Earlier this year an all-star cast of seasoned game musicians teamed up for World 1-2, an amazing tribute album packed with remixes and brand new work from folks like Manami Matsumae (Mega Man), Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden) and Metroid Metal. Now, Koopa Soundworks and Game Chops are offering even more with World 1-2: Encore.
With just minutes to go until the credits roll for 2011, I thought it’d be fun to share a handful of my favorite 8 and 16-bit ending songs. Kicking it off with Yuzo Koshiro’s Actraiser ending, which starts off suspiciously like the 20th Century Fox theme!
Wow, talk about perfect timing! Looks like Nintendo released Metroid II: Return of Samus on Thanksgiving Day – just one day after my Salute to Samus episode posted! Now you can sample the Metroid-busting awesomeness of this forgotten classic on your 3DS… although you still won’t have a map… or color!
An hour-long tribute to the creepy, claustrophobic and downright awesome music of the Metroid series, which is 25 years old this year.