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"Bubble Mountain" is an unofficially termed large room of Norfair in Super Metroid.


Bubble Mountain is comprised of green bubble-like material in a mountain-like formation, with an elongated protrusion of bubbles from the right wall. A trio of Grapple Points are embedded into the ceiling, to help Samus more easily navigate the room before acquiring the Space Jump. The lower chambers of the room are constructed of purple rocks interlaced with artificial metallic beams and a pair of Koma statues, with a few bubbles seeping down from the ceiling.

This room has seven Doors, the two highest of which are Green Hatches. Therefore, "Bubble Mountain" serves as a junction between rooms of Norfair, including a Save Station, a corridor connecting to the long horizontal path, and another corridor leading to the Speed Booster.

Rooms of a similar material were found in the original Metroid and later in Metroid: Zero Mission.

Connecting rooms[]



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Missile Tank
In a small chamber near the bottom right of the room, accessible through a small shaft with platforms made of Bomb Blocks. The Tank is on the left of the chamber, suspended above some spikes.

Official data[]

Nintendo Power volume 60[]

Bomb and Roll (pg. 16)
"This section of Norfair is a maze of narrow, hidden passages. Use the Bombs to break through the obstacles and keep rolling until you reach the end."
Zig Zag (pg. 17)
"Roll up into the Ball and fall into this area with a zig-zagging pattern. Then jump over the spikes and collect the"

The latter passage appears to be unfinished.[1]

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's Guide[]

"The Wall Jump is very tough. Spin towards the wall, press in the opposite direction when you hit and follow with the Jump Button. You can also use the Turbo Bomb technique to boost yourself up through this area."

"Use a Power Bomb to blow out the floor and continue down."


  • The green bubbles with red highlights, serving as the source of this room's nickname, are commonly seen throughout Norfair in Metroid and Metroid: Zero Mission, and are even present in the stage in the Super Smash Bros. series. However, in Super Metroid, these bubbles are exclusively found only in "Bubble Mountain", its adjacent rooms, and the nearby Speed Booster's room.