GameChops Celebrates 30 Years of Metroid With “Elysian Sky”

Samus meets dubstep in Metroid-inspired track celebrating series’ 30th anniversary


It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since Samus Aran first set foot on the haunting planet Zebes in search of space pirates when Metroid released on the Nintendo Entertainment System on August 6, 1986.

Celebrating three decades of intense side-scrolling action and exploration, video game music record label GameChops has released a tribute to Metroid in celebration of its 30th anniversary with an original track titled “Elysian Sky” by electronic artist Varien, who’s best known for his work on The Wailing Dead, Furious 7, and Monstercat. The video combines footage from “The Sky Calls” by Rainfall Films and gameplay cinematics from Metroid Prime.

You can find the video tribute below:

So, have you dove back into any of Samus’ previous adventures to commemorate 30 years of space pirate ass kicking? Be sure to let us know what you’ve been playing in the comments section below.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Before founding the site, Frank was a staff writer for the blogs Gaming Judgement and NuclearGeek.

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