Gyroscopic Ring

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Gyroscopic Ring
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Gyroscopic Rings in the Main Gyro Chamber

Game(s) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Located in Sanctuary Fortress
Uses Power Generation
Creator(s) Luminoth

Gyroscopic Rings are devices created by the Luminoth. Based on principles of angular momentum, these gyros are used by Luminoth in their power generation efforts in the Sanctuary Fortress. This represents a significant step forward from modern-day usage of gyros, primarily as orientation devices.


Gyroscopic Rings are used in both the Minigyro Chamber and the Main Gyro Chamber as components of energy production systems. In both instances, Samus must disengage the gyroscopic action to avoid damage incurred by contact with the rings.

Minigyro Chamber

Active Gyroscopic Rings

There are four Gyroscopic Rings in motion in the Minigyro Chamber, each a different color. These rings had been running for 30 cycles as part of an unnamed energy production system.[1] Using correlating Bomb Slots in the proper sequence, Samus can deactivate the rings and create a stable passage through which she can roll in her Morph Ball. That lockdown code is Amber, Cobalt, Crimson, and Emerald, which is, in fact, the four colors of the gyro in alphabetical order.[2]

Main Gyro Chamber

The two massive Gyroscopic Rings in the Main Dynamo Chamber are significantly larger than the rings in the Minigyro Chamber and are part of the main power generation Dynamo for the Sanctuary Fortress. The first ring can be deactivated by solving a simple puzzle involving rotating lenses that acts as the security system.[3] Once deactivated, this larger ring can be used as a platform. The smaller ring is equipped with a Spider Ball Track and can be used to access higher areas of the room.

Scan Data



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Object scan complete. This is a gyroscopic ring. Unit is part of an energy production system. It has been running the same process for approximately 30 cycles. Appears to be in automated mode: manual bypass mode may be used to override function." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Gyroscopic system engaged. Safety systems online. Safety lockdown code is as follows:
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  3. "Object scan complete. Target is part of a security system. Shoot the target to rotate lens components. Orient beams to matching frequencies. This will deactivate the security system they control." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  4. "Gyroscopic system disengaged. Safety lockdown in effect. Security override activated. Control of gyroscopic system offline pending official review." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  5. "Object scan complete. Target is part of the main Dynamo. Unit is unstable. Safeguards offline; this unit needs to be shut down manually." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  6. "Object scan complete. Target is part of the main Dynamo. Unit is offline. Surface is no longer charged. Cleared for contact and use as a walkway." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  7. "Object scan complete. Target is part of the main Dynamo. Unit is offline. Surface is no longer charged." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)

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