Video Game Boom Box Halloween Edition – The music of Metroid

Video Game Boom Box Halloween

What really seems to make the music on this game stand out is that much like with the original Super Mario Bros., Nintendo was able to craft music that can evoke a feeling in the player as he/she plays it, but unlike SMB where things have a sense of joy to them because of the environments, the music here adds both a touch of tension and foreboding along with the sense of adventure, because as the player makes their way through the different levels he/she gets a sense that they re not alone, and that there is something lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce on them.  Of course, because the players can see everything going on via the screen it’s not too much of a surprise, but it’s that exact feeling that players latched onto.

Not only that, but the fact that Ridley Scott’s 1979 film “Alien” was a huge influence on the developers can be easily heard as well as seen.

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