ReMix:Metroid "Met Mix Pro" 2:12

By Scratty411

Arranging the music of one song...


Primary Game: Metroid (Nintendo , 1986, NES), music by Hirokazu Tanaka

Posted 2002-10-27, evaluated by the judges panel

DarkCecil13 summed this up well: "Mmm... Decent percussion, cool panning, though - The introduction and the ending both don't pass as überl33t, though the mid-parts make up for it - Regardless, I found this mix mostly enjoyable. Not bad for newcomer scratty411." - this is some good Metroid work, if not inspired, that's brief but uses its time effectively to develop some interesting and retro/nostalgic flavors. Could have been a bit more ambient and sonically edgier - this genre essentially requires high-quality DSP and upper-echelon samples and mixing - but what's here is enjoyable as a nice interlude.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2009-12-16 20:01:55

It has the same beat feel and energy as the Amen Break. Huh....

It all feels like light, dancy, very narrow, minimal techo. Still it's highly melody driven, which is a good thing.


It's by no means bad, but it's just feels simplistic and pretty average. :|

on 2009-10-30 23:09:39

Well this one came up on the mp3 player today at work, so review time. Overall, this (like many other older mixes) has very basic synth textures and a very straight-forward arrangement. The brightest spot here is the drum work, which is notably better than everything else. I can hear that he was going for a kind've ambient mysterious feel, but with the dry, simple synths, it just doesn't quite click.

on 2008-12-09 02:52:24

This song actually inspired me to write a poem about the bitter shortness of life: how long it takes for us to grow our wings and take flight, and how soon it must be that we land (hopefully peacefully and by our own will) and ... end. You can hear it in the distance - a glimmer of hope - with the ringing around :20, and you can hear it scream at 1:00, and you can hear a contentment only achievable after having experienced and tasted all that this life has to offer at 1:38-1:55... and again, at 1:56, hope comes back.. hope that, however short this life has been, that what's left to come - indeed the rest - will be just as pleasant, and all the while... life hovers on.

Well, I guess i made up my own ideas of this piece but hey! that's what you gotta do. keeps things interesting. I think this piece would have gotten boring if it had been any longer.

on 2008-11-18 19:11:47

What can I say, I heard this the first time hearing static white noise in the background while everything was playing, but once the rest came in, that all disappeared and told me that it could have been on purpose to show oldness in the area playing(hope I'm right or i'll be hunted)

The rise was far beyond impressive!

Pretty much, almost everything collaborated together as of 1:44 the drums seemed a little cut off when the switch happened.

Now just because he used(awesome) dated sounding tones does NOT mean it isn't a good song. You have to pick carefully with the tones though to make sure you don't blow anybody's ear off.

Scratty411, You chose wisely.

The ending is just perfect timing to show that you just got beat dropped. (no offence Beatdrop, your fantastic)

This last sentence is very weird but I can't find this mix fantastic or impressive as of it being much, much better than that. "This remix is orgasmic" :nicework:

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on 2007-07-16 16:04:27

I'm not really feeling this one; There is plenty to like, but overall it seems half finished, and there is a missed beat in the middle of the drums. The different sections are nice; you picked good songs for your medley, but it needs some improved production, both in the high and low parts, as well as a bit more interpretation. THere are some added synths, but it really doesn't seem like enough to me.

Sorry :-(

on 2007-01-26 08:15:27

Wow. It's like Metroid meets Kirby, meets re-mix. Interesting.

on 2006-10-14 01:29:18

What I liked about this song is that the beats are simple and having a serious background sound to it. Its not one of the best metroid remixes out there but its worth listening too in my opinion.

on 2005-08-11 18:10:47

it might not be super high quality, spacey avant garde like some other submissions, but i still love it.

Kxo Krazoa 6
on 2004-06-15 00:47:34

Holy crap! This is very very cool! I really enjoyed listening to it, specially the beat in the whole middle. (Great Song!) :)

on 2003-03-11 14:09:34

That rise at 0:58 is fookin AWESOME!

This is a great remix!!

on 2002-11-21 14:59:35

OMG I just LOVE the ghoulish sound in the beginning and the end.. and the stuff between is great too since Im a jungle/breakbeat/drum freak :) xcellent!

on 2002-10-28 20:58:41

Despite any comment about the way this "sounds", I give a lot of credit to originality, which this remix has.

I really like it. Its like a Pepsi BLUE, while not that great, its a refreshing change which pleases my curiousity taste buds :) great job!

on 2002-10-28 18:08:00

I enjoyed it. It was a little ditty that got its point across. I do like the beginning because it utilizes that lonely Metroid feeling. Then it skips into something where Samus would roll up in a ball and drop some bombs all crazy-like. So it's an interesting listen.

My gripe would be the drum part at 1:23. It seems to skip a little, and not in a typical break fashion, but maybe that's just me. And the ending was a little bit abrupt and should've either ended on one of those distorted bass hits, or with a more gradual fade out.

But all in all a decent piece.

on 2002-10-27 23:44:49


This remix was done very very well! I'm very impressed. It stayed within the song's originality, yet sounded different and up to date. It's a song you could put on a Metroid remake.

Superb job, DJ.

Majin GeoDooD
on 2002-10-27 21:23:26

Looks like the OCR servers like me better than everyone else ^_^ (you're welcome Dan)..

Like how it starts out with that little creepy feeling, then the melody kicking in. (Not musically-inclined, dunno the technical words i wanna use :P). Pretty damn good for a first remix. Should be a little longer, atleast I think Scratty411 could've gotten some more outta there.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Metroid (Nintendo , 1986, NES)
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka

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Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Duration: Short

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