Metroid
Console icon NES/Famicom

  • Complete the first loop in under 59 minutes without using a password.

    493 (406) of 7,081 โ€“ 6.96%

    5.73% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.96% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by dude1286 on: 12 Nov, 2013 23:29
    Last modified: 12 Dec, 2022 14:30


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    9 Apr 2020 02:11
    JAM edited this achievement.
    AndrewBishop 12 Oct 2021 04:50
    Im kinda confused with title and last comment from devs. Is it possible to get on 2nd loop or not?
    RockmanJL9981 2 Jan 2022 19:57
    i confirmed does not work on 2nd loop
    mnavarro 17 Feb 2022 07:28
    First or second loop??
    mnavarro 17 Feb 2022 07:30
    Why achievements changes the requirements to unlock over time?
    timenoe 17 Feb 2022 11:06
    I cant believe this achievement used to allow second loop hahah, would make it ridiculously easy. This was a fun challenge to take on! My route: early varia, kraid, Ridley
    GrayCloudSpectator 12 Mar 2022 16:28
    This is perfectly doable without glitches and up+A with ample time under the 59 minute threshold even without a lot of practice (managed it in my third attempt which was my overall 6th run of this game ever). Have your own map or a printed one at hand in case you get disoriented. You can even do some mistakes and do some necessary farming for missiles to open doors until you get the first 75 missile pack. For that, make sure that you only use missiles on doors, that is, Mother Brain is the only enemy which you will ever shoot with missiles. My route was: 1. missile pack in hallway before Norfair 2. long beam 3. bombs 4. ice beam 5. Varia 6. detour for nearby energy tank and missile pack 7. high jump boots 8. screw attack 9. energy tank next to invisible floor in Ridley's hideout 10. Ridley and energy tank behind Ridley room 11. energy tank in Kraid's hideout 12. Kraid (fight with bombs to save missiles) and energy tank in Kraid's room (you can leave Kraid's hideout while slowly ascending the block tower) 13. Tourian (only freeze metroids - this saves time and missiles, and stops some metroids from spawning).
    GrayCloudSpectator 27 Mar 2022 19:29
    The run allows for death and the eventual continue afterwards, because I died in the very beginning of my run. You're just not allowed to input a password even if that password is the same that you got when you died. Not sure about Up+A though, but as it is basically a forced death, I don't see a reason why that shouldn't work as well.
    timenoe 27 Mar 2022 20:38
    You can do a bomb jump. Lay down a bomb, stand up, jump at the peak of your jump and you can make the gap.
    Xiroes 27 Mar 2022 22:28
    Thanks for the suggestions guys! I can confirm that doing start - Up+A does work! Did it after Kraid and Ridley and I think that saved me a bit of time :D
    sakuramboo 5 Aug 2022 15:02
    I didn't have to use Up+A and still got it done in 49 minutes.
    Jazmataz 7 Sep 2022 01:17
    Damn that was hard.
    Early Varia Suit really helps.
    That was my Route:

    Long Beam>Bombs>Ice Beam>Varia Suit(Door Down/Up/Jump Glitch)>Kraid(Killed with Morph Bombs)>High Jump>Screw Attack>Ridley(Killed with Screw)>Mother Brain
    12 Dec 2022 14:30
    TheMysticalOne edited this achievement's logic.
    Yiiaz 6 Jan 2023 00:50
    Can I still use UP+A? I'm planning to start to try this one tomorrow...
    GrayCloudSpectator 6 Jan 2023 09:39
    In the forum it was only specified that trigger flags were added, so I assume that it still works. But since this particular achievement now has a trigger flag, you can check whether Up+A is still allowed by using it in the beginning and checking whether the achievement icon is still visible in the lower right. If it doesn't work anymore, then just suicide Samus to achieve the same effect (but that will obviously waste some valuable time).
    MysticFlipFlop 2 Apr 2023 20:36
    Thank you, GrayCloudSpectator. Your route was useful for this achievement
    GrayCloudSpectator 3 Apr 2023 17:24
    Hey, glad that my advice could be helpful ๐Ÿ‘
    AffablePeafowl 17 Apr 2023 19:00
    I originally left a comment saying the Up+A warp no longer works because the active achievement icons in the lower-right disappeared when I tried it. But I was mistaken. Really glad I decided to finish the run I was on, because I ended up getting the best ending, with the ending-related achievements. So if anyone notices the icons disappear, don't worry, you'll still get the achievements if you finish under 59m and Up+A won't invalidate it as long as it's from a fresh new game and not the second loop.
    kojot 10 Jan 2024 07:18
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwV7_VlmqL0
    29 Jan 2024 11:47
    suspect15 edited this achievement's description.

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