- This article is about the Door shield that can be destroyed by Missiles. For other uses, see Red Door (Disambiguation).
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Red Hatches, also known as Red Doors, Missile Door Locks, red gates, Red Blast Shields, Missile Doors or Missile Covers, can only be destroyed using the Missile Launcher. They typically cover standard Blue Doors, and need to be shot once with a Missile (five in all games before Metroid Prime); after that, they will remain destroyed.
Many civilizations have developed their own unique versions of Missile Door Locks; for example, the ones found on Tallon IV and Frigate Orpheon in Metroid Prime only partially cover their Blue Doors, and are mostly grey with three red glowing prongs. Meanwhile, those on Aether in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes are entirely red. The Alimbic race in the Tetra Galaxy have functionally identical Brown Blast Shields.
Super Metroid manual
"These doors open from the impact of five Missiles or one Super Missile."
Metroid: Zero Mission manual
"Only Missiles will open these hatches."
Metroid Prime Logbook entry
Missile Door Lock
There is a Blast Shield on the door blocking access. Analysis indicates that the Blast Shield is invulnerable to Beam weapons. Explosive weapons may damage it.
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes temporary scan
"There is a Blast Shield on the door blocking access.
Analysis indicates that the Blast Shield is invulnerable to most weapons. A Missile blast may damage it."
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Logbook entry
Red Blast Shield
Red Blast Shields contain high amounts of Brinstone within their metals, and are easily damaged by explosive blasts. Once shattered, the Blast Shield will remain destroyed.
- Inhabitants & Eco System of SR388 - Doors (p. 26)
- "Undoubtedly a security measure, Red Doors are covered with a red domed force field that can only be opened with missiles. This seems like a strange way to lock a door, but it's certainly effective at keeping intruders out."
- In Metroid Prime Hunters, the Brown Blast Shield serves the same function as the Red Blast Shield in other games.
- In Metroid: Other M, at the beginning of the game, the Galactic Federation 07th Platoon tries to detonate a door, though they fail completely. Samus fires a missile at it, opening it just like a Red Hatch. However, Commander Adam Malkovich glares at her since the missile was unauthorized.
- ^ Metroid: Zero Mission manual, pg. 29
- ^ Metroid Prime 2: Echoes manual, pg. 17
- ^ The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 58
- ^ Super Metroid manual, pg. 26
- ^ Metroid: Samus Returns
- ^ Metroid Prime
- ^ Classic NES Series: Metroid manual, pg. 16
- ^ Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Logbook
- ^ Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Map Key
- ^ Metroid.nintendo.com