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Credit/Logbook Guide by BJ Myers

Version: 0.5 | Updated: 01/02/10

Introduction

In 2002, Nintendo and Retro Studios began a new chapter in the Metroid saga with the release of Metroid Prime. It had been 8 years and 2 consoles since the previous Metroid release, and the shift to a 3D, first person adventure had many fans worried. However, Metroid Prime was a phenomenal success, due to its captivating graphics, deep storyline, and expansive gameplay. A sequel, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, was released two years later, and was met with much the same reaction.

When Nintendo announced their new system would have motion controls, gamers were again skeptical about the way the face of gaming was about to change. Then, in 2007, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was released, and used the point-and-shoot nature of the Wii motion sensor to create a first-person experience like none other.

Near the end of 2008, Nintendo announced that several of its Gamecube titles would be upgraded to take advantage of the Wii control system and be rereleased as their "New Play Control" series. Fans rejoiced to find that the first two titles in the Metroid Prime series were slated for an upgrade. But Retro Studios surprised us all when it announced that it would be releasing the entire trilogy on a single disk, with motion controls and an integrated reward system for each game.

The purpose of this guide is to assist Metroid Prime fans in obtaining all the credits and logbook scans in Metroid Prime Trilogy. Some are easy to obtain, some are impossible to miss, and some are difficult to imagine finding on your own. Good hunting!

-BJ Myers

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the credits and how do you get them?

A. There are seven types (colors) of credits in Metroid Prime Trilogy.

ColorHow to EarnGame(s) Earned
OrangeDefeat bossesMetroid Prime
PurpleDefeat bossesMetroid Prime 2: Echoes
SilverCollect Artifact/Temple KeysMetroid Prime & Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
RedScan creaturesMetroid Prime 3: Corruption
BlueScan lore entriesMetroid Prime 3: Corruption
YellowDefeat bosses and complete major objectivesMetroid Prime 3: Corruption
GreenComplete special/hidden objectivesMetroid Prime 3: Corruption

Note that green credits are not earned directly; rather, you earn "Friend Vouchers" which can be traded for green credits over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Q. What are the credits used for? How many do I need?

A. Credits can be used to unlock concept artwork, dioramas, soundtracks, and a few other bonuses. In order to unlock everything, you'll have to collect every credit available of each type, except for green credits.

Q. Why don't I have any Green (Friend) Credits? I've done some of the things required to earn them!

A. Green credits cannot be earned directly - you must receive Friend Vouchers from another player and convert them to Friend Credits. If you don't know anybody with the game, check out the GameFAQs message boards to see if you can find somebody that will trade Friend Vouchers with you.

Q. Do I have to play each game on every difficulty level to get all the credits?

A. No. You can obtain all the credits for Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes on your first playthrough of the game, regardless of difficulty level. For Metroid Prime 3: Corruption you can obtain most of the credits on your first playthrough, but some credits can only be obtained by defeating bosses on Hypermode difficulty.

Q. Are there any missable credits? Can I go back and get the ones I've missed later?

A. This depends on the game. For Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, most of the credits will be awarded for accomplishments that are required to beat the game; in other words, you will always get these credits. There is one credit for Metroid Prime that requires completing your logbook, and since some scans are missable, you may have to replay the game to get this credit. In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption credits are awarded for a variety of actions, scans, and accomplishments, many of which are missable. However, in all of these games, you retain your logbook scans and credits when you replay each game, so you can focus on the ones you missed the second time around.

Q. Why are most of the extras "locked"?

A. In addition to having the required credits to purchase the extras, you must accomplish certain tasks within each game to unlock the extras for purchase. All of these tasks are required to beat the game, so you don't need to worry about missing any of them. By the time you've beaten all 3 games, everything will be unlocked and available for purchase.

Orange Credits

Orange credits are awarded for defeating bosses. Since no bosses are optional, all of these credits will be earned over the course of any playthrough. There are a total of 10 orange credits.

Parasite Queen Defeated
Hive Mecha Defeated
Plated Beetle Defeated
Incinerator Drone Defeated
Flaaghra Defeated
Sheegoth Defeated
Thardus Defeated
Omega Pirate Defeated
Meta Ridley Defeated
Metroid Prime Defeated

Silver Credits

Silver credits are earned for acquiring artifact keys and collecting logbook scans and items. Most of these are earned as a result of beating the game, but a few require a little more effort. There are 16 silver credits available in Metroid Prime.

Pirate Frigate Escaped
50% of Logbook Downloaded
100% of Logbook Downloaded
100% of Pickups Acquired
Artifact Acquired (x12)

Unlockables

The following extras are unlocked for purchase by reaching milestones in Metroid Prime.

World Gallery unlocked for purchase - Acquire Varia Suit
Biology Gallery unlocked for purchase - Acquire Gravity Suit
Samus Gallery unlocked for purchase - Acquire Phazon Suit
Extra Gallery unlocked for purchase - Complete Metroid Prime
MP1 Fusion Suit unlocked for purchase - Complete Metroid Prime

Purple Credits

Purple credits are awarded for defeating bosses. Since no bosses are optional, all of these credits will be earned over the course of any playthrough. There are a total of 15 purple credits.

Dark Alpha Splinter Defeated
Bomb Guardian Defeated
Jump Guardian Defeated
Dark Samus Defeated
Amorbis Defeated
Boost Guardian Defeated
Alpha Blogg Defeated
Grapple Guardian Defeated
Chykka Defeated
Spider Guardian Defeated
Power Bomb Guardian Defeated
Dark Samus Defeated
Quadraxis Defeated
Emperor Ing Defeated
Dark Samus Defeated

Silver Credits

Silver credits are earned for acquiring dark temple keys; all of these will be earned as a result of beating the game. There are 18 silver credits available in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

Dark Agon Key Acquired (x3)
Dark Torvus Key Acquired (x3)
Ing Hive Key Acquired (x3)
Sky Temple Key Acquired (x9)

Unlockables

The following extras are unlocked for purchase by reaching milestones in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

Storyboard Package unlocked for purchase - Acquire Dark Beam
Sketch Package unlocked for purchase - Acquire Light Beam
Creature Package unlocked for purchase - Acquire Dark Suit
Character Package unlocked for purchase - Acquire Light Suit
Boss Package unlocked for purchase - Complete Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Red Credits

Red credits are awarded for scanning creatures. There are a total of 109 red credits, one for each creature in the logbook. For a list of creatures and details on where and when to scan them, refer to the Metroid Prime 3: Corruption logbook section.

Blue Credits

Blue credits are awarded for scanning lore entries, as well as a few special events on the G.F.S. Olympus. There are a total of 51 blue credits: one for each lore entry in the logbook, plus 3 more on the Olympus. The three special credits are detailed here; for a list of lore entries and details on where to scan them, refer to the Metroid Prime 3: Corruption logbook section.

GF Troopers Saved

G.F.S. Olympus: Port Observation Deck

Two Galactic Federation troopers will be attacked by Pirate Militia in this corridor. You must defeat the two space pirates and save both GF troopers in order to earn this credit.

GF Trooper Saved

G.F.S. Olympus: Xenoresearch Lab

A federation trooper is under fire, pinned down by two Crawltanks. Destroy the Crawltanks before they break through the trooper's defenses to earn this credit.

GF Trooper Saved

G.F.S. Olympus: Repair Bay Shaft

When you enter Repair Bay A, a brief cutscene will show you a GF trooper under attack by a squad of Aeromines. Quickly get the Missile Launcher, open the bay doors, and destroy the Aeromines to save the trooper and earn this credit.

Yellow Credits

Yellow credits are awarded for defeating bosses, completing major objectives, and a few optional tasks. There are a total of 52 yellow credits: 34 can be earned on Normal or Veteran difficulty, while 18 must be earned on Hypermode difficulty.

Normal/Veteran Credits

These credits are for defeating bosses or completing objectives required to finish the game, so they will all be earned on any playthrough on Normal or Veteran difficulty.

Berserker Lord Defeated
Meta Ridley Defeated
Rundas Defeated
Korrak Defeated
Generator Destroyed (x2)
Mogenar Defeated
Steamlord Defeated
Defense Drone Defeated
Ghor Defeated
Berserker Lord Defeated
Seed Shield Destroyed
Helios Defeated
Gandrayda Defeated
Metroid Hatcher Defeated (x3)
Defense System Obliterated
Commander Squad Defeated
Omega Ridley Defeated
Dark Samus Repulsed
Aurora Unit 313 Defeated

Hypermode Credits

These credits are for defeating bosses on Hypermode difficulty. Since they are required to finish the game, they will all be earned on any playthrough on Hypermode difficulty.

Berserker Lord Defeated
Meta Ridley Defeated
Rundas Defeated
Korrak Defeated
Mogenar Defeated
Steamlord Defeated
Defense Drone Defeated
Ghor Defeated
Berserker Lord Defeated
Helios Defeated
Gandrayda Defeated
Metroid Hatcher Defeated (x3)
Commander Squad Defeated
Omega Ridley Defeated
Dark Samus Repulsed
Aurora Unit 313 Defeated

Juggling Bonus - 10

G.F.S. Olympus: Docking Bay 5

When you dock with the Olympus at the beginning of the game, there is a training drone for target practice. Score at least 10 points to earn this credit. You can't come back after you leave the Olympus, so be sure to do this before you move on!

All Troopers Survived

Pirate Command: Transit Station 0205

During the escort mission, keep all 12 demolition troopers from perishing. This is definitely one of the harder credits to earn, since you have to know when and where the pirates will appear to be able to protect the troopers. Use Hypermode a lot. Shade Tail's Friend Voucher/Credit FAQ includes an excellent strategy written by fightnightM, which should help you through if you're having trouble.

Red Phaazoids

After destroying the Leviathan Seed on each world, Phaazoids will begin to pop up in various parts of the planet. Among these are rare Red Phaazoids, which will drop a yellow credit when defeated. To defeat the Phaazoids, blast them with the Hyper Beam until they divide, then destroy each of the smaller Phaazoids. The locations of the Red Phaazoids are always the same and are listed below.

Bryyo Cliffside: Grand Court
Bryyo Thorn Jungle: Jousting Field
Bryyo Fire: Gel Processing Site
SkyTown, Elysia: Construction Bay
SkyTown, Elysia: Hoverplat Docking Site
Eastern SkyTown, Elysia: Concourse Ventilation
Pirate Command: Transit Station 0204
Pirate Research: Metroid Creche
Pirate Research: Proving Grounds
Pirate Mines: Phazon Harvesting

Green Credits/Friend Vouchers

Green credits are a little different than the others, in that you do not earn them directly. Rather, you earn "Friend Vouchers" which must be traded over the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection to convert them to green credits. There are a total of 26 friend vouchers in the game, but only 15 green credits are required to purchase all the extras, so it's not a problem if you miss a few.

Juggling Bonus - 20

G.F.S. Olympus: Docking Bay 5

When you dock with the Olympus at the beginning of the game, there is a training drone for target practice. Score at least 20 points to earn this voucher. You can't come back after you leave the Olympus, so be sure to do this before you move on!

GF Trooper Saved

G.F.S. Olympus: Lab Access

Shoot the flashing point above the door to seal the room and save the trooper.

Flawless Escape

Norion: Cargo Dock C

Do not get hit by any of Ridley's attacks during your escape through the Morph Ball tracks. Ridley will attack twice; you must avoid him both times.

Shortcut Discovered

Bryyo Fire: Imperial Hall

In the Gel Cavern, one of the fuel gel spouts on the ceiling is hiding a Morph Ball tunnel that leads back to the Imperial Hall. Freeze the fuel gel with an Ice Missile and go through the tunnel to get this voucher.

Icy Reptilicde

Bryyo: Various Rooms

Just after a Reptilicus throws its chakra at you, freeze it with an Ice Missile. If done correctly, the chakra will shatter the Reptilicus when it returns.

Perfect Execution

Bryyo Thorn Jungle: North Jungle Court

Release all three levers in this room without the Aerotroopers pushing any of them back. Two new troopers tend to appear each time you release a lever, so use Hypermode to defeat them before moving on to the next one.

Exterminator

Bryyo Seed, Elysia Seed, or Pirate Homeworld Seed

In one of the Leviathan seeds, destroy all of the small creatures crawling around the floor of the landing chamber. You can only earn this credit once, but it can be in any of the three Leviathan seeds.

Stylish Kill

SkyTown, Elysia: Skybridge Hera

As you cross this bridge, don't destroy the Steamlord or any of the Steambots. When the bridge falls down behind you, the bots will go with it, earning you this voucher.

Bowling for Bots

SkyTown, Elysia: Various Rooms

Use the Boost Ball to knock down at least 4 Tinbots in a row.

New Area Discovered

Eastern SkyTown, Elysia: Skytram East

Take the tram from SkyTown to Eastern SkyTown. You must do this to finish the game, so you will always get this voucher.

New Area Discovered

Bryyo Ice: Warp Site Bravo

Take the warp from Bryyo Fire to Bryyo Ice. You must do this to finish the game, so you will always get this voucher.

Crash Landing

Elysia: Various Rooms

Use the Plasma Beam to burn away an Aerotrooper's armor, then use the Grapple Lasso to pull the trooper's jet pack off. After you destroy the Leviathan on the Pirate Homeworld, you won't see any more Aerotroopers, so you have to get this voucher before that point.

20 Commandos Defeated

Pirate Homeworld: Various Rooms

Defeat a total of 20 Pirate Commandos (not all at once). Since Commandos show up frequently on the Pirate Homeworld, this voucher isn't hard to get.

Harvester Destroyed

Pirate Mines: Phazon Harvesting

After the Federation invasion, use your ship to destroy the Phazon Harvester with a bombing run. If there are Phaazoids in this area instead of the Harvester, destroy all of them and leave to make the Harvester reappear.

Leviathan Humiliated

Pirate Command: Leviathan Ship

Aboard the Leviathan Ship, shoot one of the optical organs 60 times to earn this voucher.

Secret Message Discovered

G.F.S. Valhalla: Control Room

Find the secret recording made by Aurora Unit 313. The code to activate the message is displayed on a PDA in this room; enter the code at the terminal to view the message and receive the voucher.

Enemy Kills

For every 100 enemies you kill, you will earn a friend voucher. 10 vouchers are earned in this way. To be clearer, the vouchers are earned for:

100 Kills
200 Kills
300 Kills
400 Kills
500 Kills
600 Kills
700 Kills
800 Kills
900 Kills
1000 Kills

Extras

In this section, each of the purchasable extras is listed, along with their cost. The following abbreviations are used:

[O] - Orange Credit
[P] - Purple Credit
[S] - Silver Credit
[R] - Red Credit
[B] - Blue Credit
[Y] - Yellow Credit
[G] - Green Credit

Concept Gallery

The Concept Gallery section consist of artwork from the series, and includes all the images from the original release of the 3 games. Galleries can be viewed through the Extras menu after they are purchased.

GalleryCredit Cost
MP1 - World GalleryOO
MP1 - Biology GalleryOO
MP1 - Samus GalleryOO
MP1 - Extra GalleryOO
MP2 - Promo Art PackagePP
MP2 - Storyboard PackagePP
MP2 - Sketch PackagePP
MP2 - Creature PackagePP
MP2 - Character PackagePP
MP2 - Boss PackagePPP
MP3 - Samus PackageRRRBBY
MP3 - Creature Package 1RRRBY
MP3 - Creature Package 2RRRBBYYG
MP3 - World Package 1RRRBY
MP3 - World Package 2RRRBBYYG
MP3 - Storyboard Package 1RRRBBY
MP3 - Storyboard Package 2RRRBBYYG

Bonus Gallery

The Bonus Gallery includes several bonus features that can be used in-game, as well as dioramas depicting scenes from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The four in-game bonuses are detailed below, and each can be turned on or off via the extras menu.

Screen-Shot Tool

This allows you to take a screenshot from the game by pressing Up on the Wii Remote. The screenshot can then be posted to the Wii Message Board. The Screen-Shot Tool can be activated or deactivated from the Extras menu.

MP1 Fusion Suit

In the original release of Metroid Prime, the suit from Metroid Fusion could be unlocked by connecting the two games with a GBA/GCN link cable. In the trilogy, this option is available from the Extras menu. If this extra is turned on, then Samus will be wearing the suit from Metroid Fusion throughout Metroid Prime. This change is cosmetic only - all suit upgrades provide their usual bonuses.

MP3 Ship Bumper Stickers

This will cause Bumper Stickers from other games to appear on Samus' gunship, depending on what save data is present on your Wii Console. The following game logos will appear, if their respective save data is present:

Excite Truck
Mario Party 8
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Paper Mario
Super Smash Bros: Brawl
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Wario Ware: Smooth Moves
Wii Play
Wii Sports

MP3 Mii Bobblehead

This will place a bobblehead of the Mii associated with your save file in the cockpit of Samus' gunship. Poke it and watch it bobble!

BonusCredit Cost
Screen-Shot ToolRRRBYYYGGOPP
MP1 Fusion SuitOSS
MP3 Ship Bumper StickersRRRBYYYGG
MP3 Mii BobbleheadRRRRBYYYGG
Diorama 1RRRBYYYG
Diorama 2RRRBYYYG
Diorama 3RRRBYYYG
Diorama 4RRRBYYYG
Diorama 5RRRBYYYG
Diorama 6RRRBYYYG

Soundtrack Gallery

The soundtrack gallery contains much of the music heard in Metroid Prime Trilogy which can be played back at any time. Most of the songs will only be unlocked after you have heard them in their respective games.

Music from Metroid Prime

Metroid Prime ThemeFREE
Parasite QueenS
Tallon OverworldS
Chozo ShrineS
Chozo RuinsS
FlaaghraS
Magmoor CavernsS
Phendrana DriftsS
Phendrana BattleS
Crashed ShipS
Phazon MinesS
Space PiratesS
Omega PirateS
Meta RidleyS
Metroid Prime BattleS
Metroid Prime CreditsFREE

Music from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes ThemeFREE
Splinter HiveS
Dark TrooperS
Luminoth TempleS
The LuminothS
Agon WastesS
Dark Agon WastesS
Ing BattleS
AmorbisS
Torvus CatacombsS
Sanctuary FortressS
QuadraxisS
Dark TempleS
Emperor Ing ChrysalisS
Emperor Ing SpiderS
Dark SamusSS
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes CreditsSS

Music from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

MP3: Corruption ThemeRRRRBBY
In the CockpitRRRRBBY
GF Battle ThemeRRRRBBY
BerserkerRRRRBBY
BryyoRRRRBBY
The CorruptionRRRRBBY
SkyTownRRRRBBY
SteamlordRRRRBBY
ValhallaRRRRBBY
HeliosRRRRBBY
Pirate HomeworldRRRRBBY
GandraydaRRRRBBY
Omega RidleyRRRRBBY
PhaazeRRRRBBY
Aurora Unit 313RRRRBBY

Total Costs

Here's a summary of the number and type of credits required to purchase everything:

OrangePurpleSilverRedBlueYellowGreen
MP1 Concept Galleries8
MP2 Concept Galleries13
MP3 Concept Galleries2112103
Screen-Shot Tool123132
MP1 Fusion Suit12
MP3 Ship Bumper Stickers3132
MP3 Mii Bobblehead4132
MP3 Dioramas186186
MP1 Soundtrack Gallery14
MP2 Soundtrack Gallery18
MP3 Soundtrack Gallery603015
Totals101534109515215

So in order to purchase everything, you must obtain all the credits of every color except for green credits, where you can miss up to 11.

Metroid Prime

--Coming soon!--

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

--Coming soon!--

Version History

Version 0.5 - First draft, which includes all information about the credits, but no logbook entries yet.

Credits and Legal

All information in this guide compiled from personal playthrough of the game. Thanks given to Shade Tail for his Metroid Prime 3 Friend Voucher/Credit FAQ for helping me find a couple of credits and for inspiring this guide.

This guide is the property of BJ Myers. It is solely for personal/private use. This guide may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from the author. Currently, only GameFAQs has permission to host this guide.

If you have something you wish to contribute or notice inaccuracies in this guide, please drop me a line at nintendojunkie17(at)gmail(dot)com. (Please include "Metroid Prime Trilogy Credits Guide" as the subject line.)

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