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Escape is the theme that plays during the countdowns in Metroid, the remake Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. It was originally composed by Hirokazu Tanaka.

The original Metroid version differed depending on whether the game was the NES or Famicom Disk System version. In the NES version, there is a simple "whoop whoop" sound, while the Famicom version features a screeching siren. The NES version also features an uplifting part that was removed in later versions, which made it sound closer to the original Japanese theme. The Famicom version is included on the Super Metroid: Sound in Action CD, titled Escape! Tanaka remixed the theme as part of a medley with Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare and Brinstar on the single Kid Icarus / Metroid Original Soundtrack Orchestra Version. On this single the theme is titled During Escape BGM, and it retains the uplifting portion from the game on NES.

The original theme from the NES version can be heard here: [1], the Orchestra Version here, the Famicom version ripped from the Super Metroid: Sound in Action CD here: [2] (track contains several sound effects), the Zero Mission theme here: [3] and the theme from Echoes here: [4].

A remixed version appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and can be heard here: [5] It now features a portion of the Brinstar theme. It was arranged by Akari Kaida of Capcom.