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The "X-Ray Scope room" is a room in Brinstar. It appears in Super Metroid.


This is a short passage of metal architecture, with spikes visible underneath the floor. It is accessed through a dark corridor after the Power Bombs and Grappling Beam have been obtained. Visiting this room is optional. As the name implies, it contains the X-Ray Scope. To get to it, Samus must jump atop a step on the center wall and lay a Bomb in Morph Ball form. This will trigger a pillar underneath to rise, lifting Samus atop the structure.

She can then roll left and drop through a Pit Block into a small chamber with a Chozo Statue. Said statue holds the X-Ray Scope. Samus can use the item immediately after to reveal invisible passages in the center structure, walls and floor, which she can reach by Bombing the upper wall behind the Chozo Statue. This leads into a passage that takes her inside the structure, where Samus can drop below the pillar, which has now retracted. Bombing at the base of the pillar will cause it to rise again, allowing Samus to roll back out to the entrance and leave.

Like most other Item Rooms, there are no enemies in this room.

Connecting rooms[]


X-Ray Scope
See above.

Official data[]

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's Guide[]

"Grapple through the spike-filled room, then Bomb and shoot around to find your way past the gates and over to the Chozo Statue that holds the X-Ray Scope. Use it often."

Super Metroid Players' Guide[]

3. TIME FOR THE X-RAY (pg. 36)
"Bomb through this wall to get the X-ray scope from the obliging Chozo."