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When we sampled in front of the mic, I spoke a number of times. I wasn't any good and completely failed.

—Minako Hamano


Minako Hamano is a Japanese composer of video game music working for Nintendo. She has composed music for Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion, Metroid: Zero Mission, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Metroid: Samus Returns. For Samus Returns, Hamano was a sound coordinator rather than a composer, although some of her previous Metroid tracks have been remixed in the game, and she is additionally credited as an original composer. Her claim to fame was being a composer for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

Hamano was only 24 years old during the development of Super Metroid. She originally recorded a voice for Samus Aran during the Game Over sequence, but it had sounded too sexual and was removed. Hamano composed the SA-X Appears track in Fusion.

Clark Wen, the audio lead of Metroid Prime and Echoes, met Hamano after he left Retro Studios and describes her as "sweet and down to earth".[1]

Interview dataEdit

We used the voice more carefully. When she dies, Hamano did the voice, but it sounded too sexual so we couldn't use it.

Kenji Yamamoto

Minako Hamano

HAMANO Minako - Sound

  • Birthday: June 28, 1969
  • Hometown: Kyoto City
  • Masterpieces: Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Duties and Content: BGM composition
  • Favorite Films and Music: Le Grand Bleu (The Big Blue) was beautiful. I also wanted to see Bonobono.
  • Secret of Samus that only I know: Nothing different. (Also, Samus's voice...)
  • Clear Time: About 3:30 (Also about 98%)



Other gamesEdit

  • Famicom Tentei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Teleroboxer
  • Galactic Pinball
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
  • Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Wario World
  • Daigasso! Band Brothers
  • Tetris DS
  • Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
  • Brain Age2: More Training in Minutes a Day!
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Jam with the Band
  • Wario Land: Shake It!
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns


  1. ^ Kerwin, Darren, RoyboyX. "Interview: Clark Wen", Shinesparkers, 2018-06-02. Retrieved on 2018-06-02.