Ice Ruins West is a room in the Phendrana Drifts in Metroid Prime. There are a lot of buildings in this room, many half-destroyed. Initially, Samus is constrained to the floor of the room, but after obtaining Space Jump, Samus can reach the roofs of the buildings through usage of a Stalactite.

A Secret World can be found in this room: [1]

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Power Bomb Expansion
Requires Plasma Beam.
Samus must melt a block of ice that exists on one of the buildings. This will lead to a chamber with the expansion.

Scans[edit | edit source]

"The ice covering this opening can be melted with extreme heat."
Cipher (NTSC version)
"Chozo script translated.
None know if our temple, the Cradle, will prove powerful enough to contain this evil forever. How can we Chozo hope for it to remain intact when that which it guards writhes in the darkness, growing always stronger? The fate of this world rests with the gathering of Artifacts we call Cipher, but even it is not all-powerful. It is strong, yes: an enchanted whole made of twelve links. Still, it is finite in its reach, and we who guard it are slowly succumbing. When our vigilance crumbles away into madness, the Cipher will be exposed and the fate of Tallon IV will be beyond our influence."
Cipher (PAL version)
"Chozo script translated.
As the Great Poison reaches ever further into the planet, we Chozo begin to feel the gnawings of despair - before it is too late, we now make our last stand. We have begun to build a temple to contain this darkness; at its heart we will place a Cipher, a mystical lock powered by twelve Artifacts and filled with as much power as we Chozo can harness. We wonder, though - even when we are done, will it be too late? And will the power of the temple, and the Cipher itself, prove strong enough to hold back the poisonous tide that even now swells within the ground, threatening all life?"

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