The Golden Torizo is a Torizo that Samus Aran encounters in Ridley's Lair on planet Zebes. Compared to the Bomb Torizo that Samus encountered earlier in her mission, the Golden Torizo is stronger and more intelligent. The Golden Torizo, unlike the previous one, is stuck to the ceiling and enters the room by falling to the ground. As well as being able to spew fireballs and energy waves at Samus (like the weaker version), it can also use boulders as weapons. Normal Missiles are mostly ineffective against the Golden Torizo, who will simply turn to the side and dodge them, though with timing they can still damage him; Super Missiles are not entirely effective either, as the Golden Torizo usually grabs them and throws them back at Samus, however it can only hold one Super Missile at a time so a barrage of missiles can damage it. The charge beam is also highly effective, and the golden Torizo cannot grab a charged shot. The Golden Torizo starts out gold, but gradually gets duller until it is colored brown much like the original Bomb Torizo. Upon defeating the Golden Torizo, Samus will be rewarded with the Screw Attack.
As well as being able to spew explosive Item Spheres and energy waves at Samus like the weaker version (though the latter attack is now shot at an incredible rate), its open chest will seemingly 'lay' egg formations that quickly hatch into bird-like creatures (resembling Wallfires) that melt away after charging forward at Samus.
- Entering this room while pressing all of the controller's face buttons will give Samus all of the game's items except for the X-Ray Scope and Screw Attack (which is in the following room), 700 Energy, 300 Reserve Energy, 100 Missiles, 20 Super Missiles, and 20 Power Bombs. Note that this will not work if the Golden Torizo has already been destroyed.
|Guardian | Torizo (Golden) | MB | Steambot (Tinbot) | Hunters | Mecha Samus|
|Helpful|| Artifact Temple • Chozo Statue (Elder) • Chozo Totem • Cipher • Item Sphere • Luminoth Statue |
|Bryyonian Golems|| Ceremonial Golem • Colossal War Golem • Bryyonian Labor Golem • Mogenar-class War Golem |
|Hostile||Elephant Bird • Golden Torizo • Mogenar • Torizo|
|Obstacles/Scenery||File BY-550 • Golden Statues • Koma • "Lair Entrance Statue" • Red Eye Statue • Stone Statues|
|Depictions|| Amorbis • B-Stz • C-Pul • Chozo Searcher • Chozo architect • Chozo philosopher • Chozo Shaman |
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