Video Game Music of the Week - 56

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)


Rundas Battle, SkyTown, Gandrayda Battle

Kenji Yamamoto
Minako Hamano
Masaru Tajima

The final game in the
Metroid Prime Trilogy, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is every bit the masterpiece that the two preceding games built it up to be. The soundtrack is quite unique in terms of other games on the system, but at the same time, its stays completely true to the sounds of the Metroid series.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is filled with choir sounds. This directly affects the overall mood of the game and brings a certain mysterious element to the games deep and intriguing story

Rundas Battle
A pounding beat controls the flow of this powerful track. The song features various instruments throughout, from a distinct electric guitar to a high-pitched synthesiser. The track stands out as one of the most craziest tunes in the game.

This tune really focuses on a choir chant and a lone harp. The ringing bells in the background bring a certain essence to the song that perfectly captures the tone of SkyTown, the floating area high up in the atmosphere of the planet Elysia.

Gandrayda Battle
Gandrayda Battle is one of the very melody-focused tunes in the game. The song slowly begins to pick up as it progresses, hitting its frantic strides at around the 35-second mark. The track is flawless at creating a mood that compliments the games story and design, proving that when it comes to video game music, Nintendo knows exactly how to choose the right composer for the right game.

Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.
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