Japanese Metroid: Zero Mission strategy guide.

Bosses are very powerful enemies which Samus Aran must kill, often because they block progression or because they guard or possess a power-up that Samus needs to complete her mission. This page is a list of bosses in the entire Metroid series.

Bosses officially designated as Mini-Bosses are marked with an asterisk (*).


Metroid: Zero Mission[]

Removed: Crocomire

Metroid Prime[]

In the Wii versions of Prime, each boss rewards Samus with an Orange Credit. The exceptions are Elite Pirates, the Cloaked Drone, and the Phazon Elite.

Removed: Kraid, IceBoss

Metroid Official Site interview[]

Furthermore, this game’s giant bosses are another difference from other FPSes, too. Each boss can be defeated with a specific item in Samus’s arsenal. Those boss battles are very exciting, and it’s not something you see too often in this genre.

Mark Pacini[1]

Metroid Prime Pinball[]

Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt[]

Metroid Prime Hunters[]

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes[]

Except for the Dark Missile Trooper and Caretaker Class Drone, the Wii versions of Echoes reward Purple Credits for each boss killed.

Removed: Mad AI

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption[]

Scan images from the Boss Creatures section of the Logbook.

All bosses except for the second Berserker Lord and the mining cannon reward Gold Credits.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force[]

Metroid II: Return of Samus[]

Metroid: Samus Returns[]

Super Metroid[]

Metroid: Other M[]

Metroid Fusion[]

Metroid Dread[]

Boss Rush[]

Dread is the first game in the series to include a Boss Rush mode, added in a free update on April 7, 2022. It includes the following bosses from the game:

  • Corpius
  • Kraid
  • Artaria Central Unit
  • Drogyga
  • Robot Chozo Soldier (Golden in Ghavoran)
  • Escue
  • Experiment No. Z-57
  • Twin Robot Chozo Soldier (Golden in Burenia)
  • Golzuna
  • Elite Chozo Soldier
  • Ferenia Central Unit
  • Raven Beak

Loading screen tip[]

No attack is unavoidable. Observe your opponent carefully to find an opening.

See also[]


  1. ^ " Interview: Retro Studios", Shinesparkers, 2021-02-26. Retrieved on 2021-02-26.