- This article is about Samus's spaceship. For information about the Subspace Army's gunship, see Subspace Gunship.
The Gunship is Samus's personal spacecraft in the Metroid series.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
The Gunship has a minor role in the Subspace Emissary in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When the Subspace Gunship destroys the Halberd, the Gunship, along with the Falcon Flyer, Hocotate Ship, an Arwing, and a Dragoon with Kirby on top escape the explosion and attack the Subspace Gunship, flying through the portal to Subspace opened to bring the Subspace Gunship through.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
- Main article: Zero Suit Samus#Gunship
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Gunship appears in Zero Suit Samus's Final Smash. When activated, Samus jumps into the Gunship and takes aim at opponents from a first-person perspective with the on-screen reticle, which can be controlled by the player. By pressing the attack button, Samus can fire up to five dual laser shots that damages and launches opponents until the Final Smash runs out.
In addition, the Gunship appears during Zero Suit Samus's stage entrance, dropping her off onto the stage.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Zero Suit Samus once again uses her Gunship in her Final Smash, except this time she rides on top of it while wearing her Power Suit and fires a laser similar to Samus's Zero Laser from the background.
The Gunship also appears in Nintendo Land in the event Metroid Blast. During the event, the player controls a Mii dressed as Samus, using the Gunship to shoot several mechanical enemies. In multiplayer mode, the player using the Wii U GamePad will take control of the Gunship and either attack or work alongside the other Miis walking on the ground.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
The Gunship makes a cameo in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in the background of the stage Busted Bayou. This is not only a reference to the Metroid series, but also to the fact that Retro Studios, the game's developer, previously worked on the Metroid Prime series.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
|Samus's Starship||File:Trophy230.png||Metroid II: Return of Samus
|This compact ship is used by Samus as her base of operations. Of course, Samus can't fly it into the catacombs of every planet she visits, so she leaves it on the surface as her sanctuary. Samus can recharge her Power Suit inside the ship, so it tends to be the only safe and secure spot on inhospitable alien terrain.|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Gunship||File:BrawlTrophy392.png||SNES Super Metroid
GCN Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
|The ship that Samus pilots. Entering the gunship allows Samus to restore energy and save. Samus has been on numerous voyages in the gunship, but after being attacked by an X parasite in Metroid Fusion, she crashes into an asteroid belt and destroys the craft. After that, the Galactic Federation provides her with a new starship.|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
|Name||Image||Appears in||NTSC-U Description||PAL Description|
|Gunship (Zero Suit Samus)||File:GunshipFinalSmashTrophyWiiU.png||N/A||Samus's spaceship carries her through space and serves as her base of operations during her missions. Zero Suit Samus will call down and board her Gunship with her Final Smash. Once she's in the pilot's seat, she has a short time to unleash up to five powerful shots from the ship's weapons. Foes aren't safe even hiding off-screen!||Samus's Gunship is her way of travelling through space and her base of operations when exploring hostile planets. In Zero Suit Samus's Final Smash, she can use her Gunship to fire powerful beams at other fighters, hitting them multiple times, even if they're hiding off-screen! At least they can be thankful it doesn't go on forever.|
|Gunship||File:GunshipTrophyWiiU.png||SNES Super Metroid (04/1994)
Wii Metroid: Other M (08/2010)
|The one partner Samus can rely on in almost all of her missions. In the wide unknown of outer space, she can always return to the Gunship for a safe haven. It allows her to replenish all of her energy and ammunition and even serves as a resting spot for the player. It sounds just like a save point, doesn't it?||The one partner Samus can rely on in almost all of her missions. In the wide unknown of outer space, she can always return to the Gunship for save haven. It allows her to replenish all of her energy and ammunition, and even serves as a resting spot for the player. In other words...it's a save point.|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Gunship||File:Gunship Echoes Sticker.png||Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||[Explosive] - Attack +5|
- Gunship FS lasers.JPG
The Gunship Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- The Gunship appears as a station in the 2010 version of Nintendo Monopoly (although going by its Metroid Prime 3: Corruption design). It takes the place of Pennsylvania Railroad, originally held by the Blue Falcon in the 2006 version, and costs $200.