The Wide Beam was one of the many Beams available to Samus Aran in her Fusion Suit during the events of Metroid Fusion. It is similar to the Spazer Beam of other games, but the Wide Beam splits into three pink rings like a wall, as opposed to the Spazer's three individual lasers. Unlike the Spazer featured in Super Metroid, which can only hit one target at a time, the Wide Beam is made up of three separate shots, so that all three can hit different targets, exactly like the Spazer Beam's original mechanics seen in Metroid 2. It is probable that the Wide Beam was used as a replacement for the Spazer, so that it could be compatible with the Plasma Beam.
Metroid Fusion manualEdit
"Use the Wide Beam to shoot three normal beams at the same time. The possibility of hitting something greatly increases."
- Though it is believed the Wide Beam was used as a replacement for the Spazer so it could be compatible with the Plasma Beam which was incompatible with the Spazer in Super Metroid, however recently in Metroid II remake Metroid: Samus Returns it is shown that the Spazer can be stacked with the Plasma Beam. Ironically, it is incompatible with the Ice Beam in Samus Returns. This indicates that the Beams incompatibility may be due game mechanics or different models exist with differing compatible with other beam models. It should be noted that the appearance of the Spazer and Plasma in Samus Returns is likely a reference to Return of Samus in which both the Plasma Beam and Spazer Laser Beam made their debut.
- In addition to the Spazer Beam, the Wide Beam also resembles the Diffusion Beam from Metroid: Other M.
|Armaments||Arm Cannon • Paralyzer|
|Weapons|| Power Beam • Wave Beam • Ice Beam • Plasma Beam • Grapple Beam • Hyper Beam: (MP3/SM) • Phazon Beam • Dark Beam • Light Beam • Annihilator Beam |
Nova Beam • Zero Laser
|Enhancements||Charge Beam • Diffusion Beam • Long Beam • Phazon bullets • Spazer Beam • Tractor beam • Wide Beam|
|Affinity Weapons||Volt Driver • Battlehammer • Magmaul • Shock Coil • Judicator • Imperialist • Omega Cannon • Electro Lob|