This room's appearance changes significantly between the original Metroid and the remake Zero Mission. While it has no name, the conjectural title assigned to this page originates from the Tangle Vines present in it in the latter game.
In the original Metroid, the passage contains no vines, which were created for the remake. It is a corridor of medium length, consisting entirely of glass bubbles and with the floor entirely engulfed in lava. Similar to nearby rooms such as the Hopping-Mad Corridor, Samus must carefully jump across upright pillars made of glass bubbles, while evading enemy attacks, in order to cross the room. It is part of the optional path that leads toward the Wave Beam.
In Zero Mission, the room's appearance has been significantly altered. The lava has been removed, and it is now set in a cavern with a rugged ceiling and floor, parts of which are raised. Massive fissures can be seen in the background, potentially leading to other caves within Norfair. The entire path is littered by Tangle Vines, some of which are found ensnaring and potentially strangling Gerutas. The vines are installed above and below inactive, red-colored vines, which may in fact be dead Tangle Vines. Samus must destroy the vines in order to proceed.
In Metroid, the vine-infested passage leads to the Wave Beam as well as a dead end. In Zero Mission, the Path of Destruction leads to a new room containing the first two Kiru Giru larvae, which then connects back to the blue-bubble shaft.
- 6 Gerutas
- 8 Tangle Vines
- Page 107
- "Jump these rocks cautiously, one step at a time. There are two places you can't get out of."
- 141 TAKE DOWN THE TENTACLES (pg. 59)
- "Stinging vines curl out of the floor and hang from the ceiling of the long corridor that leads to the save room. Hit the vines with your beam and use missiles to destroy the enemies that are caught in the vines.."