Phase Sprites are unused creatures from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. They have a logbook entry, as well as animations and a textured model, but were for some reason never used in the game. The creature is composed of smaller sprites that orbit a Sprite Nucleus as they search for sustenance. They are described as having the ability to turn invisible, and to generate a burst of bright light that can temporarily short-circuit a powered system (possibly referring to Samus's Combat Visor).
The creature bears some resemblance to the effects used when Samus is fully charging the Nova Beam.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Morphology: Phase Sprite. Emits bursts of energy capable of blinding visor systems.
Phase Sprites travel in large collectives for safety. Each collective is spawned by a Sprite Nucleus--a larger, brighter Sprite that the others orbit as they search for sustenance. As a defense mechanism, they can render themselves invisible. If threatened, they will generate a bright burst of light and radiation that can temporarily neutralize sensors and powered systems.
|Unused Bosses and Species|
|Metroid: Zero Mission||Crocomire • Ridley-2|
|Metroid Prime||Fireflea • Kraid • IceBoss • Blood monkey • Ripper • Skree • Maggot • Kihunter • Sova • Chomper Fish • Experiment 7526 • Tallon Chameleon |
Carnivorous Plant • Phazon Blastcap • Phazon Burrower • Zebesian
|Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||Dark Pirate Aerotrooper • Dark Shriekbat • Dark Sporb • Dark Triclops • Infant Shriekbats • Kenobite • Phlogus • Triclops • Zoomer • Sova • Icemite|
Metroid 1.5: Mad AI • Humetroid • Thrash-hunters • Shock beast
|Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||Advanced Pirate Militia • Advanced Shield Militia • Assault Pirate Militia • Assault Shield Militia • Big Metroid • Endocoon • Mantha • Phase Sprite • Phazite Armored Trooper • Phazon Tentacle • Reptilicus-G • Salamander|
|Super Metroid||Bang • Reflec • Stoke|
|Metroid: Other M||Zebesian|
|Metroid Fusion||Geega • Kago spawn • Skree • Toxic Gas • Wasp nest|
|3DS Metroid game||Boss Creature|