Super Metroid: Sound in Action
Name: Super Metroid
Characteristics: Action, Platform, Side-Scrolling, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Original/port composers: Koji Kondo, Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano
Super NES - Europe
Super NES (1994) - United States
Super NES (19 Mar 1994) - Japan
Released: 22 Jun 1994
Related Plaform: Super NES
Format: Digital audio (WAV / Redbook Audio / MP3)
Music type: Arranged soundtrack
Num of tunes (original): 38
Num of CDs: 1
Catalogue Nr.: SRCL-2920
Play time: 16:30
Facts / description
Out of print for several years now.##
Only Tracks 1-5 have been left here.
Track 6-14 have been NES conversions of Metroid and you'll find them in appropriate NES music archive.
Track 15-28 have been SNES conversions of Super Metroid and you'll find them in appropriate SNES music archive
A dazzling experience of the music from the game.
-- by Jon Turner
I was drawn to the music of "Super Metroid" when I first played the game, and I was determined to get a soundtrack album of the game. This CD starts with four arranged tunes from Super Metroid, wonderfully performed on synthesized instruments. I love those tracks a lot, especially the ending theme because it stays true to the original composition but sounds even more powerful with updated instruments. Following that awesome track is the finale from the original Metroid for the NES! I had never heard this tune before. It was not as impressive as the finale from Super Metroid, but it was still memorable, featuring funky instruments and a bouncy, good-natured melody.
The next tracks that follow are all the OSV tracks from the original Metroid for the NES. The tracks are awesome in composition, but they suffer in many ways. First of all, they are very low-grade and are distorted in some areas. Second, they have different kinds of instruments than the NES cartridge version. Third, two tracks sound like someone plugged in their stereo A/V cables to the Famicom and starting recording while they played. For example, track 13's melody, which is heart-pounding and exciting, is drowned out by an annoying alarm sound that makes me want to cover my ears. Finally, at the beginning of the tracks, there is one momentary "step" noise, which is incredibly annoying every time I hear it. Otherwise, the tracks are okay.
The last 24 tracks are all of the OSVs from Super Metroid. The tracks are awesome in composition and sound quality, but there are still complaints I have to make. I remember that the tunes in the game were much longer and more complex than they are on the CD. Most tracks are cut short. Plus, some tracks just end abruptly, which is a scary surprise. Other than that, it is a great CD. If you want a soundtrack to a "Metroid" game, this CD is for you. But be warned, there are some tracks in here that are just painful to listen to.
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