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All right, stand in the middle of the room.

[laugh] Surprised?

From there, kick-climb to work your way up...

Head Quarantine Officer

Glowing square

A glowing square[1] is a technology used in training by the Galactic Federation. Samus Aran uses one at the beginning of Metroid: Other M, whilst practicing her skills in an empty training room.

After Samus uses her Morph Ball and lays Bombs, the Head Quarantine Officer instructs her to stand in the middle of the room. The central tile, this square, begins to emanate a blue glow, on which the numbers 0 and 1 can be seen constantly flowing - these numbers are used in binary code. The camera shifts to a perspective over Samus's shoulder as she lowers her Arm Cannon until she stands on the square. Proceeding onto it causes the floor to suddenly give way in a grid-like pattern, showing that it is only a hologram. Samus falls to the bottom of a shaft, and is asked to demonstrate the Kick Climb ability to get back up. Once she has left the shaft, it will close up and not be usable for the remainder of Samus's training time.

Whether this technology is used in training by GFMC personnel or the Federation Force is unknown.



  1. ^ Metroid: Other M Premiere Edition, page 34: "Walk to the center of the room and stand in the glowing square. When you do, the floor gives way, sending you freefalling into a tall shaft. To climb out, use your Kick Climb ability by pressing the + Control Pad toward a wall, then pressing the 2 Button. As soon as you touch the wall, press the 2 Button again to bounce off the wall toward the opposite direction. Time your button presses carefully to bound all the way up the wall and exit the shaft."
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