|This article is written from the Real Life point of view|
|“||And there's a message inside the game where we allow you to play at various [literacy] levels from adults to little kids by selecting between "Adult Mode" and "Child Mode".||„|
Adult Mode (オトナむき Otona-muki ) and Child Mode (コドモむき Kodomo-muki ) are game settings exclusive to the Japanese versions of Metroid Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission. These settings enable or disable kanji in the game to make it easier for players, particularly young children, to read text and follow the story.
Additionally, the use of Child Mode in Fusion affects the endings. Child Mode endings depict images of Samus Aran reminiscing about her past, including being raised by Old Bird after the raid on K-2L; these are exclusive to the Japanese version of Fusion and would not be released internationally until Zero Mission. Clearing Adult Mode shows the endings of Samus in her Casual Outfit, which are present in the localized international versions of the game.
|Metroid Game Modes|
|Difficulty modes|| Easy/Normal Mode • Veteran Mode • Hard Mode • Hypermode |
Time Attack Mode • Fusion Mode
|Multiplayer Modes|| Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Multiplayer • Multiplayer Mode|
Deathmatch Mode • Bounty Mode • Bounty • Capture • Defender • Nodes • Prime Hunter • Survival • Blast Ball • Rival Radar
Wireless Mission • Challenge • Practice • Local Play • Versus
|Story Modes|| Multi Mission • Single Mission • Adventure Mode • Adventure Mode • Campaign|
Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary • Assault Mission • World of Light
|Miscellaneous|| Adult and Child Modes • Attract mode • Dual Mode • Movies • Progressive Scan Mode • Sleep Mode • Stylus Mode |
Theater Mode • Combat Sim • Shooting Range • Regulator • Survivor • Morph Ball
Classic Mode • Event Match