When entering any table (except the Artifact Temple, which does not have an Award Scanner) the Award Scanner is powered down. In order to activate it for a single use, Samus must enter the Award Scanner, charging it - presumably through kinetic energy. Once activated, the Award Scanner can be used once before running out of power again. When Samus is using the Award Scanner, a roulette wheel will appear onscreen, and she may either lay a Bomb to stop the roulette prematurely or wait for the roulette to stop on its own.
The Award Scanner has several awards that it may give out. The Award Scanner is an "intelligent" roulette in the sense that it will not give out an award that Samus cannot use (i.e. if Samus already has full Missiles, then the Scanner will not give a Missile Recharge).
Recharges Samus' energy to a full eight lights.
If Samus obtains this, she will receive a 50,000 point bonus, which, ironically, is really not that many points for Metroid Prime Pinball.
If this award is selected, then the Phazon Multiball minigame will be activated. This award is exclusive to Pirate Frigate, as Tallon Overworld (the only other table where this minigame is accessible) has a seperate scanner dedicated to activating and advancing the minigame.
Activates the Combat Saucer for use.
Grants Samus an Extra Ball, fully restores her health, and re-activates the Force Field.
Re-activates the Force Field for use.
If Samus obtains this award, then all of her missiles will be restored.
Increases the Bounty Multiplier by one.
If Samus has already used her Power Bomb, then this will restore it to her.
If either or both of the Kickbacks are down, then this will re-energize them into activity once again.
|Elements of Metroid Prime Pinball|
|Tables|| Pirate Frigate • Tallon Overworld • Phendrana Drifts • Phazon Mines • Artifact Temple • Impact Crater |
|Board Features|| Flashing Lights • Mode Saucer • S-A-M-U-S Lights • Combat Saucer • Bounty Multiplier Rollover • Kickback |
Award Scanner • Bumper • Ramp • Clone Machine • Bonus Portal • Progress Bar • Drop Target • Cow
|Mini-Games|| Beetle Blast • Burrower Bash • Clone Multiball • Gunship Multiball • Hurry Up • Metroid Mania • Parasite Purge |
Phazon Frenzy • Phazon Multiball • Shriekbat Shootout • Space Pirate Panic • Triclops Terror • Wall Jump
|Scanners||Scan Visor • Hand Scanner • Biohazard scanner • Award Scanner|
|Space Pirates||Aeromine • Crawlmine • Eye • Hover Bot • Jumpmine • Mining cannon • Ridley Robot|
|Galactic Federation||B.O.X. Security Robot • FG II-Graham • FG-1000 • Fuse Hint Scanbot|
|Chozo||Autoad • Autom • Autrack • Databot • Diggernaut • Elysian • Floating object • Gunzoo • Helios • Proboscum • Shirk • Steambot • Swarmbot (-G) • TPO • Tinbot • Vaporwing • Wallfire • ZipNMEBomber|
|Luminoth||Airthorn • Lightbringer • Lightflyer • Luminoth sentry pod • Mechlops • Mekenobite • Octopede • Rezbit • Sentreye (Corrupted)|
|Other|| Androids • Armored Bot • Artificial Intelligence • Cyborgs • Darkling • Drones • Golems • Guard Node • Kamer • RB133 Auricrusher • Reflec • Security Bot |
Shaktool • Statues • Turrets • Work Robot • Drones, Workers, Hunters and Guards • U-ton • Lucky Darts • Desert Phantom • Samus Tank • Integra