Charge Combo

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Charge Combo
Super Missile Upgrade as seen in Metroid Prime

The Super Missile upgrade as seen in Metroid Prime

Game(s) *Metroid Prime
Users Samus Aran
Located in See Chart Below
How to Obtain Bypass certain puzzles
Uses Increase offensive capabilities of a Beam

Charge Combos are weapons that essentially combine a Charge Shot and a Missile. They are found in Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Aside from the Super Missile, all of them are optional accessories and not required to complete the game. The Charge Combos are activated by fully charging the corresponding beam weapon and then firing a Missile. Most Charge Combos fire a single projectile. However, several fire a continuous stream.

All Combos

Name Appears in Beam Weapon Ammunition Cost Location
Super Missile Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Power Beam 5 Missiles Observatory - Phendrana Drifts (Metroid Prime), Torvus Temple - Torvus Bog (Echoes)
Wavebuster Metroid Prime Wave Beam 10 Missiles, 5 additional Missiles per second Tower of Light - Chozo Ruins
Ice Spreader Metroid Prime Ice Beam 10 Missiles Shore Tunnel - Magmoor Caverns
Flamethrower Metroid Prime Plasma Beam 10 Missiles, 5 additional Missiles per second Storage Depot A - Phazon Mines
Phazon Combo Metroid Prime (unused) Phazon Beam Unknown No Location
Darkburst Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Dark Beam 5 Missiles and 30 Dark Ammo Mining Station B - Agon Wastes
Sunburst Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Light Beam 5 Missiles and 30 Light Ammo Grand Windchamber - Temple Grounds
Sonic Boom Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Annihilator Beam 5 Missiles, 30 Light Ammo, and 30 Dark Ammo Ing Cache 2 - Dark Agon Wastes

Super Missile

Main article: Super Missile
Super Missile as seen in Metroid Prime on the Wii

The Super Missile is the Charge Combo of the Power Beam. It fires a more powerful version of the standard Missile. Samus does not attain this until after finding the Wave Beam. The Super Missile is the single most useful and essential Charge Combo in the entire game. Before this combo is attained, several enemies that could only take Power Beam damage were oftentimes very difficult and time consuming to kill. With this combo the game is much easier to progress through. It is located at the top of the Observatory in the Phendrana Drifts region, and in the Torvus Bog temple.

Wavebuster

Main article: Wavebuster

The Wavebuster is the Wave Beam's Charge Combo. It fires a stream of electricity, automatically locking onto and causing continuous damage to a single target. If the target dies or moves out of its range, the Wavebuster will automatically choose a new target. It is capable of paralyzing enemies. The Wavebuster is located at the top of the Tower of Light in the Chozo Ruins. Samus must expend a large number of Missiles to climb this structure. The exact number of Missiles required varies with the difficulty level of the game.

Ice Spreader

Main article: Ice Spreader

The Ice Spreader is the Ice Beam's Charge Combo. It fires a single Missile, coating the target in ice. Because an ice sheet spreads from the point of impact, the Ice Spreader is capable of freezing multiple enemies. It is located in the Magmoor Caverns. A Power Bomb must be used to access it.

Flamethrower

Main article: Flamethrower

The Flamethrower is the Plasma Beam's Charge Combo. It creates a continuous stream of fire, causing severe damage to targets. It is most effectively used by sweeping it across large groups of targets. It is located in Storage Depot A of the Phazon Mines. The Plasma Beam, as well as a Power Bomb, must be used to access it.

Phazon Combo

Main article: Phazon Combo

The Phazon Combo is referenced in the code of Metroid Prime. However, it is impossible to obtain this weapon by any means. Based on its name, it would likely have been the charge combo of the Phazon Beam. Due to the incompatibility between the Charge Beam and Phazon Beam, it is uncertain how this weapon would have been activated. This Charge Combo was most likely left after the beta stage of Metroid Prime's production, and was dummied out of the game. Other details of its function are unknown.

Darkburst

Main article: Darkburst

The Darkburst is the Dark Beam's Charge Combo. It fires a single projectile. This projectile deals no damage and moves extremely slowly. However, on impact with any surface, this projectile will become stationary, drawing in surrounding enemies. These are disposed of in another dimension, removing most threats. Some enemies are immune to this effect. However, the Darkburst's effect will still cause damage to such enemies. The Darkburst is found in Agon Wastes' Mining Station B.

Sunburst

Main article: Sunburst

The Sunburst is the Light Beam's Charge Combo. It fires a single projectile that emits multicolored light. This projectile moves quite slowly, damaging passing targets as it does so. It deals immense damage to the creatures of Dark Aether, and has the capability to ignite foes. The Sunburst is found in the Grand Windchamber, located in the Temple Grounds.

Sonic Boom

Main article: Sonic Boom

The Sonic Boom is the Annihilator Beam's Charge Combo. It fires a single wave of force, which travels so quickly that appears to hit its target instantaneously. The Sonic Boom creates a rift in space, and is suitable for use against multiple enemies. It is found in Ing Cache 2 of Dark Agon Wastes.

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References

  1. "As the game progresses and you obtain the Charge Combo for each beam, you will be able to combine missiles with the beams you are using to fire a very powerful attack. When you press and hold A Button Wii.png and charge it to its maximum, press on the Dpad Down Wii.png while still holding down A Button Wii.png. The performance of the Charge Combo and the number of missiles it consumes will vary according to the beam you are using." Metroid Prime Trilogy Instruction Booklet, Pg 15
  2. "As the game progresses and you obtain the Charge Combo for each beam, you will be able to combine missiles with the beams you are using to fire a very powerful attack. When you press and hold A Button Wii.png and charge it to its maximum, press on the Dpad Down Wii.png while still holding down A Button Wii.png. The performance of the Charge Combo and the number of missiles or beam ammo it consumes will vary according to the beam you are using." Metroid Prime Trilogy Instruction Booklet, Pg 29