How To Reach Thardus In Metroid Prime Remastered

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As much as I love playing as Samus again, there’s just some details about the game you won’t appreciate or understand without having played the original – like how to reach Thardus in Metroid Prime Remastered. 

Thardus is the next boss fight after taking down Sheegoth; if you don’t know how to beat Sheegoth in Metroid Prime Remastered already, my guide should be your first port of call. 

But back to Thardus, who is our intended target, but who also resides behind a seemingly impenetrable door.

This door won’t break with standard missiles, and doesn’t even glow any specific colour to indicate which weapons to use.

All in all, this one door, as insignificant as it may seem, can put the brakes on Samus’ progress. If you’re at your wits end with this Ruined Courtyard door, this guide will alleviate that tension. 

How To Reach Thardus In Metroid Prime Remastered

To reach Thardus, scan the statue above the blast door in the ruined Courtyard, then break it using the Missile Beam Combo; a power conduit will be revealed. Switch over to your Wave Beam, and use the Thermal Visor to power up the conduit to open the door. 

It all sounds extremely straightforward, and it is… if you know to use your Thermal Visor

This small “puzzle” will undoubtedly stump newcomers to Metroid Prime because it isn’t an obvious sequence of events. Even I, someone who played the original, wasn’t quite sure what to do until the dregs of an old memory resurfaced. 

How To Reach Thardus In Metroid Prime Remastered - thermal visor

As annoying as this blast door is, once it’s open it’s pretty much plain sailing toward Thardus. 

Okay, so there’s a few enemies you need to defeat on your way to the Quarantine Cave, but they’re small fry compared to the might of Thardus.

In my opinion, it’s the toughest boss so far. 

If you’ve found this guide useful, you might want to check out the other Metroid Prime Remastered guides we’ve got – like the 5 best Metroid Prime Remastered tips for beginners

And if you’re still stuck way back in the Chozo Ruins (I sympathise because it’s a maze), you might want to learn all the Chozo Ruins rune locations to speed things up. 

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