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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. Later on, Hamano moved to the Nintendo SPD sound group.

Throughout her carrer, Hamano has composed for series like Metroid, Brain Age, Wario and Donkey Kong, although nowadays she is mostly involved as a sound coordinator for games developed externally.

Game Works

Special Thanks

Song Credits

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

  • Shipwreck -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Title (Opening Version) -- Arrangement (w/Kozue Ishikawa)[1]
  • Enter Name -- Arrangement[1]
  • Waking Up at Tarin's House -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • First Search -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Owl -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Sword Get Fanfare -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Ballad of the Wind Fish (Marin Version) -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Cave -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dungeon 1: Tail Cave -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Passage -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Boss Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Boss Battle Victory: Heart Get -- Composition (w/Kazumi Totaka), Arrangement (w/Kazumi Totaka)[1]
  • Instrument of the Sirens Fanfare -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dungeon 2: Bottle Grotto -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dungeon: Kanalet Castle -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dungeon 3: Key Cavern -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dream Shrine: Entrance -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dream Shrine: Sleep -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dream Shrine -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Marin on the Beach -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Ballad of the Wind Fish (Shore Version) -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Ballad of the Wind Fish (Ocarina Practice Version) -- Composition (w/Kazumi Totaka), Arrangement (w/Kazumi Totaka)[1]
  • Dungeon 4: Angler's Tunnel -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dungeon 5: Catfish's Maw -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Prelude to Defeat -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Southern Face Shrine -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dungeon 6: Face Shrine -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dungeon 7: Eagle's Tower -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Boss Battle (Eagle's Tower Version) -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Dungeon 8: Turtle Rock -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Ballad of the Wind Fish (Instrumental Version) -- Composition (w/Kazumi Totaka), Arrangement (w/Kazumi Totaka)[1]
  • Wind Fish's Egg -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Shadows Battle Omen -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Shadows Appear / Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Koholint Island Disappears -- Composition (w/Kazumi Totaka), Arrangement (w/Kazumi Totaka)[1]
  • Ending / Staff Roll -- Composition (w/Kozue Ishikawa), Arrangement (w/Kozue Ishikawa)[1]
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement[1]

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

Wario Land: Shake It!

  • Main Menu -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Stonecarving City (Ruins) -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Glittertown -- Composition & Arrangement[5]

Interviews

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 https://vgmdb.net/album/96462
  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. 5.0 5.1 5.2 https://gamingreinvented.com/interview/lets-interview-kirbys-epic-yarn-composer-tomoya-tomita/
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