Samus Aran's Gunship has an Auto-repair function that enables the ship to repair itself after sustaining damage. It comes into use during Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. When auto-repair is enabled, Samus can enter her ship to save, but is unable to fly it.
Atmospheric storms in Aether's atmosphere cause Samus to crash into the Temple Grounds at the beginning of Echoes. Unable to escape the planet, Samus leaves her ship to repair itself and proceeds to investigate the disappearance of GFMC Task Force Herakles and the cause of the storms. Holograms can be seen on the ship as it repairs, which takes until the end of the game. As Samus returns to her ship after restoring each Energy Controller, scanning the ship shows that repairs are rising from 23% completion to 57% and finally 86%.
The auto-repair function is again required during Corruption, after Samus' Gunship sustains significant damage from Ghor's attacks. Samus is able to command it to fly away while she battles him, and then to fly back after his death. It is unable to be flown again after this until repairs are complete, which happens around the time Samus returns to the Spire Dock after interfacing with Aurora Unit 217. The ship's auto-repair in Corruption is noticeably faster than in Echoes. It is also possible that the auto-repair function activates if Samus' ship is damaged by an Anti-Air Cannon "Tiamat" on Bryyo.
- Samus's Gunship
- "Starship: Hunter-class Gunship. Vessel registered to Samus Aran. Your ship has been damaged. Auto-repair function initiated. You can return to your ship to recharge energy, reload weapons, and save the game."
- Return visits
- "Starship: Hunter-Class Gunship
Damaged vessel under repairs.
Auto-repair function initiated. Repairs in progress. Completion level at [number] and rising."
As mentioned, the number rises throughout the game from 23% to 57% and finally 86%.
- Hunter-Class Gunship (after Ghor battle)
- "Gunship has been damaged. Unable to fly in its current state. Autorepair functions initiated."
|Features of Samus Aran's Gunship|
|Personal||Adam's helmet • Chozo biotech computer • Data records • Logbook • Mii Bobblehead • Samus Screen • Ship Bumper Stickers • In the Cockpit • Music player|
|Armaments||Plasma Beam • Power Beam • Ship Grapple Beam • Ship Missile Launcher • Gunship Multiball • Bunker-Busting Annihilator • Gunship|
|Mission features|| Auto-repair function • Biohazard scanner • Blast Shield • Bombing Run • Command Visor • Commander Adam Malkovich • Cryostasis • Emergency Evacuation Pod |
Heads-Up Display • Helm controls • Landing Gear Legs • Missile Station • Recharge Station • Save Station • Tetra Galaxy Scan Screen • Transmission console • B-Unit
|Cargo||Theronian Bomb (1st piece • 2nd piece • 3rd piece) • Colossal War Golem|
|Passengers||Baby • Anthony Higgs • Dr. Madeline Bergman • Commander Adam Malkovich (computerized) • Dachoras • Etecoons|