Metroid Prime (GC)

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Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime
Developer(s) Retro Studios
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Metroid
Platform(s) GameCube
Genre(s) First Person Action Adventure
Mode(s) Single-Player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Metroid Prime (GC)
GameIDs GM8P01, GM8E01, GM8J01
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Metroid Prime is an action-packed adventure set in the first-person perspective that takes place just after the events in the original Metroid (NES). It has lead character Samus Aran, a bounty hunter by trade, chasing down the evil Space Pirates. Their intention is to use a genetic mutagen called Phazon to create a super army and take over the universe. While the installments in the series before have never been home to deeply involving storylines, Metroid Prime breaks the shell to offer up one of the most intriguing and read-worthy sagas yet. Developed by Texas-based Retro Studios. Metroid Prime brings all of the elements of the acclaimed franchise into a gaping 3D arena.

An updated version exists for the Wii; as part of the Metroid Prime: Trilogy which also contains the sequels Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.


Garbled Text in JP Release

  • Text is garbled in the JP release, refer issue 30, but this is apparently fixed in more recent releases.

Ghosting Effect with Phazon Suit

  • Not fixed yet

Broken x-ray/thermal visor

  • Use efb to ram to fix

Audio Issues

  • Several sounds don´t play appropriately, and sometimes music stops playing, refer issue 2530.


  • It is extremely rare, but will happen sometimes regardless of settings.

Alcove Room

  • Sky becomes black when the room "Alcove" is opened (Where you get Space-Jump-Boots). The normal sky appears when the room is closed.


Title Cinematics

  • In revisions prior to r5460, cinematics that start when doing nothing in the title menu may be broken.


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
Scaled EFB Copy On
Force Texture Filtering Off
Disable Fog Off Fog is required in the space frigate (possibly other dark areas as well) or else everything is just black
Texture Cache Accuracy Fast Fixes crash after landing with the ship on the space station and several other places, also fixes broken text.

Stereo Mode

Works in stereo mode with the IZ3D-driver. The 32bit dolphin has to be used. The depth effect is nice. Big contrast might lead to ghosting. The convergence must be drastically changed when starting first time in 3D. The performance impact is quite severe.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Metroid Prime since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-12685 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


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Gameplay Videos

Metroid Prime (NGC) on Dolphin Emulator HD

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