Jackol's Boss Guide ====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+ -: =====METROID PRIME===== :- ====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+====+ Index: 1.0- Intro 2.0- Parasite Queen 2.1- Hive Mecha 2.2- Plated Beetle 2.3- Incinerator Drone 2.4- Flaghraa 2.5- Sheegoth 2.6- Thardus 2.7- Omega Pirate 2.8- Meta Ridley 2.9- Metroid Prime Shell 2.10- True Metroid Prime =========================================================================== 1.0 INTRODUCTION =========================================================================== This walkthrough shows -in detail- how to destroy those irritating bosses, it will also tell you ; where they are located, their weapons and attacks and most importantly, their strengths and weaknesses. This walkthrough is subject to copyright (c) 2006 Jack Little. =========================================================================== 2.0 THE PARASITE QUEEN =========================================================================== Name: Parasite Queen Location: Reactor core, Frigate Weapons/Main attacks: Acid beam Weak spot: Head Strong point: Reflector shields Items earned: None Difficulty LV. 3/10 Strategy::::::::::::::: This is the first boss and she is seriously easy, but for a beginner she could be a challenge. Her main attack (and only attack) is she can shoot a beam of green acid from her mouth. After scanning her you'll learn that her weak spot is her head, but this is difficult to reach as she has 2 big blue shields protecting her. Just lock onto her and B-strafe until you get to the gap in between the shields, make sure your charging your beam all the time or you'll miss your chance to hit her. When you get a clear shot of her unleash the Charge beam and launch a few missiles, After a while the shields start to split up and randomnly move around her, at this point just charge your gun and dodge her attacks. When the shield returns to normal repeat proccess and she's dead. ========================================================================== 2.1 THE HIVE MECHA ========================================================================== Name: War Hive Mecha + Ram War Wasp Location: Hive Totem, Chozo Ruins Weapons/ Main attacks: Spits out Ram War Wasps Weak spot: Opening to Mecha Strong point: Anywhere else Items earned: Missile Launcher Difficulty LV. 3/10 Strategy::::::::::::::: This boss is quite irritating as you have Ram War Wasps circuling you and your on a tiny platform surrounded by acid, but don't let that get to you this one's easy too. The battle will start with the Mecha shooting about 4 wasps at you, look at the radar and wait for one to stop, face it and kill it there incredibly weak so don't bother using missiles or charge beams on them. After you've killed all the wasps the mecha will open a little red hole lock onto it and unleash hell on it! Repeat this proccess 3 times and the Mecha's dead, but each time you hurt it it will send out more wasps first it's 3-4, then it's 5-7 and then it's 7-9 so don't be fooled thinking it's that easy. ========================================================================== 2.2 PLATED BEETLE ========================================================================== Name: Beetle + Plated Beetle Location: Ruined Shrine, Chozo Ruins Weapons/Main attacks: Ramming Weak spot: Beetle: Anywhere Plated Beetle: Red abdomen Strong point: Plated Beetle: Head and body Items earned: Morph Ball Difficulty LV. 2/10 Strategy::::::::::::::: Beetle: These are really annoying but not much of a challenge for someone with a quick trigger finger. Simply lock onto one, shoot about 5 rounds and move onto the next one, piece of cake. Plated Beetle: This ones a little harder and only appears after you kill about 15 beetles. Make sure your charging your beam at all times, lock onto it, stay still and watch it's movements, it will step left to right then screech, at this point B-strafe to the side and shoot your charge beam at it's red abdomen. A perfect shot at this point should kill it but just incase shoot a missile shortly afterwards. =========================================================================== 2.3 INCINERATOR DRONE =========================================================================== Name: Incinerator Drone + Barbed War Wasp Location: Burn Dome, Chozo Ruins Weapons/Main attacks: Incinerator Drone: Twin Flamethrowers Barbed War Wasps: Barbed Stings Weak spot: Incinerator Drone: Red power core Barbed War Wasp: Anywhere Strong point: Incinerator Drone: Body area Items earned: Morph Ball Bomb Difficulty LV. 3/10 Strategy::::::::::::::: This is another boss which is teamed with those annoying Wasps but this time they shoot their stings at you! This boss is quite irratating and can drive some people insane. The Drone starts off firing two flamethrowers horizontally, move in between the gaps of the flames and wait, after a while a little red eye will pop out the Drones head, charge up a beam and shoot it. This is where it gets hard, the flamethrowers turn vertical and the Drone shoots the War Wasp Hive above, this aggrivates them and they come out to play. Not only do you now have Wasps on your back but the flamethrowers change from horizontal to diagonal. Just continue shooting the eye until the Drone is dead, now that wasn't that hard was it? ============================================================================ 2.4 FLAGHRAA ============================================================================ Name: Flaghraa ( yes it is spelt write ) Location: Sunchamber, Chozo Ruins Weapons/Main attacks: Scythes-claws Weak spot: Bomb slot behind Tentacle Strong point: Entire body Items earned: Varia Suit Difficulty LV. 5/10 Strategy::::::::::::::: Now, this is where we turn things up a notch, this beast is not only REALLY ugly, but he's hard too. First things first, don't step into the water and don't go near the tentacles. Now, as the battle starts a mirror-like panel will shine onto Flaghraa and a red dot will appear behind it, don't worry about him and this point and make your way to the mirror-panel. Shoot the red dot with a missile or charge beam and flaghraa will fall down and the tentacles will retract, go into Morph Ball and bomb the slot down the little tunnel. At this point Flaghraa will come back and this time 2 mirror-panels fall down. Now, you have to do this quickly as if Flaghraa see's a flipped up panel he will knock it back down again, so the easiest thing to do is to paralyze him. After you've hit a panel shoot Flaghraa with 2 missiles and he will sit there dazed, now's the chance, run to the other side of him and hit the other panel, then bomb the other slot. Now the same happens but with 3 panels and now the time to start thinking about dodging his attacks. He his 3 attacks; 1. He slashes at you and knocks you back 2. He launches a few yellow orbs at you 3. He slashes the floor next to you and makes loads of poisonous plants appear next to you blocking your path. Do the same thing as you did last time and bomb him again. Now the finale, ALL 4 PANELS, the first thing he does is block you from getting the one to your left so go right and get the first panel, paralyze him and get the second one, then third and then fourth. Get into Morph Ball and bomb the last slot. YAY! he's dead. =========================================================================== 2.5 SHEEGOTH =========================================================================== Name: Baby Sheegoth + Sheegoth Location: Hall Of The Elders, Phendara Drifts Weapons/Main attacks: Ice Breath Ice Beam Weak spot: Baby Sheegoth: Back Sheegoth: Mouth and Underbelly Strong point: Baby Sheegoth: head Sheegoth: Crystals on back Items Earned: Wave Beam Difficulty LV. 4/10 Strategy::::::::::::::: This boss will start with 2 Baby Sheegoths attacking you from behind lock onto them and B-strafe around them attack their backs and shoot them they'll be dead pretty quickly. when you kill one another appears then, another until you've killed 4 Then it will show a mini-clip with a Sheegoth breaking through the wall, there are 2 ways to defeat this thing but ones very Risky. 1. The easiest but most dangerous way is to go into Morph ball mode and bomb her underbelly but, doing this will cause her to stamp on you causing large damage. 2. Or alternatively you could do it the hard way. If you notice every time you shoot her your attack goes into the crystal on her back, this is good for you as she then attacks, dodge her attacks then run up close to her you'll notice that she is breathing very heavilly, at this point stand close to her and shoot some rockets in her face. Repeat proccess for victory! =========================================================================== 2.6 THARDUS =========================================================================== Name: Thardus Location: Quarantine Cave, Phendara Drifts Weapons/Main attacks: His Body Weak spot: Specific rock on his body Strong point: Any other part Items earned: Spider Ball Difficulty LV. 6/10 Strategy::::::::::::::: Thardus is what he looks, Rock-hard and he's freakishly dodgy for a 25ft rock. he starts off throwing Boulders at you, destroy them for health and ammo, turn on your Thermal Visor and Charge up the power beam ( not Wave Beam it's useless ). You'll notice a part of his body is yellow on the Thermal Visor, lock onto it and use the Power Beam Missile Combo on it, your visor will go white, switch back to Combat Visor. This time a part of his body is blue use another Missile Combo and it will destroy the body part, he will then roll into a massive ball and speed around trying to crush you, sit in a corner behind a pillar or boost away in Morph ball. Repeat this proccess until a mini-clip comes on of Thardus being hit by lightning, continue use the missile combos and he will be dead soon enough. =========================================================================== 2.7 OMEGA PIRATE =========================================================================== Name: Omega Pirate Location: Elite Quarters, Phazon Mines Weapons/Main attacks: Earthquake Weak Spot: shoulders and thighs Strong spot: his hand Items earned: Phazon suit Phazon Beam Difficulty LV. 8/10 Strategy::::::::::::::: Now that your near the end of the game you'd expect things to get hard, and they do! This guy is irritating as hell and has the most annoying attacks. to start of equip Power beam and began to charge up, after he puts his hand down he will jump up in the air, do the same and use a Missile combo on him from above. after you've done this twice one of his shoulders or his thighs should be destroyed, he will disappear. Turn on your X-Ray Visor and look around he should be charging energy in one of the 4 growths of Phazon use a Missile combo on his body, Shortly after you've done this he'll reappear and call in some Space Pirates, ignore them and continue this technique until he's down and out. =========================================================================== 2.8 META RIDLEY =========================================================================== Name: Meta Ridley Location: Artifact temple, Tallon Overworld Weapons/Main attacks: Plasma beam Bombs claws tail Weak Spot: Chest Plate Strong point: anywhere else Items earned: None Difficulty LV. 8/10 Strategy::::::::::::::: To be fair many people would agree that this is the coolest boss ever to be made on a metroid game, but despite how cool and fun it is to fight him it takes a long time. First of all, equip plasma beam and second don't stay in one place for too long. The first thing he will do is fly away, he then flies back dropping bombs at you ( their very difficult to dodge but try your best ), when he flies in front of you and stops, shoot him with a charge up Plasma beam, this should stop his attack if it doesn't, run. When you've got him to about half health there will be a mini-clip of his wings burning off ( aawww poor Ridley ). This is the fun part, you fight him on ground. Like this his has different attacks; he uses a plasma beam horizontally, so just jump over it, he uses an earthquake attack so do the same and he hit's you with his claws and tail. The key to this part is to pinpoint when he opens his mouth when he does shoot it. After a few charge shots to the face he will stand up straight exposing his chest, shoot him and get it over and done with. =========================================================================== 2.9 METROID PRIME SHELL =========================================================================== Name: Metroid Prime Location: Tallon Underworld, cavern A,B and C Weapons/Main attacks: Element attacks His body Weak Spot: His head Strong point: His Legs Items earned: None Difficulty LV. 9/10 Strategy::::::::::::::: Now this is it, you can always tell when you face a boss that's also the name of the game your pretty far, this girl is HARD but there's still worse to come but just concentrate on this now. Depending on what colour she is as what her weakness is, it's simple; Yellow is Power beam, White is Ice beam, Purple is Wave beam and Red is Plasma beam. Now before you face her make sure you have FULL missiles ( you'll need them, TRUST ME! ) and that your health is full. When you start off she should be yellow and there should be 3 ditches in the floor equip Power beam and use as many Missile Combos as you can before she changes colour, when she changes colour she will kind of stall for a moment then charge at you, roll into morph ball and boost through the ditches, turn round and repeat until she gets to plasma beam ( red ). As the plasma beams combo has a very short range you'd probably be best use simply charge shots. Her attacks are as follows POWER BEAM: She launches a thick beam at you which will paralyze you and some bombs which can be destoryed for health and ammo. ICE BEAM: She shoots an ice beam at you which will freeze you and causes damage she also shoots icicles at you. WAVE BEAM: she shoots a beam of electricity which pulls you towards her, when she drags you all the way she'll headbutt you, she will also launch electric missiles which mess with your visor. PLASMA BEAM: she launches a magma beam at you which burns you and fills your visor with lava blinding you. After you've made her move through each of the 3 caverns she'll fall down a hole now's the final deathmatch. ================================================================================ 2.10 TRUE METROID PRIME ================================================================================ Name: Metroid Prime Location: Tallon Underworld Weapons/Main attacks: Her arms Metroids Weak spot: Her whole body Strong spot: None Items earned: None Difficulty LV. 10/10 Strategy::::::::::::::::::::: Now, You've destroyed her armour she should be weak right? Wrong, She's even stronger! Though this is going to irritate the hell out of you ( like it did me ), you'll still have fun, as you can now use that phazon beam you've been wondering what was since you killed the Omega Pirate. She starts off just floating around spawning Metroids, ignore them for now, after a while she'll disappear turn on either your X-Ray Visor or Thermal Visor ( she'll be visible on one of them ) when you see her you'll notice she's left a pool of Phazon on the floor, step into it and point your gun at her, hold the A button and watch as her health decreases. Sound too easy? well there is one disadvantage; the many Metroids trying to kill you! Ignore them at first but if they really start to bug you just turn into Morph Ball and lay a power bomb and BOOM! there all dead. Continue using the Phazon Beam on Metroid Prime and She'll die before you've even realised you've just completed the Game. Subject to copyright (c) 2006 Jack little any attempt to copy this walkthrough will be taken as copyright theft.