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FAQ/Walkthrough by Lando_Kashmir

Version: 1.00 | Updated: 04/26/07

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METROID II: RETURN OF SAMUS
100% Spoiler-Free Walkthrough
Author: Lando_Kashmir
Contact: Lando_Kashmir@comcast.net

Intro: This is a condensed FAQ/Walkthrough designed to get you through the game 
quickly, and gives the locations of every single item, upgrade, and expansion.  
This game is separated into "areas;" a new area unlocked after all the Metroids 
in one area are destroyed.  Below the dashed instructions are comments to help 
those new to the game.

AREA I

- From the spaceship, go to the right.  
The spaceship is Samus's central hub, where she can restore her energy and 
missiles at any time.  It's somewhat out of the way, however, so you won't be 
able to use it that much.
- Head down the corridor to the right, then jump down the hole.
The Hornoads and the Mumbos are the first creatures you'll encounter, but 
they're nothing more than harmless distractions to Samus.  One shot will do in 
most of these early creatures.
- Shoot down at the blocks, go down, then up through the next blocks, and right 
down the hole.
- Continue dropping down through the blocks, avoiding the wall-crawlers, to 
reach a fork, then go left.
- Go left through the next corridor.
- Drop all the way down and go to the left.
- Go left through the next corridor.
- Go to the left and kill the first Alpha Metroid (38 left).
After the Alpha Metroid hatches, it will rush at Samus.  To kill it, just fire 
5 missiles at it.  Afterwards, you will be able to recharge at the Energy 
Sphere and Missile Battery nearby.
- Return back right through several rooms to the fork in the road.
There is a save point to the right.  These points do not replenish your energy 
or missiles, they just save your progress. 
- Go right from the save point to enter the next area.

AREA II

- Go right through the next door.
- Drop down and continue going right through two rooms.
The monsters crawling the walls are deadly Moheeks.  Do whatever you can to 
avoid them; they are far more dangerous and damaging than any other monster 
you have met so far!
- Follow the path above the sand to the right.
This lava blocks your entry to succeeding areas, and it only lowers itself 
after you have destroyed all the Metroids in the area you are in now.  It is 
impossible to cross until then.
- Go to the next room to the right.
- Hop all the way up and to the right, through another corridor to a long shaft.
- Jump up to the top and head right, then through another room.
The enemies that pop up out of air vents are relatively harmless; they 
disappear if you head offscreen from them.
- Continue right to the next room.
The enemies in this room are easy to deal with if you fire at a distance, since 
they cannot approach you.  
- Go right to a save portal.  Continue right to a shaft, then drop all the way 
down it and head left.  
- Destroy the red door to the left with 5 missiles, then get the BOMBS from the 
statue.
- Bomb the floor to get the first MISSILE EXPANSION (1).
- Go back right to the shaft, then go up to the first corridor on the right.
- Shoot the Wallfire, then roll through the wall to the right to get an ENERGY 
TANK (1).
- Continue to the right to come to a vertical shaft, then drop all the way down 
and go left. 
- Go to the left and shoot 5 missiles at the door to get inside.
Avoiding the Wallfires firing fire at Samus is fairly easy.  Remember if you go 
offscreen from the flame at any time, it will just disappear.
- Get the ICE BEAM from the statue.
Your regular blaster has now transformed into the Ice Beam!  Like in the first 
game, this weapon freezes enemies with one shot, making it easy for you to 
avoid them or use them as jumping platforms to reach difficult platforms.
- Return right to the vertical shaft, and up to the second room on the right.
- Go to the right on the path below the Metroid shell.
- Head right and fall down the winding hole to get the SPIDER BALL.
The Spider Ball is a nifty new accessory for Samus that allows her to attach 
herself to walls.  By doing this, she can roll her way up vertical and winding 
walls to reach previously inaccessible secret passages and weapon upgrades.  To 
use it, press down a third time while in Morph Ball mode. 
- Use the Spider Ball to return up and left to the room with the Metroid shell, 
then use it again to climb the wall near the shell and go to the right.
- Kill the Alpha Metroid in this room (37 left).
- Go back left two rooms to the vertical shaft, and drop down to the other door 
on the right you passed earlier.
- Get the three MISSILE EXPANSIONS (4).
The first two expansions are easy enough to get by shooting or bombing the 
light-colored blocks.  To get the third one, you'll have to use the Spider Ball 
to climb up the wall on the right, then bomb the block to get the missiles.
- Go back left to the vertical shaft, and go up to the room on the right.
- Go left through the wall, then up and left to the save point.
While going through the wall, bomb the Wallfire in ball mode.  Every point of 
damage counts!
- Go left.  In this room, use the Spider Ball to roll up the wall.  Freeze the 
Gullug, avoid the Chute Leeches to the right, then bomb the rock to continue.
- Get the two MISSILE EXPANSIONS (6). 
The first one is easy to get, and the other can be reached via Morph Ball bomb.
- Go left through three rooms to the shaft, then drop all the way down and go 
to the right.
- Make your way to the right, past the Gullugs and through the sand to the next 
room to the right.
It's tricky, but you can use the Spider Ball to access a secret passage up the 
wall from a column to the right of the two bombable bricks.  This passage leads 
to an Energy Ball, which completely refills Samus's energy.  Shoot through the 
sand with your blaster to get to the next room.
- Drop all the way down and go right at the fork.
- Continue right, avoiding the Chute Leeches.
- Kill the Alpha Metroid (36 left).
- Head back left, past the Metroid egg to the left.
- Drop down and take the path to the right.
- Kill the Alpha Metroid (35 left).
- Head back left, past the Metroid egg to the left, then left through another 
room.
- Kill the Alpha Metroid (34 left).
At this point, another earthquake should occur, which lowers the lava in a room 
at the beginning of the area and gives you access to the next one.
- Return to the lava room by going back right and up through several rooms, 
left through the sand, up the shaft to the left, and through the linear path.
- Drop down the area where the lava was, all the way down the caves and pits to 
the next area.

AREA III

- Continuing down, go left past the Metroid egg in the lava.
- Go up the shaft and continue to the left.
- Leap across the sand, over the harmless Septoggs.
- Kill the Alpha Metroid (33 left), and continue left through another room.
- Save at the save station here, and keep going left.
- Continue through the next room to the left.
There is a very dangerous Autrack enemy here that fires plasma beams at Samus 
in quick succession.  Duck inside the hole and freeze it, or quickly jump over 
it and destroy it from behind.
- Go left to the next room and save at the save station.
- Continue to the left, then in the next room drop down to the harmless water, 
and enter the bottom-right room.
- Get the MISSILE EXPANSION (7) using the Spider Ball.
- Drop down to the bottom of this room, then roll through the fake wall to the 
right.
- Kill the Alpha Metroid (32 left).
- Jump up to the right, to the ledge on the left wall.  Roll through a secret 
tunnel to the left in Morph Ball mode, then bomb through several blocks to get 
a MISSILE EXPANSION (8).
- Go back right, and use the Spider Ball to go up through a tube that goes 
through a previous room to the north.
- Shoot the door with 5 missiles and go to the left.
- Bomb the floor to go through, then bomb up to a tiny passage to the left to 
reach the VARIA SUIT!
To break through the orbs, bomb through most of the blue orbs, then shoot the 
red orb with your blaster.  The Varia Suit is an upgrade to Samus's regular 
suit; it lets her run faster, in addition to her gaining more protection 
against enemies.
- Return back right, down the chute, left, and up out of the water.  
- Spider Ball up the wall directly to the left of the last save room, then 
bomb the block and go right.
- Kill the Alpha Metroid (31 left).
- Bomb the floor, then bomb up to a tiny passage and go right, then fall
through the chute.
- Use the bombs to get through the left wall, and shoot the door open with 5 
missiles.
- Get the WAVE BEAM from the statue.
As in the first Metroid, the Wave Beam replaces the Ice Beam.  Instead of 
having the ability to freeze the enemy, you are given more power and range 
to deal more damage.  The Wave Beam is much more useful in this game than in 
the first Metroid.
- Return to the right and go right at the fork.
- Go down slightly to the right and through a fake wall between two layers of 
bricks.
- Drop down, avoiding the Wallfires, then shoot 5 missiles at the left door.
- Get the HIGH JUMP BOOTS from the statue.
- Bomb through the floor, then bomb up through a tiny passage to the left.
- Continue bombing through the wall, and get the MISSILE EXPANSION (9) and 
ENERGY TANK (2) to the left.
- Return to the right and up the long shaft.
Shoot the Wallfires with your Wave Beam and jump up them to the top, then 
Spider Ball over the ceiling to reach the next room.
- Drop to the bottom of this room and go through to the left.
- Get the two MISSILE EXPANSIONS (11).
- Continue to the left and drop down that shaft, then go right to get another 
easy MISSILE EXPANSION (12).
- Go back to the room with the two expansions, then right, all the way up the 
shaft to the top left, Spider Ball up the tube, and left past the Metroid 
shell to the big room. 
- Spider Ball up the left side of the bombable block, destroy the Blob Thrower 
and continue to the right, then fall through the hole.
- Shoot the door with 5 missiles and continue to the left.
- Shoot the ball and destroy the Arachnus to get the SPRING BALL.
The Arachnus is the most difficult creature Samus has faced so far in the 
game!  It's impervious to all of your regular weapons, so you'll have to use 
bombs to blow it up.  Lay bombs all over the ground, then jump to avoid it 
when it opens up into its fire-breathing form.  It should be destroyed in 5 or 
6 hits.
- Go back to the right and Spider Ball up the hole to the big room.
- Go to the right, down the ledge.  Enter the tiny passage in the wall to the 
left in between the enemies to get the MISSILE EXPANSION (13) near the chute.
- Return to the right, and drop down and go left back to the big water room.
- Go to the left to a vertical shaft.
- Jump up the platforms and head to the top right opening, to a cliff 
overlooking the big water room. 
- Jump up and Spider Ball up the wall.  When Samus reaches the horizontal 
ceiling, bomb it at the left corner.  Bomb through six blocks to reach the top 
secret passage, which leads to a MISSILE EXPANSION (14).
This expansion is difficult to get because you have to stay clinging to the 
ceiling while bombing away at it.  Roll safely away from the bombs right after 
Samus lays them to avoid getting knocked off.
- Kill the Alpha Metroid (30 left).
- Return to the previous vertical shaft by dropping down in the big room and 
going to the left.
- Drop all the way down and go to the right.
- Drop down the shaft, avoiding the Mumbos, and go right past the Metroid egg 
through another room.
- Kill the Gamma Metroid (29 left).
The Gamma Metroid is a mutated Alpha Metroid, twice as difficult to kill and 
with upgraded weapons.  To destroy them, you'll have to hit it with 10 
missiles.  It has a lightning attack, but it's not very powerful because it has 
such a short range.  Your best bet is to stand in an alcove and shoot at it 
from afar.  That way, it'll keep rushing at you from the same spot, making it 
easy for Samus to hit.
- Go left three rooms, past the Metroid egg.
- Kill the Alpha Metroid (28 left).
- Continue to the left, then drop down the shaft and go right past the next 
Metroid egg.
- Cut through the sand with the Wave Beam and continue right.
- Kill the Gamma Metroid (27 left).
- Go left three rooms, past the Metroid egg.
- Cut through the sand and kill the Gamma Metroid (26 left).
- Go to the left to gain access to an Energy Ball.
While healing back up in this room, you should notice that another earthquake 
occurs, meaning that all the Metroid in this area are destroyed.
- Return to the right and up several shafts to the big water room, east to the 
save room, right through seven rooms, then down and right to the lava room.
- Drop all the way down through the winding tunnels to the next area.

AREA IV

- When you reach the lava at the bottom, go to the right through an empty room.
- Roll through the tiny winding tunnels, down and to the right.
- Jump over the lava and continue to the right.
- Jump all the way up the shaft and enter the second door to the right.
- Go right through two rooms to reach the top of a cliff.
- Drop down, hugging the right wall, and shoot down through the sand to 
reveal a Missile Battery to refill Samus's missiles.
- Spider Ball up the wall to the right, killing the Gravitts along the way, 
then continue right and drop down through more sand.  Enter the passageway to 
the left.
- Jump up and get the SPACE JUMP from the statue.
The Space Jump is a great addition to Samus's arsenal!  With this, she can 
jump to infinite heights; just use the jump button over and over.  In rooms 
where it's impossible to use the Spider Ball to climb up a wall, the Space 
Jump can be used much more efficiently to reach secret passages.
- Drop back down and go right through the sand, then use the Space Jump to 
jump up near the right wall past the spikes, then go right and drop down the 
hole.
- Shoot through the sand to get the MISSILE EXPANSION (15), then save at the 
save station to the left.
- Drop down the hole to the left, then drop all the way down and go to the 
left.
- Go to the left and shoot the door open with 5 missiles.
- Get the SPAZER from the statue.
The Spazer is a new blaster weapon for Samus that replaces the Wave Beam.  Its 
main use is for slicing through sand, which is easy thanks to its triple-beam 
wavelength.  You won't have it for very long, however, so it gets limited use.
- Go back right to the vertical shaft, and go up to the first door on the 
right that you passed earlier.
- Kill the Gamma Metroid (25 left).
This Metroid has to be killed near the top of the room, so if you fall to the 
bottom, just Space Jump back up to the platforms and do your best to avoid the 
Metroid and shoot at it.
- Use the Spider Ball to roll up to the ceiling on the right side of the 
column, and through a hidden passage to get the MISSILE EXPANSION (16).
- Drop to the bottom, shoot through the sand, and drop down.
- Go left at the fork and kill the Gamma Metroid (24 left).
As usual, the best way to defeat these Metroids is to hide in a hard-to-reach 
alcove and blast it as it tries to approach.
- Go left and shoot 5 missiles at the red door to go through.
- Get the PLASMA BEAM from the statue.
The Plasma Beam is the most powerful blaster weapon in the game.  It tears 
through most enemies in a single hit, though it's not as wide-ranged as the 
Wave Beam or the Spazer.  It's also the most efficient, with a high rate of
fire that goes through walls and makes it good against clustered enemies.
- Go back right, and right at the fork to get the MISSILE EXPANSION (17), then 
go right to the next room.
- Space Jump up to the top avoiding the spikes, and go left.
- Avoid the invulnerable Automs shooting fire, and go left to the wall.  
Spider Ball up the left wall and bomb through to the left.
- Go left and kill the Alpha Metroid (23 left).
- Continue left and get the ENERGY TANK (3).
- Return all the way back to the fork, up through the sand, and up the shaft to 
the last save station.
- Go right and jump up the hole back to the big room.
- Go to the right and drop down the hole, avoiding the Proboscum enemies.  
Shoot through the sand and go through to the right.
- Drop down and kill the Gamma Metroid (22 left), then jump back out of the 
room.
- In this verticle chamber, jump up to the bombable block, then latch onto the 
wall in Spider Ball mode and bomb it to reach the tiny crawlspace to the left.
- Roll to the left to get the ENERGY TANK (4).
- Drop through the wall and go right to get the MISSILE EXPANSION (18).
- Make your way back all the way to the last save station, up into the big 
room, then left all the way to the vertical shaft.
- Drop down and enter the room to the right to get to the save station.
- Drop down the hole, then enter the first room to the right.
- Kill the Gamma Metroid (21 left).
- Shoot through the cracked blocks and follow the lower path to the right.
- Jump to the very top, up through the hole and kill the Alpha Metroid (20 
left).
This Metroid can be tricky, because cobwebs are strewn across the entire 
room.  Before you fight it, try clearing out as many cobwebs as you can so you 
can fire at the Metroid.  It can still attack you in the cobwebs, but you can't 
attack it!
- Spider Ball up the right wall and up through a tunnel, then go right to a 
Metroid egg.  Drop through it and enter the room to the right.
- Kill the Gamma Metroid (19 left).
- Go back to the left and down to the last vertical shaft.
- Drop down and enter the room to the right, then right through another room.
- Drop all the way down this shaft and go to the left.
- Drop down and kill the Gamma Metroid (18 left), then drop down to the bottom 
to reach an Energy Ball.
- Jump back up and enter the room to the left.
- Jump over to the left to the next room, and kill the Gamma Metroid (17 left).
- Jump up through the Metroid egg, then Spider Ball through the invisible wall 
to the left.
- Go to the left and jump up, through another Metroid egg back to the first 
shaft in this area, and go through the left passageway.
- Kill the Gamma Metroid (16 left).
- Go through the invisible wall to the left, then jump up through the hatch.
The fourth earthquake should have occurred, signaling that the final Metroid in 
this area has been vanquished, and the path to the left half of the next area 
is revealed.  The right half will be opened up after killing a single Metroid 
in the opposite half.
- Go left, jump over the lava, and go back through the ball passage.
- Go left and drop down to the next area.

AREA V 

- At the bottom, go left past the Metroid egg.
- Go left past all the Octrolls and into the next room.
These enemies are the best energy providers in the game, and they're easy to 
kill with the Plasma Beam.  Stock up for the next phase of the mission.
- Jump up through the path, and go right through another Octroll room.
- Kill the Gamma Metroid (15 left).
An earthquake occurs, but it doesn't lower the lava in the main central 
passageway.  You will have to go back up to the previous area, then right to 
where you jumped over a small patch of lava a couple times.
- Drop down where the lava was in the previous area, carefully avoiding the 
spikes.
- Follow the winding path up to two Metroid eggs, then go left. 
- Follow the path up and to the left, then jump across the lava pit to the 
left.  The Flitts can't hurt you, and they can serve as platforms in case you 
fall into the lava while Space Jumping across.
- Go down and kill the Alpha Metroid (14 left), then use the Energy Ball to 
the left.
- Return back to the right to the two Metroid eggs, then go up and to the 
right.
- Follow the path north and right across another lava pit.
- Drop down and kill the Gamma Metroid (13 left), then use the Missile 
Battery to the right.
Yet another earthquake occurs, this time as the entrance to the next area.  
- Go back through the winding passage and left to the central area, then down 
to where the lava lowered and to the next area.

AREA VI

- Once you've reached the bottom of the central area, go left.
- Go left through the next room.
The common enemies are getting tougher, but they still often drop large energy 
balls.  The Skreeks don't chase you around like most enemies that pop out of 
chutes, but they blow quick fireballs at you.  Also, the flying Drivel enemies 
throw bombs at you from above.
- Shoot the blocks out with your missiles, then jump over the lava and head 
north and to the left.
- Jump up the vertical shaft and go left.
- Kill the Gamma Metroid (12 left) and continue to the left.
- Drop through the left Metroid egg into the water, and get the MISSILE 
EXPANSION (19) in the bottom-left corner.
- Space Jump up the room following the right wall, and enter the room to the 
right. 
- Space Jump across the spike pits to the room on the right.
By now you should have mastered the Space Jump to avoid the spike balls in 
this room.  If not, you'd better have plenty of energy left!
- Shoot out the sand and kill the Zeta Metroid (11 left).
The Zeta Metroids are by far the most difficult Metroid Samus has faced so 
far!  Evolved from a Gamma Metroid, the Zeta Metroid are fast, agile, and 
difficult to hit, and require 20 missile shots to take down.  Stay out of 
their range of attack, because they have fireball projectiles that they use 
to their advantage.  Shoot out plenty of sand before attacking it so that 
you have room to fire missiles at it non-stop.
- Go back left through the spike room to the cliff overhang.
- Continue jumping to the very top of the large room.  You'll pass a MISSILE 
EXPANSION (20) to the right; to get it, bomb the wall near the top right ledge.
- Jump up to the top chamber and kill the Gamma Metroid (10 left).
- Roll through the secret tunnel to the left to access the Energy Ball.
- Drop down to the previous room, then jump across the top to the left side,
to a Metroid egg and a Missile Battery.  Spider Ball up the left wall, avoiding 
the Halkens.  Bomb the breakable block, and roll inside to the left.
- Kill the Zeta Metroid (9 left), then jump up the narrow passage through the 
ceiling.
- Bomb the wall, then the breakable block, then the floor right below the 
statue and get the SCREW ATTACK from it.
The Screw Attack is Samus's final equipment upgrade, and possibly the most 
powerful of all!  With this weapon, Samus is no longer helpless while she is 
jumping, and she can rip through most enemies in a single hit with the Screw 
Attack activated.  Jumping across long passages filled with enemies becomes a 
lot easier with this item.
- Return out of this room through the hole and to the right, back to the 
vertical wall.
- Space Jump up to the very top of the wall, and drop through the hole to the 
left.
- In this dark room, bomb through the floor to get the MISSILE EXPANSION (21).
- In this same room, find an alternate opening north to get the 
ENERGY TANK (5) you just passed.
- Go back up and to the right, then Space Jump up to a cliff on the top right 
and go through.
- Go right through another spiked room, then right through some more sand.
- Kill the Gamma Metroid (8 left).
- Go back left through the spike room to the cliff overhang.
- Latch up onto the wall above the cliff, then roll north and bomb the ceiling 
in the top-right corner.  Bomb through six blocks to reach a tiny passage to 
the left, and get the last ENERGY TANK (6) and the last MISSILE EXPANSION (22).
This secret passage is very similar to the one you did earlier.  
Unfortunately,  Samus can only hold 5 energy tanks, so the last one does 
nothing but work as an Energy Ball, but you now have all the items, upgrades 
and expansions in the game!  Samus should now have the maximum 250 missiles 
ready to take care of the final Metroids on this planet.
- Drop back down the passage and drop all the way down the left side of the 
giant vertical wall to land in some water.  Jump up to the first room on the 
left.
- Go left through the spike room and kill the Zeta Metroid (7 left).
- Go back to the right and jump up the shaft.
There is a save station in the first room on the right if you wish to save
your game at this point. 
- Jump up the vertical shaft to the next door on the right.
- Go right through another spike room and kill the Gamma Metroid (6 left).
You should feel an earthquake, lowering the lava and making the final area 
accessible.  In the vertical shaft, if you go up to the right room north of 
the corridor you just exited, you can access a vertical chamber that has rooms 
containing the Wave Beam, Ice Beam, Spazer, and Plasma Beam, meaning you can 
come back here and change weapons if you want, at any time.  At this point, 
however, the Plasma Beam is still the best weapon available.
- Drop back down the vertical shaft, go right through the save room, and
follow the path all the way back down and to the right to the main central area 
where the lava was lowered.
- Drop to the very bottom, and go left to the next area.

AREA VII

- Follow the path left and down the holes to reach a large room with a
corridor leading off to the left.
The Skorps poke their annoying heads out of the walls, but they're easy to 
kill and provide easy missile drops.  
- The left room is blocked by lava, so in the big room, jump up and head to 
the right.
- Go right through a room, up a couple of small shafts, and left to a large 
room.
- Kill the Alpha Metroid (5 left).
- Leave out of the left or right exit, then make a full circle over the newly 
formed lava below and back in the same room through the other side.
Kill the Motos if you're low on health- they are another type of enemy that 
provides beneficial energy drops.
- Kill the Omega Metroid (4 left).
As you enter the room a second time, the Zeta Metroid will evolve into an
Omega Metroid!  The Omega Metroid is larger and slower than the Zeta Metroid, 
but it takes 30 missiles to destroy, and like the Zeta Metroid cannot be hit 
from underneath.  There's not much room to hide here, so keep jumping up in 
its face and blasting as many missiles as you can in its face until it is 
destroyed.  Killing this metroid causes the second earthquake and the lava to 
lower.
- Drop all the way down through several rooms and left to where the lava was 
blocking your path before.  
- Follow the straightforward path to the left, avoiding the Moheeks, up the 
shaft, avoiding the Glow Flies, and left to the final area.

AREA VIII

- Save at the save station, then jump all the way to the top of the room and 
go to the right.
- Jump up this shaft to the room on the left.
- Hop across the strange-looking columns to the left.
- Kill the Omega Metroid (3 left).
- Go back right to the vertical shaft, and enter the room to the right.
- Hop over the columns, jump over the large hole, and continue right.
- Fall to the bottom of this shaft and go to the right.
There is another save station at the very top of this shaft, if you feel the 
need to use it.
- Drop all the way down this shaft and go to the left, and jump across all the 
columns.
- Kill the Omega Metroid (2 left).
- Go back to the vertical shaft to the right and enter the room to the right.
- Jump across the columns to the right, and kill the Omega Metroid (1 left).
The final earthquake occurs after you have destroyed the last Omega Metroid, 
freeing the lava that lies below the giant hole you passed earlier.
- Go back left, up the tall shaft, and left over the columns to the giant 
hole, and drop down it.
- Follow the winding path all the way around and to the left.
- Go left and up past all the pools of water.  Make your way through the 
winding corridors, and stay out of the long pools so that you don't fall 
through them.  At the top, save at the last save station of the game.
- Space Jump up the hole, then up out of the water, then Space Jump or Spider 
Ball up to the ceiling following the right wall, and enter the north room 
where an Energy Ball and Missile Battery are.  
- Drop back down to the big room, then hop over to the next opening in the 
ceiling to the left.
- Jump up to a room with a broken Chozo statue.  Get the ICE BEAM from the 
sphere behind it.
After making good use of the Plasma Beam, it's time to go back to the Ice Beam 
for now.  You'll discover why this change is necessary very soon.
- Drop back down to the big room, then hop over to the far left opening in the 
ceiling and jump up into it.
- Jump up the passage to the left, and head up the platforms to a tiny 
passageway to the north.  Suddenly, 8 more Metroids have appeared, raising 
your Metroid bar back to 9!  
You are about to face 8 original Metroids of the same species from the first 
game.  As in that game, the only way to defeat these creatures is to freeze
them with the Ice Beam, then blast them with 5 missiles.  If they latch onto 
Samus, they'll quickly drain her of her energy; get it off by bombing it, and 
use the Screw Attack to bounce off of them and prevent them from getting too 
close.  
- Roll over to the right and kill the Metroid in this room (8 left).
- Go right and kill the Metroid in the shaft (7 left).
- Go up and to the right, and kill the two Metroids in this shaft (5 left).
- Go up and to the left, and kill the two Metroids (3 left).
- Jump over the spikes to the left, and kill the two Metroids in the next 
shaft (1 left).
- Drop down and go through the door to the right.
- Jump through the spiked chamber to the right and fall down the hole.
- Kill the Queen Metroid!
You've reached the final boss, the Queen Metroid, at last!  First off, if you 
start to get low on energy or missiles (it's a very good idea to come into 
this fight fully replenished), drop into the tiny hole to the left to be 
dropped back down into the statue chamber.  The refill station to the right 
and the save  
station to the south are always available.  The Queen itself has two main 
attacks: The lunging attack and the fireball attack.  The lunging attack can be 
easily avoided by rolling up into a ball in the crawlspace, and the fireballs 
can be deflected using the Screw Attack.  To damage the Queen, 
you can pop up and fire off a missile right after it launches a fireball attack 
to avoid damage, or you can wait for it to lunge at you, and pound 15-30 
missiles into it as it tries to reach you with its mouth open.  A more risky 
method involves waiting for it to lunge at you open-mouthed in ball form and 
letting it eat you, then bombing it to shreds while in its stomach.  Destroying 
it requires upwards of 100 missile hit, so it may take several tries.  After it 
is killed, the path behind it opens up.
- Go in the room to the left to acquire the hatched Metroid!  This Metroid 
will follow Samus around, eating the diamond-like blocks in her way.
- Follow the winding path up to the surface, letting the baby Metroid eat the 
diamond blocks.
- At the planet surface, Space Jump up to the right, over the mountain, and
back to Samus's spaceship.

ENDINGS

Ending 1: >9 hours
Samus stands still, fully-suited, during the credits and does nothing.

Ending 2: 6-9 hours
Samus runs in place, fully-suited.

Ending 3: 3-6 hours
Samus runs in place, then jumps and somersaults into the air, fully-suited.

Ending 4: <3 hours
Samus runs in place, then jumps and somersaults into the air, and removes her 
suit, wearing a bikini.



Credits:
Nintendo- For making this great game.  It's vastly underrated!
gamespy.com- For the reference material used to help speed the creation of 
this FAQ along.

Copyright: This FAQ/Walkthrough is copyright 2007 by Lando_Kashmir and may not 
be posted on any other website besides gamefaqs.com, gamespot.com, or 
supercheats.com without my permission.

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