Normal Mode is the easiest type of difficulty in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. It is available from the start of the game along with Veteran Mode. Completing this or Veteran difficulty on the first play through of the game will unlock Hyper Mode Difficulty, which is the highest difficulty of the game. The difference in each type is that the enemies require more shots in order to be killed, each boss's health will decrease more slowly, enemies seem to be "smarter", and they have a larger chance of using Hypermode.
In the Nintendo GameCube versions of Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Normal Mode was the only difficulty unlocked in the beginning of the game. In Metroid Prime Trilogy, Veteran Mode is actually the Normal Mode which appeared in Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. The Normal Mode in Trilogy is a new, even easier mode.
Normal Mode is the Prime Series equivalent of Easy Mode, unlockable in the Japanese version of Metroid Fusion, and all versions of Metroid: Zero Mission. Zero Mission features a Normal Mode, which is harder than Easy Mode but not as difficult as Hard Mode. Additionally, Normal Mode is the name of the easiest difficulty levels in Metroid: Other M and Metroid: Samus Returns, though the latter's Normal Mode is still considered challenging.
|Metroid Game Modes|
|Difficulty Levels|| Easy/Normal Mode • Veteran Mode • Hard Mode • Hypermode |
Time Attack Mode • Fusion Mode
|Multiplayer Modes|| Metroid Prime 2: Echoes • Metroid Prime Hunters|
Deathmatch Mode • Bounty Mode • Bounty • Capture • Defender • Nodes • Prime Hunter • Survival • Blast Ball • Rival Radar
Wireless Mission • Challenge • Practice • Local Play • Versus
|Story Modes||Multi Mission • Single Mission • Adventure Mode • Campaign • Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary|
|Miscellaneous|| Adult and Child Modes • Dual Mode • Movies • Progressive Scan Mode • Sleep Mode • Stylus Mode • Theater Mode |
Combat Sim • Shooting Range • Regulator • Survivor • Morph Ball • Event Match