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Minako Hamano is a Nintendo composer known for her prominence on the Metroid franchise, in which she would often collaborate with Kenji Yamamoto. She joined the company in the R&D1 department, with her debut game being The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

She went on to be part of the Nintendo SPD sound group, where she composed the music for the Brain Age series among other titles. In recent years, she has had a mostly supervisory role.

Production History

Special Thanks

Song Credits

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Super Metroid

  • Opening (Destroyed Science Academy Research Station) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Wrecked Ship -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Maridia - Rocky Underground Water Area -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Maridia - Quicksand Underground Water Area -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Mini Boss Confrontation Theme (Spore Spawn, Botwoon) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Big Boss Confrontation Theme (Ridley, Draygon) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Big Boss Confrontation Theme (Kraid, Crocomire, Phantoon) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Tourian -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Mother Brain -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Escape -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Ending -- Composition (w/Kenji Yamamoto), Arrangement[2]

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

  • Bowser Castle Course -- Composition & Arrangement[3]

Metroid Fusion

  • Sector 1: (SRX) SR388 Simulation Area -- Composition & Arrangement[4]

Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!

  • Title -- Arrangement
  • Menu -- Arrangement
  • Configuration -- Arrangement
  • Ranking -- Arrangement
  • Announcement -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Virus Buster (Fever) -- Arrangement
  • Virus Buster (Chill) -- Arrangement
  • Virus Buster Game Over -- Arrangement
  • Virus Buster Clear -- Arrangement
  • Staff Credits -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Sector 1 (Metroid Fusion) -- Composition & Arrangement[5]

Wario Land: Shake It!

  • Main Menu -- Composition & Arrangement[6]
  • Stonecarving City (Ruins) -- Composition & Arrangement[6]
  • Glittertown -- Composition & Arrangement[6]

Interviews

References

  1. https://vgmdb.net/album/879
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 https://vgmdb.net/album/883
  3. https://vgmdb.net/album/2426
  4. https://vgmdb.net/album/68952
  5. Super Smash Bros. Brawl sound test
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 https://gamingreinvented.com/interview/lets-interview-kirbys-epic-yarn-composer-tomoya-tomita/
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