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]

Connecting roomsEdit



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.



"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."


"The ice covering this opening can be melted with extreme heat."


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