Skipping the Boost Ball: Life GroveDiscovered by
- The Life Grove, once opened up, contains a Spinner device used to retrieve the Artifact of Chozo. You can activate the Spinner without the boost ball, albeit in a fairly odd fashion.
- There is a very specific way you have to do this room (at least, as far as we know). After you Power Bomb the walls, head directly to the middle of the pool. Before you get to the water, space jump out over the hatch that contains the spinner. Morph into a ball as you hit the water. Continue to hold forward until you reach the lip underwater. Roll up on this lip a little way, then head direclty back to the hatch. Get on the side closest to the exit and wedge yourself right up next to the lip of the hatch. Lay down a bomb and inch clockwise around this lip (don't go far; stop right before you reach the small ridge that runs from this hatch to the edge of the circle).
- Once the platform starts to rise, it should carry you up just a little, then drop you off. At this point, start holding somewhere between Up and Up-Right. When you regain control of Samus, this should move you into the spinner, and it should immediately start spinning like the spinner in Geothermal Core. If it doesn't work on the first try, it can still be done, but no one knows how exactly.