The Golden Torizo is a Torizo that Samus Aran encounters in Ridley's Hideout on planet Zebes. Compared to the Bomb Torizo that Samus encountered earlier in her mission, the Golden Torizo is stronger and more intelligent. The Golden Torizo, unlike the previous one, is stuck to the ceiling and enters the room by falling to the ground. As well as being able to spew fireballs and energy waves at Samus (like the weaker version), it can also use boulders as weapons. Normal Missiles are mostly ineffective against the Golden Torizo, who will simply turn to the side and dodge them, though with timing they can still damage it; Super Missiles are not entirely effective either, as the Golden Torizo will grab them in mid-flight and throws them back at Samus. However, it can only hold one Super Missile at a time so a barrage of missiles can still damage the Golden Torizo. The Charge Beam is also highly effective, as the Golden Torizo will not dodge or grab it. The Golden Torizo starts out gold, but gradually gets duller until it is colored brown much like the original Torizo in Crateria. Upon defeating the Golden Torizo, Samus will be rewarded with the Screw Attack.
As well as being able to spew explosive Item Spheres and energy waves at Samus like the weaker version (though the latter attack is now shot at an very high rate), its open chest will seemingly 'lay' egg formations that quickly hatch into bird-like creatures (resembling Wallfires) that melt away after charging forward at Samus.
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- "The Golden Torizo, much like a mini guardian, isn't too difficult to defeat. Use a combination of Super Missiles and Charge Beam, hitting the stones he throws to gain power-ups."
- Entering the Golden Torizo's room while pressing all of the controller's face buttons will give Samus all of the game's items except for the X-Ray Scope and Screw Attack (which is in the following room), 7 Energy Tanks, 3 Reserve Tanks, 100 Missiles, 20 Super Missiles, and 20 Power Bombs. Note that this will not work if the Golden Torizo has already been destroyed.
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