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Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare plays every time Samus Aran starts the game or respawns from her gunship or a Save Station. It appears in all Metroid games virtually unchanged, apart from Metroid II: Return of Samus which uses a different tune. It is first heard just seconds before gameplay starts in the original Metroid.

In AR Games, the Prime variation of the theme plays when Samus' AR Card is scanned despite the fact that her model is from Other M.

Metroid version: [1]

Metroid II: Return of Samus version: [2]

Super Metroid version: [3]

Metroid Fusion version: [4]

Metroid: Zero Mission version: [5]

Metroid Prime version: [6] (this theme is the same in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Metroid Prime Hunters and Metroid: Samus Returns)

Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt version: [7] can be heard at about 37 seconds in (video with separate theme is currently unavailable)

Metroid Prime Pinball version: [8]

Metroid: Other M version: [9]

The theme is also heard in Brinstar (Melee). A short, depressing version of the theme is used after Samus's defeat during the battle against her in Metroid Prime: Federation Force.


  • In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, the theme does not play when starting a game or respawning unlike in Prime or Echoes. It does, however, play when Samus lands on a location.

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