A pressure pad is a door mechanism that appears prominently in Metroid Prime: Federation Force. They are usually set before an important area in a mission, and with a set of four pads, which must be stepped on to open the door. A distinctive jingle and click is heard when the door unlocks. If 4 Federation Force soldiers are in deployed, all 4 plates will need to be activated before they can proceed; this number lowers if there are 3 or less soldiers. This is for balancing purposes. It also makes them similar to the Extractor that is deployed at the end of a mission. Pressure plates are present on all three planets in the Bermuda System, in most of the game's missions.
Combat Sim tutorialEdit
"Stand on the pressure pad to open the air lock."