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Metroid Dread Walkthrough: A Beginner’s Guide

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Metroid Dread Walkthrough Guide

Metroid Dread is a gripping, action-packed game that will keep you on your toes and make you think about how to use the tools at your disposal wisely. The most important part of playing the game is figuring out how to choose which suit power to upgrade next and when to use it. That can be confusing for first-time players, which is why I’ve decided to put together this simple walkthrough outlining basic gameplay for Metroid Dread. Keep in mind that this tutorial only covers the basics; as with life, there’s no one right way to play Metroid Dread!

Step 1: Choose Your Difficulty Level

Before you start a new game, you’ll want to choose the difficulty level of your playthrough. Metroid Dread has three different difficulty levels: Normal, Hard, and Expert. Each difficulty level has a different number of enemies and enemy types; each also has different numbers of save points and health capsules. For example, if you play on Normal difficulty, there will be five save points throughout the game. However—if you play on Expert difficulty—there will only be three save points in total (though each one will restore more health).

Step 2: Play the First Cutscene

When you start playing, the first thing you’ll see is a cutscene. This is important because it’s here that you can learn all about what’s happening in the game and who your character is. We recommend watching this cutscene! You may be tempted to skip it if you’ve played many games before, but trust us: even if it seems like there isn’t much going on (and even if there isn’t), watching this cutscene will help set up what’s ahead of you in Metroid Dread.

Step 3: Run Around a Bit, and Get the Feel of Your Controls

You should now be able to move around, look around, shoot things, and jump. This is the basic control scheme for Metroid Dread. The game starts with you standing in a small room with Samus’s ship, which looks like an escape pod. Your objective is to get out of there and explore the planet Tallon IV before that big nasty Phazon meteor hits it (and you with it).

There are three buttons on your controller: A (the trigger), B, and C. A and B are used to move Samus around while C activates her bombs (these can be used as an alternate form of attack).

In addition to moving around via A/B buttons or analog stick if available, you can also use X/Y buttons or L1/R1 triggers to look around by rotating your viewpoint left or right respectively (or up if using an analog stick): this allows you to see what’s in front of you as well as behind you so don’t forget about them!

Step 4: Get an Option to Play a Tutorial Video Right Before Things Get Started

After you’ve got your team and are ready to head out, the game will give you an opportunity to play through a tutorial video if you want. This is one of those rare moments in video games where skipping a cutscene isn’t just a matter of pushing forward on the joystick: it’s actually more convenient.

If you’re already familiar with Metroid Dread’s gameplay systems, then I’d recommend skipping the tutorial video as soon as possible because it takes up valuable time that could be spent collecting items and exploring new areas. The game doesn’t have too many complex mechanics (save for its inventory system), so once they’re explained during this brief cinematic moment, they become second nature after only playing for 10 minutes or so—no amount of repetition helps here!

However, if you’re still unsure about what buttons do or how certain moves work together (which is perfectly understandable), feel free to watch the tutorial video at any point in Metroid Dread’s campaign mode! You won’t miss anything major by doing so; all story elements will still be there when we get into them later on in our guide.

Step 5: Watch the Tutorial Video

Metroid Dread is a lot more complicated than previous Metroid games. The game offers several different modes and features, including the ability to customize your character’s abilities and appearance. As such, it’s important that you take time to learn the controls before starting your adventure.

The best place to start this process is by watching the tutorial video that comes with Metroid Dread. You can play through the sample level or start right away on one of four difficulty levels (Normal or Advanced). Then, simply press “Enter” at any time during play (this pauses gameplay) and click on “Play Tutorial”. Clicking this button will bring up an overlay window where you can access helpful hints such as how many health points remain in your power supply system; what kind of enemies you’re facing; what items are available in a given room; which abilities have been unlocked so far; etcetera…

Step 6: Examine Everything in Your Surroundings

The first thing you will notice is a door that is locked. So, you must examine everything in your surroundings, including the crates and barrels to your right.

Look at the computer, then look at it again – perhaps there’s something important on the screen? You see that it’s just a normal Metroid Dread demo. Now go back to examining everything else in the room: check out the door controls and even open up one of those yellow boxes with an X on it!

Step 7: Save the Game

Save your game at this point by pressing SELECT. The save feature is useful for keeping track of your progress, but it also allows you to go back to a previous state. If you die in battle or want to try something new, simply reload you save file and start over again.

Step 8: Look at Your Menu Options

Now that you’ve gotten a feel for your surroundings, let’s take a closer look at some of the things you can do by examining your menu options again.

The Map: This is where you’ll see an overhead view of Samus’ current location. It also shows any areas that are currently off-limits to you and how far away those locations are (the farther away they are, the smaller they appear).

The Inventory: Here you can equip items like missiles or power bombs and organize them by category using tabs at the top of the window. You can also select certain weapons or tools that are equipped on Samus’ back with an option called “Back.”

Step 9: Select One of Your Suit Powers and See How It Works

To select a suit power, tap the left side of your screen.

To use your selected suit power, tap the right side of your screen.

This will open up a menu from which you can select one or more options that are related to using that suit power. For example, if you have chosen the Charge Beam ability, this menu will list all of the enemies in the area that can be charged up by shooting them with missiles and other projectile weapons. You can then tap on one of these enemies to see where they are located on the map and get an idea of whether they’re going to be easy or difficult to defeat when they’re fully charged with energy (but not yet defeated).

Step 10: Save Again if You Want to Reload to Play Through Differently Later

In the last room where you fought the final boss, there’s a save station on either side of the door that leads back to the ship. If you’ve followed my advice and haven’t used them up until this point, use them now to save your game. This means that if anything goes awry in your playthrough and you want to reload from an earlier part of it, all of your progress will be saved.

Now just hit Start on your controller (or Esc on PC) and select “Restart” from the menu after saving your game.

This guide is just one way to play the game, feel free to explore other options as long as it appeals to you. This is a very open-ended game and there are many different ways to play it depending on what your interests are. You can also replay the game from an earlier save point if you want something different after finishing playing through it once or twice!

Usen Ebong is a professional writer with over eight years of experience. He has created various content across multiple niches, including business, nutrition, academic, games research, and movies.