Stage Size: Small
Side Blast Zones: Close
Fans of the Metroid series should recognize many firsts within Frigate Orpheon. The premier Metroid Prime title opens up in this Space Pirate laboratory, housing a number of alien species, including the initial sighting of Meta Ridley. The game's prologue boss, the Parasite Queen, looms in the background while the electrical power fades in and out, creating a very ominous atmosphere.
There are many peculiar happenings that players will have to keep abreast of on this Metroid-themed stage. On the first form of the stage, the right side platform will raise and lower constantly. However, it's ledge can be grabbed, making recovery still manageable for most characters. The lights will sporadically flicker on and off or the stage will flip into the second phase after a siren song. When the stage does turn... take haste to the air lest a potential misfortune befall you. The second phase itself is a much calmer affair, featuring a small dip with a lengthy platform floating above. On either transformation, small platforms may creep out from the blastzones much to the relief of recovering players.