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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Metroid's Ultimate Weapons

[Media: Video]

Press the Buttons is hosting a video made by one of its readers which shows off a number of ultimate or cheat weapons in the Metroid games. As you can see from the screenshot above, the weapon being used here is the "Debug Beam". Hmmmm, that would have been useful.

Right before the final showdown with the game's last boss Samus usually picks up a weapon of amazing destructive power: the Hyper Beam, the Phazon Beam, and so forth. If only there were a way to uncover those weapons early in the game. Kraid's not just a menace when two shots from the Hyper Beam can take him down, right? Or how about firing a weapon in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes that wipes out every enemy on the screen, blasts away all destructible rock faces in the area, and opens every door and portal with a single blast? Cheat devices such as the Game Genie and the Action Replay make it all possible.