Alt-Forms (or Alternate Form) are a secondary state of movement and fighting that several characters, notably Bounty Hunters, have. Alt-Forms are generally smaller in size and have various unique modes of movement and attack. The term first emerged in Metroid Prime Hunters, although Samus' Morph Ball has been around since the first game of the series.

Known Alt-Forms[edit | edit source]

In Metroid Prime Hunters, Alt-Forms do not take damage from neck-breaking heights, unlike Biped forms.

Alt Form Weapons[edit | edit source]

Other Alt-Forms[edit | edit source]

Dark Samus, Gandrayda's Samus-G form and the SA-X, as doppelgängers of Samus, use the Morph Ball as an attack and for navigation. The Boost Guardian also uses the Boost Ball.

Finally, Ghor's Armorsuit has a sort of "Alt-Form", which allows him to ride in it as a form of spacecraft.

Zero Suit Samus does not have the capability of using the Morph Ball without her Power Suit, and so she crawls through tunnels (seen in Metroid: Zero Mission).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to Richard Vorodi, by the end of development on Hunters, there were no stand alone or cut ideas for Alt-Forms; every idea NST had was implemented into the game in some form.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Interview: Richard Vorodi, Shinesparkers, 2020-08-06. Retrieved on 2020-08-06.

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