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The Transfer Lock is a room on the Celestial Archives. It appears in Metroid Prime Hunters.

Description[]

The Transfer Lock is a large room containing many enemies to destroy. It is split into an indoor area and an outer section called the Space Dock[1], the latter of which features a control area that is inaccessible and blocked by windows that shine yellow. The Space Dock also features Docking Bays L1, L2 and L3 and two Portals. One Portal takes Samus to the Synergy Core, while the other takes her to the Docking Bay after a puzzle is completed. Jump Pads allow Samus to ascend to these Portals. A Universal Ammunition Expansion can be found at the bottom.

The inner section (outside the Space Dock) lacks a ceiling, and above it is what resembles a brown, swirling void. This is where the enemy battles occur. Samus fights Guardians, Voldrums and EnemySpawners releasing Psycho Bits (v1.0 and v2.0). There is also a chance that a Bounty Hunter can be encountered outside the Space Dock later on. This room features a bridge that is held together by the scannable Photon Stabilizer.

Samus must destroy the Psycho Bits to lower three Force Fields that guard projectile-sensitive Switches near the back of the inner section of the Transfer Lock. Samus must shoot them to release three more switches located farther out, closer to the Space Dock. Once these are shot, a large Force Field near the back of the room, preventing access to the interior of a control area, deactivates. Samus can scan the Portal Controller inside to activate the Portal at the top of the Space Dock that leads to the Docking Bay. During her later escape from the Celestial Archives, there is a chance that Guardians or a Bounty Hunter will again be found here, but she can ignore them.

The Transfer Lock is actually connected to the Docking Bay by the titular Docking Bays L1, L2 and L3, but because these ports are closed and cannot be breached with Samus' weaponry, she needs Portals to get past them.

Connecting rooms[]

Inhabitants[]

Photon Stabilizer

Items[]

Universal Ammunition Expansion
At the bottom of the first segment of the room.

Scans[]

Portal
""TELEPORTATION DEVICE ONLINE. STEP INTO THE PORTAL TO WARP TO ANOTHER LOCATION."
Docking Bay L3
"RECEIVING PORT FOR ALIMBIC PASSENGER CARRIERS."
Docking Bay L2
"RECEIVING PORT FOR ALIMBIC MEDIUM-RANGE TRANSPORTS."
Docking Bay L1
"RECEIVING PORT FOR ALIMBIC HEAVY-CARGO STARFREIGHTERS."
Portal Controller
"A NEARBY PORTAL HAS BEEN OPENED."
Switches
"THIS PROJECTILE-SENSITIVE SWITCH CONTROLS THE FORCE FIELD IN THIS AREA."
Photon Stabilizer
"BRIDGE SECURED BY BEAM OF TRIPOLARIZED PHOTONS."

Multiplayer[]

Sylux in the Transfer Lock.

The Transfer Lock is also included as a playable stage in the game's multiplayer mode. As in the single-player mode, the Transfer Lock consists of a central pyramid and a number of weapons. There are two Portals at its base that lead to corridors with Jump Pads, which allow access to the pyramid-esque structure. The pyramid connects via bridge to a section exposed to outer space, with low gravity and several hexagonal platforms; this exposed section is actually the Docking Bay from the single-player mode, but without moving platforms or Portals. In the Battle, Survival, and Nodes modes however, the Space Dock and Docking Bay cannot be accessed because Docking Bays L1, L2 and L3 are sealed. Three of the five platforms in the Docking Bay section serve as spawning points in all but the modes where they are inaccessible. From the exposed area there is a view of some of the outer structure of the Transfer Lock, like in single-player.

The Imperialist, Battlehammer and Volt Driver are available and can be used here by all Bounty Hunters. The stage is well-suited to Kanden's Stinglarva.

Trivia[]

  • Strangely, Samus can also interact with the projectile-sensitive Switches at the back of the room by touching them instead of shooting them, although touching the locks in the front has no effect.

References[]

  1. ^ "The outer section (Space Dock) of this map is not available in Battle mode." (Metroid Prime Hunters Official Nintendo Player's Guide, page 90)


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