|This article is written from the Real Life point of view|
|“||When we sampled in front of the mic, I spoke a number of times. I wasn't any good and completely failed.||„|
Hamano was only 24 years old during the development of Super Metroid. She originally recorded a voice for Samus Aran during the Game Over sequence, but it had sounded too sexual and was removed. A female moaning sound was unearthed by Super Metroid dataminers in 2021, and may represent Hamano's recording. The sound can be listened to below, with an edit for pitch and speed. This sample was used in-game during Samus Aran's Final Cry.
Metroid music composed by Hamano
- Opening (Destroyed Science Academy Research Station) (arranged from a theme composed by Hirokazu Tanaka)
- Wrecked Ship
- Maridia Rocky Underwater Area
- Maridia Drifting Sand Underwater Area
- Mini Boss Confrontation BGM (Spore Spawn, Botwoon)
- Big Boss Confrontation BGM (Ridley, Draygon)
- Big Boss Confrontation BGM (Kraid, Crocomire, Phantoon)
- Tourian (arranged from a theme composed by Hirokazu Tanaka)
- Mother Brain
- Ending (arranged from a theme composed by Kenji Yamamoto)
Fusion is the only time Minako Hamano has scored a Metroid game without Kenji Yamamoto. Instead, she received assistance from Akira Fujiwara. Hamano has specifically discussed composing the SA-X Appears track, as well as the various tracks that play in the Navigation Rooms while Adam is speaking. She later supervised the Sector 1 arrangement heard in Brawl.
It is not confirmed which specific tracks from Fusion (aside from the aforementioned tracks), Zero Mission, and Corruption were composed by Hamano.
For Metroid: Samus Returns and Metroid Dread, Hamano was a sound coordinator rather than a composer. Because some of her previous Metroid tracks have been remixed in Samus Returns, she is additionally credited as an original composer.
|“||We used the voice more carefully. When she dies, Hamano did the voice, but it sounded too sexual so we couldn't use it.||„|
HAMANO Minako - Sound
- Birthday: June 28, 1969
- Hometown: Kyoto City
- Masterpieces: Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
- Duties and Content: BGM composition
- Favorite Films and Music: Le Grand Bleu (The Big Blue) was beautiful. I also wanted to see Bonobono.
- Secret of Samus that only I know: Nothing different. (Also, Samus's voice...)
- Clear Time: About 3:30 (Also about 98%)
- Super Metroid (with Kenji Yamamoto)
- Metroid Fusion (with Akira Fujiwara)
- Metroid: Zero Mission (with Kenji Yamamoto)
- Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (special thanks)
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (with Kenji Yamamoto and Masaru Tajima)
- Metroid: Samus Returns (sound coordination, original Metroid music)
- Metroid Dread (sound coordination)
- Famicom Tentei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
- Galactic Pinball
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
- Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Wario World
- Daigasso! Band Brothers
- Tetris DS
- Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
- Brain Age2: More Training in Minutes a Day!
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Jam with the Band
- Wario Land: Shake It!
- Donkey Kong Country Returns
- ^ a b c Nintendo Official Guide Book for Super Metroid, as translated by Metroid Database
- ^ https://tcrf.net/Super_Metroid#Unused_Audio
- ^ Samus' cry(?) was in the Super Metroid game over sequence all along!, posted by u/notjustakorgsupporte on r/Metroid
- ^ Kerwin, Darren, RoyboyX. "Interview: Clark Wen", Shinesparkers, 2018-06-02. Retrieved on 2018-06-02.
- ^ Nintendo Online Magazine, as translated by Metroid Database
Samus Unmasked • Zero Suit Samus
|Family||Chief Rodney Aran (father) • Virginia Aran (mother) • Old Bird (father figure) |
Gray Voice (Thoha DNA donor) • Raven Beak (Mawkin DNA donor) • Commander Adam Malkovich (father figure) • Baby ("child") • Solomon Aran (brother)
|Abilities and powers||Power Suit (other) • Zero Suit • Arm Cannon (Beams/Missile Launcher) • Morph Ball |
Samus's Gunship (ZM/MP1/MP3/RoS/MF) • Paralyzer • Special Actions • Metroid powers
Super Smash Bros. attacks
|Music||Theme of Samus • Crateria Surface • Theme of Samus Aran, Space Warrior |
Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare • Samus Aran's Final Cry • Record of Samus • "Vs. Samus"
|Other||04: Samus • 29: Zero Suit Samus • Biography • Cake • Gallery • Hairstyle • Helmet • Journal • Mimics |
Monologues • Official data • Residence • Samus in Super Smash Bros.
|Actresses||Minako Hamano • Jennifer Hale • "VM" • Chisato Morishita • Alésia Glidewell • Jessica Erin Martin |
Ai Kobayashi • Lenka Volfová • Nikki García