Autoad

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Autoad
Autoad

A hopping Autoad

Games

Metroid II: Return of Samus

Creators

Chozo

Planet(s)

SR388

Threat Capacity

Hostile

Attacks

Hopping


An Autoad hopping toward Samus

Autoads are robotic creatures presumably of Chozo origin that roamed freely throughout SR388.[1] The robots hop around rather then other methods of moving around. Autoads hop left and right in a small area, damaging Samus if she touches them. Their eye-like feature lights up as they hop. The purpose of creating these robots is unknown. Autoads can be frozen and used as platforms, they can be difficult to aim at considering that they're always hopping around.

Data

Manual

Sprite

Game Autoad
Metroid II: Return of Samus Autoad

Trivia

Etymology

Autoad seems to be a portmanteau of the words "auto" and "toad". The automatically running, self-sufficient robot accounts for the "auto" prefix. "Toad" is reflected by the fact that it constantly hops around.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Another type of robot, presumably left over after the demise of the ancient civilization. They now hop around out of control." Metroid II: Return of Samus Instruction Booklet, Pg 28