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Complete the mission with only 3 Energy Tanks and no Reserve Tanks
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Complete the mission with only 3 Energy Tanks and no Reserve Tanks

Created by Brian on: 24 Jan, 2014 00:47
Last modified: 26 Jun, 2022 04:47

Unlocked by 556 of 12,692 possible players (4.38%)

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MushroomMcKenna 29 Sep 2021 01:20
Crystal flash immediately when Mother Brain stands, murder beam her in the face, fire super rockets and don't lose 100 health or it's all over.
williamgeesdorf 11 Oct 2021 03:18
This biggest problems of this cheevo is Ridley and Mother Brain. Basically, if you want it the easy way, use Murder\VAR Beam on Ridley. As for Mother Brain, follow "maiksonstrife" great advice (thank you maikson, btw), just break all the red things and Mother Brain glass and return to recharge your missiles, recover life and save.
Ness64 28 Oct 2021 02:25
I somehow got to defeat Ridley on the 2nd attempt. Ridley is a damage sponge, but I did a lot better NOT rushing him and making every Super Missile count. Mother Brain, on the other hand... It got so bad that I thought I'd die after getting the Hyper Beam. Still wasn't as bad as defeating her damageless in Zero Mission though
Ness64 28 Oct 2021 02:35
Major tip for Mother Brain (learned this in Zero Mission and was still super useful here): the first part is easy to avoid damage if you keep freezing the Rinkas (red rings) asap. Crouch, shoot them as they spawn, then switch to missiles and unload them with diagonal shots on MB. Switch back to refreeze/destroy them as necessary, wait for more if you have to. Done right, you should take minimal (if any) damage at this point. On phase 2, the most problematic attack is the flame laser one, so focus on dodging it once it starts. One hit from that and it's over
HydroBobOmb 24 Nov 2021 02:29
It is possible to do a Crystal Flash between two MB flame beams. You have to manage your energy bar to make sure you will be at -50 life at MB second phase (flame beam do 100 damage).
8bitplay 5 Jan 2022 23:11
So.......what if I accidentally grab an Energy Tank or a Reserve? Can I go back to my save and do not lose the achivement progression?
Sirkibble 6 May 2022 07:29
Yes you can go back to previous save that did not have an energy tank/reserve tank, since I did supers early and got a reserve tank by accident.
25 Jun 2022 18:55
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ArturMK 2 Oct 2022 19:50
100% speedrun in 1:16:39 (0:45 game time)
bebeidon 30 Dec 2022 07:57
i have to admit this one was fun, even without VAR beam very much possible, but the professional escape is still to tough in my opinion.
Sentarry 22 Jan 2023 10:15
I got this achievement along with completing the game in under 3 hours. Nice! Those were the final ones to master for me. GG
ArturMK 24 Jan 2023 18:33
video please
GoddessBow 24 Jan 2023 19:07
Just do the first phase of Mother Brain with no damage, that's how I got this one to unlock with 3 E-Tanks
benjaminmcp0 25 Jan 2023 08:35

This was my Super Metroid 3 tank Mother Brain 7 & Escape defiantly one of the more challenging Achievements in the set!

So i've found in this if you go through MB room and destroy the gates, then leave & refill, then save, then you only have to make your way through the room to MB, giving you better chance of survival against mother brain, it's ideal not to get hit at all but at least you have 99 to get hit by the french fries and onion rings, ketchup is game over, try saving all supers for MB too, then unload all you have before she even starts moving
ArturMK 25 Jan 2023 20:27
benjamin cp0
Thank you very much for this video, I saw that when *Mother Brain* shoots the x-ray, you have to have 3 full energy tanks to not die, that's the secret
GrayCloudSpectator 14 Apr 2023 07:36
What came in really handy for me is that except for Mother Brain's blue bubble beam, the screw attack will make you immune to every other attack including the fire beam
shugo09 18 Apr 2023 14:45
3 tank Mother Brain facil
highTrolla 20 Apr 2023 16:34
The red zebetites in Mother Brain's room don't respawn, so you can clear them out, and then go back to get health and missiles and save the game. It makes grinding out the fight a lot less tedious.
Empovyle 5 Jun 2023 17:58
This was so frustrating as a new player, especially stacking it with the 3 hours achievement. I had to learn how to use the VAR beam for Ridley and Mother Brain, which was a challenge all in itself because it screws up the graphics so much lol. Really happy it's done though. I followed this guide, ignoring most of the missile/bomb pickups after about the halfway mark:

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