Upon becoming the new ruler of the Space Pirates, Dark Samus launches meteoric Phazon Seeds at three planets crucial to the Galactic Federation. After being infected by phazon, Samus and her fellow bounty hunters set out to counter Dark Samus' forces with her own weapon and locate the world of phazon's origin. Written by
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The first game within the Metroid Prime trilogy to use the 'stacking' system in weapon upgrades. This means that weapon upgrades add to the power of existing weapons (as in Super Metroid
(1994) and Metroid 4
(2002)), instead of adding more selectable weapons, like in Metroid Prime
(2002) and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
(2004). The main reason for this is that the button lay-out of the Wii controller did not allow for an easy switch between weapons while playing the game. See more
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With the destruction of the planet Phaaze, Samus Aran's arduous fight against Phazon has ended. However, in the vast regions of space, this victory is just a twinkling of a star, spreading the light of hope through the darkness.