Want to know how to collect 100% of the Metroid: Other M items and upgrades? Our guide shows all locations for Upgrades, Power-Ups and Items that will help you to find everything needed to turn Samus into a powerful, unstoppable badass.
Like all Metroid games, Metroid: Other M is filled to the brim with hidden items and power-ups that you both earn, and must find, scattered throughout all areas of the game.
Unlike before though, hidden items will not appear on the map until you have cleared an area of enemies at least once. While this may seem like a negative at first, it actually is a positive because it forces the player and encourages the player to actually tackle and defeat each and every enemy in the area instead of simply running by them without fighting, something you could do in previous games (unless all enemies needed to be defeated to open a door). Items appear on your map and mini-map (in the upper right) as a blue dot. Although items are shown to you, you will not know how to get them, so it’ll still take experimentation and exploration to find them all. Even if you know the general location. And unlike Metroid Prime, hidden items and power-ups do not make a unique sound. Additionally, your map will not show ALL hidden items. So exploration is definitely encouraged in Metroid: Other M.
At the starting point of the game, the key main items you will want to keep an eye out for and will want to hunt the most are hidden Missile Tanks (increase your missile capacity by ONE. Not by 5 like in previous Metroid titles) and Energy Tanks (give you a whole new health bar of 99 units of additional energy).
In addition, you will want to keep your eye out for the following: Energy Parts and Accel Charges. The former are like the “Pieces of Heart” in Zelda. Collect four of them and you’ll complete another additional tank of 99 energy. The Accel Charges increase the rate of how fast your Charge Beam meter fills up. Extremely useful. There are others but I won’t mention them here to avoid spoilers.
Not only will you be searching for the above items, but you will also earn new power-ups that will increase Samus’ abilities and augment her suit with additional beam weapons and suit abilities. Unlike in most Metroid games, Metroid: Other M takes a page out of the Metroid Fusion book and allows Samus’ suit to be “Upgraded” at specific intervals in the story. These Upgrades are not found but rather “Authorized” (instead of “downloaded”, like in Metroid Fusion), allowing Samus to use the ability that she already had but was not “allowed” to use. Although you don’t have to find these, they are simply given to you as you get deeper into the game, we will mark out where they are anyway.
INDEX OF METROID OTHER M GUIDES:
Here is a list of where all the items, power-ups and upgrades in the game are. We will update with details once we find all the specific locations ourselves.
Metroid: Other M Upgrades, Power-Ups and Item Locations
In the Main Sector with the Purple Beetle Monster Boss
Upgrades: Missiles, Morph Ball, Bombs
In Sector 1, West with the Breeding Room and Security Drones
Upgrade: Diffusion Beam
In Sector 3, West before the Creater Interior
Upgrade: Ice Beam
In Sector 2, North with the Experiment Floor and Robot Boss
Upgrade: Wave Beam
In Sector 3, East
In the Main Sector elevator room’s locked area is Item: Accel Charge 4
Before the Blast Furnace Observation is Upgrade: Grapple Beam
In the Geothermal Power Plant is Upgrade: Super Missile
Around the Ridley Boss is Upgrade: Plasma Beam
In Sector 1, Revisited
Upgrade: Space Jump & Spin Attack
Upgrade: Seeker Missile
In Sector 2, Revisited
There are multiple Items: Missile Tanks 11, 12, 13
In Sector Zero
Upgrade: Gravity Suit
In the rest of Sector 1:
There are multiple Items: Missile Tanks 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 27, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and Energy Parts 9, 10, 14.
In the rest of Sector 3:
There are multiple Items: Energy Part 16, and Missile Tanks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13.
In the Epilogue, Main Sector
Upgrade: Power Bomb
Please comment if you know exact locations. It’ll help complete the guide.