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Phendrana Drifts[1] is the main theme of the area of the same name in Metroid Prime.

It begins playing ingame when Samus enters the Phendrana Shorelines; in the rooms before, "Ice Connect" is heard instead as a lead-in. This theme is meant to build-up to its faster-paced remix, Phendrana Battle, featured in the back half of Phendrana where Samus obtains the Gravity Suit.

In the Metroid Prime & Fusion Original Soundtracks, this theme is titled Ice Valley (アイスバレイ?), as the area is in the Japanese version of the game. It is one of several themes that can be purchased from the Soundtrack Gallery in New Play Control! Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime Trilogy.

It was also remixed for the pinball table based on the Phendrana Drifts in Metroid Prime Pinball.

The Metroid Prime Hunters theme, Arcterra,[2] was arranged by Lawrence Schwedler and James Phillipsen. It begins playing when Samus enters the Ice Hive and Fault Line respectively, and can also be listened to as track 24 in the Music Test after Gorea's second form is defeated. This version makes changes to the melody, and plays the Phendrana theme in the parallel minor key of its original major key. Arcterra has a more subdued and ominous tone than the original theme, but still becomes energetic and hopeful-sounding with added instruments after the first minute. In addition, its melody was remixed as Noxus's theme, and a portion of this theme is included in the Hunters theme.

Echoes of the music can be heard in the Ice Bryyo theme of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

The theme from Prime can be heard here, the theme from Hunters here, and the theme from Pinball here.

Trivia[]

  • An earlier version of the Phendrana Drifts theme exists within the files of the Metroid Prime Kiosk demo. It sounds slightly different overall. It can be heard here.

References[]

  1. ^ Soundtrack Gallery
  2. ^ Unused name in the internal BGMSELECTLIST.DAT file
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