologram and an elevator will activate 
sending you to the lower floor. Once the elevator stops in front of a door, 
go through the door.

Deck Beta Conduit Hall-
Once inside the Hall, get in your morphball and start rolling through the room.
There is an electrical short that sends a wave of electricity to shock you if 
you are in its path. This electrical short blinks on and off in a timed-basis,
so you can time your way through this thing without getting hurt. But the 
damage it inflicts is pathetic, plus if you just roll on your way through this
room without stopping or thinking about it, you can actually avoid getting hit
as I always do. So just go through the Hall this way. Halfway through debris 
is blocking your way, but has enough space to get through with your morphball,
hence using your morphball to get all the way through the Hall. When you get 
to the door at the end of the Hall, go through the door.

Biotech Research Area 1-
Stepping through this room, a statis tank is ahead with a large creature 
inside. Don't worry about that creature. Turn left and head in that direction.
Then turn right and go to the door at the end. On your way there will be a 
wounded space pirate on your right who will try to shoot you as you go past
him and another pirate near the door. I always just go through as if they
aren't there and gun for the door. On my touchdown to the door, I feed the 
second pirate a charged power beam shot. Then go through the door with my power
beam charged.

Deck Beta Security Hall-
Another Hall that quickly breaks leftward. On that leftward turn, a door will 
quickly come up with a gun turret at the end. You don't have to scan it now 
since you run into these things later on in the game. But the first time I get
into this room, I always just feed it that one single charged power beam shot 
to snuff it. Then I go through the door with my scan visor ready.

Biohazard Containtment- 
The major obstacle here is the gun turret that isn't really major to anyone but
a noob. So when you take your first step through the door into this room, look
out for a set of computers on your immediate left. Activate your scan visor 
and scan the one of the computers to disable the turret. The pirates are on the
top floor and you can take them out with a charged power beam blast. And having
to take out one pirate after another with a charged power beam blast is 
relatively easy since most of them are badly wounded; except that one that 
requires a charged blast and a couple of regular power beam rounds.

Deck Beta Transit Hall-
Another corridor, shoot the door at the end and walkthrough with your power 
beam charged.

Cargo Freight Lift to Deck Gamma-
When your barely passing through here, you should have a charged power beam 
blast ready to use on a gun turret on your upper right. A charged blast or 
a missile can take him out. But if you wanna be ballsy, than you can quickly
scan the panel behind and below the turret and zip into the elevator that'll
take you down. When the elevator hits the bottom of the lift, don't step out,
instead first scan the panel on your right. Than charge your power beam and
walk out of the elevator. Nail the pirate that falls down with a charged blast
or a missile plus some power beam rounds. Then jump into the morphball hologram
with your morphball and activate the door. The door will open and two gun 
turrets one on your right and left will open. You have two options dealing
with these guys that apply to the room you're in now, and the room where the 
turrets are at which is a different room. From the Cargo Freight Lift to Deck 
Gamma, you can safely stare all day at the turrets with the door open and they
won't shoot at you, at least they shouldn't and you can even gun them down with
charged power beam blasts to each turret or a missile to each, which I prefer 
since its faster and more often than not you get missile ammo left over from 
the destroyed turrets.

Reactor Core-
Alright this is the boss fight and you can approach this two ways. First the 
safe way which is slow and will have you first scan the Parasite Queen to have
the game allow you to lock-on to PQ's weakspot which is her mouth. After that 
you can wrestle through the match dodging her godzilla breath and nailing her 
mouth when you can squeeze shots in her mouth through the force field which is
protecting her but not you! To keep pace with the slow and your undeniable 
noobness, you can also choose to watch the in-game movie. If you want to do 
this fast than you press start as soon as the game movie starts and get into
the fight. You manually aim for her mouth and fire every missile you got by 
employing the rapid-fire missile technique. Not too long ago I used to be able
to finish her with 10 seconds by just standing where the game has me start and
just firing the missile at her mouth really quickly as the force field gives 
you a chance at the beggining of the fight. But now adays, I've lost and have 
to spend 20 or 30 seconds fighting her, what a drag. I scan her in order to get
the lock on her mouth and the her scan because this is a one-time only scan, 
and then I fire missiles at her mouth. I employ rapid-fire missiles by firing 
a missile and quickly shooting my power beam, and then firing my missile again,
and so on. Either way the PQ will fall quickly and you'll have to high tail it
out of there.

Deck Gamma Monitor Hall-
Navigate the set of steps upward to the next door. The Hall should go up and 
then make a sharp right with the door at the end.

Connection Elevator to Deck Beta-
When the elevator takes you to the top and gets you into the corridor, make 
sure you scan the scan panel infront of you as it will deactivate the awaiting
gun turret.

Biotech Research Area 1-
You'll come across a battle scene between two pirates and a parasite queen. 
They'll all die from an explosion, so don't worry. But as they are fighting, 
just head leftward and don't worry about what happens. A set of steps will 
form from the debris thanks to explosion. When you get to the top floor and 
are trying to get to that pipe corridor system, just run through the space 
pirates peacefully taking out only the first two and letting the third die 
from the blast erupting from the newly opened corridor. Go into the hole 
revealed by the explosion that killed the last pirate.

Subventilation Shafts Section A & B-
A set of corridor-shafts is what you are in here. When your passing through the
tunnels that slope downward, use your morphball to go through this area. You 
can take advantage of the built up speed from going downhill and going in your
morphball is generally faster anway, except uphill of course.

Cargo Freight Lift to Deck Gamma-
This area is basically the end of Subventilation Shaft Section B/Beggining of 
Main Ventilatio Shaft Section A. Alright this is that junction of the 
Ventilation Shafts where you think you've hit a dead end theres no door. But 
the Shaft will blow open a new path ahead of you. This usually takes a while so
use some morphball bombs on the dead end of this shaft to blow it faster. I've 
found, and I've tested this, that if you use morphball bombs on this junction 
of the Ventilation Shaft system, you accelerate the opening of the new path 
faster. So do it; and besides if you took my advice about using the morphball 
seriously like I hope you did, than you'll be able to take advantage of the 
time by not having to get in and out of the morphball.

Main Ventilation Shaft Section A-
Basic shaft-corridor. Go through it as normal, ignore the parasites coming out
of the vents near the end and go through the door.

Main Ventilation Shaft Section B-
At the door will be two gun turrets that will have you in their immediate 
sights. Shoot them with a quick missile for each one and shoot the door and go
through. If no more missiles, then charged power beam shots, don't worry about
the pathetic damage they deal. Go through the door while in your morphball.

Main Ventilation Shaft Section C-
Another corridor-shaft. Get in your morphball and go through this corridor 
taking advantage of gravity and the morphball to get through faster. Ignore the
parasites halfway through, trust me, and go through the door at the end when 
you have it in your sights.

Main Ventilation Shaft Section D-
Go through this shaft walking, not with your morphball. Go through the door at
the end.

Main Ventilation Shaft Section E-
A large piston will pump into the area ahead, when its retracting, go into the
area it is inside of and then follow the piston as it retracts. A door will 
come up on your right as you follow the retracting piston, so look out for it.
The main piston pumping in the Shaft won't kill you, or damage you, if you get
in its way. I've tested this myself several times when I was lucky enough to 
beat the piston before it pumped.

Main Ventilation Shaft Section F-
Walk through this shaft as normal and go through the door.

Biotech Research Area 2-
Once you are inside the main area of this room, a cutscene will start 
introducting you to Ridley. When it ends, two spires will be dangling from the
ceiling. The game will indicate that these are grapple points that you can lock
onto with your L-button. So when they glow blue, click and hold your L-button 
to engage and swing from these grapple points. To get onto the next grapple 
point, let go of L when the next grapple point glow blue, and then quickly 
click and hold L again to swing to the other side. The only way you can get 
across to the otherside of this room is through those grapple points, so do it
that way. Then go through the door at the other end.

Connection Elevator to Deck Alpha-
When you enter this corridor, make sure you scan the scan panel that you'll see
as soon as you get through the door to deactivate a gun turret that'll come in 
on a following corridor. The corridor itself will run straight ahead, than make
a right where a gun turret would have been waiting for you if you didn't scan 
it, than make a left where another corridor appears. This one will have a scan
panel at the end but a flickering electrical short that can disrupt your 
progress by acting as a force field and even doing damage on you. My advice 
when you get to this part of the corridor is to turn into your morphball mode 
and hug the left side of the corridor as you pass through. When that electrical
field is active, a small space, enough for a morphball, will be left open on 
the left. If you take it with your morphball, than you'll save time at the 
sacrifice of health which really won't matter as you won't face any more 
hazards after you take the elevator. I always do it that way, but the thing is
though, after you scan the scan panel to deactivate the gun turret, you have to
immediately turn into a morphball and really hug the left side of the corridor 
to get through the electrical field. Or you can time your way through the 
electrical short since it blinks on and off at certain times. No worries...Scan
the scan panel to activate the elevator. The elevator will take you up to the 
top. Look for a passage way at the top, its almost indistinguishable, but look 
out for it. Go through it.

Air Lock-
Once you are through, wait for the doors to activate, shoot it and go through.

Exterior Docking Hangar-
Shoot the door at the other end and go through.

After that everything's gravy. When you land on Tallon, save the game than quit
the game or restart it and see your time. Compare your time to 6 minutes, my 
time, or 5 minutes which is the fastest time I've ever seen in speedrunning. 
Whenever I play this game and do the Space Pirate Frigate over 6 minutes, I 
always do the Frigate over by erasing the save file I started on and doing it 
again. Six minutes is my standard to go by and might want to be yours.

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Tallon IV
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Landing Site*- { F.1 }
When you start the save file again, Samus will come out of her gunship. Don't
put up with that movie, just press start, quickly aim for a door on your right
and shoot it as you jump off the ship and start jumping on the ledges to the 
left of that door to get to it. Then go through.

Canyon Cavern-
Popping through your going to be in a cavern, proceed further through and 
you'll be intercepted by two Beetles bursting out of the ground. Just head for
the door which will be at the end of the pathway on your left from the 
junction at which you found the beetles. Don't bother killing them as they're 
a waste of time.

Tallon Canyon-
When you step through you'll be inside of one of the pinacles of beauty inside
Tallon IV. The Tallon Canyon provides an obvious path to the next door where 
you'll find Blood Sacs on your immediate left as well as a small creek up 
infront of you. Follow the creek to what looks like a half pipe; but ignore 
the ledges where the zoomers and blast caps are at. When you step into that 
half pipe, two beetles will pop out as well. Ignore them and just go through 
the door. They have an attack lag as they have to first pop out of the ground
than position for attack. I advise to always do this when you meet beetles 
like this.

Transport Tunnel A-
More Beetles and and Blood Sacs in a narrow corridor. Just head for the door 
as quickly as possible and try to snake through the zoomers without having to
shoot them. If they get in your way like an old lady during traffic hours than
you gun them down.

Transport to Chozo Ruins West-
You'll see a sort of cage in the middle of this room with scan panel on it's 
right. Scan it and step into the hologram.

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Chozo Ruins
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Alot of Metroid Prime players have found their games to freeze as soon as the
elevator is about to reach the top. If that happens than just reset the game 
or turn it off and then on again. Lets move on.

Ruins Entrance-
Infront of you will be a narrow hallway that will run into an open sand area 
with pillars with a set of ledges that lead to a door. When you step into the
open sand area where the pillars are situated, two beetles will pop, just 
ignore their presence and run past them and jump up the little ledge for the
door.

Main Plaza-
When you step through the door into this place, you'll get a formal 
introduction to the Chozo Ruins. Move directly forward to what seems to be a
bridge made out of tree limbs ahead and well above the floor your on. On your 
way there several Beetles will pop out of the floor, ignore them and step 
toward that half-pipe than take the steps behind the half-pipe up. When you 
reach the top of the steps, look downward and to your left for a door. Go 
through that door into the next room.

Nursery Access-
Here you'll be in a narrow corridor much like those that were in the Space
Pirate Frigrate. The corridor snakes around making one right, and then a 
left. When you're about to make the left, several little beetles called Scrabs
will come crawling from the ceiling and plopping down on top of you. What you 
wanna do is hug the left side of the corridor as the scarabs greet you and not
shoot them. Or you can take your time and wait until they all fall down and 
then shoot them. Than get through the next door.

Eyon Tunnel-
You're going to be inside of another corridor thats much more cramped. There 
will also be these "eyes" called Eyons coming alive within the walls and 
firing these green lasers. I like to just run through and carefully navigate my
way in between the lasers. But if you wanna do this slow, than you can stop and
shoot each Eyon, stunning it momentarily and giving you the time needed to get 
past it.

Ruined Nursery-
Stepping into this room, you'll notice a broken set of stairs on your right 
with a ledge that acts as an upper floor above it. Head for the stairs and take
them to the top floor. On your way to the stairs you'll meet some Beetles that
will conveniently pop out of the foot of the stairs. I always ignore them and 
just jump onto the stairs. When you get on the upper floor, War Wasps will come
out of the hives in the ceilings and walls of this room. So just look for the 
door to the next room which is right in your face after the stairs and go 
through it. There are two doors actually, but the one thats in your face is 
the one you'll go to, not the one thats tucked away into a hallway that 
eventually leads to a save station room.

North Atrium-
Stepping into this room, follow the hallway right into a Roman atrium and 
quickly run to the other side of the room. On your left you'll see white 
Scarabs swarming along the walls then falling in the middle of your path 
to the next door. If they do get in your path than just shoot them to get
through them. Out running them is easy so don't worry about getting past 
them on time.

Ruined Gallery-
Here you'll find an extremely ruined room once you step through the door. 
You'll find a door directly across on the other side of the room, as well as a
wasp hive in the ceiling, and a few crumpled pieces of floor on your right 
that you can use as a ledgeway to get to that door. Run and jump across the 
many ledges on the right and ignore the wasps that come out. Just shoot the 
door and go through.

Totem Access-
Here you'll be introduced to the Plazmites with a narrow hallway as the setup.
Theres also a junction in the pathway where a bunch of acidic-water acts as a 
moat to a piece of debris that you can use to step on to get to the other end 
of the access. As you make your way to the door, feel free to take out the 
Plazmites with a 2 or 3 rounds of the power beam.

Hive Totem-missile launcher
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In this room, you'll find another moat that surrounds a circular platform as 
well as a machine on the left end of the room. The moat doesn't completely 
surround the platform, there is enough acid-free walking space to get to the 
foot of the steps to get on the platform. When you approach the bridge 
connecting the platform to the machine, the boss fight will start. If you 
are doing a "scan-run" through the game, this boss fight gives you two 
one-time only scans: the Hive Mecha machine and the Ram War Wasps it uses. To 
scan the Hive Mecha machine, its scan spot is located under the singular mouth
where it releases the Wasps. The Ram War Wasps HAVE to be scanned if you want 
100% scans for the game as they are also a different species from the other 
wasps in the game. Moving onto the boss fight now... The entire moat will be 
floated and you can't get off the platform. Hive Mecha, the machine in this 
room will start up and will release a Ram War Wasp, the two Chozo busts hanged
up on the wall will also release a wasp. What the wasps will do is circle 
around you first several times before some or all decide to come to a 
complete stop, than they'll try to ram you and push you into the acid. Heres 
what you do, while they're circling you, your going to stand in the middle of 
the platform than your going to manually aim your arm cannon in one fixed 
spot that will intercept the wasps circular flight path. Than your going to 
shoot for dear life. If you manage to hit a wasp, he'll be stunned 
momentarily, than you can get a lock on him and then finish him off. While 
your doing that you're going to look at your radar for the orange dots. When 
you see one of the orange dots stop, you immediately turn so that the dot is 
facing north on your radar. This will put you and the wasp face to face and 
then you light him up with your power beam. When the wasps are about to ram 
you, they make a very distinct battle cry. If your killing one wasp, and you 
hear that battle cry from another, quickly strafe slightly to your left or 
right to evade the attack. After you kill the first three wasps, the 
machine's mouth will open and reveal its weak spot. Lock on to the red spot on
 the opened mouth and light it up with your power beam. The machine will only 
take so much damage and will close its weak spot, but you should maintain that 
lock on the weak spot. You might see a glitched lock appear as the machine 
rotates but keep that lock on and keep shooting your power beam. When the 
machine opens its mouth to let you have more wasps, the wasps will meet your 
power beam shots and you'll kill several of them. But remember there are still
 other wasps coming from the wall-mounted chozo busts. When the wasps come out
of the machine and the chozo busts, they'll come outside disoriented and then 
get the grip of things and start circling you. You'll have to face three 
rounds of killing wasps and nailing the machine. The number of wasps increases
 by three after each round, I think. But all you have to do is repeat the 
process of firing in one-fixed spot in their general flight path, finishing 
each one off after you've stunned them from firing in the general flight path,
keeping in eye on the other wasps by observing your radar, and nailing the 
machines weak spot. When you're done with Hive Mecha, the machine will open up
and reveal a rocket looking thing. Thats the missile launcher, go grab it and 
when the game finishes prompting you about what you just got, fire a missile 
on the weird looking door infront of you. That was a blast shield that was 
provided to you to keep you from getting past the door. You have either two 
choices, you can either go through that door and pick up an energy tank 
which will permanently increase you health by 100 units or you can do as I 
recommend and return to the door from which you came and get that energy tank
later for time's sake. On your way back to the Totem Access, some debris will
fall from the ceiling allowing you to get back to this room.

Totem Access-
I'm going to assume you took my advice and didn't grab the energy tank and 
will do this many times to the chagrin of you noobs. But I'm aiming to save 
time, so lets move on. Take the door to get to the Ruined Gallery and remember
to kill the plazmites, just don't take your time killing them.

Ruined Gallery-missile expansion
--------------------------------
Before you step in this room, from the Totem Access you can safely take out 
the wasp hive in the ceiling of the Ruined Gallery with only one missile. 
After you've destroyed the Hive, step into the room and look below for a 
small step or platform on the lower floor. Jump down to it, then turn 
completly around so that you're facing the door to the Totem Access from the
small platform. If you look down and toward your left you'll see some 
Blastcaps sitting on top of some debris as well as a crumpled wall on the left
corner of your view behind the Blastcaps. Scanning this wall I'm talking 
about will reveal it to be "vulnerable"; so you'll be able to identify it. 
Kill all the blastcaps with your power beam, and then destroy the crumpled 
wall with a missile from your missile launcher. Your first missile expansion 
will be revealed within the wall. Use the debris that the Blastcaps were 
sitting on to jump to the wall where the missile expansion is at. Then when 
you get the missile expansion, jump back onto that small platform using the 
debris where the Blastcaps were. After your on the platform, face the door 
to the North Atrium, if your not sure which way the North Atrium is than 
activate your map by pressing Z. You'll see a ledge made out of debris on your
left, jump on it and then use the rest of the ledgeway to get to the door to 
the North Atrium.

North Atrium-
Make your way to the Ruined Nursery and look out for the scarabs coming out of
the wall on your left. You can jump over them to avoid them if you like.

Ruined Nursery-
When you enter the room, immediately rush toward the door to the Eyon Tunnel. 
It'll be on the otherside of the room in the left corner if you forgot.

Eyon Tunnel-
Go through here as you went through here the first time avoiding the lasers 
and trying not to bother yourself with the eyons too much.

Nursery Access-
When you come through here, the scarabs will come out at the left turn you'll
have to make to get to the door. I always find it real hard though to avoid 
the scarabs when I'm coming back to the Main Plaza; so what I do is quickly 
aim my arm cannon slightly down and then press L to lock it in place and 
release the R button while I'm running through. When I see the scarabs 
as I'm going through I just nail them as they hit the floor with power beam 
shots to get rid of them. Believe it or not the scarabs can kill you in the 
state your in now so I advise doing it my way. I of course do this very 
quickly so you might have to practice this a few times in order to do it 
within seconds.

Main Plaza-
When you come back out here head for the lower floor where the half pipe was 
at. On your way there from the Nursery Access' door to the half-pipe, some 
Beetles will greet you but just ignore them and get to the half-pipe. Once 
your at the foot of the half-pipe on the lower floor, look for a door on 
this level on your right. Its sort of tucked away with two small pillars; 
this door also has a blast shield that must be missiled and is the only door
nearby. On your way there some 4 or 6 Beetles will greet you, ignore them as 
always. Just get through the door.

Ruined Shrine Access-
Once inside you're going to find another corridor just like the Nursery 
Access. The access will first snake left than right at which point you'll find
some tree roots protruding from the wall and conveniently enough some Scarabs 
will also pop out. After the scarabs, the corridor will take a left turn and 
then another right at which point another set of scarabs will pop out. If your
new to this game than I advise you to stop a few steps away from the tree 
roots/scarabs junction and take out all the scarabs when you meet them at both
junctions. What I like to do is just run through without stopping as if they 
weren't there, but on my way to seeing them, I quickly aim my arm cannon up, 
lock it in place by holding L and shoot the scrabas as I go through the first 
junction. I have a much harder time at the second junction because the Scarabs
at this junction like to make their stand quicker than the first ones. So I 
end up taking some damage. Whatever you choose to do, you'll see a door at the
end that you're going to go through.

Ruined Shrine-morphball
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Inside the room you'll see two steps separating you from a wall. Get on those 
steps and ontop of that wall. On the wall, you'll see a small pit below as 
well as the morphball upgrade on the other side of the room. When you jump 
inside, a sub-boss fight like the Hive Mecha boss fight will start. First 
several Beetles will pop out of the ground quickly numbering in 3 or 4. As you
take out the beetles more will appear and you could end up facing 6 or 7 
beetles at once. What your going to do is get a lock on one Beetle and start 
nailing it and then practicing lock-on orbiting, navigating yourself away from
the beetle you have a lock on and through and in between the other beetles in
the pit. When you've destroyed one beetle after several power beam shots, 
quickly click "L" to get a lock on to the next beetle and then repeat the 
process. If you've found 3 or more Beetles bunched up, use a missile. But 
don't use all your missiles, use enough so that your left with at least two. 
After you've killed off enough beetles a much larger beetle, the Plated 
Beetle, will pop out. This guy is like 3 or 4 times a normal Beetle's size and
is invulnerable from his front face to damage. What you have to do is get 
behind and nail his butt to kill him. But this is my extremely quick strategy.
When he first pops up, get a quick lock on him, and circle around him. 
When he rears back to charge at you, which he'll more than likely do as soon 
as he first appears, quickly dash-jump to the side by circling around him and 
pressing "B" to jump initiating the dash-jump. When you do that, you'll get a 
full view of his butt and the game will have moved your lock onto his butt for
you. And then you fire a missile followed up by some real quick rounds of 
power beam shots. His butt will burst open and he'll absolutely die. The wall
that separated you from getting to the morphball will come down and allow you
to get it. When you get it and the game finishes prompting you about the 
morphball move, with your morphball still activated to the area where the 
Plated Beetle died and grab whatever ammo or health he left behind. Then look
around in the right corner of the wall that separates you from the door to the
Ruined Shrine Access for a morphball hole that you'll use with your morphball 
to get to the door since you can't jump over the wall yet.

Ruined Shrine Access-
Depending on how much health you have and how many scarabs you killed in this 
room the last time you were here, you should have an easy time getting 
through. No new scarabs will pop out than the last time you passed through 
here. If you killed all the scarabs than get in your morphball and just roll 
through to the door since the morphball is the fastest way to get 
through most places. If theres still some left than just try navigating 
through them with your morphball or get out of your morphball if your health
is too low and finish them off. Either way, get to the door to the Main Plaza.

Main Plaza-
Get to the top floor that would have been used to get to the door to the 
Nursery Access. Again ignore the beetles. Instead head for a few ledges 
hugging the walls on this floor. If you were just barely entering the Main 
Plaza from the Nursery Access than these ledges would be slightly ahead on 
your left. When you get on them follow the path they lead to the bridge 
made out of tree vines hovering above the half-pipe. Take the bridge to the 
otherside to get to the door, that follows on your right. Two War Wasp Hives 
will be present, but I advise you to just ignore them and get to the door. As 
you step through, get in your morphball.

Ruined Fountain Access-
This access is just like all the other corridor access' in the Chozo Ruins, 
narrow, full of scarabs and you will use your morphball to get through. When 
you roll through with your morphball, and this is how you're going to roll 
through this corridor from now on, you're going to roll straight through as 
quickly as possible. If you take your sweet time rolling through here than 
you'll be intercepted by scarabs. But if you go through there quickly as you 
must, than you can avoid the scarabs, and get to the next door quickly and 
safely.

Ruined Fountain-
Now we're in a dark room with a fountain ahead along with acidic-water below. 
What you're going to have to do is snake around the room and then cut through 
it. First you take the makeshift ledgeway on your right, compliments of the 
debris, to get to the right corner of the room. Than you're going to look 
toward your left for a door on the other side of the room and some 
steps/platforms. What you're going to do is jump to and from the steps 
platform to get to the other door. The first step you jump to and from will 
get you on top of a platform that has a fountain in the middle of it, from the
fountain-platform, you're going to jump to another platform where a plazmite 
is more than likely hovering above. Than you're gonna get to that door and go 
through it. There are 3 plazmites in this room that can get in your way, 
however they do provide light so just shoot really close to them if you want 
them out of the way but yet still want to keep the light source. This room 
can actually get pretty dark if you kill all the plazmites.

Arboretum Access-
Another access. First this hallway is going to make a right than a left, along
with a blast shield at the end that must be missiled in order to get to the 
Arboretum. After the right turn your gonna meet up with some Shriekbats. 
They'll try to kamikazi you, I have a few different ways of tackling this. I 
always enter morphball mode when I first step through the door into this room 
and just roll straight to the other end of the access under the shriekbats as 
they dive-bomb themselves without hurting me. Or if your too scared to do 
that, you can always pop out from that first right turn and quickly dispatch 
all of them with one missile expansion or several power beam shots. Don't use 
a missile if you have less than three.

Arboretum-
A large tree will be present here along with several platforms and some living
vines. The vines are called Reapers and will slash and knock you back if you 
get close enough, but luckily you don't have to be too close to know that 
you're too close because these guys like to swing their sickle-shaped ends 
around when you're not even that close. The first one you encounter will be 
hovering above a platform, get a lock on him and you'll aumtomatically target 
his eye. If you shoot them in their eye, then they'll retract back into the 
wall for a few seconds. Nail him and when he retracts, get onto the platform 
or ledgespace he was covering and clear the next space. You're objective is to
use the platforms to get onto the platforms that hug the trees. When you get 
on the tree platforms, you should be able to see a door with a blast shield at
roughly the same elevation as you are now. From here I like to get rid of the 
blast shield of that door and the make my way up the platforms to the 
ledgeway. From that ledgeway you're going to go left into another ledgeway 
where there are more reaper vines. Take them out with shots to their eyes as 
you make your way to the door. While going through the door into the next 
area, turn into your morphball.

Gathering Hall Access-
This area is very 1-dimensional and cramped therefore using your morphball to 
get through the other end is much more convenient. Not much to worry about 
here other than just getting through the door.

Gathering Hall-
There are three paths in the Gathering Hall: right, left or above. For now, 
look for a door on the left corner of the room. On your way to this door 
you'll run into blastcaps, but you can easily get through these guys by 
destroying them as quickly as possible. But I always jump from this concrete
debris space thats near the edge of the acid water and jump over them from 
their left.

Watery Hall Access-missile expansion
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First this room is gonna snake left, than right, right again, and then left. 
After the first right turn you'll be presented with some stairs and across 
from you will be some shriekbats. At the foot of the stairs is a crumpled wall
that must be missiled for another missile expansion along with the start of 
the other stair case. I like to just quickly rush toward that crumpled wall 
and ignore the shriekbats, grab the missile and move to the other end of the 
second stair case. After your on the other side of the access you're going to 
have to be on alert. After the left turn you make in this side of the access, 
you'll be encountered by some shriekbats. On the door you're going to is a 
blast shield that must be missiled, so what I like to do is rush toward that 
door from the end of the second stair case and when I have the door and the 
bats in my sight, just missile the door. I almost always take out two birds 
with one stone; the missile destroys the blast shield, but the blast 
radius from the missile also destroys either most or all of the shriekbats. 
Its beautiful. Get through the newly available door either way.

Watery Hall-charge beam
-----------------------
Here we're going to have to be very careful because theres very little walking
space, but tons of acidic water. On your right will be set of makeshift 
debris-platforms that you can use to get access to more formal platforms. Go 
up these make shift debris-platforms and once your on the second makeshift 
debris-platform you're going to look down and a little toward your left for a
walkway creeping slightly above the water with lots of blastcaps sitting on 
it. There are actually two structures like this and both have blastcaps that 
you're going to need to destroy eventually so just destroy them both from 
here. But one of these, the one thats larger and housing more blastcaps is 
special since the blastcaps are right on top of a scan panel that must be 
scanned. When you get rid of the blastcaps, scan the scan panel that the 
blastcaps were covering. Than turn completely around and look for a wall with
a scan panel. From the perspective you should be looking at it, the scan panel
will be to the right of the door you used to get into this room and will have 
a few decayed tree vines or roots forming an archway over it or crowning it in
someway. After you've scanned it, start making your way onto the formal 
platforms. I call them formal because these platforms actually look like 
platforms and not like the makeshift steps/platforms formed from the 
debris in this room. You'll follow these platforms rightward to a wall with 
runes on it, on your way to this wall will be a reaper vine on your immediate 
right. Nail him to get him out of your way than proceed onto the platform that
is separated from the platform-walkway where you encountered that reaper vine 
on your right. From here you will look down and toward your right to the lower
level for a scan panel, scan it and then nail the reaper vine in front of you.
When he's out of the way, jump onto the platform he blocked then onto the 
platform that is right next to it. From here, you'll look toward your right 
for another scan panel to scan. Scan it and a panel will be revealed in the 
wall or cage that is obstructing the next area. Scan that last scan panel and 
the wall will come down revealing the charge beam upgrade. Jump over into the 
pathway to get to the charge beam and go grab it. When you do, a movie will 
start showing eyons in the walls of that pathway activate. What I advise you 
to do it to just turn into your morphball and roll quickly through the 
middle, oblivious of the intercepting lasers and down into a small ledge that 
you're going to have to hug the wall in order to stay free of the water. 
Yeah, you might get hit or burned by acid, but at least you don't have to 
bother yourself too much with destroying or stunning all the eyons just to get
through. Or you can put your charge beam to use and fire charged power beam 
blasts to destroy the eyons, or a few and stun the rest with regular shots to 
get through. Anyways, you're going to use the makeshift floor that just barely 
creeps out of the acid to get to the door you came from. On the way back to 
the door, you'll find a reaper vine covering a platform, nail him and the 
crate he's covering to get some ammo or health and to move on.

Watery Hall Access-
Make your way back to the door to the Gathering Hall. On your way there, you 
should be intercepted by shriekbats again where the stairs are at. But this 
time they'll be positioned to get you from the Gathering Hall side of the 
access. So look out for that.

Gathering Hall-
Right here, you're going to head to the door of the Gathering Hall Access 
without going inside of the Access itself. Instead of going into the Gathering
Hall Access, you're going to get on top of ledge that is above the door to the
Gathering Hall Access. But before you do all that, take out the blastcaps on 
the ledge, than look toward your right for some shriekbats dangling below 
another ledge but right above some more blastcaps that also must be destroyed.
Than use the ledge above the Gathering Hall Access door to get to the ledge 
where the destroyed shriekbats and blastcaps were. When you're there, look 
right again for another ledge and use it to get to yet another ledge. When you
get on that second ledge from where the blastcaps and shriekbats were, get 
onto the nearby ledge that is literally staring you in the face and from here 
you're going to take out some blastcaps and shriekbats that would really 
obstruct you. Than get onto that ledge where the blastcaps were and then to 
the ledge where the shriekbats were sitted above. A morphball tunnel will be 
behind the ledge, use it to get to another ledge from which you will be across
from several shriekbats. Jump to the porch they're situated on to get to the 
door and ignore the bats as they kill themselves and bite your dust, or kill 
them all and then get to the door.

East Atrium-
This room will be exactly as the Arboretum Access room. Except everytime you 
pass through here, your going to morphball to the other door. There will be 
shriekbats awaiting you at the left/second turn you make to get to the next 
door. So in order to not waste your time with the shriekbats, you're going to
 roll under them. But confront them if you feel you need ammo or health.

Energy Core Access-
Ahead you'll see like a mount of rubble or debris that it seems you're going 
to have to jump on to get through the access. However, the area above the 
mount has 3 eyons that could pose a problem. So what you do is just go 
through and shoot the eyes to stun them, but not to kill them and then go 
through the door at the end.

Energy Core-
The Energy Core has quite a lot of stuff for you to do in it. First 
though, you're going to look left for a passage way. Follow that passage way 
and you'll find yourself staring across the hallway to some stationed 
shriekbats. Proceed through as normal, and take them out with regular beam 
shots. Than follow the path by going right, at the end of this new path will 
be a morpball tunnel; situated a few feet away from that morphball tunnel will
be an open space where you'll see a Stone Toad. These guys are utterly 
harmless, except until you get in your morphball and are within their 
breathing distance. So don't do that yet, instead just get into the morphball 
tunnel with your morphball and don't worry about these guys charging up at you 
to swallow you.

Burn Dome Access-
The access is really just a series of tunnels for the morphball to use, so 
just go through it as normal.

Burn Dome-morpball bomb, missile expansion
 ------------------------------------------
When you step into the room, a cutscene will run signaling the start of a boss
fight. What your fighting is the Incinerator Drone, the flamethrower machine 
rotating in the middle of the room and raising hell with its fire. If you are 
doing a scan-run then you should scan him at the beginning of the fight since 
its the easiest time to get a scan and also because appears only once in the 
game. Just lock on to the machine and circle around it to avoid turning into 
charcoal from the flamethrowers. The machine will act in several ways. First 
it'll stop completely with flamethrowers still on and shift its rotation and 
rotate its flamethrowers in another direction. It'll also reveal its weak spot
while its rotating, a cap at the top of the machine will pop open and a 
cylinder with a red eye will reveal itself. Shoot that red eye. When the eye 
has taken enough damage, it'll retreat back within the machine and aim its 
flamethrower upwards to a Wasp Hive and flame it. Then war wasps that fire 
their stingers at you from a distance will appear. These guys are a pain in 
the neck and are a departure from other wasps as the other ones do close 
physical contact in order to damage and kill you. If you are doing a scan-run 
of the game, then scan them as soon as they pop-out because its the easiest 
time to scan them and they appear only once, they are a different species of 
wasps after all. After the wasps appear you'll have to consistently contend 
with the flamethrowers and the wasps at the same time as more and more wasps 
will come out despite how many you kill, really complicating the match. 
However, the drone will still reveal its red eye and you will have to nail 
that eye two more times to win the match. Each time you take out the eye, the 
drone will shift its flamethrowers upwards and use it upon the hive. 
Basically, what you want to do is just continue to orbit around the 
Incinerator Drone and dodge his moving flamethrowers. I like to orbit around 
the Incinerator Drone in the same direction as its rotation. The flamethrowers
are a greater danger than the wasps, trust me. When the Drone stops to change 
directions or fire upon the Hive, turn your attention for that brief moment to
the wasps and take them out. But as soon as the Drone gets back to business, 
focus on him again.  After taking out the eye, the hive will be destroyed 
along with the drone revealing the morphball bomb. Grab it and then look for a
 morphball tunnel. The tunnel won't be revealed until you bomb a piece of the 
wall in the Burn Dome. The correct piece of the wall is the one where the 
small slit in the floor through which you can see the water flowing. The 
vulnerable wall that can be bombed can be scanned in order to be identified. 
So bomb the wall, go in and get the missile expansion, and get back to the 
Burn Dome Access. It leads to a wall that can be bombed with a morphball bomb.
 Follow the tunnel it gives you after you've morphball bombed it to another 
missile expansion. Grab any ammo or health from the crates if you feel you 
need it and then get out of this place and later the Burn Dome.

Burn Dome Access-
With the morphball you can perform ball jumps by being on top of the morphball
bomb when you set one. So use the morpball bomb to bomb jump into the morpball 
tunnels that are elevated off the ground and get back to the Energy Core.

Energy Core-
When you get out of the access, the stone toad will be on your left this time,
and some shriekbats will immediately try to kamikazi you. Head for the stone 
toad, get in your morphball and let him swallow you. When he swallows you, 
quickly morphball bomb him in his mouth so that he can explode and reveal a 
new area behind him. In this new area you'll find a morphball slot elevated 
off the ground, bomb jump into it and then activate the device by laying 
another bomb. When you do a machine will start that will drain the acidic 
water in the Energy Core and reveal a new area. A timer will also start, that
gives you around 3 minutes to complete this puzzle. In the dilapidated/caged 
wall right next to the morphball slot you activated is a whole big enough for 
a morphball. Go through it with your morphball and you'll flop down into the 
area that used to have acid water in it. Get out of your morphball and hop 
into the new area where a morphball slot is at and activate that morphball 
slot as well. When you activate this one, some platforms will be elevated 
granting you access to yet another area. To use these platforms, get out of 
this morphball slot area and use the makeshift ledgeway on the right on this 
level of the room to get to the top level of the room. A ledge that you'll use
to get onto those newly elevated platforms will be hugging a wall on your 
right. Which right? The right that you would go to if you barely entered this 
room from the Energy Core Access. But beware as you make your way to this 
ledge that hugs a wall on the right, shriekbats will be waiting and will dive 
bomb you if your within even a couple of feet from the ledge. I always just 
shoot them, but try and do it very quickly, which I usually do. After you use 
that ledge to get on the raised platforms, take the platforms to a ledge on 
the left. The ledge will quickly lead up and to the right where another bomb 
slot awaits. Activate it with a morphball bomb as well activating another 
platform that you'll use to get to a door later in the game. After you're done
with that get to the Energy Core Access; we're going to return to the 
Arboretum.

Energy Core Access-
With your morphball bombs you can access a morphball tunnel under the debris 
mound and avoid the eyons. I still like taking the path where I would be 
intercepted by the eyons though since its faster and the eyons are easy to get
through. But if you feel you want to avoid the eyons altogether, than bomb 
the wall in the mound to open up the morphball tunnel and then follow the 
tunnel to the other end where the wall must be bombed with a morphball bomb 
as well. You see, didn't I tell you the eyon way is the fastest? Oh and 
remember, you can activate the doors with your morphball bomb, but you can't 
remove blast shields with your morphball bomb.

East Atrium-
Again, roll through here with your morphball and just slip through the 
shriekbats to the door. Bomb the door, and roll into the room with your 
morphball.

Gathering Hall-
You're still gonna be in your morphball when your inside, I advise you to just
fall straight to the floor, and try to fall as far left as possible while in 
your morphball to avoid the acidic water. Later in the game, you'll learn to 
fall spot on infront of the door of the Gathering Hall Access. Morphball bomb 
the door to the Arboretum Access and go through it with your morphball.

Gathering Hall Access-
Roll through the corridor with your morphball, exit morphball mode as you 
finish the corridor.

Arboretum-
Okay now we're going to make our way up and this one will be a bit 
complicated. First, on your left you'll find the ledgway lined with two reaper
vines. Take them both out as you make your way up the ledge. But somewhere in 
between the first and second reaper vine, look into the water for a piece of 
debris that creeps out of the floor and has these little wiggly weeds that 
quickly sway back and forth. The debris is behind the bridge that connects the
ledge that hugs the wall to the tree. Shoot those weeds and they'll retract 
revealing scan panel that you must scan. You might have to scan the panel 
twice as the game will prompt you that a scan panel appears to be present 
where you've just scanned instead of notifying you that the scan panel is 
actually activated. You also must do this quickly as the reaper vines will 
come back out and knock you into the acid water. After you've scanned it, go 
to the bridge that connects the tree to the ledge your on or were on. On the 
tree, right above the bridge will be a scan panel staring you in the face, you
can't miss it. Scan it and then hop up onto the ledge that hugs the wall on 
your left, we're going to up the room using the wall on your left. As you make
your way around the ledge, you'll spot a wasp hive on the tree, I advise you 
to missile the hive. But if you don't have more than 10 missiles, than you 
might have to just continue on and just fight off whatever wasps come out. 
Luckily the wasps from normal wasp hives aren't like the ones you fought in 
the Burn Dome. The hive will take its time churning out wasps for you after 
you've killed a set of three or four. Back to the ledge, pretty soon the ledge
will come to a walk-able end and you'll have to get into morphball mode and 
enter the tunnel within the wall. Its sort of easy to fall down into the water
since the space is so small so try to stay close to the wall. Bomb the blocks
that obstruct your path along the tunnel wall to get to the end of the 
tunnel. When you finish the tunnel wall, you'll end up on a ledge that you can
finally walk on and another scan panel will be in your face along the wall 
your traveling around, so please exit your morphball and scan the panel. 
You'll have to hop onto another set of steps to continue up, but look out for 
a wasp hive thats hiding along the tree. Its sort of not visible until you get
to the steps, which is already to late many times as the wasps in the hive 
will come out. I like to creep up slowly to the steps taking care to see if I 
can successfully shoot the hive with my power beam from the steps and without 
the hive getting a full view of me. When I confirm that my power beam shots 
can hit the hive, I fire a missile to destroy the hive and then jump up onto 
the ledge to get to the wall tunnel. As you approach the tunnel wall, you'll 
see more of those wiggly weeds that are. These are Venom Weeds and are red and
poisonous, unlike the white ones below. Shoot them so that they can retract 
in the floor, than travel along the wall tunnel. When you reach the ledge at 
the end of the tunnel, jump up onto a nearby platform above. A few platforms 
will be above you either huggin the wall or connected to the tree. Use these 
platforms to get to another makeshift tree bridge. From the makeshift tree 
bridge, you're going to jump to a ledge/porch. The jump doesn't look safe, but
it is and not much effort has to be done to make it successful. When you get 
onto the porch at the top of the room, do a 180 turn and scan the scan panel 
on the tree removing a wall with the scan panel runes on it. A weird, crumpled
looking wall be tucked into the floor of this porch. Morphball bomb that 
wall, or missile it if for some reason that doesn't work, and then roll 
inside. At the end of the tunnel will be a door with a blast shield that must 
be missiled to get through.

Sunchamber Lobby-
Coming into the Lobby, you'll notice lots more of the Venom Weeds, on the 
floor as well as some reaper vines along the walls. You're going to make your 
way through this hallway, shooting all the weeds and the reaper vines along 
the way to clear your path. Remember though, shooting the weeds or the vines 
doesn't necessarily kill them, even if you use charged power beam shots or 
missiles, so do it quickly. Than get through the door.

Sunchamber Access-
You'll find more of the what the Lobby offered in the access. Except much 
shorter and straighter. On the other end of the room will be the door which is
separated from you by the reaper vines and the venom weeds. So clear them as 
you did in the Lobby. Than after you get through them, jump up the steps and 
feel free to take whatever ammo or health you can get from the nearby crates. 
Then go through the door.

Sunchamber-Varia Suit
 ---------------------
When you step into the room a cut scene will start introducing Flagghra, the 
boss of the Chozo Ruins and the source of the acidic water in the Ruins. This 
is the first real boss fight in the game and will have you doing quite a bit. 
First when the game starts the cut scene introducing Flagghra, you press start
and aim up above on your left for a satellite dish-looking object. This 
object is actually a mirror feeding vital sunlight to Flagghra and essentially
keeping it active. When the cut scene closes after you press start the fight 
will start and you'll have 5 or so seconds to aim for and shoot a little 
handle on this mirror. You can shoot this handle from any angle or side as 
long as you hit the handle. Your objective is to flip the mirror up, to do 
that quickly as I want you do it, you'll have to fire a missile, which I 
advise you do, or a charged power beam shot if you don't have a missile. 
Whether you did it on time as I asked you to, or it took you a while to flip
this mirror, a cut scene will start showing Flagghra get paralyzed and fall 
down on the walkway you would be using to fight this match. When the scene 
ends, you should be straight infront of a morphball tunnel with a bomb slot at
the end. Immediately get into that tunnel with your morphball, get to the 
slot at the end and use a morphball bomb on it; this is how you are going to 
really kill him. If you took your sweet time, which is around a full minute, 
than the vines that acted as reaper vines, but without the reaper's 
sickle-shaped tip will have come out of this tunnel and knocked you backwards.
Than Flagghra would get back up and you'd have to flip the mirror again. But 
if you did it right, a cut scene will start showing Flagghra shrink and scower
into its flower, than two new mirrors would flip on giving him more sunlight 
and bringing him back for round two. When round two starts you'll have to flip
two mirrors, and the morphball tunnel you used earlier will be gone and 
you'll be able to use only 3 now. If you are doing a scan-run, there are two 
things to scan in this room that can only be scanned once: Flagghra itself and
the tentacle that is protruding from the tunnel one would get inside of to 
bomb the slot at the end. Once the cutscene showing him shrink and wither into
his base-plant, two mirrors will flip on now and Flagghra will be back in 
business. I advise keeping your lock on him so that you can monitor his 
actions, and do the dash jumping to get to the next mirror faster. You should 
be firing tons of power beam shots at him while you're  dash-jumping around 
him to the next mirror. The part that sucks is that he is very resistant to 
damage from the power beam, infact you shooting him while you move to flip the
next mirror will only serve in stunning him momentarily. You can accelerate 
him getting stunned momentarily by firing a missile on him. While you're 
moving, Flagghra will do several attacks complicating the match. First, he'll 
use his sickle-shaped arms to swipe at you; you can avoid this attack by 
backing up against the wall behind you as much as possible. Flagghra will 
also stick his head out at you and fire these energy spores like gun fire at 
you. Sometimes he'll even charge up the energy spores into a bigger blast, but
the energy spore attack is also easily avoidable by dash-jumping or clever 
lock-on orbiting. Another attack of his is to throw his entire body onto your 
walkway, including yourself sometimes to make this huge rush of poisonous 
weeds and plants rush out of the ground he fell upon. This one sucks because 
if he does a direct fall on you, than many times you are gonna find yourself 
trapped in the middle of this poisonous bush watching your health get sapped. 
This also could obstruct your path to the next mirror. But you can keep this 
from happening by lighting him up with power beam and missile shots to stun 
him or by dash-jumping out of the way. Another thing Flagghra likes to do is 
to flip back on the mirror you flipped off. In order to bring him down in the 
second, third, and fourth round, you'll need to flip off all of the mirrors 
flipped on. If one mirror is still on when more than one needs to be flipped 
off, Flagghra will still be 100% active. However, everytime you flip a mirror 
Flagghra gets angry and frustrated and does a little jiggle for a few seconds 
giving you a possible opportunity to flip the next mirror. Their are 4 rounds 
in this match, with the number of mirrors you have to flip matching the round 
number you're in. Also, on each successive round, you'll have one less 
morphball tunnel and bomb slot to use to eventually kill Flagghra. Luckily 
there are 4 tunnels/slots and by the time your in round 4, you'll only have 1 
more slot to go and the fight will be over. When the fight is over, the game 
will show you the infamous Metroid symbol in Orange with green indentations. 
This is the Varia Suit and you'll be staring at it once the game cut scene 
finishes. When it does jump up the steps to touch and to receive your 
Varia Suit. A really cool cut scene will start showing Samus receive her 
Varia Suit. When the game prompt on the Varia Suit is over, turn toward the 
door in the ledge above where you found your Varia Suit. To get to that ledge,
you'll have to jump onto it from where you're at right now. It might be a 
little hard at first, even I have had a hard time sometimes getting up there, 
but this is how you're going to proceed in the game. Once your infront of the 
door on that ledge, go through.

Sun Tower Access-
The water in the Chozo Ruins is now completely clean, you'll notice from 
looking at it and from scanning it with your visor. Go ahead and jump into it
to get to the other side of the Access, there is no other way. After you get 
to the other side, you are going to walk out of the water with your power beam
charged and you'll take a right and go through a walkway. You'll then use 
your charged power beam blasts on the crates you'll find to reveal some health
and ammo if the game wants to give you any. Follow the hallway to the next 
door where eventually you'll find a floating electrical orb called a Bombu. If
you get close to it, than it'll electrically disrupt your visor and all 
you'll see is a bunch of static. If you charge your power beam when you're 
anywhere near it, then it'll get attracted to your charging beam and smack you
in the face. Sometimes the bombus also likes to casually drop little 
electrical bombs that explode and do some nice damage. So look out for that. 
But since the passage way after the crates is so morphball friendly, just use 
your morphball to get to the door and to avoid the bombu hazards. Get through 
the door at the end of the Access while in morphball mode.

Sun Tower-
You'll be on a ledge once inside, you're going to fall straight down with your
morphball. Once you hit the floor, head for the door tucked away in a sort of 
hallway, which you will bomb to get through. Do this quickly though as their 
are wasp hives at the bottom of the Tower.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North-
Here you're going to scan a scan panel on your right and then step into the 
hologram to activate the next transport.

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Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Chozo Ruins North-
Step out of the room and through the door to get the next area.

Burning Trail-
When you're out here, you're going to fall to the bottom just like you did in 
the Sun Tower, while in your morphball. On your way down, you'll notice some 
platforms rising and falling in pattern. Ignore them for now and follow the 
path into the hot smokey area ahead. Along the way you'll be greeted by some 
shriekbats so I advise going into the Burning Trail area with your morphball 
and slipping under the shriekbats. You're gonna take a left after the place 
where the shriekbats were perched and look out for a door with a blast shield 
on your left. Missile that blast shield, than go through that door.

Save Station Magmoor A*- { F.2 }
Ah relief, you first save station. Step into the quasi-capsule looking device 
to save your game. After that you can take a rest since the next save won't 
come for a while. After you save, I advise you to go back to the main menu by 
quitting this file. Try comparing your time to 19 or 23 minutes, my usual 
time. After that when your ready to start over again, start the file up and 
roll out of this room with your morphball.

Burning Trail-
Exiting the save station, you're going to take a left and then a right. Beyond
the hallway are shriekbats perched straight above a piece of walkway where a 
snail like bug, called a Grizby, is crawling around aimlessly. Beyond that is 
the next door. When you approach to get on the floor that the Grizby is on, 
the shriekbats will initiate their strike. What I like to do is roll with my 
morphball from the save station to the that floor where the bug is crawling 
around and then exit my morphball mode as I'm about to roll off the ledge to 
get to that floor. You're going to continue moving forward as you exit 
morphball mode but you'll land on the floor that the Grizby is on and not in 
the lava that surrounds the piece of floor. Its a sort of trick that lets me 
maintain my speed, go under the shriekbats that'll be waiting for you in this 
room, and land successfully on the Grizby's floor. It doesn't come without its
hazards though, the Grizby likes to crawl all over that piece of floor and 
many times he gets in my way and knocks me into the lava. And sometimes I 
don't even time the morphball exit correctly and end up in the lava anyways. 
However, if you do it right than you can proceed to the door with taking care 
not to get knocked back by the grizby. Or you can waste time by decimating the
shriekbats individually and then jump onto the walkway where the Grizby is at
and then get to the door.

Lake Tunnel-
You'll find another room here that presents another complication. Infront of 
you will be a huge pool of lava separating you from the door on the other side
of the room. In the pool of lava are two pieces of floor that you can hop on 
to get to the other side of the pool. However, the two pieces of floor hugging
the left and right walls of this room and you'll do some jumping to get to 
them. On the floor pieces are flamethrowers sticking out of the walls that go 
on and off, when the flamethrowers are on, the fire they spit shortens the 
space of the flooring you have to stand. To add to that, each floor piece also
has another one grizby that can knock you back into the lava. What I like to 
do is just jump as far as I can into the lava and quickly run and jump out of 
the lava to get to the otherside in order to save time. But if you wanna play 
it safe, than you can either missile the grizbys and navigate around the 
flamethrowers through the floor pieces or not missile the grizbys and 
complicate your path trying to get across the lava pool safely. On the 
otherside of the lava pool that you're trying to get to is a little bug called
a Burrower that will jump straight out of the ground and spit out an acid at 
you in the face and then go back underground. Quickly lock on to him as he 
jumps up and shoot him with one shot to kill him, if you touch him while he's 
burrowing underground, you'll also take damage.

Lava Lake-
Now we're going to be in a sort of cave where the floor is completely covered 
in lava. The lava isn't very deep, probably either waste or chin deep. But 
when you're about to approach the lava a movie will start introducing you to 
the Magmoor Caverns. When the movie ends, a large lava snake will pop out of 
the lava and shoot a nasty flamebreath at you. This snake is called a Magmoor 
and that flamebreath attack is pretty much their only attack. In the middle of
the room is a large central pillar. Behind the Magmoor on the right are some 
platforms creeping out of the lava, sticking out of the wall, and floating 
in mid-air. Floating above and around some of these platforms are little round
spunges expelling green gases. These are Puffers, and when you touch them, 
they'll explode and release nasty toxic gas that saps away your health 
quickly, the actual explosion can also knock you into the lava. Behind the 
magmoor you see on your left are a few crates tucked away into a wall. What 
you have to do is make your way to those crates. You can do it my way by 
zipping through the magmoor on his left, and jumping into the lava for a 
little bit and then jumping out onto the floor piece where you'll find the 
crates. Or you can go around the magmoor's right using the platforms to go 
around the room, through the puffers and a second magmoor to get to the 
crates. I've already explained my way, but if you do it the second way, than 
you're going to have to quickly shoot the puffers hovering above one of the 
platforms with quick power beam shots and than rush toward that platform they 
were on. Everytime you destroy a puffer they leave a bunch of gas for you to 
have to contend with so you should take this time to kill the magmoor with 
charged power beam shots. The charged power beam shots will knock him back and
make killing him quicker. When the gas the puffers left over is gone, get to 
that platform they covered and then to another that sticks out of the wall. 
From this pillar you're going to have to go another where puffers will be 
covering and where another magmoor awaits. Quickly kill the puffers and then 
either risk the damage from their gas or take out the other magmoor for the 
gas to subside. After that, get to the floor where the crates are, and destroy
the crates. Behind the crates will be a wall that can be destroyed with 
morphball bombs. So use that, than get inside of the newly revealed morphball 
tunnel with your morphball. At the end of the tunnel is another wall that must
be bombed. After the wall comes down you'll be in part 2 of the Lava Lake 
room. Here you'll see a bunch of puffers floating everywhere throughout the 
room. A pillar will be on your left and a platform sticking out of the lava on
your right, behind both of those is a ledge that has a pathway leading to the
next door. What I like to do is just get to that ledge using the platform 
without shooting the puffers and by just carefully, but quickly, maneuvering 
through them. Or you can shoot them all and wait for their gas to subside and 
than get to that ledge and to the next door.

Pit Tunnel-
Infront of you will be a caged fence with a pillar sticking out high in the 
middle. The pillar has flamethrowers on it, but only above the caged fence. 
There is a hole for a morphball to enter at the beggining of the caged floor
as well. This hole leads you into another small floor below the caged one 
where little creatures called Triclops dwell. These guys don't try to kill 
you, but they do try to keep you from getting through by sucking you in if 
your close enough. What you have to do is get through them to the otherside 
where another morphball hole is to get to the next door. You can do two 
things, you can kill them all one by one by laying morphball bombs really 
close to them; the triclops will suck in the bombs and then blow up. Or you 
can maneuver around them as best as possible, laying bombs if they start doing
their suction attack and moving away from the triclops' immediate direction. 
This will cause the triclops to catch the bomb instead of you, than you can 
proceed ahead out of here. There are three triclops on this lower floor, once 
you get out of the lower floor, than you can exit morphball mode as I 
recommend and head through the door.

Triclops Pit-
Keep heading straight until you reach spot in this room where you can catch a 
view of a series of puffers floating above some platforms on your left. Also 
on the left will be a pillar that holds a platform you can and will use to get
 to a door at the end of this puffer trail. Straight ahead and to your right 
you will some other very large pillars and a lower caged floor at the bottom. 
Some puffers will be floating in and around the pillars and on your immediate 
right will be some crates obstructing some steps that lead down to the floor 
below. What you need to do is go left for the puffer-laden platform trail 
and get to that door. Before you start to head that way though, shoot all the 
puffers as I choose to do many times, but not all the times, so that as your 
going through to the door, some of the gas at the end will already have been 
expelled when you reach the spots where the puffers were at. Then start 
hopping to and from each platform to the door at the end. Alot of times, on my
 way back especially, I just maneuver through the puffers without shooting any
 of them. Its a bit risky since they can seriously knock you to the floor 
below, but I still like to do it alot.

Monitor Tunnel-
On your immediate left should be some crates that might hold some health or 
ammo, if they're not there than look out for some platforms that pump up and 
down like pistons. Above and around the pumping platforms are a series of 
puffers; below the platforms is a pool of lava. I always choose to go through 
the lava in order to save time by just jumping in as far as I possibly can to 
the other side than heading for the door. But if you wanna play it safe, than 
just shoot all the puffers and then use the platforms to get to the otherside.
Either way, walk through the door out of this room with your charge beam 
charged.

Monitor Station-
When you get through the door, stop immediately and look up and ahead for a 
gun turret on a large building in the middle of the room. The building is the 
Monitor Station which I guess was used for mining and ore production. Try to 
get a lock on the turret and then fire you charged power beam blast, followed 
by a missile. Next to that turret on the left is another turret which I like 
to take out with two missiles. Behind that turret is another turret which I 
also like to take out with two missiles. On your left in the lava is a 
platform that you'll use to get to a shoreline where there are a bunch of 
crates. On that platform that sticks out of the lava is a floating puffer 
which I always ignore and maneuver around. After you've gotten to the 
shoreline where the crates are at, head under the station where you'll find 
lots of crates by using the bridge. Head left for a platform with a puffer 
floating above it, but before you get to the platform. Try looking up at a 
walkway connected to the station. You should find the fourth and last gun 
turret. Take it out with any means at your disposal, than proceed to the 
platform with the puffer. From that platform you're going to head to a ledge 
sticking out of the wall. Follow the ledge along the wall to a bridge that is 
also fixed in the wall and follow it to another ledge where along the way 
you'll find some puffers. At the end of this ledge, you'll find a dead-end, 
but you'll also find the walkway that was connected to the station. Jump from 
the ledge to this walkway, and the use the walk to get into the station. When 
you enter the station, you'll find computers on your right and another walkway
on your left with a puffer covering it. Use your morphball to get through the
walkway and to have a much easier time avoiding the puffer. Get through the 
door with your morphball by bombing the door and stay inside your morphball as
you walk through the door.

Transport Tunnel A-energy tank
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Infront of you will be a morphball tunnel that you'll have to enter. When you 
enter it, you'll be panned out to a 2-D view with you on the right side of the
screen. This is where we're going to put our bomb jumps to use. Very near you 
is a tunnel that goes up. If you sit below this tunnel that goes up, you'll 
also be sitting on a block that is destroyable visa-vi your morphball bomb. 
What you're going to do is double-bomb jump up the tunnel onto another floor 
above. Timing the placements of the bomb is critical since the block that 
you'll be sitting on will only take two bombs until it destroys. If the block
is destroyed and your sitting onit than you'll fall into the lava directly 
below it. In order to be successful at double-bomb jumps, you got to figure 
out the timing. Lay the first morphball bomb, and as the first one is about to
go out, lay a second morphball bomb. The first bomb will pop you into the 
air, and at the peak of your "jump", you'll lay the third bomb. The second 
bomb you placed will pop you back into the air where you'll make contact with 
the third. The third will be the one that gets you up onto the ledge in the 
upward tunnel. Knowing the timing is everything and so don't be surprised if 
you don't get it right the first time. But lets assume you did get it right 
and you double-bomb jumped your way up the tunnel onto that ledge. Well you 
would move leftward on this new section of the tunnel where at the end you'll 
be on top of another block that can also be destroyed with two morphball 
bombs. You'll double-bomb jump yourself up onto the next ledge as you did the 
first. You'll have to do this three times total in order to be able to get an 
energy tank that will increase your health. You'll come back to this room 
several times throughout this guide, but I advise trying to get it done right 
now. Whatever your move, move onto the left-end of the tunnel where a door 
awaits to a transport.

Transport to Phendrana Drifts North-
When you head in here, scan the scan panel on your right and then get in the 
hologram to go to the Phendrana Drifts.

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Phendrana Drifts
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Transport to Magmoor Caverns West-
Shoot the door infront of you and walk through with your power beam charged.

Shoreline Entrance-
Ahead you'll see a wall of ice, you can missile this wall or you can nail it 
with your charged power beam. You'll have to do this twice more to get to the 
door at the end of this snake-turning corridor.

Phendrana Shorelines-
Stepping through you'll see a valley of rock formations and ice. When you 
step further into the Phendrana Shorelines you'll be introduced formally to 
the Phendrana Drifts. Up ahead in the middle of the shorelines lies a shallow 
creek with a few floating platforms. The creek that cuts through the middle of
this area leads to a series of platforms on your right that you will use 
later in the game. On the left, the creek leads to a caged alcove in the wall.
You're going to go this caged alcove and missile it. The cage will come down 
and you're going to look inside and find an ice-cone crowned bug, called a 
Crystallite, scurrying on the ceiling; behind it is a scan that you must scan. 
When the scan is finished, a lock on a door above the alcove will be 
disabled; now we're going to go to that door. First get on the shore thats on 
the otherside of the creek. Than head right for a series of steps that cling 
along a wall. On your way there you'll notice a cave hiding inside of the 
wall. This cave leads to a save station which you will never use in this guide
unless your a noob and want to break my time goal. Whatever you choose, 
follow the steps protruding from the wall and use them and the platforms to 
get to the door you unlocked. Along the way you'll find several more 
crystallites that you can only get rid of with your missiles. When you're 
going through the door, be ready to break another ice wall with a charged 
power beam shot.

Ice Ruins Access-
Breaking the ice wall you'll find a bombu thats rotating within the corridor 
you want to use like a corkscrew, this version of the bombu is called a 
Scatter Bombu. You can't destroy it with your weapons yet, so what you do is 
get in your morphball and roll through the rotating beam tentacles of the 
scatter bombu. You'll have to roll through another scatter bombu before you 
get to the next door.

Ice Ruins East-
The ruins are very much like the Chozo Ruins but just covered in ice. Head 
forward over the mini-hill and then turn left. You'll quickly find some 
slick-ice mounds resting in the snow. If you approach them closer, you'll 
than find them come alive and the two slick-ice mounds will turn into ice 
predators called Baby Sheegoths. These guys are like a cross between the 
aliens from the movies series Aliens and the new breed of graboids from the 
movie Tremors 2. These monsters will always try to stay face to face with you.
They are only vulnerable to damage from their ice-laden back which first must
be destroyed, than you got to pump a few more rounds of beam shots into their 
fleshy backs. Their heads and skulls are invulnerable to weapons fire as the 
shots will bounce right off their heads. Their attacks include charging at you
and taking a nice crunch at you. As well as simple ice breath which they use 
the same way a magmoor spits out fire at you. And they all fire ice-ball shots
at you which also do some appreciable damage. But I advise you not to fight 
them and instead head straight up the set of steps on the right you'll take as
you enter this room. You'll follow a makeshift path along the wall on your 
right that is made of debris from the ruins. The path will snake directly 
along the wall and you'll follow it until it ends in front of a rooftop where 
two crystallites are harmlessly circling around. Missile them to get rid of 
them or just get on that rooftop to get access to another rooftop with a large
chunk of its roof ripped right open. For reference's sake, the rooftop you are 
going to get on from the rooftop where the crystallites were will be to the 
right of the entrance you made to get into this area. From the rooftop with 
the partially ripped roof, you're going to get through a hole with two other 
crystallites crawling around the walls of this hole. Missile one or both of 
the crystallites to get through, and after you do that, get to the door that 
you'll find on your right after the hole.
 
Plaza Walkway-
Finding yourself in a cave-like hallway, you'll notice more burrowers in this 
room. These burrowers are Ice Burrowers; but still have the same sort of 
attack as normal burrowers. Scan these guys right NOW if your doing a scan-run
cause it'll be the only time you'll ever be able to scan them again. Make 
your way through these burrowers to the next door.

Phendrana Shorelines-
Stepping out you'll find yourself in the Phendrana Shorelines again, but high 
above in a ledge. Follow the ledgeway on your left to a door and enter it.

Ruins Entryway-
Pulse bombus will be floating above the ground and dropping more of their 
electrical bombs as you make your way to get to the next door. Do as best you 
can to get through them to the door.

Ice Ruins West-
You'll be on a porch with a pillar on your left and right. On your left up 
ahead will be a pathway that you'll have to take to get to the next area. This
pathway is covered by two baby sheegoths that are conveniently embeded near 
the wall. There are actually three paths, but only one of them goes left, 
while the other two go right, so don't worry about being confused about 
which one. I want you to turn into your morphball and roll through the left 
path; the left path will will make a quick right turn after the second 
sheegoth, the path itself leads to a door with a blast shield. Missile off the
blast shield and don't worry about the sheegoths following you all the way to
the door as they won't.

Canyon Entryway-
Ahead will be another corridor like the one in the Ice Ruins Access. It'll be 
complemented with scatter bombus that you must roll through with your 
morphball. When you get to the door, go through it.

Phendrana Canyon-boost ball
---------------------------
The Canyon is no less than what its called: a canyon. You'll start on a porch 
like entrance to this area, just barely catching a glimpse of a half-pipe 
hiding behind the protruding rockface on your left. Ahead and on a floor below
will be a broken bridge that you can freely use to walk on and a set of large
crates behind it. Behind these crates is a Chozo Lore scan that many people 
never notice. If your doing a scan-run, get it now since this will be the only
time you'll be in this room according to my guides. On your right from the 
entrance of the canyon will be a ledgeway with crystallies crawling around it.
Below the bridge is a floor with a sleeping sheegoth. Behind the sheegoth are
a set of steps that lead to a scan panel with a crystallie crawling around 
it. Stand at the end tip of that entrance and from there try to get a lock and
fire a missile at the crystallite. Than activate your scan visor and get a 
lock on the scan panel either from the entrance of this room or from the 
bridge below the entrance. When your scan visor gets a lock on that scan 
panel where the crystallie is, jump forward into the floor where the sheegoth 
is at to start the scan. By the time you land, the scan will finish and a cut 
scene will start showing snow covered platforms rise from the half-pipe. When 
the cutscene ends, you'll find yourself face to face with a sheegoth, but more
than likely he'll just be staring you down and won't attack, either way 
quickly get up the steps to the spot where the scan panel is. When you're 
there, look toward your left for a ledge that is connected to the half-pipe, a 
crystallite is crawling around here. If you want to save yourself a headache 
and you have a spare missile, than use it on the crystallite. Now observe the 
floating snow-covered platforms, they lead to an alcove high above the 
half-pipe. Use the platforms to get to the alcove by jumping from platform to 
platform quickly in order to get to the alcove; you must do this quickly as 
each platform will start to fall as soon as you step on it. If you take your 
sweet time and fall with the platform, than you'll have to scan the scan panel
again and start the process of jumping from platform to platform to get to 
the alcove again. But if you did it right, than you'll find the boost ball 
upgrade in the alcove. Grab it, after the cut scene, exit your morphball and 
get to the edge of the alcove and observe the half-pipe below. You are going 
to have to use the boost functionality of the boost ball to get up the 
half-pipe. You'll do this by boosting up one side of the half-pipe, charging 
the boost ball again, and then as you fall from the boost, let go of the 
charge to get another boost up the other side. Its physics and you should let 
go of the second boost at a junction in between the horizontal and vertical 
planes of the half-pipe meet. You're going to use this boosting to get up on 
that ledge that is connected to the half-pipe where the crystallite you killed
was. If you didn't kill him, than he might have knocked you back down into 
the half-pipe and you would of gotten the headache. Follow the ledgeway 
protruding from the wall on your right to get to the entrance of the 
Phendrana Canyon, the entrance to the Canyon is also the only way out of it. 

Canyon Entryway-
Now that you have the boost ball, put it to good use by boosting through this 
corridor and the tentacles of the scatter bombu. Get through the door with you
still inside of your morphball.

Ice Ruins West-
Boost up the hill where the sheegoths are at and then make a left turn and 
boost to the door to the Ruins Entryway in order to escape the sheegoths. The 
sheegoths have to wake up and realize your there before they attack, so don't 
worry about getting nailed by them when you pass through them, so long as you 
don't stop to say hi. Get through the door to the Ruins Entryway and be 
prepared to get back inside of your morphball.

Ruins Entryway-
Continue putting your boost ball to good use by boosting straight through the 
room and to the door. Get through the door with or without your morphball 
activated.

Phendrana Shorelines-
When you approach the tip of the ledge infront of you a cutscene will start 
showing Ridley glide carelessly right above your head and the Phendrana 
Shorelines. When its done you're going to have to jump down and get to the 
door of the Shoreline Entrance. Heres a trick to soften the recoil of a big 
fall. Turn into your morphball and roll down off the ledge, exit morphball 
mode at the moment you touch air and are no longer in contact with solid 
ground. You'll exit morphball mode and land on the ground below as if you 
jumped down 3 feet. If you just jumped down, than you would get stuck in the 
snow for a few seconds. When you land, head for the otherside of the creek to 
get to the door of the Shoreline Entrance. Proceed through the door with your 
morphball.

Shoreline Entrance-
When you enter this corridor again, boost straight through in short-charged 
bursts with your boost ball. From now on, whenever you go through this room, 
you'll do this maneuver to get through.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns West-
When you come in here, get in the hologram to go to the Magmoor Caverns.

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phendrana Drifts North-
Shoot the door infront of you, than roll through it with your morphball.

Transport Tunnel A-
Roll through the tunnel to the next door; when you go through the next door. 
Exit morphball mode.

Monitor Station-
The Monitor Station has all the turrets you destroyed earlier restored in 
their original place. The turrets will shoot you as soon as they spot you. 
What I want you do is to jump off the bridge into the lava on your left and 
rush toward the door to the Monitor Tunnel. You'll land in the lava and you'll
have to quickly get back on the shore out of the lava. The turrets will spot 
you and try to shoot you, but do what I do: lock onto the turret on the left 
that you see from the door to the Transport Tunnel and than dash jump left 
into the lava. Than rush toward the shore and from the shore to the door to 
the Monitor Tunnel. If you don't think you can risk your health, than from 
the bridge that connects the monitor station to the door to the Transport 
Tunnel A, shoot the gun turret on the left and the one you spot on your right 
that is hanging from a poll that holds the station erect. When you take out 
the two gun turrets, jump from the bridge down to the floor under the station.
The jump is safe and you won't fall in the lava; you will, though, be quickly
confronted with at least one of the gun turrets, more than likely the one on 
your left as that will be the most probable side you take. However, you can 
quickly hide behind a central pillar under the station to cover yourself from 
gun turret fire. Its all a matter of popping out at the right time and taking 
out the turrets. When you take them both out, than you can head for the 
Monitor Tunnel.

Monitor Tunnel-
When you get in the Monitor Tunnel, do whatever you did to get through this 
room the first time you came through here to get to the door. Then go through 
the door to the Triclops Pit.

Triclops Pit-
Entering the Pit, you'll find yourself at the end of the Puffer Trail we had 
to contend with earlier. But coming down this part of the trail to get to the 
Pit Tunnel is alot easier than having to go up the Trail. So what I want you 
to do is jump from platform to platform and maneuver through each of the 
puffers without taking them out. Or you can play it safe and take out each 
puffer before you go down and then go down. Either which way, head for the 
door to the Pit Tunnel.

Pit Tunnel-
Go through this room as you did the first time you came here by going into the
underground floor with your morphball and using the same tactics of dealing 
with the Triclops as I instructed you before.

Lava Lake-
You're going to be coming back from the Pit Tunnel, and like the Triclops Pit,
coming down through the puffers is alot easier than coming up through them. 
Just literally jump in between them, I have many times jumped from the ledge 
to the other shore. When you get to the otherside of the Lava Lake through the
morphball tunnel, I want you to take the lava path on your right to get to 
the door. You guys have got to start getting used to using the lava as a 
shortcut, honestly. Do you really want to waste your time going around the 
Lava Lake through the circus of platforms and puffers?

Lake Tunnel-
Nail the burrower that comes out to greet you and again, take the lava path 
and don't waste your time going from platform to platform. You'll save 
yourself some serious time and with just a little sacrifice.

Burning Trail-
Make your way beyond the snail's floor to the part where you'll be greeted by 
shriekbats. When you get past the grizby, get in your morphball and boost ball
to the door to the Transport out of Magmoor. The thing that sucks though is 
that you'll have to use these platforms that go up and down in order to go up 
the shaft and get to the door to the Transport. You'll have to jump from 
platform to platform and I really could not explain this thing any further 
since its already too simplified. When you get to the top, jump from the 
platform to the ledge that'll take you to the door and go through the door.

Transport to Chozo Ruins North-
Step into the hologram to get yourself to the Chozo Ruins.

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North-
When you come back from the Magmoor Caverns, and infact everytime you come 
back from the Caverns, you'll be facing the door to the Vault Access. In this 
instance, shoot the door to the Vault Access, then go through it.

Vault Access-
Stepping through, look for a door on an open space on your right. The open 
space is very small and cramped but still big enough for you to walk in. In 
this open space is a piston pumping up and down. Get in your morphball and 
get on the piston, than ride the piston up to a morphball tunnel at the top. 
Boost through the tunnel to get to the other end. At the end of the tunnel 
will be some steps that lead to another, go up the steps and through the 
tunnel, than go through the door leading left.

Vault-missile expansion
-----------------------
Ahead you'll see large cage. Go around the cage to the side directly opposite 
the door you coming from and look out for three circular holes on this larger 
cage with cages covering them as well. These holes lead diagonally up and 
toward the right. The two lower holes have the cages on them that must be 
destroyed with a morphball bomb. Bomb the lowest hole with the cage to open 
the hole and then get inside it. When you're inside you won't be able to get 
out until you've layed another bomb which will disable the lock, which is the 
holes function. Do that for the other two/upper cages; but in order to get 
inside the rest of the holes, your going to have to bomb jump to them, and 
double bomb jump to the third and final one. When you disable all the locks, 
the cage will slide open and you'll have access to another missile expansion. 
Grab it, and then take the other door in the room that was facing the 
hole-locks on the large central cage.

Plaza Access-
The Plaza Access is a corridor but much larger and spacious than others. 
Somewhere in the middle of this corridor, as you're making your way to the 
other end of the corridor, you'll be confronted by some beetles. What I like 
to do everytime I pass through here is turn into my morphball and boost all 
the way to the other end of the room. The beetles won't be quick enough 
to get you as you boost through them so do it. Get out of your morphball when 
you get to the door and go through it.

Main Plaza-energy tank, missile expansion
-----------------------------------------
When you get through the door, an energy tank will be staring you right in the
face. Grab it and then jump down to the floor below. Head left for the 
half-pipe under the tree-bridge in the Plaza and get in your morphball once 
you reach it. In a little cubby on the left side of the half-pipe, right under
the bridge is another missile expansion. Use your boost ball to get up to 
that missile expansion. When you are finished, get down the half-pipe and head
for the door to the Ruins Entrance. On your way there, a Plated Beetle, yes 
the beetle we fought to get the morphball, will come out on your left. From 
now on, a Plated Beetle will come out everytime you pass through here, but 
they are easily ignorable so don't worry.

Ruins Entrance-
Head for the door to the Transport to the Tallon Overworld.

Transport to Tallon Overworld North-
Step into the hologram to get to the Tallon Overworld.

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Chozo Ruins West-
Step through the door.

Transport Tunnel A-
Make your way through this corridor to the other door and ignore the zoomers 
along the way.

Tallon Canyon A-
Infront of you will be that half-pipe where the beetles had popped out of. The
first time we came here, we went straight through to the door to the 
Transport Tunnel A ignoring the beetles. But this time we're going to use the 
half-pipe and go up it on the right side. First off get into the half-pipe, as
the beetles come out, missile one of them so that you can take out two birds 
with one stone, the missile's blast radius will kill the other beetle if its 
close enough. Than get in your morphball and use the boost technique to go up 
the right side of the half-pipe. When you reach the top, a zoomer will be 
crawling around and might knock you back down. So quickly decimate it with 
your power beam. Than follow a ledgeway that leads left and to a lowered hole 
in the wall. The hole is covered by a wall that can be destroyed with a 
morpball bomb. After you destroy the wall, get inside the newly revealed 
tunnel with your morphball and bomb the other wall to get to the next door 
beyond the tunnel.

Gully-
After stepping inside, you'll find yourself inside a dark corridor 
complemented by lush green and rock face on the walls. Along the walls, more 
specifically around a junction where the floor you're on meets with a lower 
floor you're going to get to, are zoomers that are barely visible and barely 
destroyable from the door you came from. Proceed forward and try to avoid 
bothering yourself with them as you proceed through to the next door.

Landing Site-
Your gunship will be ahead on your left(sort of), a ledge protruding from a 
wall on your further left will be straight ahead, for reference's sake this 
ledge will also be directly behind your gunship. Jump from the ledge you 
entered this room on to the ledge straight ahead, and behind the ship. Than 
from that ledge, jump to another ledge that is straight ahead, protruding 
from the wall on the left and that leads to a door. All these ledges that I 
mention are perfectly aligned in elevation so you really cannot miss them. 
When you get to the door at the third ledge, go through it.

Alcove-Space Jump
-----------------------
Jump down into the pit below and grab the item in the middle of this room. 
These are the space jump boots and will allow you to perform another jump in 
mid-air after your initial jump. Just so that you're aware of the limitations 
of this upgrade, you can't jump twice if you're already falling or are in 
mid-air for whatever reason. To put it simply, the space jump lets you jump 
once in mid-air. You might be like, "what? Thats it?". But you'll soon 
appreciate it as you can do dash-jumps when your circling someone alot faster 
and you can reach more areas. Put the boots to good use and jump back to the 
door you came from, there is only one door that leads in and out of this room,
so don't get confused about it.

Landing Site-missile expansion* { F.3 }
------------------------------
When you come back out, jump down to the floor where your gunship is at. 
Directly behind your gunship is a really small tunnel carved into the wall. 
The entrance into this tunnel is from the sides, and is directly behind the 
gunship. When you find it, get inside of it with your morphball and don't 
worry about the small white-weeds that wiggle. Follow the short and very 
narrow tunnel to a missile expansion. When you're done getting the missile 
expansion, go to your gunship and save the game. Yeah I know, alot of stuff to
do from one save to another. After you save, reset the game to monitor your 
time so far. The fastest I've gotten is 31 min. When you come back and start 
the save file again, look toward your right for the door to the Canyon Cavern.
I like to put my newly acquired space jump to good use by double jumping from
my gunship to the elevated step infront of the door. The plan is to get back 
to Phendrana and pick up some stuff along the way.

Canyon Cavern-
Get to the door as I instructed you early in the guide by ignoring the beetles
and following the trail on your left.

Tallon Canyon-
Follow the path to the door behind the half-pipe and again ignore the beetles 
that pop out of the half-pipe.

Transport Tunnel A-
Skim through to the other door and ignore the zoomers here. What I like to do 
everytime I pass through here is rip a charged power beam blast at one of the 
blood sacs in this room when I barely enter it. Doing that will kill the 
zoomers inside, or most of them and you can pick up all the ammo or health 
they left over by jumping into it or charging your beam.

Transport to Chozo Ruins West-
Get into the hologram to get to the Chozo Ruins.

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Tallon Overworld North-
Step through the door.

Ruins Entrance-
Ignore the beetles as you make your way to the Main Plaza.

Main Plaza-
Your going to head directly to the Nursery Access. If you don't remember 
where it is, than go behind the half-pipe and take an immediate left for a 
door. Along the way you'll run into a Plated Beetle. On my way from the 
entrance of the Main Plaza to the half-pipe, I like to quickly get in my 
morphball and boost straight past the Plated Beetle to the half-pipe. Then, as
I'm reaching the steps after the half-pipe, I get out of my morphball and hop
up the steps. As you step in through the Nursery Access, get in your 
morphball.

Nursery Access-
Boost through this access corridor with your morphball to the other door. When
 the scarabs come out to greet you, they will either do no damage, depending 
on how quickly and how well you boosted to the door, or very little since you 
boosted through the door instead of walking and are wearing the Varia Suit, 
which ups your defense appreciably.

Eyon Tunnel-
Get through here the same way I explained to you the first time. Watch out for
 the eyon in the ceiling and casually fire power beam shots to some of the 
eyons to reduce your chances of getting pelted by their lasers.

Ruined Nursery-missile expansion
--------------------------------
When you step through, look to your right. You'll more than likely just see 
the steps that eventually lead to the North Atrium. But on the wall thats on 
your immediate right is a morphball tunnel etched into the wall like those we 
used in the Arboretum. We're going to use this tunnel to get to a new missile 
expansion. But before we do that, the hazards in this room. First theres the 
beetles that will pop-up where they will always pop up: in the corner of the 
room where the steps to the top floor are. Second are the war wasps, there are
two hives in this room: one on a wall on your immediate left and one on a 
ceiling in the right-hand corner of the room. For reference's sake, you'll be 
at the door that you used to get from the Eyon Tunnel to the Ruined Nursery 
and the first wasp hive will be on a wall on your left but that is elevated so
you're going to have to look straight up to see it. The second hive is, from 
the view point I described, in the ceiling in the right-hand corner of the 
room. Now you can do this my way, or the slow way. My way: part of the tunnel 
that we're going to use is slightly elevated off the lower floor and you can 
get inside of it by jumping into it, you don't have to use your morphball 
to get in. Once you are inside, get in your morphball and than bomb jump up 
and to the right to get next to a sand-like block. Bomb the block to cause 
another black block above it to fall in place. Than get out of this tunnel and
down to the floor and exit your morphball, sometimes after I fall down to the
floor below and find beetles still combing my area, I lay three bombs for 
them and then exit my morphball. Sometimes the bombs kill them, other times it
doesn't because they aren't close enough or just buried themselves 
underground again. After you are on the floor, use your double jump, yes you 
can actually use your double-jump to do this, to jump all the way to the top 
floor without having to jump on any of the steps that you used earlier. The 
best point on the top floor to jump to is any point at which you are directly 
paralleled and close to the wall that has the tunnel etched into it. As you do
this first part, the beetles in the corner will pop-out and start approaching
you, they can't attack you while you are inside of the wall and really won't 
do much if you keep moving while your on the floor. When you reach the top 
floor, the wasps will come out, immediately look for the entrance into this 
tunnel on your right; remember that the tunnel runs along the wall on the 
right! Get inside the tunnel with your morphball and bomb jump into the rest 
of the tunnel. Follow the tunnel as it leads right and bomb jump when you need
to get further. Along the way, the wasps will casually try to nail you, which
they can even though there are some cage or fencing on some parts of the 
tunnel. What I like to do is just ignore them if they sting me since its 
really no big deal, many times when I stop to bomb jump in order to proceed, 
they make their move to sting me but run right into my morphball bomb and die.
If for whatever reason you fall down to the lower floor, than just get back 
up their and do it again. Now the slow way: first missile the two hives, than 
approach the corner where the beetles would pop out and rip them with either a
missile or a charged power beam blast. Then get through the tunnel from the 
lower floor to destroy the sand block and then get up the steps to start the 
tunnel-wall maze. When you get the missile expansion at the end of the tunnel,
 you'll fall back down to the lower floor and then you can go to the door of 
the North Atrium. My way is so much faster in practice.

North Atrium-
Make your way to the door for the Ruined Gallery and don't worry about the 
scarabs.

Ruined Gallery-missile expansion
--------------------------------
Before you step full through into this room, missile the hive in the ceiling 
in the middle of the room. Then go down to the floor below, the lowest floor,
and look for a morphball tunnel on the right side of this wall elevated off 
the floor. You'll have to bomb jump into the hole which is part of tunnel that
runs through the wall and leads back out into the room from another end with 
a missile expansion somewhere in between. You're going to grab a missile 
expansion at the end of this tunnel so don't fret. When you're done, jump up 
to the top floor and then go through the door to the Totem Access.

Totem Access-
Make your way to the door through the plazmites and shoot them dead if you 
find that they will get in your way.

Hive Totem-
Remember that door that had a blast shield and that we missiled after we 
finished the Hive Mecha boss. Go to that door and go through it now.

Transport Access North-energy tank
----------------------------------
When you step through the door you'll see that precious energy tank. Grab it 
and then go through the small morphball hole behind it with your morphball. 
The hole leads to a tunnel that you'll have to navigate your way through. 
You'll be panned back to a 2-D view and have to guide your morphball up the 
tunnel using the pistons. When a piston lowers, you get on it and ride it up 
to the next level. After you get on the next level, move to the next piston 
and repeat the process. When you reach the top level, continue left to exit 
this tunnel. You'll end up infront of a door. Step through the door.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North-
Step into the Hologram to get yourself to the Magmoor Caverns.

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Chozo Ruins-
Roll through the door infront of you with your morphball.

Burning Trail-
When you come out here, drop to the floor with your morphball. When you hit 
the floor, boost ball to the area where the grizby surrounded by lava is. 
You'll pass right under the shriekbats. Now that you have your boost ball, 
you can do that trick of getting to the piece of floor the grizby is crawling 
on even easier. After you get to the grizby, exit your morphball and get 
through the door to the Lake Tunnel.

Lake Tunnel-
Put your space jump to use in here by space jumping as far as you can into the
 lava pool and then quickly jumping out onto the shore once you land inside. 
Nail the burrower that comes out to say hi, and then get through the door.

Lava Lake-Chozo Artifact
------------------------
Alright, you guys remember this large central pillar in the middle of the 
first part of this room, the part you are in now? If you fire two missiles at 
the middle of that central pillar, a huge chunk will break off and will reveal
a chozo artifact. This artifact is one of 12 throughout the game. Put your 
space jump to use once again and jump over to that chozo artifact. Folx, 
please, if ya don't know which one it is, its the one thats to the left of 
platform closest to you with puffers floating over it and to the right of the 
magmoor. After you grab it, which I prefer you do by not killing any puffers 
or magmoors, jump down to the crate area and get through the tunnel to part 2 
of the Lava Lake. Than get through the door to the Pit Tunnel.

Pit Tunnel-
When you enter here, I want you to use your space jump and jump right over the
fence that blocks you from getting to the otherside of the room. From now on 
you will get through this room this way everytime you come here. Its faster 
and safer, the flamethrowers are pathetic in the damage they inflict.

Triclops Pit-
When you come through here, again, treat this area as you did the first time 
or whatever suits you best. Just get to the Monitor Tunnel.

Monitor Tunnel-
Take the path through the lava and don't bother with the pistons. Have your 
power beam charged on the way through.

Monitor Station-
Again you'll find the turrets, later in the game you'll have to put up with 
obstacles in this area that are much more difficult to deal with. Use your 
power beam on the turret in your sights and follow the instructions I gave you
on the first time we came through here. However, one thing changes, your 
jumping and you'll use this jumping to effect at a specific area. The spot is 
the highest ledge that protrudes from the wall and runs sort of parallel to 
the glass-walkway connected to the central station. From this ledge, you'll 
jump to the walkway connected to the monitor station. You can also space jump,
as I always do, from this walkway, to the walkway that connects the station 
to the door to the Tranport Tunnel A, but for some reason you might find that 
not that necessary for time as you can walk through the station to the 
walkway. But if you still want to keep up with time as I like to do, than 
you'll do that and boost ball from the walkway to the door. You'll do things 
this way, as I recommend you do, everytime you pass through this area until 
the conditions in this room change than I'll recommend an updated strategy.

Transport Tunnel A-
When you come through here with your morphball, keep boosting to the door and 
through it. If you didn't get the energy tank the first time, try and get it 
again. Either way, get to the Transport beyond the next door.

Transport to Phendrana Drifts North-
Step through the hologram to get yourself to Phendrana.

================
Phendrana Drifts
================

Transport to Magmoor Caverns West-
Roll throughthe door with your morphball.

Shoreline Entrance-
Boost through this corridor with your boost upgrade and exit morphball mode on
your way out.

Phendrana Shorelines-
From here we're going to head to a temple that lies within the right wall in 
this area. For reference's sake, you just entered this area from the Shoreline
Entrance and if you look right, you'll see a series of structures in the wall
that are elevated high off your level of elevation. You're going to make your
way to this structure, which is a Chozo Temple, by taking one of two routes. 
First route is the slow route and this has you follow the ledges in the wall 
that are opposite the door to the Shoreline Entrance, this ledge way is also 
the one we used to get to the door to the Ice Ruins Access. Once you get to 
the ledge-step where the second crystallite is, turn around and look for a 
platform floating in mid-air just a few feet from the wall. You're going to 
jump from the ledge where you found the second crystallite to the floating 
platform. After you get on the floating platform, you are going to turn 
slightly and look down at the same time for a platform also floating in 
mid-air but not floating as high off the ground. This new floating platform is
floating just a few feet from the water just a few feet from the ledge that 
leads to the Chozo Ice Temple. You're going to jump from the first floating 
platform to the second floating platform, yeah I know its a big jump but its 
do-able. Then jump to the ledge to the Chozo Ice Temple.

The second way is faster, easier to do, but less obvious and generally unknown
to people. First thing you're going to see when you enter the Phendrana 
Shorelines, and turn about 30 or 60 degrees right is this large-cylindrical 
rock formation sticking out of the snow and the Chozo Temple just creeping out
of the background. You're going to head for the creek by going behind that 
rock formation on the right and then jumping on one of the snow covered 
platforms that act as a lily-pad. From the platform, you are going to jump to 
a ledge that sticks out to the left, your left, of the ledge that we're trying
to get to. This ledge lies a little lower in elevation to the ledge we're 
trying to get to. When you get to this lower ledge, you're going to jump to 
the floating platform, the second one, that is floating above the water. Than 
from this floating platform you're going to get to the ledge. When you are on 
the ledge, head right to the 4 pillars leading to a door. When you get to the 
door, go through it.

Temple Entryway-
You'll be in another one of these narrow corridors that I always tell you to 
morphball through. However, when you step through the door to this corridor, 
you'll find a wall of ice blocking the path. A Pulse Bombu is also dangling 
infront of it, so missile the ice-wall and than get in your morphball and 
boost to the end of the tunnel. You'll encounter some scatter bombus along 
the way, but just boost through it as I instructed.

Chozo Ice Temple-
The Ice Temple has two parts, the part you see ahead of you, and another part 
that is high above on another floor. At the end of the path you see ahead of 
you is a baby sheegoth along with a corridor of sorts that goes upwards. 
Inside of this corridor are various steps, ledges, and pathways etched into 
the wall that you'll have to use to get to the very top of the corridor. On 
some of these steps and ledges are crystallites and Ice Parasites, which are 
simply ice versions of the parasites we encountered at the Space Pirate 
Frigate at the beggining of the game. If you are doing a scan-run of this 
game, scanning those Ice Parasites right now is advised as this will be the 
only time you will encounter them! Use those ledges, steps, and pathways to go
up and ignore the sheegoth when he wakes up. Its up to you stop and missile a
crystallite whenever you encounter one; I usually do but I dont' destroy all 
of them. When you get to the top of the corridor, you'll see a slick bed of 
ice that covers the floor of a pathway you see ahead of you. From a ledge or 
step where ice parasites are crawling around, you'll jump to that new floor. 
When you get on this floor, look to your right and left and you'll see chozo 
busts or head statues adorning the walls. There are 4 of them, and each is 
separated from each other by a pillar. The chozo bust on the right that is 
furthest away from the vertical shaft you just came from to get up here is 
the one we want to look at. When you find it, shoot a missile at it to 
destroy it and reveal a morphball slot inside. Get in your morphball and bomb 
jump inside the slot and lay another bomb. The bomb will explode and a lock on
the next door we want to head to will be removed. Go to that door, the game 
showed you a cutscene of this lock being removed and showed you the way to the
door so you should know where this lock is. Get to the door and go through it
with your morphball

Chapel Tunnel-
Immediately you'll be presented with a morphball in the floor that you'll 
enter. Once you step inside, you'll be panned-back to a 2-D view. A 
black-block, like the one we encountered at the Transport Tunnel A in the 
Magmoor Caverns, will be at the beggining of the tunnel. Bomb that block to go
into a tunnel under the one you are on. When you get to this lower tunnel, 
continue traveling left to find some other blocks that must be bombed. There 
should be two that you have to bomb until no more can be destroyed. When you 
destroy them both, head back to the black block you used to get through here 
and get back up to the tunnel above. Continue left until you encounter another
black-block that must be destroyed. Repeat the process from earlier of 
destroying the blocks and returning to the tunnel above. You bombed those 
blocks because they would have blocked your way through the tunnel to the 
next door. When you reach the end of the tunnel, get through the door with 
your morphball still active and boost through.

Chaple of the Elders-wave beam
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Keep boosting through to the other end of the room where you'll see a capsule 
with electricity within it, this is the wave beam. When you're about to touch 
it, a cut scene will start showing the wave beam retract into the floor; a 
bunch of walls in the 4 corners of the room lower and reveal some baby 
sheegoths. Usually my experience has been that the two wall-sets that come 
down are the ones nearest to the door that you used to enter this room. Which 
ever come down, you run up to one of the baby sheegoths with your power beam 
charged, and dash jump straight behind them. When you are behind it, let loose
your charged power beam shot to break their ice shell, then quickly proceed 
with a few more rounds of beam fire on their fleshy back to finish them off. 
Repeat this process to kill the other sheegoths. In the last two corners that 
open up revealing baby sheegoths will be a few crates that you can destroy for
some ammo or health, usually the dead sheegoths leave some health or ammo as 
well. 

When you are done killing the baby sheegoths, a cutscene will start showing 
another larger sheegoth burst from the wall behind the wave beam capsule you 
were going to get earlier. This sheegoth is simply referred to as a Sheegoth, 
the smaller ones are always baby sheegoths. Forgive me for using the terms 
sheegoth and baby sheegoths interchangbly, I'll make the change after this 
guy. This sheegoth is easily 10 times the size of a baby-sheegoth and has 
really annoying defenses. First his attacks include, like the baby sheegoths, 
firing ice balls, ice breath, and running up to you and taking a crunch out of
you. His defense are a set of ice crystals on his back that absorb beam fire 
from your arm cannon; everytime you use one of your beam weapons, minus one 
which I will identify later in the guide, will be absorbed by the Sheegoths 
back. Whats worse is that even if you don't fire in the Sheegoths general 
direction, the crystals will suck the round you fired, charged or not, into 
the Sheegoths back. That means you have only two forms of attack: your 
missiles and your morphball bombs. If you want to use your missiles, which I 
don't recommend, then when he stops and takes a quick breather after launching
one of his attacks you get in his face and shoot missiles at it. You don't 
have to stop and manually aim at his face, you can get a lock on him, which 
will give you a lock on his body, and just quickly position yourself in his 
face by using your dash-jumps. Try to maintain some distance between you and 
him, about 15 feet if you can imagine that, and stay face to face with him 
throughout the entire match if you decide to use your missiles. If he launches
his ice ball, which you'll know by the particular sound made and the way he 
thrusts his head back, than just space jump up to the side. If he does his ice
breath, than space jump up out of the way as well. If you want to use your 
morphball bombs, which I recommend, than what you'll do is circle around him 
through out the entire match, maintaining some distance between him. When he 
finishes one of his attacks, you get in your morphball and lay some bombs 
right under his butt or stomach. When you lay the bombs, quickly get out of 
there and exit your morphball and get away from him. If you really wanna kill
him quick, try laying some bombs at his feet or under his chin, if the bombs 
hit the right spot than the Sheegoth will stagger backward and let out a nasty
yell like as if he really got hurt. If you do at least one attack like this, 
than you'll do nasty damage on him and you'll probably only need one or two 
bombs on him that aren't targeting that weak spot. The morphabll strategy is 
more riskier for people because alot of them aren't adept at staying on their 
toes with this guy. You'll know he takes damage when you see him flash red. My
strategy is to fight the entire match in my morphball and just roll around 
him the entire time trying to get as many hits with my bombs on that special 
weak spot that makes him reel back. Of course, if you fight the entire match 
in your morphball, than you better have some skill since the chances of you 
getting nailed with an ice ball and some ice breath are greater. If you do 
decide to do the morphball strategy, doing 7 or 8 rounds of laying 3 bombs in
each round, under the sheegoth's butt or stomach is the estimate of what 
you'll need. If you hit his weakspot with a morphball, maybe 2 or 3. I 
absolutely do not know how many missiles it'll take since its been years, yes 
years, since I've used missiles on him. You'll know you are super-close to 
killing him when he stands back and lets out a nasty t-rex/godzilla roar. 
After he's done he'll stagger real quick like a baby-sheegoth and fall on his 
face. While he's doing that, I like to quickly get on the hole that the wave 
beam retracted into; halfway through the cutscene showing the wave beam come 
back out, another cutscene will start showing you acquire the wave beam. 

The wave beam is a really cool weapon with some notable advantages and draw 
backs. First, if you charge it and lock on to an enemy, the charged wave beam 
shot will follow the enemy like one of your missiles that you used while 
locking onto some thing. Like the power beam, you get infinite ammo. Some of 
the enemies you shoot with a charged wave beam blast will be stunned 
momentarily as a cloud of electricity engulfs them and keeps them from moving,
and you can finally kill the bombus as they are made out of electricity and 
can only be killed by electricity. The draw back, the rate of fire is slower 
than the power beam and each individual round from the wave beam is really 
weak. After you get the wave beam, get to the door to the Chapel Tunnel, I 
like boosting to the door, exiting my morphball as I'm about to reach the 
steps, and quickly jumping over the steps.

Chapel Tunnel-
Boost through the upper/main tunnel you used earlier to get through here and 
get through the door to the Chozo Ice Temple.

Chozo Ice Temple-
When you come back out here, you'll find Pulse Bombus scattered throughout the
area. Don't try and kill them with your wave beam. Instead, continue using 
your morphball and boost to the lower floor and get through the door to the 
Temple Entryway.

Temple Entryway-
When you get to Temple Entryway, continue boosting through the corridor to the
next door.

Phendrana Shorelines
When you step back outside, I want you to take note of something. On both sides
of the creek are baby sheegoths resting in the snow. From now on there will 
always be baby sheegoths resting in the very spots you'll find them. Where 
exactly are they? One is near ledges that you used the first time you came 
here to get to the door to the Ice Ruins Access; you know the ledges with the 
Crystallites crawling on them. The other baby-sheegoth is sleeping in the snow
right next to that large rock pillar on the otherside of the creek. Well now 
that we know that, I want you to head for the door to the Ruins Entryway. You 
are going to have to use path where the crystallites on the ledges are at, and
yes encounter the baby sheegoth. But you can easily avoid him as you get to 
the door to the Ruins Entryway, just make sure to missile the crystallites out
of the way, if you can spare a missile or two.

Ruins Entryway-
When you enter here, there should still be some Pulse Bombus in the air, but 
the next time you come through here, there will be 3 or 4 baby-sheegoths 
lining the floor. Boost your way through and exit your morphball as you get 
through the door.

Ice Ruins West-
When you come back out here, you are going to take one of the paths that leads
right. Remember the last time you came here you took the left path, well this
time you will take the right path that is farthest to the right. The other 
path will lead to an open area with a stalactite hanging from a ceiling high 
above. A stalactite is basically a cone-shaped rock formation made by water 
dripping from the ceiling and eroding rock to look like a cone or spike is 
hanging from a ceiling; I know that I'm gonna get e-mails about this if I 
don't explain it. This path that has a stalactite directly above it is not the
right path you want to take. Instead you want to take, again, the path that 
is farthest right and that sort of looks like your walking into a temple 
ruins. You'll know this is the right path when you see a crystallite in your 
way. This path way leads up to a ledge from which you'll be looking at the 
stalactite in the other path. Along the way you'll have to space jump from a 
ledge to the next upper ledge until you get to 3rd and final one, and you'll 
encounter some crystallies that I don't recommend you bother a missile with. 
When you get to the top ledge, you're going to lock onto the stalactite, or 
aim at a point where the stalactite and the ceiling sort of meet, and fire a 
missile, not a power beam or wave beam or charged any beam shot. The 
stalactite will fall to the ground and will form a platform to use. Jump down 
onto this newly formed platform and look for an elevated hole with 
crystallites crawling around its side. I recommend missiling these guys since 
its annoying not to have to shoot them as you are passing through such a 
narrow space. When you get inside, a dilapidated roof to a building will be 
infront of you. Follow the path of the roof that you can still walk on to a 
ledge or elevated platform. By the time you are on the roof, the baby 
sheegoths that are in here should have woken up if they didn't wake up when 
you got through that far-right space. You'll know this is the right one when 
some shriekbats try to take a dive at you. A quick note, these shriekbats that
are perched above the ledge are called Ice Shriekbats and you can only find 
them here. The first time you encounter them will also be the last time so if 
you want to do all the scans, make sure you do this from the hole and not from
the roof. If you can't make the scan because your too far, than creep a 
little closer, but not too close. When you're done with that and are on that 
ledge/platform, turn toward your right for a ledge infront of a door with a 
purple outline and a crystallite crawling around it. Space Jump over to that 
ledge, missile the crystallite if you can spare a missile or just take care 
not to get knocked off the ledge by it, and then shoot the purple door, and 
every purple door like this that you find with your wave beam. Then walk 
through the next door with your wave beam charged.

Courtyard Entryway-
This area is a corridor much like the access rooms in the Chozo Ruins. Its 
complimented with open sun-lit roofs and has some scarabs along the way. The 
room snakes around with two mildly sharp turns, the first one going right, and
then left. Somewhere around the first turn are gonna fall a bunch of scarabs,
after the first turn, the second turn will have more scarabs. And in between 
these turns is a pulse bombu. I want you to run through this corridor and 
ignore any damage the scarabs do to you, unless you are super low on health. 
When you run into the bombu, which is coming right at you because of your 
charged wave beam, let loose that charged wave beam blast to kill it. Than 
head through the door. You could also do this entire room by just running 
through and not charging your wave beam to kill the bombu. Either way, get 
through the door to the Ruined Courtyard at the end of this corridor.

Ruined Courtyard-energy tank
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Alright, now the start of another room with a long explanation. First there is
large pillar in the middle of the room; it has a flat top that acts as a 
platform. At various areas of the walls in this room are ledges that can 
actually be walked upon. On the left and right ends of this room, on the level
you are at right now are structures that are almost like pillars but are 
protruding from the wall, so they aren't really pillars. At the bottom, on 
your level, of these structures are devices called spinner-devices, that you 
will enter with your morphball. Protruding out of the water are 
platform/lily-pad like formations that you can use to get around various part 
of this area. One of these rising platforms protrudes really high, much higher
than the rest and you will actually use it to get to a ledge with a morphball
slot. First go to one of these spinner-devices, preferably the one on the 
right, and get inside it with your morphball. To use them, you are going to 
boost, press, hold, and release B; the device will lock you in place when you 
enter it and won't let you go until you finish using the device or lay a bomb.
When you've boosted all that the device would let you boost, the device will 
let you go and deactivate permanently. I want you to take quick note of 
something, above this device that you just used is a ledge with a morphball 
tunnel right above it. Moving on... When you're finished with the first one, 
go to the second one on the left and do the same. When you finish using the 
second device on the left side, get up on the ledge above this device. You can
get up to this ledge by using the snow platforms protruding from the water. 
When you reach the ledge, turn around and face the large central pillar in the
room. In this room, are three flickerbats that will give you a headache if 
you don't take care of them now. What I want you to do is what you did when 
you fought the war wasps in the Hive Mecha boss fight. Pick a spot in their 
flight path that the flickerbats will fly in and fire your power beam like 
crazy at that spot. The flickerbats will always fly in one general flight 
path around the pillar so picking a spot is real easy. There are 3 of these 
things that you have to kill, each of them requires one or two shots from your
power beam, and usually if you happen to hit one with a single shot, that one
you shot will temporarily veer off in another direction but will eventually 
return to his flight path. These flickerbats make real distinct sounds when 
they die, so learn to recognize that sound, and after you've heard that sound 
three times, you've killed them all. When you are done with the flickerbats, 
turn around to the morphball slots and bomb jump into it, than lay another 
bomb to activate the morphball slot. The entire room will flood, and some of 
the make shift lily-pads in the water will float up with the rise in water. 
You are going to use the lily-pads to get to a ledge that is above the first 
spinner-device you used and that has a morphball hole above it. Get to that 
ledge using the makeshift snow-covered lily-pads and then get inside of the 
morphball hole which is actually a morphball tunnel. The tunnel eventually 
leads to an energy tank at the end. Grab it, and then return through the 
tunnel you came from slowly. As you exit back out of this tunnel, exit really 
slowly and carefully so that you are still on that ledge when you are done. 
Now above this ledge, is another ledge; I want you to space jump to this 
ledge. I know you noobs are gonna ask how so this is how: jump forward and up 
as much as you can and than do a second jump backward. Knowing how much to 
jump forward is really up to you to determine since you will be the only one 
who knows, but I will say that it really shouldn't be a jump that sends you 
completely away from the ledge, just a few feet away. If you nailed the jump 
and are on the other ledge, than I want you to turn to a wall with a ledgeway 
etched into it. This ledgeway snakes up the wall and the ledges themselves are
more like steps that you'll jump to and from. If you are really confused as 
to which ledgeway I'm talking about, because there are actually two such 
ledges, than bring up your map by pressing Z and try to face the door thats 
purple. When you face this door outside of your map, than you'll be facing the
side where the ledge way is. From this ledge, you are going to space jump to 
that ledgeway that snakes up along the wall. This jump is a big jump for 
beginners and requires some decent timing, so make sure you do it right. When 
you get to that ledgeway, follow the ledgeway along the wall up to the top of 
that large pillar. If you don't feel safe about jumping to the ledge above the
ledge that leads to the morphball tunnel, then you can always use the ledges 
that stick out of the central pillar once you've flooded the area again, this 
is the slow way in my opinion. When you are on the second, slightly more 
elevated ledge, jump to the ledge that is protruding from the wall but that is
on the side of the room opposite the purple door when you bring up your map. 
When you are on that other ledge, follow the ledges up to the top of that 
pillar. When you're at the top, look for a door with a blast shield on it 
there are three doors on this level of the room and only one of them has a 
blast shield. Missile the door with a blast shield from that platform, and 
then destroy some of the crates on this platform to get some ammo or whatever.
After you're done with that, get to the door that had the blast shield on it.

Save Station A*- { F.4 }
When you step into this room, you'll find a save station. Go ahead and save. 
The next time you save won't be so long, as you'll save right here. When 
you're done saving, exit the room from the door you used. I usually like to 
stop and check my time before moving on. Its usually in the 40-45 minutes 
range.

Ruined Courtyard-
When you come back out here, you are going to head for the purple door. 
Remember to wave beam the door to open it. Before you walk through, let the 
door open and look out for a gun turret in the room. You have two choices, 
you can destroy this turret now and let one of Samus' old friends know shes 
here and then kill him from outside the room since he can't attack you through
the door but you can attack him. Or you can walk inside, take out the turret 
and then the friend. Whatever you decide to do, use one fully charged power 
beam shot on the turret and two regularly charged power beam or wave beam 
shots on the friend.

Specimen Storage-
If you didn't do what I said you should do in the Ruined Courtyard, well than 
heres the explanation. In this room is a gun turret, which you already know 
about. Your old friend at the end of this corridor is actually a Shadow 
Pirate, a Space Pirate with a scythe built into its arm, the ability to cloak 
itself like the alien from the movie Predator, and great melee abilities. 
These shadow pirates can cover distances pretty quickly and like to run up to 
you and take a swipe at you with their scythe. Here's how you handle this 
room, rip one charged power beam shot on the gun turret and than quickly 
switch to your wave beam. As the turret explodes and you hear the shadow 
pirates battle cry, charge your wave beam and let it loose on the pirate as he
comes at you. He'll be engulfed in electricity and stunned for a while, 
giving you enough time to charge another quick wave beam blast to let loose on
the pirate. When you are done with him, go to the next door that is also 
outlined purple. Open it with your wave beam, and from this room look into the
next room, Research Entrance. Don't go inside the next room, but stay REALLY 
close to the door and aim up manually. You're going to look for a gun turret 
in the ceiling of the next room; if you can't find it than use your scan visor
to get a fix on its location. When you see it and get a lock on it from this 
room, or just get a nice steady aim at it if you can't get a lock, then fire 
two charged power beam or wave beam blasts. You might want to do the wave beam
since you are going to need it in the next room and you won't have to switch 
to the wave beam. However, take note of this, everytime you destroy a gun 
turret with the wave beam, the turret will fire around aimlessly, some of the 
shots might hit you, and then blow up. While the gun turret is firing 
aimlessly, walk into the room.

Research Entrance-
When you step inside, a cutscene will start showing a security drone float 
down from the ceiling and sounding off an alarm. The door behind you will lock
and a bunch of Space Pirates will storm out of the room, 6 is the max you'll 
get. Now that you've stirred the hornet's nest lets get to some strategy. 
First off these space pirates are THE Space Pirates, you'll encounter other 
kinds of space pirates along the way, but these are genuine, bare-bones Space 
Pirates who will be named as Space Pirate when you scan one. These guys come 
with everything the shadow pirates have, arm-mounted scythes, great melee and 
sprinting abilities, plus an arm-mounted laser cannon which fires irregular 
beam shots. These beam shots aren't that bad, but they are a distraction that 
can knock you back, and they can even blind and kill you as all the pirates 
will be shooting you creating lots of confusion and all you'll see is beam 
fire from the pirates. One or two will fall from the ceiling near where the 
gun-turret is at and run right at you. Meanwhile two to four others will hide 
behind a fence on the other end of the room, pop-out irregularly and fire at 
you. The one or two pirates that fall are your immediate thread, so what I 
want you to do is charge your wave beam, position yourself by a caged-wall 
that will provide a very minimal amount of protection from pirate fire and 
from there you'll shoot the pirates that come out with a charged wave beam 
shot and a missile to compliment. If you can't spare a missile, than two 
charged wave beam shots are good enough since the charged wave beam paralyzes 
them as well. But like I said, one or two pirates will quickly come running up
to you so make sure to blast these upcoming pirates with charged wave beam 
blasts and if possible a missile. When you are done with the first one or two 
that run up, position yourself behind one of the four pillars in the room so 
that you can get better shots on the next set of pirates. Two or three more 
pirates will still be behind the fence and from one of these pillars, 
preferably the ones that are closer to the entrance of this room that you 
used, you will take out the pirates behind the protecting fence. There is also
a pirate that is guaranteed to be at the foot of a walkway; occasionally, if 
you get close enough, he'll charge at you like those first one or two pirates 
you took out. If he does charge, than keep your lock on him and walk backwards
and fire a charged wave beam blast to take him out. When you are done with 
the pirates, the locks on the doors will be removed and the fence will be 
lowered. You will use the walkway that the pirate was at; this walkway snakes 
along the left wall of this room, cuts through the middle of it and touches 
the right wall of this room after making a left turn, and then crawls along 
the right wall of this room after making another left turn. At the top floor 
that the walkway leads to are some crates that you should use after this 
ordeal, if you need it, and a purple door that you must get through. The 
previous strategy I gave you for dealing with the pirates is a slow one, my 
way is faster but requires that you bleed a little. Heres what I do, when the 
cutscene ends, I immediately start running forward as if no pirates were there
and when the first one or two pirates fall from the ceiling, I let them eat a
charged wave beam blast followed by a missile. Than I continue to the pirate 
that is at the foot of the walkway by navigating around the pillars that are 
on my left. While I'm going around the pillars, I'm readying a charged wave 
beam blast and when I see the pirate: wave beam blast and a missile. As I get 
to the foot of the walkway, I jump up on it from this lower floor with the 
pirates behind the fence still trying to take me out. I make my way along the 
walkway to the right wall and as I'm doing that, I fire charged wave beam 
blasts and a missile or two to finish them off. Sometimes, after I take out 
the two pirates that come from the ceiling, I go around the pillars on the 
right to navigate myself around the fence first. When I've navigated my way 
around the fence from the right, I'll take out the pirates that open 
themselves up for me and get behind the fence and finish  the other guys. As 
I'm going through the pirates hiding behind the fence, I'm also going on my 
way to the walkway where I will find the pirate, I take him out as well. Thats
my strategy for the pirates. And of course you're welcome to e-mail me about 
any confusion with these strategies. I do everything very quick and try to be 
consistent with time as I usually space jump from one level of the walkway to 
the next. Which jumps and from where do I make them to kill time? From the 
middle of the first walkway that goes up along the wall, I space jump to the 
middle of the next walkway that cuts through the middle of the room to the 
other wall. From the middle of this part of the walkway, I space jump to the 
middle of the third part of the walkway that goes up along the other wall. In 
text this doesn't sound like a big idea, but if you put it to use, than it'll 
make a difference. Either way, get through the purple door on the top floor.

Hydra Lab Entryway-
This is another one of those tunnel-corridors, like the Ice Ruins Access or 
Temple Entryway in Phendrana, that you'll find scatter bombus in and that 
you'll be advised to boost your way through to the next door and ignore the 
bombus inside. As you step through the next door, feel free to exit morphball 
mode.

Research Lab Hydra-
When you come back out here, you'll see a blue force-field infront of you. A 
scan panel that will disable this force field is in one of the corners. Scan 
it and get ready, we're about to stir the hornet's nest again. There are four 
levels in this room that go straight up. The first level has a bunch of 
computers and cryo-capsules on it. On the lower floor, carved out of the left 
and right walls are computers with a pirate attending each side; those are the
only two pirates on this floor. There is also an elevator on this level that 
is somewhat hard to identify if this is your first time playing the game. Its 
on the complete opposite side of the room near the left corner. This elevator 
is sort of primitive since it doesn't have a capsule like the elevators we use
in real life. Instead its just a platform that rises and takes you to the 
second level above. To activate this elevator, you'll scan a red scan panel 
that is to the elevator's side. The second level is really just the walkway 
above the lowest floor. As you use the walkway to get to the third floor, a 
space pirate will fall from the ceiling to the part of the walkway that cuts 
from the left wall to the right wall, many times right infront of you. As you 
are going to make the left turn on the third part of the walkway to finally 
get to the third floor, a space pirate hanging above the junction that 
connects the walkway to the third floor will come down as well. On this third 
level are a row of computers and a space pirate near some crates in the left 
corner. The third floor is connected to the fourth and final floor by a 
walkway that you will access on the left side of this room, after the pirate 
that is near the crates in the left corner. On the fourth floor are two 
capsules that connect from the ceiling to the floor of this fourth level like 
pillars. There is also another pirate at the junction on the walkway that 
connects the fourth and third levels. Behind the pirate is a gun turret in the
right-hand corner; for reference's sake, the right-hand corner would be the 
one that if you were facing the door to the Hydra Lab Entryway to get back to 
the Hydra Lab Entryway, than that would be the right-hand corner I'm talking 
about. To the left of this gun turret, is a pirate doodling on some 
computers. Further left is the door to the next room, the door though is built
into the ceiling, so you'll have to jump up into the next room when you shoot
to open it.

Alright so how do we tackle this one. First my way, than the slow-noob way. 
Immediately start running for that elevator on the other side of the room, as 
you are running to it, ignore the space pirate battle cries and scan the scan 
panel to activate and then jump inside. The elevator will take you to the 
walkway on the second level and as you get on the walkway, charge your wave 
beam. The pirates on the lowest floor will not make their way up. When you 
make that left turn around the walkway and the space pirate comes down. Shoot 
him with the charged wave beam blast and finish him off with another charged 
wave beam blast or a missile and charge another wave beam blast. As you make 
another left turn at the next corner, quickly get a lock on the space pirate 
that came down from the ceiling on the third level and nail him with the wave 
beam blast. Finish him off with a missile or another charged wave beam blast 
and go up the walkway to the third level about halfway. From here, you are 
going to jump up and fire a charged power beam blast at the crates that the 
space pirate in the corner is near. One of the crates is explosive and if your
beam shot's blast radius hits the crate than the create will explode and 
incinerate, yes incinerate, the pirate. After that, you can choose to either 
reel in the pirate at the next walkway or not. You can also choose to destroy 
the gun turret, but only destroy it from the third level in this room. Either 
way, there is a piece of railing that sticks out on the third floor. It 
protrudes from the third level platform to the right side of the wall if, for 
reference's sake, you were coming from the Hydra Lab Entryway. If you can spot
this railing, than jump on it, and than space jump to the fourth level. As 
you are jumping, the gun turret and the pirate at the walkway will be 
immediately alerted and gunning for you. However, the pirate doodling behind 
the computers will not. I swear, everytime I go through this room this way, 
whether I've killed the pirates and the gun turret or not, the pirate behind 
the computer will not notice you are there until you move to his left, which 
would be your right(I hope that didn't confuse you guys, too many 
references!). If you got on the fourth level, than I want you to immediately 
run for the door that is in the ceililng, shoot it with your wave beam and 
jump up into the next room.

Now the slow way. Walk through this lower floor with your wave beam charged 
and dispatch both pirates quickly with a charged wave beam shot, followed by 
another wave beam shot or a missile. Pick which ever pirate you want to kill 
first, but just know to hide behind a capsule as you are taking out one pirate
to shield you from weapons fire from the other. Than take the elevator up to 
the walkway on the second level. As you are going around the walkway, nail the
pirate that comes from the ceiling with a charged wave beam blast followed by
another charged shot or a missile and then continue on ahead. As you continue
ready another charged wave beam blast for the next pirate that falls from the
ceiling. Nail him with a charged wave beam shot and a follow up missile or 
wave beam blast. Proceed up the third part of the walkway halfway and fire a 
charged power beam shot at the crates that are near the pirate to incinerate 
him. Follow the path through the platform on the third level and from the 
third level, kill the pirate at the walkway connecting the third and fourth 
levels with a charged wave beam blast and a follow up missile or wave beam 
blast. From this third level, you'll also have to kill the gun turret with 
preferably a power beam shot because of the way the turret act when they are 
destroyed by the wave beam. Than get your wave beam activated again, charge it
and use it on the pirate messing with the computers on the fourth level if he
becomes alerted that you are around. Than make your way to the door in the 
ceiling.

Observatory Access-
Welcome to another corridor; this corridor isn't like the Hydra Lab Entryway 
or the Ice Ruins Access. Its alot more spacious and completely covered with 
snow. As you are jumping up into this access, you'll hear the sounds of gun 
turrets activating and readying themselves to fire. The part that sucks is 
that most of the time you jump up into this room from the Research Lab Hydra, 
you'll have your back turned to the turrets and sometimes they might nail you.
So as you are jumping up into this area, quickly bring up your map and figure 
out which way you are facing in this access. When you know, which area you are 
facing, backup or walk into the wall that is opposite the direction of the 
next door you are going to get to. There are three gun-turrets in this room. 
One of them is really close to the door you came from but is also behind some 
crates which partially protect you from its shots. I always take my time to 
destroy these guys with a quick power beam shot and a missile, so don't feel 
ashamed to do the same and proceed onto the next door.

Observatory-Super Missile
-------------------------
Welcome to the Observatory, a large vertical room with many devices and 
computers to tinker with.  Don't try to enjoy your welcome for too long 
though, there are at least 5 to 7 pirates in this room that need to be taken 
care of. Walking into this room with your wave beam charged, quickly lock onto
one of either of the two pirates on the other end of this room and fire a 
charged wave beam blast at it followed by a missile. As you do this another 
pirate from a lower-floor in the main area of the observatory will jump to the
pathway you are walking through and will be right infront of you. Take him 
out with a charged wave beam blast followed by another or a missile. You've 
taken out two pirates so far, but there are still more; telling you where 
exactly they are is difficult though because I've found that some of them 
shift to different positions except for one. These other pirates might be at 
the far end of the room, the end of the room, that had the pirate that you 
killed first. They also might be on the left or right of a large, somewhat 
circular object positioned in the middle of the floor below. There are a set 
steps that can be used to get from the lower floor of the observatory to the 
door to the Observatory Access; just don't count on any pirates using these 
steps though. The one that you can always count on to find in one specific 
area is a pirate standing on a ledge on your left as you get out into the main
area of the Observatory. Kill him with the wave-missile or wave-wave strategy
I've been telling you to use on all the past pirates. When you kill all the 
pirates on this floor below, two other pirates from the level high above in 
this room will come jump straight down to the floor below. They'll more than 
likely land in the lower floor on the left and right of the large, circular 
structure in the middle of the lower floor. Take them out as well and try to 
get to the otherside of the room as you are taking them out. Most of the 
killing I do of the pirates is at that ledge which acts as an entrance to the 
main area of this room; so don't try to move around the room because you think
you need to do stuff. Infact, when you kill all the pirates, the game will 
finally activate the room and let you use some of the devices in this room. On
the side of the room where the first two pirates we were gunning for were at 
are some computers with some crates with health and ammo there as well. There 
is a scan panel somewhere within these computers that you must scan. When you 
do scan it, two morphball slots will be activated in the room. These morphball
slots are slightly elevated from two ledges that protrude from the wall, you 
can enter these morphball slot by bomb jumping into them when you are on the 
ledges. The bomb slot will be very close to where you are at, to the left of 
you after you turn around from scanning the scan panel. When you activate this
bomb slot a ledge will pop out from the otherside of the room, from this next
ledge you'll bomb jump into the next bomb slot. I want you to go that ledge 
where the I said a pirate was always guaranteed to be on. From this ledge, 
you'll jump to another ledge that crawls along this side of the wall slightly 
above the ledge you are on. The ledge is either or will eventually lead to the
bomb slot that you will bomb jump into. When you activate this slot, the 
spinner devices on the large circular structure in the middle of the room will
turn on. Go down to those spinner-devices and use them all to activate some 
levers that they are connected to. When you use all of the spinner-devices, a 
cutscene will start showing a capsule from the ceiling lower. The Observatory 
will also come into full activation as you'll see a large 3-D hologram of 
Tallon IV's galaxy. In this hologram you can scan the planets and learn about 
them including about Tallon IV and Planet Zebes from Super Metroid. After the 
Observatory has come into full activation, go up to the top level of the 
Observatory by starting at the ledge where I said a pirate is guaranteed to be
at and by following the rest of the platforms up. Looking around after you 
reach the top, you'll see a door with a blast shield on it. This door has a 
save station behind it, but I don't recommend you go to it. Instead, turn 
completely around and look for a purple door on the opposite end of the door 
with the blast shield. This is the door we're heading to, but before that, we 
are going to grab that object that came down with that capsule. That object is
the super missile and is an extremely prized upgrade. To use it, you charge 
your power beam and fire a missile. When you do a super strong missile will 
come out do super strong damage on an enemy or object. However, using a super 
missile costs 5 missiles, so you'll have to make the super missile shots worth
it. Head for the purple door with your wave beam activated and charged.

West Tower Entrance-
When you come through here, you'll be in a traditional tunnel-corridor again. 
This one is more cramped though as the length of the corridor is shorter, the 
length of the corridor from one turn to the next is really short, and 
vertically and horizontally the room is very cramped. There are two scatter 
bombus, one at the end of the corridor, and one right in front of you when you
enter the corridor. After the first turn, which will be a right, you'll 
encounter two crytallites crawling along the corridor; I hate these guys in 
this area because they always get in my way. I start off by walking through 
really simple and nailing the scatter bombu with a charged wave shot. Then 
when I see the two crystallies, I missile them if I can spare a missile, nail 
the next bombu with a charged wave beam shot as well and then missile the 
blast shield on the next door at the end of the tunnel.

West Tower-
Entering the West Tower, you'll spot a large elevator ahead. To the right of 
this elevator should be a scan panel that you will scan and that will activate
the elevator once scanned. Get in the hologram to take the elevator up and as
you go up keep your wave beam on. When you reach the top you'll see a purple 
door, shoot the door with the wave beam and walk through with your wave beam 
charged.

Control Tower-
In this room, all hell will break loose to a greater degree than before. On 
the otherside of this room there is another door like the one you just came 
from; in addition to that, the door leads to a tower like the one you also 
just came from. The first step you take out here, you'll see a stack of crates
infront of you on the right and left. Behind the ones on the left are two 
space pirates. One of the space pirates, the one that is closer to the next 
door, is also right next to an explosive crate that won't incinerate him, but 
will light him up so that eventually he'll die from you giving him a few beam 
rounds or just die after 10 seconds from being inflames. Somewhere behind the 
crates on your right is another third pirate. I say somewhere because I've 
never been able to move around the room to exactly get a fix of where exactly 
he is in the room when we step into the Control Tower the first time.

Here is how we are going to approach this: first you are going to run through 
the middle of those two crates with your power or wave beam charged like as if
you are gunning for the door, but immediately as you can catch an eye beyond 
the stack of crates on your left, you'll make a quick aim at the explosive 
crate, which will be the very small, cube-like crate with a red marking on it,
and fire your charged beam blast at it. By the time the pirates are alerted 
you should have already fired the shot at the crate. If you nailed it, the 
room will light up, really light up, and the two pirates, hopefully its two, 
will be lit on fire. This fire will be engulfing their bodies long after the 
crate explodes and if you didn't finish them off with weapons fire, as I 
choose to do many times, than the fire that engulfs them will kill them. If 
the explosion only caught one pirate than don't worry. Right after you 
successfully nailed the crate, try to get a lock on one of the two pirates 
that we were trying to get with the explosion and walk backwards to the right 
side of this area, side step behind some structure that will give you 
protection from hostile fire and let go of the lock, make sure you do this 
quickly. The other pirate should be around here and will come out for you as 
you are doing this, so when you break that lock with the pirates on the left, 
quickly get a lock and finish this guy with a wave-wave/missile or 
power-power/missile combo. If you didn't nail the explosive crate, than 
quickly try again with a missile this time or jump over the head of the pirate
near the explosive crate and do a weapons fire combo. By the time you have 
killed the pirate on the right, you should know whether or not the other 
pirate was caught in the explosion. If he wasn't than get out into the open 
and do him with a weapons fire combo. When I first started playing Prime, I 
preferred using the Power Beam because of its rate of fire; but now that I'm a
veteran who has done dozens of run-throughs, I choose to use the wave beam 
because it paralyzes the pirates. But in such a frantic fight like this, I can
see why noobs might want to stick to the power beam. 

When you are done with all three of the space pirates, a cutscene will start 
showing another breed of pirates come out from the skies. These are Flying 
Pirates and are the most annoying in the entire game. These guys' attacks 
include beam fire like the kind the space pirates use except these guys have 
green beams, missiles which take out some decent damage, and a suicide 
attack where, if you killed them using a power-power/missile combo or 
wave-wave/missile combo instead of blowing them up with a super missile, 
they'll make a nose-dive right at you and blow up which gives you super nasty 
damage. The thing that sucks more than anything about the missiles though is 
the confusion they cause. The flying pirates like to fire more than two at 
once, believe it or not this kind of stuff blinds. When the missiles hit they 
do a blinding on you, but the most annoying thing is the way they knock you 
back. That drives me nuts. When the cutscene introducing the flying pirates 
ends, I'm already starting a charged power beam shot. I then move to the 
middle of the central tower and aim manually at the skies looking for the 
flying pirates. I don't use my radar though because the environment blinds 
your view of the radar. So I just quickly aim for the right and left side of 
this area and lock onto a flying pirate. When I get a lock, I fire a 
supermissile, if I can spare the missiles, at the flying pirate and then do 
the same for the next guy. If you can't spare the missiles, than fire 
power-power and power-missile combos. The wave beam doesn't stun these guys 
long enough to warrant its use; plus its quicker to follow up a missile after 
a charged power beam shot and then go back to your power beam than it is to do
that with your wave beam. When the first two are taken out, I like to jump on
top of one of the stacked crates by using the edges of the crates as 
landing/jumping spots on the crates and from the top of the stack I can get an
early aim at the incoming flying pirates. If you don't have any stacks of 
crates because of all the hell the flying pirates caused or just can't get on 
top of them in time, then go to the structure that is above either one of the 
doors in this area. Above the doors is a space that you can actually jump on 
and use as standing space. There is also a sort-of cubby above this standing 
space as well, but I choose not to use is since the pirates usually fire their
missiles pretty accurately inside while you can't get any accurate shots at 
them. If you want to use that cubby, than just stand in the open space that 
acts as a doorway into the cubby but don't get inside of it. You see, if you 
stick to the ground floor where you fought space pirates earlier, than you'll 
be vulnerable because the flying pirates will be overhead. The crates don't 
protect from their missiles, which often penetrate the crates and come to you. 
So its better to get to a higher level where you can get accurate shots at 
them. Their are 5 flying pirates in total, the first two that you took out, 
than a second two, and then only one left. Usually, when I'm sloppy and take 
my sweet time, the final flying pirate comes in as I'm looking for a way to 
take out the second two, so I have to fight three! When you are done, the 
locks on the doors will be removed, after that you can proceed to the next 
door, the door to the East Tower. 5 bucks says you go through the wrong 
door...

East Tower-
Entering the tower, look for a quick scan panel on your left or right near 
the entrance of the room. A hologram will open up in the middle of a platform
 infront of you. Jump into this hologram to take an elevator down. When the 
elevator hits the bottom, turn around and look for a door and go through it.

Aether Lab Entryway-
This entryway is another one of those cramped tunnel-corridors that I'll 
recommend you boost through. There are some bombus in here and boosting 
through to the next door is recommended.

Research Lab Aether-missile expansion, energy tank
--------------------------------------------------
When you step out here, you'll be in another lab that is remakably similar to 
the Research Lay Hydra. The floor levels are arranged the same with 4 floors 
going up vertically and each stacked upon each other. Right now though, you 
are in the top floor of this Lab and this part of the Lab is encased like a 
capsule. There is no walkway that will take you from the fourth to the third 
floor, but a way will be provided shortly. The third level has computers on it
with pirates operating them, the second level has one pirate in a fixed place
and the lowest level has two pirates in the room on opposite ends of the room 
from each other, one of these pirates is sitting below the pirate on the 
walkway in the second level. When you enter the main area of the fourth level 
a cutscene will start when you approach a capsule in this room. It'll show 
that a Metroid is in this capsule and this should give you a signal that 
metroids will play a part in this game as they have in the past titles; oddly 
enough though, these Metroids are much smaller than the ones in the past 
Metroid titles. To open up the new pathway to the third level, you have to get
that metroid out of the capsule and kill it. You have two options to get it 
out, you can missile the capsule to break it, which I prefer, or you scan the 
metroid. When you do either of those two, he'll break out and within a few 
seconds make his move to attack you. For those of you unfamiliar with Metroid 
attacks, their attacks are simply to fly right at you and latch onto you with 
their teeth and suck your energy dry. In order to break free from this attack,
you have to enter your morphball and lay a bomb to break them off you. In 
order to kill them you have to fire 2 or 3 charged power beam or wave beam 
blasts, you can also use what I prefer, a super missile. If you shoot him with
the charged wave or power beam shots, you'll notice that he gets temporarily 
stunned and than quickly grows in size. Metroids live off of energy and thats 
what they were trying to suck out when they tried to latch onto you with their
teeth.

When that metroid is dead, you'll hear some battle cries from space pirates 
below. A pirate from the third level will jump  through one of the windows 
into the level you are on and start his attack. I recommend that you use a 
wave-wave/missile combo on him and the rest of the pirates we are going to 
confront. When you kill him, go to the window he broke through and look 
down at the third floor. A second pirate that is on that level will do one of 
two things, he'll either stay on that third floor and start shooting at you or
he'll run down to the second level of this floor, the walkway. If hes still 
on the third level, than give him a wave-wave/missile combo from the fourth 
floor, if not than jump down to the second level, yes the second since its 
just right below the window when you step out of it, and take him out. At the 
end of the walkway at the second level is another pirate. Sometimes, after you
jump down to the walkway on the second level, he'll be aware of your 
presence and will start firing at you from where he's at. How he becomes 
alerted to your presence really depends on if you had to take out the pirate 
that was on the third level, on the walkway, he shouldn't be alerted to your 
presence by you just jumping down to the walkway though. But the pirates on 
the lowest level of this lab might be alerted to your presence and they alone 
might start taking shots at you. Whatever the case, once you jump down to the 
second level, activate your scan visor and look for a scan panel that is below
the pirate standing on the end of the walkway on the second level. If you 
need a reference than jump out the window but do it in a fashion that you fall
straight down to the walkway below the window, don't do a forward jump. When 
you land, you'll be facing the direction of the pirate on the end of the 
walkway. Try to back up against the wall on your left and look down to the 
floor below the pirate on the walkway for the scan panel. You can scan it 
from right there, doing this will activate an elevator taking you from the 
first to the second level. When you do that, regardless of whether or not the
pirates on the first floor are firing at you, aim down to your feet and 
charge a wave beam shot. Than use a wave-wave/missile combo on the pirate 
that is on the walkway. If you take out the pirate on the lowest floor that is
right below the pirate at the end of the walkway, then the pirate at the end 
of the walkway will be alerted and will have an easy shot at you.

After you kill the pirate on the walkway, the pirates on the lowest floor, 
especially the one that is directly below the pirate on the second level, will
be alerted to your presence but their weapon fire will have a little harder 
time hitting you since there are obstacles in between the both of you, like 
the part of the walkway the pirate is on and your level of elevation. The 
other pirate on the lowest floor that is on the otherside of the room will 
have a hard time nailing you with shots. When you kill the pirate at the end 
of the walkway, move further along the wall to the side of the room where the 
pirates are at, but don't jump down to the floor below. Try to find a spot 
along the walkway where you can find an opening to shoot the pirate on the 
lower level and quickly back up to evade his weapon-fire; remember the pirate 
that we are aiming for while doing this is the pirate that was below the 
pirate on the walkway. While you are doing this to take out the pirate on the 
floor below the walkway, the pirate that is on the opposite side of the room 
will try to shoot you. He might get a few hits on you, but not very many as 
he will not move very far from the capsules on his side of the room. His side 
of the room, is chock-full of capsules, some containing metroids, that he will
foolishly get behind and shoot you from. The problem is that these capsules 
block his weapon-fire and yours. So don't worry about that pirate and just 
finish the pirate under the walkway and then take out the pirate on the 
otherside of the room. The last pirate on this side of the room should only be 
taken out with the wave beam and not a missile; but he might get himself so 
withdrawn into those capsules that you can't get any shots on him so just move
up and down the walkway to get a shot or fire a missile at a capsule that you
are sure doesn't have a metroid in it. To make sure, pull out your scan visor
and scan the capsule in question. If it does got a metroid in it, then 
keeping navigating around the walkway to get some shots in on him. When you 
finally kill him, look up at the window the first pirate you took out came 
through. Somewhere below this window is a thin ledge that can be used to 
navigate around the ceiling of this room; there are actually two ceilings in 
this room: one that is much higher and lies above the third level of this 
room, and then there is the much lower one that lies above the lowest level 
of this room. The one that is above the lowest level of this room is the one 
we are using and it has the ledgeway under it. Once you spot this ledgeway, 
jump right onto the begining of it which lies against the wall its connected 
to. When you are on it, turn so that you can face the missile expansion that 
is plugged into the wall on the otherside of the room. When you see it, get 
in your morphball and start following the ledge to this missile expansion. 
Your view will draw in so that you can watch your navigation around the ledge
so all you have to worry about is just navigating through the ledge without 
falling down. If you fall down, than get back up on that ledge via the 
walkway/second level and try again. When you are finished, or if you had 
fallen on your first try, missile a capsule that is stuck to a wall near some 
computers. An energy tank is inside it and you can go and grab it. After 
you've got those two items, look for a door carved into the floor. You can 
find it on this level by accessing your map and getting in the right direction
to it. There are some crates blocking it, so feel free to destroy them and 
jump down through this door into the next room with your wave beam fully 
charged. Whew, this one was long! Usually I blaze through here really quick, 
but I follow the complex strategy of killing pirates in that certain order to 
get through this room really quick.

Research Core Access-
When you hit the ground an ice version of the beetle, simply called the ice 
beetle, will pop out of the ground. He'll rush you within seconds of popping
out so make sure you kill him quickly with that charged beam shot you had 
ready and then charge another shot. When you proceed to the next door, 
another ice beetle will pop out of the ground, take him out with the 
charged wave beam shot and then shoot the door to open it. Before you 
proceed through, charge you wave beam, but make sure you do a concealed 
charge so as not to alert the pirate in the next room. With your wave beam 
charged and the door open, you are going to lock onto the pirate in the next 
room. This pirate is very visible and not that hard to identify, so lock on to
him and then fire the charged wave beam on him and walk through the door.

Research Core-Thermal Visor
---------------------------
When you enter the door quickly fire a missile or another charged wave beam at
him, then switch to your power beam. After that we're going to have to figure
out what are strategy is for this room. You have two choices, you can go in 
here like a maniac, like I do it these days or you can do this slow. First the
slow way, but before that a description of the room. The Research Core is a 
very large vertical room, most of the largess of this room is vertical, but 
there is plenty of lateral space. The room is littered with walkways that 
snake around the main/inner area of the Research Core which some of us might 
refer to as the "pit". The walkways act as identifiable floors or levels of 
the room since going up the room is such a huge hassle and only attainable by 
using these walkways. At the bottom of the pit are a set of computers 
encircling a capsule in the middle of the floor. Around the walls of the 
floor are two gun turrets which keep vigil of the floor and the walkway above 
the lowest floor to an appreciable degree. The floor/level/walkway, please get
used to me substituting these terms for each other, above the lowest floor 
also has a set of computers on a given space along the walkway. Somewhere 
between the second to the lowest floor are two flying pirates. At the top 
there are a set of computers, the ones the pirate you killed was at, along
the walkway. 

Here is the slow way of tackling this room: after killing the pirate at the 
computers, run to the railing that keeps you from falling down into the pit 
and manually aim down. Try to look for one of the flying pirates down at the 
bottom and get a lock on him. When you get the lock, quickly fire a super 
missile or a power-power/missile combo to kill him. In order to get the lock 
you'll more than likely have to jump up on top of the railing, but try not to 
fall down. After killing the first flying pirate, get a quick charge on your 
power beam and ready another power-power/missile combo to use on the next 
flying pirate who will fly up really fast to greet you. After you are done, go
to the computers where the first pirate you killed was at and scan a red-scan
computer that once scanned will lower one of three force-field around a 
capsule at the bottom. Once that is done, use a walkway leading down to a 
floor below, its sort of behind the computers with the scan you just used. 
Follow the walkway down and if there are any gun turrets I didn't identify in 
this guide, than don't worry and just casually tap left or right to evade 
their fire. Of course destroy them if they are there, and then continue to use
the walkway down until you meet the floor with the set of computers with the 
next scan. Don't worry about knowing which one is the second computer you got 
to look for since the second one is just one floor above the lowest floor of 
the Reseach Core. When you get to this floor scan the red-scan computer to 
deactivate a second force-field; take care to avoid the weapon fire from the 
gun turrets on the lowest floor as you do this since they can get a good shot 
as you are making your scan. When you get that scan, look for the turrets and 
take both of them out with a power-power/missile combo. One of them is on your
left if you are facing the computer that has the scan you want to make on the
second to the lowest floor. Meanwhile the other one is on the otherside of 
the room from the computers you are scanning. When you nail them both, jump 
down to the bottom and look for a computer with a red-scan block. There might 
be more than one so just continue scanning all the red-scan blocks you see. 
When you find and scan the scan block, the last force-field will come down and
the item that was concealed from you by the force-field will be yours to 
take. Grab it and you'll receive the Thermal Visor. The thermal visor is a 
great upgrade with lots of really cool stuff. First off, this is your night 
vision in a dark area and with it you can scan any weak spots an enemy might 
have if they could only be seen with the thermal visor. The coolest thing 
about the thermal visor is the color-spectrum it has and the noise it makes 
when you use it. It gives its use a Predator like feel to the gameplay which 
you will no doubt love and has that noise that makes everything feel really 
intense and like you are using a real-deal piece of hardware. 

Now my way, aka the maniac way. Heres what I do, I kill the pirate as planned,
but after that I skip the flying pirates and quickly head for the computers 
on this floor. Than I jump down from walkway to walkway until I get to the 
next set of computers with the scan. If you didn't understand me jumping than 
let me explain it to you. What I do is jump into the pit and jump backwards 
into the next walkway below; this is a great way at cutting time. When I get 
the second scan, I jump down to the floor below, ignoring the fact that the 
gun turrets are there and firing at me and quickly get the next scan for the 
scan panel. When I get it, the next strategy starts. My way requires a little 
bleeding, but it gives a rush and gets you through this part of the area 
really fast. The thing that sucks though is that you have to contend with the 
alot more stuff plus the flying pirates you didn't kill.

Okay now we have to get back up to the Research Core Access. But after you get
the thermal visor, the door to the Research Core Access will power down along
with the lights in the room and two shadow pirates will fall straight down 
from the ceiling to get you. Turn on your thermal visor. You can either take 
them out here using a wave-wave/missile combo or you can ignore them and head 
for the walkway to get yourself back up to the top (quick warning though, they
will follow you to the top), the choice is yours. Whatever your choice, you 
are going to take the walkway up since its the only way you can get to the top
and you are going to do this quickly since Metroids will burst from the walls
of the "pit" and come right after you. I don't advise doing anything to the 
Metroids though, no matter what the strategy. When you reach the top and see 
the door, look to the right of it for a glowing rune or shape. Shoot that rune
or shape with your wave beam until it lights up and the door reactivates. 
After you get the thermal visor and are allowed to move again, turn on your 
thermal visor and head for the walkway that'll lead you up. The flying pirates
will either be with you on the floor or quickly approaching your level, the 
two shadow pirates will also come down. When you reach the walkway and are 
about to "walk it up", space jump up onto it. Believe it or not it can be 
done since a ledge of the walkway sticks out into the pit and from the floor 
you are on, you can actually space jump up to it as I always do. You will do 
this with all the walkways as you make your way up and will ignore the pirates
and metroids that try to come at you. Just take their missiles if they come 
at you and if a metroid gets you, then just get in your morphball and bomb 
that metroid off of you. When you get to the top, the place will be crawling 
with Metroids, but shoot the rune next to the door and walk through it with 
your wave beam charged. Man was that crazy wasn't it!?

Research Core Access-
When you get back through here, there will be two robots patrolling the 
access called Sentry Drones. If they become alerted to your presence once you 
are inside the room, the sentry drones will lock down both the doors in this 
room so that you can't escape. Their attacks are short bursts of machine-gun 
type fire that are kind of pathetic when you compare them to the gun turrets. 
Their other attack, which can be registered as a defense as well, is the 
ability to screw up your visor. The closer you to get these drones, the more 
your visor will become scrambled and filled with static. To kill them, use the
charged wave beam blast you walked into the room with on one of the drones. 
These drones will go down quick with one charged wave beam blast, but if you 
shoot them with any other type of weapon, they'll spin around violently in 
place and blow up sending out an electromagnetic field that will disrupt your 
visor even more so. If you are really close to the drone when he blows up like
this, the visor will tune out like a tv with no cable signal and after a 
while will reboot. That doesn't cause any damage to you, but it does make you 
vulnerable if there are other enemies, like a pirate or another sentry drone 
in the area. I love watching my visor tune out and then reboot back up for 
some reason though. But remember to use the wave beam if you want to prevent 
that from happening since electricity is there weakness. When you are done, 
go up into the door to get to the Research Lab Aether with your thermal 
visor on.

Research Lab Aether-
Alright, now we are back in this room but this room is going to have some 
significant changes. First off the room is pitch black, there are shadow 
pirates littered throughout the 3 lowest levels of this room. The lowest 
level has a gun turret hanging from the wall on the opposite side of the 
room where the computers are at. Thee highest level of this room has a gun 
turret in the corner of the room where you found the metroid the first time 
you came here. I really do prefer my way since taking out the pirates and 
evading attacks from the gun turret are both annoying. But if you don't 
want to do something you are unsure about than we can do that as well. First a
noob strategy and then mine. I want you to immediately run to your right and 
hide somewhere in between the capsules. A pirate will come down from the 
ceiling above but you will take him out with a wave-wave combo, don't use any 
missiles in here. When hes down another one or two pirates might come down, so
look out for that and take them out if they do come down, take them out with 
a wave-wave combo as well. You shouldn't have to fight more than three pirates
on this floor. I say taking out the gun turret from the capsules you are 
hiding within is the best strategy so take out the gun turret with your power 
beam. Trying looking up at the walkway above for a few more pirates that 
should be hiding on the second level above. Take them out with wave-wave 
combos, don't worry about them jumping down to your level, and then go up the 
elevator. When you are on the second walkway, a pirate may fall from the 
ceiling to get you or might not. Either way, take him out, if he does appear, 
use a wave-wave combo and look out for a pirate that'll come down the walkway 
from the third level. Take him out with a wave-wave combo and then get up to 
the third level. When you are at the third level, face the window that the 
pirate broke through the first time you came here. In the corner of the fourth
level is a gun turret that you might want to take out with the power beam. 
When you take him out, space jump to the fourth level of this lab and get to 
the door to the Aether Lab Entryway.

My way isn't for the faint of heart. What I like to do is just immediately gun
for the elevator to get up to the walkway on the second level. It'll be on 
your left when you enter the lab so it'll be real quick. As the elevator is 
taking me up, I like to ignore the gun turret firing at me from the lowest 
level and space jump onto a part of the walkway that has some distance between
it and the elevator. You see the thing is that a pirate is dangling from the 
ceiling and when he drops down, he'll drop down right next to you when that 
elevator takes you up to that walkway. So me jumping from the elevator to the 
walkway as the elevator is taking me up is a great way at avoiding that 
danger. However, when you do that, you shortcut yourself to the next danger, a
pirate coming down from the another part of the ceiling onto the walkway, 
most of the time right infront of you. I just space jump right over him and 
the pirate that comes down the walkway from the third level. When I get to the
third level, I jump straight through the window without care for the gun 
turret and immediately gun for the door. Throughout this whole ordeal, I'll be
space jumping over space pirates and to the next part of my path, and space 
pirates will be right on my tail. The space pirates that are in, or came down 
to, the lowest level of the lab will not jump up to either the third or second
levels. The pirates that you encountered on the second and third levels will 
also not jump up to the fourth level as you make your way up there, but will 
be on your tail while you are making your way up to the third level. 

Aether Lab Entryway-
Stepping in here, again the corridor will be filled with the scatter bombus, 
but will also be dark. So you can make your choice to either kill each of the 
bombus with your wave beam or boost ball to the next door.

East Tower-
When you step in here, go to the hologram and take the elevator up. When you 
reach the top and open the door to get back out into the Control Tower, look 
at the door on the otherside of area. Shoot that door with the wave beam to 
open it and quickly get into your morphball as you go through the door.

Control Tower-
When you come inside here, you should be in your morphball boosting through to
the other door quickly. When I'm about to reach the door, I exit morphball 
mode, shoot the door, and get through it. There were flying pirates in the 
Control Tower waiting for you to step out here, so by doing this you can 
avoid a real hassle.

West Tower-
Roll into the hologram and go ahead and exit your morphball.

West Tower Entrance-
There shouldn't be any crystallites or bombus on your way back here, so just 
boost through.

Observatory-
When you step out here, this room will also be dark, not as dark as the 
Research Lab Aether, but pretty dark. There are two pirates at the bottom of 
the room. Here is what you do, you jump down and a little bit forward, and 
then you are going to jump backwards so that you can land in the entrance of 
this room from the Observatory Access. This might be a little difficult for 
you noobs, so if you want you can activate your thermal visor and charge your 
wave beam and do wave-wave/missile combo on the pirates below. The pirates 
below will try to shoot you, but you can easily avoid it by locking onto 
them at the ledge and retracting and popping out into the ledge when they 
shoot you and when you can get a shot. That way is slow though, so do it the 
way I recommended. As you are going through the door to the Observatory 
Access, switch off your thermal visor and have your wave beam charged.

Observatory Access-
There are two sentry drones in this room, far away from the door you just came
from. You can walk into this room and nail one without alerting the other 
drone. So try to kill one from the entrance you came from and then do a 
concealed charge of your wave beam to nail the next one. Then jump down 
through the door into the next room.

Research Lab Hydra-missile expansion
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Alot of things in this room will change when you come back. First the lab will
be pitch dark like Research Lab Aether. The gun turret at the fourt level of 
this room will still be at the same place but there will be shadow pirates in 
this room this time and they will be in different places of the lab than the 
pirates before. Pirates will be positioned at the third, second, and lowest 
levels of this lab. On the third level, they will be positioned at the corner 
above the walkway connecting the third and second level. Remember the first 
time we came here? A pirate was at a corner on the third level right next to 
some explosive crates that incinerated him when you shot them. Well above this
position, hanging in the ceiling should be another pirate. There might be one
more pirate at the second level of the lab, but for sure there are 3 pirates 
on the lowest floor of this lab. There are also two metroids in capsules in 
this lab. One of the metroids is at the top/fourth floor, where you are at, 
and the other is at the lowest floor. I'm only going to give you one strategy 
since its the safest and fastest. First, once you come down into the lab, a 
gun turret will immediately start up and begin firing at you. Turn around 
until you see the gun turret that is firing at you and take it out with 
power-power/missile combo. Than proceed to the capsules on the fourth level; 
Shoot a super missile at the capsule on this floor that doesn't have a metroid
in it to reveal a missile expansion. Grab the missile expansion and from the 
fourth level, jump down to the second level of this lab. When you land on the 
walkway, which is the second level for those of you who don't remember, jump 
down to the lowest floor on the side of the walkway that would lead you 
directly to the door on the lowest level. You can start up your map and 
examine the room you are in to determine which direction you are facing and in
which direction the door to the Hydra Lab Entryway is. When you hit the 
lowest floor, run for the door. An interesting sidenote for the guide readers,
the metroids that are in the capsules will sometimes attack and kill the 
pirates in this lab. It doesn't happen always, so you might not want to try 
it, but when I break the capsules that are holding the metroids, they come out
and start killing the pirates using there sucking attacks. The pirates swing 
their scythes at them, but it does no damage to the metroids. Its hilarious to
watch if you get the chance to see it, which you will eventually.

Hydra Lab Entryway-
Another tunnel-corridor, boost through the corridor, but when you start 
getting your first sights of the door to the Research Entrance, exit your 
morphball. You should exit your morphball at the first step you make outside 
of the pipe where the bombus were rolling around in. Shoot the door with your 
wave beam, then switch to your power beam and charge it. Activate your thermal
visor and get closer to the door until it opens and you can see a space 
pirate inside. Then start walking through the door and fire a super missile if
you can.

Research Entrance-
Run straight through the path the pirate you killed was in and space jump 
forward to the walkway below and ahead. From the walkway I want you to space 
jump to the door to the Specimen Storage and to go through it; if you don't 
make the walkway than just run to the door to the specimen storage anyway. Now
we've saved ourselves alot of time. Usually what I do these days is just rush
through the Hydra Lab Entryway and Research Entrance without firing at 
anything. As soon as I walk into this room, I go to the right ignoring 
whatever attacks the gun turrett or shadow pirate give me and then jump 
straight down to the walkway and then to the door to the Specimen Storage.

Specimen Storage-
Boost through this room to the door to the Ruined Courtyard to save yourself 
some time.

Ruined Courtyard-
When you step out here I want you to make sure you have at least 5 missiles. 
Then I want you to get out onto that flat top that is the highest level of the
Courtyard. On your right will be that door that isn't on and can't be used, 
go up to it and look above the door for a bronze/brown cap. You can scan it to
identify it as an object that can be broken with a super missile. Use a super
missile on this cap, if you don't got missiles than destroy some of the 
crates for missiles. If the crates don't give you missiles, than go ahead and 
go to the save station. If you could destroy that cap, than turn on your 
thermal visor and look at that cap with the thermal visor. You should see a 
glowing rune that you will shoot with your wave beam. After you shoot it with 
your wave beam, the door will get activated. You'll know the door is activated
if it has that blue outline on it. After you activate the door, I want you to
destroy whatever crates are on the platforms of this elevation to get some 
ammo and then I want you to go to the door to the save station.

Save Station A*- { F.5 }
Enter the door and save your game. I advise you quit the game, get back to the
menu or take a break from playing since we are going to do quite a bit after 
this save. Check your time at the main menu and compare it to 51 min, thats my
time when I've gotten this far. Exit this room when you are ready to continue.

Ruined Courtyard-
Stepping out here, I want you to immediately head for the door that we 
activated with the wave beam not too long ago. Head through the door.

Quarantine Access-
When you step inside here, be immediately aware of two pulse bombus patrolling
the area. Navigate around them and don't try to bother with them, just get to
the door.

North Quarantine Tunnel-
When you get in this next area, a morphball tunnel will be in the corner of 
the floor. Get in your morphball and go through the tunnel. The view will 
imediately pan back to something between a 2-D and 3-D view. But just keep 
boosting up through the tunnel and get through the door when you reach it.

{Quarantine Cave-spider ball}
 ---------------------------
You'll be in the entrance of the Quarantine Cave that leads to the main part 
of the area. As you approach the main area, you'll see a large pile of rocks 
in the middle of the room. Activate your thermal visor, switch to your power 
beam, and jump down into the main part of the Quarantine Cave. As you are 
going to hit the ground a cutscene will start introducing you to Thardus, the 
boss of the Phendrana Drifts. This guy's difficulty I would rank as slightly 
above Flagghra. His attacks are taking a nice big swipe at you with him arm if
you are close enough, pounding the ground and sending a wave of ice that will 
freeze you solid if hits you, summoning rocks from the ground and throwing 
them at you, and rolling into a ball and rolling around the room to try and 
squish you. The last attack, the attack that has him rolling around, starts 
out with him trying to flatten you, but after he makes that initial straight 
roll forward, he'll make a turn to more than likely his right, a few times his
left, and from there will roll around randomly in the arena. 

Heres the strategy: your thermal visor will be on and the match will start 
with you quickly charging up a power beam shot and looking at Thardus' leg or 
foot as he shows himself off to you. While he's doing this, take a look at 
that bright yellow or orange part of his leg; lock on to it and fire a super 
missile at it. The rocky shell around that part of his leg will be blown off 
and the core of Thardus' body will be exposed on that part of his body that 
you just shot. This will disrupt your thermal visor in a horrific way by 
creating an intense heat signature that blinds you as you have your thermal 
visor on, so switch it off quickly and get a lock on Thardus' leg. The lock 
you get on him will get you the lock on his part of the leg that is exposing 
his core. From there you are going to start firing charged power beam shots, 
do not use the wave beam, missiles or super missiles after you blast his leg 
with a super missile to expose his it. While you are doing this, he'll 
randomly do one of three attacks on you. He might do his favorite attack, the 
ice wave attack, summon rocks which is his second favorite but will do it more
likely if you get too far away from him, or he might take a big swipe at you 
with his arm if you are close enough. I recommend you circle him throughout 
the entire match since he will stay in one place as you take him out. But 
when he leans backwards and has his arm up in there, you space jump up or you 
double dash-jump to your side to avoid the ice-wave attack, I recommend the 
space jump although you can use one jump if you time it right. If he sends his 
rocks out at you, then lock onto those rocks and fire regular, not charged, 
power beam rounds at those rocks to destroy them. Don't panic and use missiles
on them. His big swipe attack will come real quick so just make sure you keep
some distance, not too much distance, but reasonable distance between you and
him.

After you destroy the part of his body that you had exposed, he'll stagger 
back and regain his ground; as he is doing this, quickly switch your thermal 
visor on, charge your power beam, lock onto the part of his body that is 
glowing bright yellow or orange and fire a super missile at it. When he 
regains his footing, he'll start to turn into a ball and will roll completely 
forward. When you fire that super missile to expose his body, quickly get in 
your morphball and boost ball to your left or right, and then boost ball 
straight forward. Choosing which way to boost when you are going to boost left
or right really depens upon which side has more space for you to move around 
in and how much you know you won't be backed up against the wall. This quick 
boost is meant so that you get straight behind him as he is going to roll 
down you. Lets say he's going to roll forward and the right side is the side 
that you have a pretty good feeling has alot of space to move around in, than 
you quickly boost to your right and then you'll boost to your left. If you are
unsure about which direction to pick, then pick any direction since any 
direction is better than no direction. The strategy I've laid out for you to 
avoid his rolling attack is tried and tested to avoid getting hurt by it. So 
just remember, when he starts to get into his rolling attack, get in your 
morphball and boost to the left or right and then in a direction perpendicular
to the first direction you boosted in. After you've made the two boosts to 
get behind him as he rolls at you, exit your morphball, look around for him 
and fire power beam shots, regular and charged at him to sneak some damage on 
him. If he comes rolling at you as you are shooting at him, then just move to 
your left or right, but don't get in your morphball and boost out of his way. 
Exiting the morphball as he is still rolling around the arena is meant so that
you can keep in eye on him and take his exposed body part out as he rolls 
around and exits his ball form. 

After he loses about 40% damage, he'll stay in one place, close himself shut 
and flood the entire room in a blinding mist that makes you have to use the 
thermal visor as this mist is present. As he is creating that mist, you should
charge another power beam shot, switch on your thermal visor and get ready to
lock onto the weakspot that is that glowing part of his body. When you can 
get that lock, fire a super missile and repeat the strategy I explained. The 
heavy mist he created complicates the match though. So when you expose his 
next weakspot, you will have to get rid of your thermal visor even if you 
can't see him with the mist. So just switch off your thermal visor as normal 
and get close enough to him so that you can see and take him out. When he 
rolls into the morphball and you were successful in exposing his weakspot, 
then you'll do the strategy of avoiding his rolling attack as usual. But when 
you are behind him this time, whip out your scan visor. The scan visor will 
try to lock onto him and you'll see the targeting reticule move and follow 
him, even though you can't see him because of the mist. Use that movement of 
the scan targeting reticule to know where he is going. Its a great way to 
keep track of this guy as he is rolling in the morphball in the mist. If you 
are doing a scan-run of the game, this is also another great time to scan him 
as you will have the space and safety needed to scan him while this whole 
thing is going on. When he has lost 70 to 80% of his health, he'll stop, close
himself shut again and suck in all the mist he created. From then on his only
weakspot will be his chest/torso. Do the process of exposing and destroying 
his weakspot, but keep in mind that this weakspot will require two super 
missiles to expose, or if you can't spare it one more super missile and one or
two charged power beam shots. After that he'll die and you'll be granted the 
spider ball along with some health and ammo. The spider ball lets you travel 
up magnetic tracks littered throughout the game by pressing "R" when you are 
near these tracks. The game forces you to use the spider ball in order to exit
this room, so look for the spider tracks in this room. Its yellow, pegged and
riding along the walls of this room. One of them will lead you to the next 
door. Telling you which one it is will be hard so I'll say that its the spider
track that is connected to a bronze/copper/brown structure and that you must 
bomb jump onto to be able to latch onto it since its raised off the ground a 
bit. Follow this track up to the ceiling, you'll reach a dead end and you 
won't be able to get onto the track that is on the ceiling unless you lay a 
bomb to bomb jump yourself up to that ceiling. When you are on the track that 
is on the ceiling, follow the track left to the next door. The door will be on
a ledge high above the arena where you and Thardus fought, but the track will
follow just above this ledge. When you get to the door, go through it and get
in your morphball once more as you enter the next area.

South Quarantine Tunnel-
Roll through the morphball tunnel in the corner of the floor and boost 
straight through it like the North Quarantine Tunnel.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns South-
Scan the hologram on your right. At the other end of the room is a spider ball
track but don't use it yet since you can't get past the door. Just step in 
the hologram to get yourself to the Magmoor Caverns.

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Magmoor Caverns
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Transport to Phendrana Drifts South-
Wave beam the door and go through it with your morphball.

Transport Tunnel C-
This is a tunnel-corridor with flamethrowers on the ceiling from the door you 
used to the next. I say you should just boost ball straight to the next door 
to get it over with and get past with as little scratches as possible. When 
you get to the door exit morphball mode, shoot the door to open it, but don't 
go through instead, do a concealed charge with your power beam or your wave 
beam. Choosing which beam depends on the strategy you want to go with in the 
next room, so look at what I got for the next room and make your decision 
about this place before you go in.

Magmoor Workstation-energy tank
-------------------------------
Alright there are three flying pirates in this place, thats right three. Three
times the missiles, three times the beam fire, three times the suicidie 
attacks that do vicious damage. If you want to do this slow than pick your 
wave beam. Or you can go with your power beam as I suggest now. There will be 
a flying pirate on the steps on your immediate right when you step out the 
door, two other flying pirates will be on the bottom part of the room below. 
Walk through the door and supermissile the pirate that is on the steps on your
right, than quickly charge your power beam again and jump down to the floor 
below. There will be a rock structure sort of on the right that forms a sort 
of twin set of pillars or stalagmites/stalactites, when you hit the floor run 
and space jump behind those rocks and get a quick lock on the next pirate you 
see. When you get that lock on the pirate, fire a super missile at him as 
well. If it moves onto you and has a free shot than space jump over that rock 
formation and run to the steps to get another open shot and from there fire at
him as well. The steps that the first pirate you killed was on, behind that 
rock formation, and somewhere on that caged floor are the best places to kill 
those flying pirates. I recommend that when you move from each of these places
to the next in order to kill one of these guys, that you jump along the way 
as well so that you can avoid the blast radius of their missiles. When you are
done with them, then look for some doors on this level of the room. There are
three of these doors, each lit up with a colored light, one is green, blue, 
and purple. Go up to each of these door and look to the doors left for what 
looks like a vent, if you switch on your thermal visor, you'll see that its 
actually another one of these runes that powers up a generator when you shoot 
each of them with your wave beam. Shoot all three of them with your wave beam 
and then look for a piece of floor next to the lava pools in this room. This 
piece of floor is also very close to the steps where you killed the first 
pirate here, and when you get inside of it, you'll find a morphball tunnel in 
the corner of the floor. Get in the tunnel and you'll be panned back to 
something between a 2-D and 3-D perspective. There will be two triclopses in 
the main junction area of this tunnel, but everytime you pass through here, 
you should casually lay three bombs so that they can take the bombs and die. 
You'll want to take the tunnel on your left and go through it. Roll through 
the tunnel and at the end you'll find a room with a blue screen on the 
otherside of the room. Scan the blue screen and a cutscene will start showing 
a lava pool getting cooled in another tunnel. A timer will start so you should
immediately get out of this area and get back to the main junction where the 
triclopses are at. If you take your sweet time from the one tunnel to the next
after you scanned that first blue screen, than the lava that was cooled will 
be reheated and will be able to do you damage again, so don't take your sweet 
time. Exiting the tunnel, immediately head north and take a quick right for 
the next tunnel. Follow that tunnel to the end and scan the next blue screen 
you see, than exit this room and get back to the main junction area and head 
for the last tunnel on your right. Remember that if there are still triclopses
around here than you should lay some morphball bombs for them. At the end of 
the tunnel will be an energy tank sitting on top of an elevated step. Exit 
your morphball and grab it and then exit this room and the rest of the tunnel.
Sometimes, I wait and let the timer end before grabbing the energy tank so 
that the lava can be reheated and liquified, but then I grab the energy tank 
and then the lava is cooled so I can navigate through it. I know its 
stupid. When you exit this morphball tunnel maze, head for some steps behind 
that rock formation we used when were fighting the flying pirates. The steps 
are to the left of the door where the energy tank was at and lead to the next 
door, so go through it. Alot of times, I don't even bother killing the flying 
pirates, I just jump down like a maniac and start lighting up those vents with
the wave beam to start the generator. In order to avoid the pirate fire, I 
just jump up and down on my way to each area. Then I commence the puzzle. When
I'm in the morphball portion, I just keep moving as much as possible. The 
pirate weapons will penetrate through the grating and hurt you, so I just keep
moving. Beats the hell out of wasting my time killing the pirates...

South Core Tunnel-
The South Core Tunnel is just like the Lake Tunnel here in Magmoor. Except 
there are two flamethrowers in one fixed place where the lava pool is at. The 
lava pool also features a Puddle Spore, a lava clam that opens its mouth and 
then spits out lava bubbles. On the otherside of the pool is a burrower. What 
you want to do when you enter this room is switch on your wave beam to open 
the next door and fire a regular or charged shot at the puddle spore when he 
opens his mouth. When the shot hits his mouth, he'll close shut and flip over 
on his side and turn himself into a makeshift lily-pad for you. Use him to get 
across the lava pool, don't time your jump to the otherside of the lava pool 
by whether or not you are going to get hit by the flamethrowers, just get to 
the otherside. Nail the burrower when he comes out and get through the door.

Geothermal Core-
You'll be inside of a very large room with a huge lake of lava. In the middle 
of the lava are several pillars that reach way up into the ceiling. There are 
some puddle spores and platforms that you can use to get to the otherside of 
the room. You can either use the puddle spores, which is the slow way, or you
can space jump as I do to the platforms that are sticking out next to the 
puddle spores. Choice is yours. When you've figured out how to space out 
your space jumps, you won't ever bother with the puddle spores here, you'll 
just jump from lily-pad to lily-pad.

Northcore Tunnel-
In here there will be a pool of lava separating you from the next door. In 
this pool of lava is a magmoor and above the magmoor is a stalactite that 
when missiled will fall straight down killing the magmoor and making you a new
permanent step to get across the lava pool. For those of you who don't 
remember what a stalactite is, its a rock formation that is shaped like an 
upside down cone. So missile the base at which the stalactite is connected to 
the ceiling and use it to get across the lava pool and to the next door.

Twin Fires-
This area will be very much in the mold of the Lava Lake. Its a two part room 
with your navigation through the first part, being similar to the navigation 
you had to make in the first part of the Lava Lake. In the middle of the first
part of the Twin Fires room is a central pillar alot like the one in the Lava
Lake, except you can't blow off a piece of this pillar with any weapons, 
infact you won't have any direct interaction with it at all. On your left is 
the shore that will lead to the next area of the Twin Fires. Coiling along the
pillar's right is a path that will be put to use via some stalactites and 
platforms protruding from the wall. There is a quick way to get through here, 
and then there is the longer way to get through here that I never use. First 
the longerway, missile the stalactite that is on the ceiling to the right of 
that central pillar. Get on the platform created by the fallen stalactite and 
use it to get across the platforms that are protruding from the right. At the 
end of the second platform protruding from the wall, you are going to look up 
at the ceiling for a second stalactite. Missile it to bring it down and use 
the platform it creates for you to jump to the shore on the otherside of the 
room. Within the shore there will be a space you can walk through, but that 
has its walls lined with flamethrowers. I like to just walk through them since
its just a quick burn that doesn't cost much, but you can morphball under the
flamethrowers. When you are in the second area of the Twin Fires, you'll see 
another pillar on your left, a stalactite dangling on the ceiling above the 
lava pool, a magmoor poking its head right under the stalactite, and a door on
the otherside of the room. Missile the stalactite to kill the magmoor and 
have another platform to use to get to the next door. To do it fast, I just 
space jump as far as I can to the other shore, and yes land in the lava, and 
then jump back out onto the shore. Then I walk through the flamethrowers and 
space jump as far as I can to the ledge that'll lead to the next door, I'll 
land in the lava, again, but when I land in the lava I try to jump out as 
quickly as possible. I've found that the best spot to land in so that you are 
assured that you won't have a hard time getting out of the lava will be to 
land on the left of the ledge, your left of course. But in reality any spot is
fine and don't panic if you do this and you have a hard time getting out of 
the lava because you feel its sucking you in, just jump out as best as you 
can. On a sidenote, I've found that in the second area, if you position 
yourself somewhere in the room so that you can missile the stalactite 
without having the magmoor pop out of the lava, then the stalactite will come 
down but it won't kill the magmoor, or it might, but either way a magmoor 
will pop out right infront of the ledge to the door to the Twin Fires Tunnel 
if you can do this. When you get to the ledge, you'll find more flamethrowers
except this time they seem to be coverying all the possible angles. I advise 
you to just walkthrough them and ignore the damage they do, when you play this
game a second time after beating it, then you can choose to walkthrough or 
get in your morphball to time the strategy of what you plan on doing in the 
next room.

Twin Fires Tunnel-
In this room, you have two choices to decide what you want to do inside. You 
can either take the spider ball track on your left to get through this room 
and navigate safely above the lava pool. Or you can do what I do and jump 
straight into the lava. Of course I never just jump into the lava, I try to 
jump as far as I can into the direction that will lead me to the door. On 
the otherside of the lava pool is another shore that you can jump onto from 
the lava pool. When you are coming back from here you should take note of a 
few things. The lava is deeper in the shore that'll take you to the Twin 
Fires than the one that'll take you to the Transport to Tallon Overworld West.
If you do my strategy, then you have nothing to worry about how deep the lava
is to the next shore when you are heading to the Tallon Overworld West since 
its sort of shallow. Heading to the Transport to Tallon Overworld West, the 
lava is about waist deep, heading to the Twin Fires the lava goes right over 
your head. 

Transport to Tallon Overworld West-
You'll be in a transport room, but I don't advise you to take the transport, 
instead just scan it as you head to the next door so you'll have it ready to 
be used when you DO use it.

Transport Tunnel B-
Another lava pool room. On your right will be a small ledge that you can 
navigate with your morphball, as well as a railway up ahead, and a lava pool 
right below it. The ledge on your right will lead to the rail, the rail will 
get you safely to the shore on the otherside of the room. On the otherside of 
the room though is a magmoor who won't do much. The lava in this room is 
extraordinarily shallow, so what I like to do is boost ball straight through 
it to the other shore. If you want to do that then be aware of the health you 
risk, but using the rail also costs time so the choice is yours.

Fiery Shores-missile expansion
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The first part of the Fiery Shores will featuer a corridor with a lava pool 
acting as most of the floor and two sets of flamethrowers on the ceiling 
acting as deterents that will try to prevent you from getting through. There 
will be ledges for you step around through this part of the corridor, so don't
worry about having to go through the lava. In the second part of the Fiery 
Shores there is a much larger space to move around, except most of that space 
is covered by lava with minor pieces of flooring that keep you out of the 
lava. On these two pieces of flooring are triclopses, and in the lava is a 
magmoor whose situtated near the floor where the two triclopses are scurrying 
around. The third part features a narrow corridor as well, but this corridor 
is mostly covered in stable flooring. Midway through though, is a spot where a
lava pool is deeply entrenched into the floor. Above the lava pool are two 
sets of flamethrowers. In between the lava pool is a ledge that can be used to
get across to the next door. Here is what you are going to do, you'll either 
run through the lava and take whatever damage the flamethrowers throw at you 
to get through the first part and to get to the second part. Or you can just 
time your way through the first part of the Fiery Shores by proceeding 
whenever the flamethrowers give you a break. When you arrive at the second 
part of the room, you should see some crates on your left. Destroy the crates,
pick up the ammo and health they leave you, and examine the small hole the 
crates were blocking. This hole can be navigated by a morphball so go into it 
with your morphball and follow it right. From here you will start a sort of 
maze to get to the end of this quasi-morphball tunnel. The path goes straight,
and then up a bit which requires you to bomb jump, and then you have to 
navigate around some very narrow ledges with your morphball. As you are doing 
this, the magmoor will try to do his fire-breath attack on you, but ignore it.
The attack damage is super-minimal and the magmoor might be too far away to 
even land any damage on you. What you should be concerned about is not falling
down to the lava below. At the end of the morphball tunnel you'll find a 
missile expansion. Where you found the missile expansion is where this 
morphball path will end and you'll find that you'll be right above one of the 
flooring where the triclopses are at. This is what you are going to do, you 
are going to drop down into this flooring, and you are going to try to exit 
morphball mode as you fall. I like to just hit the floor in my morphball 
since all the cramped space sometimes won't let you exit morphball mode as you
fall, and when I hit the floor I immediately lay all my morphball bombs and 
exit morphball mode. It sounds like its alot to do but it really isn't. The 
thing that sucks about falling down to that piece of flooring is that 
sometimes the triclops catches you and throws you right into the lava. 
Anyways, when you are on that floor, try to space jump to another piece of 
flooring in this room. You have a choice, you can either jump to the other 
flooring where the triclopses are at, or you can jump to a piece of flooring 
that is behind the wall that is behind you. To jump to this wall, you are 
going to get to this flooring's edge and then jump forward, and jump backwards
onto that flooring. The flooring also happens to have some crates on it that 
might obstruct you getting on it. But its alot better than going to the 
flooring the magmoor is right next to. After you do that, jump over to the 
third part of the Fiery Shores and get through it. Again you can choose to 
wait for the flamethrowers to give you a break or you can just jump through. 
If you jumped through the first part, than you'll know how the flamethrowers 
will knock you down into the lava and get you some damage. But everything 
requires a little sacrifice if you want it done right.

Shore Tunnel-
This is another corridor that is about as narrow as the third part of the 
fiery shores. There are no dangers in this room, so I suggest you just get 
through here as quickly as possible, with your morphball or walking. Midway 
through you'll be in this glass walkway, but the glass can't be destroyed yet 
so just proceed onto the door. When you shoot the next door to open it, 
navigate slowly around the door to be able to look beyond a wall on the right.
Behind that wall you'll see a flying pirate in the next room. You can choose 
to nail him here with a super missile, which I don't prefer or you can 
walkthrough with a wave beam that you'll choose to get ready with a concealed 
charge.

Monitor Station-
If you nailed the flying pirate in the Shore Tunnel than go ahead and proceed 
to the Monitor Tunnel and don't worry about a second flying pirate that'll 
come from behind the station. If you didn't destroy the first flying pirate, 
then at least nail him with that charged wave beam shot and get past him. I 
don't advise taking your time to kill him or the other one, just get to the 
Monitor Tunnel. On a sidenote, from now on, everytime you come through the 
Monitor Station, you'll have to encounter two flying pirates. The good thing 
though is that the two flying pirates are on different parts of the room and 
killing one might not alert the other, if one is alerted, than it'll take 
them a while to get to you in time. One will always be on that platform where 
you found him, and the other will always be somewhere behind the station, near
the door to the Transport Tunnel A.

Monitor Tunnel-
Get through here using whatever tactics you want to use and get to the 
Triclops Pit.

Triclops Pit-
This place will sort of change when you come back here. If you didn't 
encounter the change already, than what you'll find when you come in here is 
that there will be two flying pirates in this room now and you will no longer 
have to deal with puffers. The two flying pirates will be somewhere in the 
lower pit, and when you come from the Monitor Tunnel, they won't know you are 
here until you make it to the third or second platform down. Sometimes from 
the entrance from the Monitor Tunnel or from the first step, I choose to take 
out the first flying pirate with a missile. You'll of course be aiming left, 
but you'll be aiming somewhere between the rock formation and capsule, if you 
are aiming from the first platform or entrance. But most of the time I do what
I advise you to do and that is to do a concealed charge with your wave beam 
and then make my way down the platforms with the intent of heading toward the 
Pit Tunnel, and if a pirate gets in my way, then I let him eat a wave beam. I 
ignore whatever missiles or weapon fire the flying pirates throw at me and 
just head for the door to the Pit Tunnel.
 
Pit Tunnel-
Jump over the fence to get to the door to the Lava Lake.

Lava Lake-
Make your way to the other area of the Lava Lake as you did before. And make 
your way to the door to the Lake Tunnel as you had done before as well.

Lake Tunnel-
Make your way to the door to the Burning Trail, again you guys gotta learn to 
bite a lip and just take the lava path.

Burning Trail-
Do your best to get through the Grizby without killing him. When you are on 
that path that comes after the Grizby, get in your morphball and boost your 
way to those elevating platforms. Then use the platforms to get up the shaft 
and to get to the Transport.

Transport to Chozo Ruins North-
Walk into the hologram to get yourself to the Chozo Ruins.

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Chozo Ruins
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Transport to Magmoor Caverns North-
Alright, you are going to take the door to the Sun Tower when you get here. 
Remember to bring up your map if you don't know which of the three doors in 
this room will take you to the Sun Tower.

Sun Tower-
Last time we came through this room, we literally zipped through here and made
our way out as fast as possible. We don't have that option now because we 
have to get ourselves back up the shaft of the Sun Tower. Now that you have 
the spider ball, we can finally make our way up the spider track which crawls 
up the shaft of the Sun Tower. However, there are half a dozen problems 
getting up there. First, part of spider track is blocked by a shutter, for 
lack of a better word. Further up along the shaft are a bunch of round bugs 
with eyes on their backs, called Oculus or Oculae for plural, that navigate 
around the  shaft, including the spider track, and will knock you off the 
spider track if they touch you. To add to that, the area where you will find 
the scan panels that will remove the shutter is guarded by 2 wasp hives, one 
on the left side of the room, and another on the right. What you are going to 
do first is pick the left side, and navigate along the left wall of the 
entrance to the Sun Tower. You are going to navigate around one of the left 
walls carefully so that you can see the wasps hives and shoot them accurately 
with the missiles without bringing any wasps out. Navigating along the left 
wall of the entrance to the Sun Tower, you will be trying to destroy the wasp 
hives on the right, and vise-versa when you are navigating around the wall on 
your right. On the left and right of the room, in between the wasp hives, are 
structures that house a scan panel on their top caps. This cap can be scanned 
in order to identify it. When you navigate around the wall to take aim at the 
wasp hives, aim at that structure in between the wasp hives and fire a power 
beam shot at it to make sure that your aim is true. Then when you got the 
right aim at the cap, fire a super missile. The cap that is blocking the scan 
panel, and the two wasp hives will be instantly destroyed. Using a missile on 
that cap that is blocking the scan panel is not an option since it can only be
destroyed with a super missile. If the two wasp hives on the side of the 
structure with the scan panel aren't destroyed, then you can destroy them with
a missile for each one that isn't destroyed. After you've destroyed the two 
wasp hives on the right, than you scan the newly revealed scan panel. There is
another scan panel on the right side of the room as well and it is at the top
of the pillar on the right side of the room that is further away from the 
spider track than the other pillar on the right side of the room. When you 
finish scanning the two scan panels on the right side of the room, position 
yourself against the right side of the wall on the entrance to the Sun Tower 
and do what you did with that structure in between the wasp hives as well. 
Scan the newly revealed scan panel, than go to the pillar on the left that is 
the closest to the spider ball track. Behind the pillar at the top is a scan 
panel that you must scan. Once you scan it, run to the spider track and get in
your morphball. A cutscene will start whether you ran to the track and got in
your morphball or not, but at least at the end of the cutscene you are ready 
to go up the shaft. When the scene ends, the shutter that was blocking the 
path of the spider track will be removed. Travel up the track, the track will 
hit an end just below a block with spider ball tracks on it. The 4 oculus will
be navigating around the block in a clockwise motion. What you want to do is 
time your bomb jump so that you can get from the spider track to the block 
with the spider track. Since the noobs will be dying for the best timing, I 
would say that the best time to lay your bomb to bomb jump to the next block 
would be when the Oculus that gets in between you and that block is past the 
faint morphball track line on your left. The faint morphball track line that 
I'm talking about is the left line that is somewhat red and faint and 
indicates that the spider track in the shaft went straight up instead of 
having to use those blocks. Or you can do trial and error. You'll have to 
bomb jump three more times and from the one block to the next I advise that 
the best point from which to bomb jump to the next block is the corner that 
is on the top area of the block but that is not connected to the wall. I wish 
I could describe that better but so far I can't. When you bomb jump from a 
block with the spider track on it to the spider track block that runs directly
along the wall, by all means travel up to the wall and bomb jump from there. 
However, make sure you time your bomb jump so that the oculae don't screw it 
up, since your view changes when you do this, it'll be up to you to figure out
when to jump. When you reach the top of the shaft, you'll see a door ahead of
you that you'll have to walk through.

Sun Tower Access-
When you open the door to go through it, you'll see a ghost run toward the 
wall and disappear. Keep following the room to the Sunchamber and destroy 
the crates that you see to get yourself some health and ammo.

Sunchamber-Chozo Artifact
-------------------------
The Sunchamber will be totally normal until you proceed further inside. When 
you get far enough into the room, the room will darken completely, which is 
kind of odd because the Sunchamber has a sun roof so that sunlight can get 
through. Then on three specific points of the room three Chozo Ghosts will 
appear. These guys are ultra annoying. These guys like to glide to and from 
various places around the room, th great thing about this is that you don't 
have to worry about them moving around the room like as if they were pirates. 
Their gliding around the room can be best decribed as a pinball going from one
end of the machine, to the next. The spots where they choose to glide vary, 
but they usually constitute anywhere on the main walking area that you used to
fight Flagghra. Their second favorite spot are these pedestals where the 
mirrors were at during the Flagghra fight, so you'll have to aim up when they 
are up there. Their other spot which they use a few times is on the very top 
of the large flower that Flagghra was in when you fought him. Their attacks 
can be pretty nasty, the main one will be white energy shots fired the same 
way Ryu from Street Fighter would fire them, sometimes they stop and hover 
above the air and do a super charge on their energy shots. The white energy 
shots will make you reel, literally, since whenever you get hit by these your 
visor will get disrupted as if you were hit by gun turret fire or if you were 
to close to a sentry drone and you'll also see Samus throw her arm back and 
lower her arm cannon for a second or two. The worst part about these guys is 
that they like to go invisible; they don't go invisible all the time and 
instead phaze in and out of visibility, sometimes to attack and sometimes 
just to look around. Everytime they attack though, they'll be visible, the 
only problem though is that they like to position themselves around you in 
order to attack while they are invisible. My strategy goes very quick so I 
hope you took my advice at the beggining of the guide to read every 
explanation of a room before you into it. Stepping into the room, I quickly 
take the pathway along the left and keep heading that way as if I'm going to 
the door. Somewhere between halfway along the walkway to the next door is 
where a Chozo Ghost will appear, you should go up this one that you spot 
along the left side of the walkway, get within 3 feet from him, get a lock on 
him, and charge your power beam. When these guys appear, they have to appear, 
develop, come to the ground, and then get a hang of whats going on. You can't 
fire at these guys to kill them when they first pop out, you have to wait 
until the right time. In my case, since I'm already right underneath one when 
they all appear, I wait until he throws his arm back as if to do his hado-ken 
attack and then I launch my attack. My attack is first a super missile and 
then another charged power beam shot. When he eats the super missile, he'll 
get knocked back big time, after you shoot the super missile you should 
immediately try to charge another power beam shot. When you got a shot that is
even slightly charged, fire it at him to kill him. All of that has to be done
very quickly, super missile, power beam charge, and fire. But sometimes you 
just can't do it in time and the ghost phazes out of visibility and glides 
somewhere else. Well then you have to quickly look in the direction that the 
ghost flew in and fire tons of regular power beam shots in the direction the 
chozo ghost flew in to reveal where he is at. Throughout this match you should
be constantly moving around the room so that none of the other ghosts can 
nail you with their shots. If you are still on the first ghost, then keep 
firing the regular power beam shot and walk in the direction he was in. If he 
doesn't come out, then walk around the walkway as if you are circling the 
large flower in the middle so that you aren't a sitting duck. As you are 
walking around the walkway, keep an eye on your radar and look for any orange 
dots that might appear, if you see one that is within or closely within your 
line of sight on your radar, than turn to it to spot the ghost. Sometimes, 
you'll see the spot on the radar, and turn to it, but the ghost won't be 
there, thats because he'll be on one of those pedestals where the mirror was 
high above the walkway you were on. Just remember to fire charged power beam 
shots and a super missile for each ghost, but not more than one. When all 
three are killed, a chozo artifact will be revealed at the top of the large 
flower in the middle of the room. Grab it and go to the door to the Sunchamber
Access.

Sunchamber Access-
Coming back from the Sun Chamber requires a different strategy to get through 
this room than going to the Sun Chamber to this room. But at least this time, 
getting through the room this way is alot easier than having to go up the 
room. I want you to try and space jump as far as you can to the otherside of 
the room. You'll land somewhere infront of a reaper vine who might be able to 
take a swipe at you but who cares. Just shoot him out of the way and get 
through the door to the Sun Lobby.

Sunchamber Lobby-
Get throughhere like you did the first time by shoot the reaper vines and the 
venom weed to get them out of the way. Head through the door to the Arboretum.

Arboretum-
When you step out here, jump onto that tree branch that has those wooden 
planks on it, when you are on that branch move closer to the right along the 
branch so that you can get a better view of that ledge where the door is at. 
From this tree branch you are going to look down and aim at the door to the 
Gathering Hall Access. Than you are going to jump down to the ledge infront of
the door to Gathering Hall Access. Since I'm all about saving time, I'm going
to teach you how to jump down all the way from this branch to the ledge 
infront of the door without having to recoil when you land. First you are 
going to jump directly to that ledge, but you can't fall directly down to it, 
so when you hit the end of that wall that is the ceiling above the ledge then 
you do the second jump. whether you land in the water or you land on the ledge
infront of the door, you won't recoil, or you shouldn't. The point that I 
specified is ideal because you'll be able to control your path into the ledge 
infront of the door to the Gathering Hall Access after you make the second 
jump from there. Whenever I do this, I also always aim down manually and do a 
bluff-lock with my L trigger. To do that kind of lock, you will aim down 
manually at the door, then you will lock your aim at the door in place by 
holding the L button without it clicking. Then you let go of the R button. 
Your aim will be held in place even as you move, unless of course you push the
L button down so that it clicks or let it go completely. Its a technique that
I use to gain leverage when I space out my jumps and also when I move 
anywhere throughout this game.

Gathering Hall Access-
Boost ball your way through this area as always and get to the Gathering Hall.

Gathering Hall-missile expansion
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When you come back out here, I want you to make your way up to the door to the
East Atrium. Get there by any means you want to get up there, but remember 
that you have the space jump and that you can shortcut alot of the path to 
the top. More importantly, there is a ledge to the left, and below, of the 
porch where the door to the East Atrium is at. From this ledge you are 
going to jump to this porch and you won't have to worry about any shriekbats 
nose-diving you in this room. When you are on that porch to the door to the 
East Atrium, look at some small steps or pedestals on your left and right. 
From this step/pedestal you will jop on top of a ledge that hangs above the 
porch. The shriekbats that are dangling on the porch are also hanging on that
ledge that we want to get to. When you get on that ledge, get in your 
morphball and bomb a cage/fence in the wall. You'll notice that a missile 
expansion is in a wall that you can access by that ledge above the porch. So 
bomb the fence and grab the missile expansion with your morphball, then get 
out and get into the East Atrium.

East Atrium-
When you get in here, boost ball to the door to the Energy Core Access.

Energy Core Access-
Make your way to the Energy Core and navigate through the eyons as quickly as 
possible.

Energy Core-
When you step out here, you are going to head to the door that is on the 
opposite side of the room in the right corner. Its the one that is behind the 
shriekbats in the area of the Energy Core you are in now. To get to that door,
you are going to have to take out those shriekbats and use the platforms 
along the right wall to get to that door. So go ahead and do it. I prefer to 
just walk up to the platforms, let the shriekbats come down, and nail them all
with my power beam using regular shots as I make my way to the door.

West Furnace Access-
I hate this room because this is one of the two rooms in the game that has 
that glitch or bug where you are just walking through and the game freezes 
and you have to turn off and on your gamecube to start over again. Then you 
got to start from the save file all over again. But I've noticed that I get 
the glitch when I'm rolling through in my morphball and when I walk through 
with my combat visor. So what I do everytime I come through here is walk 
through with my thermal visor switched on, I have yet to have my game glitch 
when I walk through here with my thermal visor so go ahead and try it. This is
an access room that is largely uneventful despite the game glitch that I have
experienced so just get to the next door.

Furnace-
The Furnace has two parts to it, you are in one of them. A spider ball track 
will be on your left, get in your morphball and go up it. When you travel in 
far enough, the game will pan back to the view to a 2-D one. You are going to
head right for the second part of the furnace; on your way you will encounter
these sand blocks that will fade away a second or two after you get on them. 
You are going to have to rush through those sand blocks, not boost, and bomb 
jump onto the remaining part of the path, and then you are going to have to go
through another series of sand blocks. At the end of the path is the second 
part of the Furnace, a large room with a white door on the otherside and a 
large kettle on your left. Behind that large kettle on your left is a piece of
flooring slightly elevated above the main piece of flooring in this room, and
beyond that is a morphball tunnel. Go behind that large kettle on the left 
and get into that morphball tunnel. Some beetles may or may not pop out of the
main floor...

Crossway Access West-
At the end of the morphball tunnel is a dilapidated access. In the middle of 
the access is a bunch of debris that is doing a good job of obstructing your 
path, but you can get past the debris by getting in your morphball and 
rolling under the debris. When you get on the otherside get through the door 
to the Crossway.

Crossway-missile expansion
--------------------------
Alot to do in this room. Infront of you is a large half-pipe, to the right is 
a white door, behind you on the left is a shaft tunnel that travels upwards 
but that is blocked by a cage, across from you on the otherside of the room is
a weird looking object etched into the wall that when scanned reveals that it
can be destroyed with a super missile. First you are going to charge your 
power beam and fire a super missile at that object. The object will blow off a
cap revealing another important object behind it. You are going to jump to 
the wall on the right that is above the half-pipe, this wall is also touching 
the white door, and are going to scan the object as you are jumping to that 
wall. When the scan is done, a cutscene will start showing a spider track open
up above the half-pipe. When the cutscene ends, you are going to get in your 
morphball, as you are jumping in mid-air and are going to use the momentum of 
you coming down the half-pipe with your morphball to shortcut you usage of 
boosting up and down the half-pipe to get to the spider track on the right 
wall. When you get to the spider track on the right wall, you will follow the 
spider track to a bomb slot which you will activate by laying a bomb. When the
bomb goes off, another spider track will be revealed on the side of the room 
that you entered this room from. When the cutscene showing the spider track 
open up for use ends, you will come out of the bomb slot and you will fall to 
half-pipe. Use the momentum of you falling to your advantage in order to make 
your climb to the next spider track above the half-pipe. When you get to the 
spider track, follow it to the bomb slot, activate the bomb slot that will 
open up the shaft that travels vertically and that will start a timer. When 
the cutscene ends, quickly fall to the floor, not the half-pipe, and get into 
that shaft quickly with your morphball. When you get inside of it, the shaft 
will take you straight up to a tunnel which leads left and that will take you 
to a missile expansion. Take the missile expansion, and then use the half-pipe
to get to the side of the room where that object you blew off with a super 
missile is at. When you get to that otherside of the room, head into a pathway
on the right that will eventually lead to a door with a blast shield on it. 
Missile off that blast shield and go through that door.

Elder Hall Access-
This is a very narrow access room. Midway through some scarabs will come 
through and litter the walls, ceiling, and floor of the middle part of the 
access. Since scarabs do minimal damage, just go head proceed through the 
access ignoring the damage they do and head through the next door.

Hall of Elders-
When you step inside, charge your power beam. Ahead on your right, beyond 
this hallway you are in, is a much larger room with a huge statue of chozo in 
it. When you jump down to this main area of the room, one, I repeat one, chozo
ghost will pop out of the hands of the chozo statue. Remember the strategy I 
gave you when we first took on the chozo ghosts in the Sun Chamber and use it 
on this one chozo ghost. When he dies, the statue will be activated and ready 
to be used. Jump into its hands, turn into a morphball and hold R. A cutscene 
will start showing the statute launch you into this shaft which will then 
launch you into a spider track on a wall high above. The spider track follows 
to a bomb slot that you will activate with a morphball bomb. When the slot is 
activated, a cutscene will start showing three bomb slots on the otherside of 
the room, on a ledge high above and behind the chozo statue, power-up for use.
These are unique because they each have a different colored-film that 
prevents you from actually getting inside the slots with your morphball. You 
are going to get up to these slots by first getting up to that ledge you 
jumped from to get down into the lower floor. When you are on, you are going 
to look above and to your side for another ledge that you will have to space 
jump onto. When you are on it, follow the ledge to the bomb slots and activate
your wave beam as you do so. Shoot the purple slot with your wave beam to 
remove the film, and then get in that bomb slot and activate it. When the slot
is activated, the shaft that the chozo statue threw you into will shift in a 
new direction. Get back down into the chozo statues hands and get in your 
morphball. The statue will throw you into the shaft and the shaft will launch 
you into a morphball tunnel etched into the wall. Follow the tunnel to the 
right and you will come out into a sort of closet with a door and a scan panel
right next to the door. First scan the scan panel, which will remove a blue 
force-field that would have prevented easy exit from that part of the Hall of 
Elders to the main area of the Hall of Elders, and then go through the door.

Reflecting Pool Access-
Boost your way through this largely uneventful access room and go through into
 the next room with your morphball.

Reflecting Pool-
A large pool with stone toads on its side will be ahead with a scan panel 
between you and the pool. Forget the scan panel and roll into the poll with 
your morphball. In the middle of the pool, on the floor is a drainage hole 
that is covered by a cap or cage. This drainage cap can also be identified by 
scanning it and what you are going to do when you spot it is bomb the cap with
a morphball bomb. When the cap is blown off, all the water, including some of
the little fishies in the pool, will go down the drain leaving the pool 
empty. Now the pool is a half-pipe that you can use to get to the top floor of
the room. So boost up the half-pipe on any side you feel like, all though I 
would prefer you land on the left side of the room on the top floor. As you 
are boosting, you might get sucked up by one of these stone toads, this is 
just a fact of life and just bomb them when they swallow you to get them out 
of the way. If you land on the right side fo the pool, then don't worry since 
just getting up on the top floor is whats most important. When you are on the 
top floor, you'll see three doors, a white one, and two with blast shields on 
them. Missile the two doors with the blast shields and go through one of the 
two. If you find that you are going through a door that will get you into a 
save station, then go through the other door. Don't worry about having to use 
the half-pipe to get to the other door though, you can use your space jump to 
jump from one side of the room to the other. So when you get to the door that 
has a room that isn't a save station, then go through it.

Antechamber-ice beam
--------------------
When you walk inside you'll find a capsule with a white glow in the middle; 
grab that object, its the ice beam. This object is my favorite beam and weapon
in the entire game. First, alot of the stuff you shoot in this game with one 
regular shot from the ice beam will freeze solid for a few seconds. If you 
fire charged shots with the ice beam, then objects will freeze solid for alot 
longer. But the onion with this weapon is the way it interacts with some 
enemies and how you can use it with a missile. If you do ice-ice/missile 
combos on shadow pirates and space pirates, then you'll get the treat of 
watching them blow up and seeing chunks of frozen pirates fly all over the 
place. You can also fire a regular non-charged ice beam shot at a flying 
pirate, which will freeze him solid for a couple of seconds and that will give
you the time to follow up a nasty missile and chunks of frozen pirate will 
burst out. The downside is that this, along with the wave beam, can't be used 
to damage chozo ghosts. And the ice beam has the worst rate of fire and 
accuracy in the entire game. The shots come out real slow, like a 12-gauge 
shotgun, and this makes hitting an object with the ice beam, charged or not, 
kinda hard. Oh and this weapon is the weakness of metroids. If you do an 
ice-missile combo on a metroid, they will instantly blow apart like pirates 
and that'll be the last of that metroid. Another advantage of the ice beam is 
that you get to open white doors, so open the one infront of you and go 
through it to get back out to the Reflecting Pool.

Reflecting Pool-
When you are back out here, space jump to the other door that has the save 
station in it and go through.

Save Station 3*- { F.6 }
Go inside and save your game. The next save is going to be a long one, but do 
expect that it will be in this very same save station.

Reflecting Pool-
When you come back out here, turn to your left and jump down to the door that 
leads to the Reflecting Pool Access. I do it in a special way that keeps in 
line with my goals of staying on time and multi-tasking. When I come out into 
this room, I turn and aim down at the door, and then jump down. As I'm jumping
I fire a quick shot from one of my beams at the door. After I nail the door, 
I'll still be in mid-air, and I will get in my morphball and land infront of 
the door. Then I roll through the door. I'm sure that all doesn't register 
like much in plain text, but in practice its nice.

Reflecting Pool Access-
I boost my way through the access, lay bombs at the next door, and exit my 
morphball as the bombs explode.

Hall of Elders-
When I come out here, I jump out onto that ledge in the main area that leads 
you to the colored bomb slots. From that ledge, I jump down to a white door on
the left shooting the white door with an ice beam shot as I do so, and 
getting in my morphball at the same time. Than when I hit the floor and the 
door opens, I boost through. However do that all very quickly as 3 chozo 
ghosts will appear. From now on, chozo ghosts will appear in this room 
everytime you come through here from now on, so get used to it.

East Furnace Access-
This access is a great shortcut to the furnace, better than going through the 
Crossway if you are trying to save time.

Furnace-energy tank
-------------------
Once you are in the furance, the room will darken and three chozo ghosts will 
appear. Let me tell you something about this room that you need to know. If 
you come inside this room from the East Furnace Access or from the West 
Furnace access, than chozo ghosts will appear. If you come from the crossway 
however, chozo ghosts will not appear. We will use this to our advantage for 
time's sake, for ammo's sake, for health's sake, for your sake later on. But 
going through the East Furnace Access is ideal right now because we are going 
to do something in here that won't require us to do anything in the part of 
the room the chozo ghosts will appear in. When you come through the door, I 
want you to go straight ahead, space jump from the elevated step the door from
the East Furnace Access has, to the elevated step with the morphball tunnel 
above it. When you get to it, get in your morphball and bomb jump inside 
quickly. Then you are going to follow the tunnel through. When you reach that 
part of the tunnel where the sand blocks that disappear quickly show up, let 
yourself fall through to the lower part of the tunnel. When you do, roll to 
your right for a step that you can bomb jump into and that has another 
morphball tunnel on it. When you are in the morphball tunnel, follow it to 
where it ends which will be inside of that large kettle we navigated around 
the first time we came through the Furnace. Inside the kettle, to your 
delight, will be an energy tank. Grab it, turn around, and get inside of the 
morphball tunnel. Follow the tunnel to the West Furnace Access, which will be 
left and get through the door. 

West Furnace Access-
When I come back from the Energy Core, through the West Furnace Access, I 
usually don't have any trouble with glitches so go through here as you 
please, just don't go through the next door with your morphball, and have 
your power beam or ice beam ready.

Energy Core-
When you come out here, quickly lock on the shriekbats and fire a charged ice 
shot or regular power beam shots at them. A charged ice beam shot works great 
on the shriekbats because it blows alot of them up because of the blast radius
of the charged ice beam shot and that fact they are always so close to each 
other. Jump over to the door to the Energy Core Access, and ready a charged 
ice beam shot on your way through the door.

Energy Core Access-
Proceed through here, and casually use your charged ice beam shot on one of 
the eyons as you proceed through. As you are making your way through the 
door, get in your morphball.

East Atrium-
Boost through under the shriekbats and proceed through the door with your 
morphball.

Gathering Hall-
Fall through to the bottom floor infront of the door to the Gathering Hall 
Access with your morphball and roll through the door.

Gathering Hall Access-
Boost through the Gathering Hall Access and exit your morphball on your way 
through the door.

Arboretum-
Alright now this part is really gonna suck, but its good for time's sake and 
for you to get used to the sporadic franticness of this game. When you step 
inside, three chozo ghosts will appear on the lowest level of this room. What 
you are going to do is make your way up the room to the Sun Chamber Lobby. 
Don't panic, now that you have your space jump, you don't have to morphball 
through the tunnels etched into the wall. Just space jump from the ledge that 
starts off the beggining of the first morphball tunnel you had to use, to the 
ledge that ends the ending of the tunnel. You'll do this twice since there are
two tunnels that you would had to morphball through if you didn't have the 
space jump, but you do have the space jump, so use it to jump from one ledge 
to the next. After the second ledge, you can space jump onto a platform 
directly above the ledge. Doing this saves you time since you don't have to go
around the platforms to get to the top, you just have to jump to them. After 
that, get to the place that'll lead to the Sun Chamber Lobby, bomb the wall 
that has a morphball tunnel inside of it and go through the tunnel and get 
into the Sun Chamber Lobby. I know this is hard because its dark, and the 
chozo ghosts cause confusion but doing this any other way takes too much 
time.

Sun Chamber Lobby-
Get through here like you did the first time, don't use your ice beam though, 
since its rate of fire is so slow.

Sun Chamber Access-
Get through here like you did the first time as well and don't use your ice 
beam here also.

Sun Chamber-
Boost your way through the walkway to the door to the Sun Tower Access. The 
last time you came here, you fought chozo ghosts, but you won't ever have to 
worry about chozo ghosts after having fought them, especially when you come 
through it now.

Sun Tower Access-
Follow the access to the Sun Tower and boost your way through the hallway and 
through the next door.

Sun Tower-
Roll through and fall through the shaft to the bottom and get through the door
to the Transport.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North-
Step into the hologram to get yourself to the Magmoor Caverns.

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Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Chozo Ruins North-
Nail the door and roll through it with your morphball.

Burning Trail-
Fall down through the shaft with your morphball and get through this area as I
have explained so many times before.

Lake Tunnel-
When you come through here, go through the lava to get to the otherside. But 
take note of this, the flamethrowers that cover the platforms in the lava pool
can be frozen solid by firing a regular ice beam shot. The greatest part 
about using the ice beam on the flamethrowers is that once they are frozen, 
they'll stay frozen until you leave the room you found them in and get into 
one or two rooms away from this one. On your way through the room, ready your 
ice beam.

Lava Lake-
Proceed through to the second part of the room and again, go through the 
magmoor to the left of the magmoor. Using a regular ice beam shot on the 
magmoor's head will freeze his head and keep him immobile for a nice long 
while, long enough to get to the second part of the lava lake without the 
magmoor bothering you. Then get through the second part of the Lava Lake 
as well.

Pit Tunnel-
Jump over the fence and get to the Triclops Pit door.

Triclops Pit-
Going up the Triclops Pit to the Monitor Tunnel is different and alot harder 
than going down to the Pit Tunnel. You can do this the slow way or my way, 
which you will have to bleed a little to get through. You already know that 
there is a flying pirate below in the lower pit of this room. So what you are 
going to do is a concealed charge with your ice beam, than you are going to 
move away from the door that you entered this room from and you are going to 
space jump up so that you can see down into the pit. You are doing this so you
can spot the flying pirate and lock on to him. The place that'll afford the 
best spot to safely catch a lock on the flying pirate in the pit is somewhere 
along the left wall that doesn't go beyond the corner. From here, you'll jump 
up, get the lock, do the ice-missile combo of firing a charged ice beam shot 
and then quickly firing a missile. When you do that, be prepared for the 
second flying pirate to be alerted and to come right at you, also be prepared 
for your ice-missile combo to miss. Whatever the situation, start firing ice 
beam shots at the pirate you choose to take down first. The second flying 
pirate will be behind the pillar and will go directly up and then navigate 
around the pillar on the left, so when you start trying to fire those ice beam
shots, its better in my opinion to strafe right in order to align your shots. 
The first pirate you tried to kill will come straight up out of the pit, and 
will also approach you in an arc from the left, you will strafe right as well 
to align yourself and the shot. If you find yourself having to deal with 
both of the flying pirates, fire a quick missile at one of them and then do 
your ice-missile combo. Doing that technique will get rid of one of them. You 
can even do a ice-ice-power combo where you fire two charged ice beam shots, 
back to back, and then a power beam shot to shatter them. The power beam is 
more of a concussive weapon then it is elemental so its do-able, but I prefer
the missiles. 

My way though, is to just go straight for the Monitor Tunnel door without even
acknowledging that the pirates are there. I literally just run and space jump
from one platform to the next. This helps me avoid fire, especially the 
missiles, as I get to the door.

Monitor Tunnel-
Get through the Tunnel as I have explained to you before, nothing new here, 
nor will there ever be anything new here.

Monitor Station-
Do a concealed charge with your ice beam and slowly creep through the 
entrance. If you do it slow enough, you can catch a great view of the flying 
pirate sitting on the platform on the left. From here you can also do an 
ice-mssile combo. I do an ice-missile combo and make my way to the door of the
Transport Tunnel A. After killing the first flying pirate, the second 
one will be alerted. So I quickly make my way to the ledges that I'll use to 
get to the station and along the way I try to take out the crates and their 
stuffings as I zip through them. When you hit those ledges along the wall to 
get to the central station The second pirate will make his stand, get stuck 
under the glass walkway like an idiot or take a rest under the station and 
just sit there. But you know that I prefer not to waste time, so just space 
jump from the highest ledge along the wall to the walkway protruding from the 
station and get yourself to the next door.

Transport Tunnel A-
Boost your way through the tunnel and get through the door.

Transport to Phendrana Drifts North-
Then step into the hologram to get yourself to Phendrana.

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Phendrana Drifts
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Transport to Magmoor Caverns West-
Nail the door infront of you and roll through it with your morphball.

Shoreline Entrance-
Boost through the corridor and out the door.

Phendrana Shorelines-
From here you are going to make your way to the Ruins Entryway. I recommend 
that you use that ledge with the door to the Ice Ruins Access to get to the 
door to the Ruins Entryway. On the left side of that ledge with the door to 
the Ice Ruins Access is a step that you can get on from the floor and that 
you will use to space jump onto that ledge. Once you get on the ledge, make 
your way around to the ledges where the crystallites are at and then to the 
platforms that will lead you to the Ruins Entryway.

Ruins Entryway-
When you pop in here, you'll find two or three baby sheegoths sleeping up 
ahead. I recommend you just shoot the door on the otherside of the room and 
just run up to it and get through.

Ice Ruins West-
This is where you'll meet your first normal sheegoth, there won't be anymore 
baby sheegoths in this room anymore also, you'll only have to put up with one 
sheegoth in this room everytime you come inside. The first time you fought a 
sheegoth for the wave beam, he/she was HUGE. Well these sheegoth are pretty 
big, but not as big as the one you fought for the wave beam. If you ever 
decide to confront these guys, expect to encounter all the problems and use 
all the tactics you found with the first sheegoth you fought. For now, I want 
you to switch on your wave beam, and run for the path that is to the right of 
the sheegoth, this path is the path that also has that platform that we made 
earlier in the game by missiling that stalactite. You are going to go to the 
stalactite and turn around and run through that hole in the wall where we had 
found crystallites. When you jump through, you are going to use the roof to 
get to the platform the ice-shriekbats were perched above. Then you are going 
to space jump to the door to the Courtyard Entryway and fire on door to open 
as you do that as well. While you are doing this, the sheegoth will stomp 
around and make the room shake a little bit. This can throw off your jump if 
he hits the ground at the same time you decide to jump, so I advise to space 
jump from one spot to another instead of running or walking through. Walk 
through the next door with your wave beam charged.

Courtyard Entryway-
Ordinarily I'd tell you to go through this room and not to bother with 
anything inside. But what you do in this room influences what you'll do in the
next. In the next room are three flying pirates perched at various spots in 
the room, you'll spot one when you open the door to the Ruined Courtyard from 
here. First use the charged wave beam blast on the bombu, and then charge your
ice beam or power beam. If you charge your power beam, you'll use a super 
missile to take out the first pirate in the next room, if you use your ice 
beam, you'll do an ice-missile combo and will waste less missiles, but super 
missiles are more reliable at killing flying pirates. I like the ice beam if 
you ask me. Either way, after you make that left turn to get into the part of 
the hallway where you'll spot the door to the Ruined Courtyard, shoot the door
and charge the beam you chose. The colored outline on the door should be 
down, but the door won't open so it'll be safe to charge your beam. If the 
door were open, you were close enough to it, and you had to fire one shot in 
order to charge your beam, then the pirate in the next room would have been 
alerted and that would have blown our cover. With your beam charged, and the 
colored outline on the door down, approach the door slowly. The pirate won't 
be alerted until you fire the beam or get through the door. From inside here, 
you'll get a lock on the flying pirate you'll see in that level of the room 
and then let loose the ice beam shot. Whether or not the shot hit, go through.

Ruined Courtyard-
If the shot hit him, fire a missile quickly, if it didn't, then make a quick 
choice and follow a strategy on how you want to approach this room. If you 
want to do this fast, but are willing to risk bleeding a little, then you'll 
space jump straight to the spider track on the wall on the otherside of the 
room. For those in Rio Linda, the spider track is on the side of room that has
the door to the Specimen Storage on the top level. When you reach the spider 
track, get in your morphball and roll up the spider track to the top level, 
this is a great shortcut with the downfall of having flying pirates on your 
back. Ignore the missiles, even if they knock you off the spider track, if you
fall off the spider track then try to hug the wall the spider track is on in 
order to stick to the spider track. If you fall off the track completely, then
turn around and go ahead and do the pirates with ice-missile combos or super 
missiles. When I play, I don't ever have to worry about flying pirate missiles
taking me off and I literally don't make any maneuvers to avoid missile fire 
when I'm traveling up the spider track. But every now and then I do take my 
time to take these guys out with super missiles because alot of times they can
be a real hassle. Once you are up the spider track, use the ledges to get to 
the high-rise platforms and get to the door to the Quarantine Access. When you
are walking through the door to the Quarantine Access, have your wave beam 
charged and ready. 

Quarantine Access-
In this room you'll find sentry drones, infact you'll always find them in here
from now. Nail the first drone and charge your wave beam for the second one. 
The second one will be near the door to the North Quarantine Tunnel. Nail the 
second drone when you see it. These guys are pathetic if they're alerted to 
your presence so don't panic if they spot you, just charge your wave beam and 
use it on them both.

North Quarantine Tunnel-
Get in your morphball and boost through the tunnel, then get through the door.

Quarantine Cave-
You have to be real quiet in this room. On the opposite end of the room is a 
sheegoth sleeping in the snow. He's pretty far away from the entrance to the 
Quarantine Cave, but if you make enough noise like firing your arm cannon or 
getting close enough to him, he'll wake up. So what you want to do is get in 
your morphball when you come through the door to the Quarantine Cave and roll
through into the main area. Roll into the main area and take a quick right 
for the spider track on the wall that you will use to get to the South 
Quarantine Tunnel. This spider track that we are looking for is the same 
spider track you used to get out of here after you took out Thardus; if you 
still don't remember, its the one you have to bomb jump to get on. Follow the 
track to the door to the South Quarantine Tunnel, when you drop down off the 
track to get to the door, the sheegoth will wake up. Don't worry though, he 
really can't do much because of your elevation and he's too slow and stupid to
close in on you or do any attacks. So just get through the door; if you blew 
it and woke him up, than just follow up the track to the door anyway. Since 
he'll be some distance from you, he'll fire his ice-ball attack. When you hear
that sound he makes when he fires his ice-ball, roll backwards for a little 
bit in another direction so that the ice ball doesn't catch you and then keep 
rolling forwards to move on ahead.

South Quarantine Tunnel-
Get in your morphball and boost through the tunnel, then get through the door 
with your ice beam ready.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns South-
When you come back out here, look at the opposite side of the room. You'll see
a spider track leading up into a hole behind the rocks that crown the 
transport platform. Make your way to the spider track and roll up those 
tracks. At the end of the tracks is a white door that you are going to get 
through. As you are going through, switch on your wave beam.

Transport Access-
A pulse bombu will be floating on your left, but ignore him and follow the 
trail on the left to the door, then go through the door.

Frozen Pike-
The Frozen Pike is a vertical chamber that acts as a junction from one part of
Phendrana, this new part, to the earlier part of Phendrana. Approach the edge
of the floor and look down. You'll see a bridge formed out of tree limbs or 
branches with a door coming out from the left. Jump down to that bridge. 
Slightly below the bridge is a ledge with a purple door that sort of creeps 
out of the wall. Jump down to this ledge and go through the door.

Frost Cave Access-
When you come in here you'll see a wall of snow with a hole slightly elevated 
off the ground. Jump to that hole and get in your morphball, then boost 
through the tunnel and exit your morphball. The tunnel leads to the second 
part of the Access where you'll encounter two ice beetles. Space jump over the
beetles and proceed along the path where you'll encounter some scarabs 
blocking the entrance to the next door. Go through them shooting them if you 
choose to and get to the door.

Frost Cave-
When you come out here, switch on your ice beam. You'll hear a familiar 
screech in the room either as soon as you step into it or when you approach 
the edge of the floor. A Hunter Metroid will fly straight up and will either 
stay and examine you or turn his back side toward you. Hunter metroids are 
really dangerous, first they suck energy from you by shooting their tentacle 
at you and siphoning off your energy in one big hit. Whether they've had their
fill of your energy or not, they'll also ram you like a bull. Things get more
complicated by the fact that these guys are way more aggressive than regular 
metroids and more prone to attack you then metroids are. These guys are still 
weak to ice, so when you meet this guy, do an ice-missile combo to blow him 
apart like a regular metroid. When he's dead, look up at the ceiling to spot 
some stalactites, one of them will be on the right while the other will be in 
the ceiling near the door on the otherside of the room. The other door I speak
of will be straight ahead from the door you came from to enter this room. 
When you missile them both, they'll all plop down and form platforms to use. 
Jump down the ledge and make your way along the platforms on the wall on the 
right to get to the door that is directly opposite from the door to the Frost 
Cave Access. Both stalactites will be used to get to a door, but one of them, 
the first one you encounter, will be for the door to a Save Station. Don't use
that door, head to door that is accessed by the second stalactite on the path
and when you are getting through the door, enter morphball mode.

Upper Edge Tunnel-
A morphball tunnel will be in the corner of the floor, enter it with your 
morphball and boost through to the end of the tunnel. At the end of the tunnel
will be a purple door. Shoot the door to open it but don't walk through yet. 
In the next room are two flying pirates perched on a broken tree bridge, there
elevation is about on par with yours so you can get a good glimpse of them 
with the door open and you looking into the next room from the door. If you 
shoot a round of one of your beams, then the pirates in the next room will be 
alerted. I'm explaining this to you because we will do some covert operations 
from this room on the flying pirates next time we come here, but for now run 
through the room.

Phendrana's Edge-
You are going to have to do this quick. Just ignore the flying pirates as 
well. There are several walk-able levels in this room, the lowest level is 
this pool of water where the door to the next room is located. In the water 
are these creatures called Jelzaps that can seriously impede our way to the 
next door. Jelzaps are underwater clams that float in one fixed point 
underwater. While hunting jelzaps will create a sphere of energy that splits 
their bodies in two and sucks prey, and you, in like a tractor beam. The 
closer you get to them while they are doing this, the more your visor will get
disrupted and finally when you come in contact with them when they do that, 
you'll recoil in the game, keeping you from shooting for a while, and your 
visor will disrupt completely and have to reboot, which it shortly will. 
Sometimes, if you managed to resist long enough from getting sucked in, the 
jelzaps halves will close, even if you are close to them, and shut off for a 
little bit. To kill these guys you have to blast that sphere of energy while 
they are sucking you in. I recommend the ice beam with these guys if you ever 
have to confront them because then you can freeze them with a regular ice beam
shot and move on, they'll stay frozen for a while. The ice beam is also the 
strongest weapon between all the beams you have so far, so all you have to do 
is fire like 3 or 4 regular ice beam shots and they are dead because they'll 
stay frozen after each shot and take damage. If you use your power beam or 
wave beam, you'll have to use one charged regular shot to kill them because 
regular power or wave beam fire will take longer to kill them or to just force
their halves to close, meanwhile ice beam shots usually force jelzaps to 
close their halves after they are unfrozen anyways. The door to the next room 
is in the water, directly below you; the door is on your side of this room. 
One of the two jelzaps in the water will be sort of blocking the way to this 
door so a keen strategy should come to light.

Heres what I like to do, I like to do one jump forward and going down into the
water and when I land in the water, I'll do the second jump backwards, 
without turning around, to the door to the next room. The jelzap might nail 
you, but it won't be so bad because if he does, that means you won't have to 
worry about fighting off the jelzaps squeeze to get to the door. If you blew 
it and landed in the middle of the pool bewteen the two jelzaps, then pick the
jelzap that is closest to the next door and go up to him. If he starts 
sucking you in, space jump up to get a good lock on him and fire your ice 
beam. As you are going through the next room, get in your morphball, 
surprisingly jelzaps can't really suck you in when you are in the 
morphball.

Lower Edge Tunnel-
A scatter bombu will line the corridor immediately and another one will line 
the corridor midway through. You just boost through the tunnel to the next 
door and ready your wave beam.

Hunter Cave-
When you pop out here, look up in the ceiling for three stalactites. One will 
be on your immediate right on the otherside of the room and will be later used
to access the next door. The other two will dangle above the water. When you 
missile the two above the water, they'll fall on the jelzaps floating in the 
water and kill them, the one near the next door will fall onto a ledge or 
platform and form a platform or step to the next door. When all three 
stalactites are down, jump down onto the closest one to you and make your way 
to the one that landed near the door by using the other stalactite that fell 
in the water. Be careful when moving to and from a stalactite as their are 
flickerbats circling just above the water, their flight path intercepts the 
path you'll take through the stalactites in the water. But I don't recommend 
you take your time to shoot them. If you blew it and landed in the water, then
use the wall that has the door you came from on it. Along that wall are some 
ledges, underwater and above, that you can use to get back onto those 
platforms. Proceed through the next door with your wave beam charged.

Lake Tunnel-
Nail the scatter bombu with the charged wave beam shot and get through the 
door.

Gravity Chamber-Gravity Suit
----------------------------
You'll be in a cave that is mostly submerged underwater. You won't be able to 
get out of the water because the shores are too high to jump onto so what 
you'll do is follow a path that leads left. When you reach the edge of the 
floor you are on, you'll see a large pit beyond and below. There are two just 
like this and both feature three Aqua Reapers, which are reaper vines that are
underwater, surrounding one jelzap. Shoot all the reapers with your power 
beam quickly to stun them and then charge your power beam. With your power 
beam charged, you are going to lock onto the jelzap and then jump down to it, 
as you come down, let go of the power beam blast when you see him open his 
mouth. Sometimes you might, fail, sometimes you might not. The reprocussions 
of killing that jelzap aren't that bad since he'll give you time to move on 
after you've come down whether you've killed him or not. However, you do want 
to quickly space jump onto the nearest ledge that is behind the jelzap on the 
right quickly. I know the noobs are gonna be screaming about not being able to
space jump onto the ledges underwater, so the reason you guys can't get on 
the ledges when you are underwater is because you guys are brushing up against
the ledges when you are trying to get on them. To get on them, put about a 
foot between you and the ledge, space jump straight up and then land on the 
ledge. If you took your sweet time stunning the vines, jumping down, dealing 
with the jelzap, and getting onto that ledge, than you'll have to put up with 
the fact that the vines have come back out and are swinging violently to do 
you damage and impeding your progress. If you blew it, then manually aim up 
and get a lock on each vine and nail each vine with the power beam to stun 
them again. If the jelzap is still there, then ignore him and his attack on 
you and tend to the reapers because the jelzap won't impede you as much as 
the reapers will. When you are up on the ledge, keep going up the ledges to 
get to the top. At the top will be a path that leads leftward and to the 
second pit reapers and a jelzap. Behind the reapers and a jelzap is another 
ledge that you noobs might have a hard time getting up on, but just jump on 
the ledge the way I explained it and you'll get on. Do with the second set of 
reapers and jelzap what you did with the first set and get on that ledge. You 
are going to try and reach the top ledge that has a cubby hole with an item in
it, the Gravity Suit, so grab it. When you do get the Gravity Suit, the 
inescapable cutscene showing Samus acquire a new suit will start. This suit is
great, first it gets you a sleek new color for your suit, improved underwater
visibility so that your view underwater is no longer murky, and you can move 
through the water like as if you are moving freely on land(no more walking 
around like as if you are in real space suit). When the game finishes 
prompting you on your new suit, you'll see that the reapers are back, and the 
jelzap if you didn't kill him. Shoot all those guys to get them out of your 
way and jump straight across to the ledge that you used to get to the ledge 
you are on. When you're on it, there will be another set of ledges going up on
your right, these ledges will lead you out of the water so use them to get 
out of the water. After that, look around the room for the other door. When 
you spot it, use the ice/snow shores above the water to get to the door. Get 
through the door with your wave beam charged.

Chamber Access-
In the middle of the room will be a sentry drone navigating infront of the 
path to the next door. Blast him with the charged wave beam and proceed to 
the door.

Hunter Cave-
When you come back into this room, you'll hear the familiar sounds of a flying
pirate's jetpack. They'll be in the lower pit of this area that you had 
traveled through to get to the Gravity Chamber. But you'll be in the upper 
area of the room with some distance between you and the flying pirates. 
You'll follow a ledge along the wall on your right where at the end you'll 
find the next door. The flying pirates, who will be in this room everytime 
you come here from now on, will start flying their way up to you as soon as 
you enter the door, so just head along the path to the door and don't bother 
doing anything with them if they make their move.

Hunter Cave Access-
Next you'll be in a cavern partially submerged underwater. The cavern follows 
like a trail to the next door, and along this "trail" are 3 jelzaps stationed 
at various points. Upon entering the room, get in your morphball and boost all
the way through the room to the door. Boosting through gets you past the 
squeeze of the jelzaps and through the room quickly. As you make your way 
through the room, activate your thermal visor and ice beam, and charge your 
ice beam.

Frozen Pike-
You'll be back again in the Frozen Pike but in the lowest level. There are 
three hazards about this room that you will encounter in this room now, and 
everytime you pass through here. Two flying pirates monitor the room and are 
stationed at the broken tree bridge a floor above the water-filled floor 
you're in and on a bridge a floor above that pirate. There is also a jelzap on
your right. What you want to do is go up to the jelzap slowly so that he 
opens his mouth and you can maintain your distance, and then let him have the 
charged ice beam blast. After the jelzap is done, you want to have your 
thermal visor switched on and look to the floor above for the flying pirate. 
The spot to look at this pirate from shouldn't be anywhere past the spot where
the jelzap was or anywhere on the ledges that are behind the jelzap. When you
can finally find a spot where you can see and get a lock on him, do a 
concealed charge with your ice beam and give him an ice-missile combo. If you 
blew it for whatever reason and he starts flying around, then just take the 
ledges to the floor above the water where the flying pirate was at and take 
him out with a ice-missile combo or a super missile. Whether you finished the 
first pirate or not, as soon as you make it up those ledges, the second flying
pirate from above will come down to confront you. Sometimes I go ahead and 
take him out, and sometimes I just make my way up the Frozen Pike with him 
trying to nail him me with missiles and beam fire, which he often does. If you
choose to take him out, take him out with whatever means you chose to take 
out the first flying pirate and then make your way up the Frozen Pike. Your 
trail up the room will take you through the bridge that the first flying 
pirate was on and then at the end of the bridge will be a sort of alcove 
carved out of snow on your left. Jump into it and follow it along the wall on 
the right to some ledges and another wall alcove carved along the wall. Keep 
following the path along the wall up until you reach the other bridge in the 
room. Next to the bridge well be a very small ledge protruding from the wall, 
along the wall that has a ledge protrunding from it is a morphball tunnel that
you will enter with your morphball and follow to the top of the room. This 
morphball tunnel is a Phendrana mirror of the morphball tunnel in the 
Arboretum of the Chozo Ruins so use it to get to the top of the room. At the 
top of the room will be a floating platform in between you and the door to the
Transport Access. Use the platform to get to the door and get through.

Transport Access-
Head along the trail for the door and ready your ice beam for the next door.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns South-
When you pop out here, you are going to head for the door to the South 
Quarantine Tunnel, do not go into the transport to the Magmoor Caverns.

South Quarantine Tunnel-
Boost your way through the tunnel to the next door.

Quarantine Cave-
Either as soon as you come back out here or when you jump down into the pit of
the Quarantine Cave, the sleeping sheegoth will wake up. When you jump down 
into the pit, you'll jump into the direction of the door to the North 
Quarantine Tunnel and will get in your morphball as you land. When you land in
the pit, boost ball to the spider track that runs from the snow to the 
entrance of the Quarantine Cave/door to the North Quarantine Tunnel and ride 
the spider track up, then make your way through the door.

North Quarantine Tunnel-
Boost your way through the tunnel. When you reach the door, shoot it to open 
it and to charge your wave beam. In the next room are the sentry drones and 
you can take one out from the door. So go ahead and then walk through.

Quarantine Access-
Quickly charge your wave beam again to nail the next sentry drone and to 
unlock the doors. Then I want you to head for the door to the Ruined 
Courtyard. Along your way to the door, have your ice beam ready, shoot the 
door to open it when you have it in your sights and charge your ice beam. 
When the door opens to go through it and you see the flying pirate in the 
next room, fire the ice beam on him and keep firing your ice beam. Remember in
the next room are flying pirates so be ready for the next room also.

Courtyard-
If you happened to freeze the pirate then go ahead and missile him ,but 
quickly go through the room and jump down on the right to the floor below 
where the door to the next room awaits. We're going to head for the door to 
the Courtyard Entryway. Ignore the other flying pirates along the way, 
occasionally I can manage to multi-task and kill one more flying pirate as I 
make my way down, but I only do it if it won't distract me from getting to the
door.

Courtyard Entryway-
Run through the room and ignore the scarabs and bombu inside.

Ice Ruins West-
Head for the door to the Ruins Entryway, its up ahead on the otherside of the 
room. Along the way the sheegoth might wake up, but just ignore him and go 
through the door.

Ruins Entryway-
When you come out here, quickly shoot the door up ahead on the otherside of 
the room as you run through the sleeping baby sheegoths. Feel free to space 
jump if you here them make an attack.

Phendrana Shorelines-
Space jump to the otherside of the creek on the Phendrana Shorelines, even if 
you land near the baby sheegoth and head for the door to the Shoreline 
Entrance. As you go through the door, get in your morphball.

Shoreline Entrance-
Boost through the corridor and exit your morphball as you arrive to the door.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns West-
Get in the transport to get to the Magmoor Caverns.

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Magmoor Caverns
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Transport to Phendrana Drifts North-
Go through the door and get in your morphball as you do so.

Transport Tunnel A-
Boost through the tunnel and exit your morphball through the next door.

Monitor Station-
I don't even wanna hear any of you say how to deal with the flying pirates in 
here anymore. Just space jump to the left in the direction of the door to the 
Monitor Tunnel. When you land in the lava, hop to the door.

Monitor Tunnel-
Get through the Monitor Tunnel taking the lava and not bothering with the 
puffers or the pistons inside.

Triclops Pit-
Jump down the platforms and make your way to the door to the Pit Tunnel. 
Ignore the flying pirates that'll come up on your left.

Pit Tunnel-
Jump over the caged fence to get to the next door.

Lava Lake-
Whatever strategy you followed that I gave you, do it in here as well.

Lake Tunnel-
Do whatever strategy I gave you and that you followed earlier as well.

Burning Trail-
Make your way through the Grizby without killing him and remember to boost 
your way through the hallway part of the Burning Trail to get as quickly as 
possible to elevating platforms, you're going to head back to the Chozo 
Ruins.

Transport to Chozo Ruins North-
Step into the hologram to get to the Chozo Ruins.

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Chozo Ruins
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Transport to Magmoor Caverns North-
You are going to head to the door you see infront of you, it'll take you to 
the Vault Access.

Vault Access-
Make your way through this access to the Vault as you have done in the past.

Vault-
When you pop out here, shoot the door on the other end of the room and then 
enter your morphball and boost through to the door.

Plaza Access-
Keep boosting through this room to get to the door to Main Plaza.

Main Plaza-missile expansion
----------------------------
When you get back out here, I want you to make your way onto that tree bridge 
that you had used for the door to the Ruin Fountain Access. I want you to get 
to that bridge, but I don't want you to use it to get to the door to the 
Fountain Access. The rooftop of the porch for the door to the Ruined Shrine 
Access acts as a sort of platform or ledge that you can stand on. You can get 
on the rooftop of this porch from a spot that is a foot-step before the 
bridge. When you are on this rooftop, look for a tree situated against a wall 
near the door to the Ruin Fountain Access. On this tree is a plate that can be
scanned to be identified as a plate that can only be destroyed with a super 
missile. Destroy the plate on that tree with a super missile to reveal a 
missile expansion within the tree! Space jump over into that cubby in the tree
and grab the missile expansion. Then jump down and enter the door to the 
Ruined Shrine Access, switch to your wave beam on the way through and  
get through the door in your morphball.

Ruined Shrine Access-
Boost your way through this room to the door for the Ruined Shrine. Taking 
damage from the falling scarabs won't be that much on an issue since the 
Gravity Suit increases your defenses and you'll be minimizing damage from 
boosting through. As you go through the door, exit your morphball and switch 
on your wave beam.

Ruined Shrine-missile expansion, missile expansion
--------------------------------------------------
There will be three chozo ghosts in this room, they'll be on you every second 
you are in here and will try to do it from every spot you could dream of, so 
do this quick! What you are going to do is jump into the pit where you fought 
the beetles turn to your right, and get in your morphball. On the right wall, 
in the corner, is a wall that can be destroyed with a morphball bomb to reveal
a small tunnel. The tunnel leads to a secret room where you'll find a missile
expansion. When you get the missile expansion, quickly roll out of this 
secret room and exit your morphball. Jump onto the half-pipe on your left and 
go up the half-pipe. Since there are two sides to boost up on the half-pipe, 
then for reference's sake, you are first going to go up to the half-pipe side 
on the left if you were just entering this room from the Ruined Shrine Access.
When you go up on this half-pipe, follow the wall to the right for a 
morphball size hole that you will enter with your morphball. The hole leads to
another room with a missile expansion. When you get the missile expansion, 
quickly get out and get back to the half-pipe while still in your morphball. 
Since you are at the top of one of the sides of the half-pipe, you are going 
to use the momentum of going down from one side of the half-pipe to get to the
other side. So roll down as normal and use that momentum of going down the 
half-pipe and boost yourself up the otherside of the half-pipe when the time 
comes. When you get on the otherside of the half-pipe, stay in your morphball 
and follow the wall left for another morphball-sized hole. This hole leads to 
a tunnel that eventually will turn into a spider track that runs along the 
ceiling to the next door. The problem is that when you using the spider track,
you'll be exposed to chozo ghost fire. The only advice I can give you is just
roll through without hesitation and that if you fall, then get back up the 
half-pipe and try again. You can try to quickly roll in another direction if 
you hear a chozo ghost charge up his blast or fire it, but that won't always 
guarantee it'll work since the blast radius is so big, the ghosts are so fast,
and their aiming is pretty good. When you reach the end of the spider track, 
fall down, quickly exit your morphball and shoot the door to go through. I can
usually avoid getting hit by chozo ghost attacks successfully as I'm getting 
from the spider track to the door to the Access.

Tower of Light Access-
Walk through the access as normal, don't boost, its no rush....Switch to your 
power beam on the way through the door.

Tower of Light-wave buster
--------------------------
This room is a large vertical shaft of sorts that will have you going up the 
room first, then down into the water. On the otherside of the room is a 
platform with another platform right next to it, either on the left or 
somewhat above it. Get over to that platform, then jump onto the other 
platform right next to it. After you are on the second platform, turn around 
and look for another platform that is situated in the middle of the room and 
is tethered to the walls. When you get on that platform you will look around 
the room from here and find 4 pillar blocks, these pillar blocks will be 
identified as vulnerable to super missile blasts when scanned and there are 8 
other blocks just like this on the two floors above. Some or none will be 
occupied by an oculus navigating around the block. One of the blocks is 
situated under another platform along the wall. And straight above your head 
is another platform just like the one you are standing on. This is what you 
are going to do, you are going to fire one super missile at each pillar block.
You are going to fire a super missile at the blocks, not at the oculus that 
are on them, the super missiles will ricoche off the oculus and fly somewhere 
else. So make sure you time the shot correctly as you are aiming at a block 
with an oculus on it. When all 4 blocks are destroyed, a cutscene will start 
showing the pillar blocks crumble under the weight of the entire room. Then 
the entire room will be lowered by one floor. When the cutscene ends, 
immediately turn around and look for the platform that you can jump onto to 
get onto the next level. You must do this quick as Plated Puffers will flood 
the floor you are on. The plated puffers are just like regular puffers 
but they can only be destroyed with missile or super missile shots, power, 
wave, or ice beam shots will not destroy them. On the next two floors you will
repeat the process, the plated puffers will not move up to the next floor 
you've moved up to and at the third and final floor you'll find that the sun 
is blocking your view of one of the pillar blocks. Don't fret, just move 
around the platform until you can get a blind-free shot at the pillar. Once 
this floor is taken care of, look above and around for some platforms that 
lead up to the top of the room. At the top you'll find a rune puzzle just like
the super missile but purple, this is the Wave Buster so grab it. The wave 
buster is a very mediocre weapon as far as I'm concerned. What you do is 
charge your wave beam and then fire a missile with your wave beam charged. A 
long tentacle of electricity will fire out paralyzing anyone that the wave 
buster is touching and feeding them continous rounds of electricity. To 
activate the weapon, you'll have to use 10 missiles, and 1 missile will be 
used per every second you continue to use the wave buster. Most of the enemies
that are vulnerable to electricity die within 2 or 3 rounds of charged wave 
beam fire. When you are done, I want you to jump straight down to the floor 
below and get in the water. Underwater is a large hole that leads to another 
area, get through this large hole to the other area. Inside, you'll space jump
up to a ledge along the wall that has a water-free breathing space with a 
door in the ceiling. Shoot the door and jump through.

Tower Chamber-chozo artifact
----------------------------
Inside you'll find a chozo artifact, grab it and then get back the way you 
came to the Tower of Light.

Tower of Light-
Jump back in the water and get out of the secret area. Along the left and 
right is a ramp that you can use to get onto dry land above. Take either of 
the ramps and then head for the door to the Tower of Light Access.

Tower of Light Access-
Make your way through this room as normal and prepare your power beam.

Ruined Shrine-
When you come back out here, the chozo ghosts will be back. I want you to 
jump straight down to the half-pipe below. As you are landing on the 
half-pipe, shoot the door the Ruined Shrine Access to have it ready for 
opening. When you land, jump down to the door and get in your morphball as you
go through it.

Ruined Shrine Access-
Boost your way through this room and exit your morphball on the way through.

Main Plaza-
From here you are going to head to the door for the Ruined Fountain Access, 
get in your morphball as you go through the door.

Ruined Fountain Access-
Boost your way through the room and exit your morphball on your way through 
the door to the Ruined Fountain.

Ruined Fountain-missile expansion
---------------------------------
First thing you are going to do here is space jump to the fountain spewing 
water on the otherside of the room. A plazmite is flying around right above 
it, a spider track is also right above the fountain in the ceiling as well. 
Are you getting any ideas yet? Jump into the fountain and get in your 
morphball, when the fountain shoots its water, the water will propel you 
into the ceiling while you are in your morphball and get you to the spider 
track. The plazmite will move out of the way of the water, but once the water 
is gone, the plazmite will do whatever it wants and yes he can knock you off 
the spider track. So once you are on the spider track, proceed along the 
spider track, when you are about to come in contact with the plazmite, lay a 
morphball bomb to get the plazmite to move out of the way. Keep proceeding 
along the spider track and laying morphball bombs if the plazmite ever gets in
your way. The track ends in a cubby hole in the room that is only accessible 
via the spider track, in the cubby hole is a missile expansion. After you get 
the missile expansion, go up the spider track and return the way you came. You
are going to stop and get off the spider track after you make your first 
right turn so that way you can try and fall infront of the door to the 
Arboretum Access. When you land infront of the door, get out of your morphball
and go through the door to the Arboretum Access.

Arboretum Access-
I wanted you out of your morphball so that way you can get some missiles from 
the shriekbats perched up here. No doubt you are running low if you are noob 
or even me.

Arboretum-
When you get through here, the chozo ghosts will pop back out again. You'll 
space jump from platform to platform, not through the water, to get to the 
door to the Gathering Hall Access. Get in your morphball as you get through 
the door.

Gathering Hall Access-
Boost your way through the access and exit your morphball on the way through 
the door.

Gathering Hall-
Head left for the door to the Watery Hall Access.

Watery Hall Access-
Once in here head for the door to the Water Hall.

Watery Hall-
Alright now that you are in here, I want you to go to the exact spot where you
found the charge beam in this room. I'm not going to type it out because that
would be a waste and you can refer to the Watery Hall description from the 
first time you came here. Once you are at the spot where you found the charge 
beam, look to the left of one of the eyons on the right wall. On the side of 
this eyon is a piece of wall that can be destroyed with a morphball bomb and 
that will reveal a morphball tunnel. Destroy it and go through, at the end of 
the tunnel is a door with a blast shield that you must missile. Missile the 
blast shield and go through the door with your morphball.

Dynamo Access-
Once you are inside, boost to the end of the access to find another door with 
a blast shield. Missile the blast shield and walk through the door.

Dynamo-missile expansion, missile expansion
-------------------------------------------
On the otherside of the room, sort of on the right, is a missile expansion 
hiding within a cubby hole in the wall, and blocked by a caged fence or 
whatever. Missile that caged fence to open up the missile expansion and grab 
the missile expansion. Then behind you for a mechanical structure with a 
spider track on it. The spider track travels up a shaft that eventually leads 
to a missile expansion at the top. Within the shaft are two or three 
plazmites. Go up the shaft and lay morphball bombs as you go up to get the 
plazmites out of your way. When you are the top, grab the missile expansion, 
while still in your morphball and fall down the shaft again. Then exit your 
morphball once you are back down and go back to the Dynamo Access.

Dynamo Access-
Boost your way through the access to get to the Watery Hall.

Watery Hall-missile expansion
-----------------------------
Get in your morphball and roll through the tunnel, continue rolling through 
the eyons on the walls, and get your self into the water. There is a cave 
underwater that is hiding something very precious. For reference's sake, lets 
pretend you just got the charge beam and you are facing a particulardirection.
Well you are going to head for that direction that you are facing to find the 
cave underwater. If you go straight, and head left for a little bit, you'll 
see that the floor goes down a bit into a secret room underwater. This room is
partially submerged by water, to get to the part that isn't submerged 
underwater, you'll have to space jump out of the water and onto the dry land, 
which isn't that hard. Once you are there, you'll see the missile expansion. 
Grab it and then head back to the Watery Hall Access.

Watery Hall Access-
From here head to the Gathering Hall.

Gathering Hall-
From here head to the East Atrium, and please remember to use your space jump 
to shortcut your way to the top.

East Atrium-
Boost your way through here to the Energy Core Access.

Energy Core Access-
Navigate your way through the Energy Core Access to get to the Energy Core.

Energy Core-
Make your way to the West Furnace Access from here.

West Furnace Access-
Make your way through here, and take the precautions I take to not let your 
game freeze. Remember, switch on your wave beam and your thermal visor. It 
improves my odds of not letting my game freeze.

Furnace-
Switch on your ice beam and go up the spider track and head to the main area 
of the Furnace where you will find the chozo ghosts. Once you are in here, 
head through the white door to get to the East Furnace.

East Furnace Access-
Boost your way through the room and get out of your morphball once you are the
door.

Hall of Elders-
From here, quickly head for the door to the Reflecting Pool Access. Remember 
to do this quickly since the chozo ghosts will come out.

Reflecting Pool Access-
Boost your way through the access to get to the Reflecting Pool.

Reflecting Pool-
Boost your way up the half-pipe to get to the top area of the Reflecting Pool.
I've seen videos, and have even sometimes successfully done it myself, where 
people space jump from the first stone toad on the left to get to the top 
floor. They just basically stand on the toad and then jump up. I find it kinda
hard to do though and I don't do it regularly. But go ahead and try when 
you've got the time. When you are on the top floor, go to the save station 
door.

Save Station 3*- { F.7 }
Once inside the save station, save your game. Man was that a long save. But we
got a lot done, the next one won't be that long, but the two after that will 
be, the second will be the longest save we will ever do. When you are done 
saving, look to your left for a morphball tunnel on the wall and elevated off 
the floor. I swear to god someone will tell me, "I don't see it!". Lets 
pretend you just entered this room from the Reflecting Pool, to the right of 
the save station capsule will be this morphball tunnel. Get in your morphball 
and bomb jump into it. Then boost your way through the tunnel to the next 
door. When you get to the door, exit your morphball and get through the door.

Transport to Tallon Overworld East-
Scan the scan panel to activate the transport and get into the hologram.

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Tallon Overworld
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Transport to Chozo Ruins East-
Nail the door in front of you and go through it.

Transport Tunnel C-
You'll be inside of a corridor littered with large tree roots and zoomers and 
geemers blocking your path. There is nothing noteworthy about this room, just 
go through it, you can space jump over the wall of tree roots to get over the 
otherside and roll under the wall of tree roots to get to the door.

Overgrown Cavern-missile expansion
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When you get inside here, you'll be in another corridor that is much more 
narrower than Transport Tunnel C. There will be a wall of tree roots infront 
of you and up ahead at the end of the corridor with morphball holes to pass 
through. In between these walls of tree roots is a space covered with venom 
weeds and a missile expansion. Shoot ice beam shots through the hole into the 
venom weeds and then immediately get in your morphball and boost through. On 
your way through, grab the missile expansion and continue heading along to the
door. Firing a shot into the venom weeds is intended more so that they don't 
hinder your progress.

Frigate Crashsite-missile expansion
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Inside of this large room, you'll start out at a very high elevation in this 
room. Below on your left is the door to the next area we want to go to, 2 
flying pirates and 3 extremely wounded space pirates near the door. You'll 
find the wounded space pirates to be as sluggish and vulnerable as the way you
found some on the Space Frigate at the beggining of the game, the flying 
pirates won't be vulnerable though. On the otherside of the room, on your 
right behind the wall are two flying pirates just sitting down on the floor 
beside the water. Separating one side of the room from the other is a large 
pool of water that is very deep. Heres what you want to do, first you want to 
quickly jump down to the next lowest ledge and then jump down straight into 
the water in the direction that the two flying pirates who are sitting next to
the water beside some crates on the otherside of the room. When you land in 
the water, look along the wall for a small cubby hole with a missile 
expansion. For reference's sake, you are in the water and you are facing in 
the general direction that the flying pirates that were sitting near the water
beside some crates. If you take a 90 degree turn right, than you'll be facing
the wall where the cubby hole with a missile expansion is at. Space jump into
that cubby hole and grab the missile expansion. When you do, jump back out 
and turn left for some steps underwater that go up. While you are doing all 
this, the flying pirates will be right on you, but they can't do much because 
your underwater and can evade alot of their attacks, although some might still
hit. The steps will go up two or three steps and then you'll have to turn 
right for some more steps and then left into a small cavern. When you go in 
the cavern, turn right for a small morphball hole that you will get into. At 
the end of the hole is another small cavern that will lead you out onto dry 
land and the otherside of the room where the wounded pirates are at. When you 
come out, more than likely a flying pirate will be right in your face, just 
ice beam him if he is straight up in your face and proceed to the wounded 
pirates. There will a wounded pirate with some crates behind and a white door 
behind him. Kill him with a single-regular ice beam shot, quickly destroy the 
crates with a charged ice beam shot and go through that door.

Frigate Access Tunnel-
You'll be in another super narrow cavern, halfway through you'll find weeds 
that will slow you down so just ice beam them and proceed through to th door.

Main Ventilation Shaft Section C-
Immediately get in your morphball and fall down through the shaft. When you 
land in the water, roll to your left into a corridor-tunnel. You'll end up 
boosting through some debris which has left you a convenient space for you to 
get through with your morphball. At the end of the tunnel will be the door. 
Before you go through the door, ready your ice beam. Then shoot the door and 
charge it.

Main Ventilation Shaft Section B-
In this room are two gun turrets on the left and right of the door, above the 
door is a vent. Immediately shoot ice beam shots at the two gun turrets and 
then activate your wave beam and thermal visor. Lock onto the glowing rune and
fire a wave beam shot at it. When the shot hits, the door will have its power
restored and you can now get through the door. After you go through this 
door, you'll have to go through one more door, don't know why they put it. 
But as you go through the door to the next room, switch on your wave beam 
and get in your morphball.

Main Ventilation Shaft Section A-
Boost straight through this corridor to the next door. Halway through you'll 
encounter Tallon Crabs. These guys can do you damage, but the damage they do 
is so minimal that I wouldn't even consider them enemies. Proceed through the 
next door with ice beam charged and your thermal visor switched on.

Reactor Core-
This room is very large and the only way through this room is down. Down along
the room are various steps formed out of debris from the reckage that you can
use to slowly go down the Reactor Core or go up the Reactor Core. At the 
bottom of the room are two Aqua Pirates. Aqua pirates are just like flying 
pirates except they're equipped for the water. They'll move slower than the 
flying pirates, but they strafe from side to side just as well as pirates do 
in order to dodge your beam shots. They can only fire missiles, which I guess 
would be called torpedoes when underwater, and those come at you REAL slow. 
Littered through out the room are 4 electrical vents that you will have to 
power up with wave beam shots. The vents power up a large door situated 
slightly above the bottom of the Reactor Core. To see the vents you'll have to
have your thermal visor switched on, you'll find two along the walkway where 
the flying pirates are sitting on, one in the lower pit in the middle of 
this walkway, and one near the large door. The large door that you are trying 
to power by nailing the vents with wave beam shots is slightly elevated off 
the bottom of the Reactor Core, but you can use all the crapload of floating 
platforms and debris to make your way to the door. So how to tackle all this, 
first you are going to jump down onto the platform protruding just out the 
door. Our intention is to take out one of the aqua pirates and two of the 
electrical vents from right here; since both the pirate and the vent are way 
down at the bottom of the core and you are way up, you are going to look down 
to the bottom of the room from that platform. Your thermal visor comes in 
handy from here because you can easily lock on to the pirate and electrical 
vent below. When you can establish a lock on both, do a concealed charge with 
your ice beam and fire it at the aqua pirate you see, then follow that with a 
quick missile. After you've nailed the pirate, switch to your wave beam and 
fire a charged shot at the electrical vent to make sure it gets powered up. 
Then go ahead and jump all the way down to the bottom of the Reactor Core. 
The aqua pirate will be alerted, but there so slow its ridiculous. If you 
think its safer to just kill him, then give him an ice-missile combo. If not 
than just look for the other vent along the walkway, it should be on the 
otherside of the room opposite the first vent you nailed, then go for the 
vent in the lower pit. While you are doing this, the aqua pirate will do his 
torpedo attacks, but they are really slow. When you've nailed the first three,
switch off your thermal visor and start making your way to the large door. 
Remember that if you don't know where it is, you can bring up your map to 
identify it. When you get to the large door, along the wall on the left will 
be the last electrical vent. Switching off your thermal visor to find the door
might be real useful to you noobs, so I don't wanna hear anyone tell me that 
switching your thermal visor on and off is pointless. When all 4 of the vents 
are powered up, the door will be active and you can go through it. This door 
and the next one just like it are special, all you have to do is stand like 2 
or 3 feet away from it and it'll open up, or start to on its own.

Reactor Core Access-
On the otherside of the room is another large door just like the one you came 
from and to your right will be a door leading to a save station.However, I 
don't want you going into the save station. What you are going to do is 
switch your thermal visor and have your wave beam activated again. You are 
going to look for another electrical vent in this room to power the next 
large door. There might be one or two, I'm never sure, but they'll be very 
close to the large door we are trying to power up. When you power up the 
door, go through it with your wave beam charged.

Cargo Freight Lift to Deck Gamma-energy tank
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Right now you are at the bottom of a shaft, literally an uphill climb. Up 
ahead you'll see an electrical vent on the right and a class window on the 
left. The charged wave beam shot is meant for the glass window and a regular 
wave beam shot is meant for the electrical vent at this level. You can of 
course catch eye of the electrical vent with your thermal visor, but being 
able to distinguish the glass window to the left might be a little harder. 
After you've broken the glass window and have powered up the electrical vent, 
go inside of that room the glass window was blocking. Inside is an energy 
tank, when you grab it, head back out the way you came. Now I want you to 
look up the shaft. You'll see a debris and platforms that you can use to 
make your way up the shaft. Along the way will be three aqua reapers situated 
along the shaft and covering two platforms that you'll eventually have to use 
to get to the top. One of the reapers will be in the middle of the shaft, 
while the other will be somewhere above the first reaper. In addition to that,
there will be two more electrical vents you'll have to power up with your 
wave beam. The first of these other two vents will be on a wall either at the 
same elevation or slightly above the elevation of the first aqua reaper you 
encounter. This first vent will also force you to turn around and face the 
direction of the door to the Reactor Core Access because the wall its on will 
be behind you as you go up the shaft. Infact, one of the platforms you use in 
this room will have you facing this vent. The second of the two remaining 
vents will be at the top of the shaft on dry land, but you can activate it 
with a wave beam shot while you are in still in the water. Explaining to you 
which platforms to use to go up the shaft is so ridiculous that I won't do it.
I will say that you shouldn't be afraid of firing a shot at the aqua reapers 
in order for them to retract out of your way. They'll give you like 15 to 30 
seconds worth of time to make your move to the next platform after you've shot
them out of the way. Space jumping underwater from one platform to another 
will be a necessity for some platforms so don't worry if you don't think you 
can make the distance, you can and will. Be prepared for a dead space pirate 
to fall right into the water just before you make your way out of the water. 
When you reach the top, the electrical vent will be to the left of the door, 
outside that little space reserved for the door that I guess you could call 
the door's entrance.

Deck Beta Transit Hall-
This is just another uneventful corridor with nothing to offer.

Biohazard Containment-missile expansion
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In here are more electrical vents for us to put up with and some gun turrets 
that'll be a pain in the butt if we don't do things the right way. This room 
is partially submerged underwater, in the water are two Aqua Drones, 
underwater versions of the sentry drone whose attacks include the visor 
disruption and the laser fire. The two gun turrets will be sitting right 
next to each other and will be sort of behind the pillar-like structure in the
middle of the room. When you enter the room, they will either start firing at
you immediately or will start firing when you become clearly visible to them.
To stay out of the range of their shots you'll have to use the large pillar 
to block their shots. Two of the three vents will be in the top floor, 
meanwhile the last will be underwater. The first one you'll catch sight of 
will be right infront of you when you first enter the room, on that large 
pillar-like structure in the middle of the room. The second will be along the 
wall on your right when you first enter the room, it'll also be on the wall 
that the door to the room you came from is on. The third will be in one of the
capsule spaces left open underwater. Heres what you are going to do, first 
you are going to shoot wave beam shots at the first vent. Then position 
yourself behind the pillar so that the gun turret shots don't nail you and 
face right to see the next vent and nail it. Then approach the railing of the 
walkway and try to look into the water on the left side of this room, in the 
water will be the first aqua drone. If you are doing a scan-run, try and scan 
him right now as its the BEST time to do it. He won't notice your in the room 
until you drop down into the water and these guys appear only once after 
you've killed them. Charge and fire a wave beam shot to kill aqua drone and 
then quickly jump down into the water as you charge another wave beam shot. 
When you land underwater, follow the path right where you'll see the second 
aqua drone who you will greet with your charged wave beam blast. When he's 
done, look at the second capsule space that goes right for the third 
electrical vent and nail it with a wave beam. Then switch on your power beam, 
charge it and fire a super missile at the capsule space with a door/cap on it 
that is furthest to the right. It'll reveal a missile expansion that you will 
grab. After you've got the missile expansion, head for the door that was 
activated for use, the cutscene that started after you powered up all of the 
vents will show you where it is even though its the only door underwater. 

Deck Beta Security Hall-
This is another corridor just like the Deck Beta Transit Hall, except its 
underwater and littered with aqua reapers along the walls. Nail them with your
power beam to get through this corridor and to the next room. As you go 
through the room, switch on your thermal visor.

Biotech Research Area 1-
In this room you'll find three aqua pirates to contend with and three more 
vents to power up in order to activate a door. The first vent will be on your 
left as you use the walkway to get to the bottom floor and confront the aqua 
pirates. The second vent will be on the same wall as the first vent, but will 
be below the walkway you are on when you enter this room. The third vent will 
be on the otherside of the room below the walkway and the door to the next 
room. We can tackle this my way or the slow way. The slow way says you'll go 
get into this room with your ice beam charged and to the edge of the walkway 
and stop just a step before it ends to confront the aqua pirates. From the 
walkway you will perform ice-missile combos on the aqua pirates to kill them, 
remember that you can use a missile to stun them if they move around too much.
You'll approach the aqua pirates with your thermal visor switched off, when 
they fire their torepedos, you will just walk backwards and let the torpedos 
go straight into the wall. When you are done with the pirates, you will 
proceed to take care of the vents. If you want to do this fast you'll walk 
into this room with your wave beam charged and will proceed along the walkway 
as normal and take out the first vent on your left. Then you will simply and 
quickly jump down, turn around and quickly the nail the second vent on your 
right. Then you are going to proceed to the otherside of the room by going 
directly to the capsule and circling around it on the left and then continuing
for the third vent. Take out the third vent when you have it in your sights 
and then quickly look for some debris on the right that'll form some steps 
that you can use to get to the door that you just activated. Then simply go 
through the door. Now I know that sounds too easy and that the aqua pirates 
are still there, but you have to approach this as if the pirates aren't 
there, however, if one gets in your face, missile it to stun it for a little 
bit. The aqua pirates are pretty harmless so doing nothing is better than 
doing anything and wasting time.

Deck Beta Conduit Hall-
This room will be another corridor just like Deck Beta Security Hall where 
everything is narrow and uneventful except the aqua reapers. So just get them 
out of the way and get to the door.

Connection Elevator to Deck Beta-
When you step out here, an explosion will pop out and a body will float up the
shaft. The Connection Elevator to Deck Beta is just a semi-long vertical 
shaft. Inside you'll find the Aqua Sac, the source of the explosion in this 
room. Aqua sacs are harmless, scanning them will tell you that they are 
related to blood sacs, but the explosions these guys let out are nowhere as 
powerful as the blood sac's, most likely due to the effects of water. 
Somewhere, elevated off the bottom of this shaft is the door to the next 
room. Get in your morphball as you go through the next door.

Hydro Access Tunnel-energy tank
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Roll through here, head for a morphball tunnel on your left, the tunnel will 
open out into a larger tunnel where you'll be panned-back to a side-scroller 
view. Things change when you are in a shaft like this that is flooded with 
water while you are in your morphball, your bomb jumping is accentuated 
astronomically. When you lay a morphball bomb in this tunnel, the explosion 
will propel you way up, higher than any double bomb jump you could do on dry 
land. We are going to use this to our advantage, when you reach the first part
of the access tunnel that goes up, you will lay a bomb to propel yourself to 
the part of the tunnel that travels horizontally. The tunnel that runs 
horizonatlly will t-bone with another vertical tunnel that is very high 
vertically. At the top of this latest vertical tunnel is an energy tank that 
we must get. What you will do is the same thing that you did in the Transport 
Tunnel A in the Magmoor Caverns. But things change, the water takes you up 
real high real fast, and brings you down real slow. I can tell you that the 
best point to lay the second bomb in order to continue going up is below the 
imaginary line formed by the horizontal part of the tunnel. Now there is no 
imaginary line for the horizontal part of the tunnel you just came from so 
imagine it. The third bomb you are going to lay after you are sent upwards is 
for you to determine, practice will just have to be the name of the game for 
you fellas. When you finally get the energy tank, go back down the tunnel and 
proceed right, then get your self up this vertical part. The tunnel ends 
infront of a door to the next room. As you go through, make sure you have your
ice beam switched on.

Great Tree Hall-
The Great Tree Hall has alot to it that must be explored, but for now we are 
only going to stick to doing a sliver of what is available. We are going to 
head for the first door that we find is on dry land. Up ahead is a path that 
goes straight ahead and has one jelzap waiting for you at the left turn, then 
another jelzap waiting for you at a right turn as this path turns into steps 
that'll take you out of the water. There is a rock formation on your left that
goes from your side of the room to the otherside of the room like a bridge. 
To do this fast, you are going to jump onto the rock formation on your left, 
the part of this rock formation that you want to jump on is that sort of thin 
edge that sticks out in your direction. From the thin ledge, you'll walk up a 
little bit and then jump up onto the rest of the formation, walking the thing 
out of the water and onto the floor that'll lead you to the next door. When 
you see the white door, immediately shoot it and go through. Or you can do it 
the long way by going through the jelzaps and the steps that snake along the 
wall.

Transport Tunnel E-
In here you'll catch sight of an enemy that you could've seen in the Great 
Tree Hall, but we were in such a rush to get through that I couldn't introduce
them. These enemies are called Seedlings, jellyfish like slugs that will fire
a series of pins at you. The pins are pathetic when it comes to damage, but 
the seedlings fire them like homing missiles that will follow you as good as 
your missiles follow enemies that you've locked onto, they can also knock you 
back a bit. Seedlings can be destroyed with one regular ice beam shot, it 
might take a few more then that from your power and wave beam. Once you get on 
that narrow ledge/walkway in the middle of the room, you'll notice a warning 
sign on your screening telling you about intense radiation. If you look below 
and to your left and right of this walkway, you'll see Phazon, the jelly like 
mineral at the heart of this games storyline. If you touch the phazon, your 
health will quickly diminish for each second you have in contact with it, so 
make sure you stay away from it. What you are going to do is follow the 
obvious path down, taking out all the seedlings you encounter, to the next 
door. At the end of a path is a rock with a seedling crawling right behind out
of your sight, the door is also right behind the rock as well. So do this 
when you see the rock, jump over it to the door behind it, as you are jumping,
aim down and fire the ice beam shot at the seedling to kill it, then nail the
door and go through.

Transport to Phazon Mines East-
Switch on your wave beam and then scan the panel to activate the elevator.

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Phazon Mines
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Transport to Tallon Overworld South-
Wave beam the door infront of you and go through with your morphball.

Quarry Access-
Boost through the corridor and exit your morphball at the end of the corridor.
Wave beam the door and walk through with your power beam.

Main Quarry-missile expansion
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When you take your first step out here, you'll get a formal introduction to 
the Phazon Mines. The Phazon Mines are the headquarters for Space Pirate 
operations on Tallon IV. As the name of the area indicates, the Space Pirates 
have set this area up to mine for phazon deposits. Folks, this is literally 
the lion's den, and from here everything will get a little more serious, but 
this place is as managable as any other area. The Main Quarry features a large
mining platform on your left. The platform has a crane on top of it that can 
be used from some computers at the top of the platform. The large platform 
also features a half-dozen space pirates. At the far left corner of the room 
is the entrance to a door that we will go to later on. The entrance is blocked
by a force field that can be disabled by two scan panels near some crates at 
the other end of the room. The entrance is also guarded by two Mega Turrets, 
gun turrets with enhanced shielding and fire power, which means that you'll 
have to fire a super missile or 3 to 4 charged power beam shots. Mega turret 
shots knock you back, deal some appreciable damage, and scramble your visor a 
bit. Up ahead on the right are some walkways that snake at the base of the 
large platform, across to the wall on the right, around the wall on the right,
and finally connecting to another walkway that you can use to get to the rest
of the platform. Up above on the right wall, on the otherside of the room, is
a door that is currently unreachable. It has a scan panel right next to it, 
but the scan panel can't be used and you can't jump to that door. 

Here's what you are going to do, first switch to your power beam and charge 
it. You are going to proceed down the steps and to the walkway up ahead. As 
you go to the walkway, you will get a lock on one of the mega turrets and 
will fire a super missile if you can spare one, if you can't then just stand 
there and get rid of the mega turret with charged power beam shots, make sure 
to get rid of the second one as well since its such a pain sometimes. You'll 
be at the begging of the walkway, and from there you will look down into the 
floor below for some crates on the wall. The crates are concealing a scan 
panel, so you must fire a charged beam shot at the crates and then quickly 
scan the scan panel. One part of the force field on the left corner of this 
room will be disabled. Continue along the walkway to the right wall. From the 
right wall, you will destroy a set of crates near an explosive tank or 
pillar-like crate. These set of crates I'm telling you to destroy are in the 
floor below the beggining of the walkway. Firing a charged power beam shot at 
the explosive, pillar-like tank/crate will destroy all of the crates. When the
second scan panel is revealed, switch to your ice beam, activate your scan 
visor and try to get a lock on the scan panel with your scan visor. More than 
likely you won't be able to scan the scan panel from the wall on the right, so
just proceed along the walkway that'll take you to the walkway connected to 
the mid-section of the platform and you'll be able to scan the panel from 
somewhere on there. Halfway through the walkway that'll take you to the 
walkway connected to the platform, the space pirates will be alerted. You'll 
hear there battle cries, but I advise you to just proceed along the walkway to
the platform. When you are on the mid-section walkway of the platform 
continue moving on to the walkway that goes under the platform. You'll 
encounter a space pirate that'll burst out from the belly of the platform 
onto the walkway you are using. Nail him with a charged ice beam shot and 
proceed. The walkway under the platform that you will be using leads to a 
wall and some steps that snake along the wall to the top of the platform. So 
get to the top of the platform with your ice beam charged. Navigate around 
the crane to its right, and use your charged ice beam shot at the space pirate
you'll encounter here. You might have to encounter two, at the top of the 
platform, but taking them out with your ice beam is super easy. Once you are 
done with the space pirates on the platform, I want you to go to the edge of 
the platform and look down to the walkways you had used. You'll find space 
pirates who are trying to nail you with beam fire, you take them out with 
ice-missile combos, taking them out is kinda necessary for what we plan on 
doing next. When the one or two space pirates on the walkway are out, head to 
the crane on the top of the platform. Activate your thermal visor to look for 
an electrical vent that must be powered up. When you find it, shoot it to 
power up the computers. Then go to the computers that are encased in a glass 
room with no door. Scan the computers to move the crane, the crane will hit 
the wall and blow out a piece of it revealing a missile expansion. When that 
is done, look for a pillar with a spider track on this platform. It sits a few
meters away from the main part of the crane. When you find it, get in your 
morphball, travel up the spider track, and follow the spider track to where 
it'll end above the "wrecking ball" piece of the crane. Drop down onto the 
wrecking ball and maneuver around it to the wall where the missile expansion 
is, then bomb jump yourself into that missile expansion. When you've got the 
missile expansion, drop back down onto the platform and scan the computers to 
move the crane to its original position. When that's done, I want you to jump 
down to the floor directly below the platform. In the floor below the platform
is a spider track that leads to a purple door. Follow that spider track to 
the door and go through.

Save Station Mines A*- { F.8 }
Go to the end of passage way and scan the scan panel to open up the save 
station. Save your game and get ready, the next save will be really long, and 
kinda hellish. When you are done saving, head back out to the Main Quarry.

Main Quarry-
When you come back out here, head left to the area where the yellow 
force-field was. In that area you will find a white door on the right corner. 
Go up to that door and go through it with your scan-visor ready.

Security Access A-
Around the corner on your right are two mega turrets waiting for an intruder. 
When you go around the corner, they'll spot you and start firing and won't 
stop. You can retract back into entrance you came from and slowly take each 
turret out or you can do it the fast way and scan a scan panel on the far 
side of the room behind the turrets. The scan panel that will disable the 
turrets is around the right corner as well and is behind the turrets on the 
far side of the room on the right wall. How you are going to approach this 
situation is when you first enter the room, you are going to quickly approach 
the right wall of the entrance to this access. You are going to have your scan
visor ready and you will then quickly pop out around the corner, look to the 
right wall and scan the scan panel. This will all be done very quick and 
without hesitation, and it is all very easy to do because scanning the scan 
panel won't take that long. If you blew it, then you'll retract back into the 
entrance hiding behind the wall. You are going to time your charged power beam
shots or super missile blasts at each turret waiting for the second they will
give you between each shot they will fire. When you've made it past the 
turrets, you are going to head for the white door at the end of the room and 
will have both your ice beam and thermal visor ready.

Mine Security Station-
This room will be littered with shadow pirates, the 5 or 6 of them in this 
room are already dangling on the ceilings. This room will be brightly lit, but
the shadow pirates will still be cloaked of course. You'll start to encounter
the shadow pirates 3/4 of the way through to the end of the first part of the
walkway around the corner on your right, there will be a total of 3. Lots of 
pipes/fencing obstruct various parts of the pathway of this room, be aware of 
these because shadow pirates might side-step/jump behind them in order to 
negate your weapons fire, although the piping/fencing is set up so that some 
of your shots, and their's, can get through. So when you enter the room, do a 
concealed charge with your ice beam and get a lock on the first pirate in the 
ceiling. Nail him with an ice beam shot and follow it up with another quick 
charged-ice beam shot. When you are at 3/4 the way to the corner of the room, 
the other pirate who is around the corner hanging from the ceiling will come 
down to come get you. So what you are going to do is charge your ice beam 
after you take out each shadow pirate in order to have one ready for the next 
pirate, doing ice beam combos aren't necessary since two quickly charged ice 
beam shots will do the deeds. The third pirate will be a couple of yards away 
from the second pirate that is just around the corner, however, he'll close in
real quick and sometimes will come down with the second pirate, meaning you 
have to take out two shadow pirates, which is already kinda easy. After you've
taken out the three shadow pirates, switch off your thermal visor and switch 
on your wave beam; then continue following the path. Although the path is very
linear, you may have already noticed that the path is also broken up into 
parts. Each part/hallway is divided by the fact that you have to go around a 
corner of the hallways in order to get to the next hallway. The first shadow 
pirate you encountered was on the first hallway which leads downward, the last
two shadow pirates were on the second hallway which lead upward. The third 
hallway which has no pirates on it also leads upward, and the inclination of 
the path up is sort of steep. At the end of this third hallway, you'll take a 
right around the corner at the end of the hallway and find a flat/level path. 
From now on this path will be completely leveled out, but will also feature 
more piping to obstruct your way through. When you make it around the first 
piping-fence the fun will begin. You'll be treated to a cutscene where a new 
breed of space pirate will pop right out of the ceiling. These new pirates are
called Beam Troopers, they're name actually varies according to what color 
they are, but in general I refer to them as Beam Troopers because they are a 
distinct breed of space pirate that is singled out according to which of your 
beams they are vulnerable to. Beam Troopers have the same two attacks that 
regular space pirates have, the arm-mounted beam fire and an arm-mounted 
scythe, however their attacks are 2 to 3 times stronger than space pirate 
attacks. What sets beam troopers apart from other space pirates are their 
aggressiveness: these guys will run straight up at you spewing beam fire and 
then either stop, do some side-steps, and do some more beam fire or finish 
their charge at you with a slash from their arm-scythe. You'll notice that the
pirates have brighly colored patches on them, the color of the patches 
determines the beam-weakness of the troopers. Yellow troopers will have you 
using your power beam, purple troopers your wave beam, white troopers your 
ice beam; any other beam besides the corresponding one will be negated. When 
you combine the attacks, the damage dealt, and the trooper's aggressiveness, 
the beam troopers truly are the game's pitbulls...good times. Although these 
guys make the game more fun, its time to learn how to kill these guys. The 
troopers you'll face in this room will only be wave troopers, one wave trooper
will come in real quick, within 2 or 3 seconds, to greet you. As the cutscene
is ending, you should be charging your wave beam, position yourself behind 
one of the pipes that goes up vertically and release that charged wave beam 
blast on the wave trooper. He'll be paralyzed, and you'll have to follow that 
up with 1 or 2 more charged wave beam shots. You'll have to do that quick as 
well since the next 1 or 2 wave troopers will come up real quick behind him. 
My advice is to just charge your wave beam enough so that its slightly 
charged, that way you can fire the 2 or 3 wave beam rounds quickly to take 
these guys out, and to be ready for the next beam trooper. More than likley 
you'll have to catch 2 or all 3 of them at the same time, odds are greater 
that you'll catch the first two together. But just remember to get a lock on 
one of them and position yourself around one of those pipes that travels up 
vertically or any other sort of barricade in this pathway that you can use. 
You'll have the lock on one pirate and your charged wave beam blast, and 
you'll periodically pop out, fire your wave beam blast, and retract back in. 
For a veteran like me, these guys are no big deal, but for the noobs it might 
be a really big deal. You have to kill these guys because the doors in and out
of the room are locked, so stand your ground and snuff them. When you are 
done with all three, proceed along the path way until you reach the end where 
you'll have to look for a door etched into the ceiling. Blast it and jump, 
switching on your thermal visor and ice beam as you do so.

Security Access B-
You'll be in another narrow access-corridor here. Two sets of pipe fences 
block your way through, and behind each fence is a shadow pirate. If you 
destroy even a small part of the pipe-fence, the shadow pirate behind that 
fence will pop out and come down. Blaze through there with your ice beam and 
do a charged ice beam shot on each shadow pirate you encounter. At the end 
of the access will be another door etched into the ceiling. Jump up with your 
thermal visor off but charge your ice beam charged.

Elite Research-missile expansion
--------------------------------
When you jump up here, you'll see a large capsule in the middle of the room. 
Around the capsule will be a bunch of computers with two space pirates working
them. They won't notice you until you take about 5 steps forward or until you
fire your charged ice beam shot so don't worry. There are three floors to 
this room though, you are on the first floor, on the second, are two wave 
troopers working behind a computer, and on the third floor is a power trooper 
working behind a computer as well. To access each of the upper floors, you'll 
have to scan a computer to bring up some platforms that will allow you to get 
to the next floor. First you want to get a lock on the space pirate on your 
right, go up to him and fire your charged ice beam shot as quickly as 
possible, if it doesn't blow him up, then use a missile. As you go up to him, 
quickly bust out your scan visor and scan the computer that he was using that 
has the red scan block. If the second pirate positions himself around the 
capsule to nail you, then go ahead and take him out with a charged ice beam 
shot and then scan the computer to bring up the platforms. Once their 
activated, you are going to use them. You are going to switch to your wave 
beam and make your way onto the second floor, by quickly popping up the 
platforms and heading for the walkway that travels along the walls, NOT the 
one that runs through the middle of the room with some crates in the middle of
it. When you get to this walkway, the wave troopers will be alerted, and 
start going around the walkway that travels along the walls. The two wave 
troopers will go in opposite directions, so just pick a direction to go 
through, charge your wave beam and go through. Take out the first trooper you 
encounter with charged wave beam shots, if you make it around quickly enough 
through the walkway to that position where the wave troopers are at, the 
second wave trooper will turn around and return back to the original wave 
trooper position, hope that didn't confuse you. When you are done with both 
wave troopers, scan the red computer scan block on the right side of the 
computer. When you are done with that, the barricade that the wave troopers 
put up will be lowered, along with the platforms to floor 3. Switch your 
power beam and charge it, and then aim upward into floor 3. You are going to 
look at the power trooper on the third floor and will jump up through the 
platforms to the third floor until you can get a lock on the power trooper. 
You should be able to get a lock on the power trooper from the first platform 
and by jumping in place, not to the second platform. When you get the lock, 
make your way up the platforms and fire a super missile at him when you get 
the shot. If the super missile isn't a direct hit, then quickly charge and 
fire a charged power beam shot. You are going to head for the spot that power 
trooper was at. At that spot is spinner-device in the floor with a computer. 
First I want you to get in the spinner-device that was right next to him. When
you are inside, you'll be panned back to a view where you'll be in the left 
hand corner and you'll see a large laser-cannon in the middle of the room. 
When you boost in the spinner-device, the laser-cannon in the middle of the 
room will rotate clockwise. Get the cannon to face directly north and then get
out of the device, and scan the computer. The laser will fire and blow a hole
into the wall revealing the door to the next room. Get back inside the 
spinner device and rotate the laser cannon to face exactly west and have it 
fire once more. The laser will blow a hole in the wall revealing a missile 
expansion. Get out of the spinner device and morphball mode and head over to 
the missile expansion. Jump over and grab it. Then head over to that door that
you revealed with the laser-cannon and go through the door.

Research Access-
Keep heading forward and jump all the way down. At the bottom of the shaft 
you'll see the next door, switch your power beam on and go through.

Ore Processing-
Now the start of a very complicated room. There will be a large pillar in the 
middle of the room, on the otherside of the room, behind the pillar are two 
power troopers. First charge your power beam and be ready to fire a super 
missile or 2, if you can spare them. Then choose a direction, left or right, 
to go around the pillar, I always choose left. Start moving around the pillar 
to where the power troopers are at, the troopers will be alerted to your 
presence within a hair's sight. They'll let out a quick battle-cry and glance 
at each other, believe it or not, and start making their moves. The trooper on 
the direction you chose will come right at you, and the other will circle 
around the pillar on the otherside so that you'll have a trooper in your face 
and behind you. The first trooper you see you'll get a lock and fire a super 
missile on, and this will happen real quick, after he's dead charge your power
beam. The second trooper, the one that was supposed to move behind you, will 
either stop half or a third of the way around the pillar and then turn around 
and go the other direction to get you. Finish the second trooper with a super 
missile, if you can spare it, or some charged power beam shots. You gotta be 
watchful with these guys because they like to jump up and cling on to the 
walls and can sprint really good.
 
When they're dead, go to the device with the hologram the pirates were 
guarding. The device has a bomb slot for your morphball to use and through 
this device you will get through the room. Bomb jump yourself into the bomb 
slot and the camera angle will be panned back to a view showing you in the 
bomb slot, the hologram to your left, the large pillar in the middle of the 
room in the background, and you'll get a clear view of a blue spider track. 
There are 2 other bomb slots just like the one you are in on the upper levels 
of this room, these bomb slots will rotate clockwise when you lay a bomb and 
the bomb goes off. The bomb slots are placed at different levels/floors of the
room in order to rotate separate sections of the pillar. On the pillar are 
spider tracks with blue, red, and yellow outlines to distinguish them from 
each other. The idea is to manipulate the pillar in order to align certain 
spider tracks so that you can proceed through the room. The hologram on the 
left of the bomb slot you are in acts as a guide, notice that it has blue, 
red, and yellow colored lines on it to show you where the spider tracks 
are at according to your perspective. First lay one bomb in the bomb slot, 
doing so will rotate the blue spider track once, and align it with a blue 
spider track protruding from the wall on the left. When thats done, simply 
roll out of the bomb slot, and then roll to the blue spider track on the 
pillar. Follow the blue spider track to where it ends just above and walkway 
which happens to be the second floor. Let yourself fall onto this walkway and
roll your way to the right down the walkway where you'll encounter another 
bomb slot to manipulate another section of the pillar and bomb jump yourself 
inside the bomb slot. Once you are inside, lay two bombs to rotate the middle 
section of the pillar twice. When you lay the bombs, you have to wait until 
the section of the pillar finishes rotating so that it can get the signal to 
move. Doing this will align the red spider track on the pillar with the red 
spider track protruding from the wall. When you are done, jump straight down 
to the bottom floor and roll yourself into the bomb slot on this floor. Lay 
the bombs to rotate this section of the pillar three times in order to align 
the red spider track on the lower and middle sections of the pillar. Remember
that you can keep track of your progress by examining the hologram as it'll 
show you how the spider tracks are aligned on the pillar. When the red spider
track is aligned, get out of the bomb slot and roll over to it and ride the 
red spider track to where it'll end just above a walkway that is the third 
floor, switch to your ice beam when you land on the walkway. While you've 
been doing all this you no doubt heard some growling and roars that could only
have been atributed to a space pirate. There is a wave trooper on the fourth 
floor of this room who's been completly oblivious to everything that's been 
going on. The walkway that goes along the wall on your right ends at a white 
door, what you are going to do is rush down that walkway to that white door. 
When the door is in your sights, nail it with an ice beam shot and go through 
it. A quarter of the way down the walkway, maybe even less that, the wave 
trooper will be alerted to your presence and will run and jump down right 
infront of the white door. The wave trooper will more than likely get to the 
door before you do so I suggest that you cut the distance around the walkway 
by space jumping from one part of the walkway, over the railing, to the other 
part of the walkway. I prefer to boost ball my way to the door, but really 
whatever makes you comfortable. The walkway runs like an arc and that'll slow 
you down big time, so space jumping this way will be like taking a quick 
shortcut to the other end of the walkway. If you just run it, then you'll have
the wave trooper right in your face and he'll pick off some of your health. 
Then again you can switch on your wave beam, go around the walkway slowly and 
timidly and fight the wave trooper and then get through the door.

Elevator Access A-
When you get out here, you'll be in another large-vertical-shaft access. This 
shaft is lined with pulse bombus, theres a spider track at the edge of the 
floor that you can use to get through the bombus without taking damage, but we
want this quick, so you'll just jump your way down the floor. When you are at
the bottom of the shaft, head for the white door and go through it.

Elevator A-
Inside you'll see a scan panel, scan it to activate the elevator and get in 
the hologram to take the elevator down. Go through the white door at the 
bottom.

Elite Control Access-missile expansion
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When you are in here, approach the edge of the floor, but don't go down to 
the next step! Look up ahead for an explosive crate sitting, or blocking, a 
vent. Blow it up with an ice beam shot and some explosions will take place. 
First the vent will blow off revealing a missile expansion behind the vent. 
Then some space pirates will fall out of some larger vents up ahead and die 
right on the spot, which means that you won't have to fight any pirates in 
here. Switch to your wave beam and space jump over to the thin ledge where the
missile expansion is at and get in your morphball. Roll your way in or bomb 
jump yourself into the cubby hole where the missile expansion is at and grab 
it and get out. Then proceed down the steps and to the purple door. Shoot the 
door open and go through with your power beam switched on.

Elite Control-
Keep walking forward until you have an open view on your right. You'll see a 
large capsule sitting on the otherside of the room behind some computers. 
When you make a step or three forward to the computers or capsule, a cutscene 
will start showing something inside smash through the capsule. This overgrown 
monster is an Elite Pirate and really is nothing more than a big cuddly teddy 
bear if you ask me. First their attacks: their main attack is to pound the 
ground sending out a huge electric shockwave that'll disrupt your visor. These
guys will also fire a red orb from a cannon on their back if you are too far 
away from them to reach you. If you are too close, they'll take a big nasty 
swipe with their claws. These are one of the few pirate also to sport a 
defense mechanism and their's is to hold up their hand where a yellow ball of 
energy will radiate, their energy-syphon system. This energy will suck in any 
type of attack you throw at it and negate or reflect it, whether it be beam 
fire, missiles, super missiles, etc. This defense mechanism more than anything
will be what they will employ when you face them. In order to kill them, 
you'll have to wait until they aren't using their defense mechanism, and then 
you will simply fire 2 super missiles in order to kill them, or 5 or 7 power 
beam shots. The great thing about these guys is that they are so slow that you
can literally run laps around them. These guys will constantly try to get up 
close to you and will take brakes to either do their shockwave or cannon 
attack. What you should do is keep your lock on them, back up slowly or circle 
around them while maintaining your lock to find that opening where they will 
stop using their energy-syphon system, and then you'll do your attack. 

When this elite pirate is dead, he'll fall to the ground creating an electric 
shockwave that'll disrupt a local force field on this floor. The force field 
will come down and you'll more than likely hear some space pirate battle 
cries. There are two ice troopers, yes ice versions of the beam troopers, on 
a floor just above. The funny thing is that one of them is freaked out about 
you being there and will be jumping and moving all over the second floor to 
get a look at you, while the other is just standing not realizing whats going 
on. You are going to switch on your ice beam, charge it, and aim toward the 
ceiling where you'll try to get a view of the two ice troopers on the second 
floor. If you position yourself correctly enough on the bottom floor you can 
get a clear shot of the ice trooper that isn't moving. The ice trooper that is
will be hopping around and will sometimes jump right next to the ice trooper 
that isn't moving. Shoot the ice trooper that isn't moving with the charged 
ice beam shot and time it so that the ice trooper that is jumping around gets 
frozen when he jumps near the first ice trooper. They'll both be frozen and 
from there you'll fire a regular missile at them to blow them up. When thats 
done, go to the area that was opened up from the force field and follow the 
walkway up, charge your ice beam on the way up. The walkway will snail along 
the wall to another walkway that'll take you to the floor where the two ice 
troopers were at. When you step on that walkway, a third ice trooper will be 
alerted to your presence and will sprint down a walkway connecting the third 
floor to the second. Rush toward that walkway he's barreling down and nail him
with the charged ice beam shot and give him a missile, if you don't want to 
waste missiles than just keep giving him charged ice beam shots to eventually 
blow him up. When he's dead go check out the computers on the third floor he 
was at, and bust out your scan visor. You'll notice another force field, to 
the left of the force field are two computers with red scan blocks. The second 
computer, the one that is further to the left of the force field than the 
other is the one that you should scan to bring down the force field. The force
field will come down and will reveal an area where up in the ceiling will be 
a white door to jump up into. However, their are some crates on the third 
floor near the other set of computers you saw as you came up the walkway that 
you'll be happy to check out for ammo and health. If you face the computer you
scanned to bring down the force field directly and do a 180 degree turn, 
you'll be facing these computers where the crates are at.

Ventilation Shaft-
When you land inside, you'll find yourself at the beggining of a large, 
horizontal shaft. Before you jump down into the rest of the shaft, aim down 
and look to the left side of the room. You should see a small passageway on 
the floor below on the left side of this room. Here is what you are going to 
do: hold L so that you are locked in place and jump down as far left into the
shaft as possible, do a space jump before you land and try to further your 
distance leftward to get closer to this hallway. When you hit the floor, the 
shaft will start pumping poison gas and puffers into the room. The half-pipe 
part of the shaft will be enveloped with poisonous gas and will start to sap 
your health. So head along the small hallway on the left side of this shaft to
the next door and go through it.

Omega Research-
Alot of people approach this room the wrong way all the time, and who can 
blame them? This room features two main floors with loads of stuff to keep you
busy. You are on the top floor right now and you'll see some computers right 
infront of you on your right. Continuing beyond the area with the computers 
are at are two wave troopers. One is down a small corridor on the right as you
exit the area with the computers, he'll be alerted to your presence within 
the first step you take beyond the area with the computers. The most likely 
thing is that he'll stay in the corridor and start pumping beam fire in your 
direction, his shots will have a hard time reaching you because his position 
in the corridor blocks a couple of his shots. Then again, this wave trooper 
might just jump up the corridor and barrel down toward you. If you proceed 
forward about 2 or 3 more steps, maybe even as soon as the first wave trooper 
spots you, a second wave trooper will come falling straight down the ceiling 
onto a floating platform that is some distance away from the floor you are on.
On the floor below are the 3 power troopers, 1 will be on the side of the 
room that you entered this room from, and the other two will be on the 
complete opposite side of the room you came from. Of the two on the otherside 
of this room, one will periodically walk back and forth from a capusle where 
an Elite Pirate is being held, don't worry that elite pirate won't come out, 
to the other end of the room right infront of small alcove where the room to 
the next door is at. Since there is nothing in this room that we really want 
to do and we just want to get to that door, we are going to do something 
really crazy for you noobs. First have your ice beam ready. Then barrel 
forward and jump down to the floor below, the second you step beyond the 
computer area, the two wave troopers will be alerted and make their move, 
except their move is to stay in place and just shoot at you. You are going to 
try to land infront of the alcove where the power trooper is moving around, 
dash inside looking down at the floor for the door, and hit it with an ice 
beam shot to go through the door. I bet more than anything that you got nailed
a couple of times by the shots from the power trooper, but imagine how much 
time you would have spent fighting everyone and how much damage you might have
taken in the fight. I can't emphasize enough how much better going through 
this room this way is gonna be for you.

Dynamo Access-
When you land down here, rush toward the door. On your way to the next door, 
you'll see on your left a capsule holding an elite pirate. Ignore him, he 
won't wake up. Get through the door with your wave beam switched on.

Central Dynamo-Power Bomb
-------------------------
This is the central power station of the Phazon Mines. In the middle of the 
Dynamo is a large cylindrical device radiating with electricity. Patrolling 
the Dynamo device is a sentry drone that is invisible, you can't see it nor 
will you ever really be able to see it once you engage it. What you will see 
though are its attacks and from where those attacks are coming from, the 
sentry drone itself. Charge your wave beam and jump down to the floor where 
the Dynamo device is at. Halfway through your fall, or when you hit the floor,
the sentry drone will be activated and make its move. It'll circle around you
before getting in your face and starting its attacks: as always they include 
drifting to the side and firing machine gun rounds at you or streaming two 
lasers at you. You have to choices at attacking this thing, you can either 
activate your wave buster, which will automatically lock itself onto the 
sentry drone if you are facing in the sentry drones general direction, and 
loose 10 to 30 missiles. Or you can try and nail it with 3 or 4 charged wave 
beam shots, this way is harder and not recommended since the drone has 
shielding on its left and right that will reflect your wave beam shots. You'll
have to hit the drone directly in the face with the wave beam shots in order 
to hurt it, and this thing really likes to move around making it a little 
harder. I myself choose to use the wave buster, most of the time. 

When the drone is done, he'll blow himself up opening a cap in the base of the
 Dynamo device that will reveal a space big enough for you morphball to get 
through. Get in your morphball and look for the new hole and drop inside. 
You'll be in an underground floor and you can't get back out until you finish 
this puzzle. This maze features electric walls that will give you a nasty jolt
inclined to shave off your health, how much health depends on how long you 
touched the fence but touching the fence for too long can make a difference in
how much health you loose. Luckily the fence pushes you away from it whenever
you touch it. Unfortunatelythis maze is so random that me telling you which 
way to go would do you more harm than good, as someone who has beaten Metroid 
Prime more than 3 dozen times I can attest to it. The grid never stays the 
same for each game, it always changes which way you'll maneuver through it. I 
will say that you should pick a direction to go in and follow it until you 
find a dead end, then turnaround and find a new direction to go in, simple as 
that. At various parts of the maze you'll find yellow electric fence lines 
that will periodically go on and off, they'll go off long enough for you to go
through them, take advantage of that. Also take advantage of small puddles 
littered throughout the maze, if you lay a morphball bomb in these puddles, 
some of the electrical walls around thepuddle will come down opening up the 
area appreciably. Ultimately this maze ends at a yellow orb that happens to be
the Power Bomb. When you grab it, a cutscene will start showing Samus use it 
to destroy the Dynamo device and bomb jump herself out of the maze. As you saw
from the cutscene, the power bomb is a very powerful weapon. One power bomb 
will instantly incinerate space and shadow pirates, most of the wildlife on 
Tallon IV, and will blow up all varieties of metroid instantly. This weapon 
won't have much effect on beam troopers, and will have very limited effect on 
elite pirates, it does some damage on them just not a whole lot. Don't be 
misled by this weapon though, first you can't use it an infinite number of 
times, you start with a capacity of 4 power bombs but the game takes one away 
because of the cutscene of Samus using one on the Dynamo device. Second, the 
range of this weapon is kind of limited, I've used this weapon on some pirates
that ganged up on me once and one was alive because he was on the otherside 
of the room. I'll let you know when is the best time to actually use this 
weapon since ammo is so low and so scarce to find. When you are done, I want 
you to boost your way to the side of the room where a bunch of steps are at 
with a pile of rubble at the top Power bomb that pile of rubble then turn 
around and look on the right for a platform glowing a bluish-purple. Jump on 
over to that platform and start jumping across the other platforms dangling 
from the ceiling. You'll continue along one more along the wall, and then 
jump to two other sets that cut northeast through the middle of the room, 
then you'll go for the platforms that travel along the wall on the left. 
When you arrive at that platform after the two sets of platforms that are in 
the middle of the room, you are going to look down to the floor below for 
some crates, fire a charged ice beam shot to blow them up. Hopefully you'll 
see small yellow orbs with a purplish-yellow flare around them, those would 
be power bomb ammo. Charge your beam and let them come to you, then jump to 
the next platforms on your right. These next two platforms will coil around a 
wall on your left and will stop a short distance from the entrance where the 
door to the Dynamo Access is at. Shoot the door as you jump over to it and get
in your morphball on the way through the door. You should have 4 power bombs 
left when you leave this room, if not then move on ahead anyway.

An important note about power bomb ammo. All the way up to the next save 
station we get into, we will be in a constant and desperate search for power 
bomb ammo. So try to keep track of it as much as possible, know how many 
rounds you have left after you use one. If you find you need to use a power 
bomb, but don't have any ammo, then you can go back to the rooms you were 
leaving from and kill all the enemies there to get more rounds. Ideally 
though, you should be picking up ammo as you go through each room and are 
following my guide. After each room, I'll comment on how many rounds of power 
bomb ammo I typically have when I go from one room to another.

Dynamo Access-
Boost ball your way through the door and take a look at the top right hand 
corner of your screen to see how much power bomb ammo you have. There should 
be a hexagon with a number right beside it, if that number doesn't say 4, then
we are going to do what we can to get more ammo later on. When you reach the 
door to the Omega Research, open it and get through, switching on your power 
beam as you do so.

Omega Research-
When you get back up here, this place will be completely empty, no beam 
troopers around here curiously enough. But when you step out into the main 
area, a cutscene will start showing an elite pirate burst through a force 
field. Again take him out with 2 super missiles or charged power beam shots. 
The great thing about this fight is that the computers are immediately  
blocking his path and sometimes make him a deer in the headlights. You can 
even make this fight a whole lot easier if you go up to the top floor and 
from there take him out. He can't reach you with his attacks and isn't prone 
to using his artillery canon, even though he just might, and even better is 
that he also isn't prone to using his energy syphon system. Once you are the 
top floor, take the time to also destroy some of the crates around here if you
don't have 4 rounds of power bomb ammo. You'll only find crates on the top 
floor, so don't bother with the bottom. Whether or not you found ammo or not, 
head for the door to the Ventilation Shaft. Enter your morphball as you enter 
this room. You should have 4 power bomb rounds if you didn't get some in the 
Central Dynamo, if not then move ahead.

ventilation Shaft-energy tank
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There is a small single tile straight ahead that when exposed to a power bomb,
will blow straight off. There is just one problem, the poison gas fills the 
room and leaves you the very small space with fresh air. What you can do, if 
you can't figure out where this tile is, exit your morphball upon entering the
room, bust out your scan visor and try to look for a red scan block in the 
floor ahead. That red scan block is where the tile is at. You can also lay a 
power bomb at the exact spot where the air starts to turn poisonous and blow 
the tile right off. What I like to do is just roll ahead ontop of the tile, 
tough out the poison gas for a few seconds and lay a power bomb. When the 
tile blows off, you'll fall into a small tunnel where the air will be 
poison-free. The tunnel is big enough for your morphball and leads rightward 
behind the caged-vent/wall on the right side of the Ventilation Shaft. At the 
end of the tunnel you will exit your morphball and whip out your scan visor. 
Look around for a scan panel, when the scan panel is scanned it'll activate a 
fan that'll blow the puffers and poison gas out of the room and reveal an 
energy tank. Enter your morphball once more and use the tunnel to get back to 
the main/half-pipe area of the room. Go get the energy tank on the otherside 
of the room, get back to the half-pipe and enter your morphball. You are going
to use your boost ball to go up the half-pipe to get to the other entrance of
this room. You are going to go for the door to the Elite Control, in order to
figure out which way to go you are going to activate your map and figure out 
which direction you are facing and which direction for the door to the Elite 
Control is. When you are done with the map, you can exit it and look up the 
half-pipe for the direction to the door for the Elite Control. Then just boost 
yourself up the half-pipe and get through the door to the Elite Control. I 
usually have three power bomb rounds after leaving this room...

Elite Control-
There are 6 shadow pirates in this room. The first three are dangling from the
ceiling above the third floor, the second three are hanging from the ceiling 
above the 1st floor. First off feel free to use your thermal visor if you want
to see the shadow pirates. This is how you are going to do this, you are 
going to make a straight bee-line for the ramp-walkway that takes you from the
third floor to the second floor. On your way there, 2 pirates grouped 
together on the left will come down, a third on the right will come down 
straight on your bee-line to the ramp-walkway. You'll catch it in a split 
second and will strafe to your right in that split second continuing to the 
ramp-walkway, remember that the shadow pirates will try to continue following 
you where ever you go albeit rather slowly. Jump over the railing of the 
ramp-walkway to the open area of the second floor and then jump over the 
railing of this floor onto the ramp-walkway that'll send you to the first 
floor. You will stop at the left turn that you'll have to take to continue 
along the path down to the first floor and will instead look to your right. 
What you will see is an open space to jump through down to the first floor, 
you also will see the shadow pirates dangling above the 1st floor from here. 
So jump down toward the door to the Elite Control Access, remember you can 
always bring up your map real quick to get your directions straight. You are 
going to try and jump as far as possible to the Elite Control Access door, and
will utilize your second jump, the space jump, to get further along to the 
door. When you hit the floor, the three shadow pirates hanging on the ceiling 
of the first floor will come down, and you'll switch on your wave beam head 
for the door, nail it with a wave shot and go through. Piece of cake. If you 
don't have at least 3 power bombs when you leave this room, then you can fight
all the shadow pirates in this room and go through all the crates on the top 
floor to get some more, but it'll take time off the speed run goal.

Elite Control Access-
From here you will proceed onto the door to Elevator A. The last time you came
through here, there were space pirates in the ceiling, but there won't be 
whenever you come back through this room from Elite Control to Elevator A.

Elevator A-
If you still didn't get any power bomb ammo at all, then this will be your 
last shot. At the entrance to Elevator A are 3 explosive crates. Destroy 
them for ammo or health, preferably power bomb ammo. Nail the door at the top 
and go through.

Elevator Access A-
This access shaft travels upward and you will have to access a spider track at
the wall. As you travel up the track, you'll have to navigate through the 
pulse bombu tentacles. The great thing is that you don't have to worry about 
visor disruption, no other enemies to worry about on the way up, just avoiding
the tentacles in order not to get knocked down to the floor will be your only
worry.

Ore Processing-
Once you come back out here, look toward your right for a bomb slot device 
that is being blocked by some rubble. Jump over to it and lay a power bomb on 
that rubble to remove it. At this point I usually have 2 power bomb rounds 
left...When the rubble is out of the way get in the bomb slot and align the 
yellow line/spider track so that it aligns with the yellow spider track 
protruding from the top floor. Then you are going to have to jump down to the
second and first floors to align the yellow spider tracks here with the 
yellow spider track at the top. When that is done, use the yellow spider track
from the bottom floor to get to the top floor. You'll be plopped in front of 
a door, go through that door.

Storage Depot-Grapple Beam
--------------------------
In the middle of this room you will spot the grapple beam, grab it and then 
get out. If you don't remember what this is, its the device that lets you 
swing to and from select grapple points in the game. You actually had it at 
the beggining of the game but lost it. Now you got it back. Get back out to 
Ore Processing.

Ore Processing-
When you come out here, look leftward and rightward, you'll see some 
faint-orange circles with a claw like logo. These are grapple points, when you
get close enough to use/swing from the grapple points, they'll glow a 
bluish-white. All you have to do then is just hold L to snap your grapple 
beam at the grapple point and swing to the otherside. However, I don't want 
you to use the grapple point, I want you to jump straight down to the bottom 
floor and to get through the white door.

Research Access-
The last time we came through here, we jumped down the shaft in order to save 
time. This time we don't have that option, the way is up, the only way up is a
spider track, and at 2 points in the spider track are rotating blocks that'll
knock you down if you get in their way as they pass through. Its very simple,
just go up the spider track and wait for the opening through the block in 
order to get through. Then just get through the door while switching on your 
power beam as you do so.

Elite Research-chozo artifact
-----------------------------
When you get back out here, get in your morphball and drop straight to the 
bottom as quickly as possible since there might be gun turrets all over the 
top floor. Roll right next to the large capsule in the middle of the room and 
lay a power bomb. A cutscene will start showing a steroid-version of an elite 
pirate called a Phazon Elite burst through the capsule. If you are doing a 
scan-run, then scan him when he first pops out as he only appears once. He 
sports everything the elite pirates have except he moves a little quicker then
the elite pirates and doesn't have his artillery cannon, which means his only
long range attack will be his ground shockwave. Approach this guy like you 
would the elite pirates, get a lock on him and circle around him, navigating 
carefully between the computers so you don't get backed up against a corner. 
This guy has more health than elite pirates, so you will want to feed him 4 
super missiles in order to kill him quickly. When he's dead, a chozo artifact 
will be revealed where the capsule was, go grab it and then head for the door 
to Security Access B. 1 power bomb left...

Security Access B-
Make your way to the Mine Security Station, remember that there are 2 shadow 
pirates in the ceiling behind each pipe fence. Kill them and pray for power 
bomb ammo as their prize. As you go through the door to the Mine Security 
Station, switch to your ice beam and charge it.

Mine Security Station-
When you drop back down here, proceed straight forward and an ice trooper 
will come straight from the ceiling. Give him the charged ice beam blast and 
missile him. Before you go any further, look for a caged-fence that is 
conceiling some computers. This fence is near the door to Security Access B. 
Lets say you just dropped down from Security Access B into this room, if 
you proceeded straight ahead say 4 or 5 steps, then you would have the ice 
trooper on your left, and the fence that I'm talking about on the right. This 
fence also has a red scan block if you try to scan it. You are going to lay a 
power bomb on it to reveal some computers, scan the computers when the fence 
is down to bring down a force field on another part of this room. Alright now 
we are going to make our way to the door to Security Access A. On the way 
down, you will deal with 3 ice troopers, you'll only have to deal with them in
the area where you first dealt with wave troopers. The first of the three ice 
troopers you encounter will come down alone, but the last two will sort of 
come together. After the first ice trooper, you'll keep moving forward and 
encounter the second ice trooper, the third ice trooper is just around the 
corner and he'll come down as soon as the second ice trooper comes down and 
will join him to confront you. If you encounter the second ice trooper with 
the third nowhere nearby, by all means feed him a charged ice beam shot and 
missile him. But if you encounter both of them together then you are in luck 
because you can fire a charged ice beam shot and hopefully they'll both freeze
and will blow up from one missile shot. Around the corner that'll take you to
the other part of this room will be a mega turret. You'll encounter the mega 
turret in the steep hallway that goes downward to take you the other area of 
this room where you will encounter the wave troopers. When you see this mega 
turret, take him out and then proceed as planned down the hall. When you 
are going to turn left, you'll encounter the first wave trooper. He'll spot 
you and from that spot where you are about to turn left in order to continue 
down the hall you will no doubt stop and take him out from there since there 
is a wall on your left that you can use for cover. A second wave trooper will 
come to join him when you attack the first wave trooper, he might take his 
time in order to join him, but most of the time he will make an effort to. 
When you turn left around the corner and proceed further on through the hall, 
you'll no doubt spot the third wave trooper hanging from the ceiling around 
the corner, you can actually get a lock and land a shot on him on the first or
third step you make around the corner from where you took out the first wave 
trooper. The third wave trooper will come down from the ceiling as soon as you
shoot him or if you take a step or two beyond the pipe-fence thats closest to
him. Around the corner on the right is the fourth wave trooper and he will 
come down as soon as you take a step beyond the pipe fence thats between you 
and him, or if you shoot him. I really want you to make an effort to kill all 
of the enemies in here and hopefully pick up power bomb rounds for later 
because really soon we are going to need them in a couple of big ways. So go 
ahead and take your time taking these guys out, cause I do it regularly.

Security Access A-
There are two shadow pirates that will burst from the ceiling in this room, 
stick to the left wall and rush down it to the door. The door will be at the 
end of the room on the left, so make sure you ice it quickly and go through. 
If you have low power bomb rounds or none at all, then do take them out with 
ice-missile combos and the crates in here as well.

Main Quarry-
Now we are going to haul @$$ toward the door to the Quarry Access. You are 
going to space jump onto the floor on your right, and will rush toward the 
steps up ahead switching on your wave beam as you do so. As you make it to the
steps, charge and fire a quick wave beam shot at the crates and walk into any
ammo or health, hopefully power bomb ammo. You are going to hop over each 
step to the door for the Quarry Access, home free.

Quarry Access-
Head for the door to the Transport to Tallon Overworld South at the other end 
of the room.

Transport to Tallon Overworld South-
Jump into the hologram to get yourself back to the Tallon Overworld.

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Tallon Overworld
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Transport to Phazon Mines East-
Nail the door and go through, be ready for the seedling in the next room, take
him out when you see him.

Transport Tunnel E-
Keep on going to the door to the Great Tree Hall, ice beam any seedlings you 
see here and go through the door to the Great Tree Hall. Make sure you ice 
beam the seedlings before you run into the spot they were at so you can run 
into any ammo they left.

Great Tree Hall-
When you come out here, you are going to jump to and from some platforms and 
ledges littered throughout this room that will take you to the top. The first
platform is right across from you protruding from the huge tree in the middle
of the room, the second is a ledge/platform protruding from the wall behind 
to the left of the first platform, the third is a ledge/walkway that snakes up
along the wall to the right of the second platform, the fourth platform also 
protrudes from the huge tree in the middle of the room and is directly above 
the first platform. The first, second, and fourth platform all have seedlings 
on them. Once you step out into this room, nail the seedlings in the first and
second platforms from the door to Transport Tunnel E. Then hop your way over 
to the first, second, and finally third platforms, pick up any ammo or health 
they left behind as you make your way across the platforms. When you are at 
the third platform, take out the fourth seedling by either shooting it or the 
blood sac next to it, then jump over to the fourth platform and collect 
anything that the seedling left for you. Once you are on the fourth platform, 
jump over to the ledge-walkway on your right. It ends at a spinner device that 
you will enter and use to bring down a fence. When it comes down, we will now 
have open access from the Chozo Ruins to the Phazon Mines. Continue traveling 
upward and you'll immediately spot the bloodflower to the right along the wall
ice-missile combo it the second you spot it. And continue toward the ledge 
that is infront of the white door. As you reach it, make sure to quickly turn 
to the left and ice beam the seedling on the platform coming out of the wall, 
remember to charge your ice beam on the way over to that ledge. When you reach
the ledge, turn completely around so that your back is facing the door and 
look up and ahead on the right for another blood flower, ice-missile combo him
and make your way to the ledge he's at by space jumping over to the platform 
the seedling was at and then jumping over to the ledge the blood flower was 
at. The law of averages says that with all the enemies you killed from the 
Transport to Phazon Mines East to the ledge you are at in the Great Tree Hall,
you must have gotten one power bomb round. When you land on the spot the 
blood flower was at, turn downward and to your left for a ledge with some sort
of piping with spider tracks on it. Jump down to it and get in your 
morphball. Peg yourself to the spider track and ride it upward on this pipe, 
the track will end right next to another spider track that continue on upward.
Bomb jump yourself onto the spider track to your left and ride it to the top.
The spider track will end just a foot away from the ledge, so bomb jump 
yourself over to the ledge, or just let go of the track when you see 
morphball's shadow over the ledge (you'll see it very faintly so be careful). 
Then when you are on the ledge, go through the door and get back in your 
morphball as you go through as well.

Life Grove Tunnel-missile expansion
-----------------------------------
This part of the room is very small, and in the corner of the floor ahead of 
you is wall that can be brought down with a power bomb, the wall can also be 
identified with a red scan block. Put a power bomb in the wall and go through
the newly revealed tunnel. When you are inside the tunnel, you'll be panned 
back to a 2-D view. Keep on traveling rightward, you'll eventually have to 
bomb jump yourself into a half-pipe. A large egg-shaped structure bordering 
the wall of this half-pipe forms a sort of race-track in this part of the 
Life Grove Tunnel. When you are in the half-pipe, boost up the half-pipe to 
the top of the egg-shaped structure in the middle of the half-pipe and lay a 
morphball bomb. You'll fall down into the egg-shaped structure landing through
a missile expansion, a greater missile capacity for you, and bringing you 
back through into the half-pipe. Boost your way up the half-pipe and get into 
the morphball tunnel on the right in the middle of the half-pipe. The Life 
Grove Tunnel will eventually open up into the Life Grove, the next room, so 
just remember to continue rightward when you go through the Life Grove Tunnel 
until you get into the next room. Remember the number of power bombs you have 
as you go into the next room.

Life Grove-X-Ray Visor, chozo artifact
--------------------------------------
Exit your morphball when you are out of the tunnel, jump down onto the rock 
protruding out of the water like an island and grab the item in the middle of 
it. This is the X-Ray visor and with it you have all the visors in the game 
and a new way of looking at the world. The x-ray visor isn't a complete x-ray,
instead it helps you see solid objects and enemies that are invisible with 
either the combat or thermal visors. This weapon is also great for use in the 
dark, many areas of the space pirate base in Phendrana are pitch black and the
thermal visor is only good for seeing your enemies heat signature. But 
inanimate objects don't carry a heat signature, so with the x-ray visor you 
can get a healthy view of your surroundings in the dark. To add onto that, you
can even use it in broad day-light where either looking into the sun, the 
exposed phazon rock on Thardus, or in the Magmoor Caverns without your x-ray 
visor overloading. Have you ever wondered what Samus' hand looks like inside 
her arm cannon? Well if you switch on your x-ray visor, you can see Samus' arm
and how it changes from one beam to another. Her hands spreads and contracts 
according to the hand symbol on the beam-rune on your bottom left or right 
hand corner of your HUD. The bad thing is that this visor works from white to 
gray and distinguishing from one solid object to another can be difficult 
sometimes. When the game is finished prompting you, do one of two things, 
either go straight forward to the wall and lay a power bomb, or look around 
inside this dome for a seedling to kill. The game will give you a power bomb 
round when you kill the seedling, or eventually will, its guaranteed unless 
your games glitched. The walls will fall apart on the dome, when it does, I 
want you to go straight forward or to the bed of water where a waterfall is 
at. In the middle of this bed of water is a piece of tile that must be blown 
off with a morphball bomb. This tile features a red scan block for 
identification. When the tile is blown off, a cylindrical pipe will come out 
of the floor with a spinner device at its base. Get inside the spinner device 
and use it, doing so will run a mechanism that will rotate a ledge clockwise 
on "12", then raise the ledge a couple of feet off the water along with 
another cylindrical pipe that has a chozo artifact in it. You are going to get
out of your morphball and jump onto the bank, dry land, on either the left or
right of this newly revealed structure. From there you will space jump over 
to the ledge protruding out of the ground and head over to the chozo artficat. 
When you grab it, turn around so that you are facing the dome where you got 
the x-ray visor and switch on your power beam. You are going to go to the wall
on the rightside of this room and will head for the area of this wall where 
you'll see morphball size tunnels ethced into the wall. There is a flat-rock 
coming out of the water near the base of the tree that is on this rightside 
wall, from this rock you will space jump up onto a ledge platform protruding 
from the wall with the morphball tunnels, this platform is almost straight 
above the rock from where you are jumping and the jump itself might look 
impossible, but this is the way you are going to get through the game. From 
this ledge/platform you will jump, yes jump, into the part of the morphball 
tunnel that is running vertically; it'll be just like the time you jumped into
that morphball tunnel in the Ruined Nursery of the Chozo Ruins. When you are 
standing inside the morphball tunnel, you have a choice, you can either make 
your way to the makeshift bridge-step by turning around and space jumping over
to it(which I recommend) or you can get in your morphball and use the 
morphball tunnel to get up there. But once you are on you are going to make 
your way to the waterfall. Around the tree are makeshift platforms and 
walkways that'll eventually lead to a ledge to the left of the waterfall. 

Within the 3 to 5 seconds of landing on this ledge, a cutscene will start 
showing 3 chozo ghosts pop out of the roof of the dome where you got your 
x-ray visor. This is where you x-ray visor shines, with the x-ray visor on, 
you will always see wherethe chozo ghosts are at; it'll pick them up when 
they phaze in or out of the regular visibility spectrum. The chozo ghosts will
move to different positions of the room before they launch their attack. The 
positions they'll go to are at the roof of the dome where you got the x-ray 
visor, the ledge-walkways to the left and right of the waterfall, the steps or
walkway on the two trees in this room, on top of the branches of the trees, 
and the platforms on the left and right sides of this room, basically anything
you can stand on is where they'll launch their attacks. The great thing about 
chozo ghosts is that they don't like melee combat, they like to fire hadokens 
at you. These guys won't be shy about moving to the exact spot or right beside
the spot you are on. You'll start off the fight against these guys by jumping
over to the ledge thats on the otherside of the waterfall. When you land,
have your x-ray visor ready and a charged power beam shot. The first two chozo
ghosts will either move onto the bridge-ledge thats on the tree on the 
leftside of the room or on the concrete ledge-walkway on the otherside of the 
waterfall. That'll be the positionsthat they'll be more than likely to move to
first, and then who knows where else they'll go since its really random(take 
it from a guy who's been through this game dozens of times). But I tell you 
where they might go so you can look at those spots or in those directions, get
a lock, and then fire a super missile with a follow up charged power beam 
shot. This fight will be easy with the attainment of the x-ray visor, the only
thing that'll disappointment me will be if you panic and jump down to the 
floor below. Do not do that, my advice with this fight is to stay on that 
ledge-floor/walkway whatever thats on the side of the waterfall and from here 
you will take out all 3 of the chozo ghosts. When the chozo ghosts throw their
attacks, you will simply move a step or two tothe left or right, forward or 
backward but more than likely left and right. When they're all dead, the 
bottom beak of a chozo bust protruding above the dome where you found the 
x-ray visor will blow right off revealing a morphball hole under it. Now we 
are going to make our way over there; start by jumping over to the mini-bridge
on the tree branch, then jump over to the ledge that protrudes from the wall 
on the left, from here you'll jump to another ledge that continues along the 
wall and then finally from that ledge onto the roof of the dome. Head over to 
the chozo bust and get in your morphball, drop down into the morphball hole. 
You'll land in the entrance that connects the Life Grove to the Life Grove 
Tunnel, continue into the tunnel. Jobs done...

Life Grove Tunnel-
In here you will continue leftward through the tunnel making your way all the 
way back to the Great Tree Hall.

Great Tree Hall-
When you come out here, switch on your x-ray visor and approach the edge of 
the floor. Look down and you'll spot a platform floating in mid-air on the 
otherside of the room down below. Infact, its above the ledge floor that acts 
as an entrance to the white door down below. You can choose to take out both 
of the blood flowers if you want, I usually do, but do them quickly. What I 
usually do is just take out the blood flowers on the left and right quickly 
with ice-missile combos really quickly and then jump down to the platform 
below, playing the game over and over again will give you the ability to speed
and multi-task everything so quickly that doing these kinds of things won't 
drag on your time; remember that the blood flowers only require regular ice 
beam shots not charged ones. When you are on that invisible platform turn 
toward your right and look for a door behind and to the left, your left, of 
the tree. Space jump over from the platform to that ledge where the door is 
at and go through, don't worry about the seedling.

Great Tree Chamber-missile expansion
------------------------------------
You'll see a missile expansion on a pedestal in the middle of the room. Grab 
it and get back out the way you came.

Great Tree Hall-
Jump down to the white door in this area of the Great Tree Hall and go through
it, be ready for some seedlings in the next 
room.

Transport Tunnel D-
On your way through, kill the seedlings with ice beam shots, take advantage of
the blood sac and shoot it to kill most, if not all, the seedlings in the 
room, make sure to pickup any leftover they leave for you as you go through 
the room.

Transport to Chozo Ruins South-
Scan the scan panel to activate the elevator and get into the hologram to get 
yourself to the Chozo Ruins.

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Chozo Ruins
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Transport to Tallon Overworld South-
Nail the door ahead of you and go through

Transport Access South-
Proceed down the access to the door and go through the door.

Reflecting Pool-
Now we are back in the Reflecting Pool, you are going to go the Save Station 
door in this room, it'll be the door on the left-side on this floor.

Save Station 3*- { F.9 }
Get in the save capsule in this room and save your game. Next save will be 
quite possibly the longest one we do, but it'll also be the most eventful 
because we'll pick up alot of expansions for your missiles, power bombs, 
energy tanks, chozo artifacts, and the high-powered rifle of the game. When 
you are done here, get out of here and make sure you have your ice beam 
switched on as you do so.

Reflecting Pool-
You will head for the door to the Reflecting Pool Access, it'll be on your 
left in the floor below. If you don't have power bomb rounds, then kill all 
the stone toads and get the ammo they leave behind.

Reflecting Pool Access-
Upon getting inside, boost ball your way through the access, lay a bomb at 
the door and exit your morphball when you lay the bomb to open the door. Then 
go through and position your manual aim downward at 45 degrees and lock it 
with L as you go through the next room.

Hall of Elders-
We are going to go to the door to the Crossway Access South. This door is the 
other white door in the room, the white door that is directly across from the 
large chozo statue in the middle of the room. What I like to do is hop through
the window, the space that had a blue force-field you brought down, onto that
walkway that'll take you to the colored bomb slots. When I land onto this 
walkway I jump down to the bottom floor in the direction of the white door, 
which means you'll just be heading northward or straight ahead. Again here I 
like to do my little multi-task technique that I employed in the Reflecting 
Pool since I'm going to have to be in my morphball in the next room, I like to
use it everywhere I can in order to save precious seconds.

Crossway Access South-
In the middle of the access is a pipe system that acts as a fence, there is 
just enough space at the bottom of these pipes for you to get through with 
your morphball. There was also a morphball tunnel on the left wall at the 
beggining of the access as well. You'll have seen it as a little red-brown 
stain or tile in the wall, its that indistinguishable. That little morphball 
tunnel will get you through to the otherside of the access as well, but its 
like a second longer through the access if you do it this way. Just go ahead 
and go under the pipe fence with your morphball and be ready for another white
door at the end of the access.

Crossway-
You'll be back at the Crossway, turn leftward and go for the door.

Crossway Access West-
By now you already know what I'm going to say about this room since you've 
been through it a few times. Get through the pile of rubble in the middle of 
the room and get through that morphball.

Furnace-missile expansion
-------------------------
If we had went to this room through the other white door, in the room, then we
would have fought 3 chozo ghosts in here. But going through Crossway Access 
South saved us from the fight and valuable time. Stay in your morphball as you
enter this room and go straight ahead for the wall on the otherside of the 
room. On this side of the room should be a bumpy/rocky floor, lay a power bomb
on it. The floor will crumble away revealing a half-pipe. On the wall, above 
the half-pipe, will be some piping or tubing of sorts with spider tracks 
connected to them with some parasites roaming them as well; the beggining of 
an interesting puzzle. Start boosting yourself up the half-pipe, your aim is 
to get yourself all the way up to the pipe with the spider track and latch 
onto the spider track. Becareful not to get knocked down by the parasites, if 
you see that one's coming at you, then you quickly lay a bomb and proceed 
leftward. Leftward will be the direction you will want to go in anyways since 
the path around the spider track will land just below another spider track 
path. Bomb jump yourself up onto the next spider track and follow it to 
another pipe. This pipe is connected from the wall to another wall on the 
otherside of the room, and it won't sport a spider track for you to use like 
the others you just used. Instead you'll have to gently roll across the pipe 
taking care not to fall down and not to get knocked down by the parasites 
crawling around this pipe. The parasites you'll encounter on this pipe will 
not come in your direction, but will instead stay at 3 fixed spots around the 
pipe and navigate around the circular part of the pipe. So as you make your 
way to the other end of this pipe, you'll have to stop shortly and see at 
which intervals along the pipe the parasites are crawling around; when you 
spot them just wait for them to get out of the way and then quickly get 
through the interval they are at. The great thing about getting through the 
spots where the intervals are at is that the parasites will give you a really 
nice amount of time to get through, just don't abuse it! At the end of the 
pipe will be another pipe right above it with a spider track on it. Bomb jump 
to it and latch on, then travel to the other end of the spider track. This 
spider track will end just above another spider track that you'll have to just
fall down to, it doesn't get any simpler than just letting go of R, and then 
clicking and holding R midway down to the next spider track. Once you are on 
this next spider track, you'll find that it'll end just above another pipe 
without a spider track on it. The really huge problem with getting to this 
pipe is that the fall down to it is really high and the camera angle doesn't 
give you a clear enough indication of your position according to the pipe you 
want to get to. What you are going to have to do is look down at the pipe you 
want to get to for the shadow of the morphball. Move up and down the spider 
track you are on right now so that you can figure out at which spot on the 
spider track you need to be at. The shadow of the morphball will still be 
really faint, so it'll be hard to land anyways, but when you can see your 
shadow on the pipe below, just fall down to it. This part might be one of 
those moments in the game that'll really test your patience. When you land on 
the pipe, navigate to the other end where a spider track will be at as you did
the other pipe. Then bomb jump yourself onto that spider track that travels 
upward and get over to that missile expansion. Getting through this part 
requires patience and not even I like to rush it when I do it. Although I 
still like to get it over with it as quick as possible without rushing 
myself, take whatever time you need. When you've got the missile expansion, 
get back down to the floor and then get through the tunnel to the other part 
of the Furnace. You are going to go to the West Furnace Access.

West Furnace Access-
Zip through here with the boost ball, exit your morphball and charge your ice 
beam as the door opens.

Energy Core-
You are going to go for the dor to the Energy Core Access which is on the 
otherside of the room. When you open the door and go through fire an ice beam 
shot at anyone of the shriekbats perched ahead. Killing them is good so that 
we can get some power bomb ammo for later on, but remember to do all of this 
passively and efficiently with regards to time. As always, multi-task with 
things like these, shoot the shriekbats on the first step you take into the 
Energy Core and continue proceeding ahead. As you continue onto the door to 
the Access, charge your ice beam and to bring in the ammo, and use it to 
nail the door up ahead.

Energy Core Access-
Make your way through to the East Atrium as quickly as possible, get in your 
morphball when you are entering the door to the East Atrium.

East Atrium-
Boost your way through the Atrium to the Gathering Hall, continue going 
through the Gathering Hall in your morphball.

Gathering Hall-
Roll on down all the way to the bottom trying to fall infront of the door to 
the Gathering Hall Access. Bomb the door and go through.

Gathering Hall Access-
Boost your way through the access to the door to the Arboretum, exit 
morphball mode on the way through the door.

Arboretum-
Now you are going to go to the Arboretum Access. The chozo ghosts will come 
out though so you are going to have to jump across the platforms to the door 
to the Access. You'll go around the right of the tree thats in the middle of 
the room, jumping from platform to platform until you get to the door, then 
just go through the door.

Arboretum Access-
We are going to need at least one power bomb round for the next couple of 
rooms. So if you don't have any here, what you will do is quickly fire a 
charged ice beam shot at the shriekbats that are in this room and will collect
the supplies they leave for you, hopefully a power bomb round is in here.

Ruined Fountain-
Upon entering this room, turn left for a door tucked into the wall. Space 
jump over to the door and go through it, charging your ice beam as you do so.

Meditation Fountain-
This room will be like the many atriums you've been through in the Chozo 
Ruins, in the middle of the room are blast caps that you should kill with 
your ice beam shot. As always, don't bother yourself too much with killing and
collecting ammo if you are aiming for speed run. Multi-task these kinds of 
things; walk through as normal, but fire the charged ice beam shot at the 
blast caps and run into the supplies they leave for you as you do so.

Magma Pool-power bomb expansion
-------------------------------
When you enter this room, a huge pool of lava will litter the lower floor. 
You'll be on a ledge safely away from the lava and another ledge just like it 
is on the otherside of the room. Dangling above the lava pool are grapple 
points which you can use to swing to the otherside this room to the other 
ledge. Swing yourself to the other ledge, and upon arriving destroy the 
crates nearby to get some supplies if you don't or aren't sure if you don't 
have power bomb ammo. Behind the crates is a wall that can be destroyed with a
power bomb to reveal a power bomb expansion, this wall can also be identified
with a red scan block. When you get the power bomb expansion, remove yourself
from this little area where the power bomb expansion is and look for a purple
door that is tucked deep into the wall, so deep that is might as well be a 
hallway to the door I'm talking about. Go through that door, and get in your 
morphball as you do so.

Training Chamber Access-missile expansion
-----------------------------------------
When you enter this room, boost your way through to the end of the access. At 
the end of the access is a small morphball tunnel covered by tree foliage on 
the left wall of this access. When you get in the tunnel, boost your way to 
the end where a missile expansion will be waiting for you, then boost your 
way back out. Exit your morphball, open the door, and switch on your power 
beam and x-ray visor as you do so.

Training Chamber-energy tank
----------------------------
Continue proceeding forward while charging your power beam. After a few 
steps, 2 chozo ghosts will appear on the otherside of the room. When the 
cutscene ends, you lock on which ever chozo ghost you feel deserves to get 
pwned first and give it a super missile, then get your lock on the other 
chozo ghost and feed him a charged power beam shot, the second chozo ghost 
will more than likely zip toward a ledge on your right. Then get a lock on the
first chozo ghost who will more than likely move over to the half-pipe in the
middle of the room, give him a quickly charged power beam shot and then 
charge and fire a super missile at the second chozo ghost who will be on the 
other side of the room. This entire time you should stay in the exact spot you
were at when they appeared and only side-step to dodge their hado-kens, thats
the way I do it. As the second chozo ghost is dying, jump into the half-pipe 
and get in your morphball. I always space jump over to the right wall, enter 
my morphball at the peak of my jump, and hold B to start my boost. When the 
cutscene ends, start boosting yourself up the half-pipe to the morphball slot 
on the leftside of the room. When I space jumped into the right wall, entered 
my morphball, and started up the boost function - that was meant so that at 
the end of the cutscene I would use the momentum of going down the half-pipe 
thinks to gravity supplemented with the boost technique down the half-pipe to 
go up the leftside of the half-pipe into the bomb slot on the leftside of the 
room. You should aim to do this first if you are attempting a speed run, or 
even if you aren't since activating this bomb slot will blow the beak off a 
chozo bust on the side of the room the chozo ghosts were at revealing a 
morphball tunnel or the entrance to the next room. This will happen in a 
cutscene, and at the end of the cutscene you should start charging your boost 
ball. Go down the half-pipe and use the boost ball at the appropriate time to 
give you that nudge up to the bomb slot on the right side of the half-pipe. 
Folks, I'm going to be honest with you, I don't always do this perfect, but I 
try and meet those obstacles at 80% in order to save seconds. But I always try
to do the bomb slot on the leftside first, and the bomb slot on the right 
second. When the bomb slot on the right is activated a spider track will open 
for service. Immediately exit your morphball and space jump up to the area 
identified by the cutscene. Look to your right, get in your morphball and roll
inside a small plate tucked into the wall that'll immediately go up and take 
you to the ceiling. At the ceiling will be the newly opened spider track, bomb
jump up into it and follow it to its end. It'll finish in a little room where
an energy tank will be waiting for you. Grab it and then get out using the 
spider track you came from. When you drop down from the spider track, enter 
the morphball tunnel revealed from the chozo bust.

Piston Tunnel-
Now you are in the Piston Tunnel. Getting through this room is too easy to 
explain, just get through it as quickly as possible, oh an don't worry about 
getting killed instantly by the pistons. They won't "squish" you dead if you 
find yourself in that situtaion, though going through that will give you some 
damage. The end of the Piston Tunnel is the Main Plaza, be ready to get out of
your morphball when it ends.

Main Plaza-missile expansion
----------------------------
Exit your morphball when you come out here and be very careful, you're a foot 
away from going over the ledge and screwing this up. A line or rope will be 
drawn from where you are at to another ledge across from you. Its a big jump 
to the otherside, but in the middle of this line or rope will be a grapple 
point that you can use to swing your way across. However, you are going to 
have to aim up, lock your aim upward in place and space jump over to the 
grapple point, and then be ready to use the grapple point when it makes itself
available. At the other ledge will be a missile expansion, grab it and then 
jump down to the lower floor of the Plaza. From here you will head to the 
Nursery Access, which is just beyond the half-pipe and steps. Get in your 
morphball as you get into the Nursery Access.

Nursery Access-
Get yourself through the Access using your boost ball, and exit your morphball
as go through the door to the Eyon Tunnel.

Eyon Tunnel-
Make your way to the Ruined Nursery as I've instructed you so many times.

Ruined Nursery-
Once you are here, make your way to the door to the North Atrium. Remember 
that you can space jump to the top floor very easily.

North Atrium-
Get yourself to the Ruined Gallery and don't bother yourself with the scarabs.

Ruined Gallery-
I gave you instructions on how to get through this room, quickly hop across 
the platforms on the right to the door.

Totem Access-
Ignore or nail the plazmites as you head over to the Totem Access.

Hive Totem-
Space jump to the platform in the middle of the room and go for the door to 
the Transport Access.

Transport Access North-
Zip through the Transport Access as normal.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North-
Get in the hologram to get yourself over to the Magmoor Caverns.

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Chozo Ruins North-
Go through the door and enter your morphball as you do so.

Burning Trail-
Roll down the edge of the floor and let yourself fall to the bottom. Then...ah
you already know, I've explained way too many times.

Lake Tunnel-
Make your way through here as normal, jumping in and out of the lava to get to
the otherside is normal to me.

Lava Lake-
Get through the first and second part of the Lava Lake. On the first part 
remember to around the left of the magmoor that'll pop out, and on the second 
part remember to jump onto the platform on the left and to navigate safely as 
possible through the puffers as you do so.

Pit Tunnel-
Jump over the fence to get through this room again, switch to your ice beam on
the way through.

Triclops Pit-missile expansion
------------------------------
This room will be interesting this time, enter this room with my ice beam and 
to have it charged or charging as I go inside. What I'll do then is continue 
on forward, positioning my aim down manually at a roughly 45 degree angle and 
lock it in place by holding L and releasing R. I know that over the ridge-line
of the floor is a flying pirate just waiting to zip himself in the air and 
come at you. So what I do is constantly hop up in place to get a view of the 
flying pirate. When I get my earliest glance at him, I let him have an 
ice-missile combo. Timing this is key and I don't expect the noobs to 
accomplish it. However, if that first flying pirate is dead, I would then turn
rightward and switch on my x-ray visor. I would approach the assemblage of 
crates and look for a floating platform in mid-air. If you skipped the first 
flying pirate you killed in this room and instead went rightward toward the 
crates, you'd have a pretty good view of the platform. Needless to say, I 
immediately space jump over to the platform from the floor/step level you and 
the crates are on. When I land on this platform, I quickly turn slightly 
leftward for a platform sort of hiding behind a pillar on the left. I jump 
over to it as quickly as possible since the flying pirate is trying to nail me
and the platform sinks further and further into the ground with my weight on 
it. After that, I turn left a little bit more for a platform that I can 
clearly see, thanks to the x-ray visor, has a missile expansion inside of it. 
Fire a quick missile or charged beam shot at it and then space jump over to 
that pillar to land into the space where the missile is at. When I've got the 
missile, I jump down to the floor adorned with metal grating below. I look 
toward my left, in the general direction of the door to the Pit Tunnel for a 
small cave. In the cave will be a morphball tunnel in the floor, sort of, that
you will enter inside of. Once inside you'll be in triclops territory. Go 
rightward following the wall on the right as your guide that'll eventually 
lead you to another morphball tunnel in the wall. The morphball tunnel will be
somewhat guarded by a triclops, but you'll be able to get to and through the 
tunnel. The tunnel will end in another room completely closed off from the 
rest of the Triclops Pit, minus the tunnel you just came from. It'll open 
upward where some steps will clearly lead to the next door. Get up and go 
through the door.

Storage Cavern-missile expansion
--------------------------------
This room is very straight forward, follow the pathway to the end, grab the 
missile expansion you find and then return the way you came.

Triclops Pit-
When you come back out here, get down to the bottom and go into the morphball.
Once you are in triclops territory, navigate around the leftward side to get 
back to the cave that is the exit of this area. Once you are here, jump out of
the cave, go rightward to get to those steps that'll take you to the top area
of the Triclops Pit, and then finally make your way as quickly as possible to
the door to the Monitor Tunnel. They're may or may not be flying pirates, but
at this point in the game they pose no threat, other than slowing you down.

Monitor Tunnel-
Once in here, make your way as normal to the Monitor Station and charge your 
ice beam as you do so.

Monitor Station-
As you no doubt already know, there are two flying pirates and they can give 
us a headache on our mission through this room unless we do it right. Lets 
pretend your facing north when you enter this room from the Monitor Tunnel. 
Going west is a door to another room high above in this room. In order to get 
to this door you will have to get to the very top of the station itself, 
activate a bridge from the top of the station that'll get you a little closer 
to the wall, this wall has a narrow ledge running along it that you will use 
to get to the door we want you to get to. First flying pirate will be on a 
platform on your left, when you walk through the door into the Monitor 
Station, be ready to fire an ice-missile combo on the space pirate at the 
first glance you get at him. After the first flying pirate is dead, jump over 
to the platform he was on, then to the flooring behind the platform. Your aim 
is to get to the ledge along the wall that we used to space jump over to a 
walkway sticking out of the station itself; remember that the part of the 
ledge I want you to space jump from is the one that is highest elevated, I 
don't want you to go all the way around the wall to that point on the ledge 
that you did a regular jump from the first time you came here. You will keep 
moving forward from the moment you enter this room to the moment you arrive at
this ledge, I don't even want you to stop to ice-missile combo the flying 
pirate. When you are on the ledge and are facing the walkway, you'll see that 
either the second flying pirate will sit right under the station totally 
chilled out or that he'll move through the underside of the station to be face
to face with you. So as soon as you are on that ledge and are facing that 
walkway, space jump over to that walkway and then go to that bridge that'll 
take you from the station to the Transport Tunnel for Phendrana Drifts. 
Usually, when I'm jumping from the ledge to the walkway sticking out of the 
station, I take out the second flying pirate as he is under the station with 
an ice-missile combo, otherwise I kill him at any other chance I get that I 
know won't interfere with my progress through the room. when you are on this 
bridge, turn up and leftward to see a platform, jump on that platform. When 
you are on this platform, turn around to face another bridge or walkway that 
will be the very top of the station. Once you are the top of the station, look
for a spinner device near the computers. Get in the device and use it to 
raise a bridge out of the station. This bridge will stick in a certain 
direction facing a wall that has a narrow ledge on it. Use a space jump from 
the bridge to the wall to get to this narrow ledge, yes it can be done and 
will be done. Now that you are on the wall that is on the ledge, follow the 
ledge along the wall to arrive at the door to the next room.

Warrior Shrine-chozo artifact
-----------------------------
When you step in this room, you'll see a huge chozo satute with a chozo 
artifact in its hands. At the feet of the statue is a tile that can be 
destroyed with a power bomb; this tile can also be scanned in order to 
identify it. First head on over to this tile and lay a power bomb next to the 
tile, but not on it so that you don't fall down to the next room. While the 
power bomb is going off, you exit your morphball, jump up and grab the chozo 
artifact and then get in the tunnel that was opened up by the power bomb you 
just used.

Fiery Shores-power bomb expansion
---------------------------------
You'll fall into a little room with a power bomb expansion staring you in the 
face. Grab the power bomb, then get in your morphball and bomb jump yourself 
into the morphball tunnel that is behind and to the right of the power bomb 
expansion you just grabbed. The tunnel will lead you out into the rest of the 
Fiery Shores; but don't exit your morphball just yet. You want to first get 
through the nearest door, the door to the Shore Tunnel. Use your map to figure
out which way to turn and go through the door to the Shore Tunnel while still
in your morphball.

Shore Tunnel-Ice Spreader
-------------------------
Keep going through the Shore Tunnel until you get to the glass-tube part of 
the Tunnel. Lay a power bomb in the middle of the tube to bring down the glass
walls of the tube. A new area of the Shore Tunnel will be opened up on the 
left and right of the glass-tube walkway. Pegged against the left and right 
walls are ledges that you can use to safely get to the platform directly below
the glass-tube walkway. When you get to this platform you'll find the Ice 
Spreader, so grab it. The ice spreader is an okay weapon were it not for its 
downsides. What you do is charge your ice beam and then fire a missile while 
its charging. A super missile with ice properties will come out and will make 
a certain impact depending on what it hits. If it hits the ground or a wall, 
the ground or wall will be showered with ice for a few seconds. If this thing 
hits a flying, shadow, or space pirate, it'll blow them instantly. If there 
are one or more minor enemies or non-beam trooper enemies huddled together, 
then the ice spreader would either just blow one of them up, all of them up, 
freeze them all in place, or freeze a few of them and kill the rest, however 
they all have to be really close to each other. I've found that most of the 
time this thing only freezes ice troopers in place, but doesn't kill or blow 
them up, you'll be able to test ice spreader effects on ice troopers later on 
in the game. This weapon will follow a flying pirate around just like a super 
missile. However, the really crappy thing about this weapon is that its blast 
radius is very small. I was in a room once where I found myself literally 
surrounded by beetles, I shot an ice spreader at the floor hoping that the 
beetles that were 4 feet away from me would be frozen or destroyed instantly. 
Instead the surrounding floor that both I and the beetles were standing on 
was frozen and they suffered nothing from the ice spreader. Even though the 
weapon is moderately useless, its still kinda cool to watch the wall get 
completely frozen, plus the sound the ice spreader makes when its fired is 
also pretty cool. When you are done with the ice spreader, then you can go 
back to the Fiery Shores.

Fiery Shores-
From here you are going to make your way to the Transport Tunnel B. You'll 
start by having your ice beam ready when you walk into this room. when you get
to the area where pools of lava obstruct your path, remember to quickly take 
out the crates on your right for some ammo and the magmoor who rears his head 
with an ice-missile combo. When those two tasks are done, use the grapple 
points on the wall to get through this area of the Fiery Shores. Then make 
your way through the final area of the Fiery Shores taking care not to let the
flamethrowers hold you up. Get in your morphball as you go through the door.

Transport Tunnel B-
You know I have a really painful way of getting through this room, but if you 
want you can wuss it out and take the morphball rail on your left to get to 
the otherside of Transport Tunnel B. Otherwise just boost your way into the 
lava, continue boosting around the right of the magmoor that'll pop and then 
boost to dry land. Doing that is not actually that painful.

Transport to Tallon Overworld West-
Go for the door straight ahead and go through it.

Twin Fires Tunnel-
When you get in here, make a choice at how you want to go through this room. 
You can take the spider track that is on your left, the long route, or you can
take the shortcut and jump into the lava and make your way to the other end. 
Going through the lava is not for the faint of heart and you should be ready 
to take lots of damage, even if you hop up and out of the lava constantly to 
avoid the damage. Then just go ahead to the door to the Twin Fires.

Twin Fires-
When you step out through this room, rush through the flamethrowers and ignore
any damage they give you. Space jump to the grapple point in the ceiling from
the edge and use it to swing across the lava to the otherside. When you land,
zip through the second set of flamethrowers ignoring any damage they give you
as well. Then when you approach the lava shore, look up in the ceiling for a 
grapple point sort of facing rightward and then space jump to it. Latch onto 
it and use it to swing to the otherside. When you land, quickly switch on your
wave beam and nail the door, then go through it.

North Core Tunnel-
This room will be real short, but I just want you to look out for the crates 
at the next door on the right. Ready a charged wave beam shot to take them out
as you get to and through the door, and remember to charge your wave beam to 
bring them in.

Geothermal Core-
When you step in here, switch on your ice beam and make your way across the 
floating platforms to the door on the otherside of the room. When you land on 
the shore that has the door to the South Core Tunnel, look on your right and 
upward for a ledge that you can space jump onto. From here you will jump up to
another ledge above it, then turn toward the huge narrow pillars that travel 
from the bottom to the top. Now the start of a really long annoying puzzle. 
Each of the pillars in this room has a rotating disc on it, working with the 
two will activate devices that'll raise the ceiling revealing a second puzzle 
that'll lead to the next room. To start, get a look at the grapple point 
hanging below one of the rotating discs on the pillar that is closest to you. 
Use that grapple point to swing to the disc on a pillar behind the pillar that
is closest to you, for reference's sake you'll be swinging in the direction 
of the North Core Tunnel. When you land on the disc of this second pillar, 
walk around the right of the disc looking for morphball slot on the plug or 
cap or thing that comes between the disc and the pillar so that you can find a
morphball slot. When you get inside this morphball slot with your morphball, 
you'll find that is a spinner device, so spin the living heck out of it to 
move a disc above the disc you are on. The morphball slot will spit you out 
when the disc has moved up as much as it can. When this disc you just moved is
in place, get out of your morphball and turn 180 degrees. You should be 
facing the third pillar in this room with a disc on it. Space jump over to 
this disc and then go around it to find its morphball slot to get inside of 
with your morphball, then use your boost ball to crank it ALL the way up. Once
you have moved the second disc in its place, get out of your morphball, and 
position yourself around the disc to go to the second pillar. You are going to
jump to the disc you raised on the second pillar and then from there you will
jump to the disc on the first pillar, essentially you are trying to get to 
the very top of the room via the pillar. When you are on the disc on the first
pillar, get in its morphball slot and boost ball the disc upward. This will 
reveal a spider track that you will use to get up to the disc just raised. 
When you are on this disc, get out of your morphball and look for the third 
pillar that has its disc raised, then space jump over to it. When you are on 
the disc of the third pillar, get in the morphball slot with your morphball 
and use a bomb to get the gears working in this room. The ceiling will raise 
revealing a puzzle of spider tracks that'll lead to the next door and a pipe 
with a spider track will protrude out from the wall and intersect with the 
pillar you are on.

Roll over to that pipe and use a single bomb jump to get yourself up to the 
spider track on the pipe, or just space jump on the spider track and get in 
your morphball. If you fall at any point during this puzzle, you will have to 
make your way all the way back up through the pillars, with very little 
trouble though, and start all over again. You are on the spider track, now 
follow it to where it'll end just below another spider track pegged on the 
wall. This spider track will run parallel to the wall, up the wall, and then 
along the wall ending above another spider track that is also running along 
the wall. From here, you will drop down to the spider track below clinging as 
much to the wall and holding R in order to latch onto the next spider track. 
Follow this spider track along the wall and then upwards where it'll end below
another spider track which you will bomb jump yourself up to. Continue 
rightward along the track and then finally down to where it'll end above 
another spider track which you will fall and cling onto. Keep going right on 
this track, it'll end below a mini-spider track, from the mini-spider track 
you will bomb jump up to another spider track. This spider track will proceed 
rightward until it'll end just a foot or two away from a huge spider track 
grid. This spider track grid is all completely magnetic, even the parts that 
don't seem to be copper-coated, the only thing you have to worry about are the
parasites crawling all over it. To get to it you will push yourself along the
spider track you are on right now as rightward as possible, lay a bomb to 
bomb jump over to the otherside and push yourself against the wall to not fall
all the way to the bottom and make sure you time this when parasites aren't 
in the way. When you get on the grid, you are going to continue straight 
rightward since thats where you'll find a ledgeway that will serve as the 
continuation through the puzzle. At this grid and at future ones you encounter
in this room, feel free to kill a parasite in order to get yourself some 
precious power bomb ammo. This ledgeway is clinged along the wall just like 
everything else you've gone through, and you will find that it continues down 
in a very steep slope with a small gap inbetween it and a block with a spider 
track on it. This block will be the next piece of the route along the puzzle 
that we will use to get along to the next door. The gap is so small that you 
don't have to worry about not clinging onto this spider track block. When you 
are on this block, roll along it to the top of the block and then bomb jump to
the spider track block above it. Then from this spider track block you will 
bomb jump up to a spider track that rides along the ceiling. This spider track
will end just above a spider track block which you will fall down to, and 
then from this spider track block you will fall to another spider track block 
below it. From that spider track block you will fall down to the spider track 
below, proceed rightward on this spider track to another spider track grid. As
always, try to make your way as rightward as possible. You'll have to go up 
the grid, then down the grid, then up, then down again until you finally reach
a regular spider track. The spider track here will coil upward, it won't go 
completely up, but will fold on itself laterally like some steps so that you 
will have to bomb jump between spider tracks to finally get to a spider track 
that runs rightward along the wall. This next spider track will end way above 
another spider track below it, so fall down to it as carefully as possible 
pushing yourself along the wall during the fall. When you are clinging to this
track, follow it rightward where it'll end at another spider track grid. The 
grid will end in the top right hand corner just above some spider track blocks
that you will have to fall down to. Falling down to the middle spider track 
block isn't all that hard from here by now, when you get to it, get yourself 
to the next highest spider track on the right. From here, bomb jump yourself 
up to a spider track along the ceiling. Follow this spider track where it'll 
end just above the door to the next room. Fall down, exit your morphball, 
shoot the door with your ice beam and go through.

Plasma Processing-Plasma Beam
-----------------------------
When you enter this room, you'll see a capsule with a red orb inside of it. 
Thats the plasma beam, so jump over there and grab it. This weapon is the 
high-powered rifle of the game. One regular shot will give nasty damage to 
normal enemies, killing beetles, zoomers, geemers, wasps, you name it. Two or 
three regular shots will kill a space, and shadow pirate, a little more is 
required for flying pirates; and a charged plasma beam shot will literally 
incinerate space pirates, shadow pirates, flying pirates and baby sheegoths. 
One regular shot from the plasma beam on a flying pirate will leave it burning
for a few seconds until it finally collapses and blows up, they won't 
kamakazi you the way they would with other weapons. This weapon won't fire at 
sheegoths the same way your power, ice and wave beam will. It'll fire straight
like an arrow and give them nice damage. Its rate of fire is barely quicker 
then the wave beam, but not as fast as the power beam. But its speed and power
is so deadly that you'll find yourself wanting to use it alot. You are really
gonna love watching this thing incinerate pirates and baby sheegoths though. 
The only downside to this weapon is that burrowers are completely immune to 
plasma beam shots and a regular beam shot won't pack the same punch from long 
distances. If you are firing the regular plasma beam shots at enemies with 
some appreciable distance between you and that enemy, the shots will not 
connect. Regular plasma beam shots dissipate over a certain distance. You'd 
have to charge the plasma beam to have it hit an object really far away from 
you. After you've grabbed the plasma beam, get out of the room from the door 
you came and get back to the Geothermal Core.

Geothermal Core-
You'll step out back out into the Core, turn leftward and down to see the 
pillar that has the pipe with a spider track protruding into it. You'll now be
facing the direction to the next door, so jump down to the disc on the pillar
that you are looking at and jump down to the door all the way at the bottom 
of the room. Remember to nail the door as you are going down the room it, and 
remember to use your space jump to eliminate recoil when you hit the floor. 
Activate your wave beam as you go through the door.

South Core Tunnel-
When you enter this room, you'll spot the burrowers. Ignore them, and just 
move on ahead and you'll see the puddle spore. He'll have his mouth open when 
you see him, so as you are walking through this room, remember to quickly give
him a wave beam shot to close his mouth. Then just use him to get to the 
otherside of the lava pool and open the door as you do that. Switch to your 
plasma beam on the way through and charge it.

Magmoor Workstation-
When you run through here, I advise you to blaze through the room to the door 
that'll take you to Transport Tunnel C. Remember that this door will be found 
sort of northeast of the direction you are facing when you enter this room. 
The door will be accessed by of course using the scafalding steps arranged 
along the wall up ahead. However, there are 3 flying pirates in this room that
can give you a headache. They'll all be situated near the scafalding steps, 
two at the lower floor above the triclops' maze and one will be situtated 
right next to the scafalding if not on it. I tell you all this because I 
like to rush through here a certain way, and when I mean rush I really mean 
it. I'll walk into this room with my plasma beam charging with the intent of 
going to the door to Transport Tunnel C. As I start to go out into the open 
area where I'll catch my first glimpse of the flying pirates, the first one 
I'll see will be just sitting on the floor. I'll get a quick lock on him and 
let him have the plasma beam shot, this will incinerate him and I'll keep 
going to the scafalding steps with one flying pirate down. As I reach the 
part where the triclops are in that maze of their below my feet, I'll have 
both flying pirates in my face or flying around. I still try to make a point 
of heading for those scafalding steps, but I also like to adjust my aim 
manually upward as I run ahead and get the lock on either one of the flying 
pirates. If I catch my lock on one as I make my way to those steps, I give him
three quick shots of the plasma beam, enough to keep him burning and 
eventually he'll be incinerated(he really will). When I reach the scafalding 
I've still got one flying pirate on me, but I ignore him from now on and 
switch to my wave beam as I go up the scafalding to the door. when I've got a 
clear enough shot of the door as I'm approaching it, I give it a wave beam 
shot and go through. All this is done very quickly, within 15 seconds or so 
and is all done with the intent of going through as quickly as possible with 
trying to remove any obstacles along the way. Lets face it, 2 or 3 flying 
pirates is alot of annoyance and will defintely obstruct my way through.

Transport Tunnel C-
Rush through here ignoring any damage the flamethrowers give you and get 
through the door.

Transport to Phendrana Drifts South-
Walk into the hologram to get to the door to Phendrana Drifts.

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Phendrana Drifts
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Transport to Magmoor Caverns South-
When you arrive in Phendrana, switch on your ice beam and turn around. Go 
behind the large rock to see the spider track riding up the wall to the door 
to the Transport Access. Take that spider track up and go through the door.

Transport Access-energy tank
When you come in here, switch on your plasma beam and immediately shoot the 
ice-window that you'll see on the right the first step you take inside of this
room. The window will break open, jump into it and walkthrough, halfway 
through you'll find an energy tank. At the end of this little hall will be 
another ice window that you'll break through with your plasma beam also. 
Then just go through the door with your wave beam.

Frozen Pike-
Go to the edge of the cliff and look straight down to the floor below. Try to 
find the purple door on the right side of the room, a flying pirate is sitting
across from the purple door on the otherside of the room. When you get your 
bearings, jump down to the door and again remember to widen your space jump to
soften recoil. Then go through the door.

Pike Access-
Switch on your ice beam as you come inside and nail the door ahead. Switch to 
your plasma beam and charge it as you go through the door to the Research 
Core.

Research Core-
Rush toward the glass walkway that is used to go up the Research Core, when 
you step into this room you'll go straight toward this walkway, but at the 
beggining of this mad rush toward the walkway you will release the charged 
plasma beam blast on the gun turret that you see on the otherside of the 
room. Make your way up the walkway as quickly as possible, a total of three 
metroids will pop out of their glass tanks as you make your way up the Core, 
you'll also have to contend with other gun turrets placed along the walkway. 
You'll have to destroy gun turrets with charged plasma beam shots at the first
and second floor up the Core, any other gun turrets should be ignored. When 
your at the top, switch to your wave beam and shoot the door to the Research 
Access and just blaze through into the room, with your wave beam charged. 

Research Core Access-
You've walked back into the room with the two sentry drones floating around, 
nail the first one with your charged wave beam shot and then kill the other 
one with some more quickly charged wave beam shots. Then go up the door in 
the ceiling to get to the Research Lab Aether.

Research Lab Aether-
Nothing will really change how you approach this room, it'll be the same as if
you had just collected your thermal visor and were on your way to face 
Thardus. So just head for the elevator on the left, take it up, and then rush 
your way up the room to the Aether Lab Entryway. Remember that in this room 
you shouldn't try to kill any of the shadow pirates or gun turrets as it'll 
take time away from you, so just jump from one walkway to the other, overhead 
of each shadow pirates, and stay in constant motion, literally do not stop. 
Otherwise you'll just have to kill the rest of the pirates as you stop and 
take out just one.

Aether Lab Entryway-
As you can see the Entryway is nothing more than a narrow corridor with 
annoying scatter bombus lining the tunnel. Get through them in which ever way 
you find the quickest.

East Tower-
Step into the hologram and take the elevator up, switch to your plasma or 
power beam depending on what your strategy for the next room is as you go 
through the door.

Control Tower-chozo artifact
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There are two ways of approaching this room, either way charge the beam you 
chose as you take your first step out into this area again. Take in mind that 
you'll have to put up with 2 flying pirates as you come out into this area, 
and two more will come out if you kill the first two but I don't want you 
killing any flying pirates in this room at all. When you take your first step 
out through the door, jump up, then jump backwards to land on the porch thing 
that houses the door you just came from. Then turn around to see the inside of
one of the look out posts here and jump inside. Alright, if you chose your 
power beam, shoot the largest crate you'll see to get rid of all the crates 
and to expose the ice-covered window. Quickly switch to your plasma beam and 
nail the ice-covered window to get rid of the ice. Rush over to the window and
look at the tower out in the view. You'll see a little pack of colored 
canisters which are identified with a red scan block if you pull out your scan 
visor on them. Shoot them with a missile and a cutscene will start showing 
this one tower fall down right in the middle of the Control Tower revealing a 
secret spot at the spot where the tower landed. If you had walked out into the
Control Tower with your plasma beam, then you wouldn't be able to remove ALL 
the crates, the biggest one will still be standing. But you could go directly 
to the ice-covered window, melt off the ice, and missile the tower to bring it
down, you'd just have to put up with the biggest crate getting in your way. 
When the tower comes down, jump out of the look-out post and go to the spot 
where the Tower landed to see the hole in the ground. Get in your morphball 
and go inside, roll to your right to get into a makeshift hallway in this 
secret spot of the Tower, the great thing about this spot is that the flying 
pirates can't hurt you while inside. At the end is a chozo artifact, keep 
moving on ahead and grab the chozo artifact. In the corner on the right is 
a makeshift morphball tunnel that you can walkup to but you'll have to bomb 
jump your way inside. Once your inside this tunnel, follow it down where it'll
spit you back out into the main area of the Control Tower. Once you are back 
out here, quickly bring up your map and figure out which direction the East 
Tower is at, exit your map, and then go to the East Tower. Do it quick since 
the flying pirates will be all over you!

East Tower-
Get in the hologram to get yourself down the Tower, then go through the door 
to the Lab Entryway.

Aether Lab Entryway-
Make your way through here in whichever fashion you find the quickest.

Research Lab Aether-
You are going to go to the Research Core Access, you remember the door thats 
in the floor at the bottom of this room. I suggest having your wave beam and 
thermal visor switched on as you go through this room. You start out at the 
top of this room, and what I like to do is just basically jump straight down 
to the bottom of the room and make my mad rush toward the door, theres no 
recoil when you hit the ground, so whats to lose? Make sure you face the 
direction that the door to the next room is in by checking your map before you
do this so that you can make sure that you can get through to the next room 
quickly. Make sure you are charging your wave beam as you go through into the 
Access.

Research Core Access-
When you plop down inside the Access, quickly charge and fire the wave beam 
shots at the sentry drones to take them out, you can't get through this room 
without killing them since they lock the doors and quickly charged and fired 
wave beam shots do it right. If you had a charged wave beam shot going into 
the next room, as good Metroid Prime players would, then you could cut the 
time you spend killing the sentry drones further since a fully charged wave 
beam shot kills a sentry drone in one hit most times. Switch to your ice beam 
as you go through the door.

Research Core-
This one's going to be tough for you, but I got a way of going through this 
room to the Pike Access in a manner I really like. Normally I would jump 
straight down to the bottom floor of the room, spacing out my space jump to 
soften the recoil, but doing that is hard even for me. So what I do instead is
land on the first walkway that goes up from the bottom floor/the third 
walkway that goes down to the bottom floor. I jump down the Core purposely in 
a direction that'll have me near the walkways that line the Core. And then 
when I see the third walkway, I use my second/mid-air jump/space jump to land 
on that walkway, then quickly jump down to the bottom floor, nail the door and
go through it.

Pike Access-
Switch on your wave beam as you go through this room for the door ahead and 
the door in the next room.

Frozen Pike-
There will be two flying pirates in this room again, and they'll be at the 
same spots as always. The door to the Frost Cave Access will be down on the 
right; when you enter this room again you'll turn to the edge of the cliff on 
your right and look straight down. You'll see the purple door trying to 
conceal itself below a shelf of ice/rock above it, your mission is to get 
through and to that door. Since the flying pirates are here, you are going to 
just walk into the room really quickly, approach the edge of the cliff on the 
right and jump down to the purple door you see. Then open the door and go 
through.

Frost Cave Access-
Jump into the morphball shaped crevice and get in your morphball during the 
jump, then boost your way through this morphball tunnel where it'll open up 
into the second part of the Frost Cave Access. Then just head for the door 
from here, come on you've done this before you don't need an explanation on 
this one. Enter the next room with your plasma beam switched on.

Frost Cave-missile expansion
----------------------------
The last time you came here there were hunter metroids, however there won't be
anymore here. Instead you'll have to deal with two flying pirates down the 
bottom of the room. Start walking up to the edge of the cliff and charging 
your plasma beam, lit it rip on the nearest flying pirate and give a quickly 
charged plasma beam shot at the second flying pirate. When thats done 
approach the edge of the cliff and fixate yourself on the flying manta-ray in 
the ceiling. This is a Glider, a manta-ray that likes to fly around ceilings 
in this game. Its underbelly can be used as a grapple point to swing across 
rooms. These things can also be frozen for a while with a regular shot from 
your ice beam, though I don't recommend it since you usually want to use these
guys for something and we don't want to waste time. This thing will fly in a 
random path around one specific area of the Frost Cave. It'll fly close to the
edge of the cliff you are at to a wall on the opposite side of the room where
some make shift steps form and climb rightward. These makeshift steps begin 
on the left side of this room and can only be accessed by swinging from the 
glider straight to them. Timing when to jump is key and the best spot when to 
jump is one where the glider is half the distance away from you to those 
steps, of course the most annoying part about all this is that your speed 
run time is at the mercy of the glider, but what are you gonna do right? So 
when you've found the right moment, space jump over to it and then hit L when 
that grapple beam icon lights up to swing to the otherside. Then when you 
land, take the steps up to very top of the Cave. At the very top of the steps,
I want you to turn to the door you just came from, the door to the Frost Cave
Access, and look up at the ceiling. See that stalactite, missile it to bring 
it down and to punch a hole in the ice at the bottom of the Cave. Then jump 
down into that hole where you'll be in the water, in the water is a missile 
expansion. The best way to find the missile expansion down here is to get on 
top of that fallen stalactite and turn 360 degrees until you see the missile 
expansion. Then go and grab it and get out of the water. When you're out of 
the water, go to the wall that has a ledgeway that you can use to make your 
way up the room. The ledge that you will want to be looking at is to the right
of direction to the door to the Upper Edge Tunnel. Then just go through the 
door, getting in your morphball as you do so. 

Upper Edge Tunnel-
Roll into the morphball tunnel in the corner of the room and boost your way 
through the tunnel. Exit your morphball, open the door, switch to your plasma 
beam and charge it. You gotta do the opening of the door, and the switching 
and charging of your plasma beam quickly so as not to startle the flying 
pirates in the next room. Then from inside this room, you will lock on and 
kill one of the flying pirates with your charged plasma beam shot, then you'll
walk through the door.

Phendrana's Edge-
Quickly lock on the other flying pirate and feed him 3 or 4 regular plasma 
beam shots, it'll be enough to kill him ded, D-E-D ded. Then jump onto the 
structure that the second flying pirate you killed was on. This is half of a 
broken bridge that goes through the middle of the room, jump over to the other
half of the broken bridge and look to your left for a small snow-covered 
ledge coming out of the wall. After that, click and hold R to aim manually. 
Aim upward first and then turn your aim leftward as you hold that aim upward, 
you should see a grapple point dangling below a ledge above. Hold L to lock 
onto the grapple point and to start swinging yourself, the grapple point will 
swing you in a direction very close to another grapple point dangling below 
another ledge. So as you swing from the first grapple point, move your 
joystick leftward to face the next grapple point directly, then release and 
click and hold L again to get a lock on the next grapple point. The second 
grapple point will swing you in the direction of a wall, so keep holding your 
joystick leftward to face the direction of another ledge on your left. When 
you land on this ledge, turn left to see a floating platform nearby, jump to 
it. When you land on this floating platform, turn left again to see another 
platform nearby but floating higher in elevation than the platform you are on 
right now. You can space jump from the platform you are on right now to the 
other higher-elevated platform or you can use a ledge that runs along the wall
on the right and from there you'll space jump to that platform. I choose to 
jump from platform to platform. When you land on this platform, turn left to 
see the ledge where the second grapple point was swinging from. Jump over 
ontop of that ledge and lay a power bomb near the wall. If you had activated 
your thermal or x-ray visor then you would have noticed a door outline on the 
wall that you couldn't see normally, the wall would crumble away after the 
power bomb goes off revealing a door. Go through the door.

Storage Cavern-chozo artifact
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In the middle of the room is a chozo artifact, grab it and head back out of 
the room to Phendrana's Edge.

Phendrana's Edge-
When you come back out here, I want you to aim upwards to see the glider 
flying straight above you. Running northwest and north east are two ledges 
facing directly opposite each other. The ledge on the northwest is the path to
the next room. You can do this several ways. You can either do the wussy way 
of jumping toward a small ledge that runs along the wall on your right and 
then from there jumping to the other ledge that runs along the right of the 
wall and finally using the glider to swing across to the other ledge. Or you 
can jump to the smaller ledge that runs along the wall on your right, and from
here you can space jump up to the glider when it gets up close and swing from
it to the ledge to the next room. Or you can, upon coming out of the Storage 
Cavern, just space jump from this ledge that you are on right now up to the 
glider, lock on to it and start swinging toward the final ledge to the next 
room. Whichever way you wanna doing this is fine, but the last two ways are 
faster and require a little more skill. When you get to this northwest ledge 
that I'm talking about, you'll see a small morphball tunnel whole in the 
wall/floor, get in your morphball and go through.

Security Cave-power bomb expansion
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At the end of the tunnel is the Security Cave, and in the middle of the 
Security Cave is a power bomb expansion. Grab it and head back out of this 
room from where you came.

Phendrana's Edge-
When you come back out of this room, you'll be perfectly facing the direction 
to the next door only problem is that its at the bottom of this room in the 
water. So while still facing the direction you were facing when you came back 
out here, go to the edge of the ledge, aim down and start jumping down the 
floor. You can do this slow and jump level to level by landing on each thing 
that you see gets in your way to the bottom. Or you can do it like me and just
jump down to bottom into the water, I of course use my space jump to maneuver
my way down to the bottom since so much stuff is in the way if you try to 
jump down from the top to the water below. Don't worry about recoil since the 
water will slow your sink down to the bottom as you enter it, just worry about
the annoying jelzaps. Then just head for the door and go through.

Lower Edge Tunnel-
Enter this room with your wave beam charging, let it rip when you see the 
pulse bombu and immediately get in your morphball. Start boosting your way 
through the tunnel until you get the door. Then get out of your morphball, 
open the door, switch to your plasma beam, start charging it and go through 
the door.

Hunter Cave-
Quickly approach the edge of the cliff and look down at the two flying pirates
below. Quickly pick one and give him the charged plasma beam shot, then 
charge another quick plasma beam shot and give the other pirate that one. Then
look up in the ceiling slightly on your left for a grapple beam, space jump 
to the grapple point and use it to swing across to either one of the ledges 
running along the wall on the otherside of the Cave. Then space jump up the 
ledges to be on the pathway where you can access the doors up here at the top 
of the room. Once you are here at the top, you will go to the door going 
right, the door to the Chamber Access. Switch to your wave beam, nail the door
on your way to the door and charge your wave beam as you go through the door.

Chamber Access-
Let your wave beam shot loose on the drone and then proceed ahead to the door.

Gravity Chamber-missile expansion
---------------------------------
There are two scatter bombus in this room which tend to be annoying while we 
are gonig to do what we are going to do. So quickly get rid of both of them 
with two quickly charged wave beam shots. Then switch to your plasma beam and 
look up in the ceiling for a mound of ice crystals pointing downwards. Hit 
that mound with the plasma beam to break off the ice to reveal a grapple 
point. To the left of the grapple point will be a missile expansion sitting on
a rock formation in the ceiling. What you are going to do is space jump to 
the grapple point and hold L and rotate your control stick to rotate yourself 
while holding your grapple beam. You'll eventually turn leftward enough to be 
supremely aligned with the missile expansion and you'll just let go when the 
grapple swing gets you as close as possible to the missile expansion so that 
you can literally fall into the rock formation. When you grab the missile 
expansion, jump down to the floor below and get back to the Chamber Access.

Chamber Access-
Head on up the steps and get through the door to the Hunter Cave.

Hunter Cave-
Two flying pirates will be back inside the Cave at the bottom. As you start 
making your way to the next door, they'll make their way up the top to greet 
you. So basically what you are going to do is just move as quickly as possible
along the ledge way you are on to the Hunter Cave Access. Remember that the 
door will come at the end of the ledge way on your right. It'll take a while 
for the flying pirates to make their way up the cave so don't worry about them
giving you a whole lot of trouble.

Hunter Cave Access-
You remember that this room had jelzaps inside of it right? Like last time, 
get in your morphball and boost through to the end of the room. Then go 
through the door to the Frozen Pike, switch on your plasma beam as you go 
through the door and charge it.

Frozen Pike-
Go up to the jelzap and give him the charged plasma beam shot when he opens 
his mouth to kill him. Whether it killed him or not, just start making your 
way up the Frozen Pike, don't worry about killing the flying pirate from here 
in the water. Switch to your thermal visor as you start coming out of the 
water and kill the flying pirates with your plasma beam as you go up the room.
I usually do stay put at the bridge that just barely comes out of the water 
to kill the flying pirates even though it'll waste my time, but the plasma 
beam will cut the time it takes to kill a flying pirate, so thats good. And 
just basically make your way up the Pike as normal, switch to your wave beam 
on the way up the room.

Transport Access-
Switch to your ice beam as you enter the room and proceed as normal along the 
trail to the door.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns South-
When you are back inside this room, go to the door to the South Quarantine 
Tunnel, the other door in this room that'll take you to the room where you 
fought Tharuds.

South Quarantine Tunnel-
Get in your morphball and boost through the tunnel. Exit your morphball and go
through the door.

Quarantine Cave-
When you step back out into this room, look to your right in the ceiling. A 
grapple point, or two, will be dangling from the ceiling. You can use these 
grapple points to swing along through the room to an elevated rock formation 
serving as a makeshift floor. Now there is only one problem with this and that
is that you will have to space jump over to the first grapple point and many 
people tend to screw this up and fall straight to the bottom waking up the 
sheegoth. Space jumping over to the grapple point isn't that hard, just aim 
manually toward the grapple point and lock it in place holding L and letting 
go of R. Then just simply run and jump off the edge of the floor to the 
grapple point, remember to use your space jump in order to reach it and then 
just click and hold L when the grapple icon glows. When you latch onto the 
first grapple point, the sheegoth will wake up and might try to hit you with 
its ice ball shots if you spend to much time swinging around, so don't mess 
around on this part. When you get on this elevated floor, look for a morphball
tunnel within the wall or a pile of rocks near the wall or whatever and get 
in with your morphball. If at any point you do fall down to the floor below, 
then just switch on your plasma beam and kill the sheegoth with it.

Quarantine Monitor-missile expansion
------------------------------------
A missile expansion will be found in the middle of the room. Grab it and head 
out of here.

Quarantine Cave-
The sheegoth will no doubt still be stomping around as soon as you are out 
here. My advice is to face the direction of the door to the North Quarantine 
Tunnel, space jump in that direction off the elevator rock formation, get in 
your morphball as you are about to hit the floor and then boost your way to 
the spider track that'll lead you to the entrance of this room. Ride the 
spider track up to get to the door to the North Quarantine Tunnel, then get 
yourself into the North Quarantine Tunnel.

North Quarantine Tunnel-
Get in your morphball and boost through the tunnel. Exit your morphball and 
have your wave beam ready at the door. Open the door and go through.

Quarantine Access-
Quickly kill both of the sentry drones with quickly charged wave beam shots, 
no strategy needed here, and switch to your plasma beam when they are both 
dead. Then head for the door, shoot it to open it when its in your sights and 
charge it as you go through.

Ruined Courtyard-
You no doubt already saw the flying pirates when you opened the door in the 
Quarantine Access. You've gone through this room with flying pirates all over 
it before. Run through the platform and jump down to the floor. You are going 
to jump down to the floor on the rightside in order to get to the door to the 
Courtyard Entryway. Usually when I first step into this room, I let my plasma 
beam shot loose on the first flying pirate I have my eye on and then just run 
through the platforms, and finally jump down to the floor below for the door.

Courtyard Entryway-
Switch to your wave beam as you go through the room. Procceed through the 
Entryway as normal, scarabs and a bombu here as always. Switch to your plasma 
beam as you go through the door to the Ice Ruins West.

Ice Ruins West-power bomb expansion
-----------------------------------
There is a power bomb expansion in this room that will be our last and final 
one. It is in one of the elevated rock formations that forms a makeshift floor
or step. Lets pretend you are facing north when you enter this room, if you 
go straight north to the second elevated-plateau rock formation pegged against
the wall on the otherside of the room you'll find a small ice tile in the 
middle of it. I just know the noobs will be like, "which one?!!!11?". So I'll 
give you another reference. The first and only time you ran into shriekbats, 
they were perched above that platform or thing that you could jump on and walk
on, Well the same structure that is right next to it is the thing with the 
ice-tile in it and the power bomb. If you shoot the tile with a plasma beam 
shot, it'll brake off and all you would have to do is jump down and grab the 
expansion then jump out and keep moving on to the Ruins Entryway.

Ruins Entryway-
Two or three baby sheegoths will be in this room sleeping. I like to just rush
and space jump over the baby sheegoths to the door. Switch to your power beam
as you go through the door.

Phendrana Shorelines-
When you are back out here, I want you to head to the Chozo Ice Temple. You 
remember it, the place where you got your wave beam. Go there and go to 
through the door. Remember to take advantage of the platforms here in the 
Shorelines on your way there.

Temple Entryway-
Boost your way through the tunnel, lay a morphball bomb at the door and exit 
your morphball. Switch to your plasma beam and walk through the door.

Chozo Ice Temple-Chozo Artifact
-------------------------------
There are only one or two hazards in this room nowadays, baby sheegoths. 
You'll see one at the very far end of this part of the room. But there won't 
be any parasites or crystallites crawling around the steps you would use to 
get up the Ice Temple. Its very simple, once you are inside travel up to the 
very top part of the room where the door to the next room is at. We didn't pay
very much attention to it when we came here to get our wave beam, but there 
is a large chozo statue on the path to the door where the wave beam is at. 
This statute has ice running from its mouth down to its hands, which continue 
down onto a large igloo like container. Shoot the ice coming from the chozo 
statues mouth with your plasma beam to free up the hands of the chozo statue. 
Then jump into the chozo statues hands and get in your morphball to blow out a
hole in the igloo like container below the chozo statue. Enter that hole with
your morphball and you'll find a chozo artifact, grab it and then head out 
the way you came, get back down to the bottom of the Ice Temple and go through
the door to the Temple Entryway. Get in your morphball as you go through the 
door.

Temple Entryway-
Boost through the tunnel and switch to your power beam as you go through the 
door to the Phendrana Shorelines.

Phendrana Shorelines-missile expansion, missile expansion
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The first missile expansion you want to get to is on your right at the top of 
a tower. To be able to get it, you'll have to super missile a cap from another
one of those monolith things, the things that had the cap you had to super 
missile when you were in the Sun Tower, that is also on your right. As always,
these caps can be identified under a red scan block with your scan visor. 
Once you super missile the cap, and scan the exposed rune piece, a cutscene 
will show a tiny door open up on the tower holding the missile expansion. Go 
up to that opened door and get inside of it with your morphball. Then ride the
spider track within the tower to the top to get your missile expansion. When 
you've got it, go back down the tower and get out of it, then get down to the 
bottom floor of the Shorelines. There is a pillar in the Shorelines that 
contains another missile expansion inside of it. Lets pretend you just enter 
the Shorelines from the Temple Entryway and are facing north, this pillar 
that contains the missile expansion would be going northwest, somewhere 
between the 60-40 degree arc between north and west(I know thats going to 
confuse lots of you). When you've found the right pillar, you'll notice that a
sheet of ice blocks you from getting the missile expansion, blow it straight 
off with a plasma beam shot and then get the missile expansion. When you 
are done, get to the door that'll take you to the Ice Ruins Access. Enter your
morphball as you go through the door to the Ice Ruins Access.

Ice Ruins Access-
Boost straight through the room, and as you go through the door to Ice Ruins 
East, make sure you have your plasma beam switched on.

Ice Ruins East-missile expansion, missile expansion
---------------------------------------------------
Now pretend you are going to the door to the Plaza Walkway. On your way there 
you will see those set of steps straight ahead, the room with a partially 
blown out roof on your right, and the sheegoth on your left. You are going to 
go straight to the steps, but you are going to take a right when you reach 
them. There are actually two rights to take as you go to the steps, one has 
you going into this room with its roof partially blown out and the other is 
one where you run into a wall. Go to the one where you run into the wall, and 
turn right again when you see that wall to see another wall of ice. Shoot this
wall of ice to melt it away and to reveal a little closet housing a missile 
expansion inside. After getting the missile expansion, make your way up those 
steps and on the pathway that'll take you along the walls of this room 
straight to the door to the Plaza Walkway. Along the pathway to the Plaza 
Walkway is a spot with a pillar that has a spider track on it running upwards. 
This spot comes before the spot where the crystallites are at, this spot is 
the spot from which you'll jump from to the roof/platform where the first 
crystallites are at. When you see the spider track on that pillar, ride it 
upward to a narrow tunnel where a missile expansion awaits you at the very 
end. You've got two missile expansions in this room, now get out of this room 
by going back through the Ice Ruins Access.

Ice Ruins Access-
Keep boosting through the tunnel and exit your morphball on your way through 
the door.

Phendrana Shorelines-
Head down the right to the door for the Shoreline Entrance and get in your 
morphball as you go through the door

Shoreline Entrance-
Boost straight through the Entrance to the door and exit your morphball as you
go through the door.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns West-
Jump into the hologram to get yourself to the Magmoor Caverns. Kiss the 
Phendrana Drifts goodbye, you'll never have to see them again.

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phendrana Drifts North-
Shoot the door infront of you and get in your morphball as you go through it.

Transport Tunnel A-
Boost through the Tunnel as quickly as possible. Have your power beam ready if
isn't switched on.

Monitor Station-
Space jump as far as you possibly can to the shore on the left, in the 
direction of the Monitor Tunnel. When you land in the lava, hop in and out of 
the lava to lessen the damage done to you by the lava and continue on toward 
the door to the Monitor Tunnel.

Monitor Tunnel-
Make your way around the right of the upward pumping pistons to get to the 
door to the Triclops Pit.

Triclops Pit-
Hop and space jump down the floating platforms to get to the door to the Pit 
Tunnel, ignore the flying pirates that are inside.

Pit Tunnel-
Space jump over the fence that barricades you from the door to the Lava Lake, 
then get through the door.

Lava Lake-
Make your way through the Lava Lake to the Lake Tunnel as normal.

Lake Tunnel-
Ignore the burrowers that pop out of the ground and do whatever you need to 
get through this room as quickly as possible.

Burning Trail-
When you get to the part of the trail where you start to encounter shriekbats,
get in your morphball and start boosting through the halls to the other end of
the Burning Trail where the steps that move up and down are at. Then take the
steps up and go through the door to the Transport to Chozo Ruins North.

Transport to Chozo Ruins North-
Step into the hologram to arrive at the Chozo Ruins.

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Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North-
Turn leftward and go through the door to the Sun Tower, get in your morphball 
as you go through the door.

Sun Tower-
When you get inside of here, boost straight to the spider track in here and 
start riding it up. When you come to the point where you have to bomb jump to 
the blocks with spider tracks on them, some wasps will come out and start 
ganging up on you. Before I bomb jump up to the first spider track block, I 
lay a power bomb to kill any surrounding wasps. Doing that will kill off any 
wasps and keep them away enough time to let you get up the Sun Tower. However,
if you're a cluts at getting up the Tower, then you should've taken out each 
wasps hive with a missile, gotten rid of any wasps that did make it out to 
greet you and then gone up the Tower. After you make it up the Tower, go 
through the door to the Sun Tower Access.

Sun Tower Access-
Nothing happening here, except maybe some crates that you might want to take 
out and use to refurnish yourself on the way through. Go through the door to 
the Sunchamber

Sunchamber-
Jump down into the main walking area of the Sunchamber and get in your 
morphball, then boost your way around the Sunchamber to get to the door to the
Sunchamber Access.

Sunchamber Access-
Space jump your way as far as possible over to the other end of the Access 
from the beggining of this room, then get through the reapers to the door.

Sunchamber Lobby-
Make your way through the reapers and venom weed to the door to the Arborteum.

Arborteum-
Get in your morphball and go through the hole in the wall. Bomb the little 
wall in the tunnel that keeps you from getting into the rest of the Tunnel. 
When you are in the main area of the Arboretum, I want you to jump down to the
tree bridge/walkway and look down to the door to the Gathering Hall Access. 
By now the Chozo Ghosts are no doubt already moving around the room, so just 
jump down to the door to the Gathering Hall Access and use your space jump to 
eliminate recoil. Get in your morphball as you go through the door into the 
Gathering Hall Access.

Gathering Hall Access-
Boost through the Access and be ready to exit your morphball on the way 
through the door to the Gathering Hall.

Gathering Hall-
Use whatever way you know to get yourself up the Gathering Hall as quickly as 
possible. You are going to go into the East Atrium. Get in your morphball as 
you go through the door.

East Atrium-
Boost through Atrium under the shriekbats and exit your morphball when you 
reach the door.

Energy Core Access-
Jump through this room to get to the Energy Core. Switch on your thermal visor
as you get inside of the Energy Core.

Energy Core-
Whenever I'm in the Energy Core, I like to take a quick second or two and use 
my power beam on the shriekbats perched in ceiling before I head to the door 
to the West Furnace Access. Then as I space jump my way to the door the West 
Furnace Access, I charge my power beam to draw in ammo and supplies.

West Furnace Access-
Nothing exciting here, never anything here. Except that the game usually likes
to freeze up, but you already know which measure I take through here to keep 
that from happening. Get in your morphball as you go through the door to the 
Furnace.

Furnace-
Ride the spider track up and go through the tunnel part of the Furnace as 
normal. When you get into the main area of the Furnace, you are going to go 
through the white door, the East Furnace Access, to get yourself straight to 
the Hall of Elders. Get in your morphball as you go through the door to the 
East Furnace Access.

East Furnace Access-
Boost ball your way through the East Furnace Access, and be ready to exit your
morphball at the end of the Access. Switch to your power beam and x-ray visor
as you go through the door.

Hall of Elders-energy tank
--------------------------
When you come out here, you are going to have to face off with 3 chozo ghosts.
I have a rigidly clear starting strategy with these guys, to lock onto the 
chozo ghost that hits the ground first after appearing in mid-air and to give 
him the super missile and a follow up charged power beam shot. I've found that
it is always going to be one specific chozo ghost. When the 3 chozo ghosts 
appear, they like to appear in a triangle, right next to each other at 90 or 
45 degrees away from each other. Lets say that you are facing the large chozo 
statue in this room face to face, and that you are facing north. This chozo 
ghost would be the one that is north in this triangle of chozo ghosts and is 
closest to this statue. He is the last chozo ghost to appear, but he is also 
the first one to hit the ground after appearing in mid-air just like other 
chozo ghosts; remember that chozo ghosts won't take any damage until they have
hit the ground. All 3 chozo ghosts in this triangle will hit the ground 
within a second of each other so it might not make a difference to you which 
ghosts to hit first with a super missile, but I still like to reserve a super 
missile for the ghost that appeared last and that hit the ground first. I 
always wait either a second or until he charges his arms back to do his 
hadoken in order to make sure that my super missile wasn't fired in vain. The 
other two chozo ghosts will scatter wherever they feel like, theres no 
pattern. However they're favorite spots are either on the left of the large 
chozo statue, your left not his, up on that ledge where the colored bomb slots
are at, right next to the two white doors at the bottom of the Hall of 
Elders, at the very spot where they appeared and everything else is not so 
desirable, but used on some occasions. When you are done with the 3 chozo 
ghosts, go to the colored bomb slots at the top level of this room. Get in the
 white bomb slot and use it to reconfigure a tunnel that'll give you access to
a secret room in the Hall of Elders. Get in the hands of the chozo statue 
with your morphball and it'll throw you into this room where you'll find an 
energy tank. Grab the energy tank, then get back into the tunnel that spit you
out into this secret room. Get back to the colored bomb slots and use the red
bomb slot to move the chozo statue which will reveal a white door in the 
floor behind the chozo statue. Jump down to the floor and get down through 
that door.

Elder Chamber-chozo artifact
----------------------------
You are going to proceed on down through this room like its a basement and 
you'll find another chozo artifact to add to your collection. After you've got
it, head back to the door from which you came and get back to the Hall of 
Elders.

Hall of Elders-
From here head to the Reflecting Pool Access and get in your morphball as you 
go through the door.

Reflecting Pool Access-
Boost your way through the Access and be ready to exit your morphball when you
reach the next door.

Reflecting Pool-
Do whatever you need to get to the top floor, usually that would involve you 
getting in your morphball and boosting your way up the half-pipe to get to the
top. When you are at the top, go through the door to the Save Station on this
floor.

Save Station 3*- { F.10}
Get in the capsule and save your game. Congratulate yourself on quite possibly
the longest and most eventful game save of the game. Even though you'll go 
through alot of rooms in the next two saves, it won't be such a huge ordeal. 
After you've saved the game, get back out to the Reflecting Pool.

Reflecting Pool-
Go toward the Transport Access South on the right, ready your ice beam on the 
way to the door.

Transport Access South-
Get yourself to the Transport to Tallon Overworld South.

Transport to Tallon Overworld South-
Get in the hologram to get yourself to the Tallon Overworld.

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Chozo Ruins South-
Nail the door infront of you and go through.

Transport Tunnel D-
Go through here as you normally would, I usually like to kill the seedlings in
here by shooting the bloodsac. The bloodsac explodes killing all the 
seedlings in the room, or most of them.

Great Tree Hall-
From here you are going to head for Transport Tunnel E. I like to go through 
this room by space jumping across the tree branch/tree root floor as far as 
possible when I step through the door into this room. I could walk, but I hate
getting nailed by the seedlings annoying heat-seeking barbs. When you are in 
the second part of the room where the platforms and ledges with seedlings on 
them are at, bring up your map to get a reading of where exactly the door to 
Transport Tunnel E is. Many people make the mistake or choose to make the 
mistake of killing all the seedlings in here and using the platforms they 
were on to get to the door. But the ledge/walkway that has the spinner device 
on it hangs directly above the door to the Transport Tunnel, so use that 
instead.

Transport Tunnel E-
Go through and kill the seedlings in here as normal. Switch to your wave beam 
as you go through the door.

Transport to Phazon Mines East-
Get in the hologram to get to the Phazon Mines.

============
Phazon Mines
============

Transport to Tallon Overworld South-
Nail the door and get in your morphball as you go through the door.

Quarry Access-
Boost your way to the end of the Access and exit your morphball when you reach
the door. Switch on your ice beam as you go through the door.

Main Quarry-
You are going to make a straight Bee-line for the door to Security Access A. 
There is no simpler way of explaining the strategy through this room to the 
next room, just head straight for the door ignoring the pirates in this room. 
Don't worry, there aren't any mega turrets near the door like last time, so 
it'll be super easy. Get in your morphball as you go through this door.

Security Access A-missile expansion
-----------------------------------
There is a wall that'll fall apart from a power bomb in this room. When you 
step into the Access, it'll be straight ahead and on your left. This wall can 
also be identified with a scan. When you enter this room with your morphball, 
lay a power bomb on the wall, exit your morphball, switch to your plasma beam,
and stay in place. When the bomb has gone off a small secret passage will be 
revealed with a missile expansion at the end, some explosives in the passage 
way will also go off and shave off some of your health but who cares. Go and 
grab the missile expansion, and head out of this passage way. As you are doing 
this you'll see the two shadow pirates in this room trying to get inside the 
passage way you are in, but they can't. They'll be bunched up together as they
try to enter the passage way, so give them a charged plasma beam shot. Then 
try to get to the door to the Mine Security Station, quickly shoot the door 
ahead with your ice beam.

Mine Security Station-
Make a decision about how you want to go through this room: my way says you'll
have your plasma beam on and the slower yet easy way says you'll have your 
wave beam on. You won't be to familiar with the door to the next room if you 
haven't played this game enough times or if you don't bring up your map. But 
the door to the next room is red and you'll get a clear view of it as you 
through the first wave trooper in this room. My way is a little crazy for 
noobs and the unacquainted, but it works fine. I'm going to the door to the 
Storage Depot A, which is the red door ahead. Two to four obstacles are in my 
way, two pipe-fences and two waves troopers, one of which will try and get 
directly in my face from the beggining. So I step through the door from the 
Security Access A and turn to my right. I already see that one of the wave 
troopers has already come down from the ceiling behind the first pipe fence. 
However I'm going to go around the left of the first pipe fence, when I am 
exactly to the left of the first pipe fence I space jump toward and over the 
second pipe fence. The elevation of the spot that is directly to the left of 
the first pipe fence is such that it gives me extra leverage in my space jump 
over the second pipe fence I'm trying to space jump over. I hope I'm not 
losing you so far, as I'm space jumping over the second pipe-fence I'm 
charging and will fire my plasma beam at the red door ahead, a second wave 
trooper will also come down the ceiling. And because of my space jump over 
the second pipe-fence, I'll land right next to the second wave trooper. But 
when I land I immediately start jumping over to the red door, shooting it 
with my plasma beam as I do that so the door can open and then I get inside 
the room. Whew! Was that hell or what? Thats how I kill time in the game, but 
if you want you can stop at each wave trooper you see and kill him with the 
wave beam until you get to the door to Storage Depot A.

Storage Depot A-flamethrower
----------------------------
In the middle of the room is the flamethrower upgrade, so grab it. To use this
weapon, charge your plasma beam and fire a missile to activate the 
flamethrower. What'll come out will be a stream of fire like the wave buster, 
except this weapon doesn't automatically lock and hold onto an enemy like the 
wave buster. The stream of fire will keep flowing as long as you hold A. If 
you ask me, this weapon is completely useless, it wastes missiles as terribly 
as the wave buster. Its only practical use would be against a horde of 
enemies, but you could effectively take them out with the plasma beam alone 
because of the rate of fire and power. Once you've gotten it, shoot the red 
door you came from and quickly go through it.

Mine Security Station-
This is what I do, but again you can stand and kill the wave troopers 
individually with your wave beam, I head for the pipe fences on the left. The 
first wave trooper from the last time you came through here will be on your 
left, and the second on your right; that's right they positioned themselves to
confront you once you came out here again. So I head for the pipe-fence and 
try to go around the left of it, the first wave trooper will be positioned 
infront of it, to its left, or even positioned right infront of the entrance 
to the Storage Depot A. If the second wave trooper is positioned next to the 
first wave trooper, then more than likely it'll be when the first wave trooper
is positioned infront of the entrance to Storage Depot A. Anyways, when I 
finally get past the first pipe-fence, I space jump up and over the second 
pipe fence and switch on my ice beam. Out of the 3 or 4 dozen times I've 
beaten this game, that strategy is tested and true by me. But if thats a 
little too crazy, you can position yourself behind the fence-pillars on the 
entrance to Storage Depot A and kill the wave troopers there. The third wave 
trooper that is around the corner in the passage way on the right won't come 
down unless you go up to the passage way on the right.

Security Access A-
Nothing exciting here anymore. Just head for the door to the Main Quarry, when
I started out speed running, I would switch on my thermal visor, and go to 
the door to the Main Quarry staying very close to the wall on my left. Doing 
this would keep me clear of the shadow pirates that come down and be able to 
see when they come down as I go to the door. I usually space jump over the 
second shadow pirate when he comes down since he comes down quick enough to 
attack me. Nowadays I don't even use my thermal visor and just watch for the 
faint electrical static that flows around the second shadow pirate when he 
comes down. I almost always evade his attack by space jumping over him, but 
every now and then he nails me with a slash.

Main Quarry-
Out here in the Quarry, you'll get yourself to the top of the platform and of 
course have to kill the space pirates laying around here. When you are at the 
top of the platform, you'll jump to the "wrecking-ball" part of the crane 
where a grapple point is at and use it to swing toward the wall with the white
door. You probably wondered how you were going to get to the door the first 
time you ventured through the Quarry, grapple swinging from the wrecking-ball 
of the chain was how. Because there are space pirates littered throughout the 
Quarry that can hamper your way to the next room, I always light them up with 
the plasma beam. Remember, 2 or 3 regular shots does them in.

Waste Disposal-
Around the corner on your left you'll see a tank of water. In the floor is a 
circular portal inside the tank, get in your morphball and go through. You'll 
be sucked inside the tank, but fret not because you can get back out the way 
you came anytime. But you don't want to do that, instead you want to continue 
rightward until you hit that little bump. Bomb jump yourself over that bump to
get onto that little elevated floor piece in the tank and go rightward until 
you hit the wall. You'll see a steady stream of bubbles going upwards that 
I'll just call a jet stream for convenience sake. If you get in the path of 
this jet stream and bomb jump yourself upward, you'll be propelled up to a 
rock formation in the tank that acts as an elevated floor in the tank. On the 
leftside of this rock-formation is another jet stream that you'll use to bomb 
jump up to another elevated ledge on the left. When you are on this ledge, 
bomb jump up to another ledge above it. When you are on this ledge in the 
tank, quickly roll or boost rightward to go to another tank neighboring the 
first tank. Drop straight down to the bottom of this tank and continue 
rightward to fall into a third tank. You'll be at the bottom of the third 
tank, continue rightward until you hit the wall where a jet stream will be 
waiting. Bomb jump yourself up and slightly move yourself leftward as you go 
up and come down from the jump to land on a rock step in the tank. This rock 
step has a jet stream running up through it as well, so bomb jump yourself up 
and move rightward as you come down from the jump upward to land on another 
rock step. Then bomb jump to get yourself to the top of the tank where a tiny 
ledge will be found on the left. From this tiny ledge at the top of the third 
tank, roll or boost leftward to get to the exit of the water tank area of the 
Waste Disposal. When you come back out into open air, exit your morphball and 
turn around to see the door to Ore Processing.

Ore Processing-
Go down the walkway in the left and jump down to the walkway-floor below. As 
you jump down, nail the door so that its already open when you hit the floor 
and go through.

Elevator Access A-
Go down the Access to get to the door to Elevator A.

Elevator A-
Step in the hologram to go down the Elevator, then head into Elite Control 
Access.

Elite Control Access-
As you go through the Access to Elite Control, remember to ice beam the 
explosive crate in order to kill the pirates hiding in the vent.

Elite Control-
Going through this room is very simple, get to the door to the Ventilation 
Shaft at the top floor of this room. As you'll remember, there are two sets of
shadow pirates dangling from the ceilings of this room. You'll start by going
left to the walkway that'll take you up to the floor above, ignore the fact 
that there are shadow pirates running right behind you as you are doing this. 
Once you are on the second floor, continue to the third floor and head for the
door in the ceiling here. Remember to watch out for the shadow pirates in the
ceiling above the third floor. I always switch on my thermal visor after 
the first step I take into this room to help me navigate around the shadow 
pirates.

Ventilation Shaft-
There is no more toxic gas in the room, so you don't have to worry about 
taking damage as you go through this room to Omega Research.

Omega Research-
Go through this room to Dynamo Access exactly as I explained to you the first 
time you came through. Rush and jump down to the floor below straight into the
lap of the power trooper in the upper far-left corner of the room. Then dash 
into the little alcove on the left where a door in the floor will be waiting. 
Quickly open it and go inside.

Dynamo Access-
When you land down here, switch on your power beam, start charging and start 
going through the room. As you are trying to get through the room, the an 
elite pirate will burst out of the capsule on your left as you head to the 
Central Dynamo. Turn around, get a lock on him, and feed him two super 
missiles. The doors out of the room will lock, so killing him is a priority. 
When he's dead, keep heading for the Central Dynamo and go inside.

Central Dynamo-
You remember that there were these two platforms dangling in mid-air in the 
middle of the Dynamo right? Well there are 4 ice troopers perched on these 
platforms in the middle of the room and they can very easily be alerted to 
your presence. I have many times started going through this room by killing 
two before I head for the Quarantine Access ahead without them suspecting it. 
But I prefer you head straight for the door to Quarantine Access A. This door 
is, of course, the door in the bottom, main floor of the Dynamo. The door was 
previously obstructed by a huge pile of rubble, but we removed the pile with a
power bomb when we first got our power bomb. I don't even hesitate when I go 
through this room, I make a straight bee-line for the door ignoring the ice 
troopers and their beam fire. Switch on your power beam and quickly hide 
behind the wall on your left after entering the next room.

Quarantine Access A-
I hope you took my advice about hiding behind the wall on the left because 
there are 4 mega turrets in the middle of the room. Theres a scan panel to 
disable them, but its on the other end of the Access. So for now we'll just 
have to hide behind a wall and take out all the turrets with a super missile. 
Boosting through the room and laying a power bomb will be a huge pain because 
you'll get nasty damage on your way under them and the power bomb won't do 
them much damage. The super missile is the best way in my opinion since it has
a healthy blast raidus that will take out at least 3 neighboring mega 
turrets, it not all. So do it that way and go through into Metroid Quarantine 
A when you are done.

Metroid Quarantine A-missile expansion
--------------------------------------
When you step into the room, quicky switch on your ice beam and then your scan
visor. Then go up to the computers and a cutscene will start. Scan the 
computer with the red scan block and another cutscene will start showing a 
force field come down. A bunch of metroids will be free to roam in the room 
and kill the two space pirates in the floor below. Get down to the walkway 
connecting the upper and lower floors of this room, and then jump from it to 
the lower floor. You are going to head into the cave area the metroids were 
confined to. Quickly jump up to the top of the huge mushrooms on your left, 
get a lock on the metroid floating below, give him an ice-missile combo to 
kill him. Switch on your x-ray visor to see two platforms moving back and 
forth between the wall, use the platforms to get safely across the phazon 
field below these platforms. Landing on the otherside you'll quickly notice 
that there are two metroids floating around various phazon pools slightly to 
your left, you will without hesitation jump up on a mushroom on your right and
then onto an elevated rock-formation acting as a floor with some explosive 
crates on it. When you are on this rock formation, quickly switch on your 
x-ray visor, turn 90 degrees rightward, or at least until you see a platform 
moving at the same elevation as you. It'll be moving back and forth from the 
rock-formation you are at and another one just like the one you are on. When 
you land on the second rock formation, lay a power bomb on the wall on the 
left. No doubt that the metroids have been all over you by throughout this 
entire ordeal, but avoiding them as we have been doing herds them together 
behind you until you stop at the second rock-formation, lay your power bomb, 
and they all die, or most at least. When the wall comes down, in an area will 
be opened up, it won't look like it since its so dark and all you see is brown
and black. But try and walk through where the wall used to be, if you switch 
your x-ray visor on and off you'll see an outline of a pipe with a rail behind
the wall. Lay a power bomb there to bring down this wall, hopefully anymore 
metroids you didn't kill are already dead with this second power bomb. After 
the wall is down, approach this pipe studded out with a rail and you'll see 
that its got a spider track on it. You know what to do, jump up onto that 
pipe, get on your morphball, cling to the track and ride it to the other end. 
At the end of the spider track will be another rock-formation acting as a 
ledge. Switching on your x-ray visor, waiting for a few seconds after you are 
on this ledge and you'll see a platform going up and down to the ledge you are
on. Jump on the ledge when it comes down and ride it up to another ledge 
above where a missile expansion awaits. When you've got the missile expansion,
turn left and look down over the edge. You'll see the moving platform that 
took you from the first rock-formation to the second. Switch on your x-ray 
visor to see where the platform is and jump down to it, and from that platform
to the second rock-formation. If thats too big a job for you, then turn 
slightly right after looking straight down at the platform below to see the 
first rock-formation and the mushroom next to it. Then you can use the 
platform to get to the second rock-formation. Once you get to that second 
rock-formation, bomb jump up to the spider track riding along the wall. 
Spider tracks will continue to run rightward along the wall until you they end
just above the ledge where the door to the next door is. When you are done 
with the spider track, go through the nearby door.

Elevator Access B-
You'll see in the Access a floor with little gopher trails. You know those are
burrowers, so just get to the otherside of the Access through these burrowers
as best as possible, meaning ignore them.

Elevator B-
As you come inside the elevator, quickly scan the panel on the right and jump 
into the hologram to get yourself down to the Fungal Hall Access. Charge your 
plasma beam as you go through into the Fungal Hall Access.

Fungal Hall Access-missile expansion
------------------------------------
Approach the edge and look down to see a space pirate, quickly give him the 
plasma beam shot. If you look straight down at the bottom of this shaft, 
you'll see the bottom is completely covered with phazon patches. You'll see a 
big mushroom on one side and a small one on the other. I know this is going to
sound crazy, but you are quickly going to drop down into these phazon patches
and will enter your morphball on the way down. When you land, quickly try to 
navigate your way around an open spot under the mushroom to find a missile 
expansion. While you are doing this you are going to be taking damage, but if 
you do it fast enough, you can avoid taking too much damage. So after you've 
touched the missile expansion, quickly get out from under the mushroom, get 
out of your morphball, and jump up onto the mushroom. From the mushroom you 
are going to jump to the ledge where the space pirate you incinerated was 
since thats where the door is going to be. Then go into the next room with 
your ice beam switched on and ready.

Fungal Hall A-
There are 4 hunter metroids littered throughout the Fungal Hall, this place is
also oozing with more of those giant phazon mushrooms. When you first step 
into this room, you'll be on top of a mushroom, and will see two other 
mushrooms running along the wall on the left and two smaller, but usable, 
mushrooms running along the wall on the right. You'll notice the first 
hunter metroid floating back and forth behind the mushrooms on the right wall 
and into clear view as well. I like to start by getting a lock on him, holding
that lock down, and jumping sideways to the mushroom on the left. When I land
on the mushroom, hes setting himself up to spit out his tentacle at you, but 
I then give him an ice-missile combo and he's dead. After I've killed the 
first hunter metroid, I, from the mushroom where I killed the first hunter 
metroid, get a lock on a second hunter metroid I see farther into the cave. I 
continue holding onto the lock and jump rightward toward the mushrooms running
along the right wall. I'm going to jump and land on the mushroom that the 
second hunter metroid is floating above. As I'm jumping from mushroom to 
mushroom, I fire ice beam shots at the hunter metroid and give it a missile 
when its frozen, the hunter metroid will be blown up by the time we've landed 
on that mushroom. The advantages of killing the metroid this way are saving 
time, and being able to hit him with a shot since he'll be moving back and 
forth, and your constant firing while moving will more than likely assure, 
believe it or not, a direct hit with the ice beam. After I land on the 
mushroom that the second metroid was floating above, I look up on my left 
where we'll see a mushroom running along the wall. The third hunter metroid is
hiding behind this mushroom and will try to attack you by either floating 
above or below the mushroom so that both you and him can get a clear shot at 
each other. There's a fourth metroid floating in the floor below near the 
phazon ditch, but he won't notice you unless you fire in his general 
direction. So basically just give an ice-missile combo to the third hunter 
metroid when he makes himself available, the thing that sucks about dealing 
with this guy is that sometimes he'll stick his tentacle at you straight 
through the mushroom, but you still don't have a clear shot at him, but just 
try to recover as best as you can. After the third metroid, I aim, from the 
mushroom where I killed the third metroid, at the fourth metroid near the 
floor and give him an ice-missile combo. If this is taking too long, then 
give him a missile first, then an ice-missile combo. I've noticed that charged
ice beam shots always fly out faster to targets than regular shots, so feel 
free to use that. After the fourth metroid is dead, jump on the second 
mushroom running along the wall on the right, and then from that mushroom jump
to the mushroom running along the wall on the left that the third metroid was
hiding behind. I then turn rightward to see a single large mushroom separated
from the other mushrooms in the room and notice a glider flying from where 
you are to where the large mushroom is at. I choose to grapple swing from the 
mushroom the third metroid was hiding behind to the single large mushroom 
that'll eventually lead you to the next door. I like to wait until I see that 
the glider is halfway between my mushroom and other large mushroom I'm trying 
to get to and then I jump once toward the glider and use that one big swing to
get over to the single large mushroom. However, you can jump all the way to 
end of the mushroom trail running along the wall on the left to get a smaller 
gap in your grapple swing between you and the single large mushroom you are 
supposed to get to. Anyways when you are on the large mushroom, jump over the 
ledge to see the door and get in your morphball as you go through it. Now if 
going through the Fungal Hall like tarzan is too tall an order and you just 
want to get through this room alive then I've got some real easy points for 
you to take. Kill the first metroid with an ice missile combo from the first 
mushroom you step on when you first enter this room. Kill the second metroid 
from either one of the three mushrooms running along the wall on the right. 
You can also try and kill the third metroid from these mushrooms as well, but 
it'll take a bit longer and you'll actually more than likely just drive him 
out from behind the mushroom is hiding behind. Kill the fourth metroid from 
where I told you to kill him. I actually gave you the slow way of killing the 
fourth metroid earlier, what I really do is get and keep on lock on the fourth
metroid and fire ice beam shots and the missile as I jump up to the mushroom 
where I'll jump to the other large mushroom that'll take me to the door.

Phazon Mining Tunnel-
Lay a power bomb in the corner of the room, for some reason my game doesn't 
have it identified as a rock that needs a power bomb with a scan. A hole will 
be revealed that you'll have to enter. When you do, continue running left in 
this little tunnel maze until you drop down two steps. After you've dropped 
down the second step, you are going to charge your boost ball and start 
quickly boosting rightward across the disappearing floor. Do it quickly so 
that you don't fall down to the phazon floor below, keep boosting rightward if
you do fall down into this floor because eventually you will reach a phazon 
free area, then just bomb jump yourself to make the floor above you disappear,
and bomb jump yourself a second time to get above and over the phazon area. 
Whether you fell through the disappearing floor or not, continue rolling 
rightward until you are blocked by cone-shaped rock. From here you will turn 
and roll leftward and into the end of the Mining Tunnel. Switch on your plasma
beam to open the door as you exit your morphball and ready which ever weapon 
you feel will help you kill regular metroids the fastest in the next room.

Fungal Hall B-
A fully charged plasma beam shot or an ice-missile combo will kill the 
metroids. There are 5 littered through this room, which has two chambers to it
just like Fungal Hall A where you encountered Hunter Metroids. The thing that
sucks about this room is that its really dark and getting your thermal visor 
on is a necessity. I start by jumping toward the mushroom on the right I see 
ahead and giving a quick ice-missile combo to the metroid I see. By the time I
land on that mushroom, he's coming straight at me, so catching him with an 
ice beam shot is easy. Then I jump to another mushroom I see ahead and 
ice-missile a second metroid. Then I jump to a third mushroom I see infront of
me and from here I take out the third metroid. Then I jump to a mushroom I 
see running along the wall on the right and from here take out the other two 
metroids with ice-missile combos. I always take out the metroid that is 
floating high above the ground, instead of the metroid floating near the 
floor. Just like in Fungal Hall A, there is a single large mushroom separated 
from the rest that you will grapple-swing to from the mushroom you are 
currently on via the glider flying high above. This swing is kind of difficult
since the glider won't let you swing in the exact direction that the mushroom
you are trying to get to is. So you can grapple swing to any of the two 
mushrooms running along the wall on the left to eventually get to the large 
mushroom that'll get you to the door. The first and nearest mushroom running 
along the wall on the left also has the entrance to a Missile Station. You can
go in here to refill your missiles, but I don't advise it if you are trying 
to meet our time goals. But if you wanna have extra fire power for the 
upcoming boss of the Phazon Mines, by all means. When you land on the large 
mushroom JUMP, DON'T WALK, over to the mushroom connected to the door and then
go through the door. 

Quarantine Access B-
The Quarantine Access is a room where the door to the next room is separated 
by a ditch filled with phazon. There are two mushrooms placed along the walls 
to get you through this room to the door without touching the phazon, but 3 
bombus, visible only by the x-ray visor, are floating above and around the 
mushrooms. For the purposes of time, I space jump as far as possible and as 
rightward as possible into the ditch and then quickly jump out onto the ditch 
infront of the door to the next room. Because I do it this way, I keep my 
plasma beam on for the door and for the next room specifically. If you wanna 
be a coward, you can kill the bombus with charged wave beam shots and jump 
from mushroom to mushroom to get to the door.

Metroid Quarantine B-missile expansion
--------------------------------------
Stepping out into this room, look up into the ceiling to spot two plasma 
troopers. They might come down if you step out too far into the room or if you
fire your plasma beam. But you'll eventually have to kill them, so charge 
your plasma beam and start killing these two. I always just run straight up to
them, give them charged plasma beam shots, and take whatever fire they give 
me, killing them is a necessity. After they're dead, get in your morphball and
ride up the spider track. The spider track riding up will intersect above 
another spider track running perpendicualr to it, drop down to this spider 
track and ride it rightwards to a platform. Exit your morphball, charge your 
plasma beam, and jump to a second platform nearby. If the plasma troopers on 
the otherside of this room haven't seen or started firing at you, then aim up 
at the ceiling to see a grapple point in the ceiling way high above the phazon
ditch below it, space jump up to that grapple point and swing from it to the 
otherside where the plasma troopers are at. If you don't want to be in the 
middle of the action with the two plasma troopers or if they did spot you and 
started to fire at you, then just start killing them with charged plasma beam 
shots, then swing to the otherside. You'll land from the grapple swing onto a 
platform and see a plasma trooper working on some computers behind the 
force-field.  Switch on your scan visor and aim it at the computers on the 
left near the force-field and scan the one with red scan block to disable the 
force field. Then run up to that plasma trooper working on the computer and 
kill him with the plasma beam shots. In the area that was blocked off by the 
force-field was the plasma trooper in the lower floor and two wave troopers in
the floor above. One of them is stationed infront of the door to the Elite 
Quarters Access, he'll stay there unless you fire something at him or until 
you go up to the floor he is at. The other wave trooper is situated in the 
right corner of the room at the walkway connecting the upper and lower floors.
This wave trooper will fire at you from this walkway when he spots you go 
through into this area, but you won't bother him at all. In the lower floor, 
nearby the computers the plasma trooper was working at, is a capsule with a 
missile expansion in it. If you activate your x-ray visor and look at the 
capsule, you'll see the missile expansion. Super missile the capsule, grab the
missile expansion. Then turn leftward until you are looking in the general 
direction that the wave trooper is and spot the red door on this lower floor. 
It'll be way down at the end of the room, go to that door and go inside the 
room.

Save Station Mines C*- { F.11 }
Save your game here and get ready for a boss fight and another quick save!

Metroid Quarantine B-
If you saved your game and continued playing the game, you would have to 
contend with the wave troopers you didn't kill. The second wave trooper that 
was stationed will try to come down and attack you just like the first and the
both of them might even make an effort to come down to the first floor. If 
you saved the game and turned it off, then played the save file later, you 
would come out into this room finding it really dark. As you proceed further 
in the room, metroids will burst out from the once empty capsules in this room
and try to come after you. I guess the space pirates put them there when you 
turned off your game....Either way, there won't be any beam troopers inside 
the Quarantine anymore, so quickly run up the walkway on your right as you 
leave the Save Station and follow it to the door.

Elite Quarters Access-
At the end of the room, a plasma trooper will come down from a vent in the 
ceiling and start attacking. Kill him and then look at the door. Its 
gated-shut because ice at the top of the gate won't let it open. So shoot 
the ice with your plasma beam to get rid of the ice and to open the gate. 
Then go through the door.

Elite Quarters-Phazon Suit
--------------------------
Switch on your power beam, then start running toward the large capsule at the 
end of the room. As you walk up to this capsule look rightward to see a door 
behind a phazon pond. Quickly bust out your scan visor and scan the panel to 
the right of the door to activate it, but keep going toward the large capsule.
A cutscene will start introducing you to the Omega Pirate, the biggest pirate
in the game and the boss of the Phazon Mines. 

This guy follows the same principles as the elite pirates, he has there same 
weapons, attacks, defense tactics, yet is two to four times their size. When 
the cutscene ends, you should already be charging your power beam and locking
onto which ever part of his body you want. You can't do him any damage yet, 
you have to soften him up by feeding one super missile to either one of the 
bright blue phazon armor plates on his body. There are armor plates on his 
left and right upper arms/shoulders and on his left and right upper thighs; 
these spots are where you'll lock onto whenever you try to lock onto him. So 
try to successfully land a super missile per each armor piece on this guy, a 
super missile is much more accurate and effective than a charged plasma beam 
shot and will guarantee that the piece is blown off unlike a charged shot from
any other beam. While you are trying to take out his armor, he'll always be 
moving straight toward you. Like the elite pirates, he might pull his palm up
and use his energy reflector to negate all of your attacks. Like an elite 
pirate, he will give a nice heavy slash at you with his arm if you get too 
close or will fire those grenades from his cannon if you are too far away. 
The grenades take off nearly one energy tank every time they hit and have a 
better blast radius then cannon fire from elite pirates, but the his slashes 
don't take off that much even though they rock you back pretty violently. Also
like the elite pirates, he'll slam the floor with his fists and cause that 
shockwave, make sure you space jump over those. Firing your super missile at 
him after he does his shockwave is the best way of ensuring that the missile 
actually hits him. You know that you are supposed to fire super missiles at 
his armor, but navigating around him is the onion in this match. So what 
you'll have to do is to back up until you are in the middle of the room and 
then start circling around him. Many gamers make the mistake of backing up all 
the time until they hit the wall behind them and find that there only way 
around the Omega Pirate once you hit the wall is walking through the phazon 
ponds. Your best strategy is to keep your lock on him constantly and circle 
around him in an orbit path that doesn't intersect with the phazon ponds 
located in the corners of the room. Navigating within this invisible orbit 
path in the middle of the room isn't an exact science, even I run into the 
phazon puddles sometimes. But what I try to is circle around him as best as 
possible within this orbit path, constantly dashing to my left or right as I 
circle in that direction. If I'm trying to take out his shoulders and have a 
lock them, then I use a circular structure I see above in the ceiling that has
a series of yellow broken lines around it. This structure is actually a part 
of the floor above in this room. If I have a lock on his upper thighs and am 
trying to take them out, then I guide my circle around him by the sight of 
either of the three phazon ponds I see in this room. If you can manage to tell
how close the Omega Pirate is to the phazon pond and how far away you are 
from him, then you can judge whether or not you've backed up too far and need 
to start stepping closer to him and moving sideways. If you are too far away 
from him and are getting within the phazon pond territory, then just take a 
step or three toward him, let him start moving a little bit toward you at 
about two steps and then start circling around him. You can also measure how 
far away you want to be between him and the phazon ponds by batting your eye 
at the danger-meter on the right side of your HUD. After you've blown off all 
his armor pieces, he'll stumble to the ground, let out some growls and start 
to turn invisible.

Meanwhile, some beam troopers will start coming out from the top floor. The 
match gets even more complicated because now you are in a race against time to
get these guys out of the way while the Omega Pirate plot and makes his next 
move. There will either be two or three of them, and the type of beam trooper 
that'll come out will be completely random. So while he is disappearing, I 
just look straight at him, but have my eye constantly on the radar in the top 
right hand corner of the screen. If I see any new orange dots appear in the 
radar I know that those are the beam troopers. Wait until you actually see 
a beam trooper to switch to the appropriate beam, then start taking them out. 
If two or more power troopers come out, charge and fire a super missile at one
of them and that'll usually kill the other. Ice troopers are a blessing 
because you can pretty quickly just ice-missile combo them, and if you get 
lucky the other one or two ice troopers that came along with him will get 
frozen as well and will blow up along with him. With the power and ice 
troopers, never try to herd them together just try to kill one as quickly as 
possible and then move onto the next guy. If you get lucky and manage to kill 
two or three birds with one stone, then get up and do a little indian dance. 
But again, don't herd them to take them all out at once. The wave and plasma 
troopers are little bit more of a pain. Nailing more than one of these birds 
with a stone is a little harder with these two breeds, even harder with wave 
troopers. So just quickly lock onto one guy if you ever have to face a wave or 
plasma trooper and let them have it. Never give more than three charged shots 
to the wave or plasma troopers, two is usually enough but better to be safe 
than sorry. Always kill power and ice troopers before wave and plasma 
troopers, I recommended missile related attacks on them and the blast radius 
from a missile or super missile will sometimes do a little bit more damage to 
a fellow beam trooper, ice troopers always come before power troopers. I also 
always choose to kill the plasma troopers before the wave troopers since the 
plasma beam does much heavier damage then any other beam in the game and will 
sometimes leave the plasma troopers cooking for a little bit making them die 
faster. The wave troopers won't take as much damage from the wave beam since 
its one of the weaker, if not the weakest, beam in the game and the electrical
static they get from it in my opinion doesn't add to their damage, but I 
could be wrong. So lets review which beam troopers to kill in which order: 
first ice, then power, next plasma, and finally wave. Once your done killing 
all of them, switch on your x-ray visor and your power beam.

You have to try and kill the beam troopers as quickly as possible because the 
Omega Pirate will give you a minute or two before he starts moving onto 
another phazon pond and starts growing back his phazon armor plates. The only 
time you can do damage to him is when he is in the phazon ponds trying to 
repair himself. He'll make himself visible while repairing himself at any one 
of the three ponds in the room, which pond will be completely random. When he 
starts repairing himself, he'll only be visible if you have your x-ray visor 
switched on. So this is what I do, first I try and kill the beam troopers as 
quickly as possible, then I get in the middle of the room, switch on my x-ray 
visor, and start charging my power beam. I actually position myself in the 
middle of the room looking in the direction that the door from where I entered
this room is. Doing this means I'll have a view of two phazon ponds in the 
room and have the third phazon pond to my back. When this guy appears, he'll 
make a sound that I've learned to recognize from all the years of playing this
game. If he doesn't appear in either of the two ponds that I have in my 
sights, I instantly turn toward the phazon pond behind me. If he is in either 
of the two ponds that I can see on the left and right, then I get a lock on 
him and try to fire my super missile at him. Then I turn and start looking at 
the other two phazon ponds and start switching my view between those two since
he won't go back to the one he was just on. When I see him at another one, I 
give him the second super missile and....Well two or three beam troopers will 
come back out from the top floor and try to get you again while the Omega 
Pirate is trying to navigate to the next phazon pond.

So you have two choices from here, you can try and feed two more super 
missiles at the Omega Pirate while the beam troopers are giving you hell, or 
you can kill the beam troopers letting the Omega Pirate regenerate completely 
and having to blow off all his armor once again to get him moving around the 
phazon ponds once again. The second strategy is self-explanatory, but if you 
want to kill him while the beam troopers are bothering you, then what I do is 
just basically space jump around the room and out of the way from the beam 
troopers. Each time I do one jump, I take a quick look in the direction of a 
phazon pond as I'm in the air from the jump. The hard part about this strategy
is that the beam troopers can throw you off with their beam fire and you 
might accidentally lock and fire the super missile at one of the beam 
troopers. I have sometimes screwed up so bad that the Omega Pirate is 
regenerated and I haven't even killed any of the beam troopers meaning I have 
to deal with the both of them! If that happens, then lock onto each beam 
trooper and try to kill them one by one. You'll navigate your way around him, 
the other beam troopers, the Omega Pirate, and the phazo ponds as best as 
possible by constantly jumping, believe me it helps! If the Omega Pirate does 
his shockwave, then thats a good thing because the shockwave does damage and 
kills the beam troopers! The bad thing, sometimes beam troopers cling onto a 
wall and stay up there firing at you from there. If they do that, then fire a 
missile at them or your weapon to bring them down. Since the Omega Pirate will
be there on your @$$ and is using his reflector, then just tough it out and 
continue firing at him until he comes down. Always take out pirates that are 
clinging onto walls last, kill the pirates running around the floor first. If 
you decided to try and continue to kill the Omega Pirate as he is navigating 
between phazon ponds and have the beam troopers on your back, then let me 
advise you to switch to your plasma beam for the fourth and final shot at him.
The Omega Pirate only requires three super missiles and one fully charged 
plasma beam shot or 4 super missiles if ya feel like it. I advise the plasma 
beam because it'll save your missile count and for something after you kill 
the Omega Pirate.

So to review, circle around him maintaining distance between him and the 
phazon ponds behind you. Fire super missiles at his shoulders and thighs. When
he disappears, quickly kill all the space pirates as quickly as possible. 
Then switch on your x-ray visor and look out for when he reappears in the 
phazon ponds. When he does, fire a super missile at him and repeat.Although it
may seem a tall order, this boss can be beaten fairly easily and quickly. I 
regularly beat him around 2 minutes and the fastest I've ever beaten him is a 
little over a minute and a half. Others have beaten him under 1 minute! The 
trick is being very vigilant while circling around him and continuing to pelt 
him with super missiles while he is "repairing" in the phazon ponds after 
you've gotten him the first two times.

After the fourth attack on the vulnerable Omega Pirate, a cutscene will start 
showing the Omega Pirate on or near a phazon pond looking solemnly at Samus. 
Samus is just a few feet from him and the Omega Pirate slowly starts to 
collapse forward onto Samus. He eventually does fall onto Samus and starts to 
boil over. You'll see Samus burst out from the Omega Pirate with a new super 
bad@$$ suit. If you used your plasma beam as the final weapon, then you'll 
understand the other benefit to using the plasma beam for the final shot 
against the Omega Pirate since it matches the rest of Samus' new suit. The 
Phazon suit is the last suit you'll get in the game, not only does it give 
Samus' suit the coolest paint job in the entire franchise, but it also 
rockets your defenses and makes you invulnerable to the effects of phazon. 
Thats right, you can walk through all the phazon and not take damage. Whatever
the case, immediately get in your morphball and start boosting to the door to
Elite Quarters Access, the door you came from to this room. Then go through 
the door to the Access.

Elite Quarters Access-
From here head to the door to Metroid Quarantine B.

Metroid Quarantine B-
Stepping back out here to the Quarantine, head straight to and jump over the 
railing to get down to the floor below. There are metroids all over the place,
so stay on your toes. Once you hit the ground, you are going to head across 
the phazon ditch to the otherside of the Quarantine. You don't have to grapple
swing to the otherside via that super high grapple point, just jump into the 
phazon ditch and then jump out of it to the otherside. Ya need to grapple 
swing across the ditch if you are heading toward the Elite Quarters Access, 
but not if you are heading for the Quarantine Access, which is where you are 
going. When you land on the otherside of the ditch, start heading for the 
mushroom to the next door. Metroids will try to catch up with you and will 
even block your way to door! So use your plasma beam and give them some 
charged plasma beam shots to the ones that you think are getting in your way. 
Then go through the door.

Quarantine Access B-
Stepping inside here, just jump in and out of the phazon ditch to get to the 
next room.

Fungal Hall B-missile expansion
-------------------------------
When you first enter this room again, you'll step out onto this mushroom. 
Below the mushroom is a false-floor with a missile expansion inside of it. 
You can see the missile expansion if you use your x-ray visor and look at the 
floor below the mushroom. You already know that this place is gonna be filled 
with metroids. So you are going to start this room by immediately getting in 
your morphball as you enter the room and falling straight down to the floor 
below the mushroom and will lay some morphball bombs to blow off the floor. 
Then you'll exit morphball mode and grab the missile expansion quickly as the 
metroids inside this room will start to gang up on you. If the metroids corner
you while you are grabbing the missile expansion and get you, then get in 
your morphball and lay a power bomb. Then just start heading for the door to 
the Phazon Mining Tunnel. Remember that you have the phazon suit, so you can 
walk through freely in the phazon littering the bottom floor. Use your plasma 
beam to temporarily stop the metroids in there track as you get to the door to
the Mining Tunnel.

Phazon Mining Tunnel-chozo artifact
-----------------------------------
Get in your morphball and enter the tunnel in the corner when you enter this 
place again. When you are in the tunnel part of the Mining Tunnel, roll to 
your right until you are blocked by the cone shaped block. Morphball bomb the 
cone-shaped block and continue rolling rightward into the soon phazon-laden 
part of the tunnel. You'll fall down a step and will continue going leftward 
into the tunnel to the end. Along the way leftward to the end of the tunnel 
you'll encounter more cone-shaped blocks that you must morphball bomb. At the 
end of the tunnel is a chozo artifact, bomb jump up to grab it. Now head back 
the way you came, which would be rightward and get yourself to Fungal Hall B. 
We could've done this the first time we went through the mining tunnel, but 
the phazon-laden tunnel would either have killed or left us with barely enough
energy. I've never tried going through that tunnel without the phazon suit 
since I'm almost certain that all the time you spend bombing the cone-shaped 
blocks would without a doubt kill you from the phazon exposure.

Fungal Hall B-
Now that you are back in Fungal Hall B, use the same strategy I gave you to go
through this room the first time. The strategy is just a few room entries 
behind this one so forget about me repeating it in this room entry.

Quarantine Access B-
Use the same strategy to go through this room as before, just jump in and out 
of the phazon ditch to get to the door and ignore the bombus.

Metroid Quarantine B-
Because there will from now on be nothing but metroids throughout this room, I
approach this room a little differently. Upon entering this room, I space 
jump as far as possible toward the spider track goes upward and get in my 
morphball at the peak of my jump. When I hit the floor, I start boosting 
toward the spider track, latch onto it and start riding it up to the next 
spider track that runs laterally/horizontally and drop down to that one. If I 
find that more than one metroid is surrounding me at any point during this or 
one has latched onto me, I let off a power bomb if I have more than 4 power 
bomb rounds left, which we'll no doubt have. If you don't have more than 4 
left, I just give him a morphball bomb and continue on my way, if you can't 
shake 'em all off and have a hard time getting through the spider tracks than 
you should get out of your morphball and get rid of all the nearby metroids 
with ice-missile combos, there should be no more than 3 to 4. Once you get up 
the spider tracks, use the platforms to swing yourself via the grapple-point 
across the ditch. Once you are across the ditch, start heading up to the floor
above. The metroids on this side of the room didn't know you were on the 
otherside of the room making a ruckus so they'll react a little slowly to your
presence. A quick tidbit about getting up the top floor, I usually like to 
walk about 3/4 the way up the walkway, turning completely around, and space 
jumping over the railing where the computers are at to the top floor. Then I 
head for the door to the Access. There are like 3 metroids dispersed 
throughout this part of the room so moving through quickly is paramount.

Elite Quarters Access-
Just head for the door to the Elite Quarters.

Elite Quarters-
Get in your morphball as you enter this room and start boosting rightward to 
the door on the rightside of the Elite Quarters since thats where an elevator 
to the top floor is. Remember that panel that you scanned in this room before 
fighting the Omega Pirate, well thats where the elevator is. When you are at 
the top, head for that huge phazon vein up ahead and then follow the walkway 
rightward. The walkway forks off in many directions, most notably to 
mechanical doors that the beam troopers used to get in this room when you were
fighting the Omega Pirate. What you want to do is find a red door on this top 
floor and you'll find it if you go rightward after coming up from the floor 
below via the elevator. Becareful not to fall to the floor below, you won't 
get hurt or die, you'll just have a real annoying convenience. When you find 
the red door in this top floor, go through it with your scan visor switched 
on.

Processing Center Access-energy tank
------------------------------------
You'll see an energy tank right in this room with a scan panel behind it. Scan
the scan panel as you enter this room and grab the energy tank after you are 
done scanning. Then go through into the phazon-laden passage way revealed by 
the opening gates. At the end is a red door, go through it with your plasma 
beam charging.

Phazon Processing Center-missile expansion
------------------------------------------
This is a big room with alot going on it. There are three main levels in this 
room, you are at the bottom. As you can see, the bottom level is completely 
covered in phazon. The level above is a small narrow walkway with a spider 
track that can be used to get to the top level where the only way you can get 
around is by space jumping from one platform and ledge to the next. There are 
3 enemies on the bottom level, a plasma trooper on the right, a power trooper 
on the left, and a mega turret also on the right. The plasma and power 
troopers are a nice healthy distance away from you, about half the room. 
Meanwhile, the mega turret is dangling below a ledge above the entrance to 
this room that you are in, and connected to a wall on the side of the room you
are on. Its so close that if you step out beyond the entrance of the 
Processing Center, you'll both see each other and it'll start firing at you. 
The plasma trooper is on a platform with some explosive crates right next to 
him,  you are going to start off by backing up against the left wall of the 
entrance of this room that you are in right now, locking onto him, and firing 
your charged plasma beam shot at him. More than likely, the explosive crates 
next to him will explode giving him a nasty explosion that he'll be feeling. 
If the shot hits him, but not the crates next to him, quickly charge and fire 
a shot at the crates. And give him another one or two quickly charged plasma 
beam shots. Then aim up to the right to see the mega turret, lock on it, and 
give it a charged plasma beam shot. It might see you, but who cares, just give
it plasma beam shot to finish it. Then switch to your power beam, charge it 
and give a super missile to the power trooper you see far ahead on a platform 
on the left. After those three are dead on the bottom level, make your way to 
the platform that the plasma trooper was on. There are platforms on the way 
there that you can use to jump up onto the plasma troopers platform. When you 
are on the platform, turn right to see a ledge running along the wall on the 
right and jump over to it. When you are on this ledge, aim upward to the 
second level to see a wave trooper on that walkway above you. Switch to and 
charge your wave beam and fire a charged shot at the wave trooper. If you are 
lucky, the wave trooper will get knocked off the walkway where he might fall 
to the phazon floor below killing him. Sometimes he'll fall onto a platform on
the bottom level, so make sure you see him fall to the floor and die 
otherwise you'll have to kill him with some more charged shots. When thats 
done, jump to another ledge that continues along the wall on the right. After 
you are on this ledge, turn right to see a floating platform that you'll jump 
to. When you land on this first platform, you'll see two other platforms on 
your right that you'll have to space jump to. Sometimes, after killing the 
wave trooper from that ledge on the bottom level, the plasma trooper that is 
also on the walkway that the wave trooper was on will start firing at me as 
well. He'll have a hard time hitting you at at the first and second platforms 
you get on, but won't have such a hard time from the third floating platform 
to the right of the second. After you land on the second platform, quickly 
switch on your x-ray visor and you'll see two floating platforms slightly on 
the right or straight ahead depending in which direction you landed on the 
second platform. You can actually space jump fairly easily to the lower/closer
of the two normally invisible floating platforms, so do that. I like to 
enumerate this platform as the fourth since most people, even me, probably 
first jumped to the visible platform to the right of the second platform and 
then jumped to the invisible ones, but thats just me. When you land on the 
fourth floating platform, turn to your left at the wall that has a ledge 
pegged against it. Before you jump over to that ledge, turn around and look 
up at the walkway above to see the plasma trooper up here. If he's not dead 
yet, kill him right there by space jumping up and down, locking onto him, and 
feeding him plasma beam shots. Then space jump over to that ledge and you'll 
see an open crevice with a missile expansion inside. Get in your morphball and
lay a power bomb to remove a  false-wall concealing the missile expansion. 
Then grab the missile expansion, turn around, look at the higher 
elevated/invisible/fifth platform, and space jump over to it. Then from the 
fifth platform, space jump up onto the walkway that is the second level.

After landing on the walkway, turn to your left to see two spider track 
pillars riding upwards. The spider track that is furthest away from you when 
first land on this walkway will be the spider track you'll go to and use. But 
before you do that, you should first go to the other end of the narrow walkway
that is furthest away from you to kill a power trooper on a platform above. 
When you are trying to use the spider track to get to a ledge above the 
walkway of the second level, this power trooper above will start firing at you
and might knock you down straight to the floor below. This has happened to me
so many times that I adopt a measure before going up the spider track to 
insure it doesn't happen. I go to that narrow walkway, on the walkway we are 
currently on, that is furthest away from us. If you still need guidance on 
which one it is, lets pretend you are looking face to face at the white door 
on this second level, well it would be the narrow walkway on the right. So go 
to it and stop about 3/4 of the way to get a reasonable lock on this guy and 
give him a super missile. If you don't want to do this, then you risk an 
inconvenience and time for the speed run. Whether or not you chose to take out
the power trooper above the second level, go to the spider track I told you 
about, and ride it to where it'll end against a wall and above a ledge that 
you can get onto from the spider track. Once you are on this ledge above the 
second level walkway, get out of your morphball and turn left. You should see 
a platform situated away from the wall but still kind of close to you. Space 
jump onto it, immediately charge your power beam, aim upward into the ceiling 
and fire a super missile at the mega turret up in the ceiling. You should see 
the lock on reticule try to form around it as you look in the ceiling, but a 
moving platform might block it as it makes its trip around the room. So after 
the mega turret is down, space jump onto a platform to your northwest, and 
then space jump over to a platform situated on your northeast/right. Turn to 
your left to see an elevated ledge protruding from a pillar along the wall and
jump over to it; the space jump over to this ledge is fairly easy, trust me. 
Then space jump over to a ledge on the left, running along the wall. Once you 
are on this ledge running along the wall, turn around 180 degrees to see 
another ledge pegged against that same pillar we just used and jump over to 
it. Then space jump over to a ledge up-ahead running along the wall on the 
left and then turn right. You'll see the moving platform making its route back
and forth from the wall on the right to an entrance to another area on the 
left. Get on it when it comes by and take it to the new area on the left. The 
new area leads to a white door out of this room so go to that area and through 
the door.I'm not going to lie, I probably spend 5 minutes at the most in this 
room, I should only be spending 3. So the first time you go through here don't
worry all that much about time, just about whats convenient to get in order 
to get through.

Transport Access-
Grapple swing across the grapple points to get to the otherside of the Access 
and go through the door.

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North-
Scan the scan panel on your right and get into the hologram. Kiss the Phazon 
Mines goodbye cause you'll never see them again.

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Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phazon Mines West-
Walk down the pathway up ahead and go through the white door at the end.

Workstation Tunnel-
Get in your morphball as you continue on down the path until you hit a pile of
debris blocking your path through the glass tube. Power bomb the debris pile,
exit your morphball as the power bomb is going off and continue on down the 
path opened up by the removed debris. Switch your wave beam on as you go 
through the door to the next room.

Magmoor Workstation-
Space jump as far as possible from the cliff down to the floor in the 
direction of the two flying pirates. When you land at the bottom floor, 
quickly continue rightward to the rock mound that leads to the next door. 
Then go through the door.

South Core Tunnel-
Give the puddle-spore a regular wave beam shot to shut him up and then space 
jump ontop of him. Then space jump over to the otherside of this lava pool 
and start heading for the door. Don't bother with the burrowers that pop out 
of the ground, I usually just kill one with a charged wave beam shot I've been
charging from the moment I stepped in this room.

Geothermal Core-
Immediately jump up the two ledges on your left and use the second/highest one
to space jump over to and swing from the grapple point under the disc on the 
pillar. When you land on the platform thing on the pillar, keep heading for 
the door to the North Core Tunnel. Space jump as far as possible off of the 
platform on the pillar to the door to the North Core Tunnel.

North Core Tunnel-
Proceed as normally down the path to the door to the Twin Fires, nothing 
exciting here.

Twin Fires-
Head down the path that goes rightward, space jump up to the grapple point 
dangling from the ceiling above the lava lake and use it to swing to the shore
on the otherside. I always like to get in my morphball, mid-air through the 
grapple swing as I'm about to land on the shore on the otherside because then 
I'll have to get through the middle part of the Twin Fires where the 
flamethrowers are at and getting in my morphball helps me avoid damage. When 
you appear on the second part of Twin Fires, space jump and grapple swing over
to and from the grapple point dangling above the ceiling to get to the exit 
out of the Twin Fires Tunnel. Then just keep going through the exit path to 
the door to the Twin Fires Tunnel.

Twin Fires Tunnel-
When you come back out here, choose to either use the spider track or shortcut
yourself through the lava. I choose the lava because its easier jumping out 
of the lava to the other shore en route to the Transport to Tallon Overworld 
West. Either way, make sure you get into the next room.

Transport to Tallon Overworld West-
Jump into the hologram in the Transport to get yourself to the Tallon 
Overworld.

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Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Magmoor Caverns West-
Shoot the door ahead of you and switch on your plasma beam as you go through it.

Transport Tunnel B-missile expansion
------------------------------------
The Transport Tunnel runs leftward first and then pretty straight like a 
trail. Its got a few zoomers scattered along the way at various places, but 
the point of interest is in the middle where there'll be like a sort of bridge
to the end of the Tunnel. Under the bridge is a missile expansion. What you 
are going to do is go down this "trail", plasma beaming the zoomers along the 
way. When you arrive at the bridge, go along the left or right to get under it
and grab the missile expansion. Once you've got the missile expansion, space 
jump out of this 'ditch' and continue onto the end of the Tunnel.

Root Cave-missile expansion
---------------------------
The Root Cave is a really big cylindrical, vertical room that ends way up 
high. You are going to space jump up and over the three steps on the other end
of the room on the left. The bottom floor where you'll see some sort of sand 
floor will have a bunch of beetles come out of the ground when you pass 
through, ignore them. After the three steps up, you'll continue leftward on 
down a path that'll end with some huge tree roots protruding out from the 
floor at the end of this path. Go up the huge tree roots and jump up onto a 
sort of platform on the left that has formed a small pond with water on it. 
Turn leftward to see another platform just like it with a zoomer, kill the 
zoomer and jump onto this one as well. Turn leftward a little more and space 
jump over to a door with a blast shield on it, missile the blast shield as you
arrive to it but don't go through the door. Instead completely turn around to
see this broken bridge of tree roots running through the middle of the room. 
On the leftside of this tree-root bridge is a blood flower that you'll give a 
quickly charged plasma beam shot, behind the tree-root bridge on the otherside
of the room, sort of on the right, is a geemer crawling around a ledge 
protruding from the wall. Fire a regular plasma beam shot to kill it. Then 
space jump over to and swing from the grapple point on the leftside of the 
broken tree bridge to the ledge that the geemer you killed was on. The swing 
over to this ledge can be made, and will be made, so do it. When you land, 
turn rightward to see a ledge with another geemer on it. Kill the geemer and 
jump onto the ledge. Turn right again to see that you are on the broken 
tree-root bridge and jump over to the otherside. When you are on the 
otherside, look to the wall on the right to see a ledge with a zoomer on it. 
Kill the zoomer and jump on the ledge. Turn rightward after landing on the 
ledge and turn on your x-ray visor to see some platforms floating in mid-air. 
There is three of them that continue upward along the wall. Use them to get to
a ledge with a roof over it and then turn right after you are on this ledge 
to see another platform floating in mid-air. Space jump over to it and turn to
your left to see a missile expansion in a small alcove. Grab the missile 
expansion and get back on the floating platform. If you switch off your x-ray 
visor and look around the room, preferably leftward, you'll see a red door 
tucked away. You'll have to space jump over to that entrance to the door from 
the platform you are on right now. I know the jump might look intimidating, 
but it can be done. When the jump is made, just go through the red door.

Arbor Chamber-missile expansion
-------------------------------
A missile expansion is clearly visibe on a pedestal in the middle of the room.
Grab the missile expansion, the last missile expansion you'll have to get for
the whole game, and then head back out of this room from the way in which you
came.

Root Cave-
When you come back out here, approach and look down over the cliff. Jump down 
to the broken tree bridge on the right using your space jump to soften the 
recoil and make your landing more accurate. Then jump down to the door with 
the blast shield that you removed and go through.

Root Tunnel-
Plasma beam the blood flower on your right as you head for the door on the 
otherside of the room.

Tallon Canyon-
Jump over to the part of the ledgeway where you'll see a zoomer scurrying 
around. From there, jump down to the floor below and then get to the door to 
the Canyon Cavern.

Canyon Cavern-
In here, head for the door to the Landing Site, ignore the beetles that'll 
come out on your left.

Landing Site*- { F.12 }
Head over to your ship and save your game. We have all the missiles, 
power bombs, beams, beam-combos, and energy tanks in the game. We just need 
one more thing. When the game is done saving or you continue your save file 
again, you'll see a door on the otherside of the room high above the floor. 
You are going to start your way to that door by going to a rock-pedestal on 
the left near the water. From this pedestal you are going to jump to the 
nearby ledge, to another nearby ledge continuing rightward, and up some steps 
coming out from the ledge. At the top of the ledge will be a trail running 
rightward. Follow it to the door and go through into the next room with your 
plasma beam ready.

Temple Hall-
As you step into the Hall, aim upwards, lock and kill all the seedlings in the
ceiling with your plasma beam and then start heading for the door.

Temple Security Station-
A quarter of the way through the glass-tube part of the Security Station, a 
cutscene will start introducing the Chozo Artifact Temple to you. Continue on 
down through the glass tube to the next room. Missile the blast shield on the 
door when it catches your eye and go through the door.

Temple Lobby-
Fire a charged plasma beam shot at the door at the end of the Lobby, switch on
your power beam, get in your morphball and boost toward the door. Go through 
the door while in your morphball and charge your boost ball up.

Artifact Temple-chozo artifact
------------------------------
Ignore the interesting window in the wall upahead and boost down the path that
runs left. Continue boosting down the left path down to a field with 
monoliths scattered around it. In the center of this monolith field is a 
central monolith with a chozo artifact under it. Go and grab that artifact 
when you arive in the monolith field. Now you've got all the items in the 
entire game, the game will even prompt you that you have all the items in the 
game. Soon after a cutscene will start introducing an old friend.

Ridley is the hardest boss in the game; despite that, there is still a very 
orderly way of defeating him. Like the game says, he has the capability to 
fire a hail storm of missiles at you, launch a stream-line breath of fire, or 
drop bombs on you. Don't worry too much about his melee abilities, they won't 
come til' later. 

When the cutscene introducing him ends you should start charging your power 
beam, meanwhile Ridley will swoop up from a cliff infront of the monolith 
field and will start hovering above the field itself. Ridley's first move will
more than likely be to stick out his neck and do his kinetic-breath, 
meanwhile you should fire a super missile as quickly as possible and start 
charging your power beam for the next super missile. When Ridley takes the 
first super missile, he'll recoil back, get himself together, and then strafe 
left or right. After strafing, he'll either do a pose for you or, more than 
likely, launch missiles. You'll have your power beam charging when he strafes 
to his side and starts to cover himself with his wings for the missile launch.
The second you start to see him close his wings, you fire the second super 
missile. The super missile takes so much time to fire and land that if you 
fire it about the same time as Ridley closes his wings, you'll hit him and 
keep him from firing his missiles at you. You don't want the super missile to 
land on Ridley when hes covering himself with his wings and you don't want to 
let him launch those missiles because they'll just increase in quantity, 
power, and accuracy at you the more time you give him. But if you can manage 
to master when to fire your super missile at Ridley when he wants to do his 
missile storm at you, you can nail him with a super missile and prevent him 
from firing any missiles at all. But again, FIRE YOUR SUPER MISSILE AT RIDLEY 
AT THE SECOND HE CLOSES HIS WINGS. Usually Ridley will give you two 
opportunities to land super missiles on him just like I've explained, but he 
might give you a third shot by choosing to either do his kinetic-breath, 
missile storm or posing for you after that. 

After this initial sequence, Ridley will start these 'flights' where he'll 
turn to his left or right and fly to the mountains in the background after 
trying to do his two or three attacks on you. When he does these 'flights', I 
go to anyone of the monoliths that is closest to the area that Ridley hovers 
near. Then I'll position myself so that I'm facing the edge of the top of the 
monolith that is lower than the otherside. Then I jump up onto the monolith 
and literally stand on it, sometimes I jump in and around other monoliths 
nearby. Meanwhile, Ridley will fly in an arc to the mountains in the 
background and back to the Artifact Temple passing right above it. He'll pass 
right above it like a jet and fly back toward the mountains in an arc again 
and back to the Artifact Temple where he'll end his flight by swooping down 
the cliff infront of the monolith field. In these 'flights', he'll pass right 
above the Artifact Temple like a jet, when he does that he'll also do one or 
two attacks. He'll either do his kinetic-breath attack, drop bombs on you, or 
do both of the attacks at the same time. Why do I jump ontop of the monoliths?
Well because I've found that its actually easier for me to avoid Ridley's 
attacks if I'm ontop of a monolith and space jump in-place as they are coming 
in. The attacks are meant to swarm the ground, not the air you are jumping 
into. Another thing I've noticed is that you are at a better elevation with 
Ridley when you are on the monolith. You can catch him swoop up the cliff into
his hover-mode and you can connect super missiles onto him alot better on the 
monoliths. But watch out for the meson-bombs to destroy a few of the monoliths
partially or totally. Its virtually impossible to land attacks on Ridley when
he is in the middle of these flights, so don't even bother. But it is 
possible to land one when he starts his flights. The window of opportunity is 
so small though, and you might have to put up with the frustration of wasting 
missile ammo. Sometimes I get lucky enough to land these, sometimes not. Since
my strategy in the first part of this fight has you relying on super-missiles
so much, you may find that there may not be enough time to actually charge, 
fire one off, and have it land on him when he starts doing them. But the 
reliance on super missiles has given me quality results ever since I got this 
game so stick to my strategy of using them.

Ridley's flights will always encompass two round trip flights from the 
mountains back to the Artifact Temple just like I've described above. He'll 
end the flight by going down the cliff under the Artifact Temple, but he'll 
soon come back up the cliff and start hovering above the monolith field just 
like the way the fight started. Because you were patient and held onto your 
charged power beam shot, you are going to wait until he swoops back up the 
cliff to hover above the monolith field in order to land another super missile
on him. When Ridley starts to swoop up the cliff to hover, lock on him and 
fire another super missile at him. If you can time early enough when to fire 
and land a super missile on Ridley after he swoops up the cliff, then you can 
also give yourself more time to charge and fire a second super missile.

After Ridley swoops up the cliff from his flights, he might go into hover mode
and do either one of the three things that he did when the fight first 
started. More than likely though, he'll swoop down onto the monolith field. 
Ridley might actually do this when the fight first starts, but the likelyhood 
of that happening is sort of slim since its only happened to me a few times in
the years I have played this game. So this is what'll happen, you fired off 
and nailed Ridley with a super missile after he swoops back up the cliff, then
all of a sudden he starts floating to the field. The spot on the monolith 
field that you are in when he starts to swoop down to it is where he'll land. 
If you are on the far left corner of the field near the entrance to the 
monolith field when Ridley tries to swoop down there, then thats where he'll 
land. But theres a catch, you can back away from the spot that Ridley is 
trying to land on to avoid him landing on you. In my opinion, the best place 
to stand when Ridley tries to swoop down to the field is near the cliff 
infront of the field. Being in the center of the field is a bad idea because 
Ridley is really big, takes up alot of space in the field and will leave very 
little room for you if he is in the middle of the ring. If you are close to 
the entrance you used to get from the Artifact Temple to the monolith field, 
then you risk being cornered by Ridley or not having a clear shot on him. If 
you stand near the cliff infront of the monolith field, then you can give 
yourself space to back up and time to deliver a second super missile at Ridley
as he swoops down to the spot you are in. If you are on a monolith, then 
space jump backwards making sure that you don't get too much height in your 
jump and are instead moving horizontally. After you've fired the second super 
missile at Ridley as hes swooping down to the monolith field, start charging 
your power beam again. Try to fit in a third super missile at Ridley when he 
lands on the monolith field. If you are lucky, you can even pull off a fourth 
on Ridley if he takes his time to try to turn in your direction, slash at you,
or whatever else he'll choose to do. But the onion of this paragraph-strategy
is that you were standing on one of the monoliths or you were near the cliff 
of the Artifact Temple. When Ridley comes swoops down onto the monolith field,
he'll instantly destroy all of the monoliths he touches and you may find that
you won't have any left. This is a mixed-blessing: first the good thing is 
that it gets the monoliths out of the way for when you want to get out of 
Ridley's way when he swoops down onto the field. The bad thing is that he'll 
have destroyed all the good monoliths in the field that you would have used to
keep yourself out of the fray of his 'flight' attacks.

After landing and doing whatever on the monolith field, Ridley will zip back 
up, over, and down the cliff again. Then he'll swoop back up the cliff and the
cycle will start all over again. The last three paragraphs I've laid out are 
how Ridley will do what he does the first time. After he finishes his first 
flight' and swoops back up the cliff for the first time, he'll completely 
wing it anyway he wants from then on. But what he'll do and how to confront it
is exactly how I've layed it all out. Eventually you'll lower his health so 
much that his wings will start to burn off and he'll have to land down on the 
monolith field. This is second/last part of the fight, its the mostinteresting
and hardest because its Ridley's melee mode. You'll see Ridley landing down 
on the monolith field in a cutscene, the end of the cutscene will give you a 
clue about what you are going to do when the cutscene ends. If you see Ridley 
plant his forearms in the ground or stick out his neck forward with his mouth 
wide open, then that means he'll do his kinetic-breath attack. If he doesn't 
do either of what I just said previously or if you see him rear himself, then 
that means that hes going to do his rush attack. Ridleys kinetic-breath 
attack is where he'll throw his neck to the left or right, usually HIS left, 
and a continous stream of the kinetic-breath attack will fire out. He'll then 
pan his head rightward in an arc so that the stream goes across the field. 
While he is doing this if you will just simply space jump over it. Ridley's 
rush attack will have Ridley rearing himself backward, usually he'll rear back
his left shoulder, and then start charging straight at you. This attack is 
super damaging, kind of hard to evade for noobs, and is his main attack! The 
worst part is that when the game is about to end and Ridley has only a little 
health left, he'll start to do this attack faster and won't leave you any time
to evade it. In order to deal with Ridley when he wants to perform his 
kinetic-breath attack, you are going to fire a missile, or a charged beam 
shot, at Ridley's mouth when he has it wide open, and then you'll start 
charging up your power beam immediately after that. I prefer you fire a 
missile at Ridley's mouth when he does this instead of anything else because 
its more accurate, packs sufficient fire power, and is easier to fire. Ridley 
will be stunned by the missile impact and leave his chest exposed, meanwhile, 
you'll use that charging power beam to fire a super missile at his chest that 
you'll be able to get a lock on when Ridley exposes himself like that. This 
will be the absolute only way you'll be able to damage Ridley during this part
of the fight, so make sure you do whatever is appropriate. 

Alot of noobs foolishly use the wave buster to kill Ridley contending that the
wave buster inflicts constant damage on his chest and mouth. The problem with
that strategy is that the kind of damage it does is both weak and passive. 
The wave buster does very little damage to Ridley in practice, while 
obliterating your missile ammo. And the wave buster doesn't have the physical 
thump of the power beam, super missile, or even missile. Ridley's body is also
completely immune to attacks, aside from his mouth and chest, and there isn't
a good guarantee that the wave buster will always transition well from the 
chest to mouth, to back again. What will happen is that the wave buster, in 
moving back and forth from chest and mouth, will also ride across another body
part of his and that'll be what breaks the wave buster and the strategy 
behind it. A great way I've seen of finishing Ridley is using rapid-fire 
missiles. What happens is people stick with their power beam and fire missiles
rapidly, Y and then A then Y again, and so on. People using this strategy 
manage to inflict decent damage on Ridley and then he goes back to opening his
mouth so that you can continue the volley. There have been only a few 
instances where I've been able to finish the match decently that way. But with
me Ridley sometimes breaks out of wanting to expose himself again and again, 
which is what that strategy wants to accomplish. The speedrunner way I've seen
of killing Ridley quickly is to boost ball his chest when he swoops down onto
the battlefield. What people do is that Ridley tries to land on the monolith 
field, they get out of the way, positioning themselves perpendicular to him. 
Then they get in their morphball and boost ball his chest when it touches the 
ground in the animation of this sequence. Those are the tricks and my 
dissection of them, but I still like my strategy which has helped me beat him 
under 3 minutes on many occasions. So I just stick with my super missile 
abuse, which pinches his health pretty bad already. 

When Ridley does the rush attack, you are actually going to get really close 
to him and will start strafing to your left. The idea is that when Ridley does
this Rush attack, he'll actually do it at a slight arc. If you are inside of 
this arc and close enough to him, then Ridley won't have the space or time to 
adjust his attack on you. If you are outside of the arc, or too far away from 
him, then you give him the space and time needed to adjust his attack. Oddly 
enough sometimes, I've actually been able to stun Ridley when he is going to 
do his rush attack. What happens is that Ridley actually opens his mouth when 
he does it, but the problem is that there is way too small an opportunity for 
it to work, not to mention you aren't allowed to lock onto his mouth when he 
does it. Knowing what is the inside of this arc is how I get through this 
match as well. The shoulder that he rears backward and then finally forward 
when he does that actual rush is the outside of the arc. So if you see him 
rear his head back along with his left shoulder, you will go dash-jump left 
and inside/to him. The fight basically plays itself out like this. But this is
also the fight that seems to spell doom for most first-timers. But I've given
you a way of getting through with this that I've developed over the years. 
Remember that when Ridley has just a tiny amount of damage left, he'll start 
to do his rush attacks alot faster, so you better adjust also. When you kill 
Ridley, a cutscene will start where Ridley is snuffed out and then a portal is
activated in the middle of monolith field. Go into it with your plasma beam 
ready.

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Impact Crater
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Crater Entry Point-
You have a save station on your left and a red door on your right. Go ahead 
and save if you don't want to fight Ridley again inorder to get here. I, 
however, always keep a save file with me at the last save point before I 
fight Ridley since I like to practice on Ridley and the next guy. Whatever 
you choose to do, go through the door on the right.

Crater Tunnel A-
The Tunnel is really crazy looking passage way to the next room. The lower 
floor with the lava-ish color of goop or rock is actually phazon, but don't 
touch it. This phazon will do you damage because its a more radioactive strain
then the blue phazon we've seen throughout this game. So what you want to do 
instead is space jump over it to the crevice floor or whatever on the 
otherside where you'll notice some little lizards crawling on. These lizards 
are called Lumijeks and they do barely any damage, consider them scarabs 
because they won't attack you but you will take a little bit of damage as you 
step on them or touch them. So jump to the spot they are crawling around, and 
when you get to that spot, space jump over to the other spot where the next 
red door is at and go through it.

Phazon Core-
Alot to do here, first walk away from the entrance and you'll notice a large 
central pillar in the middle of the room with more of that deadly phazon 
acting as a moat around it. Spiraling around the walls that surround the 
pillar and spilaring around the pillar itself are ledges and floating 
platforms that you will use to get to the top. Start by going around the 
left of the pillar, soon you'll see a floating platform with what seems to be 
a white ledge behind it and you'll hear the screech of a metroid. Just space 
jump over to that platform and then to the ledge behind it, charge your plasma
beam as you do this. When you land on this ledge that I'm talking about, turn
right to see two other ledges continuing down the wall rightwards. Near the 
second ledge is a floating platform that you can jump to either from the first
ledge or the second ledge; I usually choose the first ledge since it helps 
cut time, but the second ledge is safer since you have to time a space jump 
really well to get there from the first ledge. When you land on that floating 
platform, continue space jumping up the next 3 or 4 floating platforms that 
continue to spiral rightwards along the pillar in the middle of the room. Now 
I know that you are going to take your time on this so I might as well lay it 
out now. The metroid that you heard screech will be right on your tail from 
the beggining and you won't be able to outrun him and the other two or three 
metroids that come along later in the room unless you rush through here like a
true speed-runner. So if the Metroid gets you and you notice that he happens 
to be white, then take note that this is a new breed of metroid called a 
Fission Metroid. Maybe its the air, its gotta be because of all the 
radioactive phazon in the Impact Crater, but these metroids won't freeze solid
like regular metroids from an ice beam shot or blow up from a fully charged 
plasma beam shot. Instead they'll take all the damage you give them and use 
it to split into two metroids. When they do this, they'll turn into four 
different colors that are completely random no matter what weapon you use. 
They'll either turn red, yellow, purple, or white; and like the beam troopers 
you have to shoot each colored metroid with the appropriately colored beam 
that they are colored to in order to kill them. Or you could use a power bomb 
which I don't have too much a problem with since you won't need it much. 
Moving on, we were at the floating platforms spiraling around the central 
pillar...they'll end with an opening in the pillar that you can space jump to 
from the last of these floating platforms. So do that and continue walking on 
down the branch-walkway so conveniently provided to you so that you can get to
the ledge from the central pillar. As you are walking down the branch-walkway
to the ledge, you'll faintly notice a red door on your right. Thats the door 
to the missile station, I don't think you'll need more missiles since they 
really only make the next fight easier and less time consuming. Its your 
choice, either way, when you get across the branch-walkway to the ledge, go 
down the ledgeway rightwards. You'll notice little phazon fishies swimming in 
a wall mounted tank, ignore them and turn rightwards once you get to a point 
in the ledge where the white wall on your right isn't blocking your view of 
the pillar. After you get here, you'll see a platform a little on the right 
and another fission metroid probably staring you in the face, but if you turn 
rightwards you'll then catch eye of a platform floating at a higher elevation 
then the last platform I described. Usually at this point I have no choice but
to do something to one of these fission metroids, but I also want to get 
through this room as fast as possible. So what I do is fire off a charging 
plasma beam shot I always have ready when I'm going through this room at the 
fission metroid that is in my face when I get past the white wall and then 
turn right and space jump to the floating platform that is higher in elevation
to the other one upahead. Its a harder jump, but it can be done. But its 
really just safer to just wait for either of the fission metroids to attack 
you and then power bomb them, then space jump up the platform I'm talking 
about, remember that by the time you get beyond that white wall that blocks 
your view of the central pillar in the room there will be 2 fission metroids. 
When you get on that floating platform, continue space jumping along to the 
other two floating platforms to eventually get to the top of the central 
pillar. Once you get to the top of the central pillar, walk down the 
branch-walkway up here to the door you'll see down the branch-walkway. The 
door is kind of concealed behind the wall, but you'll know that the door is 
there because the end of the branch-walkway is a dead end. When you get to the
door, just get through. 

Crater Tunnel B-
When you step inside you'll see a nice little pool of highly-radioactive 
phazon in the lower floor from where you are at, to the next door at the end 
of the Tunnel. There are a maze of spider tracks that you can use to get 
across safely through this tunnel with the maze starting at a spider track on 
your left once you step out into this place. You'll start off by bomb 
jumping into the spider track on your left and riding it forwards until it 
ends. This spider track will end just below another spider track above it, so 
lay a bomb when you are on the first spider track to bomb jump to the second 
spider track riding along in the ceiling. Then follow this short little second
spider track along the ceiling where it'll end above a third spider track 
that you'll simply drop down to and continue riding forward. This third spider
track will end above a fourth spider track that runs forwards to the door but
makes a quick turn upwards to end just below a fifth spider track that starts
in the ceiling. Bomb jump yourself to the fifth spider track from the fourth 
and ride this spider track until you see it end above a sixth spider track 
that runs laterally along the wall below the fifth spider track. Then just 
drop down from the sixth spider track when you reach the otherside clear of 
the killer-phazon. If you fall into the phazon pool, then you can either 
quickly exit your morphball and run to either side and jump out of the phazon 
or you can use the spider track that runs from the phazon pool to the "free 
and clear from phazon" zone like a moron. I like to space jump in and out of 
the phazon to get to the otherside. This little pool isn't that deep, and by 
widening out your space jump and treating the pool like regular lava, you can 
get across to the otherside with only one or two points of damage taken off of
you. Make your choice. Once you get to the other end, shoot the door and go 
through it.

Phazon Infusion Chamber-
When you enter the room, a cutscene will start introducing you to the last 
boss of the game, Metroid Prime. Meeting Prime like this is incredibly poetic 
if you ask me. In the cutscene, you'll notice that the door behind you 
actually is locked with a security lock and you'll see Metroid Prime burrow 
through a wall behind her into another room. Make a random choice, either 
switch to your wave beam or your power beam. Then follow her! 

Subchamber One-
When the cutscene ends, start charging your power or wave beam and lock onto 
her. If she's colored yellow, then look for a clear shot at her eyes and give 
her a super missile, if she is purple, then you give her just a regular 
charged wave beam shot. Alright, earlier you saw the skin between Prime's 
shell glow white, and all of a sudden its either purple or yellow. Well she 
has developed defenses much like the beam troopers and fission metroids have 
developed, these different colored skins will from now be called screens. 
These defenses, like I said, work like beam trooper and fission metroid 
defenses; if she switches to a yellow screen then she'll be weak to your power
beam, if her screen goes red then she'll be weak to your plasma beam, etc. 
The only weak spot on her body, the only place where you can lay damage to her
is on her face and the only locks you'll be able to get on her are on her 
face so don't worry. Firing at any other part of her body will make your 
attacks literally bounce right off, sometimes right at you which could cause 
you damage. She has a variety of attacks at her disposal, but for now you'll 
only have to put with three which include missile, beam, and melee attacks. 
Her missile attacks will have her withdraw herself inside like a crab and then
she'll fire some missiles from her back. These are easily avoided by just 
keeping the lock that you'll have on her and quickly dashing away from the 
spot you are at when she actually fired them. Her beam attack will have her 
open her mouth, which is really big, and then a stream of energy will come out
that'll match the flavor of the screen that Prime is using currently. If she 
has a yellow screen, Prime's beam attack will do weak damage since it'll 
actually just punch you and push you back away. I have literally just stood 
there infront of these beam attacks when she launches them and it really does 
just do a quick tiny snip of damage and pushes you out of the way not letting 
you take anymore unless you continue to try to get hit by the beam. Prime's 
purple screen will have her fire a purple beam that on contact will actually 
scramble your visor so bad that you can't lock onto her temporarily and your 
visor will have to reboot whenever its scrambled by electricity. These beam 
attacks will be fired at the spot you are at when she started the attack, so 
what you just got to do is just space jump up and to your left or right of the
position that you are at when she pulled this attack. Her melee attack will 
be where if you get too close to her, she'll rear back and then lunge forward 
with her two front legs to slice you with them. Not really a whole lot of 
damage done here, but if she does want to do this to you, then you can avoid 
it by space jumping up. Chances are though that you'll won't pull off the 
space jump successfully and that you'll get sliced by her, but no big deal. 
I've actually seen videos where people use this melee attack of hers to 
distract her so that she can't do anything else and they just feed her damage.
But I don't see the point, I just find it easier to give her what she asks 
for from afar. Whenever I fight Prime, I keep some distance between me and her
like most gamers. Alright, so Prime is on one side of the room, and you are 
on another where there are 6 to 7 pillar-like rock formations. The pillars are
set up in rows of threes with the middle pillar having a flat top that you 
can use like a step to stand on, I frequently use it.

So you started out the fight by firing either a super missile or charged wave 
beam shot at her, well you have to follow up with more attacks to scare her 
into the next room. To get her into the next room, you have to get her to give
up using two of her screens, the power screen and the wave screen. Like I 
said, if you started the match with her using the yellow screen, then you'll 
give her two super missiles. If two super missiles make their hit on her, then
she'll switch to her next screen or go into the next room. If she is using 
the purple screen, then you'll have to fire as many quickly charged wave beam 
shots as possible. Its useless giving you how many you would have to fire 
since its relative to how long you charged the beam and I'm not dumb enough to
try to count. You could actually use the wave-buster on her, but that weapon 
wastes way too much missiles, doesn't do enough damage, and might get broken 
off since she can continue to move while receiving the attack. So my advice is
to just give her charged wave beam attacks until shes either forced to change
her screen or go into the next room. There are 3 more rooms to go to after 
this one, until you finally get to the last room where you'll do the last 
fight with her. After each room, she'll add another screen and you'll have to 
put out another screen after each room. In the next room, she'll add only one 
screen and force you to put out three of her screens. In Subchamber Three, 
you'll have to put out four, but in Subchamber Four you'll still have to put 
with four, but she'll mess around a bit with the pattern of the fights in the 
first three Subchambers. So remember, just switch your arm cannon to the beam 
that matches her screen color and give her what I recommended. Remember to 
keep your distance, but allow yourself enough space so that you aren't 
cornered or blocked by the pillars around you. And if she does the missile or 
beam attacks, then just dash to your left or right for the missiles when 
she fires them and space jump up, over, and to your left or right when she 
does the beam attack. One more thing, I know I'm gonna get alot crap about 
calling Prime "her" or "she", but we all know that she becomes a she later in 
the series and why. Its also just real convenient for me to call Prime her or 
she since I know I remember getting a scan that called Prime "her" but forgot 
which one it was, and because only women could be as vicious as Prime is. 
Moving on...

Subcamber Two-
In the next room, Prime will be on one side of the room and you on the other, 
there are also two more of those pillar rock-formations on your side of the 
room. In between both of you are 3 trenches running straightward from you to 
her. The first screen she decides to go with in this room can be either one of
the three that she'll decide to use in this room, Prime will go with whatever
screen she wants at random. So quickly switch the beam on your arm cannon to 
the screen color Prime is currently using. Alright now Prime will also start 
incorporating other attacks in her battles against you. These will include: 
toxic-gas missiles, ice-wave, tractor beams, energy orbs, and a take-down 
attack. 

Prime's toxic-gas missiles will be just like the regular missiles she used in 
the first Subchamber, except that when they explode a cloud toxic-gas will lag
behind where they exploded. Prime for some reason really likes to use these 
when she has her white-screen on, but she has and might use them while she has
her other colored screens on as well. You can avoid these just like her 
regular missiles by quickly dashing to your left or right. Prime will also 
double the attack of her regular missiles by firing two or even three in a 
row. She'll withdraw herself inside, fire her first volley, do a second, and 
maybe even a third. What you'll do is just your first dash left or right, and 
then dash away from the spot you are currently at. Look out for both of these 
new missile attacks because they can do you damage.

Prime's ice-wave will have her smash the ground with her forearms and a wave 
of ice will flow from her straight to you. If you let the ice-wave touch you, 
then you get frozen solid, have to put with a little bit of damage and are 
temporarily at the mercy of Prime's next attack. This is easily avoidable, 
just dash to your left or right out of the way or you can even space jump in 
place and land on the trail of ice left over. I do it frequently. This attack 
is not really that impressive. But if you are frozen solid, then just keep 
trying to jump in order to break out of it.

Her tractor-beam will have her fire two green beams straight at you and she'll
start pulling you toward her. If she pulls you close enough, then she'll 
smash you down with her forearms giving you some decent damage. I find it 
impossible to avoid getting trapped by this thing, so what I do when she fires
it at me is yank back on my control stick and keep it there to try and walk 
backwards. Doing this will slow the pull toward her and give you time to 
either break free or give her some damage. If she's got her yellow screen on, 
use the fact that she's not moving around to charge and fire the one or two 
necessary super missiles to put her away. If shes got her white-screen on, 
then use this tactic to fire an ice spreader at her. Yes I said an 
ice-spreader, one ice spreader will freeze her face solid and put out her 
white-screen. From now on you'll use an ice-spreader on her whenever she 
switches to her white-screen, but I'll explain to you later on how to manage 
this tactic. If Prime uses her purple-screen, then use this tactic and feed 
her charged wave beam shots. Obviously I don't want you to use you wave-buster
and the wave beam shots won't put out her screen, you are going to also turn 
your joystick to the right and backwards. Pretend you facing Prime is like 
facing north, well using this refined tactic will have you moving southeast 
from her. If you continue to back up and be face to face with her, then she'll
eventually be able to hit you with her forearms at the end of the pull. This 
could also come in handy when your using the power beam on her or we can't 
catch a break while resisting the pull of the tractor beam. Super missiles 
take time to charge, fire, and then there is also the second or two of waiting
between each super missile. So use the back and rightward pull away from her 
when you start to get to close to her. You can also break off the tractor beam
by jumping into two of the three trenches I told you to use when you and 
Prime switch room sides. You'll get locked in the trench or slow the tractor 
beam down so much that it'll just give out. Prime really likes to use this 
tactic when she has her yellow screen, but won't be too shy about using it 
with her other screens so stay on the look out. Your best shot to slow down 
the tractor beam pull is at the beggining when Prime fires it at you, so start
pulling back on your joystick as soon as you see the two green beams coming 
at you. Don't try to jump out of it, just keep holding back and ripping damage
on her.

Prime's worst attack in my estimation is her energy-orb attack. What happens 
is Prime withdraws herself back and forms two orbs of energy from her back. 
These orbs will then flow in an arc from her back straight at you. The worst 
part is that these things will follow you like heat-seeking missiles, you 
really will either have to destroy them or take the damage they give you, 
which is pretty bad itself. The damage they do to you is specialized and 
varied. If she has her yellow-screen on, then the orbs will take roughly 70% 
of one energy tank and make you recoil real bad. A purple-screen orbs will do 
a little more or less one energy tank of damage, scramble your visor, and 
prevent you from locking until your visor reboots itself. A white-screen orb 
will do roughly one energy tank of damage and freeze you solid. Remember to 
continously press B in order to break free from your frozen status. I'll 
explain what Prime's red screen orb is like in the next room. To destroy the 
energy orbs, you have to lock onto both of them that come out and destroy them
with the beam corresponding to the screen Prime used when she created them. 
If they're purple, then use your wave beam, if they're white, use your ice 
beam. You'll find it kind of easy to destroy these things with your wave and 
power beam since both of them have great accuracy, speed, and power for this 
task. The ice beam will be hard because of the accuracy of the ice beam. So 
what I do is just use a super missile and an ice spreader to destroy one of 
the two yellow or white orbs that Prime has coming my way. I usually take out 
one energy orb with one ice-spreader and then take out the other with regular 
charged ice beam shots since they travel faster and snuff the orbs easier. The
purple energy orbs will be taken out with charged wave beam shots, usually 
two quickly charged shots are needed for each orb, so don't worry. The great 
thing is that the orbs move sort of slowly and give you enough time to destroy
them.

However, Prime will also try and do something else at you while you are 
dealing with those. She might do her energy-beam attack or fire some missiles,
so stay on your toes and try to put out those two energy orbs as quickly as 
possible. If she does an attack on you, like her energy-beam or missile 
attacks on you while you are contending with the energy orbs, then just dash 
jump to the side out of the way or space jump over the attack. You can help 
yourself out by firing at the energy orbs as they are developing behind Prime.
The window of opportunity is there and you can take it by getting up close to
her when shes creating the energy orbs. I know you don't want to stay close 
to Prime, so just start walking backwards when you see them actually start to 
move toward you. But I can always tell when shes making them and even use the 
animation-time of her developing those orbs to quickly plan out how exactly I 
will take them out. Sometimes while she's making them, I even pull off my 
attack to get rid of them just as they are about to make their trip toward me.
I charge and ready whatever beam I have to use and then as soon as I get the 
lock, I fire it on the orbs. Remember that these things won't get out of your 
hair unless you destroy them or let them hurt you. But when she creates these 
orbs, destroying them is a top priority and you need to get rid of them before
you take out her screens.

Prime's fourth attack is her take-down which has her abandon any of her 
screens completely and rush at you like a football player. Prime does this 
every time you put out one of her screens, except for the last one she'll use 
before she changes into the next room. Eveytime you put out of Prime's 
screens, she'll recoil and give you time to do a few really quick and  
important moves. So while Prime is recoiling and starting up her charge toward
you, you are going to go to one of the three trenches in the middle of the 
room and get in your morphball. There are three trenches in the middle of the 
room, but only two are truly safe and those are the ones on the sides. Don't 
use the trench in the middle since Prime's back leg will give you some damage 
on her way to your side of the room. Prime will rush toward your side of the 
room and mean while you'll boost toward the side of the room that Prime is 
rushing AWAY FROM. You see, everytime she does this attack, you'll both have 
to switch sides in the room. She'll get your previous side of the room, and 
you'll get hers, until the next time you switch sides again after putting out 
her next screen. While I get in the morphball and inside the trenches, I also 
quickly switch to the next beam to correspond with the next screen I think 
Prime will switch to. Prime will change her screens at random, there is no way
of telling which screen she'll use after the first screen so its a guessing 
game which I sometimes get right. But after putting out two of her screens in 
this room, you can safely guess which screen color she will use next and have 
your beam ready for that one. So to review, as soon as you take out her 
screen, get in one of the side trenches in the middle of the room. Get in your
morphball and boost to the otherside of the room as she makes her way to your
side of the room as well. Then get out of your morphball as quickly as 
possible and turn toward Prime and get back into business with her.

One more thing before the next room, the energy orbs are so freaking dangerous
and will be really dangerous in the next two rooms for reasons which I'll 
explain later. But right now you have to becareful not to feed an attack at 
Prime that'll make her switch screens and move to your side of the room after 
she's fired these energy orbs. Think about it, your charging your ice beam and
fire it at Prime when she's trying to start her energy orbs. If you fire it 
at the exact same time she was going to start her energy orbs and you freeze 
her face solid while she was starting them up on her back, they'll develop and
start coming at you. Meanwhile, Prime's face will only stay frozen for a few 
seconds and she'll start to make her take-down attack. Those few seconds after
Prime had her face frozen will not be used to destroy the two energy orbs 
because you need to get in the trench to get to the otherside of the room 
safely. But when you get to the otherside of the room, the energy orbs are 
still following you and will be in your face more than likely. What I'm trying
to say is becareful when you do the finishing blow on Prime's screens. If you
just want to be able to beat this game, then wait about a second after or do 
it while Prime does her tractor beam, missile, ice-wave, or energy-beam attack
to give her that second super missile to put out her yellow screen or that 
one ice-spreader to put out her white-screen. The wave beam...don't worry 
about it too much because its homing function while charged will help you take
out the energy orbs while they are developing, developed, and while Prime is 
recoiling from her screen being removed.

Subchamber Three-
Alright now take everything that I said in Subchamber Two and do it in here. 
But also add a fourth screen, the red-screen. With this screen you'll have to 
use your plasma beam and there are a couple of things for you to note about 
this screen. Prime's energy orb and energy beam attack do horrific damage 
while she has her red-screen. Both attacks take at least one energy tank, 
sometimes some more and leave you reeling. The good thing is that you can get 
rid of the energy orbs alot faster with the plasma beam since each orb only 
takes like three or four regular shots. Remember that the plasma beam shots 
have great speed, accuracy, and power, so only a few shots for each orb is 
necessary. A charged shot from the plasma beam can also be used to 
effectively take out the orbs while Prime is creating them, so feel free.

One fully charged plasma beam shot packs the same amount of firepower as a 
super missile, if not more. If two super missiles can easily remove Prime's 
yellow screen, then two fully charged plasma beam shots can easily remove the 
red-screen. If you are too frantic to use two fully charged plasma beam shots,
than three quickly charged ones should do it.Prime doesn't really prefer to 
use any other attacks with this screen like others. But she won't be too shy 
about using her tractor beam and missiles during the red-screen.

And that is it, really just transfer what I said in Subchamber Two and apply 
it to this room, along with Prime's red-screen.

Subchamber Four-
Alright now Subchamber Four will be a bit different and you won't like it. 
You have to take out all four of Prime's screens: yellow, purple, white, and 
red. Plus she is going to use all the attacks she has been using before. The 
thing that'll change is that Prime will change her screens without waiting for
you to put one of them out. Lets say you are facing against Prime and she has
her yellow screen on and shes doing whatever. Well all of a sudden, she'll 
stop and change her screen to another color which means you'll have to switch 
to another beam weapon. In earlier rooms Prime would have a screen on and keep
it until you did enough to damage to her to make her switch to another 
screen. But now she'll switch screens whenever she wants. This can throw you 
off really bad. Imagine Prime has her purple screen on, and does her energy 
orb attack. She develops them and they are coming at you, while they are 
coming at you she might switch to a completely different screen. Obviously 
destroying the orbs always come first, so destroy them before you deal with 
Prime in her other screen. Here are a couple of things to relieve your worries
though. If Prime creates an energy orb pair in one screen, but switches to 
another screen, she won't create another energy orb pair on this new screen 
and you won't have to worry about destroying 4 energy orbs. Also, Prime will 
retain any damage you put on her first screen onto any new screen she switches
to. So lets say Prime has her red-screen on, you give her a fully-charged 
plasma beam shot, and she switches to a yellow-screen. After she switches to 
this next screen, you switch to the power beam and give her one super missile,
she'll formally lose a screen like in the other rooms, and you guys will 
switch room sides. However, even if you remove Prime's yellow screen she still
might use it later. Me and Prime were starting this room once with her having
her white-screen. She did her energy beam, I space jumped out of the way, and
gave her an ice-spreader. She took it, we switched room sides, and she chose 
to use a red-screen, but 5 seconds later she switches to her white-screen once
again and I giver her another ice-spreader! So it can come at an advantage 
sometimes.

As in the previous room, Prime makes herself vulnerable during attacks and 
there are lots of things to look out for and take advantage of just like in 
the previous rooms. If Prime does her energy beam attack with either screen, 
then space jump out of the way and then give her an appropriate attack. If she
has her white, red, or yellow screens on, then thats a blessing because you 
can do an ice-spreader, two fully charged plasma beam shots, or two super 
missiles in the start up and end of Prime's energy beam attack. Prime also 
makes herself vulnerable when she uses her tractor beam so take advantage of 
it. Like I said earlier, Prime will usually use her yellow or red screen with 
the tractor beam, so this will give you time to put out one of her screens 
with the attacks I was telling you about earlier. It gets even better if Prime
wants to use her tractor beam while she has her white-screen on. As far as 
all the constant screen switching, really just try to switch to the next beam 
weapon as quickly as possible and remember that up is yellow, right is purple,
down is white, and left is red. One thing that will suck is that Prime will 
also do her take-down attack off-schedule. You remember the attack where she 
rushes to your side of the room after you knock out her screen. Well even if 
you don't knock out her screen, she'll do the attack and y'all will switch 
sides in the room. Its not all that rare that she'll do it two or three times 
consecutively in a row. She'll even do this right after summoning out the 
energy orbs. This part really sucks because you'll have to switch to her side 
of the room while they are coming at you and they'll be like only a few feet 
away from you. When she does this you will switch to her side of the room 
before taking out the energy orbs and then take them out after switching to 
the otherside of the room. To avoid getting punked by Prime with this tactic, 
I always stay near the the beginning of the side trenches when I'm facing her.
By doing this, you can just get in your morphball, quietly roll into the 
trench and out of her way. You are more vulnerable to get snatched by the 
tractor-beam, but the trench also helps by wedging you and possibly even 
breaking the lock because of it. You are also more vulnerable to the missiles,
so just dash jump quickly to the side out of the way. If you feel that she 
will fire two or more consecutive volleys of missiles, then just dash jump all
the way to the otherside. You will apply all the same techniques from 
Subchamers 2 and 3, but you will stay near the trenches this time and you will
have to be more vigilant about changing beams appropriately and room-sides 
with Prime.

Folks, most of how you handle this room will be based on your abilities. 
However, you guys did manage to get through Ridley and this far at the very 
least so don't panic. Besides, there is only one room left after this and its 
really easy. Follow down through the hole Prime made when you are done with 
her.

Metroid Prime Lair-
You'll fall straight down into a room way below and watch a nice cutscene of 
Prime's true-self come out. Get a lock on Prime and hold it. Don't bother 
attacking her because you can't damage her with any of your weapons, but I'll 
explain how you'll damage her three paragraphs down.

First thing Prime will do is her main attack, the shockwave. Notice when you 
first enter this room that there are a bunch of spires littered throughout 
the room. Prime's shockwave will have her swing her tentacles up in the air 
and then slam them on the ground creating the shockwave. This will immediately
destroy all the spires in the room, space jump over it to avoid getting 
damaged. This attack does decent damage but nothing dramatic; you'll loose 
roughly 45 units of health from this attack.

Prime will also move around the room alot. She'll strafe from one side to 
another. She might 'step' back away from you or 'step' forward to you. You'll 
find that she'll actually ram or headbutt you when she 'steps' forward, but 
this won't cause much damage. In the middle of all this moving around the 
room and doing her shockwave, you'll also see Prime stick her face out at you.
She'll stretch her face out at you in what looks like her attempt to 
intimidate you possibly causing you some minor damage. Keep an eye out on 
whether or not Prime sticks her face out at you like this because what she 
might do next is very important.

Sometimes, when Prime sticks her face out at you, she'll draw her tentacles on
the ground and create a phazon puddle. Immediately switch to your x-ray visor
and rush over into the phazon puddle she created. The first time Prime does 
this a cutscene will start showing Prime miraculously disappear. Just go to 
that phazon puddle, stand in it and stay in it. You arm cannon will grow veins
all over it, although you will barely notice it, and will turn into the 
phazon beam. You can only get the phazon beam by standing in these puddles 
that Prime creates. So when you are in the puddle and have the phazon beam on,
manually aim and look around the room. More than likely you'll bump up 
against Prime and she might knock you away from the phazon puddle because of 
it. But try to get back inside and get a clear sight of Prime. You see what 
happened was that Prime didn't disappear after creating the phazon puddle, she
just turned invisible so that you could only see her temporarily with another
visor. So when you see Prime, lock onto her and hold A. A stream of phazon 
will be fired right into her, paralyzing her, and giving her nasty damage. 
Your phazon beam is being powered by the phazon puddle and eventually it'll 
run dry. But if you managed to use all of the phazon puddle on Prime, she'll 
loose about 1/4 of her health. Alright after this phazon puddle has run dry, 
your phazon beam will be deactivated and you'll have to put up with her using 
her shockwave and moving around the room alot until the next time she creates 
another phazon puddle.

After creating a phazon puddle, she'll become invisible. Like I sort of 
explained earlier, shes actually switching visibility spectrums and you'll 
have to switch to the appropriate visor to be able to see her. You'll start 
out this room seeing her with your combat visor, but when she creates her 
first phazon puddle, you'll have to switch to your x-ray visor to see and 
fight her from then on. But the next time she creates a phazon puddle, 
she'll become invisible again and you'll have to see her with your thermal 
visor. If she turns invisible again while you are using your thermal visor 
then just switch to your combat visor, which is your regular visor. But 
watch out, Prime might switch to another visibility without creating a phazon 
puddle at all. Sometimes, she'll just stop and switch to another visibility 
and you'll have to switch to another visor. Which visor she'll switch to is 
very predictable, it goes combat visor <=> x-ray visor <=> thermal visor <=> 
combat visor. It goes clockwise from combat to x-ray to thermal and back to 
combat visor once again. Prime will not switch to thermal visibility if you 
have your combat visor on nor will she switch to x-ray visor visibility if you
have your thermal visor on. It always be a cyclical switch rightwards on 
which visor you'll have to use.

The first time Prime creates a puddle, she'll just create it and turn 
invisible and you'll have to switch to the next visor. But the second time she
creates a phazon puddle, she'll also create two metroids. The third time she 
makes a phazon puddle she'll create two hunter metroids, and the fourth time 
she creates a puddle she'll make two fission metroids. So when she starts to 
create her second, third, and fourth phazon puddles, I get in my morphball and
boost straight forward into the phazon puddle and lay a power bomb in it. 
After laying the power bomb, I exit morphball mode and switch to the 
appropriate visor. Don't switch to the appropriate visor before you boost ball
over to the phazon puddle, do it after. The metroids, whether regular, 
hunter, or fission, will be right in the middle of the phazon pool so doing 
this gets rid of the metroids and gets you in the phazon puddle. Sometimes the
metroids will block your way to the phazon puddle, but just give them the 
power bomb where they block and keep trying to get to the phazon puddle. If 
any of the two metroids survived for whatever reason, then just shoot them 
with your phazon beam and they'll die instantly.

So lets go over what to do with Prime. First get a lock on her and hold onto 
it. Space jump over her shockwaves and watch out for when she sticks her face 
out. When she creates her phazon puddle, get in your morphball, boost over 
into it, and lay a power bomb to get rid of any metroids. Then get out of your
morphball and switch to the appropriate visor. Then lock on to Prime and 
shoot her with the phazon beam. Do this 4 times to kill her and the game is 
completed. You'll be treated to a cutscene that I won't bother explaining. 
However, when the games credits start rolling, hold the joystick down to make 
the credits run faster and end.

				<= Da End =>
						


						<====================>
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 						 Brief Walkthrough-BW
						~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
						<====================>

================
Tallon Overworld
================
Landing Site*[B.1]>>Canyon Cavern>>Tallon Canyon>>Transport Tunnel A>>
Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========
Transport to Tallon Overworld North>>Ruins Entrance>>Main Plaza>>
Nursery Access>>Eyon Tunnel>>Ruined Nursery>>North Atrium>>Ruined Gallery>>
Totem Access>>

Hive Totem-Missile Launcher>>
---------------------------

Totem Access>>

Ruined Gallery-Missile expansion>>
--------------------------------

North Atrium>>Ruined Nursery>>Eyon Tunnel>>Nursery Access>>Main Plaza>>
Ruined Shrine Access>>

Ruined Shrine-Morphball>>
-----------------------

Ruined Shrine Access>>Main Plaza>>Ruined Fountain Access>> RuinedFountain>>
Arboretum Access>>Arboretum>>Gathering Hall Access>>Gathering Hall>>

Watery Hall Access-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------------

Watery Hall-Charge beam>>
-----------------------

Watery Hall Access>>Gathering Hall>>East Atrium>>Energy Core Access>>
Energy Core>>Burn Dome Access>>

Burn Dome-Morphball bomb, missile expansion>>
-------------------------------------------

Burn Dome Access>>Energy Core>>Energy Core Access>>East Atrium>>
Gathering Hall>>Gathering Hall Access>>Arboretum>>Sunchamber Lobby>>
Sunchamber Access>>

Sunchamber-Varia Suit>>
---------------------

Sun Tower Access>>Sun Tower>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============
Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>Burning Trail>>Save Station Magmoor A*[B.2]>>
Burning Trail>>Lake Tunnel>>Lava Lake>>Pit Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>
Monitor Tunnel>>Monitor Station>>

Transport Tunnel A-Energy tank>>
------------------------------

Transport to Phendrana Drifts North>>

================
Phendrana Drifts
================
Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>Shoreline Entrance>>Phendrana Shoreslines>>
Ice Ruins Access>>Ice Ruins East>>Plaza Walkway>>Phendrana Shorelines>>
Ruins Entryway>>Ice Ruins West>>Canyon Entryway>>

Phendrana Canyon-Boost Ball>>
---------------------------

Canyon Entryway>>Ice Ruins West>>Ruins Entryway>>Phendrana Shorelines>>
Shoreline Entrance>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============
Transport to Phendrana Drifts North>>Transport Tunnel A>>Monitor Station>>
Monitor Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Pit Tunnel>>Lava Lake>>Lake Tunnel>>
Burning Trail>>Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========
Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>Vault Access>>

Vault-Missile expansion>>
-----------------------

Plaza Access>>

Main Plaza-Energy tank, missile expansion>>
-----------------------------------------

Ruins Entrance>>Transport to Tallon Overworld North>>

================
Tallon Overworld
================
Transport to Chozo Ruins West>>Transport Tunnel A>>Tallon Canyon A>> Gully>>
Landing Site>>

Alcove-Space Jump Boots>>
-----------------------

Landing Site*[B.3]-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------------

Canyon Cavern>>Tallon Canyon>>Transport Tunnel A>>
Transport to Chozo Ruins West>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========
Transport to Tallon Overworld North>>Ruins Entrance>>Main Plaza>>
Nursery Access>>Eyon Tunnel>>

Ruined Nursery-Missile expansion>>
--------------------------------

North Atrium>>

Ruined Gallery-Missile expansion>>
--------------------------------

Totem Access>>Hive Totem>>

Transport Access North-Energy tank>>
----------------------------------

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============
Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>Burning Trail>>Lake Tunnel>>

Lava Lake-Chozo Artifact>>
------------------------

Pit Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Monitor Tunnel>>Monitor Station>>
Transport Tunnel A>> Transport to Phendrana Drifts North>>

================
Phendrana Drifts
================
Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>Shoreline Entrance>>
Phendrana Shorelines>>Temple Entryway>>Chozo Ice Temple>>Chapel Tunnel>>

Chapel of the Elders-Wave beam>>
------------------------------

Chapel Tunnel>>Chozo Ice Temple>>Temple Entryway>>Phendrana Shorelines>>
Ruins Entryway>>Ice Ruins West>>Courtyard Entryway>>

Ruined Courtyard-Energy tank>>
----------------------------

Save Station A*[B.4]>> Ruined Courtyard>>Specimen Storage>>Research Entrance>>
Hydra Lab Entryway>>Research Lab Hydra>>Observatory Access>>

Observatory-Super missile>>
-------------------------

West Tower Entrance>>West Tower>>Control Tower>>East Tower>>
Aether Lab Entryway>>

Research Lab Aether-Missile expansion, energy tank>>
--------------------------------------------------

Research Core Access>>

Research Core-Thermal Visor>>
---------------------------

Research Core Access>>Research Lab Aether>>Aether Lab Entryway>>
East Tower>>Control Tower>>West Tower>>West Tower Entrance>> Observatory>>
Observatory Access>>

Research Lab Hydra-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------------

Hydra Lab Entryway>>Research Entrance>>Specimen Storage>>
Ruined Courtyard>>Save Station A*[B.5]>>Ruined Courtyard>>
Quarantine Access>>North Quarantine Tunnel>>

Quarantine Cave-Spider ball>>
---------------------------

South Quarantine Tunnel>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============
Transport to Phendrana Drifts South>>Transport Tunnel C>>

Magmoor Workstation-Energy tank>>
-------------------------------

South Core Tunnel>>Geothermal Core>>Northcore Tunnel>>Twin Fires>>
Twin Fires Tunnel>>Transport to Tallon Overworld West>>Transport Tunnel B>>

Fiery Shores-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------

Shore Tunnel>>Monitor Station>>Monitor Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Pit Tunnel>>
Lava Lake>>Lake Tunnel>>Burning Trail>>Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>Sun Tower>>Sun Tower Access>>

Sunchamber-Chozo Artifact>>
-------------------------

Sunchamber Access>>Sunchamber Lobby>>Arboretum>>Gathering Hall Access>>

Gathering Hall-Missile expansion>>
--------------------------------

East Atrium>>Energy Core Access>>Energy Core>>West Furnace Access>> Furnace>>
Crossway Access West>>

Crossway-Missile expansion>>
--------------------------

Elder Hall Access>>Hall of Elders>>Reflecting Pool Access>>Reflecting Pool>>

Antechamber-Ice Beam>>
--------------------

Reflecting Pool>>Save Station 3*[B.6]>>Reflecting Pool>>
Reflecting Pool Access>>Hall of the Elders>>East Furnace Access>>

Furnace-Energy tank>>
-------------------

West Furnace Access>>Energy Core>>Energy Core Access>>East Atrium>>
Gathering Hall>>Gathering Hall Access>>Arboretum>>Sunchamber Lobby>>
Sunchamber Access>>Sunchamber>>Sun Tower Access>>Sun Tower>>
Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>Burning Trail>>Lake Tunnel>>Lava Lake>>
Pit Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Monitor Tunnel>>Monitor Station>>
Transport Tunnel A>>Transport to Phendrana Drifts North>>

================
Phendrana Drifts
================

Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>Shoreline Entrance>>
Phendrana Shorelines>>Ruins Entryway>>Ice Ruins West>>Courtyard Entryway>>
Ruined Courtyard>>Quarantine Access>>North Quarantine Tunnel>>
Quarantine Cave>>South Quarantine Tunnel>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>
Transport Access>>Frozen Pike>>Frost Cave Access>>Frost Cave>>
Upper Edge Tunnel>> Phendrana’s Edge>>Lower Edge Tunnel>>Hunter Cave>>
Lake Tunnel>>

Gravity Chamber-Gravity Suit>>
----------------------------

Chamber Access>>Hunter Cave>>Hunter Cave Access>>Frozen Pike>>
Transport Access>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>
South Quarantine Tunnel>> Quarantine Cave>>North Quarantine Tunnel>>
Quarantine Access>>Courtyard>>Courtyard Entryway>>Ice Ruins West>> 
Ruins Entryway>>Phendrana Shorelines>>Shoreline Entrance>>
Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phendrana Dirfts North>>Transport Tunnel A>>
Monitor Station>>Monitor Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Pit Tunnel>>Lava Lake>>
Lake Tunnel>>Burning Trail>>Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========
Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>Vault Access>>Vault>>Plaza Access>>

Main Plaza-missile expansion>>
----------------------------

Ruined Shrine Access>>

Ruined Shrine-Missile expansion, missile expansion>>
--------------------------------------------------

Tower of Light Access>>

Tower of Light-Wave Buster>>
--------------------------

Tower Chamber-Chozo Artifact>>
----------------------------

Tower of Light>>Tower of Light Access>>Ruined Shrine>>
Ruined Shrine Access>>Main Plaza>>Ruined Fountain Access>>

Ruined Fountain-Missile expansion>>
---------------------------------

Arboretum Access>>Arboretum>>Gathering Hall Access>>Gathering Hall>>
Watery Hall Access>>Watery Hall>>Dynamo Access>>

Dynamo-Missile expansion, missile expansion>>
-------------------------------------------

Dynamo Access>>

Watery Hall-Missile expansion>>
-----------------------------

Watery Hall Access>>Gathering Hall>>East Atrium>>Energy Core Access>>
Energy Core>>West Furnace Access>>Furnace>>East Furnace Access>> 
Hall of the Elders>>Reflecting Pool Access>>Reflecting Pool>>
Save Station 3*[B.7]>>Transport to Tallon Overworld East>>

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Chozo Ruins East>>Transport Tunnel C>>

Overgrown Cavern-Missile expansion>>
----------------------------------

Frigate Crash Site-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------------

Frigate Access Tunnel>>Main Ventilation Shaft C>>
Main Ventilation Shaft Section B>>Main Ventilation Shaft Section A>>
Reactor Core>>Reactor Access>>

Cargo Freight Lift to Deck Gamma-Energy tank>>
--------------------------------------------

Deck Beta Transit Hall>>

Biohazard Containment-Missile expansion>>
---------------------------------------

Deck Beta Security Hall>>Biotech Research Area 1>>
Deck Beta Conduit Hall>>Connection Elevator to Deck Beta>>

Hydro Access Tunnel-Energy tank>>
-------------------------------

Great Tree Hall>>Transport Tunnel E>>Transport to Phazon Mines East>>

============
Phazon Mines
============
Transport to Tallon Overworld South>>Quarry Access>>

Main Quarry-Missile expansion>>
-----------------------------

Save Station Mines A*[B.8]>>Main Quarry>>Security Access A>>
Mine Security Station>>Security Access B>>

Elite Research-Missile expansion>>
--------------------------------

Research Access>>Ore Processing>>Elevator Access A>>Elevator A>>

Elite Control Access-Missile expansion>>
--------------------------------------

Elite Control>>Ventilation Shaft>>Omega Research>>Dynamo Access>>

Central Dynamo-Power Bomb>>
-------------------------

Dynamo Access>>Omega Research>>

Ventilation Shaft-Energy tank>>
-----------------------------

Elite Control>>Elite Control Access>>Elevator A>>Elevator Access A>>
Ore Processing>>

Storage Depot-Grapple beam>>
--------------------------

Ore Processing>>Research Access>>

Elite Research-Chozo Artifact>>
-----------------------------

Security Access B>>Mine Security Station>>Security Access A>>
Main Quarry>>Quarry Access>>Transport to Tallon Overworld South>>

================
Tallon Overworld
================
Transport to Phazon Mines East>>Transport Tunnel E>>Great Tree Hall>>

Life Grove Tunnel-Missile expansion>>
-----------------------------------

Life Grove-X-ray visor, chozo artifact>>
--------------------------------------

Life Grove Tunnel>>Great Tree Hall>>

Great Tree Chamber-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------------

Great Tree Hall>>Transport Tunnel D>>Transport to Chozo Ruins South>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Tallon Overworld South>>Transport Access South>>
Reflecting Pool>>Save Station 3*[B.9]>>Reflecting Pool>>
Reflecting Pool Access>> Hall of Elders>>Crossway Access South>>Crossway>>
Crossway Access West>>

Furnace-Missile expansion>>
-------------------------

West Furnace Access>>Energy Core>>Energy Core Access>>East Atrium>>
Gathering Hall>>Gathering Hall Access>>Arboretum>>Arboretum Access>>
Ruined Fountain>>Meditation Fountain>>

Magma Pool-Power bomb expansion>>
-------------------------------

Training Chamber Access-Missile expansion>>
-----------------------------------------

Training Chamber-Energy tank>>
----------------------------

Piston Tunnel>>

Main Plaza-Missile expansion>>
----------------------------

Nursery Access>>Eyon Tunnel>>Ruined Nursery>>North Atrium>>Ruined Gallery>>
Totem Access>>Hive Totem>>Transport Access North>>
Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============
Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>Burning Trail>>Lake Tunnel>>Lava Lake>>
Pit Tunnel>>

Triclops Pit-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------

Storage Cavern-Missile expansion>>
--------------------------------

Triclops Pit>>Monitor Tunnel>>Monitor Station>>

Warrior Shrine-Chozo Artifact>>
-----------------------------

Fiery Shores-Power bomb expansion>>
---------------------------------

Shore Tunnel-Ice Spreader>>
-------------------------

Fiery Shores>>Transport Tunnel B>>Transport to Tallon Overworld West>>
Twin Fires Tunnel>>Twin Fires>>North Core Tunnel>>Geothermal Core>>

Plasma Processing-Plasma Beam>>
-----------------------------

Geothermal Core>>South Core Tunnel>>Magmoor Workstation>>Transport Tunnel C>>
Transport to Phendrana Drifts South>>

================
Phendrana Drifts
================
Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>

Transport Access-Energy tank>>
----------------------------

Frozen Pike>>Pike Access>>Research Core>>Research Core Access>>
Research Lab Aether>>Aether Lab Entryway>>East Tower>>

Control Tower-Chozo artifact>>
----------------------------

East Tower>>Aether Lab Entryway>>Research Lab Aether>>
Research Core Access>>Research Core>>Pike Access>>Frozen Pike>>
Frost Cave Access>>

Frost Cave-Missile expansion>>
----------------------------

Upper Edge Tunnel>>Phendrana’s Edge>>

Storage Cavern-Chozo Artifact>>
-----------------------------

Phendrana’s Edge>>

Security Cave-Power bomb expansion>>
----------------------------------

Phendrana’s Edge>>Lower Edge Tunnel>>Hunter Cave>>Chamber Access>>

Gravity Chamber-Missile expansion>>
---------------------------------

Chamber Access>>Hunter Cave>>Hunter Cave Access>>Frozen Pike>>
Transport Access>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>
South Quarantine Tunnel>>Quarantine Cave>>

Quarantine Monitor-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------------

Quarantine Cave>>North Quarantine Tunnel>>Quarantine Access>>
Ruined Courtyard>>Courtyard Entryway>>

Ice Ruins West-Power Bomb expansion>>
-----------------------------------

Ruins Entryway>>Phendrana Shorelines>>Temple Entryway>>

Chozo Ice Temple-Chozo Artifact>>
-------------------------------

Temple Entryway>>

Phendrana Shorelines-Missile expansion, missile expansion>>
---------------------------------------------------------

Ice Ruins Access>>

Ice Ruins East-Missile expansion, missile expansion>>
---------------------------------------------------

Ice Ruins Access>>Phendrana Shorelines>>Shorline Entrance>>
Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phendrana Drifts North>>Transport Tunnel A>>
Monitor Station>>Monitor Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Pit Tunnel>>
Lava Lake>>Lake Tunnel>>Burning Trail>>Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>Sun Tower>>Sun Tower Access>>Sunchamber>>
Sunchamber Access>>Sunchamber Lobby>>Arboretum>>
Gathering Hall Access>>Gathering Hall>>East Atrium>>Energy Core Access>>
Energy Core>>West Furnace Access>>Furnace>>East Furnace Access>>

Hall of Elders-Energy tank>>
--------------------------

Elder Chamber-Chozo Artifact>>
----------------------------

Hall of Elders>>Reflecting Pool Access>>Reflecting Pool>>
Save Station 3*[B.10]>>Reflecting Pool>>Transport Access South>>
Transport to Tallon Overworld South>>

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Chozo Ruins South>>Transport Tunnel D>>Great Tree Hall>>
Transport Tunnel E>>Transport to Phazon Mines East>>

============
Phazon Mines
============

Transport to Tallon Overworld South>>Quarry Access>>Main Quarry>>

Security Access A-missile expansion>>
-----------------------------------

Mine Security Station>>

Storage Depot A-Flamethrower>>
----------------------------

Mine Security Station>>Security Access A>>Main Quarry>>Waste Disposal>>
Ore Processing>>Elevator Access A>>Elevator A>>Elite Control Access>> 
Elite Control>>Ventilation Shaft>>Omega Research>>Dynamo Access>>
Central Dynamo>>Quarantine Access A>>

Metroid Quarantine A-Missile expansion>>
--------------------------------------

Elevator Access B>>Elevator B>>

Fungal Hall Access-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------------

Fungal Hall A>>Phazon Mining Tunnel>>Fungal Hall B>>Quarantine Access B>>

Metroid Quarantine B-Missile expansion>>
--------------------------------------

Save Station Mines C*[B.11]>>Metroid Quarantine B>>Elite Quarters Access>>

Elite Quarters-Phazon Suit>>
--------------------------

Elite Quarters Access>>Metroid Quarantine B>>Quarantine Access B>>

Fungal Hall B-Missile expansion>>
-------------------------------

Phazon Mining Tunnel-Chozo Artifact>>
-----------------------------------

Fungal Hall B>>Quarantine Access B>>Metroid Quarantine B>>
Elite Quarters Access>>Elite Quarters>>

Processing Center Access-Energy Tank>>
------------------------------------

Phazon Processing Center-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------------------

Transport Access>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phazon Mines West>>Workstation Tunnel>>Magmoor Workstation>>
South Core Tunnel>>Geothermal Core>>North Core Tunnel>>Twin Fires>>
Twin Fires Tunnel>>Transport to Tallon Overworld West>>

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>

Transport Tunnel B-Missile expansion>>
------------------------------------

Root Cave-Missile expansion>>
---------------------------

Arbor Chamber-Missile expansion>>
-------------------------------

Root Cave>>Root Tunnel>>Tallon Canyon>>Canyon Cavern>>Landing Site*[B.12]>>
Temple Hall>>Temple Security Station>>Temple Lobby>>

Artifact Temple-Chozo Artifact>>
------------------------------

=============
Impact Crater
=============
Crater Entry Point>>Crater Tunnel A>>Phazon Core>>Crater Tunnel B>>
Phazon Infusion Chamber>>Subchamber One>>Subchamber Two>>Subchamber Three>>
Subchamber Four>>Subchamber Five>>Metroid Prime Lair>>

						<= Da End =>


						<====================>
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						 Scan List Guide- SLG
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#-denotes rare scans that should be scanned on the spot

=================
anytime Scan List
=================
research-small energy
research-save station
research-missile ammunition
research-large energy
research-ultra energy
research-power bomb ammunition

====================
Space Pirate Frigate
====================

Emergency Evacuation Area:
Creatures entry-Parasite #

Map Facility:
Research entry-Map Station#

Deck Beta Security Hall:
Creatures entry- Auto Defense Turret

Biohazard Containment:
Pirate Data entry-Fall of Zebes#

Reactor Core:
Creatures entry-Parasite Queen#

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Landing Site*[S.1]:
Research-Gunship

Canyon Cavern:
creatures-Beetle

Tallon Canyon:
creatures-Sap Sac
Creatures-Blast Cap
Creatures-Zoomer
Creatures-Geemer

Transport Tunnel A>>Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========
Transport to Tallon Overworld North>>

Ruins Entrance:
Chozo Lore-Fountain

Main Plaza>>

Nursery Access:
Creatures-Scarab

Eyon Tunnel:
Creatures-Eyon

Ruined Nursery:
Chozo Lore-Exodus
Creatures-Hive(War Wasp Hive)
Creatures-War Wasp

North Atrium>>Ruined Gallery>>

Totem Access:
Creatures-Plazmite
creatures-Tangle Weed

Hive Totem:
Creatures-Hive Mecha#
Creatures-Ram War Wasp#
Research-Missile Door Lock#

Totem Access>>Ruined Gallery>>North Atrium>>Ruined Nursery>>
Eyon Tunnel>>Nursery Access>>Main Plaza>>Ruined Shrine Access>>

Ruined Shrine:
Creatures-Plated Beetle

Ruined Shrine Access>>Main Plaza>>Ruined Fountain Access>>

Ruined Fountain:
Chozo Lore-Hatchling

Arboretum Access:
Creatures-Shriekbats

Arboretum:
Creatures-Reaper Vine

Gathering Hall Access>>Gathering Hall>>Watery Hall Access>>

Watery Hall:
Chozo Lore-Meteor Strike

Watery Hall Access>>Gathering Hall>>East Atrium>>Energy Core Access>>
Energy Core>>Burn Dome Access>>

Burn Dome:
Creatures-Incinerator Drone#
Research-Locked Door#
Creatures-Barbed War Wasp#

Burn Dome Access>>

Energy Core:
Creatures-Stone Toad
Research-Morphball Slot

Energy Core Access>>East Atrium>>Gathering Hall>>Gathering Hall Access>>

Arboretum:
Creatures-Venom Weed

Sunchamber Lobby>>Sunchamber Access>>

Sunchamer:
Creatures-Flagghra Tentacle#
Creatures-Flagghra#

Sun Tower Access:
Creatures-Pulse Bombu

Sun Tower>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>Burning Trail>>Save Station Magmoor A*[S.2]

Burning Trail:
Creatures-Grizby

Lake Tunnel:
Creatures-Burrower

Lava Lake:
Creatures-Magmoor
Creatures-Puffer

Pit Tunnel:
Creatures-Triclops

Triclops Pit>>Monitor Tunnel>>Monitor Station>>Transport Tunnel A>>
Transport to Phendrana Drifts North>>

================
Phendrana Drifts
================

Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>Shoreline Entrance>>

Phendrana Shorelines:
Creatures-Flickerbat
Creatures-Crystallite

Ice Ruins Access:
Creatures-Scatter Bombu

Ice Ruins East:
Creatures-Baby Sheegoth

Plaza Walkway:
Creatures-Ice Burrower#

Phendrana Shorelines>>Ruins Entryway>>Ice Ruins West>>Canyon Entryway>>

Phendrana Canyon:
Chozo Lore-The Turned

Canyon Entryway>>Ice Ruins West>>Ruins Entryway>>Phendrana Shorelines>>
Shoreline Entrance>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phendrana Drifts North>>Transport Tunnel A>>Monitor Station>>
Monitor Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Pit Tunnel>>Lava Lake>>Lake Tunnel>>
Burning Trail>>Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>Vault Access>>

Vault:
Chozo Lore-Beginnings

Plaza Access>>Main Plaza>>Ruins Entrance>>Transport to Tallon Overworld North>>

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Chozo Ruins West>>Transport Tunnel A>>Tallon Canyon>>Gully>>
Landing Site>>Alcove>>Landing Site*[S.3]>>Canyon Cavern>>Tallon Canyon>>
Transport Tunnel A>>Transport to Chozo Ruins West>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Tallon Overworld North>>Ruins Entrance>>Main Plaza>>
Nursery Access>>Eyon Tunnel>>Ruined Nursery>>North Atrium>>Ruined Gallery>>
Totem Access>>Hive Totem>>Transport Access North>>
Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>


===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>Burning Trail>>Lake Tunnel>>Lava Lake>>
Pit Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Monitor Tunnel>>Monitor Station>>Transport Tunnel A>>
Transport to Phendrana Drifts North>>

===============
Phendran Drifts
===============

Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>Shoreline Entrance>>Phendrana Shorelines>>
Temple Entryway>>

Chozo Ice Temple:
Creatures-Ice Parasite#

Chapel Tunnel>>

Chapel of the Elders:
Creatures-Sheegoth

Chapel Tunnel>>Chozo Ice Temple>>Temple Entryway>>Phendrana Shorelines>>
Ruins Entryway>>

Ice Ruins West:
Chozo Lore-Cipher
Research-Stalactite#
Creatures-Ice Shriekbats#

Courtyard Entryway>>

Ruined Courtyard:
Research-Spinner

Save Station A*[S.4]>> Ruined Courtyard>>

Specimen Storage:
Creatures-Shadow Pirate

Research Entrance:
Creatures-Space Pirate

Hydra Lab Entryway>>

Research Lab Hydra:
Pirate Data-Security Breaches
Pirate Data-Mining Status
Pirate Data-Phazon Analysis
Pirate Data-Parasite Larva
Pirate Data-Glacial Wastes

Observatory Access>>

Observatory:
Pirate Data-Contact
Pirate Data-Phazon Program
Research-Tallon IV
Research-Zebes

West Tower Entrance>>West Tower>>

Control Tower:
Creatures-Flying Pirate

East Tower>>Aether Lab Entryway>>

Research Lab Aether:
Pirate Data-Meta Ridley
Pirate Data-Metroid Studies
Creatures-Metroid
Pirate Data-Phazon Infusion
Pirate Data-Metroid Morphology
Pirate Data-Metroid Forces

Research Core Access:
Creatures-Ice Beetle

Research Core

Research Core Access:
Creatures-Sentry Drone

Research Lab Aether>>Aether Lab Entryway>>East Tower>>Control Tower>>
West Tower>>West Tower Entrance>>Observatory>>Observatory Access>>
Research Lab Hydra>>Hydra Lab Entryway>>Research Entrance>>Specimen Storage>>
Ruined Courtyard>>Save Station A*[S.5]>>Ruined Courtyard>>Quarantine Access>>
North Quarantine Tunnel>>

Quarantine Cave:
Creatures-Thardus#
Research-Spider Ball Track

South Quarantine Tunnel>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phendrana Drifts South>>Transport Tunnel C>>Magmoor Workstation>>

South Core Tunnel:
Creatures-Puddle Spore

Geothermal Core>>Northcore Tunnel>>Twin Fires>>Twin Fires Tunnel>>
Transport to Tallon Overworld West>>Transport Tunnel B>>Fiery Shores>>
Shore Tunnel>>Monitor Station>>Monitor Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Pit Tunnel>>
Lava Lake>>Lake Tunnel>>Burning Trail>>Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>

Sun Tower:
Chozo Lore-Contain
Creatures-Oculus

Sun Tower Access>>

Sunchamber:
Creatures-Chozo Ghost

Sunchamber Access>>Sunchamber Lobby>>Arboretum>>Gathering Hall Access>>
Gathering Hall>>East Atrium>>Energy Core Access>>Energy Core>>
West Furnace Access>>

Furnace:
Chozo Lore-Cradle

Crossway Access West>>

Crossway:
Chozo Lore-Infestation
Chozo Lore-Hatchling's Shell
Chozo Lore-Worm

Elder Hall Access>>

Hall of the Elders:
Research-Missile Station

Reflecting Pool Access>>Reflecting Pool>>Antechamber>>Reflecting Pool>>
Save Station 3*[S.6]>>Reflecting Pool>>Reflecting Pool Access>>
Hall of the Elders>>East Furnace Access>>Furnace>>West Furnace Access>>
Energy Core>>Energy Core Access>>East Atrium>>Gathering Hall>>
Gathering Hall Access>>Arboretum>>Sunchamber Lobby>>Sunchamber Access>>
Sunchamber>>Sun Tower Access>>Sun Tower>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>Burning Trail>>Lake Tunnel>>Lava Lake>>
Pit Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Monitor Tunnel>>Monitor Station>>
Transport Tunnel A>> Transport to Phendrana Drifts North>>

================
Phendrana Drifts
================

Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>Shoreline Entrance>>Phendrana Shorelines>>
Ruins Entryway>>Ice Ruins West>>Courtyard Entryway>> Ruined Courtyard>>
Quarantine Access>>North Quarantine Tunnel>>Quarantine Cave>>
South Quarantine Tunnel>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>
Transport Access>> Frozen Pike>>Frost Cave Access>>

Frost Cave:
Creatures-Hunter Metroid
Creatures-Glider

Upper Edge Tunnel>>

Phendrana's Edge:
Creatures-Jelzap

Lower Edge Tunnel>>Hunter Cave>>Lake Tunnel>>

Gravity Chamber:
Creatures-Aqua Reaper

Chamber Access>>Hunter Cave>>Hunter Cave Access>>Frozen Pike>>
Transport Access>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>
South Quarantine Tunnel>> Quarantine Cave>>North Quarantine Tunnel>>
Quarantine Access>> Courtyard>>Courtyard Entryway>>Ice Ruins West>>
Ruins Entryway>>Phendrana Shorelines>>Shoreline Entrance>>
Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phendrana Dirfts North>>Transport Tunnel A>>
Monitor Station>>Monitor Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Pit Tunnel>>
Lava Lake>>Lake Tunnel>>Burning Trail>>Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>Vault Access>>Vault>>Plaza Access>>
Main Plaza>>Ruined Shrine Access>>Ruined Shrine>>Tower of Light Access>>

Tower of Light:
Creatures-Plated Puffer

Tower Chamber>>Tower of Light>>Tower of Light Access>>Ruined Shrine>>
Ruined Shrine Access>>Main Plaza>>Ruined Fountain Access>>Ruined Fountain>>
Arboretum Access>>Arboretum>>Gathering Hall Access>>Gathering Hall>>
Watery Hall Access>>Watery Hall>>Dynamo Access>>Dynamo>>Dynamo Access>>
Watery Hall>>Watery Hall Access>>Gathering Hall>>East Atrium>>
Energy Core Access>>Energy Core>>West Furnace Access>>Furnace>>
East Furnace Access>>Hall of the Elders>>Reflecting Pool Access>>
Reflecting Pool>>Save Station 3*[S.7]>>Transport to Tallon Overworld East>>

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Chozo Ruins East>>Transport Tunnel C>>Overgrown Cavern>>
Frigate Crash Site>>Frigate Access Tunnel>>Main Ventilation Shaft C>>
Main Ventilation Shaft Section B>>

Main Ventilation Shaft Section A:
Creatures-Tallon Crab

Reactor Core:
Creatures-Aqua Pirate

Reactor Access>>Cargo Freight Lift to Deck Gamma>>Deck Beta Transit Hall>>

Biohazard Containment:
Creatures-Aqua Drone#

Deck Beta Security Hall>>Biotech Research Area 1>>Deck Beta Conduit Hall>>

Connection Elevator to Deck Beta:
Creatures-Aqua Sac

Hydro Access Tunnel>>

Great Tree Hall:
Creatures-seedling

Transport Tunnel E>>Transport to Phazon Mines East>>

============
Phazon Mines
============

Transport to Tallon Overworld South>>Quarry Access>>

Main Quarry:
Creatures-Mega Turret
Research-Grapple Point

Save Station Mines A*[S.8]>>Main Quarry>>Security Access A>>

Mine Security Station:
Creatures-Wave Trooper

Security Access B>>

Elite Research:
Pirate Data-Elite Pirates
Creatures-Power Trooper

Research Access>>Ore Processing>>Elevator Access A>>Elevator A>>
Elite Control Access>>

Elite Control:
Creatures-Elite Pirate#
Pirate Data-The Hunter
Pirate Data-Metroid Prime
Creatures-Ice Troopers
Pirate Data-Hunter Weapons
Pirate Data-Prime Breach
Pirate Data-Chozo Ghosts
Pirate Data-Chozo Studies
Pirate Data-Chozo Artifacts
Pirate Data-Prime Mutations

Ventilation Shaft>>Omega Research>>Dynamo Access>>Central Dynamo>>
Dynamo Access>>

Omega Research:
Pirate Data-Omega Pirate

Ventilation Shaft>>Elite Control>>Elite Control Access>>Elevator A>>
Elevator Access A>>Ore Processing>>Storage Depot B>>

Ore Processing:
Research-Grapple Point

Research Access>>

Elite Research:
Creatures-Phazon Elite#

Security Access B>>Mine Security Station>>Security Access A>>Main Quarry>>
Quarry Access>>Transport to Tallon Overworld South>>

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Phazon Mines East>>Transport Tunnel E>>

Great Tree Hall:
Creatures-Bloodflower

Life Grove Tunnel>>Life Grove>>Life Grove Tunnel>>Great Tree Chamber>>
Great Tree Hall>>Transport Tunnel D>>Transport to Chozo Ruins South>>

===========
Chozo Ruins
===========

Transport to Tallon Overworld South>>Transport Access South>>
Reflecting Pool>>Save Station 3*[S.9]>>Reflecting Pool>>
Reflecting Pool Access>>Hall of Elders>>Crossway Access South>> Crossway>>
Crossway Access West>>

Furnace:
Creatures-Plated Parasite

West Furnace Access>>Energy Core>>Energy Core Access>>East Atrium>>
Gathering Hall>>Gathering Hall Access>>Arboretum>>Arboretum Access>>
Ruined Fountain>>Meditation Fountain>>

Magma Pool:
Chozo Lore-Newborn

Training Chamber Access>>Training Chamber>>Piston Tunnel>>Main Plaza>>
Nursery Access>>Eyon Tunnel>>Ruined Nursery>>North Atrium>>Ruined Gallery>>
Totem Access>>Hive Totem>>Transport Access North>>
Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>Burning Trail>>Lake Tunnel>>Lava Lake>>
Pit Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Storage Cavern>>Triclops Pit>>Monitor Tunnel>>
Monitor Station>>Warrior Shrine>>Fiery Shores>>Shore Tunnel>>
Fiery Shores>>Transport Tunnel B>>Transport to Tallon Overworld West>>
Twin Fires Tunnel>>Twin Fires>>North Core Tunnel>>Geothermal Core>>
Plasma Processing>>Geothermal Core>>South Core Tunnel>>
Magmoor Workstation>>Transport Tunnel C>>Transport to Phendrana Drifts South>>

================
Phendrana Drifts
================

Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>Transport Access>>Frozen Pike>>
Pike Access>>Research Core>>Research Core Access>>Research Lab Aether>>
Aether Lab Entryway>>East Tower>>Control Tower>>East Tower>>
Aether Lab Entryway>> Research Lab Aether>>Research Core Access>>
Research Core>>Pike Access>>Frozen Pike>>Frost Cave Access>>Frost Cave>>
Upper Edge Tunnel>>Phendrana’s Edge>>Storage Cave>>Phendrana’s Edge>>
Security Cave>>Phendrana’s Edge>>Lower Edge Tunnel>>Hunter Cave>>
Chamber Access>>Gravity Chamber>>Chamber Access>>Hunter Cave>>
Hunter Cave Access>>Frozen Pike>>Transport Access>>
Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>South Quarantine Tunnel>>
Quarantine Cave>>Quarantine Monitor>>Quarantine Cave>>
North Quarantine Tunnel>>Quarantine Access>>Ruined Courtyard>>
Courtyard Entryway>>Ice Ruins West>>Ruins Entryway>>Phendrana Shorelines>> 
Temple Entryway>>Chozo Ice Temple>>Temple Entryway>>Phendrana Shorelines>>
Ice Ruins Access>>Ice Ruins East>>Ice Ruins Access>>Phendrana Shorelines>> 
Shorline Entrance>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns West>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phendrana Drifts North>>Transport Tunnel A>>
Monitor Station>>Monitor Tunnel>>Triclops Pit>>Pit Tunnel>>Lava Lake>>
Lake Tunnel>>Burning Trail>>Transport to Chozo Ruins North>>

================
Chozo Ruins
================

Transport to Magmoor Caverns North>>Sun Tower>>Sun Tower Access>> Sunchamber>>
Sunchamber Access>>Sunchamber Lobby>>Arboretum>>
Gathering Hall Access>>Gathering Hall>>East Atrium>>Energy Core Access>>
Energy Core>>West Furnace Access>>Furnace>>East Furnace Access>>

Hall of Elders:
Chozo Lore-Hope

Elder Chamber>>Hall of Elders>>Reflecting Pool Access>>Reflecting Pool>>
Save Station 3*[S.10]>>Reflecting Pool>>Transport Access South>>
Transport to Tallon Overworld South>>

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Chozo Ruins South>>Transport Tunnel D>>Great Tree Hall>>
Transport Tunnel E>>Transport to Phazon Mines East>>

============
Phazon Mines
============

Transport to Tallon Overworld South>>Quarry Access>>Main Quarry>>
Security Access A>>Mine Security Station>>Storage Depot A>>
Mine Security Station>>Security Access A>>Main Quarry>>Waste Disposal>>
Ore Processing>>Elevator Access A>>Elevator A>>Elite Control Access>>
Elite Control>>Ventilation Shaft>>Omega Research>>Dynamo Access>>
Central Dynamo>>Quarantine Access A>>Metroid Quarantine A>>
Elevator Access B>>Elevator B>>Fungal Hall Access>>Fungal Hall A>>
Phazon Mining Tunnel>>Fungal Hall B>>Quarantine Access B>>

Metroid Quarantine B:
Creatures-Plasma Trooper
Pirate Data-Special Forces

Save Station Mines C*[S.11]>>Metroid Quarantine B>>Elite Quarters Access>>

Elite Quarters:
Creatures-Omega Pirate#

Elite Quarters Access>>Metroid Quarantine B>>Quarantine Access B>>
Fungal Hall B>>Phazon Mining Tunnel>>Fungal Hall B>>Quarantine Access B>> 
Metroid Quarantine B>>Elite Quarters Access>>Elite Quarters>>
Processing Center Access>>Phazon Processing Center>>
Transport Access>>Transport to Magmoor Caverns South>>

===============
Magmoor Caverns
===============

Transport to Phazon Mines West>>Workstation Tunnel>>Magmoor Workstation>>
South Core Tunnel>>Geothermal Core>>North Core Tunnel>>Twin Fires>>
Twin Fires Tunnel>>Transport to Tallon Overworld West>>

================
Tallon Overworld
================

Transport to Magmoor Caverns East>>Transport Tunnel B>>Root Cave>>
Arbor Chamber>>Root Cave>>Root Tunnel>>Tallon Canyon>>Canyon Cavern>>
Landing Site*[S.12]>>Temple Hall>>

Temple Security Station:
Pirate Data-Artifact Site

Temple Lobby>>

Artifact Temple:
Chozo Lore-Statuary
Chozo Lore-Binding
Creatures-Meta Ridley#

=============
Impact Crater
=============

Crater Entry Point>>

Crater Tunnel A:
Creatures-Lumigek

Phazon Core:
Creatures-Fission Metroid

Crater Tunnel B>>Phazon Infusion Chamber>>

Subchamber One:
Creatures-Metroid Prime#

Subchamber Two>>Subchamber Three>>Subchamber Four>>Subchamber Five>>

Metroid Prime Lair:
Creatures-Metroid Prime(Core/2nd form)





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The first time I released a speedrun guide in Metroid Prime, I released it on
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amateur review and make suggestions for improvement. What he suggested was 
getting the missile expansion under the mushroom regardless of the minute 
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