Another big room that is partly underwater... The music has changed again back to a more creepy tone.. and there's ruins among the tropical atmosphere here.
Again, there's ton of different ways to go, I just went through a green door near the top at random before thoroughly exploring this huge expansive room. Here there's an energy tank, and a narrow horizontal path through spikes that I don't know how to get passed yet.
Woah, the background up at the top part of this huge room, where all the waterfalls are, and you can see the sides of the ruins... this looks AMAZING with the 3D scrolling.
Finally found the 2nd Metroid of Area 5... a Gamma Metroid fight in a lava room, passed a bunch of lightning armor obstacles. These Metroids fights are getting pointlessly easy at this point. They don't scale at all with how powerful Samus gets.
Wow, this one huge room stretches out like almost the entire length of the rest of this area's map combined... I can't even fit the entire map of this room in the map screen. This huge single room even loops around down to where the 2nd upward elevator that I found and haven't taken yet leads up to... This level design is really interesting. Also, it's hyping up all of the remaining abilities I don't have more than ever now, with sections requiring the Gravity Suit, Power Bomb, and the Screw Attack... I'm guessing the Power Bomb is probably next, since I saw a Metroid Larva shell next to a yellow door.
Found another Gamma Metroid... I'm glad that multi-room gimmick was only a thing for the Gamma Metroids in Area 3.
Okay this is weird... I've now been everywhere I can go in this huge upside down U shaped room... and I only have 2 Metroids, and every other path in this area seems to be inaccessible... unless there's a crumble block path or plasma beam door way earlier on that I forgot about.
Well, I see one other Plasma Beam door that I might now be able to access... if that doesn't lead anywhere, I'm gonna have to go back to the Chozo Seal.
Oh wait, there was actually a door to the bottom right of that 3rd elevator that I didn't notice before for some reason, back in the Maridia music area.
Gravity Suit! What a strange coincidence that I end up finding this in the absolute last place I look.
And then I went back to an underwater place where I needed the Gravity Suit, and there I got the Screw Attack! Suddenly, all these normal enemies that were difficult and time-consuming to avoid are now like nothing.
Even with the Gravity Suit's increased defense, Zeta Metroids can still be dangerous if you aren't careful.