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A Friend Credit is a type of Bonus Credit that is green in color. Players can obtain one by having someone on their Friend Roster send them a Friend Voucher. Thus players can practically get unlimited Friend Credits because they can send them as many Friend Vouchers as possible, and then start their game over (Alternatively, they can just back up their save file to an SD card, send the Vouchers, and then restore the backed up file, completely restoring the Vouchers that were sent). These are needed to unlock extras in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and Metroid Prime Trilogy, such as a majority of the Concept Gallery and everything in the Bonus Gallery. Fifteen are needed to unlock everything in one save file.
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.
|Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||Red Credit • Blue Credit • Gold Credit • Friend Credit • Friend Voucher|
|Metroid Prime/Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||Orange Credit • Purple Credit • Silver Credit|