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Kenji Yamamoto & Minako Hamano

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This team of Nintendo’s in-house composers is responsible for the legendary soundtrack of Super Metroid, the best selling Super Nintendo game from 1994. They have also created the soundtrack of Metroid Zero Mission, the GBA remake of the original Metroid adventure. Kenji Yamamoto has also composed the soundtracks of the Metroid Prime series.

Minako Hamano is one of the few prominent female videogame composers. She has composed the soundtrack for Metroid Fusion along with Akira Fujiwara and Kenji Yamamoto acting as musical supervisor. She also worked on Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! Both composers are taking part in creating the soundtrack for the highly anticipated Super Smash Brothers: Brawl with 34 other vgm composers.

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