Super Metroid Walkthrough – Ceres Research Station



“The last Metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace.”

Famous last words, right? Super Metroid picks up right where Metroid II: Return of Samus left off – with the intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran delivering what is the last known living member of the Metroid species over to Galactic Researchers on the Space Station Ceres.

Unfortunately, Samus doesn’t get very far before picking up a distress signal, forcing her to turn around and head back to Ceres.

We arrive at the now derelict Station and finally gain control of Samus. Move down and to the right at your own pace; there are no enemies or obstacles obstructing you (yet) so we can move quickly or stop to take in the creepy foreboding atmosphere. Keep making your way downwards and right until you head past the bloody remains of the researchers of this Research Station. Not a good sign…

Eventually, Samus will make it all the way to the final room, and see what’s probably the most valuable thing in the entire galaxy: the baby Metroid!

Just as soon as it looks like you’re going to be able to snatch the little guy up however, we get a very unwelcome surprise visit from our old nemesis Ridley.


Now, this isn’t a boss battle in the strictest sense of the word so much as it is a story battle. You can’t die, nor can you defeat Ridley, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to take it easy on him!

Ridley will attack you with fireballs that he spits from his mouth. Dodging them in the air is not enough! Once these fireballs hit the ground, they will sit for a bit, damaging you. Your best bet is to jump on the platform behind you to avoid them.

Ridley will also have his tail spinning around at all times. Needless to say, we want to avoid that. He’ll fly towards you with it, so your best bet is to try and jump over him and quickly head back to the left. If he hits you, take advantage of the seconds of invulnerability you have!

Always be diagonally shooting upwards at the Space Pirate. The more you hit him, the redder he becomes. Like I mentioned, you can’t defeat Ridley, but hit him enough times and he’ll drop the baby Metroid before rushing at you and flying away with the infant.



Uh oh. We only have 59 seconds to evacuate the Research Station before it blows to smithereens. Fortunately, the way back is pretty simple and short. Make your way back the way you came, watching for bursts of smoke along the way. Getting hit won’t hurt you, but it will slow you down.

Make your way to the top of the Station and back into your ship and get ready to descend on to Zebes…


Next Chapter: Welcome to Zebes