2.4. Part 3: "The Showdown " (3)
Sector 4, AQ(u)a
As soon as you reach the top of the ledge in this room, jump (while boosting)
and you'll go through a wall of Speed Booster blocks. Go through the door on
the right. In the vertical shaft, go through the top right door to save, then
drop down to the next ledge down on the left. Go into ball form and jump
against the left wall, and you'll roll through a hidden passage. Acquire the
lovely ***POWER BOMB TANK*** (14/32, 38) inside. Roll back out and go through
the door to the right. Shoot the already-exposed blocks to break them, then
continue to the right and grab the ***MISSILE TANK*** (38/48, 200.) Backtrack
to the vertical shaft and go through the bottom left door. When you pass
through the giant galss tube, lay a Power Bomb to break a row of blocks. Shoot
Missiles at the Missile Blocks to break them (duh.) Jump up and continue to the
top. Shoot your beam at the top right corner to break open a hidden passage,
then roll through and collect the ***POWER BOMB TANK*** (15/32, 40.) Roll back
out and this time, go through the top left corner. Continue to the left exit.
Once you reach the left side of this corridor, it seems like a dead end, but
one Power Bomb will fix that. Drop down through the passage you create, and
upon landing, lay another Power Bomb to blow open some more blocks in the
floor. Go into ball form and drop into where the third block from the left was.
Jump up against the wall directly to the right and roll through the false
blocks. Lay a bomb on the grey block near the right wall to bust it open, then
drop down. Blow open the block beside the tunnel to the left with a bomb, then roll through the false blocks and blow open the block in the bottom left
corner. Drop into the room below and step on the switch to release Level 4
Now, we REALLY need to get back to a Navigation room. Adam never gave us a
mission to release Level 4 locks...go out the door to the right. In the
vertical shaft, Space Jump up until you spot a narrow ledge on the right side
of the shaft. Go into ball form and jump against the wall there and you'll roll
through a false wall. Proceed to the bottom of this room and lay a Power Bomb
once you go as far as possible. Get out of the way so you don't collect any X
parasites, and wait for them to form into two golden enemies. Go into the
alcove on the right and use Missiles to kill the golden enemies. The door at
the bottom right will unlock. Go through that door. In this room, lay a Power
Bomb and roll through to the ***ENERGY TANK*** (15/20.) Return to the vertical
shaft you were in earlier, with the false wall. Proceed to the top right, then
go through the corridor to the far right door. Go directly across this shaft
into the bottom right door, and in the glass tube in the next corridor, lay a
Power Bomb. Drop through the hole that's created and grab the ***MISSILE
TANK*** (39/48, 205.) Go back up and continue to the right. Go to the top right
of the vertical shaft, through to the right of the one-screen room, and in the
next room, shoot the metal blocks in the wall directly in front of you to bust
them open. Roll through and go through the far right door to save your game. Go
into the previous room and continue to the top. Notice that, whenever you get
close to the spiky balloon guys, they puff up and block the passage they guard.
With this knowledge in hand, freeze the deflated one in the passage too the right from afar and roll overtop of it in ball form. As soon as you drop down
from the ledge the balloon was on, break into a speed boost to the right. The
instant the boost activates, crouch to hold it. Now, immediately go into ball
form, jump into the air, morph out and press A the moment you see Samus in a
non-spherical shape. This will activate a Shinespark, at which point you just
direct it to shoot through the green pillar to the right. You'll crash into the
wall on the far right. Go back to just beyond the point where the green pillar
was and you'll find a ***MISSILE TANK*** (40/48, 210.) Go into ball form and
roll through the false wall on the right (the one you crashed into) and drop
down to the room below. Back up to the far left door of the room, then run back
to the right, and crouch when the boost activates. Go under the pit you just
dropped through and do a Shinespark up into it. Grab the ***POWER BOMB TANK***
(16/32, 42) to the right. Drop back down the pit and into the door to the
right. Space Jump up the vertical shaft and grab onto the rungs near the top.
Shoot a Missile at the tunnel above you to break a block, then grab on and roll
through to the top left door. Lay a Power Bomb in the one-screen room to clear
away all the blocks and enemies simultaneously, then continue through the left
door. Go into the bottom right door in this room to access a Data Room. It's
active! Weird...step on the switch and download the ***DIFFUSION MISSILES***.
Go back into the previous room and shoot a charged Missile against the wall to
the left. The wave of ice will freeze the spiky balloon guys, allowing you to
roll through. Run through the false wall on the bottom left. Use your Missiles
to clear away the purple pillar, then continue to the left. Shoot at the left
wall under the electrical cord to reveal a ***MISSILE TANK*** (41/48, 215.) Go
back out to the right. Go through the top left door, and in the next room, the
bottom left door. Run through the one-screen room, and as soon as you enter the
next room, lay a Power Bomb to reveal a hidden passage. Drop to the bottom, lay
a Power Bomb and acquire the ***POWER BOMB TANK*** (17/32, 44) inside the
hidden tunnel to the left. Now, go to the Navigation room.
Adam will inform you that a procedural error caused the Diffusion Missiles to
be sent to the Data Room here. And despite all the trouble you went through to
get here, you were not permitted to bypass Level 4 locks, and for that you will
be warned not to disobey your orders (what orders? We had no choice...) ever
again. Anyway, it looks like the B.O. Security Robot we battle in Sector 3 back
in Mission 5 has returned. It's in Sector 6, so you'd better get over
there...up the elevator!
To Sector 6!
Sector 6, NOC(turnal)
Navigation room, for a new mission...
"No Entry Without Authorization"
STORYLINE: The SA-X is tracking us...we had best complete this mission as soon
as possible. Find the robot and destroy it for good!
From the Navigation room, keep going right on the map until you reach the first
vertical shaft. Go down to the middle left door and go in. Go all the way to
the left wall in this room and lay a Power Bomb to clear it away. Continue into
the door on the left. Drop to the bottom right door in this room. Drop through
the Crumble Blocks in the next room, then head out to the left. Drop to the
bottom of this room and go through the bottom left door. Drop to the bottom of
this shaft and go through the right door to save, then shoot through the blocks
in the right floor of the shaft and drop down. Go through the bottom left door.
Continue to the left until you hit the gate and hear the voice ("No entry
without authorization"), then backtrack to the Save Room and save again. Go to
the top of the shaft, through the top right door, then through the top right of
the next room and the battle will begin...