The room is composed primarily of jagged cave rock, but it also houses structural ruins of Chozo origin. When Samus enters the Lava Lake for the first time, an earthquake will occur. Scalding-hot lava begins to rise from the ground, and Samus is forced to quickly ascend the room to avoid being engulfed in it. Ascension is achieved by a combination of the Screw Attack and Space Jump, as well as use of midair platforms. If Samus returns to this room later from the other entrance, it will remain filled to the brim with magma apart from the highest platform, making it very risky to attempt to go back through the other door.
NORFAIR AREA H (p. 78)
- LAVA LAKE
- "If you step into this room, you'll fall into a rising lake of lava. Instead, shoot the door and spin through using the Screw Attack. Continue to Space Jump and Screw Attack to the right side and up to the top, keeping ahead of the lava."