Metroid Fusion guide


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How To Defeat The Pogo X

The Pogo X's weakness is his eye. When the Pogo X jumps over you, he should open his "mouth". You can directly shoot his eye while he's floating down on you. Then you have to get out of the way, or else he'll jump on you and start sucking your health. There are only 2 ways to get out.

1) Let him kill you and you start from the save point (not recommended)

2) Shot him with missiles until he lets go (recommended)

He'll get smaller and smaller until he becomes a Core X. Destroy the Core X, and absorb the free floating one. It will give you TWO powers: High jump (jump twice as high as normal), and Morph jump (able to jump as a Morph ball).

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Beat The SA-X And The Omega Metroid

SA-X 1st form: After the screen starts rumbling get to the Second floor, make Samus aim Right-Down, and charge your beam. The SA-X should go to the bottom floor - run towards the door to the left and run back. While it's running back choot it with the charge beam, jump up to the platform above, and charge your beam. After that jump down to the 1st floor and wait fo the SA-X to get in your sights. Shoot it with the charge beam and jump over it while charging the beam again. Shoot, charge, and jump over until the SA-X kneels on the ground. Get close but not to close to it ands charge your beam. It should start transforming.

SA-X 2nd form: This i what many consider the "X's true form" but I think it is a combination of creatures that particular X had absorbed (Hence the fingers on one arm that look like the SA-X's Beam arm).

Once it is fully transformed into this form shoot it with a charge beam. It will attack you by jumping on you but if you stay close to it it will jump over you. After another charge beam it will do smaller jumps that can hit you even if you are close to it. Don't worry, one more charge beam and it is dead.

SA-X 3rd form: This is another Shooting Core-X. This one is obviously armed with an ice beam. There are two differences between this battle and the other Shooting Core-X battles:

1. The Ice beam does MAJOR damage

2. If you screw attack it you get 6 X's to absorb.

The Omega Metroid: Run to the end of the Hangar and try to run back again. The Omega Metroid will bust through the wall. run up to it and get yourself slashed. you will be pushed to other side of the hangar with a health of 01. A Core-X will come, transform into the SA-X and shoot it with the ice beam. The Omega metroid will slash it and it will turn back into a Core-X. Absorb it and you will get three things:

1. Part of your power suit

2. The Ice beam

3. All your health back

Let the slaughter begin! Do the same thing that the SA-X did with one small tweak: run for your life when it raises its hand because it means its about to slash you. That will take down one bar of health.

When its entire body starts flashing instead of just its stomach it means you've beaten the Omega Metroid! However if you have less than 17 seconds left before impact then you probably will die before you can get onto your ship you will have to beat the SA-X and the Omega metroid again.

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The Nightmare

The Nightmare is probably the hardest boss in the game if you haven't collected enough energy tanks. Start off by leading it to the top of the room by climbing the ladder, then drop off and run underneath it. Shoot a full charged plasma beam at the flashing motor on its belly. Repeat until the room fills up with water.The Nightmare will start using 2 lasers instead of the normal 8-10. Shoot fully charged lasers at the motor by using L.After a few hits, the water will drain away and the Nightmares mask will blow off. This is were you can kill Nightmare in about 30 sec or less. He will constantly hover into you. Use space jump to avoid if possible. After he stops jump onto the ladder and try to stay as close to the bottom of it without falling off. You can aim your missiles directly at his head. Just keep shooting missiles as much as possible before he hovers again. Repeat the same ladder trick as above and Nightmare should be dead within seconds. !

The plasma technique is now obsolete. Try it. Even my friend hates me now that I should him how.

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Easiest Way To Beat Ridley

Instead of just wasting your missiles on ridley, which hardly hurt him at all, use your new wave beam upgrade which you got off the security robot a little earlier. Charge it up fully or it won't work, then shoot at him with a charge shot. The wave beam, unlike missiles will pierce his armour and go right through him, hitting him about 10 times because he is so big. Only use missiles to escape when he grabs you, and for defeating the core X at the end

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Alternate Endings

There are 3 different endings to this this game.

1. The normal ending.

2. At the screen where it tells you "Your Time", if you finish the game in under 5 hours, Samus will take off her helmet.

3. At the screen where it says "Your rate for collecting items", if you collected 100% of items, Samus will take off her entire suit.

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Beat All The Bosses

Core-X:Just shoot missiles at it when it's not flashing.

Large Core-X:Shoot a missile at the eye directly, then jump out of the way as it shoots a beam immediately after you hit it.

Arachnoid:Jump and grab one of the ledges when it attacks. Attack the pink side with missiles.

2nd Boss: Just don't let it land on you and when it sort of hovers, aim up and shoot missiles into its eye.

Serris:If you've collected a few Energy tanks by now, this isn't that hard. Hold on to the right hand side of the bar above the tank and shoot missiles at his head when he passes under you. If you see him weaving in and out of the platforms, he will do a backflip that can still hit you, even if you are at the top of the room.

Security Robot(B.O.X.) Round 1: Hang on to the bar above the ground and fire down onto the centre of the robot. When he drops the balls, move to the far left/right of the bar.

Varia Core-X: Use the Charge Beam to destroy the mini-x's and attack the main body with missiles.

6th Boss: This jumping spider has a nasty attack where he picks you up and slams you into the floor. To avoid this, morph into a ball and stay in the corner. Attack with missiles when the red tongue apears. Reapeat until the legs blow off. When this happens, the spider starts using the "Space jump" and dropping bombs. Use L to hit the revealed tongue at an angle.

The Root:The Root itself isn't the problem, the Venus flytraps and the pollen spitting flowers are. Stand on the raised platform and shoot missiles at the Root and morph into a ball to avoid the floating grains of pollen. After a few hits, the flowers die and the Root starts attacking with the mighty Plasma Beam. Jump or duck to avoid it and keep attacking with missiles to claim your prize.

The Nightmare: The Nightmare is probably the hardest boss in the game if you haven't collected enough energy tanks. Start off by leading it to the top of the room by climbing the ladder, then drop off and run underneath it. Shoot a full charged plasma beam at the flashing motor on its belly. Repeat until the room fills up with water.The Nightmare will start using 2 lasers instead of the normal 8-10. Shoot fully charged lasers at the motor by using L.After a few hits, the water will drain away and the Nightmares mask will blow off. There are no tactics for this part and it is also the most difficult. He will constantly hover into you. Attack with the Plasma beam (fully charged or it won't work) at the face. It will go from green to orange to red. Shoot his face at every opportunity.

Security Robot (B.O.X) Round 2:Same tactics count as before. Remember to use a power bomb to reveal the overhead bars. The water will damage Samus if you make her stand in it. B.O.X. shoots missiles instead of firebombs and he also jumps.

Ridley:Attack his main body with missiles, but they don't need to be fully charged. If he grabs Samus, you can still attack him. When he strikes the ground with his tail, run under it while he's pulling it back up. Your trigger finger will be tested to the maximum in this fight. This time round, the leader of the Zebesian space pirates has been infected with X. Defeat him to get the final ability...the powerful Screw Attack.

SA-X: The battle with this SA-X is actually quite easy. Just shoot with the charged Wave-beam and runaway until it's gharged again, then turn and shoot. Ice missiles only freeze the SA-X, and only for a second or two. You don't need to use them, but if your having trouble, maybe you should. The SA-X has the Ice Beam, and it does a LOT of damage, so be careful.

The X's True Form: Simple, just keep attacking with the charged up beam and avoid getting stomped on.

Omega Metroid: Let the Omega Metroid claw you and Samus will recline in the corner. The Omega Metroid will start to advance and Samus only has 1 piece of energy!!! Suddenly the X that escaped earlier reappears and changes back into the SA-X. The SA-X attacks the Omega Metroid with the Ice beam and gets hit, changing back into a blob of X. Absorb the X, and Samus gets the Power suit back, along with the Ice beam. Copy what the SA-X did and beat the Omega Metroid. Congratulations, you've saved the Universe!

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Have Fusion Suit On Metroid Prime

After completing Metroid Prime and connecting the two games, you'll be able to play through the game wearing Samus's Fusion Suit from Metroid Fusion.

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Shoulder Smash

This little ability is not shown in the game's instruction manual, and is needed to collect certain items. To do this trick, have Samus run until she uses her speed boost. Then push down on the control pad. If you succeed, Samus will be crouching, but flashing as if she were still in a speed boost. Get up so Smus is standing, and push A and Samus will fly through the air until she hits the ceiling. You can also go sideways with this trick if you push left or right before Samus flies upward. Good luck on doing this little trick i discovered!

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Stratagy For Security Robot 2

At the beginning of the battle, let loose a power bomb to reveal a ladder over the battlefield. Climb that ladder to the left until you can't go any farther, then STAY THERE and when the robot shoots missiles, just shoot foward to destroy them, then when he charges, he'll bounce off the wall and you can fire missliles right down on him! Then after the robot is dead, defeat the core-x to get the wave beam.

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Help With Hidden Items

Are you having trouble finding items, and how do they expect you to know when you've found all the hidden items before you finish the game?Well, first for these cheat to work you need to beat the game once, dont need anything special, just beat it once.After you've done so the start menu will show a metroid next to your file.Now, if this is a file you do not want to get rid of, copy it to a blank file. Next, on either one of these files click on it and press star. Then, when it asks you if you want to continue or start over, hit start over.Now when playing the game on this file hit pause and at the top left corner it will show you how many items out of the total you have of life bars,missles,and power bombs.-also while your playing you can view your tim in the lower left corner of the start menu!*good luck

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When running with the speed boost (Samus flashes yellow/white) press down. Samus will start shining. This 'shine' wears off after a while or can be used up by doing one of the following:

- jumping will cause Samus to fly vertically upwards until she hits a surface not made up of boost blocks

- pressing one of the directional buttons before jumping will cause Samus to shoulder barge horizontally until she meets an object not made out of boost blocks. If Samus runs into a ramp she will return to running with the speed boost.


You will remain shinesparking if you walk about or space/screw jump. It is possible to shoulderbarge in mid-air if Samus is in an upright position


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See Samus's Face

Complete the game within 3:00

Iain Wilson
Guides Editor

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.