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Alternative Names

メトロイドプライム

Developer

Retro Studios

Genre

Shooter

Release Dates

11/17/02 Nintendo
02/28/03 Nintendo
03/21/03 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 1,028
Favorite: 120
Tracked: 6
Wishlist: 6
Now Playing: 11
 
9.2

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Cheats

Various Cheats and Hints
Original NES Metroid & Metroid Fusion Suit:
You will need a copy of Metroid Fusion for the Game Boy Advance to get this. When you have beaten Metroid Prime, connect your Game Boy Advance with a link cable and you will be able to play the classic NES Metroid on your GameCube and you will get access to the Metroid Fusion Suit in the File Menu.

Hard Mode
Beat Metroid Prime to unlock Hard Mode. In this mode, enemies attacks are more powerful than normal.

Multiple Endings and bonuses
Beat the game at 74% or less to get ending 1
Beat the game at 74-99% to get ending 2
Beat the game at 100% to get ending 3

Play in a fusion suit
Beat Metroid Prime then connect it to your metroid fusion game on Gameboy Advance and you can play Metroid Prime in a fusion suit.

Unlock Art Gallery 1
Scan 50% of the logs in the game to unlock the first Art Gallery.

Unlock Art Gallery 2
Scan 100% of the logs to unlock the second Art Gallery.

Unlock Art Gallery 3
Beat the game on hard mode

Unlock Art Gallery 4
Collect all the items in the game.

Play Original NES Metroid on GameCube via Link Cable
To make this work, you will need a copy of Metroid Fusion for GBA and a copy of Metroid Prime for GCN. Once you have beaten Metroid Fusion, connect the GBA (with the Fusion cartrdige in it) to the Cube via the Game Boy Advance link cable. You will now be able to play NES Metroid... and save on the Cube Memory Card.

Unlock Original NES Metroid/Metroid Fusion Suit
To unlock the original NES Metroid, simply beat Metroid Fusion on GBA, then link the GBA (with Fusion in it) to the GCN (with prime in it) then at the main menu of prime goto the bottom where it says GBA link bonuses or something like that. Make sure you have beaten Metroid Fusion though.

To unlock the Metroid Fusion Suit, do the exact same thing only dont beat fusion, but beat prime.

Idle Animation
Leave the controller for a while and Samus will relax and open the flap on her Power Blaster to fiddle with the controls.

In-game reset:
Hold Start + B + X for two to three seconds during game play.

Unlimited healt
While playing the game on any level, press L,R,L,R,L,B,Y,Z

Classic Metroid game
Note: This trick requires Metroid Fusion and the Game Boy Advance and a link cable. Successfully complete Metroid Fusion and save the game. Connect both games with the link cable to unlock the classic NES version of Metroid.

Samus without suit in classic Metroid
Successfully complete the classic Metroid game in under two hours to view Samus without her suit during the ending sequence.

Metroid Fusion costume
Note: This trick requires Metroid Fusion and the Game Boy Advance and a link cable. Successfully complete Metroid Prime and save the game. Connect both games with the link cable to unlock Samus' Metroid Fusion costume.

Image Gallery 1 option
Successfully complete 50% of the research and creature data scans to unlock the Image Gallery 1 option.

Image Gallery 2 option
Successfully complete 100% of the research and creature data scans to unlock the Image Gallery 2 option.

Image Gallery 3 option
Successfully complete the game on hard mode to unlock the Image Gallery 3 option.

Image Gallery 4 option
Find 100% of all power-ups to unlock the Image Gallery 4 option. Note: This does not include the Log Book.

Hard mode
Successfully complete the game with a 100% completion percentage to unlock hard mode.

Alternate ending sequences
Finish the game with a 74% or less completion percentage for the normal ending sequence. Finish the game with a 75% to 99% completion percentage to view an alternate ending sequence. Finish the game with a 100% completion percentage to view the best ending sequence.

Fire missiles faster
With the first gun equipped, rapidly press Y + A. As soon as the missile fires, the gun will switch back to beam weapon mode, but when you press Y again, it fires another missile. This can take down enemies in a shorter time, preventing them from having more attacks on you.

Get unreachable power-ups
If energy or ammunition is out of your reach, aim and charge your beam. The energy or ammunition will come to you.

Heat wave
Shoot any beam weapon repeatedly for about thirty seconds. When you stop, a heat wave can be seen in front of the arm cannon.

Phazon Suit
To acquire the Phazon Suit, you must defeat the Omega Pirate. The Phazon Suit makes you immune to most forms of Phazon radiation. It also comes equipped with the Phazon Beam, which can only be activated during the last Boss fight.

See Samus' reaction
To see Samus' reaction within the helmet inside of the reflection, charge and shoot directly at the ground. Note: Try this in an icy place.

Kill birds in Chozo Ruins
When you enter the Chozo Ruins, aim your gun skywards. You will see birds flying. Shoot the birds and they will explode, with feathers all over the place.

Kill Elite Pirates
When the Elite Pirates burst out of containment, switch to your normal beam and build up a charge shot. When the Elite is not trying to absorb energy, fire a Super Missile at them. Two Super Missiles will take them down. Use the following tactics to defeat the different kinds of Elite Pirates at the Phazon Mines. This is a very difficult area due to switching beams for certain pirates:

Power Troopers
Use Normal Beams or charge a Normal Beam at it three to four times.

Wave Troopers
Use Wave Beams or charge a Wave Beam at it (two to four times).

Ice Troopers
Use Ice Beams or charge an Ice Beam at it and finish it with one missile.

Shadow Pirates
Use the Thermal Visor to see them. Use Wave Beams or charge a Wave Beam at it at full force (two to four times); or, fire with ease with the Plasma Beam.

Classic Metroid game:
Note: This trick requires Metroid Fusion, a Game Boy Advance, and a link cable. Successfully complete Metroid Fusion and save the game. Connect both games with the link cable to unlock the classic NES version of Metroid.

To unlock the classic Metroid (via a link cable,Game Boy Advance, Metroid Fusion and completed Metroid Prime data), press Z at the main menu to highlight "Password", then enter JUSTIN BAILEY ------ ------

Plasma Troopers
Fire at them with your Plasma Beam three or four times. Hide behind a wall and the Plasma Beam will end up finishing them with its burning effect. Do this to other pirates as well, even though they only need about three shots to be killed, only about one will evaporate them if you just wait patiently.

Full map of Tallon IV:
Successfully complete the game under the hard difficulty setting to unlock Image Gallery 3. When this gallery is opened, there will be a map of the entire game, indicating where everything and everyone is. The left side of the map will have a legend on it.

See Samus' reaction:
To see Samus' reaction within the helmet inside of the reflection, charge and shoot directly at the ground. Note: Try this in an icy place.

Easy Metroid Prime (Core) battle
Near the point at which you start is something resembling a twig embedded into the ground. While standing on top of this twig, you are completely immune to Metroid Prime's shockwave, it's only (common) attack. The only things that can hurt you are the short range lunge attack and spawned Metroids, which fall easily anyway. Curiously, while standing here, Metroid Prime will not change emission spectra without laying a pool of Phazon, which helps the fight along considerably.

Meta Ridley Quick Air Form
This trick makes Ridley much shorter. While in his air form, wait until he flies above you and crashes down on you. Before he flies back up, hit him with the boost ball. If done correctly, he will lose his wings and the ground form will begin.
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As of: December 2014

Opinion (63)

Karolek12 posted 10/12/2018, 05:23
ExplodingBlock, This games sold better in Japan than in European countries. And for sure Japan is more west than you think. Music, movies, games - they love ''dark'' and mature things even more than Americans which like ''kawaii'' more than Japanese. US is more childish. So stop saying bullshits 'cause u don't know how pop culture in Japan looks like.
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Keybladewielder posted 19/11/2018, 09:40
This game is so amazing
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ExplodingBlock posted 31/01/2015, 03:01
Why does Japan hate anything that isn't kawaii?
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leedlelee posted 19/01/2015, 07:07
Skullwalker, you're in luck...
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Skullwaker posted 10/01/2015, 06:10
I need to play this. Like, now. I'd love for the Big N to release an HD remaster or at least put it on the VC but if I have to I'll track down the Trilogy. I've heard nothing but great things.
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DieAppleDie posted 16/09/2012, 02:01
Brilliant masterpiece
love the soundtrack so much
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