The Combat Sim is a game mode in Metroid Prime: Federation Force. This simulation is the beginning tutorial for the game and can be accessed in between missions in order to practice fighting skills. The ultimate object of the Combat Sim is to defend an unmanned Mech suit from as many waves of holographic Space Pirates as possible for the participating soldier. The Combat Sim acts as the "survival mode" of the game.
General Alex Miles acts as the Federation soldier's guide during the simulation. It begins with teaching the strafe mechanic by having the soldier strafe and dash around three Training Turrets before destroying them. Next, the Marine uses their AUX ammo to shoot Training Turrets that are suspended on the ceiling. Miles then instructs the Marine to step into an Energy Pad, where he drains their energy significantly, and releases Repair Capsules for them to use. Finally, the unmanned Mech appears from the same pad, and the Marine is instructed to repair it using one of the capsules.
After this, the Marine is deemed ready for the rank test. Here, they must defend an ally Mech from a Space Pirate attack for three minutes. Holographic Space Pirates are used, since there are not many Pirates left after Samus Aran defeated them in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The Pirates can use destructible panels around the arena as cover. Successful completion of this training will result in the Marine being accepted into the Federation Force.
|Metroid Game Modes|
|Difficulty Levels||Easy Mode • Normal Mode • Veteran Mode • Hard Mode • Hypermode • Expert Mode • Time Attack Mode|
|Multiplayer Modes|| Metroid Prime 2: Echoes • Metroid Prime Hunters|
Deathmatch Mode • Bounty Mode • Bounty • Capture • Defender • Nodes • Prime Hunter • Survival • Blast Ball • Rival Radar
Wireless Mission • Challenge • Practice • Local Play • Versus
|Story Modes||Multi Mission • Single Mission • Campaign • Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary|
|Miscellaneous|| Dual Mode • Japanese language modes • Movies • Progressive Scan Mode • Sleep Mode • Stylus Mode • Theater Mode |
Combat Sim • Training Deck • Shooting Range • Regulator • Survivor • Event Match