Metroid Prime 2: Echoes No Space Jump Guide by Mr Potter 1. Introduction 2. Guide Updates 3. Techniques 4. Guide 4a. The Start of the Game 4aa. Lose Your Items! 4ab. Missile Launcher 4ac. To the Great Temple 4b. Lending the Luminoth a Hand 4ba. Dark Alpha Splinter and the Energy Transfer Module 4bb. U-Mos and the Violet Translator Module 4bc. To Agon 4c. Agon Wastes 4ca. Bomb Guardian and the Morph Ball Bombs 4cb. Amber Translator Module 4cc. Dark Samus and the Dark Beam 4cd. Light Beam 4ce. Getting to Amorbis, and the Dark Agon Temple Keys 4cf. Amorbis and the Dark Suit 4cg. Returning Agon's Energy and Leaving Agon 4d. Torvus Bog 4da. Pirates and the Super Missiles 4db. Emerald Translator Module 4dc. Boost Guardian and the Boost Ball 4dd. Seeker Missile Launcher 4de. Gravity Boost 4df. Alpha Blogg, Grapple Guardian and the Grapple Beam 4dg. Getting to Chykka, and the Final Temple Key 4dh. Chykka and the Dark Visor 4di. Returning Torvus's Energy... or not? and Leaving Torvus 4e. Sanctuary Fortress 4ea. Cobalt Translator 4eb. Spider Guardian and the Spider Ball 4ec. Power Bomb Guardian and the Power Bombs 4ed. Dark Samus and the Echo Visor 4ee. Screw Attack 4ef. Ing Hive Temple Keys 4eg. Quadraxis and the Annihilator Beam 4eh. Returning the Sanctuary Energy 4f. The Sky Temple 4fa. U-Mos and the Light Suit 4fb. Agon Wastes Sky Temple Keys 4fba. Battlegrounds 4fbb. Dark Oasis 4fc. Torvus Bog Sky Temple Keys 4fca. Dungeon 4fcb. Poisoned Bog 4fd. Sanctuary Fortress Sky Temple Keys 4fda. Hive Dynamo Works 4fdb. Hive Entrance 4fe. Temple Grounds Sky Temple Keys 4fea. Ing Reliquary 4feb. Accursed Lake 4fec. Defiled Shrine 4ff. The Uncollectable Key 5. The Recorded No Space Jump Run 6. No Space Jump Forced Restarts 7. Items That Can Be Collected with No Space Jump 8. What Remains to be Collected 9. Other Sequence Breaks 10. Version Differences 11. Closing 12. Credits Two sites have permission to host this guide: -Samus.co.uk (http://www.samus.co.uk) a.k.a. SCU -GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com) a.k.a. GFAQs --------------- 1. Introduction --------------- Hi. I'm Mr Potter. This is a guide. The guide is for Metroid Prime 2, specialized to help you get as far as possible without ever collecting the Space Jump boots, which are collected after defeating the boss Jump Guardian. Of course, if you're reading this you probably already know this. Why else would you click on the link? Before I start on the guide, I'd like to say a few things. First, this guide was written for the NTSC version of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. That was the first version of the game released, released on November 15, 2004 in the US. If you don't have that version, there will be various changes that will make a no-SJ game impossible for you, specifically in Crypt and Dark Torvus Temple. Remember to send me an e-mail if you find a solution to either of those rooms in versions other than the original Prime 2. The second thing is that if you are doing a no-SJ game, please try to go for 100%. There are only a few items we still need to get to complete a 100% No Space Jump game, and we'd like all the help we can get for it. Use the 101% trick (in the "Other Sequence Breaks" section) to get the extra percent that would normally fill in the Space Jump percent. Please do all you can to assist the only things we still need to do. The final thing is that don't expect to get 100% scans. The fact that you're attempting to skip the Space Jump boots means you won't be able to get Jump Guardian's scan. That's one less scan that makes it impossible to get 100% scans, so don't try unless you think you can trigger the Jump Guardian fight and leave the room without getting the boots, which may be possible if a secret world in that room is discovered. Well, that's all said, so now onto the guide. If you still try with a different version, getting 100% scans, or just getting 100%, and you can't do it, don't say I didn't warn you. I'm not saying don't do it... You actually should try it on a different version, just to see if it can be done, or see what can and can't be collected without the boots. Please e-mail me if you find there's a version difference that prevents no SJ, or if you got an item I didn't list. It's been a long introduction, so it's time for the guide. ---------------- 2. Guide Updates ---------------- Update 1 Gave Samus.co.uk (http://www.samus.co.uk) permission to host this guide. Also added this section, added two version differences to the version differences section, and updated the main guide so it goes past Polluted Mire, all the way to our attempts to get the last Sky Temple key. I also added the forced restart section. Added Floaty Jump and Reverse Morph to the Techniques section. Updated the "items that can be collected without space jump" to include some more missile expansions/energy tanks/ power bomb expansions/beam ammo expansions and all the main upgrades we can get. Removed the scan section, since it's likely that every scan in the game can be collected without Space Jump (other than Jump Guardian, of course). That is, obviously, assuming it's possible to reach Emperor Ing without SJ. Added a "Credits" section. Oh, yes, just three more things. The walkthrough section is now split up into subsections. For example, you want to know how to get Echo Visor, go chapter 4dc. Dark Samus and the Echo Visor. I added some more sequence breaks to the sequence breaking section. Finally, I added the "What Remains To Be Collected" section. Wow. Big update for the first update. ------------- 3. Techniques ------------- Ha! Thought you could just start without learning to sequence break first? Well, you're wrong. Here are the techniques. -Dash Jump Retro really, really tried to remove the dash jump in this game. They actually thought they succeeded. But they didn't. To do a dash jump in this game, first you must lock on and dash. Right after dashing, hold R. Holding R will allow you to keep the momentum that would otherwise disappear after you let go of L. This allows for a dash jump. Space jump when wanted to add to the distance. Of course, following this guide, you won't be space jumping any time soon. You can do a dash jump from either a combat lock or a scan lock (of course, you can also dash with a dark lock and an echo lock). -Ghetto Jump Simply jump against a slant or jump while going up a slope. This gives you extra height. Easy, huh. -Bomb Jump This is when you lay a bomb and let it blast you into the air. Simple, and intended. -Double Bomb Jump [DBJ] Go into morph ball mode. Lay a bomb. When it blows up, leave another bomb on the same spot. Lay a third bomb at the peak of your jump. Now sit still and let the bombs blast you into the air. -2 Bomb Jump [2BJ] This is just a DBJ, but lay the final bomb earlier than you normally would. This bomb jump is compatible with BSJs, and that's its main use. -3 Bomb Jump [3BJ] In Prime 2, it's easier to do a 3BJ than it was in Prime. This is because Retro changed the timing of bomb refills so triple bomb jumps are no longer possible, but anyway. Lay a bomb. When it explodes, lay three bombs in the air. Let them blast you up. You get the most height from laying a bomb on the ground and then two in the air. -Bomb Space Jump [BSJ/1BSJ/2BSJ/3BSJ] Stand in front of a wall. Press forward (don't hold it) and at the same time, morph. If the camera doesn't turn to show the wall behind you, keep going. If it does, start over. Do either a bomb jump or a 3BJ. At the peak of your jump, move backwards (toward the wall) and morph at the same moment. Now quickly unmorph. You should get an instant unmorph. You will have a very quick moment where you can jump. Do it. Now you have done a BSJ. Good job. -Roll Jump Roll off a ledge in morph ball mode while holding R. When you pass in front of the ledge you rolled off, hit X. Like the BSJ, you will get an instant unmorph and you can then jump. Once you jump, hold R, then L. This is a distance technique, not to be used for height. -Bomb Timing It isn't really a technique, but I still advise you practice it. It'll get better results for the sequence breaking bomb jumps we'll be doing frequently, and it'll also help very much when we reach Hall of Stairs in Agon Wastes, and who knows where else it'll come in handy. So remember: Practice your bomb timing and play around with the bomb jumps to find alterations of them that will no doubt come in handy. -Laddered Bomb Jump To ladder a bomb jump, simply move in a direction as you lay it. This is done many many times, and I'm not going to tell you when to do it most of the time. Do it when in addition to getting height you also need a fair bit of distance. -Floaty Jump Floaty Jump is a jump that slows Samus down enough to get a ton of extra height and distance. There's only one point in the entire game where you can get Floaty Jump, though, so pay attention! When you arrive in Dark Torvus Temple and you're about to fight the Chykka, destroy three of the four spots you must destroy to let Chykka out, and then destroy the final one WHILE IN THE WATER. After the cutscene, you will have Floaty Jump. Floaty Jump is lost if you enter any water (dark or normal), if you save, quit, and come back, or if you take an elevator out of Torvus. It doesn't affect the morph ball, though, and it stays with you if you go between the Light World and the Dark World. It has one major purpose in a no-SJ game, and that purpose is to get you out of Dark Torvus Temple after the Chykka fight. -Reverse Morph Reverse Morph is a nearly useless technique, that only has one use so far. Although its uses are few, it is an important use: all the progress in Vault so far is thanks to this move. Now, to do the glitch, find a platform you just barely can't reach. Make sure the platform is over a terminal fall. Now jump backwards toward the platform and morph at the end of the jump. If done right, the camera will go onto the platform for a second, then follow you down. The terminal fall will then respawn you on the platform. If you want to try this, the best place is Vault, since right now that's the only place. Check the end of the guide for more information. -------- 4. Guide -------- ------------------------- 4a. The Start of the Game ------------------------- 4aa. Lose Your Items! ------------------------- Watch the intro. Now you'll have control of Samus. Shoot the webbing on the green bump to destroy it. Go through the door. In the next room, you have two choices. Either go through a big door with a hologram on it, or jump into a pit you can't see the bottom of. Well, let's see. You can't move the big door, so let's jump into the bottomless pit. Oh, so it's not bottomless. When you land, scan the pole and shoot the machines that reveal themselves to open the gate. Walk until you reach a big gray... thing blocking your way. Turn right and scan a scan point to make it get out of the way. In the next room, you can download the map. Or not. Anyway, get rid of that webbing and keep going. Next: A hallway with webbing, Federation trooper bodies, and worker splinters. You know what to do. Keep going. Morph and roll through the next room. There's a morph ball tunnel you need to find. Roll through it and place a bomb. The bomb will destroy the gate. Roll in and activate the bomb slot you'll find. When you do, you'll trigger a bunch of dead troopers to come back from the dead and start attacking you. ...Actually, the Ing did that, not you, but the slot was necessary, which is why these undead troopers are attacking you. Kill them (again?) and roll back. What's this? More?!?! Oh well. Kill them and scan the scan point you triggered with the bomb slot. This will trigger the giant thing that you had to roll under to move, revealing... come on... even more undead troopers. Blast them and keep going to the door they were guarding. Next: More?! Acually, no. Refill your missiles and energy with the crates and then keep going. Here you will have your first sighting of Dark Samus. Dark Samus is going into a portal to the Dark World. Well, let's see. Door lock... portal blocking the way to the rest of the room... well, only one way to go. Into the portal! In the Dark World, Samus will witness Dark Samus absorbing Phazon. When Dark Samus notices Samus, he/she/it (I'll use "he" from this point on) will destroy Samus's safe zone's crystal. The safe zone is disappearing, Samus is in the hands of a crazy clone of herself, and to make things worse, Samus will now be attacked by Warrior Ing. Don't worry, she escapes. But not with her items. ------------------------- 4ab. The Missile Launcher ------------------------- The Ing have stolen your items, but you still have the Charge beam and the Morph Ball, two items you didn't have after losing your items in Prime. So go to the next room, where there are more undead troopers. You'll need to use your Charge Beam or normal shots, since you don't have your other items anymore. There are two doors in the room: one obvious, one behind some crates. The one behind the crates leads to a Save Station, so you may want to use it. When you're done saving, go through the next door. You'll find an elevator. Scan the pole to activate it and take it up. When you come up, Samus will be on the other side of the gate with the hologram you saw earlier. Go through the next door. There will be a giant crate blocking your way. You can either scan a pole to move the crate, or you can ghetto jump ("ghetto" will be used as a verb from this point on to represent ghetto jumping) on top of the crate and from there to the ground on the other side of the crate. The easier method is to scan the pole, and you won't want to try the ghetto unless you're a good sequence breaker. After that, jump up the ledges to a bridge. Scan the pole up here and destroy the machines that reveal themselves to lower the bridge. Go through the door. Use your morph ball to get through the tunnel in this room. The next room, Temple Assembly Site, will start the Temple Grounds cutscene. Keep going. Scan the pole you'll find in the room to lower a crate, and after lowering the crate, get it down by shooting the tearing wire. Hop across to the next room. In this room, you'll face a deadly... nothing. Run through until you reach a gate blocking the way. Turn left to see a big machine. Turn on your scan visor and scan it. This opens the gate, and two Splinter cocoons, but it also closes the gates behind you, making sure you can't turn back. Deal with the weak Splinters and go into the next room. The first thing that happens is... SPLINTER ATTACK! RUN! ...On second thought, don't run. Just blast them and get through the room. You'll find more undead Troopers (how many of these are there?!?!), which can be dealt with easily. Or, alternately, you can ignore them and run through the next door. Your choice. You'll now face a Turret and a few Splinters. Ignore them all and roll through the morph ball tunnel the Splinters came in through. You should be on the other side of the gate. Look back into the room and enjoy the Splinters trying to hit you through the gate while the Turret slowly exterminates them. When the show's over, scan the pole and roll back. Unmorph and destroy the Turret, and then remorph and roll under the gate that keeps slightly opening and then closing. Be careful, because yes, it WILL hurt you if it closes on you. Here we're at the landing site for the Galactic Federation. Three options here. You can stand on the ledge you're walking down from on the tiny dip, lock onto the ship with the scan visor, and dash left to land on the platform with the missile door. You can ghetto up to the ledge by using the slight slant between the boot-shaped rock and the brown part of the rock. And finally, you can do the room normally and trigger the cutscene. If you decide not to do it normally, you can grab the Missile Launcher, trigger the cutscene, and then grab the Missile Launcher again. For 2%... this is how you would normally complete the game with 101%. Anyway, the cutscene will reveal to you that the Galactic Federation troopers are all dead and Samus is lucky to be alive. ------------------------ 4ac. To the Great Temple ------------------------ If you triggered the cutscene and then grabbed the Missile Launcher, you'll face a Dark Splinter attack. The Dark Splinters are normal Splinters possessed by the Ing. Ing possession makes them stronger than normal, and makes them black in color. You can still beat them, though. Use a combination of your Missile Launcher and the Charge Beam. When you're done, go into the ship and jump out the big hole to start your journey up to the missile door. Or you can ghetto up to the ledge from the Missile Launcher side. Your choice. If you didn't ghetto up, you'll need to travel a series of ledges, activate a morph ball cannon, use the morph ball cannon, and finally, jump down to the missile door. When you're done, go through the missile door. Morph in the next room and roll through the tunnel to drop to the bottom of the room. You'll be attacked by War Wasps. Look up and scan the pole on the edge opposite the one you dropped from to activate a morph ball cannon right under you. Use it to get up. In the next room (which is the last room in Temple Grounds you'll visit before finding out what's wrong with the Luminoth), you have two options. Option 1 is to complete the room normally. Missile the big white thing with a crack in it to widen the crack, scan the pole, use the morph ball cannon to finish the white thing, and finally roll to the door. If you choose to do it the sequence-breaking way, then what to do is: find some rubble on the ground by the War Wasp hive next to the big white thing. Use it to ghetto on top of the War Wasp hive. Lock onto the portal you can see with the scan visor and dash to the left to land on the first ledge. Find some more rubble on the ground farthest from the ledge. Stand on it and dash off the door you came in through to the left to get on ledge 2, which holds the door you're supposed to go through. ------------------------------------------------------- 4b. Lending the Luminoth a Hand ------------------------------------------------------- 4ba. Dark Alpha Splinter and the Energy Transfer Module ------------------------------------------------------- Go through the door. Take the elevator to Great Temple. When you get there, leave the elevator. You'll see a ton of Sandbats flying out of a small hole. Morph and roll through the hole. It's a Save Station, so you know what to do: save. Leave the save station and keep going into the Temple. When you reach Temple Sanctuary, you'll start your first ever boss fight on MP2. ----------------------------------------- BOSS - DARK SPLINTERS/DARK ALPHA SPLINTER ----------------------------------------- You'll have to fight a few Dark Splinters first. You've fought them before (if you were playing normally), so you know how to beat them. Use a combination of missiles (you should have 5. If you did the 101% trick, you should have 10) and charge beam shots on them. When you beat them all, the Alpha Splinter will come out. And he isn't happy with you. The Alpha Splinter is very easy to defeat. It will ram you, retreat to the middle of the arena, and repeat. All you have to do is shoot it. I advise you don't waste your remaining missiles on it (if you have any), so just use charge shots. When you damage it enough, it will be possessed. The Dark Alpha Splinter is a little more of a challenge, but still easy. It acts the exact same way, but it now has a projectile attack, and it won't bother returning to the center of the arena to start over. It shouldn't be very hard, so just use your missiles and charge shots to eventually kill it. ----------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------- 4bb. U-Mos and the Violet Translator Module ------------------------------------------- The Dark Alpha Splinter leaves a present, though. You can get an Unknown Item after defeating it. The suit will tell you that the Unknown Item has bonded to it, but there is no negative impact on the suit's performance. Go through the only door you can get to to find an elevator, and take the elevator up to meet your first Luminoth ever. Meet U-Mos. He's the last remaining Luminoth who isn't in stasis, and he'll tell you all about the planet's peril. He'll also explain that the Unknown Item is an energy transfer module that allows you to take energy from Dark Temples and return them to normal Temples. You'll need to return the energy from the three Energy Controllers located in three regions: Agon Wastes, Torvus Bog, and Sanctuary Fortress in order to defeat the Ing and save not only the Luminoth but also the entire planet of Aether. He also updates your translator module so you can scan violet holograms. This ability allows you to move translator doors and get Luminoth lore, but only if the hologram is violet. The other colors (amber, emerald, and cobalt) will be collected from Luminoth holograms later. ------------ 4bc. To Agon ------------ Well, now you know what's going on, so leave the room and take the elevator back down. In Temple Sanctuary, locate the violet Translator Door and scan it to make the door move down. Go through the door. Run through the hallway you'll find here and finally to another Temple Grounds elevator. Take it down to end up in Temple Assembly Site. Escape the little part of the room you're in by scanning the violet Translator Door. Go back the way you came in the first time you entered the room. On the way, you'll be attacked by Splinters (they're no big deal), who will then be possessed (a bigger deal, but still not big). You can try to defeat most of the Splinters before they're possessed, you can try to test your skills by fighting them all after possession, or you can just ignore them and keep going. Keep going until you reach the room where you had to lift the giant crate. Behind the crate is a translator door. Scan it to move it. Go through the door it was blocking to reach a hallway containing a Green Kralee. Kill it and keep going through until you reach an elevator room. Turn left to find some webbing in an alcove, which you can destroy to reach a missile expansion. Ten missiles now for you. Unless you got the early missile in Temple Assembly Site, which I didn't cover, and/or you got the Missile Launcher twice. In that case, it's actually 15 or 20 missiles. Yay for you. Anyway, just take the elevator down to Agon. ------------------------------------------- 4c. Agon Wastes ------------------------------------------- 4ca. Bomb Guardian and the Morph Ball Bombs ------------------------------------------- Finally. You get to do some real sequence breaking to attempt to skip the Space Jump Boots. But first things first, as it always is. Before we start sequence breaking, we need to collect the Morph Ball Bombs (always useful in skipping Space Jump, in both Prime 2 and Prime) and the amber Translator. Well, we better get going. Go through the next hallway and eventually you'll reach Mining Plaza, where the Agon cutscene will trigger. Go to the right when the cutscene's over to find a missile door. Blast it open and go in to save. Leave the save station and then keep going right. You'll find a Sandigger, but it's nothing to worry about. You'll need to find the set of platforms going up the room and you're going to need to follow them up to reach the top of Mining Plaza. I'm not going to cover the whole thing, just two things you'll find going up. Once you cross the first bridge you must make by knocking it down (see second thing I'll cover), you can do a ghetto up to the final bridge instead of doing the rest of the room normally. The slope to ghetto off of is at the edge. It's extremely tiny, but it gets the neccessary height. If you try this, though, try not to fall off. The second thing I'll cover is that twice in your journey up (doing the room normally) you'll find dead ends. These dead ends will have tall pillars that have Brinstone in them. Knock them down with missiles to make a bridge to keep going. Using whatever method you choose, get up to the top of the room. Go through the door. Through the morphball tunnel and the next door is your first ever Space Pirate fight (unless you've played other Metroid games). The Pirates will be simple to defeat. Two missiles will do the job for any Pirate Trooper, so just use that strategy. When you're done, start jumping up ledges to reach the top of the room. You'll need to make another bridge the same way you made them last time, but that shouldn't be a problem. Dispose of the Shriekbat ambush through the missile door at the top of the room and go through the door on the far side of the corridor to reach the vast Agon Temple. Alright, alright, it's not that big... but big enough to hold your next boss fight. -------------------- BOSS - BOMB GUARDIAN -------------------- Walk into the middle of the giant arena to trigger the appearance of the Alpha Sandigger. All it is is a giant Sandigger. Not too hard, right? Right. It acts exactly the same as a normal Sandigger. You'll need to shoot the exposed eye until you damage the creature enough to start the cutscene. In the cutscene, the Alpha Sandigger will be possessed by the Ing and become Bomb Guardian. To damage Bomb Guardian, shoot its tail until it rears up with its mouth open. Fire a charge shot at its mouth to stop the attack and take 1/4 of its health. Repeat 3 more times to defeat the Bomb Guardian and recieve the Morph Ball Bomb upgrade. Hooray. -------------------- ---------------------------- 4cb. Amber Translator Module ---------------------------- Grab the upgrade and go through the only door in the room you can go through. Use the bomb slot to enter the Agon Energy Controller room. Scan the hologram to make a Luminoth hologram appear. It will tell you a bunch of stuff about the world's peril and tell you about Dark Aether. Then it'll upgrade your Translator Module so it can scan amber holograms. --------------------------------- 4cc. Dark Samus and the Dark Beam --------------------------------- After the cutscene, leave. We're about to do some no-SJ sequence breaking to avoid collecting the boots, which are the next item we'd get in a normal play-through. You won't get another chance to save unless you make it all the way to right before Dark Samus without them, and if you don't save, you might mess up and be forced to redo everything since defeating the Bomb Guardian. So I highly advise you go back and save. On the way, in the morph ball tunnel you rolled through earlier, bomb the block and use the morph ball cannon to get an energy tank. Then drop down and keep going. After you've saved, go back to Mining Station A. Near the top of the room you'll find a waterfall, with sand instead of water. There's a Luminoth statue in the middle of the sand river, so standing behind it, morph. Do a DBJ onto it and unmorph. Now locate the tunnel that leads to the caged area clearly visible. Do a DBJ into it. Now keep walking until you reach a pole. Scan it to open the sand gates, and after that, stand on the statue again and DBJ up to the newly visible door. You'll now face some Pirates. They're just hanging out when you come in and don't notice you, so take the advantage to blow up the Phazon containers next to them, killing all of them. Keep going through the next door. Now... your second ever big pirate fight. You'll fight the pirates in three waves. The first wave has three pirates, the second wave with only two. The final wave has two in Turrets. The first two waves are nothing new. The third is very new. The Turrets are slow, but they do a lot of damage, so be careful. They'll take 4 missiles to destroy. When the fight's over, go through the next door. Morph and bomb the cracked gate on the ground to get underneath the grating. Bomb the crates out of the way and roll through the now-visible morph ball tunnel. In Command Center, you'll need to roll through the tunnels while watching Pirate Commandos enter the Dark World. While rolling through, pay attention for a detour on the right. It leads to a missile expansion, which you'll probably want. When you get out, you'll watch a pirate seal an area down. When you regain control of Samus, kill the two pirates that are still here. Two missiles each. Then scan the thing to the right of the portal to activate an elevator. Take it up to reach a gap. Stand on the edge of the gap and turn on the scan visor. Facing the other side of the gap, turn right and lock onto something (there are many targets in the room. But preferably, lock onto one that's too far away to scan). Scan dash to the left. Then turn your scan visor off and keep going. A third pirate will appear shortly. Kill it to unlock the door. As you're heading to the door, another pirate will shoot at you through the glass. You can ignore it, or you can shoot it back through the glass. Your choice. Through the now unlocked door and to the Dark Samus cutscene. Here you will have your second Dark Samus sighting. But the fight isn't yet. Go around and unlock the missile door, and you'll end up in the part of the room of the pirate that shot at you. Scan a computer to unlock the area you saw being shut down earlier. Go back and go through the new door. Turrets will be shooting at you. Destroy them and navigate your way through the laser-filled hallway. At the end of the hallway, you'll go through a door that leads to yet another pirate fight. Basically, two pirates jump on a Skiff, leaving three behind to fight you. All it really is is a waste of six missiles, actually. To reach the fight, though, you'll need to activate and use another elevator. It shouldn't be hard to find. At the top, after the fight, go around the largest Metroid container with the pirate in it and go through the door. Destroy the turret and morph. Find the bomb slot in the room and use it to rotate the room. Go through the door to reach Bioenergy Productions. Ah, Bioenergy Productions. The stopping point for a no-SJ game for so long... Fortunately for us, though, it's been solved. Kill the two pirate Aerotroopers and scan the thing that activates. Here you have two options and two suboptions for the second option. The first option is to set the platforms in the stair formation you're intended to set them in and then do three bomb BSJs. This is extremely difficult and I haven't even done this, which is a very good reason to have an extremely easy way to do it. The second option is to lower every platform as low as they can go, and then go back the way you came until you reach the room with the bomb slot. Use the bomb slot, and then use it again to reload BEP. Now go back to BEP and you'll find the platforms have been reset. Go up to the thing that activates the platforms, but only walk up to it and go left or right until you can safely lock onto it. As soon as you lock on, you'll begin scanning, so immediately dash either left or right (left if you went to the right, and right if you went to the left) and move backward. When you think you're about to hit the rising platform, jump and you'll land on them. They should take you up to the top of the room with you. Jump normally to the platform by the door and stop. Your two suboptions are: do a BSJ or a scan dash. Of course, the scan dash is much easier than the BSJ, so I'd advise it. If you want to do the BSJ, you need to do it on the edge of the platform and get the instant unmorph from the side of the platform. If you want to do the scan dash, than face the door and partly turn right. Stand right under the corner. Turn on the scan visor, look down, and locate the trio of crates. Lock onto the bottom crate and scan dash to the left to land on the platform. Whatever you do, though, when you're done, go through the door. There's a morph ball tunnel here, so roll through that. You'll need to bomb your way through various obstacles ending with destroying two blocks that allow you to pass through later without going through the lasers. On the other side, go through the missile door. If you're out of missiles, go back to BEP and on the left are some crates. If they don't have any missiles, roll back to the missile door and back to BEP, which will make the room reload, along with the crates. Repeat until you get missiles. Through the missile door is a save station. Save. Now. Next up: Dark Samus. When you're done saving, go through the next door. It's a room with a half-pipe half-filled with sand. And two turrets firing at you. Destroy the turrets and find the spot in the half-pipe where it's cracked, and fire a missile there. Through the next door to Main Reactor. ------------------- BOSS - DARK SAMUS 1 ------------------- Walk around Main Reactor and try to drop through the broken glass. Instead, a cutscene will trigger. Dark Samus is absorbing Phazon and will then notice Samus. He will fire at her, starting a fight for no reason. I mean, Dark Samus, can't you just give us the Dark Beam without fighting about it? To damage Dark Samus, just fire at him. It's that easy. You'll have to use charge shots, though, because DS will deflect missiles. If you time it well, though, you might get in a few missiles during the fight. That will stun DS, giving you the oppurtunity to fire even more missiles, which, unfortunately, don't stun DS again. Halfway through the fight, Dark Samus will fly into the air a second and will begin glowing blue with the Phazon all over him. You can still attack him, though, but a few times DS will try to shinespark into you. If he hits the wall, he'll bounce off instead of staying on the ground a few seconds, which may save a few seconds if you want to get this over with. ------------------- When DS's health bar is depleted, an elevator will activate. Take it up and grab the Dark Beam through the normal door. --------------- 4cd. Light Beam --------------- Go back the way you came to the save station and save (if you think you should save). To get back up in the half-pipe room, do a DBJ off the sand. Once you've saved (or maybe didn't save), go through the Dark door. Use the Dark Beam on the gates that block your progress and then through the door into Command Center. Fire the Dark Beam at the portal you've no doubt noticed by now and enter the Dark World. Now you'll be in the Dark World room Doomed Entry. After getting out of the portal, turn left and go in that direction, past the Phazon pits. You should have around 70 or 80 energy left (plus energy tanks) when you reach the ledge in front of the Light Beam door. Now, to get to the top of DE. It's pretty difficult to do, so here it is in steps. Remember to make sure that you HAVEN'T RAISED THE PLATFORM. Sorry for the capital letters, but it's very important to do that or you won't make it and you'll have to reset. It's stuff like that I told you to save after DS for. 1) Get as close to the edge as possible without falling off. Morph. 2) Do a 3BJ. 3) The 3BJ has to be laddered. It also has to be layed out so the last two bombs are way up near the peak of your jump, but still with bomb 4 above bomb 3. There must be a nice-sized gap between bomb 1 and bombs 3 and 4. 4) Unmorph at the peak of your jump and land on the ledge. From the ledge you land on, stand on the edge and carefully jump to the next platform. Don't worry about the Dark Temple key yet; we'll get to that later. You could get it now with a dash, but then you'd need to dash back, and it's a little difficult. If you failed, you'd need to do the 3BJ again. Carefully jump to the Dark door's platform and shoot the Bladepods for energy you no doubt probably need. Then go through the door. In the next hall, you'll be attacked by a Warrior Ing. Stand on the other side of the safe zone and shoot the Phazon container to defeat the Ing quickly and with no trouble. Go through the next door. The room here is full of Inglets. You can kill them for energy or ignore them for repeated attacks. Head to the right and go through the door by the Light portal. Hall of Stairs is next. Another no-SJ sequence break. On the side with the Bladepods, find a dirt mound in the corner. Stand on that and jump onto the middle Bladepod. Face the ledge that should be on your right and morph. Do a 3BJ. This 3BJ must be timed carefully so the second bomb explodes as soon as Samus touches it, and the third bomb should explode just as Samus is starting to fall past it. The third bomb should then launch Samus into the fourth bomb, where you'd unmorph, landing on the ledge. The bomb jump is a little tricky, so it's useful to practice on the other side before trying. If you mess up, go the way you came until you reach the room you fought the Ing at and then come back, and the Bladepods will have reappeared. After doing the bomb jump, shoot the safe zone and open the missile door. Walk into the next Save Station. Save. Go through the next door to reach a morph ball tunnel. You'll need to bomb jump up into the top part of the tunnel, bomb jump over the light crystal, and then drop down and keep going. When you get to the other side, unmorph and go through the door. Phazon Pit. A very large room. But don't let the large room fool you into thinking this is the stopping point. It is slightly difficult to complete this room without Space Jump, but not too much. You need to scan three poles to be able to access the next door. The first pole is across the room to the left after you take the elevator down. It's behind some large crates, which you should blast out of the way with a few charge shots. The second one is closer to where you came down on a ledge you'll need to get up to either with the left or right side of the room, or by doing a DBJ, which will most likely consume more energy. The final pole is a little harder to reach. In front of the second pole, you should see a moving platform. Stand on the edge, and wait for it to come down, then carefully jump onto it. Next, stand on the edge of the platform and lock onto the phazon containers by the door you came in through. Wait for the second platform the reach its lowest point by waiting for your platform to stop rising, then dash to the left to land on the second one. For the final platform, stand on the edge of your platform, lock onto the Annihilator Beam door, and dash to the right to land on the third and last platform. Now carefully jump to the pole's ledge and scan the pole to unlock the door. Jump down and go through the door. In Watering Hole, just jump across the ledges until you reach the door leading to Feeding Pit. In Feeding Pit, run over to the opposite side and activate the safe zone, and look at the pillar on the right. Find the crystal on it and shoot the crystal with your Dark Beam. Then shoot the Nightbarbs circling it until none are left and do an easy 3BJ onto the pillar. Now jump to the door and go through it. In this room, grab... THE LIGHT BEAM! Hooray! ------------------------------------------------------ 4ce. Getting to Amorbis, and the Dark Agon Temple Keys ------------------------------------------------------ Go back to Feeding Pit and head to the left. Go through the Light door with your new Light Beam. Use the Light Beam on the Ing webbing blocking the way and through the door back to Doomed Entry. Get up to the top level of Doomed Entry the same way I told you to earlier. Now stand on the upper-right corner when facing the Dark Temple key. Now use the scan visor to lock onto the Dark Beam door you went through earlier. Dash to the left. Make sure the Dark Preeds don't get in the way, or you'll hit them and fall down. If you do it right, you should land on the ledge. Grab the Dark Temple key and go through the Dark door. In the next room, use the Light Beam on the safe zones to destroy the Dark Splinters. In Battlegrounds, jump down to the bottom and enter the safe zone to trigger a fight with some Warrior Ing who will begin by stealing your Dark Temple key. After that, you'll have to fight six Warrior Ing. Most of them can be defeated if you shoot an Energy Beacon with the Light Beam, since most likely they'll run into them. If not, fire a charged Light Beam at one and then several uncharged shots to defeat one. When they're gone, you'll get the Dark Temple key back. Grab it and head back the way you came. The only difference is that you're going to Doomed Entry through the bottom part of the room. Shoot the tentacles out of the way and jump into the water. Do a DBJ out on the other side to get across. Make sure the tentacles aren't in the way, or you may die and have to do everything over from Phazon Pit onwards. When you reach Doomed Entry, go back to the top part and go through the first door you went through in this room. When you reach the door leading to Hall of Stairs, don't go through it; instead, activate the Light Portal and go to the Light World. You'll appear in Main Reactor. Roll out to Command Center and take the light door on the upper level to where you fought the Pirates. Roll off the ledge and through the door. Keep going until you reach the first Agon save station you used. Save. Now go to Mining Station A. Start going up the ledges, but go through the first door you see (only two or so ledges up). Use the morph ball cannon to get to the other side of the room, where you should roll to the ground. Now find the morph ball cannon that would send you back, but instead of taking it, roll around it into an alcove behind the dead Luminoth. Grab the missile expansion. Go through the new door to start a pirate fight. You'll fight 3 Pirate Troopers and then 2 Dark Pirate Troopers. There are also war wasp hives hanging on midair, due to getting Dark Beam and Light Beam before doing this. War Wasps will come out to make the fight more difficult, but the only difficult part is the Dark Pirate part, which becomes very easy due to you having the Light Beam. Finish the fight to activate the bomb slot. Use the bomb slot to start the Kinetic Orb Transport. Use it to get up into the morph ball tunnel where you must bomb a block that turns a platform and makes another morph ball tunnel with another block in it, which does the same thing. In the third tunnel, you must either defeat or dodge the Pillbugs and bomb the final block, which powers the portal. Scan the portal to activate it and go to the Dark World for the first time. ...or, to be more accurate, the game thinks you're in the Dark World for the first time. In the Dark World, head down the slope and go to the left. Use the bomb slot to open the gate, and then go to the other side with the big gap. Activate the safe zone and do a 3BJ up onto the ledge, then unmorph and continue. In the next room, kill the Lightflyer, run off the ledge, morph, and do a 3BJ up to the ledge. Now run off through the other side and go through the door. Notice the safe zone in front of you. Entering it triggers the Jump Guardian fight, so make sure you avoid it. Hop up to the top of the room and find the Dark door near the top. Go through it and save your game. ------------------------------ 4cf. Amorbis and the Dark Suit ------------------------------ Leave the save station. Open your map. In the Light World, find the door that you took to reach Agon Temple. Take the door in the same spot in the Dark World to reach Dark Agon Temple. To enter the temple, you need three Dark Temple keys, but you only have two. Go to the left around the temple until you find a door. Go through it to get the key. Now go back to the front and step in the light to open up the Dark Agon Temple. -------------- BOSS - AMORBIS -------------- Entering the main part of the temple triggers the fight of the gigantic half-worm, half-boss. Or maybe one-fourth worm, one-fourth worm, one-fourth worm, and one-fourth giant sphere in the center of the room. The fight will start with Amorbis jumping around. Fire at Amorbis with charge shots and missiles (power beam) until Amorbis emerges from the sand and connects with the giant sphere in the middle. Charge up the light beam and fire at Amorbis. This should take the worm down to the point where it's sucking up thin air. Morph and roll into its mouth, and once inside, lay bombs to hurt Amorbis. Amorbis will hit the sphere and detach from it. Then this all repeats, with one more Amorbis each time. When it becomes available, take the light ammo that may show up. If you're out of light ammo and there's none that you can get, then just use the power beam and missiles. Doing this, it should only be a few minutes before you have Amorbis defeated. -------------- Now that the boss of Dark Agon Temple has fallen, grab the Dark Suit. --------------------------------------------- 4cg. Returning Agon's Energy and Leaving Agon --------------------------------------------- move on to the side of the temple you're facing. We need to go get the energy for Agon. If this was a normal game, we could skip it, but without space jump, we can't. Entering the energy controller's room automatically triggers the cutscene where Samus acquires the Agon energy. Once Samus has it, leave. Back in Dark Agon Temple, a platform will have risen up where you entered, and there will be a few Warrior Ing. Ignore the Ing and do a DBJ up onto the platform, and a DBJ back up to where you came in. Head out and find the save station you saved at last. Save. Now leave the Dark World the quickest way, which is the way you came in. When you appear in the Light World, go to Mining Station A. Defeat the Aerotrooper pirates that are flying around here and start your journey back to the top of the room. Go through the door leading to Agon Temple. In Agon Temple, go across the room and drop off the temple's energy in the Energy Controller. You might want to save in Agon's first save station, or you might not, since it really hasn't been too long since you saved. Your choice. Whatever the decision, though, leave Agon and go back to Temple Grounds once the decision's been made (and, of course, after saving if you decided to save). Go through Temple Grounds the direction you were heading the first time you came here until you reach an elevator to the Great Temple. The one in Temple Assembly Site should work nicely. Once you're in the temple, go find U-Mos. Talk to him, and ignore what he's saying. In return, he'll allow you to take the elevator back to Temple Grounds closest to Torvus Bog. Leave, and back in Temple Sanctuary, scan the amber Translator Door. Go through the door and use the light beam to get the block out of the way. Run through the hallway and finally, to finish the Agon Wastes area, we'll take the elevator at the end. ----------------------------------- 4d. Torvus Bog ----------------------------------- 4da. Pirates and the Super Missiles ----------------------------------- After taking the elevator down, go through the door. Scan the amber Translator Door and walk through the next room, passing by a large half-pipe. At the end of the room, go through the door. DBJ up this room to the portal, and go through the portal to enter Dark Aether. The only point of this little detour is to bypass a Super Missile door, which, without space jump, is a few minutes long. Anyway, go through the door the Super Missile lock was on in the Light World. Walk through this room. Eventually, your path will be stopped by Corrupted Sentreyes. Any of you who played the original Metroid Prime will know these Corrupted Sentreyes, much like Shreikbats (Shriekbats), Grenchlers (Baby Sheegoths), and Preeds (Puffers), are copies of Eyons, who patrolled the halls of the Chozo Ruins. In fact, there is no difference between the two other than looks. That means they can be stunned with a normal power beam shot and destroyed with a charged power beam shot. Defeat them and go on. Soon you'll reach a large pile of sand. Jump to the top of it (using bomb jumps, if you need to) and morph. Roll onto the morph ball transport. At the top, you'll find a bomb slot, but don't use it. Instead, go past it. While rolling through the tunnel, you'll pass three other bomb slots, all of which you should use. At the end, the other morph ball transport will take you down. Use the other one again and use the bomb slot I told you to skip using. This will make the nearby platform available for use. Morph and do a DBJ onto the platform. Now unmorph. The platform will begin to move. While riding the platform, Samus's arm will automatically be on her gun, and using the control stick won't move you, but will aim you instead. Nightbarbs will occasionally fly at you, so fire at them when they do. At the end, hop over to the portal and use the Light Beam to enter Path of Eyes. In Path of Eyes, you'll immediately see a Pirate riding away on a Skiff. Go forward and two pirates will attack. They'll instantly be possessed. Use the Light Beam to defeat them quickly. Then use the Light Beam on the block with the Dark Crystal on it to move it out. DBJ on the block, and then jump onto the ledge (using a bomb jump, if necessary). Next, you'll be attacked by Pirate Grenadiers. Kill them. Now find the wall on your right while facing the ledge you need to get up to. On this wall you should find a slope. Stand on the slope and face the wall, and then go as far to the right as possible. Morph and do a diagonal 3BJ onto the ledge. It's not too easy, and you most likely won't get it on the first try, but if you keep trying, you'll eventually get it. Remember, the bomb jump must be diagonal so you can land on the ledge while going around the big pillar in the way. When you've done it, go down the path until you reach some water. Use the Light Beam to move the block. Wait for the block to come as close to you as it will, and when it has, morph. Do a laddered DBJ onto the block. Once again, it's a little difficult, and you probably won't get it on your first try. But this isn't as hard as the 3BJ off the slope, so you should probably get it quicker then that. Once you're on the block, do a much easier DBJ onto the ledge. Down the path, you'll find not another block puzzle, but an amber Translator door. To the left of it is a morph ball tunnel. Roll through the morph ball tunnel. At the other end, use the Light Beam on the block to move it, so now every time you enter Path of Eyes, you can skip all those puzzles. When you've hit the block, turn around and go back. Then scan the amber Translator door and go through the normal door behind it. There's a path here with a wall on one side and a terminal fall on the other. Oh, and War Wasps. Just kill the War Wasps and destroy their hives, or ignore them if you want. When you get past them, go through the door at the other end to reach the elevator to Torvus. Take it, of course. In Torvus, go through the door right ahead of you. In the next room, you'll face a Shriekbat ambush. Fortunately, they're easily defeated, so just go through the next door. The next room, Torvus Lagoon, gives you the "Welcome to Torvus" cutscene. When the cutscene is over, you'll be attacked by a bunch of Shredders. Kill them and find the missile door on the map. Facing the way you faced when you came in, it should be on your left. Next to the ledge with the door on it are a few small ledges you can use to reach the door without having to bomb jump. Open the door and go in to find a Save Station. Save. Now go back out to Torvus Lagoon. Jump in the water. Go down the slope, and facing the direction the slope slopes down, on your right you'll find a little path. Take it to eventually reach a Dark door. Use your Dark Beam to enter. In the next room, destroy the Hydlings, morph, and roll to the other end of the room. Unmorph and jump up the ledges to the door. In this room, Shreikers will attack you. You can kill them, but it's much easier later, when you have the Echo Visor. So you can kill them, or you can ignore them. Go off to the right, and find the ledge with the pole on it. Stand facing away from the missile door and morph. Do a 3 bomb BSJ onto the ledge. ***IMPORTANT! You must do Great Bridge this way, or else later, after the grapple beam, you will be stuck and forced to restart! DO NOT go around to Forgotten Bridge under ANY conditions! If you followed the guide earlier and I told you to go around to Great Bridge, I'm sorry. Please restart your game.*** Scan the pole to activate the morph ball cannon on the other side of the room. Go as close to the cannon as possible, and then, facing the cannon, go to the right. In this small little area, morph and do a 3BJ up onto the platform. Use the slope to get the necessary height. Use the cannon to reach the top of the room. Kill the Shreikbats and go through the Dark door. In the hallway here, if you wouldn't mind doing the 3BJ up to the cannon again, bomb the first little hole in the ground and hop in to get an energy tank. Then go back to Great Bridge, do the bomb jump up to the cannon again, use the cannon, and go back through the Dark door. On the other side of the hallway, go through the door. In the next room (Torvus Temple), you'll be attacked. Two pirates will come down on a Skiff, and one will jump off. Kill the one that jumped off with two missiles or two uncharged Dark Beam shots. Now a pair of Pirate Aerotroopers will attack. Kill them with three missiles or three uncharged Dark Beam shots. Now another Skiff will come down. Four pirates will jump off. Kill each of them using either two missiles or two uncharged Dark Beam shots. You may encounter a rare glitch here where only three pirates will jump off. After that, once they're all dead, the Super Missiles still won't become available. To fix this glitch, look into the sky to see that fourth pirate waaaaay in the sky, skywalking above the room ("skywalking" is a secret world phrase in which you get so high above the level that gravity doesn't have an effect on you anymore. The only things that can exit a skywalk is either using the morph ball, or by running next to a bigger room). Turn on the scan visor and lock onto the pirate, and then switch the scan visor off without letting go of L. Now fire two missiles into the sky. If done right, a few seconds later, the Super Missiles will become available. -------------------------------------- 4db. Emerald Translator Module -------------------------------------- After the fight, grab the Super Missiles. This will activate an elevator that will take you up to a door. Go through the door and use the bomb slot to take you to a door. Go through it to enter Torvus Energy Controller. Scan the hologram to activate the hologram of another dead Luminoth. He'll blabber on, and finally give you the ability to scan emerald holograms. -------------------------------------- 4dc. Boost Guardian and the Boost Ball -------------------------------------- We'll now leave. Back in Torvus Temple, scan the hologram in the center of the room. This will activate an elevator. Take it down to the lower part of Torvus Temple. Use your map to face the energy controller, and take the door on your right (it might be behind a Translator door). In the next room, morph and roll under the grating the door you just came in through was on. Get the missile expansion down here and roll out. In the next part of the room, you'll be in a very small spot, with a very medium-sized Grenchler to deal with. It's not easy, but try to kill the Grenchler in this space. If you're having problems with it, just be glad there's only one. After the Grenchler attack, morph and roll through the morph ball tunnel. Destroy the Sporbs and enter the next room. Pirate Commandos will attack in the next room. You can kill them with a Charged Dark Beam/Missile combo. Blasting the Phazon containers in the middle of the room doesn't hurt, either (unless you're standing right next to them). When they're dead, go through the door that opens, and scan the portal. You'll enter the Dark World. Go through the door and into Polluted Mire. In Polluted Mire, a pair of Hunter Ing will attack you. Charge the beacon with the Light Beam and wait for them to fly into the safe zone to kill them. Now find the second platform going up the tree. Behind it (where you are), there's another point where the tree goes into the ground. Stand a little to the left here and lock your view straight forward. Morph and lay a 3BJ without touching the control stick. When the bombs explode, push the control stick back and unmorph. With the instant unmorph, you get a free jump. If the bomb jump was high enough, you can jump to the second platform going up the tree. If it wasn't, try again. If you made it, stand facing away from the third platform and morph. Do a backwards 1 bomb BSJ to the third platform. When you get the instant unmorph and jump, use the jump and hold down-right instead of down to land on the third platform. If you hold down, you'll end up hitting a part of the tree and falling back down to the bottom of the room. And you wouldn't want that. When you land on the third platform, jump up to the top of the room. A couple jumps are too big for a normal jump, but none are too big for a DBJ. When you reach the final jump, just lock your view and leap over to the final ledge. It looks like a long jump and it looks like you'll fall, but I can tell you it isn't as hard as it looks, since so far I have not failed this jump one single time. When you land, go through the door and save. Now turn around and head up the slope to the top of the room. In Dark Forgotten Bridge, go through this area (kill the Lightflyers for safe zones) and enter the light door at the end. You'll be in Dark Arena Tunnel. Morph and roll through the tunnel as much as you can before falling to the bottom (because there are blocks that disappear underneath you). At the other end, go through the light door to enter Dark Arena. This is a room full of Dark Preeds. When you enter the first safe zone, a cutscene will trigger showing an oversized Warrior Ing at the other side of the room. It will go into morph ball mode and boost through the tunnel on the other side of the room. Jump down. Ignore the dark temple key, we'll get that later. Shoot the Dark Preeds with the Dark Beam to try to get as much Light Beam ammo as you can, then morph and roll through the tunnel. --------------------- BOSS - BOOST GUARDIAN --------------------- Boost Guardian is the Warrior Ing you just saw, but he's much bigger and tougher. Oh, and did I mention he has the ability to morph and boost around, causing large amounts of damage if he hits you? I didn't? Well, he does. Use charged Light Beam shots on Boost Guardian. Remember, if you want the fight to be quicker, you can cause damage to him even when he's in puddle form. If Boost Guardian morphs, you can jump repeatedly to avoid him. If he hits one of the pillars, an Ultra Energy will come out, which you should grab. After that, and also after boosting three times without hitting anything, he will turn into a puddle. Lay a few bombs to hit the boss and repeat until he goes back into normal mode. If you manage to hit Boost Guardian in morph ball mode, he will instantly exit and turn into the oddly-colored puddle, for you to hit with bombs. Also, remember that what makes this fight even harder is that there are no safe zones. You'll be in the Dark atmosphere for the whole fight. Finally, there are Inglets that will frequently appear. Kill them for energy, which helps against the dark atmosphere. When his health is depleted, wait through the long death animation and grab your brand new (or old, if you choose to look at it that way) Boost Ball. --------------------- ---------------------------- 4dd. Seeker Missile Launcher ---------------------------- After you get the Boost Ball, go back the way you came. Back in the main part of Dark Arena, use the half-pipe to reach the Dark Temple key at the top. Then use the half-pipe to get out of the half-pipe and go through the door. In Dark Arena Tunnel, roll back through the tunnel and boost over the disappearing blocks. Keep going until you reach the save station. Save. Now go back out to Polluted Mire. In here, jump down to the bottom and go back to the Light World. In the Light World, you'd normally climb to the top of Torvus Grove and end up back in Forgotten Bridge. But due to the fact that there is currently no way to climb Torvus Grove without Space Jump, go back through the light door to get out. Keep going until you're back in the bottom of Torvus Temple. Take the elevator up and head through the dark door. In the next room, if you didn't already, bomb the cracked part of the floor and go down to get the energy tank. In either case, go to the bottom of Great Bridge and go through the missile door. Go through the morph ball tunnel until you reach Torvus Lagoon. Scan the pole and jump off the bridge. Save here if you want, but after (if you did) go back through the door and leave Torvus. Back in Temple Grounds, head back out to Path of Eyes. Roll through the morph ball tunnel to the beginning of the room, and blast open the super missile door. Go through and keep going through rooms until you reach Meeting Grounds. Use the half-pipe here to get to the side that has a lore, and then morph and roll through the tunnel. Keep rolling through the large amounts of tunnels (using Boost Ball when you reach the disappearing blocks) and bomb your way through one of the parts until you reach a large room. Roll out and find the spinners. Spin each spinner until one of the large parts in the center of the room lights up. Try to start with the ring that's farthest out, so if the one that's closer to the center lights up, keep spinning it until the outer one lights up. In fact, don't even bother having the inner ring light up. A lot of the rings have two spinners that move them, so lighting them up now will make it worse when you have to use the other spinners. When you've solved the puzzle, the Seeker Missiles will become available to you. Grab it, and celebrate not only your new ability to fire multiple missiles at once, but also the extra five missiles it gave you. ------------------ 4de. Gravity Boost ------------------ Well, you have the Seeker launcher now. Use it to open the purple door (lock onto the five purple dots around it and fire) and leave. Keep going, and you'll eventually reach a room called "Service Access". Go through the door that isn't behind a morph ball tunnel and that you didn't enter through to end up back at your landing site. Hop into your ship and save and replenish your ammo, and then find a block in the wall you just jumped down from. Shoot it with the Light Beam to make it move, and then DBJ onto it and jump back up. Go back to Service Access and morph. Go through the tunnel and at the end, unmorph and blast open the super missile door. You'll come out in Meeting Grounds, so go back to Torvus the way you did before (but use the morph ball tunnel in Path of Eyes). Back in Torvus, go to the lower part of Torvus Temple. There's a morph ball tunnel down there, so morph and roll through it. Blast open the super missile door and go in to find an elevator. Activate it and take it down to Lower Torvus, home to only three major items. We're going to get two of them now. When you get in Hydrodynamo Shaft, jump down into the water. Keep going down until you find a morph ball cannon, so morph and roll in it. It will blast you to the top of the room, a little higher than where you came in. You could have DBJed up, but this is much easier. So now, find the missile door. Stand close to the edge of the platform and turn so the missile door is to your right or left. Now look down and wait for one of the Preeds to float by. When it does, lock on and dash in the direction of the missile door. If done right, you'll land on the platform, so open the door, go in, and save. After saving, jump back down to the same level as the cannon, but don't go in it. Instead, find a bridge and cross it to find a pole that turns red in scan visor mode, so scan it. It'll raise the bridge you just used, and also extend a platform higher up. Jump down to the bottom of the room and find a little opening in one of the platforms that'll take you to the top. So then take it up and jump to the morph ball cannon. Let it blast you up, and jump down. Find the platform that just extended and DBJ onto it. DBJ up to the door, grab the missile expansion, and open the seeker door. Go through. In this hallway, you'll notice there are particles all over the place and the music's changed. Go up to the door on the other thing to find it's already gray, and you can't open it. A blue thing will fly up and float through the door, turning it blue. Open it and enter Training Chamber. In here, a cutscene will activate where all the blue particles will come together to form Dark Samus! Dark Samus will just reveal himself and go, though, so you don't need to fight him yet. Jump down to find two Bloggs. To beat them, wait for them to charge at you, and then let them meet your charge shot. After they're both dead, you can use the spinner. Use it until the morph ball tunnel is aligned with the blue hole, then morph and roll through. At the end of the tunnel, unmorph and go through the door. Use the morph ball cannon and some bombs to get through the morph ball transport tunnel. Go through the door and enter Catacombs. In here, jump down and head to the other side of the room underwater (watch out for the Bloggs). At the other side, you'll find a series of platforms. Bomb jump up the ones you can't jump up normally. Once you're at the top and out of the water, go through the dark door. Run through the tunnel (I think you have to do a DBJ at one point) and at the end you'll end up back in Hydrodynamo Shaft. Scan the pole and watch the cutscene. The next time you'll be able to save is after getting Gravity Boost, since after doing the puzzle with Crypt, you can't reach the top of Hydrodynamo Shaft until you collect Gravity Boost, so I advise you to use the morph ball cannon to blast you up and dash to the save point before heading to the Blogg. If you don't want to, that's fine, since the Alpha Blogg is very easy, anyway. When you're done, jump back down and go through the door you blasted open with the Seeker Missiles earlier. Back in Training Chamber, align the tunnel with the red hole instead and roll through. Head through the door, and have the morph ball cannon blast you through the next tunnel (use your bombs to assist you in the tunnel). At the end, go through the door again and enter Gathering Hall. In here, jump into the water. Kill the Blogg if you want, then go to the other side of the room (the side with the lore). Note the platform over here is identical to the platform you jumped off. Also note the points where it meets the wall. On the left point where it meets the wall, morph. Do an infinite bomb jump up. To do it, hold up-right until I say otherwise and morph. To get into the IBJ, first do a DBJ. At the peak of it, you'll notice Samus won't fall. So lay another bomb. You'll get the same effect, and you'll be close to the top now. Lay another DBJ and as you lay it, Samus will pop up above the water. This will cause her to start falling down the wall (make sure you're still holding up-right). Luckily, she'll fall into the first bomb of the DBJ, and the DBJ will blast her up. Unmorph to land behind the bomb slot. You can stop holding up-right now. Now walk around and activate the bomb slot. This opens the gate to a portal underwater. Jump back down and go through the portal. In the Dark World, kill the pirates (I think they're Dark Commandos, so just use a charged- dark-beam and missile combo) and find the platform hanging on some wires. Either ghetto or DBJ onto the platform, then DBJ onto the part of the platform the wires are attached to (yes, you can stand there!). Normally jump to the platform with the orb. Now morph and roll into the spinner. Spin it to turn the orb so the laser fires in a different direction. What it does is activate a morph ball cannon in the light world, so jump down and go back to the Light World through the portal. Back in Gathering Hall, do another IBJ back to the top of the room. Now do a pair of normal jumps to the morph ball cannon. Morph and blast to the light door at the top of the room. Go through the door and through the tunnel to end up back in Hydrodynamo Shaft. Scan the pole to make the whole lower part of the room go up, revealing a hidden door. Jump down and go through the door. Jump down the next room, blasting the Hydlings for health and ammo, and get to the door at the bottom of the room. Jump down and find the door (on the opposite side of the side with the spiderball tracks). Go through the door and grab Gravity Boost. ------------------------------------------------------- 4df. Alpha Blogg, Grapple Guardian and the Grapple Beam ------------------------------------------------------- ------------------ BOSS - ALPHA BLOGG ------------------ Leave the room with Gravity Boost and in the previous room, the wall behind you will turn, blocking your exit. The Alpha Blogg will now appear. It will swim around firing projectiles at you, biting you if you get close enough. To beat it, hit it with a charge beam shot to make it charge towards you. When it gets close, it'll open its mouth. Quickly fire a super missile into its now open mouth to take off a good chunk of its life. Do this until the Alpha Blogg is dead. ------------------ When the Alpha Blogg dies, some fans will stop spinning and move back, giving you a new ledge. Gravity Boost onto it and turn. Find the lower platform going up the room. Gravity Boost onto it. Now here comes the hard part, which is really easy after the first time. This is the first time ever we're using a roll jump to help advance our progress, so if you don't know how to use them, look them up in the techniques section of the guide. Stand on the platform and morph. Do a roll jump. If you've never done a roll jump before, take some time to practice them first. You'll need to roll jump, but start the gravity boost as soon as you can, because if you wait Samus will begin to descend and you won't get the necessary height. When you make it back to the ledge, go through the door and head back to Hydrodynamo Shaft. Gravity Boost to the top of the room and jump out of the water. Note the moving platforms. Wait for one to get near and time a DBJ so it'll get you onto the bottom one. Now do a 2BJ onto the top platform. Get as close to the platform the platforms you're standing on are connected to, and do a 2BJ onto it. Unmorph and stand at the edge. Look down and lock onto one of the Preeds (which I hope you haven't killed yet) and dash to the save station. Go in and save, then jump back down into the water. Head through the light door, back to Gathering Hall. In Gathering Hall, jump into the water and find the portal. Enter it and in Crypt, get out your Light Beam. Two dark Pirates will appear, so shoot them with charged Light Beam shots. Now make your way back to the orb firing the laser. Stand on the side with the spinner and morph. Do a 3BJ onto the laser. It's a little difficult, so you probably won't get it at first. When you do get it, walk toward the center of the orb. You'll notice there's a part sticking up that blocks you from going onto the other side of it, so simply jump onto it. Slowly walk towards the other end of the orb until you fall and land on the part of the orb that seems to be made of light. Here comes the fun part. Turn to face the light door and morph. Hold forward and do the same kind of 3BJ you had to do to get through Hall of Stairs. Remember, though, once the first bomb blasts you up, LET GO OF THE CONTROL STICK. I apologize for the capital letters, but it is extremely important, because if you don't let go of the control stick, you will fall off the orb, since this bomb jump cannot be laddered. Once you've laid the whole bomb jump, don't hold anything. Then, at the peak of the jump, unmorph. At the same time, hold the direction of the light door. If done right, you'll land on the ledge. Get out your Light Beam and head through. In this hall, nothing special, just make sure you don't get hit by the tentacles. Shoot them to make them leave for a short period of time, but they'll come back eventually, so be quick. Soon you'll reach Undertemple Shaft. It's just the dark world version of Hydrodynamo Shaft, but there's no water here, so don't worry. Look down and try to find the morph ball cannon. When you do, jump down to it and roll into it. It'll blast you to the top of the room. Try to find one of the Dark Preeds once you're up here. Lock onto it and dash to the save point (it's in the same place it is in the Light World). Go in and save. Now go back out. Jump down and try to find the hole in the grating. Jump down the hole and go into the little cage area. In here, morph and find the bomb slot. Activate it to turn the cage. Now unmorph and go to the door that's now accessible. After the tunnel, you'll end up in Sacrificial Chamber, and there's an angry boss waiting for you. ----------------------- BOSS - GRAPPLE GUARDIAN ----------------------- Yes, it's another boss fight. To hurt Grapple Guardian, you'll need to fire into its eye (a few uncharged Light Beam shots will do it) to stun it, then circle around and fire at Grapple Guardian's back with your Light Beam. If you run out of Light Beam ammo, start using Power Beam and Super Missiles. You can also stand next to the blue pillar when Grapple Guardian uses its grapple attack. It'll grapple the pillar, giving you time to blast its back. After a certain amount of time, Grapple Guardian's back will fall off, so you should start blasting what was under the back. There's really no difference, other than it's harder to damage it. You can still stun Grapple Guardian, though, so remember that. ----------------------- With Grapple Guardian out of the way, nothing stops you from grabbing the Grapple Beam. Please do so. ------------------------------------------------ 4dg. Getting to Chykka, and the Final Temple Key ------------------------------------------------ You have Grapple, so grapple your way out of the room and back to the door you entered from. Head back out to Undertemple Shaft. Save if you want, then grapple across to the door leading to Crypt. Now take the portal back to the Light World. From here, choose any route you want to get back to upper Torvus. When you've gotten there, just go to Great Bridge. Back here, go through the missile door and keep going until you reach Torvus Lagoon. Scan the pole and cross the bridge, and keep going to reach Forgotten Bridge. When you get here, a cutscene will trigger, activating two Grenchlers. In addition, I'm pretty sure there are already two, so that's a total of four. Just kill them with charged Dark Beam shots (shoot the ground near them to freeze them). If you want, you can find the platforms going up and freeze one near it, and then use the Grenchler as a platform to reach platform 2. It's a lot easier than the BSJ we're going to use. After the Grenchlers are dead, if you haven't used one as a platform to reach the second platform, then stand by the wall near the second platform. Stand as close to the platform as you can without going underwater or standing on the point where it slopes down. Do a 1BSJ to the platform (it might help to slant it a teeny bit toward the platform). Forgotten Bridge is odd here; sometimes it's so hard I can try for ages and not get it, but sometimes it's so easy I get it on my first try. So just do the best you can, and if you don't get it at first, just keep trying and experimenting with your own ways of making it. Once you make it, do a DBJ onto the next platform you'd normally Space Jump up. Keep going and DBJ onto the next platform. Now start going across the bridge. When you reach the portal, stop. First, appreciate that you did a BSJ in Great Bridge earlier and didn't turn this bridge, or else you'd be stuck and forced to restart the whole game. Next, make ABSOLUTELY SURE that you have two of the Torvus Temple keys. If you don't and you go in, you'll be stuck. If you do, go ahead into the portal. If not, go back and get them, NOW. Now go through the portal. In Dark Forgotten Bridge, walk back across the bridge and turn it using the bomb slot surrounded by a safe zone. Then walk across the bridge and through the Super Missile door. Run through this room, raising the platforms by shooting the crystals on them with the Light Beam. When you get through the room, go through the door to end up in Venomous Pond. You'll be attacked by a Hunter Ing, so choose a method to kill it. Now turn left of the door and roll through a morph ball tunnel. At the end, you'll be at the point where there was a bridge in the Light World, but there's nothing here. So get out your Grapple Beam and grapple across the gap. Grab the temple key at the end to complete your key collection. Before we head to the save station, there's one more thing we need to do. Find the door that, in the Light World, leads to Torvus Lagoon and go through it. Run through Portal Chamber (maybe you could pop back into the Light World and grab the missile expansion while you're there) and enter Dark Torvus Lagoon. In here, kill the Hunter Ing I think are there but I'm not sure, and find the door that, in the Light World, leads to a save station. Jump up to it using the same ledges that are in the Light World. Go through the door and grab the Beam Ammo expansion, and leave. Go back to Venomous Pond and use the grapple point to grapple to the missile door. Open the door and go through it. Enter the save station and save. ------------------------------ 4dh. Chykka and the Dark Visor ------------------------------ Go back out to Venomous Pond and find the light door. Go through it. Now morph and roll through the tunnel. You'll end up in Dark Torvus Temple, and the light's there, as usual. But before you go in, first locate a tunnel behind it, that in the Light World leads to the elevator to Lower Torvus. In the Dark World, it leads to an energy tank, so go in and grab it. Then go back out and find a tunnel that should now be on your right. Go through the door on the other side to find an Ammo Station. Step into it to refill your ammo. ------------------- BOSS - CHYKKA LARVA ------------------- Go back and step (or roll) into the light. This will take Samus up into the arena. Now what you should do now is not to shoot the little circles that you can lock onto, but actually, you should go to the techniques section of this guide and look up Floaty Jump, since it's something you're going to need to use here. It's absolutely required to get Floaty Jump, so make sure you can do it right. Once you're in position, fire at the supports holding the cocoon up (or get into position after shooting three of the four, and then shoot the fourth). After the cutscene, you should have Floaty Jump. Now, remember, Floaty Jump will go away if you touch the water, so that means you must do the entire Chykka fight without touching the water surrounding the arena. This is WAY harder than it sounds, though, so always be on alert for Chykka's tricks. Chykka Larva should now be swimming around. Just always be facing it and when it goes up a bit, fire a charged Light Beam shot. During this part of the fight, you will be attacked by Dark Shredders every once in a while. Just keep shooting them when they appear with the Power Beam, or the Dark Beam if you run low on Light ammo. Every once in a while, Chykka will jump very high into the air. You should be able to get in a couple charge shots here. When Chykka lands, there will be a huge wave. With Floaty Jump, though, this should be easy enough to dodge. If Chykka doesn't jump up really high after swimming, then it'll come up very close, tilting the platform, and attaching you to its tongue. Chykka will then begin to pull you in. When this happens, switch to Power Beam and fire some charge shots at Chykka. After that, Chykka will rear up and slowly fall into the water. Use this oppurtunity to hit its belly with a Super Missile, which takes off a LOT of its health (although it won't work unless you scan Chykka Larva first). Eventually, Chykka will die. Congratulate yourself. The fight's over, right? WRONG! This thing's only halfway through. ------------------- ------------------- BOSS - CHYKKA ADULT ------------------- The arena will split into three seperate parts. Each will sprout its own safe zone. Now Chykka will emerge from the water, fully grown up. Chykka Adult is weak to the Dark Beam, so whip that out and start firing. After taking a pounding, Chykka will be stunned. Grapple around to its back and use the Seeker Missiles to lock onto each wing, and fire. Repeat to knock Chykka into the water. Now, about Chykka's attacks. Chykka can fire dark water at you (it won't get rid of Floaty Jump, but it can knock you very close to the edge, maybe even into the water), which you can dodge by simply jumping. Other than that, Chykka really has one other attack, and that's to charge at you. Always look at Chykka, and if Chykka begins to back up and wiggle, then quickly grapple to another platform. After that, Chykka won't touch you for the entire charge, so you're safe. After destroying Chykka's wings, it'll fall into the water and transform into Dark Chykka. Dark Chykka is weak to the Light Beam, so take that out and begin firing charge shots. But just note that you will watch Chykka transform, and until the transformation is complete, your shots will bounce off, so wait before you fire. Dark Chykka has the exact same attacks as normal Chykka, with just one more: since Dark Chykka has an egg sac, it can release Chykklings to attack you. They come in large swarms and are easy to defeat, so use them to stock up on health and ammo. After taking another 1/4 of Chykka's health, Chykka will return to normal. Repeat once more to kill Chykka. ------------------- If you managed to make it this far without losing Floaty Jump, great job! Give yourself a huge congratulations, since it is not easy at all. The next thing to do is obvious: go ahead and grab that Dark Visor. ------------------------------------------------------------ 4di. Returning Torvus's Energy... or not? and Leaving Torvus ------------------------------------------------------------ After you get the Dark Visor, a bunch of platforms will rise into the air and turn invisible. Turn on your new visor to be able to see the platforms, and use Floaty Jump to jump up them. Keep Floaty Jumping up until you reach the top of the room, at which point you should go through the door at the top. In here is the room leading to Torvus Energy Controller. Roll behind the bomb slot, and then go back and leave the room the way you came. When you get out, you'll see that the elevator is there, so you don't have to bother getting the Torvus energy and returning it, and thus don't have to talk to U-Mos! Take the elevator back down to the lower part of the temple and head back to the Light World, but don't save just yet. Leave the area and get back to the portal in Dark Forgotten Bridge, but make sure you don't touch any water; we still have a job for Floaty Jump. Back in Forgotten Bridge, jump to the second platform in a room you have to do a DBJ to. Look up and note the gate. Stand with your back to the wall and do a 1BSJ. Jump up and land on a thin ledge next to the gate. Now turn and morph again. After morphing, you'll need to hold the control stick in the direction of the gate to prevent the morph ball from falling off. Do another 1BSJ, but this time, turn and face the gate when the jump's done, and then start pressing against the space above it. Facing the gate, you should make sure you BSJed on the right side, because there's a root blocking the way on the left side. Now as you press against the wall, hold L. Every second and a half or so, release L and quickly rehold it. You should notice Samus slowly floating up, at an extremely slow speed. But eventually, you'll fall down on the other side of the gate. Morph and roll into the spinner. Turn the spinner the whole way to lower the platform. Now, if for some reason you want to get back to lower Dark Forgotten Bridge, all you have to do is climb Polluted Mire again! It's fine to lose Floaty Jump now. Just make your way back to the elevator out of Torvus. ---------------------- 4e. Sanctuary Fortress ---------------------- 4ea. Cobalt Translator ---------------------- When you get out of Torvus, make your way through Path of Eyes. Keep going until you reach Meeting Grounds. In here, enter the elevator out of Temple Grounds. You'll soon end up in Great Temple. Since you didn't get the Torvus energy, there's no need to go see U-Mos, so just scan the translator door and go. I'm sure you remember this part. It's the first Great Temple transport access room you ever came to! Roll through the hole and save. While you're there, you might want to bomb the rock and roll down there to grab the missile expansion. When you have it and you've saved, go to the elevator and take it down. You'll end up in the familiar room with the War Wasps and the broken wall, and the morph ball cannon... remember? Keep going, ignoring (or killing) the War Wasps. In the next room, switch on your Dark Visor and lock onto the Seeker Missile targets. Blast them with the Seeker Missiles to open the bridge, so keep going behind it. Through the next door, you should end up in GFMC compound. Remember? The room with the Galactic Federation ship? The room is now infested with Space Pirates, though. Ignore them or kill them, and make your way to the translator door on the other side of the room. Go through the door behind the translator door to enter a glass tunnel with Luminoth turrets. Kill them with the Dark Beam and keep going. Through the next door is an elevator. Scan the pole and hop in the hologram to take the elevator to Sanctuary Fortress. When you arrive in Sanctuary, go through the door in front of you and kill the turrets up ahead. Scan the pole to rotate the ring and go through. Now use the spinner up ahead to turn the second ring, revealing a door. Go through it to enter Sanctuary Entrance. This is the room where the Sanctuary cutscene will take place. So watch it and enjoy being at Sanctuary after all this time. When it's over, go forward to trigger a few Pirate Commandos to appear ahead. As you defeat them, remember that more appear in front and behind you, so always look around. Use the charged Dark Beam + Missile combo to defeat all the Commandos, or use the much more fun method of blasting them off the bridge with Super Missiles. When they're all dead, the door will unlock, so go ahead. In the next tunnel, kill the little enemies circling the whole thing and go on ahead. There are two sets of them, though, so beware. After you get past them, go through the door. In here lies our next no-Space Jump sequence break. Note there are two platforms on the left and right. Do a DBJ onto the one on the right. Now turn on the Dark Visor and use the Seeker Missiles to open the gate here. Once the gate's open, note how you can't jump high enough to reach it. Just remember, DON'T MOVE. A Rezbit will come floating out. It will floatinto a perfect position and put up its shield. Jump on the shield and from there to the gate. Now you can kill the Rezbit, or if you want, just ignore it and go through the door. After you get past it walk forward through the next door to face a mighty Quad robot. To kill it, hit its head with a Super Missile. Then morph and roll away from it. Stay close, but not too close. Eventually it'll start to spin towards you. When this happens, use the Boost Ball on to make them mess up, at which point you should either boost into the red light underneath it or lay bombs on it. When it's dead, the door will unlock and the force field will open. Go to the right and open the missile door, then go in to find a save station. Save and go back to the main part of the room, to the area the force field stopped you from entering before you beat the Quad. Killing any Rezbits that get in your way with a charged Dark Beam + Missile, run over to the platform on the right of the morph ball cannon and do a DBJ onto it. Now turn left and do a DBJ onto the platform above the morph ball cannon. Turn back towards the first platform you jumped on and look above it. There's another ledge way up there. Do a 3BJ up to the ledge. Now turn and, right aboved the ledge you just 3BJed from, is another ledge. DBJ onto it. Now DBJ onto the final ledge in the room. Go through the door (there are two, but you'll know which one it is because one has a powerbomb shield over it) and end up in Mini Gyro Chamber. Since you'll need to bomb some bomb slots in a specific order, scan the thing in front of you (if you don't already know the combination, that is). If you don't feel like it, the combination is Amber Cobalt Crimson Emerald. Just the translator colors (without Violet and with Crimson) in alphabetical order. Once you've bombed all the slots in the correct order, roll across the middle of the room and go through the door. Welcome to Hall of Combat Mastery. In here you'll encounter several Quad drones, so be careful. Make your way through the room, fighting off the Quads, until you reach a portal. Scan the thing and enter the portal. In Culling Chamber, go through the room, fighting the Warrior Ing, until you see a wall that was in the Light World, but just isn't here in the Dark World. Go over there and through the Dark Door to get to an elevator room. Scan the pole to activate the elevator, so step in. Take the elevator to the top and head through the dark door. In here you'll find a large gap with a grapple point and a ton of Nightbarbs. Kill the Nightbarbs and grapple across. Now turn around and switch on the Dark Visor. A few dots will light up; get your Seeker Missiles ready and fire at the dots to open up the portal. Step in. Back in the Light World, go through the door right in front of you. Use your Dark Beam on the drones that are definitely copies of Scatter Bombus from Prime, and roll under the floor, avoiding the Mechlops, which are obvious copies of Prime's Triclops. Go through the Dark Door on the other side and enter the room known as Main Gyro Chamber. There is a morph ball tunnel in the wall on the right; roll and bomb through it. Eventually you'll reach an open area. Roll across and into a new area with a bomb slot. Bomb into the bomb slot and the puzzle will appear. The puzzle goes: up-left, up-right, lower-left, lower-right. After doing the puzzle, it'll disappear and a new bomb slot will rise. Bomb that one and watch a ring in the center of the room stop moving. After the bomb slot releases you, go through the missile door and save. After saving, head back out and go through the morph ball tunnel you entered this part with. When you reach the point where you can jump out to the ring in the center, unmorph and jump out to the ring in the center. Walk across the ring until you reach another area with a morph ball hole. Jump on that and morph, then roll through the tunnel and unmorph on the other side. Turn the spinner with the Boost Ball and scan the pole to activate the elevator. Take the elevator up and at the top, go through the door. Before jumping off the ledge, switch on the Dark Visor, target, and shoot the four red dots with the Seeker Missiles. This activates a morph ball cannon in the center of the room. Now jump down and a Quad will fall down. Luckily, it'll land right on top of the cannon, so morph and roll in to instantly kill the Quad. The cannon will shoot you back up, so hop back down and go through the door. In Sanctuary Temple, you'll see two Quads. Drop down and some Ing clouds will appear through a portal and possess the Quads. Although they're now Dark Quads, they're just as easy to defeat as the normal Quads. After they're gone, find the lowest platform going up the room and DBJ onto it. Now walk to the end and grapple to the next one. Finally, end by DBJing from the end of this one to the highest platform. Grapple across to the door that isn't behind a translator door. Go through the access room and scan the thing to activate the dead Luminoth who talks and talks about Sanctuary, then gives you the Cobalt Translator (finally!). ---------------------------------------- 4eb. Spider Guardian and the Spider Ball ---------------------------------------- Leave the Luminoth and grapple back to the center platform in the temple. Turn towards the translator door and grapple to the platform. Then scan it and go through the door it conceals. In the next room you'll find a giant gap. Jump down to the lowest platform and turn to face the last platform to see something. Scan this something to activate the morph ball cannon on the platform. DBJ up and enter the cannon to be blasted to the other side. Go through the door to end up in Spider Guardian's room. ---------------------- BOSS - SPIDER GUARDIAN ---------------------- Before I cover this boss fight, you should know that the entire Spider Guardian fight takes place in a series of morph ball tunnels in morph ball mode. As so, Spider Guardian will be rolling through the tunnels, and if he hits you, he can hurt you. To avoid getting hit, there are certain "safe spots" throughout the arena. These safe spots either dip down or slope up. If Spidey is traveling above you, find a safe spot that dips down. If he travels below you, find one that slopes up, On the other hand, you can be safe over a dip-down safe zone or below a slope-up safe zone if Spidey travels through those. That said, onto the fight. Roll into the morph ball tunnel and after the cutscene, we'll take Part 1. Roll to the right and bomb jump up and to the left. Stay here and lay bombs in Spider Guardian's path. If you can't get the bomb slot to activate the first time, take the hit and try again. When the bomb slot's active, bomb jump to the left and then to the right, then left, then right. Roll right and drop down, then roll right and bomb jump to the next platform. Drop down on the right, then drop down on the left, roll right, and bomb jump into the bomb slot. Activate it, and then wait in front of it for Spidey to get hurt. That concludes part 1. Part 2: Roll right after Spidey and drop down. Start boosting with the half-pipe to try to get in Spidey's path and lay bombs. When Spidey's stunned, the bomb slot will activate, so boost up the left, drop down on the right, and bomb the slot. Let Spidey get hurt and boost up the right. We will now cover part 3. Part 3: Roll after Spidey again and drop down, then roll right and drop down again into a large half-pipe. Once again, use it to lay bombs in Spidey's path. When you've stunned Spidey and activated the bomb slot, boost up the left and roll right. Drop down and roll left, drop down again, roll right, drop down and roll left, and activate the bomb slot. Let Spidey get hurt and boost up the left, roll right, drop down, and roll right, chasing Spidey. Part 4: Spidey will take a different path than you, but he'll end up in the same spot. Boost or bomb your way past the boxes, picking up health if needed, and drop down again. Keep dropping until you reach a much larger area. When you reach the much larger area, roll left and bomb up the second hole in the ceiling. Roll left to the bomb slot and activate it. Spidey will soon enough get hurt, but this isn't the end of Part 4, as Part 4 has a mighty three electric thingies that hurt Spidey. When he's been hurt, roll back to the slot (assuming you left) and bomb it again. Roll right and drop down, then bomb back up, but to the right. Bomb up and roll right, and bomb the slot. Now wait for Spidey to spider his way over to the next electric generator and hurt himself. Stun Spidey and bomb the last two slots you bombed and make your way to the last bomb jump before the bomb jump into the slot. Bomb jump left instead of right and position yourself here, then bomb jump up and to the left. Roll left and activate the final bomb slot. Spidey will travel the maze of tracks and destroy the final electric generator, and in the process destroying himself. The Ing that had possessed him fly through the tunnel and make the Spider Ball appear in front of a power bomb door. ---------------------- Roll through the tunnel and look at your new upgrade. When you're done, get it. After all, that's what they're there for. -------------------------------------------- 4ec. Power Bomb Guardian and the Power Bombs -------------------------------------------- Leave the Spider Ball's little area and use the Spider Ball to get out of the room. Take the spider tracks up where Spider Guardian took a different path then you did and roll through a tunnel to a missile expansion. When you get out, you'll be back in the main part of Dynamo Works. Turn to the door closer to you and go through. Go all the way through Sanctuary until you reach Sanctuary Entrance. One small detour you may want to take is through Hall of Combat Mastery for a missile expansion. When you reach Sanctuary Entrance, a cutscene will take place showing Dark Samus destroying the large bridge. Roll around the other side to find some spider ball tracks and take them up. Use the spider ball and the boost ball to cross the no-longer-existing bridge. When you reach the other side, go through the door and go through the tunnels until you reach the elevator, where you should go back to Temple Grounds. Back in Temple Grounds, make your way all the way back to Torvus. There isn't much no-SJ stuff required, so I won't go into detail about it, but you'll need to go through the Great Temple. When you're back in Torvus, you may want to save before this next part. Jump and roll through Torvus until you're back in Lower Torvus. When you're back, jump down and go back to the room where you fought the Alpha Blogg. Opposite the door leading to the room with Gravity Boost are some spider ball tracks; take them up and enter the portal. When you come out of the portal, prepare for the next boss fight. -------------------------- BOSS - POWER BOMB GUARDIAN -------------------------- After the cutscene showing the plant-like Power Bomb Guardian, roll over to the wall and circle it until you find the spider ball tracks. Take them up and roll and drop and bomb your way through the spider ball tracks. The aim is to get to the bomb slots circling the room. Start with the two farthest from where you started and go around to the closest ones, as with more bomb slots, the power bombs Powey throws at you will be thrown faster and faster, making it harder to make your way through the room. In addition to this, Inglets are on the walls and they'll try to knock you off. When you finally bomb all four slots, something will fall from the ceiling and land on Powey, crushing him. Spider ball up and make your way onto this big bridge that fell on Powey. There, you'll find the power bomb upgrade. Grab it; you're gonna need it. -------------------------- ---------------------------------- 4ed. Dark Samus and the Echo Visor ---------------------------------- Use the power bombs to open up the doors and make your way up to Undertemple Shaft. When you're back in here, climb up and go through the door to Crypt. Replenish your power bomb supply so you have both of them back and take the portal to Gathering Hall. When you're in there, use one of your power bombs on the large glass in the center of the room. Then fall down and use the second one on the plug. The room will drain. Use the half-pipe to latch onto the spider ball tracks on one side of the room and take them across to activate a bomb slot. Then fall and repeat on the other side. When you're done, a missile expansion will become available. Jump up the platforms and grab it. Now head through the rooms until you're in Training Chamber. Spiderball and boost up the tracks until you're in front of the bomb slot in the statue and bomb it to move the statue. Drop down and grab the missile expansion it was concealing and roll behind it. Go through the door to reach a hallway. Go through the hallway and at the other end you'll find an elevator back to Sanctuary. When you're back, Power Bomb through the doors until you reach the room known as Main Research. In here, eliminate the Rezbits with the dark-charge shot + missile combo and find the spiderball tracks with obstacles over them. Take those up and take them to the end, avoiding the obstacles, until you reach the missile expansion at the top. Grab it and drop down, then take the other set of tracks to a door. Go through the door, of course. You'll be in Transit Station. Power bomb the glass and enter the portal. In the Dark World, stand there a second, and a Dark Ingsmasher will break through some glass, similar to the Elite Pirates from the original Prime. Either fight this creature or ignore it and run through the glass it just broke, your choice. In either case, go through the portal. From here on, use three of your items to make it to a Power Bomb expansion: Dark Beam, Light Beam, and Spiderball. These upgrades are needed because you need to do a spiderball maze while constantly switching between the Dark and Light worlds. When you finally have the power bomb, drop down and go through the other door back to find yourself in the familiar room Reactor Core. From here, it should be easy enough to make your own way over to Main Gyro Chamber. When you get here, save and take up the elevator that you used to get to Sanctuary Temple. When you reach the top, though, instead of going to Sanctuary Temple, power bomb the crates in the corner. This will reveal a hidden bomb slot. Activate the bomb slot and a puzzle will appear on the glass. This puzzle is the same kind of puzzle as the one you encountered in your first visit to this room. The only difference is the preset location of the circles. You should still be able to figure it out yourself, though. When the puzzle's complete, another bomb slot will rise up. Bomb that one and the second large ring in the center will stop rotating. Go back out to this large ring and you'll notice a spiderball track running around the entire ring. Morph and go to the side you can access. If the track isn't open, roll to the other side, where it is. Spiderball up the ring. When you reach the edge, boost off the ring. You should go flying through some glass and land in front of a power bomb door. If you fell off without flying through the glass, try again, but boost a little earlier. Power bomb the door and go through it. You'll be in a room with the "Dark Samus is nearby" music playing. This room has some glass in the wall, and you can observe Dark Samus absorbing some Phazon. Continue to watch and a few pirates appear. They'll start to attack Dark Samus, but the dark hunter takes them out. Dark Samus then continues to absorb Phazon. Walk to the right and observe the door's slowness. When you get through, blast the crates and get health, missiles, and ammo (especially Dark ammo). When your supplies are full, go through the other door to learn Dark Samus has left. Go through the door that you no doubt saw behind Dark Samus to find him once again absorbing Phazon. Walk forward. ------------------- BOSS - DARK SAMUS 2 ------------------- Dark Samus hits the elevator's control device once he knows you're there. The elevator starts to rise and you'll once again be fighting Dark Samus. You should remember this fight from the first time you fought Dark Samus. The music's the same and Dark Samus's looks and moves really haven't changed that much either; the only difference is the arena and the fact that Dark Samus has a few new moves to show you. The first one you'll recognize from your fight with Boost Guardian: Dark Samus now has a morph ball complete with the Boost Ball. Another new move is the ability to turn invisible to everything but the Dark Visor. Still, you can avoid the attacks. Simply jump over the Boost Ball and turn on the Dark Visor when Dark Samus turns invisible. Your item of choice should be the Dark Beam. It doesn't seem right, but the Dark Beam does more damage to Dark Samus than any other item, so go get it out. After you damage Dark Samus enough, the elevator will arrive at the top, and you'll continue your battle there. Though you're in a different spot, the battle still goes the same way it did before. Eventually, Dark Samus's health reaches zero and you've won the fight. ------------------- Dark Samus will now jump out a window in this extremely tall tower. Carefully jump out after her, but be sure to land on a ledge just outside the now-broken glass. Now walk along the ledge and enter the Dark World through the portal you'll find back here. In the Dark World, walk back and spiderball up the track you'll find here. Now roll around until you find a spinner and use it until you can't use it anymore. Spiderball up the other tracks that you just turned with the spinner. Halfway through, you'll need to boost to the other side of the tracks, so remember that. When you reach the edge, you'll normally boost off the tracks and jump over to the portal. One problem there: without Space Jump, you can't make the jump to the portal. So instead, go to the end of the track. Here, lay a bomb jump to bomb jump up to the portal. Now go through it. Back in the Light World, you'll be at the top of the room. Notice that there are two platforms that extend from the platform you're on. Jump onto either and position yourself at the edge that's facing the platform holding the Echo Visor. Look down and at the elevator and switch on your scan visor. The entire elevator will be blue; lock onto it and dash to the ledge holding the Echo Visor. Now just grab your new item. ----------------- 4ee. Screw Attack ----------------- Jump off the ledge with the Echo Visor and turn on your new visor. Find the things that are sending a signal to the elevator and shoot them. After doing so, the elevator will activate. Step into it. The cutscene that now takes place is surprisingly the same cutscene that takes place on normal elevators between areas. When you reach the bottom, go through the door. In Checkpoint Station, you'll get the message "All doors locked". Switch on the Echo Visor to find a thing hanging from the ceiling that you couldn't see without the Echo Visor. This thing is sending a signal to the doors. Shoot it and you'll get the message "All doors unlocked". Go back through the slow doors and back out to Main Gyro Chamber. In Main Gyro Chamber, save your game. We aren't at the hardest part of getting Screw Attack, but you wouldn't want to risk a death and have to redo the Dark Samus fight. Go back through the dark door and down through Hall of Combat Mastery. Keep going back the way you originally entered Sanctuary until you reach Reactor Core. Here, go through the door on the other side of the room. Walk through Transit Station, and you'll find yourself in Main Research. In here, take care of the Rezbits with the dark beam + missile combo and switch on the Echo Visor. Shoot the transmitters here to find a hidden portal. ***IMPORTANT NOTE! The original version of Metroid Prime 2, which is the version you should be using, has a game-killing glitch in this room! If you shoot only one or two of the transmitters and leave the room, when you come back, all three will be gone, but the door will not be opened! The way to solve this normally would be a roll jump or dash jump across Watch Station Access, but that requires Space Jump. Triggering this glitch without Space Jump, however, would require you to restart the game. I don't know why you'd want to shoot one or two and leave, though, but just in case, this note is here.*** Enter the Dark World with the portal. In Staging Area, the Dark World version of Main Research, switch the Dark Visor on so you'll have a constant lock-on on the Hunter Ing. When they're gone, switch the Echo Visor on and shoot more of the sonic locks. When they've been shot, another door will raise, revealing a pole. Scan this pole to raise the entire center area of the room. Jump down to find another light portal. Enter it and come back to the Light World. Back there, spiderball up the tracks to find a robot that is considered a miniboss, not a boss, thus doesn't deserve the "BOSS - " in front of it's name, and since I've never used "MINIBOSS - " in front of miniboss names, there is nothing special this miniboss gets. Morph and spiderball up the tracks. The floor will raise and you're in the fight. The fight is simple, really; just spiderball around. When the miniboss brings out a weapon and tries to hit you with it, use the boost ball to jump to the other side of the tracks. When a pole comes down, boost into it, and eventually a larger pole will appear in the center. Boost into that to hurt the Caretaker Drone (I didn't mention that's its name yet?) and make it go up one level. Chase it until you've destroyed it. Congratulations: you now have access to a door leading to an elevator. In the elevator room, you'll find it actually isn't an elevator, but a bunch of morph ball cannons that I don't understand, since they shoot you through the ceiling while the camera's at an angle where you can't tell you're being shot through the ceiling. As soon as you get in, a glass case will immediately lower over the first morph ball cannon and you'll hear the sonic transmitter noise. Switch on the Echo Visor and shoot it, morph, and enter the cannon. When you've been shot to the top, you'll see some morph ball tunnels that lead back down. Roll into one of them to get into a series of tunnels that lead to the bottom. Close to the bottom, you'll see a missile expansion. If you took the right hole, you'll end up falling onto it. If you didn't, just do two DBJs up to the missile. Now roll out and take the morph ball cannons back up and enter Watch Station. In here, you'll see two Rezbits floating around. Kill them and go around to the other side of the room where there's a spiderball track. Bomb jump onto the track and take it until you reach a spot where it can go either up or in the direction you're already going. Go up and eventually you'll reach the end of the track. Let go, and you'll fall onto a platform that holds a morph ball cannon. Roll into it to have it shoot you over across the room into a whole mess of tracks. Once you hit the plate that's always letting you out of the air, immediately start holding R, for you'll fall right onto some spiderball tracks. Well, not actually on, but next to them, and if you aren't holding R, you'll fall down. Take the track over until you reach a large wheel with a track on it that's rotating. Bomb onto the wheel and stop moving. The wheel will move you to some harmful red... stuff which I don't know what it is. Before you reach the stuff, though, there's a pair of red poles that'll be under and above the morph ball. As soon as you pass through these poles, lay a bomb STILL NOT MOVING, and you'll bomb safely to the next piece of track. There's another wheel soon (IIRC, you bomb right onto it) which you should do the same thing on. Keep going until you reach a flat track. Here, there are two options. The first is to go down to a bomb slot. The other is to keep going on the track until you reach a beam ammo expansion and then to drop down and start over until you get back here and have to go down to the bomb slot. I recommend option 2 unless you don't feel like getting the beam ammo expansion, in which case I recommend option 1. When you've bombed the slot, the big wall blocking the portal will move and you'll be able to enter it. But you shouldn't enter it just yet. Go over to the light door that's on the right if you face the portal. Jump on the fence, and then jump to the ledge (that works on the other side of the room and I think it works here, but if it doesn't, just do a DBJ up). Go through the door and you'll be in Watch Station Access. There's a pole and an energy tank; get the tank and scan the pole to lower some grapple points. Grapple across and go through the door on the other side to end up back in Main Gyro Chamber. Go save; we're about to do the hardest part of Screw Attack without Space Jump, and you might not want to have to redo all that if you mess up. When you've saved, go back to Watch Station and go through the portal. In Aerial Training Site, a pair of Dark Pirate Commandos will appear. They won't lock the doors, though, so whether or not you fight them is your choice. Whatever you've decided, when you've done it go to the door on the right. Jump on the fence and then jump on the ledge. Go through the door and observe the room of Judgement Drop. There are tons of Dark Preeds, so shoot them all. Now use the grapple points to grapple across the room. When you're at the other side, jump down to the ledge underneath this ledge and go through the portal. In Grand Abyss, you have two options. Either DBJ onto the floating platform and then onto the ledge above you, or DBJ onto the fence and reverse morph onto the platform. This is the first time I've mentioned Reverse Morphs, so if you don't know what I'm talking about, go look them up in the Techniques section. In any case, when you've reached the top, go through the door up here to reach Vault: the stopping point for a few weeks or a month or something like that. A Rezbit will be right in front of you, but it hasn't noticed you yet. Kill it and stand on the edge of the bridge. Switch on the scan visor and look down. You'll see a pole down there. Scan it and the bridge will lower. You can now access the portal, but: IMPORTANT! DO NOT GO IN UNTIL AFTER THE BRIDGE FINISHES LOWERING! DOING SO BEFORE IT FINISHES LOWERING WILL MAKE YOU HAVE TO RESET THE GAME! In the Dark World, grapple across the room. At the other end, refill health in the safe zone if needed, and if you're going for scans, scan the Dark War Wasps here, since this is the only room in the game you'll find them. When you're ready, go through the portal back to the Light World. In here, you'll have a choice of which side to do first. Choose a side and switch on the Dark Beam. Now, Vault is set like this: __ __ |S2| |PORTAL| |S2| ŻŻ |______| ŻŻ __ ____ __ |PC| | | |PC| ŻŻ | SA | ŻŻ __ |____| __ |PB| Left Right |PB| ŻŻ Side Side ŻŻ __ __ __ __ |S1| |PA| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻ| |PA| |S1| ŻŻ ŻŻ |PORTAL| ŻŻ ŻŻ Obviously, PORTAL is the portal on either side of Vault. SA is Screw Attack in the center. PA is Platform A, PB is Platform B, PC is Platform C, S1 is Spinner 1, and finally, S2 is Spinner 2. Reverse morph onto Platform A and the Rezbit on Platform B wakes up. Kill it (that's why I had you switch on the Dark Beam before you did the reverse morph) and reverse morph onto Spinner 1. Morph and spin the spinner. Now roll out of the spinner and roll jump in the direction of Platform B. Make it good enough to hit the side of the platform, but don't make it good enough to make it on. The result is the Platform C Rezbit wakes up, which you SHOULD NOT kill. Stand on Spinner 1 and watch the Rezbit. It'll quickly move toward you. When it tries to hit you with the laser, it's moved enough. Lock onto Spinner 1 on the other side of the room and dash off it without removing the lock. You should end up safely on Platform B. Now this next part might be a little tricky: stand on the edge of Platform B and completely scan the center structure. Now dash off it. When you're ready, release the lock and put the control stick in a position where you're holding down and whatever direction is away from Platform C. When you think you're right about right next to Platform C, morph. The result is a reverse morph and you should end up on Platform C if you did it right. If you aren't on Platform C, try again; it's hard, but not impossible. Now stand on the edge of the platform and face the center structure. Keep an eye on the Rezbit. Stand there and wait. Eventually, the Rezbit will start its laser attack. Hopefully (I think it depends on which side you're on), the Rezbit's laser will start in front of you and move toward you. As soon as it touches you, dash off the center structure to the left. When you're ready, lose the lock and push down as well as the direction away from Spinner 2. When you think you're next to the platform, morph. This reverse morph is different from others; you'll get an instant morph and fall down. But it still works, and if you did it right, you'll end up on Spinner 2. Here, kill the Rezbit and turn the spinner. Dash and reverse morph your way back to platform B. Now face the portal on the lower side of my diagram and lock onto the circle. Jump off the platform and while you're in the air, your lock will be complete and the portal will activate. The terminal fall will take place during the cutscene, but you won't lose any health. When the cutscene's over, you'll be back on platform B. Jump into the terminal fall and you'll respawn in front of the portal. Now just repeat on the other side of the room. Odds are you're confused about what's been going on ever since you got into Grand Abyss through the Judgement Drop portal, so let me take a moment to explain how and why all of this works. First, I'll explain reverse morphs. Now, when you're unmorphed, you have a first person view, correct? Well, Samus is not actually there. Instead, her gun and her arm are there, floating in midair next to the camera. When you morph or Screw Attack, the camera zooms out and unloads the cannon and the arm, and loads the model of Samus. It then makes her morph and you have control of the morph ball. When you unmorph, the game makes Samus unmorph and zooms in so you're back in first person mode. What does all this have to do with the reverse morph? Well, I'm going to explain that now. When you move back and morph, the camera will move back in whatever direction you already moving, since it moves back so the camera isn't right next to the morph ball. Then you fall into the terminal fall. The camera tries to follow the morph ball, but since it's moved back, it's over the ledge you're trying to make it on and it's pushing against the ledge. In first person mode, you'd be standing right here. Thus, the game assumes you're standing on the platform and respawns Samus there on the platform. Next is the portal trick. The portal trick is what I described three paragraphs up that you use to make it back to the portal after turning spinner 2. This works because the game doesn't think you'll be close enough to activate the portal unless you're standing on the portal platform. When you activate the portal, the game assumes you're standing on the platform, and sets Samus so a terminal fall will respawn her there. As long as the portal is going, the game thinks you're standing on the platform, so if you jump into the terminal fall, it'll put you there. Finally, there's the dash you made to reach Spinner 2. Normally, you would not be able to make this dash. So what made you reach it? The Rezbit's laser, of course! Now, what happens there is when the Rezbit's laser hits you, it's supposed to knock you a distance. It doesn't actually set Samus's x or y counter to this; instead, it adds to this counter, so Samus won't slow down if she's already moving. A scan dash adds distance; the Rezbit's laser adds to it so you're moving so fast by the time you morph, you're at the platform's side. Now, back to the no-SJ game. When you've moved all four spinners, go back into the portal and grapple across back to the other side of Vault. Walk across the bridge and bomb jump up to the bomb slot. Now bomb into the slot and activate it. All four spinners now will send a laser to the center structure, causing the entire thing to be lifted up, the Screw Attack's cage included. The platform you're on will raise so you're right in front of Screw Attack. Walk forward and get it. ------------------------- 4ef. Ing Hive Temple Keys ------------------------- Well, you have Screw Attack now. Screw Attack across the room back to the door you entered with. Go through the door and enter Grand Abyss. In here, Screw Attack across the room, for this is thankfully one of the few spots Screw Attack actually works without Space Jump. Keep going, killing the pirates in Watch Station with three missiles or uncharged Dark Beam shots, until you Main Gyro Chamber. On the way, remember not to try to Screw Attack, since it doesn't work everywhere and you might fall into a terminal fall. If you have under 10 energy after Vault, you'll die after a fall down there, and you wouldn't want to have to redo Vault. When you're back in Main Gyro Chamber, go and save. Now it's time to get the keys to the Ing Hive temple. To start, head to Hall of Combat Mastery and enter the Dark World. There's a very short spiderball maze here; take it to reach the key. When you have it, go to the light world and head to Watch Station. Here, go to the Dark World. This is where it starts to get tricky. Stand on the edge of the platform in front of Judgement Drop. If you want, you can Screw Attack from here to the missile expansion, but after you get it (if you do), turn to face the key. Jump toward it and hit B two more times to activate Screw Attack. This is one of the spots where Screw Attack actually works, so Screw Attack over and land on the "cage" around the key. Careful, though, since there's a spot where the wall has a slight bump, and it extends farther then you can see, so aim for as close to the edge of the cage as you can. Now you're standing on the cage. Look down and you'll be able to see the pole and the key. Walk over to the right so you're lined up with the pole and switch on the scan visor. Look down and you should see a small sliver of blue on the pole. If you don't, move to the right a little more. When you can see it, immediately lock onto it and scan it. When you're finished, the "cage" will disappear beneath your feet and you'll fall down onto the key. Grab it. Now, AFAIK, you can't get back to the main part of Aerial Training Site, though you might if you stand on the pole, so go through the door and drop down the huge wall jump room that you couldn't have wall jumped up without Space Jump which is why you did the trick on the cage. Go out the door at the bottom to end up back in Staging Area. Jump down and go back to the Light World through the portal you first entered this room through. Back in the Light World, go to Dynamo Works and go through the portal here. In the Dark World, go through the door right in front of you to end up in a small room with some Echo transmitters and a Warrior Ing. The Ing will fall right onto a beacon, so shoot it with the light beam as soon as you see it to take care of the Ing quickly. Turn on the Echo Visor and hit the locks to open the echo door. Go through to end up in Hive Gyro Chamber, the dark world version of Main Gyro Chamber. Jump to the bottom of the room and morph. Spiderball up the track until you reach a large spiderball sphere. Roll up the sphere, avoiding the tentacles, until you reach the top, where there's another track. Take it up to end up in a circle of spiderball track, where you should boost across to the other end to get the key in the middle. You now have all the Ing Hive temple keys. --------------------------------------- 4eg. Quadraxis and the Annihilator Beam --------------------------------------- Drop down onto one of the ledges surrounding the sphere and use the map to locate the location of the save station in the Light World. Boost off the sphere to where it is in the Dark World and go through to find a save station, just like in the Light World. Enter it and save. Now go back out and get back on the sphere. Find the location of your battle with Dark Samus in the light world and boost to that location in the Dark World. Checkpoint Station is a room with Warrior Ing in the Dark World, so kill them. But the room where your Dark Samus battle started is now an ammo station. Refill your ammo and go back out to Hive Dynamo Works. Find the location of the door to Sanctuary Temple in the Light World and boost up there in the Light World. Go through the door. In the next room, step into the light to remove the barrier blocking you from entering Ing Hive Temple. The barrier gone, refill your health in the safe zone if you need to and go through the door in the other end. In Ing Hive Temple, take the elevator down or jump off the ledge if you want and walk forward to activate a cutscene. ---------------- BOSS - QUADRAXIS ---------------- You've seen him in the Light World; now in the Dark World. Quadraxis is a giant Quad robot, and when I say you've seen him in the Light World, I mean that his legs are scattered through Sanctuary Temple. The first phase of your fight with Quadraxis goes like this: First, Quaddy's attacks are the ability to spin around and try to pull you in to a collision with Quaddy's quickly-rotating legs, which'll hurt. Another attack is trying to step on you. Finally, Quaddy can lock onto you and try to shoot you with the Annihilator Beam. There are ways to get around each of these. When Quaddy starts spinning, morph and try to boost to the left or right of Quaddy. The result is you'll go flying at an extremely high speed past Quaddy. Quaddy will then stop spinning. When Quaddy tries to step on you, get out of the way. And when Quaddy locks onto you (which it'll tell you), morph and boost to make him lose the lock-on. Now for your attacks. The blue circle on each of Quaddy's legs will, one at a time, change from gray to blue. Always target the blue legs and hit it with charged Light Beam shots and Super Missiles. When Quaddy's leg breaks and Quaddy falls down, showering you in energy and missiles, you've destroyed the leg. Move on to the other three. If you get low on health, you can morph and boost into Quaddy's foot to get an ultra energy. Repeat until you're in phase 2 of the Quaddy fight. In Phase 2, Quaddy is invincible, surrounded by a blue shield. The attacks are to shoot you with the Annihilator Beam or a charged Annihilator Beam shot. Turn on the Echo Visor and you'll see that an antenna on Quaddy's destroyed body is sending data to the head. Shoot the antenna until it goes down and look at Quaddy's floating head. The shield is gone and you can see three antennas emerging from it. Lock on and shoot one of these. Eventually you'll break it and Quaddy will return to normal and summon a Dark Quad. Repeat until you've destroyed all three and you're in the third and final phase of the Quaddy fight. In Phase 3, the glass on Quaddy's head has been broken, along with the glass on the spiderball tracks on each of Quaddy's legs. What to do is to shoot Quaddy's head while avoiding the attacks until you've stunned it. Quaddy will then float in a random direction. Wait to see which direction and quickly roll to one of the legs Quaddy is floating toward. Spiderball to the top and charge a boost while waiting. If you chose the right one, eventually, Quaddy will float past you. Release the boost while still holding R to fly onto Quaddy's head, where you'll find two bomb slots. Choose one and bomb it, then repeat for the other slot to kill Quaddy. ---------------- Quaddy left you the Annihilator Beam. Go get it. ----------------------------------- 4eh. Returning the Sanctuary Energy ----------------------------------- After you get the Annihilator Beam, a large structure will rise up in the center. It has a spiderball track running up it. Morph and go up the track. When you reach the top, use the map to find the location of the energy controller and Screw Attack over to it. Luckily, this is also one of the few spots where Screw Attack actually works, so you shouldn't have any problems. Go until you have the energy that goes to the Sanctuary Fortress and leave. From here, you're on your own. Go return the Sanctuary energy at Sanctuary Temple, getting any items you want, and leave Sanctuary. ------------------ 4f. The Sky Temple ----------------------------- 4fa. U-Mos and the Light Suit ----------------------------- Head to the Great Temple and visit U-Mos. When you get there, listen to U-Mos's little speech. At the end of it, he'll give you the Light Suit. Go ahead, get it. -------------------------------- 4fb. Agon Wastes Sky Temple Keys -------------------------------- The Light Suit gives you complete invulnerability to the Dark World environment, as well as giving you the ability to travel through beams of light. The energy controllers turn into transports between the areas, including the one in the room you're in right now. Step in and select Agon Wastes. ------------------- 4fba. Battlegrounds ------------------- When you arrive in the Agon energy controller room, this should be familiar. Make your way through the familiar rooms until you reach Command Center. Remember it? It's that room in the Space Pirate base that has the first portal you ever used (the second in a getting-Space Jump game). Go through the portal now and head through the door directly in front of you. Keep going until you reach Battlegrounds. When you're here, it may help to get rid of the Warrior Ing here. Make your way to the right side of the room and find the spot where the wall juts out a little. Morph here and 3BSJ to the top of the ledge. Now turn on your Dark Visor and you'll see a ton of red moving platforms that were invisible to you before. Jump across them. The only tricky one is the final one, which is too high for you to jump up to. Notice the Bladepod. Walk away from it a bit and morph. Lay a DBJ and land on the Bladepod. Make sure not to do it too close, or you'll destroy the Bladepod. Now jump onto the final platform and shoot the Flying Ing Cache. Now you can switch off your Dark Visor and finish it off. Jump up and get the Sky Temple key it left behind. ---------------- 4fbb. Dark Oasis ---------------- From Battlegrounds, go back out to Doomed Entry and go along the path you took originally until you reach Dark Oasis, the room with the Light World portal. Use a power bomb to destroy the powerbombable blocks (use the ammo station on the left if you don't have any) and drop down into the water. Turn on the Dark Visor and look around for a Flying Ing Cache. Destroy it and get the key. But you aren't done yet; now you have to get out. DBJ up to the ledge in the center of the water and turn the Dark Visor back on for a constant lock-on on the Inglets. Kill them all and turn it off. Now look at the center of the ledge and turn to the right. What you have to do is Screw Attack at a spot somewhere to the right of the center. I don't know the exact spot, so experiment with this until you find it. When you do, you'll land safely. Go save in Hall of Stairs if you want. ------------------------------- 4fc. Torvus Bog Sky Temple Keys ------------------------------- 4fca. Dungeon ------------- Head back to the Agon energy controller and select Torvus Bog this time. When you're back in familiar Torvus, head to Dungeon. Now, you probably haven't been to Dungeon before, due to the route we took to the Grapple Beam, so let me tell you how to reach it. Go to Catacombs in Lower Torvus and use Gravity Boost to reach an underwater bomb slot. This lowers the cage around the portal. Now do a 3BJ onto the platform that holds the portal and go in. You'll come out in Dungeon. Don't make the same mistake I did here. Kill both Dark Grenchlers BEFORE you go into the water. If you don't, they'll make it really hard to get out. It's possible to lure them in and kill them there, but it's easier to kill them before you go in. Now jump in the water and you'll find creatures that are ONLY found in Dungeon, like the Dark Grenchlers are also only found in Dungeon and Dark War Wasps are only found in Vault Attack Portal. Use the Safe Zone above them to make them move from the hole. Morph and roll through, and repeat on the next one. When you've passed two of them, turn on the Dark Visor and find the Ing Cache and destroy it for the key. Then go back, reactivating the safe zones if necessary, and DBJ up to the ledge. Now it's sorta hard; you have to do a one bomb BSJ up to the ledge you jumped off of. It's hard, so try again if you don't get it right away. ------------------ 4fcb. Poisoned Bog ------------------ Go to Poisoned Bog. If you've followed my walkthrough, you've been here; it's the room right next to the Dark Torvus beam ammo expansion. Jump into the water here and go where there's a missile expansion in the Light World. Shoot the Flying Ing Cache here and get the key it leaves behind. To get out, DBJ onto the seemingly pointless ledge above water and then Screw Attack to one of the doors. --------------------------------------- 4fd. Sanctuary Fortress Sky Temple Keys --------------------------------------- 4fda. Hive Dynamo Works ----------------------- You know what to do; go back to the Torvus energy controller and have it send you over to Sanctuary. Once you're here, go back to the part of the area where you fought Spider Guardian. Go through the maze until you reach the part where you got the Spider Ball. Power bomb through the door and go through the portal back here. In the Dark World, roll through the tunnel and go up the spiderball track. Boost off it to land on a floating spiderball sphere. Roll onto the red circle and boost to the next sphere and repeat until you end up on the seemingly empty ledge on the other side of the room. Turn on the Dark Visor and blast the Flying Ing Cache for the key. There's no problem getting out; just take the spiderball spheres back. ------------------- 4fdb. Hive Entrance ------------------- Go through the Hall of Combat Mastery portal and go to the Dark World. Go through the room to the door that, in the Light World, led to Reactor Core and eventually to Sanctuary Entrance. Go through to Hive Reactor Core and save, and then go through the door that, in the Light World, led to Sanctuary Entrance. Instead of Sanctuary Entrance, you'll end up in Hive Entrance. I'm sad to say this is where the no-SJ game ends. You can't get the Hive Entrance key because this is, unfortunately, one of the spots where Screw Attack does not work. There is no way across the room, no way to reach the key. Instead, I recommend you go get the Sky Temple keys in Temple Grounds and get the best percentage you can, then come back and search desperately for an answer to the puzzle that is Hive Entrance. ----------------------------------- 4fe. Temple Grounds Sky Temple Keys ----------------------------------- 4fea. Ing Reliquary ------------------- If you went to Hive Entrance, get out by going to Hive Reactor Access and stand on the side with the ledge. Jump into the terminal fall to notice you're in midair instead of on the ground, quite unlike the other terminal falls. Jump in again and as soon as you can't get out, hold back on the control stick and start hitting B as fast as you can. It works because of the same reason the BSJ works, and you'll end up jumping into the tunnel. Now climb up Hive Reactor and return to the light world, and exit to Temple Grounds. Back in Temple Grounds, go to Sacred Path. Jump to the top and go to the Dark World. In there, go the way you originally entered the Light World room and keep going. When you reach the Dark World version of GFMC Compound, go to the right and through the door. Keep going until you reach the Dark World version of Communication Area. From here, go to the end of the room and DBJ onto the pillar back there. Now DBJ up to the ledge and go around to the door at the top of the room. In here, switch on the Dark Visor and destroy the Flying Ing Cache. Get the key. ------------------- 4feb. Accursed Lake ------------------- Go to Temple Assembly Site. There's a block with a dark crystal on it; shoot this with the Light Beam to reveal a portal. Go through it. In the Dark World, go to the left, through the Seeker door, and keep going until you get to the room Accursed Lake. Kill the Hunter Ing here and switch on the Dark Visor to find a Flying Ing Cache. Shoot it to get the key. You might have to 3BJ up to the key if it's high enough. There should be no problems getting out. -------------------- 4fec. Defiled Shrine -------------------- Go through the Hall of Eyes portal, but go in the direction away from Abandoned Base. In the dark world version of Service Access, go through the door that, in the Light World, led to Landing Site. Here, take care of the Warrior Ing and turn on the Dark Visor. Shoot the Flying Ing Cache and get the key. There shouldn't be any problems getting out; the only difference is that in the Dark World, you need one more DBJ than you did in the Light World. --------------------------------- 5. The Recorded No Space Jump Run --------------------------------- Having trouble? Don't know where to do that BSJ? Think you're ghetto jumping on the wrong spot? Well, this should clear it all up for you! This is a no-Space Jump run I've been recording lately. As of right now, the run is stopped at lower Torvus, a segment where I plan on showing the way to do Grapple before Gravity Boost without Space Jump. The entire list of segments along with details of them can be found here: http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump Many have been having trouble getting the files, and it may have something to do with being in the US or Europe; in other words, people in Europe might be able to download it, but people in the US might not. If you can't, don't e-mail me about it; this problem is already well-known and Millzy is trying to get everything sorted out. Until then, those who can download the run will enjoy watching it. If you don't feel like going there, here's a list: http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump/part1.avi - Part 1 http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump/part2.avi - Part 2 http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump/part3.avi - Part 3 http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump/part4.avi - Part 4 http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump/part5.avi - Part 5 http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump/part6.avi - Part 6 http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump/part7.avi - Part 7 http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump/part8.avi - Part 8 http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump/part9.avi - Part 9 http://zeromission.co.uk/mr_potter/no_space_jump/part10.avi - Part 10 -------------------------------- 6. No Space Jump Forced Restarts -------------------------------- There are certain situations in a No Space Jump game that, if you get yourself in them, require a restart. There are three levels for a restart. A Level 1 restart is simply that you must refresh the room by going two rooms away. A Level 2 restart requires that you reset from your last save. Finally, in the event of a Level 3 restart, you must restart the entire game. Here I'll list every situation that would require a restart to take place. Remember, if you get a Level 2 restart, but instead of resetting you save, the situation changes to a Level 3 restart. 1. Bioenergy Productions (Agon Wastes) Level 2 Restart If you do anything wrong at all in Bioenergy Productions, you're stuck at the bottom of the room. This isn't a real restart, since you can always do the really hard way to get to the top, but it's much easier to restart and try again. 2. Doomed Entry (Dark Agon Wastes) Level 2 Restart You can't raise Doomed Entry at any time in the game. Doing so will prevent you from reaching the top of Doomed Entry, thus requiring a restart. 3. Hall of Stairs (Dark Agon Wastes) Level 1 Restart If you fail the bomb jump to the top of the room, you must refresh the room to get the Bladepods to reappear. 4. Forgotten Bridge (Torvus Bog) Level 3 Restart If you turn the bridge in Forgotten Bridge AT ANY TIME before collection of the Grapple Beam, you will be unable to reach the bottom part of Dark Forgotten Bridge, and thus, you cannot ever reach Chykka. The only way to fix this is to restart the entire game if you saved already, or to go get Space Jump, which would ruin the whole purpose of skipping Space Jump. I'm sorry if you were following the guide before the second update and I told you to turn the bridge. When I wrote that this problem was not yet discovered. Restart the game, and very many apologies. 5. Dark Torvus Temple (Dark Torvus Bog) Level 3 Restart If you reach Dark Torvus Temple and realize you forgot one of the Dark Temple keys (either the one after Alpha Blogg or the one after Boost Guardian. Forgetting the Venomous Pond key is fine, since it's right next to the temple) and you saved in Venomous Pond, you must restart the game, since to reach Venomous Pond you must turn the bridge, and if you forgot one of the keys you have to go back and get them. Returning to the Light World, however, will end up with you being stuck. You must restart the entire game. 6. Dark Torvus Temple (Dark Torvus Bog) Level 2 Restart If you reach Chykka, you must get Floaty Jump. But if at any time in the battle you fall in the water and lose Floaty Jump, you must reset from the last save and try again. See the walkthrough for tips on defeating Chykka. 7. Reactor Access (Sanctuary Fortress) Level 2 Restart If you kill the Rezbit or fail to land on its shield, the only way to try again is to reset from your last save. 8. Reactor Access (Sanctuary Fortress) Level 3 Restart If you enter and leave Sanctuary before you get the spider ball, you'll have no way to get back in the fortress, thus triggering a restart. 9. Main Research (Sanctuary Fortess) Level 3 Restart If you only shoot one or two of the echo transmitters in this room and leave the room, when you come back, all three will be gone and you'll have no way to open the door. The normal solution for this is to do the Early Screw Attack method to Watch Station, but since you don't have Space Jump, the only solution is to restart the game. 10. Vault (Sanctuary Fortress) Level 2 Restart If you kill the Rezbit on Platform C on either side before turning spinner 2, you must restart in order to get the Rezbit back. 11. Vault (Sanctuary Fortress) Level 2 Restart If you stand on the bridge to scan the pole that lowers the bridge but go into the portal before the bridge finishes lowering, a glitch will happen. Everything will be fine for a little bit, but by the time you're ready to head back to the other side, when you get back, you'll find out the bridge is back up. Since it's back up, you have no way of getting back to Screw Attack, and thus you'll have no way of getting out of the room. 12. Forgotten Bridge (Torvus Bog) Level 3 Restart Forgotten Bridge... again. If you don't turn the spinner with Floaty Jump, later, when you're going after the Poisoned Bog Sky Temple key, you'll be unable to reach it. You must restart the game so you can turn the spinner with Floaty Jump when you reach that point again. ------------------------------------------------- 7. Items That Can Be Collected with No Space Jump ------------------------------------------------- Everything but one or two things in the missiles section is complete. I'll be fixing the missiles section shortly. |--------| |Missiles| |--------| --------------------------------- Temple Grounds/Sky Temple Grounds --------------------------------- -Missile Launcher (1%) (5 missiles) -Missile Launcher (2% (do the 101% glitch)) (10 missiles) -Temple Assembly Site (3%) (15 missiles) You can bomb jump or ghetto jump onto the pillar. From there, it's easy. -Elevator to Agon Wastes (4%) (20 missiles) -Hive Chamber A (5%) (25 missiles) -Hive Chamber B (6%) (30 missiles) -Communication Area (7%) (35 missiles) This one's a little hard. You'll need to bomb jump to the top of the room and bomb away the missile expansion's covering. What exactly you need to do escapes me at the moment, so just try your best to bomb jump up. IIRC, you must bomb jump onto the pillar, and then DBJ onto the ledge. -Plain of Dark Worship (8%) (40 missiles) -War Ritual Grounds (9%) (45 missiles) ----------------------- Great Temple/Sky Temple ----------------------- -Transport A Access (10%) (50 missiles) -Transport B Access (11%) (55 missiles) ---------------------------- Agon Wastes/Dark Agon Wastes ---------------------------- -Transport Center (12%) (60 missiles) -Sand Cache (13%) (65 missiles) -Command Center (14%) (70 missiles) -Portal Access A (15%) (75 missiles) -Mining Station A (16%) (80 missiles) -Sand Processing (17%) (85 missiles) -Main Reactor (18%) (90 missiles) -Storage A (19%) (95 missiles) -Storage B (20%) (100 missiles) -Storage C (21%) (105 missiles) -Crossroads (22%) (110 missiles) -Junction Site (23%) (115 missiles) -Ing Cache 4 (24%) (120 missiles) -Warrior's Walk (25%) (125 missiles) -------------------------- Torvus Bog/Dark Torvus Bog -------------------------- -Abandoned Worksite (26%) (130 missiles) -Forgotten Bridge (27%) (135 missiles) -Path of Roots (28%) (140 missiles) Nothing tricky here, but this missile expansion can be collected early if you're willing to do a pair of underwater 3BJs to the missile (see segment 8 of the recorded run). -Portal Chamber (29%) (145 missiles) -Torvus Lagoon (30%) (150 missiles) -Hydrodynamo Station (31%) (155 missiles) -Underground Tunnel (32%) (160 missiles) -Plaza Access (33%) (165 missiles) -Gathering Hall (34%) (170 missiles) -Training Chamber (35%) (175 missiles) -Torvus Grove (36%) (180 missiles) -Transit Tunnel South (37%) (185 missiles) -Undertransit One (38%) (190 missiles) --------------------------- Sanctuary Fortress/Ing Hive --------------------------- -Aerial Training Site (39%) (195 missiles) Stand in front of the door to Judgement Drop and look over at the "cage" that has the key (or where it was, if you already got the key). Edge onto the edge of the ledge and turn to face the missile. Now jump toward it and screw attack. Keep the screw attack normal, adding a jump only when you've been descending for a second or so. Doing this, you'll dip under the bars that would normally block you from avoiding the wall jump and jump up again to get the missile. -Dynamo Works (40%) (200 missiles) -Hall of Combat Mastery (41%) (205 missiles) -Sanctuary Map Station (42%) (210 missiles) -Main Research (43%) (215 missiles) -Central Area Transport West (44%) (220 missiles) -Temple Access (45%) (225 missiles) -Sentinel's Path (46%) (230 missiles) -Hazing Cliff (47%) (235 missiles) |----------------| |Morph Ball Stuff| |----------------| -Morph Ball Bombs (48%) -Boost Ball (49%) -Spider Ball (50%) -Power Bombs (51%) |------------------------------| |Beam Weapons and Charge Combos| |------------------------------| -Light Beam (52%) -Dark Beam (53%) -Annihilator Beam (54%) -Super Missiles (55%) -Darkburst (56%) -Sunburst (57%) |----------------| |Movement Systems| |----------------| -Gravity Boost (60%) -Grapple Beam (59%) -Screw Attack (58%) |------------| |Energy Tanks| |------------| --------------------------------- Temple Grounds/Sky Temple Grounds --------------------------------- -Storage Cavern B (59%) (1 e-tank) You can get this early with the early missile expansion from this room. -Windchamber Gateway (60%) (2 e-tanks) -Fortress Transport Access (61%) (3 e-tanks) ----------------------- Great Temple/Sky Temple ----------------------- There are no e-tanks in the Great Temple or in the Sky Temple. ---------------------------- Agon Wastes/Dark Agon Wastes ---------------------------- -Mining Station Access (62%) (4 e-tanks) -Bioenergy Productions (63%) (5 e-tanks) This one's tricky. To get it, first raise the second and third platforms all the way. Then take the spider ball maze up until you reach the track surrounding the platform. Hold up and release R. Quickly unmorph to land on the platform. Now jump to the third platform and do a 3BSJ to the tank. You don't need to get the jump (in fact I didn't when I got this); you just need to get the Screw Attack at the least. -Mineshaft (64%) (6 e-tanks) -------------------------- Torvus Bog/Dark Torvus Bog -------------------------- -Temple Access (65%) (7 e-tanks) -Torvus Plaza (66%) (8 e-tanks) Nothing tricky here, all you have to do is climb Polluted Mire again, go through the Dark Forgotten Bridge portal, bomb jump to the hallway, and go get the tank normally, due to a lack of the ability to climb Torvus Grove. Of course, all this must be done after you get Screw Attack. -Transit Tunnel East (67%) (9 e-tanks) -Cache B (68%) (10 e-tanks) --------------------------- Sanctuary Fortress/Ing Hive --------------------------- -Reactor Core (69%) (11 e-tanks) -Watch Station Access (70%) (12 e-tanks) |---------------------| |Power Bomb Expansions| |---------------------| --------------------------------- Temple Grounds/Sky Temple Grounds --------------------------------- -Trooper Security Station (71%) (3 power bombs) ---------------------------- Agon Wastes/Dark Agon Wastes ---------------------------- -Feeding Pit (72%) (4 power bombs) -------------------------- Torvus Bog/Dark Torvus Bog -------------------------- -Great Bridge (73%) (5 power bombs) -Putrid Alcove (74%) (6 power bombs) --------------------------- Sanctuary Fortress/Ing Hive --------------------------- -Transit Station (75%) (7 power bombs) -Sanctuary Entrance (76%) (8 power bombs) -Main Gyro Chamber (77%) (9 power bombs) |--------------------| |Beam Ammo Expansions| |--------------------| -Dark Torvus Lagoon (78%) (100 ammo) -Watch Station (79%) (150 ammo) -Profane Path (80%) (200 ammo) -Central Mining Station (81%) (250 ammo) |-----| |Armor| |-----| -Dark Suit (82%) -Light Suit (83%) |------| |Visors| |------| -Dark Visor (84%) -Echo Visor (85%) |-----------| |Translators| |-----------| -Violet (86%) (1 translator) -Amber (87%) (2 translators) -Emerald (88%) (3 translators) -Cobalt (89%) (4 translators) ------------------------------- 8. What Remains To Be Collected ------------------------------- -------------- Required Items -------------- -Hive Entrance Where: Ing Hive Why: You can't Screw Attack across the room, thus no way to reach the key. Notes: If you can get high enough in the room, there's no need to use SA in here, as the key is directly above you when you enter. Anyone want to try to climb to the top? Or maybe get into a secret world and wallcrawl there? (a non-SW method is preferrable, but I'll accept a SW method if no other method can be found) ------------------ Non-Required Items ------------------ -GFMC Compound Missile Expansion Where: Temple Grounds Why: There's no way to get on the top of the ship without Space Jump. Notes: You can get pretty close to the top with a 3BSJ from the hole in the side of the ship. -Main Plaza Energy Tank Where: Agon Wastes Why: You can't Screw Attack across the room, thus no way to reach the tank. Notes: None -Meditation Vista Energy Tank Where: Torvus Bog Why: You can't Screw Attack across the room, thus no way to reach the tank. Notes: This tank might be collectable with Floaty Jump. -Sandcanyon Power Bomb Where: Agon Wastes Why: You can't Screw Attack across the room, thus no way to reach the power bomb. Notes: You can Screw Attack here, actually. Lock your view straight ahead and jump off holding forward. When you can't see any part of the power bomb's platform's top, press B. Unfortunately, at this point you aren't high enough to reach the platform. ------------------------ 9. Other Sequence Breaks ------------------------ 1. Early Screw Attack With Space Jump: Yes No Space Jump Solution: No You can collect the Screw Attack before even getting the spider ball! To start, progress through Sanctuary until you save at Main Gyro Chamber. Then go to the Light door and enter Watch Station Access. There are two ways to get across. The first way is to completely scan the light door, and then go to the gap. Find the pipe that's extending a tiny bit into the terminal fall and dash off the door. But don't let go of L; instead, hold down and R. Then let go of L. Immediately press L again, but lightly, because you don't want to lock onto the door again. A second or so later, do a space jump. If done right, the terminal fall will place you on the side of the room with the energy tank. The other method is to do a roll jump across. Once again, if done right, the terminal fall will put you on the other side of the room. Whatever method you use, when you're done, grab the e-tank and go to Watch Station. Go to the door leading to Grand Abyss and do a ghetto off the slant onto a ledge that's over the door. Now face Grand Abyss and look to the right. Jump over onto the window you'll see, and then jump onto the spider ball tracks. Follow them to the end and jump onto the second set, and then do a backwards mid-air morph and land in the bomb slot. Open the portal. From there, go get the Screw Attack normally. 2. Skip Ing Hive Keys With Space Jump: Yes No Space Jump Solution: No In Hive Temple Access, bypass the gate by doing a one bomb BSJ followed by a screw attack over the gate. 3. Early Missiles With Space Jump: No No Space Jump Solution: Yes The first time you go to Temple Assembly Site, kill the Splinters and find the short pillar you jump on to ledge leading to the missile. Behind it, do a ghetto onto it, and then just jump up and go grab the missile expansion. 4. Screw Attack Secret Worlds With Space Jump: Either Yes or No No Space Jump Solution: Yes There are tons of screw attack secret worlds (SA SWs). To enter them, simply do a screw attack into a morph ball tunnel. Samus will unmorph from the screw attack inside the tunnel, thus popping you out of the level. This can be done in about any room in the game that has a morph ball tunnel in it. 5. The 101% Trick With Space Jump: No No Space Jump Solution: Yes What this trick does is it allows you to complete Metroid Prime 2 with 101% completion. There are two methods, with the second being easier than the first. Method 1 is to find the boot-shaped rock. Stand between it and the rock on the right, and run forward. Ghetto jump when you hit the rock and land on the ledge. Method 2 is to stand on the ledge you entered the room from. Stand in the little part of the ledge that sort of dips down (the left side of it). Now turn on the scan visor and lock onto the ship on a spot behind some of the crates. Dash to the left and if done right you'll end up on the platform. Either way, after you get on the ledge, grab the missile launcher, then activate the cutscene. After the cutscene, the missile launcher will be back, so grab it again. Both missile launchers add to your percentage, and both will give you five missiles, but if you get every other missile expansion in the game, your missile counter will still not go over 255. It's speculated that if every item in the game can be collected without Space Jump, this trick can be used to obtain 100% without the boots. ----------------------- 10. Version Differences ----------------------- 1) Crypt In versions of Metroid Prime 2 other than the original, the orb in Crypt and Gathering Hall cannot be stood on. That means that Crypt is the stopping point for you if you don't have the original version of Prime 2. You can do one of two things: 1. Figure out a way to get to the door by using the platforms. Or 2. Go out and get the original version of Prime 2. 2) Dark Torvus Temple In versions starting with Dark Echoes, Floaty Jump is no longer there, meaning it's impossible to climb up to the top of Dark Torvus Temple without Space Jump. ----------- 11. Closing ----------- Well, it's been fun. If you got as far as you could in a no-SJ game, congratulations to you. If you got farther than I covered, that means you solved a room. Send me an e-mail if you do. The e-mail should have "[room name] Solved!" or something like that as the subject. I will also accept version differences you may have found, but ONLY if it has an effect on a no-SJ game. What I won't accept is useless criticism ("Your guide stinks!" is an example), spam, or anything like that. E-mails like that will be deleted and you will not get a reply. My e-mail address is: email@example.com ----------- 12. Credits ----------- Thanks go to: -CJayC, for hosting this guide on GameFAQs -Andrew Mills, for hosting this guide on SCU -You, for reading the guide -Me (Mr Potter), for writing this guide and solving: -Doomed Entry -Phazon Pit -Vault -Central Hive West Transport -Dark Oasis -Hive Reactor Access -tjp7154, for solving: -Bioenergy Productions -Hall of Stairs -Polluted Mire -The Torvus Restart -Reactor Core Access -LOLaFOL, for solving: -Path of Eyes -Rize, for the 100% Completion Guide, which helped me with the "What Can Be Collected with No Space Jump" section. -Retro Studios, for creating such a glitchy game that lets us get that far (and providing us with a laugh by misspelling the name of their own game ("Metroid Prime 2 Echos")) And, well, that's pretty much it. Our current stopping point is Hive Entrance; if that's solved, the person who solved it will appear on this list, or the task will be added if the person is already on the list.
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