Log Post #20 of 27
From: warpio | Posted: 10/17/2017 04:54:00 PMUpdated: 11/27/2017 07:14:23 PM
|Chozo Ruins - After Ice Beam|
There doesn't seem to be any reason to re-explore Magmoor Caverns. That one white door in there is still inaccessible. However there is still another unexplored area in Phendrana Drifts that I can get to now with the Ice Beam... it's back near the North Magmoor elevator, which I can get back to very quickly by cutting through Tallon Overworld and Magmoor.
Phendrana Drifts North
While I was here, I got a couple more missile expansions from Phendrana Shorelines and Ice Temple East (which now has a grown up Sheegoth that's a lot slower to kill than the baby ones)... then I went back to where I got the Spider Ball and took the Ice Beam door behind the Magmoor North elevator.
As Metroids develop, they become more efficient predators. An energy-draining tentacle allows them to attack at a distance. Quick to anger, a Hunter Metroid will charge troublesome prey and attempt to ram them into submission. Cold-based attacks are still quite effective against these creatures.
These Flying Pirates seem to have learned to dodge my Ice Beam now, so I have to resort to the 3-missile strategy which is a bit slower (or maybe I just got lucky before with an Ice Beam shot).
I can't explore the upper section of this room yet without the Grapple Beam, so I have to go explore down in the water. These Jelzap enemies are hard to ignore, they suck you in whenever you get close to them... but fortunately you can easily freeze them and then kill them with a single missile.
I can tell there's a lot of stuff around this Phendrana's Edge area that I'll have to come back for later, with the Grapple Beam and Plasma Beam... fortunately the grapple beam points I saw throughout these rooms will open up a lot of shortcuts and make coming back here a lot quicker.
Now there's a couple of areas I can think of needing the Gravity Suit for... Next I'll search out all of the underwater things I can find, and then stop right before heading into the Crashed Frigate.
Post Gravity Suit backtracking
I actually could've gotten this one way earlier. As far as I can tell, there's nothing hidden beneath the lava in any of the rooms in Magmoor (and the Gravity Suit still doesn't fully protect against lava, but at least now you can move through it quickly and jump out of it much more easily).
There, that's everything that can be done before heading to the Frigate Crash Site.
I'm now at 50% Item Completion, and 74% Log Book Completion.
8 Energy Tanks
120 Missiles (will be 125 after I get the one I saw near the Frigate Crash Site)
All but 2 of the Arm Cannon upgrades
All but 1 of the Morph Ball upgrades
All but 1 of the Visor upgrades
All but 1 of the Secondary Items