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...that Metroid II was not playable on any current gen consoles until the Nintendo 3DS?
...that the manual for the game has several spelling mistakes?
...that Metroid II has the most boss battles in the series, with 40 Metroid fights?
...that it is the only Metroid game without a countdown sequence?
...that the "rock icicle" is the only creature not named in the Metroid II manual?
...that Retro Studios conidered remaking Metroid II as a side project?
...that AM2R, a fan remake of Metroid II was released on the series' 30th anniversary in 2016?
The Zeta Metroid is the sixth natural stage of a Metroid's life cycle. They appear as enemies in Metroid II: Return of Samus and its remake Metroid: Samus Returns. They also have a minor appearance in the Restricted Lab of Metroid Fusion. The Zeta Metroid possesses a very different structure from all prior forms, as it now resembles a reptilian dinosaur. This stage is the beginning of the species' adult phase, and thus requires a lot of firepower to kill. Although the Zeta Metroid no longer flies, it is now highly agile and can climb any surface, including ceilings. The Omega Metroid is the next and final stage for all standard Metroids.