- Sector 5 (ARC)
The mutated, X version of a very common SR388 creature. The Chute likes to lie perfectly still until a threat or prey approaches. It will then leap very high into the air, using its entire body to push itself off of the ground. Once airborne, it will flatten out, and gently glide back to the ground, while trying to land on top of whatever came near. A Chute survives mostly on instinct; its intelligence is barely that of a flounder. Although Chutes are usually seen in swampy or tropical areas, the X have given them a mutation to allow them to thrive in the extremely frigid rooms of BSL's Sector 5. The X has also given this creature the ability to vomit an acidic substance to make it more threatening.
Chute-X is hardly a threat. When you spot them, charge your beam, kneel, and shoot. Don't waste missiles on these weak enemies. If they jump into the air, stay back, and just aim diagonally upward and shoot. You shouldn't even give them a chance to release their vomit.
The Chute-X's spit attack is very similar to that of Metroid II's Drivel, which unfortunately does not appear in Metroid Fusion.