Music from video games is something that not many people outside the gaming circle really recognise or appreciate, so it's all the more encouraging when groups of people – be they large or small – band together in order to create a new experience from established melodies.
Many of the classic themes from the Metroid series have been given new life in the form of some funky, catchy remixes thanks to the collaborated efforts of music minds Dj CUTMAN and Sammus. The album very impressively takes the original audio from some of the most well-known tracks from the early games and turns them into beautifully remastered instrumental tracks. The whole album is available by naming your own price, so you can even download it for free if you're shy of some coin.
You can check out the Nerdcore Instrumentals 2 by clicking here.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Nintendo Special Big Band have performed a tremendous medley of themes related to the cross-series beat-em-up. Everything from Super Smash Bros. Melee's menu screen theme to the objectively glorious main theme from Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been tackled by this extremely talented group of musicians.
Be sure to check out the video below which features all of these fantastic Smash Bros. themes.
Remastered Metroid themes, hmmm?
Perfectly in theme with today's Smash daily pic.
The Metroid remasters are basically the same as the origins just given more beats. Rather listen to the originals
Saxophones, saxophones in every song!
The big band Medley is months old and they didn't only do Super Smash by the way. They orchestrated Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Donkey Kong, Kirby and much more. There were 5 parts to the whole Big Band show.
Here is a link to the whole orchestrated themes:
1. Mario Bros series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GF3JYa0ql4&list=UUtivVbVHLoYcL4WsPflLC1w
2. Donkey Kong and Zelda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BGFFZ3nDxk&list=UUtivVbVHLoYcL4WsPflLC1w
3. Kirby and Animal Crossing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUfT_Qhp_Sw&list=UUtivVbVHLoYcL4WsPflLC1w&index=4
4. Pokemon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hf50QG0OjI&index=3&list=UUtivVbVHLoYcL4WsPflLC1w
The fifth one is of course Super Smash Bros.
Just to add. Some people from that Big Band also made music for Mario Kart 8.
Why does the link to SSBB in the article link me to the list of all GameCube games?
@ReshiramZekrom because its a link to super smash bros. Melee the game. Not the website.
So where can I get this? and what is it called?
And just like that my 3DS became my new mp3 player.
Bravo! But I didn't hear any Metroid in there.
@TheClockworkB Makes sense (about the MK8), I reconised a face from the Direct xD
Would be great if Nintendo could use this exact medley as the credits music in the new Smash Bros. Or for something along those lines.
I just had an eargasm
beautiful songs great for a great game love that remixed!
https://soundcloud.com/325music/325-looking-for-the-perfect check out my own cuts from 8 bit classic Metroid end theme
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