Samus Aran using the X-Ray Scope.
|Featured in||Super Metroid|
|Special uses||Reveals fake walls|
The X-Ray Scope (Xレイスコープ Xrei Sukōpu) is an exclusive item found in Super Metroid. It allows Samus Aran to see hidden passages and reveal destructible blocks, a similar function to the Power Bombs used in Metroid Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission. It is found in Brinstar. Note that the Scope will initially "freeze time", making all present movement halt. However, any countdown timers and game timers will continue running as the Scope is in effect.
Super Metroid manualEdit
"This item allows you to see hidden passages."
"The X-Ray beam eminates from the visor."
There is a glitch which allows Samus to make 'clones'. First, she must have the item before the X-Ray Scope is equipped (usually the Power Bombs or the Grapple Beam). Then, using the Speed Booster, Samus must run until she starts to glow and then clones of Samus will appear behind her. Once that happens, she can switch to the X-Ray Scope and the sprites behind Samus will follow her every movement until she lets go of the button.
- In the Super Metroid manga story Peeping, Samus accidentally sees two Etecoons engaging in foreplay using the X-Ray Scope.
- The X-Ray Scope is the precursor to the X-Ray Visor of the Prime Series. Chronologically, however, the X-Ray Visors were the first to be acquired by Samus.
- The X-Ray Scope is one of three items in Super Metroid that is not used in Metroid: Other M, the other two being the Spazer Beam and High Jump Boots.
| Combat Visor | Scan Visor | Thermal Visor | X-Ray Visor|
Dark Visor | Echo Visor | Command Visor
Hacker Mode | X-Ray Scope | Search View
|Items in Super Metroid|
|Beams||Power Beam • Charge Beam • Spazer Beam • Wave Beam • Ice Beam • Plasma Beam|
|Missiles||Missile Launcher • Super Missile|
|Morph Ball||Morph Ball • Bomb • Power Bomb • Spring Ball|
|Suits||Power Suit • Varia Suit • Gravity Suit|
|Boots||High Jump Boots • Speed Booster • Space Jump|
|Others||Grapple Beam • X-Ray Scope • Screw Attack|