Samus engages the Bomb Guardian.
|Featured in||Metroid Prime 2: Echoes|
|Attacks||Ramming, snapping with mandibles and Morph Ball Bomb generation.|
|Weakness||Rear and mouth regions.|
|Reward(s)||Morph Ball Bombs.|
When the Ing possesses the Alpha Sandigger, it transforms into the first Sub-Guardian boss that Samus fights: the Bomb Guardian. After that happens, one of the creature's heads becomes a bomb-producing tail. The Bomb Guardian slithers along the ground, dropping bombs out of its tail. It will occasionally raise its head and spray many bombs from its mouth. The tail can be attacked to stun the beast, and if so, the head will become vulnerable for a short time. This process is repeated until the Bomb Guardian dies, earning Samus the Morph Ball Bomb upgrade that was stolen from her earlier in the game.
- If Samus becomes stuck in one of the many pits on the ground while she is in Morph Ball mode and the Bomb Guardian is near, the creature will pick up Samus with its jaws and then throw her aside. Normal Sandiggers will also do this.
- The Bomb Guardian is perhaps the weakest of the Sub-Guardian bosses as a single charged shot can deplete nearly a third of the creature's health.
- The multi-Bomb attack is an homage to the Five-Bomb Drop technique from Super Metroid.
- By hacking into the game and equipping Samus with the Light and Dark Beams during this boss battle, the Bomb Guardian is revealed, strangely, to be invulnerable to both weapons. The reason for this is most likely because it was not scripted to encounter either weapon.
- The Bomb Guardian's ability to launch energy Bombs, along with its worm-like characteristics, is shared greatly with the Fune and Namihe boss duo in Metroid: Other M.
- The Bomb Guardian resembles the King Worm in body shape and head.
- A large Sandigger that may have been the Bomb Guardian appeared in Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether. This massive Sandigger ambushed Bravo Team after they'd assumed they had destroyed all attacking Sandiggers, and was quickly destroyed by Samus.
- In the data of the Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Bonus Disc, the Bomb Guardian was called the Bombdigger.
|Guardians||Amorbis • Chykka • Quadraxis|
|Darklings|| Chykling • Corrupted Sentreye • Dark Blogg • Dark Diligence Drone • Dark Grenchler • Dark Ingsmasher • Dark Missile Trooper • Dark Phlogus |
Dark Pirate Commando • Dark Pirate Trooper • Dark Preed • Dark Quad MB/CM • Dark Shredder • Dark Splinter • Dark Tallon Metroid • Darkling Tentacle
Dark Trooper • Dark War Wasp • Nightbarb