One of the most effective soundtracks of the NES-era belongs to the first Metroid game. Composed by industry icon Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka, it perfectly encapsulates the atmosphere of the planet Zebes, with its immersive and creepy sci-fi stylings perfectly suiting the alien-infested caverns that Samus must venture through to defeat Mother Brain.

Now one fan, Luminist, has taken this soundtrack to a new level, embracing the synth instruments that were so popular during the decade Metroid was created. Created using a Korg MS-20 Mini, an analog synthesizer, it definitely captures what an ’80s Metroid movie would have sounded like. Check out the full playlist:

More tracks will likely be added as time goes on, so be sure to keep checking back!

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Written by Tom Brown

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