The Ice Spreader is a Charge Combo for the Ice Beam in Metroid Prime. It uses a charged Ice Beam shot and 10 Missiles to create a powerful, homing blast of ice that can travel up to 20 meters until reaching a target. When this occurs, the shot explodes and creates a fast-spreading layer of ice over the target and surrounding area. The target and nearby enemies will either die or be frozen. It is found in the Shore Tunnel in Magmoor Caverns, under the bridge. A Power Bomb can break the Bendezium-reinforced glass surrounding the tunnel. It is a Single Shot Charge Combo.

It is very useful for freezing or killing large numbers of ground based enemies quickly, but less effective against aerial enemies, only capable of freezing Flying Pirates. It is, however very useful when battling Metroids due to its homing capabilities, and the Metroids' natural weakness to cold. The Ice Spreader is similar to the Ice Missile of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, as both fire a homing shot with freezing capabilities. It is also similar to the same Missile upgrade from Metroid Fusion, due to the freezing capacity, but this variant does not home in on targets.


Ice Spreader Item Form

The Ice Spreader in its Item Form.

  • When used on the Metroid Prime, it freezes the creature's face over and stops it from moving altogether, despite its limbs and body having no trace of ice. This attack deals a great amount of damage.
  • Dark Samus uses a Phazon-based weapon with an effect similar to the Ice Spreader, as seen in her second battle with Samus Aran in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, which fires expanding Phazon crystals that encase and damage foes.