A Crawlmine is, literally, a crawling mine. Made by the Space Pirates to emulate an insectoid, they are often found in large swarms. They were encountered on the G.F.S. Olympus and Norion when the Space Pirates attacked, as well as the Space Pirate Homeworld. Samus cannot lock on to them due to their small size. Their only means of attack is to detonate on contact with their target. Touching a lone Crawlmine will do very little damage to Samus, but despite this, a swarm will rapidly increase the damage and can become quite detrimental in terms of energy loss. Encounters with Crawlines are good chances to work towards the 100, 200 etc. Kills Friend Vouchers.

Crawlmines are often used to support the larger, more powerful mechanoids: the Crawltanks.

The Zako theme plays during the Olympus Crawlmine encounter, which is shared with all three Metroid Hatcher battles and a fight against "Jolly Roger" Drones in Generator A.


Mp3 crawlmine

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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

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Mechanoid: Crawlmine
Mobile explosive drone. Detonates on contact.

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Crawlmines are not terribly bright and rely on suicide strikes as their main form of attack. They were designed to patrol small areas such as ventilation shafts and maintenance tunnels. Though relatively harmless alone, they can be dangerous in large numbers.