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The Hyper Missile is a Phazon-enhanced version of the Missile. Hyper Missiles take the place of Super Missiles in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The Hyper Missile is obtained after defeating Helios, the guardian of Elysia Seed.
Upon the Hyper Missiles impact, a Phazon induced explosion with a considerable radius occurs, allowing for damage to multiple enemies if aimed correctly. The missile also possesses an incredible amount of power and most foes can be defeated within a few shots. Each Hyper Missile uses only one Missile, as opposed to 5 Missiles taken by Super Missiles in the previous Prime games. Only 4 maximum can be used per Hypermode use because each missile drains a considerable amount of Phazon from Samus' energy reserves. This can also be a quick way to end Corrupted Hypermode. When Samus enters permanent Hypermode on Phaaze this ceases to be a problem, although the number of Hyper Missiles Samus can fire is still dependent on the number of Missile Expansions she has collected (and thus the number of Missiles she has). Hyper Missiles are also useless against enemies or obstacles that are resistant to standard Missiles (such as Assault Pirate Troopers).
The Hyper Missile lacks the homing abilities of the standard Missile and Super Missile in the Prime games; in turn, the Hyper Missile travels at a very high velocity. Therefore, careful aiming must be applied to hit a quick or agile target such as Gandrayda or Dark Samus. Hyper Missiles are the only weapon capable of destroying large Phazon crystals.
The Hyper Missile is the fastest firing Missile in the series, although it does not have the fastest rate of fire.
Each Hyper Missile fired will drain a large portion of Phazon from your PED tank.
| Missile | Super Missile | Ice Missile | Diffusion Missile|
Charge Combo | Seeker Missile | Hyper Missile
Ship Missile | Homing Missile | Missile Key
|Seeds||Impact Crater • Bryyo Seed • Elysia Seed • Pirate Seed • Leviathan Battleship|
|Biology||Leviathan womb • Leviathan Infant • Leviathan optical organ • Phazon Core • Tentacle|
|Guardians||Metroid Prime • Emperor Ing • Mogenar • Helios • Omega Ridley|
|Inhabitants||Butterflies • Fission Metroid • Lumigek • Missile Blocker • Parasitic fungus • Phazon Leech • Scorchbug • Scritter • Swarmbot • Seed platform • Protozoan • Maggot|
|Technology||Leviathan Command Codes • Wormhole • Leviathan-class capital ship|
|Items||Hyper Ball • Hyper Grapple • Hyper Missile • Force Ball|