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- This article is about the theme. For other uses, see Brinstar Depths (Disambiguation).
- "Kraid's Chamber" redirects here. For the boss room, see Kraid's room.
Brinstar Depths, also titled Kraid's Chamber (クレイド部屋) or Mini-Boss Room (I) ~ Kraid (小ボス部屋 (I) ～クレイド), is the theme of Kraid's Lair in Metroid (and its remake, Metroid: Zero Mission), which was also remixed in the Super Smash Bros. series.
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In Metroid, Brinstar Depths is an eerie and mysterious theme heard throughout Kraid's Hideout. The PAL version of the game used a slower, darker version of the theme (along with the rest of the soundtrack) due to running at 50 Hz instead of 60 Hz.
A remix, titled Brinstar Depths (Melee), plays on the Planet Zebes: Brinstar Depths stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee. The remixed theme was arranged by Shogo Sakai and also incorporates Silence. The song was retained in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, though its accompanying stage was not. For these two reappearances, the song was moved to Planet Zebes: Brinstar and Norfair. The song returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, now able to be played on any Metroid stage.
Smashing... Live!, a live orchestral performance of the Melee soundtrack, featured an arrangement of Brinstar Depths (Melee) and Brinstar (Melee) titled Depth of Brinstar. To date, this is the only orchestrated remix of Kraid's Chamber.
Brinstar Depths returns in Metroid: Zero Mission, the remake of Metroid, where it is played once again in Kraid's Hideout. In this version, the ending is extended now featuring a choir similar to one heard in Bowser's Castle in Mario Kart 64. In the Sound Test, it is included as number 08.
In addition to the returning theme from Melee, a brand new remix of Brinstar Depths, composed by Yasushi Asada, appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This version combines metal instruments and a violin melody. The theme was one of three to be revealed on the official website on June 12, 2018, and was also played during Dark Samus's debut "trailer" in the August 2018 Nintendo Direct. It is also played in Kraid's Dojo in the World of Light.
The original theme can be heard here:  The PAL version can be heard here:  The theme from Melee here:  The theme from Smashing... Live! can be heard here:  The theme from Zero Mission can be heard here:  The theme from Ultimate can be heard here: 
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