Four players on Sidehopper Station.

Sidehopper Station is a multiplayer stage in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.


Sidehopper Station is a Space Pirate station in orbit around Tallon IV. It is shaped very similarly to a large Sidehopper, as seen in the selection menu. On the "legs" of the Sidehopper are Kinetic Orb Cannons that launch Samus Aran from one side to another.

There is also a roof area accessible from the upper lever lever of two tunnels that connect the main room to two sub-rooms which in turn, connect to the two "legs" of the station. Able to be seen from the "legs" of the station, there is a Spider Ball Track above the gap between the "legs". In the main room, on the upper level, there are two exits that lead to the track.


This stage has two Randomizers situated next to the Orb Cannons.



Beta screenshot.

  • This space station is based on the Frigate Orpheon and orbits Tallon IV. A Sidehopper-like creature could be heard behind a locked door (and seen in a scan) on the Orpheon. The stage's name is more than likely a reference to the latter.
  • A Secret World can be found in this map: [1]
  • If Samus is standing in the path of one of the Kinetic Orb Cannons while another Samus is using it, the former will die.
  • This is one of two levels that allow two Morph Balls fired out of Kinetic Orb Cannons to collide, killing both players and giving both of them a kill point, the other being Spires.