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- This article is about the music theme. For other uses, see Brinstar (Disambiguation).
- "Planet Zebes Stage" redirects here. For other uses, see Planet Zebes (Disambiguation).
Brinstar (Metroid), also known as Brinstar (Rock Stage) (ブリンスタ (岩ステージ)), is the name attributed to the original Metroid variant of the theme heard in Brinstar, which has become one of the series' most popular songs. (Heard here: .) It has been remixed many times in Metroid games and other Nintendo licensed games which reference the series. It was originally composed by Hirokazu Tanaka.
Arrangements and other portrayals of the themeEdit
- Kid Icarus / Metroid Original Soundtrack Orchestra Version - An arranged version by Tanaka appears on this dual-sided single, as a medley that also includes Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare and Escape. (Heard here: )
- Captain N: The Game Master - A remix is heard during the episode Metroid Sweet Metroid, especially audible when Kevin fires Kraid's Missile Gun at the Protoplasm and uses a bomb to destroy a door. It is heavily synthesized, giving it a strong 80s vibe. (Heard here: )
- Super Metroid: Sound in Action - This Super Metroid soundtrack featured themes from the original Metroid as well, apparently ripped from the Famicom Disk System version with sound effects. A fusion of Brinstar and Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare is featured here, titled Appearance Fanfare~Brinstar (登場ファンファーレ～ブリンスタ). (Heard here: )
- Super Smash Bros. - The theme of Planet Zebes is the first remix of the Brinstar theme in a videogame. Hirokazu Ando is credited with the arrangement. It is included in the Sound Test as music track 8 and on the original soundtrack as Planet Zebes Stage (惑星ゼーベスステージ). (Heard here: )
- Super Smash Bros. Melee, - An arrangement, called Brinstar (Melee), is featured on the Brinstar stage. It is a medley of the Brinstar theme, Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare and Title (Metroid). It is included in all subsequent Super Smash Bros. games as of 2017. In the Wii U game, the song moves to Norfair. (Heard here: )
- Metroid Prime - Planet Tallon IV is an arrangement of the Brinstar theme being the first official remix. (Heard here: )
- Metroid Prime also introduces the Record of Samus theme which is a remix of Planet Tallon IV and thus a remix of Brinstar. This also appeared in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, with new remixes in Metroid Prime Hunters and Metroid: Samus Returns.
- A metal remix for Brinstar is present in the Metroid Prime Gameplay Trailer but it is not present in-game. 
- Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt - The Regulator theme is a remix of the Planet Tallon IV and Record of Samus arrangements of the Brinstar theme. The Ancient Vestige theme is a more direct remix of Planet Tallon IV.
- Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Bonus Disc - The original Brinstar theme is used in The Metroid Chronicle; plays while viewing Metroid.
- Metroid: Zero Mission - A remake of Metroid that has the original theme re-arranged and included as number 02 in the Sound Test. (Heard here: ) and also had a faster paced re-arrangement of Brinstar that played after reacquiring the Power Suit in Chozodia (Heard here ).
- Metroid Prime Pinball - A metal arrangement plays on the Pirate Frigate table. Pinball also had an arrangement of the Record of Samus theme from Metroid Prime.
- Tetris DS - The Catch Mode in this game is Metroid-themed, and features a remix of Brinstar's theme as well as a level based on it in Metroid. (Heard here: )
- Jam With the Band - Brinstar (Metroid) (By: Nindori) is one of the downloadable songs available since the initial day of release in the European version. ) Because there is no region lock on Nintendo DS games, it can be downloaded from any country, provided the player owns the game. It is #10 on the list of 370 DLC songs, runs for 01:48, and has 7 instrumental parts. (NES1, F. Guitar, NES2, NES3, NES4, NES 5, and S. Drums)
- WarioWare D.I.Y. - Brinstar (Metroid) is part of 9-volt's Metroid record, which is a techno remix including some of the original's 8-bit instruments. It can be heard here: 
- Nintendo Land - An orchestrated version composed by Ryo Nagamatsu is the theme of Metroid Blast missions 2, 3, 6, 7 and 11 (Heard here: ). An alternate arrangement is used in the boss fight against Kraid (heard here: ).
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - The original 8-bit Brinstar theme is part of the Famicom Medley (heard here: ), while an orchestrated version is part of the Escape remix.
- Samus Archives Sound Selection - The original theme from Metroid is included in this soundtrack, packaged with the Special Edition of Metroid: Samus Returns, simply titled Brinstar.