Walkthrough Wednesday: Metroid: Other M Hints and TipsBy Jared Newman
Finding walkthroughs, hints and tips for Metroid: Other M was pretty easy this week, with lots of websites making sure to finish their game guides in time for the third-person overhaul of Nintendo’s most mature franchise. IGN, unsurprisingly, leads the charge with a complete written Metroid: Other M walkthrough. The site also has a handy guide to Metroid: Other M’s item locations, including energy tanks, missiles, energy parts, accel charges and e-recovery tanks. For a video walkthrough, check out KrazyBrawl’s complete Metroid: Other M playthrough on YouTube, or view the whole thing as one big page of embedded clips on Video Games Blogger.
There’s not much in the way of cheats for Metroid: Other M, but Cheat Code Central notes a few important things: Once you beat the game, your map on the Bottle Ship will be upgraded to reveal all item locations. Then, you can beat the game again with 100 percent completion to unlock Hard difficulty. My understanding is you only get bragging rights for beating the game on the hardest setting.
For the Metroid purists, I tried to find some evidence of sequence breaking or speed runs in Metroid: Other M, but came up empty. As this GameFAQs forum discussion points out, in Metroid: Other M, new abilities are sometimes given to Samus by her commander at certain points in the game, making it difficult bypass the usual sequence and collect items out of order. The sequence-breaking potential in Metroid: Other M is slim to none. Discuss.