The Diffusion Beam (ディフュージョンビーム Difyūjon Bīmu ) is the only new beam weapon featured in Metroid: Other M. When a Charge Beam hits a wall or an enemy, it will diffuse into several smaller bursts of energy in a much wider radius, hence the name. This is similar to the Diffusion Missile from Metroid Fusion. When Samus defeats the first encountered FG II-Graham turrets, this upgrade will appear in the form of a tiny, glowing orb. Scanning it gives the name "Details Unknown". Both traits are shared with the Seeker Missile.
Official data[edit | edit source]
Nintendo of Europe press release[edit | edit source]
"Then there's the new weapon, the Diffusion Beam, which will scatter Charge Beams after impact and hit additional enemies."
Official Metroid: Other M Web site[edit | edit source]
"This upgrade adds some serious fireworks to a well-placed Charge Beam. The energy from the shot will scatter around the point of impact, devastating nearby enemies."
Manual[edit | edit source]
"If you fire a Charge Beam, the beam will scatter around the point of impact."
Samus Screen data[edit | edit source]
"Effect: Charge Beams will scatter after impact.
Controls: Fire a Charge Beam."
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, R.O.B.'s Final Smash is called the Diffusion Beam. However, instead of firing a powerful beam that explodes, R.O.B. fires a short ranged constant stream of red colored lasers for a short time.
- The Diffusion Beam is the first beam weapon to only have an effect on charged shots.
- This is the first beam to be acquired in Metroid: Other M.
- Interestingly enough, Adam does not comment on the Diffusion Beam at all, nor does he give Samus Authorization to use it.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
|Armaments||Arm Cannon • Paralyzer|
|Weapons||Power Beam • Wave Beam • Ice Beam • Plasma Beam • Grapple Beam • Hyper Beam: (MP3/SM) • Phazon Beam • Dark Beam • Light Beam • Annihilator Beam |
Nova Beam • Zero Laser
|Enhancements||Beam Burst • Charge Beam • Diffusion Beam • Long Beam • Phazon bullets • Spazer Beam • Tractor beam • Wide Beam|
|Affinity Weapons||Volt Driver • Battlehammer • Magmaul • Shock Coil • Judicator • Imperialist • Omega Cannon • Electro Lob|