Favorite Music Track From The Series?

  • Hard for me to pick one singular favorite. I love the music for Kraid's Lair in Metroid, Red Brinstar from Super Metroid, both tracks from Sector 4 (AQA) in Fusion, Underwater Frigate Reactor Core from Metroid Prime, Quadraxis from Prime 2, Bryyo from Prime 3, and basically everything from AM2R.

    If I had to pick which (official) game in the series has the best music though, I'd probably go with Prime 2. Pretty much every area has great music (maybe except Agon), every (non guardian) boss has a great track, and the entire OST has thematic structure that matches the atmosphere of the game.

  • Toughie. It comes pretty close between the main theme of Prime 2, and Green Brinstar. If only for nostalgia, green Brinstar is my favourite. If AM2R counts, then Falcool's SR388.

  • All of you have brought up a good point, the series as a whole as a ton of great music. I feel like the series really has done an amazing job of capturing feelings/emotions/being atmospheric in its use to music, probably more so than most other game series. I absolutely love game music so for me this subject is really interesting. I'm not a music guy in terms of knowing all the terms or anything I just simply know what I like lol.

  • "Hive Mecha/Totem" (not sure what the official name is but I see these two exchanged frequently) from Metroid Prime, followed closely by "Surface of SR-388" from Metroid II and "Green Brinstar" of Super Metroid.

  • For me, the best track in the series is Kraid's Lair, hands down. I've been in love with that track since I first heard it in Smash Bros, well before I had even played any Metroid game, let alone the original. I love the way the track opens with such a foreboding atmosphere and builds on it with each phrase, culminating in the fast, scale-like section that would be really out of place if not for the slow, lumbering bass-line under it before scaling back down in preparation for the loop.

    I also appreciate that it's a piece that used only two instruments, meaning I could use it to learn to play piano two-handed. I never did get the fast section down, but whatever piano ability I have right now I owe to Kraid's Theme.

  • @gendreavus said in Favorite Music Track From The Series?:

    For me, the best track in the series is Kraid's Lair, hands down.


  • I really like the Main theme from prime but imma say norfair because... Norfair Represent!
    Theme of super metroid also gives me chills, and kraid theme is obviously classic.

  • Kraid's lair is awesome, but I damn near cried when I heard the Prime theme again after not playing it for a few years.
    That game is such a big part of childhood.

  • #1: Metroid Zero Mission Title Screen
    #2: Escape from Dark Aether
    #3: Phendrana Drifts Valley
    #4: Hunters (Prime 2 multiplayer themes)
    #5: Portal Puzzle theme in MP2's Portal room
    #6: Chykka (or Chyyka) themes
    #7: Escape (MZM)
    #8: Omega Pirate theme
    #9: Gandrayda boss theme
    #10: Escape
    #11: AM2R Credits 2
    #12: Arcterra Theme #2 (Prime Hunters)
    #13: M:OM Title screen theme 2
    #14: M II's main menu theme (wait for a bit then it'll get better)

  • Like @AmwolfMusic, I am an audiophile, but I can keep my comments easy for the laymen to understand.

    1. Other M - Final Mission Orders: an amazing track that gave you the sense that you truly were embarking on your final tasks. It's a "Damn!" shame (yes, I said it, fight me) that the track is very short-lived. The Harmony 101% remix "Unfinished Business" did this track justice.

    2. Metroid Prime 3 - Vs. Rundas: epic, in every sense of the word. Once again, only complaint is that the fight is so short, you usually don't get to hear the track through a full loop unless you're playing on Hypermode, and even then, you still might kill Rundas faster than the track loop.

    3. Metroid Fusion - Vs. Serris/Yakuza: see @AmwolfMusic's post above, she nailed it.

    4. Metroid Zero Mission - Kraid's Lair: love the atmosphere this provides.

    5. Super Metroid - Lower Norfair: see 4. Original is best, I wasn't a fan of the extra snare drum used in the Magmoor adaptation, but it is an overall good adaptation.

  • @fatherbrain230 said in Favorite Music Track From The Series?:

    Like @AmwolfMusic, I am an audiophile, but I can keep my comments easy for the laymen to understand.

    Damn son that's some shade

  • @sidiouth there is nothing wro- 🤔🤔🤔🤔

    He's throwing some shade, he's R O A S T I N G me...


  • @amwolfmusic HAHAHA! I love this community and the humor around here haha!


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