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Nintendo Land Metroid Blast Soundtrack Nintendo Land is not a game specifically about Metroid, but rather about the entire universe of games Nintendo has created. However, Metroid Blast is one of the largest and most complex attractions in the game, and the score reflects this. Composer Ryo Nagamatsu (Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario Kart Wii) reflects this in the score, calling it "epic, flamboyant sound, something that made you feel you were playing inside an enormous space." And the stages are pretty massive, too, as reflected by the high musical range. However, due to the fun nature of the attractions, rather than the seriousness of the games themselves, the tracks have a toylike quality.

Classic tracks return in the form of "Brinstar", "Norfair - Ancient Ruins Area", and "Vs. Ridley", three of the most iconic tracks in the series - along with the Famicom Disk System version of the Metroid "Title" theme. An interesting point about the Norfair mix is the choir is made entirely of Nagamatsu's voice, "without any processing" added, although the choir does sound a little goofy... Ridley's theme is definitely the most epic, proving fighting the dragon can be intense, even as a robot.

The new tracks were meant to create a "grand sort of Metroid impact" that would "help players lose themselves as they're thrown into battle inside this massive space." This works particularly well with the "Sea Tower", "Vs. Kraid", and "Training Zone" themes, which evoke a sense of massive vertical spaces and sprawling cities. However, "Ice Sector" is a bit out of place, more in line with a winter wonderland than a sci-fi battle. There's also a neat bonus track unlocked through the jukebox, but we currently don't know where it's used.

Note that these recordings were done line-in from the Wii U system itself, and we had to use some tricks to get the sound this clear. There's also a neat variation with the audio - whenever a player is shot, the music will briefly intensify, with emphasis on the snare drums, a subtle cue that will keep players on their toes. This and the attraction select jingle may be available in the future.

METROID BLAST (GAME RIP)

No. Title Size Length
Download all 13 tracks in one zip as MP3 40MB 27:06
01 Mode Select (Metroid Title Theme) 3.9MB 3:29
02 Mission Select 1.9MB 1:12
03 Training 2.1MB 1:21
04 First Contact 1.1MB 0:45
05 Space Port (Brinstar) 3.0MB 2:00
06 Training Zone 3.2MB 2:07
07 Volcanic Sector (Norfair - Ancient Ruins Area) 7.1MB 4:47
08 Vs. Kraid 4.2MB 2:44
09 Ice Sector 3.5MB 2:14
10 Sea Tower 3.5MB 2:24
11 Vs. Ridley 4.6MB 3:03
12 Battle Complete 241k 0:06
13 Extra Track 1.4MB 0:53

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