Super Metroid
Console icon SNES/Super Famicom

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

    725 (639) of 16,189 – 4.48%

    3.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.48% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by Brian on: 24 Jan, 2014 00:47
    Last modified: 26 Jun, 2022 04:47

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    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:
    OceanManow 12 Sep 2023 03:45
    Being honest when i say that this cheevo was not even close the dreadfull experience i was expecting reading the comments, i'm not a veteran Super Metroid player and managed to get this and the 3h with relative ease, my tip for Ridley is to use the VAR and Mother Brain you have to know how to use the Crystal Flash trick, overall a honest challenge.
    TheYum3 2 Apr 2024 20:06
    O truque para Mother Brain é pegar misseis o suficiente para ficar com um mínimo de 10 misseis e super misseis quando Mother Brain sair do vidro.

    - Assim que Mother Brain sair do vidro pule no acido para perder um pouco de vida
    - Durante a batalha desvie dos ataques mais fortes e seja atingido pelos mais fracos (você quer chegar com menos de 50 pontos de vida no fim dessa parte)
    - Atire 20 ataques carregados em Mother Brain, após os 20 tiros ela irá disparar aquele feixe de luz multicor. Você tem que garantir que nesse ponto esteja com menos de 50 pontos de energia restantes.
    - Quando Mother Brain começar a carregar seu ataque execute um Crystal Flash e recupere sua vida.

    dai basta seguir a cutscene, finalizar Mother Brain e fugir do planeta

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