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Published on Jul 31, 2019
Nintendo is the best in the biz when it comes to great video game music, producing decades-long-musical-legacy after decades-long-musical-legacy. One such legacy that has somehow avoided analysis on this channel up until this point is the Metroid series, which has a consistent and unique musical identity that goes toe-to-toe with the Marios and the Zeldas of the video game world. At the same time the approach music in Metroid games is very different from all other big Nintendo properties, prioritizing ambience and a dark, creepy tone over the kinds of memorable melodies that you'd find among its peers. So what makes Metroid music sound like Metroid music? Let's find out.