The lava room is the location of an Elevator connecting to upper Norfair. This makes the lava room the main entrance and exit of Ridley's Hideout, and is therefore the room where Norfair Ancient Ruins Area is played for the first time.
Like much of Ridley's Hideout, the lava room consists of ancient ruins constructed from crumbling bricks and columns. Extreme heat is also present in this volcanic cavern, where scalding-hot lava rises and falls with the tide. The right side of the room is uninhabited ruins, but the left side is home to Dragons living in the lava. Several blocks frequently shoot out blasts of fiery attacks, making it dangerous to traverse even with the Space Jump.
The Elevator leads to a small room in Norfair with large claw-like rock formations. A Blue Door on the left connects to a room with a large pool of lava that must be drained by a Chozo Statue. Another Blue Door on the right connects to a silver metallic room inhabited by Yellow Space Pirates.
- 5 Dragons