Samus enters a mysterious derelict ship on the unexplored world of Tallon IV to investigate Space Pirate activities. She has thwarted their dastardly efforts before. She stopped them from amassing an army of Metroids and she kept Mother Brain from retrieving the last known Metroid larva. Now she must face the Space Pirates once again in an all-new adventure.
Evil must be exterminated. But first it must be found.
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The game was orginally going to have narration by Samus, but it was cut out of the U.S. version. The opening narration can still be found in the game's code See more
The cosmos. In the vast universe, the history of humanity is but a flash of light from a lone star. The light of a single person should be lost in space and time. But among the stars, there is one light that burns brighter than all others: the light of Samus Aran. Her battles extend beyond her life and etch themselves into history. Here, another chapter of that history will be written.
The amount of ending footage you see depends upon how many items you have obtained in your journey. You see the fewest amount of scenes if you have 70% or less, more scenes if you have between 70% and 100%, and the most if you got all 100%. See more
The European release of the game (and the subsequent budget re-release in the US) featured some minor tweaks. These included fixing plot holes by altering the text in some data scans, adjusting the weapon and enemy balance, and a voice over during the intro and closing movie sequences. See more
Referenced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl