The voice during the game's introduction, the one that says "The last Metroid... ...is in captivity. The galaxy... ...is at peace."
, is none other than Dan Owsen
. He is known for doing much of Nintendo
's localization efforts in the 1990s. His work included translating manuals and in-game text. He is also known for his "Ask Dan" column on Nintendo's web site, and can be seen in some of Nintendo's promotional VHS tapes.
Because the original Metroid
used the Famicom Disk System (and its wavetable sound chip) in Japan, and the releases outside of Japan were on cartridges and thus only used the default NES sound system, the original soundtrack had to be slightly reprogrammed. In Super Metroid
, the changes made by the FDS-to-Cartridge conversion back in the original game are made more apparent when the older - albeit remixed - themes are used.
The music in Super Metroid
, considered to be some of the finest compositions for the SNES, was composed by Hirokazu Tanaka
, Kenji Yamamoto
, and Minako Hamano
. Information about the CD soundtrack can be found here
is, due to its level design and planning, one of the most popular games for speedruns
and is still being perfected to this day.
Information also contributed by
Scott G and
- It was #62 in FLUX Magazine's (Issue #4) Top 100 Video Games of All-Time
- The game received two awards in GameFan's 1994 "Megawards" (Vol 3, Iss. 1)
- Overall Best Action/Adventure Game of the Year
- Best SNES Action/Adventure Game of the Year
- Game Players named the game the best SNES adventure game of 1994 (Jan. 1995)
- It was voted #29 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll published by the periodical in it's 100th issue, back in August of 2001
- It was named #23 out of 200 of the "Greatest Games of Their Time" by EGM Issue #200 (Feb. 2006)