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Vs. Meta Ridley is a theme heard when fighting the boss of the same name in Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Bars of the song can also be heard in the cutscene playing after Samus makes it out of the doomed Frigate Orpheon as she witnesses and pursues Meta Ridley to Tallon IV. An arrangement is also heard in Metroid Prime Pinball, and the theme from Prime and Corruption is used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Frigate Orpheon stage and in an Event Match on the Norfair stage. It is also heard when escaping from the Isle of Ancients in Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, although, ironically enough, not during the actual boss fight against Meta Ridley (which instead used the Vs. Ridley theme). It returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on the Pyrosphere stage.
Vs. Meta Ridley is a remix of Vs. Ridley, Ridley's signature theme since Super Metroid. Owing to Ridley's cybernetic state in the game, the song is done in techno-style beats. The theme was originally included as a multiplayer theme in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, although it was later removed but for a single mention in the demo's data. A slower, darker version of the theme still exists in the internal files and may correspond to this reference. It can be heard here.
A version of this theme given in Metroid Prime Trilogy, simply called Meta Ridley, was first featured in New Play Control! Metroid Prime and a UK trailer for Metroid Prime Trilogy. This Soundtrack Gallery variant is slightly different from the score played in-game, sounding more metallic.
Little birdie • Mystery Creature • Neo-Ridley • Fake Ridley • Ridley-2
Ultrathermal Flamestrike Projector
Multi-Missile System • Phazon-enhanced armorskin
Vs. Meta Ridley/Meta Ridley • Omega Ridley