Super Metroid Walkthrough 1. Beginning to Bomb Torizo

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 4 minutes

This Super Metroid walkthrough is divided into 14 total pages.

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1. Beginning to Bomb Torizo

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 0
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 0

Welcome to Super Metroid. It's widely considered to be one of the best 2D video games ever made, if not one of the best games period. Can't say I disagree.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 1
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 1

Savour the introductory cutscene, 'cause it's pretty much the only plot exposition you're going to get. Super Metroid's story is told mainly through the player's actions, and this cutscene is the only time anyone speaks in the entire game.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 2
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 2

Ceres Station is the laboratory you see in the title screen. It holds the last surviving metroid, and Samus has been called here by a distress signal. Try all the buttons and get familiar with the game's physics, then continue on through the linear hallways.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 3
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 3

This is Ridley, a space pirate/dragon-thing. Just let him hit you with his tail until your HP drops below 30 and he flies away. You could also shoot him many times to make him leave, but the only difference is that you get to see him almost drop "The Baby."

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 4
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 4

Run back to the elevator before everything explodes. Watch out for the steam shooting out from these platforms; if you get hit once, wait a second before jumping up again.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 5
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 5

Super Metroid is a relatively non-linear game. This walkthrough will guide you through the natural route while making sure you're well-equipped to deal with everything it will throw at you. To be honest, you probably shouldn't follow this guide to the letter. Take your time and go exploring every now and then. The final two chapters will reveal all the item locations and explain some of the game's most interesting tricks and glitches.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 6
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 6

Samus follows Ridley to planet Zebes, the setting of the first Metroid game. Despite what I just said, your only option right now is to go left. Shoot the blue door to open it.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 7
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 7

Continue left to this point, then fall down.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 8
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 8

Go to the bottom of this room and enter the blue door in the floor. Fall some more.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 9
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 9

Take this elevator down to Brinstar. (You've been in Crateria up till now.)

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 10
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 10

Head left to find your first power-up: Morphing Ball. It lets you press down while crouching to miraculously contort yourself into a tiny ball. (But you still can't crawl.)

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 11
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 11

Shoot this block then morph to roll through the narrow passage.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 12
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 12

Go right to get here, then shoot out the floor and fall through the gap.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 13
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 13

Missiles! Five of these will open a pink door. The thing holding them is called a Chozo Statue.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 14
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 14

Oh, look. A pink door.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 15
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 15

More missiles!

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 16
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 16

Take this elevator back up.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 17
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 17

The space pirates have been alerted to your presence. SPARE NO ONE.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 18
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 18

Climb alllll the way back up. You don't have to kill things here, but it's a good idea to anyway.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 19
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 19

Crateria's Map Station is through this pink door. The full map is nice to have even if you're already using a brilliantly written internet walkthrough.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 20
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 20

This room has a save point, but since you're so close, it's probably better to go back to your ship. The ship refills all health and ammo as well as letting you save. It's upward and to the right.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 21
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 21

Either way, you have to go here next.

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 22
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 22

You can now lay several bombs at a time while in ball form. But you don't have time to test them out now...

Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 23
Super Metroid Walkthrough - Super Metroid 23

There are two tricks to fighting the Torizo Statue: 1. Staying in ball form allows you to safely roll under its legs, and 2. Shooting its gooey yellow spit will replenish your health and missiles.

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