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MP3 Bonus Credits in Inventory Screen

Bonus Credits in Samus' Inventory.

A Bonus Credit is an item introduced to buy extras on Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. They are obtained through a variety of methods, such as scanning objects or defeating enemies in a certain manner. There are four types of Bonus Credits in that game:

Friend Credits were obtained by receiving a Friend Voucher from players on one's Friend Roster. However, ever since June 28, 2013, the servers have been shut down, preventing vouchers from being exchanged. New players seeking to earn extras with Friend Credits must begin the game by downloading an existing save file with pre-dowloaded credits.

Bonus Credits can be used to purchase concept art galleries, a sound test, and 3D Dioramas, as well as miscellaneous features like a Screen-Shot Tool.

New Play Control and Metroid Prime TrilogyEdit

Soundtrack Gallery

The Soundtrack Menu for the Metroid Prime Trilogy. Note: All the credits are featured at the bottom center of the image.

Bonus Credits are also used in the Metroid Prime Trilogy and New Play Control versions of Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, as well as Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The new types are:

  • Orange Credits for passing important objectives (mainly defeating bosses) in Metroid Prime.
  • Purple Credits, which have basically the same criteria as Orange Credits, except only while in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
  • Silver Credits are achieved by obtaining Chozo Artifacts in Metroid Prime, the Temple Keys in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, scans, and items. One is also awarded for successfully escaping the Frigate Orpheon in Prime.

There are a total of 48 playable songs, with unlockable songs being unlocked by hearing them in-game. There are 16 from Metroid Prime, 17 from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and 15 from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The songs from Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes cost one Silver Credit each. The songs from Corruption, however, cost the same as they did in the previous version; 4 Red, 2 Blue, and 1 Gold Credit. Please see Soundtrack Gallery for a complete listing.

The Prime and Echoes art packages are 2 Orange or Purple Credits each. As with the Soundtrack Gallery, all prices for artwork in Corruption are unaltered. For a complete listing, see Concept Gallery.

Credits (MP3 Euro site)

European Corruption site.

Finally, there is the Bonus Gallery. This gallery features multiple miscellaneous features, such as the Screen-Shot Tool from which to take images ingame, the Fusion Suit from Metroid Fusion being an unlockable, usable cosmetic recolor in Prime only, several Dioramas, the Ship Bumper Stickers and the Mii Bobblehead that appear in the cockpit for Samus' gunship in Corruption only. Unlike the GameCube version of Prime, Metroid is no longer an unlockable bonus due to its inclusion on the Virtual Console service for the Wii.

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