Metroid 30th Anniversary | Top 25 Metroid Music Tracks

By Az Elias 15.08.2016 4

Metroid games are known for creating a feeling of isolation through their visuals and minimal use of characters besides Samus, but the soundtracks are also some of the biggest factors in being able to deliver this atmosphere, with some incredible ambient tones, catchy themes and powerful, fear-inducing tracks. As such, it's very difficult to narrow this list down to just 25, but here is a selection of some of our favourite music pieces in the Metroid series.


Metroid - Title Theme


Metroid - Kraid's Lair


Metroid - Brinstar


Metroid II: Return of Samus - Surface of SR388


Super Metroid - Theme of Super Metroid


Super Metroid - Brinstar - Dense Vegetation Area


Super Metroid - Brinstar - Red Swamp Area


Super Metroid - Theme of Samus Aran


Super Metroid - Maridia - Underground Quicksand Area


Super Metroid - Norfair - Ancient Ruins Area


Super Metroid - Big Boss Confrontation (Ridley, Draygon)


Super Metroid - Mother Brain


Metroid Fusion - Sector 1 (SRX)


Metroid Fusion - Vs. Serris


Metroid Prime - Title Theme


Metroid Prime - Tallon Overworld


Metroid Prime - Tallon Overworld Depths


Metroid Prime - Underwater Frigate Reactor Core


Metroid Prime - Phendrana Drifts


Metroid Prime - Phendrana Drifts Depths


Metroid Prime 2: Echoes - Torvus Bog


Metroid Prime 2: Echoes - Sanctuary Fortress


Metroid Prime 2: Echoes - Vs. Dark Samus


Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - Vs. Gandrayda


Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - Skytown


With so many great music tracks in the Metroid series, there are plenty more we could have included. Share your favourites below.

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Kraid's Lair has always been my very favourite Metroid track. I especially like the Melee, version. It has a really nice flow to it for the first minute or so. In the live version it has this sort of wooshing wind sound that I really like. After that, when the drums and bass kick in it's like "YEEEEEAH!"

Skytown was my other favourite and I also love the title screen music from Prime 3.

( Edited 15.08.2016 20:02 by Marzy )

Super Metroid's OST is a masterpiece, and overall the Metroid franchise has given us incredible songs. 

( Edited 15.08.2016 22:29 by Bedex )

Bedex said:
Super Metroid's OST is a masterpiece, and overall the Metroid franchise has given us incredible songs. 

Absolutely. Could easily just fill this whole list up with the full SM OST and be done with it. Back then, the whole game scared the crap out of me with its suspenseful and creepy music.

Kraid's Lair and Brinstar on Metroid 1 are great, and I used to love listening to the Surface of SR388 theme on my Game Boy. The Tallon 1 and 2 and Phendrana 1 and 2 themes in Prime are also some of my faves in the series.

Being a gamer that grew up on the NES, hearing how GOOD tracks like the NES title theme and Kraid's theme make me very intolerant of new games when music is bad or forgetable.

Just listen to how memorable and good the title theme is, or the tension in kraids.  THIS WAS 30 YEARS AGO.

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