Entrance of norfair super metroid

Samus Aran enters Norfair.

Norfair (ノルフェア Norufea) is a volcanically-active and cavernous area on planet Zebes and is home to a large number of molten enemies. Samus is unable to access virtually any of Norfair's key points without the Varia Suit upgrade, which protects from this area's searing heat. The extreme heat in the pools of magma scattered throughout this region will still cause damage unless Samus possesses the Gravity Suit. Norfair is the lowest part of the Space Pirate fortress on Zebes. Besides Tourian, the lower part of Norfair is probably the most dangerous place on Zebes, and home to Ridley's Lair, in which Ridley resides.



  • Kiru Giru (Metroid: Zero Mission only)
  • Ridley (Super Metroid only)
  • Crocomire (boss, Super Metroid only, though his sprites appear in the Zero Mission code)

One unused room of Norfair exists in Super Metroid's code, but is not accessible in-game. [1]

Power UpsEdit

Main article: Norfair/Items


Metroid: Zero MissionEdit

Super MetroidEdit

Other appearancesEdit

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Norfair as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Norfair is a playable stage in the Wii title, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Apart from the five main floating platforms, the stage emphasizes Norfair's hostile environment of the games by featuring a lake of lava below that periodically rises and falls to engulf it, creating a hazard for players who fall off. Walls of flowing lava can also appear from the sides, while waves of lava will come in from the back. During exceptionally large waves, a small safe room will appear that players must scramble into before the wave reaches them. The design for this safe room is similar to the many doors featured in the Metroid series and Super Metroid in particular.

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.

Official dataEdit

Metroid: Zero Mission manualEdit

"This is a region of intense heat generated by subterranean magma."


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