In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Hypermode is the highest difficulty level, unlocked after completing the game on either of the lower difficulty levels. In Hypermode, all enemies have significantly more health and attack power than while playing on Veteran Mode. Also, Space Pirate enemies, such as Crawltanks and Pirate Troopers, will enter Hypermode much more frequently. The X-Ray Visor's ability of revealing a weak spot in the Pirates' heads, is lost from Hypermode disrupting the visor, adding to the difficulty. When Samus attempts to do this, her Combat Visor will be filled with static.
Samus will find herself unable to survive many encounters without entering her own Hypermode. Defeating Phazon-enhanced enemies without Hypermode is possible, but much more difficult and time consuming. This makes managing Energy Tanks and surviving a challenge.
"Hyper Mode" is also used as the name of the highest difficulty level in the Metroid Prime Trilogy versions of Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. It has been shown that the Hypermode difficulty level in the Trilogy is the same as the "Hard Mode" the games had on their original Gamecube versions, which also carries over to the Hypermode in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Unlike Corruption, extra credits are not rewarded for defeating the bosses in Prime and Echoes again on Hypermode.
|Metroid Game Modes|
|Difficulty modes|| Easy/Normal Mode • Veteran Mode • Hard Mode • Hypermode |
Time Attack Mode • Fusion Mode
|Multiplayer Modes|| Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Multiplayer • Multiplayer Mode|
Deathmatch Mode • Bounty Mode • Bounty • Capture • Defender • Nodes • Prime Hunter • Survival • Blast Ball • Rival Radar
Wireless Mission • Challenge • Practice • Local Play • Versus
|Story Modes|| Multi Mission • Single Mission • Adventure Mode • Adventure Mode • Campaign|
Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary • Assault Mission • World of Light
|Miscellaneous|| Adult and Child Modes • Attract mode • Dual Mode • Movies • Progressive Scan Mode • Sleep Mode • Stylus Mode |
Theater Mode • Combat Sim • Shooting Range • Regulator • Survivor • Morph Ball
Classic Mode • Event Match