Directly from the instruction booklet...
"HOVERING EVERGY ORGANISM: METROID.
In cosmic year 20X5, a Galactic Federation exploration vessel discovered an
unknown organism on SR388. The hovering creature was a Metroid, an entity that
exhibited frightening parasitic, energy-absorbing properties.
Some time later, gifted bounty hunter Samus Aran was dispatched alone to engage
the Zebesian Space Pirates who abducted the Metroid specimen for use as a
weapon. On Zebes, Samus also encountered the biomechanical Mother Brain, leader
of the Space Pirates, and dispatched her in a bitter fight. From then on,
Metroids were viewed as a highly dangerous life form.
Eventually, Samus Aran was sent to SR388 to exterminate the last remaining
Metroids-but only after an entire Federation platoon was wiped out in an
At the end of her battle on SR388, one Metroid hatchling was born before
Samus's eyes and it imprinted upon her as a mother figure. Samus took this
larval Metroid, the last in the universe, to the Galactic Space Academy for
observation and research.
This research revealed several possible applications of Metroid-based
technology for the betterment of humanity. The unique energy-absorption
properties of Metroids could be harnessed when they were artificially
reproduced in captivity.
Just when it seemed as if peace might prevail in the galaxy, Space Pirates
returned for the Metroid hatchling and took it back to Zebes.
Samus followed the Pirates back to Zebes and fought to exterminate their threat
and save the last Metroid.
In the final battle with Mother Brain, the hatchling saved Samus, giving up its
life in the process. Samus succeeded in defeating Mother Brain, but the
universe lost the promise of using Metroids for the power of good."
And now, for the current storyline...
"FROM THE JOURNAL OF SAMUS ARAN...
SR388. A vile planet, former home of the Metroids. After so many years, the
remaining creatures on this planet still seemed to be trying to recreate a
natural hierarchy, one without Metroids at the top.
Biologic Space Labs was hired by the Federation to observe this restructuring
of the ecosystem. And because of my experience of SR388, the Federation
governor for this sector hired me to provide field assistance on the planet.
So, once again I found myself drawn to that forsaken rock.
The biological sample collection was going smoothly on the planet's surface
when I came into contact with an organism I had never before encountered.
The organism was an undiscovered, unnamed parasitic life form, which the
researchers later called "X." Thinking little of it at the time, I boarded a
ship and set out for the next collection point. Suddenly I felt my entire body
seize up, and I lost consciousness. The ship began to drift away from planetary
orbit toward an asteroid belt.
Thankfully, an auto-escape pod jettisoned me from the craft before the ship was
destroyed. The researchers in the newly-constructed research station orbiting
SR388 sent a shuttle to recover the pod shortly thereafter. However, in my time
since the infection, the X had multiplied rapidly in my body and had even
infected my Power Suit.
My heart rate and blood pressure dropped rapidly as I fell into a deep coma.
The Onboard Medic Simulation predicted only a 0.873% prognosis for survival. I
was transported to Galactic Federation HQ for emergency medical treatment.
The fact that the Power Suit contained biological components and was also
integrally connected to my body seemed to worsen the matter. The Federation
surgeons were unable to remove the suit while I was unconscious. Their only
choice was to cut and remove parts of the infected suit from my
still-unconscious form; immediately after, they sent the suit parts to Biologic
Space Labs research station for study.
Even with the parts removed, however, the X infection was spreading rapidly
through my nervous system, and the researchers monitoring my deterioration knew
of no cure...
Someone proposed a desperate treatment: create a vaccine from Metroid cells.
Apparently the Federation had preserved a cell culture from the last Metroid.
The scientists quickly prepared and administered the vaccine. The symptoms of
the infection disappeared insantly, and all of the X parasites within me died
in moments. I am still amazed by the serendipity of this result...
When I awoke, the scientists told me that the hatchling had saved me once
Almost immediately after I awoke, we received a distress call from from the
"Emergency! Explosion of unknown origin in the Quarantine Bay!"
The screams from the com receiver were loud enough for me to hear even from the
infirmary. I knew that something terrible was about to happen...it was already
happening. I immediately boarded the ship the Federation had provided me and
sent a reply message:
"Docking with Biologic Space Labs in 10 minutes. Prepare the landing bay!""
Remember, the above is NINTENDO'S story, not mine. Now we can finally get on
with the walkthrough...