Veteran Mode is a difficulty mode that first appeared in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, but was later applied to the New Play Control! versions of Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and also to all three games in the Metroid Prime Trilogy game.
Veteran bolsters enemy attacks, but also buffs the player's own attacks. It is harder than Normal Mode but easier than Hypermode difficulty. It is available from the start of the game, as an alternative to Normal difficulty.
Completing the game with Veteran or Normal selected unlocks Hypermode. The only real difference between Normal and Veteran difficulty is that enemies and bosses are stronger and smarter, and have more health.
- Veteran Mode as it first appeared in Corruption is actually equatable to the Normal mode difficulty in the previous GameCube Prime games. The same thing happens in the Wii versions of Prime and Echoes, where Veteran is the new Normal difficulty, and "Normal" is in fact an easier version.
|Metroid Game Modes|
|Difficulty modes|| Easy/Normal Mode • Veteran Mode • Hard Mode • Hypermode |
Time Attack Mode • Fusion Mode
|Multiplayer Modes|| Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Multiplayer • Multiplayer Mode|
Deathmatch Mode • Bounty Mode • Bounty • Capture • Defender • Nodes • Prime Hunter • Survival • Blast Ball • Rival Radar
Wireless Mission • Challenge • Practice • Local Play • Versus
|Story Modes|| Multi Mission • Single Mission • Adventure Mode • Adventure Mode • Campaign|
Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary • Assault Mission • World of Light
|Miscellaneous|| Adult and Child Modes • Attract mode • Dual Mode • Movies • Progressive Scan Mode • Sleep Mode • Stylus Mode |
Theater Mode • Combat Sim • Shooting Range • Regulator • Survivor • Morph Ball
Classic Mode • Event Match